Wednesday, June 13, 2012
June 13, 2012
Greater Boston has partnered with the Boston Globe to bring you a weekly feature called "From the Archives." Each Wednesday on Greater Boston, we will show one to two photos from the newspaper's archives. This weekly feature offers a glimpse into Boston's past.
On June 13, we get a sneak peek of … the grand game in Brookline.
June 14, 1988: Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman on the first tee of an opening practice round of the U.S. Open. Despite presently holding the record for most majors ever won at 18, and despite winning the U.S. Open as a rookie in 1962, Nicklaus did not make the cut at The Country Club in 1963 or 1988. Norman, one of the pre-tournament favorites, had to withdraw during the second round when he injured his wrist hitting a concealed rock on his third shot at the ninth hole.
By Danielle Dreilinger | Wednesday, April 18, 2012
April 18, 2012
Follow WGBH News Focus: The MBTA the week of April 23 — and tell us what you'd do to fix the T.
BOSTON — On April 17, the MBTA launched a new initiative to address fare evasion on the Green Line: In off-peak hours, D Branch passengers will be allowed to board and depart using the front door only. In addition, the agency is continuing monthly "fare blitzes" to keep riders honest.
"It's only fair ... pay your fare!" the press release chirped. And on the April 18 morning commute, T riders tweeted ... well, let's see.
By Sarah Birnbaum | Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Feb. 16, 2012
BOSTON — After an online announcement, Joseph Kennedy III put in his first full day officially campaigning for the seat currently held by the retiring Barney Frank. He released a video announcement on Thursday before heading out on a campaign swing of the reconfigured 4th Congressional district.
"Together, we'll fight for a fair jobs plan that puts people back to work by rebuilding our infrastructure, creating a 21st-century energy economy and financing innovations that will stimulate job growth," he said.
In front of a crush of media at his first campaign stop in Newton, he flashed a Kennedy-esque smile and said he wasn’t riding into office on his family name: "You've got to earn it. You've got to go out every day. And talk to people. Listen to their concerns. Shake more hands. Knock on more doors. Make more phone calls."
Kennedy enters the race with a law background. He worked as a state prosecutor before resigning to work on his election bid. He graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School, speaks fluent Spanish and spent two years in the Peace Corps. He’s engaged to fellow Harvard Law alum Lauren Ann Birchfield.
Even before Kennedy officially declared his candidacy, he received endorsements from two major labor unions, and a recent poll showed him with a commanding early lead over Republican Sean Bielat, who lost to Barney Frank two years ago and is running again.
But Republican consultant Meredith Warren said Bielat still has a chance.
"Redistricting actually made the district more favorable to the GOP than it has been in the past," she said. "He lost a chunk of New Bedford which is typically Democratic leaning, and he gained parts of Attleboro and Wrentham, and that’s Scott Brown territory."
And Warren added that while the Kennedy legacy looms large, the newest contender still needs to prove himself to the voters.