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Massachusetts Department of Agriculture to hold statewide tomato contest

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Massachusetts Department of Agriculture to hold statewide tomato contest

- AMHERST -- Are your Beefsteaks the beefiest? Or are your Big Boys the most flavorful? Your Early Girls the fairest in the land? The Massachusetts Department of Agriculture put out a call this week for contestants in its 33rd annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest. The contest will be Aug. 22 at the Boston Public Market Demonstration kitchen, 100 Hanover St., Boston, but growers can drop off their entries at stations around the state if they cannot make it to Boston
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USS Constitution returns to Boston waters after first 21st century restoration

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USS Constitution returns to Boston waters after first 21st century restoration

- Old Ironsides touched her native Boston waters once again Sunday evening. A full moon reflected the highest tides of the season as the 219-year-old warship pulled out of the not-so-dry Dry Dock in Charlestown Navy Yard. A large crowd gathered in the Navy Yard next to the USS Constitution Museum to watch the historic vessel float after 26 months of extensive restorations to keep the ship in tact
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Valbuena’s Solo Homer Lifts Angels To 3-2 Win Over Red Sox

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Valbuena’s Solo Homer Lifts Angels To 3-2 Win Over Red Sox

- ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the seventh inning, Mike Trout and Andrelton Simmons also homered and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Sunday. Valbuena hit his ninth shot of the season into short right field to leadoff the inning, rounding out a trio of solo homers for the Angels
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Kendrick Lamar is a man of his word at TD Garden

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Kendrick Lamar is a man of his word at TD Garden

- The last time Kendrick Lamar played the Boston area, the Compton-born MC was in a very different place. His 2014 set at Jam’n 94.5’s annual Summer Jam in Mansfield showcased his undeniable talent. Since then, though, he’s become both critical darling and bona fide pop star, releasing the expansive, jazz-inflected “To Pimp A Butterfly” in 2015 and topping the 2017 sales charts with “Damn,” which combines heady concepts centered on karma and fate with Lamar’s knotty verses as well as a few zeitgeist-nodding touches
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Angels Slug Red Sox 7-3 In Anaheim; Farrell Ejected

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Angels Slug Red Sox 7-3 In Anaheim; Farrell Ejected

- ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When runs come in bunches, so do the wins for the Los Angeles Angels. Andrelton Simmons drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer, Albert Pujols went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and the Angels rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Simmons hit his 10th homer of the season to left and put the Angels ahead 4-3 in the third inning after falling behind early
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Guns N' Roses extends tour, adds Hartford concert date

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Guns N' Roses extends tour, adds Hartford concert date

- Guns N' Roses has extended its current North American tour and has added a date in Connecticut. The band will play the XL Center in Hartford on Oct. 23. The show comes one night after a previously scheduled date at the TD Garden in Boston. The "Not In This Lifetime" tour features the reunion of frontman Axl, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan
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Lululemon outlet to open in Wrentham Outlets

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Lululemon outlet to open in Wrentham Outlets

- The yoga inspired athletic apparel company, Lululemon, is bringing its first Massachusetts outlet to the Wrentham Outlets in Wrentham on July 28. In a Facebook post, Wrentham Village Premium Outlets wrote, "The rumors are true. Lululemon Wrentham Outlet can't wait to meet you. Get ready for the FIRST lululemon Outlet in Massachusetts. Only one week until opening!" Lululemon currently has seven storefront locations throughout Massachusetts in Boston, Burlington, Dedham, Hingham, Lynnfield, Natick and Newton
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The 10-game winning streak that ignited Red Sox Nation

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The 10-game winning streak that ignited Red Sox Nation

- This is the third part in a series about the Red Sox Impossible Dream season and the Summer of 1967 in Boston. On the night Red Sox Nation was born, the Sox themselves were in the air, flying back from a midsummer road trip. Amid the scattered card games, the banter with the sports writers, and the flirting with the flight attendants in their sugar-spoon hats, the only thing unusual aboard their United charter on July 23, 1967, was that none of the guys were asleep
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Paul Ryan greeted by protesters at New Balance factory in Lawrence

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Paul Ryan greeted by protesters at New Balance factory in Lawrence

- House Speaker Paul Ryan paid a visit to Massachusetts on Thursday, pitching key details from his tax reform plan and telling Lawrence factory workers that exported jobs must be brought home to the United States. Ryan was greeted by a flock of protesters outside of a New Balance factory in Lawrence, a blue-collar city north of Boston that carries a population of about 75 percent Latino
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Betting on downtown Worcester; Get an inside look at the new 370-unit luxury apartments set to open

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Betting on downtown Worcester; Get an inside look at the new 370-unit luxury apartments set to open

- Three hundred and seventy apartment units will soon come online in downtown Worcester, and with that is an expected migration of hundreds of new urban class residents looking for luxury living space in the heart of New England's second largest city. At least, that's what Andrew Marshall, CEO of the Roseland Residential Trust, is betting on. For the Roseland Apartments to be a success, Marshall and his team will need to tap into an elusive demographic of upper-management types, executives, and workers trying to move out of Boston to cheaper pastures
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Five communities targeted for ‘Slow Streets’ program

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Five communities targeted for ‘Slow Streets’ program

