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Patriots Preach Urgency, Despite Confidence That Team Can Turn Things Around

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The New England Patriots have put themselves in a bad position after only pulling off two wins in their first six first games, including going 0-4 at home. With the New York Jets visiting Gillette Stadium, the theme around New England has been urgency. New England’s defense has taken the brunt of the blame for the Patriots failures this season, however, the Patriots offensive players know that they are not making the plays when they need to, and they are making mistakes at the worst times. Despite everything that has gone wrong, the Patriots are still confident in themselves, however, Patriots fans don’t share the same level of optimism.

Mac Jones showed gutsy performance against Cowboys

The New England Patriots lost a close game to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. However, the most impressive player on the field was Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones. He wasn’t the best of the two quarterbacks on the stat sheet, but Jones kept getting knocked down, and he kept getting up and making plays.

Boston native Jimmy Hayes, died from fentanyl and cocaine

It has been weeks since Jimmy Hayes died, and now the family is speaking to the public so that Jimmy's story can help someone struggling from substance abuse. Former Bruins winger and Dorchester native Jimmy Hayes, who was found dead in his Milton home Aug. 23, died with fentanyl and cocaine in his system, his wife and father revealed Sunday.

Kendrick Bourne could easily work his way into Julian Edelman comparisons

Many critics have criticized the Patriots because even though Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft spent a huge amount of money in free agency, they elected to bring on second tier wide receivers instead of signing a true number one receiver. However, over the last three games Kendrick Bourne has showed hey may not be that bonafide WR1, but he bring a lot to the Patriots offense.

Performer and event producer Gary Marino brings "the kitchen sink" of comedy and music to Peabody's Black Box Theater.

World Gone Crazy Comedy Band headlines a night of variety entertainment on October 16. Peabody show features live music, local stand-up comics and audience interaction. Massachusetts event producer and performer Gary Marino has been mixing comedy and live music since 2011, when he spun a new concept out of the special-event shows his company produces for corporate clients, non-profits, and other organizations. The North Shore native and his World Gone Crazy Comedy Band brings Marino's latest production to Peabody's Black Box Theater on Saturday, October 16 at 8 p.m.

The Top 10 Strangest Laws in Boston

Boston's not only known for being the "City of Champions" but also for being the city with some of the "strangest" laws.(Gray Williams/Goodreads CC) Boston, MA — A few months ago I visited my old roomie, now at Harvard. He joked I should feel lucky for not having a goatee. I scratched my head, not catching the joke.

Hoppy Boston's Beer Thoughts and Links: September 2021

Another month in the books, another slightly late roundup of all the month's beer news from me! One new non-review article from me this month: the pandemic has sucked but there is one beer-related silver lining, the proliferation of beer gardens at local breweries. I for one am hoping many of these outdoor spaces stay open long after the pandemic is over.