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  • Hallowed Boston school rocked by racial controversy

    06/28/2016 6:04:46 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 1 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/28/2016
    The nation’s oldest public school – and the alma mater of five signers of the Declaration of Independence – is embroiled in a racial controversy that may be its biggest test in nearly 400 years. Boston Latin School, founded in 1635 and still one of America’s most prestigious high schools, has undergone an administrative shakeup, faces growing demands from community leaders and is the subject of a federal investigation. The controversy arose after two black students claimed on YouTube that racism courses through hallways and classrooms, and the administration turns a blind eye. “The fact that our administration failed to...
  • 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/23/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 60 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM | Tyler Durden
    It could never happen here, right? Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the...
  • Court: Man can't be punished 'simply for being homeless' [Boston MA]

    06/23/2016 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 23, 2016 1:47 PM EDT | Denise Lavoie
    A homeless man convicted of criminal trespassing for taking shelter in privately owned buildings during harsh winter weather won a new trial Thursday when the state’s highest court ruled that he should have been allowed to argue it was his only way to protect himself from the cold. The Supreme Judicial Court found that the judge at David Magadini’s trial was wrong to deny a request to instruct the jury on a so-called necessity defense. Magadini wanted to use that defense to argue that his behavior was justified for a person trying to escape extreme temperatures. […] The owners of...
  • Climate change could be even worse for Boston than previously thought [IEEEEE!]

    06/23/2016 6:35:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 48 replies
    Boston Fishwrap ^ | 6/27/16 | Abel
    The consequences of climate change on Boston are expected to be far more calamitous than previous studies have suggested, a new report commissioned by the city says. In the worst-case scenario, sea levels could rise more than 10 feet by the end of the century — nearly twice what was previously predicted — plunging about 30 percent of Boston under water. Temperatures in 2070 could exceed 90 degrees for 90 days a year, compared with an average of 11 days now. And changes in precipitation could mean a 50 percent decline in annual snowfall, punctuated by more frequent heavy storms...
  • Putin’s Russia is a poor, drunk soccer hooligan

    06/22/2016 9:54:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 115 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 06-22-2016 | Scott Gilmore
    Russia is not the country you think it is. Its economy is smaller than South Korea’s. Its people are poorer than Kazakhstan’s. It trails Finland in technology. And it has a smaller military budget than Saudi Arabia... ...Russia hosted the Olympics, punched Georgia in the nose, took back the Crimea, invaded Ukraine, flew bombers through NATO airspace, built military bases in the Arctic, and generally flexed and posed like an oiled, aged, but still buff, body builder. And we’ve been paying increasingly rapt attention, not noticing the geriatric walker hidden just off stage. A closer look is almost shocking. According...
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • Trump banner that caused unease for East Boston's Latinos replaced by Democrat's sign

    06/15/2016 5:02:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | June 15, 2016 | Spencer Buell
    In the weeks following Donald Trump's victory in Massachusetts' Republican primary with 49 percent of the vote, signs supporting the bombastic New York real estate mogul caused unease in East Boston. For many in the heavily Latino area, it was especially unsettling when a large Trump banner with his name and campaign slogan – "Make America Great Again" – went up above the entryway to a neighborhood laundromat, the Soap Box on Meridan Street. Trump launched his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination last year with a tirade against illegal immigration, labeling Mexicans who entered the United States illegally "rapists'...
  • Obama 'engagement' policy 'enabled Boston, San Bernardino attacks'

    05/29/2016 2:00:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/29/16 | Paul Bremmer
    In 2008, the trial and conviction of five leaders of an Islamic charity for funding the terrorist group Hamas exposed the vast Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S. and its stated aim, according to FBI evidence, to “destroy Western Civilization from within.” Along with the convictions, the Department of Justice named 300 unindicted co-conspirators in the plot, which included many of the nation’s most prominent Muslim Brotherhood-related organizations. Among them were the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust. Nevertheless, just one year later, Department of Homeland Security officer Philip B....
  • Hillary: Watch out for Deval Patrick

