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Mary Blake

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Lawmakers React To News Of Menino’s Cancer Battle

Mayor Marty Walsh released a statement Saturday saying his thoughts and prayers are with Menino and his family.

03/16/2014

Massachusetts Daily Collegian Photographer Taylor Snow (left) and beat writers Patrick Strohecker(center) and Mark Chiarelli (right). (Photo courtesy: Mark Chiarelli-Facebook)

UMass Student Basketball Writers Trying To Raise Money For Possible NCAA Tourney Trips

The University of Massachusetts has a great shot of getting invited to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament later this month, but the campus paper might not be able to send its’ staff to cover it.

03/04/2014

(Photo by Tom Sperduto/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Bill To Make Buying Pepper Spray, Mace Easier In Mass. Stuck In Legislative Limbo

A measure that would make it easier to buy mace and pepper spray in Massachusetts remains stuck in legislative limbo on Beacon Hill.

02/21/2014

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Local Families Turning To Fundraising Websites To Pay For School

It’s a painful feeling being felt by so many Americans; Parents and students all across the country, struggling to come up with the cash for college, and in some cases even private high schools.

02/10/2014

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

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