Thursday, April 18, 2013
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, January 31, 2012
Discussing the Tim Thomas affair.
As many people in Bruins nation are now aware, Tim Thomas decided to skip President Obama's invitation to the White House. The fallout has been immense, filled with some legitimate commentary as well as some hypocritical condemnations. Thomas, who subscribes to a strict adherence to the Tea Party ideology, made it clear his reason for not attending the White House event. Thomas, on his Facebook page released this statement, citing among other things, “out of control spending of the federal government” andhis interpretation of the constitution. Thomas, as he stated, had every right to not attend this event. But, some of the pundits who have opined on this subject have missed some critical elements. Free speech guarantees only that you can't…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference surprised North Enders Monday with a flash mob dance featuring the Stanley Cup.
Monday, June 20, 2011
The city hosted a victory parade for the Stanley Cup champions on Saturday, and thousands of fans showed up.
The city hosted a Rolling Rally for the Stanley Cup champion Bruins on Saturday, with duck boats holding the players and Lord Staney's Cup traveling through the packed streets of Boston.
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Stanley Cup champions attended a private party at Stella on Thursday evening.
Stella was full to capacity Thursday night thanks to a visit from the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, who held a private party with friends and family at Washington Street restaurant. Crowds gathered along the sidewalk to cheer on the players, many of whom were practically unrecognizable without their playoff facial hair. Lord Stanley's cup was the first to arrive, carried by Shawn Thornton.
The parade is Saturday at 11 a.m., from the TD Garden to Copley Square.
Time to rally! Boston will officially welcome home the Bruins, and the Stanley Cup, with a victory parade on Saturday at 11 a.m., starting at the TD Garden and ending at Copley Square. And, of course, featuring duck boats along the route. “It is truly a great time to be a Boston sports fan!” Mayor Thomas Menino said. “Finally, after 39 years the Stanley Cup is coming home to Boston where it belongs. Through their hard work and dedication, this team embodies what our proud city stands for. We love our Bruins and want to show our appreciation for their hard-earned victory with a parade this Saturday. Let’s have fun and celebrate their impressive achievement!” Parade Route: Parking: Vehicles will be banned along the parade route from 9 a.m. …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Before a possibly busy night, police watch the Bruins play the Canucks in the first period of Game 7 at The Federal, on Cambridge Street.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Patrols aplenty during the final game against the Canucks.
As the Bruins prepare to hoist the Stanley Cup above their heads in the final game against the Vancouver Canucks, Boston and state police are prepared for revelry and potential riots. Three people have died during sports related celebrations since 2004. “Sadly, we now have a playbook to deal with these situations, and the Police Department has put together responsible plans to ensure everyone’s safety,” Dot Joyce, a spokeswoman for Mayor Thomas M. Menino, told the Globe. People will see hundreds of officers patrolling the city, and barriers will block off the streets around the Garden and Fenway to stop people from entering the area after the game. State police will be specifically positioned along Boylston Street, to south of Fenway Park …
The ducklings in the Public Garden are rooting for the Boston Bruins to win Game 7 tonight in Vancouver and bring home the Stanley Cup!
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