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By adamg - 1/26/21 - 9:45 pm
Bernie in Christopher Columbus Park

Why, yes, you can now buy a life-sized cardboard cutout of Bernie Sanders in his mittens and folding chair. Adam Balsam got his today, just in time to let Bernie enjoy his Vermont-made jacket while touring a snowy North End.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 8:55 am

The Italian American Alliance is pissed at Mayor Walsh's announcement that the Christopher Columbus statue that was decapitated in June will not be returned to its pedestal in Christopher Columbus Park, but instead be sent to the senior-citizen apartment building the neighborhood Knights of Columbus is building: Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 8:45 am

NorthendWaterfront.com reports the city will replace the beheaded Chris with a statue representing Italian immigrants in Christopher Columbus Park. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 5:18 pm

The Boston Art Commission has received reports from two statue restoration experts that while the remains of the decapitated Columbus statue from the eponymous North End park can be reassembled, the mortar used to paste his head and neck back together "would be visible" to people wanting to gaze upon him. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 8:42 pm

Michlewitz zooms in on statue, other issues.

Mayor Walsh vowed tonight that Christopher Columbus will not stay headless. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 2:49 pm

In his defense of Christopher Columbus Park and the Columbus statue yesterday, state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz made it sound like both projects were always meant to honor the proud "North End people" of Italian descent, and that nothing should be done to either without their consent. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 5:47 pm

Headless statue in windless park. Photo by Rob C.

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz says people need to look beyond Christopher Columbus's reputation as a cruel murderer of both natives and the Spaniards he led and consider the history of the North End and how the statue represents both some of the neighborhood's original Italian immigrants and the fight to keep the North End from becoming an overbuilt district of expensive condos. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 11:17 am
Calm Boston Harbor from Christopher Columbus Park

Gary C went for a walk in Christopher Columbus Park this morning.

By adamg - 11/19/18 - 8:50 pm
Blue lights on trellis at Christopher Columbus Park

Petra A. wandered around Christopher Columbus Park and Faneuil Hall Marketplace this evening.

By adamg - 3/2/18 - 2:22 pm
Bicycling in Boston Harbor

Stephen Breyer watched a bicyclist make his way through Boston Harbor in Christopher Columbus Park today.

By adamg - 2/11/18 - 12:52 pm

And NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos.

By adamg - 11/21/17 - 9:41 am
Holiday lighting at Christopher Columbus Park

Juliana watched the annual holiday lighting of the trellis in Christopher Columbus Park last night.

By adamg - 7/1/17 - 2:09 pm
People and their pig

Craig Caplan spotted these two folks today walking their pig through Christopher Coumbus Park, as one does.

UPDATE: Thanks to Flannery O'Brien Skadberg for the identification of this pig about town as Wiggy the Piggy.

By adamg - 6/29/17 - 11:24 am

Drew Starr spotted this thing in Christopher Columbus Park, wonders what it is.

By adamg - 12/24/15 - 10:14 am

Just because we don't have any snow doesn't mean you can't still take magical seasonal photos, as Renee shows us.

By adamg - 12/11/15 - 8:15 am
Charles River in the fog

Meagan peered into the mists over the Charles River from the Anderson Bridge this morning.

Marra Jacqueline looked up in Christopher Columbus Park: Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/15 - 2:52 pm
Defaced Christopher Columbus statue in the North End

Matt Conti at NorthEndWaterfront.com forwarded this photo of the defacement of the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Park some time last night.

By noon today, the paint and message were completely gone after a thorough power washing by a city crew.

Over the years, the statue has been marked up by people with a point to make - once, the statue was even decapitated.

By adamg - 6/25/15 - 4:58 pm

The mayor's office today announced the city is installing sunscreen dispensers at Millennium Park in West Roxbury; Jamaica Pond; Boston Common; Christopher Columbus Park in the North End and East Boston Stadium and Memorial Park.

The dispensers, first proposed by City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), make Boston "the first major city in the Northeast" to offer free sun protection to residents and visitors. The city Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Melanoma Foundation of New England and Make Big Change to install the dispensers.

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