Boston, the city that never sleeps… in

By: - Monday, Mar 10, 2014 - 12:23pm

Boston redditor DJG513 reminds us of Boston’s lackluster late-night culture:

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All that could be soon be changing as newly appointed Marty Walsh recently announced plans to appoint a “Late-Night Task Force.” Amongst various initiatives, Walsh said he plans to have the task force “look at 3:30 a.m. closings” for bars and restaurants. Read the full story via WBUR.

Somerville syrup, Brooklyn beats, and more things to do this weekend

By: - Friday, Mar 7, 2014 - 11:57am

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Take a break from your “True Detective” binge to crown Boston’s king of wings, sample some local maple syrup, and see a local institution’s milestone performance. Or don’t, it doesn’t really matter because time is a flat circle and everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again. (more…)

#youneedtofollow @thebostoncal

By: - Friday, Mar 7, 2014 - 9:49am

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“Cold sunset on the Esplanade last night.” Posted to IG by @brianmcw.

As you already know, The Boston Calendar launched an Instagram (IG as we in the biz like to call it) account less than a month ago.  We gained 332 followers and 75 posts in such a short amount of time!  Before we delve into our own Instagrammers (IGers), let’s check out who we think you should be following.  This is my biased list of the Top 10 Boston-Based Instagrams: (more…)

“To tunnel or not to tunnel…”

By: - Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 - 4:36pm

Tunnel it was. We posted the below image to our twitter account as part of #throwbackthursday. Images sourced from the Rose Kennedy Greenway Wikipedia page and these pictures found by a redditor when he was destroying a couch to throwaway.

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New rules for 2014 Boston Marathon

By: - Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 - 1:30pm

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Photo courtesy of Wally Gobetz. Posted under the Creative Commons license.

Boston Marathon organizer, Boston Athletic Association, announced on their website last week new restrictions on what runners are allowed to bring with them on race day. The following items are prohibited: (more…)

2Pac clone spotted at Celtics game

By: - Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 - 1:50am

During a blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors Wednesday, Celtics fans started cheering for something completely non-basketball related: Tupac. Celtics Locker Room Reporter @CLNS_JaredWeiss tweeted this picture of the Tupac lookalike during the game:

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TUGG Boston to hold their Annual Wine & Tequila Party on Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

By: - Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 - 4:02pm

This past summer I was made aware of TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good) at a potluck meeting for social good in Boston. At the meeting I was introduced to the director of TUGG, David Brown, by potluck organizer Justin Kang. Justin told me about all the money TUGG has raised for nonprofits around the Boston area, and went on to rave about their Annual Charity Wine & Tequila Party. Well, on Thursday, March 13th that party is set to take place. Aside from it likely being amazing, the event is on track to raise $300K for charity! I caught back up with David via email and asked him about TUGG and the upcoming party…

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TUGG’s official LOGO (more…)

Where to celebrate Mardi Gras in Boston

By: - Monday, Mar 3, 2014 - 1:03pm

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Photo by gnuckx on Flickr. Posted under the Creative Commons license.

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” is a traditional New Orleans expression that roughly translates to “Let’s get drunk on a weekday!” Go out and raise a glass to Thomas Jefferson for totally fleecing Napoleon in the Louisiana Purchase, even if we had to take all those flyover states whose only contributions to American culture are meth and high-fructose corn syrup. (more…)

Former Mayor Menino holds “coffee hour” with BU students every Thursday

By: - Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 - 11:55pm

Mayor Menino has tweeted multiple times about a recurring “coffee hour” event for BU students every Thursday afternoon. The Daily Free Press (independent newspaper at BU) reports that those office hours take place at his new office (75 Bay State Road) every Thursday from 3:30 to 5p, and “any students interested in speaking with him can drop into his office and explore their city-related concerns.” There is no official event listing or anything like that, so we went ahead and put it on The Boston Calendar. Keep in mind that this event is most likely open to BU students only.

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From Menino’s twitter account

If you’re a student at BU this seems like a cool opportunity. Meet with the former mayor of Boston in a relaxed, informal setting? (more…)

Big Papi would welcome gay teammates: “It’s the (expletive) 21st century man. Get over it.”

By: - Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 - 12:49am

In an interview with Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald, 2013 World Series MVP David Ortiz spoke about gay athletes:

Ortiz said his mom Angela is responsible for teaching him acceptance, and spoke about one of his childhood friends, who, he said, “we all knew, when he was 13, that he was gay. And he was always talking to my mother, telling her everything. They were close. And it was my mother who taught me to love people for who they are. That’s what she told me.”

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Photo courtesy of Keith Allison on Flickr. Posted under the Creative Commons license.

Ortiz continued: (more…)