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  • Amazon hiring in cities it shortlisted for HQ2. Guess who's last?

    09/07/2018 6:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | September 7, 2018 | Natalie Kostelni
    Amazon has been ramping up hiring in the 20 cities it shortlisted for its HQ2 search and Philadelphia is dead last in those efforts while Virginia, Boston and New York rank in the top three, according to a GeekWire report. One can only wonder whether Amazon's hiring has anything to do its HQ2 search and the city it ultimately selects. ▪“A GeekWire analysis of Amazon job data provided by a third-party firm found that of the HQ2 finalists, offices in the Washington D.C. area — which includes three of the 20 regions on the short list in D.C. proper, Northern...
  • Boston Police Captains Son Sentenced To 20 Years For Terrorist Plot

    09/06/2018 8:44:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    WABE ^ | Sep 6, 2018 | Sasha Ingber
    The son of a Boston police captain was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for an ISIS-inspired terrorist plot three years after his father tipped off federal law enforcement. Alexander Ciccolo, 26, went by the name Ali Al Amriki. His father, Robert Ciccolo, noted his sons admiration of the terrorist group and alerted the FBI. The younger Ciccolo was arrested in July 2015 after a sting operation in which he accepted firearms that were illegal due to an earlier conviction. He was also recorded discussing plans that involved filling pressure cookers with black powder, nails and ball bearings,...
  • Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warrens rise in law

    09/02/2018 8:05:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/01/18 | Annie Linskey
    **SNIP** The Globe examined hundreds of documents, many of them never before available, and reached out to all 52 of the law professors who are still living and were eligible to be in that Pound Hall room at Harvard Law School. Some are Warrens allies. Others are not. Thirty-one agreed to talk to the Globe including the law professor who was, at the time, in charge of recruiting minority faculty. Most said they were unaware of her claims to Native American heritage and all but one of the 31 said those claims were not discussed as part of her...
  • Political analyst predicts 25 Dems will run for president in 2020

    09/04/2018 9:32:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    Political analyst predicts 25 Dems will run for president in 2020 Political analyst Bill Schneider predicted on Tuesday that 25 Democrats would launch presidential bids to challenge President Trump in 2020. "My guess is that in 2020, we're going to see 25 Democrats running for president. Every Democrat thinks, why not me?" Schneider told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "I'll take the over. It might be 30," Hill campaign reporter Reid Wilson interjected. "Might be 30. How are you going to have a debate? You're going to have to have six layers of debates. It's going to be...
  • Historic upset as Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley unseats Rep. Mike Capuano in Ma 7th District

    09/04/2018 6:37:06 PM PDT · by massmike · 83 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 09/04/2018 | Jacqueline Tempera
    In a historic victory, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley unseated Rep. Mike Capuano, a progressive Congressional favorite first elected in 1998 in Massachusetts' seventh congressional district. Capuano took the stage shortly after 9:15 p.m. and conceded the race. "I'm sorry it didn't work out, but this is life," Capuano told supporters. "This is OK. America is going to be OK. Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good congresswoman, and Massachusetts will be well served. "This is not the side we wanted to be on," he added. "Clearly the district wanted a lot of changes." Pressley, 44, mounted a surprising...
  • Another Dem upset: Pressley beats 10-term Rep. Capuano in Boston primary

    09/04/2018 7:33:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 4, 2018
    In the latest blow to establishment Democrats, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated Rep. Michael Capuano for the nomination in Massachusetts 7th District.
  • 2018 Boston, You're Not So Different From 1918

    09/03/2018 6:55:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2018 | Skip Desjardin
    A century ago, in September 1918, Boston lived up to its reputation as the hub of the universe, perhaps more so than at any other time in its history. A Massachusetts Army unit, known as the Yankee Division, was winning the first all American battle of World War I. The Boston Red Sox were on their way to yet another World Series victory, solidifying their place as the most dominant team of the era. A Boston woman was almost single-handedly driving the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and womens right to vote, toward ratification. Most memorably, the deadly Spanish...
  • Meet American "13 Hours" Hero Kris "Tanto" Paronto

    03/11/2016 3:14:49 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 7 replies
    Cold Hard Politics with Bill Kelly Meet American "13 Hours" Hero Kris "Tanto" Paronto Heroes: You never know where you'll find one. They always seem to show up when you need them. Kelly Financial Services is excited to host the first event in this new, special series, dedicated to American Heroes. Details are below. Please register today as seating is limited! Here are details about Bill Kelly's first "American Heroes"Event: When: Saturday, March 12 Time: 11:00am - 2:30pm Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore Lunch will be provided For reservations call- 1-888-800-1881 At this special event you'll...
  • Howie Carr: Peter Strzok drank that dirty water

    08/17/2018 5:42:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 17, 2018 | Howie Carr
    Just one link in chain of corruption out of Boston FBI office. Disgraced, fired FBI agent Peter Strzok worked in the Boston office of the Famous But Incompetent agency. Why am I not surprised? The most corrupt G-man in American history getting his start in the most corrupt outpost of the squalid agency it makes perfect sense. .... Yesterday I called the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, the former U.S. attorney for Boston, who knew all of the six or seven FBI agents who were accused in federal court of taking payoffs from gangsters. Some of them were...
  • Coordinated Anti-Trump Editorial Day and Only Dogs are Barking

