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East Boston youngsters take the stage with Roger Waters

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JP Bridge Renamed For Late Sons Of Marathon Bombing Hero Carlos Arredondo

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JP Bridge Renamed For Late Sons Of Marathon Bombing Hero Carlos Arredondo


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Greyhound Expands Service from Hartford to New York and Massachusetts

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Man, woman shot in Chelsea; at least 2 suspects sought

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Boston, Framingham, Lawrence Hold Preliminary Elections For Mayor

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Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown say Boston Celtics will consider how to promote unity after President Donald Trump's remarks

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Danny Amendola at Olivia Culpo’s side at screening

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'Star Wars' composer writes Bernstein work for Boston
NEW YORK (AFP) - John Williams, the prolific film composer who has scored "Star Wars" and other blockbusters, will premiere a new work dedicated to Leonard Bernstein, the Boston Symphony Orchestra said Wednesday. The orchestra announced its 2018 season at Tanglewood, its summer home nestled in the wooded Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, which will be dedicated to the centennial of the birth of Bernstein, arguably the most prominent conductor ever produced by the United States   Read More ...
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Boston Tapes: Deadline set in ex-IRA man Anthony McIntyre case
Police and prosecutors have been given two weeks to provide reasons why recorded interviews with a former IRA man should not be sent back to America. High Court judges sitting in Belfast set the deadline in Anthony McIntyre's legal battle against police accessing his "Boston tapes". The tapes are candid interviews with loyalist and republican paramilitaries held in a library at Boston College   Read More ...
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Boston Pilgrim Hospital birth delay boy awarded £3.5m
The family of a 12-year-old boy who was starved of oxygen at birth has been awarded £3.5m in compensation. The child suffered brain damage in the moments before his delivery at Boston's Pilgrim Hospital in 2005. Lawyers for the family took action against United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), claiming there was a negligent delay in the boy's delivery. They were awarded the multi-million pound settlement at the High Court in London   Read More ...
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Fowl play: Turkeys attack police in US town
The birds, which are native to the area, have been filmed chasing police cars and attacking residents in Bridgewater, about 30 miles (50km) south of Boston. Local officials say there is not much they can do as the turkeys are wildlife and, as a result, they do not come under their jurisdiction. One of the victims, Bob Smith, filmed the animals as they came at him close to his home   Read More ...
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Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffers horrific broken ankle in NBA season opener against Cleveland Cavaliers
The NBA season opener between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers was overshadowed by a horrific ankle injury to $128million star Gordon Hayward. Hayward was forced out of the action with six minutes and 45 seconds to play in the very first quarter of the season. The 27-year-old landed awkwardly on his leg after trying to collect an alley-oop pass, but collided with Cavs' LeBron James in the process   Read More ...
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Red Sox Clinch AL East, Top Astros 6-3; Rematch In Playoffs
BOSTON (AP) — David Price came on in relief of Drew Pomeranz and squelched a dangerous seventh-inning rally to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Saturday, clinching the first back-to-back AL East titles in franchise history. The Red Sox avoided the possibility of a one-game tiebreaker with the rival Yankees, and instead left New York with a wild-card spot   Read More ...
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Rapper Kendrick Lamar Among Headliners At Boston Under 30 Summit
BOSTON (AP) — Rapper Kendrick Lamar and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman are among the celebrities, athletes and business leaders heading to Boston for Forbes’ Under 30 Summit. The four-day event focused on technology and business starts Sunday and runs through Wednesday. It includes panel discussions, competitions for startup companies, networking opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs, as well as musical performances and other celebrity-driven events   Read More ...
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East Boston youngsters take the stage with Roger Waters
Who were those kids onstage with Roger Waters while he performed “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” at TD Garden this week? Wednesday, they were kids from Seekonk. Thursday, the Pink Floyd cofounder was joined by boys and girls from ZUMIX, the East Boston-based nonprofit that uses music to help and support low-income kids. “Roger and his team couldn’t have been kinder and treated our kids like absolute professionals,” Jenny Shulman, ZUMIX’s director of operations, said   Read More ...
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Red Sox Fail Again To Clinch AL East, Fall To Astros 3-2
