Over the Monster gives us 245 facts about Pablo Sandoval, one for each pound of his weight.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on an organizing meeting on Nov. 24 at the First Baptist Church in JP to plan ways to fight efforts to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston.
Robin Jacks, one of the organizers, referred to the private organizers' plans to commandeer Franklin Park for equestrian events:
Frederick Law Olmsted did not create the crown jewel of the Emerald Necklace so billionaires could mow it down for profit.
The Globe reports the owners of the Revolution are talking to the city about possibly buying land along Frontage Road for a stadium that would get their team out of Foxboro and closer to where potential fans live. The city now uses the land for storing DPW trucks, salt and towed cars.
Neumeier, who spent 20 years at WBZ before moving to CSNE, is in the hospital today after a stroke Wednesday night, WBZ reports.
Dick and Rick Hoyt got two standing ovations today when the City Council honored them for their decades of running and courage by declaring today Team Hoyt Day.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley, himself a Marathon runner, introduced the father and son. He recalled going to Cleveland Circle as a kid to watch the Marathon and always knowing when the Hoyts were coming by the wave of applause from up the streets.
Jared spotted these stickers in Mattapan today.
The Smoking Gun introduces us to Victor Thompson, who had a series of mug shots taken when he was arrested on a drug charge last month, which is how we know his entire head is tattooed to look like a replica of Brady's Patriots helmet:
He added the name of the helmet maker (â€śRiddellâ€ť) on his forehead, as well as an American flag and an NFL logo.
Thompson even included the small green dot indicating that a helmet is equipped with an electronic device allowing its wearer to receive plays from the sideline.
So the pitch went well, the Globe reports.
Bruce Allen snorts.
The streets around East Boston High School are already marked "No Parking" for tomorrow's wake for Anthony Albano, a longtime neighborhood figure and activist, who died Thursday.
Albano, nicknamed "The Great One," will be waked between 3 and 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school where he spent so much time rooting on its sports teams.
Wad1980 was on his morning run around the Public Garden when he noticed some hubbub outside the Four Seasons.
Salute to one of the all-time Yankees greats as he prepares for his final game! You made the Red Sox rivalry what it was!
Not long after, Jeter boarded the team bus for his last game at Fenway.
Paul Levy recounts a letter a local youth-soccer league got from a lawyer trying to get the league to make an exception for his 7-year-old so she can play soccer with earrings.
Maybe Marty Walsh needs to stop talking to reporters about his trip to Ireland. For the second time this month, the mayor says a reporter had him saying something he didn't really say. Mayoral spokeswoman Kate Norton says:
Havlicek stole the ball! Well, he dribbled it through the automotive department, at any rate.
Happened at the Sox/Blue Jays game at Fenway last night.
John Ruch, formerly a reporter here and now a reporter in Atlanta, takes us on a tour of the remnants of the last Olympics held in the US.