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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
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | 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
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | 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...
  • Celebrated Latino hire not bilingual

    03/22/2012 8:30:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 22, 2012 | Dave Wedge
    The Boston Fire Department’s new second in command was hailed as the city’s first Latino chief when he was hired last year, but the veteran firefighter doesn’t speak Spanish, the Herald has learned.
  • Mayor, cops warn: No shenanigans at parade

    03/17/2012 10:11:55 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 03/17/2012 | Colneth Smiley Jr.
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Police Department are encouraging St. Patrick’s Day revelers to keep the festivities safe and “family friendly” as they increase the police presence during tomorrow’s parade and order South Boston bars and liquor stores to close early. Police remind revelers that public drinking, indecent exposure or disorderly conduct are against the law, and offenders will face fines or be arrested.
  • NStar returns power to most customers and the Prudential tower

    03/16/2012 6:12:33 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 03/15/2012 | Brian MacQuarrie and Brian R. Ballou
    Even as electricity flowed again Thursday to most power-starved pockets of the Back Bay, one of the city’s signature office towers remained dark for most of the day, and questions intensified about why NStar repeatedly changed its predictions for restoring power. The utility at one point insisted that nearly all 21,000 business and residential customers who lost power after a billowing transformer fire Tuesday had been reconnected. The one exception — and it was a big one — was the sprawling Prudential Center, which remained closed for much of the day and, in the process, disrupted the lives of about...
  • Manholes explode in Back Bay area

    03/15/2012 7:06:11 PM PDT · by massmike · 32 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 03/15/2012 | Matt Stout And Danielle Rivard
    Three manholes on Huntington Avenue exploded today, sending flames shooting out of the steel covers as Nstar officials had just finished announcing all the power in the area had been restored — except to the Prudential Tower. Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said one manhole had “flames coming out of it” and it was put out. The manhole was still seen smoking this afternoon. Nstar spokesman Michael Durand said a sudden “high demand” for electricity, caused when workers powered up nearby homes and businesses, caused a series of permanent cables to fail, sparking the explosions. It knocked out power...
  • City struggles to return to normal in wake of transformer fire

    03/14/2012 12:52:04 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Residents, workers, and tourists in the Back Bay swapped stories of the blackout and tried to get back to their normal routines today, with varying degrees of success, in the wake of a transformer fire Tuesday that knocked out power to thousands in the area. Power was out in some businesses, but on in others. Businesses were closed on one block of Newbury Street, with signs posted in the windows, while in the next block, shops were open and cafes were serving food. Lovenia Thomas, 73, who lives on the 11th floor of a Dartmouth Street subsidized housing complex said...
  • MBTA Police Investigating Video Of Woman Attacking Man On Red Line

    03/12/2012 6:56:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    CBS-Boston ^ | March 10, 2012
    BOSTON (CBS) – Video of an apparent attack on the MBTA’s Red Line that appeared on YouTube this week has not gone unnoticed by MBTA police. The explicit video turned up on YouTube Thursday. It shows a woman standing on the train yelling and cursing at a man. The witness who posted the video says the man had “brushed up against her dog when going to sit down“ and that the woman was unhappy about it.
  • Ben Smith Releases Selectively Edited Obama Race Video

    03/07/2012 11:01:57 AM PST · by Jayster · 122 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/7/2012 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.” The video, which Kaczynski says was “licensed from a Boston television station,” shows a young Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright--about whom we will be releasing significant information in the coming hours. However, the video has been selectively edited--either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself. Over the course of the day, Breitbart.com will be...
  • Patience, Organization, Brilliance... and a Victory on the Heights

    03/04/2012 9:23:53 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 4, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    By March 4, 1776, the American forces had been stationed outside Boston for nearly a year. British soldiers had been there longer. For eight long years, Boston had effectively been under martial law. Ever since the Massachusetts House had objected to the Townshend Acts in 1868, the British forces who arrived that October were a constant fixture around town, a continual reminder that to King George III, the colonists – those of Boston, at any rate – were prisoners in their own city. They may have thought they had the rights of free Englishmen, but England’s monarch thought otherwise. After...
  • Obama's uncle due in court in drunken driving case