    11/02/2015 7:24:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/02/2015 | Robert Morrison
    Conservatives who breathed a sigh of relief with Vice President Joe Biden’s removing himself from the 2016 race should stop, look, and listen. There are other potential presidential candidates on the horizon. Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is one. Although he has said no to a run, and although the time is getting late, Deval Patrick is a longtime ally of President Obama. His only criticism of the President is that he does not tout his great successes enough. Recently, Gov. Patrick put his name on the cover of Winning Marriage. It’s a book about the thus far successful...
  • Report: Deval Patrick on Hillary's Short List For VP

    04/24/2016 5:01:51 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/24/16 | Lindsay Kalter
    Gov. Deval Patrick is reportedly on the short list of potential running mates for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Bay State political analysts say he could be the perfect pick because he could help win over the party’s progressive wing and shine in head-to-head debates. “I think he’d be a terrific choice,” said Philip Johnston, former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. “He is viewed as a strong progressive, and I think he has great credibility with both Clinton and (Bernie) Sanders supporters.” The New York Times reported yesterday that Clinton’s advisers are compiling a list of 15 to 25...
  • Shattuck: Deval Patrick never lives up to his 'words' Hill would be wise to check his transcripts

    04/24/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 9 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04/24/16 | Tom Shattuck
    “Just words,” the refrain famously went in Deval Patrick’s run for governor 
in 2006. With reports that the Hillary Clinton campaign is considering the former 
Massachusetts governor as her running mate, it would be wise for the former secretary of state to revisit some of Deval’s notable quotes before making 
her decision. “Just words,” indeed. We can start in her “home state.” We all know about Deval’s assessment of the 9/11 terror attacks as “a failure of human understanding” and “the failure of human beings … to learn to love each other,” but years later he sniveled at New Yorkers...
  • Extremely Rare Shipwreck Unearthed Beneath Boston Streets

    05/27/2016 7:54:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 27, 2016 | Michael Sebastian
    A construction crew in Boston stumbled upon an "incredibly rare" find beneath the city's street: a 19th-century shipwreck. "Nothing like this has been found in Boston, in filled-in ground, before," City of Boston archeologist Joe Bagley said. "This is incredibly rare and incredibly amazing." The ship is a wooden sloop that's at least 50 feet long, according to CBS News, dating to the mid-to-late 1800s. It was discovered last week about 25 feet below grade during construction on a new office building. But Bagley, according to the Boston Globe, said the ship could be even older.
  • Worcester Man Allegedly Planned ‘Lone-Wolf’ Attack On President Obama

    05/23/2016 5:21:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – An inmate at a Bridgewater prison is being charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama in a “lone-wolf style” attack. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Alex Hernandez of Worcester was charged in U.S. District Court in Boston on two counts of threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States.
  • Untold Damage: America’s Overlooked Gun Violence

    05/22/2016 4:36:00 PM PDT · by golux · 53 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?_r=0 ^ | 16.05.22 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, DANIELA PORAT and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    Unlike the butchery that bookended it, it merited no presidential statements, no saturation television coverage. But what took place at 6101 Prentice Street on Aug. 21 may say more about the nature of gun violence in the United States than any of those far more famous rampages. It is a snapshot of a different sort of mass violence — one that erupts with such anesthetic regularity that it is rendered almost invisible, except to the mostly black victims, survivors and attackers (...) “Clearly, if it’s black-on-black, we don’t get the same attention because most people don’t identify with that. Most...
  • SJC sides with teens in global warming fight State not fulfilling its obligations

    05/18/2016 12:03:36 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    bostonherald. ^ | Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Bob McGovern
    Four Massachusetts teens who say they were sick of watching the state drag its feet on global warming went to court — and yesterday came away with a historic victory that could have lasting effects for decades. The Supreme Judicial Court has sided with Olivia Gieger and Shamus Miller of Wellesley High School, and Isabel Kain and James Coakley of Boston Latin School — high school kids who sued the Department of Environmental Protection. The court agreed with them that the state has failed to fulfill its legal obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “It’s so surreal. I always 
believed...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,WRKO AM,680,May 16-17,2016

    05/16/2016 11:52:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | May 16,2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...
  • Man Wanted In ‘Vicious’ Plymouth Murder Of Quincy College Professor

