Boston Bruins Parade Route for Saturday June 18 at 11 a.m.
On Saturday, Boston will officially welcome home the Bruins - and the Stanley Cup! The victory parade is set to start at 11 a.m. at the TD Garden and end in Copley Square. As in the past, the parade will feature the famous Duck Boats carrying the players, coaches, family and friends.
It is truly a great time to be a Boston sports fan, Mayor Thomas Menino said in a release announcing the parade. Finally, after 39 years, the Stanley Cup is coming home to Boston where it belongs. Through their hard work and dedication, this team embodies what our proud city stands for. We love our Bruins and want to show our appreciation for their hard-earned victory with a parade this Saturday. Let's have fun and celebrate their impressive achievement!
Streets along the parade route are expected to close around 9 a.m. and reopen by around 3:30 p.m., under the direction of public safety officials. Crossing the route will not be allowed once the parade begins.
Vehicles will be banned along the parade route from 9 a.m. until around 1 p.m. Parking restricts will be heavily enforced, so you might want to take the T.
Signs saying Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday, will mark the temporary parking restrictions across the city.
- Canal Street, from Causeway Street to New Chardon Street
- Friend Street, from Causeway Street to New Chardon Street
- Portland Street, from Merrimac Street to Causeway Street
- Lancaster Street, from Causeway Street to Merrimac Street
- Merrimac Street , from Causeway Street to Lancaster Street
- Causeway Street, from North Washington Street to Merrimac Street
- Staniford Street, from Causeway Street to Cambridge Street
- Cambridge Street, from Hancock Street to Tremont Street
- Tremont Street, from Cambridge Street to Boylston Street
- Boylston Street, from Washington Street to Dalton Street
- New Chardon Street, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street
- Bowdoin Street, from Cambridge Street to Derne Street
- Somerset Street, from Cambridge Street to Ashburton Place
- New Sudbury Street, from Cambridge Street to Bulfinch Place
- Court Street, from Cambridge Street to Court Square
- Beacon Street, from Tremont Street to Somerset Street
- Bromfield Street, from Province Street to Tremont Street
- Park Street, from Tremont Street to Beacon Street
- Temple Place, from Tremont Street to Washington Street
- West Street, from Tremont Street to Washington Street
- Essex Street, from Tremont Street to Washington Street
- Charles Street South, from Park Plaza to Center gate of Public Garden
- Hadassah Way, from Boylston Street to Park Plaza
- Berkeley Street, from St. James Avenue to Newbury Street
- Clarendon Street, from Newbury Street to St. James Avenue
- Dartmouth Street, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street
- St. James Avenue, from Clarendon Street to Dartmouth Street
Click here for a larger map of the parade route.
Enjoy the rally!
Lady Gaga's 'Edge of Glory,' love it, or hate it? [Video]
Lady Gaga is known for her elaborate costumes and chameleon-like appearance, but in her latest video, the 'Fame Monster' toned down the shock value for a simpler video.
The choice may be a wise one, as fans may start expecting Gaga to try to outdo herself. But going with the reverse, and having a surprisingly normal video, might be a surprise in and of itself - the type of surprise that is a welcomed one.
However, the video has mixed reviews. On Twitter opinions of the video range from, I really like #edgeofglory it's nice, simple and lets the song speak for itself, to I thought @ladygaga would have done a better music video for #edgeofglory than that, oh well still luver her XO.
One Twitter user made a fairly valid argument, stating, the problem with @ladygaga is that whenever she does something normal, we all think that there's something wrong with it.
Justin Timberlake states that he agrees with the millions who think Lady Gaga is good. In the latest Playboy issue the singer turned actors says of the (relatively) new pop sensation, She's a force. Beyond awesome. I mean, she's legitimately talented. I'd love to see her come out with another record a couple of years from now that's completely different, maybe something Tori Amos could do.
If I were Lady Gaga, I'd do whatever I wanted, which it looks like she's doing.
'JT' may be on to something.
It's obvious from the transition from 'Born This Way' to 'Judas' that Gaga is starting to transform to a more subtle version of her own self.
Timberlake continues, She's just plain old good. But I don't know what the future holds for her. Her sound is so big. She's got the outfits and she shocks you, but you kind of wonder how an act that big stays around forever.
The heavy 80's dance beat is enough to entice listeners, and her somewhat normal appearance gives viewers the opportunity to finally see Gaga. This new appearance came at just the right time. In 'Edge of Glory,' the third video from her latest album 'Born This Way,' Gaga switches up her M.O. and gives us a fun and visually appealing video.
Watch 'Born This Way'
Women's BasketballAmericans Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles guard Croatian Marija Vrsaljko during a Group A basketball match in the Basketball arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday.
VolleyballAmericans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings celebrate their victory over Australians Natalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley during their women's beach volleyball preliminary match at the Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday.
Women's VolleyballKerri Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Treanor of the U.S. celebrate a point against Australia's Natalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley during a women's beach volleyball preliminary match at the Horse Guards Parade at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday.
Women's VolleyballMisty May-Treanor of the U.S. gets ready to play during a women's beach volleyball preliminary match at the Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday.
Men's GymnasticsJohn Orozco of the U.S. stands with teammates and officials during the men's gymnastics qualification at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday.
Danell LeyvaDanell Leyva of the U.S. competes in the rings event during the men's gymnastics qualification at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday.
Danell LeyvaDanell Leyva of the U.S. competes in the floor exercise event during the men's gymnastics qualification at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday.
Jacob DaltonJacob Dalton of the U.S. competes in the rings event during the men's gymnastics qualification at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday.
Exciting moments and major surprises have already marked the London 2012 Olympic Games, which were only in their first full day on Saturday.
The biggest upset came in the afternoon, when American swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte squared off in the men's 400-meter individual medley. Lochte won the gold, while Phelps failed to reach a spot on the podium, as he finished fourth.
Phelps' coach Bob Bowman was "not pleasantly" surprised at the fourth-place finish, according to the New York Daily News. And Phelps himself acknowledged it was "just a crappy race."
Phelps still holds the world record for the 400-meter individual medley, which he set with a time of 4:03.84 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The swimming competitions Saturday also saw the first new world record set at this installment of the Olympics: China's Ye Shiwen established the record for the women's 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:28.43, as she bested the American Elizabeth Beisel and the Chinese Li Xuanxu.
In beach volleyball, both the American men's and women's teams reigned supreme. The American women's team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings topped the Australian team in two straight sets. The American men's team of Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal did likewise versus the South African team.
In basketball, the U.S. women's squad extended its Olympics winning streak to 34 games, with the Croatia team its victim this time around. While the Croatians fought hard in the beginning, the Americans put it all together at the end for a 81-56 win.
Finally, the U.S. men's gymnastics team is leading in the qualification-round standings with 275.342 points.
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