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By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:19 pm
Lot of turkeys in Franklin Park

Thebostonlol spotted a big rafter crossing the plains of Franklin Park today.

Dimas also spotted some free birds, in Brighton: Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 10:38 am
By adamg - 11/18/20 - 2:39 pm

Don't.

But if you do, the city has some guidelines to try to reduce your risk, like no more than 10 people, make people bring their own food and drink, don't let people take masks off except when they're eating, open all the windows, and, well, seriously, all this stuff should be second hand by now, but click the link for more details.

By adamg - 11/29/19 - 12:37 am
Waiting at the Dedham Best Buy

The guy in the tent and the guy behind him said they'd arrived at the Dedham Best Buy at 10 p.m. on Wednesday to pick up some stuff for their families, in particular, AirPods and Playstations. At 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, the line, such as it was, didn't even reach to the end of the front of the store, unlike in years past, when it would stretch along the side of the building and curl around the back. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/19 - 11:21 am

Boston.com reports that Mike Dukakis is no longer asking people to drop off their Thanksgiving turkey carcasses at his Brookline home.

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By adamg - 11/28/19 - 9:55 am
Gov. Hancock declares Thanksgiving

On Nov. 10, 1783, just ten months after British diplomats signed the Treaty of Paris, which recognized an independent United States, Massachusetts Gov. John Hancock issued a proclamation declaring "a day of Thanksgiving" on Dec. 11: Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/18 - 7:31 pm

The Washington Post interviews Scott Macaulay, who has been making dinner for all who ask since 1985.

By adamg - 11/22/18 - 9:48 am
Quincy House menu

The Quincy House hotel, at the corner of Brattle Place and Brattle Square, had this cover printed for its Thanksgiving dinner in 1899 (from the New York Public Library collection). Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/18 - 4:28 pm
Whole Fole Mole

Mike Toole reports:

Man, tryin to get the last of the turkey day shopping done, and my brain is turning to mush. all of these damn supermarkets are starting to blend together~

By adamg - 11/26/17 - 1:36 pm
Turkey in Harvard Square

Tracy Strauss found the Destiny's Child of turkeys in Harvard Square today.

By adamg - 11/24/17 - 12:25 am
Line at Dedham Best Buy

The first people we could speak to in line at the Dedham Best Buy tonight only got there around 5 p.m. - to get an Xbox and to, as one of them said, meet some new people and enjoy the cold weather. They were the ones behind the guy scrunched up in the tent, who had no desire to speak to a reporter.

By adamg - 11/23/17 - 9:44 am

The Berkshire Eagle reports:

LEE - Because they couldn't find a dump open in Great Barrington, two youths threw a load of refuse down a Stockbridge hillside on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, Richard J. Robbins, 19, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Arlo Guthrie, 18, of Howard Beach N.Y., each paid a fine of $25 in Lee District Court after pleading guilty of illegally disposing of rubbish. ...

By adamg - 11/23/17 - 9:22 am
Over the river and through the woods, to grandfather's house we go ...

The first page of the song, from 1845.

Child

If you really want to recreate the famous song, you'll have to cross over the Mystic River in Medford and head for the house that still stands at 114 South St. When Lydia Maria Child wrote the song, as part of the book, Flowers for Children, in 1845, she was recalling her childhood visits to her grandfather's house there. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/17 - 3:28 pm
Petsi Pies line in Somerville

Or as octr202 puts it, Pie crisis at Petsi Pies. This is the line on the side of the pie bakery just to get to the front of the bakery on Beacon Street.

By adamg - 11/21/17 - 7:48 pm
Slow commute on I-93

Shortly before 7 p.m., one of the signboards by the side of I-93 north of the city showed it would take 81 minutes to go just five miles, Caitlin DiMartino reports.

By adamg - 8/13/17 - 7:49 pm
Thanksgiving stuff at Dedham supermarket

Spotted today at the Dedham Stop & Shop. They were also selling window appliques reading "HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Y'ALL!" for all their Southern customers.

By adamg - 11/26/16 - 10:41 am
Turkeys on a roof in Jamaica Plain

Matt Fede spotted these Thanksgiving leftovers this morning on the roof of Arborway Motors on South Street, near the Arborway in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 11/25/16 - 12:31 am
Empty lines outside Walpole Walmart

Outside the Walpole Walmart, 11:50 p.m.

Normally, the lines outside the Walmart in Walpole and the Best Buy in Dedham for the Black Friday sales start Thursday morning and stretch way, way back around the sides of the building.

Tonight, though, most of the twisty lanes Walmart created with barriers to slow the hordes went empty. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/16 - 12:13 pm
Turkeys in Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Derek Kouyoumjian spotted some relieved turkeys at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

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