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By - 2/2/15 - 5:27 pm

Too much snow on the ground, too much cold, the Mayor says:

Due to today's bad weather and the worsening forecast for tonight, the New England Patriots and the City of Boston have made the mutual decision to postpone the victory parade until Wednesday, February 4 at 11 a.m.

By - 2/2/15 - 2:57 pm
Front page of the Seattle Times

This is the above-the-fold half of the Seattle Times print-edition front page today.

By - 2/2/15 - 10:09 am

Because that's when the Patriots Duck Boat parade will start at the Prudential Center. It will end with at City Hall, rather than with the ceremonial dunking in the Charles, because the Duck Boats are not equipped as icebreakers.

UPDATE: Mayor Walsh says no rally at City Hall, though, due to all the snow and the windchill. Also: City is working to remove snow from everywhere, not just the parade route, mayor says. He adds:

I think we're gonna have school tomorrow. We're not cancelling school for the parade tomorrow, I can tell you that.

By - 2/1/15 - 10:50 pm
Patriots fans head to Boston Common

With police keeping people out of Kenmore Square who weren't there before the end of the game, fans who just want to be part of something big are streaming towards the Parkman Bandstand.

Chris in Boston captured a large crowd on its way there.

UPDATE, 11:40 p.m. People began leaving the bandstand around 11:25 and started heading towards Kenmore Square. Some people began throwing ice chunks on Boylston Street; one car had its windshield shattered at Boylston and Ring Road.

By - 2/1/15 - 10:25 pm
Cops at Landmark Center

Ryan captured the BPD squad at Landmark Center after the Super Bowl.

Police have locked down Kenmore: No cars, pedestrians being allowed in; only people in Kenmore bars being allowed onto streets - and that to leave the area. The Green Line is bypassing Kenmore station.

By - 2/1/15 - 10:00 pm

What a finish to that game!

Cue the Duck Boats! Maybe that'll get the roads cleared.

Fireworks in Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/1/15 - 12:36 pm

The Jaded Gardener reports:

Overheard at Dorchester Stop & Shop, "Not the fat free cheese, this is the Super Bowl dammit!"

By - 1/31/15 - 6:49 pm
Go Pats in snow in Jamaica Plain

Patty Neal spotted this snowfitti on one of the walls around Angell Memorial in Jamaica Plain today.

By - 1/31/15 - 12:34 am

boston.com:

Speaking on the WGBH program Boston Public Radio Friday afternoon, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city would not take property by eminent domain to facilitate a 2024 Olympics bid.

By - 1/30/15 - 2:40 pm

In a message to students, BPD Commissioner William Evans says play nice and don't do anything you wouldn't want your dean of students to find out about:

By - 1/30/15 - 10:05 am

Sure seem to be a lot of Rozzie rats taking credit for the balls.

By - 1/26/15 - 3:41 pm

Bill Monbouquette, who was a 20-game winner and threw a no-hitter during his years with the Red Sox, but whose greatest contribution to the team was in the area of race relations, passed away on Sunday after a long battle with leukemia. He was 78.

The Medford native, who also starred on the hockey team at Medford High School, played a pivotal role in making the Red Sox clubhouse a more welcoming environment when Elijah “Pumpsie” Green arrived in 1959 as the team’s first African-American player.

By - 1/26/15 - 7:10 am

Say hi to Rob Finnerty, morning anchor on KBAK, Bakersfield, CA, outraged over the outrage over Deflategate. The fact that he used to report for NECN probably has absolutely nothing to do with his cold, hard, logical deflation of the whole "air in a pigskin" fauxtroversy.

Via WHEB.

By - 1/25/15 - 9:45 pm

USA Today thinks Dan Shaughnessy is an arbiter of the Boston zeitgeist, and that we're all depressed because of Deflategate and that somehow has made us sour on the Olympics.

By - 1/25/15 - 2:46 pm

Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.

By - 1/24/15 - 4:40 pm
Super Liquors in Hyde Park is ready for the Super Bowl

Super Liquors is, of course, conveniently located on Truman Parkway in Hyde Park.

By - 1/22/15 - 9:54 am
Belichick

Like all the rest of us who dropped everything, Fred Somers watched the Belichick "I have no explanation" press conference. He couldn't stop laughing at the background.

Transcript of Belichick's statement.

By - 1/22/15 - 8:05 am

Loren and Wally do the honors.

A Seattle radio station checks in with Tom's Big Balls.

By - 1/21/15 - 7:32 am

Alec Shane, for one, is deflated by the news:

There's really no way around it: this absolutely sucks. What should be a time for celebrating, enjoying the moment, and getting excited for the Super Bowl is now going to be two straight weeks of finger pointing, expressing disgust, and exclaiming complete outrage.

By - 1/20/15 - 7:27 am

WBUR polled Bostonians and people in inner suburbs, says 51% supported the idea of a 2024 Olympic here, but that 75% want a ballot question on the idea - and that a majority don't believe for a second that taxpayers won't have to bail the thing out.

Mayor Walsh has already declared: No referendum.

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