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  • Anti-Trump Rally Canceled In Boston (Only 173 individuals RSVP'd)

    02/17/2017 2:41:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    The group Not My President’s Day announced a rally scheduled for Monday in Boston had to be canceled, according to a statement Thursday. The rally would have been in the Boston Common from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. EST. The group announced it was not granted a permit, but it’s also worth noting that only 173 of the 1,200 individuals invited to the event said they planned on attending. “We were unable to get a permit in time for the rally, so officially, we’re not hosting an event in Boston. However, we do have one planned in NYC!” The official...
  • Logan Airport Workers Fear Deportation (Aliens working in airports?)

    02/15/2017 7:55:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | February 15, 2017 | Christina Hager
    BOSTON (CBS) – An immigrant worker at Logan Airport says his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen was stolen. In January he received a notice in the mail inviting him to a naturalization ceremony. He brought his mother. “This was like the end of it all. I was really proud. It was at the JFK library,” the employee said. The man spoke to WBZ-TV on the condition of anonymity because of what happened next. “They check this list and realize my name is not on there and they’re like, ‘You’re going to have to leave. Somebody’s going to have to...
  • Why you should get out of the stock market — now

    02/14/2017 10:53:54 AM PST · by DFG · 73 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 02/13/2017 | Laurence Kotlikoff
    Smart economists never predict the stock market. Our theory tells us that it's impossible. Leaving aside inside information, everyone already knows what we know and has traded on this old news and moved stock prices accordingly. Princeton economist Burton Malkiel popularized this point in his famous book A Random Walk Down Wall Street. The fact that only "new news," things that people don't yet know or expect, should change stock prices means that stock movements are supposed to be random — that is, unpredictable.
  • Boston Is a Shooters’ Paradise [ 96% of Gunmen never arrested]

    02/12/2017 8:18:11 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    More than 96 percent of gunmen involved in non-fatal shootings are never arrested in Boston. The cops know it—but will they do anything about it? In response to such low numbers, officials at the BPD and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office smile and claim they’re doing just fine. Non-fatal shootings are tough cases to solve, they argue, usually occurring outdoors, where it’s difficult to locate physical evidence. The task is made even harder, police say, because witnesses generally refuse to cooperate and help identify shooters. No matter how you parse the numbers, though, one thing has become alarmingly clear:...
  • Baker's doing the Massachusetts shuffle on Trump

    02/10/2017 6:26:19 AM PST · by luke1825 · 10 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 2/10 | peter lucas
    If Gov. Charlie Baker really wants to prove his anti-Donald Trump street cred, he'll open the State House to illegal immigrants. That way he can help deal with the overflow of all the illegals who will seek sanctuary from deportation in Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's City Hall. The mayor, who went ballistic over the temporary initiation of extreme vetting of refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, invited threatened illegal immigrants to seek safety in City Hall
  • It's another catastrophic snowstorm in the Northeast everybody. Winter Storm Niko is the name.

    02/09/2017 9:51:22 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 125 replies
    It's snowing here in Connecticut. I did not have to show at my New York City job because apparently I am "non-essential." So I'm doing conference calls from home and I'm very quickly responding to emails in order to prove that I am always available, even in the face of a historic blizzard, of the type that we have not seen in these parts since the Obama Administration. The wife has on the television the obligatory "wall-to-wall" coverage that the local stations always subject us to during these "very dangerous" weather events. Scrolling along the bottom of the screen are...
  • Boston Globe has Dewey-defeats-Truman moment

    02/06/2017 3:12:53 PM PST · by Flick Lives · 31 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | February 6, 2017 | Mike Florio
    Most people thought the Falcons had beaten the Patriots. Including the leading newspaper in Boston. Via Field Yates of ESPN.com, an early edition of the Boston Globe declared victory for the Falcons with a headline that proclaimed: A Bitter End. Appearing under that was a photo of Falcons defensive back Robert Alford returning an interception from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to the end zone for a touchdown that put Atlanta ahead 21-0 in the first half. New England eventually would trail 28-3 in the third quarter. Inevitably a collector’s item, the erroneous conclusion proves the danger of declaring any sporting...
  • Crackpot Elizabeth Warren Leads Liberal Halfwits in Bizarre Cult Chanting at Boston Airport