    02/29/2012 7:30:47 PM PST · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 2-26-12
    *snip* A police officer said (((Onyango))) Obama made a rolling stop at a stop sign and nearly caused his cruiser to crash into Obama's sport utility vehicle. Police said Obama registered 0.14 on a blood-alcohol test. The legal limit in Massachusetts is 0.08. A judge is expected to hear arguments Thursday on a motion to suppress statements he made to police and the test results. Immigration officials allege that Obama, originally from Kenya, violated a 1992 order to return to Kenya.
  • Fact-Check: Did Romney Lie About Cardinal and Contraception During Wednesday Debate?

    02/24/2012 11:39:35 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 2/24/12 | Anonymous
    As readers know, if there is one thing that gets under our skin here at BCI, it is deception.  This one by former Gov. Romney about a situation here in Massachusetts affects how the country perceives values important to many Catholics, so BCI felt we could not let it sit without a response. In the Republican Presidential debate Wednesday evening at about 8:50pm or so, former Gov. Mitt Romney said he never infringed on the rights of Catholics as governor of Massachusetts by requiring the Catholic Church to provide morning-after pills to rape victims–it was “entirely voluntary” on the part...
  • Red Sox’ Wakefield retires after 19 years

    02/17/2012 1:10:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AP ^ | February 17, 2012 | Staff
    Tim Wakefield is retiring after pitching the last 17 seasons for the Boston Red Sox. The 45-year-old knuckleballer planned to make the announcement at the team’s spring training facility at a news conference Friday evening.
  • Vanity - Need help identifying people in an old photo

    02/05/2012 9:24:29 PM PST · by FamiliarFace · 31 replies · 1+ views
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    I have an old photo of men I've been told were some Red Sox baseball players who were dining at a restaurant back in the late 1960's. There are 3 of them in the picture. It was likely 1968 to maybe as late as 1970. It was probably during Spring training because it was taken in central Florida. Does anyone here know how I can track down living members of the team to see if any of them can identify them? I have been told they may be Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Lonborg, and Tony Conigliaro, but when I look at...
  • MBTA chief: Riders prefer fare hikes to service cuts

    02/01/2012 8:57:50 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Lynn Item ^ | 1/27/12 | Kyle Cheney/SHNS
    BOSTON — As Transportation Secretary Richard Davey sees it, commuters faced with sharp increases in the cost of rail, bus and subway rides, as well as the elimination of bus routes, ferry service, weekend commuter rail and weekend E Line subway access, have settled on a theme. “The chorus I’m hearing is, 'I would rather pay more but not cut the service,’” Davey said Thursday at the State House. That message was echoed by lawmakers who said their constituents and colleagues had largely indicated that riders would rather be slapped with the first fare hike in five years than with...
  • Former Mayor Kevin White has died

    01/27/2012 7:19:15 PM PST · by massmike · 9 replies · 1+ views
    bostonherald.com ^ | 01/27/2012 | Herald Staff
    Former Boston Mayor Kevin White has died, associates and politicians told the Herald tonight. Mayor Thomas M. Menino released a statement upon hearing the news of White’s death: “My thoughts and prayers are with the White family tonight. Mayor Kevin White was a great friend and a great leader who left a lasting mark of hope and inspiration on the City of Boston. He will be sorely missed.” White, the mayor of Boston from 1967 to 1983, presided as mayor for 16 years that spanned the turbulence of busing as well as the rebirth of downtown and the waterfront.
  • Absenteeism rife at Boston high schools

