Monthly Archives: March 2012

Eagles vs. Bulldogs

And once it again it comes down to the BC Eagles versus a team of dogs — No, not those dogs from BU, but rather the Bulldogs of Minnesota-Duluth, who just so happen to be the defending NCAA Champions.

This particular matchup came Sunday night in the Northeast Regional Final of the NCAA Frozen Four tournament, with BC being the No. 1 overall seed at the DCU Center in Worcester. The defending champs didn’t really put up much of a fight, on the scoreboard anyway, as they were stuffed every step of the way en route to a 4-0 shutout by the Eagles.

BC moves on to the Frozen Four, which happens later this week in my old stomping grounds of Tampa, Fla.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Bill Arnold knocks the helmet off Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Chris Casto as Boston College forward Barry Almeida tries to sneak past in the first period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Bill Arnold knocks the helmet off Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Chris Casto as Boston College forward Barry Almeida tries to sneak past in the first period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Danny Linell tries to sneak a past Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Kenny Reiter as Minnesota-Duluth center Max Tardy defends in the first period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Danny Linell tries to sneak a past Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Kenny Reiter as Minnesota-Duluth center Max Tardy defends in the first period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College goaltender Parker Milner makes a save on a shot from Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Wade Bergman in the second period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College goaltender Parker Milner makes a save on a shot from Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Wade Bergman in the second period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Bill Arnold and his teammates celebrate his goal against Minnesota-Duluth in the second period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Bill Arnold and his teammates celebrate his goal against Minnesota-Duluth in the second period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College defenseman Patrick Wey celebrates his goal against Minnesota-Duluth in the third period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012. BC won, 4-0, to advance to the Frozen Four.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College defenseman Patrick Wey celebrates his goal against Minnesota-Duluth in the third period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012. BC won, 4-0, to advance to the Frozen Four.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau sneaks a shot past Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Kenny Reiter in the third period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012. BC won, 4-0, to advance to the Frozen Four.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau sneaks a shot past Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Kenny Reiter in the third period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012. BC won, 4-0, to advance to the Frozen Four.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College celebrates its 4-0 win over Minnesota Duluth in NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs to advance to the Frozen Four at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College celebrates its 4-0 win over Minnesota Duluth in NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs to advance to the Frozen Four at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

Davis Square Eats

Since I moved to Somerville last year, I’ve spent my fair share of hard-earned cash at most of the local eateries and watering holes. Two of these spots just so happened to be in the rotation for a TuftsNow, the official news site for my employer Tufts University, feature called Dish, where we review restaurants that serve the University community — A treat for a guy like me who loves to eat and drink…

First up for me was Foundry on Elm, which is a frequent hangout spot for my friends and I. Here’s a sampling of some of the dishes I photographed:

01/11/2012 - Somerville, Mass. - A Ginger Smash at Foundry on Elm, photographed on Jan. 11, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

01/11/2012 - Somerville, Mass. - A Ginger Smash at Foundry on Elm, photographed on Jan. 11, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

01/11/2012 - Somerville, Mass. - The Butternut Squash Bisque at Foundry on Elm, photographed on Jan. 11, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

01/11/2012 - Somerville, Mass. - The Butternut Squash Bisque at Foundry on Elm, photographed on Jan. 11, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

01/11/2012 - Somerville, Mass. - The Linguine "White Clam" at Foundry on Elm, photographed on Jan. 11, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

01/11/2012 - Somerville, Mass. - The Linguine "White Clam" at Foundry on Elm, photographed on Jan. 11, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

Next up was Posto, which I had not tried. Thanks to the crazy skills of the folks in the kitchen, I got treated to some of the most beautiful dishes I’ve ever photographed. Amazing work by the crew over there, tasty too!

03/01/2012 - Somerville, Mass. - The beet salad at Pizzeria Posto in Somerville's Davis Square on March 1, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/01/2012 - Somerville, Mass. - The beet salad at Pizzeria Posto in Somerville's Davis Square on March 1, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/01/2012 - Somerville, Mass. - Red grouper on a bed of artichoke risotto, topped with a giant prawn, at Pizzeria Posto in Somerville's Davis Square on March 1, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

03/01/2012 - Somerville, Mass. - Red grouper on a bed of artichoke risotto, topped with a giant prawn, at Pizzeria Posto in Somerville's Davis Square on March 1, 2012. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

Many thanks to both of the kitchen crews at Foundry on Elm and Pizzeria Posto!

Runnin’ with the Devil

One of my fondest memories of working for the Cubs in 2004-2005 was getting to hear Van Halen’s “Jump” every time the team took the field. Every home game… there it was. I’m 100% sure the guys in the photo pit never got sick of hearing me sing those opening lines from David Lee Roth. Every home game.

So what a treat it was that I got to photograph a David Lee Roth Van Halen show Sunday night for the Herald. It was signature Roth on stage, a little older and a little worse for wear, but still bringing his trademark stage presence to the TD Garden.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Alex Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Alex Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- Eddie Van Halen performs on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- Eddie Van Halen performs on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

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