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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

By adamg - 10/21/20 - 4:28 pm

COVID-19 Update: October 21, 2020

Seriously, just stay away, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and Gov. Baker said today. Driscoll said the city is so worried about becoming a superspreader it's canceling events and spending money on advertising to warn people to find something else to do that night. "This is not the year to come to Salem," Driscoll said. Also, MBTA commuter-rail trains will be bypassing Salem on numerous runs.

By adamg - 10/16/20 - 10:44 am
Mission Park pumpking

Don't Panic captured the city's biggest pumpkin at Mission Park off Huntington Avenue the other day.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 1:43 pm

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts tonight. It's normally a time to go to temple, where the new year is brought in with blasts from the shofar. but, of course, not this year. Several congregations in Brookline and Brighton have organized outdoor shofar blowings at 4 p.m. on Sunday (5 p.m. at Amory Park): Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 10:11 pm
Egg nog and elf creamer

Aren't there a couple of holidays to promote the heck out of first? In any case, Eileen reports the South Boston Stop & Shop is now pushing Christmas stuff.

Ad:
By adamg - 7/4/20 - 10:04 pm
Fireworks at Healey Field in Roslindale

Erica had a good view of the fireworks at Healy Field in Roslindale tonight.

Brad Searles took in some of the Lower Allston fireworks action: Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/20 - 9:24 pm
Empty Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

Ron Newman this morning visited the Esplanade, which, in the Before Times, would have already been completely jammed with people awaiting the night's concert and fireworks.

By adamg - 7/4/20 - 5:26 pm

2020 Boston Independence Day Fly Over

Neil caught today's flyover. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 11:04 pm

Jim LaFond-Lewis photographed the Juneteenth commemoration in Hyde Park's Logan Square this afternoon.

By adamg - 5/25/20 - 10:13 am

WBZ reports volunteers worked overnight to place 1,000 "socially distant" flags on Boston Common to remember Massachusetts residents who died in the service of their country. Earlier plans to place the traditional 37,000 flag were called off due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 5/24/20 - 3:38 pm

Kurt Power reports stone pillars were pushed over and some plaques removed at the Puerto Rican Veterans Memorial on Washington Street.

Update: Mayor Walsh reports that damage has been fixed: Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 4:31 pm

Draw A Line In The Sand To Keep Our Beaches Safe And Open

Chris Mancini, executive director of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, shows how to do some social distancing on the beach this weekend.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 2:59 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 5/21/20

Mayor Walsh said today he has "major concerns" about beaches reopening this weekend and urged people who go to stay away from other people. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/20 - 12:24 pm

Arnold Arboretum | Spring

The Arnold Arboretum canceled its traditional Lilac Sunday today, but Greg Cook provided an online way to enjoy the lilacs, if without the aroma. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 1:52 pm

Keith Lockhart made the announcement this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/20 - 2:16 pm

Hoppy Easter

Jennifer Rice watched the Easter Bunny dance up a storm today on Hillview Avenue in Roslindale.

In South Boston, meanwhile, Samuel Brian watched His Bunness came by on the back of a truck, with an escort: Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/20 - 12:32 pm
Minutemen at the Paul Revere statue in the North End.

Not this year.

J.L. Bell lists ways local historical groups are putting together ways to celebrate the historical part of Patriots Day online this year.

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