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  • Six people shot, 1 critically, in Jamaica Plain

    01/24/2015 8:17:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jordan Graham
    Six people were shot last night in Jamaica Plain, with one suffering life-threatening injuries, Boston police said. An altercation at a party around 11:15 last night spilled out onto nearby Parker Street and led to the shooting of six people, Boston police spokeswoman Officer Neva Coakley said.
  • If only the FBI targeted terrorists like patronage

    01/23/2015 6:56:46 AM PST · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 1/23 | peter lucas
    It is all to the good that the Boston office of the FBI has launched a public- relations campaign to get citizens to report cases of suspected political corruption. It is also comforting to know that the FBI has established a tip line (844-NO-BRIBE) as well as a website where people can report cases of suspected corruption by their local state rep. There will even be FBI billboards set up promoting the FBI's "Stop Corruption Now" campaign that will list the phone line and the website address. The FBI announced the new campaign at a press conference last month.
  • Surgeon Shot at Boston Hospital

    01/20/2015 9:28:40 AM PST · by pabianice · 28 replies
    Fox TV - Boston | 1/20/15
    A surgeon has been shot and has life-threatening injuries at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The gun has been recovered. No word on the assailant.
  • White #BlackLivesMatter Boston Protesters Found Living with Parents in Luxury Mansions

    01/18/2015 3:21:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-18-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Screen grab by TurtleBoySports.comBoston reporters went to the homes of several Boston area protesters who were arrested for blocking highways on Thursday. What they found were adult children playing revolutionary while living with their rich parents. A reporter for WBZ-TV, Ken MacLeod was run off a property while seeking to interview protesters. At another he was told he was harassing the protester he was seeking to interview by ringing her apartment call box. “WBZ-TV’s Ken MacLeod went to (Mark) Schwaller’s apartment in Jamaica Plain hoping for some perspective. He didn’t get that but he did get tossed by another man...
  • Marty Walsh sacks city worker for role in barrel sit-in, citing safety risk

    01/18/2015 12:22:15 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/18/15 | Richard Weir
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh has fired a 25-year-old city youth worker after learning the Roxbury woman was among 11 protesters who chained themselves to 1,200-pound, concrete-filled barrels in Milton on Thursday, snarling morning rush-hour traffic and stalling at least two ambulances, the Herald has learned. As mayor, you have to make tough, difficult decisions. This is not a difficult decision, Walsh said. This was not based on the fact of this woman protesting. It was based on the fact of putting the public safety of other people at risk. Nelli Ruotsalainen, a part-time youth communication specialist for the Boston Centers...
  • The people who shut down traffic in Boston for hours yesterday

    01/16/2015 8:42:04 AM PST · by rktman · 84 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/16/2015 | Peter Wilson
    According to the protest organizer, six protestors in the southern blockade stuck their arms into holes in the sides of 55-gallon drums and had concrete poured over them. Firefighters had to use power saws to cut open the drums, which weighed 1,200 pounds. The Boston Globe reports: When a Boston firefighters power saw generated sparks that flew onto the protester, he screamed in pain. The protestors wore diapers, anticipating a long wait.
  • Angry Boston commuter confronts road blocking protesters...

    01/16/2015 9:05:08 AM PST · by mkleesma · 45 replies
    Facebook ^ | 1/16/15 | State Police Association of Massachusetts
    Angry Boston commuter confronts road blocking protesters... https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=932774620066078&fref=nf
  • Boston area highway blocked by protesters

    BOSTON State police say a group of protesters has blocked a busy Boston area highway at the height of the morning commute. Police say in response they have shut down Interstate 93 north at East Milton Square south of the city, and I-93 south at Mystic Avenue north of the city. A state police spokeswoman says some protesters have chained themselves to highway barriers. The spokeswoman did not know what the people were protesting, but broadcast outlets say one person is holding a sign that reads "united against racism."
  • 'Klansville USA' PBS Documentary Takes Cheap Shot at Republicans

