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.
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. :-)
Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Leaf pile, anyone? TrueNE_79 took a walk through the Common this morning.
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: