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  • NPR defends Palin?

    06/07/2011 2:59:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2011 | Aaron Gee
    June 7, 2011NPR defends Palin? Aaron Gee While coming home I often listen to our local NPR station. This afternoons "All Things Considered" asked the question "How Accurate Were Palin's Paul Revere Comments?" The story started out with; "Sarah Palin is defending her knowledge of American history." Here we go again, I was prepared for the usual "Palin is a moron" storyline. Surprisingly that didn't happen. What I got was Robert Allison, a professor and historian at Suffolk University, tell the NPR host that Palin basically got it right. The interviewer, Melissa Block, tries to cajole a different narrative...
  • Historians agree: Palin was right about Paul Revere

    06/06/2011 6:55:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/06/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    One if by land, and two if by sea … and then what? According to historians interviewed by the Boston Herald, Paul Revere then warned the British not to challenge a roused and armed populace. That came as news to many observers who had rushed to criticize Sarah Palin for her response to a gotcha question at the Old North Church: Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And...
  • Voices of the Revolution: The Five Riders [Four + One]

    01/26/2015 1:01:46 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Constitution Facts ^ | Oak Hill Publishing
    ...Paul Revere, born in Boston in 1734... After the death of his father in 1754, Paul enlisted in the provincial army to fight in the French and Indian War... When the war was over, he returned to Boston to take over his father's silversmith business, only to fall into financial difficulties during the Stamp Act of 1765. Frustrated by this gave him cause to join the Sons of Liberty... On the night of April 18, 1775, Joseph Warren sent Revere to send the signal to Charlestown that the British troops were on the move... His journey ended in Lexington where...
  • Girl bravely rides to warn Colonials

    06/11/2009 8:08:56 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 37 replies · 937+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 11, 2009 | Peter Cliffe
    Revere thoroughly deserves his place in American history, but another courageous American has been ill-served by those who write books about the Revolutionary War. Revere was 40 at the time of his journey, but she was a girl of 16. Born at Patterson, Putnam County, N.Y., on April 5, 1761, she was the eldest of 12 children born to Henry and Abigail Ludington. On the stormy night of April 26, 1777, she is said to have been putting her younger siblings to bed when the family had a visitor. Close to exhaustion, a messenger had come to tell her father...
  • Marlene Duncan Wins NRA 2011 Sybil Ludington Womens Freedom Award(AZ)

    06/17/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 16 June, 2011 | NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association has selected Marlene Duncan of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to receive the 2011 Sybil Ludington Womens Freedom Award. This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments of modern heroines through their legislative activism as well as advocacy, volunteerism, and education of others to the goals of the Second Amendment and the NRA on a national level. For the past 30 years, Duncans involvement in and support of the shooting sports and Second Amendment has been invaluable not only to the NRA, but to her community and the many lives that she has touched through her hard...
  • The Midnight Ride of Sybil Luddington (video)

    03/21/2016 11:31:48 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 21, 2016 | Wild Bill for America
    Sixteen year old Sybil Luddington was a hero of the Revolutionary War.....as revolution number two shapes up, we could learn some lessons from our ancestors.
  • T'was the 18th of April in 75: The midnight ride of William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, and Paul Revere

    04/18/2016 9:15:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 28 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/18/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Paul Revere gets all of the credit, but he never actually finished that famous ride, and in fact warned the British that the Americans were coming. William Dawes and Samuel Prescott were left out of the poem and subsequently most elementary history books: it was actually Samuel Prescott who completed the midnight ride.
  • Boston Bombing Anniversary: Denying The Obvious

    04/18/2016 3:07:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Sam Westrop
    As Boston prepares for the 2016 marathon, memorials have been organized across the city. Three years later, however, have the authorities really learned anything from the horrors of the bombings?
  • Elizabeth Warren thinks the IRS should fill out your tax returns

    04/16/2016 4:43:08 PM PDT · by facedown · 95 replies
    boston.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    With Mondays tax filing deadline looming over many Americans weekends, Sen. Elizabeth Warrens new bill may seem like a godsend. The Massachusetts Democrat introduced legislation Wednesday that would allow U.S. taxpayers to have the government do their taxes for themfor free. The conveniently timed Tax Simplification Act of 2016 would direct the IRS to develop a free, online tax preparation and filing service, using tax information the IRS already has, which Americans could choose to use to have their taxes filed directly with the government, instead of using a third-party service, such as TurboTax.
  • Shattuck: Brooklyn-bred Bernie Sanders makes Hillary Clinton seem from Wall St.

