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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.

By adamg - 5/30/22 - 11:57 am
Memorial Day flags on Boston Common

David Parsons visited the Boston Common memorial, which features one flag for each of the 37,000 Massachusetts residents who have died fighting for the country since the Revolution. Read more.

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.

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.

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