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  • Patrick Kennedy reveals family’s struggles with alcohol in new book

    10/03/2015 5:32:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 42 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/3/15 | Christopher Rowland and Matt Viser
    Kennedy, in a book scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family and some of its well-publicized struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues — and what he describes as a blanket of secrecy that papered over their problems...The book, which Kennedy will discuss on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, is bound to rile other members of the famous family. “I know how some of them are going to react,” Kennedy says in a brief excerpt from the show released by CBS. “They’re angry.” He describes a drunken sailing trip in 2000 that turned out...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Video: “It’s a baby f***ing whale, man!” (NSFW due to Language)

    09/25/2015 8:54:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 23, 2015 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, via the Daily Beast, I give you the most Boston thing that ever has happened or ever will happen. I made the mistake of watching it while having lunch and laughed so hard that I had to stop so that I wouldn’t choke. This guy’s basically a cross between Joe Pesci and Peter Griffin.
  • The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston ..

    09/19/2015 1:41:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Complete Headline: The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston, kept secret from her addict mom's family and 'punched until she died by a step-dad convinced she was possessed' Bella Bond was punched in the stomach by her mother's boyfriend until she died, her mother has told investigators, claiming the man thought the two-year-old was 'possessed by demons'. Rachelle Bond, 40, of the Boston neighborhood Mattapan made the allegations against 35-year-old Michael McCarthy as she spoke to investigators about the murder case involving her daughter who became known as 'Baby Doe'...
  • Prosecutor: Baby Bella 'screamed to be let out' in life of torment

    09/21/2015 10:13:29 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 36 replies
    The drug-addled mother of Bella Bond watched her boyfriend swath the tot's lifeless body in a garbage bag and stuff her in their refrigerator before the Dorchester couple went on a days-long heroin binge, a prosecutor said today. "She was a demon and this was her time to die," Michael P. McCarthy, 35, and a fanatic of the occult, told Rachelle D. Bond, 40, one terrible day in May as he stood over Bella in the 2 1/2-year-old child's bedroom, according to assistant Suffolk District Attorney David Deakin. McCarthy, his long blond hair spilling over his shoulders, was held without...
  • Man fatally shot in Mission Hill supermarket parking lot

    09/17/2015 5:55:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 17, 2015 | Bob McGovern
    Police are hunting for a gunman, they believe targeted and killed a man in his 20s during a brazen, midday shooting yesterday in a Stop & Shop parking lot in Mission Hill. “I think the person was targeted,” Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans said. “It’s troubling. Unfortunately, there are way too many shootings, but when it happens in broad daylight with young kids here and the elderly and people going about their everyday business, it’s more brazen. Clearly, I think we know that this is someone who was targeted. I don’t think anyone has anything to worry about in...
  • TEACHABLE MOMENT: Boston Bombers Were Refugees Seeking Safety from Conflict in their Home Country

    09/16/2015 9:08:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    patriotactionnetwork ^ | September 11, 2015
    Barack Obama, in his constant effort to bring about more danger to the Americans he charged to help protect, has announced he will accept at least 10,000 new refugees beginning next month. If Europe provides a good example of what we can expect, these refugees will primarily be Muslim men. This on the same day the Homeland Security Chair says we have no possible way to vet those coming from Syria. NYT has more. President Obama, under increasing pressure to demonstrate that the United States is joining European nations in the effort to resettle Syrian refugees, has told his administration...
  • New conservative talk station for Boston WBIX 1260 (vanity):The Buzz

    09/14/2015 3:43:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    WBIX ^ | 9-14/15 | raccoonradio
    Boston has yet another conservative talk station (where are the liberal ones other than NPR? Oh right, they don't make money). Salem Media's WBIX 1260 (which had been Mickey Mouse operation Radio Disney) is now on the air (not online though?) with the usual lineup found on Salem's "Answer" stations like their 1250 in Pittsburgh. Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Praeger, Michael Medved, and Hugh Hewitt. Apparently a legal show at night, Daily Defense? And news from Salem's It was thought the station would go business news, and maybe biz news will be a part of it (Wall St...
  • David Ortiz Further Cements Hall Of Fame Career With 500th Home Run

