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The Phillie group The Trammps burned up the charts and dance floors with DISCO INFERNO in both 1976 and 1978. A friend posted this another white boy’s story on his Facebook page about DISCO INFERNO. Back in the day I went to the Boston Arena to see the Trammps. I went with a friend. We […]

THE RAT TRICK by Peter Nolan Smith

Hockey was bred into the blood of many New England boys. Frozen ponds and backyard rinks were our winter playground. My dreams of playing for the Boston Bruins ended with my father giving my older brother and me a lesson in how to skate backwards. We were standing the wind-swept surface of Watchic Pond. My […]


The semi-finals of the 1969 Eastern Schoolboy hockey tournament at old Boston Arena featured a tough match between BC High and Somerville. My older brother attended BC High and I went to Xaverian. Boys from BC High hated my school. We were arch-rivals, but they accepted my support along with that of my classmate Chuckie […]