NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the link between the now former clerk at Somerville District Court and the North End Athletic Association's normally annual Christmas parade and helicopter drop-in by Santa Claus.
Kate Wilson spotted these $45 tabletop trees in Kendall Square and wondered if that's really the going rate in the Boston area or are they just carrying that Kendall Square premium.
Copyright Marla M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Juliana watched the annual holiday lighting of the trellis in Christopher Columbus Park last night.
Every year, the Beal Companies put a big red bow on the Flour and Grain Exchange Building on Milk Street downtown for Christmas. Jed Hresko watched it go up today.
Roving UHub photographers don't let international borders stop them from bringing you the views you can use. Today, roving UHub photographer Chris Chatterton shows us the official Nova Scotia Christmas tree on its way to Boston through downtown Halifax.
Nova Scotia, of course, sends Boston a tree each year as thanks for the help we sent them after one of the worst explosions in history there in 1917.
Merry Halloween at the Dedham Lowe's today.
There's probably a good reason why the pedestrian bridge over Rte. 2 at the Arlington/Belmont line is packed with all the old Christmas trees that David Weininger spotted this morning.
This ad, printed sometime between 1875 and 1900, is from the Library of Congress collection.
Timothy West went to the annual Roslindale luminaria in Adams Park tonight.
Chris in Boston looked down Harvard Avenue in Allston.
New England Folklore recounts how even Puritans would unbuckle their hats and whoop it up over Christmas break, despite the best efforts of stern leaders such as Cotton Mather:
Historians have analyzed New England birth records from the early 18th century, and they've found that the largest number of children were born in September and October, roughly nine months after Christmas. Even more interesting, many of these children were born only seven months after their parents were married. In other words, they were conceived illegitimately during Christmas, and their parents only married once they realized a child was coming.
Erica Mattison watched a pair of Santas wheel down the new dedicated bike lane on Commercial Street in the North End this afternoon as part of a Santa ride.
BU Today reports a BU researcher has ripped the covers off Medford's claim to be home to "Jingle Bells," discovering that the guy who wrote the song couldn't have done so in a local tavern in 1850 since he was in California that year looking for gold. She couldn't say for certain where he did write it, but says some evidence points to a boarding house across the river in Boston, near the Old State House, where he'd moved after failing in the California gold rush and from which he would eventually flee - after orchestrating the song for blackface performers in a minstrel show in a Washington Street theater - abandoning his children and taking up arms for the Confederacy, for which he wrote fight songs.
Neil the roving UHub photographer stopped to snap the Public Garden duck family, now all ready for Christmas. Read more.
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