    04/15/2016 6:48:35 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 5 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 15, 2016 | Tom Shattuck
    Bernie Sanders couldnt have made Hillary Clinton look any more Wall Street if the split screen during last nights CNN debate showed her lighting stogies with $100 bills at a Delmonicos table festooned with Baked Alaska and snifters full of brandy, alongside cronies J.P. Morgan and Gordon Gekko.
  • Globe's parody page just what The Donald ordered

    04/15/2016 4:18:16 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 12 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/15 | peter Lucas
    The Boston Globe may have had some fun with its fake front page mocking Donald Trump, but the paper most likely did Trump a favor. And it probably did the paper more harm than good. While the Globe went for the parody tongue in cheek, it ended up biting its tongue instead. Look at it this way, The Boston Globe has a daily print readership and digital subscription of 245,572 customers. Donald Trump gathered 313,313 votes in the GOP Massachusetts presidential primar
  • Trump Reacts to Satirical Front Page: Boston Globe Is Stupid, Worthless (Amen, Brother)

    04/10/2016 6:37:01 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 37 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 4-10-2016 | Pam Key
    Trump said, How about that stupid Boston Globe? Its worthless. Sold for a dollar. Did you see that story? The whole front page they made up a story that Trump they pretended Trump as the president. And they made upthe whole front page is a make believe story, which is really, no different from the whole paper for the whole thing. I mean the whole thing is no different.
  • Boston Globe: All the News Thats Fit to Hoax

    04/10/2016 9:33:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 04/10/16 | JUDI McLeod
    Unfortunately for the desperately creative lib-left media, not everyone is foolish and not all people are fools Its Sunday, April 10 and just as they boasted they would, the Boston Globe has published a complete hoax special Donald Trump edition as NEWS . The editorial board of The Boston Globe is using a satirical front page to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump presidency. (Fox News, April 10, 2016)
  • ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIGGING AT MALCOLM X'S BOYHOOD HOME IN BOSTON

    03/29/2016 7:52:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Mach 29, 2016 | PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) -- Archeologists in Boston are digging at the boyhood home of slain black rights activist Malcolm X. The two-week archaeological dig begins Tuesday in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood.
  • Police: Suspect told girlfriend, Ill find you and slit your throat

    03/28/2016 12:51:15 PM PDT · by pabianice · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/28/16 | Villani
    A Reading, MA, man with dozens of prior arrests stood bloodied today before a district court judge facing charges that he held his girlfriend against her will, beat her, cut her hair with a knife, and threatened to slit her throat if she altered authorities. Woburn District Court Judge Stacey Fortes ordered Brian English, 30, held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing after prospectors described a harrowing ordeal during which they say English kept his on-again, off-again girlfriend hostage in his home for more than two hours early Saturday morning. English struck her across the face with an open hand,...
  • Why Medical Research on Gun laws Cannot be Trusted

    03/23/2016 8:07:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My Colleague at Gun Watch, John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.), has published extensively. He has some insight into the recent study published in the Lancet: The major British medical journals are heavily politicized both Lancet and BMJ. Lancet even criticized the Iraq intervention under George Bush II. When they stick to their knitting medical research they do publish some good studies and are prestigious because of that. But the people running the journals are obviously Left-leaning like most academics so they cant help misusing the platform they have to hand in order to promote...
  • A catastrophe of epic proportions

    03/16/2016 7:27:19 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/14/2016 | Niall Ferguson
    There is a powerful symbolism in the impending collapse of Iraqs Mosul dam. Built on the cheap by Saddam Hussein in the early 1980s, it holds back up to 2.9 trillion gallons, roughly twice as much as Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. We all know what happened when Hurricane Katrina breached the levees around Pontchartrains south shore in 2005. No hurricane is needed to breach the Mosul dam. Built on a weak foundation of soluble gypsum, its stability has always depended on continuous grouting. In 2007 the US Army Corps of Engineers, alarmed by what they had found after the...
  • Mayor Walsh announces City of Boston grants for DACA/DAPA outreach and education