    05/08/2016 7:35:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    During a Saturday news conference, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said 76-year-old Vibeke Rasmussen, a Quincy College professor, died after she was stabbed more than 35 times in her apartment Thursday night. Plymouth police were called to Tideview Path around 1 p.m. to check on Rasmussen. When no one answered, officers gained access to her apartment where they found her body. Investigators say neighbors heard a woman screaming in the area of her apartment. Police identified 24-year-old Tyler Hagmaier as the suspect in Rasmussen’s death. Hagmaier lived in the apartment across from Rasmussen. The motive is a mystery, but...
  • Ben Franklin & Trump: Bringing Business Smarts & Pride in Workmanship to Government

    05/08/2016 2:51:54 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 28 replies
    5/8/2016 | Pocono Pundit
    My FRiends, congratulations to Mr. Trump on his pending Republican nomination!  And what better way to celebrate than to compare Trump with the so-called "First American" and Founding Father, Ben Franklin. On Google Images, I ran across an amusing New York Magazine portrait of Trump wearing an 18th century hair style.  Then, shortly thereafter I found the splendid painting of Ben Franklin by David Martin.  I said: "Hey, wouldn't it be fun to GIMP those images together?" so Trump and Old Ben could sit together at the same table and shoot the breeze. For the story, I searched Wikipedia...
  • Jeff Kuhner on WRKO Just Gave a Huge Promo Shout Out to Free Republic

    05/05/2016 11:30:32 AM PDT · by Jmouse007 · 29 replies
    WRKO Boston, MA | May 05, 2016 | Jeff Kuhner
    Jeff Kuhner, the conservative talk show host on WRKO Boston in the 12:00 - 3:00PM time slot just gave a huge, positive on air shout out and praise for Free Republic.com.
  • WBZ traffic reporter is now telling the world who she really is

    05/05/2016 9:22:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 67 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/5/16 | Sweeney
    Frustrated commuters are familiar with the deep voice of Scott Eck, who reports from the skies in the WBZ NewsRadio 1030 helicopter, describing traffic snarls during rush hour every weekday morning and afternoon. On Wednesday morning, the 45-year-old reporter signed off using a new name: Kristen Eck. Eck’s gender transition may have surprised listeners, but it wasn’t news to family and friends. Eck picked out her new name two years ago and began the process of transitioning a year ago, and now she’s telling the world who she really is. “All of it’s been difficult: Hiding it, feeling ashamed, not...
  • Boston traffic reporter comes out as a woman

    05/04/2016 7:01:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 3:38 PM EDT | Mark Pratt
    The familiar voice coming over the radios of tens of thousands of Boston area drivers on the way to work Wednesday was the same. But the name had changed. WBZ-AM traffic reporter Scott Eck signed off as Kristen Eck for the first time, another step in a decades-long struggle with her gender identity. […] … (A)lthough Eck, 45, was aware of the heightened public interest, her decision to live as a woman was deeply personal. She said she knew at age 5 she was supposed to be a girl. …
  • Boston City Hall moves transgender flag a day after raising it

    05/04/2016 6:43:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 3, 2016 | Amanda Hoover
    Less than 24 hours after Boston City Hall raised a flag in solidarity with the transgender community for the first time, a Polish flag was seen flying in its place. At a flag raising ceremony Monday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said that he was proud to fly the flag for the first time in state history, and that the city would continue to do so until all people were deemed equal under Massachusetts law. Then, on Tuesday morning, Universal Hub’s Adam Gaffin tweeted a photo of the swap, noting the quick turnaround.
  • The Jeffrey T. Kuhner Report,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,May 3,2016

    05/03/2016 9:31:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | May 3, 2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon, for those who can no longer handle The Rush Limbaugh Show because of his promoting Sen. Ted Cruz these last few months, here is an alternate radio show. I have been listening to him and he is good. Enjoy!
  • Transgender pride flag raised at Boston City Hall

    05/02/2016 3:55:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2016 5:50 PM EDT | Steve LeBlanc
    Mayor Marty Walsh says a transgender pride flag raised Monday over Boston City Hall plaza will continue to fly until everyone is equal under the law in Massachusetts. The Democratic mayor and other elected officials joined activists in raising the flag of blue, pink, and white horizontal stripes as state lawmakers continue to weigh a bill that would extend protections to transgender individuals in public places. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker hasn’t said whether he would sign the measure, which would expand a 2011 state law banning discrimination against transgender people in the workplace and housing by also prohibiting discrimination in...
  • Curt Schilling not happy ‘bloody sock’ game cut from...‘30 for 30’ [ESPN purges history]

    05/02/2016 3:10:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    wash post ^ | 5/2/16 | D Bieler
    Curt Schilling was recently fired by ESPN in large part because of his frequent social-media activity, specifically controversial memes and comments shared by the former pitcher. So when reports circulated online that ESPN had cut Schilling’s memorable “bloody sock” performance in the 2004 ALCS from its Sunday airing of a “30 for 30″ documentary about that Red Sox-Yankees showdown, it was no surprise to see him weigh in quickly, and strongly.
  • NPR defends Palin?

