Holidays

Holidays

By - 7/4/15 - 11:18 pm
Boston fireworks over the Charles River

617 Images had a good view of the fireworks tonight.

Phil R. also watched the fireworks from across the river: Read more.

By - 7/4/15 - 1:11 pm
By - 7/4/15 - 12:07 pm
John Adams in Quincy

Seems our second president would have preferred July 2 as Independence Day, although that would have deprived us of that story about him and Jefferson both dying within hours of each other on the national holiday.

David Parsons captured the Adams mural in Quincy.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/3/15 - 7:47 am

The Globe reports the city has picked Dusty Rhodes's Conventures to run First Night this year - a version that will include the Grand Procession, the fireworks and the ice sculptures, but apparently few if any of the performances seen in past First Nights.

Also of note: The city was unable to provide the Globe with a copy of the proposal from the company that lost out because "that information resided on the computer of a vacationing official" - so apparently some city departments not only use typewriters for documents, they don't use network storage, either.

By - 5/25/15 - 11:39 pm
Revolutionaries remember the reason for Memorial Day on Boston Common

Stevil was on the Common today: Read more.

By - 5/21/15 - 10:12 am
Memorial Day flags on Boston Common

Emily Weisberg shows us the annual flag plantings on the Common by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.

By - 5/10/15 - 12:47 pm
Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Molly Lanzarotta was among the thousands who marched in the Mother's Day Walk for Peace in Dorchester this morning.

Honoring Louis: Interview with Tina Chéry, founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.

By - 4/22/15 - 8:33 pm
Matzo in Hyde Park

The Hyde Park Shaw's still had a decent supply of kosher-for-Passover matzo and those sugar fruit-slice things tonight. No macaroons, alas.

By - 4/20/15 - 5:08 pm
Minutemen on Patriots Day getting all wet in the rain

Patty Neal reports these Minutemen were having trouble finding a cab today.

By - 3/15/15 - 6:58 pm
St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston

Arturo Gossage was among the thousands who lined Broadway today for the annual, if winter-shortened, St. Patrick's Day parade. At least today's (record breaking?) snow held off until after the parade had ended.

Among the photos he took: This unusual car:

By - 3/13/15 - 11:27 am

The LGBT group announced today:

Boston Pride, which will commemorate its 45th anniversary as an organization celebrating the LGBT community in June, has been accepted by the South Boston Allied War Veteran’s Council to march in the 114th annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The council had previously given the OK for a contingent from OUTVets after years of fighting to keep LGBT groups out.

By - 3/11/15 - 6:51 pm

First-term US Rep. Seth Moulton will march with OUTVets in the St. Patrick's parade in South Boston this Sunday, the group says.

Moulton, a Salem Democrat who is himself a Marine veteran of the second Iraq war, said he was proud to be part of the first LGBT group in the parade.

By - 3/10/15 - 7:42 am
Make Way for Ducklings ducks are ready for St. Patrick's Day

617 Images shows us the Make Way for Ducklings ducks are ready for St. Patrick's Day.

By - 3/2/15 - 8:58 pm
Chinese romance performance

The Confucius Institute of UMass Boston rang in the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Goat this afternoon with a series of musical, dancing and opera performances in the campus center ballroom.

Some opera, sung to the accompaniment of an erhu player:

By - 3/1/15 - 10:24 pm
Chinese New Year's celebrations in Boston

Arturo Gossage took in the New Year's celebrations in Chinatown today.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/19/15 - 6:07 pm
Marchers on Arlington Street

Hundreds of people peacefully marched around the Common and Public Garden this afternoon before marching up Beacon Street for a protest in front of the State House.

Some photos:

By - 1/2/15 - 7:23 pm
Missing snowman in Somerville; bring him back, you Scrooge

Spatch spotted this sign on Wallace Street near Davis Square today.

UPDATE: Karen Kneeland writes (in the comments): "It was a 5' tall three piece metal frame with plastic filament and multiple lights. He had black eyes (like coal) an orange nose and a stove pipe hat. And my granddaughter loved it."

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