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By adamg - 4/7/20 - 10:17 am

B.C. Baking on Como Road in Readville has announced it will be closed through at least May 4 due to Covid-19 concerns: Read more.

By Ron Newman - 3/30/20 - 5:28 am

The page content will not surprise anyone, yet the headline is still painful to read on the Town of Lexington's website:

Patriots' Day 2020 Has Been Cancelled

That means no Paul Revere's ride, no battle re-enactments, no pancake breakfasts, no parades, no fifes and drums, no vigils, no Dawn Salute at the rude bridge in Concord -- none of it.

List of canceled events

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 3:22 pm
Man dressed for St. Patrick's Day at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Leprechauns know to pick up their last-minute holiday supplies at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury.

Also spotted: City Councilor Matt O'Malley, in a green scally cap, visiting his ancestral retail homeland.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 1:52 pm
St. Patrick's sort of parade on Sunday

Chad Parenteau reports he and his girlfriend were driving down Broadway yesterday when:

We came across a flash mob Saint Patrick's parade of sorts. People driving around decorated vehicles and screaming from their windows (and even the open back of a van).

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 10:34 pm
Dropkick Murphys to stream on Tuesday

The Dropkick Murphys are famous for their annual St. Patrick's Day concert. Times like these mean no concerts, of course - unless you do it from a studio and stream it out over the Internet, which is what they'll be doing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook Live.

By Ron Newman - 3/11/20 - 10:38 am

The Museum of Fine Arts has cancelled its celebration of the Persian New Year, originally scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 10:16 am

Young Israel of Brookline announced yesterday that it's canceled tonight's Purim festivities - which would have included a children's parade and communal meal - "based on the advice of medical professionals and due to an abundance of caution." Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/20 - 12:45 pm
Booth and Corbett

Booth and Corbett.

Before he became Abe Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth was a well known actor who so liked performing in Boston - at the Boston Museum theater on Tremont Street, next to the King's Chapel Burying Ground - that he bought a parcel on Commonwealth Avenue in the newly emerging Back Bay to build a home. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 12:44 pm
A squirrel and his nuts in South Boston

Eileen Murphy put out some treats for Rocky, a regular visitor to her South Boston porch.

By adamg - 2/2/20 - 2:01 pm
New Year celebrations in Chinatown

Ron Newman took in New Year's Lion Dance parade in Chinatown today (and the Lunar New Year's festivities at the MFA yesterday; more from the BU News Service).

Mike McD watched a parade practice run this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 2:13 pm
Prudential building welcomes 2020

David Parsons took in the Back Bay as the New Year arrived.

Leslee captured the Public Garden bridge on First Night: Read more.

By adamg - 12/31/19 - 9:48 pm
New Year's Eve fireworks over Boston Common

Louise Miller watched the family fireworks over Boston Common at 7 p.m.

By adamg - 12/26/19 - 11:11 am
Easter stuff now on display at Melrose Shaw's

Andrew Applegate reports the Shaw's in Melrose wasted no time getting its Easter stocks out today - right next to the (discounted?) Christmas cards.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 4:27 pm
Public Garden lagoon now a skating rink

Greg C. was among those who ventured onto the ice at the Public Garden lagoon today.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 12:46 pm
Christmas at South Boston Cumberland Farms

Eileen Murphy reports the South Boston Cumberland Farms was popping this morning - Mr. and Mrs. Claus were filling in and the coffee was free.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 11:10 am
Grinch on Charles Street

Patrick Marvin spotted the lord of Mt. Crumpit at the Public Garden yesterday.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 11:23 pm
Creepy Santa in West Roxbury

Photo by Robin the roving UHub photographer.

Who knows what goes on inside the old Gilmore place on Centre Street in West Roxbury? It's now guarded by a Santa that's had its hands replaced with small, yellow doll's hands, and who knows what it has sheathed in that "candle," so be careful.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:22 pm

NetwerkBear asks:

I’m home for Christmas and don’t wanna cook and want Chinese instead. Anyone know what’s open? (Boston north preferably)

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 5:37 pm
Menorah lighting in Adams Park in Roslindale Square

For the fourth year in a row, local Jews gathered in Adams Park in Roslindale to light menorahs to start the eight-day holiday of Chanukah. Several people brought their own menorahs from home for lighting inside a tent at the official start of the evening around 4:12 p.m.. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/19 - 4:31 pm

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (Happy Holidays from Berklee)

Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students perform Pedro Osuna's arrangement of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," with vocalist Shalyah Fearing and cellist Nathaniel Taylor.

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