Halloween

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.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:13 pm
Waiting to get on the train to Salem

Harry Pierre reports the line for the next Newburyport/Rockport train, which stops in Salem, is a bit more crowded than usual this afternoon.

By - 10/31/17 - 9:13 am

The city is holding a "pumpkin smash" on Saturday for residents to get rid of their Halloween pumpkins and maybe take out some aggression. Free cider donuts will be on hand for replenishing your energy.

It's 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mattapan Ecovation Center, 456 American Legion Highway in Mattapan. People who have no reason to smash a pumpkin can instead put their pumpkins in with their yard waste, where it will be composted for use in city parks.

By - 10/29/17 - 1:06 pm

Jamaica Plain News posts photos from yesterday's dog parade in Jamaica Plain.

By - 10/28/17 - 6:32 pm

Ari Rizzitano shows off her Sav-Mor sign costume, which should get her bragging rights, if not beer, in greater Medford, no?

By - 10/22/17 - 7:19 pm
Halloween and Christmas stuff out at the same time

Merry Halloween at the Dedham Lowe's today.

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 - 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 - 12/2/16 - 8:59 pm

http://www.salemnews.com/news/state_news/bill-seeks-to-change-when-hallo...

A town selectman from Pembroke, wants to change the date Halloween is celebrated in Massachusetts, from October 31, to the last Saturday in October.

The state representative for Pembroke, Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury) filed the bill to change the date, but he is not fully convinced it's the right idea.

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.

By - 10/31/16 - 1:04 pm

Workers on an Emerson dorm dropped in for a visit with the kids at the Children's Center in the Transportation Building today.

By - 10/28/16 - 10:04 am
 JoAnn LaVigne Schroer with her husband in 2016

JoAnn LaVigne Schroer with her husband in 2016. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd class LaNola Stone.

The Coast Guard introduces us to Joanne LaVigne Schroer, who was just a little girl when her father was assigned to a two-year spell as the Boston Light lighthouse keeper. And she recalls the ghost:

"When we went out to the island [in 1948] the second-floor bedroom that faces the light itself was always locked," Schroer recalled. "We had always heard that back in the 1800s there was a lightkeeper whose wife went a little stir crazy and killed her husband right around Halloween. Then, she wrote about it in her diary.

"Every October, we would hear these weird noises in that room," Schroer said. "One night, my mother jiggled the doorknob to see what was going on. All of a sudden, this black image came right through the door, down the hallway and then down the stairs into the kitchen. It was the lightkeeper's wife, and she had a big dog with her," Schroer attested. "I woke up in the middle of the night and there was that big dog sitting right in the room."

By - 10/22/16 - 10:23 pm

MBTA Green Line Train costume (complete)

Alex Cook made this costume for his nephew for Halloween.

I asked him what he was going to be for Halloween and he said, "A train!" and then immediately specified with "A green line train!!!" My sister had to tell him he was just going to be a normal train since she didn't have time to make one and couldn't find a green line train costume to buy. So I started on my quest with a $1.50 moving box and some duct tape.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 10/17/16 - 10:57 am
Dog with Halloween zombie in Dorchester

A ghoulish citizen filed a 311 complaint and photo from Stoughton Street in Dorchester:

Dog vandalizing graveyard and disturbing the peace.

The city has already marked the complaint closed.