Boston Common

By - 12/5/16 - 5:23 pm
Protesters in Boston

Outside the State House.

About 250 demonstrators - split between BPS and college students - marched from the Common to the State House and City Hall today to urge Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh to formally declare sanctuaries for not just undocumented immigrants but other minority groups, including lesbians, gays and transgender people as we move into the Trump era. Read more.

By - 11/22/16 - 7:57 pm

No need to show up on the Common on Friday, Greg Cook reports.

By - 11/21/16 - 12:19 am
White ghost profiles in Boston Common

Greg Cook attended Sunday's World Day of Remembrancemarch from Copley Square through Boston Common and vigil in front of the State House.

Many of the walkers carried white outlines with the names of people who died in crashes. Activists have begun putting these markers at the crash locations. Not everybody is a fan of the idea.

By - 11/19/16 - 11:23 pm

Boston Police report two officers suffered head and knee injuries while trying to arrest a man they first stopped to talk to because he was smoking on the Common, which is illegal. Read more.

By - 11/11/16 - 7:15 pm
Immigrant family on Boston Common

Jake went to the vigil and protest on Boston Common today.

By - 10/30/16 - 1:44 pm

The CBC reports this year's gift from Nova Scotia - to honor the aid Boston sent after the Halifax harbor explosion in 1917 - will be the first from Cape Breton.

The 14-metre white spruce will be taken from Crown-owned land close to the Waycobah First Nation.

The Nov. 15 tree-cutting will feature a drum group from Waycobah as well as a fiddler and bagpiper.

By - 10/11/16 - 5:04 pm
Squirrel with a French fry on the Common

This little guy ran across what seemed like half the Common with a precious, precious fry clutched in his mouth, then found just the perfect perch on which to go to town on it.

By - 8/28/16 - 7:55 pm

J. Nathan Matias watched artillery fired on the Common this evening to welcome what Rob McDougall reports are various governors and other people in town for some sort of confab - more specifically, the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers. Read more.

By - 8/26/16 - 6:17 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man after a struggle on a crowded downtown street that sent one officer to the hospital for observation. Read more.

By - 8/9/16 - 9:14 pm
A frog rooting for the US Olympic team in Boston

The frog who welcomes kids to the Frog Pond playground on the Common is clearly rooting for the local team in the Summer Games.

By - 8/7/16 - 9:09 am

Damaskin looked down on a Boston Common sidewalk this morning.

By - 7/16/16 - 3:55 pm

In the arm, around 3:45 p.m. near the Park Street T station.

By - 7/14/16 - 8:11 pm
Smashmouth on the Boston Common

Vanessa Kuo is reliving high school at the Smash Mouth concert on Boston Common tonight. It's part of the Outside the Box festival.

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.