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.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Photographs from last Thursday's Boston Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Boston Common and Boston Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
Hundreds gathered last Thursday as dignitaries lit the city's main Christmas tree on Boston Common. Each year the Canadian province of Nova Scotia provides the tree, in a gesture of friendship with Boston. The Canadians are grateful for New England's help in the aftermath of the horrific Halifax Explosion of 1917, in which 1,900 people died.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
They'll be on display through Memorial Day as a way to remember those who died in service.
Volunteers from the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, a nonprofit that supports families of those lost in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, placed thousands of flags on the Boston Common yesterday, each representing a fallen Massachusetts service members. They'll be on display through Memorial Day as a way to remember and honor those who have given their lives.
Monday, May 2, 2011
After President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night that U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, Bostonians took to the Common to celebrate the end of the nearly 10-year hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Osama bin Laden, the "face of terror" in American and leader of the al Qaeda terrorist network responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, has been killed in Pakistan. The news came Sunday night, with President Barack Obama making a late-night address to the nation. The death of bin Laden, he said, "marks the most significant achievements to date" in the U.S. fight against al Qaeda. Bostonians took to the streets, with hundreds of people celebrating in the Common and marching in Back Bay. If you have family fighting the war on terror, are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, or simply want to tell us what you think, please let us know in the comments or by contacting JP Patch editor Chris Helms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Mayor's Cup Skating Competition comes to the Common.
Last Saturday morning, students from The Skating Club of Boston came to the Frog Pond for the inaugural Mayor's Cup Skating Competition. By performing various figure skating techniques from their classes, the students compete for the title of "Boston's Best." This year, that title was awarded to Team Boylston. Major highlights of the event included a performance from Frog Pond Skating School instructors Melanie Lambert and Fred Palascak, winner of ABC's "Skating with the Stars" with his partner, Rebecca Budig. The Team Excel Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team also made an appearance.