The rain held off for today's Roslindale Day Parade, the first since 2019, and held in honor of longtime parade organizer Tom Donahue, who died earlier this year.
Kids from the St. Nectarios school:
At least by Walworth Street, the crowds seemed larger than in recent years:
Roslindale "mayor" Vicky Elias of the Rialto Barber Shop waved to the crowds:
Candidates for mayor of Boston and for city council walked down the route, but the day's most significant political news was probably that supporters of incumbent at-large Councilor Michael Flaherty this year gave out not only Flaherty emery boards, but candy:
Essaibi George had way more big rigs supporting her than Wu (who had none); possibly even outnumbering the Shriners with their miniature trucks:
John White, who is running for the District 5 (Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan) council seat walked with supporters. Incumbent Ricardo Arroyo walked with the Wu contingent for part of the parade and with the folks supporting David Halbert for an at-large seat for another part.
Both Kendra Hicks and Mary Tamer, running for the District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill and a bit of Roslindale) seat Matt O'Malley is giving up, walked:
Erin Murphy, running for one of the four at-large seats, had a fuzzy supporter. Murphy was also the only candidate who gave out candy by herself, rather than delegating that entirely to volunteers:
There was only one marching band, but it was a big one: A combined effort of Quincy and North Quincy high schools:
Cars of both past and future slowly moved down Belgrade: