February 25, 1997 |
Boston Harbor, the 2-year-old thoroughbred champion of 1996, was injured during a workout Monday morning at Santa Anita and will be sidelined four months, according to trainer Wayne Lukas. After working six furlongs in 1:12, the son of Capote, who completed last year with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, suffered a fracture of the cannon bone in his left front leg. "The exercise girl said he was pulling up on the [backstretch] and he took a bad step," Lukas said.
February 14, 1990 |
President Bush is an "environmental hypocrite" who has abandoned a commitment to help with the $6.5-billion cleanup of polluted Boston Harbor, environmentalists charged Tuesday. Bush used the harbor for a national television spot in his presidential campaign against Gov. Michael S. Dukakis during the summer of 1988. The 30-second ad labeled the harbor as the most polluted in the nation and ridiculed Dukakis for failing to clean it up.
April 14, 1988 |
Massachusetts on Wednesday settled a federal lawsuit over the pollution of Boston Harbor by agreeing to pay a $425,000 fine and to establish a $2-million trust fund to benefit the port and adjacent Massachusetts Bay. The settlement ended three years of litigation between the state and federal environmental officials, a case that could have dragged on for years longer, officials said.
October 27, 1996 |
Boston Harbor, winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Woodbine on Saturday, broke the record for most purses in a year by a 2-year-old. Boston Harbor's win was worth $520,000, increasing his total for seven races to $1,928,605. Boston Harbor is trained by Wayne Lukas, who also trained Mountain Cat, the old record-holder with $1.4 million in 1992. Boston Harbor's earnings were boosted by a $1-million bonus that came from sweeping a four-race series in Kentucky.
May 14, 1989 |
Boston Harbor is getting cleaner, but state officials say that's despite of foot-dragging by the man who made its filth famous: George Bush. Bush sailed in during the presidential campaign last September and accused Gov. Michael S. Dukakis of neglecting an important environmental issue in his own state. Now, the governor and his top environmental aides are wondering when President Bush will put his money where his mouth was. They want the $59 million recommended for the harbor cleanup by Congress but which was deleted in Bush's budget.
June 9, 2000 |
A tugboat guiding a tanker from its dock struck and punctured the vessel, causing some 50,000 gallons of heating oil to pour into Boston Harbor, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Thursday. The Alex C, owned and operated by Bay State Towing, was helping the Panamanian-registered tanker Posa Vina leave the dock at Tosco Marine Terminal in East Boston when the tug struck and ruptured the tanker's port side 2 feet above the waterline at 8:30 a.m. EDT, the Coast Guard said.