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  • Michael Dukakis testifies for Robel Phillipos, Boston bombers' friend accused of lying to FBI

    10/17/2014 12:56:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    upi.com ^ | 10/16/14 | Matt Bradwell
    BOSTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former governor of Massacheusetts and 1988 Democratic nominee for president Michael Dukakis took the stand in Boston to testify on behalf of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Robel Phillipos stands accused of lying to the FBI and local law enforcement about his actions and wherabouts in the three days following the attack that killed three an injured more than 260 people. "[Phillipos] told me he was questioned for five hours by the FBI," Dukakis testified according to the Boston Globe, adding, "he was so confused he didn't know what he said."
  • Boston's 113-Year Old Time Capsule Will Finally be Opened Today

    10/09/2014 8:37:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Bostinno.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Nick DeLuca
    In the small, suburban city of Woburn, Mass., some 25 minutes north of Boston, local history will be made. On Thursday, Oct. 9, the Bostonian Society will finally crack open the 113-year old time capsule lodged in the head of the lion statue that typically sits perched atop the Old State House in downtown Boston. The statue, paired with its unicorn counterpart, was hoisted from the city's oldest, continuously used public building as part of a renovation project. It was subsequently decided that whatever goodies are still being kept from the public ought to finally see daylight. Heather Leet, director...
  • 2 Park Rangers Stabbed on Boston Common; Suspect Taken Into Custody

    10/14/2014 3:55:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | Bruce Wright
    Two park rangers were stabbed on Boston Common Tuesday afternoon, according to a tweet from Fox 25. One of the stabbing victims is reportedly suffering from “serious/life threatening injuries.”
  • Hazmat Crews Currently at Logan Airport After 5 Passengers with Ebola-Like Symptoms Land in Boston

    10/13/2014 2:50:01 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 50 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/13/14 | Aurelius
    Hazmat crews are currently on the ground at Logan Airport, after five passengers with flu and Ebola-like symptoms landed in Boston. At this moment, specialists are inspecting an Emirates flight at Terminal E at Gate E6 at Logan. Three of the five passengers with symptoms are on their way to Boston Medical Center; details about the other two are unavailable. At 5:20, the other passengers on the flight were allowed off the plane and went through customs. Flu symptoms include a number of similar symptoms to Ebola, including fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Officials stated that the passengers in question...
  • Medical crews surround aircraft at Logan Airport

    10/13/2014 12:36:26 PM PDT · by knak · 170 replies
    wcvb ^ | 10/13/14
    BOSTON —Medical crews in hazmat suits have responded to an arriving plane at the international terminal at Logan Airport. A source told NewsCenter 5 that six passengers on board the flight had become sick. The plane, an Emirates airliner that had arrived from Dubai, was surrounded by ambulances and emergency responders in white and yellow suits. Massport, which runs the airport, did not respond to several phone messages on the nature of the incident. However, international airports around the country are on alert for Ebola, though there was no indication that was related to the emergency response. Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/medical-crews-surround-aircraft-at-logan-airport/29093968#ixzz3G3VSACXb
  • Braintree Patient With Ebola-Like Symptoms Transferred to Boston

    10/12/2014 2:56:57 PM PDT · by shineon · 84 replies
    <p>A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. During a press conference outside of Beth Israel, officials said the patient will undergo an evaluation to determine whether Ebola is a possible cause of the patient’s symptons.</p>
  • ACLU accuses Boston police of racial profiling

    10/09/2014 6:26:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 9, 2014
    Blacks are more likely to be stopped and frisked by Hub cops in a “problematic pattern” that stops short of “widespread” racial profiling, according to the researcher whose findings the ACLU cited in an explosive report on Boston police tactics.
  • Edward Kennedy Institute to open early next year

    10/08/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 9:25 PM EDT
    The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is set to open early next year. […] The institute is being built on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The centerpiece is a full-scale representation of the U.S. Senate Chamber. …
  • Boston Council gives itself a 23 percent pay raise