    03/16/2016 7:11:12 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    SAMPAN ^ | 3/16/2016 | Web
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced March 9 that the City of Boston has received $180,000 in funding for the DACA/DAPA Outreach Initiative through the Emma Lazarus Local Challenge, which will provide community outreach and education on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) The funds come from an $80,000 match grant from the Emma Lazarus II Fund of the Open Society Foundations, with matching funds of $25,000 each from four local foundations: the Boston Foundation, the Fish Family Foundation, the Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation, and the Hyams...
  • Boston Globe to end sponsorship of Crux web site

    03/12/2016 6:44:07 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 5 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | March 11, 2016
    The Boston Globe is ending its involvement with Crux, the web site that the Globe established less than two years ago to reach a Catholic reading audience.
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor dies in car crash overseas

    03/08/2016 4:34:55 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 46 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 03.07.16 | Eric Levenson
    Two Northeastern University students, one of whom was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, were killed in a car crash in Dubai, the university said on Monday.
  • Boston bombing survivor dies in car crash

    03/07/2016 1:24:35 PM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/7/2016 | Natalie O'Neill
    A college student who miraculously survived the Boston bombing and was featured in an iconic rescue photo from the tragedy died in a car crash in Dubai, her mom said Monday. We are stunned, shocked and heartbroken, Jill McGrath, mother of Victoria McGrath, told NBC in an email. The beautiful 23-year-old Northeastern student, a native of Weston, Connecticut, was in a car with fellow student Priscilla Perez Torres during the fatal accident, according to a spokeswoman for the university.
  • Hundreds of BPS students walk out to protest school budget cuts (Boston)

    03/07/2016 2:13:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | March 7, 2016 | Adam G
    At 11:30 a.m., hundreds of high-school and middle-school students walked out of their classes at Boston schools and streamed onto buses and subways for the ride downtown to let the mayor and the governor know they don't want their programs cut. They swarmed out of Downtown Crossing for a rally at the Parkman Bandstand on the Common, followed by a march up to the State House and then to Faneuil Hall. Mayor Walsh, who was attending a press conference at Faneuil Hall to announce that Boston would host a conference for millennials who want to get rich, got into his...
  • 1 dead, 6 injured in mass shooting inside Chelsea apartment (Boston)

    03/07/2016 9:46:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    WCVB (ABC)- Boston ^ | March 6, 2016
    Police said the shooting took place inside a vacant apartment at 120 Washington Avenue at 2:40 a.m. When they arrived, police found multiple people suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Friends say 19-year-old Pablo Villeda Estrada was killed. Officials say the teen was taken to Whidden Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.
  • "We're All Muslims Deep Down," Says ... Boston Police Commissioner

    03/02/2016 6:41:07 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 Mar, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Politicians insisting that the latest Islamic jihad attack has nothing to do with Islam have become a familiar feature of the mainstream media landscape, but last Saturday, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans went them all one better. Speaking at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, Evans declared: We're all Muslims deep down. We all yearn for peace. Evans thus went farther than Barack Obama, John Kerry, David Cameron, and all the other Western politicians who insist that Islam is a religion of peace. For Evans, Islam is not just a religion of peace, but the religion of peace:...
  • Lonsberry: GOP BOSSES SPIT IN THE VOTERS FACES

    03/02/2016 6:47:15 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is holding a press conference on Thursday before the GOP FOX News debate. He will attack Donald Trump and the millions of voters who support him. The anti-Trump effort being waged by the Republican Party is essentially a fight against democracy. Its not that this monster has raised himself up to threaten the ivory castles of the blue bloods, its that millions of people have stood up and said, Enough is enough. It is they against whom the GOP establishment is fighting. And that fight never turns out well. Donald Trump isnt Barry...
  • Mass. GOP Guv Says He Won't Back Trump As Republican 2016 Nom

    03/02/2016 7:02:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | March 2, 2016 | Katherine Krueger
    Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker joined team #NeverTrump on Wednesday, telling reporters he won't vote for frontrunner Donald Trump in November even if he's the party's nominee. "I said I wasn't going to vote for Donald Trump yesterday and I didn't, and I don't plan to vote for him in November," Baker said, referring to the state's Super Tuesday primary, which Trump won by a substantial margin. Asked whether he would cross party lines if Trump secures the nomination, Baker responded in audio posted online by the Boston Globe, "I'm not much of a fan of Hillary Clinton, let's put...
  • Why would anyone want Mitt Romneys political advice?