    01/14/2015 10:38:39 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 14, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Klansville U.S.A." which was broadcast nationally last night is a PBS American Experience production by WGBH in Boston based on a book of that title by David Cunningham. It is an interesting look at the rise and fall of the North Carolina Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s. A very good historical documentary marred by the jarring flaw of taking a cheap shot at Republicans. It was almost as if the producer and director, Callie T. Wiser, just couldn't restrain herself from taking a shot at Republicans. The documentary stuck to the facts until just a couple of minutes before...
  • USOC picks Boston for 2024 Summer Olympics bid

    01/08/2015 4:04:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    AP ^ | January 8, 2015
    DENVER -- The U.S. Olympic Committee chose Boston to bid for the 2024 Games in an attempt to bring the Summer Olympics to America after a 28-year gap. During a daylong meeting at the Denver airport, USOC board members chose Boston over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, all of which have been lobbying to become the American choice for more than a year.
  • Oldest US time capsule will be opened today in Boston

    01/06/2015 2:59:06 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    abcnews ^ | Jan. 6, 2015
    The oldest time capsule discovered in the country that dates back to 1795 will be opened Tuesday in Boston, ABC News reported.American Revolution patriot Paul Revere and then-Gov. Samuel Adams originally placed the relic under a cornerstone of the Boston Statehouse in 1795.
  • Discomfort is necessary to bring change, protesters say

    01/01/2015 6:17:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/01/15 | Evan Allen
    Brenden LaRosa showed up to protest during First Night festivities with a message: Americans must talk to each other about race and policing, no matter how hard or how unpopular the conversation is. We almost want people to feel uncomfortable. Then youre forced to answer this question, and youre forced to question the way you feel about it, said the 19-year-old from Everett, who joined other demonstrators Wednesday evening in Copley Square. He estimated that he has been to five protests against the recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in...
  • Police: 2 Boston officers attacked by teenagers

    12/31/2014 6:58:51 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    BOSTON (AP) Two Boston police officers were hospitalized after they were allegedly attacked by seven teenagers, all family members, in a Roxbury apartment complex when the officers tried to arrest one of them, authorities said Tuesday
  • 2 Boston cops 'kicked, punched and choked' while making arrest, authorities say

    12/30/2014 9:17:35 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 58 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 30, 2014
    2 Boston cops 'kicked, punched and choked' while making arrest, authorities say Published December 30, 2014 FoxNews.com BOSTON Two Boston police officers were hospitalized after they were kicked, punched, and choked by six teenagers related to a person they were arresting, authorities said. The officers, a woman and a man, went to an apartment in the city's Roxbury neighborhood on Monday morning to serve a warrant on a 19-year-old man for defaulting on court appearances, the Boston Herald reported. Seven people were arrested in all, including the person police were originally seeking, Woobenson Morrisset.
  • 1795 Boston Time Capsule Opening on Jan. 6 [Epiphany]

    12/30/2014 7:05:58 PM PST · by Ezekiel · 48 replies
    Coin News ^ | 24 Dec 2014 | Mike Unser
    Originally placed under the cornerstone in 1795 by revolutionary war figures Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and William Scollay, the capsule will be opened at 6:00 PM ET on Jan. 6, 2015.
  • Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev wants 'supporters moved away from courthouse

    12/22/2014 7:10:40 PM PST · by windcliff · 10 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 12-22-14 | Holly Bailey
    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is asking a federal judge to clamp down on self-appointed supporters protesting on his behalf outside a Boston courthouse, arguing that their inflammatory accusations could hurt his right to a fair trial. In a court filing Monday, Tsarnaevs defense team sought to distance themselves from the demonstrators, arguing they could have a deleterious and prejudicial impact on his trial, which is set to begin Jan. 5. The supporters, his attorneys wrote, advocate various conspiracy theories concerning the marathon bombing, including that the resulting deaths and injuries have somehow been faked as part of a...
  • Subway Manspreaders Told: Close Your Legs And Let Other People Ride

    12/21/2014 11:13:07 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 20, 2012 | Amanda Holpuch
    Subway Manspreaders Told: Close Your Legs And Let Other People Ride Poster campaign will attempt to stop antisocial practice Doctors say crossing legs will not affect reproductive powers. Amanda Holpuch Saturday 20 December 2014 Comments As 2014 comes to an end, one thing New York commuters can expect in 2015 is an official city campaign against a growing problem: manspreading. Manspreading is the act or practice typically male of spreading ones legs in a manner which prevents others from occupying nearby seats on the subway, commuter train or bus. A Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) spokesman, Kevin Ortiz, described...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 180 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev back in court

