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By adamg - 4/18/22 - 4:54 pm

The MBTA says all the Marathon fans jamming into Green Line stops means trolleys have to go wicked slow for safety reasons pulling into and out of stations, but some riders say there's slow and then there's the Green Line:

Took 30 minutes from Copley to Arlington, and Copley is not even open.

By adamg - 4/18/22 - 11:38 am
Dawes and horse warm up

Dawes and horse warm up before leaving John Eliot Square.

William Dawes returned to the First Church of Roxbury this morning, for the first time since before the start of the pandemic, to ride off to Lexington and Concord to warn the colonists that the Redcoats were on their way. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/22 - 2:41 pm
Eggs and Easter Bunny at Millennium Park

Tim West was on scene for the Parkway in Motion Easter-egg hunt at the West Roxbury Education Complex field today, moments before scores of kids were unleashed on the 20,000 Easter eggs scattered there.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 9:07 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that after two years of pandemic-related absence, Lilac Sunday returns to the Arnold Arboretum on May 8.

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By adamg - 3/20/22 - 4:12 pm
Men with leprechauns on their knees

Michael Spicher took in the return of the St. Patrick's parade down Broadway, after two years of cancellations due to Covid- 19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/22 - 11:15 am
Wreath in South Boston on March 19

A fed-up citizen filed a 311 complaint on March 17 about a wreath still hanging at Dorchester Avenue and West Broadway in South Boston that included this explanation: Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/22 - 12:47 pm
Clown

One of the clowns who interrupted the playing of Taps. Photo by Jake.

There was a ceremony at Dorchester Heights this morning to commemorate the day the Americans drove the British out of Boston. Mayor Wu was there and so was her obviously jobless contingent of Covid deniers, banging drums and yelling about whatever specific Covid thing they're upset about today. Fine, but they kept right on banging their drums and yelling even as a bugler played Taps to remember the true patriots who died before the British left.

By adamg - 1/1/22 - 12:49 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

Matt Conti had the best seat for the foggy First Night fireworks over Boston Harbor at midnight. Read more.

By adamg - 12/31/21 - 9:48 pm
Ice sculpture on the Greenway

Matt Conti took in the First Night ice sculptures along the Greenway and in Christopher Columbus Park tonight.

By adamg - 12/30/21 - 12:09 pm

The Whittier Street Health Center will run a mobile Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Copley Square tomorrow, near the Bostix booth, between noon and 7 p.m. for everybody 5 and up. Then the Boston Public Health Commission will take over and provide shots for everybody 12 and up between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. at the same location.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 1:05 pm

The First Night schedule was revised this week due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/21 - 2:40 pm

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale), said today he's canceling his annual Three Kings Day party and fundraiser.

I will miss seeing you all in person and celebrating together but I refuse to put anyone's health at risk with Covid-19 on the rise.

By adamg - 12/25/21 - 12:34 pm
Man falling on icy steps

JJFree shows off her husband's form on some ice-covered steps in Needham this morning: Read more.

By BenHa - 12/24/21 - 4:38 pm

I'm thinking about a great little dive in Watertown called "Home Taste." Or maybe I'll go all traditional and head down to Chinatown!

Tips are appreciated.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 3:31 pm
Santa suit at a Dorchester dry cleaner

Because they close at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Voo Doo reports.

By adamg - 12/20/21 - 9:33 pm
Dinghy tree off Marblehead

Rick Macomber watched the sunrise over Little Harbor in Marblehead - and the First Harbor Company's Christmas-tree dinghy.

By adamg - 12/13/21 - 6:33 pm
Skinny Santaa

Spotted this evening on Deforest Street in Hyde Park.

Earlier:
Roslindale Santa is so metal.

By adamg - 12/12/21 - 5:35 pm
Santa getting off a helicopter in the North End

Lisa Young watched Santa arrive by helicopter in the North End. Adam Castiglioni watched him in the Christmas parade through the neighborhood: Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/21 - 12:26 pm

Update: The big silver ball was found in a yard on Beryl Street.

A Roslindale resident is seeking help today finding a lawn ornament, "a large silver ball, bigger than a basketball" that blew away in the wind last night. So if you're anywhere near the Mozart School, like Beryl Street, Cornell Street or Havana Street, keep an eye out for one of those Christmastime silver balls.

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