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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:

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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.

By adamg - 12/20/20 - 1:02 pm
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in Chelsea

Matt Frank watched the couple tour Chelsea yesterday atop a Chelsea firetruck after their flight in from the North Pole (the reindeer earning a rest after the trip, of course).

By adamg - 12/6/20 - 12:19 pm
Tag that says the wreath it's attached to is Decorated AF

Mark O'Neill shows us the price tag on the wreath he just picked up at Allandale Farms on the Brookline/JP line. He says: Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:19 pm
Lot of turkeys in Franklin Park

Thebostonlol spotted a big rafter crossing the plains of Franklin Park today.

Dimas also spotted some free birds, in Brighton: Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 10:38 am
By adamg - 11/20/20 - 12:12 pm
Nova Scotia tree on Boston Common

The mayor's office released this photo of our annual gift tree from Nova Scotia safely arriving on Boston Common this morning. It'll officially be lit up on Dec. 3, come hell, high water or tree pattern baldness. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 2:39 pm

Don't.

But if you do, the city has some guidelines to try to reduce your risk, like no more than 10 people, make people bring their own food and drink, don't let people take masks off except when they're eating, open all the windows, and, well, seriously, all this stuff should be second hand by now, but click the link for more details.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:53 am

But the merchants of Faneuil Hall Marketplace urge you to shop there anyway - they could really use the business.

Nova Scotia's annual Christmas tree gift to Boston, however, is on its way.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 9:02 am
Brighton Christmas tree with lots of brown needles

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint (several, actually) about the sad Christmas tree installed in Brighton Center the other day:

Please relocate tree to Allston.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 12:07 pm

First Night Boston organizers announced today the New Year's Even celebration will be held entirely online and on TV this year due to Covid-19 concerns.

NBC Boston, NECN and Telemundo Boston will air "performances, interviews, and tributes to front line workers" the evening of Dec. 31. Performances will also be shown on the First Night Web site.

By adamg - 10/31/20 - 6:11 pm

Kim Foley MacKinnnon got to work with the snow on her Roslindale front steps today to create a social-distancing candy luge: Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 12:06 am
Halloween decorations on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay

Kyle Stratis reports from Marlborough Street between Exeter and Fairfield in the Back Bay:

This is where I was when the Great Back Bay Blackout of 2020 finally ceased its half hour long reign of terror

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