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President Trump acts like everyone's drunk uncle at memorial event

For politicians, Memorial Day is generally a solemn occasion, with an appropriate level of gravitas required at any event. Not so for President Trump, who seemed to be in a party mood yesterday at a memorial, energetically singing along to the National Anthem. The setting was Arlington National...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:14pm

Ivanka Trump's brand thinks Memorial Day is about champagne popsicles

Ivanka Trump’s brand stirred up some controversy this Memorial Day after her business account had the audacity to suggest on Twitter that people celebrate the long weekend with champagne popsicles. The tweet from the Ivanka Trump HQ account said, “Make champagne popsicles this #...

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 7:39pm

The best things to do on Memorial Day weekend

Get in the water Time to leave dry land behind and get some water action on one of New York City’s amazing public beaches, opening for the season on May 27. Whether it’s crowding the sands of Coney with some local characters or checking out the newly completed Rockaway Boardwalk (now...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:16pm

Honor the fallen this Memorial Day on the virtual poppy wall

In the 100-plus years since World War I began, more than 645,000 men and women have given their lives to defend the United States in conflicts across the globe. While Americans honor those who have served or are serving in various ways, one of the universal symbols of remembrance is a red poppy...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:07am

10 ways to celebrate Memorial Day in Boston

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, as well as the return of open-toed shoes and chilled rosé. Whatever your reason to celebrate, here’s your guide for how to savor the season with activities ranging from the fun and to the patriotic. 1. Pay tribute If you walk around the...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:51pm

PHOTOS: Memorial Day at Boston's Florian Hall

Avoiding the rain, a crowd packed Dorchester's Florian Hall today to recognize veterans for Memorial Day.Mayor Marty Walsh, Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry andGov. Charlie Baker each at the event, remembering the more than 37,000 from Massachusetts who have died in battle since the Revolution.“They walked...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:21am

New England beachgoers warned: No selfies with seals!

As residents head to the region’s coastal areas for Memorial Day, authorities are cautioning beachgoers not to take selfies with seals, no matter how cute or harmless they may seem.On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a statement instructing beach visitors that...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:38pm

PHOTOS: Flags on Boston Common honor fallen heroes

Boston Common was awash in a sea of American flags on Thursday after hundreds of volunteers stuck them in the grass to honor Massachusetts' fallen heroes.The 37,000 flags, which will be there throughout Memorial Day Weekend,represent the service men and women from the state who have died since the...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 3:52am

Philly Airport wants to make your holiday travel easier

Memorial Day Weekend is nearly here, and so are the infamous travel delays that it brings to roads and airport security lines. Butthe Philadelphia International Airport is trying to alleviate the pressure on travelers, and is partnering with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to do so...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:00am

How to shop a flea market like a pro

For most people, Memorial Day weekend serves as the kick-off to summer. But for the bargain-hunters and vintage-fiends among us, it marks a different occasion: the beginning of flea market season. Whether you’re hitting the seasonal open-air markets or just making your usual thrift-shop rounds, we...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:03am

'Disgrace' as Vietnam veterans memorial vandalized

Brass star medallions that line the walls around the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial werestolen recently.At least two star medallions were taken, apparently ripped off the granite.SteveUchniat, president of Liberty Bell Chapter #266 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, whowas looking forward...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:52pm

Memorial ceremony to be held on building collapse anniversary

At 10 a.m. Friday, Mayor Michael Nutter and families of the victims of the 2013 Salvation Army collapse will gather at 22nd and Market streets, the future site of a permanent memorial garden, to mark the second anniversary since the collapse occurred.Nancy Winkler, the Philadelphia city treasurer,...

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 3:49am

The perfect chicken for your Memorial Day picnic

This summer — unofficially kicking off this weekend with Memorial Day! — take your picnics up a notch by packing something more substantial than fruit and cheese.Sure, prepared dishes are often a pain because you have to schlep around cutlery and plates. But chef and food stylist Lisa Lemke has the...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 11:09pm

Where to eat, drink and party on Memorial Day weekend in NYC

Make Memorial Day weekend one to remember.Who needs the beach when you can have a pool with a conveniently located bar?The Beach at Dream Downtownofficially reopened this week. And for the first time, the Meatpacking hotel is offering day passes for anyone looking to sink their toes into their “...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 5:29pm

Fleet Week: what's on this weekend

Fleet Week offers events for the public beyond just spotting sailors on the streets around town. Here’s a roundup of everything the sailors are bringing with them this weekend:Friday 22nd MayGeneral Public VisitationTime: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Location: Pier 92 | Manhattan, New York; USS The Sullivans...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 3:33pm

5 things to do in Boston for Memorial Day weekend

At long last, the holiday weekend is finally upon us. If you're hoping to make the most of it (as in, you're not going to just spend all weekend eating as much barbecue as humanly possible), we've got a few suggestions for you.MUSICBoston CallingFriday-SundayGovernment Centerwww.spring....

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:42pm

Fleet's in! What to do today in NYC and where to find what's going on

There’s lots to do Fleet Week-wise in New York City Thursday and throughout the Memorial Day weekend.The full list is available on the Fleet Week New York site.And here’s a look at Thursday’s activities which include search and rescue demos, ship tours and a whole lot more!Marine Day 6:30 a.m.-7 p....

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:34pm

Where to spend Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia

Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink SummerfestOne of our favorite summer hangouts is opening for the season this weekend — and this time, there’s roller skating. New this year, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is becoming Summerfest, with the ice rink turned into a roller rink and the...

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 2:10am