    06/07/2011 2:59:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2011 | Aaron Gee
    June 7, 2011NPR defends Palin? Aaron Gee While coming home I often listen to our local NPR station. This afternoons "All Things Considered" asked the question "How Accurate Were Palin's Paul Revere Comments?" The story started out with; "Sarah Palin is defending her knowledge of American history."  Here we go again, I was prepared for the usual "Palin is a moron" storyline. Surprisingly that didn't happen. What I got was Robert Allison, a professor and historian at Suffolk University, tell the NPR host that Palin basically got it right. The interviewer, Melissa Block, tries to cajole a different narrative...
  • Historians agree: Palin was right about Paul Revere

    06/06/2011 6:55:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/06/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    One if by land, and two if by sea … and then what? According to historians interviewed by the Boston Herald, Paul Revere then warned the British not to challenge a roused and armed populace. That came as news to many observers who had rushed to criticize Sarah Palin for her response to a gotcha question at the Old North Church: Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And...
  • Voices of the Revolution: The Five Riders [Four + One]

    01/26/2015 1:01:46 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Constitution Facts ^ | Oak Hill Publishing
    ...Paul Revere, born in Boston in 1734... After the death of his father in 1754, Paul enlisted in the provincial army to fight in the French and Indian War... When the war was over, he returned to Boston to take over his father's silversmith business, only to fall into financial difficulties during the Stamp Act of 1765. Frustrated by this gave him cause to join the Sons of Liberty... On the night of April 18, 1775, Joseph Warren sent Revere to send the signal to Charlestown that the British troops were on the move... His journey ended in Lexington where...
  • Girl bravely rides to warn Colonials

    06/11/2009 8:08:56 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 37 replies · 937+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 11, 2009 | Peter Cliffe
    Revere thoroughly deserves his place in American history, but another courageous American has been ill-served by those who write books about the Revolutionary War. Revere was 40 at the time of his journey, but she was a girl of 16. Born at Patterson, Putnam County, N.Y., on April 5, 1761, she was the eldest of 12 children born to Henry and Abigail Ludington. On the stormy night of April 26, 1777, she is said to have been putting her younger siblings to bed when the family had a visitor. Close to exhaustion, a messenger had come to tell her father...
  • Marlene Duncan Wins NRA 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award(AZ)

    06/17/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 16 June, 2011 | NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association has selected Marlene Duncan of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to receive the 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award. This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments of modern heroines through their legislative activism as well as advocacy, volunteerism, and education of others to the goals of the Second Amendment and the NRA on a national level. For the past 30 years, Duncan’s involvement in and support of the shooting sports and Second Amendment has been invaluable not only to the NRA, but to her community and the many lives that she has touched through her hard...
  • The Midnight Ride of Sybil Luddington (video)

    03/21/2016 11:31:48 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 21, 2016 | Wild Bill for America
    Sixteen year old Sybil Luddington was a hero of the Revolutionary War.....as revolution number two shapes up, we could learn some lessons from our ancestors.
  • T'was the 18th of April in 75: The midnight ride of William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, and Paul Revere

    04/18/2016 9:15:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 28 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/18/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Paul Revere gets all of the credit, but he never actually finished that famous ride, and in fact warned the British that the Americans were coming. William Dawes and Samuel Prescott were left out of the poem and subsequently most elementary history books: it was actually Samuel Prescott who completed the midnight ride.
  • Boston Bombing Anniversary: Denying The Obvious

    04/18/2016 3:07:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Sam Westrop
    As Boston prepares for the 2016 marathon, memorials have been organized across the city. Three years later, however, have the authorities really learned anything from the horrors of the bombings?
  • Elizabeth Warren thinks the IRS should fill out your tax returns