    01/29/2017 11:05:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    GP ^ | 01/29/17 | Jim Hoft
    Far left Senator Elizabeth Warren was back in the news this week after it was discovered she failed to disclose a $1.3 million line of credit provided to her by Bank of America. Warren regularly lashes out at banks – except when she needs them. Today Warren stopped by the Boston Airport to lead leftist drones in bizarre repetition chanting. The is the type of nonsense coming from the coastal Democrat Party today. "Warren: We’ve all heard about this order that President has given. It is illegal. It is unconstitutional. It will be overturned. An attack on anyone for their...
  • Boston banner unfurled: Una dia sin immigrantes

    01/26/2017 5:27:09 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 49 replies
    via twitter ^ | 1/16/17 | WFXT
    NEW: Protestors unfurling a banner that says "un dia sin inmigrantes" on a pedestrian bridge near the Sumner Tunnel
  • Walsh blasts Trump, vows to open City Hall to illegals

    01/25/2017 4:46:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 25, 2017 | Dan Atkinson
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he would open City Hall as a sanctuary and "safe space" to illegal immigrants -- promising to house them in his office -- in the wake of President Trump's executive order to halt federal funding for "sanctuary cities," and said Boston would not accept federal money if it was tied to toeing Trump's line on immigration. "If people want to live here they'll live here, they can use my office, they can use any office in this building," Walsh said of his promise today to illegal immigrants who are "targeted unjustly," adding "any place they...
  • 42-year-old Asim Kieta accused of trying to blow up Boston Police cruiser

    01/22/2017 4:12:51 PM PST · by lescrane · 30 replies
    Masslive ^ | 1/22/2017 | lescrane
    Police have arrested a 42-year-old man on charges he tried to blow up a Boston Police cruiser Friday morning. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced Sunday that police arrested Asim Kieta on arson, assault with intent to murder and other charges Saturday night in Charlestown. Police said Kieta is homeless but is from the Dorchester area. Investigators are now working on a possible motive. "We're not clear on the motive," Evans said. "He has a lengthy criminal past. He's been in and out of jail. The commissioner said police are trying to determine "whether there is a hatred for police...
  • Groups come together to protest Donald Trump, promote socialism in Boston

    01/19/2017 7:33:57 PM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 01/19/2017 | Antonio Planas
    Pushing a socialist agenda and saying they fear a Trump administration, thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the Common tomorrow night to protest the inauguration. Eight activist groups under the umbrella of “Socialist Alternative” have dubbed the event “Occupy Inauguration.” Their issues include: •  Making Boston a sanctuary city while stopping deportations of illegal immigrants. • Stopping mass incarceration of minorities. • Legislating gay and transgender rights. • Taxing the “super-rich like Trump” to fund universal health care and free college tuition. “I’m personally afraid of his presidency,” said Keely Mullen, 22, of Roxbury, one of the organizers....
  • A Vanity....I know, I know. But very rare from me. I just saw Patriot's Day

    01/19/2017 3:22:07 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 32 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 19 January 2017 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I went to see Patriot's Day today. Wow is all I can say. It made me so proud to be an American and even moreso the day before the greatest day for our country. I recommend this movie so much. Mark Walburg is a treasure with the movies he is putting out. Let me just say, if this guy is not a Republican then I don't know what to say. The dude goes to Mass everyday and then twice on Sunday because he enjoys the early morning Mass and takes the family to the later Mass. Come on he has...
  • Despite Trust Act, Boston police handed over immigrants for deportation

    01/02/2017 5:04:23 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 32 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 2, 2017 | Maria Sacchetti
    Boston’s Trust Act — designed to reassure immigrants that city police would not help deport them — has a loophole that was used to turn over nine men to federal immigration officials, city records show. The nine men turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2015 had serious criminal histories, according to police, making their detention less of a public issue. But advocates worry that the same loophole could be used to detain and deport any immigrant for so much as a traffic violation — putting undocumented families at risk if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his promise...
  • Stab victim found in Eastie; Cops probe possible gang ties in five grisly deaths (Boston)

    12/27/2016 5:47:29 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 26, 2016
    Boston police investigators are probing a possible “nexus to gang activity” linking the deaths of five teenage boys in East Boston in the past 15 months — the latest a young man found fatally stabbed near Memorial Park late Christmas Eve, police Commissioner William B. Evans told the Herald. “We’ve been looking at how they are connected to each other,” Evans said. “This is the stuff that keeps me awake at night. It’s disturbing when you get a call about a young kid murdered like that in the city.”
  • Sons of Liberty dump British tea (12/16/1773)

