An open letter to Halloween

Dear Halloween, It’s four days until you’re here. This is the first year that I haven’t carved a pumpkin and my costume-situation is looking pretty sparse. Plus, is decorating dorm rooms for Halloween even a thing? Long story short, this Halloween already feels different — but I think that might be worth writing about. Most holidays […]


Halloween on Springfield Street

For many of us, Halloween is a one night affair attended by a small group of neighborhood kids strolling down the sidewalks with grocery bags full of candy. On Springfield St. in Somerville, however, Jack McGlashing and his neighbors set up weeks in advance for their annual Halloween festivities that attract hundreds. “[We started] about […]


Boston abounds with Halloween festivities

Free candy, scary movies, apple cider donuts, costumes … oh, the costumes … and even pumpkin beer. Yes, believe it or not, pumpkin beer. Halloween is like a college-student’s Disneyland. But just like the real Disneyland (okay, actually, more like Epcot), all that joy comes with enormous pressure. Making the perfect plans for a Halloweekend […]


Why we love spooky stuff

Ah, Halloween. That wonderful time of year when friends gather round the TV, drink pumpkin spiced lattes and scare the ever-lovin’ bejeezus out of each other with horror movies. There aren’t many holidays that I love more than Halloween. Maybe Christmas — but I mean, come on,  everlasting salvation and free presents? That’s hard to beat! […]


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