    10/08/2014 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 3:39 PM EDT | Philip Marcelo
    Boston City Council approved giving itself a nearly 23 percent pay raise on Wednesday, despite threats of a possible veto by Mayor Martin Walsh. The council voted 9-4 to raise its annual pay from $87,500 to $107,500, a $20,000 increase, effective January 2016. […] Boston City Council salaries already exceed those in other New England cities; only Cambridge councilors, who earn $73,362, come close, according to a 2013 Boston city survey. …
  • Racially Charged Death Threat Sent to 100s of Harvard Students ‘May Not Be Credible’

    10/04/2014 4:53:31 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    boston.com ^ | 10-3-14 | By Chris Caesar and Ellen O’Leary
    The e-mails threatening death to hundreds of Harvard students and affiliates may not be credible, according to a community advisory from Steven Catalano, Harvard University Police Department’s Public Information Officer. Initial investigation indicates that the e-mails were sent from overseas, undercutting the legitimacy of its authors claim to live in Boston. The threat was sent at approximately 4:45 p.m. Friday, according to initial university police correspondence. While the full content of the message was not provided by authorities, The Crimson student newspaper provided further details about the “racially charged” e-mail: Addressed to “All students at Harvard,” the text of both...
  • BU student’s car clocks at 100 mph on Beacon Street

    10/03/2014 5:37:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 3, 2014 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A teenage Boston University undergrad with no driver’s license reached 100 mph Wednesday as he drove his $126,500 Maserati GranTurismo over the rain-soaked streets of the Back Bay, prosecutors said. Zeguang Xu, 19, an undergraduate student at BU’s College of Arts and Sciences, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Boston Municipal Court to charges of operating without a license, providing a false name to police, speeding, failure to stop, and negligent operation. He was released from custody after posting $1,000 bail.
  • DA: Suspect’s dad tried to hide evidence in Snapchat sex attack

    10/01/2014 8:11:55 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 8 replies
    The father of one of the three suspects in the vicious Saugus Snapchat sexual assault is accused of trying to cover up his son’s involvement by hiding the phone used to send videos of the attack and turning over his own phone to police instead, prosecutors say. Matthew Cyckowski, 37, of Saugus, was overheard by a DCF worker during a phone conversation outside of his son’s arraignment saying, “They’re never going to find his phone, I got rid of it, I gave them my phone,” Essex County ADA Kate MacDougall said. An Essex County grand jury has indicted Cyckowski’s son,...
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

    09/30/2014 10:37:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 30, 2014 | Holly Bailey
    It was an altercation that likely would have been buried in the reams of other ugly domestic disputes in New York. Except the accused was Ailina Tsarnaeva, the 24-year-old sister of alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. And, according to police, she allegedly threatened the other woman by telling her, “I have people. I know people that can put a bomb where you live.”
  • An ISIS Nest Grows in Boston

    09/24/2014 7:52:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 9-24-14 | Robert Spencer
    An ISIS Nest Grows in BostonPosted By Robert Spencer On September 24, 2014 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments Boston’s WCVB.com reported Monday that “the federal government is targeting Boston and two other American cities to shut down what they are calling the U.S.-Jihad pipeline to ISIS in an attempt to stop Americans from joining the terrorist organization.” Boston apparently made this elite list because Ahmad Abousamra, “an American college graduate from Boston, who has been on the run from the FBI for years, is suspected of joining ISIS and leveraging his computer skills to spread...
  • Boston time capsule believed found in lion statue

    09/24/2014 1:22:24 PM PDT · by dware · 20 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 09.24.2014 | BOB SALSBERG
    BOSTON (AP) — What appears to be a window to Boston's past has turned up in a rather unusual place: the head of a lion's statue on the building that once served as the seat of Massachusetts government.
  • An ISIS Nest Grows in Boston

    09/24/2014 7:35:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/24/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Boston’s WCVB.com reported Monday that “the federal government is targeting Boston and two other American cities to shut down what they are calling the U.S.-Jihad pipeline to ISIS in an attempt to stop Americans from joining the terrorist organization.” Boston apparently made this elite list because Ahmad Abousamra, “an American college graduate from Boston, who has been on the run from the FBI for years, is suspected of joining ISIS and leveraging his computer skills to spread the Iraqi terror group’s propaganda on social media.” And so now Boston is reaping what it has sown for so many years. The...
  • Boston Now Focus of U.S.-Jihad pipeline to the Islamic State