    01/15/2012 7:00:11 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 62 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 15, 2012 | James Vaznis
    More than a third of the students in Boston public high schools were chronically absent last year, even as the city undertook additional efforts to lure students to school, according to a Globe analysis. At East Boston High School, half of the students missed at least 19 days, more than 10 percent of the school year. The rates of chronic absenteeism were even higher at Brighton High, Charlestown High, and Dorchester Academy. Across the city, 7,400 high school students were chronically absent. The figures illustrate the enormous challenges most local high schools face in keeping students in class, and more...
  • For vision and national unity, Huntsman for GOP nominee (Boston Globe endorses Huntsman)

    01/05/2012 9:25:10 PM PST · by BAW · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Jan 6, 2012 | Editorial
    . . . Among the candidates, only two stand out as truly presidential, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. Both have track records of success, and both, through their policies and demeanors, have shown the breadth of spirit to lead the nation. But while Romney proceeds cautiously, strategically, trying to appease enough constituencies to get himself the nomination, Huntsman has been bold. Rather than merely sketch out policies, he articulates goals and ideals. The priorities he would set for the country, from leading the world in renewable energy to retooling education and immigration policies to help American high-tech industries, are far-sighted....
  • Christmas message lands Boston worker in hot water

    12/28/2011 9:33:48 AM PST · by Enchante · 5 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/28/2011 | AP staff
    Travelers seemed to get a chuckle out of the holiday levity. But Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials weren't amused and initially said the dispatcher could be strongly disciplined.
  • Occupy Boston drops suit against city

    12/21/2011 6:45:23 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies
    Residents of the Occupy Boston encampment have dropped a lawsuit against the city of Boston, saying slow-moving litigation wasn't the best way to meet their goals. The residents of the tent city at Dewey Square lived in the public park for 10 weeks in a protest against what they said was the disproportionate political and economic power given to an elite few. Earlier this month, Occupy Boston sued the city to stop it from dismantling the camp. But a judge ruled Dec. 7 they didn't have a constitutional right to live there, and Mayor Thomas Menino removed them a few...
  • The Tea Party Was Born Under This Flag

    12/15/2011 9:22:58 AM PST · by John Parker · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Liberty Tree Society ^ | 12/15/2011 | John Parker
    The Tea Party Was Born Under This Flag America's First Flag… The Liberty Tree Flag
  • U.S. Sen. Scott Brown votes for balanced budget amendment to the Constitution

    12/14/2011 6:38:43 PM PST · by matt04 · 29 replies
    U.S. Sen. Scott P. Brown has voted in favor of a proposal to amend the Constitution to compel Congress to come up with a balanced budget every year. Brown said 49 states, including Massachusetts, are required to balance their budgets and it’s time for the federal government to impose a similar condition on itself. The Massachusetts Republican said a balanced budget amendment would make the government live within its means without tricks or gimmicks. Democrats said the amendment would put the government in a fiscal straitjacket making it unable to respond to economic cycles, wars or natural disasters.
  • $1 million OT tab needed to quash Occupy Boston

    12/10/2011 9:25:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 10, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino hailed police for their "professionalism" in peacefully breaking up the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square after 70 days, and also thanked protesters for showing "restraint."
  • Where Have Our Cojones Gone?

    12/10/2011 8:23:52 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | December 7, 2011 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week in Boston, a seven-year-old boy named Mark got into a fight with a bully. The bully put his hands around the boy's throat and began to squeeze. That's when Mark fought back; he kicked his aggressor right in the family jewels. In a normal society, we'd celebrate Mark. Throw him a ticker tape parade or something. Bullies need a sharp kick to the testicles. That's how you convince them that bullying is wrong. But in Boston, Mark was charged with sexual assault.
  • Boston Mayor Menino gives Occupy protesters midnight deadline, threatens ‘further action’

    12/08/2011 8:29:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 8, 2011 | David Filipov and Martin Finucane
    Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today gave Occupy Boston protesters a midnight deadline to leave their Dewey Square encampment. “If not, we’ll take further action,” he said.
  • Breaking: Judge rules against Occupy Boston

