Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Patch editor gives a first-hand report from the Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 15 was my first time running the Boston Marathon. It was supposed to be a fun day focused on overcoming a strenuous 26.2-mile race, but once I reached the end, I was greeted with panic, caution and tears rather than high fives and celebrations. Monday was a perfect day for a runner and a spectator, it was sunny and warm with a cool breeze. It would be hard to find an excuse why anyone with the day off from work wouldn’t be in town to either watch the race, the Sox game or to grab a bite at a restaurant. I was running this marathon as a bandit. I had no official number and was nervous security or someone from the Boston Athletic Association would kick me out. Once I reached the start line, it was smooth sailing. I was full of …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
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Monday, April 15
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.
Here are the Milton runners participating in the 2013 Boston Marathon.
They run for all sorts of reasons: in memory of a loved one, to raise money for a cause ... and just 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. 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 virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Newton Patch is featuring a number of locals running in the 2013 Boston Marathon on Mon., April 15. These "baseball card" runner profiles will give you a glimpse of the hard work and dedication here in the Garden City.
Runner name: Emily Burke Age (or age group): 18-39 Where you live (what village in Newton): I grew up in Newtonville Profession: I am a teacher for the non-profit organization Year Up Marathon experience: Growing up in Newton and watching people run the Boston Marathon on Heartbreak Hill made me realize that I too could run this someday. I was never a big runner but after seeing my cousin run the Boston Marathon in 2006 I set a goal for myself to run a marathon before I turned 25. I ended up running my first marathon, the Disney World Marathon, in January 2009 when I was 24. Reason for running: I am running on behalf of the Newton Schools Foundation (NSF). Growing up in Newton I know what “strong community” means. I was surrounded by …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Milton High School students Graham Bly and Dan Sweeney will work as spotters for WBZ-TV, reporting along the race route to the WBZ studio. Milton High School is one of more than 17 high schools and colleges that will have students working as spotters for
Thursday, April 11, 2013
"Dinner With Coach," which will feature New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, will help fund Labouré College's move to Adams Street in Milton.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick will speak at a VIP event to raise funds for Labouré College's move to Milton. Belichick will be joined by comedian Lenny Clarke at the dinner at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy on Thursday, May 9. Tickets, which are $1,000 for an individual VIP ticket, include dinner, Q&A session and photo with Belichick, as well as a special gift. Clarke will perform and auction off a round of golf with the guest of honor. "I am looking forward to the event on May 9th in support of Labouré College and its mission to provide high quality education and prepare women and men for careers in health care. Labouré's commitment to diversity in both its student population and patient care is exemplary,” Belichick said …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The lacrosse and rugby teams at Milton High School helped shovel snow off Brooks Field on Thursday.
While the calendar says it's spring and the sports schedule has flipped over to outdoor sports, Mother Nature is not quite on board. On Thursday, March 21, athletes on the Milton High School lacrosse and rugby teams were asked to bring shovels so they could clear the field turf of Brooks Field and begin practice. The above photo was taken by a freshman lacrosse player and shows the student-athletes hard at work clearing the snow-covered field.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Containing the skills of soccer and the excitement of rugby, Gaelic Football has been growing exponentially in the Boston area and across the Northeast in recent years. Trinity Milton was founded in 2009 and the club has been growing ever since.
Thursday, March 21
A new and exciting sport is taking hold with kids in New England. In 2011 Trinity competed in the Continental Youth Championships, which features teams from all over North America, with U-8 and U-10 teams. In 2012 Trinity won the first ever Boston area Championship at U-8. Trinity is enrolling boys and girls aged 5 and older and plan to have U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 teams in the coming year. Practice begins April 23 and will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Andrews Park (near Belcher Circle behind Milton Marketplace). There will be a schedule of games over the summer months beginning in May. Registration will be held Saturday mornings, on March 23, March 30, and April 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 at Andrews Park. Please bring a …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Keli Hoyt-Rupert, of Milton, will run the 2013 B.A.A. Boston Marathon for Team Red Cross.
A Milton resident will run her second Boston Marathon while raising money for the American Red Cross. Keli Hoyt-Rupert, a Key Accounts Manager for ’47 Brand, represented Team Red Cross in 2010 in the Boston Marathon, but was sidelined last year due to an injury. “I am grateful for the opportunity to be running again with Team Red Cross and am looking forward to a healthy marathon in 2013,” she said. For more information or to support the cause, visit www.redcross.org.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Join the fun to help the youth ministry at St. Agatha's.