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By adamg - 8/8/23 - 4:09 pm
Flooded St. Thomas More Road

A roving UHub correspondent decided discretion was the better part of driving valor and turned around when he saw how flooded St. Thomas More Road, between the BC lower campus and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, was after today's torrent. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/23 - 11:25 am

A vexed citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation in the Public Garden - and a possible solution: Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/23 - 10:22 pm

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about unleashed curs in the Public Garden: Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/23 - 11:10 pm
Mrs. Mallard and ducklings dressed in Ukrainian clothes

Robert Adams admired Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings dressed for Vshyvanka Day, an annual celebration of Ukraine's unique embroidered clothing.

By adamg - 4/25/23 - 9:48 pm

A Chelsea man admitted last week he forced a woman to accompany him from Bromfield Street downtown all the way to the Public Garden, where he raped her, in November, 2020.
Read more.

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.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:07 am
Flooded Charles Street

Chris in 02134 shows us the new Lake Charles this morning. Earlier, he watched water bursting up at Charles and Beacon streets and flowing into the Public Garden Lagoon, which broke free from its artificial bounds and flooded the surrounding land: Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/22 - 4:31 pm
Nazis at Copley Square library

Nazis under flags they couldn't tear down in Copley Square. Photo by twonickles.

Update: They even used a U-Haul in Boston, but to haul away their riot shields.

Twonickels sums up the scene in Copley Square this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/22 - 9:59 pm

Live Boston reports that on Saturday, Boston police officers and EMTs rushed to one of the Public Garden fences along Charles Street after a man attempting a feat of derring-do instead wound up impaled on one of the fence's pointy bars.

Responders were able to free him and rush him to Tufts Medical Center for emergency care.

By adamg - 4/24/22 - 2:32 pm
Birds seen in the North End and the Public Garden

Adam Balsam chronicles the 27 different species of birds he spotted over a week in the North End and the Public Garden.

By adamg - 4/17/22 - 3:43 pm
Two bouquets, a note and a photo on the Public Garden bridge

Many of the people crossing the bridge over the Public Garden lagoon today stopped for a moment to contemplate the two bouquets of flowers, the photo of a young woman and a note left by the railing. Some even opened the folded note to read Samantha's pangs for Villanelle, whom she would never see again: Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/22 - 2:09 pm
Ukraine supporters in Boston

Boylston and Newbury streets and the Public Garden were awash in blue and yellow this afternoon as people marched to show their support for Ukraine. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/22 - 10:31 pm
Playing hockey on the  Public Garden lagoon

The Public Garden, that is. Johnmcboston took in a match on the Public Garden Lagoon yesterday.

By adamg - 1/1/22 - 12:49 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

Matt Conti had the best seat for the foggy First Night fireworks over Boston Harbor at midnight. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 9:08 am

WHDH reports that sometime overnight, somebody knocked over many of the 2,997 American flags volunteers had put in the ground in the Public Garden as a remembrance of the lives lost on 9/11.

By adamg - 7/3/21 - 10:28 pm
Public Garden duck familiy celebrates Belarussian Independence Day

Dimas shows us Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings dressed up today for Belarusian Independence Day - the anniversary of the day the Germans were driven out of Minsk in World War II.

By adamg - 5/29/21 - 3:20 pm
Washington statue with lots of allium in the Public Garden

Chris Devers photographed George Washington surveying all the blooming allium in the Public Garden.

By adamg - 5/8/21 - 10:38 am
Swan Boat in early part of the 20th century

A Swan Boat around 1900. See it larger.

WBUR talks to folks in the Public Garden about their return.

Photo of a Swan Boat taken between 1900 and 1906. In the Library of Congress collection.

By adamg - 5/2/21 - 3:59 pm

The Swan boats formally return to the Public Garden lagoon this Saturday - good news for both visitors and for ducks - which will face a reduced risk of death from toxins released by microorganisms that are normally kept at bay by the boats' paddling.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 9:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say forced a woman from Bromfield Street to the Public Garden and then raped her there early on Nov. 8.
Read more.

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