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By adamg - 11/5/21 - 4:55 pm

Unless you're a fan of pointless public Hitler worship, you might want to avoid the area around the Parkman Bandstand starting late Sunday morning, when 1/6 insurrectionists, other Trump toadies and anti-vaxxers will gather, possibly with a working bullhorn this time, to scream into the gaping void of a city that just doesn't care. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 11:20 pm

A put-upon citizen filed a 311 complaint about the vulgarities filling the air during the cannabis fest on Boston Common today: Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/21 - 2:38 pm

Karyn Regal at WBZ Newsradio asked the Parks Department and Kim Janey if they really believe the Common should best be avoided by decent people, as somebody claiming to be from Parks and Rec responded to a 311 complaint yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/21 - 10:04 pm

A concerned citizen with a bird's eye view of the Tremont side of the Common filed a 311 complaint about homeless people by the visitor center, only with somewhat less neutral nomenclature.

The Parks Department responded: Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 9:53 am
Sahady

A federal judge in Washington DC has ruled that Mark Sahady, facing charges there for his alleged participation in the failed Jan. 6 coup, is free to move about the state again - and that includes riding the Red Line as it passes under the grounds of the State House or even just going for a pleasant stroll among the geese he thinks flock on the Common. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/6/21 - 3:34 pm

A man who sued Marty Walsh, Charlie Baker and William Evans because he couldn't find his way to the Parkman Bandstand for what turned out to be a tiny post-Charlottesville rantfest through the far larger throngs of protesters that surrounded the platform in 2017 had his First Amendment and conspiracy case tossed by a federal judge today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 12:45 am

Alleged 1/6 failed-coup participant Mark Sahady has asked a judge in Washington to free him from limitations set by a judge in Massachusetts that prohibit him from going near the State House - which he frets might even prevent him from riding the Red Line, which runs in a tunnel under the State House grounds. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/21 - 11:08 am
Boston and New York Civil War veterans gather on the Common to commemorate Memorial Day in 1886

On Memorial Day, 1886, Civil War veterans from Boston and New York gathered at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 9:39 am

WBZ reports that volunteers will plant some 37,000 flags on the Common, to commemorate all of the Massachusetts residents who have died in wars starting with the Revolution. Last year's annual display was called off due to Covid-19 concerns, although volunteers did place 1,000 "socially distanced" flags at the last minute.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 9:23 am

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday dismissed a California man's suit against the Massachusetts Army National Guard for the hearing he lost while walking on the Common just as Guard howitzers erupted in honor of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company's annual June command change in 2015. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 9:21 pm
Santa-clad frog at Tadpole Playground, Boston Common

A calendar-conscious citizen filed a 311 complaint that the frog that welcomes kids to the Tadpole Playground on the Common is still dressed like Santa:

Duckling parade is this week but the frog is still in Santa clothes at the tadpole playground.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 9:27 pm

WBZ reports on a march from Nubian Square to Boston Common by way of BPD headquarters today.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 9:19 pm
Two-tone squirrel

Hugmajesty wonders what the deal is with the half-gray, half red squirrel she saw on the Common today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 9:25 am

A federal judge this week tossed a Lowell man's suit against Marty Walsh for urging right wingers not to rally on Boston Common the week after one of their compatriots murdered a woman in Charlottesville. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 10:12 pm

Around 9 p.m. in the area of Tremont Street and Temple Place.

By adamg - 3/14/21 - 12:08 pm

The Dig reports on a rally at the Parkman Bandstand yesterday.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 2:17 pm

A beaten-down citizen files a 311 request:

Given that this is the year of the pandemic and it will be a rather long and dark winter, could the Holiday lights on the Boston Common remain on until March first?

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 12:12 pm
Nova Scotia tree on Boston Common

The mayor's office released this photo of our annual gift tree from Nova Scotia safely arriving on Boston Common this morning. It'll officially be lit up on Dec. 3, come hell, high water or tree pattern baldness. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 10:16 am
Unchained carousel horse in the Frog Pond

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint to suggest chaining down the horses on the Boston Common carousel, because people are removing them.

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