Holidays

By - 12/5/16 - 9:14 am

Girl Jo asks:

Anyone in Boston/surrounding area know any stores that stock Lagav​ulin 16 Year Sing​le Malt? Holiday gift needed!

By - 12/4/16 - 5:42 pm
Santa Claus on the Orange Line

Benzo Amore got on the Orange Line at Downtown Crossing with Nonplussed Ol' St. Nick:

He says he knows when brakes are squeaking, when you are late.

By - 12/3/16 - 10:04 am
Christmas in the Charles River

Mark Novak knows it's the Christmas season when Community Boating lights up its Christmas sailboat along the Esplanade.

By - 11/28/16 - 9:10 pm
Christmas lilghts on Adams Street in Dorchester

Lauren Maloney slowed on Adams Street, near Victory Road, in Dorchester tonight to take in Hoa Nguyen's annual Christmas-lightaganza.

By - 11/28/16 - 3:34 pm

I get treated like Ebenezer Scrooge at holiday time. After all, there is no investment advisor in Boston’s Enchanted Village. But rather than admonish my readers to rein in spending, I’m recommending you treat yourself this season.

By - 11/26/16 - 5:07 pm

Santa and the mayor came to Adams Park in Roslindale Square today to help residents light up the neighborhood Christmas tree. Read more.

By - 11/26/16 - 10:41 am
Turkeys on a roof in Jamaica Plain

Matt Fede spotted these Thanksgiving leftovers this morning on the roof of Arborway Motors on South Street, near the Arborway in Jamaica Plain.

By - 11/25/16 - 12:31 am
Empty lines outside Walpole Walmart

Outside the Walpole Walmart, 11:50 p.m.

Normally, the lines outside the Walmart in Walpole and the Best Buy in Dedham for the Black Friday sales start Thursday morning and stretch way, way back around the sides of the building.

Tonight, though, most of the twisty lanes Walmart created with barriers to slow the hordes went empty. Read more.

By - 11/24/16 - 12:13 pm
Turkeys in Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Derek Kouyoumjian spotted some relieved turkeys at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

By - 11/23/16 - 9:13 pm

Adam Cheung recalls growing up in Chinatown, where Thanksgiving was celebrated in part because it was the one day of the year restaurant workers tended to have off.

I think one time at Kwong Kow we had a potluck before Thanksgiving and my mother made Mash Potatoes. The Chinese kids devoured it so fast and all the leftovers were these intricate Chinese dishes. My mother thought that was kind of strange. But the thing is, When you eat home cooked Chinese food everyday and you grow up in America you start to crave the mainstream American food.

By - 11/23/16 - 8:09 pm
Giant red bow

With exterior renovations finished on the Flour and Grain Exchange building on the Greenway, owner Related Beal has brought back the giant red bow that has long adorned it during the holiday season. Jed Hresko snapped this photo while watching workers install it.

Last year:
Just a tiny bow.

By - 11/22/16 - 4:09 pm

Eeka asks:

Stores near Roxbury that aren't out of fresh cranberries. Go.

By - 11/16/16 - 2:53 pm

The CBC reports the province treats the tree not just as thanks, but as tourism and seafood promotion. And that includes paying WCVB $75,000 to broadcast the tree getting lit on the Common each year - and $41,000 to the city of Boston.

By - 11/11/16 - 4:20 pm

WSRS, way up there on the FM dial, way out there in Worcester, is now pumping out Christmas music, Tyler reports.

By - 11/11/16 - 10:34 am
Veterans Day service at the State House

AllstonBrighton Vets attended a Veterans Day service at the State House today with, among others, Gov. Baker, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.

By - 10/31/16 - 9:54 pm
Halloween rider on the MBTA's Orange Line

If this were the Red Line, we'd assume this guy was just wearing a costume, but Orange Line riders are a different breed, as Jed Hresko reminds us.

By - 10/31/16 - 6:39 pm
Baby Keytar Bear in Cambridge

GHSOT shows us this mini Keytar Bear on the move in Cambridge.

By - 10/31/16 - 6:11 pm

Jean Nagy shows us spooky Beacon Hill tonight.

Also on Beacon Hill: Read more.