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  • Boston launches poster campaign to combat Islamophobia

    07/19/2017 7:25:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2017
    Boston has launched a new public service campaign to fight Islamophobia by offering the public ways to address aggression toward others because of their appearance or beliefs. The campaign launched Monday involves 50 posters that provide a step-by-step guide to handling when someone is being harassed. They will be posted on bus stop benches and other public places around the city. Titled "What to do if you are witnessing Islamophobic harassment," the posters encourage people to engage with the person who is being targeted and to draw attention away from the harasser. The technique is called "non-complementary behavior," and...
  • His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead.

    07/16/2017 11:33:33 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 68 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 7/16/17 | Jenna Russell
    HINGHAM — As police cars rolled into his pristine suburban neighborhood last Saturday night, past the sprawling Colonials and manicured lawns, and as dozens of officers from across the region surrounded his home, Russell Reeves begged them again and again to back off. In a bedroom upstairs his son Austin, 26, was distraught over a breakup. He had told his family he needed time alone. With him was his dog and his 9 mm handgun. If you pressure him, if he feels cornered, Reeves said he told the police, this will end with Austin killing himself.snip “Please,” the frightened father...
  • Axe wielding man enters iHeartRadio Boston studio demanding they play request (link only)

    07/10/2017 3:31:51 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    NBC Boston ^ | 7/10/17 | NBC Boston
    A man carrying an axe entered the studios of Kiss 108 FM Boston demanding they play Insane Clown Posse. There was a standoff. Alcohol may have been involved
  • Boston's Irish community on edge after contractor is deported

    07/07/2017 11:36:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 7, 2017 | by Brian Dowling Friday
    A prominent Boston man nabbed by ICE last month for overstaying his visa by more than a decade has been sent back to Ireland, and the city’s Irish community is still worried about further deportations, an advocate said. John Cunningham, 38, was a Brighton-based electrical contractor before he was detained for overstaying a 90-day visa that he used to enter the U.S. in 2003. Cunningham left on a commercial flight Wednesday night. “ICE is enforcing the law, it’s simple and sometimes painful but they’re just doing their jobs,” said immigration attorney John Foley, a board member of the cultural center...
  • Evacuations after truck tested positive for explosives at gate of Hanscom Air Force Base

    07/06/2017 8:36:34 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 49 replies
    NBC4 Columbus ^ | 7/6/3027
    #BREAKING LIVE: Evacuations are taking place after a vehicle tested positive for explosives at the gate of Hanscom Air Force Base near Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Boston police: At least 9 pedestrians injured after car driven into group

    07/03/2017 11:48:54 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 7/3/17 | Douglas Ernst
    DEVELOPING: At least nine people were injured in East Boston on Monday when a car drove into a group of pedestrians. Boston EMS, firefighters and police rushed to Tomahawk Drive after a vehicle mowed into unsuspecting citizens.
  • Car Hits Pedestrians Near Logan Airport

    07/03/2017 11:23:10 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/3/2017 | BBC
    Breaking news - car hits pedestrians near Logan Airport.
  • All 4 suspects arrested in French Quarter tourist attack, police say

    06/28/2017 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | 06-28-2017 | Staff
    NEW ORLEANS — All suspects have been arrested in connection to the robbery and beating of two tourists from Boston in the French Quarter. Nicholas Polgowski and Rashaad Piper were booked Wednesday morning into the Orleans Parish jail. This comes as the two other suspects, Dejuan Paul and Joshua Simmons, are currently being held without bail. The four men are being charged with second degree robbery in connection to the beating of two Boston tourists Saturday night on Bienville Street. One of the victims is still listed in critical condition. Police said the attack was reported before 9 p.m. in...
  • The Brutal Battle Against Medical Kidnappers

    06/28/2017 10:40:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | June 28, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    BOSTON -- On the day Boston Children's Hospital celebrated being named "the number one pediatric hospital in the nation" by U.S. News & World Report, I was interviewing Dana Gottesfeld in nearby Somerville, Massachusetts. Dana is the young wife of Martin "Marty G" Gottesfeld, an imprisoned technology engineer/activist who used his skills to fight against medical child abuse committed at Boston's Children's Hospital. "That is so Boston," Dana observed Tuesday in response to the new ranking -- which is already splashed in multiple gold medallions across the hospital's website. It's all about power, prestige and pull in the top echelons...
  • Is Boston racist? Poll shows city is split — along racial lines

    06/25/2017 12:38:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 58 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 25, 2017 | Jim O'Sullivan
    Bostonians are fairly evenly divided over whether theirs is a racist town, 42 percent saying yes and 45 percent believing it is not, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll. But, perhaps unsurprisingly, views vary dramatically among the races themselves. Fifty-seven percent of those who identify as black said the city is racist, compared with 37 percent of those who call themselves white. Hispanics fell in the middle, with 44 percent believing their hometown is racist.
  • Liberal justice is no justice for murdered doctors

    05/23/2017 6:46:22 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5/22 | peter lucas
    Attorney General Maura Healey should consider taking over the prosecution of Bampumim Teixeira, the alleged cutthroat killer of those two unfortunate South Boston doctors. Otherwise he will be prosecuted by the same people who are responsible for allowing the convicted bank robber to walk the streets of Boston when he should have been deported. That would be Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, who, in a plea-bargain deal, enabled Teixeira to resume his life on the streets and wreak havoc on the lives of two innocent people.
  • Plea deal saved alleged killer of doctors from deportation

    05/12/2017 10:54:29 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 14 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5/11 | peter lucas
    There is a good chance that the two wellrespected doctors viciously murdered in their South Boston condo would be alive today if Bampumim Teixeira, the alleged killer, had been deported. But he wasn't. Instead the immigrant who was born in Guinea-Bissau, a small, impoverished nation on the west coast of Africa, and who grew up on Cape Verde, was given a pass. In the United States as a green card holder, Teixeira was allowed to plea bargain down two unarmed bank robbery charges that allowed him to keep his green card and avoid deportation, according to the Boston Herald and...
  • CALL TO ACTION: Defend Free Speech in Boston on Saturday, May 13th!