    08/16/2018 2:54:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/16/18 | Judi McLeod
    You could call this latest coordinated hit on big, bad President Donald Trump The Dog Day of the American Newspaper Industry D-Day for the 340-something newspapers who took up the Boston Globes lead to publish anti-Trump editorials on their largely ignored-by-the-public editorial pages, and only Rex Huppkes dog over at the Chicago Tribune is getting to lap up any attention. The progressive-lefts running dog media hoped to gain public trust by coordinating against the president they live to hate in a single day, but their efforts went over like the proverbial lead balloon.
  • The Globe conducted own dirty war on free press

    08/16/2018 11:07:28 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 10 replies
    boston herlad ^ | 8/16 | peter lucas
    Boston had seven daily newspapers when I started out as a newspaper reporter in the early sixties. Now there are two. Those papers were the old Boston Herald, the p.m. Boston Traveler, The Boston Globe, Boston Evening Globe, Boston American, Boston Recor
  • Sam Adams brewery protest after CEO's Trump dinner remarks

    08/15/2018 6:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Independent ^ | August 15, 2018 | CNN
    BOSTON (WCVB/CNN) - A neighbor of the Samuel Adams brewery in Boston has hung up a sign aimed at shaming the brewery's founder for his remarks at a dinner with President Donald Trump. The sign says Shame! and Sam Adams (heart) Trump. Its a response to Jim Koch, the founder of Sam Adams producer Boston Beer Company, endorsing Trumps tax cuts. The sign is visible from the brewery parking lot. The person who hung it said he wants an apology from Sam Adams' CEO himself. "It's only been up a couple of days, said Jeremy Phillips, who created the sign....
  • This one tweet about a racist encounter in Boston sparked dozens of similar stories

    08/14/2018 7:47:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | August 13, 2018 | Kristin Toussaint
    Is Boston racist? Plenty of signs point to yes. The city has been called out many times for being home to a number of racist acts, from a Fenway crowd member calling Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones the N-word last summer to comedian Michael Che saying Boston is the most racist city he has ever been to. Now, another spotlight is shining on racism in Boston after a Twitter user shared her experience and received a flood of responses telling similar stories.
  • Activists plan to boycott Boston's landmark Faneuil Hall named after a rich 18th Century slave [tr]

    07/31/2018 12:56:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 31, 2018 | Staff
    Activists are planning to boycott Boston's Faneuil Hall after their calls for a name change to the historic site, which is named after a slave owner, have went unanswered. The hall has served as a home for civic rhetoric from the time colonists congregated to talk about freedom from the British.
  • Rename Faneuil Hall? Leader uggests Change Due to Slavery Ties

    08/16/2017 2:21:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    WCVB ^ | Aug 16, 2017
    There is a new push to change the name of a Boston landmark due to its ties to slavery. At a press conference with Boston religious leaders Wednesday, Kevin Peterson, of the New Democracy Coalition, said Faneuil Hall should be renamed. Peterson said Peter Faneuil shouldnt be memorialized on one of Bostons historic sites because he was a slave owner and trader. Faneuil was a wealthy man who donated the building to the city of Boston right before his death in 1743. The building took two years to construct and was named for Faneuil after his death. Peterson suggested the...
  • Group plans black-led boycott for inaction on renaming Faneuil Hall

    07/26/2018 8:03:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Brooks Sutherland
    A group pushing to change the name of iconic marketplace Faneuil Hall is now calling for a national black-led boycott of the tourist site after being avoided and rebuffed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, according to its founder. Kevin Peterson said the New Democracy Coalition has been reaching out to the mayor for more than a year and a half about a name change through letters, press conferences and office visits.
  • Federal Judge Gives Green Light To Lawsuit Against Trumps Racist Cancellation Of TPS

    07/24/2018 11:47:20 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/24/2018 | Will Racke
    A federal judge in Boston is allowing a lawsuit against the Trump administrations ending of temporary protections for immigrants to proceed on the grounds the decisions were motivated by racial prejudice. U.S. District Judge Denise Casper rejected Monday the governments bid to dismiss the lawsuit, which a group of immigrants and civil rights organizations filed in February in response to the cancellation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti and El Salvador. Statements by administration officials including President Donald Trump make it plausible that a discriminatory purpose was a motivating factor in a decision to wind down TPS...
  • Noncitizen voting has Boston residents worried

    07/10/2018 7:15:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 10, 2018 | Antonio Planas
    Some city residents worried about watering down what it means to be an American have hit the phones to object to a proposal before the City Council today to allow noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections, Councilor Michael Flaherty told the Herald. I got a lot of calls today from folks who are concerned we are watering down what it means to be a citizen of the United States and have the privilege to vote, Flaherty said.
  • Editorial: Big government running amok, crushing little guy

    06/04/2018 5:20:17 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 19 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 06-04-2018 | Herald Staff
    What a fine-tuned machine our state is when it comes to clamping down on its own residents, as witnessed Thursday when Bostons Licensing Board took a shot across the bow of a local small business owner. Naveen Kapoor, owner of the Quality Market in Brighton, was caught on camera moving beer from that store down the street to his other shop, Quality Liquors in Allston. He told the Licensing Board that he was transferring the suds because Quality Liquors had run out of several beer brands. That is a big no-no. According to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, All licensed...
  • Drug-dealing dean shot student for not selling enough weed

    06/01/2018 10:12:03 AM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    BOSTON A former high school dean known as an anti-violence advocate was convicted Thursday of shooting and nearly killing a student he had recruited to sell marijuana for him. Shaun Harrison, 58, was found guilty of all charges, including armed assault with intent to murder, by a Suffolk Superior Court jury in its second day of deliberations. Shaun Harrison was really a fraud, he was living a lie, and it was clearly exposed in this case, District Attorney Dan Conley said. Not only was he not a man of God or a role model for young people, he manipulated...