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By - 1/27/14 - 6:28 pm
Marty Walsh wearing orange

No matter how much it stings, a bet's a bet and Mayor Walsh donned a Broncos jersey before calling his counterpart in Denver to offer congratulations on the Broncos' trip to the Super Bowl.

By - 1/24/14 - 12:26 pm
Jimmy the Gent

The arrest this week of an alleged New York capo on a variety of organized crime charges might seem to have little to do with Boston, especially not the planning and execution of a huge heist at Kennedy Airport.

But some of the evidence, the New York Times reports, comes in the form of human remains dug up from under the Queens home of... Read more

By - 1/19/14 - 6:04 pm

Given everything that happened this year, it was still quite a season.

By - 1/16/14 - 4:51 pm
Walsh tweeting

All the Boston mayors go tweet, tweet, tweet.

On the same day the city IT department posted a photo proving Marty Walsh actually tweets, the mayor's office also announced the stakes of the obligatory bet with his counterpart in Denver over this Sunday's Patriots/Broncos game:

In the event that the Denver Broncos defeat the Patriots, Mayor Walsh will:

Wear Mayor Hancock’s Denver Broncos jersey during a session of the U.S. Conference of

... Read more
By - 1/11/14 - 8:22 pm

What was that, 1:17 into the game?

By - 1/11/14 - 3:49 pm
Frozen Fenway more like soggy Fenway

Daniel Guzman is at Fenway Park, where Frozen Fenway has turned into Soggy Fenway and he has now experienced that oddest of things: a hockey game postponed on account of lightning.

He adds the PA started playing "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"

By - 12/31/13 - 11:31 pm
Frozen Fenway

Arturo Gossage watched high-school hockey at Fenway Park today.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/30/13 - 11:29 am

"Blount smokes Bills; Patriots roll" is (or was) the headline for a story at Boston.com about yesterday's Pats victory:

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/2013/12/29/legarrette-blo...

Well, at least we know what they're smoking over at 135 Morrissey Boulevard...

By - 12/29/13 - 1:16 pm
Adams of the Braves and Marshall of the Redskins

C.F. Adams of the Boston Braves and George Marshall of the Boston Redskins in 1935. Photo by Leslie Jones.

In the Globe today, Kevin Paul Dupont traces the history of the Redskins to Boston, including why the team got its name (nothing spectacular, has to do with a breakup with the ownership team of the Braves) and how it hired a fake Indian as its first coach.

The Boston Redskins vs. the New York Giants at Fenway Park, 1933:

By - 12/11/13 - 12:23 pm

Red Sox officials say they want to add three more places to buy hard liquor, add sales of beer in bottles and extend alcohol sales on Yawkey Way as a way to reduce crowding in the stadium during Red Sox games and other events at Fenway Park.

At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board this morning, Dennis Quilty, the team's licensing attorney, and Lawrence... Read more

By - 12/8/13 - 3:48 pm

Fans go ouch.

By - 11/4/13 - 10:21 am

Mel Allen and Jim Britt broadcast game 1 of the 1948 World Series between the Boston Braves and the Cleveland Indians, with just the touch of casual racism you'd expect for 1948 with teams with names like that.

Via the Boston Radio Interest mailing list.... Read more

By - 11/4/13 - 8:02 am

The campus newspaper wishes BC fans hadn't spent their energies yelling "Fuck Northeastern" at a Friday hockey match:

The growing number of students who use obscenities in chants at home BC hockey games is unacceptable, and the student body and Athletics must move to end the practice.

By - 11/2/13 - 10:01 pm

Or a drink, apparently.

UPDATE: Drunken/shirtless Napoli timeline - note that one of the last shirts he wore was a Marty Walsh tee.

Mark Garfinkel has come up with an update for Charlie on the MTA:

Well, let me tell you of the story of a man named Napoli
On a proud and memorable day.
He put ten cents in
... Read more

By - 11/1/13 - 11:44 pm
Bill Russell

Jeannette Andre photographed Bill Russell at the unveiling of his statue outside City Hall today.

This wasn't Russell's first viewing of the statue, though. On Wednesday, he and President Obama took a look:

By - 11/1/13 - 10:16 am
Ue'hara's

Conor Hanlon shows us a newly renamed pub in Newton Highlands.

By - 10/31/13 - 11:46 am

NESN reports the victory boats will head down Boylston before splashing into the Charles.

BONUS: The MBTA reports that because of the parade, the Red Line will operate normally, with trains and everything, this weekend. The T had originally planned to bus riders over the Longfellow for track work.

The specific route.

Start on Boylston Street at Ipswich Street;
Left on Tremont;
... Read more

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