Boston Common

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.

By - 6/25/15 - 4:58 pm

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.

By - 6/23/15 - 8:58 am
Pope John Paul II monument tumbled over on Boston Common

Renee Graham wonders what happened to the marker commemorating Pope John Paul II's visit to the Common.

By - 5/25/15 - 11:39 pm
Revolutionaries remember the reason for Memorial Day on Boston Common

Stevil was on the Common today: Read more.