    12/16/2016 7:40:03 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 21 replies
    On this day [12/16] in 1773, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships moored in Boston Harbor and dump 342 chests of tea into the water. Now known as the “Boston Tea Party,” the midnight raid was a protest of the Tea Act of 1773, a bill enacted by the British parliament to save the faltering British East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the company to sell its tea even more cheaply than that smuggled...
  • Interfaith Gathering At Boston's Largest Mosque Seeks To 'Build Bridges' After Election

    12/12/2016 7:36:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    WBUR ^ | December 12, 2016
    Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined a crowd of more than 2,000 people at Boston's largest mosque on Sunday night for a rousing conversation about diversity and solidarity as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take over the White House.
  • Seaport Developer ‘Doubts’ Climate Change, Cites YouTube Videos ‘There’s too much science.’

    12/12/2016 2:50:13 PM PST · by billorites · 28 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | December 12, 2016 | Kyle Scott Clauss
    Even as the city is sounding the alarm on climate change’s impact on the future of life in Boston, one major developer remains skeptical. John B. Hynes III is the CEO and managing partner of Boston Global Investors, which is developing much of the 23-acre, $3.5 billion Seaport Square project in South Boston. And while he’s willing to build to state and local officials’ specifications, Hynes doesn’t buy into the whole hullabaloo of raising sea levels and the like. “I have my doubts,” Hynes told the Herald. “The global warming phenomenon that everybody’s worried about is nothing more than historic...
  • Boston College Faculty Want to Ban Trump-Inspired ‘Hate Speech’

    12/07/2016 6:40:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 6, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    In response to Donald Trump’s victory in November’s presidential election, nearly 50 faculty members at Boston College have signed a letter demanding that the university ban all forms of “hate speech.” A letter signed by almost 50 Boston College faculty members condemns Donald Trump for failing to address the hate crimes “that his campaign emboldened.” They also condemn Trump for failing to apologize for the remarks he made about sexually assaulting women.
  • Small but feisty group calls for sanctuary status for Boston, state

    12/05/2016 8:38:25 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | December 5, 2016
    About 250 demonstrators - split between BPS and college students - marched from the Common to the State House and City Hall today to urge Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh to formally declare sanctuaries for not just undocumented immigrants but other minority groups, including lesbians, gays and transgender people as we move into the Trump era.
  • Boston high schoolers plan mass walk-out to protest Trump

    12/03/2016 10:45:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 122 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 3, 3016 | J.D. Capelouto
    “Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States and we have the right to protest and stand together against the inexcusable statements he has made about, and the harmful policies he promises to enact against, immigrants, Muslims, black Americans, the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community and women,” organizers wrote in a description for a Facebook event.
  • Solving a Mystery Behind the Deadly ‘Tsunami of Molasses’ of 1919

    11/26/2016 8:17:37 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | NOV. 26, 2016 | ERIN McCANN
    “A dull muffled roar gave but an instant’s warning before the top of the tank was blown into the air,” The New York Times wrote in 1919. “Two million gallons of molasses rushed over the streets and converted into a sticky mass the wreckage of several small buildings which had been smashed by the force of the explosion.”
  • CORRECTED: CNN, RCN Deny Reports of Porn Airing on Channel in Boston

    11/25/2016 3:30:58 PM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | November 25, 2016 | | Variety Staff
    This story was updated at 2:07 p.m. PT and again at 2:35 p.m. PT to reflect new information; see correction below.CNN and cable operator RCN are denying reports that 30 minutes of pornography aired on the channel designated for CNN in the Boston area on Thursday night.According to online reports, subscribers of RCN cable in the Boston area were surprised to find hard-core porn airing on CNN’s channel around 11 p.m. ET Thursday, when CNN was slated to air a rerun of the Anthony Bourdain culinary travelogue series “Parts Unknown.”CNN initially issued a statement pegging RCN as the culprit and...
  • Porn accidentally airs instead of CNN in Boston for 30 minutes

    11/25/2016 11:42:42 AM PST · by nickedknack · 87 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 25, 2016 | Blanche Johnson
    CNN viewers were in for a surprise Thursday night when about 30 minutes of pornography aired. Boston-area viewers thought they were tuning into “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” but instead they found hardcore porn was being broadcasted.
  • Two Boston police officers dragged by car

    11/23/2016 6:13:37 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    WPRI 12 Eyewitness News ^ | November 23 | Erica Ponte
    BOSTON, Mass (WPRI) — The search is on for a driver, accused of a hit-and-run that injured police officers. According to Boston Police Superintendent Randall Halstead, police were responding to a report of a person with a gun at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, when they spotted a car that matched one of the three possible descriptions given. When approaching the car, the driver took off, dragging two officers and nearly hitting two others.
  • Man Admits Lying About ‘Trump Country Lynching’ Hate Crime Report