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox once again failed to clinch the AL East title as Alex Bregman homered and drove in three runs, giving the Houston Astros a 3-2 victory Friday night. The Red Sox magic number remained at one to close out the New York Yankees. Boston leads the Yankees by two games — both teams have two games left and already are assured playoff spots   Read More ...
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BSO, Boston Pops to play free outdoor concert at Franklin Park on Sunday
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, in partnership with the City of Boston, will present a special free concert in Franklin Park on Sunday at 3 p.m. Led by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, and BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, the outdoor concert marks the first time the BSO and the Boston Pops have performed on the same stage in a free outdoor public venue   Read More ...
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Mass. AG launches probe of addiction treatment fraud
The Massachusetts attorney general’s office is investigating the brokering of drug users to treatment centers in other states, following reports by STAT and the Boston Globe.   Read More ...
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Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum & more from Boston Celtics media day and training camp: 10 things we learned
Kyrie Irving needs to work on his defense, Gordon Hayward looks good, and more things we have learned from Boston Celtics media day and training camp.   Read More ...
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David Henneberry, who discovered Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding in boat, dies at 70
The man who discovered Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev curled up in his 24-foot boat days after the attack died Wednesday. David T. Henneberry, of Watertown, was 70-years-old. Henneberry was hailed as a hero when he notified authorities that one of the Boston Marathon bombers was hiding in his boat, The Slipaway II. On April 19, 2013, Henneberry stepped out of his home on 67 Franklin St   Read More ...
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ICE nabs 50 in Mass. during ‘Operation Safe City’ sweep
Federal immigration agents arrested 50 people in Massachusetts this week in what they called targeted raids in “sanctuary cities” and surrounding regions, including in Boston, where police say they were involved in a “limited capacity.” Of the 50 arrested in Massachusetts, 20 were picked up on non-criminal charges, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which ran the so-called “Operation Safe City” in cities across the country, scooping up 500 people in total   Read More ...
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Designer Show House coming to Belmont
The historic 1853 William Flagg Homer House, set atop a hill in Belmont, is the site of this year’s Junior League of Boston Designer Show House, open Oct. 7 to Nov. 5. More than 20 designers, including Mally Skok, Kim Macumber, and Robin Gannon are busy turning bare rooms into sumptuously designed spaces. Tickets are $35 before Oct. 7, $40 thereafter and are available online at BostonShowHouse   Read More ...
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Gov. Charlie Baker mixed on President Trump's tax proposal
Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, said parts of President Donald Trump's proposed tax plan could help Massachusetts, but other parts could hurt the state. Baker said the most important thing in his mind is that Congress holds hearings and works across party lines on any tax reform bill. "I think the most important thing they need to do is to give it the proper hearing and the proper vetting that gives everybody who's part of the House and the Senate the opportunity to ask questions and get them answered," Baker said, speaking to reporters after an unrelated event in Boston on Thursday   Read More ...
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Season Ticket sports podcast to debut Monday
Season Ticket, a new sports podcast from the Boston Globe and WBUR, will debut on Monday afternoon. Hosted by award-winning Globe sports columnist Christopher L. Gasper, Season Ticket will feature conversations, insider information, and unfiltered opinion on the Boston sports scene and beyond. A new podcast will be released each weekday afternoon on Apple Podcasts and other podcast apps. “We are thrilled to partner with the Boston Globe sports department on this podcast,” said Iris Adler, executive director for programming and podcasts at WBUR   Read More ...
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JP Bridge Renamed For Late Sons Of Marathon Bombing Hero Carlos Arredondo
JAMAICA PLAIN (CBS/AP) — A local bridge was renamed in honor of the late sons of a Boston Marathon bombing hero who was captured in an iconic photo wearing a cowboy hat as he helped rescue victims. Carlos Arredendo was joined by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker at a ceremony Thursday to rename the Jamaica Way Bridge after 20-year-old Marine Lance Cpl   Read More ...
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Patti LaBelle’s hidden talent: She can cook
It’s not every day you get to watch Patti LaBelle make mac and cheese. But there was the Grammy-winning Godmother of Soul fixing one of her favorite dishes at the Boston Center for Adult Education Wednesday. The photo op was arranged by Hood Calorie Countdown, with whom the “ Lady Marmalade” singer has partnered to educate folks about health and nutrition   Read More ...
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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Tito Jackson to face off in two debates before election
