In olden times (like, the â€™50â€™s) battered old ballparks â€“ dusty and rather bleak â€“ sufficed and they were plentiful. Moreover, we were happy to have them. Gripes were rare and rarer still were heated calls for the body politic to belly up and provide newer and grander playpens for the hirelings of the local ballclubs who would come and go. Read more
This year it is Boston University. Another year itâ€™s Boston College. And it was only a few years back that Harvard skated off with a national championship. Some day the utter majesty of the New England college hockey tradition and the brilliance of its warriors will be fully appreciated, albeit probably not in their own backyard. Prophets are never honored in their own time and place. Read more
Apr. 15, 2009
The Dorchester Youth Hockey girls 12 & under team defeated Canton today for the South Shore Championship. The Lady Chiefs took home the title thanks to a third period goal by Brenna Galvin to tie the score at 1-1. Then in overtime, Katie Nolan scored on a power play goal to win the game. Coach Driscoll raved about the goaltending of Patrice Guerarde and the defensive play by the entire team. Great job, Lady Chiefs! Read more
Apr. 10, 2009
>Through a maze of warehouse hallways and a shadowy set of stairs lies one of Dorchester's best kept secrets: its very own orchestra hall. Though perhaps not traditional by most musical standards, Grealish Boxing Club's orchestral qualities cannot be denied. Read more
Some things to wonder about as we count the hours to opening day, even if the occasion is possessed of rather less mystical fancy than was the case before we discovered the modern boys of summer have lumpy feet of clay. Read more
At the considerable risk of sounding like a broken record, here are some idle musings on the 'madness' while waiting for it to pass. I'll say this much for it. The stuff is well-named.
And it needs to be further admitted â€” painful or otherwise â€” that this bloody annual NCAA basketball business only gets more wildly popular every year and with the new Chief Jock in the White House leading the cheers the madness can only deepen. Still, there's comfort in the notion that it's not the first time popular opinion has been totally misguided.
Some dissent, if you please. Read more
Mar. 23, 2009
Thereâ€™s a new lacrosse team in Boston, and it has been a long time in coming. Read more
Three Dorchester runners - Michael Crowell, 37, Scott MacKay, 37, and Katie Markunas, 28 - are putting in long hours of cold winter training to get ready for the April 20th Boston Marathon. The three are part of a team that will raise thousands of dollars for those who suffer from life-threatening liver diseases as part of theAmerican Liver Foundation's Run for Research (RFR) team. Read more