Bill Russell was unparalleled on the basketball court, uncompromising off it – The Boston Globe

He lived his life in a relentlessly straightforward manner. He basically gave the racism he encountered the back of his hand. “Proud” does not begin to describe the forthright nature by which he lived his life. He was a role model and an inspiration. He was a truly Great American. Oh, and he could play … Read more

42 additional cases diagnosed this week in Mass., DPH says

Massachusetts health officials say 42 new cases of monkeypox were identified in adult males in Massachusetts within the past week, according to the latest count from the Department of Public Health. The DPH said the total number of monkeypox cases in Massachusetts is now 157 since the first case in the United States was announced … Read more

Baker says Orange Line will be shut down for 30 days to make critical repairs – The Boston Globe

“This is an unprecedented service diversion for the MBTA,” said T General Manager Steve Poftak during the briefing with Baker. “We have never shut down an entire line in this way in order to make sweeping improvements. But we’re doing this because it’s the fastest, most efficient way to deliver benefits to our customers. Rather … Read more

Massachusetts man shares ‘horrific’ experience with monkeypox

A Massachusetts man who is one of 134 people in the state who have dealt with monkeypox thus far is sharing his story and struggle to get treatment for the virus.Brian McKenna said his symptoms started out small. What he thought was just a single pimple on his lip grew into three, and he ended … Read more

Commuter Rail passengers escape broken-down train, scale fence

Some passengers on an MBTA Commuter Rail train took matters into their own hands after that train broke down and was stopped with no power.An MBTA spokesperson said at about 6 p.m. Monday, Framingham Line Train 595 — which departed South Station in Boston at 5:35 p.m. — was stopped shortly after the Boston Landing … Read more

Red Sox trade starting catcher to American League rival

The Boston Red Sox have parted ways with starting catcher Christian Vázquez a day before Major League Baseball’s trade deadline. ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted just before 6:30 p.m. Monday that the Red Sox were finalizing a deal to send Vázquez to the Houston Astros.Shortly after 8:20 p.m., the Red Sox announced that they traded Vázquez … Read more

NBA champion, Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell dies at age 88

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell died Sunday at age 88, according to an announcement from his family.Russell, a 5-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star, was the first player to win an Olympic Gold Medal, an NBA Championship and a college title.His storied career has also included a Presidential Medal of Freedom, induction into the Naismith … Read more

With roster changes looming, Red Sox overcome distractions and right ship for a day with win vs. Brewers – The Boston Globe

“I’m not blind. I know what’s going on, being out there. But just put it off to the side,” Martinez said. “As far as I know I’m here. I’m not going to think anything otherwise. I want to make it as hard on [chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom to make a trade] as I can. … Read more

Bill Russell, Boston Celtics legend and 11-time NBA champion, dies at 88

Bill Russell, an NBA legend who led the Boston Celtics to a record 11 championships and is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, died on Sunday. He was 88. Russell’s family announced his death in a statement, saying he died peacefully with his wife Jeannine by his side. The family … Read more