Mike Flynn provides the proof.
Associated Press reports the arrests of people for stealing packages and bows, but mostly just packages, in Somerville and Quincy
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... Read more
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.
Joey McIntyre will help usher in the city's official Christmas tree on Dec. 1.
McIntyre will perform during the pre-lighting ceremony on the Common at 7 p.m. before the tree - an annual gift from Nova Scotia - is switched on. Other performers include American Idol finalist Siobhan Magnus, the Radio City Rockettes, Rockapella, the Boston Ballet, the Boston Children's Choir and saxophonist Grace Kelly.... Read more
Disgusted citizen is disgusted; complains to the city about the new marketplace Christmas tree:
This Christmas tree in FH is a disgrace and needs to be replaced.
The city throws up its municipal hands:
Case Invalid. Under jurisdiction of marketplace association. they should be contacted directed w/... Read more
Yes, that's a lit Christmas tree in an apartment at Washington and Beech streets tonight. And while you can't tell from the photo, the lights were blinking.
A roving UHub correspondent, meanwhile, reports another lit tree on Canterbury Street, opposite the Sacred Heart School.... Read more
It was "We can't put this off another day" day in the South End, I guess?