Jed Hresko attended the vigil tonight in Garvey Park, across from St. Ann Church in Dorchester.
The Dorchester Reporter reports 1,000 people attended.
Last November, I spotted a Lexus with an ironic Yiddish license plate. Turns out the owner, Ruth Shuman, saw the post. And she reports:
This Saturday I was in Auburndale and pulled into a parking spot. When I looked over to the car next to me, look at what I saw! Interesting how we both drive the same model car! I thought this was pretty hysterical.
Brian D'Amico was near the finish line and took photos, including this one of the remains of somebody's sneaker.
Roslindale is not the sort of place you associate with the Revolution, but it turns out a cemetery there, by the side of a road Washington's forces used to ferry supplies from Dedham to Boston, was the final resting place for a number of Revolutionary War soldiers.
You can see the remains of the Walter Street Burying Ground on Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum. Go into the Peters Hill entrance of the Arboretum where South Street meets Walter Street and start up the path on the hill. As you walk, keep in mind that back in the day, Roslindale as a place didn't exist - the area was a hinterland of the town of Roxbury. And Walter Street, then known as the Dedham Road was a key supply route for the Americans.
Paul Revere hoofed it out of the North End this morning to warn the colonists the Redcoats were coming.
Afterwards, Minutemen stood at attention in front of the Paul Revere statue and Old North Church as Taps were played and a wreath laid at a memorial for fallen patriots on the Prado.
The Patriots Day parade in Arlington was fun, but it didn't really have a lot of Minutemen - way more Shriners, in fact (and a troop of Civil War re-enactors, um, what?).
Jed Hresko captured the scene down Boylston yesterday. Mike the Mad Biologist has more photos.
Jed Hresko spotted this extra fuzzy thing among the carriages tonight.
Boston Strolls admired the hats on the Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Public Garden today.
An irate citizen complains about this BTD vehicle on Beacon Street in the Back Bay:
BTD has the time to hassle an elderly woman double parked with no traffic trying to get stuff out of a car as she is dropped off, yet has their windshield almost totally obscured with figurines and plush toys!
Jed Hresko photographed the remains of the wrapping on that new Jackson Square building this morning - the second time in the past few months it's proven no match for local winds.
An old house at Metropolitan Avenue and Poplar Street in Roslindale sat on a lot large enough for construction of a new house (that rarest of rare things in Roslindale). With the new house nearing completion, workers last week jacked up the old house, possibly to reposition it on the lot - or, who knows, possibly just for a little spring cleaning.
It's right up Metropolitan from the Fox house, which had a third of it carved off and turned into a new house after William Fox lost the house during the Depression and stopped taking the train up from New York for the fresh Roslindale air in the summer (back when there was a train stop right down the street).
Tristan reports a water-main break shut the main BPL library in Copley Square today.
Leslie Jones captured wrestler Yukon Eric cooling off on July 30, 1950 during a stay at the Hotel Touraine, at Boylston and Tremont streets (the building still stands, it's directly across Boylston from the Masonic building).
During the same visit, a promoter let Brockton's own Rocky Marciano and wrestler Don Eagle get a peek at his pecs:
Jennifer Walsh captured the rainbow after one rain shower this afternoon and just before another one.
Jocelyn spotted Mumbles the Turkey at State and Congress this morning, wondered which downtown tourist attraction she is headed for today - Faneuil Hall or the Freedom Trail?
Greg Cook reports on the Great Burlesque Exposition at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge last night:
Daytime workshops this weekend address hand-sewing, "tantalizing shimmies," contracts, "tassel twirling," marketing, obscenity law, body image, and "dancing in shoes you shouldn't be walking in." Vendors sell corsets, lingerie, vintage clothing, leather, wigs and jewelry.
The evenings are devoted to burlesque shows, like the opening night's "The Rhinestone Revue," featuring a lineup of prominent dancers from across the country and winning performers from previous years' Boston burlesque expos. The audience for the first night is more women than men. There's a party atmosphere.
Compare to this dancer, from back in the day when Boston still had actual burlesque houses:
Michael Ratty took in a ballgame at Peters Park today.