    03/02/2016 6:43:48 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/16 | Post Editorial Board
    Mitt Romney is back, offering to share the sage political wisdom that won him the White House in 2012. Oh, wait. President Obama beat him despite a sagging economy and terrible approval ratings. Indeed, Obama became the first guy ever to win a second term in the White House despite drawing fewer votes than the first time round. More than 3 million fewer while Mitt added only 1 million to John McCains disastrous 2008 total.
  • Mitt and Rumors of Mitt

    03/02/2016 6:27:33 PM PST · by pboyington · 25 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Will Mr. Romney pick up the white phone in the club grill room, Mr. Romney to the white phone please? Mitt Romney has been in the news lately, stepping out of the shadows in the Berkshires to undoubtedly serve the GOP Establishment, which can basically be encapsulated into Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche from Trading Places. I can hear the phone call last week We need help Mitt. This nouveau riche upstart Trump, hes going to destroy everything. Everything meaning, the Establishments soaking of the American people for the last 20 years. Put on a Brooks Brothers shirt, get yourself...
  • Mitt Romney Not Conservative

    03/02/2016 6:15:48 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 123 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | March 2, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
  • Today in History: Washington Launches Final Assault to End Siege of Boston March 2, 1776

    03/02/2016 7:43:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    In the early days of the Revolutionary War, the British held a tight grip on the city of Boston. On April 19, 1775, colonial forces attempted to confront the British in Lexington and Concord. Although the British prevailed, this was the beginning of the siege of Boston.General Artemas Ward was given control over the various groups of militia by Brigadier General William Heath on April 20. Ward found it difficult to fully control the different militias but managed to position them in a siege line that ran from Roxbury to Chelsea which blocked in Boston and Charlestown.Wards forces were bolstered...
  • Curt Schilling critical of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    03/02/2016 6:12:49 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/2/16 | Andrew Mahoney
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may be the front-runners to win the nomination for their respective parties in the 2016 presidential race, but ESPN Major League Baseball analyst Curt Schilling is not impressed. The former Red Sox pitcher made a lengthy appearance on Kansas Citys 610 sports radio Tuesday afternoon, and after talking baseball for the first 20 minutes, the conversation shifted to politics, and Schilling did not hold back. He took particular exception to Clintons use of a private computer server to send classified information. If shes allowed to get to the general election before shes in prison, Ill...
  • Boston Police Commissioner William Evans: Were All Muslims Deep Down

    03/02/2016 3:45:04 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 68 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 2/29/2016 | Pamela Geller
    This from the city of the Boston Marathon jihad bombing. Hugh Fitzgerald over at Jihad Watch explains: Hugh Fitzgerald: Boston Police Commissioner William Evans: Were All Muslims Deep Down Veterans, troubled by rhetoric, rally support of Muslims reads the headline to a story in the print edition of todays Boston Sunday Globe (online yesterday it was Local veterans hold rally in support of Muslims.) It described a group, Veterans for Peace, that felt it simply had to stand up on behalf of Muslims in Massachusetts whom, we were told, are feeling terribly put upon because of the politics of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- USA's Northeast Megalopolis from Space

    02/23/2016 11:36:58 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | February 24, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Can you identify a familiar area in the northeast USA just from nighttime lights? It might be possible because many major cities are visible, including (right to left) New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond and Norfolk -- Boston of the USA's Northeast megalopolis is not pictured. The featured image was taken in 2012 from the International Space Station. In the foreground are two Russian cargo ships with prominent solar panels. This Northeast megalopolis of the USA contains almost 20 percent of the people of the USA but only about 2 percent of the land area. Also known also as...
  • FBI, IRS raid Canton law office of state Senator Brian Joyce

    02/17/2016 5:49:41 PM PST · by massmike · 17 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 02/17/2016 | Milton J. Valencia
    Federal investigators have raided the Canton law office of state Senator Brian Joyce, a former assistant majority leader who has been under fire for alleged ethical lapses such as receiving free dry-cleaning from a local businessman and charging his campaign fund for a family party. “The FBI and the IRS are conducting court-authorized activity in connection with an ongoing investigation,” said Kristen Setera, an FBI spokeswoman. Massachusetts Republicans immediately called on Joyce to resign in light of the FBI raid. “Joyce’s remarkable disregard for the law is a byproduct of the Democratic culture of corruption on Beacon Hill, where abuse...
  • Trump Hammers Illegal Alien Gangs in America: ‘Beyond Belief’ MS-13 Has Foothold in Boston

