Monday, March 11, 2013
Wendell visited Tufts University Sunday as part of the "Read by the River" fair.
New England Patriots player Ryan Wendell, an offensive lineman, was at Tufts University Sunday as part of the 13th annual "Read by the River" carnival, organized by Tufts Hillel. The event promotes education and early childhood literacy. Wendell read to elementary-school kids from Somerville and Medford, and he also signed a few autographs. According to the New England Patriots Facebook page, he read from the children's book, "Let's Go, Patriots!"
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Patriots player will read to as many as 850 kids from Somerville and Medford.
New England Patriots offensive lineman Ryan Wendell is scheduled to visit Tufts University Sunday to read to children and sign some autographs, according to an announcement from the university. Wendell is visiting as part of the "Read by the River" carnival, sponsored by Tufts Hillel. This year marks the 13th annual "Read by the River" event. About 850 elementary school kids from Somerville and Medford, and their families, are expected to attend, and there will be face painting, arts and crafts and performances for kids. The carnival promotes literacy. It takes place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gantcher Center, 161 College Ave., Medford.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Are you wearing Patriots gear today? Take a picture and show your pride here!
Today is game day! The New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Conference Championship game today at 6:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. If you're a true New England Patriots' fan, I know you're gearing up and showing off your team pride today. Are you wearing a New England Patriots' jersey? Did you paint your face? Or, maybe you hung a Patriots' flag on your front porch to cheer on the team? I want to see your photos of your team spirit! Take a photo and upload it here by clicking the "upload photos" green button above! Go Pats!!!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Here's your chance to sound off on the quality of the officiating in the NFL and what you think should be done about it.
If you're a local football fan, the New England Patriots' controversial Sunday Night loss to the Baltimore Ravens probably left you with a bad taste in your mouth and a strong opinion about the status of officiating in the NFL. The much-discussed replacement referee issue was forced front-row center again Monday night when a nationally-televised game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers appeared to be determined by an incorrect call made by a team of back-up officials. So, we have to ask - what do you think about the quality of officiating in the NFL? Do you think the league owes it to the players, owners and fans to put the best product on the field, no matter what it costs? Should League Commissioner Roger Goodell bend …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Patriots linebacker and the Tufts University football team staged a simulated "draft day" for 8-year-old Riley Roman, who's undergone major brain surgery to treat a tumor.
New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovitch visited Tufts University's Somerville campus Wednesday to help stage a special event for an 8-year-old boy whose life has been turned upside down by a brain tumor. Riley Roman, from South Hadley, was recently diognosed with a rare primitive neuroectodermal tumor, known as a PNET, which can spread quickly. The boy has undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy at Children's Hospital Boston, and due to the severity of his treatment he's living at the Ronald McDonald House. Ninkovitch became friends with Riley during a visit to the hospital, and the two have remained in touch. Ninkovitch attended Riley's eighth birthday party, according Samantha and Amy McCarthy, Riley's aunts, and the…