Holidays

By - 11/24/17 - 12:25 am
Line at Dedham Best Buy

The first people we could speak to in line at the Dedham Best Buy tonight only got there around 5 p.m. - to get an Xbox and to, as one of them said, meet some new people and enjoy the cold weather. They were the ones behind the guy scrunched up in the tent, who had no desire to speak to a reporter.

By - 11/23/17 - 9:44 am

The Berkshire Eagle reports:

LEE - Because they couldn't find a dump open in Great Barrington, two youths threw a load of refuse down a Stockbridge hillside on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, Richard J. Robbins, 19, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Arlo Guthrie, 18, of Howard Beach N.Y., each paid a fine of $25 in Lee District Court after pleading guilty of illegally disposing of rubbish. ...

By - 11/23/17 - 9:22 am
Over the river and through the woods, to grandfather's house we go ...

The first page of the song, from 1845.

Child

If you really want to recreate the famous song, you'll have to cross over the Mystic River in Medford and head for the house that still stands at 114 South St. When Lydia Maria Child wrote the song, as part of the book, Flowers for Children, in 1845, she was recalling her childhood visits to her grandfather's house there. Read more.

By - 11/22/17 - 3:28 pm
Petsi Pies line in Somerville

Or as octr202 puts it, Pie crisis at Petsi Pies. This is the line on the side of the pie bakery just to get to the front of the bakery on Beacon Street.

By - 11/21/17 - 7:48 pm
Slow commute on I-93

Shortly before 7 p.m., one of the signboards by the side of I-93 north of the city showed it would take 81 minutes to go just five miles, Caitlin DiMartino reports.

By - 11/21/17 - 9:41 am
Holiday lighting at Christopher Columbus Park

Juliana watched the annual holiday lighting of the trellis in Christopher Columbus Park last night.

By - 11/20/17 - 4:17 pm
Flour and Grain Exchange with a bow in downtown Boston

Every year, the Beal Companies put a big red bow on the Flour and Grain Exchange Building on Milk Street downtown for Christmas. Jed Hresko watched it go up today.

By - 11/17/17 - 2:35 pm
Christmas Tree in Halifax

Roving UHub photographers don't let international borders stop them from bringing you the views you can use. Today, roving UHub photographer Chris Chatterton shows us the official Nova Scotia Christmas tree on its way to Boston through downtown Halifax.

Nova Scotia, of course, sends Boston a tree each year as thanks for the help we sent them after one of the worst explosions in history there in 1917.

By - 10/31/17 - 11:25 pm
Halloween on Beacon Hill

Vasant Marur spent some time on Beacon Hill tonight.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:31 pm
Clown with balloons

Tim Dwyer reports this perfectly respectable gentleman is giving out free balloons at Tremont and Pembroke streets in the South End.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:13 pm
Waiting to get on the train to Salem

Harry Pierre reports the line for the next Newburyport/Rockport train, which stops in Salem, is a bit more crowded than usual this afternoon.

By - 10/31/17 - 9:13 am

The city is holding a "pumpkin smash" on Saturday for residents to get rid of their Halloween pumpkins and maybe take out some aggression. Free cider donuts will be on hand for replenishing your energy.

It's 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mattapan Ecovation Center, 456 American Legion Highway in Mattapan. People who have no reason to smash a pumpkin can instead put their pumpkins in with their yard waste, where it will be composted for use in city parks.

By - 10/29/17 - 1:06 pm

Jamaica Plain News posts photos from yesterday's dog parade in Jamaica Plain.

By - 10/28/17 - 6:32 pm

Ari Rizzitano shows off her Sav-Mor sign costume, which should get her bragging rights, if not beer, in greater Medford, no?

By - 10/22/17 - 7:19 pm
Halloween and Christmas stuff out at the same time

Merry Halloween at the Dedham Lowe's today.

By - 10/7/17 - 3:13 pm
Anti-Columbus protesters in downtown Boston

Pilotblock watched a march through Downtown Crossing today by protesters who want to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

By - 9/15/17 - 9:41 am
Nativity scene at the Dedham BJ's

Oh, look what Daniel Sullivan spotted at the Dedham BJ's.

By - 9/7/17 - 4:32 pm

The Globe interviews a Revere man who has what is now a 500-lb. pumpkin that he plans to hollow out and use to paddle across Boston Harbor, from Jeffries Point in East Boston to the Fish Pier in South Boston.