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  • Sammy’s South End History (Davis Jr.)

    06/15/2012 7:04:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    MySouthEnd ^ | Thursday Jun 7, 2012 | Alison Barnet
    Sammy Davis, Jr., as a child, tap danced outside Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe at night for dimes. Local lore says he lived nearby on Columbus Avenue, but could there be anyone more nomadic than Davis? "We rarely remained in one place more than a week," Sammy Davis, Jr. told a biographer, referring to his childhood as a dancer in the Will Mastin Trio and hard times during the Depression. Another reported that by the time he was 15, Davis had crossed the country twenty-three times. Born in Harlem in 1925, Davis was out on the road with his father and Will...
  • The Kennedys are the Kennedys, Scott Brown

    06/15/2012 5:45:47 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies ^ | 15 june 2012 | Howie Carr
    Take it for what’s it’s worth, Scott Brown, because after all I’m addressing you in the Herald, and “the Boston Herald is the Boston Herald,” as Granny Warren, the Native American emeritus, said yesterday on MSNBC (where else?). But here at the Boston Herald, that is the Boston Herald, I’m telling you, Scott, don’t even think about another debate at the Ted Kennedy All-You-Can-Drink Happy Hour Institute. Tom Brokaw? Yeah, he’s “respected” all right. By moonbats. Forget the exploding trucks of yesteryear, let’s look at what his alma mater NBC did just this week, and by NBC, I also mean...
  • Boston Tea Party chest to be returned

    06/13/2012 7:10:47 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 10 replies
    Bosotn Herald ^ | 6/13/12 | AP
    BOSTON — A rare tea chest that was flung overboard during the Boston Tea Party in 1773 is returning to its original site, before being prominently displayed in a new museum. The Robinson Half Tea Chest, which was recovered from sand off Boston Harbor the morning after colonists tossed 340 tea chests into the water in an act of rebellion, will be paraded through the city Wednesday afternoon. The chest, one of two remaining, will make its way from the Old South Meeting House to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, which is slated to open June 26.
  • Open Job At Boston Law Firm Pays Just $10,000 Per Year

    06/05/2012 12:13:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Boston Business Journal ^ | June 4,2012 | Lisa van der Pool
    The BBJ received an emailed tip this week from someone who says they’re an employed, Boston College Law School (BC Law) graduate. The tipster sent screen grabs of a job listing on BC Law’s career site. The post advertises a full-time associate position at a small Boston law firm, Gilbert & O’Bryan LLP, paying just $10,000 per year. (That’s $10K, it’s not a typo.) Larry O’Bryan, one of the firm’s partners, said he’s received about 32 applications for the $10K per year job, since posting it one week ago. He said that while the pay is low, the lawyer who...
  • LNG tanker stowaways may have terror tie

    04/29/2004 4:41:52 AM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies · 394+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/29/04 | Jon Chesto
    The government for the first time yesterday said illegal immigrants on Algerian-flagged LNG tankers in Boston ``may have had indirect associations'' with the so-called millennium plot to blow up the Los Angeles airport.
  • WFNX Boston Sold To Clear Channel

    05/16/2012 8:10:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 45 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 5/16/12 | Lance Venta
    Clear Channel has agreed to purchase Alternative 101.7 WFNX Boston for an undisclosed price. The station which had been co-owned with the Boston Phoenix newspaper has carried an Alternative Rock format since April 1983. It will now join a Clear Channel cluster of “Talk 1200” WKOX/1430 WXKS, Rhythmic CHR “Jam’n 94.5” WJMN, and CHR “Kiss 108” WXKS-FM. Owner Stephen Mindich released the following memo to the Phoenix regarding the sale: "Dear Members of the PM/CG Family: Because this is an emotional announcement to make, let me cut right to the chase. This morning I met with the staff of WFNX...
  • Lawsuit alleges Massachusetts officials failed to help welfare recipients register to vote

