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Area around Boston Marathon finish line evacuated due to suspicious backpacks 04.15.14 at 7:48 pm ET
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According to the Boston Police Dept., the area around the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street has been cordoned off after police discovered suspicious backpacks.

According to WBZ-TV, a man was seen with one of the backpacks, yelling “Boston Strong,” just prior to the area was evacuated. The report also states the man was barefoot and wore a long black veil.

The Copley Station Green Line has been closed while an investigation of the scene is taken place.

Check back for more information …

The area around the Boston Marathon finish line was evacuated Tuesday night after a suspicious backpack was found. (WBZ-TV Photo)

The area around the Boston Marathon finish line was evacuated Tuesday night after a suspicious backpack was found. (WBZ-TV Photo)

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Dale & Holley receive warm welcome back tweets 04.02.14 at 12:28 pm ET
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Tuesday’s announcement that Dale Arnold would be reuniting with Michael Holley to form WEEI’s new afternoon show was welcome news to loyal listeners — once they confirmed that it was not an April Fools’ joke.

The pairing of the former midday hosts was greeted by some well-known personalities as well.

NHL Network host (and former NESN personality) Kathryn Tappen tweeted her support.

Added MLB Network (and former NESN Red Sox) reporter Heidi Watney: Great team!

Former Revolution star Taylor Twellman tweeted:

 

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Alex Rodriguez reportedly drops lawsuit against MLB, MLBPA 02.07.14 at 4:52 pm ET
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Alex Rodriguez has dropped his lawsuit against MLB, Bud Selig and the MLB Players Association, according to multiple reports.

Rodriguez filed the lawsuit on Jan. 13, two days after independent arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced his 211-game suspension to 162 games. MLB and the MLBPA both said in statements that they disagreed with Horowitz’€™s ruling — for different reasons — but that they respected the arbitration process and recognized Horowitz’€™s decision as final.

Because Rodriguez’s dismissal was voluntary, he has the option to refile the lawsuit at a later date if he wants.

 

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Poll: Boston Sports Person of 2013 12.26.13 at 9:54 am ET
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It’s been another memorable season in Boston sports. Now it’s time to decide which person stood out and should be recognized as the 2013 Boston Sports Person of the Year. Here are the eight individuals whose accomplishments made them worthy of being on our final list. Cast your vote until New Year’s Eve.

Who is the Boston Sports Person of the Year for 2013?

  • David Ortiz, Red Sox (57%, 731 Votes)
  • Koji Uehara, Red Sox (21%, 273 Votes)
  • John Farrell, Red Sox (11%, 137 Votes)
  • Tom Brady, Patriots (6%, 79 Votes)
  • Bill Belichick, Patriots (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Andre Williams, Boston College football (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Zdeno Chara, Bruins (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Tuukka Rask, Bruins (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,277

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Jerry Remy issues statement: ‘We are heartbroken’ 08.17.13 at 4:17 pm ET
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NESN analyst Jerry Remy, in a statement issued on his twitter account, offered his initial public response to the arrest of his son, Jared Remy, on charges that he murdered his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel:

My thoughts and prayers go out to Jenn Martel and her family. Words cannot describe my wife’s and my grief.

Son or not, I am at a loss for words articulating my disgust and remorse over this senseless and tragic act.

We are heartbroken,

Jerry Remy.

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Jerry Remy’s son arrested in connection with murder of girlfriend 08.16.13 at 9:14 am ET
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According to multiple reports, Jerry Remy’s son has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing of his girlfriend at his residence in Waltham. The stabbing took place on Thursday night in the Windsor Village apartment complex in Waltham, where the couple lived with Martel’s daughter.

The victim was Jennifer Martel. Remy will be arraigned Thursday for multiple charges, including murder. Remy had previously been arrested for a domestic incident earlier in the week and released on Wednesday.

Jerry Remy played for the Red Sox from 1978-84 and has been the team’s color commentator on NESN since 1988.

Update: Jerry Remy’s Twitter account tweeted the following at 11:22 a.m.

 

NESN released the following statement Friday afternoon:

“This morning, we learned of a terrible tragedy. All of us at NESN and the Red Sox, along with Jerry Remy, are filled with grief for everyone involved, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Jennifer Martel.”

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WEEI nominated for Marconi Award as Legendary Station 07.16.13 at 8:49 am ET
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One year after receiving the Marconi Award for Sports Station of the Year, WEEI has been nominated by the National Association of Broadcasters for another Marconi, this time in the Legendary Station category.

WEEI is on a list of five finalists along with Philadelphia’s KYW-AM, Chicago’s WBBM-AM and two Los Angeles stations: KFI-AM and KIIS-FM. The winners will be announced Sept. 10 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show in Orlando.

WEEI has won the Marconi for Sports Station of the Year three times (2012, ’08 and ’06). Stations cannot win the award in consecutive years. WEEI also won the Marconi for Large Market Station of the Year in 2006.

Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio.

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WEEI to shut down station at 9 p.m. for electrical work 07.14.13 at 8:34 pm ET
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WEEI station engineers need to do electrical work that requires them to shut down the station at 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. WEEI will be back on the air no later than 5 a.m., before Dennis & Callahan. The WEEI stream will be feeding ESPN if you want to listen live by clicking here. Thank you for listening to WEEI and for your patience while this work is completed.

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Sports world cheers at news of arrest in Marathon bombing case 04.19.13 at 9:36 pm ET
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Boston sports scene reacts to arrest of Marathon bombing suspect 04.19.13 at 9:13 pm ET
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Shortly after the news broke that the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing case was in custody, the Boston sports scene reacted with happiness, as well as thanks for those who played a role in his capture.

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