Stefanie O'Shea shows us how Christmas is done on Popes Hill.
Kathryn Elise asks: "Where are the good tree lots in Boston?"
As he's done for longer than many of the people in attendance have been alive, Tom Menino threw the ceremonial switch that lit up the Christmas tree in Adams Park in Roslindale - which was part of his city-council district when he suddenly became mayor in 1993.
An irate citizen complains about the interior of City Hall these days:
Cultural oppression all over Boston City Hall lobby. Why do I have to constantly be reminded that I'm not part of the dominant culture every time I walk into MY City Hall? Where were the decorations for all the other holidays? What happened to Boston being so proud of its diversity???
Mark Pijanowski watched the tree get lit at Faneuil Hall Marketplace last night.
Adam Shutes asks:
Hey Lowes. Isn't it October?
Salem holds its annual Christmas-tree bonfire this Friday at Dead Horse Beach - residents can show up with a tree and watch it go up in flames.
Natick Police tweeted this afternoon:
To those frustrated by the traffic in and around the Mall: 'No one raindrop thinks it caused the flood'. At least you're sitting down.
The MBTA reports both new GM Beverly Scott and Charlie the T Mascot will be on hand at Forest Hills around 6 p.m. tomorrow to welcome a group of "church ladies" and kids for some old-fashioned caroling. The originally impromptu carolers were kicked out of the station yesterday because they didn't have a busking permit.
The MBTA forwards this photo from the Blue Line repair facility in Orient Heights, where workers have made a Christmas tree out of a "bolster rack" of trucks used to hold the axles of Blue Line cars.
Boston Police reports the theft of 10 to 15 Christmas trees, stereo equipment and CDs from AJT Supplies, 4945 Washington St. in West Roxbury, sometime late Friday or early Saturday.
The landscaping trees sells Christmas trees to benefit Childrens' Hospital.
If you know anybody who suddenly came into possession of a dozen Christmas trees and CDs of Christmas music, let
Cindy Lou Who E-5 detectives know at 617-343-4566 or contact the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
Good Morning Gloucester posts a completely unbiased poll on the efforts of Gloucester and two other ports.
A cavalcade of Nova Scotians, including red-suited Mounties, the deputy premier of the province and the percussion band Squid, will greet no doubt bemused commuters 7 to 9:30 on Thursday morning outside Park Street station, handing out "I Heart Nova Scotia" toques, um, caps and just generally thanking Bostonians for all that help we sent their way back in 1917.