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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.

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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.

By adamg - 4/11/20 - 12:01 pm

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Boston police officers did nothing wrong when they walked through an open door into a boisterous party at East 6th and O streets on St. Patrick's Day in 2013 in response to a noise complaint - and wound up arresting several partygoers after a shoving match broke out. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/20 - 7:02 pm
Easter Bunny in Dedham

Stacy exchanged pleasantries with the Easter Bunny at a proper distance in Dedham today.

By adamg - 4/7/20 - 10:17 am

B.C. Baking on Como Road in Readville has announced it will be closed through at least May 4 due to Covid-19 concerns: Read more.

By Ron Newman - 3/30/20 - 5:28 am

The page content will not surprise anyone, yet the headline is still painful to read on the Town of Lexington's website:

Patriots' Day 2020 Has Been Cancelled

That means no Paul Revere's ride, no battle re-enactments, no pancake breakfasts, no parades, no fifes and drums, no vigils, no Dawn Salute at the rude bridge in Concord -- none of it.

List of canceled events

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 3:22 pm
Man dressed for St. Patrick's Day at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Leprechauns know to pick up their last-minute holiday supplies at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury.

Also spotted: City Councilor Matt O'Malley, in a green scally cap, visiting his ancestral retail homeland.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 1:52 pm
St. Patrick's sort of parade on Sunday

Chad Parenteau reports he and his girlfriend were driving down Broadway yesterday when:

We came across a flash mob Saint Patrick's parade of sorts. People driving around decorated vehicles and screaming from their windows (and even the open back of a van).

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 10:34 pm
Dropkick Murphys to stream on Tuesday

The Dropkick Murphys are famous for their annual St. Patrick's Day concert. Times like these mean no concerts, of course - unless you do it from a studio and stream it out over the Internet, which is what they'll be doing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook Live.

By Ron Newman - 3/11/20 - 10:38 am

The Museum of Fine Arts has cancelled its celebration of the Persian New Year, originally scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 10:16 am

Young Israel of Brookline announced yesterday that it's canceled tonight's Purim festivities - which would have included a children's parade and communal meal - "based on the advice of medical professionals and due to an abundance of caution." Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/20 - 12:45 pm
Booth and Corbett

Booth and Corbett.

Before he became Abe Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth was a well known actor who so liked performing in Boston - at the Boston Museum theater on Tremont Street, next to the King's Chapel Burying Ground - that he bought a parcel on Commonwealth Avenue in the newly emerging Back Bay to build a home. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 12:44 pm
A squirrel and his nuts in South Boston

Eileen Murphy put out some treats for Rocky, a regular visitor to her South Boston porch.

By adamg - 2/2/20 - 2:01 pm
New Year celebrations in Chinatown

Ron Newman took in New Year's Lion Dance parade in Chinatown today (and the Lunar New Year's festivities at the MFA yesterday; more from the BU News Service).

Mike McD watched a parade practice run this morning: Read more.

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