    05/15/2012 4:01:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 20 replies
    Massachusetts citizen and community groups are suing the state for allegedly failing to offer recipients of public assistance help in registering to vote. The suit was filed in federal court on Tuesday by the regional office of the NAACP, the group New England United for Justice and Bethzaida Delgado, a Massachusetts woman who said she was repeatedly denied voter registration services. The suit alleges that Secretary of State William Galvin's office and the state Department of Transitional Assistance violated the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 by failing to offer registration opportunities to the poor.
  • Boston Police Warn Of Hypnosis Robbery In Chinatown

    05/05/2012 1:39:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    There is anger on the streets of Chinatown at the idea that scam artists are taking advantage of elderly women. Boston Police have issued a Community Alert about a new scam. It’s one very similar to those that have already emerged in Asian communities in New York, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. In the Boston case, the victim claims three young women approached her on the street. One of the women asked her a series of questions – all in Cantonese — about her family.
  • Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned in Boston [Fenway Park]

    04/25/2012 7:10:00 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    AP via The Boston Herald ^ | , April 25, 2012 | staff reporter
    <p>Fans can see hundreds of items once owned by Red Sox [team stats] slugger Ted Williams at a preview of the first major auction of his sports, military and personal memorabilia.</p> <p>The preview takes place Wednesday through Friday at Fenway Park [map] and is open to the public. The auction will be Saturday and some of the proceeds will benefit The Jimmy Fund, the official Red Sox charity.</p>
  • Northeastern University Attacks Holocaust Survivors

    04/22/2012 1:41:49 PM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2012 | Stella Paul
    "Why would anyone want to give money to Northeastern University?" asks Holocaust survivor Helga Lustig. That's a question that many donors and parents may be asking, after watching a chilling new video that documents Northeastern's institutional anti-Semitism and its vicious attacks on survivors of Nazi genocide. Located in Boston, Northeastern is one of the country's largest private universities, and was recently ranked by Forbes as America's fourth-most entrepreneurial academy. Well, it's certainly entrepreneurial at taking money from well-meaning Jewish donors and then smugly using their funds to defame the Jewish people. In December 2010, Steven Stotsky wrote an article in...
  • Some parks age better than others (Fenway Park is a dump)

    04/22/2012 6:48:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 21, 2012 | Bill Shaikin
    The Boston Red Sox alumni took the field Friday, from Jim Rice to Carl Yastrzemski, from Johnny Pesky to Pedro Martinez, all in a graceful celebration of Fenway Park's 100th birthday. If Frank McCourt had had his way, the party never would have happened. McCourt tried to buy his hometown Red Sox in 2001, with a plan to build a new ballpark on his Boston waterfront parking lots. He had the right idea. Luke Scott of the Tampa Bay Rays took a lot of grief last week for calling Fenway "a dump." He had the right idea too. The Angels...
  • ‘She-Hulk’ collars alleged T creep after lewd act

    04/21/2012 4:54:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/21/2012 | Renee Nadeau Algarin
    A strap-hanging MBTA heroine said she went into “She-Hulk” mode to single-handedly collar a man who exposed himself on a crowded B-Line trolley — dragging him off the train and holding him until cops arrived. The 24-year-old Allston woman, who did not want to be named, said the man boarded one stop after she did on her ride home from her marketing job Thursday. She immediately noticed him staring. “This guy was just being a real creeper,” she said. As she shuffled along the train, he followed her. She zoned out, listening to music, only to look up and see...
  • Beloved At One Hundred

    04/20/2012 3:48:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | April 20, 2012 | annem040359
    Today the Major League Team in baseball, the Boston Red Sox home stadium, Fenway Park turns 100 years old. Fenway Park, considered not only by Red Soxs Nation to be its most beloved home, but in the MLB, it is also as well. Today I took a few minutes to sing “Happy Birthday” to honor Fenway Park. Even though during the pre game ceremony there was a special toast using grape juice, I toasted using ginger ale. While it does not have the added features that many of the newer MLB stadiums in other parts of the country. But what...
  • Fenway Park celebrates 100 years as America's oldest working Major League ballpark

