By - 3/6/14 - 8:32 pm
Bell's Seasoning

The House of Representatives is nearing a vote on a proposal to declare Bell's Seasoning our official state seasoning.

If the House has a taste for the sage proposal, by seasoned state Rep. James Murphy (D-Weymouth), it would go to the Senate, where it could then shake out as a bill for the governor to take the measure of.

Murphy's bill reads in... Read more

By - 12/5/13 - 10:26 pm

Remarks by the President at Afternoon Hanukkah Reception - a reception attended by, among others, Dana Gitell, who coined the term "Thanksgivukkah."

By - 11/28/13 - 11:54 pm
Bundled up at Walmart

The people at the front of the line outside the Walpole Walmart around 11 p.m. were in no mood to talk about when they got there or what they were going to buy or do much of anything besides huddling inside their cocoons.

There was a similar scene outside the Dedham Best Buy, although the overall line there was a lot shorter.... Read more

By - 11/28/13 - 5:51 pm

Andy Metzger points us to Chapter 2, Sect. 7 of the Massachusetts General Laws, which decrees a $50 fine for picking mayflowers - $100 for picking them while in disguise or at night.

By - 11/28/13 - 5:47 pm

Sure, they were, in their own way, a pretty nasty bunch, but you can't help but appreciate their Blue Laws when you look at all the ads in today's paper from chains advertising they're opening at 8 p.m. today. Hah, hah, not here you're not.

By - 11/28/13 - 10:22 am
Turkey menace

Bostonography maps turkey sightings in the Boston area. You know what to do: Choose white AND dark meat today.

By - 11/23/13 - 10:47 am

Our own Suldog explains why some retail chains should be ashamed of themselves.

By - 10/20/13 - 9:40 am

Hizzona tweets:

I'll proclaim November 28, 2013 Thanksgivukkah in the City of Boston. How will you celebrate?

Roslindale's own Dana Gitell has been the holiday's most tireless backer.... Read more

By - 10/16/13 - 8:00 am

The kids at Kehillah Schechter Academy, the closest Jewish day school to Plymouth Rock, remind us that the once-in-a-lifetime confluence of Thanksgiving and Channukah is nigh.

Via Thanksgivukkah Boston.

By - 11/23/12 - 12:38 am

Xbox guy

This guy was first in line at the Walmart. He reports he got there at 2 a.m. to make sure he got an Xbox and some games. Also some oranges and grapes, he joked. Bathroom breaks? Around the corner, at least until the line extended back... Read more

By - 11/22/12 - 11:39 am

I wrote this love letter to Boston and, since I lack my own blog these days, I'm thankful for this platform to share it with a wider audience. Thanks, Adam!

In thinking about what I'm most thankful for this year, aside from the usual family, friends, health, and good fortune (not to diminish the importance of those), I was overwhelmed remembering all the people and... Read more

By - 11/22/12 - 10:30 am

1938 Thanksgiving Day parade

From 1938, when Boston had its own Thanksgiving Day parade.

Another photo from that parade.

1931 parade. Photo by Leslie Jones.1931 parade. ... Read more

By - 11/20/12 - 11:23 am

Turkey shopping in Boston.

Leslie Jones photographed some pre-Thanksgiving turkey shopping at Threser & Kelly, Quincy Market, in 1933.

Also see some of the 12,000 turkeys at Pine Hill Turkey Farm, 2938 Mass. Ave., Lexington.

Photo from the BPL's Leslie Jones collection.... Read more

By - 11/19/12 - 1:03 pm

Suffolk University Professor Bob Allison as a Pilgrim on approaching winter.

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 - 11/25/11 - 10:44 am

Payless in East Boston

While big-box stores postponed their Black Friday openings until 1 a.m. due to the state's enduring Blue Laws, an educated consumer noted the Payless store on Meridian Street in East Boston was boldly saying screw that, the public demands shoes on Thanksgiving (the... Read more

By - 11/24/11 - 10:48 pm

First in line at the Dedham Best BuyFirst in line at the Dedham Best Buy.

Chris and Mihala, a young couple from Newton, got to the Best Buy in Dedham at 1 a.m. today to await its opening at 1 a.m. on Friday. It was partly... Read more