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  • Walsh looks beyond Boston, but will voters see past history?

    01/18/2019 5:33:05 AM PST · by luke1825
    lowell sun ^ | 1/17 | peter lucas
    There is a reason why Boston mayors do not become Massachusetts governors. They can’t get elected. So, some basic advice to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh: don’t run. Don’t even think about it. The last Boston mayor to run for governor was the late flamboyant and visionary Kevin White. White, who won a contentious Democratic primary, was defeated in the November election by Republican Gov. Frank Sargent.
  • Boston Mayor Wants to Require Doctors to ask if Patients own Guns

    01/16/2019 8:19:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 107 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Boston Mayor Martin Walsh wants to mandate that Doctors teach patients about gun safety. It appears to be another Orwellian definition. Gun safety in these circumstances seems to mean getting rid of guns. There is no mention of using known gun safety experts who have been working on the subject for decades. From bizjournals.com: Involving doctors in gun safety: This act would require medical professionals to ask patients about guns in the home, and bring up the topics of gun safety. The goal, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said, is to identify those at risk for domestic violence, suicide...
  • Boston Mayor’s Office to Force Doctors to Identify and Document Patients Who Own Guns

    01/11/2019 7:10:11 PM PST · by bitt · 114 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/10/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Joseph Stalin’s firearms registration and confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state. Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns. (Zinnfigur) This video is a shocking reminder on how Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people. It’s no secret that Democrats are hoping to repeat this history here in the United States. The Boston Mayor’s Office is pushing a new...
  • Fifth SEIU Official Ousted After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

    11/21/2017 4:49:28 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 20, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Another official at the Service Employees International Union has been ousted following accusations of sexual assault. Pedro Malave was first fired from a local Boston-area SEIU chapter in 2014, only to be later rehired at two other local chapters in California, the labor website Payday Report reported last week. Politico‘s Morning Shift newsletter flagged the report on Monday and confirmed that the locals dismissed Malave after they learned of his past alleged conduct. In the summer of 2014, the Boston-area 32BJ SEIU Local 615 investigated Malave, then the assistant director, after a co-worker, Daria Alladio, accused him of sexual assault....
  • Owner of Historic Boston Restaurant Says Minimum Wage Hikes Hastened Its Demise

    01/10/2019 3:40:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    intellectualtakeout.org ^ | January 8, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    Durgin-Park, a renowned Boston restaurant, has been around for a long time. It opened in 1827, when Massachusetts’ own John Quincy Adams was president of the United States. Phil Klein of the Washington Examiner wrote: “The restaurant, located in Boston’s Faneuil Hall, was an institution and tourist attraction, serving New England staples, such as chowder, shepherd’s pie, prime rib, pot roast, and Boston cream pie.” But now, after nearly two centuries, it’s closing. Why? The owner says it’s due in part to a recently passed law that raised the minimum wage from $11 to $12 an hour on Jan. 1, and will further increase it...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/289290-jeff-bezos-neil-degrasse-tyson-join-pentagon-innovation-board July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. “I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...
  • Massachusetts’ Airbnb crushing law is on the way

    12/30/2018 11:26:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | December 30, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    >We’ve been covering this story for a while, so we knew it was coming, but now it’s official. Massachusetts has passed a new law that was basically designed to run Airbnb out of business in their state. Governor Charlie Baker has signed it and it takes effect in July. Baker and his supporters continue to issue bizarre claims about how they’re being “fair” to all sides, but what this boils down to is a huge win for the lobbying interests who forced this issue through behind the scenes. (Boston Globe) Governor Charlie Baker on Friday signed first-of-its-kind legislation to tax...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers want his death sentence tossed. Here’s what they’re arguing.

    12/28/2018 7:23:50 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 84 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 12/27/2018 | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s convictions or death sentence should be tossed because it was impossible for him to get a fair trial in the same city where the shrapnel-packed, pressure cooker bombs exploded, his lawyers told a federal appeals court on Thursday. In a 500-page brief filed in the 1st U.S. District Court of Appeals, Tsarnaev’s legal team outlined a host of other problems with his 2015 trial, during which the defense admitted from the outset that he and his older brother carried out the attack. His appellate lawyers are also pointing to issues with jurors,...
  • Happy New Year! May Your City Never Become San Francisco, New York or Seattle

    12/26/2018 5:48:56 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2018 | Emily Badger
    Seattle does not want to become San Francisco, a fate that has come to refer exclusively to the city’s worst traits: its $5,000-a-month rents, its homeless encampments and the ever-present dissonance between those two. As San Francisco’s troubles have grown more vivid, so too has its status as other cities’ worst nightmare. In Portland, Oakland and Sacramento, residents and pundits have voiced dread at becoming The Next San Francisco, where the middle class is disappearing. San Francisco is worried, too — about becoming Manhattan. That fear has lurked for decades behind every new proposed skyscraper. And now cranes are erecting...
  • Howie Carr: White lies catch up to Elizabeth Warren

    12/16/2018 5:33:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 15, 2018 | Howie Carr
    Where do I go to get my reputation back? Do you know how many times I've been called a "racist" over the last six years for calling Elizabeth Warren exactly what she just called herself in Baltimore - "not a person of color." In other words, a fake Indian. She finally admitted the obvious on a Friday afternoon, just before Christmas, in front of what she must have assumed would be a somewhat sympathetic audience at a black college. Two months after offering what she claimed was definitive proof of her Native American ancestry, she is now acknowledging that she’s...
  • Newly-Elected DA Vows To Stop Prosecuting Resisting Arrest And 15 Other Crimes

