Friday, May 10, 2013
The Boston Rams, featuring many local players, will open their season tomorrow at Muscato Stadium in Easton
Submitted to Patch: By Mark Stokes If the founding of the New England Revolution back in the mid-1990's was the first step towards professional soccer in the region, then chapter two of the story surely begins this month in Easton, Mass, when the Real Boston Rams take the stage for what has become one of the most anticipated soccer ventures of recent years. While the Revs have won the hearts of New England fans for the past 17 years, the professional game has, for reasons unknown, remained out of reach for far too many local soccer fans. But the bridge between the professional game and those hoping to one day play MLS soccer, will finally come into view at Muscato Stadium, on May 11 as the Rams take their bow in the USL Premier Development…
Friday, April 26, 2013
In just 72 hours, fans meet Kraft family's challenge to raise $100,000 for victims of the Boston Marathon victims.
One day after the tragic attacks on the Boston Marathon, the Kraft family pledged to match the first $100,000 raised through donations to their charitable foundation for The One Fund Boston to aid hundreds of victims most affected by the bombings. Less than three days later, contributions by New England Patriots and New England Revolution fans exceeded that total. Since then, the National Football League Foundation, Major League Soccer, the Major League Soccer Players Union and the tenants of Patriot Place have each pledged generous donations to the cause through the teams’ charitable foundations. With recent pledges of significant personal donations from Kraft family friends Roger Stone and Ron Perelman, along with an additional pledge …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Foxborough’s Major League Soccer franchise has rallied around goalkeeper Matt Reis and his family as his father-in-law, John Odem, remains in critical condition after being injured in Monday’s attacks on the Boston Marathon.
The attacks on the Boston Marathon hit close to home for Foxborough’s Major League soccer franchise as two New England Revolution players had loved ones injured in the explosions near the finish line at Copley Square Monday. Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis’ father-in-law, John Odem was injured during Monday’s bombings on Boylston Street and remains in critical condition Wednesday, according to Reis via Revolutionsoccer.net. “[Odem is] doing OK, he’s still in critical condition,” Reis said during an interview with media at Revs’ practice Wednesday. “He was alert this morning but he’s been through three surgeries now in the last 40 hours or so and hasn’t really stabilized yet and we are still hoping but he’s progressing. We are talking about…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
With indemnity agreement now in place, Foxborough officials turn focus to negotiating liability insurance with MIIA and the Kraft Group.
Foxborough took an important step towards licensing a series of summer concerts at Gillette Stadium after the town and the Kraft Group successfully agreed on a new indemnity agreement for stadium events. "What is now in place following many weeks of discussion between our counsel, special counsel and counsel for the Kraft organization is indemnification agreements that are signed and approved," said Foxborough Town Manager Kevin Paicos. Foxborough's Board of Selectmen Tuesday unanimously approved a motion to acknowledge an indemnity agreement has been reached between the town and the Kraft Group for New England Revolution soccer games and three summer concerts - Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift (two shows) and Kenny Chesney (two shows). "This has …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Submit your sample performance digitally between now and 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15.
Editor's note: The following announcement submitted by the New England Revolution. The New England Revolution is giving local musicians the opportunity to perform in the same venue where superstars like Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi will play this summer. Ahead of its first-ever National Anthem Auditions in March, the Revolution is looking for talented soloists, groups, instrumentalists and other unique musicians to perform the anthem for the team’s 2013 home games at Gillette Stadium. Performers interested in being considered can submit their sample performances digitally between now and 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15. A select group of performers from among those submitting samples in advance will be called back for the live final…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Here are the five things you need to know for November 10 and 11
1. This Weekend's Record From the National Weather Service 2. Veterans Day Ceremony at Wrentham Common The annual Wrentham Veterans Day ceremony will be held on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wrentham town common. American Legion Post 225 and the Wrentham VFW invite residents to join them near the World War II and Korean/Vietnam War monuments at the common for a brief ceremony. 3. King Philip Sports Today In football, the Warriors travel to North Attleboro for a match-up with postseason implications. Play at Community Field at 4:00 p.m., a win brings the Warriors one step closer to another Kelley-Rex title but a loss would almost make certain that their season would end on Thanksgiving. After upsetting the #2 and #3 seeded teams in …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rolling Thunder will participate in seat dedication, the first in a major professional sports venue
Since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers remain unaccounted for and the New England Patriots and New England Revolution will pay tribute to those POW/MIA soldiers with a special ceremony and dedication Friday. Friday's ceremony at Gillette Stadium will mark the first time in the history of professional sports a team will leave a seat permanently unoccupied in recognition of the many soldiers who are POW/MIA. A black seat above the stadium’s south end zone will remain permanently empty and marked by a plaque recognizing the sacrifice of the POW/MIA. Robert Kraft, chairman and CEO of the The Kraft Group and Joe D’Entremont, president of the Massachusetts Chapter 1 of the Rolling Thunder, will participate in the dedication, along…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has expressed interest in building a soccer-specific stadium for the New England Revolution at the city's Wonderland Greyhound Park property, which would move the team from Foxborough to Revere.
It’s no secret the New England Revolution have been looking to develop a soccer-specific stadium for several years now and move out of Foxborough's Gillette Stadium. On Monday, The Boston Globe reported one of the potential destinations for the Major League Soccer team could be Revere. Mayor Dan Rizzo was quoted in the Oct. 1 Boston Globe article, “Mayor Hopes to Bring Revolution to Revere,” saying: “The city has to be right in the wheelhouse in terms of soccer fans. I’d love to see a full-blown professional soccer team here.” Mayor Rizzo, according to the Boston Globe, is attempting to acquire Revere’s Wonderland Greyhound Park property as part of his casino negotiations with Suffolk Downs. If successful, Rizzo would then likely …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Dean College's Children Center will be holding an open house, the Board of Health will be meeting plus three other things happening around Wrentham.
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Monday, August 13, 2012
1. Today's Weather In the morning, expect some patchy fog before 9 a.m. The rest of the day should be mostly sunny with a high around 88 degrees. The evening should be partly cloudy with a low around 63. 2. Dean College to Hold Open House for Preschool Looking for a preschool? The Dean College Children’s Center will host an Exploration Open House this Tuesday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors are encourged to bring their children along to learn about the program and explore the school. 3. Meeting Tonight at Town Hall The Board of Health will be meeting tonight at in the meeting room at Town Hall tonight at 7:00 p.m. 4. Revs Fall to Impact It was another close loss for the New England Revolution, who fell to the Montreal Impact 1…
Saturday, August 4, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of July 29, 2012.
Norton Man Cited for Leaving Scene of Route 24 Fatal Massachusetts State Police have issued a citation to the man who was allegedly operating the vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian on Route 24 northbound in Randolph early Sunday morning, July 29 (around 1:15 a.m.). Shane Wilson, 20, of Norton was issued a citation with a single charge of leaving the scene after causing personal injury resulting in death, David Traub, spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, said in a press release. 29-year-old Adam T. Trudeau of Needham was said to have been standing in the roadway on the northbound side of Route 24 when he was struck by Wilson's vehicle. Read more by clicking here. *** Stoughton Fire Department Helps to …