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  • Galvin sees a bridge, and troubled waters, in re-election bid

    03/09/2018 9:07:15 AM PST · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    loiwell sun ^ | march 9 | peter lucas
    Billy Galvin has been at the Statehouse longer than Josh Zakim has been alive. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Except for the possibility that Galvin, the veteran secretary of state, may for the first time in his long political career face serious Democrat primary opposition. And the question is: Does Galvin face a bridge too far? The challenger is Josh Zakim, 33, a Boston city councilor, who is seeking to oust Galvin. If the name is familiar it is because the Zakim Bridge is named after his father. Ordinarily, a bridgeless Zakim would be no big deal....
  • Forget the “War on Christmas” — now “God Bless You” could be off limits too [college dhimmitude]

    03/09/2018 7:25:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Irish Central ^ | March 06, 2018 03:39 PM | Freya Drohan
    Massachusetts college librarians state that wishing someone a “Merry Christmas” or saying “God bless you” if they sneeze is an act of “Islamomisic microaggression”. Librarians at Simmons College in Boston have banded together to write what they have titled The Anti-Oppression Library Guide. While controversial, the guide is intended as a resource to promote equality and limit religious oppression. While the guide is not an official policy of Simmons College, some of its beliefs have already made their way to reports in mainstream media outlets like Fox News. Librarians at the college argue that “Islamomisic Microaggressions are commonplace verbal or...
  • John Hancock: What prevents 'iron grasp of tyranny'?

    03/05/2018 6:56:20 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 3/4/2018 | Bill Federer
    The French and Indian War ended in 1763 with the French losing Canada and all their land east of the Mississippi River. King George III decided to leave troops in the American colonies in case of future French incursions or native uprisings. British troops were to be paid with taxes collected from the colonies: the Sugar Tax of 1764 the Stamp Tax of 1765 the Townshend Acts of 1767, taxing glass, paint and paper As the Colonies had no representative in Parliament, the cry arose, “No taxation without representation.” The king imposed Writs of Assistance in 1765 allowing British authorities...
  • The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don’t talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston

    02/26/2018 10:25:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 23, 2018 | Steve Annear
    Thanks, Obama. The former president appeared at a sports analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday. But if you were not an attendee at the event, don’t expect to hear much about what Barack Obama shared. Officials managing the 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center put strict rules in place that extended beyond barring the media from divulging Obama’s insights. An e-mail sent to those heading to the venue for the “conversation with Obama” read like a line from the movie “Fight Club”: The first rule of seeing the...
  • Blog takes on Boston Newspapers

    02/24/2018 10:49:08 AM PST · by edwinland · 12 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Evan Lips
    The provocative Worcester-based blog Turtleboy Sports, the first to break the story about how a Massachusetts state trooper apparently faced discipline for including incriminating details in his arrest report concerning a judge’s daughter, days ago broke a story regarding a K-9 trooper’s lurid history of drug dealing and money laundering. Both of Boston’s major newspapers — the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe — recently followed up on the Turtleboy report with stories of their own. Neither publication cited, however, Turtleboy’s original reporting, triggering a firestorm of criticism in both newspaper’s online comment sections.
  • Authorities: MBTA driver paid for fake Halloween attack to get workers' comp

    02/22/2018 11:20:58 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/22/2018
    An MBTA trolley driver paid a friend $2,000 to don a Halloween mask and "attack" him while he was on the job, allowing him to fraudulently collect workers' compensation and disability insurance, according to authorities. Thomas Lucey, 46, is facing charges of insurance fraud and other counts, including misleading police, after the bizarre plot crumbled when police pulled fingerprints off a fake plastic pumpkin the so-called "attacker" left behind and traced it back to Lucey's friend, according to Transit Police and prosecutors.
  • Boston police apologize after tweeting a Black History Month tribute to a white man

