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.
No need to show up on the Common on Friday, Greg Cook reports.
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.
Jake went to the vigil and protest on Boston Common today.
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.
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.
The frog who welcomes kids to the Frog Pond playground on the Common is clearly rooting for the local team in the Summer Games.
Damaskin looked down on a Boston Common sidewalk this morning.
In the arm, around 3:45 p.m. near the Park Street T station.
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.
Some light-saber action on the Common last night.
Via Boston Reddit.
Bradley reports seeing the fabled white squirrel of Boston Common at lunchtime today:
Looked away briefly and he was gone.
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