    09/12/2015 6:23:47 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 41 replies ^ | 12 Sep 15 | Nicholas Goss
    David Ortiz has provided Boston Red Sox fans with countless memories. He helped end the 86-year World Series drought in 2004, played a key role in raising another championship banner in 2007 and won MVP of the 2013 World Series in one of the most historic performances in postseason history. In addition to that playoff success, Big Papi has created many more special moments with walk-off hits, towering home runs and an engaging personality. Ortiz reached another milestone in his Hall of Fame-worthy career Saturday by hitting his 500th career home run in a win against the Tampa Bay Rays....
  • BREAKING: Cardinal’s Paper Publishes Heresy

    09/12/2015 4:27:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 11, 2015 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    A notorious dissenting priest in the archdiocese of Boston, Msgr. Paul Garrity, is advocating for heretical changes at the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family — and he's doing so with the help of the archdiocese of Boston's official newspaper, The Pilot. In an article published earlier today, Msgr. Garrity, pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Brigid parishes in Lexington, addressing the "hopes and fears" surrounding this fall's synod, effectively smears proponents of orthodoxy while promoting blatant heresy. In his article, pitting "history and experience against dogmatism and unchanging truths," he takes up Cdl. Walter Kasper's scandalous proposal for finding...
  • Boston Mayor, Police Sending Letter To All Licensed Gun Owners

    09/12/2015 1:57:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 56 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) — If you legally own a firearm in Boston, expect to be hearing from the mayor and police commissioner soon. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans announced Wednesday that they’re taking new measures to try and reduce gun violence.
  • Boston police hunting gunman who killed man on Roxbury street

    09/10/2015 6:35:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 10, 2015 | Mark Garfinkel, Chris Villani
    A young man is dead and police are searching for a suspect after a shooting that took place in Roxbury early this morning, Boston police commissioner William Evans said. The victim is identified as a black male in his 20s. Evans told the Herald police responded to reports of multiple shots around 4:45 a.m. Evidence markers showing at least 12 shell casings were visible at the scene.
  • White House About To Bust A Vessel After Cops Turn Their Back On Obama During Speech In Boston

    09/09/2015 5:00:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    And as Sheriff David Clarke said last week, it is Obama himself who started the “War on Police”rhetoric top begin with. Well, today, Obama was in Boston for his Labor Day Speech, with hundreds of dignitaries invited, and police typically greeting the president after the event. Not this year. Because the Boston Police Union decided to show Obama what cops think of him…and BOYCOTTED it…leading Administration officials to send an angry response to the Mayor. From Gateway Pundit via Boston Herald: Jerry Flynn, a Lowell cop on leave while serving as executive director of the New England Police Benevolent Association,...
  • Fed up cops turn their backs on Obama’s Labor Day visit

    09/08/2015 5:53:04 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 21 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/7/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    President Obama gave a Labor Day speech in Boston about the importance of unions on Monday, but one of the area’s top police union’s didn’t want to hear any of it. The New England Police Benevolent Association boycotted the event to protest Obama’s lack of support for law enforcement in an era of anti-cop violence. The Obama White House has overseen a “horror show” of lawlessness, the union charged, with cops as the intended victims. The association’s president Jerry Flynn gave a statement to the Boston Herald about its reasoning for the boycott. Our members are enraged at his lack...
  • President Obama: If Tom Brady Needs A Union, We All Do

    09/07/2015 3:42:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | September 7,2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    President Barack Obama namedropped Tom Brady at a Labor Day event in Boston to stress the importance of unions. But the president did so after crossing the picket lines of non-striking workers of two important public-employee unions protesting his event at the Park Plaza Hotel near Boston Common.
  • Two women shot outside Fenway Park; gangs eyed (Boston)

    09/06/2015 10:28:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2015 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Bullets spraying from a suspected gang-related beef outside Fenway Park early yesterday morning wounded two women at a popular meet-up corner, broke glass at the entrance to the Red Sox ticket office and punched a baseball-size hole in a window at Boston Beer Works. “The bullet went in there. We have no idea where the bullet went,” Boston Beer Works general manager Dan Quintino told the Herald as he carefully peeled back the duct tape temporarily patching the damage just above his head. Shattered glass littered the floor at the base of a large beer vat overlooking Brookline Avenue.
  • ‘Nuke the Iran deal,’ Boston rally tells US Congress