    02/12/2018 4:04:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/12/18 | J.D. Capelouto
    The Boston Police Department apologized early Monday after tweeting a Black History Month tribute post that honored a white man. The tweet, which was deleted less than an hour after it went up Sunday night, was posted on the department’s official account “in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth.” However, the tweet celebrated the accomplishments of former Boston Celtics coach and president Red Auerbach, who was white. Police officials responded to mounting criticism Monday on Twitter.
  • 33 pounds of fentanyl – enough to wipe out Massachusetts – seized in Boston

    02/10/2018 10:15:01 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2018 | Fox News
    Boston authorities said they seized more than 33 pounds of fentanyl—enough to kill millions of people—in connection with one of Massachusetts’ biggest drug busts ever. In announcing the results of a six-month wiretap probe called "Operation High Hopes," prosecutors said the synthetic opioid was being sold on the street by a drug gang with links to Mexico’s notorious Sinaloa Cartel, the drug organization once led by Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.
  • Democrat Running in Virginia Discovers New Southern Accent in New Home State

    02/09/2018 6:18:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/18 | Brent Scher
    The leading Democratic candidate for a Virginia House seat the party is targeting in 2018 moved to the state just a year-and-a-half ago, but you'd never know it from watching his campaign's first ad.Roger Dean Huffstetler, who is both outraising and outspending his Democratic opponents in Virginia's largely rural fifth district, announced his campaign less than a year after he moved in the summer of 2016 to Charlottesville, a blue city located near the center of a rural red district. His first ad—which, based on a nearly $50,000 expenditure, appears to have been created by a major D.C. advertising firm...
  • Northeastern professor on Trump: ‘I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead’

    02/08/2018 8:47:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    A professor at Northeastern University in Boston is under fire after he was recorded during a public lecture saying he “wouldn’t mind” seeing President Trump dead. “Sometimes I want to just see him impeached. Other times, quite honestly — I hope there are no FBI agents here — I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead,” Barry Bluestone, a professor of political economy, said during a Jan. 31 public event called “The Rule of Law in a Time of Polarization,” Campus Reform first reported.
  • Mother was following ritual when she stabbed 2 sons to death, DA says

    02/06/2018 1:06:05 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies ^ | February 6, 2018
    BROCKTON, Mass. - Officials with the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office say a Brockton, Massachusetts, mother was following a ritual when she stabbed her two sons to death Monday. Attorneys in a Tuesday court hearing for Latarsha Sanders, 43, said she told police she killed her 5- and 8-year-old boys in a ritual incident. It is not clear what the ritual was. According to prosecutors, the 8-year-old boy was stabbed 50 times. Police say Sanders stabbed her two sons before putting them in separate beds and covering them with sheets. Court documents show police asked her why she stabbed her...
  • Boston City Councilor Wants Illegals to Vote

    02/06/2018 11:59:00 AM PST · by JobsFirstPAC · 28 replies
    Boston Hearld ^ | 2/2 | Boston Herald
    I will just leave this hear to soak in: "City Council President Andrea Campbell is calling for a hearing on letting noncitizens vote in city elections, and told the Herald earlier this week she was open to the possibility of illegal immigrants voting for councilors and the mayor"
  • SNL celebrated the Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl matchup, circa 1775

    02/05/2018 4:21:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Week ^ | February 4, 2018 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl on Sunday night, beating the favored New England Patriots, and even though they played in Minneapolis, there was a distinctly Early Americana vibe with the two colonial-era powerhouses and their mascots — Patriots and Eagles — facing each other. Saturday Night Live ran with that on Saturday night, pitting the Patriots of New England (including Connecticut!) against the Philadelphia delegation (the "Iggles") at a Revolutionary War council in 1775 Philadelphia.
  • Why we love Philly ... and it's not just because it's not New England

