“Hordes of college-aged people overwhelmed the area, destroying property, heaving bottles of alcohol … the police responded in kind, breaking out the riot gear and letting loose with tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber crowd-dispersal bullets. Many were injured, heading to the hospital with injuries caused by thrown objects, most notably beer bottles.” In other words, this was not your average New England Pumpkin Festival.

+ This year, we’ll spend $350 million on Halloween costumes. For our pets. (My cat is going as a wallet.)