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  • Bay State’s Common Core Blues

    12/14/2017 7:12:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 13, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A new study from the Pioneer Institute in Boston shows that in Massachusetts, Common Core, like the world, is with us late and soon. Unfortunately, it's got all the world’s drawbacks and none of its benefits. "The previous standard provided a coherent line-up of texts in the parenthetical phrase, four works that form a single national and historical lineage (Declaration, Preamble, Bill of Rights, and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural)," the report reads. "One can identify the curricular focus easily and fill in more material that follows from it: some of the Federalist Papers, various constitutional amendments, Frederick Douglass’s speech on the...
  • Undocumented Irish people living in Boston subjected to crackdown from ICE

    12/12/2017 5:59:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Irish Central ^ | December 10, 2017 09:08 PM | Paul Farrell
    U.S. immigration and customs agents have increased arrests of undocumented Irish people by 30 percent in 2017. That’s according to statistics released by ICE in December. This comes after Donald Trump signed an executive order just days after his inauguration ordering an ICE crackdown on illegal immigration. Those figures indicate that 34 Irish citizens have been deported from America this year as compared with 26 in 2016. The Irish Times reports that the majority of Irish who have overstayed their visas were on vacation waivers. The executive director of the Irish International Immigrant Center in Boston, Ronnie Millar, told the...
  • That was no typo: The median net worth of black Bostonians really is $8

    12/12/2017 1:24:40 PM PST · by tje · 80 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 11, 2017 | Akilah Johnson, Globe Staff
    The $8 detail in the Globe’s Spotlight series on race in Boston is not a typo. The median net worth for non-immigrant African-American households in the Greater Boston region is $8, according to “The Color of Wealth in Boston,” a 2015 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Duke University, and the New School.
  • Experts see few reasons to proceed with Interstate 81 tunnel option

    12/11/2017 4:43:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | December 8, 2017 | Mark Weiner
    A $2 million study on replacing part of Interstate 81 in Syracuse with a tunnel supports what national transportation experts say they have known for years: Tunnels usually are a bad idea.While an I-81 tunnel would be technically feasible, it would be difficult to justify the cost of up to $4.5 billion at a time when few publicly-financed tunnel projects are moving forward, according to four transportation policy experts interviewed by few highway tunnel projects approved in recent years have been expensive mega projects, often plagued by delays and cost overruns that have drawn public criticism, the experts said.New York...
  • Boston Herald declares bankruptcy, agrees to be sold

    12/08/2017 2:20:58 PM PST · by TomServo · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/8/2017 | AP
    BOSTON — The Boston Herald is declaring bankruptcy and has agreed to be sold to GateHouse Media. See more at link..
  • Spraypainting, Window-Smashing Vandal Targets Boston-Area Trump Supporter Twice in Same Weekend

    12/05/2017 2:22:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/4/17 | Daniel J Flynn
    A vandal targeted the home and vehicle of a Donald Trump supporter with spray paint and a blunt object twice this past weekend in Somerville, Massachusetts.The man sported a “Make America Great Again” sign in a window at his home and a bumpersticker supporting the president, along with a National Rifle Association decal, on a rear window of his truck. The vandal smashed the front windshield of the Chevrolet truck and spraypainted “BLM,” an acronym for Black Lives Matter, on the hood. Paint on one side of the vehicle petitioned its owner to “F— My A– Trump F—er.” The front...
  • Boston City Council passes citywide plastic bag ban

    11/30/2017 8:11:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Boston Business Journal ^ | November 29, 2017 | By David L. Harris
    The Boston City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed an ordinance that would seek to reduce the number of single-use plastic bags used at retail stores and other businesses throughout the city. Mayor Martin Walsh, who must still sign the bill into law, is currently reviewing the proposal, a spokeswoman said.
  • Puritans' 'luxury items' unearthed in Boston

    11/15/2017 10:56:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2017 | James Rogers
    Archaeologists in Boston have unearthed surprising luxury items from the 17th century, shedding new light on the lives of Puritans in the city. Items found include an extravagant fragment of 17th-century Venetian glassware and part of an Italian plate decorated with a flower that dates from around 1630, which may be the oldest piece of European ceramic ever found in Boston. “The items are significant because we rarely see them, archaeologically,” Joe Bagley, city archaeologist for Boston’s Landmarks Commission, told Fox News via email. “Also, Puritan Boston is often seen as an extremely conservative, reserved, and religious location in the...
  • Bobby Doerr, Red Sox legend and oldest Hall of Famer, dies at 99

    11/14/2017 2:08:26 PM PST · by DFG · 17 replies
    Big League Stew via Yahoo ^ | 11/14/2017 | Liz Roscher
    Bobby Doerr, legendary Boston Red Sox second baseman and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, died on Monday at age 99. Doerr was the oldest living major leaguer and the only Hall of Famer to live to 99. Doerr played in the majors for 14 seasons, from 1937-51, and spent all of it with the Red Sox. Doerr was the last living major leaguer to have not just debuted in the 1930s, but to have played in the 1930s at all. He was on teams with baseball greats like Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Jimmie Foxx and Dom DiMaggio, but...
  • Boston is experiencing record-breaking cold temperatures

    11/11/2017 8:54:41 AM PST · by ex91B10 · 44 replies ^ | 11/11/2017 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Boston broke a 116-year-old record Saturday morning when the temperature dropped to 23 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Police on alert after rash of Boston shootings

    10/29/2017 7:14:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 29, 2017 | Jordan Frias, Kathleen McKiernan
    A recent surge in street violence that left six people shot in Dorchester and Roxbury has fed-up residents bracing for more bloodshed ahead of Halloween and city officials vowing to put more cops on the ground in the Hub’s high-risk neighborhoods. In what Mayor Martin J. Walsh described as a series of unrelated shootings, police say six people — three of them young women — wound up in Hub hospitals with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds late Friday night and early yesterday morning.
  • Beacon Hill Democrats Looking to Add More Tolls to Boston-Area Highways

