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  • Two sides to the crusade to change the Holy Cross nickname

    12/06/2017 5:08:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 6, 2017 | DAN SHAUGHNESSY
    The issue is this: In the eyes of some, the Crusader nickname is offensive to non-Christians. Some folks see it as a symbol of slaughters during the 11th-century Holy Wars between the Christians and Muslims. Others would argue that a Crusader is simply someone who is fighting for a cause. Webster’s Dictionary uses both definitions.
  • How not to sexually harass your underlings

    12/06/2017 3:35:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2017 | Karol Markowicz
    As the avalanche of sexual harassment and assault accusations continues unabated, men who are almost certain that they’ve never shown any woman their penis at work are wondering if they’ve nonetheless crossed boundaries. Perhaps they’ve made a comment or touched a woman inappropriately without realizing it? An Associated Press piece from Monday, titled “In Wake Of Weinstein, Men Wonder If Hugging Women Still OK,” is a perfect example of the sudden confusion plaguing non-predatory men.
  • Massachusetts church adds list of mass shootings to nativity scene

    12/05/2017 6:24:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2017
    A church in Massachusetts hopes to inspire its parishioners to take action by placing a list of recent mass shootings inside its nativity scene, Boston 25 News reported. St. Susanna’s Parish in the town of Dedham posted a list of cities where the shooting occurred and the death tolls directly behind the infant Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the report said.
  • N.J. argues that it can legalize sports betting, and Supreme Court seems to agree

    12/04/2017 9:51:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2017 | By Robert Barnes
    A majority of the Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow New Jersey to proceed with its plan to legalize sports betting at casinos and racetracks, a move that could open a rush among states to grab a share of what is now billions of dollars in illegal gambling. Several justices suggested that they agreed with New Jersey’s argument that a federal prohibition from 1992 barring states from authorizing sports betting is flawed because the law forces states to keep in place a betting ban that their residents no longer favor.
  • New York’s Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine after sexual abuse claims

    12/03/2017 7:02:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | December 3, 2017 | Richie Duchon, Daniella Silva and Tim Stelloh
    New York's Metropolitan Opera suspended its famed longtime conductor James Levine on Sunday while it investigates allegations of sexual misconduct. In a statement, the opera's general manager, Peter Gelb, said Levine wouldn't be in involved in performances or other activities during the investigation.
  • 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.
  • Confederate flag attached to LaRosa's delivery driver's truck (Cincinnati)

    11/29/2017 3:19:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    WKRC ^ | November 28, 2017
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WKRC) - A LaRosa's delivery driver has been reprimanded for having a Confederate flag attached to the back of his truck. That's what the Cincinnati-based pizzeria chain told WHIO in Dayton.
  • Terrytown mom threw newborn at dad's feet during fight: JPSO

    11/28/2017 4:41:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 28, 2017 | Michelle Hunter
    A three-week-old boy suffered a fractured skull when authorities say his mother threw him at his father's feet during an argument. Heidy Rios, 24, of Terrytown, was arrested Friday (Nov. 24) and booked with cruelty to a juvenile, according to a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report.
  • Author: Racism revealed in Dr. Seuss' work, children's literature

    11/28/2017 4:53:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 27, 2017 | Darcell Rockett
    Dr. Seuss’ colorful characters and rhyming whimsy have made the late writer’s books a staple in libraries both personal and public. But Seuss was not without his shortcomings, says Philip Nel, an English professor at Kansas State University. According to Nel, Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” is rife with racial caricature and “the influence of blackface minstrelsy lingers.”
  • Suspect in fatal stabbing ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation (Boston)

    11/26/2017 6:11:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 25, 2017 | O’Ryan Johnson
    A 39-year-old man accused of stabbing a man to death in West Roxbury said he didn’t trust his lawyer yesterday during a court appearance that ended with a judge ordering that he undergo a mental health evaluation. Nathurlon Munnerlyn, who was arrested Wednesday and charged with the beating and stabbing death of 40-year-old Brian Sweeney, whose body was found Sunday, made faces and muttered under his breath in West Roxbury District Court until the clerk read the murder charge against him, prompting him to interrupt the proceedings. “Excuse me ... I was appointed this attorney and I don’t trust him,”...
  • Girl Scouts tells parents not to force daughters to hug relatives over the holidays