    05/12/2017 6:32:13 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 12 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | 5/10/2017 | Navy Jack
    Join us for an Afternoon Defending Free Speech! Lets’ ensure the participants have a safe environment to exercise their rights and prevent the Antifa from spoiling this event. All Patriots Welcome! Please forward this to your like-minded friends! NOTE: It has just been confirmed that Oath Keepers Founder, Stewart Rhodes, will be speaking at this event, and so will Kyle Chapman (aka “Based Stickman”). The Event A group named Boston Free Speech has organized a Free Speech Rally to take place between 12 Noon and 5PM this Saturday, May 13th, on the historic Boston Common. The address is 139 Tremont...
  • Suspect In South Boston Penthouse Murders Has Criminal History

    05/08/2017 6:07:19 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 33 replies ^ | May 7, 2017 | Jessica McBride
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A man accused of brutally killing two engaged doctors inside the penthouse of a luxury Boston condominium building has a criminal history of robbing banks, said police, who did not provide a motive in the case but said the suspect most likely knew the victims. Bampumim Teixeira is expected to be arraigned Monday on multiple charges.
  • Doctors found bound, slain in luxury Boston condo, suspect captured after police shootout

    05/07/2017 4:44:00 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 64 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 5/7/17 | Nicole Hensley
    Doctors found bound, slain in luxury Boston condo, suspect captured after police shootout A couple found brutally slain in their high-rise Boston penthouse were identified on Saturday as respected doctors, police said. Cops reportedly found victims Richard Field, 49, and fiancée Lina Bolanos, 38, dead with their throats slashed inside a bloodied 11th floor apartment at 141 Dorchester Ave. around 8 p.m. Friday after a violent shootout with the couple’s suspected killer. The couple's hands were bound and their bodies mutilated, the Boston Globe reports, citing a source close to the investigation. Blood coated the wall, the paper added.
  • Boston doctors found dead in luxury apartment with throats slashed

    05/07/2017 7:32:12 AM PDT · by traumer · 83 replies
    Two Massachusetts doctors were found in their luxury Boston condo Friday night with their throats slashed, police said. Authorities in Boston identified the couple as Richard Field, 49, and Lina Bolanos, 38. They were found dead on the 11th floor of the Macallan Building in their residence, Fox 25 Boston reported. Police arrested Bampumin Teixeira, 30, in connection with the murders. The station reported that police responded to a call of a man with a gun in the area. As police arrived, Teixeira began firing at the officers. Police returned fire and hit the man several times, but did not...
  • Red Sox officially ban fan caught using racial slur at Fenway Park

    05/04/2017 6:04:25 AM PDT · by Wyrd bið ful aræd · 52 replies ^ | 5/4/17 | Mark Townsend
    The Boston Red Sox have had enough of the racial slurs being thrown around Fenway Park and are beginning to take action. According to a team press release on Wednesday, a fan has been permanently banned from Fenway Park after being caught directing a racial slur toward another person during Tuesday night’s game. The Boston Globe reported the incident happened immediately following the national anthem, which has been performed by a Kenyan woman. The report states a Red Sox fan wearing a team hat and T-shirt uttered a racial slur to describe the woman’s rendition of the anthem.
  • Meeting house where Boston Tea Party started damaged, closed

    05/02/2017 7:36:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2017 8:59 PM EDT
    The historic meeting house where colonists gathered to begin challenging British rule in the years leading to the American Revolution and launched the Boston Tea Party has been damaged and closed to the public. Officials say the Old South Meeting House sustained accidental damage from nearby construction. The meeting house is one of the country’s most important colonial-era sites. It may be best known as the location where the Boston Tea Party began in 1773 when colonists dumped tea into Boston Harbor in defiance of the Tea Act, seen by many as a form of taxation without representation. …
  • The Archdiocese of Boston: Microcosm of Ecclesial Disaster [Catholic Caucus]

    05/02/2017 4:35:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 1, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In his column of April 28, Phil Lawler notes that over the past fifty years — meaning since the end of the Second Vatican Council, 52 years ago — not a single new parish has opened in the Archdiocese of Boston, but on the contrary some 125 parishes have either closed or been consolidated with other parishes. During the same period, he further notes, the number of Catholic priests has fallen from 2,500 to 300 — a staggering drop of 90%! And most of those, I would add, are probably over the age of 60. Yet the Catholic population of...
  • Man charged with chomping cop trying to get him to pay his bar bill (Boston)

    04/18/2017 4:40:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | April 18, 2017
    The officer said the man, who'd quietly refused to pay his bill, became loud and obnoxious when officers arrived. When one officer, speaking to him in Spanish, told him he would be pat frisked, he allegedly slurred: "If I had a gun, I would've shot you, you guys would already be dead."