By - 9/24/15 - 11:06 am
Papal motorcade up Boylston Street

Eric Griswold shows us Pope John Paul II's motorcade going down Boylston Street on the way to a mass on the Common in 1979. Read more.

By - 8/16/15 - 9:35 pm
Flight of the Angel in Boston's North End

RoadTrip New England shows us tonight's climax of the Fisherman's Feast in the North End: When a girl dressed as an angel comes flying out of a third-floor window to greet the Madonna. has photos of the Blessing of the Waters at the start of the feast on Friday.

By - 7/30/15 - 9:32 pm

Yes, the movie on how the Globe Spotlight team took on Bernie Law is coming out soon.

You can also read the Phoenix story that actually broke the news before the Spotlight team.

By - 6/28/15 - 10:41 pm
Cardinal Sean O'Malley addresses crowd at Parkman Bandstand

Arturo Gossage took in the protest at the Parkman Bandstand today. Among the speakers: Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/23/15 - 6:10 pm

The Forward's Martyna Starosta visited the New England Casket Co. in East Boston for a look at how Jewish caskets are changing. They're still all wood - workers go over caskets with a metal detector to make sure - but they're not all plain pine boxes anymore.

By - 6/20/15 - 11:30 am

The Massachusetts Council of Churches has compiled a list.

By - 5/13/15 - 10:31 pm

The Boston City Council starts its regular meetings with a convocation or prayer by a clergy member selected by a particular councilor. Today, members of the local International Society for Krishna Consciousness opened the council meeting with a request for help for survivors of the Nepal earthquakes and by singing the Hare Krishna mantra.

They were invited by at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who noted 2015 is the group's 50th anniversary in Boston. Wu and Council President Bill Linehan wore garlands presented by group members.

By - 4/27/15 - 4:50 pm
Man with a cross on Longwood Avenue

Why, yes, that was a guy carrying a cross down Longwood Avenue today, as Brian shows us. And yes, he had a pad and the wheel at one end to help him:

I should have called him out "REAL JESUS DIDN'T HAVE PADS OR TRAINING WHEELS!"

By - 4/27/15 - 8:53 am
Mystery boy on his bar-mitzvah day

Anybody recognize this kid on his bar-mitzvah day? Scooter reports:

I bought this photo at Urban Renewals in Allston because I couldn't resist this guy's fashion sense (polka dots, bow tie, plaid? YES)! The frame says it's from Malden. Does anyone recognize this stylin' bar mitzvah dude?

By - 4/23/15 - 9:00 pm
Trabelsi and proposed King David Hotel in West Roxbury

Trabelsi with rendering of his proposed King David Hotel.

Developer Nissim Shimon Trabelsi says he's talking to several hotel management companies - including the one that runs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem - about running the chain of hotels he hopes to start with one on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury at the Dedham line.

By - 4/2/15 - 7:23 pm
Proposed King David Hotel on VFW Parkway

The BRA will consider a developer's plans to build a four-story, 69-room hotel aimed at observant Jews on VFW Parkway on the Dedham line.

King David Hotels Corp. is proposing the hotel at 1625 VFW Parkway - where an old McDonald's burned down in 2013.

By - 3/31/15 - 6:01 pm

Jessica Burko reports:

Looking for a Passover shank bone in Rozzie or West Rox? Head over to Roche Bros. it's shank bone central over here.

By - 3/11/15 - 11:10 am
Church in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 2/22/15 - 9:10 am

Several members of the local clergy let us know they feel our snow pain.

By - 1/14/15 - 6:14 pm
Padma Singh

Singh leads prayer as councilors Linehan and Yancey listen.

City councilors take turns inviting a local clergy member to start regular council sessions with a prayer. Over the years, the council has been led in prayer by priests, ministers, rabbis and imams. Today, Councilor Charles Yancey invited a member of a local Hindu congregation to lead the council - for the the first time that Yancey said he could remember in his 31 years on the council.

Padma Singh began with "Om" and ended with "Om, shanti, shanti, shanti."

By - 12/16/14 - 7:17 pm

All Lives Matter

BY Deb CH 2014

You may think I deserved to die
My family still will mourn, grieve, and cry

Do they have the right
Or just pretend I did not exist

Innocent victims in harms way
Never to live another day

Such a damn shame we say

Police running to save a life
Soldiers facing war and strife

SWAT in the midst of a hostage crisis
CIA, FBI chasing ISIS

First responders on the scene
Firefighters in the heat and flame

Someone died, now who to blame

All lives matter
Young or old

By - 11/19/14 - 8:18 am

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Metropolitan Methodios, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, and the Reverend Laura E. Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, last night issued a statement on the murder of five people at a Jerusalem synagogue, which included a rabbi from the Boston area:

By - 11/19/14 - 7:48 am

Michael Ford, 66, of Cambridge could get five years in federal prison when sentenced on an identity-theft charge related to the 2008 theft and sale of a 17th-century diary from Old South Church.

In a guilty plea on Monday, Ford acknowledged that he used somebody else's driver's license to cash a $750 check from a Harvard Square bookstore for James Hull's diary, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.