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Wander No-Mah: Garciaparra Signs, Retires with Red Sox

Filed in Featured, Sports by on March 11, 2010 0 Comments
Wander No-Mah: Garciaparra Signs, Retires with Red Sox

After five and a half years away from Boston, Nomar Garciaparra, returned to the Red Sox yesterday, if only for a few hours. The legendary shortstop, whose first name (pronounced, affectionately, No-mah) was once synonymous with Boston baseball, announced his retirement shortly after signing a minor league contract with the Red Sox. In a jovial […]

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Warm Weather is Coming! Warm Weather is Coming!

Filed in Local News by on March 8, 2010 1 Comment
Warm Weather is Coming! Warm Weather is Coming!

After a few tantalizing weeks of back and forth weather, when 50 degree days segued straight into snow, it’s finally happened. For the first time since maybe November, Boston had a truly nice weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday saw temperatures peak in the mid 50s, and with ample sunshine pouring down, it finally felt good […]

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Boston by Bike, Snow Be Damned

Filed in Lifestyle by on January 4, 2010 1 Comment
Boston by Bike, Snow Be Damned

For a few weeks there, I had myself fooled. I had myself convinced beyond any doubt that this winter, there would be no snow. Though each increasingly light-shortened day would bring cold air, none would dump a heaping pile of snow on the city. These past few days in which close to a foot of […]

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First Night, Night Lights, and Hangovers: New Year’s Eve Revelry, Both Low-key and Loud

Filed in Local Events, Things To Do by on December 31, 2009 0 Comments
First Night, Night Lights, and Hangovers: New Year’s Eve Revelry, Both Low-key and Loud

For the second year in a row, inclement weather is threatening to prevent Boston’s New Years fireworks display from lighting up the harbor. Though the morning’s heavy snow tapered off by mid-afternoon, more snow is forecast overnight and through tomorrow. The snow is not projected to accumulate beyond a mere dusting, yet the very presence […]

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An Altruistic, Objective Analysis of Playing in a Snowstorm

Filed in Local News, Reviews by on December 21, 2009 0 Comments
An Altruistic, Objective Analysis of Playing in a Snowstorm

When Mayor Menino declared a snow emergency this past weekend, I knew that an important task had been set before me. With the city at a standstill—its residents cooped indoors, mountains of canned goods at hand, fearing the worst—I, in a spirit of altruistic civil service, ventured out into the blustery unknown to see firsthand […]

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Bay-Bye; Sox Sign Mike Cameron, Likely Ending Bay’s Boston Tenure

Filed in Sports by on December 19, 2009 0 Comments
Bay-Bye; Sox Sign Mike Cameron, Likely Ending Bay’s Boston Tenure

The long offseason saga of Jason Bay’s free agency is drawing to a close, for the Red Sox at least. With the signing earlier this week of free agent outfielder Mike Cameron to a two year, $15.5 million contract, the Red Sox filled their vacant starting slot in left field, effectively signaling that they were […]

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Fenway Park To Host Free Ice Skating

Filed in Local Events by on December 18, 2009 1 Comment
Fenway Park To Host Free Ice Skating

Forget streaking. For two days in January, Fenway fanatics will have a truly legitimate way to fulfill their dreams of being on the field of the Red Sox’ historic stadium when the city opens the ballpark for free ice skating sessions. The skating—to be held January 3 and 10, both Sundays—is made possible by the […]

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Secret Break Room, Entertainment Nook Found at Somerville T Station

Filed in Local News by on December 16, 2009 0 Comments
Secret Break Room, Entertainment Nook Found at Somerville T Station

Everyone has had that shitty job, the one you dread trudging off to each day, that job that drags on and on and that you wish could somehow be improved by even the most incremental of margins. Fantasies of improvements via reclining, cushioned chairs, video game consoles, and DVD players are cycled through, one by […]

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Red Sox Reportedly Vying For Cy Young Winner Halladay

Filed in Sports by on November 27, 2009 0 Comments
Red Sox Reportedly Vying For Cy Young Winner Halladay

The bidding war is officially on for Blue Jays ace and former Cy Young Award winner, Roy Halladay—and according to several sources, the Red Sox are right in the thick of it. Citing unnamed sources, The New York Daily News reported that the Red Sox were putting on a “full-court press” for Halladay in hopes […]

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Senate Minority Leader Tapped for Lieutenant Governor Bid

Filed in Headline, Politics by on November 23, 2009 0 Comments
Senate Minority Leader Tapped for Lieutenant Governor Bid

Republican Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker announced today that state Sen. Richard R Tisei will run alongside him for Lieutenant Governor in next year’s election. Tisei, the Senate minority leader, has served in the state legislature since being elected to the House of Representatives in 1984. That electoral victory made Tisei, then only 22 years-old, the […]

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