Friday, June 29, 2012
Did you attend Thursday's Patch Battle of the Bands concert at The Harp? If you took photos, upload to the article.
The President, The Truezoos and Forget the Former rocked The Harp at the Patch Battle of the Bands concert at The Harp in Boston on Thursday. Well more than 100 people came to listen to the local bands and musicians. Did you attend? Upload your photos to this article.
Forget the Former, The Truezoos and The President take center stage at The Harp in Boston.
Local musicians rocked The Harp in Boston Thursday night in Patch's Battle of the Bands finale showcase. Fans joined band members and the Patch family for an evening of free live music from contest runners up, Tewksbury-based band Forget the Former and The Truezoos of Danvers and contest winner, The President. The concert capped off the Battle of the Bands competition, which kicked off in March with three regional competitions and continued with the final round, which was won by The President, a Wakefield rapper, who captivated the crowd Thursday with an hour-plus set at The Harp.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Check out what's going on with Boston's Tall Ships over the holiday weekend.
Local musicians voted by Patch readers play The Harp in Boston -- and you're invited.
It’s been months in the making, but the Patch Battle of the Bands concert is finally here. Tonight, local musicians voted by you will perform at The Harp in Boston. The winner of our Battle of the Bands Contest, The President, will hit the stage after contest runners up The Truezoos and Forget the Former start the night off with their own sets. The President, aka Nicholas Kermelewicz of Wakefield, was the top vote getter in our contest. The contest kicked off with a call for videos in February. Twenty-four bands and musicians squared off in three separate regional contests: Greater Boston, North Shore/Merrimack Valley and South Shore/Cape Cod and the Islands. The top two finishers by region went to the finals, which was won by The …
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With the Supreme Court ruling 5-4 that the Affordable Care Act mandate is constitutional Thursday morning, we want to know: Do you support the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act? Do you believe health insurance is something everyone nationwide should be mandated to have? Or should the decision to have health insurance be left up to individuals and families? We want to hear your views on the Affordable Care Act, which is also referred to by some as "Obamacare." Let us know what you think by taking our poll and posting your thoughts in the comments section below.
Tall ships are coming at the end of the week. Here are some of the highlights.
Tall ships are coming to Boston June 30 to July 6 to celebrate the USS Constitution and the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Boston Harbor will be filled with square-rigged vessels, canvas and oak. Here's a list of which ships are coming to Boston and where you can see them, thanks to OpSail Boston website, which organizes the sailing event. USS Constitution American. Known as Old Ironsides, she's the oldest commissioned warship afloat and Boston's favorite frigate. USCG Barque Eagle American. The Coast Guard's training vessel is 290 feet long. Cisne Branco Brazilian. Built in 1998, she's a newbie on the Tall Ship circuit. Her home port is Rio De Janeiro. Dewaruci Indonesian. A barquentine, she's a training vessel for the Indonesian navy. …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The winner of Patch's "Battle of the Bands," rap act, "The President," from Wakefield, will perform his original raps Thursday night at The Harp in Boston.
Wakefield rapper "The President" will be keeping it local on Thursday night during his headlining performance at The Harp, 85 Causeway St., in Boston. The winner of Patch's "Battle of the Bands," Nicholas Kermelewicz of Wakefield, who goes by the name The President, will be rapping 14 to 16 original songs with self-written lyrics and beats. "It's all local rap and hip hop," he said. "It's a chance to stand in front of everybody and tell my story with my music." In addition to The President, fans will see rapper Nixon Nyce, rapper and producer Jae Fatal, and singer Kally Riddinger, three people who will perform alongside The President. Kermelewicz said that in addition to the song that won the contest, and obvious choice for the concert, …
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After July 20, you won't be able to use old MBTA tokens to add value to your CharlieCard.
UPDATE, June 28: It appears people now have until July 20 to redeem tokens. This is from mbta.com: Effective July 20, 2012, the MBTA will no longer redeem tokens. Due to increased demand to redeem tokens before July 20, 2012, we will continue to accept tokens via fare vending machines at the following locations: Downtown Crossing, Harvard Square, Riverside, Ruggles, Quincy Center, and Government Center Stations. Customers will be able to redeem tokens for CharlieCard/Ticket value via Fare Vending Machines at these locations. The MBTA will also redeem tokens for CharlieCard/Ticket value during normal business hours at the Downtown Crossing Pass Office and 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4730. UPDATE: It turns out that some machines are already …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
U.S. Rep. Ed Markey is under fire in a fundraising video from Republican challenger Jeff Semon of Lexington.
For many months now, Lexington Republican Jeff Semon has had his sights set on Congressman Ed Markey’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. But now the Malden Democrat is the target of Semon’s latest Web ad, released Tuesday. The video, titled “Why Washington is Broken,” casts Markey as driving the ideological divide between Democrats and Republicans with extreme views and rhetoric. “Ed Markey is the most divisive member of the House of Representatives and all Americans need to be made aware of the damage he is doing to our country,” Semon says in a press release announcing the video. “As I mentioned in the video, we need solutions in Washington, not slander.” The press release – which reminds voters that Markey was elected to his …