    11/19/2016 2:55:14 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 18, 2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    An African-American man in Malden, Massachusetts has now admitted that he fabricated a hate crime report when he claimed two white men accosted him, saying the U.S. is now “Trump country,” and threatened to lynch him. A man in the suburb north of Boston told police on Tuesday that he was accosted by two white men after getting off a Boston mass transit bus near Broadway Square in Malden. The complainant, who has remained unidentified, said the men used racial slurs and warned him he would soon be lynched because the U.S. is now “Trump country.” The man said he...
  • Boston’s Catholic Mayor Vows to Fight for Abortion Access

    11/17/2016 6:54:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Mayor Martin Walsh of Boston, Massachusetts, has vowed to keep abortion clinics open in the city, even if President-elect Donald Trump succeeds with pro-life initiatives. Walsh said that if the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision is overturned, and the issue of legal abortion is again governed by the states, the city of Boston should probably have more abortion providers, to ensure that the procedure is available to women traveling from other states where abortion is banned. “That is something I am sure we will be focusing on as we move forward,” he said. Although President-elect Trump has never suggested...
  • Boston Public Schools offering counseling for students after election

    11/10/2016 8:24:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies
    boston.com ^ | 11.09.16 | Meagan McGinnes
    Boston Public Schools are offering counseling and advice to students after Tuesday’s unexpected presidential election result.Superintendent Tommy Chang wrote an open letter to the school community Wednesday offering resources for students, their families, and staff who may be concerned after Republican Donald Trump’s victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.“The coming days and weeks may be challenging for many, and celebratory for others,” Chang wrote. “As educators, we should use this opportunity as a teachable moment to have conversations with our students about the democratic process, how we can resolve differences and conflicts, and how we can address diverse and sometimes conflicting ideology.  We need...
  • Boston boo-birds flip on Wanda Sykes after anti-Trump rant

    11/13/2016 3:28:07 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 71 replies
    Boston Herald Radio ^ | Sunday, November 13, 2016 | Arthur Pollock, Owen Boss
    Famed comedian Wanda Sykes gave the TD Garden crowd the middle finger as she walked off the stage last night after her rant about President-elect Donald Trump was met by a chorus of boos from some of the thousands who turned out for the 22nd annual Comics Come Home fundraiser.
  • Walsh reaching out to Hub immigrants after Trump win

    11/11/2016 7:54:34 PM PST · by mythenjoseph · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11/11.2016 | ChrisVillani
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh says his office is reaching out to the city's immigrant community and promising a zero tolerance policy for any harassment or bullying in wake of President elect Donald J. trumps surprise election day victory.
  • Boston graffiti urges violence on Trump backers

    11/06/2016 7:33:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 6, 2016
    A "Kill Your Local Trump Supporter" graffiti was spray-painted in white letters 20 feet long on School of the Museum of Fine Arts property on St. Alphonsus Street. It's unclear when the graffiti first appeared on the side of a gray building in Mission Hill that houses studio and exhibition space for the school. The message faced the parking lot of an adjacent building, and was visible from a sidewalk. It was painted over late this morning.
  • Great Italian food in the Boston West Roxbury area.

    10/26/2016 5:06:23 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 109 replies
    10-26-2016 | Self
    Well, I just found out that my dad is sending me to Boston for a while. Don't know if I'm going to be there a week or whether longer. Now, I am open to suggestions for really great Italian restaurants. I'll be leaving next Monday.
  • Teens Steal Over $13K In iPhones From Natick Apple Store In ‘Flash Mob’ Robbery (Boston)

    10/21/2016 9:24:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | Oct. 20, 2016
    NATICK (CBS) — A group of thieves stole over $13,000 in iPhones from the Apple store in the Natick Mall in a “flash mob” robbery. Natick Police Lt. Cara Rossi said a group of seven teens were only in the store for less than one minute, but were able to steal 19 phones. In the video below, the thieves can be seen cutting the security cords that tethered the iPhones to their displays all at the same time.
  • Donald Trump target of unethical media

