As the Celtics were retiring Paul Pierce's number, Boston Police were tweeting out an honor to Red Auerbach for his role in hiring blacks for the Celtics. The department took the tweet down not long after, when people began questioning it, but, of course nothing ever really dies on the Internet.
Ari Ofsevit spottted this un-updated tourist bus downtown today.
Isaiah Thomas writes about getting The Call from Danny Ainge.
People had these signs they made, and I can still see them: THIS IS FOR CHYNA. WE <3 ISAIAH. That sort of thing. Then they did a moment of silence, the whole arena, in Chyna’s honor. And it was like … man. I just realized, in that moment, that I didn’t need the court to shield me. I didn’t need to block it all out, and pretend I wasn’t grieving. I didn’t have to be alone in this. The whole arena was right there with me. Honestly, it felt like the whole city of Boston was with me.
Valerie Vande Panne noticed Mr. Bartley's in Harvard Square asking about the whereabouts of the now former Celtic.
Neil the Roving UHub photographer roved through Faneuil Hall Marketplace today and spotted Red rooting for the Celts.
Jared spotted these stickers in Mattapan today.
Havlicek stole the ball! Well, he dribbled it through the automotive department, at any rate.
A British Pathe newsreel from 1962, when the Celtics won their fourth straight NBA championship.
Incoming Celtics player Kelly Olynyk will help the T inaugurate the first electronic signboard to let you know the next trolley is approaching/arriving, in a ceremony tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Kenmore station.
For the first time on the Green Line, electronic message boards will provide "Next Train" information.
The T says it will explain exactly what that means at the ceremony.
Olynyk, who went to Gonzaga, will then ride the Green Line to North Station with state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey, who went to Gonzaga law school.
The Globe reports on a forum in Dorchster last night, in which Barros, former head of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, compared the law-enforcement response to the Amy Lord murder with the response to murders in Roxbury.
Garden officials revealed that fact at a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.
"There's significantly more beer drinking at Bruins games than at Celtics games," one Garden official told the board.
Of course, the officials and their high-priced lawyer from Ropes & Gray did not make their way to the eighth floor of City Hall just to discuss relative beer consumption. They were there to answer a citation issued by Boston Police on April 4 of this year for a drunken 16-year-old holding a beer and creating a disturbance during a Celtics/Spurs game.
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