    08/31/2015 11:34:11 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/31/15 | Matt Lebovic
    Amid frequent chants of “No deal,” up to 1,000 people gathered outside the Massachusetts State House on Sunday in protest of the proposed Iranian nuclear deal. Congress has until September 17 to either support or reject the controversial deal, which has been a fault line in the American Jewish community this summer... ...Opening with the Pledge of Allegiance, the rally was filled with speakers and signs referencing “Munich 1938,” when Europe’s governments attempted – and failed – to avoid war by appeasing Nazi Germany. As the only elected official to speak, state representative Shaunna O’Connell lambasted the Obama administration for...
  • MBTA driver suspended after attack

    08/27/2015 5:25:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 27, 2015 | Owen Boss
    A veteran MBTA bus operator has been suspended while transit police investigate an incident captured on video that appears to show the driver attacking a rider who threw a drink on her while leaving the bus. “Transit Police are working to identify the woman who assaulted the bus operator,” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said of the video, which has been posted online. “The woman was upset because the bus operator had asked her to pay the bus fare. It’s unclear why the woman felt she didn’t have to pay.”
  • Boston’s Gun Buyback Program Brings in a Total of ONE Gun

    08/26/2015 7:42:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 24, 2015 11:20am ET | Ben Graham
    Here’s a fun one for all of our beloved gun owners out there. Boston just reinstated its “Your Piece for Peace” gun buyback program this past Wednesday, despite the fact that the tally this year has amounted to—wait for it—one single firearm. That’s a massive undercut from 2014’s intake of 410 guns. “There’s no question why the total number is down: The gun buyback’s numbers clearly aren’t on the same level as the guns taken a year ago,” police spokesman Officer James Kenneally said. According to him, though, the program's lack of success isn’t enough to shut it down: “As...
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • Pokemon World Championship Alleged Shooting Plot: How It Was Foiled

    08/24/2015 7:05:39 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/24/2015 | Alyssa Newcomb
    An alleged plot to inflict violence at the Pokemon World Championship was foiled after security officers at the venue where the event was being held alerted the Boston Police Department to a series of threats posted on social media, authorities said. James Stumbo, 27, and Kevin Norton, 18, both of Iowa, had no prior criminal history before they were arraigned today. They face numerous gun charges after police found weapons in their car parked outside a convention center in Boston. Norton walked into court wearing a camouflage hunting t-shirt; Stumbo wore a grey shirt. Both are also charged with making...
  • BPD stops violent plot at during Pokemon Championship at Hynes Convention Center (Boston)

    08/23/2015 12:13:08 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 20 replies ^ | August 23, 2015
    BOSTON ( –Two men have been arrested after allegedly threatening violence to attendees at the Pokemon World Championship in Boston. A report from the Boston Police Department said they were notified of the threats Thursday and were able to stop the two suspects as they attempted to enter the event.
  • Fare Thee Well, Dear Readers

    08/21/2015 10:42:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 21, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    After more than four years as an intern-turned-employee at this great outlet, I am now writing to inform you that today is my final day at Townhall. As such, this will by my final post as a member of the Townhall editorial team. I am not leaving, however, because I have suddenly grown angry or cynical about politics as usual – although it is hard not to become cynical at times. It comes with the territory. On the contrary, I have relished and cherished my time here, and thus will deeply miss the people with whom I’ve worked for so...
  • A Freeper goes to BronyCon.

    08/14/2015 6:18:38 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 216 replies
    8/14/2015 | CtBigPat
    So I got caught up in the My Little Pony craze (I'll just watch one episode, see what all these people are talking about..), joined the Boston Bronies meetup group and last weekend drove to Baltimare, MD(sorry, bad horse puns are required!) for BronyCon 2015, the largest MLP convention in the world. Allow me to share with you my observations.
  • Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group

    02/16/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 16, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked GroupPosted By Matthew Vadum On February 16, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments Ad sponsored by Americans for Peace and Tolerance published in the Washington Times. A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday.The so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism comes as President Obama seeks formal authorization from Congress to wage war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).The terrorist-friendly Islamic Society of...
  • Trump calls Walsh a clown, tells Boston to get a real mayor; Trump spoke at NH rally Friday night

