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  • 46 songbirds fall from sky in Boston

    09/08/2016 9:55:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2016 12:13 AM EDT
    Health officials in Massachusetts are trying to figure out what caused a large flock of birds to fall out of the sky and onto a Boston street. NECN reports 46 songbirds were found Thursday in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood. Some of the grackles were found dead, while others were just sick. …
  • USPS says letter carrier was assaulted in Dorchester (Boston)

    03/04/2016 5:26:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    WFXT (Fox-Boston) ^ | March 3, 2016 | Ted Daniel
    The letter carrier described the suspects as four Hispanic males in their late teens and one Hispanic female in the same age range. The letter carrier said he saw the group stealing a package, and when he confronted them they pushed him to the ground and broke his glasses. Assaulting a postal employee is a federal offense that can carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
  • Long-lost Roman roads discovered on flood maps: Hi-tech Lidar data...

    01/12/2016 10:42:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Aerial flood maps of Britain are revealing more than just at-risk regions - they have also led to the discovery of several Roman roads. Amateur archaeologists have been able to use the flood-mapping technology to trace the paths of Roman roads which have remained buried under the land for some 1,600 years. The aerial flood maps were created by aircraft equipped with laser scanners which measure the distance between the aircraft and the ground. Using light detection and ranging (Lidar) technology, the Environment Agency was able to detect the areas of Britain which are most at risk of flooding. The...
  • The Most Important Republican Donor That You Don’t Know Is Married To One You Do

    05/27/2015 12:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rosie Gray
    Republican presidential candidates travel far and wide to meet with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, seeking out his generous support. Not as many people talk about the other person in the room — his wife. In the late 1980s, Miriam Ochshorn was living in New York. Already a successful Israeli doctor, she had come to the United States for a fellowship in addiction medicine in 1986. She was divorced, and the mother of two daughters. One day, she got a call from a childhood friend, who was also now living in the United States. The friend, Sara Aronson, had just run...
  • Why Boston Is Queasy About the Tsarnaev Death Sentence

    05/16/2015 9:07:19 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2015 | TOM KEANE
    BOSTON - APRIL 8: Camille Lerner, 21, of Boston, painted the words 'B Strong' on the window of Sugar Heaven on Boylston Street, across from the Finish Line where the first bomb went off, after the verdict came down in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston on April 8, 2015. No victim of the Boston Marathon bombings was more poignant, perhaps, than eight-year-old Martin Richard. It was a photo of a smiling Martin, who was from Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, holding up a handmade sign saying, “No more hurting people,” that seemed to underscore the callousness of the acts and...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Four Chaplains

    02/03/2014 6:10:47 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 11 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | February 3, 2014 | FlagBearer
    February 3rd is remembered in honor of The Four Chaplains. On February 3, 1943, the USAT Dorchester was torpedoed while transporting approxomately 900 men across the Atlantic. The Four Chaplains - Methodist Reverend George L. Fox, Reform-Rabbi Dr. Alexander D. Goode, Father John P. Washington and Reformed Church Reverend Clark V. Poling - helped organize the evacuation of the ship, then gave up their life vests when the crew ran out of vests for the men. They were reportedly seen praying, arm in arm, as the ship went down. 230 men were eventually rescued from the frigid water that night.
  • 17-year-old woman held in stabbing of boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend

    04/02/2013 6:14:23 PM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies ^ | 04/02/2013 | Christine McConville, Laurel J. Sweet
    Boston police said a young mom who was jumped and repeatedly stabbed yesterday by another mother while pushing a stroller in Dorchester was lured to Savin Hill by her baby’s father with the promise of a pair of sneakers for their child, and he then restrained her while his new girlfriend attacked with a butcher knife. Police are obtaining a warrant for the father’s arrest and are actively searching for him. His new girlfriend, Samia Jones, 17, and the mother of the man’s 4-month-old baby, was ordered held on $50,000 cash bail by Judge Robert McKenna after pleading not guilty...
  • Woman stabbed while pushing stroller in Dorchester

    04/01/2013 6:51:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 1, 2013 | Jordan Graham
    A young mother pushing her baby boy in a stroller was repeatedly stabbed in Dorchester this afternoon, police and witnesses said. Boston Police said a woman was stabbed on Midland Street around 4 p.m. The mother, who appeared to be in her early 20s, then ran around the corner, still pushing her stroller, before she collapsed in front of an ice cream shop on Savin Hill Avenue, said Savin Scoops owner Joe Conway. “She was stabbed pretty badly,” said Conway. “There was blood all over the stroller.”
  • MBTA bus driver beaten by mob

    03/10/2013 11:07:27 AM PDT · by massmike · 32 replies ^ | 03/10/2013 | John Zaremba
    An MBTA bus driver was pummeled by up to 15 attackers while on his route in Dorchester early yesterday, MBTA cops said. The victim, identified as a 53-year-old man, was driving the Route 16 bus on Columbia Road at Geneva Avenue about 1:15 a.m. when a group of 10 to 15 youths boarded and began punching him, said MBTA police Superintendent in Chief Joseph O’Connor. Cops are investigating but so far are baffled as to the motive.
  • Guardsman, peace-loving landlady are at odds over apartment rental