    12/18/2014 2:18:26 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 18, 2014
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.
  • Supporting Only 'Good' Black Victims Won't Dismantle White Supremacy

    12/17/2014 12:32:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | December 16, 2014 | Kirsten West Savali, Cultural Critic, Senior Writer, TheRoot.com
    In the wake of a New York grand jury deciding not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, racially diverse protests instantly erupted across the nation. White faces could be seen in swelling crowds from NYC and D.C., to Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Denver. Their mouths covered with masking tape with the words "I can't breathe" scrawled over it. The righteousness of racial solidarity burning in their eyes as they joined in chanting, "Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter!" This is not to say that there were not White allies...
  • On this day in 1773..

    12/16/2014 7:03:33 AM PST · by LouAvul · 14 replies
    ..American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes.
  • Wellesley College cant tiptoe around anti-Semitism

    12/15/2014 4:35:05 PM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12-15-14 | Lawrence Harmon
    It will take some time to scrub anti-Semitism completely out of the substructure of Wellesley College. Its stubborn stuff, like the admissions quotas on Jewish students during the 1940s, the outright hostility to Jewish scholars in the colleges religion department during the 1960s and 70s, and the 1990s-era professor whose bigoted diatribes included false accusations against Jews for monumental culpability during the transatlantic African slave trade. Last months firings of Wellesley Colleges Jewish chaplain and director of the Hillel student organization may well turn out as the college contends to be part of a broader consolidation effort aimed...
  • Police arrest 23 as protesters swamp streets, snarl traffic

    12/14/2014 7:31:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 14, 2014 | Owen Boss
    State police made 23 arrests yesterday and hundreds of demonstrators snarled traffic through downtown Boston as they marched in protest of the killing of unarmed black men by police in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y. Several demonstrators who failed to comply with the law despite orders to do so have been taken into custody in the area of Nashua Street, near the ramps to Route 93, state police said in a statement yesterday afternoon.
  • Paul Revere's 1795 time capsule unearthed

    12/12/2014 5:16:35 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | Todd Leopold and Kevin Conlon
    (CNN) -- A time capsule buried by patriots Samuel Adams and Paul Revere more than two centuries ago was unearthed Thursday in Boston. The box-shaped capsule was placed by the Revolutionary-era duo, along with Massachusetts developer William Scollay, in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in 1795, the year construction began on the building, CNN affiliate WBZ reported. At the time, Adams was the Massachusetts governor.
  • Does Mark Wahlberg want a 'white privilege' pardon?

    12/12/2014 2:33:25 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 51 replies
    bbc opinion ^ | 12-11-2014
    According to court records, in 1988 a 16-year-old Mr Wahlberg brutally attacked a Vietnamese man named Thanh Lam with a stick while spewing racial epithets and knocking him unconscious. Seeing police, Mr Wahlberg fled and found Hoa Trinh, another Vietnamese man. He put his hand around Mr Trinh's shoulder and asked the man to help him hide. After the police cars had passed, Mr Wahlberg punched Mr Trinh in the eye, permanently blinding him. According to the police report, during his arrest the future actor used several anti-Asian slurs. He served 45 days of a three-month sentence, all while maintaining...
  • Oldest Time Capsule in US Unearthed at Massachusetts State House(buried By Sam Adams & Revere)

    12/11/2014 10:15:35 PM PST · by barmag25 · 49 replies
    ABC news ^ | 12/11/14 | Michelle Mcphee
    Conservators from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts labored in the chill and snow for hours today to unearth what is believed to be the oldest unopened time capsule in the country, buried under the Golden Dome of the Massachusetts State House in 1795 by then-Governor Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, according to state records. The 219-year-old capsule is made of cowhide and was initially discovered during State House renovations in 1855. When the repairs were complete, the states 23rd governor, Henry Gardner, re-buried it in the granite cornerstone of the historic building, adding new items, including coins. Four coins...
  • Upton Sinclair's letter of deception about Sacco and Vanzetti

    12/06/2014 5:42:51 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    Archive.org ^ | August 29, 1929 | Upton Sinclair
    Upton Sinclair's 1929 letter to John BeardsleyDear John: I will write you a few notes about the matter concerning which we were talking last night. When I went to Boston the last time in October 1928 I was completely naive about the Sacco-Vanzetti case, having accepted the defense propaganda entirely. But I very quickly began to sense something wrong in the situation. There was an air of mystery about the Boston anarchists, and I saw they had something to conceal. Then in Sacco's cross examination I detected what seemed to be a slip in his alibi. I began asking catch...
  • Ebola in Boston?

