Thursday was Shaloh House's annual Chanukhah Hummer Parade, in which the Brighton Chabad center throws a party that includes a ride for kids around Boston in Hummer limos with large menorahs mounted on the roofs.
This year, one particularly put out citizen on Beacon Hill filed a 311 report about what he or she found to be a simply ghastly display:
There were extremely loud police sirens And flashing lights around Back Bay and Beacon Hill around 6 this evening. It appeared to be some sort of bizarre Hanukkah celebration. Was this an approved event? If so it was frightening to residents, disturbed the annual Christmas stroll on Beacon Hill and showed terrible judgement.
Shaloh House has been doing this for years. The party is always fun enough to make even Marty Walsh break out in a grin.
This year, new Mayor Wu came for the party, but left before the parade (she had to get downtown for the Nova Scotia tree lighting). Couple her presence with the police escort and us landsmen here at the Universal Hub holiday center will go out on a limb and say, yeah, it was an "approved event."