Holidays

By - 4/12/14 - 10:41 am

Calendar of Patriots Day events - some this weekend. The list is, however, missing the annual re-enactment of the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes.

By - 3/17/14 - 9:13 am
Boston from Dorchester Heights

This view, from 1838, shows the rather commanding position Dorchester Heights had over the town of Boston, so when Henry Knox got his Fort Ticonderoga cannons up there, the British really had no choice but to flee.

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By - 3/16/14 - 6:22 pm
Flags in St. Patrick's Day parade in Scituate

We headed south for a parade today - way south, all the way to Scituate, where we found your classic small-town parade, only with a lot more green.

Green horn

Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, even chihuahuas:

Green chihuahua
By - 3/15/14 - 11:28 am

For our Jewish friends: The Bruegger's on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury has green plain bagels.

By - 3/4/14 - 11:45 am

Well, that went well:

The Council performs background checks on groups wishing to march prior to their acceptance. We were unable to find any evidence of LGBT Veterans for Equality that would confirm them as a recognized Veterans Organization.

We appreciate the efforts the Mayor’s office to try and mediate this issue. However it is our intention to keep this an Irish Celebration, dedicated

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By - 3/3/14 - 10:30 am

Peter Wilson at WBZ reports the Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Harvard won't let its students march in the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston because it doesn't want anybody thinking it condones "the homosexual lifestyle" it's apparently convinced parade organizers now countenance by letting a group that supports gay rights promote "diversity."

The school pulled out of a... Read more

By - 3/1/14 - 7:30 am

The Globe reports on a deal brokered by Mayor Walsh that will let MassEquality march - as long as they don't wear shirts or carry signs that have the word "gay" on them. No word if they'll be allowed to carry rainbow flags as long as all the stripes but the green one are taped over.

UPDATE: MassEquality says thanks, but no thanks:... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 7:38 am

For some reason, the Globe suddenly cares what blowhard C.J. Doyle thinks about the St. Patrick's Day parade and Marty Walsh's decision to continue the city's mayoral boycott until it allows gay veterans to march. And what he has to say is:

Saint Patrick was a Catholic archbishop and is a Catholic saint. How do you honor a Catholic saint by providing a

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By - 2/17/14 - 11:31 am
Teddy Roosevelt at Boston City Hall, 1912.

Teddy Roosevelt at Boston City Hall

Leslie Jones had a long career as a news photographer. Among other things, he took photos of presidents from Roosevelt to Kennedy. On this Presidents Day, here are some of his photos.

William Howard Taft at Harvard Stadium:

Taft

President Wilson and then Gov. Coolidge:

By - 2/17/14 - 9:52 am
Snow in Haverhill

Todd Prussman noticed some interesting shadows in the snow at Winnekenni Park in Haverhill yesterday.

Copyright Todd Prussman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/14/14 - 7:45 pm
Sav-Mor on Valentine's Day

Maryr appreciated the romantic message from Sav-Mor Liquors in Medford today.

By - 2/10/14 - 2:11 pm

Johnny took in the New Year's celebrations in Chinatown yesterday.

By - 1/1/14 - 6:10 pm
Patti Smith on First Night in Boston

Dan Meade went to Patti Smith's First Night show.

Copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/1/14 - 5:02 pm
Freezing crazy people in Dorchester Bay off South Boston

One word: Brr!

Greg Cook stayed safely onshore for this morning's annual run into Dorchester Bay by the L Street Brownies in South Boston.

By - 1/1/14 - 11:22 am
Sunrise over Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

Daniel Guzman watched the day get brighter from the WBUR studios high atop Comm. Ave.

By - 1/1/14 - 11:09 am
New Year's fireworks over Boston Harbor

Italian in Boston watched the New Year's fireworks over Boston Harbor.

By - 12/31/13 - 11:38 pm
Lit up Prudential

Brian D'Amico ambled around the Back Bay and the Common during First Night tonight.

Fireworks over the Common

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By - 12/31/13 - 4:48 pm
First Night ice sculpture

Leslee watched a First Night ice sculptor at work at the Prudential Center last night.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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