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's campaign announced the incumbent will participate in two debates against his challenger, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson. The general election is on November 7. In the prelimary earlier this week, Mayor Walsh garnered 62.53 percent of the votes, while Jackson won 29.06 percent of votes. Just about 14 percent of Boston's registered voters cast votes. Now Walsh will face off in two separate debates against Jackson after opposing debates prior to the preliminary race   Read More ...
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Al Horford, Boston Celtics big man, is open to playing center or power forward
NEWPORT -- Barring something completely unforeseeable, Al Horford will be one of the Boston Celtics' starters on opening night. What position he will play remains a little uncertain. Horford has a versatile skill set -- effective at the top of the key, moving the ball and stretching the floor. He's also good in the paint finishing over defenders, and he can fill the lane effectively on both ends, especially against smaller lineups   Read More ...
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Red Sox Cut Magic Number To 2 With 10-7 Win Over Toronto
BOSTON (AP) — Reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello struggled in his final playoff tuneup, and David Price relieved him to solidify his role on the postseason roster as the Boston Red Sox beat Toronto 10-7 on Wednesday night to lower their magic number to two. Hanley Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts homered in a five-run third inning for Boston after Porcello (11-17) gave up three runs in the first   Read More ...
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Senate prez suggests Mass. Amazon bid should feature satellite offices
Massachusetts state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg today suggested the Bay State's Amazon bid should feature satellite operations spread across the commonwealth, becoming the latest state official to question the value of a Boston-based headquarters. “They ought to set up their headquarters in the Boston area and they ought to set up satellite operations in various parts of the Commonwealth, so that the jobs will be shared so they'll find affordable housing all over the Commonwealth,” Rosenberg (D-Amherst) said this morning on Herald Radio   Read More ...
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Kyrie Irving 'great' in first Boston Celtics practice, but needs to learn -- especially on defense, says Brad Stevens
NEWPORT - Toward the far end of the Salve Regina basketball court, Kyrie Irving tracked the tennis ball coming out of his trainer Robin Pound's hand. Standing on one leg, Irving tried to maintain balance while catching all of Pound's tosses. The last one skittered by, but not even Rob Gronkowski could have hauled it in. Whether it be defensive schemes, a brand new offensive system, or a fuzzy green tennis ball, there's a lot being thrown at Irving during his first training camp with the Boston Celtics   Read More ...
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Greyhound Expands Service from Hartford to New York and Massachusetts
Greyhound is expanding service in Hartford, boosting departures to Boston and New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. Express routes are also being added to New York’s George Washington Bridge Bus Station, Springfield, Mass. and Worcester, Mass. “We are excited to expand our best-in-class service in Hartford and give our customers more choices for their travel needs,” said Andy Kaplinsky, chief commercial officer, Greyhound Lines, Inc   Read More ...
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Ryan and Maureen: Western Mass couple that met in Boston hosts 'weekend getaway' wedding in South Carolina
weddings and couples across Massachusetts. Want to see your wedding featured? Email for more details. While Ryan McCollum was living in South Boston, he didn't expect to meet his future wife, Maureen, who was living in New York at the time and in town for work, during a night out with mutual friends. "After hearing that Maureen would be staying for a short while I asked her to allow me to show her around Boston," said Ryan   Read More ...
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Mass. residents — statewide — say they’d pay for better transit
Frustrated by the condition of public transportation infrastructure around the state, residents from Boston to the Berkshires who were engaged by state senators expressed interest in expanded rail and bus service and a willingness to pay for it, according to a new report. The MassMoves report, put together by a group of senators who spent part of this year traveling around Massachusetts to discuss priorities with voters, is intended, according to Senate leaders, to spark a new dialogue over how to improve transportation   Read More ...
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Sale Gives Up 4 HRs In Playoff Tuneup, Jays Beat Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale matched a career worst by giving up four home runs in a playoff tuneup, including a pair to Josh Donaldson, and the Boston Red Sox lost 9-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Teoscar Hernandez hit one of his two homers off Sale, and Kendrys Morales had the other against Boston’s ace lefty. Sale (17-8) allowed five runs in five innings and surrendered multiple homers for the third time in five starts   Read More ...
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Man, woman shot in Chelsea; at least 2 suspects sought
CHELSEA, Mass. — At least two people are at large after a double shooting in Chelsea. Police said a man and a woman were shot Tuesday evening in the area of Congress Avenue. Both of the victims were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The man is listed in critical condition, and the woman is said to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries   Read More ...
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart's improved physique is notable, per Brad Stevens: 'I think we all can tell'
