Christmas

By - 11/25/12 - 9:38 am

Courtney Porcella asked where the best place to get a tree in Brighton or Newton is.

Some answers via Twitter:

By - 11/24/12 - 11:20 am

Mike Ball reports on his neighbor on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park, who once again rented an aerial lift to put up his Christmas decorations yesterday:

He doesn't have that many trees on his smallish lot, but he strews multi-color lights down every single limb.

Then closer to the ground, he does every bush, shrub and apparently anything that doesn't move out of the

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By - 11/15/12 - 5:56 am

I've hesitated about posting here concerning my annual Quixotic quest to see Thanksgiving given respect. Most of you have heard it before. You know my feelings. And it hasn't really been news, so I've fought the temptation to annoy you.

Now, it has become news.

Merchants Say Massachusetts Blue Laws Are Outdated

In my humble opinion, this... Read more

By - 11/9/12 - 10:10 am

In addition to the standard giant tree on the Common to be lit up on Nov. 29, the province is sending us four smaller trees, for the Pine Street Inn and Rosie's Place, the Parks and Recreation Department reports.

Nova Scotia sends us an annual tree as thanks for the trainload of doctors, emergency workers and supplies we sent to Halifax in 1917 after a... Read more

By - 9/23/12 - 4:17 pm

That Christmas spirit

The Dedham Lowe's already has a couple of aisles dedicated to Christmas lights and wreathes and singing Marilyn Monroe Christmas ornaments and icicles and all the other stuff without which you can't celebrate that most wonderful time of the year. But no giant inflatable Santas just yet... Read more

By - 12/29/11 - 11:24 am

The DPW will collect Christmas trees (the real ones, that is) for the first two recycling days in January - put your denuded, de-ornamented tree at the curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling day.

No word on Festivus poles, although since those are simply alumninum, you can presumably just toss them in your recycling bin. But should you? William Ricker posits that... Read more

By - 12/25/11 - 9:07 am

Nutcrackers

Richard Beaubien spotted some nutcrackers, while Sean Sullivan saw Santa and Keith Lockhart at the Pops yesterday.

Santa and Lockhart

Copyright Richard Beaubien and Sean Sullivan, respectively. Posted in the Universal Hub pool... Read more

By - 12/24/11 - 11:08 pm

What? Too soon? Tell that to the Auburndale Shaw's, where Loriane DiSabato snapped this photo on the 23rd:

Valentine's celebration

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 12/22/11 - 7:56 am

Associated Press reports the arrests of people for stealing packages and bows, but mostly just packages, in Somerville and Quincy

By - 12/10/11 - 7:40 pm

BosGuy, who took the video, reports the police showed up late for the annual charity run (Ed. question: Recovering from pulling tents down at Dewey Square earlier in the morning?):

Without a police presence, crowds lining the streets forced the normally busy Boylston Street to one lane and Newbury Street was jammed

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By - 12/3/11 - 3:51 pm

Jeff Cutler surveyed the crowd at the Boston Pops' annual attempt to break the world record for most carolers in one place. Was it enough or are we still not world class?... Read more

By - 12/2/11 - 11:55 pm

The Pops try for the second year to garner a world record for the most people singing Christmas carols in one place at one time, starting at noon at the Christian Science plaza. They'll need nearly 10,000 people to join in.

By - 11/28/11 - 8:36 am

Cara and kids visit with Santa in Roslindale. Mike Ball visits with Tom Menino in Hyde Park.

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