    12/02/2014 5:04:01 PM PST · by Boardwalk · 13 replies
    local abc news | Boardwalk
    Someone is being tested for ebola now at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Martha Coakley (almost MA governor) and the KKK

    11/30/2014 1:02:40 PM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies
    How Martha Coakley sent a guy to prison using a case won by the KKK in 1875. ===================================================== Martha Coakley and the KKK, strange bedfellows. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has aspired to higher office in Massachusetts for years. Scott Brown defeated her and the machine in a closely contested U.S. Senate race in 2010 but that didnt deter her, shes back again, this time running for Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If ever there were a candidate that illustrates blind faith voting, Mar - tha would be it. The brand name Democrats including Hillary Clin - ton and...
  • Major corporations funding gay attacks on children, families & society

    11/16/2014 9:15:16 PM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 11/17/2014 | n/a
    Most people dont know that major corporations in America are funding the massive push to introduce homosexuality and transgenderism into the elementary school grades, pass laws across the country to criminalize Christian belief in the workplace, force gay marriage through the federal courts, viciously harass pro-family groups, and much more. They're companies you likely buy from. This is what the average parent and citizen is up against. Its time to say: Were not taking it any longer. At the center of this effort is the worlds largest and wealthiest LGBT advocacy group, the (Orwellian-named) Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Based in...
  • NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Points Finger At Senate GOP In Wake Of Explosions, Takes It Back

    04/15/2013 2:34:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 15, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    In the immediate aftermath of the multiple explosions that rocked the Copley Square area of Boston during this afternoons marathon, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof took to Twitter to say that the tragic events are a reminder of how Senate Republicans blocked the appointment of a new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). [E]xplosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment, he tweeted with a link to a Washington Post article on the Senate GOPs threats to put a hold on President Obamas nomination for a...
  • A Woman Was Hit by a Train Right in Front of Him. Watch Carefully to See How He Takes Advantage

    11/08/2014 9:53:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | november 8, 2014 | zach noble
    After a woman was struck and killed by a train inBostons Downton Crossing station late Thursday, the man captured by surveillance cameras above apparently took advantage of the situation, sliding his foot over the deceased womans phone,the Daily Mail reported. According to police, the womans phone flew out of her purse as she was struck. Ninety-nine percent of all of the other people were concerned about what happened, running to the end of the train to see if they could help, saidLt. Richard Sullivan told Boston Globe. This gentleman had a different idea. As surveillance video shows, the man looks...
  • We Worship Our Politicians and We Despise Them

    11/06/2014 4:36:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    Of course it was only by happenstance that former Mayor Thomas Menino died just days before the 2014 election, and that his funeral at Most Precious Blood Parish in Hyde Park coincided with the closing hours of all the campaigns whose outcomes would be decided on Tuesday. But that unplanned juxtaposition couldn't have illustrated more vividly the emotional extremes we resort to when it comes to political figures.A newcomer watching the local TV news broadcasts in Boston early Monday morning might reasonably have concluded that the former mayor had been a hero of mythic proportions, a saint and a superstar whose goodness...
  • "Statement on Howie Carr" - car accident

    11/05/2014 2:20:44 PM PST · by blackpack · 25 replies
    WRKO ^ | November 5, 2014
    Statement on Howie Carr [View] Wednesday, November 5, 2014 To All Members of The WRKO Listening Family: I'm sad to report our good friend and colleague Howie Carr was injured today in an auto accident. Those of us who know, love and respect Howie and his work recognize what an important day Tuesday was for him and why he toiled through the night to compose his columns and prepare for the post-election radio show today. The Republican surge that swept across America was something Howie predicted and so urgently wanted to share with each of you on the air throughout...
  • No Class! Dem Pol Exploits Death of Popular Mayor to Bolster Sagging Campaign

