Metro reporter who covers New England, breaking news, human interest, and military issues. 4th-generation Bostonian, avid runner, and unreformed Red Sox fan.
@BnNigel 40 years ago today at dawn, we scaled Arthur's Seat to 'celebrate' May Day. As I recall, I later added straight vodka to my cereal.
10,000 people dancing, singing, swaying at McCormick Place in anticipation of Obama's victory speech.Huge cheers in Chicago convention center when big states are called for Obama -- Michigan, New York, New Jersey.Chicagoans starting to stream into convention center as results come in. Excitement, anticipation building here.
At 4:30 p.m. EST, the McCormick Center, where Obama will watch vote, began cranking music. 1st song: 'Your Love is Lifting Me Higher.'
In Chicago, setting up shop for Election Night. On cab ride, new American citizen from Cameroon was giddy about chance to vote for 1st time.
No mention in Bill Clinton's speech tonight in Orlando of Romney's comments on Libya.Bill Clinton this evening in Orlando: condensed version of DNC stemwinder and looking a little tired on campaign trail.
Mayor Menino just spoke to the Dem convention, and the arena was treated to a full-blown Hyde Park accent. Talk about a cultural exchange.
Watched Romney introduce Ryan in Wisconsin today. Striking contrast in demeanor, style. Like him or not, Ryan brings energy.
In Fort Wayne, Ind., where the people are darned nice. Is it the steak?
Off to Haiti on Sunday. Interested in what progress has been made since last visit after quake.
God bless Carlos Pena and the Tampa Bay Rays.
@JasonGraziadei Thx, brings great memories! I loved that story.
On the whole, I would rather not be in the Philadelphia airport.Touched the engine of the USS Monitor yesterday. Very neat -- and oily!
Why do I like 'The Fugitive' so much? Must be watching for the 6th time.
@leselle5 Here is your first tweet. Enjoy!!
Most popular ex-Pat jersey on Canal Street? Tedy Bruschi.Sports trivia: Pats fans at Boston Sports Grille also like Madonna -- a lot.
A safety? 1st play from scrimmage? Yikes.Giants fan weighs in: Pats shouldn't even be in game. Only got in on missed FG. Sour grapes 3 hrs before game starts!Celts fans pouring into Boston Sports Grille after victory at Garden to claim Super Bowl seats. Bruins leading in their game. Victory in air
Road march over, soldiers spent but relieved. Now, Iraq must chart its own course.
Back in Kuwait after 27-hour road march with 82d Airborne. One IED, no injuries, one sore behind. Farewell to Iraq.
Trash burned, pallets moved, duffels filled. US formally ends war in Baghdad while airborne troops at Raji prepare to depart.
Flew Blackhawk to Taji today. Everything being readied for final convoy from Iraq. Heightened alert and high emotions among troops.Remnants of war: steep, fast, hard landing at Baghdad Airport in a rumbling C-130 transport.Beautiful cool morning in Kuwait at Ali al Salem air base. Nearly all troops bound for Afghanistan, none for Iraq.
Rush hour in Kuwait City. Like Boston, blinkers optional.
Heading to Baghdad late next week to cover departure of last troops by New Year. Will see grunts, old friends, and Iraq at the holidays.
@jtuohey21 Reminded me of the bad old days.