Steven O’Malley, Jr.: Steven O’Malley, Jr. pictured with his trainer Jason Kelly.Steven O’Malley, Jr., age 8, became Dot’s latest boxing champ last week when he beat an opponent from Lawrence to win the 2015 New England Silver Mittens trophy. Stevie... Read more
The first independent study of the possible economic impact of Boston’s hosting of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games concludes that there “could be a net economic positive,” but adds there is much left to be determined. “Success will depend upon smart... Read more
As support for Boston hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics suffered a drop in a public poll, Gov. Charlie Baker cautioned the bid is a "notion in formation" that will have to be vetted by "smart people" representing the state's interests. In a poll for WBUR... Read more
Sometimes, as Abe Lincoln once nicely noted, it’s beyond one’s poor power to add or detract with mere words to the majesty of an event, even a moment. Further, I’d be loath to make the faintest comparison of grueling football combat even at the highest... Read more
A critical component of the Boston 2024 Olympics plan is the virtual takeover of Dorchester’s 485-acre Franklin Park, which would host all equestrian events and require the construction of a temporary, 60,000-seat venue on the city-owned William J. Devine... Read more
Dorchester’s Donnie Palmer made a triumphant return to the ring last Saturday evening. The heavyweight boxer, who was shot and wounded last July in an incident on Park Street that nearly claimed his life, defeated Houston Crayton in a second-round... Read more
Last week’s “reveal” by the Boston 2024 committee, the non-profit organization that has led the effort to bring the Summer Games to Boston, was a mixed bag. On the one hand, the presentation offered the most in-depth glimpse to date at what could be a... Read more
Coach Bill Belichick: "Deflategate” has the potential to destroy him, says Clark Booth.But of course, it is ridiculous. My old pal Joe Fitzgerald of the Herald is right on the money when he declares, “Deflategate is a poor excuse for a scandal.” And that... Read more
Members of Boston's delegation to the State House met with opponents of the Olympics bid on Monday, and left the meeting saying valid concerns were raised about how the undertaking would be funded. Rep. Michael Moran, a Brighton Democrat, said the No... Read more
Heavyweight boxer Donnie Palmer will make his first return to the ring tomorrow after a long comeback from a shooting incident that nearly claimed his life last July. Palmer, 31, will battle Houston Crayton (1-5-0) in a bout that is part of a large boxing... Read more


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