    11/04/2014 1:41:24 PM PST · by Abakumov · 5 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 4, 2014 | Radix News
    Our roving Radix observer in South Boston writes on the Massachusetts Gubernatorial race: The news of the day isDemocrat Martha Coakley has attached Thank you Mayor Menino signs to all her campaign signs in Bostonit backfired huge as all the people are sickened by her trying to use the mayor when he is literally just in the ground. People are bat [guano] about the Menino sign he didnt support her campaign she is classless using the popularity of a dead mayor who is just in the ground. Coakley operatives showed up at midnight to attach the Menino signs . trying...
  • 10:18 AM 9 AM Update: Boston Turnout Slightly Behind 2010(First turn-out data points)

    11/04/2014 9:24:23 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    WBUR ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | By Steve Koczela, Rich Parr, Paul McMorrow
    The Boston Elections Department has reported that 26,765 people have voted as of 9 a.m., representing 6.98 percent of the registered voters in Boston. This gives us a good indication of how many people will have voted by the end of the day, both in Boston and statewide. There is a fairly stable relationship between the turnout updates and final turnout, both at the city and state levels. This chart shows the projected figures for turnout through the rest of the day in Boston. We will update the chart when the noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. updates arrive from...
  • Mayor Thomas Meninos Funeral Held in Boston

    11/03/2014 12:14:10 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 3, 2014 9:00 AM | By Jack Pickell
    A funeral mass for former Boston Mayor Tom Menino is being held [10am] at Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park. Cardinal Sean OMalley, Archbishop of Boston, is presiding. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick offered words of remembrance... According to WBZ-TV, at the request of the family, the live video feed is not showing the distribution of Communion... Rev. John J. Connolly, Jr.: The reason that Tom Menino is so beloved by so many is because he recognized that each of us is blessed by God with the gift of life.".. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh:...
  • ['RAT] Dallas mayor: 'I was scared, mad' about Ebola

    10/31/2014 8:54:28 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 43 replies
    WFAA ^ | 7:30 p.m. CDT October 31, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>I was mad at the State. I was mad at the county. I was mad at the city. I was mad at myself. I was mad at each team member. I was mad at Presbyterian.</p> <p>The idiot 'RAT mayor, among those who have accelerated the descent of Dallas to a third world cesspool is right. He's scared and he is MAD, as in insane. What an idiot but so typical of leftists.</p>
  • Thomas M. Menino, Bostons longest serving mayor, has died at 71

    10/30/2014 12:16:22 PM PDT · by massmike · 93 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 10/30/2014 | Bryan Marquard and Jim OSullivan
    Thomas Michael Menino, who insisted a mayor doesnt need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Bostons economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall, died Thursday. He was 71 and was diagnosed with advanced cancer not long after leaving office at the beginning of this year.
  • Friend Of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Found Guilty Of Lying To Authorities

    10/28/2014 10:05:10 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 10-28-2014 | Ross Kerber
    Ross Kerber, Reuters October 28, 2014 A US jury on Tuesday found a college friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber guilty of lying to authorities in a terrorism investigation. Robel Phillipos, 21, was charged with lying about having visited suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Phillipos and two friends removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells from the suspected bomber's room. Phillipos, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was on trial for two criminal counts of lying to investigators, one for saying he did not remember the...
  • Tsarnaev pal Robel Phillipos convicted of lying to FBI (Pothead defense; Dukakis testified)

    10/28/2014 7:32:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/28/14 | Laurel Sweet
    Robel Phillipos, a friend of terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been convicted of lying to authorities investigating last years Boston Marathon bombings that killed three spectators, including an 8-year-old Dorchester boy. Phillipos was accused of lying about being in Tsarnaevs dorm room three days after the bombing, when two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence, including a laptop. Phillipos' lawyers argued he couldnt clearly remember what happened because he had smoked marijuana heavily that day. The fate of Phillipos, 19 when he was arrested and who turned 21 this month during his trial at U.S....
  • Michael Dukakis testifies for Robel Phillipos, Boston bombers' friend accused of lying to FBI

