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By adamg - 12/2/23 - 6:16 pm

A put out citizen files a 311 complaint about Boston's less than world-class public Christmas decorations: Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/23 - 9:20 am
A lot of turkeys in Quincy

Anna spotted this turkey klatsch in Quincy the other day.

By adamg - 11/21/23 - 11:37 am
Christmas tree from Nova Scotia in Boston

Adam Castiglioni captured this year's Nova Scotia Christmas tree arriving in Boston this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/23 - 9:39 am

CommonWealth Beacon reports on state and local efforts to return cranberry bogs to their pre-cultivation days as traditional cranberry farmers retire. A lot of sand dredging is involved.

By adamg - 11/1/23 - 12:33 pm

So many pumpkins, but here's some time to get rid of them in a more environmentally friendly way: The city of Boston Zero Waste team, Boston Green Academy, the South Street Youth Center and Mothers Out Front will hold a pumpkin-smashing and composting event at the English High School track, 144 McBride St. in Jamaica Plain, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/23 - 4:54 pm
Sorrow Drive and two ghoulish staties in Roslindale

Ghoulish staties Joe DeMasi and Teresa Marx await the next truck driver to come down Sorrow Drive, also known as Tyndale Street in Roslindale.

Drivers can't say they weren't warned: Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 9:58 pm
Pumpkin house and pumpkin car

Peter Cheungshows us the Halloween-ready scene on Boynton Street near the Southwest Corridor Park in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 7:31 am
An early Christmas tree in the North End

Paul Revere forced to go "Whoa!" to avoid careering into the tree.

A disgruntled citizen files a 311 complaint about the Christmas tree now towering over the Prado and Hanover Street in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/23 - 5:15 pm
Christmas tree decorated for Halloween

Festive dual-season holiday tree at the Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 9/4/23 - 2:01 pm
Cops push strikers out of way to let oil trucks pass

Boston cops shove striking workers out of the way so East Boston gas trucks can make deliveries

In January, 1969, members of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers went on strike across the country against large oil companies. In East Boston, a Herald-Traveler photographer snapped Boston cops pushing picketers out of the way so that drivers of gasoline tanker trucks could deliver the loads they'd picked up at Mobil Oil Corp.'s East Boston terminal. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/23 - 8:37 am
Display of Christmas stuff at the Chelsea Dollar General

Our own Cybah walked into the Dollar General in Chelsea yesterday and could only think: "Not yet Dollar General.. not yet."

By adamg - 7/4/23 - 6:21 pm
Phone message urging people to leave the Esplanade

People with phones set up for emergency messages were warned this afternoon to leave the Esplanade as a line of thunderstorms approached south of Boston. State Police stopped letting people onto the Esplanade to reduce the number of people they might have to move out in a hurry had the heavy rain and lightning reached the Charles, which it didn't. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/23 - 3:58 pm
USS Constitution fires cannons to answer salute from Fort Independence

Matt Frank didn't let the gloomy skies keep him from Castle Island, where he watched and listened to the traditional July Fourth salute between the USS Constitution and Fort Independence.

By adamg - 7/4/23 - 11:17 am
USS Constitution escorted out of dock

Adam Castiglioni watched the USS Constitution leave the dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard for its annual turn-around cruise out to Castle Island.

By adamg - 7/2/23 - 1:08 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor, with Custom House on the right

Matt Conti got a bird's-eye view of last night's Boston Harborfest fireworks over the harbor.

After watching the fireworks towed into place, Matt Frank watched the fireworks from the other side of the Tobin Bridge: Read more.

By pcannon - 5/26/23 - 7:07 pm
Charles Morton Toole Memorial at Washington St. & Arborway, Boston

Seen by thousands every day, but seldom noticed — across from Forest Hills, at the corner of the Arboretum facing the Arborway, sits a prominent stone memorial dedicated for one of the fallen. Like many others, this weekend we remember, and work so that their stories are not forgotten. The memorial is for one of the neighborhood's own, Charles Morton Toole - killed in action in Cierges, France, October 1, 1918.
Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/23 - 9:10 am
Memorial Day flags on Boston Common

Brooks Payne visited the field of flags planted in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on the Common to commemorate the more than 37,000 Massachusetts service members who have given their lives since the Revolution.

Long may they wave: Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/23 - 10:41 am
Minutemen and followers marching to Old North Bridge in Concord

Michael Sentance watched a troop of Minutemen and followers in Concord on their morning march to destiny to Old North Bridge.

Meanwhile, down in Coolidge Corner, Michael Burstein watched William Dawes sound the alarum that the regulars were coming, on his way from the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/23 - 10:53 pm

Chris Lovett posts a collection of his parade photos through the years.

By adamg - 3/15/23 - 10:10 pm
Duckling dressed in St. Patrick's attire

Robert Adams captured Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings dressed in their St. Patrick's finest today.

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