Holidays

By - 7/4/17 - 12:58 pm
Parading patriots in Boston on July Fourth

John Gage watched the parade after the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Old State House.

By - 7/4/17 - 10:21 am
Fireworks in Needham

Redsox223 took in the Needham fireworks last night.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/3/17 - 8:34 pm
Hatch Shell in Boston before the July 4th concert

Molly Lanzarotta took in the Pops rehearsal concert at the Hatch Shell this evening.

By - 5/29/17 - 10:01 am

John A. Andrew Post 15, Dept. of Mass., and Geo. G. Meade Post 38, Dept. of N. Y., Grand Army of the Republic, commemorate Memorial Day on Boston Common in 1886.

Photo from the BPL. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 4/17/17 - 11:33 am
People at the annual recreation of the Battle of Lexington Green

Our own Ron Newman got up early this morning to take in the annual Battle of Lexington reenactment.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:51 am

Paula Tennyson watched police and cadets assemble for Marathon duty near Mass. Ave. around 8:30 a.m.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:47 am
Boston Marathon runners and girl in Ashland

Brendan M. watched the Marathon at Ashland State Park this morning.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:44 am
Paul Revere in Charlestown

Gary Waldeck spotted Paul galloping through Charlestown this morning.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:19 am

Mike watched those jets that flew overhead shortly before 10 a.m.

By - 4/16/17 - 4:16 pm

BqRally snapped a photo as Carlos Arredondo led the annual blessing of the runners at Old South Church's Easter service today.

By - 4/16/17 - 10:25 am

J.L. Bell recounts the tale of the Wrentham Minutemen. Oh, they saw plenty of action - at local taverns - before finally marching up to West Roxbury, where they found a tory and took him to a patriot tavern at Centre and Allandale to figure out what to do with him (and then Bell leaves us hanging for tomorrow's account).

By - 4/5/17 - 10:04 am

Jewish Boston taste tests the matzah available in local stores, for example:

If you just need something that people will recognize as matzah and you don’t care about how the box looks or whether it holds up under spreading, this will certainly do. It doesn’t taste terrible, but it doesn’t bring anything to the table either. It literally is what it is.

By - 3/17/17 - 2:07 pm
Evacuation Day memorial

RoadTrip New England took in the Evacuation Day commemoration at Dorchester Heights this morning.

By - 3/17/17 - 9:51 am
German woodcut of the British evacuation of Boston on March 17, 1776

On March 17, 1776, with colonial cannon aimed at them from Dorchester Heights, the British troops occupying Boston evacuated the city. This 1776 German woodcut (from the Library of Congress) shows the British soldiers leaving for Nova Scotia, with only slight artistic license for the height of the hills surrounding Boston.

J.L. Bell quotes from the diary of a Virginia rifleman who was stationed in Roxbury at the time.

By - 3/17/17 - 9:24 am
Dewey Square fruit vendor on St. Patrick's Day

Rovin' UHub photographer Jed Hresko captured a Dewey Square fruit vendor this morning all ready for the day.

By - 3/17/17 - 8:54 am
Green-hatted Ducklings in the Public Garden for St. Patrick's Day

Laurel Ruma captured Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings in their St. Patrick's finest today.

By - 3/16/17 - 2:15 pm

Popoulis asks:

Where can folks find corned beef and cabbage for lunch downtown on Friday?

By - 3/11/17 - 10:07 am

Add hamentashen to the list of things Boston does differently than the rest of the country. Seth Gitell explains why the Purim pastries are different here and tells you where to get them (including one outlet in, gasp, New York).

By - 2/15/17 - 12:44 pm

Adam Cheung posts video of the celebrations in Chinatown.