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Boston and Nova Scotia continue Christmas tree tradition

Boston and Nova Scotia continue Christmas tree tradition

Julia Preszler, news correspondent

December 5, 2018


Filed under City

The 46-foot white spruce tree, which was set up on Boston Common Nov. 20, came from Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is an annual gift and a sign of gratitude to the city of Boston for the assistance it provided after a major explosion that occurred Dec. 6, 1917.

Boston celebrates the holiday season with tree lighting at the Common

Boston celebrates the holiday season with tree lighting at the Common

Ali Dusinberre, deputy lifestyle editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Thousands gathered on Boston Common Thursday, Nov. 29, to watch the lighting of the City of Boston’s official 2018 Christmas tree, along with musical performances and fireworks. This year marked the 77th annual tree lighting and the 47th year that Nova Scotia has donated a tree to the city as t...

Event Calendar: Thursday, Nov. 29 – Wednesday, Dec. 5

Event Calendar: Thursday, Nov. 29 – Wednesday, Dec. 5

November 28, 2018


Filed under event calendar, Lifestyle

Compiled by Claire Wallace, deputy lifestyle editor Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh and residents of Boston for the lighting of the Christmas tree in Boston Common. The event will feature the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a fireworks show following the lighting. There will b...

Mayor Walsh issues statement following Boston Freedom Rally

Mayor Walsh issues statement following Boston Freedom Rally

October 3, 2018


Filed under City

By Guy Ovadia, news correspondent Mayor Martin J. Walsh said the Boston Common was left in poor condition after a pro-marijuana event. The event, which was organized by marijuana advocacy group MassCann, is officially called the Boston Freedom Rally. It is an annual event which was held from S...

Students protest at Mass. State House for gun control

Students protest at Mass. State House for gun control

March 14, 2018


Filed under City

By Christian Triunfo, news staff After a winter storm left Boston schools closed on Wednesday, students walked out of their homes instead of their classrooms to march to the State House and meet with legislators to call for gun reform. On the one-month anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman...

Local activists rally to close Guantánamo

Local activists rally to close Guantánamo

February 28, 2018


Filed under City

By Zach Carmosino, news correspondent “Can you imagine being there for 15 years and not going crazy?” human rights advocate Susan McLucas asked an energized crowd on Park Street on Saturday. Fifteen years after the Bush administration opened the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, Boston activi...

Strangers make silent eye contact at Boston Common

Strangers make silent eye contact at Boston Common

September 26, 2017


Filed under City

By Riley Robinson, news correspondent More than 60 people sat on blankets and yoga mats in the grass of Boston Common Saturday afternoon to make silent eye contact with strangers. Boston was one of more than 160 cities worldwide to host The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, which was orga...

Freedom Rally goers celebrate marijuana

Freedom Rally goers celebrate marijuana

September 21, 2017


Filed under City

By Guy Ovadia, news correspondent This year marks the first Boston Freedom Rally since Massachusetts voters chose to legalize marijuana in 2016 , and it continued to be the largest gathering of pro-marijuana supporters on the East Coast and second largest in the world. State policy makers are still...

Boston Ballet hosts first ‘Night of Stars’

Boston Ballet hosts first ‘Night of Stars’

September 18, 2013


Filed under Lifestyle

By Juliana McLeod, News Correspondent  The Boston Ballet, in celebration of 50 years as a major institution of dance, is giving residents of Boston the gift of free entertainment. This weekend, the company is holding its first ever “Night of Stars” event for all audiences. On Saturday, Sept. 2...

Sprucing up away from home for the holidays

December 5, 2012


Filed under City

By Emma McGrath, News Correspondent Last week, the Hub celebrated its 71st annual tree lighting ceremony at Boston Common. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia and standing at 45 feet tall, the white spruce drew crowds from far and wide, and was joined by 60 other trees, each of them decked out in li...

Boston Common Frog Pond opens for idyllic holiday experience in the city

December 5, 2012


Filed under City

By Mary Whitfill, News Correspondent Located in the heart of the city, the Boston Common Frog Pond has opened its gates to another season of ice skaters and holiday season lovers this winter. From lacing up and racing around the rink to enjoying hot chocolate from The Frog Pond Café, the Boston ...

Boston Common to be redone by fall

March 24, 2011


Filed under City

By Zack Sampson, News Staff A new, decked-out Boston Common will debut this fall, with free wireless Internet access and a renovated plaza featuring movable tables and chairs, a food cart, reading room, chess rentals and a lunchtime piano player. “I think it will be a much more inviting space for everyone ...

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