    12/07/2011 1:11:09 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    WHDH-T | 12/7/11 | raccoonradio
    Ch 7 Boston just announced a judge has ruled against Occupy Boston. Nothing on their site yet. A tweet via Fox 25 Boston: >>BREAKING: Occupy Boston tweets a judge has lifted the temporary restraining order -- meaning they could be out very soon #fox25
  • Boston Bans E-Cigarettes in Workplaces, Just Because

    12/05/2011 9:48:48 PM PST · by massmike · 20 replies · 1+ views
    http://reason.com ^ | 12/06/2011 | Jacob Sullum
    Yesterday the Boston Public Health Commission voted to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces, including outdoor areas such as restaurant patios. It says it is simply "clos[ing] a loophole" by "treat[ing] e-cigarettes like tobacco products." In the absence of evidence that e-cigarettes are a hazard to other people, what possible justification is there for treating them the same as conventional cigarettes? I mean, they look like cigarettes, but surely that superficial resemblance is not enough for a scientifically grounded agency like the Boston Public Health Commission. Or maybe it is. Here is the best the commission can do...
  • 7-Year-Old Accused Of Sexual Harassment Transferred To New School

    12/05/2011 3:10:56 PM PST · by madison10 · 18 replies
    cBS Boston ^ | December 5, 2011 | Unknown
    BOSTON (CBS) – A 7-year-old boy accused of sexual harassment for kicking another student in the groin will be transferred to a new school in the city of Boston.
  • Mounting problems for Occupy Boston

    12/04/2011 8:24:43 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | 12/4/11 | WHDH-TV
    BOSTON -- With mounting problems and plummeting temperatures, many are not sure how much longer Occupy Boston will last. Police are beginning to crack down at the Occupy Boston tent city and that led to the arrests of two men over the weekend. Occupy protesters said they are determined to stay. “Like during the day you have 300 Occupiers to like 20 police. The ratio is outrageous. It’s a peaceful protest,” said John Murphy, an Occupy protester. “There were people pushed to the ground by the police and injured and other injuries from them and a large amount of show...
  • Buy That Kid A Pair Of Western Boots

    12/03/2011 4:15:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 82 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-03-11 | Skookum
    Liberalism Run AmuckA seven year old boy takes the John Wayne image of manhood seriously, and is now in big trouble. A 7-year-old boy is being investigated by his South Boston elementary school for possible sexual harassment after kicking another boy in the crotch. A seven year old boy was being choked and robbed of his gloves, when he kicked his attacker in the nuts. Thus he ended the assault and prevented the theft. The school system now claims that the response was an example of sexual assault and they are conducting an investigation. The mother of first grader,...
  • Tensions high at Occupy site after police take sink

    12/02/2011 12:20:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | 12/1/11 | WHDH-TV
    BOSTON -- Tensions were high at Dewey Square Thursday night when police took Occupy Boston protesters into custody. The confrontation started when a protester allegedly brought a sink into the Occupy Boston encampment. According to protesters at the scene, they demanded to know from police why they were blocking the sink from entering the site. 7News was told police took possession of the sink. People then formed a barricade around a police vehicle. A protester told 7News one person was injured, and police confirmed that three people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct. Earlier on Thursday, a judge upheld...
  • Occupy Boston’s “vision” of democracy: racism, crime and third world conditions

    12/01/2011 3:48:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-01-11 | Mataharley
    We now have a clearer picture of what the "occupy" movement has planned for their version of a new America... and it's a society that is riddled with drug crimes, sexual assaults, arguments, third world conditions and racism. Proudly solidified in the the ACLU's brief introduction, filed in the Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of the Occupy Boston movement, is a rather twisted vision of what the movement insists is "what Democracy should look like." Citizens walking by Dewey Square on Atlantic Avenue - or stopping in at Occupy Boston to satisfy their curiosity about what Occupy Boston is all...