    08/14/2015 8:34:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    wcvb ^ | 11:15 PM EDT Aug 14, 2015
    HAMPTON, N.H. —GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump called Boston Mayor Marty Walsh a clown after he was called out to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday. Related "He's a clown, Marty Walsh," Trump said at a rally in New Hampshire Friday night. "This guy Marty Walsh. He spends all this time and effort and money on an Olympic bid, and then he goes out and he's talking about ice bucket challenges. Get a real mayor." Trump did take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, though. He also took a jab at Gov. Charlie Baker. "Gov. Baker should...
  • Murders may spark retaliation (Boston)

    08/14/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 14, 2015 | Owen Boss, Brian Dowling, Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Villani
    City leaders in Boston, Cambridge and Everett are saying enough is enough after an otherwise beautiful summer night Wednesday was marred by gun violence that claimed five lives and left cops bracing for retaliatory bloodshed. “We are a better city than this,” an exasperated Mayor Martin J. Walsh said yesterday, hours after the city was hit by two shootings in a span of five minutes that left three young men dead — one of them the nephew of a Boston 
police officer.
  • Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws

    08/13/2015 10:33:47 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 13 replies, via Drudge ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Allison Pohle
    Three months ago, Harvard student Aran Khanna was preparing to start a coveted internship at Facebook when he launched a browser application from his dorm room that angered the social media behemoth. His application, called Marauder’s Map — a clever name that Harry Potter fans will appreciate — was a Chrome extension that used data from Facebook Messenger to map where users were when they sent messages. The app also showed the locations, which were accurate to within three feet, in a group chat with people he barely knew. That meant complete strangers could hypothetically see that he had messaged...
  • Boston Police Commissioner Hoping to Criminalize the Recording of Cops in Public

    08/12/2015 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Photography is not a crime ^ | August 11, 2015 | Maya Shaffer
    In a recent interview with The Boston Herald, Boston police Commissioner William Evans whined about people who record the police, even going so far as to call for a new law that would criminalize the act of recording a police officer while standing within a certain distance of them.
  • Atkins: Black lives did not matter at the GOP debate

    08/08/2015 10:32:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 9, 2015 | Kimberly Atkins
    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the shot heard ’round America — the one that left Michael Brown’s lifeless body lying on a Ferguson, Mo., street for hours and then left the nation reeling and roiling ever since. Yet watching the GOP candidates and Fox News moderators shape and prioritize the nation’s most pressing problems Thursday night, one couldn’t help but wonder: Does “Black Lives Matter” matter to them at all? In a two-hour debate, which frankly felt much longer, only two candidates were even asked about race. First, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker answered a question about the Black Lives...
  • 25 Years After Gardner Museum Heist, Video Raises Questions

    08/06/2015 10:01:35 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2015 | By TOM MASHBERG
    BOSTON — In 1990, Richard Abath was a 23-year-old self-described hippie and guitarist for a rock band named Ukiah who, while moonlighting as a security guard, allowed two thieves posing as police officers to enter the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum here. For 25 years, his decision to buzz in the men who carted away $500 million worth of art has been largely treated as the hapless act of a rookie watchman who fell for a bluff. But on Thursday, federal officials still investigating the art heist — the largest in American history — drew fresh attention to Mr. Abath’s actions...
  • 3 shot while sitting inside car in Roxbury (Boston)

    08/04/2015 6:46:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Fox Boston ^ | August 3, 2015
    BOSTON ( - Three people were shot Monday while sitting in a car in Roxbury. This comes, ironically, on the same day as Boston's Night Out and Mayor Marty Walsh and BPD Commissioner William Evans are begging for help from the community. The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. in the area of Academy Terrace. “I’ve got as many cops as I can possibly have in this area, yet it doesn’t seem to stop the violence in the neighborhood,” Evans said.
  • Gold Medal Democracy

    08/02/2015 5:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | August 2, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Friday. But Boston topped that earlier in the week, winning the right not to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Beantown abandoned its bid for the games after Mayor Marty Walsh refused to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee that would have left the city responsible for billions in possible cost overruns. Did I say possible? Call it seemingly inevitable. “I cannot commit to putting the taxpayers at risk,” declared Walsh. People throughout the Bay State can now rest easy — no tax hike or debt burden...
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • Carr: Boston 2024 boondoggle united opponents (Olympic bid)