    04/16/2016 4:43:08 PM PDT · by facedown · 95 replies
    boston.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    With Monday’s tax filing deadline looming over many Americans’ weekends, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new bill may seem like a godsend. The Massachusetts Democrat introduced legislation Wednesday that would allow U.S. taxpayers to have the government do their taxes for them—for free. The conveniently timed “Tax Simplification Act of 2016” would direct the IRS to develop a free, online tax preparation and filing service, using tax information the IRS already has, which Americans could choose to use to have their taxes filed directly with the government, instead of using a third-party service, such as TurboTax.
  • Shattuck: Brooklyn-bred Bernie Sanders makes Hillary Clinton seem from Wall St.

    04/15/2016 6:48:35 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 5 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 15, 2016 | Tom Shattuck
    Bernie Sanders couldn’t have made Hillary Clinton look any more Wall Street if the split screen during last night’s CNN debate showed her lighting stogies with $100 bills at a Delmonico’s table festooned with Baked Alaska and snifters full of brandy, alongside cronies J.P. Morgan and Gordon Gekko.
  • Globe's parody page just what The Donald ordered

    04/15/2016 4:18:16 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 12 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/15 | peter Lucas
    The Boston Globe may have had some fun with its fake front page mocking Donald Trump, but the paper most likely did Trump a favor. And it probably did the paper more harm than good. While the Globe went for the parody tongue in cheek, it ended up biting its tongue instead. Look at it this way, The Boston Globe has a daily print readership and digital subscription of 245,572 customers. Donald Trump gathered 313,313 votes in the GOP Massachusetts presidential primar
  • Trump Reacts to Satirical Front Page: Boston Globe Is ‘Stupid,’ ‘Worthless (Amen, Brother)

    04/10/2016 6:37:01 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 37 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 4-10-2016 | Pam Key
    Trump said, “How about that stupid Boston Globe? It’s worthless. Sold for a dollar. Did you see that story? The whole front page — they made up a story that Trump — they pretended Trump as the president. And they made up—the whole front page is a make believe story, which is really, no different from the whole paper for the whole thing. I mean the whole thing is no different.”
  • Boston Globe: All the News That’s Fit to Hoax

    04/10/2016 9:33:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 04/10/16 | JUDI McLeod
    Unfortunately for the desperately creative lib-left media, not everyone is foolish and not all people are fools It’s Sunday, April 10 and just as they boasted they would, the Boston Globe has published a complete hoax special Donald Trump edition as NEWS . “The editorial board of The Boston Globe is using a satirical front page to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump presidency. (Fox News, April 10, 2016)
  • ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIGGING AT MALCOLM X'S BOYHOOD HOME IN BOSTON

    03/29/2016 7:52:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Mach 29, 2016 | PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) -- Archeologists in Boston are digging at the boyhood home of slain black rights activist Malcolm X. The two-week archaeological dig begins Tuesday in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood.
  • Police: Suspect told girlfriend, ‘I’ll find you and slit your throat’

    03/28/2016 12:51:15 PM PDT · by pabianice · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/28/16 | Villani
    A Reading, MA, man with dozens of prior arrests stood bloodied today before a district court judge facing charges that he held his girlfriend against her will, beat her, cut her hair with a knife, and threatened to “slit her throat” if she altered authorities. Woburn District Court Judge Stacey Fortes ordered Brian English, 30, held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing after prospectors described a harrowing ordeal during which they say English kept his on-again, off-again girlfriend hostage in his home for more than two hours early Saturday morning. English struck her across the face with an open hand,...
  • Why “Medical” Research on Gun laws Cannot be Trusted

    03/23/2016 8:07:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My Colleague at Gun Watch, John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.),  has published extensively.  He has some insight into the recent “study” published in the Lancet: The major British medical journals are heavily politicized — both Lancet and BMJ. Lancet even criticized the Iraq intervention under George Bush II. When they stick to their knitting — medical research — they do publish some good studies and are prestigious because of that. But the people running the journals are obviously Left-leaning — like most academics — so they can’t help misusing the platform they have to hand in order to promote...
  • A ‘catastrophe of epic proportions’

