The Boston Bruins

All eyes in sports crazy Boston are now on the Boston Celtics following the almost incomprehensible loss the Boston Bruins suffered several nights ago when they blew the 7th game of their series against the Florida Panthers.

The Bruins were speechless at the end of that game, set, match and season.

Losing the final three games to the Panthers after achieving one of the best records in hockey during a tremendously successful season better than any in NHL history.

“The magic was gone,” wrote a Boston Globe sports reporter.

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The Mike’s story like an explosion of interest in New England fast food

A slow moment at Mike’s Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Joe Resnek)

By Josh Resnek

From the moment we broke the story about Mike’s Roast Beef being sold to Wynn Development two weeks ago, it broke records for widespread internet interest.

The Leader Herald’s Facebook site recorded 48,382 hits on the Mike’s posting alone!

This was an extraordinary number of viewers for a small hometown Facebook site.

As the week dawned, the story continued attracting thousands more visitors to our Facebook site.

It came as a shocking, sobering thought to fast food aficionados and lovers that one of the best known, and most beloved purveyors of five star roast beef sandwiches and fried foods of a wide variety was tossing in he towel to change.

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A July 4 lobster dinner at a friend’s house


I eat lobster once or twice a year.

When lobster rolls weren’t $30 – $50 as they are today, I used to enjoy them a half dozen times a year.

I have lost much of my fascination with lobster. The higher prices are one thing. My desire for lobster going down is another.

I don’t know what it is. lobster just doesn’t turn me on as a food treat the way it used to.

That being said, I was invited with my wife to a best friend’s home for a late afternoon lobster treat on July 3.

Frankly, I was looking forward to it as I hadn’t eaten lobster since last year.

Please keep in mind, our best friend is what my late father would have called “well to do.” She lives very comfortably in a large home down the street from mine.

Despite having millions of dollars on hand, she is a Market Basket devote, with an eye always on saving money, cutting expenses, buying food at the right price, and on and on.

She would rather cut her arms off than pay $49.95 a pound for lobster meat out of the shell. I share her general feeling about that, by the way.

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City Digs Out from Major Storm

Biggest Snowfall in Years Buries City

By Josh Resnek

Saturday’s snow storm, called a “bomb cyclone” by weather forecasters, dumped more than 2 feet of snow on New England – and even more in some places.

It was not the Blizzard of 1978. However the snowfall was substantial. It caused the public schools to be closed and for the most part, the city has come back to life but at a much slower pace.

Snow removal efforts will likely go on for much of the week.

Luckily for all of us, the snowfall was extremely fluffy and not dense and thick.

Everett’s first responders got through the storm without major incidents.

As the week began, temperatures remained icy cold, not rising much out of the teens.

Monday and Tuesday had high temperatures of 25 degrees.

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A mild winter so far

With February reaching its end with the snap of finger, many of us take joy that the winter has been neither cold nor snowy.

Those of us who have lived through many a New England winter understand that March can turn into winter when our minds are already wandering toward the spring.

That’s what we have watch for carefully.

Thinking the winter is over is always a mistake.

The moment we exult in a warm day at the beginning of March we are hit by a snowstorm or two and below freezing temperatures, ice and high winds.

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