    07/28/2015 3:38:39 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 28, 2015 | By Howie Carr
    Finally, at long last, someone has gone broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. And it couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch — Boston 2024. There is a God. The lesson here is from Abraham Lincoln: You can’t fool all of the people all of the time — even in Massachusetts. It’s a great victory for the people, but it could easily have gone the other way. What if Marsha Coakley had been elected governor? The state would already be on the hook for $5 billion in cost overruns. Like most flim-flams, the Boston Olympics collapsed abruptly. Perplexing,...
  • Cop caught on dash cam threatening to ‘blow a hole’ through driver’s head

    07/27/2015 11:42:04 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 80 replies ^ | 7/27/2015 | Kristin Toussaint and Shannon McMahon
    A Medford police detective has been placed on administrative leave after he was caught on video threatening to “blow a hole through your f---ing head” while pulling over a driver who drove the wrong way at a traffic circle. Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco confirmed to that the man in the video was Medford Police Detective Stephen Lebert. “He’s a 30-year member of the department and works in our detective division,” Sacco said. “He’s a very effective police officer but last night’s incident that’s on video, at least that portion of the video that I saw, is troubling to...
  • Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Dropped by USOC

    07/27/2015 11:57:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    WBZ ^ | 7-27-15 | WBZ
    — The U.S. Olympic Committee has dropped Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, sources tells WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller.
  • Pamela Geller, Breitbart News: The Mosques Behind Jihad Attacks in America

    07/19/2015 4:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/19/15 | Pamela Geller
    By Pamela Geller, Breitbart, July 19, 2015 The New York Times reported Thursday that “in the last two or three months,” the Chattanooga gunman Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez “had begun showing up rather regularly at Friday Prayer at the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga, a large mosque and cultural center, said Dr. Azhar S. Sheikh, a founding member of the center’s board.” “Dr. Sheikh said that he showed no signs of extremism. He said the family regularly worshiped at the mosque,” the NYT reported. What is being taught at that mosque? Are investigators simply going to assume that the mosque is...
  • Philip Chism allegedly choked, beat state worker

    06/21/2014 7:08:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 19, 2014 | Laura Crimaldi
    A prosecutor raised concerns about the safety of people around a 15-year-old Danvers boy accused of raping and killing his high school math teacher in newly released court documents that provide more detail about his alleged assault of a female counselor at a juvenile detention facility.
  • Son of Boston police captain charged in marathon-inspired ISIS terror (bomb) plot...

    07/14/2015 4:58:28 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 13:29 EST, 13 July 2015 | Updated: 16:51 EST, 13 July 2015 Read more: http://www.dail | article credits AP and Reuters
    Federal officials revealed Monday they have arrested a heavily armed Massachusetts man who was building bombs in his apartment and planned to attack a crowded university campus cafeteria on behalf of the Islamic State militant group. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, also known as Ali Al Amriki, was arrested July 4 for the unlawful receipt of multiple guns, the U.S. Justice Department said in a news release. His indictment was unsealed today. The college he intended to target was not disclosed... ...Ciccolo's father, Boston police Captain Robert Ciccolo (pictured), contacted FBI September, 11, 2014, saying his son 'had expressed a desire to...
  • Peace Hippie Busted in ISIS Inspired Plot to Massacre American College Students

    07/13/2015 12:22:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/13/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Three years ago he was a long-haired, bandana-wearing hippie walking for peace, now he’s been arrested for plotting to kill Americans for ISIS. Such is life in Obama’s America. Alexander Ciccolo at a peace walk’ in 2012 against nuclear power and weapons. Photo, ABC News from the Napanee Beaver. Another photo can be seen here. Alexander Ciccolo, “Ali Al Amriki” to his Muslim terrorist friends, was busted by the FBI on July 4 after buying firearms from a confidential source working for the FBI, reported WCVB-TV. Ciccolo also reportedly bought a pressure cooker to make an IED. He allegedly was...
  • (DEVELOPING) Son of Boston police captain allegedly involved in terror plot

    07/13/2015 12:13:41 PM PDT · by dware · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.13.2015 | Fox News
    DEVELOPING: The son of a Boston police captain was an ISIS supporter who planned to set off an improvised explosive device and was arrested after illegally purchasing four firearms on July 4, according to the AP and a Justice Department press release. Authorities say 23-year-old Alexander Ciccolo, who also went by the name Ali Al Amriki, spoke about setting off an explosive device “in places where large numbers of people congregate, such as college cafeterias,” and was seen purchasing a pressure cooker similar to the kind used by the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Seattle City Council considers gun, ammo tax

