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Mary Blake

Broomstones Curling Club in Wayland (Mary Blake photo)

Going For Gold: Curling Grows In Popularity

Curling, a sport that dates back to Scotland in the 1500′s, was restored as an official medal sport at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games following a 56-year hiatus.

02/07/2014

Chris Mazdzer of the United States makes a run during the men's luge training session ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Going For Gold: Chris Mazdzer In Luge, Annalisa Drew In Freeskiing

Mary Blake talks to Winter Olympians Chris Mazdzer, a Pittsfield native, and Annalisa Drew of Andover.

02/06/2014

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Going For Gold: Figure Skating Pairs Champions Ready To Make Boston Fans Proud

Figure Skating is a Winter Olympic event that always draws enthusiastic crowds and Marissa Castelli of Cranston, Rhode Island and Simon Shnapir of Sudbury are looking forward to their moment in the spotlight in Sochi.

02/04/2014

Alex Carpenter #25 US Women's Olympic Hockey (WBZ-TV photo)

Going For Gold: Local Women On U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

Opening Ceremonies for the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia take place Friday, so let the pageantry begin.

02/04/2014

Police officers at North Shore Mall in Peabody. (Photo from Mary Blake)

Holiday Shoplifting: Fighting Organized Retail Crime In Mass.

Police say organized groups usually work the whole Route 128 belt from Peabody to Dedham, hitting several malls along the way.

12/19/2013

President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, shortly before his assassination in Dallas. (Photo credit OFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Audio: Symphony Hall Reacts To JFK’s Assassination

Fifty years ago, the BSO was performing at Symphony Hall when John F. Kennedy was shot and killed.

11/22/2013

(Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

In Boston, Somber Observances For JFK Anniversary

Hundreds paid their respects to the slain president at the JFK Library and Museum in Boston and at other events around the state.

11/22/2013

Boston Transportation Management Center (Photo from Mary Blake)

Going Nowhere In Boston Traffic: Technology Makes A Difference

Technology is helping to ease traffic on city streets and highways.

11/22/2013

Orange Line (WBZ-TV photo)

Going Nowhere In Boston Traffic: Improving Public Transit, Behavior Behind The Wheel

It turns out behavior behind the wheel is a big component of traffic congestion, and bad behavior is nothing new to Bostonians.

11/21/2013

(Photo from Mary Blake)

Going Nowhere In Boston Traffic: Avoiding The Commuter Crawl

Some commuters go to great lengths to avoid sitting in traffic on Boston’s congested roadways.

11/20/2013

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