    04/20/2012 1:34:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    is 100 years old Friday, the park is hosting a Centennial Celebration. What better way to kick off the next century of competition between two teams that make up one of the greatest rivalries in sports than with a rematch? The Red Sox play the New York Yankees, the same team they played on April 20, 1912, when the opponent was called the New York Highlanders. Both teams will wear throwback uniforms, and fans will man the stands as they've done for generations -- staring out across the hallowed ground where the greats of the game, like Babe Ruth and...
  • Boston Police Raid Chinatown Stores In EBT Card Crackdown

    04/19/2012 12:39:19 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 4/19/12 | CBS Boston
    CHINATOWN (CBS) – Boston police raided five stores in Chinatown Thursday morning in a crackdown on welfare fraud. The businesses were suspected of misusing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. Some are suspected of paying cash for the food assistance cards, which are limited in how they are used. Last year, the Legislature voted to prohibit the use of EBT cards to buy alcohol, tobacco or lottery tickets. Just last month, a special state commission recommended expanding those restrictions to include a ban on using the cards in nail salons, tattoo parlors, strip clubs and casinos.
  • Debt from Big Dig hampers MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority)

    04/11/2012 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    AP via Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, April 8, 2012
    For nearly a decade, traffic has been zipping through Boston’s Big Dig tunnels, the nation’s costliest highway project that has also left a gaping financial hole in the state’s transportation budget that isn’t likely to be filled anytime soon. "Big Dig debt" has lately become one of the most frequently used—if not fully understood—terms in Massachusetts government. It was at the forefront of a tumultuous public debate over the MBTA’s finances that ultimately produced an average 23 percent fare hike and modest service cuts, but no permanent solutions for the chronically underfunded transit system. Next year, it could spark a...
  • Police Find 5 ‘Horrified’ Nearly Naked BU Students In Fraternity House

    04/10/2012 11:07:40 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 77 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | April 9, 2012 | Christina Hager
    BOSTON (CBS) – Five nearly naked college students were found shivering in a Brighton basement Monday, tied together with duct tape. Boston Police say they found the group terrified and humiliated. There were also signs the Boston University students may have been beaten. The early morning raid left police officers stunned. No one answered the door at 24 Ashford Street Monday night, but when police responded early Monday morning, they found the male students circled in the basement, stripped to their underwear. Police responded to the house after a call about a loud party. According to police: “All five were...
  • Occupiers take over State House

    04/04/2012 11:47:29 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/5/12 | O'Ryan Johnson and Christine McConville
    Squatting on steps to protest MBTA vote Occupy Boston is back — but without the tents this time — in a threatened 10-day sit-in on the State House steps to protest looming MBTA fare hikes. An offshoot of the group that camped in Dewey Square for 71 days last year until cops broomed them said there will be no canvas this time, just people squatting out in the weather, in the shadow of the Golden Dome. But the cold granite steps already have a name: “Camp Charlie.” “It’s really a 10-day -occupation,” Occupy Boston spokesperson Gunner Smith said about the...
  • Convicted murderer David Warrick of Spfld, now Raborn Allah, to win release from MA Parole Board

    04/02/2012 1:58:52 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    In the first early releases of convicted murderers since a parolee shot and killed a Woburn patrolman in 2010, the state Parole Board on Thursday unveiled decisions to parole one man convicted of a Springfield murder and two other men convicted of murder. In the Springfield case, the board voted unanimously to release Raborn Allah, formerly known as David A. Warrick of Springfield, who had actually been released on parole once before. "These are the first decisions to release lifers," since the fatal shooting of Woburn Patrolman John Maguire on Dec. 26, 2010, Joshua Wall, chairman of the parole board,...
  • Occupiers march to a new beat

    04/02/2012 4:59:47 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/2/12 | Christine McConville
    Occupy Boston made a festive return to Dewey Square yesterday with food carts, bongo drums, legal advisers and signs mocking GOP candidates — but no tents or sleeping bags. “We’re past the point of permanent occupying,” Dave Lenhert told the Herald before he set off, with about 100 others, for the protest group’s April Fools’ Day march through the city’s streets. “It was a great way to make a splash,” he said of the controversial tent city on the Rose Kennedy Greenway last fall, “but now we’re going to make more pointed statements, by addressing the issues one thing at...