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By adamg - 12/26/22 - 9:51 am
Tree out for disposal this morning

A concerned citizen or, perhaps, a Public Works employee out and about, based on the way the 311 report is written, noted at 6:28 this morning that somebody has already de-trimmed their Christmas tree and put it out for disposal at Beckler Avenue and K Street in South Boston.

By speakingouthere - 12/25/22 - 12:07 pm
Cat with a stocking

This good boy has his stocking full of a special gift that was his only wish.

He is so happy that Santa brought him a fish.

By adamg - 12/24/22 - 6:08 pm
Harvey Leonard does the weather

An old tradition among Jewish reporters is to take shifts on Christmas Eve and Christmas day so that their Christian co-workers can take the time off. Harvey Leonard came out of retirement tonight to give one of his former weather colleagues time off.

H/t Monica.

By adamg - 12/21/22 - 10:39 am

The Puritans may not have been quite as dour as we think, but their aversion for celebrating Christmas is well known - and persisted in Massachusetts long after they were gone. Aline Kaplan recounts how 19th-century Boston Unitarians began to change that.

By adamg - 12/18/22 - 5:05 pm
Santa on a State Police boat on the way to Chelsea

Matt Frank tracked Santa making his way across the harbor on a State Police patrol boat to Chelsea.

By adamg - 12/11/22 - 3:29 pm
Santa in his Jeep

Adam Castiglioni watched Santa (and the Italian consul in Boston) ride down Hanover Street today.

By adamg - 12/10/22 - 12:01 pm

A decision not to put a Christmas tree in a Dedham branch library has turned into the sort of brouhaha you don't normally expect to see in a quaint Massachusetts town, or Dedham, for that matter.

By adamg - 11/8/22 - 3:30 pm
Quincy Market tree

Lisa Green got a gander at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Christmas tree being delivered today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/22 - 11:22 am
Christmas stuff for sale

MrsRoyKent reports a local Paper Store already has Christmas stuff out.

By adamg - 3/19/22 - 11:15 am
Wreath in South Boston on March 19

A fed-up citizen filed a 311 complaint on March 17 about a wreath still hanging at Dorchester Avenue and West Broadway in South Boston that included this explanation: Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/21 - 12:34 pm
Man falling on icy steps

JJFree shows off her husband's form on some ice-covered steps in Needham this morning: Read more.

By BenHa - 12/24/21 - 4:38 pm

I'm thinking about a great little dive in Watertown called "Home Taste." Or maybe I'll go all traditional and head down to Chinatown!

Tips are appreciated.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 3:31 pm
Santa suit at a Dorchester dry cleaner

Because they close at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Voo Doo reports.

By Ron Newman - 12/22/21 - 7:07 pm

The Christmas Revels, held annually in Harvard's Sanders Theatre, usually continue for several days after Christmas. This year, the show was scheduled to close on December 29. Instead, tomorrow's performances will be the final ones for 2021:

Regrettably, and with the safety of our cast, crew, and audience in mind, Revels has made the difficult decision to cancel our six post-Christmas performances (Dec 26 – Dec 29). We encourage you to join us virtually for our extended run, streaming December 30 – January 9.

By adamg - 12/20/21 - 9:33 pm
Dinghy tree off Marblehead

Rick Macomber watched the sunrise over Little Harbor in Marblehead - and the First Harbor Company's Christmas-tree dinghy.

By adamg - 12/13/21 - 6:33 pm
Skinny Santaa

Spotted this evening on Deforest Street in Hyde Park.

Roslindale Santa is so metal.

By adamg - 12/12/21 - 5:35 pm
Santa getting off a helicopter in the North End

Lisa Young watched Santa arrive by helicopter in the North End. Adam Castiglioni watched him in the Christmas parade through the neighborhood: Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/21 - 12:26 pm

Update: The big silver ball was found in a yard on Beryl Street.

A Roslindale resident is seeking help today finding a lawn ornament, "a large silver ball, bigger than a basketball" that blew away in the wind last night. So if you're anywhere near the Mozart School, like Beryl Street, Cornell Street or Havana Street, keep an eye out for one of those Christmastime silver balls.

By adamg - 12/10/21 - 11:28 am

Maureen Rogers takes us along on a walk down Charles Street to look at all the decorated store windows.

By adamg - 12/8/21 - 3:25 pm
Red Tin Can Man in Roslindale

Tin Can Man is currently the reason for the season on Glendower Road in Roslindale.

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