Friday, May 17, 2013
The Boston Athletic Association has invited more than 5,000 runners to take to the course again next year.
It's been just more than one month since the Boston Marathon Bombing and today the Boston Athletic Association announced that runners who were unable to finish will be invited back to the start line. "The opportunity to run down Boylston Street and to cross the finish line amid thousands of spectators is a significant part of the entire Boston Marathon experience," Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director, said. According to the B.A.A. there are 5,633 runners that started the race and made it past halfway who have been invited back for the race next year on April 21. "We want to thank our participants for their patience as we continue to work through the details of arranging this accommodation for them, and we ask for continued patience from…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Jason Varitek, Rodney Harrison, Dee Brown and Matt Ryan took part in "Boston Strong Night" in Lawrenceville, Ga. They each shared a special message to the city they called home for many years.
They may live in Metro Atlanta now, but their hearts were with Boston Tuesday night. Jason Varitek won two World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox. Rodney Harrison also won a championship playing safety for the New England Patriots. Retired Basketball player Dee Brown won the NBA’s Slam Dunk contest while wearing the Boston Celtics’ uniform. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan played football at Boston College. All four came together to show their support for those affected by April’s bombings at the Boston Marathon on “Boston Strong Night” at a minor league baseball game in Lawrenceville, Ga. The athletes threw out the ceremonial first pitches before the start of the Gwinnett Braves game against the Pawtucket Red Sox. …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Runners were asked to voluntarily donate $5 during the Highland Hash Spring Fun Run. Every cent counts and helps a Boston Marathon victim.
The Parkway Running Club raised $318 for the One Fund Boston through this past Thursday's Highland Hash Spring Fun Run. "@AmigosBurritos. $318 raised for @OneFundBoston. #HighlandHash pic.twitter.com/N9o9xTtYRt" tweeted West Roxbury Main Streets. Runners were asked to donate $5 to One Fund Boston, which is going directly helping the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The runs are free for anyone, and et each Fun Run, participants meet at the venue where they can choose from either a 2.5-mile or 5-mile route. Thursday's started at Blanchard's in West Roxbury, and ends back at the venue with light appetizers and locally-brewed craft beer for 90 minutes following the run. Every runner (who wanted one) received a pint of the featured …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Buddies are still being sought for players for the Jason Roberts Challenger Little League.
The Jason Roberts Challenger Little League held its opening day on Monday at the Ohrenberger School. City Councilors Rob Consalvo and Matt O'Malley greeted everyone, and West Roxbury's Madison Sanders sang the national anthem before a game was played. The league is for players 6-years-old and older, and is open to residents from the Parkway area. Games are instructional and fun, with players learning the basics of the game. Buddies, individuals who help the players, are still wanted, and you may be able to get your child into the league, too. Games are played at the Jason Roberts Field at the Ohrenberger School, Monday through Thursday from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Children ages 6-12 play on Mondays and Wednesdays, and children 12+ play on …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The run starts at Blanchard's at 6:30 p.m. and you'll get a pint of beer from Blue Hills Brewery and food from Los Amigos Burritos.
Parkway Running Club is asking all runners of Thursday's Highland Hash Spring Fun Run to make a voluntary $5 suggested donation to go to One Fund Boston. The runs are actually free for anyone with Thursday's starting at Blanchard's in West Roxbury at 6:30 p.m. At each Fun Run, participants meet at the venue where they can choose from either a 2.5-mile or 5-mile route. Each route ends back at the venue with light appetizers and locally-brewed craft beer for 90 minutes following the run. Every runner gets a pint of the featured beer - from Blue Hills Brewery in Canton - at the finish, compliments of West Roxbury Main Streets, and Parkway Running Club is generously providing the food at the event from Los Amigos. "Since the runs are free …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Brennan Williams, who is from West Roxbury, was selected in the third round by the Houston Texans in the NFL Draft.
Former Catholic Memorial tackle Brennan Williams will be reunited with his former college quarterback T.J. Yates on the Houston Texans after being selected in the third round as the 89th pick overall. The 6-6, 318-pound played with Yates in his freshman and sophomore years at the University of North Carolina. Williams, who lives in Easton, played at Catholic Memorial before going to North Carolina. “I’ve got a mean streak and an aggressiveness that I don’t think a lot of people have,” Williams said on the Houston Texans' website. “It probably comes from having a pretty good chip on my shoulder from the get go. I’m from (West Roxbury) Massachusetts and we don't exactly put out a lot of Division I talent, so I’ve kind of been looked down …
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.