Saturday, April 20, 2013
Hundreds of people gathered on the Boston Common and cheered from sidewalks around the city Friday night following the apprehension of the marathon bombing suspects.
After a day of eerie quiet, Boston got loud Friday night. Check out these videos of people celebrating the end of a citywide lockdown and the apprehension of two suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing with songs, cheers, screams and "thank you"s.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Protesters urged lawmakers not to pass Gov. Patrick's proposed gun control bill.
Taking aim at Democrats, the media and others they say are attacking the Second Amendment, hundreds of gun rights activists gathered on the Boston Common Wednesday afternoon to rally to fight a bill that would tighten gun control. "Every time the government passes new gun control laws it creates a problem," Ying Li, an engineer who participated in the 1989 pro-democracy protests centered on Beijing's Tiananmen Square, told the crowd. The rally was organized by the Gun Owners' Action League and was partly in response to new gun control measures being considered at the State House, including Gov. Deval Patrick's bill to limit firearm purchases to one a month, reduce access to high-powered rounds of ammunition and require background checks …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Boston Common's tree was lit following a holiday show in the park.
Thousands of people showed up Thurday evening to watch dancing and muscial performaces at the 71st Annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common. The 45-foot white spruce was donated by Paul and Jan Hicks of Jordan Bay, Nova Scotia. This is the 41st year that Nova Scotia has given a tree to the people of Boston as thanks for relief efforts following the December 6, 1917, explosion of a munitions ship in Halifax Harbor. Within 24 hours of the disaster a train loaded with supplies and emergency personnel was making its way from Boston to Nova Scotia. In addition this year, Nova Scotia is donating smaller trees to two Boston charities, the Pine Street Inn and Rosie’s Place, both in the South End. The holiday show preceding the lighting …