    02/01/2018 10:55:15 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 60 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 11:27 a.m. | Susan Jones
    Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have always had a kind of love/hate relationship. We're joined by history and boundaries, but divided by more than 300 miles on the turnpike and more than 1 million people in population (we admit it, Philly's bigger). We might poke fun at the weird accents and food tastes of the other, but just like brothers, we'll defend those same idiosyncrasies against all outsiders. And this weekend, most Pittsburghers will take up arms to root on the Philadelphia Eagles against the much-despised New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. But there's more to love about the City of...
  • The Boston Globe: 90% Off

    01/30/2018 9:35:37 AM PST · by pabianice · 37 replies
    $5 for 12 weeks of digital access! Leave the paywall behind! Was $6.93; now just 42 cents/week. Get access now!
  • Exercising my right to move to Norway (Boston Globe Columnist Leaves the USA Under Trump)

    01/22/2018 1:57:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/22/2018 | Alex Beam
    UNLIKE YOU, I have options. A number of years ago I married an intelligent, blonde woman who spoke many languages, including one that sounded like the soundtrack from “Thor: Ragnarok.” It was gobbledygook to me, but she turned out to be Norwegian — imagine my luck! That’s right. Not only do we have the right to resettle in Donald Trump’s favorite white-bread country — Norway makes New Hampshire look like the Model UN — but Norway is also anxious to have us. We have been perusing a website called “New Beginnings in Ringerike,” which bills itself as a “recovery” program...
  • Pope's role in disgraced cardinal's funeral draws outrage

    01/22/2018 3:21:11 PM PST · by buffyt · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | December 21, 2017 | CNN news
    Pope Francis is expected to give the final blessing at the funeral Thursday of Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Boston archbishop who resigned in disgrace during the Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal, prompting outrage from abuse survivors. Francis' prominent role in the ceremony has fueled the controversy over the decision to grant Law a full cardinal's funeral at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The story was made into a celebrated movie, Spotlight, and the scandal forced the Catholic church to rethink the way it dealt with child abuse in the church. 'Gates of hell wide open' Alexa MacPherson, a native...
  • Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet (NPR)

    01/22/2018 10:56:25 AM PST · by Drango · 110 replies
    NPR ^ | January 22, 2018 | John Burnett
    The Trump administration has been aggressively deporting foreign nationals home around the globe, from Somalia to Slovakia. Though Mexicans, Central Americans and Haitians make up 9 out of 10 people removed from the United States, year-end figures analyzed by NPR show that deportations to the rest of the world have jumped 24 percent. Some are from formerly "recalcitrant" countries that used to reject U.S. deportees but have now agreed to take them home. These nations include Guinea, Cuba, Bangladesh, Iraq, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Moreover, agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, are arresting more immigrants in the interior of...
  • Mass. 'Leaders' and RINO Governor Ignore Boston's Racist Democrat Past

    01/20/2018 2:30:05 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 7 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 1/20/18 | Bob Parks
    In the latest example of Trump derangement, the Boston City Council and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker are joining forces to condemn what they say are the president's latest example of racism. While there's no concrete proof the president actually used the "shithole" word and Democrats and their media are blindly taking the word of a documented liar in the United States Senate, it's again quite ironic white Massachusetts liberals are lecturing the rest of America about racial intolerance when Boston has a well-deserved reputation of treating black people like second-class citizens in their own hometown.
  • On January 15, 1919, Boston's 2.3 million gallon molasses flood killed 21 people

    01/15/2018 6:32:51 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 34 replies ^ | 01/15/2018 | Harpygoddess
    On January 15, 1919, a tank containing 2.3 million gallons of molasses weighing an estimated 26 million pounds burst open, unleashing a sticky flood onto Boston's North End. The 25-foot high wave of goo oozed over the streets at 35 miles per hour, crushing buildings in its wake and killing 21 people. The wave broke steel girders of the Boston Elevated Railway, almost swept a train off its tracks, knocked buildings off their foundations, and toppled electrical poles, the wires hissing and sparking as they fell into the brown flood. The Boston Globe reported that people 'were picked up and...