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.
Which roads can't you drive on during the Boston Marathon, and when will they open again?
The Boston Marathon and Brookline runners will charge through Brookline again on April 15. During that time, Beacon Street (Route 9A) will be closed to traffic for the entire length through Brookline. The road should be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., which effectively means that half of the town will be cut off for part of the afternoon. Here are some ways to survive this: Plan Ahead The best way to avoid getting stuck is to avoid trying to drive across the race route during those hours. If you're in the northern part of Brookline, plan to get to your destinations across town before the race starts coursing through town at 9:30 a.m., or after the roads re-open at 4:30 p.m. Parking Ban A Parking Ban will go into effect for Beacon …
Here are the local runners participating in the Boston Marathon this year.
They run for all sorts of reasons: in memory of a loved one, to raise money for a cause, some members of Team Brookline ... and some just want to say, "I did it." The 117th annual Boston Marathon takes place on April 15 this year, taking runners through the course that threads from the Hopkinton starting line to Boston, including all Beacon Street in Brookline. As it states on the official website, "the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The longtime coach of the BU Terriers men's hockey team announced his retirement at Agganis Arena on Monday afternoon.
After four decades, Boston University's hockey coach Jack Parker has decided to step down at the end of this season, he announced on Monday afternoon. Parker, who turned 68 on Monday, told a roomful of former players, fans and media gathered at the Agganis Arena on Commonwealth Avenue, that the time had come for him to end his career as head coach. "It's been a great run and I've had a great time doing it," he said. Parker's "great run" has included three national championships, the most recent in 2009, seven Hockey East titles and 21 Beanpot Tournament crowns. He has 894 wins as head coach of the BU Terriers Men's Hockey team. “Jack has had an outstanding career at Boston University,” said Dr. Robert A. Brown, Boston University’s …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament will take place at the Brookline Country Club between August 12 to the 18th.
Brookline Country Club’s General Manager, David Chag, spoke before the Board of Selectmen last Tuesday to update the town officials on the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament. The tournament will run from August 12 to August 18. “This is the premiere amateur event for the U.S. Golf Association,” Chag said. “It involves 312 players. Last year, 6,500 people tried out for the positions.” Chag said that last year’s tournament in Denver represented 18 countries worldwide. Chag said that the golf world is getting excited about this event and that one of the national publications rated this tournament as one of the top ten golfing events of 2013. “We are very excited about this,” Chag said. “The players will stay at the Park Plaza Hotel in downtown …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
BHS junior currently in 6th place in Ladies Finals.
Brookline resident Yasmin Siraj will be skating in the finals of the 2013 US Figure Skating Championships tonight, Saturday, Jan. 26, sometime around 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on WHDH-TV 7News Boston. A member of the Boston Skating Club, the 16-year-old Brookline High School junior is currently in 6th place after scoring 57.88 points in the short program in the senior ladies championships taking place in Omaha, Nebraska. One of the youngest skaters in the finals, Siraj will skate second in the final rotation of six competitors. The top two skaters will be named members of the team that will represent the US in the World Championships in Canada. Siraj, who won the New England Regionals to qualify for the finals, won the silver medal at the U.S…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Notre Dame linebacker has been topping news reports all week after it was discovered his dead girlfriend wasn't a real person.
When news broke that Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend wasn't real, news organizations including CNN and ESPN hopped on the story and tried to get to the bottom of it. While Te'o and the Notre Dame Athletic Department maintain that he was the victim of a 'Catfish' type hoax , others aren't so hopeful. "Te’o actually thought the romance, which, like everything these days, started online, was for real," A Chicago Sun-Times writer argues. "And when he found out he’d been goofed on, played like a high school geek who just received a 36-month swirlie — plus, he had played along with his own lies — he grasped for dignity and killed off the chick ." The term 'Catfish' was popularized by a movie and subsequent TV show, which explores online …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A limited number of tickets to the Jan. 20 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Jan. 17.
For the ninth time in 20 playoff appearances, the New England Patriots are just one game from advancing to the Super Bowl. That game will be played at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. against the Baltimore Ravens. It is the second consecutive season the Patriots and Ravens will meet in the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium. New England beat Baltimore in last season’s AFC title game, 23-20 to advance to Super Bowl XLVI. The Patriots are 7-1 all-time in AFC Championship Games, including 4-0 in Foxborough (3-0 at Gillette Stadium) but just 1-1 against the Ravens in the postseason. Baltimore defeated the Patriots, 33-14 in the 2009-10 AFC Wild Card game at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 10, 2010. However, the Patriots are 6-…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Teams and coaches must be trained in concussion identification and prevention.
Boston's new youth sports head injury ordinance takes effect today. Youth Sports leagues and teams face a set of new requirements to help reduce the number of concussions and other brain injuries caused by contact sports. Youth sports teams must now have in place training for staff to both identify and manage head injuries, according to MyFoxBoston. The new rules apply to both public and private groups, going a step beyond state law, which requires head injury training for staff of high school and public teams. Community centers that organize games and any group that needs a permit for city-owned property would also have to follow the rules, according to The Boston Globe. Concussions and other brain injuries have been a hot topic of pro …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Brookline and Newton North high football teams square off at 10
a.m. on Thursday.
The football teams from Brookline and Newton North will face off Thursday in the annual Thanksgiving Day game, at 10 a.m. at Dickerson Stadium in Newton. Tickets to the game are $5 at the gate. Are you headed to the big game today? We'd love to see your pics. Add them to this post by clicking on the green "Upload photos and videos button" under the photo to the right, and together we'll build a gallery for everyone to see. Happy Thanksgiving, and good luck to both teams!