Thursday, May 9, 2013
Jason Varitek, Rodney Harrison, Dee Brown and Matt Ryan took part in "Boston Strong Night" in Lawrenceville, Ga. They each shared a special message to the city they called home for many years.
They may live in Metro Atlanta now, but their hearts were with Boston Tuesday night. Jason Varitek won two World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox. Rodney Harrison also won a championship playing safety for the New England Patriots. Retired Basketball player Dee Brown won the NBA’s Slam Dunk contest while wearing the Boston Celtics’ uniform. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan played football at Boston College. All four came together to show their support for those affected by April’s bombings at the Boston Marathon on “Boston Strong Night” at a minor league baseball game in Lawrenceville, Ga. The athletes threw out the ceremonial first pitches before the start of the Gwinnett Braves game against the Pawtucket Red Sox. …
Monday, April 22, 2013
On his Pavement Runner blog, Brian Kelley of San Francisco has inspired runners in more than 100 cities and towns to get together Monday evening.
Runners in more than 100 cities and towns across America are participating in group runs Monday evening to show their support for Boston Marathon bombing victims. The runners were inspired by a blogger, Brian Kelley (Pavement Runner) who is organizing a #BostonStrong event for runners in San Francisco, and who has invited others to do the same in their towns. As of midday Monday, people in 115 cities and towns across America had created Facebook event pages for their respective towns. Others, including a handful of local moms in Wakefield who write a weekly parenting column for Patch.com, have organized their own informal events to show their support. “I feel like I need to do something. Something more than a donation. Something more than …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Schools will also observe a moment of silence to commemorate last Monday's attack and loss of life.
Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson sent a reverse 911 call to all public school parents Sunday night. In the message, Johnson thanked Boston police and all other first responders for their work on Marathon Monday and throughout the past week. "We hope your family is safe and well and that you are looking forward to returning to a normal schedule tomorrow, just as we are," said Johnson. "Our school leaders and counseling teams are ready to help students who may have trouble processing what happened last week - and we have posted resources for parents on our website, at www.bostonpublicschools.org."
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Organizers hope they can get city permits and that the area is no longer a crime scene by Saturday.
If you were one of the runners forced to end your Marathon early because of the bombings — or someone who just wants to show solidarity — a group is working to let you go "The Last Mile" on Saturday. Organizers are using Facebook to let people know of the effort. Here's how they put it: So, as you have all heard by now, some coward likes to blow up trash cans. In doing so, this person or persons have hindered many from accomplishing something they have been training very hard to do over the past year. This is simple, we are going to Kenmore Square to finish the race for those who ran, and for those who can never run again. Share this with your friends, your families, your enemies, and anyone in between. Come join us and run, jog, walk, …
Legendary anthem singer Rene Rancourt led a packed Boston Garden in a rousing, emotional rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" Wednesday night.
Three days of tears gave way to a moment of solidarity and pride Wednesday night. The 17,000-plus Bruins fans at Wednesday night's game belted out a powerful version of the national anthem, drowning out beloved Bruins anthem singer Rene Rancourt and shaking the rafters of the new Garden. Coaches at the game wore blue and yellow ribbons to commemorate the victims of Monday's marathon bombing. Players on both teams wore Boston Strong decals on their helmets.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Matt Carlson is running the Boston Marathon to raise money for Perkins School for the Blind. Carlson works as program director at Radio Perkins, an internet radio station that features music and talk shows hosted by Perkins students.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
More than 40 Fenway-Kenmore residents are running the Boston Marathon this year. Upload your information and photo to be featured on Fenway-Kenmore Patch.
More than 40 Fenway-Kenmore residents have agreed - for one reason or other - to strap on their running shoes and go 26.2 miles on April 15th. We've already received information from a handful of runners, but if you haven't been included yet, upload your photo to share your story and your cause for the 2013 Boston Marathon. Just click "Upload Photos/Videos," select a photo, add your information into the caption, and voila! You're done, and you help get the word out to your neighbors about your charity and your reasons for running Boston's big race. We'll be featuring Fenway-Kenmore runners and their charities later in April. Full list of residents from the 02215 entered into the Boston Marathon: Congrats to all the runners! If you're a …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The longtime coach of the BU Terriers men's hockey team announced his retirement at Agganis Arena on Monday afternoon.
After four decades, Boston University's hockey coach Jack Parker has decided to step down at the end of this season, he announced on Monday afternoon. Parker, who turned 68 on Monday, told a roomful of former players, fans and media gathered at the Agganis Arena on Commonwealth Avenue, that the time had come for him to end his career as head coach. "It's been a great run and I've had a great time doing it," he said. Parker's "great run" has included three national championships, the most recent in 2009, seven Hockey East titles and 21 Beanpot Tournament crowns. He has 894 wins as head coach of the BU Terriers Men's Hockey team. “Jack has had an outstanding career at Boston University,” said Dr. Robert A. Brown, Boston University’s …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Northeastern beat BU for the first time in 25 years to advance to the finals of the annual citywide college hockey tournament.
Never say never. The Northeastern Huskies beat the Boston University Terriers 3-2 on Monday night, their first victory over their Fenway rivals since 1988, earning them a spot in the finals versus Boston College next Monday night. Standouts for Northeastern were freshman Kevin Roy who scored all three goals against BU and goalie Chris Rawlings who logged 33 saves in the victory. Roy's hat trick was the first since 2002 in the Beanpot tournament, according to the NCAA. The win against #13 ranked Boston University was an upset for the Huskies, who went 8, 13 and 3 during their regular season. "I've been a part of this tournament for a long time and heard all of the facts and figures on how Northeastern hasn't beaten Boston University for 15…