    12/07/2018 4:04:14 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 52 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 12/6/2018 | Holly Matkin
    Boston, MA – When Suffolk County’s district attorney-elect Rachel Rollins takes over the prosecutor’s office in January, criminals will no longer need to worry about being held accountable for many offenses – including resisting arrest. “It’s a recipe for disaster,” veteran Boston defense attorney, Robert Griffin, told the Boston Globe. “The problem is the message that you’re sending,” Griffin stressed. “You’re encouraging bad behavior. You’re telling people that we’re not going to do anything about this.” Rollins, 47, has been widely hailed – and widely criticized – for her well-publicized “Charges to be Declined” list, which she has featured on...
  • Elizabeth Warren's hometown paper 'skeptical' of 2020 run: She 'missed her moment in 2016'

    12/07/2018 4:55:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/06/18 | Kate Sullivan
    (CNN) The Boston Globe published a searing editorial Thursday pouring cold water on the prospects of a presidential run for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2020, a stark contrast to the paper's call for her to seek the White House three years ago. "While Warren is an effective and impactful senator with an important voice nationally, she has become a divisive figure," the Globe editorial reads. "A unifying voice is what the country needs now after the polarizing politics of Donald Trump." The Globe, based in the state Warren represents, writes: "Warren missed her moment in 2016, and there's reason...
  • Ex-Patriot player Browner sentenced in attempted murder case

    12/05/2018 10:43:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    fox61.com ^ | Posted 5:33 PM, December 4, 2018, | Staff
    POMONA, Calif. — Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says Browner was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to attempted murder as part of a deal with prosecutors. The 34-year-old also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child. The judge ordered Browner to stay away from the victim and her two children for 10 years. Browner, who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and New England...
  • Governor wants judge he nominated removed amid federal immigration probe (Mass)

    12/03/2018 4:02:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2018 | AP
    BOSTON — Massachusetts’s governor wants a judge he nominated pulled off the bench amid a federal investigation into whether she helped a man in the country illegally evade immigration officials. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that District Court Judge Shelley Joseph shouldn’t hear criminal cases until the investigation is resolved.
  • Teen charged in MS-13 killing had avoided deportation

    12/03/2018 12:22:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2018 | AP
    BOSTON – A Massachusetts teen facing charges in the killing of a 17-year-old boy had been allowed to remain in the country despite being identified by police as an active member of MS-13, recently filed federal court documents show. Homeland Security officials told an immigration judge this summer 19-year-old Henri Salvador Gutierrez should be deported to his native El Salvador because he was a "verified and active member" of MS-13 with multiple weapons-related arrests, prosecutors said in a filing last week. But the judge deemed the information against Gutierrez inconclusive and ordered him released on June 30, just weeks before...
  • U.S. Police Departments Nix Participation in Joint Program With Israel After BDS Pressure

    12/02/2018 7:08:48 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | December 01, 2018 | Amir Tibon
    WASHINGTON - Two police departments in the northeastern United States decided over the past week to cancel their participation in a program that involves visiting Israel and meeting Israeli police officers, due to public pressure by a coalition of progressive organisations, including a number of groups affiliated with the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement (BDS).
  • Boston police Commissioner William Gross stands firm against ACLU, Mayor Walsh punts

    11/28/2018 9:00:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herlad ^ | November 27, 2018 | Joe Dwinell, Brooks Sutherland
    Police Commissioner William G. Gross doubled down yesterday on his fiery criticism of an ACLU lawsuit over the city’s gang database, saying through a spokesman that safety of neighborhood residents remains his “top priority.” “Commissioner Gross is passionate about protecting the residents of Boston, and that will always be his first and foremost objective,” said department spokesman Sgt. Detective John Boyle. Gross slammed the ACLU in a private Facebook post Saturday, saying the “paper warriors” — by targeting BPD’s anti-gang measures with a lawsuit — are ignoring the “atrocities” by the ruthless MS-13 gang. Many of those gang members are...
  • Celtics' Kyrie Irving says he's not planning to celebrate Thanksgiving: 'F--- Thanksgiving'

    11/21/2018 9:24:27 PM PST · by Kazan · 69 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 11/22/1028 | By Jack Maloney
    The Boston Celtics' early season struggles continued on Wednesday night with a 117-109 loss to the New York Knicks. Down by as much as 26, the Celtics made a big comeback in the fourth quarter, but fell short, largely due to some clutch shooting by Trey Burke. Now just 9-9 on the season, there will be plenty to discuss in regards to the Celtics' inability to meet expectations. At the same time, there will also be plenty of discussion about one of Kyrie Irving's postgame quotes, in which he made it clear he doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving. MassLive's Tom Westerholm was...
  • Investigators to announce 'significant' break in decades-old cold case murder

    11/20/2018 2:16:49 PM PST · by ETL · 35 replies
    ABC: Good Morning America ^ | Nov 20, 2018 | MORGAN WINSOR
    Investigators may finally have a break in a cold case murder that has haunted the Boston area for almost 50 years.The Middlesex District Attorney's Office is slated to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce a "significant development" in the unsolved 1969 killing of Jane Britton due to DNA testing."Over the past year our office has been in the process of conducting DNA testing on the evidence taken from a 1969 Cambridge homicide," Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a press release Monday. "I am excited to announce a significant development in the case as a result of...
  • Rachel Rollins, Criminal Justice Reformer, is the New Suffolk DA

    11/11/2018 1:03:13 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 14 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | 11/06/18 | Spencer Buell
    Her winning platform included a push for criminal justice reform, and a controversial policy of no longer prosecuting people for lower-level non-violent crimes, like dealing small amounts of drugs, shoplifting, or standalone resisting arrest charges. Instead, she has vowed to focus on resolving those issues via alternatives to jail, like community service or restitution. “This is the time for us to claim our power and make good on our promises to make true criminal justice reform for the people in Suffolk County,” Rollins said at the time. “Reform that is progressive – that decriminalizes poverty, substance use disorder, and mental...