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By adamg - 11/25/21 - 10:03 pm
Trash in the North End

North End still life.

One outraged citizen pounds out a 311 complaint about conditions in the North End today: Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/21 - 10:39 am
Turkeys in Brookline on the Brighton line

Tori Bedford witnessed some serious poultry pulchritude in Brookline at the Brighton line this morning, of all mornings. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 3:04 pm
Turkey in Downtown Boston

Patrick McMahon spotted the turkey wandering around Downtown Crossing this morning.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 12:12 pm

Don't invite Matthew Judon to dinner Thursday if you're planning on serving mac and cheese as a side.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 8:53 pm
Lit trellis in Christopher Columbus Park

Matt Conti took in the 19th holiday lighting of the Christopher Columbus Park trellis tonight.

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By adamg - 10/31/21 - 8:29 pm
Storrowed man: Storrowed-truck costume in Cambridge

But did Justin listen to Erin? The photo tells the story.

Elsewhere in Cambridge: Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/21 - 1:34 pm
AlEx the garbage-seeking hound in Jamaica Plain

John Savoia reports he left his booster-shot appointment on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain today just in time for the annual Halloween dog parade. "Good omen," he concludes. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/21 - 4:47 pm
Bee and fake spider

Eileen Murphy decorated a mum plant for Halloween with "spider web fluff" and a fake spider. But then a poor bee got tangled. She reports:

Needed sewing machine tweezers, decoupage scissors & most tiny crochet hook to remove all the fluff from very angry bee. No more fluff from me.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 2:58 pm
Base of former Christopher Columbus statue in his epnonymous North End park

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the protest graffiti on the base where Christopher Columbus used to stand in the North End until he was decapitated last year.

With no statue left to deface or knock down, the protester could only spray paint messages on the base and on the sign that tells you the name of the park.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 10:05 am

City Councilor and state-senate candidate Lydia Edwards yesterday apologized for her comments on Wednesday, which many took as a defense in support of Columbus in her current and possible future districts, which have significant Italian-American populations. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 6:08 pm

Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Boston - 10-6-21

Acting Mayor Kim Janey today signed an executive order declaring the second Monday of every October as Indigenous Peoples Day, to honor the people whose genocide began with the voyages of the day's previous honoree, Christopher Columbus. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 9:14 am
Christmas decorations on Devonshire Street in Boston

Grumpalumpagus marvels at the Christmas decorations already in place on Devonshire Street downtown. Trish Fontanilla, though, wonders if that's not actually just for the filming of that latest Christmas Carole movie.

By adamg - 9/6/21 - 3:02 pm

On Sept. 6, 1886, Boston held its first Labor Day parade: Several thousand cigar makers, carpenters, painters, roofers, sheet-metal workers, mechanics, hat makers, newspaper pressmen and other workers started marching at 9:30 a.m. through Park Square and other parts of Boston Proper, ending up on Atlantic Avenue, where they boarded steamers for the ride to Downer Landing in Hingham - sort of the Salem Willows of its day - for a daylong picnic. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 7:17 pm
Halloween candy at Packards Corner Star Market

Oh, look what Jenni K spotted at the Star Market at Packards Corner in Allston today.

By adamg - 7/6/21 - 9:26 am

Based on Matt Frank's video, it sure seems that way (caveat: He did not report seeing a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man): Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/21 - 10:21 pm

Adam Castiglioni watched the fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/21 - 10:33 am

Lovely Hoffman "Juneteenth" Official Music Video

Lovely Hoffman sings about the holiday, and Boston's connections.

Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 1:44 pm

Seems some guy not only brought a Confederate flag to Natick's Memorial Day service (held at a monument to the town's Civil War soldiers on the town common), he "moved to the front of the crowd" to make sure everybody got a good view of just what a loser he was.

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