Christmas

Christmas

By - 12/8/14 - 8:31 am

There'll be some pop-up opera across Roslindale Square between 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday.

By - 12/6/14 - 9:02 pm

Parents had to reassure kids that Santa wasn't all wet.

By - 12/6/14 - 12:00 pm

The Herald reports on the battle between the BPL board of trustees, who think it's dandy to decorate the main library with Christmas wreathes, and a Back Bay resident who wants to supplement the wreathes with a menorah.

The mayor, who appoints library trustees, has decided it's "not his place" to try to convince them otherwise.

By - 12/6/14 - 11:34 am
Best Christmas present ever at the Danvers CVS

The CVS in Danvers has some great ideas for stocking stuffers this year, as Loren McLean shows us.

By - 12/5/14 - 10:08 am

Cambridge Police say residents have reported roughly 30 package thefts since Sept. 1 and suspect the number will grow rapidly this month - unless residents start taking steps to block front-step theft.

A majority of the thefts have occurred during the daytime from front porches or unlocked apartment lobbies.

To start, police say, residents should request packages only be delivered with a signatures - so letter carriers and private package workers don't just leave boxes on front steps or in foyers.

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By - 12/4/14 - 2:58 pm

The city plans to light the Nova Scotia Christmas tree on the Common at 7 tonight - the same time people protesting a New York grand jury's decision not to issue an indictment in the Eric Garner case plan to rally on the Common.

Boston Police plan to block traffic on Tremont Street between Boylston and Court streets around 6:45 p.m.

By - 12/1/14 - 8:17 am
Santa on the salt in Chelsea

Kris H. noticed some visitors at the salt piles off Marginal Street in Chelsea.

By - 11/29/14 - 7:06 pm
Lots of tubas at Faneuil Hall

Mike Ball took in the annual Christmas tuba concert at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.

He reports he took one of the inaugural Saturday Fairmount Line trains from his home in Hyde Park and that it was the bee's knees compared to shlepping to Forest Hills for the Orange Line.

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By - 11/29/14 - 4:57 pm
Christmas comes to Roslindale

Santa alighted from a Boston firetruck this afternoon to usher in the Christmas season in Adams Park along with Mayor Walsh.

Santa in Roslindale

Mayor Walsh and a local kid pushed the lever to turn on the tree:

By - 11/26/14 - 9:27 am
Christmas tree in Neponset Circle, Dorchester

A concerned citizen wonders how somebody in a wheelchair is supposed to cross Neponset Circle until the new year:

Neponset Circle is hostile enough to pedestrians without putting trees in the middle of crosswalks. How is this ADA compliant? Can't the tree go on the other side of the clock where it won't block the handicap ramps?

By - 11/21/14 - 6:21 pm
Too early for Christmas lights in Boston

A concerned citizen wants the city to do something about residents who put up their Christmas decorations too early, such as on West Newton Street in the South End.

Enormous Christmas decorations illuminating the street. It's not even Thanksgiving yet! Can't we wait a tiny bit longer?

By - 11/11/14 - 5:41 pm
Sav-More says no to Christmas carols

Our own Swirlygrrl snapped the Sav-Mor on Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford today.

By - 11/6/14 - 2:18 pm
Big Christmas tree heading into Boston

Ian spotted this giant tree lumbering through downtown today. On its way to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

By - 10/19/14 - 5:36 pm
Eggnog in October at Somerville Whole Foods

And we're still drawing down our pumpkin-spice supplies. R.S.Y. Buchanan reports seeing this Christmas drink today at the Somerville Whole Foods. Or as he puts it:

Dammit, tryptophan induced coma comes first!

By - 9/11/14 - 3:21 pm
Santa mailbox at South Station in Boston on Sept. 10

UPDATE: Seems the box was part of an effort to send letters to the troops.

Conor Yunits was more than nonplussed to see this at South Station yesterday, which, he reminds us, was Sept. 10. Sept. 10, people.

By - 12/28/13 - 12:32 pm
Downed Christmas trees in the Back Bay

A concerned citizen complains about whichever Back Bay residents moved so quickly onto the next big holiday that they had to ditch their Christmas trees in Public Alley 432 early on Friday.

By - 12/26/13 - 4:01 pm
Martin Richard memorial

Arturo Gossage reports a couple of impromptu Marathon memorials were put up at the finish line yesterday, including one for Martin Richard.

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

By - 12/25/13 - 12:43 pm

Our own Suldog explains why you should always make the most of your presents.

By - 12/25/13 - 12:26 am
Christmas eve caroling in Concord

Steve listened to the Christmas-eve caroling in Concord.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/24/13 - 3:15 pm
Lobster claws on a Christmas tree

Some places celebrate Christmas with piles of lobster pots; James Hook & Co., though, has a tree decked out in lobster claws, as Adam Castiglioni shows us.

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