Today Show: Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
Thomas Menino is the first Italian-American mayor of Boston as well as it’s longest serving mayor, holding the office for the past 20 years. He told the Today Show people love going to Boston. They have over 12 million vistiors yearly, they are one of the youngest cities in America based on the age of it’s residents and he said there are exiting things happening in the city all the time, even after they just got hit with 24 inches of snow.
Mayor Menino also told the Today Show February 15 2013 will now be known as Today Show Day in Boston.
Today Show: Candlepin Bowling In Boston
After talking with the mayor, the Today Show talked with one of their Today contributors, Ron Mott, about what it has been like being a Bostonian for the last 15 months and he said he loves it.
He showed the hosts the New England sport of candlepin bowling. The game is similar to bowling, with the same types of lanes and gutters, except the pins are a lot smaller, the balls are a lot lighter and the scores are a lot lower. No one has ever rolled a 300, a perfect game, not even the professionals in the sport since the game was invented in 1880.
Today Show: Boston Common Ice Skating Rink
Boston Common is one of the oldest parks in America, being established in 1634, but the ice rink is a recent addition. Moss gave skating a try but he did not look too steady on skates. A few children and a young woman tried to give him a hand but I have a feeling he wont be returning to the ice anytime soon.
One Bostonian said he loves heading to the ice rink because it makes living in city during the winter months more bearable and fun.