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By adamg - 4/22/24 - 2:32 pm
Keytar Bear in front of Faneuil Hall

Roving UHub photographer Ray Ausrotas spotted Boston's musical bear outside Faneuil Hall yesterday. Sam Adams, as usual, was unimpressed.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 3:03 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a resolution that calls on the city to change the name of Faneuil Hall because Peter Fanueil was a slave owner. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 9:15 pm

Boston Eater rips the shell off this tale: Two visitors up from Houston, where they eat crawfish on purpose, ordered a cold lobster salad roll at Boston & Maine Fish Company and realized "what they were eating was not the rich, meaty flavor of an oceanic bug, but rather the lighter, more rubbery flavor of a mudbug."

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 8:06 pm

Sam Adams announced today that it's closed its tap room next to Faneuil Hall to on-site patrons over Covid-19 concerns caused by having too many patrons from places where the virus is out of control. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 3:38 pm

Mayor Walsh said today he opposes an effort to change Faneuil Hall's name just because Peter Faneuil owned slaves and was active in both the direct slave trade and the Triangular Trade that helped finance the purchase of yet more slaves. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 9:33 am

Greg Cook reports on Kevin Peterson's fast to have the historic hall get renamed for somebody other than a slave owner.

By adamg - 12/11/19 - 9:00 am
Snowy morning in downtown Boston

MattGrobo worked an overnight shift and reports that when he got to work last night, it was 55 degrees.

By adamg - 5/7/19 - 11:59 am
Blue Faneuil Hall

The historic hall is wrapped up in blue protective netting for some exterior renovation work.

By adamg - 2/13/19 - 11:53 pm
Kevin White in the snow

Photographynatalia walked around Faneuil Hall and Haymarket last night after the snow came down.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 9/10/18 - 10:27 am

Correction: Post corrected with suspect's actual name.

Boston Police report arresting a man they say first offered to buy a couple's 13-year-old daughter and then, when they refused, grabbed her by the arm and tried to drag her away. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/17 - 2:00 pm
Rally to save the ACA at Faneuil Hall

Thousands showed up at Faneuil Hall for a rally to save the ACA today, as Molly Lanzarotta shows us.

"When they say repeal, we say resist and reclaim," Sen. Ed Markey said.

Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/16 - 10:55 am

J.L. Bell recounts Adams's trip up from Quincy in 1818 to see Trumbull's now famous painting of the Continental Congress.

By adamg - 8/27/16 - 10:55 pm
Smoke in front of Faneuil Hall from motorcycles

Dan Meade reports he was in front of Faneuil Hall around 6:45 p.m. today when a large group of motorcycles came roaring up:

They came down Devonshire, held up traffic at the crossing at Congress to keep the pack together, and then about 100 motorcycles stopped in front of Fanueil Hall and smokescreened the whole block.

Copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool.

By adamg - 2/16/16 - 3:42 pm

The City of Boston Archaeology Program put together this animation showing changes in the land and water around Fanueil Hall over 400 years.

By adamg - 11/25/15 - 8:39 am
When you could buy fresh-killed turkeys at Faneuil Hall

Back in the day, the first floor of Faneuil Hall was the place where Bostonians could buy fresh meat and poultry. In 1952, Leslie Jones captured the scene when Mr. Kelley, of Thresher & Kelley Market, showed off his Thanksgiving turkeys to a mother and her kids.

From the BPL's Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By adamg - 10/21/15 - 2:40 pm
Complaint from a tourist that got city councilor to consider busker regulations

E-mail complaint to the mayor's office that helped spur LaMattina into action

With additional reporting by Kayla Canne.

City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he enjoys street performers. But faced with complaints about "bullying" from the amplifier-enhanced dancers in front of Faneuil Hall - from both tourists and other performers - he says it's time for Boston to consider some sort of busker regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/15 - 4:08 pm
Standing at attention at Faneil Hall to honor fallen EMTs and paramedics.

First responders from across the country slowly filed into Faneuil Hall today to remember emergency medical workers who died in the line of duty over the past year. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/14 - 12:02 pm
Waiting outside Faneuil Hall to pay respects to Tom Menino

Road Trip New England captured people waiting by the statue of Mayor White for their turn to pay their final respects to Mayor Menino inside Faneuil Hall this morning. Faneuil Hall will remain open until there are no more people left.

By adamg - 10/31/14 - 4:45 pm

Boston Magazine reports on the arrests following a vicious attack outside Faneuil Hall earlier this week.

By adamg - 10/30/14 - 9:52 pm

Starting at 10 a.m., according to his family. The mayor's office in City Hall overlooks Faneuil Hall.

A funeral mass the next day at Most Precious Blood Parish in Hyde Park will be private.

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