    10/20/2016 7:17:40 AM PDT · by andrewschneider · 47 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/20/16 | Adriana Cohen
    Donald Trump entered last night’s final debate leading a campaign branded by bigotry and thuggery. That’s how Democrats have attempted to tarnish Trump and his supporters throughout the campaign cycle with a big assist from unethical media who plays along deceptively to keep their Democrat friends in power — at any cost.
  • Boston Red Sox Legend Curt Schilling Says He'll Run Against Elizabeth Warren for US Senate

    10/18/2016 9:10:22 AM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | 1 hour ago | Dayn Perry
    The former major league pitcher has had political aspirations for some time Curt Schilling, who pitched for parts of 20 seasons in the major leagues and won 216 career games, has announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. Here's what Schilling said on Tuesday: Schilling, 49, self-identifies as a conservative, and has established himself as a controversial political gadfly since retiring from baseball in 2007. Schilling previously said he would run for president in 2020 or 2024. As for Warren, 67, she's in her first term in the Senate. In 2012, she defeated...
  • Investigators find Molotov cocktail, bottles with flamable liquid in burned student's apartment

    02/05/2014 1:09:50 PM PST · by BelleAl · 95 replies
    ATLANTA — Friends say a Georgia Tech graduate student is in critical condition after an apartment fire off 10th Street in midtown. Atlanta police told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield that Saamar Akhshabi was burned from an incendiary device in the incident. WSBTV.com reported the explosion as breaking news Tuesday just after 8:30 p.m. When investigators arrived on scene they found the international student with severe burns to his hands, arms and chest.
  • Two-year-old shot in car seat in Roxbury (Boston)

    10/15/2016 8:23:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 15, 2016 | Alexandra Koktsidis and John Hilliard
    A 2-year-old girl in a car seat was shot Saturday, police said, after a man riding a motor scooter misfired in an attempt to hit her father as he stood outside of the vehicle on a Roxbury street. And for the fourth time in 10 days, Roxbury residents watched as police searched for clues in another shooting in their neighborhood. The girl, who was shot in the hand and leg and is expected to survive, was the second child among those victims, after a 9-year-old was injured last Sunday.
  • A tale of two police ambushes

    10/13/2016 9:12:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/13/2016 | Rick Moran
    Two Boston police officers were gunned down by a suspect armed with an assault rifle and wearing body armor. The officers are in critical condition while 9 other officers were injured in a firefight that resulted in the death of the suspect. The circumstances of the ambush are eerily similar to the murder of two Palm Springs police officers last week. This is the fruit of Black Lives Matter rhetoric which suggests police are terrorists and out to murder black men. Some members of BLM haven't been shy about advocating violence against officers. It is this sort of incendiary rhetoric...
  • Boston officers remain in critical condition (info on suspect)

    10/13/2016 7:13:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/13/16 | Laura Crimaldi and John Element
    Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said the two officers wounded in a shootout in East Boston Wednesday night are out of surgery, but remain in extremely critical condition. (snip) The commissioner identified the suspect as Kirk Figueroa, 33. A Ford Crown Victoria with the name of a website, Elite Policing.org, was towed from the scene by police Thursday morning. (Note: Figeroa was killed.) On the website, a man who identifies himself as Kirk Figueroa describes himself as a former member of a US Army Reserves military police unit who works as a bounty hunter in California, is trained in...
  • 2 Boston police officers wounded in shooting, suspect dead (1 LEO life threatening injuries)

    10/12/2016 10:52:37 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 4 replies
    Fox News & AP ^ | October 12 | Staff
    Two Boston police officers were wounded in a shooting late Wednesday and the suspect was dead. The shooting occurred in the East Boston neighborhood at around 10:50 p.m. while officers were responding to reports of someone with a gun, police said.
  • Carmen's union president, 6 workers arrested in MBTA 'cash room' protest

    10/06/2016 10:44:24 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    ABC News WCVB.com ^ | October 6. 2016 | Unattributed
    <p>BOSTON —Seven members of a union representing Boston-area transit workers, including its president, were arrested early Thursday while protesting plans to privatize the system's cash handling system.</p> <p>The arrests occurred after picketers assembled outside the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's so-called "money room" to prevent workers and armored cars from entering the facility in the city's Charlestown section.</p>
  • Five banks sued in U.S. for rigging $9 trillion agency bond market