    09/22/2014 5:45:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | September 22, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Boston – the site of the gruesome jihad bombing targeting families during the marathon.
  • City program will boost men, boys of color

    09/18/2014 6:26:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 18, 2014 | Meghan E. Irons
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh has launched an initiative this month targeting the city’s black and Latino boys and men, a population at risk for joblessness, poverty, and a host of health disparities, according to several studies. Building on the lead of President Obama earlier this year, the mayor is introducing Boston’s version of “My Brother’s Keeper,’’ a network meant to bridge the gap between men of color and their potential achievements. “There are a lot of young black and Latino men that we have here in our city that need this initiative,’’ Walsh said in an interview. “This can be...
  • Toronto: Denzel Washington Recalls N-Word Insults at 'Equalizer' Press Conference

    09/08/2014 11:50:51 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 53 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/8/2014 | Borys Kit
    Denzel Washington’s experience shooting his new movie The Equalizer in Boston revived memories of racial discrimination he encountered more than 30 years ago. Washington was at the Toronto Film Festival press conference Sunday for Equalizer, which premieres at Roy Thomson Hall. For most of the time, he, director Antoine Fuqua and actors Chloe Grace Moretz and Marton Scokas talked about acting methods and the uneasiness of the first day of shooting. But a question about filming the movie in Boston and a comment Washington made about his wife’s upcoming one-woman show led to unexpected revelations Washington recalled how about three...
  • 2014Cardinal O'Malley is apparently okay with souls being led to Hell

    09/08/2014 7:54:07 AM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 8, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Vatican II, in its Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (Apostolicam Actuositatem), explains that, "The hierarchy should promote the apostolate of the laity, provide it with spiritual principles and support, direct the conduct of this apostolate to the common good of the Church, and attend to the preservation of doctrine and order. Indeed, the lay apostolate admits of different types of relationships with the hierarchy in accordance with the various forms and objects of this apostolate. For in the Church there are many apostolic undertakings which are established by the free choice of the laity and regulated by their...
  • Could taxing packaged foods reduce obesity?

    09/07/2014 3:57:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 87 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 5, 2014 | Christopher Wanjek
    If most foods created by the food industry are unhealthy, why not place a stiff tax on all of them and use the revenue to subsidize healthier food? This bold proposal, from Boston-area researchers, appears as commentary in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The researchers from Tufts University, Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital wrote that their plan would surely meet strong opposition from both the food and restaurant industries but that it could help people make meaningful dietary changes and substantially reduce health care costs. At issue is the higher cost of...
  • Boston bombers’ mosque tied to ISIS

    09/07/2014 7:12:06 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 7, 2014 | Paul Sperry
    When it was revealed that the Boston Marathon bombers attended a Cambridge, Mass., mosque, its leaders were quick to disavow their actions. Elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s ideology was not their own, the leaders of the Islamic Society mosque claimed. In fact, he was admonished for an extremist outburst he made during one sermon. So, one crackpot in a congregation. Who can blame the mosque? But what about eight — including a prominent member of ISIS? As it turns out, worshippers at the Islamic Society have included: Abdurahman Alamoudi, the mosque’s founder and first president who in 2004 was sentenced to...
  • Cape Cod rep on Deval Patrick remarks following Bourne meeting: 'Typical ploy of an elitist thinker'

    07/29/2014 10:05:33 AM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Massachusetts Republicans have amped up their criticism of Gov. Deval Patrick’s approach to potentially sheltering immigrant children in federal custody within Massachusetts, while the administration is seeking to quell the concerns of local officials. ... Federal facilities for detained children who crossed the border illegally and unaccompanied by a guardian have been overwhelmed, and Patrick has offered Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne and Westover Air Reserve Base as potential sites to house the children. The federal government has not yet responded. Patrick sent a representative - Homeland Security Undersecretary Kurt Schwartz - to a select board meeting in Bourne...
  • Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston (ill = 'snockered')

