Holidays

By - 3/17/17 - 2:07 pm
Evacuation Day memorial

RoadTrip New England took in the Evacuation Day commemoration at Dorchester Heights this morning.

By - 3/17/17 - 9:51 am
German woodcut of the British evacuation of Boston on March 17, 1776

On March 17, 1776, with colonial cannon aimed at them from Dorchester Heights, the British troops occupying Boston evacuated the city. This 1776 German woodcut (from the Library of Congress) shows the British soldiers leaving for Nova Scotia, with only slight artistic license for the height of the hills surrounding Boston.

J.L. Bell quotes from the diary of a Virginia rifleman who was stationed in Roxbury at the time.

By - 3/17/17 - 9:24 am
Dewey Square fruit vendor on St. Patrick's Day

Rovin' UHub photographer Jed Hresko captured a Dewey Square fruit vendor this morning all ready for the day.

By - 3/17/17 - 8:54 am
Green-hatted Ducklings in the Public Garden for St. Patrick's Day

Laurel Ruma captured Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings in their St. Patrick's finest today.

By - 3/16/17 - 2:15 pm

Popoulis asks:

Where can folks find corned beef and cabbage for lunch downtown on Friday?

By - 3/11/17 - 10:07 am

Add hamentashen to the list of things Boston does differently than the rest of the country. Seth Gitell explains why the Purim pastries are different here and tells you where to get them (including one outlet in, gasp, New York).

By - 2/15/17 - 12:44 pm

Adam Cheung posts video of the celebrations in Chinatown.

By - 1/16/17 - 11:31 pm
Protesters on steps of Dorchester courthouse

Greg Cook chronicled the Mass Action Against Police Brutality’s MLK Day March for Justice, which had a stop on the steps of the Dorchester courthouse this afternoon.

By - 1/16/17 - 1:59 pm

Free admission on Martin Luther King Day will do that, as Melissa Sullivan noticed.

By - 1/16/17 - 9:51 am

Martin Luther King formed many of his ideas about non-violent protest while a doctoral student at Boston University, from which he earned a PhD in systematic theology in 1955. Read more.

By - 1/4/17 - 11:13 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports discussions among waterfront interests about bringing back New Year's Eve fireworks over the harbor if the organizers of First Night have concluded they can't or won't do them.

By - 1/4/17 - 9:11 am
Old Christmas trees on pedestrian bridge over Rte. 2 on Arlington/Belmont line

There's probably a good reason why the pedestrian bridge over Rte. 2 at the Arlington/Belmont line is packed with all the old Christmas trees that David Weininger spotted this morning.

By - 1/1/17 - 2:01 pm
Fireworks over Boston Common

David Parsons took in the 7 p.m. fireworks over Boston Common last night.

Leslee watched the light show on Trinity Church in Copley Square: Read more.

By - 12/31/16 - 11:19 am
Copley Plaza Hotel lit up for New Year's Eve

617Images shows us the Fairmont Copley Plaza last night while they were testing their New Year's Eve display.

By - 12/29/16 - 2:19 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com wonders if the real reason the current operators of First Night have shifted the midnight fireworks from Boston Harbor to Copley Square is not because it's cheaper but to try to build up a Boston version of Times Square:

Watch this year as the TV hosts interview the Copley attendees and count the suburbanites that will have come in to Copley, all decked out in a spectacularly crowded space. The Back Bay event will be instantly labeled a “success” because it will look good on television.

By - 12/25/16 - 1:48 pm

Deep in Stony Brook Reservation is a lost valley where it always snows on Christmas Eve, or, at least, it did yesterday.

By - 12/24/16 - 7:02 pm

Patty spotted this luminaria this evening on Maxfield Street in West Roxbury.

John Gage, meanwhile, took a walk through the Public Garden tonight: Read more.

By - 12/24/16 - 4:26 pm
Bailey's Candies on West Street in Boston

This ad, printed sometime between 1875 and 1900, is from the Library of Congress collection.