Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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After a half century serving Arlington teams and athletes, Holovak & Coughlin will close its doors Sunday, May 19. The family-run business at 14 Mill St., which opened in 1964, was recently sold to Dallas-based BSN Sports, the largest distributor of team sports apparel and equipment in the United States, according to its website. It does appear the Coughlin family will have some sort of relationship with the new venture. The family left this message (attached) for their customers. “The Coughlin family thanks you for your loyalty and patronage. It has been our privilege to serve Arlington and the surrounding communities for just over 49 years.” What’s your reaction to the news? Where will you go for sporting goods now? Let us know by …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Massachusetts also largely supports Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Bay Staters like Hillary Clinton and support same-sex marriage, but nothing compares to their love of Red Sox Manager John Farrell. The Sox manager received the lowest disapproval percentage in Public Policy Polling history – even better than Abraham Lincoln, Mother Theresa and Santa Claus. What a difference a year makes for the Sox. The team’s hot start has 27 percent of those who took the survey predicting a World Series. Only 3 percent said the Sox will not make the playoffs. Sixty-four percent of those surveyed said Farrell is doing a good job. Only 1 percent disapproved of Farrell’s work this year. This is the lowest disapproval rating Public Policy Polling has ever seen. In comparison, in a national poll in November, Lincoln was …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Bombing victim's mother throws at the first pitch at Fenway Park Tuesday evening.
The Boston Red Sox honored the memory of Krystle Campbell before their game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park Tuesday evening, according to a post on the Red Sox' official website. Family members of Campbell, the Medford native and Arlington resident killed in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, were on hand along with the Medford High School girls softball team and Mayor Michael McGlynn. Campbell's mother, Patricia, threw a ceremonial first pitch before the game. Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com reported on Twitter the pitch was caught by Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes. A moment of silence for Campbell was held before the game, according to RedSox.com. They also reported the MHS girls softball team has gone undefeated since they …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Players wearing black arm bands, hold moment of silence before Wednesday morning game against Somerville.
The Medford High School girls softball team will wear black arm bands and dedicate the rest of their season to the memory of 2001 MHS graduate Krystle Campbell, who was killed in Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. The Lady Mustangs held a moment of silence just before their Wednesday morning game against Somerville at Tufts Park, with players on each side locking arms along the baselines. MHS coach Jack Dempsey said he did not know or coach Campbell when she was a student, but from what he's heard, "she was an incredible kid," calling her loss "horrific." In addition, Dempsey said Dave McGillivray, the race director for the Boston Marathon, is a close friend of his and also an MHS graduate. "I can't imagine what he's going through …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Ray Charbonneau finished the Boston Marathon minutes before Monday's explosions. He was guiding a blind runner from Texas. Their long day was just beginning.
Arlington's Ray Charbonneau was serving as a guide for a blind marathoner from Texas, and the two of them had just finished the Boston Marathon. "We were 50, 75 yards past the finish line, and all of a sudden there was a loud noise, there was smoke," he said. "Boom." "You have very few choices at that point … it's crowded and people could barely move," he said. Charbonneau, who runs with the Somerville Road Runners, had a momentary sense that people might panic, so he took his blind colleague, Mike Merino, off to the side of the street, through "a gap in the piles of junk." If there was a stampede, it could be dangerous for a blind man. But most of the people, because they had just finished a marathon, we too tired to panic, he said. Plus…
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
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.
See how long it took Arlington's 44 Boston Marathon runners to get from Hopkinton to Boston. Also, add your own Boston Marathon photos by clicking the 'Upload Photos and Videos' button below.
BIB # WAVE/ CORRAL NAME AGE M/F FINISH TIME (NET) 12220 2/4 Berkowicz, David 53 M 22878 3/5 Bresnahan, Jennifer C. 34 F Charbonneau, Ray 51 M 11463 2/3 Chiavetta, Judi 46 F 3:20:19 24386 3/9 Chow, Ginnie 31 F 24632 3/9 Collins, Caitlin M. 24 F 1746 1/2 Czaplinski, Matt 46 M 25745 3/9 Dedeo, Carrie-Anne 35 F 3:47:25 1504 1/2 Delaney, Kevin 44 M 11971 2/3 Dublin, Malinda G. 35 F 3:27:26 25843 3/9 Graves, Lucy 52 F 21791 3/4 Guarriello, Greg R. 38 M 3:24:01 21489 3/4 Hassinger, Alison B. 29 F 25795 3/9 Hickey, Jennifer E 44 F 1119 1/2 Hrynowski, E. J. 50 M 2:47:52 15886 2/7 Hunter, Kimberly M 28 F 11641 2/3 Kavigian, Amanda 31 F 25982 3/9 King, Stephany E 33 F 7955 1/8 Lachapelle, Jason J 40 M 5516 1/6 Lavalle, David T. 47 M 3:35:54 25049 3/9…
Saturday, April 13, 2013
An excerpt from Arlington resident Ray Charbonneau's new book on marathon training.
Saturday, April 13
Ray Charbonneau's new book, Overthinking the Marathon, is like having Ray as your partner for a season of training, 17 weeks that culminate in the 2012 Cape Cod Marathon. Some days Ray talks about the nitty-gritty details, other days, it's about the things that make running interesting and fun, even – no, especially – when it hurts. It's all leavened with a dry humor that acknowledges that one mid-packer's race isn't going to change the world. You have to make a lot of decisions when training for a marathon. In this excerpt, Ray decides on a target finishing time: Monday, July 2nd Today was a strength-training day; also an oatmeal-cooking day. I like steel-cut oats for breakfast, usually with walnuts and some fruit, but it takes about 45 …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Arlington High softball team won 12-0 at home against Stoneham, and the girls' track team hosted Belmont.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Thanh Nelly Do is running her first marathon with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge in honor of her late grandmother, who passed away from cancer.
Are you running the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15? Fill out this form to submit your profile to Arlington Patch – make sure to email a photo to email@example.com too – and we'll print the profiles prior to the race. Arlington Residents Running the 2013 Boston Marathon Name: Thanh Nelly Do Age: 24 Marathon Experience: This will be my FIRST marathon, and I will be running with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge. Reason for Running: I am running in honor of my grandmother who passed away from cancer. I have many family members and friends who are affected by cancer today, and I run to show them support. My fundraising page is http://www.rundfmc.org/2013/nellyd. Training Tip: Since this is my first time, my only advice is to go …