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Logan Airport: The early years

In September 1923, Boston’s first airport opened. At first it was mainly used by the military and post office, with the first commercial flights starting in 1927. It was named General Edward Lawrence Logan Airport in the 1940s during its expansion. — Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite

Boston’s mounted police unit

Boston’s Mounted Police Unit began officially in 1870 and patrolled the city for more than 135 years.

 

You could see them at Fenway Park on opening day, giving directions in Downtown Crossing, or keeping the peace during the busing crisis. Boston’s Mounted Police Unit began officially in 1870 and patrolled the city for more than 135 years. They were a favorite subject for many Boston Globe photographers over the years. — Thea Breite and Lisa Tuite

Pop music critic

Reed is a pop music critic covering everything from indie rock and folk to Latin pop and hip-hop. He previously worked at The Standard-Times of New Bedford and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with degrees in journalism and Spanish.

The Big E

The Eastern States Exposition, known as The Big E, first opened to 138,000 people in 1917 in West Springfield.

The Patriots in the 1960s

As the Patriots kick off the new season with a game in Miami, we look back at the team in the 1960s.

The Patriots in the 1960s

The Red Sox won’t make the playoffs this year, but the Patriots kick off their season on Sunday against the Dolphins in Miami. With Rob Gronkowski back in the lineup, there is reason to have hope. Looking back to the 1960s, the Patriots played their first NFL team, played their games in three different stadiums, and in 1961 they ended the season with a 41-0 shutout over San Diego. The 41-point margin of victory remains the largest shutout victory in Patriots history. — Thea Breite and Lisa Tuite

Television critic

Gilbert has been the TV critic at the Globe since 1998.