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 the April 15 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. …
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.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Jack Kelly was about 45 minutes from the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when two devices detonated in Copley Square.
[UPDATED Tuesday, April 16, 10:24 a.m.] A leg injury Charlestown resident Jack Kelly suffered just days before he ran his first Boston Marathon may have helped save him from more serious injury. Kelly, 32, was near Boston College, heading down the final stretch of the race on Monday afternoon when two explosions went off near the finish line at Copley Square, sending the crowd into chaos. The Charlestown resident had been battling a calf injury right before the marathon and was nursing the injury as he ran. Earlier in the race, he had been forced to walk up the famous “Heartbreak Hill” in Newton and because of that was about 11 minutes off his usual pace. Without the injury, Kelly likely would have been further along the marathon route …
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.
See how local residents did in the 2013 Boston Marathon.
[UPDATED Monday, April 15, 3:10 p.m.]
Check out this list of local runners who will be running the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Whether they're running to raise money for cancer research, in memory of a loved one, to stay in shape or just because, more than 80 Charlestown residents are expected to hit the streets today, joining about 20,000 runners in the 117th annual Boston Marathon. Considered to be the world's oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon is organized each year by the Boston Athletic Association, sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services, and stretches 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to the finish line in Boston, at Copley Square. (See the Boston Globe's interactive race map for more details of the route.) So who's running from Charlestown? Here is the updated list, as posted on the Boston Marathon website: Look for the finish times of these …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Charlestown Patch shares the stats, stories and training tips of local runners.
The 117th Boston Marathon is coming up on Monday, April 15. As the city prepares to welcome about 20,000 runners and even more spectators, Charlestown Patch will be sharing the stories of some local marathon participants. Got a story to share? We want to hear from you! Fill out our online marathoner form and send a photo to email@example.com to be featured on Charlestown Patch.