• car free boston September 23, 2022 8:17 pm

    Boston Rally Calls for Bike Riding to Fight Climate Change

    The organizer told NBC10 Boston they plan to stay safe, go slow and follow the rules of the road, but it is a group of cyclists traveling together in Boston so drivers should keep an eye out as they plan to cover about 10 miles through the city.

  • Boston September 26, 2022 11:18 am

    New Traffic-Blocking Climate Protest Held in Boston Friday

    The group behind the protest that disrupted rush hour traffic in Boston’s Seaport Wednesday morning held another event Friday afternoon in the heart of the city. Extinction Rebellion organized a slow, 10-mile group bike ride that travels from Copley Square to Boston Common Friday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. The riders plan to take up one lane of traffic. The...

  • Boston August 13, 2022 11:10 pm

    Water Main Break on Boston Common

    Crews continue to repair the damage of a water main break at the corners of Charleston Street and Boylston Street. Although the pipe that caused the damage has been repaired, officials say there’s plenty of work to be done fixing the damage that the main break caused.

  • Boston August 13, 2022 6:15 pm

    Water Main Breaks at Boston Common

    Crews are working to repair a water main that broke early Saturday morning near the common. Crews expect to have the incident fixed overnight.

  • Boston August 13, 2022 2:09 pm

    PHOTOS: Water Main Break Floods, Damages Streets Near Boston Common

    Crews contained a water main break early Saturday morning that caused major flooding in and around the Boston Common.

  • Boston August 13, 2022 1:08 pm

    Water Main Break Floods, Damages Area Near Boston Common

    An early morning water main break caused the streets near the Boston Common to flood and erode.

  • Boston August 15, 2022 1:57 pm

    Repair Work Continues After Water Main Break Floods, Damages Streets Near Boston Common

    Crews contained a water main break early Saturday morning that caused major flooding in and around the Boston Common. Thousands of gallons of water could be seen gushing onto the sidewalks and on Charles and Boylston Streets near the Common, closing traffic to parts of the streets affected. The flooding also caused rocks and debris to litter the roads. “I…

  • boston common August 7, 2022 6:52 pm

    Red Sox Fans Watch Game on Boston Common Despite the Heat

    It was hot, and the Red Sox lost… but that didn’t deter Boston sports fans from hitting the Boston Common to support their team. The key to an outdoor watch party during a record-setting heat wave? Plenty of refreshments. “I’ve got my water bottle,” said George Stutcman. “We’ve probably filled it about five times now.” A water bottle wasn’t...

  • heat wave August 7, 2022 6:17 pm

    Beating the Heat in Boston

    With Mayor Wu extending the heat emergency into Monday evening, many in Boston are finding ways to cool off. Oscar Margain spoke with some people at the Boston Common trying to beat the heat as best they could.

  • boston common July 23, 2022 12:22 am

    Shakespeare on the Common: Outdoor Performers Dealing With Heat in Boston

    This summer, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is bringing the play “Much Ado About Nothing” into the 90s, while temperatures outside are also reaching the 90s. “It’s a really passionate story of love and redemption,” said actor Erik Robles, who plays Claudio, a Gulf War veteran who loses his cool when he is deceived while trying to keep cool on stage....

  • Martin Luther King Jr. July 22, 2022 8:00 pm

    Why MLK Memorial ‘The Embrace,' Destined for Boston, Is Being Built in Wash.

    It is one thing to build a sculpture that will soon redefine the Boston landscape. It is another to build it some 2,500 miles away in Washington State. “We really needed the capacity, and we were really confident Walla Walla could do it,” said Sam Giarratani, project manager for “The Embrace.” That need for massive scale is how the sculpture…

  • Boston July 3, 2022 3:56 pm

    Man Charged in Boston Common Stabbing

    A man was arrested a day after allegedly stabbing someone at Boston Common. Police said Sunday that 39-year-old Tjay Carter of Boston had been arrested in connection with the stabbing Saturday afternoon. Carter is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to murder and assault and battery on a police officer. The victim in...

  • Boston July 3, 2022 12:03 am

    Person Stabbed Near Boston Common

    A person was hurt in a stabbing Saturday afternoon near Boston Common. Police say they were called to Tremont Street just after 3 p.m. to find the victim wounded. While the Boston Police Department initially said the victim suffered life-threatening injuries, that assessment was later downgraded to non-life-threatening. Authorities did not say whether a person was in custody, explaining that…

  • Frog Pond June 27, 2022 11:28 am

    Boston's Frog Pond Spray Pool Reopens for the Season Tuesday

    Summer in Boston is officially kicking off Tuesday, when the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens. The city is holding a celebration at the local landmark when the spray pool opens Tuesday at 11 a.m., park mascot Frog Pond Freddie and Mayor Michelle Wu are among the people who will be in attendance. The Frog Pond will stay open…

  • Boston Business Journal June 27, 2022 5:10 am

    Food Trucks, Piano Concerts Return to Boston Common's Brewer Plaza

    Piano concerts, food trucks return to Brewer Plaza

  • Boston May 26, 2022 6:32 pm

    Person Shot Near Boston Common, Police Say

    A person was shot near Boston Common Thursday, according to police, and the shooter hasn’t been arrested. The report of a person shot near Tremont and Winter streets was received about 3:27 p.m., Boston police said. The Park Street MBTA station is near that address. Police said that the person who was shot is expected to survive and was...

  • Memorial Day May 26, 2022 5:33 pm

    Boston Common Again Hosts ‘Heart-Wrenching' Garden of Flags for Fallen Soldiers

    The annual Memorial Day tribute at the Boston Common was held Thursday, with state and local officials joining relatives of U.S. troops from Massachusetts who’ve died in service. Each name, each flag in a breathtaking sea of red, white, and blue is a symbol of the ultimate sacrifice of the brave sons and daughters of Massachusetts who lost their...

  • boston common May 25, 2022 11:27 pm

    Volunteers Place Flags for Memorial Day

    Flags were being arrayed for Memorial Day remembrances across Massachusetts ahead of the holiday weekend.

  • Boston May 16, 2022 12:40 am

    AAPI Heritage Month Rally Held at Boston Common

    Dozens of groups attended a celebration and rally on Boston Common on Sunday in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month. In total, more than 70 organizations took part. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu was among the speakers at the event, which also included music and dance performances. Everyone also took part in a unity walk around the common.

  • roe v. wade May 14, 2022 7:27 pm

    Abortion Rights Activists Rally on Boston Common, Block Traffic Near Copley Square

    Thousands of abortion rights activists gathered on the Boston Common and elsewhere Saturday afternoon as part of the Boston Bans Off Our Bodies Day of Action, pushing for greater protection of women’s rights. Down Boylston Street, activists held a sit-in at the Arlington Street intersection, blocking traffic before continuing to march. A gathering called Abortion on Demand and Without...

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