    10/17/2014 12:56:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    upi.com ^ | 10/16/14 | Matt Bradwell
    BOSTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former governor of Massacheusetts and 1988 Democratic nominee for president Michael Dukakis took the stand in Boston to testify on behalf of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Robel Phillipos stands accused of lying to the FBI and local law enforcement about his actions and wherabouts in the three days following the attack that killed three an injured more than 260 people. "[Phillipos] told me he was questioned for five hours by the FBI," Dukakis testified according to the Boston Globe, adding, "he was so confused he didn't know what he said."
  • Boston's 113-Year Old Time Capsule Will Finally be Opened Today

    10/09/2014 8:37:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Bostinno.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Nick DeLuca
    In the small, suburban city of Woburn, Mass., some 25 minutes north of Boston, local history will be made. On Thursday, Oct. 9, the Bostonian Society will finally crack open the 113-year old time capsule lodged in the head of the lion statue that typically sits perched atop the Old State House in downtown Boston. The statue, paired with its unicorn counterpart, was hoisted from the city's oldest, continuously used public building as part of a renovation project. It was subsequently decided that whatever goodies are still being kept from the public ought to finally see daylight. Heather Leet, director...
  • 2 Park Rangers Stabbed on Boston Common; Suspect Taken Into Custody

    10/14/2014 3:55:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | Bruce Wright
    Two park rangers were stabbed on Boston Common Tuesday afternoon, according to a tweet from Fox 25. One of the stabbing victims is reportedly suffering from serious/life threatening injuries.
  • Hazmat Crews Currently at Logan Airport After 5 Passengers with Ebola-Like Symptoms Land in Boston

    10/13/2014 2:50:01 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 50 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/13/14 | Aurelius
    Hazmat crews are currently on the ground at Logan Airport, after five passengers with flu and Ebola-like symptoms landed in Boston. At this moment, specialists are inspecting an Emirates flight at Terminal E at Gate E6 at Logan. Three of the five passengers with symptoms are on their way to Boston Medical Center; details about the other two are unavailable. At 5:20, the other passengers on the flight were allowed off the plane and went through customs. Flu symptoms include a number of similar symptoms to Ebola, including fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Officials stated that the passengers in question...
  • Medical crews surround aircraft at Logan Airport

    10/13/2014 12:36:26 PM PDT · by knak · 170 replies
    wcvb ^ | 10/13/14
    BOSTON Medical crews in hazmat suits have responded to an arriving plane at the international terminal at Logan Airport. A source told NewsCenter 5 that six passengers on board the flight had become sick. The plane, an Emirates airliner that had arrived from Dubai, was surrounded by ambulances and emergency responders in white and yellow suits. Massport, which runs the airport, did not respond to several phone messages on the nature of the incident. However, international airports around the country are on alert for Ebola, though there was no indication that was related to the emergency response. Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/medical-crews-surround-aircraft-at-logan-airport/29093968#ixzz3G3VSACXb
  • Braintree Patient With Ebola-Like Symptoms Transferred to Boston

    10/12/2014 2:56:57 PM PDT · by shineon · 84 replies
    <p>A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. During a press conference outside of Beth Israel, officials said the patient will undergo an evaluation to determine whether Ebola is a possible cause of the patients symptons.</p>
  • ACLU accuses Boston police of racial profiling

    10/09/2014 6:26:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 9, 2014
    Blacks are more likely to be stopped and frisked by Hub cops in a problematic pattern that stops short of widespread racial profiling, according to the researcher whose findings the ACLU cited in an explosive report on Boston police tactics.
  • Edward Kennedy Institute to open early next year

    10/08/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 9:25 PM EDT
    The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is set to open early next year. [] The institute is being built on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The centerpiece is a full-scale representation of the U.S. Senate Chamber.
  • Boston Council gives itself a 23 percent pay raise

    10/08/2014 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 3:39 PM EDT | Philip Marcelo
    Boston City Council approved giving itself a nearly 23 percent pay raise on Wednesday, despite threats of a possible veto by Mayor Martin Walsh. The council voted 9-4 to raise its annual pay from $87,500 to $107,500, a $20,000 increase, effective January 2016. [] Boston City Council salaries already exceed those in other New England cities; only Cambridge councilors, who earn $73,362, come close, according to a 2013 Boston city survey.