Holidays

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:

Weird car in the St. Patrick's Day parade

Southie Spots photographed the... Read more

By - 3/14/15 - 7:13 am

The Massachusetts chapter of the Knights of Columbus vaguely blames somebody for forcing it to stay away:

We deeply regret that some have decided to use this occasion to further the narrow objectives of certain special interests, which has subjected this occasion to undeserved division and controversy. In addition, certain groups have chosen to misrepresent our reason for marching, insisting that we were participating

... Read more
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... Read more

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.

I'm incredibly proud to march with OUTVETS in Boston's St. Patrick's Day

... Read more
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:

Chinese opera
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:

Black Lives Matter protest in Boston
Black Lives Matter protest on Boylston Street

Athel photographed... Read more

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."... Read more

By - 1/1/15 - 1:58 pm

RoadTrip New England watched the L Street Brownies get ready for a bracing run through 27-degree air into Dorchester Bay this morning.

By - 12/31/14 - 9:41 pm
First Night parade down Boylston Street in Copley Square

A little cold weather didn't deter First Nighters from enjoying the traditional parade down Boylston Street tonight.

Marchers wished watchers a happy new year; some threw glow sticks or applied reflective stickers to the faces of little kids:

Sticker guy in First Night parade

What would a parade be without dragons?

By - 12/31/14 - 10:26 am
Dead Christmas tree in East Boston

A concerned citizen complains about the rush somebody appears to have been in to dispose of a Christmas tree at Havre and Maverick streets in East Boston.

By - 12/31/14 - 10:08 am
Ice sculpture in Copley Square

Louise Miller took in the ice sculptures in Copley Square this morning.

By - 12/30/14 - 11:22 am

Schedule of events.

T schedules (free after 8 p.m.)

List of street closures.

First Night Against Police Violence die in planned for 5 p.m. in Copley Square.... Read more

By - 12/26/14 - 12:23 pm

The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune sums it up:

Nativity horror scene in Haverhill.

By - 12/25/14 - 10:30 pm
Early Christmas tree out for disposal

Adam Castiglioni noticed this tree out for disposal tonight on Charter Street in the North End.

Michael Ratty noticed a tree out for disposal around noon in the South End.

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