    07/27/2014 5:18:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Music ^ | 7/27/14 | Scott Malone - Reuters
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Forty-six music fans were treated for mostly alcohol-related medical problems at Australian country singer Keith Urban's concert outside Boston on Saturday night, local officials said. Fire and emergency medical personnel dealt with dozens of ill fans during the show at an outdoor arena in Mansfield, Massachusetts, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Boston, the town's police and fire departments said in a joint statement on Sunday. Some 22 people were transported to area hospitals, mostly for alcohol-related illness, and more than 50 people were taken into protective custody by police, who noted that the large number...
  • Protesters Swarm Beacon Hill, ‘Livid’ Over Illegal Immigration (Boston, I was there!)

    07/26/2014 3:31:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 100 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Justine Hofherr
    An anti-illegal immigration rally on Beacon Hill outside the State House on Saturday, July 26 was teeming with protesters. While Bree Sison of CBS Boston estimated that the gathering drew hundreds of people, Jeff Kuhner, the host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, who organized the rally, put the number closer to 10,000 people. People carrying signs that said “Deport illegals,” and “Americans before illegals” stood just outside the State House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Related Massachusetts GOP Briefed on Immigration Crisis| 57,000 Reasons Immigration Overhaul May Be Stalled for Now| Obama Seeks Governors' Support on Immigrant Kids| Share...
  • "No Need For A Rifle Or Shotgun In Boston"

    07/25/2014 1:57:31 PM PDT · by pabianice · 51 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 7/25/14
    Massachusetts: This Wednesday, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans went on Boston Public Radio to discuss how he wanted the anti-gun discretionary provision restored in Senate Bill 2265 so that he could strip law-abiding gun owners of their rights to possess rifles and shotguns in Boston. Completely out of touch with reality, Evans stated: “For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun, nobody needs a rifle, and I don’t know a lot of people who are into hunting who, being lifelong residents, would actually want that who lives in the city, but, especially here in the city I...
  • Class warfare over a parking space? New app denounced as unfair to the 'less affluent'

    07/16/2014 8:12:33 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 10 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | July 16 2014 | Brian Maloney
    In Boston, parking’s been a nightmare for ages, with spaces capped by the federal Clean Air Act and further state regulations. Funny enough, that means MORE air pollution as frustrated drivers circle around the city looking for a place to put the car. So when free-market capitalism and technology ride to the rescue, you might think Boston would be quick to embrace the instant reduction in idling traffic. But if you’ve seen this movie before, you’ve already spotted the error: “free-market capitalism”. THAT’S a bigger no-no than smog!
  • Common Core Equates George Washington to Palestinian Terrorists

    07/13/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | July 12, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    How many times do I have to write about the problems discovered in Common Core teaching? This time it deals with Pearson Education, one of the leading companies that helps develop and train Common Core teaching. According to their website: “As the leading education services company, Pearson is serious about evolving how the world learns. We apply our deep education experience and research, invest in innovative technologies, and promote collaboration throughout the education ecosystem. Real change is our commitment and its results are delivered through connecting capabilities to create actionable, scalable solutions that improve access, affordability, and achievement.” [Emphasis mine]...
  • Pro-Israel students ‘assaulted’ at Boston protest

    07/13/2014 9:59:25 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 5 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 13, 2014 | Matt Lebovic
    BOSTON – A protest outside Israel’s consular offices in downtown Boston turned ugly Friday when 100 anti-Israel demonstrators “swarmed” some dozen Israel supporters. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Surrounded by pro-Palestinian activists chanting “Jesus killers” and “drop dead,” several pro-Israel students claimed they were “physically assaulted” by the protesters at the rally’s close. Whereas the pro-Israel supporters were mainly university students, the anti-Israel crowd was largely female, and older, accompanied by a dozen children holding signs and helping chant about “Israeli apartheid” and “war crimes.” Post-rally, the...
  • Massachusetts now forced into border spat (Criminal illegals flown in secretly)