    11/22/2017 7:19:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    FOX News ^ | By Diana Falzone
    High five, grandpa! The Girl Scouts of the USA has issued an odd warning to parents for the upcoming holidays, cautioning them to not force their daughters to give relatives hugs or kisses, and to offer instead the alternative of less personal kinds of touching.
  • Police: One couple and a SEPTA officer assaulted as two Philly flash mobs wreak havoc

    11/20/2017 3:41:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer + Daily News ^ | November 19, 2017 | Frank Kummer
    Two flash mobs — one of them comprising more than 100 juveniles — caused pandemonium Saturday night near Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, assaulting at least three people and committing a robbery, police said. Two teenagers were arrested by SEPTA police. The melee began around 7 p.m. Saturday on the 1700 block of Walnut Street and spread to nearby streets, said Philadelphia police, who provided few details Sunday.
  • Bronx woman who killed pregnant friend, cut out baby gets 40 years to life

    11/17/2017 8:03:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    WABC ^ | November 15, 2017
    WAKEFIELD, Bronx (WABC) -- A Bronx woman who killed her pregnant friend and cut her baby out of her body was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison. Ashleigh Wade was found guilty in October of second-degree murder and kidnapping. She was sentenced to 25 years to life on the murder count and an additional 15 years for the kidnapping charge.
  • Delta details Boeing 747 farewell tour that ends in Minneapolis

    11/14/2017 6:45:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Delta Air Lines will fly a Boeing 747 on an farewell tour that wraps up in Minneapolis with a hangar party in December. Atlanta-based Delta (NYSE: DAL) is retiring its jumbo jets by the end of the year as it brings new Airbus A350 jets into service.
  • In Honolulu, walking and texting can cost you $99. But in Boston, phone zombies roam free

    11/13/2017 4:28:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2017 | By Beth Teitell
    It was evening rush hour on Congress Street, and six lanes of buses, vans, cars, trucks, and bikes were fighting for position. The tension — HONKKKKK!!! — was palpable. Well, to some. Phone zombie Kaitlin Mulcahey crossed the major Boston thoroughfare with nary a care in the world beyond her own palm. She was communing with her screen when she was startled by a reporter on the sidewalk.
  • Bail At $1,000,00.00 For Escort Accused Of Shooting Everett Customer

    11/10/2017 7:50:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    An Everett Police detective wrote in probable cause papers that the suspect who shot an Everett man twice in the head last month was “emotionless and showed that she was cold and calculating. In the end she said that she shot (the victim) two times in the head because he was preforming oral sex wrong and she did not know how to tell him that.”
  • Women racked up victories across the country Tuesday. It may be only the beginning.

    11/08/2017 7:51:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Nov. 8, 2017 | Mary Jordan, Karen Tumulty, Michael Chandler
    Until yesterday, only 17 of the 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates were women. Now, the number will surge to nearly 30. Women racked up victories across the country on Tuesday, and are being credited with the Democrats' big night overall. It is a testament to the remarkable explosion of women candidates who have entered the political stage since Donald Trump was elected president one year ago.
  • Mark Cuban to Draymond Green: We own equity, not people

    11/04/2017 6:17:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 4, 2017 | Tim MacMahon
    DALLAS -- Mark Cuban says he believes Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green "owes the NBA an apology" for criticizing the use of the term "owner" in sports. Green made the statement last week as part of an Instagram post reacting to Houston Texans owner Bob McNair's controversial comment that the NFL "can't have inmates running the prison."
  • 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.
  • Trump says Boeing, Singapore aircraft deal means US jobs

    10/23/2017 4:55:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    AP ^ | October 23, 2017
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Singapore’s purchase of nearly $14 billion worth of Boeing aircraft will create 70,000 jobs in the U.S. Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong signed paperwork at the White House on Monday as the country’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, and Trump looked on. Lee is at the White House for talks with Trump. The agreement includes 39 airplanes: 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s. Singapore Airlines also has options for 12 more planes. The order was previously reported to an unidentified customer.