    05/20/2016 5:49:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 May 2016 | Jonathan Stempel
    Five major banks and four traders were sued on Wednesday in a private U.S. lawsuit claiming they conspired to rig prices worldwide in a more than $9 trillion market for bonds issued by government-linked organizations and agencies. Bank of America Corp (BAC.N), Credit Agricole SA (CAGR.PA), Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.S), Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) and Nomura Holdings Inc (8604.T) were accused of secretly agreeing to widen the "bid-ask" spreads they quoted customers of supranational, sub-sovereign and agency (SSA) bonds. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court by the Boston Retirement System said the collusion dates to at least 2005,...
  • 6 people stabbed in after-hours Theater District incident (Boston)

    09/25/2016 2:27:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 64 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 25, 2016 | Aimee Ortiz and Sean Smyth
    Six people have been stabbed in an attack on Tremont Street in Boston’s Theater District early Sunday, local media said. Police told media one suspect is still at large, while they may have apprehended a second one. One victim was critically injured and is in emergency surgery, according to the Boston Globe. Boston Police Superintendent Bernard O’Rourke said police have identified a suspect. Emerson College sent an alert to its students stating that two suspects were at large.
  • Mass. High Court Says Black Men May Have Legitimate Reason To Flee Police

    09/23/2016 1:23:57 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 17 replies
    WBUR Boston ^ | September 20, 2016 | By Zeninjor Enwemeka
    Black men who try to avoid an encounter with Boston police by fleeing may have a legitimate reason to do so — and should not be deemed suspicious — according to a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Warren was arrested on Dec. 18, 2011, by police who were investigating a break-in in Roxbury. Police had been given a description of the suspects as three black men — one wearing a “red hoodie,” one wearing a “black hoodie” and the other wearing “dark clothing.” An officer later spotted Warren and another man (both wearing dark clothing) walking near a...
  • Obama: Eid Al-Adha Shows How Islam Can “Unite Us Under The Banners Of Fellowship And Love”

    09/13/2016 3:22:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 13, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Yes, indeed. Just look at Fort Hood, and Boston, and Chattanooga, Garland, San Bernardino, Orlando, as well as Paris, Brussels, Nice, etc. etc. etc. Of course, Obama would insist that these had nothing to do with Islam: all the evidence that refutes his politically correct fantasies is waved away. The national conversation that needs to be had about how jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supemacism is once again kicked down the road.
  • 46 songbirds fall from sky in Boston

    09/08/2016 9:55:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2016 12:13 AM EDT
    Health officials in Massachusetts are trying to figure out what caused a large flock of birds to fall out of the sky and onto a Boston street. NECN reports 46 songbirds were found Thursday in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood. Some of the grackles were found dead, while others were just sick. …
  • Boston’s Labor Day (Mayor Walsh’s administration forcing private firms to use union shops?)

    09/05/2016 5:33:22 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | September 4, 2016 | By Steven Malanga
    Martin J. Walsh’s union background figured prominently in his successful 2013 campaign to become mayor of Boston. The union-leader-turned-politician raised millions of dollars from labor and promised “to make Boston a place where dreams come true for every child and every person.” A rising figure in the Democratic Party, Walsh claimed in his speech at the party’s July convention that he stood “as a living example of Hillary Clinton’s vision for an America where everyone gets a fair shot.” Now, however, Bostonians are wondering whether Walsh and his administration may have been working hardest to make their city a place...
  • Obama Solves America's Terrorist Shortage

    08/29/2016 3:08:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 29,2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    America's terrorist shortage may be reaching an end. If Orlando didn't satisfy you and San Bernardino left you wanting more. If you thought, why can't we have more Boston Marathon bombings, Obama has your back, and your front and any other directions that a pressure cooker full of nails can hit you from. This week the land of Washington, Jefferson and Mohammed Atta will reach a new milestone by taking in Syrian refugee number 10,000. It’s unknown if the TSA will shower him with balloons and confetti once he passes the gate while clutching a Koran and a copy of...
  • 1902 Fannie Farmer opens cooking school

    08/23/2016 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Jolla · 32 replies
    History Channel ^ | 8/23/2016 | History today
    On this day in 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick.
  • Special Report: Nearly 4,000 students homeless as Boston crisis deepens

    08/15/2016 4:42:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 15, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan
    After a three-day stint in Lynn, the family moved on to the emergency room of Boston Children’s Hospital, where they tried to blend in among the waiting patients and hospital staff. “We went to go sleep at Boston Children’s Hospital,” Nicole said. “It was so embarrassing.” “We sat down in the emergency room and didn’t say anything. I told my mom I felt embarrassed,” Jose said. “My mom went to the receptionist and talked to a social worker. They gave us a fake checkup and gave us two rooms to sleep in for only one night.” The next day, Children’s...