    03/16/2016 7:27:19 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/14/2016 | Niall Ferguson
    There is a powerful symbolism in the impending collapse of Iraq’s Mosul dam. Built on the cheap by Saddam Hussein in the early 1980s, it holds back up to 2.9 trillion gallons, roughly twice as much as Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. We all know what happened when Hurricane Katrina breached the levees around Pontchartrain’s south shore in 2005. No hurricane is needed to breach the Mosul dam. Built on a weak foundation of soluble gypsum, its stability has always depended on continuous grouting. In 2007 the US Army Corps of Engineers, alarmed by what they had found after the...
  • Mayor Walsh announces City of Boston grants for DACA/DAPA outreach and education

    03/16/2016 7:11:12 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    SAMPAN ^ | 3/16/2016 | Web
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced March 9 that the City of Boston has received $180,000 in funding for the DACA/DAPA Outreach Initiative through the Emma Lazarus Local Challenge, which will provide community outreach and education on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) The funds come from an $80,000 match grant from the Emma Lazarus II Fund of the Open Society Foundations, with matching funds of $25,000 each from four local foundations: the Boston Foundation, the Fish Family Foundation, the Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation, and the Hyams...
  • Boston Globe to end sponsorship of Crux web site

    03/12/2016 6:44:07 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 5 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | March 11, 2016
    The Boston Globe is ending its involvement with Crux, the web site that the Globe established less than two years ago to reach a Catholic reading audience.
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor dies in car crash overseas

    03/08/2016 4:34:55 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 46 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 03.07.16 | Eric Levenson
    Two Northeastern University students, one of whom was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, were killed in a car crash in Dubai, the university said on Monday.
  • Boston bombing survivor dies in car crash

    03/07/2016 1:24:35 PM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/7/2016 | Natalie O'Neill
    A college student who miraculously survived the Boston bombing — and was featured in an iconic rescue photo from the tragedy — died in a car crash in Dubai, her mom said Monday. We are stunned, shocked and heartbroken,” Jill McGrath, mother of Victoria McGrath, told NBC in an email. The beautiful 23-year-old Northeastern student, a native of Weston, Connecticut, was in a car with fellow student Priscilla Perez Torres during the fatal accident, according to a spokeswoman for the university.
  • Hundreds of BPS students walk out to protest school budget cuts (Boston)

    03/07/2016 2:13:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | March 7, 2016 | Adam G
    At 11:30 a.m., hundreds of high-school and middle-school students walked out of their classes at Boston schools and streamed onto buses and subways for the ride downtown to let the mayor and the governor know they don't want their programs cut. They swarmed out of Downtown Crossing for a rally at the Parkman Bandstand on the Common, followed by a march up to the State House and then to Faneuil Hall. Mayor Walsh, who was attending a press conference at Faneuil Hall to announce that Boston would host a conference for millennials who want to get rich, got into his...
  • 1 dead, 6 injured in mass shooting inside Chelsea apartment (Boston)

    03/07/2016 9:46:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    WCVB (ABC)- Boston ^ | March 6, 2016
    Police said the shooting took place inside a vacant apartment at 120 Washington Avenue at 2:40 a.m. When they arrived, police found multiple people suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Friends say 19-year-old Pablo Villeda Estrada was killed. Officials say the teen was taken to Whidden Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.
  • "We're All Muslims Deep Down," Says ... Boston Police Commissioner

    03/02/2016 6:41:07 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 Mar, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Politicians insisting that the latest Islamic jihad attack has nothing to do with Islam have become a familiar feature of the mainstream media landscape, but last Saturday, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans went them all one better. Speaking at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, Evans declared: We're all Muslims deep down. We all yearn for peace. Evans thus went farther than Barack Obama, John Kerry, David Cameron, and all the other Western politicians who insist that Islam is a religion of peace. For Evans, Islam is not just a religion of peace, but the religion of peace:...
  • Lonsberry: GOP BOSSES SPIT IN THE VOTERS’ FACES

    03/02/2016 6:47:15 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is holding a press conference on Thursday before the GOP FOX News debate. He will attack Donald Trump – and the millions of voters who support him. The anti-Trump effort being waged by the Republican Party is essentially a fight against democracy. It’s not that this monster has raised himself up to threaten the ivory castles of the blue bloods, it’s that millions of people have stood up and said, “Enough is enough.” It is they against whom the GOP establishment is fighting. And that fight never turns out well. Donald Trump isn’t Barry...