Boston Common

By - 4/29/19 - 9:25 am
Traditional Japanese dolls for sale to support tsunami victims

Michael Kerpan took in the annual Japan Festival on Boston Common yesterday, which included Japanese music, art and food. At one booth, Miwako Hosoda sold traditional Japanese hina or dolls to benefit ongoing relief efforts for people still dealing with after effects of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami - made both by women in the hardest hit areas and in areas that have pledged special support to them.

By - 4/24/19 - 9:12 am

The Sri Lanka Association of New England and the Massachusetts Council of Churches will hold a vigil at the Parkman Bandstand starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By - 4/8/19 - 9:09 am

New England Folklore recounts the life of Ann Hibbins, a 17th-century Bostonian whose downfall began when she complained about what she thought was shoddy work by a carpenter on her home. One thing led to another, and in 1655 she was convicted of witchcraft. The General Court, on which her husband had served before his own death (from natural causes), upheld the conviction and she was hanged on Boston Common on June 19, 1656.

By - 3/4/19 - 8:45 am
The Embrace

King Boston, a group set up to select and build a memorial for Martin Luther King, said today it's selected "The Embrace," by Hank Willis Thomas and the MASS Design Group. Read more.

By - 2/4/19 - 9:41 am

Boston Police report arresting a BU student from Los Angeles last night after, they say, he refused to come down from a tree in the Common. Read more.

By - 1/17/19 - 5:20 pm

Mayor Walsh's office announced today it's hired Weston & Sampson of Boston to help the city figure out how to improve the Common with $28 million from the sale of the old Winthrop Square garage. Read more.

By - 12/20/18 - 12:40 pm

A man who was having a good time chatting with two strangers he met on the Common early Tuesday went home with them - only to wind up being grabbed by the shirt collar and threatened with a knife unless he transfer money from his bank account to them, police say. Read more.

By - 12/16/18 - 1:56 pm
Santa on a bicycle on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Steven D. Schmitt watched a Christmas bike parade through the Common today.

But where were his reindeer? Over in Somerville for the Jingle Bell 5K: Read more.

By - 11/30/18 - 8:52 am
Boston Common Christmas tree and the towers of Back Bay

Louise Miller got a dawn look today at the Nova Scotia Christmas Tree on Boston Common - lit up last night - and the towers of the Back Bay.

By - 11/14/18 - 9:00 am

With Redcoats firmly ensconced in Boston 250 years ago, they weren't going to tolerate major infractions among troops - such as desertion. J.L. Bell recounts the execution of Pvt. Richard Eames of the 14th Regiment on the Common for desertion.

By - 11/8/18 - 5:29 pm
Mueller protest in front of the State House in Boston

Brad Squirrels reports from the Common:

Pretty impressive turnout on the Common with just 24 hours notice.

Lily Goldman is at a protest in Gloucester: Read more.

By - 11/7/18 - 7:43 pm

Months ago, the progressive group MoveOn set up a rapid-fire response protest plan to deal with the possible firing of Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein. Although neither has happened, Sessions is gone and Rosenstein is no longer in charge of Mueller and so the group has activated the plan, which includes a protest at 5 p.m. today - Thursday - on the Common across from the State House. More info.

By - 10/29/18 - 11:22 am

Boston Police report arresting just one person early this morning for allegedly getting out of hand after the Sox won the series.

By - 10/28/18 - 3:02 pm
Tree of Life vigil on Boston Common

Carpundit was among the hundreds at the Parkman Bandstand to honor the memory of the Pittsburgh synagogue victims and to stand in solidarity with the survivors.

By - 10/27/18 - 10:03 pm

Several Boston-area Jewish groups are organizing a vigil at the Parkman Bandstand at 2 p.m. on Sunday, following today's murder of 11 by an anti-Semite with an AR-15: Read more.

By - 10/14/18 - 11:06 am

J.L. Bell brings us back 250 years to a Boston under occupation.

By - 9/26/18 - 1:27 pm

The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing on the annual Freedom Rally on Boston Common and whether it can be turned into a less of a mess or whether the three-day event has to be moved somewhere else. Read more.

By - 9/24/18 - 8:57 pm

City Councilors Josh Zakim and Ed Flynn, whose districts meet in Boston Common, say they're tired of complaints about the marijuana-focused Freedom Rally on the Common every September and that it's time to move it somewhere else. Read more.

By - 9/24/18 - 9:58 am
Trabant on Boston Common

Redsox223 took in the Boston Cup car show on Boston Common yesterday, which included an East German Trabant sputtering down one of the lanes.

Stevil checked out the cars as well, including this shinier model, an Allard: Read more.