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.
The mayor's office today announced the city is installing sunscreen dispensers at Millennium Park in West Roxbury; Jamaica Pond; Boston Common; Christopher Columbus Park in the North End and East Boston Stadium and Memorial Park.
The dispensers, first proposed by City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), make Boston "the first major city in the Northeast" to offer free sun protection to residents and visitors. The city Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Melanoma Foundation of New England and Make Big Change to install the dispensers.
Renee Graham wonders what happened to the marker commemorating Pope John Paul II's visit to the Common.
Stevil was on the Common today: Read more.
Erica Mattison took in some swing dancing on the Common today.
UPDATE: Delvin Dixon, 40, of Charlestown, was arraigned on a charge of vandalism this afternoon. He was released on personal recognizance, but ordered to stay away from the Common until his case is resolved, the Suffolk County DA's office reports.
Somebody with a less than reverential view towards the past - not to mention Matthew Broderick - snapped off Robert Gould Shaw's sword from the 54th Massachusetts memorial across from the State House this morning.
JC Considine spotted workers installing the carousel by the Frog Pond on the Common today.
Katherine Larson spotted this pair on the Common today.
The Friends of the Public Garden board has a simple message for Boston 2024: Get offa their lawns.
The park advocacy group, which also looks after the Common, says it's against Boston 2024's proposals to build a 16,000-seat beach-volleyball stadium on the Common and to use Charles Street and part of the Public Garden for a marathon and bicycle races.
With police keeping people out of Kenmore Square who weren't there before the end of the game, fans who just want to be part of something big are streaming towards the Parkman Bandstand.
Chris in Boston captured a large crowd on its way there.
UPDATE, 11:40 p.m. People began leaving the bandstand around 11:25 and started heading towards Kenmore Square. Some people began throwing ice chunks on Boylston Street; one car had its windshield shattered at Boylston and Ring Road.
Plans released by Boston 2024 show most of the Common and a significant portion of the Public Garden - including the Make Way for Ducklings statues - off limits to the public during the Olympics. Construction of a 16,000-seat beach-volleyball stadium and related structures, meanwhile, would shut the ball fields and other parts of the Common for months before the games.
The Boston Parks Department posted this photo of workers taking down a large American elm tree on the Common today because it's become infected with Dutch elm disease, a fungus spread by a beetle.
Police responded to the Frog Pond around 5:30 p.m. when a guy got on the ice for some skating clad only in a bikini.
The Green Line tracks at Park Street were cleared by 11:20 p.m., and the T resumed Green Line service - but trolleys bypassed the station.
After repeatedly trying to shut down the turnpike, the O'Neill Tunnel and Storrow Drive, protesters against a New York grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in Eric Garner's death swarmed the Park Street T stop around 10:30 p.m. and managed to shut down the Green Line - by standing on the tracks before having a die-in.
The T shut down the station and had Red Line trains bypass it. Downtown Green Line riders were told to take the Orange Line.
The day after Boston Police honored park rangers, police officers and regular citizens for subduing him, Bodio Hutchinson had his bail set at $1 million on charges of armed assault with intent to murder and single counts of assault and battery and aggravated assault and battery.