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 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Former Mayor's Office liaison Jack Kelly has said he may seek one of four at-large seats.
[UPDATED Tuesday, Jan. 15, 3:50 p.m.] A Charlestown resident is considering a run for Boston City Council. Jack Kelly, who formerly served as Charlestown's neighborhood liaison in the Mayor's Office, has announced interest in running this year for one of the council's four at-large seats, the Dorchester Reporter wrote on Monday. Kelly, who served as the mayor's community liaison from 2006 to 2011, told the Reporter that he was "considering all my options" and hadn't made a final decision about running. The Charlestown resident currently works as a community relations manager at Massachusetts General Hospital. According to his LinkedIn page, Kelly serves on a number of community organizations, including Charlestown Against Drugs and the …
Friday, March 9, 2012
With a possible conflict between Iran and Israel, could Russia and Iran form an alliance? Don't rule it out.
With Israel openly discussing a possible attack on Iran, the thought of revisiting the cold war seems, for some, a frightening idea and, for others an unfinished fight that deserves a second look. The recent (and controversial) Russian Presidential election that propelled Vladimir Putin back to the throne has highlighted some worrisome trends in Russia. Russia is still a country that attracts the attention of average U.S. citizens. In fact, in the 2008 Presidential election, Arizona Sen. and presidential candidate John McCain said that he saw “ the KGB” when he looked into the eyes of former and (newly) elected Russian president Vladimir Putin—as opposed to former President Bush, who said he had seen Putin’s soul. With two American …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Get ready Boston for Tebowmania!
Ladies and Gentlemen, on Saturday night at 8pm, the Tim Tebow train comes roaring into the commonwealth. For those of you who are unfamiliar or baffled by the enormous exposure of one Tim Tebow or simply do not follow football, here is the 411: -Tim Tebow is a professional football player who play's for the Denver Broncos. -He is a polarizing figure because of his unabashed Christianity. -He claims he is a virgin and saving himself until marriage. (And I believe him without a shadow of a doubt) -He made a controversial pro-life ad with his mom that aired during the Super Bowl -And his football ability has been questioned from the moment he entered the NFL draft As well as a million other things, but the point being, this is more than a …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Should we say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? Me, much a do about nothing!
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- Jack Kelly
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
There are certain guarantees in life: death, taxes and the annual and always 'controversial' what do we say to someone during the holidays, I mean Christmas or, man, never mind. Truth, I believe there are far more important issues to argue about than this and am indifferent as to how someone addresses me to acknowledge a season that has become far too commercialized anyway. However, sometimes like many others, I care, but not because of the actual topic, but because of the emotions people display when arguing this. Except, I guess something that does bother me, is the annoying fact I have to think about this when I say it to someone. For example, when bumping into a casual acquaintance who I enjoy a quick hello and the usual small talk …