Holidays

By - 5/24/18 - 1:18 pm
37,000 American flags on Boston Common

Gary Chase shows us the flags volunteers staked in the Common this week to honor the more than 37,000 Massachusetts residents who have died defending the country in wars going back to the Revolution.

By - 5/13/18 - 12:41 pm
Annual Make Way for Ducklings Parade on the Common

Roving UHub photographer Evangelos Efstathiou took in the annual Make Way for Ducklings parade around the Common and the Public Garden today.

By - 5/13/18 - 12:30 pm
Marchers at the annual Mother's Day March for Peace

"Where does it end?" Remembering those lost to violence.

Greg Cook photographed the 22nd annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace, organized by the Louis D. Brown Institute for Peace, from Fields Corner in Dorchester through Roxbury and up Tremont Street to City Hall. Read more.

By - 4/16/18 - 9:18 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com has video of the annual lighting of the lanterns (two if by sea and all) in Old North Church.

By - 4/12/18 - 10:31 am
Painting the Boston Marathon finish line

Scott Wholey watched workers paint the finish line for the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street.

By - 3/31/18 - 4:00 pm
Easter-egg hunt in West Roxbury

Tim West took in the Easter-egg hunt at the West Roxbury Education Complex today.

By - 3/31/18 - 3:33 pm

A couple of box trucks with some cheery messages were driven around Copley Square this afternoon.

By - 3/18/18 - 7:39 pm
Tin Woodsman in St. Patrick's parade in South Boston

Redsox 223 took in the St. Patrick's parade in South Boston today.

It was a bit nippy today, so as Eileen Murphy shows us, Keegan, Delaney and Kaylee Nolan of Nashua, NH, got bundled up (especially Delaney): Read more.

By - 3/16/18 - 1:25 pm

The Allied War Veterans Council said today it will not contest Mayor Walsh's decision to cut the route of the St. Patrick's parade on Sunday by more than half because of snow piles expected to remain along the route. Read more.

By - 2/11/18 - 12:52 pm

And NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos.

By - 1/15/18 - 10:19 am
Theodore Parker in 1856

Theodore Parker lecturing in 1856.

Martin Luther King's connections to Boston are well known: He got his PhD in religion at Boston University while living on Mass. Ave. in the South End, met his wife here, later returned for a march from Roxbury to downtown.

But King's connections go further, back into Boston's history as a center of the abolition movement before the Civil War. Read more.

By - 12/31/17 - 11:14 pm
Prudential Center welcomes 2018

617 Images shows us the Prudential building on New Year's Eve.

By - 12/30/17 - 9:46 pm

First Night organizers have called off the 7 p.m. fireworks over the Common, and the 6 p.m. parade that was to precede them because it'll be just too damn cold. The midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor, however, are still on, because presumably the totally sober adults who would watch them outside will be smart enough to dress appropriately.

Also cancelled: Read more.

By - 12/27/17 - 9:39 pm
Easter display on Dec. 27 at CVS

Realist Rob reports his wife snapped this display at the CVS on Bridge Street in Weymouth today.

This is retail at its most pathetic state. Who wants candy to sit around their house for a quarter of a year?! WTF

By - 12/25/17 - 1:55 pm
Turkey on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Kelly Tynan watched a turkey cross VFW Parkway at Baker Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

By - 12/25/17 - 9:44 am

Thomas Lawson, a native of Charlestown, was not well liked on Wall Street back in the day. Lawson, who started working as a bank clerk after he ran away from home at 12, became rich as a speculator in copper stocks, but later tried to reform Wall Street, which, as you can see from this 1905 cover of Puck magazine, did not much appreciate the attention. Read more.

By - 12/24/17 - 7:16 pm
Sunset over Boston

John Gage watched the sun go down over the water and Boston this Christmas eve.

He wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 12/24/17 - 5:57 pm

Mark watched the School of Honk jamming on the Common this evening.