An Artist’s Eye on Casey Demolition

#Casey #overpass #jp A photo posted by MIchael Lewy (@mlewy) on Jun 17, 2015 at 5:39am PDT

Michael Lewy, a visual artist who lives in JP, agreed to share this view of the Casey Overpass demolition project. It was taken several weeks ago. Follow Michael on Instagram for more, which often includes JP subjects. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:

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Arborway Parking, Circa 1939

Automobiles line the Arborway in front of the Arnold Arboretum. Circa 1939. Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain branch. At first glance it might seem these historical autos are caught in some demonic traffic time warp. But this 1939 photo isn't of a backup along the Arborway.

Screen grab from video of vet explaining pet first aid

MSPCA-Angell Teaches Pet Parents Life-Saving Techniques

Have you ever wondered how to give your pet lifesaving CPR? Did you know that in large enough quantities, garlic can be toxic for your cat or dog? Attendees of the JP-based MSPCA-Angell's Centennial Anniversary seminar on pet first aid learned this and more as veterinarian Kiko Bracker outlined basic lifesaving techniques pet parents can use as a first response to toxicity or injury to their furry family members. If you missed Saturday's event, check out the American Veterinary Medical Association's page for more important information on how to respond to your pet's medical needs. More information can be found at the American Red Cross.


Get Onto Their Lawn

A pedestrian crosses the grounds at the Loring-Greenough House on June 16, 2015. A pedestrian enjoys the lawn at the Loring-Greenough House earlier this summer. The "Thursdays on the Lawn" programs there won a "Best of Boston" award, one of 10 snagged by the neighborhood this year. For more on Thursdays on the Lawn, head to the historic home's website. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood.


When the Perkins School For the Blind Was in JP

Students in Miss Roeske's music appreciation class at the Perkins Institution for the Blind. Located at the corner of Perkins and Day Streets in Hyde Square, the school was founded in 1887 and served children through age nine. For general instruction, students were segregated by sex. As you can see in the photograph, African-American children were welcomed. The school was an outgrowth of the Perkins Institution for the Blind in South Boston, founded by Samuel Gridley Howe.