Friday, April 26, 2013
The ninth annual 5k and awareness walk step off this Saturday, May 4. All proceeds from the event benefit research efforts at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI).
Hundreds of local men, women and children are expected to run, walk, volunteer or otherwise participate in the ninth annual “The Cure is Coming” 5k and awareness walk to end ALS, taking place this Saturday, May 4, in Lexington Center. Held the first weekend of ALS Awareness Month, the event raises awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS Lou Gehrig’s disease, and proceeds benefit research efforts at the Cambridge-based ALS Therapy Development Institute. Walkers of “The Cure is Coming” depart from the Lexington Visitor’s Center at 11 a.m. and head out on their four-mile loop through the town’s center and back around past the Battle Green. Then the 5k begins at 11:30 a.m., with runners heading in the opposite …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Gun Rights Across America President Eric Reed says his group agreed with Lexington officials’ decision to suspend permits for a pro-Second Amendment rally in the wake of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing.
If “Muster on the Battle Green” organizer Stephen Redfern is going to contest the decision by Lexington officials to suspend the permits for a pro-Second Amendment rally, then it will be without support from Gun Rights Across America, the organization’s president said. In a phone interview Sunday, Gun Rights Across America President Eric Reed told Patch GRAA has ousted Redfern and Kevin Francisco, the group’s former state coordinators in Massachusetts and the two men who were organizing the “Muster on the Battle Green.” Reed said the ouster came after the pair “insisted” on going forward with the April 19 rally after Lexington’s Board of Selectmen suspended the group’s permit and placed a two-week moratorium on all public assemblies after…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The polarizing group held an oath renewal ceremony Friday, April 19 in Lexington, despite town officials' suspension of a related permit over concerns associated with Monday's Boston Marathon bombing.
As swarms of law enforcement and military agencies scoured surrounding communitites in search of a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing, a considerable local police presence took up around Lexington's Battle Green. They weren't here because of some hot tip that the surviving suspect -- widely identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge -- could be headed this way, but rather because the Oath Keepers planned to assemble here despite town officials' attempts to place a moratorium on such gatherings. The group gathered and grew after 11 a.m. on Friday -- the 238th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, which began here the morning of April 19, 1775 -- and intereacted cordially with local law enforcement. "We're …
Notice came via CodeRed on Friday, April 19.
Lexington officials have closed the town offices and Battle Green "until further notice" as a manhunt continues for one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing following an overnight gun battle and search in Watertown. Local notification came via the town's CodeRed alert system a little after 9 a.m. Friday, April 19. Several nearby communitites are locked down and MBTA service has been shut down as the manhunt continues Friday morning. From the town's CodeRed announcment: As events unfold in neighboring towns the Town of Lexington Town Offices are closed until further notice. The Lexington Battle Green remains closed until further notice. Please listen to media outlets for updates and instructions from Public Safety Officials.
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on April 19 in Lexington.
1. Will they or Won't They Muster: The Board of Selectmen earlier this week suspended a previously issued permit allowing Gun Rights Across America: Massachusetts to host a pro-Second Amendment "Muster on the Battle Green" from 12 to 4 p.m. today. However, according to Alex Jones' website InfoWars, Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers and an invited featured speaker at the event, says his group and others still intend to assemble at the Lexington Battle Green with or without a permit. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, there are no public meetings posted for today. 3. Meet Sam Adams in Lexington: Another kind of patriot will be in town later today, when Busa Wine & Spirits hosts a tasting of Sam Adams' summer …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
With a pro-gun rally on the books for this Friday, April 19, Lexington’s Board of Selectmen Tuesday approved a two-week moratorium on public assemblies in historically significant places.
Time and place: The same factors that made April 19 in Lexington so attractive for the rally were also responsible for the suspension of a permit allowng Gun Rights Across America: Massacusetts to hold its “Muster on the Battle Green” here this Friday. In an emergency meeting, Lexington's Board of Selectmen on Tuesday unanimously approved a moratorium on public events at the Battle Green and Tower Park, essentially delaying by at least two weeks the previously permitted pro-Second Amendment gun rally scheduled to take place there on the 238th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution. That decision came barely 24 hours after a pair of explosions—later identified by President Obama, as an act of terrorism—claimed three lives …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A pro-Second Amendment rally was permitted for this Friday, April 19 at the Battle Green, but local officials have handed down a two-week moratorium on public events on the Green and Tower Park another 'signature' location in town.
In an emergency meeting, Lexington's Board of Selectmen this evening voted to issue a moratorium prohibiting the use of the Battle Green or Tower Park for events from April 17 to May 1. The decision, delivered after 6 p.m. this evening, comes as officials and police simultaneously respond to yesterday's Boston Marathon bombings and looked ahead to a controversial pro-Second Amendment rally that was scheduled to take place here, on the Lexington Battle Green, this Friday, April 19. Time and place were admittedly a consideration, officials said, as the date marks not only first day of armed conflict in the American Revolution, but also the anniverasry of more recent tragedies in Waco, Texas and Oklahoma City. However, officials said an …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Patriots' Day dawned with drum beats and musketfire. Some video highlights form the annual re-enactment on Lexington's Battle Green.
Click the above video for some video highlights of Lexington's annual Patriots' Day re-enactment on the Battle Green. And be sure to stay tuned to Patch for continuing coverage of Patriots' Day festivities in Lexington and Concord.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The upstart LexCommonSense is launching a rally against the Gun Rights Across America rally on April 19 in Lexington.
There will be dueling rallies next Friday, April 19, in Lexington, and both sides say they’re not looking to stage a duel over the gun debate on the Battle Green. A local group, LexCommonSense is rallying the troops in response to Gun Rights Across America’s plans for a pro-Second Amendment “Muster on the Battle Green” featuring an appearance by the Oath Keepers and founder Stewart Rhodes, who will be a guest speaker at the event.. According to Bonnie Brodner, a member of LexCommonSense, the upstart group came together after hearing about the Gun Rights Across America event, and quickly decided to assemble a counter-rally. “We didn’t want it to be represented that that’s the only feeling in Lexington, so we wanted to be sure there was a …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
That Lexington’s Battle Green will host a pro-gun rally next week has upset some and inspired others. Where do you come down on the issue?
Here once the embattled farmers stood and—even if Emerson’s prose puts it a dozen miles west—fired the “shot heard ‘round the world.” Now, nearly a quarter-millennium later, Lexington’s Battle Green finds itself home to a gun battle of a different kind. Next Friday, April 19, Gun Rights Across America plans to hold a “Muster on the Battle Green” rally in Lexington, featuring Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes as a guest speaker. On the local front, there has been some talk about mounting a counter-rally. And the newish national group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has taken notice of the rally and says some local members may stand in silent opposition to, but are unlikely to engage, the pro-Second Amendment rally. All that’…