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By adamg - 12/31/23 - 10:03 pm
Fireworks over Boston Common

Myron Freeman took in the family fireworks over Boston Common tonight - after first watching some ice skating under the lights at the Frog Pond.

By adamg - 12/29/23 - 9:19 am

Aline Kaplan recounts the transformation of what had been a way for men to relieve themselves in private rather than in the Frog Pond into today's Earl of Sandwich.

By adamg - 11/21/23 - 11:37 am
Christmas tree from Nova Scotia in Boston

Adam Castiglioni captured this year's Nova Scotia Christmas tree arriving in Boston this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/23 - 9:06 pm
Sunset over the Fens

Ryan took some awesome photos of this evening's sunset in the Fens.

Mango Matt, meanwhile, got a great shot of the sun going down over the Back Bay, the Common and downtown: Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/23 - 2:35 pm

A Weymouth woman was ordered held without bail at her arraignment today on second-degree murder charges for the fatal stabbing of Jazreanna Sheppard outside the Park Street T stop July 20, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/23 - 4:14 pm
Sign with names of entire family murdered

Hundreds of Boston-area Jews and supporters crowded the area around the Parkman Bandstand to support Israel and denounce Hamas - and Harvard student groups that came out in support of that group. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/23 - 9:20 pm

Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Israeli American Council and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston are organizing a rally at the Parkman Bandstand that starts at noon on Monday.

By adamg - 6/5/23 - 4:15 pm
Minutemen fire a round at Tremont and Park streets

Today's the first Monday in June and that means it was once again time for the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, founded in 1638, to hold its annual march through downtown to commemorate its changing of the guard. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/23 - 9:10 am
Memorial Day flags on Boston Common

Brooks Payne visited the field of flags planted in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on the Common to commemorate the more than 37,000 Massachusetts service members who have given their lives since the Revolution.

Long may they wave: Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/23 - 9:31 am

The Boston Sun reports the public restrooms have returned to Boston Common.

By adamg - 1/23/23 - 12:01 pm

A Boston Municipal Court judge today set bail at $500 for a Melrose resident charged with spray-painting anti-police slogans on the Parkman Bandstand yesterday and ordered that she stay away from Boston Common while the case is pending, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/23 - 10:20 pm

Update: Bail set at $500.

Boston Police report one officer was injured and two people arrested during a protest Saturday night on Boston Common against over the death of a protester on the site of Atlanta's proposed 85-acre "Cop City" training facility. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/23 - 5:40 pm
Sunset over Back Bay and Beacon Hill

Tony Ursillo had a great seat for this evening's sunset over Beacon Hill, the Common and the Back Bay.

By adamg - 1/13/23 - 9:41 pm
The Embrace after its unveiling on the Common

Photo by Paulo Teixeira.

Paulo Teixeira watched the unveiling of the the Boston Common statue honoring Martin Luther and Corretta Scott King (based on a photo of them hugging after he got word he'd won the Nobel Peace Prize).

The actual unveiling is around 2:36:00 in the video: Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 10:46 pm

Downtown kaboom alert: Normally, we only get howitzers firing downtown when the Ancient and Honorables have their leadership change in April, but if you're anywhere near the Common on Wednesday between 5 and 6 p.m., get your hands ready to cover your ears. Read more.

By adamg - 12/31/22 - 8:25 pm
Fireworks over Boston Common

Josh Borrow took in the family fireworks over the Common tonight.

Michael Burstein watched them, too:

By adamg - 12/9/22 - 5:06 pm
Orange sunset over the Common and Back Bay

Louise Miller looked west over the Common and Back Bay at the "crazy orange sunset" this evening.

By adamg - 10/12/22 - 11:35 am
New Frog Pond

Half the Frog Pond would go from wading pool to splash pad.

The city yesterday released its Boston Common Master Plan, an "aspirational" set of goals for bringing the nation's oldest park into the 21st century as a more inclusive, less confusing area for Bostonians and visitors to relax and play in. Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/22 - 6:19 pm

A Boston man awaiting trial on charges he stabbed a food-delivery worker at the Pru last year was ordered held without bail at his arraignment yesterday on charges that he repeatedly stabbed another man on Boston Common and then attacked several detectives who were trying to question him at BPD headquarters, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/22 - 8:59 pm
Stabbing suspect on the ground

Suspect on the ground. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports (with some graphic images) a man was stabbed numerous times on the Common along Tremont Street across from Avery Street around 3 p.m. Read more.

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