    07/08/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    King5News ^ | 07/08/2015 | Michael Konopasek
    Seattle City Council president Tim Burgess is proposing a new tax on guns. The proposal would tax gun sales $25 per gun and add a five cent-tax on each round of ammunition. Five cents per round adds up to a roughly $2.50 increase for a box off handgun ammunition. The legislation would also impose a $500 fine on gun owners who do not report guns lost or stolen.
  • Museum Called "White Supremacist" after Asking Visitors to Dress Like Painting Containing Kimono

    07/07/2015 10:05:03 AM PDT · by rightistight · 59 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/7/15 | Aurelius
    The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is being called "racist" after it encouraged visitors to dress in a kimono to celebrate Claude Monet's 1876 painting "La Japonaise." The painting contains a woman dressed in a kimono: A group called "Stand Against Yellow-Face @ the MFA" has planned a protest for tomorrow at six o'clock. According to Stand Against Yellow-Face, "There is no education from curators or staff on the painting itself, nor the "orientalism" that was ocurring [sic] at the time, nor is there any sort of education on the kimono itself. "The act of non-Japanese museum staff throwing these...
  • Remnant of Boston’s Brutal Winter Threatens to Outlast Summer (snow piles still frozen)

    07/06/2015 3:44:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 7/06/15 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    BOSTON — Now that it is July, it is easy to think of Boston’s record snowfall last winter as a bad dream. These days, you can walk outside without dressing in multiple layers. You can see your car when you stand next to it. Even the subway is running (more or less). But if you want a reality check, come to the Seaport district, where you will find an astonishing residual artifact from the glory days of February: a 12-foot-high frozen mound, a remnant of the record 110.6 inches of snow that accumulated in Boston over the winter. Yes, some...
  • Man fatally shot in Dorchester Saturday night ("Guns are killing too many young people...")

    07/05/2015 6:30:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 05, 2015 | Katherine Landergan
    A man in his mid-20s was fatally shot late Saturday night in Dorchester, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said in an interview. At 10:50 p.m. on Holborn Street, a car was seen firing shots before it fled, Evans told reporters on the scene. The man, whose name was not released, died at the scene. A second man had his arm “grazed,” Evans said, and he was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
  • Security scare: Black Lives Matter protests outside Marty Walsh's house... at 4 a.m.

    07/01/2015 6:39:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 1, 2015 | Bob McGovern, Jack Encarnacao
    A brazen 4 a.m. anti-Olympics protest by Black Lives Matter activists outside Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Dorchester home has City Hall officials mulling beefed-up security as the demonstrators vow to continue their battle in the escalating standoff over the Summer Games bid. “I think it’s always a concern when there’s a certain line that is crossed, when there is something outside his house. As of now, we’re just kind of assessing if and what kind of security measures we take to make sure the mayor is safe,” a Walsh administration source told the Herald. “The mayor does not at all...
  • Mom’s alleged affair cited in stabbing of 3 children

    06/30/2015 3:39:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 29, 2015 | Peter Schworm
    A Boston man allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend’s three children after learning she had been unfaithful to him, then pleaded with a police officer to kill him. “I wanted you to shoot me,” Rock Aurelien told police when he was arrested Saturday afternoon, according to court records. “I did it. I planned this all along.”
  • Christopher Columbus Statue At Boston Park Vandalized With ‘Black Lives Matter’

    06/30/2015 3:24:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | June 30, 2015
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End was vandalized Monday with red paint and the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” Red paint was poured over the top of the statue on Monday night, while Black Lives Matter was sprayed on the back using black paint.
  • Globe carrying torch for 2024 Olympics

    06/30/2015 4:51:01 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 7 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 28 | Peter Lucas
    Backers of Boston 2024 ought to make buying the Boston Globe building a part of their latest plan to win the Olympic Summer Games for Boston. Purchase of the Morrissey Boulevard building in Dorchester, which is up for sale, would allow the leaders of Boston 2024 to use the centrally located facility as its official, rather than its assumed, Olympic headquarters