Not unheard of. There was a man in my small city who owned a lot of real estate in nearby towns all managed through corporations. There was a fire at his house and he was injured. He told the fire department to call the police and ask for my dad. There was apparently $100,000 in cash stashed around the house and my father was the only one he trusted to oversee its removal to a bank.
I had to look it up, because I wasn’t sure and thought it might be the old Boston Herald.
Even thought Boston likes to lay claim to the Patriots, especially during the Brady years, they moved to Foxborough because no one in Boston City Hall had any interest in helping them find a spot for the stadium. I live in another town about seven miles south of the stadium. As far community support you could not ask for better neighbors than the Patriots and the Kraft family foundation. From the tax revenue the town gets from Gillette and economic benefits from games and concerts, the Patriots and the Krafts donate tons of money to charities, the players are always showing up for events, especially with kids involved, and charity auctions are never at a loss for signed memorabilia.
The official NFL host city for the Patriots is actually Providence, RI.
Phil Bissell of the Worcester Telegram created it in 1960.
Does anyone remember the old Funky Winkerbean comic? One character, Les, was often seen as a hall monitor with a WWI era machine gun mounted on the desk/chair.
Gillette Stadium was built in the early 2000s. The Schaefer/Sullivan/Foxborough stadium was nearby and demolished when Gillette was finished. BTW – no one, except out of town sports writers, call it the Razor.
Over the years RH jr® had shown the worst of modern ‘journalism’ and yet the non-fictional TV reporters don’t get it. I guess we’re a nation of voyeurs as shown by all the garbage unscripted shows.
This reminds me of how my local TV stations will stick a camera and mic in the face of a grieving spouse or parent right after a tragic death and then ask ‘how are you feeling?’. This is why I don’t watch televised news.
If you can’t avoid politics for a few hours you need to seek professional help. You aren’t going to change anyone’s mind – regardless of your leanings. And if it bothers you that much, don’t go.Even my vegan niece keeps a lot of opinions to herself at Thanksgiving. And she bakes wonderful pies.
If I recall that era, BMWs were more the car of choice of sales people. The company founders usually favored Land Rovers or Mercedes. At least inside route 128.