    10/28/2017 1:07:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The New Boston Post ^ | October 27, 2017 | Evan Lips
    BOSTON — One year after the lights went permanently dark inside the Bay State’s remaining human-staffed tollbooths, giving way to the era of all-electronic tolling, a bill on Beacon Hill touted by a powerful Democrat from Lynn would expand tolling throughout Greater Boston, with high-traveled freeways like Route 128, Interstate 93, Interstate 95, and Route 2 transitioning into tollways. State Senator Thomas McGee, the chairman of the Joint Transportation Committee, filed the bill, “An Act Establishing the Metropolitan Transportation Network,” last January. His bill was heard by the committee on Tuesday. Testifying at the hearing against the bill was Citizens...
  • Roxbury’s Dudley Dough, a fair-wage pizza shop, to close its doors

    10/25/2017 2:48:02 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 44 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/24/17 | Cristela Guerra
    Launched in 2015, the fair-wage pizza shop will close at the end of the year, according to Bing Broderick, executive director for the nonprofit Haley House, which oversees the shop. While popular, the shop is not breaking even financially, which has put stress on the wider nonprofit organization. “I don’t think anyone is looking at it as a failure,” said Luther Pinckney, a team leader at Dudley Dough, which is in the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building. “It’s an experiment, and some very good things came out of that, such as skill-building for staff and being in this building at...
  • Liberals Plan to 'Scream Helplessly at the Sky' on Election Anniversary

    10/25/2017 8:13:04 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies
    Fox & Friends ^ | 10/25/17 | Fox Insider
    The rage is still strong in some Trump opponents who plan to band together to "scream helplessly at the sky" on the one year anniversary of the 2016 election. Facebook events around the country invite people to gather together and let out a "primal scream for the current state of our democracy" on Nov. 8. The idea came from Boston, where people will gather in America's oldest park, the Boston Common, to scream. Other liberal cities like New York, Austin and Philadelphia picked up the idea.
  • Multiple suspects sought in fatal shooting at Dorchester hotel (Boston)

    10/19/2017 4:55:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 18, 2017 | Chris Villani
    Police yesterday were searching for multiple suspects who fled the scene of a fatal predawn shooting at the Holiday Inn Express in Dorchester. Police responded to the hotel, located just steps from Interstate 93 South, at 4:15 a.m. yesterday after receiving a call that someone had been shot. When they arrived, they found a man in his mid-20s in a fifth-floor room suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, police said.
  • Tolls would be required for Larson’s ‘big dig’

    10/16/2017 12:11:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Manchester Journal Inquirer ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kym Soper
    Connecticut abolished tollbooths more than 30 years ago, and every attempt to reinstate them since has been blown out of the water. But that would have to change, says U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, D-1st District, should his proposed underground highway system in Hartford become reality. For the last eight months Larson has talked to nearly every civic group, news editorial board, local business, municipal government, state agency, and federal office, trying to drum up support for his proposed $10 billion “big dig” project. So far, support has been hit or miss for the plan that would sink interstates 84...
  • How Pope Francis Helped An Unrepentant Terrorist Get A Presidential Pardon

    02/13/2017 4:05:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 13, 2017 | Maueen Mallarkey
    On January 13, Robert González Nieves, archbishop of San Juan, revealed Pope Francis’ role in Barack Obama’s pardon of terrorist mastermind Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Speaking from the Cathedral of San Juan, Nieves announced that although the Holy Father made no public statement of his involvement, he had indeed worked behind the curtain on behalf of the unrepentant, bloody-handed Lopez-Rivera. The archbishop was pleased to say: “I know that there have been efforts made through diplomatic channels. The pope is very aware. We are grateful to the Holy Father for his support.” Papal complicity in this politically charged act received little notice...
  • Planner behind Fenway 'Racism is American' banner explains anti-racist statement

    09/14/2017 5:42:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CSN New England ^ | By Evan Drellich September 13, 2017 | Evan Drellich
    UPDATE, 1 a.m., Sept. 14: The protest group member who spoke to CSNNE said Antifa Boston's claim of responsibility for hanging the banner at Fenway Park is "ridiculous." "The five of us are in no way associated with Antifa nor did Antifa Boston have anything to do with the action," the group member wrote via text. As proof, they provided an image of the banner when it was being unfurled ahead of the demonstration, as a test.
  • Harvard Professors have Freaky Friday

    09/08/2017 9:53:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | Malcolm A. Kline
    Specifically, they are having a Freaky Friday and demonstrating in the streets, the way students did in the 1960s. "Thirty-one professors from Harvard and other Boston-area universities were arrested Thursday for blocking traffic along Massachusetts Ave. in protest of President Donald Trump's decision to rescind an Obama-era program that gives legal protections to undocumented young people," The Harvard Crimson reported on September 7, 2017. "Professors took to the street outside Johnston Gate in a planned act of civil disobedience, forming a human chain and blocking traffic on Mass Ave. Before the arrests, Cambridge Police officers read a written statement warning...
  • Masked murderer storms Dorchester barber shop, kills man (Boston)

    09/06/2017 6:22:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 06, 2017 | Marie Szaniszlo
    A masked man burst into a Dorchester barber shop yesterday morning and fatally shot a customer as he sat in a chair getting a haircut, then turned and left, police and witnesses said. “He came in, shot and got out,” the shop’s owner said, translating for another barber who witnessed the killing. “There was no robbery. He didn’t say anything.” The shooting occurred at about 10:45 a.m. at Creole International Style on Stoughton Street, police said.