    02/05/2016 6:22:33 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/05/16 | Matthew Boyle
    Donald Trump, the 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner who's polling ahead of all his opponents here in New Hampshire, told Breitbart News on Friday morning that America is in dire straits if voters don't elect someone president who can get the nation's immigration crisis under control. "If somebody great doesn't get in as president, we don't have a country anymore," Trump responded when asked by Breitbart News for his thoughts on recent congressional testimony by border patrol agents that the nation's immigration laws are basically nullified. "We're not going to have a country anymore." The testimony, as reported by the Washington...
  • Republicans should vote for John Kasich in N.H.

    01/26/2016 12:22:10 AM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | e.com/opinion/editorials/2016/01/25/
    New Hampshire Republicans can do their party a critical service on Feb. 9 by voting for an experienced political figure with a record of results, and thus dealing a blow to the divisive, demagogic candidates running on nativism and other political simplicities. The Globe urges them to support John Kasich, whose record as governor of Ohio shows him to be a pragmatic, fiscally responsible executive, but one who is also concerned with helping the poor. His success in that important swing state, and his record as a moderate conservative who is willing to compromise in pursuit of results, suggests he...
  • Somali man arrested for hitting MBTA bus driver

    01/27/2016 7:01:24 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 58 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | O’Ryan Johnson
    A Somali immigrant was arrested yesterday for hitting an MBTA bus driver and records show transit cops have locked him up three times for violent assaults in less than three years, officials said. Mohamed Noor, 29, of Brookline was arrested after he boarded a bus at about 12:45 a.m. on Commercial Street in Malden, but refused to pay the fare, police said. “The (driver) explained to Noor he would have to pay his fare or exit the bus,” police said in a statement. “Noor began to make verbal threats and insults towards the victim and in doing so placed other...
  • Hillary Clinton deserves Democratic nomination (BARF!)

    01/25/2016 1:08:47 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    America looks different in 2016 than it did the last time Hillary Clinton ran for president: The economy has come out of free fall, the military has left the quagmire of the Iraq war, barriers to equality have toppled, and universal access to health care has become a reality. Tumultuous as they’ve been, the Barack Obama years have proved transformative — and the priority for Democratic voters should be to protect, consolidate, and extend those gains.
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • Will anyone watch the Democratic debate this weekend?

    01/16/2016 12:35:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/16/16 | James Pindell
    Sunday night's presidential debate should be the most closely watched meeting of the party's candidates this year. But once again, thanks to the Democratic National Committee"s schedule, debate viewership will not be even close to what it could have been. **SNIP** But not only will this debate air at 9 p.m. on Sunday, in the middle of a three day weekend, but it will also run during National Football League playoff games and - dare we say - a new episode of PBS's popular series, "Downton Abbey."
  • Massachusetts, Boston offered GE $145 mln in perks to move—governor

    01/13/2016 12:55:10 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | January 13, 2016
    The state of Massachusetts offered diversified manufacturer General Electric Co $120 million in grants and other financial incentives to persuade it to move to Boston, with the city kicking in another $25 million in tax relief, officials said on Wednesday. City and state officials regard the move as the linchpin of an effort to redevelop the city's southern waterfront, which has transformed from acres of parking lots to a massive construction site with about a dozen office and apartment towers under construction. "In addition to adding hundreds of high-paying jobs to our state, we look forward to partnering with GE...
  • US Supreme Court lets stand rejection of pro-Israel ad

    01/11/2016 10:04:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 1/11/2016, 10:00 PM | Cynthia Blank
    The US Supreme Court rejected on Monday an appeal from a pro-Israel group seeking to place ads on the Boston-area mass transit system, AP reports. The ads are sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), also known as Stop Islamization of American, and they describe the Israel-Palestinian conflict as a war between the "civilized man and the savage." The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) initially rejected the AFDI ads, asserting they could be construed as "demeaning or disparaging" to Palestinian Arabs and Muslims. ...
  • Boston police officer shot in Dorchester

    01/08/2016 4:18:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 08, 2016 | By John R. Ellement, Eric Moskowitz, Evan Allen and Meghan E. Irons
    A Boston police officer was shot in the leg Friday by a suspected drug dealer who jumped out of his car and started firing without provocation, an incident that ended moments later when the suspect was wrestled to the ground and arrested, officials said. The officer, a nine-year veteran assigned to the drug unit at Area B-3 in Mattapan, was in the intensive care unit at Boston Medical Center but was expected to recover.
  • Marty Walsh ‘Unfiltered’ on gay marriage

