And NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos.
Martin Luther King's connections to Boston are well known: He got his PhD in religion at Boston University while living on Mass. Ave. in the South End, met his wife here, later returned for a march from Roxbury to downtown.
617 Images shows us the Prudential building on New Year's Eve.
First Night organizers have called off the 7 p.m. fireworks over the Common, and the 6 p.m. parade that was to precede them because it'll be just too damn cold. The midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor, however, are still on, because presumably the totally sober adults who would watch them outside will be smart enough to dress appropriately.
Also cancelled: Read more.
Realist Rob reports his wife snapped this display at the CVS on Bridge Street in Weymouth today.
This is retail at its most pathetic state. Who wants candy to sit around their house for a quarter of a year?! WTF
Kelly Tynan watched a turkey cross VFW Parkway at Baker Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.
Thomas Lawson, a native of Charlestown, was not well liked on Wall Street back in the day. Lawson, who started working as a bank clerk after he ran away from home at 12, became rich as a speculator in copper stocks, but later tried to reform Wall Street, which, as you can see from this 1905 cover of Puck magazine, did not much appreciate the attention. Read more.
Mark watched the School of Honk jamming on the Common this evening.
"Meanest MBTA ferry customer I have ever shared a shared a boat with," Nathan Peyton reports.
Eileen Murphy reports the Valentine's Day stuff is already beginning to crowd the Christmas stuff at one South Boston store.
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.
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.
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