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By adamg - 4/15/24 - 9:13 pm

The mayor's office and the BAA announced the fastest man, woman and non-binary runners in today's Marathon: Miles Batty, an MGH orthopedic surgery resident from West Roxbury who finished in 2:25, Ariana Maida, a Dana-Farber physician's assistant from Jamaica Plain, who completed the course in 2:48:50 and Nonie Anderson, a BC Law School student from Brighton, whose time was 3:44:18. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/24 - 2:31 pm
Two people holidng signs alerting runners they are faster than the Green Line

Martin Lieberman noticed a developing theme among signs people held to cheer on the runners today. Another example.

Hugmajesty watched the runners rolling by near Cleveland Circle: Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/24 - 12:52 pm

Boston Marathon Display 2024

Chris Hugenberger shows us his Marathonned house on Albano Street in Roslindale.

Also see: Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings are ready.

By adamg - 4/12/24 - 12:59 pm

VIP treatment all the way

Shamus Moynihan was on Causeway Street yesterday afternoon and watched the ride and escort a kid from Dorchester got from the Make a Wish Foundation on his way to fulfill his wish to meet the Celtics.

By adamg - 4/12/24 - 9:36 am
White people can create balloon tunnels; Black people get blocked by cops on bikes

From the complaint: White people can create balloon tunnels; Black people get blocked by bike cops.

A group of Black women who tried to cheer on Black Marathon runners yesterday sued Newton and the BAA to demand they not be physically separated from runners like they say they were during last year's Boston Marathon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/24 - 1:26 pm
Councilor Coletta presents proclamation to Charlestown Coach Hugh Colman

Councilor Coletta presents proclamation to Charlestown Coach Hugh Colman

The Boston City Council today officially honored the city's four state-championship teams with proclamations - and pizza: Charlestown High School, whose boys basketball team won the Division 3 state championship, New Mission High School, whose boys basketball team won the Division 5 championship, the Josiah Quincy Upper School's girls wrestling team brought home medals in Division 2 and Boston Latin School, whose hockey team won the Division 2 championship. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/24 - 1:03 pm
Workers erecting scaffolding at the Boston Marathon finish line

Handmaid captured some workers today erecting the viewing stands at the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street for next week's annual race.

By adamg - 3/22/24 - 5:58 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge ruled today that the proposed $80-million renovation of White Stadium to support a professional women's soccer team would actually expand public access both to the stadium and nearby park areas and gave the city and the nascent soccer team permission to continue. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/24 - 1:33 pm

Citing the potential for "irreparable harm" to Franklin Park, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy yesterday sued Boston, a city trust fund and the group seeking to bring women's professional soccer to Franklin Park over plans for an $80-million rebuilding and expansion of White Stadium. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/24 - 1:32 pm

Bill Spero reports the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has vote - by 3-2 - to prohibit Massachusetts sports-betting outfits from offering bets on the winner of the coin toss that starts the Super Bowl - as well as derivative bets, for example, on whether the winner of the coin toss wins the game The majority said the issue is not that they have a problem with coin-toss bets but that operators brought up the idea too late for the commission to give it the sort of deep thought it needs.

By adamg - 1/11/24 - 9:24 am

WCVB reports Bill Belichick, the Super Bowliest coach in NFL history, will no longer be leading the Patriots by the end of the day.

By adamg - 12/19/23 - 10:46 am
Rendering of a game in the new White Stadium

Rendering by Stantec. See it larger.

The group working to bring professional women's soccer to Boston yesterday filed detailed plans for its part of the overhaul of the decaying, fire-ravaged White Stadium in Franklin Park, which includes a new soccer pitch, replacement of bleachers with individual seats, a separate dining area including room for food trucks, a year-round restaurant and a beer garden and overhanging shade over the seats designed as an homage to the surrounding greenery. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/23 - 10:03 pm

Boston Real Estate Times reports the Boston Pickle Club has leased 20,000 square feet of space at 91 Sprague St. in Hyde Park for an indoor pickleball facility - which could open by Feb. 1. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/23 - 9:42 am

The group working to bring a women's professional soccer team to Boston will soon file detailed renovation plans for turning the dilapidated White Stadium into a state-of-the-art soccer arena to be shared with Boston Public Schools and the general public - to be opened in time for the start of the 2026 National Women's Soccer League season. Read more.

By emac - 11/11/23 - 5:44 pm

Don’t let Goofus surprise you again: the B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday morning will shut down the Arborway, Jamaicaway, Riverway, much of Franklin Park and other area roads between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

By adamg - 10/2/23 - 4:09 pm
Flag lowered at Fenway

In honor of Tim Wakefield.

By adamg - 10/1/23 - 5:00 pm
Boston City Hall in Red Sox colors to honor Tim Wakefied

City Hall lit in Sox colors tonight to honor Wakefield. Photo by Isabel Leon of the mayor's office.

The Red Sox announced pitching hero Tim Wakefield died today.

Wakefield, who pitched for two World Series-winning Sox teams, won 186 games for the team, third behind Cy Young and Roger Clemens.

He is survived by his wife Stacy, son Trevor and daughter Brianna.

By adamg - 9/29/23 - 10:30 pm

Josh Brogadir at WCVB said tonight the station learned a couple weeks ago about Tim Wakefield's battle with cancer but decided not to report it until Wakefield was ready to go public, out of common human decency. Curt Schilling, he continued, has no such decency.

This just adds to the list of despicable acts since he finished playing baseball.

By adamg - 9/28/23 - 3:48 pm

People sums up the story, includes Jason Varitek's wife telling Schilling what he can do with himself.

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