    06/04/2012 5:36:37 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies ^ | 06/04/2012 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A National Guardsman who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay has sued a woman he tried to rent from, after she told him his war service and her peace activism presented a “conflict of interests” and suggested he seek housing elsewhere — though the Dorchester landlady insists his veteran status “would not impede his chances to rent from us.” Sgt. Joel Morgan, 29, said the two-bedroom $1,220-a-month Savin Hill apartment that property owner Janice Roberts, 63, showed him in April was perfect. But he claims Roberts told him in an April 9 voicemail that renting to him would 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...
  • Roman Remains Found at Charles Street, Dorchester

    09/03/2011 7:26:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Wessex Archaeology ^ | Friday, September 2, 2011 | Jon Milward
    As the site occupies an area near to the southern edge of the Roman town of Durnovaria it was predicted evidence of Roman town life would be uncovered during the works. The prediction proved correct; immediately below the modern overburden, the remains of Roman houses were uncovered. These buildings were built around 100AD and were orientated according to the town's street plan, which it has been possible to map using evidence from other excavations in Dorchester. These houses were in the vicinity of the southern wall of the Roman town and the public baths. They were well built with stone...
  • Man shot dead in surge of summer violence

    06/29/2011 9:21:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 06/29/2011 | Natalie Sherman & Colneth Smiley Jr.
    A man was killed in Dorchester early this morning, police report, in a shooting that one neighbor said sent five gunshots out into the night. The shooting occurred around 1:42 a.m. at 45 Olney Street. Police provided no further details. The victim, in his late 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Twenty-one people have been killed in Boston so far this year.

    02/03/2011 1:35:24 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 3, 2011 | Rees Lloyd
    “Four Chaplains Day” is to be observed annually on February 3 in America by the unanimous resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1988. It is a day to remember February 3, 1943, one of the most remarkable and inspiring acts of heroism in the history of warfare took place in World War II. It is a day to honor the heroism of the Four Chaplains, who selflessly gave their lives “that others may live.”However, although veterans in The American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other veterans organizations, will hold special observances on Four Chaplains Day, most American media,...
  • Religious Band of Brothers (Honoring "Four Chaplains Day" - February 3rd)

    02/03/2007 12:53:47 PM PST · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 433+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 17, 2004 | Rachel Zabarkes Friedman
    Religious Band of Brothers: The holy men of the Dorchester By Rachel Zabarkes Friedman National Review Online August 17, 2004 Shortly after midnight on February 3, 1943, a German U-boat fired a torpedo into the USAT Dorchester, an American troop carrier on its way to Greenland. Twenty-five minutes later the Dorchester plunged into the Atlantic, and of the 902 men on board only 230 survived. Among the dead were four chaplains — the subjects of Dan Kurzman's No Greater Glory: The Four Immortal Chaplains and the Sinking of the Dorchester in World War II — who had calmed panicked...
  • NYC police on watch for Newburyport courthouse bomber

    08/27/2004 8:46:09 PM PDT · by Royal Guardsman · 29 replies · 1,691+ views
    Newburyport Daily News ^ | August 27, 2004 | Andy Smith and Stephanie Akin
    NYC police on watch for Port courthouse bomber By Andy Smith and Stephanie Akin Staff writers New York City police are targeting a man who bombed Newburyport Superior Court 28 years ago, saying he poses a threat to next week's Republican National Convention. But an anti-war activist group has accused police of trying to "smear" their reputation by linking the group with the convicted radical who terrorized New England with a series of bombings in the 1970s. New York City police say Richard J. Picariello, 55, is among 50 activists whose criminal histories will earn them extra attention next week....
  • Dorchester man fatally wounded in Quincy store theft, police say

    03/10/2004 5:09:15 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 12 replies · 267+ views
    Boston Globe Online ^ | Wednesday, March 10, 2004 | John Ellement and Diane Allen
    <p>QUINCY -- William J. Quarterone did not go back to sleep yesterday morning, too troubled after watching a bleeding man collapse in front of his home in the early hours. Minutes before, police said, the man had stolen some Play Station 2 video games, and was fatally wounded as he fled.</p>
  • School Mistakenly Buses Boy To Boston

    09/05/2003 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 32 replies · 332+ views ^ | Friday, September 5, 2003 | Jack Harper
    Transport Mix-Up Happens Following After-School Program WELLESLEY, Mass. -- School officials in Wellesley are promising an investigation after a white after-school program teacher mistakenly put a black kindergarten student from Wellesley on a bus and sent him to Boston with other minority students who participate in a voluntary desegregation busing program. Newscenter 5's Jack Harper reported that the parents of the boy who was mistakenly sent to Boston's Dorchester neighborhood is not very happy about it. The program said they expect the boy to return to the program. The real hero in this story is the woman on the other...
  • Dorchester activist is dragged to his death

    07/15/2003 11:43:10 AM PDT · by bedolido · 24 replies · 472+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 07/15/03 | Elizabeth Boch
    <p>61-year-old Savin Hill man was dragged to his death Sunday night as he pleaded with the driver of the vehicle that struck him to stop. ''Oh, my God, please stop,'' a witness heard Richard A. Miller shout as he clung to the passenger side of the red pickup truck or SUV that dragged him for several hundred feet down Dorchester Avenue.</p>