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By adamg - 9/8/22 - 9:46 am
Pumpkin-spice dog bones

Spotted yesterday at the Dedham Stop & Shop. And look: It's human grade, so you can enjoy a hearty gnaw yourself.

By adamg - 8/28/22 - 11:22 am
Christmas stuff for sale

MrsRoyKent reports a local Paper Store already has Christmas stuff out.

By adamg - 7/6/22 - 11:38 am

Cambridge Police report that around 8:20 p.m. on July 4th, one of the fireworks two guys were setting off on Cherry Street shot into a house, "causing smoke." Officers who arrived on scene in response to several calls about the bombs bursting in air wrote summonses for the two on charges of illegal fireworks possession and disturbing the peace.

By adamg - 7/5/22 - 11:21 am

Gregory Gill, 23, is scheduled for arraignment on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in East Boston Municipal Court today after he allegedly pointed "a realistic-looking replica AK47 at passersby" during preparations for the Winthrop July Fourth parade on Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/22 - 4:45 pm
USS Constitution off Castle Island

Out at Deer Island, Matt Frank watched the USS Constitution fire a 21-gun salute off Castle Island this morning.

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By adamg - 7/2/22 - 5:16 pm

Chowderfest returned to Boston this year, after a couple years away because of, well, you know. City Hall Plaza is under reconstruction, so it was held this year along Washington Street in Downtown Crossing: Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/22 - 12:44 pm
Today is not an MGH holiday, sign says

Ben Genaux says he was surprised to see this sign at Mass. General today.

By adamg - 5/30/22 - 11:57 am
Memorial Day flags on Boston Common

David Parsons visited the Boston Common memorial, which features one flag for each of the 37,000 Massachusetts residents who have died fighting for the country since the Revolution. Read more.

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.

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.

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