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By adamg - 9/14/21 - 9:14 am
Christmas decorations on Devonshire Street in Boston

Grumpalumpagus marvels at the Christmas decorations already in place on Devonshire Street downtown. Trish Fontanilla, though, wonders if that's not actually just for the filming of that latest Christmas Carole movie.

By adamg - 9/6/21 - 3:02 pm

On Sept. 6, 1886, Boston held its first Labor Day parade: Several thousand cigar makers, carpenters, painters, roofers, sheet-metal workers, mechanics, hat makers, newspaper pressmen and other workers started marching at 9:30 a.m. through Park Square and other parts of Boston Proper, ending up on Atlantic Avenue, where they boarded steamers for the ride to Downer Landing in Hingham - sort of the Salem Willows of its day - for a daylong picnic. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 7:17 pm
Halloween candy at Packards Corner Star Market

Oh, look what Jenni K spotted at the Star Market at Packards Corner in Allston today.

By adamg - 7/6/21 - 9:26 am

Based on Matt Frank's video, it sure seems that way (caveat: He did not report seeing a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man): Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/21 - 10:21 pm

Adam Castiglioni watched the fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight: Read more.

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By adamg - 6/19/21 - 10:33 am

Lovely Hoffman "Juneteenth" Official Music Video

Lovely Hoffman sings about the holiday, and Boston's connections.

Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 1:44 pm

Seems some guy not only brought a Confederate flag to Natick's Memorial Day service (held at a monument to the town's Civil War soldiers on the town common), he "moved to the front of the crowd" to make sure everybody got a good view of just what a loser he was.

By adamg - 5/31/21 - 6:40 pm

Adam Castiglioni watched Victor Brogna of the North End honor members of the service who gave their lives with a rendition of Taps on the Prado today: Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/21 - 11:08 am
Boston and New York Civil War veterans gather on the Common to commemorate Memorial Day in 1886

On Memorial Day, 1886, Civil War veterans from Boston and New York gathered at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/21 - 11:26 am
Fighter jets over Boston

Kenny Medium looked up at just the right time.

The jets were part of the re-dedication of the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes memorial in the Seaport.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 9:39 am

WBZ reports that volunteers will plant some 37,000 flags on the Common, to commemorate all of the Massachusetts residents who have died in wars starting with the Revolution. Last year's annual display was called off due to Covid-19 concerns, although volunteers did place 1,000 "socially distanced" flags at the last minute.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 3:45 pm

The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council announced today it's called off the annual South Boston parade due to Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/21 - 9:35 am

Boston University holds its annual commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who earned his doctorate at BU, at noon.

The Museum of Fine Arts hosts "Voices on King" at 5 p.m.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 2:17 pm

A beaten-down citizen files a 311 request:

Given that this is the year of the pandemic and it will be a rather long and dark winter, could the Holiday lights on the Boston Common remain on until March first?

By adamg - 12/26/20 - 5:32 pm

And on at least one street, it was over yesterday:

By adamg - 12/24/20 - 3:49 pm

Michael Spicher watched the JP Honkband perform "Mad World" in the Jamaica Pond gazebo this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/20 - 9:07 pm

The Jewish Journal interviews Tom Mountain of Newton, vice chairman of both the Massachusetts Republican Party and the Massachusetts Republican Jewish Committee, a day after his release from Brigham and Women's, where he was hospitalized with Covid-19 after flying down to Washington for a Dec. 9 Chanukah celebration at the White House. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/20 - 10:08 pm

First Baptist Church of Dorchester "A Christmas Carol" Radio Play

The First Baptist Church in Dorchester has created this "Zoomed production" radio-play version of Dickens's classic story.

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