    07/13/2014 4:34:25 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 78 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 13, 2014 | Adriana Cohen
    Massachusetts now forced into border spat It’s finally been confirmed what was suspected all along — Massachusetts is feeling the pain of the chaotic border crisis. Forget the denials. Secret flights of illegal immigrants have made their way to Bedford and Boston. .... We’ve learned from immigration officials that four planes filled with detainees ... as the U.S. scrambles to cap the immigration crisis. .... This should alarm everybody in the Bay State, because we don’t know how many illegals are passing through or hanging around; what communicable diseases they may carry; if any are sex offenders, drug-runners, gang members...
  • Remembering Ruth's big league debut 100 years ago

    07/11/2014 10:16:44 AM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 07/11/2014 | Anthony Castrovince
    The train traveled overnight, carrying him from his roots to his calling. This was not a trip Babe Ruth planned, expected or even hoped to make. He was comfortable in his native Baltimore, still in awe of his surroundings after his exodus from an orphanage and reform school, still content pitching and pounding out home runs for a first-place Orioles team in the International League. But that team was sagging in attendance and bleeding money, and it had shipped three of its better assets -- Ruth, Ben Egan and Ernie Shore -- to the American League, to Boston, to recoup...
  • Somerville Teacher Accused Of Having Sexual Relationship With 13-Year-Old

    SOMERVILLE (CBS) – A Somerville teacher has been arrested and charged with raping a 13-year-old child. Alexandra Romanos, 41, of Stoneham, was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of aggravated rape of a child, and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. According to the DA’s office, a parent tipped off the school department last month about the teacher’s alleged relationship with a 13-year-old, which had been ongoing since March and had occurred both on and off school grounds. Romanos taught 5th graders at the East Somerville Community School, and has worked there for seven years....
  • Researchers regrow corneas using adult human stem cells

    07/03/2014 7:40:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 02, 2014 | Loren Grush
    Boston researchers have successfully regrown human corneal tissue—a feat that could potentially restore vision in the blind. The achievement also marks one of the first times that scientists have constructed tissue using adult-derived human stem cells. In a new study published in the journal Nature, researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System detailed their groundbreaking research. According to the paper, the key to the study’s success revolves around a molecule known as ABCB5, which serves as a biomarker for previously elusive limbal stem cells. Residing in the...
  • FRANCISCANS PARTICIPATE IN PRIDE FESTIVAL--- ARCHDIOCESE EVADES RESPONSIBILITY

    06/25/2014 9:21:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 33 replies
    The Franciscan Friars of Boston's Saint Anthony's Shrine---members of the same religious family as our Capuchin Cardinal Sean O'Malley---manned a so-called information booth at the city's homosexual Pride Festival on City Hall Plaza on Saturday, June 14th. The booth featured banners, buttons and t-shirts emblazoned with the words: "Who am I to judge?" There was nothing evident which suggested traditional Catholic teaching about the mortally sinful, soul endangering character of homosexual relations, which The Catechism of the Catholic Church, promulgated by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1984, described as "grave depravity." When contacted by concerned Catholics, Franciscans assured callers...
  • Dozens hospitalized during Avicii concert in Boston

    06/26/2014 6:11:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | June 26, 2014 | Faith Karimi
    (CNN) -- Dozens of concertgoers were hospitalized during a show by superstar DJ Avicii in Boston on Wednesday night, CNN affiliates reported. Local media put the number of patients anywhere between 30 and 80. Massachusetts General Hospital told CNN it received 13 patients between ages 16 and 19. All of the patients are being evaluated, said Kory Zhao, a hospital public affairs officer. Most patients had a problem with dehydration, drugs and alcohol, authorities told CNN affiliate WHDH.
  • "Gay Pride Week" in Boston reveals what the media doesn't tell you about the homosexual movement.

