Holidays

By - 7/23/14 - 3:10 pm
Halloween candy

Patty Neal reports her local Stop & Shop now has Halloween candy on the shelves.

By - 7/4/14 - 1:46 pm
USS Constitution on July Fourth in Boston Harbor

Matt Conti watched the USS Constitution on her last July Fourth turnaround before three years in drydock for repairs. More photos.

By - 7/3/14 - 11:20 am
Lined up on the Esplanade

The lawn in front of the Hatch Shell doesn't open until 5 p.m. for tonight's Fourth Third festivities, but Leslee spotted people lining up this morning to get in at the stroke of 5.

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By - 7/2/14 - 4:26 pm

Organizers are moving the Boston Pops concert and fireworks to tomorrow night due to Arthur. The real festivities will take the place of the practice concert, which will not take place at all.

The state plans to keep Storrow Drive open for the morning commute, but to shut it at noon, so if you drive to work on Storrow tomorrow, keep that in mind.... Read more

By - 5/24/14 - 3:21 pm
Boston Common flags

Arturo Gossage spent some time on the Common at the annual Memorial Day flag display - 37,000 flags representing fallen Massachusetts service members since the Revolution.

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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.

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