Boston Common

By - 6/26/16 - 6:43 pm

And before the night was over, one would be dead and the other on his way to refuge in England, according to an account by Mark Hurwitz.

Via J.L. Bell, who has more on the context of dueling in ye olde Boston.

By - 6/6/16 - 4:18 pm
Minutemen fire muskets on Tremont Street

Huzzah! Any lobsterbacks on Tremont trembled in fear this day.

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company held its annual march around downtown as part of its ancient and honorable election of new officers on the first Monday in June.

In addition to Minutemen and current service members, actual members of the artillery company marched, of course: Read more.

By - 5/29/16 - 9:15 am

Some light-saber action on the Common last night.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 5/25/16 - 6:41 pm

Jean Nagy shows us the flags on the Common - one for each Massachusetts resident who gave his or her life in defense of the country since the Revolution.

By - 2/16/16 - 1:47 pm
White squirrel on Boston Common

Bradley reports seeing the fabled white squirrel of Boston Common at lunchtime today:

Looked away briefly and he was gone.

By - 1/23/16 - 5:31 pm
Snow falling on the Public Garden bridge

Rachel took a walk through the Public Garden late this afternoon.

Around the same time, Michael Ratty on the other side of Charles Street, walking through the Common: Read more.

By - 1/18/16 - 11:32 am
Boston Common's Parkman Bandstand in the snow

Mark Novak took a walk around the Parkman Bandstand and the rest of Boston Common last night.

By - 12/24/15 - 2:26 pm
Skating at 70 on the Frog Pond

With temps approaching 70, Rachel reports the ice skating on Frog Pond today was more like puddle skating.

By - 12/13/15 - 2:58 pm
Cherry blossoms on Boston Common

Boston snapped these cherry blossoms on Boston Common today.

Ed. note: A lot less glamorous, but down the street from us, somebody's yard is full of dandelions.

By - 12/9/15 - 9:39 am

WBZ reports on the anonymous Good Samaritan.

By - 12/7/15 - 2:52 pm

Around 2:40 p.m. Transported to Mass. General.

By - 12/4/15 - 6:50 am
Canadians in front of the Boston Christmas tree, a gift from Nova Scotia

Photo by Communications Nova Scotia.

A pair of Mounties bracket Halifax, NS Mayor Mike Savage, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and Andrea and Kyla MacEachern of Lorne, NS, who donated this year's Boston Tree as thanks for the aid Boston gave Halifax after an explosion in Halifax harbor in 1917 killed 2,000 and destroyed a large part of the city.

By - 12/1/15 - 12:10 pm
Zamboni on Frog Pond

The folks who oversee the Frog Pond report their Zamboni is hard at work today, getting the surface just right for the opening of skating season at 10 a.m. on Friday.

By - 11/15/15 - 1:05 pm
Paris vigil on Boston Common

Chris Lopez was among those attending the vigil for Paris that started at the Parkman Bandstand on the Common at noon.

By - 10/23/15 - 11:30 am

Boston Police report arresting two people for an attack outside the Park Street T stop that sent a man to the hospital with multiple stab wounds on Oct. 8. Read more.

By - 10/21/15 - 8:04 am
British flint found in Boston Common dig

City Archaeologist Joe Bagley is chronicling the finds from a dig at Boston Common (between the Parkman Bandstand and the Boylston T stop), which so far have included the above British gun flint from the Revolutionary era, 17th-century ceramics and clam shells and the remains of stone tools from an earlier Native American encampment there.

Steve watched the archaeologists at work yesterday: Read more.

By - 10/19/15 - 10:41 am

Since Eversource has to dig up part of the Common this week anyway, City Archaeologist Joe Bagley figured he'd use the opportunity to do a little archaeological digging first, on what is one of the city's more historic pieces of land. Read more.

By - 9/26/15 - 6:18 pm
Marijuana smoke at Boston Common

Gary Waldeck reports he just happened to be bicycling by the Common at 4:20 this afternoon while MassCann and NORML's Freedom Fest was in full toke.

By - 9/13/15 - 1:28 pm
Popcorn on Boston Common for a Red Sox game viewing

Soggy conditions seem to mean more popcorn than people on the Common today for a large-screen viewing of the Sox game, as Gustavo shows us.