    06/24/2014 9:05:15 PM PDT · by massmike · 58 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 06/24/2014 | n/a
    Most people only see the filtered version of "gayness" that the mainstream media presents, which portrays it as wholesome, joyous, and even healthy. But the public spectacle of a "Gay Pride Week" (June 6-14) in a major city like Boston reveals a great deal about the pathologies, addictions, perversions, and general dysfunction surrounding homosexual behavior that is generally kept hidden. Make no mistake: "Gay Pride" is vastly different than the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade, or the Puerto Rican Parade -- or anything else you'll see in the public streets. It's not really about "fun" or even politics. It's...
  • Did You Know There’s A Tiny (Secret) Trayvon Martin Monument in Boston? (And illegal, of course)

    06/19/2014 4:18:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 18, 2014 | Justine Hofherr
    <p>If you weren’t paying attention, you might walk right by it, but there’s a small, secret, metal monument dedicated to Trayvon Martin sitting atop a lamppost in Jamaica Plain.</p> <p>According to WBUR, Matthew Hincman, an associate professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, attached the small, cylindrical metal statue to a lamppost a couple weeks ago without any official permission from authorities. It’s located at the corner of Eliot and Center streets in JP’s Monument Square.</p>
  • (MA)House approves $11 minimum wage bill

    06/18/2014 5:38:24 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Many Massachusetts workers could see a little more money in their paychecks as early as next year. Last week, the Massachusetts Senate agreed to raise the minimum wage to $11.00 per hour and on Wednesday, the House of Representatives agreed. The vote means that Massachusetts will be one step closer to having the highest statewide minimum wage in the country. Under the bill, the minimum wage would be increased over three years, with no tie to inflation. Although the Senate gave their approval last week, not all House members agree it’s a good idea. “This minimum wage was never intended...
  • Pro-amnesty pols should fear Eric Cantor’s fate

    06/16/2014 12:38:53 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Holly Robichaud
    What is the lesson to be learned by the defeat of U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor? The average voter doesn’t want amnesty. It’s not just a Republican issue. Democrats can vote in the Virginia Republican primary. And until the liberal legislators pass the Safe Driving Act to give illegal immigrants driver’s licenses, which will get them one step closer to voting, pro-amnesty politicians in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts should worry about being Cantorized. While union leadership supports amnesty, the blue-collar workers don’t want competition for jobs at a lower wage. Moreover, lunch-pail workers don’t want to put in a hard...
  • Justina Pelletier belongs with her family, Massachusetts DCF says in legal motion

    06/11/2014 8:02:42 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | June 11, 2014 | Cristina Corbin
    The fate of a 16-year-old Connecticut girl at the center of a major medical custody dispute is in the hands of a Massachusetts judge, now that Bay State children's advocates have conceded Justina Pelletier should be returned to her family. In a controversial move, Pelletier was placed in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families more than a year ago, after two reputable Boston hospitals sparred in their diagnosis of the girl. snip In what Justina's attorneys are calling a "dramatic reversal," the Massachusetts DCF filed a motion agreeing that the teenager should be returned to her...
  • Catholic Leaders in Massachusetts Come Out in Support of Sweeping Anti-Gun Legislation

    06/01/2014 7:45:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | June 1, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Catholic Leaders in Massachusetts Come Out in Support of Sweeping Anti-Gun Legislation May 31 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post According to a statement issued by The Roman Catholic Bishops of the Commonwealth, it looks like the leaders of the Catholic church in Massachusetts have come out in support of a sweeping gun control bill that was introduced late last week. Here is the statement according to iobserve.org, “The Roman Catholic Bishops of the Commonwealth are in support of adjustments to existing firearm laws. Any law that would address the role that violence, some mental illnesses, and substance abuse...
  • Boston Bomber Tsarnaev's Boat Note: "We Muslims Are One Body"

    05/22/2014 3:19:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Alastair Jamieson
    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote a note declaring “we Muslims are one body” as he emerged from the boat where he had hidden from investigators, according to a report based on court documents.
  • Boston tries to be 1st city with "College Athlete Bill of Rights"

    05/19/2014 3:38:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 19, 2014 | Jon Solomon
    Boston is trying to become the first city to provide health-care and educational rights to college athletes beyond what the NCAA requires. Legislation has been enacted or proposed at the federal and state level for a “College Athlete Bill of Rights.” But Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim has taken the unique step of going local. He filed a pair of ordinances Friday related to the educational and health rights for athletes who play college sports in Boston. Among the potential laws for Boston universities:
  • Man Allegedly Caught Sneaking Guns into BU Graduation ...

