MARATHON MONDAY !!!

MARATHON MONDAY !!!

Approximately 30,000 runners made their way through Newton today in the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon. The temperatures were in the 60s as the first runners came through with partly sunny skies. The top winners were for the women’s open Worknesh Degefa...
Marathon Monday … Tomorrow

Marathon Monday … Tomorrow

The 123rd running of the Boston Marathon takes place tomorrow, Patriot’s Day, April 15th. On Sunday the 14th with temperatures in the low 60s final preparations were going on including the strategic placement of traffic cones along Commonwealth Avenue for crowd...
122nd Running of the Boston Marathon

122nd Running of the Boston Marathon

On Monday, April 16, for the 122nd year the Boston Marathon once again made it’s way through the streets of Newton. The day was cold and wet and kept the crowd size down on Commonwealth Avenue to the smallest in recent memory. As the wheelchairs passed through the city… the area near city hall was surprisingly sparse. As time wore on more people showed up to watch and cheer the runners on. A group from Pasadena, California had a tent setup on the corner of Comm. Ave. and Walnut Street and was cheering on about twenty members of their club who were running that day. Despite the awful weather many said they expected to return and watch the event again.

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Yuki Kawauchi is the first Japanese man to win the Boston Marathon since 1987. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

Desiree Linden, a Michigan resident, fought the wind and rain as she motored up Commonwealth Avenue in Newton. She said in an interview that she considered dropping out of the race. She went on and became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

Michael Hug (L) and Ernst van Dyk (R) finished the Boston Marathon in the #1 and #2 positions, respectively, in the men’s wheelchair division of the 122nd Boston Marathon. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

Tatyana McFadden was the #1 finisher in the women’s wheelchair division of the 122nd Boston Marathon. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

Weather seemed to be a factor causing this wheelchair athlete a minor mishap at Monday’s 122nd Boston Marathon. After a short delay he was able to recover and head on his was down Comm. Ave. towards the finish line in Boston. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

As a safety precaution large vehicles blocked the intersection of Walnut Street and Commonwealth Avenue during the 122nd Boston Marathon, on Monday, April 16, 2018. A city employee said other intersections along the route were blocked in a similar way. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo.

Umbrellas came out as the rain came down at the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018. Keith E. Jacobson/Photo

CITY TO SPEED UP APPOINTMENTS

CITY TO SPEED UP APPOINTMENTS

In a meeting at Newton City Hall yesterday afternoon, March 31, Mayor Setti Warren announced some new initiatives to speed up city services.The city has beenĀ  receiving complaints from residents that they are waiting too long for city department heads to arrive for...
Newton TAB Photo Department Eliminated

Newton TAB Photo Department Eliminated

Reading an article in the Boston Business Journal about staff cuts at Gatehouse Media I wondered if this affected the Metro unit based in Needham. When I retired, as a staff photographer, about two and a half years ago this division covered cities and towns from...
It’s Marathon Day in Newton !!!

It’s Marathon Day in Newton !!!

I have attended in excess of fifty Boston Marathons and had to stop by this year’s 120th running of the Boston Marathon and grab a few shots. A great warm day for the spectators … maybe a little warm for the runners. Ethopians Lelisa Desisa (R), second...
Surprised At The Polls

Surprised At The Polls

Voting at the library mid morning I was surprised to see a huge crowd in front of the library. I couldn’t imagine so many people waiting in line tovote. There were numerous police carsĀ  blue lights flashing and not a parking spot in sight. I asked one of the...

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