Holidays

By - 10/7/17 - 3:13 pm
Anti-Columbus protesters in downtown Boston

Pilotblock watched a march through Downtown Crossing today by protesters who want to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

By - 9/15/17 - 9:41 am
Nativity scene at the Dedham BJ's

Oh, look what Daniel Sullivan spotted at the Dedham BJ's.

By - 9/7/17 - 4:32 pm

The Globe interviews a Revere man who has what is now a 500-lb. pumpkin that he plans to hollow out and use to paddle across Boston Harbor, from Jeffries Point in East Boston to the Fish Pier in South Boston.

By - 9/4/17 - 1:02 pm

WFXT reports on the picket line that started this morning on Tremont Street downtown.

By - 9/1/17 - 3:59 pm
U-Hauls everywhere in Allston

At 3:45 p.m., Chris in Boston reported:

Allston is officially gridlocked with U-Haul trucks.

By - 8/31/17 - 10:36 pm

'Tis the season, and this photo got Matthew Nash to thinking about what it all means:

'Twas the night before Allston Christmas & all through Beantown
not a six-pack was stirring, for they'd all been down'd.

Read more.

By - 8/13/17 - 7:49 pm
Thanksgiving stuff at Dedham supermarket

Spotted today at the Dedham Stop & Shop. They were also selling window appliques reading "HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Y'ALL!" for all their Southern customers.

By - 8/13/17 - 10:42 am
August Moon lion dancers

Adam Cheung is at the August Moon Fest in Chinatown, which runs through 5 p.m. and features dancers, music and food, celebrating the year's harvest.

By - 7/21/17 - 7:45 pm

With pumpkin-spice beer on the shelves in time for July Fourth, it was probably inevitable that Halloween stuff would show up soon after - such as the Shaw's in Somerville, where Stephanie managed to contain her outrage long enough to snap this shot.

By - 7/5/17 - 10:18 am

A disgusted citizen files a complaint about the post-Fourth condition of Walker Playground off Norfolk Street in Mattapan:

Fireworks reminants all over basketball and park. Courts damaged. Litter everywhere.

By - 7/5/17 - 9:05 am
Boston's July Fourth fireworks as seen from Chelsea

Matt Frank watched the Esplanade fireworks last night from between the towers of the Chelsea Street bridge (foreground) and the Zakim.

Others, of course, watched from the other side of the harbor: Read more.

By - 7/4/17 - 12:58 pm
Parading patriots in Boston on July Fourth

John Gage watched the parade after the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Old State House.

By - 7/4/17 - 10:21 am
Fireworks in Needham

Redsox223 took in the Needham fireworks last night.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/3/17 - 8:34 pm
Hatch Shell in Boston before the July 4th concert

Molly Lanzarotta took in the Pops rehearsal concert at the Hatch Shell this evening.

By - 5/29/17 - 10:01 am

John A. Andrew Post 15, Dept. of Mass., and Geo. G. Meade Post 38, Dept. of N. Y., Grand Army of the Republic, commemorate Memorial Day on Boston Common in 1886.

Photo from the BPL. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 4/17/17 - 11:33 am
People at the annual recreation of the Battle of Lexington Green

Our own Ron Newman got up early this morning to take in the annual Battle of Lexington reenactment.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:51 am

Paula Tennyson watched police and cadets assemble for Marathon duty near Mass. Ave. around 8:30 a.m.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:47 am
Boston Marathon runners and girl in Ashland

Brendan M. watched the Marathon at Ashland State Park this morning.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:44 am
Paul Revere in Charlestown

Gary Waldeck spotted Paul galloping through Charlestown this morning.