Holidays

By - 12/12/17 - 7:57 pm

Lily Goldman shows us the lighting of Temple Ahavat Achim's lobster-trap menorah tonight, ten years after an eight-alarm fire destroyed the temple building.

By - 12/9/17 - 10:15 pm
Santas in Speedos in Boston

Photographynatalia took in the annual Speedo-clad Santa run through the Back Bay today.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/5/17 - 7:09 pm

Jewish Boston goes on a latke hunt in time for Channukah. Not as easy as it might seem:

One would think that the Chestnut Hill Wegmans would stock latkes. They have subs, salads, sushi, and a person whose job it is to offer samples of cannoli. However: You will brave the crowds, and you will be sorely disappointed.

By - 12/2/17 - 11:25 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the link between the now former clerk at Somerville District Court and the North End Athletic Association's normally annual Christmas parade and helicopter drop-in by Santa Claus.

By - 11/30/17 - 10:25 pm
Expensive Charlie Brown Christmas tree in Kendall Square

Kate Wilson spotted these $45 tabletop trees in Kendall Square and wondered if that's really the going rate in the Boston area or are they just carrying that Kendall Square premium.

Marainniss quickly replied that with just a little searching, you could do better. Like try this apparently free pitiful tree on the center platform at the Park Street Red Line stop: Read more.

By - 11/26/17 - 1:36 pm
Turkey in Harvard Square

Tracy Strauss found the Destiny's Child of turkeys in Harvard Square today.

By - 11/24/17 - 12:25 am
Line at Dedham Best Buy

The first people we could speak to in line at the Dedham Best Buy tonight only got there around 5 p.m. - to get an Xbox and to, as one of them said, meet some new people and enjoy the cold weather. They were the ones behind the guy scrunched up in the tent, who had no desire to speak to a reporter.

By - 11/23/17 - 9:44 am

The Berkshire Eagle reports:

LEE - Because they couldn't find a dump open in Great Barrington, two youths threw a load of refuse down a Stockbridge hillside on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, Richard J. Robbins, 19, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Arlo Guthrie, 18, of Howard Beach N.Y., each paid a fine of $25 in Lee District Court after pleading guilty of illegally disposing of rubbish. ...

By - 11/23/17 - 9:22 am
Over the river and through the woods, to grandfather's house we go ...

The first page of the song, from 1845.

Child

If you really want to recreate the famous song, you'll have to cross over the Mystic River in Medford and head for the house that still stands at 114 South St. When Lydia Maria Child wrote the song, as part of the book, Flowers for Children, in 1845, she was recalling her childhood visits to her grandfather's house there. Read more.

By - 11/22/17 - 3:28 pm
Petsi Pies line in Somerville

Or as octr202 puts it, Pie crisis at Petsi Pies. This is the line on the side of the pie bakery just to get to the front of the bakery on Beacon Street.

By - 11/21/17 - 7:48 pm
Slow commute on I-93

Shortly before 7 p.m., one of the signboards by the side of I-93 north of the city showed it would take 81 minutes to go just five miles, Caitlin DiMartino reports.

By - 11/21/17 - 9:41 am
Holiday lighting at Christopher Columbus Park

Juliana watched the annual holiday lighting of the trellis in Christopher Columbus Park last night.

By - 11/20/17 - 4:17 pm
Flour and Grain Exchange with a bow in downtown Boston

Every year, the Beal Companies put a big red bow on the Flour and Grain Exchange Building on Milk Street downtown for Christmas. Jed Hresko watched it go up today.

By - 11/17/17 - 2:35 pm
Christmas Tree in Halifax

Roving UHub photographers don't let international borders stop them from bringing you the views you can use. Today, roving UHub photographer Chris Chatterton shows us the official Nova Scotia Christmas tree on its way to Boston through downtown Halifax.

Nova Scotia, of course, sends Boston a tree each year as thanks for the help we sent them after one of the worst explosions in history there in 1917.

By - 10/31/17 - 11:25 pm
Halloween on Beacon Hill

Vasant Marur spent some time on Beacon Hill tonight.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:31 pm
Clown with balloons

Tim Dwyer reports this perfectly respectable gentleman is giving out free balloons at Tremont and Pembroke streets in the South End.