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By - 4/10/15 - 11:19 am

No, not a typo: Mayor Walsh and the Lord Mayor of Belfast today announced hockey teams from Northeastern, UMass Lowell, Brown and Colgate will fly to Belfast this November for the first "Friendship Four" hockey tournament, the winner of which will get a pot in which to cook their bels.

Walsh cooked up the idea with Belfast officials during a trip to Ireland last year.

Walsh and Lord Mayor Arder Carson announced the tournament in a press conference at the Bobby Orr statue outside the Garden.

By - 4/8/15 - 1:08 pm

The City Council today approved a proposal to increase the fines for non-residents parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park from $40 to $100 during Red Sox games.

Councilor Josh Zakim, who represents the neighborhood, said the measure should help residents with parking stickers who come home to find all the on-street spaces filled with Sox fans - many of whom find a $40 fine a decent price to pay for game parking.

The measure, which requires the mayor's approval, would run through Dec. 31 as a pilot program.

By - 3/30/15 - 7:05 pm

The Sox player advertised Aqua Velva in 1976.

By - 3/26/15 - 8:44 pm

David Ortiz writes a long piece about the PED accusations and how they haunt him to this day. And, of course, the Globe's own Shank is right in the middle of it all:

In 2013, I came off the DL and started hot. My first 20 games I was hitting like .400. And the reporter with the red jheri curl from The Boston Globe comes into the locker room says, "You're from the Dominican. You're older. You fit the profile of a steroid user. Don’t you think you’re a prime suspect?"

By - 3/18/15 - 7:29 am

Kelso asks:

Best bars in the downtown Boston area for March Madness for Thurs and Fri? More TVs the better!

By - 3/12/15 - 7:12 pm
Crowd at Boston Garden

Two minutes before the puck was supposed to drop tonight, Alex Carlson found herself way far away from her seat as Garden security got extra tough to prevent a recurrence of last night's stabbing at the Celtics game.

By - 3/5/15 - 11:27 pm
Richard Davey talks up the Olympics

Richard Davey talks as Rev. Jeffrey Brown (l) and architect David Manfredi listen.

If Boston gets the 2024 Olympics, backers say they would fulfill part of their goal of making permanent improvements to venues by leaving behind a new swimming pool in Franklin Park after the end of the modern pentathlon planned for the park.

The pool would go next to White Stadium, which would undergo a major renovation as a venue for both the pentathlon - whose athletes compete in five separate sports - and for equestrian events.

By - 3/5/15 - 9:14 am

After learning the Patriots will not sign him for next season:

By - 3/4/15 - 3:44 am

BINGO!

By - 3/3/15 - 2:15 pm

City Council President Bill Linehan said today he'll chair a special committee to look at how Boston can host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

To join him, Linehan chose councilors Mark Ciommo (Allston/Brighton), Frank Baker (Dorchester), Tito Jackson (Roxbury), Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), Michelle Wu (at large), and Matt O’Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain).

By - 2/24/15 - 9:02 am

WBZ reports an entomologist who discovered a new wasp species in East Africa has named it after the Boston goalie: Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski. Seems the guy is from Newton and a big Bruins fan.

By - 2/23/15 - 9:42 am

The Pawtucket Red Sox have a new owner who's moving the team somewhere else.

By - 2/4/15 - 12:37 pm
Rob Gronkowski at start of Patriots parade

Bradley got a good view of Rob Gronkowski as the Patriots parade began down Boylston Street.

By - 2/4/15 - 10:58 am
Guy attaching Patriots flag to the top of the Old Hancock in Boston

As he waited for the Patriots parade down Boylston this morning, Nick Barber watched the guy attaching the Patriots banner to the pole atop the Old Hancock Building.

You can sort of see him about halfway up the pole in the photo below - if you squint and use your imagination a bit:

Attaching the Patriots banner to the Old Hancock
By - 2/3/15 - 10:33 am

The Globe's Andrew Ryan reports police officers will be instructed to order down anyone they see atop a snow pile during tomorrow's Patriots victory parade.

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.

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