    05/18/2014 5:47:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 18, 2014 | Chris Caesar
    A 28-year-old Marshfield man is in police custody after he allegedly tried to bring two handguns into the Boston University commencement ceremony Sunday. Andrea Massa was arrested by Boston University Police at a nearby security checkpoint around 1 p.m., Metro Boston reports. Boston University spokesperson Colin Riley told Boston.com the suspect “didn’t want to let police stop him,” which prompted additional scrutiny.
  • Holy war rocks Harvard as the Catholic Church fights back against Satanic mass

    05/10/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT · by mgist · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/14 | kelly
    Church officials say they will “combat evil” by hosting a positive worship service to counter a Harvard group’s Satanic mass planned for Monday evening. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston will host a Eucharistic procession from MIT to a nearby church for an hour of prayer, The Boston Globe reports. The religious procession will end up at St. Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, just a 10-minutes walk from the Queen’s Head Pub in Memorial Hall the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is set to hold a “black mass.” A black mass is a ritual performed as a parody of the...
  • COURT RULES MASSACHUSETTS ATHEISTS FAILED TO SHOW WORDS 'UNDER GOD' HARMED THEIR CHILDREN

    05/10/2014 10:06:52 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 9, 2014 | UPI
    BOSTON, May 9 (UPI) -- An atheist Massachusetts couple failed to prove their children had been harmed by the words "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, the state's highest court ruled Friday. The couple, identified only as "John and Jane Doe," argued their children's rights were violated by the voluntary recitation of the pledge -- including "Under God" -- in the public schools in the Acton-Boxborough district. But the Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously they failed to make their case, saying they had not proved the children had been subjected to bullying, ostracism or any other punishment or mistreatment...
  • THE SMOKE OF SATAN IS BECOMING A RAGING FIRE!

    05/08/2014 7:55:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Southern Orders ^ | May 8, 2014 | Fr. Allan J. McDonald
    The post I have below on a woman filming her abortion and gloating about it in the most pathological way possible (she reminds me of an unrepentant murderer who gloats over his crimes) really is an example of the smoke of Satan becoming a raging fire, especially in the abortion industry which is very lucrative for so many. Now there is a story about a "Black Mass" that Harvard University within the Archdiocese of Boston will allow on their campus. Earlier reports advertised it as a truly satanic ritual where a "consecrated Host" would be desecrated in this worship...
  • Artist shows how climate change could leave cities under water (Barf)

    05/07/2014 7:47:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Today.com ^ | 5/7/2014 | Eun Kyung Kim
    The new White House report that issued a dire warning about the nation’s changing climate comes on the heels of another study that illustrated how those changes could leave the world's largest coastal cities submerged in water. On Tuesday, President Obama stressed in an interview with TODAY’s Al Roker that climate change is already an issue costing the nation in numerous ways. "This is a problem that is affecting Americans right now," he said after the release of the new National Climate Assessment report, a comprehensive review of climate change and its impact on the country. "Whether it means increased...
  • Ex-banker Quattrone arrested, faces criminal charges

    04/23/2003 7:55:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 213+ views
    CBS.Marketwatch.com via Yahoo! ^ | 4/23/03 | Luisa Beltran
    NEW YORK (CBS.MW) -- Former Credit Suisse First Boston star banker Frank Quattrone surrendered to federal authorities Wednesday morning and will face criminal charges, prosecutors said. James Comey, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, will unveil the charges at a 1 p.m. ET press conference. Quattrone, a former star banker for CSFB, allegedly advised his colleagues in late 2000 to destroy documents while regulators were investigating the ways Wall Street investment banks were doling out shares of lucrative initial public offerings. The former banker is charged in a three-count criminal complaint with obstruction of justice, document destruction...
  • Adagio For Strings-&#1063;&#1077;&#1095;&#1085;&#1103;{Chechnya}

    04/23/2014 8:31:06 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 6 replies
    A dramic video about the First Russian-Chechen War.