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Monday News & Views: Happy Columbus Day! Join the Celebration at Christopher Columbus Park


What’s Going On Sunday, October 8, 2012:

Happy Columbus Day!

Get to Christopher Columbus Park by 10:45 am to join the Kids’ Parade through the park and a ceremony with Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli, followed by fun, games and music through 3:00 pm. See the FOCCP event flyer and a new addition, a cappella group “Last Call”.

The Events Calendar has all the details.

What’s new on the blog:

Sunday’s Columbus Day Parade was held in East Boston, see the Storify.

What people are talking about:

Trash, of course. Add cigar butts to the list.

Under the radar:

The Greenway Conservancy has launched a five year public art strategy. Emerson’s Dr. Cher Krause Knight makes the case for Temporary Public Art on the Greenway. Watch the video.

Notable News Found Elsewhere:

The Globe posts a photo gallery when Pope John Paul II visited Boston, including several pictures from the North End in 1979. See the gallery.


Photos from the Italian Heritage Month kick-off at the State House.

Pulse Poll:

Neighborhood Photo of the Day:

At last year’s Columbus Day celebrations in the North End, Sarah Palin made an appearance (sort of), receiving an amused response from local elected officials.

Sarah Palin’s Look-a-like is greeted by Boston’s Democratic local officials – October 2011 (Photo by Matt Conti)

Click photo image above to enlarge. Did you take a great photo? Send it in.

Your comments are welcome below. Then, go and enjoy the day!