NEWPORT -- The Boston Celtics got their first look at the improved Marcus Smart on Tuesday as they opened training camp. Smart, who appears visibly lighter, finished the day by leading his scrimmage squad to a victory before going through a lengthy 3-point shooting drill. His jumper looked good, although (of course) it's important to remember that he wasn't being guarded   Read More ...
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FBI informant testifies in blogger beheading plot trial
BOSTON (AP) — An FBI informant has described his correspondence with a Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger who angered Muslims when she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. Using the alias Yusuf Ali, the informant testified Tuesday in Boston federal court that he and David Wright communicated online for about 18 months   Read More ...
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FBI informant testifies in blogger beheading plot trial
BOSTON – An FBI informant has described his correspondence with a Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger who angered Muslims when she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. Using the alias Yusuf Ali, the informant testified Tuesday in Boston federal court that he and David Wright communicated online for about 18 months   Read More ...
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Denzel Washington is filming a new movie in Boston
Award winning actor Denzel Washington has been seen around Boston's South End as he films for a new movie. According to The Boston Globe Washington is filming for "Equalizer 2," the sequel to 2014's action-thriller "The Equalizer," which was also shot in parts of Massachusetts. ALERT: Denzel Washington is shooting The Equalizer 2 outside 829 Bolyston Street right now. pic   Read More ...
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Opioid carfentanil found in dozen samples this year
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say their crime lab this year has identified a dozen samples of carfentanil (kahr-FEHN'-tuh-nihl), an extremely powerful synthetic opioid sometimes used to sedate elephants. Col. Richard McKeon said Tuesday the lab has confirmed the presence of the substance in samples seized in Boston, Brockton and other communities. McKeon says the lab has detected the powerful opioid fentanyl in 2,300 samples so far this year   Read More ...
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Aaron Hernandez was more than $2 million in debt at time of suicide, records show
New court filings reveal outstanding debts and claims against the estate of Aaron Hernandez, including an estimated $1.7 million owed to his high-profile attorneys, exceed the estate's value by orders of magnitude. At the time of the former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer's April 19 suicide in his cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Hernandez's debts exceeded $2 million, The Boston Herald concluded based on the filings   Read More ...
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For Pats, altruism trumps anger at fund-raiser
Patriots players put on special shoes and bowled a few frames at Kings in Dedham Monday night. No, it wasn’t a team-building exercise — President Trump’s controversial comments over the weekend brought the Pats closer than a night of bowling ever could — it was a fund-raiser for the Boston Medical Center’s effort to provide quality health care to city kids   Read More ...
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Full list of candidates in Boston mayoral, city council preliminary elections
Boston voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in mayoral and city council preliminary contests. The following is a full list of candidates in ballot order, according to the city’s website. Candidates for mayor Tito Jackson. Joseph A Wiley. Robert Cappucci. Martin J Walsh. District city councilor: District 1 Margaret M Farmer. Stephen Passacantilli   Read More ...
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NFL head injuries: BU researchers say they have developed method to detect CTE in living patients (reports)
Researchers from Boston University's School of Medicine may have made one of the biggest breakthroughs in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research to date, as they say they have developed a method to detect CTE in living patients, according to multiple reports. Dr. Ann McKee, the neuropathologist credited with many of the major breakthroughs in CTE research in recent years, says she has discovered a key biomarker to identify CTE   Read More ...
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Massachusetts teacher dubbed 'world's best mother' discovered dead in home
A married second-grade teacher was discovered dead Saturday in her Boston-area residence, police said. Vanessa MacCormack, 30, was discovered in her Revere home unresponsive, the Revere Police Department said. Authorities said they were investigating the teacher’s death after discovering some signs of trauma to her body. “A preliminary examination revealed signs of trauma on the body and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of her death,” the Massachusetts State Police announced in a statement   Read More ...
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Boston police to get birds-eye view of crime scenes
Boston police to get birds-eye view of crime scenes BOSTON — The Boston Police Department has purchased drones to aid in crime scene investigations. The drones will be used to give investigators a birds-eye view of crime scenes. The department said the drones will not be deployed until they receive feedback from the community. Massachusetts State Police began using drones last year   Read More ...
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