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.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A Patch editor gives a first-hand report from the Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 15 was my first time running the Boston Marathon. It was supposed to be a fun day focused on overcoming a strenuous 26.2-mile race, but once I reached the end, I was greeted with panic, caution and tears rather than high fives and celebrations. Monday was a perfect day for a runner and spectator, it was sunny and warm with a cool breeze. It would be hard to find an excuse why anyone with the day off from work wouldn’t be in town to either watch the race, the Sox game or to grab a bite at a restaurant. I was running this marathon as a bandit. I had no official number and was nervous security or someone from the Boston Athletic Association would kick me out. Once I reached the start line, it was smooth sailing. I was full of …
Monday, April 15, 2013
At least 50 Jamaica Plain residents are running the Boston Marathon this year.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
At least 50 Jamaica Plain residents are running the Boston Marathon this year. Upload your information and photo to be featured on Jamaica Plain Patch.
At least 50 Jamaica Plain 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 JP runners and their charities later in April. Full list of residents from the 02130 entered into the Boston Marathon: Congrats to all the runners! If you're a runner or you …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The odd team sport makes use of two trampoline-like structures at either end of the field.
If you see athletes jumping in the air and then hurling a ball off of a springy structure at either end of Southwest Corridor Park this spring, don't be alarmed, they're participating in an organized team sport. The Massa/tchoukball League returns to the park for its second season to play a sport called: Tchoukball. Tchoukball involves two teams of seven players each. The basic objective is to throw a ball into one of two of the trampoline-like structures - referred to as rebound frames - at either end of the field (or court for indoor) and get the ball to land outside of a half circle drawn around the frame. A team that accomplishes this earns one point. Tchoukball is a co-ed, non-contact sport. The Massa/tchoukball League will begin …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Here are a few suggestions on where to watch the Super Bowl in your neighborhood, and some fun facts about the big game.