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By adamg - 4/18/22 - 4:54 pm

The MBTA says all the Marathon fans jamming into Green Line stops means trolleys have to go wicked slow for safety reasons pulling into and out of stations, but some riders say there's slow and then there's the Green Line:

Took 30 minutes from Copley to Arlington, and Copley is not even open.

By adamg - 4/18/22 - 11:38 am
Dawes and horse warm up

Dawes and horse warm up before leaving John Eliot Square.

William Dawes returned to the First Church of Roxbury this morning, for the first time since before the start of the pandemic, to ride off to Lexington and Concord to warn the colonists that the Redcoats were on their way. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 9:45 am

The town is advising people who think they can just run 26 miles on their own without any road closings, water and first-aid stations or police in the middle of a frickin' pandemic that they seriously need to reevaluate their thinking.

By adamg - 4/12/20 - 12:32 pm
Minutemen at the Paul Revere statue in the North End.

Not this year.

J.L. Bell lists ways local historical groups are putting together ways to celebrate the historical part of Patriots Day online this year.

Ad:
By Ron Newman - 3/30/20 - 5:28 am

The page content will not surprise anyone, yet the headline is still painful to read on the Town of Lexington's website:

Patriots' Day 2020 Has Been Cancelled

That means no Paul Revere's ride, no battle re-enactments, no pancake breakfasts, no parades, no fifes and drums, no vigils, no Dawn Salute at the rude bridge in Concord -- none of it.

List of canceled events

By adamg - 4/16/19 - 9:45 pm

Boston EMS Lt. Tony O'Brien worked Copley Square yesterday. He reports there were so many inspirational people yesterday, including the guy who crawled across the finish line, but this guy may have been the most inspirational: Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 9:14 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos from last night's Lantern Ceremony at Old North Church. Sara Cuthbertson got up early to watch the battle on Lexington Green.

By adamg - 4/8/19 - 11:50 am

Here's your chance to take that trip to Fitchburg you've been dying to do: On Patriots Day, you'll be able to ride anywhere commuter rail goes for $15 for the whole day. The "Marathon Pass" is available starting today on the mTicket app and starting Wednesday at ticket offices at North South and Back Bay stations. Don't worry about missing out - the pass will also be available on the trains themselves on April 15. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/18 - 11:28 pm
Yuki Kawauchi in Brookline

Matt Calvin watched men's winner Yuki Kawauchi glide by on Beacon Street in Brookline today.

Lots of Marathon photos by Photographynatalia.

By adamg - 4/16/18 - 9:18 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com has video of the annual lighting of the lanterns (two if by sea and all) in Old North Church.

By adamg - 4/12/18 - 10:31 am
Painting the Boston Marathon finish line

Scott Wholey watched workers paint the finish line for the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street.

By adamg - 4/17/17 - 11:33 am
People at the annual recreation of the Battle of Lexington Green

Our own Ron Newman got up early this morning to take in the annual Battle of Lexington reenactment.

By adamg - 4/17/17 - 10:51 am
Boston cops assembled

Paula Tennyson watched police and cadets assemble for Marathon duty near Mass. Ave. around 8:30 a.m.

By adamg - 4/17/17 - 10:47 am
Boston Marathon runners and girl in Ashland

Brendan M. watched the Marathon at Ashland State Park this morning.

By adamg - 4/17/17 - 10:44 am
Paul Revere in Charlestown

Gary Waldeck spotted Paul galloping through Charlestown this morning.

By adamg - 4/17/17 - 10:19 am

Mike watched those jets that flew overhead shortly before 10 a.m.

By adamg - 4/16/17 - 10:25 am

J.L. Bell recounts the tale of the Wrentham Minutemen. Oh, they saw plenty of action - at local taverns - before finally marching up to West Roxbury, where they found a tory and took him to a patriot tavern at Centre and Allandale to figure out what to do with him (and then Bell leaves us hanging for tomorrow's account).

By adamg - 4/19/16 - 11:07 am

"Fan behavior could not have been better," Boston Police report.

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