    01/04/2016 10:00:35 AM PST · by massmike · 4 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 01/04/2016 | Jack Encarnacao
    When the debate over gay marriage reached a fever pitch on Beacon Hill in 2003, state Rep. Martin J. Walsh’s staunch Irish Catholic parents surprised him. Typically quiet on controversial subjects, they suggested where their firstborn son ought to come down on the issue. “They thought maybe you should vote for gay marriage, and it never dawned on me until years later (why),” Walsh told me in an exclusive, wide-ranging interview for the inaugural edition of 
“Unfiltered,” my new radio podcast series premiering this week on Boston Herald Radio. “We had a gay couple living on the top floor of...
  • 'Youth Pride Day' in Boston 2014 (Video)

    12/30/2015 7:33:15 AM PST · by massmike · 28 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | 12/30/2015 | MassResistance
    Boston, May 17, 2014. Most people have no idea how depraved the state-supported "Youth Pride Day" activities are. Kids as young as middle school age mingling with adult homosexual activists and cross-dressers, being given condoms and more.
  • Boston hikes age for buying cigarettes, tobacco to 21

    12/17/2015 6:02:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2015 6:54 PM EST | Steve LeBlanc
    Boston health officials voted Thursday to raise the minimum age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products - including electronic cigarettes - from 18 to 21. Mayor Marty Walsh said the city now joins more than 85 other Massachusetts cities and towns - as well as New York City and Hawaii - in hiking the age for purchasing cigarettes. The Boston Board of Health also voted to increase the age for admission to adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars to 21. ...
  • Teen guilty of raping, murdering female teacher

    12/15/2015 5:22:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 61 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Dec 15 | Douglas Ernst
    Colleen Ritzer A Boston jury has found a 16-year-old teenager guilty of killing his teacher in 2013. Philip Chism was charged as an adult for the first-degree murder of teacher Colleen Ritzer. An Essex Superior Court found him guilty on Tuesday. Ritzer, 24, was slain with a box cutter in a bathroom at Danvers High School in Danvers, Massachusetts, on October 22, 2013. Her body was found days later in nearby woods. Defense attorney Denise Regan attempted to use an insanity defense this week, but the court found her client competent to stand trial. “When Philip Chism followed Ms....
  • Resolution Barring Consideration of Religion in Immigration Passes Senate Committee

    12/10/2015 12:05:57 PM PST · by House Atreides · 77 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 10, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A Senate committee on Thursday approved a resolution that critics described as an "unprecedented" move granting immigrants easier access to the United States. The amendment, offered by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) and first reported on by the Washington Free Beacon, affirms the Senate's belief "that the United States must not bar individuals from entering into the United States based on their religion, as such action would be contrary to the fundamental principles on which this Nation was founded." The language was offered in response to recent comments from a presidential candidate who called on Muslims to be barred from...
  • Runaway Red Line train leaves Braintree with passengers but no operator

    12/10/2015 7:40:43 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 63 replies
    BOSTON - The MBTA says it has found evidence suggesting that someone tampered with a safety device in a rush-hour Red Line train that left the Braintree station with passengers aboard but no operator at the helm. The T says the train, which left Braintree a little after 6 a.m., passed through the four Quincy stations without stopping before crews were able to bring it to a stop just past the North Quincy station by de-powered the electrified third rail. The train was then moved to the JFK/UMass station and passengers were asked to exit. The T said no passengers...
  • UPDATE: Seven Muslims Caught Trespassing At Quabbin Reservoir Is A “Criminal Matter”

    12/04/2015 9:38:07 AM PST · by Sparky1776 · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | Mara Zebest
    Flashback to May 2013, GatewayPundit reported on seven Muslims arrested for trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. Hat Tip JihadWatch and ConservativeDailyNews that a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request was made to find out more information on the names of the individuals arrested and charges filed. The response letter revealed ties to a larger “criminal matter” In May 2013, seven Muslim “chemical engineers” were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir, a key supply of water for Boston, after midnight. Police stepped up patrols. The seven people who were apprehended “cited their education and career interests” as their reason for being...