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.
The proposals would... Read more
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... Read more
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 plans also show... Read more
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... Read more
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.
Stevil ran across these fine furried musicians in the Public Garden yesterday.
Is there a Mrs. Keytar somewhere that popped these guys out? They were very good despite the somewhat ridiculous costumes. I wanted to read them a bedtime story. :-)
Leaf pile, anyone? TrueNE_79 took a walk through the Common this morning.
Around 8:10 p.m. by the steps to the State House, Stanley Staco Stanley Staco and Suffolk University Police report. Some suspects got on the Orange Line at Downtown Crossing, then got off at Ruggles - where Transit Police chased them to a building on Cabot Street.
Freeze Don't Shoot holds a rally starting at noon at the Brewer Fountain on the Common to protest the death of family dogs by police conducting raids and searches. The group is seeking better training for police on how to deal with dogs short of just shooting them to death:
Our dogs are being shot as a result of wrong addresses, invasion of our... Read more
Ed. note: I originally had a photo of a man being placed in a cruiser. That guy had dreadlocks, but Hutchinson had a short haircut in court the next morning. I've taken down the photo - there was another arrest around the same time for an unrelated incident near the Common and the photo might have shown that guy.
UPDATE: At his arraignment today, Hutchinson... Read more
UPDATE: NECN reports the suspect is a 34-year-old homeless man already wanted for assaulting a cop.
Pat Wang attended a demonstration in support of democracy in Hong Kong tonight.
Conqy photographed people gathered on the Common as part of a national vigil at 7 p.m.