Holidays

By - 12/20/14 - 1:03 pm
Santa Claws in Boston

Outside James Hook on the waterfront.

By - 12/19/14 - 11:25 pm
Danvers Christmas lights

Greg Cook went on a road trip around the area, including to these houses on Arthur Street in Danvers.

By - 12/18/14 - 8:02 am
Santa barely hanging on in Roslindale

Fred White spotted Santa hanging around Washington Street in Roslindale yesterday.

By - 12/16/14 - 6:59 pm
Seriously? Easter stuff out in December?

Jocelyn was a bit nonplussed to see Easter and Valentine's candy already out in the Revere Stop & Shop tonight.

By - 12/16/14 - 6:41 pm
Gingerbread house, but for Jews

Spotted at the West Roxbury Roche Bros. tonight.

By - 12/15/14 - 7:37 am

UPDATE: They light the menorah Tuesday evening.

And, yes, they know lobster isn't kosher:

That’s why there are no lobsters in any of the pots and no one is eating the menorah so get over yourself Smugly McLeviticus.

Also, the menorah is 20 feet tall:

Temple Ahavat Achim now beats the White Rock South Surrey Jewish Community Centre of Vancouver for the largest

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By - 12/15/14 - 6:44 am
Bright lights in Dorchester

Kelcey Morange shows us a somewhat brightly lit house on Adams Street, near Victory, in Dorchester.

By - 12/13/14 - 11:42 pm
Grove Street in Somerville

Mark marveled at the lights on this house on Grove Street in Davis Square, Somerville.

By - 12/13/14 - 10:13 am

It's been a couple years since Joe Fitzgerald wrote about his house Jew, this woman in Brighton who so loves Christmas. This year, she's enlisted on the war on those nasty atheists who want to take the Christ out of Christmas.

By - 12/11/14 - 11:15 pm
Fairmount Avenue Christmas lights.

Darryl Houston shows us the house on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park (Summit and Metropolitan, to be exact) whose owner gets a cherry picker every year to string up all those lights all the way up there in those trees.

By - 12/10/14 - 4:21 pm
Hashtag Christmas tree

A Twitter-enabled Christmas tree in the lobby of Boston City Hall lets anybody around the world change its colors just by tweeting at it.

The Wicked Cool Tree, a project of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and the city IT department, involves 720 LED lights wrapped around your basic tree, connected to three WiFI-enabled Arduino boards that control the lights based on commands... Read more

By - 12/8/14 - 8:31 am

There'll be some pop-up opera across Roslindale Square between 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday.

By - 12/7/14 - 11:25 am

Good Morning Gloucester reports Temple Ahavat Achim plans to build a menorah out of lobster traps this year.

By - 12/6/14 - 9:02 pm

Parents had to reassure kids that Santa wasn't all wet.

By - 12/6/14 - 6:24 pm
Santa in a Speedo

Arturo Gossage took plenty of photos at the annual SS run through the Back Bay today.

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

By - 12/6/14 - 12:00 pm

The Herald reports on the battle between the BPL board of trustees, who think it's dandy to decorate the main library with Christmas wreathes, and a Back Bay resident who wants to supplement the wreathes with a menorah.

The mayor, who appoints library trustees, has decided it's "not his place" to try to convince them otherwise.

Good ol' Joe Fitzgerald, who for years wrote... Read more

By - 12/5/14 - 10:08 am

Cambridge Police say residents have reported roughly 30 package thefts since Sept. 1 and suspect the number will grow rapidly this month - unless residents start taking steps to block front-step theft.

A majority of the thefts have occurred during the daytime from front porches or unlocked apartment lobbies.

To start, police say, residents should request packages only be delivered with a signatures - so... Read more

By - 12/4/14 - 2:58 pm

The city plans to light the Nova Scotia Christmas tree on the Common at 7 tonight - the same time people protesting a New York grand jury's decision not to issue an indictment in the Eric Garner case plan to rally on the Common.

Boston Police plan to block traffic on Tremont Street between Boylston and Court streets around 6:45 p.m.... Read more

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