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.Read more
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
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 Veteranâ€™s Council to march in the 114th annual South Boston St. Patrickâ€™s Day Parade.
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
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
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:
What would a parade be without dragons?