Monday, November 7, 2011
Trick-or-treating as an adult; benefit for mounted rangers tonight; the West End Museum online; Boston's top places to work; and the mercury's rising.
1. A Beacon Hill resident wrote to me over the weekend to express some dismay about the number of young adults – college students, even – who came out trick-or-treating on Halloween night. She gave out over 2,000 pieces of candy, many to college kids who, while polite, still collected candy. I also noticed the large number of trick-or-treaters in their mid-teens and beyond, and wondered at what age one should stop trick-or-treating. What's your opinion? Let us know in the comments below. 2. The Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit are holding a benefit tonight from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Parkman House, 33 Beacon Street. The event, for $500, features cocktails and light fare to honor Henry Lee and Betsy Shure Gross for establishing and …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The grand prize winner receives a meet-and-greet with supermodel Heidi Klum and a charity donation. All 10 winners have Patch donate $1031 in their name to a charity they've chosen.
The winners of Patch’s Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge have been announced! All 10 finalists will receive $1,031 donated to their local charity of choice. In addition, the grand prize winner will receive a free trip to meet supermodel and mom Heidi Klum. There are more than 850 Patches and nearly 2,700 families participated in the Halloween contest. The competition was tough and no JP Patch entries reached the final. Flip through the photo slideshow and video above to see costumes that impressed Klum the most. You can also see which charities will be getting donations from Patch. The grand prize winner was a headless kid, Jack Hagan, of Wyckoff, N.J. If you entered, thanks! Hope you had a Happy Halloween.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
More overnight parking on Beacon Hill; no crime on Halloween on the Hill; poll workers needed; have a laugh; and another bright day.
1. Beacon Hill residents can now park overnight at three more spaces on Charles Street, near Mount Vernon Street. City Councilor Mike Ross worked with the Boston Transportation Office to change the signs in the spaces. Residents may now park there 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.! 2. Beacon Hill was full of monsters, zombies and other scary sights Monday night, but nothing truly alarming. Police say that no crime was reported on Beacon Hill on Halloween. 3. The Boston Election Department needs poll workers to help staff the city's 254 precincts for next Tuesday's elections. There will be a training session this weekend at City Hall as well as sessions in area neighborhoods. If you are interested, see the job description and download an application. 4. …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Pirates, bunnies and ladybugs make rare appearances during a spirited night on Beacon Hill.
Hundreds came out to trick-or-treat last night, and Beacon Hill residents were ready for the revelers with frightfully good decorations.
Humans weren't the only species out trick-or-treating. Check out these festive pets!
Heidi Klum will choose the Grand Prize winner from our favorite photos of your creative kids' costumes.
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a three-day, two-night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1,031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1,031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Full contest rules are here. We have stopped accepting entries for the contest, but we'd love for you to continue sharing your Halloween photos on Patch! Simply click the green Submit Your Photos button (above or below), and …
Frightfully good decorations and costumes; elections coming up; Renew Boston deadline; hazardous waste drop-off; and a mild, sunny day.
1. If you weren't one of the hundreds who got a chance to trick-or-treat on Beacon Hill last night, we've got the next best thing. No, not candy, but great photos of the Hill's spooky decorations and – later today – a picture gallery of all the little ghosts and goblins. 2. Elections are one week from today. If you live in Boston and are a U.S. citizen, you can register to vote in the Nov. 8 election. Although Beacon Hill doesn't have a race in the city council, there are four councilor-at-large seats up for grabs. 3. Mayor Menino announced a Dec. 31 deadline to sign up for Renew Boston, a program that provides free home energy assessments and weatherization services. To sign up for the program, call 617-635-SAVE or go to www.renewboston…
Monday, October 31, 2011
Beacon Hill gets decked out for the hundreds of children expected to trick-or-treat there tonight. Residents put the finishing touches on their fantastic Halloween decorations Monday.
Let us know in the comments if you'll be savoring a chocolate peanut butter cup or a mouthful of candy corn tonight.
Halloween is one of the few times of the year when adults may unapologetically fill their supermarket carts with candy, intending to give it all away to the neighborhood's little ghouls. But since we tend to buy the candy we like, more often than not, we end up eating a handful before dusk falls. So what sort of candy are you handing out and saving for yourself tonight? And if you didn't buy candy, what are you hoping that your trick-or-treating kids will come back home with, just in case you want to sample their stash? Tell us in the comments. (To avoid eating too much, read Patch blogger Kristen Mercier's post "Keeping the Pounds Off This Halloween.")