Holidays

By - 8/31/18 - 8:29 pm
Cognac

John Stephen Dwyer did some Allston Christmas picking today, reports:

Got a little table and a full bottle of cognac. Thought it would taste nasty since I’m not much of a boozer, but this stuff is great.

By - 8/31/18 - 6:00 pm
Somebody almost storrowed on Memorial Drive

Oh, so close! A roving UHub reporter watched a near-storrowing on Memorial Drive, at the Mass Ave. bridge underpass early this afternoon:

An MIT police officer saved the day, they flagged the college-aged U-Haul driver down and backed him up to the offramp to Mass Ave.

By - 7/19/18 - 8:59 am
Candy corn on display on July 18

Andrew Applegate reports the Stoneham Stop & Shop had Halloween candy out yesterday, which, let's check the calendar here, was July 18.

By - 7/5/18 - 9:03 am
Fireworks on July Fourth in Boston

David Parsons watched the July Fourth fireworks shot off from the Mass. Ave. Bridge. Read more.

By - 7/4/18 - 4:33 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Matt Frank was among the many people who watched Old Ironsides on its stately cruise from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Castle Island and back again today. Read more.

By - 7/4/18 - 1:55 pm
Glendower Street tin-can man

Glendower Road in Roslindale today.

By - 7/4/18 - 10:24 am
Reading the Declaration of Independence in Boston

The first ever reading in Boston. Image from the National Archives.

On the afternoon of July 18, 1776, Col. Thomas Crafts walked out onto the balcony of what was then called Town House and read a declaration that had been signed by representatives of the 13 colonies two weeks earlier in Philadelphia. Read more.

By - 5/28/18 - 2:09 pm

Holahan recounts Prussman's deeds.

Brighton residents and Ernest Prussman's surviving relatives gathered at Murdock and Cambridge streets this afternoon for the formal unveiling of a statue in his honor - along the route he took every day to get to Brighton High School across the street. Read more.

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.