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By adamg - 5/14/22 - 9:39 pm
Cargo copter moving things to the McCormack Building

Hank Scorpio who photographed or videoed the cargo copter lifting generator components from Boston Common to the top of the McCormack State Office Building today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/22 - 9:27 am
Lifter copter

A UHub photographer roving through the Common captured the helicopter that will carry a generator to the top of McCormack State Office Building today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 9:08 pm

Two young teens were ordered held in lieu of bail at their arraignments today in connection with a series of attacks in Downtown Crossing and Roxbury and on the Common, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/22 - 9:39 am

WBZ reports five young teens who were harassing a mother and her child near the Earl of Sandwich beat up two Suffolk students who tried to intervene, around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The attackers were believed to be between 11 and 14.

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By adamg - 4/26/22 - 9:28 am

WGBH interviews Nick Shea, who has been offering $1 portraits on index cards to passersby on the Common since 2017.

By adamg - 4/19/22 - 10:32 pm
Rainbow over Boston Common

Christopher Haley looked up at a rainbow from Boston Common late this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/22 - 11:47 am
Red Sox license plate - issued by New York

Spotted in the Boston Common garage today.

By adamg - 3/10/22 - 11:16 pm
Sunset over Boston Common

Adam Castiglioni watched the sun go down from Boston Common this evening.

By adamg - 3/6/22 - 12:45 pm
Ukraine supporters on the Common

Mark Smith is at a rally for Ukraine at the Parkman Bandstand on the Common today. Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/22 - 12:39 pm

Peter Muise of New England Folklore reports on a trip to the Central Burying Ground on the edge of the Common along Boylston Street.

By adamg - 11/5/21 - 4:55 pm

Unless you're a fan of pointless public Hitler worship, you might want to avoid the area around the Parkman Bandstand starting late Sunday morning, when 1/6 insurrectionists, other Trump toadies and anti-vaxxers will gather, possibly with a working bullhorn this time, to scream into the gaping void of a city that just doesn't care. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 11:20 pm

A put-upon citizen filed a 311 complaint about the vulgarities filling the air during the cannabis fest on Boston Common today: Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/21 - 2:38 pm

Karyn Regal at WBZ Newsradio asked the Parks Department and Kim Janey if they really believe the Common should best be avoided by decent people, as somebody claiming to be from Parks and Rec responded to a 311 complaint yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/21 - 10:04 pm

A concerned citizen with a bird's eye view of the Tremont side of the Common filed a 311 complaint about homeless people by the visitor center, only with somewhat less neutral nomenclature.

The Parks Department responded: Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 9:53 am
Sahady

A federal judge in Washington DC has ruled that Mark Sahady, facing charges there for his alleged participation in the failed Jan. 6 coup, is free to move about the state again - and that includes riding the Red Line as it passes under the grounds of the State House or even just going for a pleasant stroll among the geese he thinks flock on the Common. Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/21 - 3:34 pm

A man who sued Marty Walsh, Charlie Baker and William Evans because he couldn't find his way to the Parkman Bandstand for what turned out to be a tiny post-Charlottesville rantfest through the far larger throngs of protesters that surrounded the platform in 2017 had his First Amendment and conspiracy case tossed by a federal judge today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 12:45 am

Alleged 1/6 failed-coup participant Mark Sahady has asked a judge in Washington to free him from limitations set by a judge in Massachusetts that prohibit him from going near the State House - which he frets might even prevent him from riding the Red Line, which runs in a tunnel under the State House grounds. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/21 - 11:08 am
Boston and New York Civil War veterans gather on the Common to commemorate Memorial Day in 1886

On Memorial Day, 1886, Civil War veterans from Boston and New York gathered at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 9:39 am

WBZ reports that volunteers will plant some 37,000 flags on the Common, to commemorate all of the Massachusetts residents who have died in wars starting with the Revolution. Last year's annual display was called off due to Covid-19 concerns, although volunteers did place 1,000 "socially distanced" flags at the last minute.

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