Monday, April 22, 2013
On his Pavement Runner blog, Brian Kelley of San Francisco has inspired runners in more than 100 cities and towns to get together Monday evening.
Runners in more than 100 cities and towns across America are participating in group runs Monday evening to show their support for Boston Marathon bombing victims. The runners were inspired by a blogger, Brian Kelley (Pavement Runner) who is organizing a #BostonStrong event for runners in San Francisco, and who has invited others to do the same in their towns. As of midday Monday, people in 115 cities and towns across America had created Facebook event pages for their respective towns. Others, including a handful of local moms in Wakefield who write a weekly parenting column for Patch.com, have organized their own informal events to show their support. “I feel like I need to do something. Something more than a donation. Something more than …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Schools will also observe a moment of silence to commemorate last Monday's attack and loss of life.
Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson sent a reverse 911 call to all public school parents Sunday night. In the message, Johnson thanked Boston police and all other first responders for their work on Marathon Monday and throughout the past week. "We hope your family is safe and well and that you are looking forward to returning to a normal schedule tomorrow, just as we are," said Johnson. "Our school leaders and counseling teams are ready to help students who may have trouble processing what happened last week - and we have posted resources for parents on our website, at www.bostonpublicschools.org."
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Organizers hope they can get city permits and that the area is no longer a crime scene by Saturday.
If you were one of the runners forced to end your Marathon early because of the bombings — or someone who just wants to show solidarity — a group is working to let you go "The Last Mile" on Saturday. Organizers are using Facebook to let people know of the effort. Here's how they put it: So, as you have all heard by now, some coward likes to blow up trash cans. In doing so, this person or persons have hindered many from accomplishing something they have been training very hard to do over the past year. This is simple, we are going to Kenmore Square to finish the race for those who ran, and for those who can never run again. Share this with your friends, your families, your enemies, and anyone in between. Come join us and run, jog, walk, …
Legendary anthem singer Rene Rancourt led a packed Boston Garden in a rousing, emotional rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" Wednesday night.
Three days of tears gave way to a moment of solidarity and pride Wednesday night. The 17,000-plus Bruins fans at Wednesday night's game belted out a powerful version of the national anthem, drowning out beloved Bruins anthem singer Rene Rancourt and shaking the rafters of the new Garden. Coaches at the game wore blue and yellow ribbons to commemorate the victims of Monday's marathon bombing. Players on both teams wore Boston Strong decals on their helmets.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
More than 50 North End residents are running the Boston Marathon this year. Upload your information and photo to be featured on North End Patch.
More than 50 North End residents have agreed - for one reason or other - to strap on their running shoes and go 26.2 miles on April 15th. We've already received information from a handful of runners, but if you haven't been included yet, upload your photo to share your story and your cause for the 2013 Boston Marathon. Just click "Upload Photos/Videos," select a photo, add your information into the caption, and voila! You're done, and you help get the word out to your neighbors about your charity and your reasons for running Boston's big race. Full list of residents from 02109 and 02113 entered into the Boston Marathon, according to the BAA website: Congrats to all the runners! If you're a runner or you know one of these people, send …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Take a look at our favorite video this week.
If your children like sports, you must get in touch with Daniel Toscano. The life-long resident of this community is the president of North End Youth Hockey and believes it’s good for kids to be athletic and see those who devote their careers to sports. Daniel remembers playing youth sports here when he was growing up and kids in the neighborhood to have the same opportunity. “Our goal is to bring youth hockey back to the neighborhood,” Daniel said about North End Youth Hockey. He encourages girls and boys, ages five-12, to sign up for the North End Youth Hockey’s “Introduction to Hockey” program. “We anticipate registration for next year’s ‘Introduction to Hockey’ program will start in the spring of 2013 for the fall season,” Daniel said…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Life-long North End resident describes the benefits for kids who play ice hockey.
Daniel Toscano, president of North End Youth Hockey, exudes enthusiasm when he talks about sports. “Ice hockey is a great sport,” Daniel said. “Here in the North End, we have the TD Garden in our backyard and many of our professional hockey players live in the neighborhood.” In particular, Daniel thinks of young people and how good it is for them to be athletic and see those who devote their careers to sports. “The Bruins are shown to be great role models to our children in the neighborhood,” he said. “In turn, our kids have developed an excitement for the game of hockey.” Daniel has lived in the North End his entire life and vividly remembers playing youth sports here when he was growing up. He wants kids in the neighborhood to have the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Auditions will be held in Gillette Stadium's Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
The New England Patriots cheerleaders will hold an open audition for the 2013 squad on Saturday, March 2. Women who are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED are invited to audition. The auditions will take place in Gillette Stadium’s Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Candidates will perform two designated routines and a freestyle combination. They will be judged on dance ability, showmanship, overall appearance and level of physical fitness. Judges will narrow the field to up to 65 participants to be invited back for final auditions on Saturday, March 16. For more information on the audition process can, click here. The 2013 Patriots Cheerleading Squad will be comprised of approximately …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
North End Patch’s Gerry Stewart muses tartly on the NFL's 2012 season.
Thursday, February 14
When I was young, mother used to say my reward for good deeds would be in heaven. The ethereal promise of salvation was clearly intended to deflect my mercenary desires from more immediate and tangible satisfaction. Of course, whether I ever earn mother’s pay-off will never be fully revealed while I’m alive so it all feels like a bit of a crock. I fear such delayed gratification wouldn’t sit too well with today’s Gen-I; theirs is a world of instant satisfaction guaranteed. And so, during a forced hiatus from more worthy pursuits due to the onset of Nemo, I got to thinking that I shouldn’t postpone any longer my end of year NFL awards. I call them the BOZOs, since unlike traditional awards for excellence, they celebrate crassness, fraud and…