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By adamg - 10/9/23 - 4:14 pm
Sign with names of entire family murdered

Hundreds of Boston-area Jews and supporters crowded the area around the Parkman Bandstand to support Israel and denounce Hamas - and Harvard student groups that came out in support of that group. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/23 - 9:20 pm

Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Israeli American Council and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston are organizing a rally at the Parkman Bandstand that starts at noon on Monday.

By adamg - 1/23/23 - 12:01 pm

A Boston Municipal Court judge today set bail at $500 for a Melrose resident charged with spray-painting anti-police slogans on the Parkman Bandstand yesterday and ordered that she stay away from Boston Common while the case is pending, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/23 - 10:20 pm

Update: Bail set at $500.

Boston Police report one officer was injured and two people arrested during a protest Saturday night on Boston Common against over the death of a protester on the site of Atlanta's proposed 85-acre "Cop City" training facility. Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/22 - 12:45 pm
Ukraine supporters on the Common

Mark Smith is at a rally for Ukraine at the Parkman Bandstand on the Common today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/21 - 4:55 pm

Unless you're a fan of pointless public Hitler worship, you might want to avoid the area around the Parkman Bandstand starting late Sunday morning, when 1/6 insurrectionists, other Trump toadies and anti-vaxxers will gather, possibly with a working bullhorn this time, to scream into the gaping void of a city that just doesn't care. Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/21 - 3:34 pm

A man who sued Marty Walsh, Charlie Baker and William Evans because he couldn't find his way to the Parkman Bandstand for what turned out to be a tiny post-Charlottesville rantfest through the far larger throngs of protesters that surrounded the platform in 2017 had his First Amendment and conspiracy case tossed by a federal judge today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 9:25 am

A federal judge this week tossed a Lowell man's suit against Marty Walsh for urging right wingers not to rally on Boston Common the week after one of their compatriots murdered a woman in Charlottesville. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/21 - 12:08 pm

The Dig reports on a rally at the Parkman Bandstand yesterday.

By adamg - 10/19/20 - 4:31 pm

A North Adams man who claims he lost his job because of Marty Walsh's statements urging rightwingers not hold a rally on the Common days after other rightwingers went on a violent rampage in Charlottesville, VA in 2017 had his $100-million libel case thrown out in state court. Now he's trying again in federal court. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/20 - 5:22 pm

Socially Distant Leaves in Boston Common

The Mayor's Mural Crew and the Office of New Urban Mechanics teamed up to create a series of leafy areas around the Parkman Bandstand for people to enjoy the outdoors while ensuring they're socially distant.

By adamg - 10/28/18 - 3:02 pm
Tree of Life vigil on Boston Common

Carpundit was among the hundreds at the Parkman Bandstand to honor the memory of the Pittsburgh synagogue victims and to stand in solidarity with the survivors.

By adamg - 9/12/17 - 6:56 pm
Parkman Bandstand

Bandstand scene. Photo by David Finnerty.

Somebody was shot around 6:45 p.m. at the Parkman Bandstand. A suspect ran into the Park Street MBTA station and then onto the Green Line tracks towards Boylston Street. Boston Police officers and state troopers ran onto the tracks after him. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/17 - 9:20 am
Cameras being installed on the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common

Brian Moore spotted workers installing security cameras atop the Parkman Bandstand today, in advance of tomorrow's racist protest and counter demonstrations.

Meanwhile, Union Capital Boston has sort of formalized the idea ... Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/16 - 11:32 am
Boston Common's Parkman Bandstand in the snow

Mark Novak took a walk around the Parkman Bandstand and the rest of Boston Common last night.

By adamg - 11/15/15 - 1:05 pm
Paris vigil on Boston Common

Chris Lopez was among those attending the vigil for Paris that started at the Parkman Bandstand on the Common at noon.

By adamg - 2/1/15 - 10:50 pm
Patriots fans head to Boston Common

With police keeping people out of Kenmore Square who weren't there before the end of the game, fans who just want to be part of something big are streaming towards the Parkman Bandstand.

Chris in Boston captured a large crowd on its way there.

UPDATE, 11:40 p.m. People began leaving the bandstand around 11:25 and started heading towards Kenmore Square. Some people began throwing ice chunks on Boylston Street; one car had its windshield shattered at Boylston and Ring Road.

By adamg - 10/1/14 - 10:52 pm
Supporting Hong Kong demonstrators on Boston Common

Pat Wang attended a demonstration in support of democracy in Hong Kong tonight.

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