- Five Boston neighborhoods will participate this year in the city’s Slow Streets program, which aims to “improve the quality of life on Boston’s local streets,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh said this week. The neighborhood communities selected are Chinatown, Grove Hall/Quincy Corridor, Highland Park, Mount Hope/Canterbury, and the West of Washington Coalition. Walsh said in a statement that the community-based initiative is part of Vision Zero, the city’s plan to eliminate serious traffic crashes, including fatalities, in Boston, as well as the broader Go Boston 2030 strategic plan to invest $709 million over the next five years to improve street safety and transportation
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Dustin Pedroia homers, Doug Fister struggles in Boston Red Sox loss to Toronto Blue Jays

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Dustin Pedroia homers, Doug Fister struggles in Boston Red Sox loss to Toronto Blue Jays

- BOSTON -- The Red Sox couldn't overcome early miscues against the Toronto Blue Jays in a 8-6 loss, even despite red-hot Dustin Pedroia's best efforts in a seventh inning rally. Trailing by four, Pedroia ripped a three-run homer to left off Blue Jays reliever Danny Barnes. Boston sent seven batters to the plate in the seventh, a rally sparked by a Brock Holt walk and Mookie Betts single, and even put the tying run on before Xander Bogaerts struck out to end the frame
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Dustin Pedroia's power surge continues in Boston Red Sox loss to Toronto Blue Jays

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Dustin Pedroia's power surge continues in Boston Red Sox loss to Toronto Blue Jays

- BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia is in the midst of his most powerful surge of the season. It may also be, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell, his healthiest. Pedroia launched a three-run homer into the Monster seats in Thursday's 8-6 loss to the Blue Jays. He's homered four times in his last 11 games after hitting only two through his first 68 games of the season
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Bank of America’s Finucane reportedly eyed for top spot at Uber

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Bank of America’s Finucane reportedly eyed for top spot at Uber

- Could Bank of America vice chair Anne Finucane end up in the driver’s seat at Uber? Axios reports that Uber Technology’s board has reached out to Finucane about replacing former chief executive Travis Kalanick, who resigned in June. Finucane, who is based in Boston, is reportedly intrigued by the idea but hasn’t begun official discussions, according to the report. Uber declined to comment, and Finucane could not be reached for comment
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‘Water Wagon’ Brings Cool Relief To Boston On Hot Summer Days

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‘Water Wagon’ Brings Cool Relief To Boston On Hot Summer Days

- BOSTON (CBS) — On a hot summer day, nothing is better than a cup of cold water. Bringing clean, cool water to Boston residents on hot summer days is the mission of Barbara Gillis, the driver of the “Water Wagon.” Gillis has driven the wagon through the city’s neighborhoods for several years. “We give out free water to keep people hydrated,” Gillis told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens
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Improved GPS signals coming to Boston tunnels

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Improved GPS signals coming to Boston tunnels

- Better GPS signals may soon be available inside Boston's tricky tunnel arteries, thanks to a partnership between the state and Waze. The Boston Globe reports that a presentation by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation explained the new project, which would install hundreds of navigational beacons in Boston's many tunnels. Currently, it is nearly impossible to get a good signal while driving underground in the city, where roadways are complex
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Speaker Ryan talking tax reform at New Balance shoe factory

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Speaker Ryan talking tax reform at New Balance shoe factory

- LAWRENCE — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is heading to Massachusetts to talk taxes. The Republican leader from Wisconsin is scheduled to tour a New Balance sneaker factory Thursday in Lawrence, a gritty city north of Boston near the New Hampshire border. While there, he's expected to give an update on proposed tax reforms being hammered out in Washington by Republican leaders in Congress and President Donald Trump's administration
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  • Massachusetts Department of Agriculture to hold statewide tomato contest
    Massachusetts Department of Agriculture to hold statewide tomato contest

    , masslive.com

    AMHERST -- Are your Beefsteaks the beefiest? Or are your Big Boys the most flavorful? Your Early Girls the fairest in the land? The Massachusetts Department of Agriculture put out a call this week for contestants in its 33rd annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest. The contest will be Aug. 22 at the Boston Public Market Demonstration kitchen, 100 Hanover St., Boston, but growers can drop off their entries at stations around the state if they cannot make it to Boston
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  • Speaker Ryan talking tax reform at New Balance shoe factory
    Speaker Ryan talking tax reform at New Balance shoe factory

    , bostonherald.com

    LAWRENCE — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is heading to Massachusetts to talk taxes. The Republican leader from Wisconsin is scheduled to tour a New Balance sneaker factory Thursday in Lawrence, a gritty city north of Boston near the New Hampshire border. While there, he's expected to give an update on proposed tax reforms being hammered out in Washington by Republican leaders in Congress and President Donald Trump's administration
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  • Tanner Ainge tweets Gordon Hayward about possible 'millionaire's tax' in Massachusetts
    Tanner Ainge tweets Gordon Hayward about possible 'millionaire's tax' in Massachusetts

    , abcnews.com

    Gordon Hayward's impending free agency has caused a public tug-of-war in the Ainge family. As the Boston Celtics and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge await their chance to make a pitch to Hayward after free agency begins Saturday, Ainge's son Tanner, who is running for Congress in Utah, has repeatedly expressed a desire for Hayward to stay with the Jazz
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  • Boston Celtics trade rumors 2017: Jae Crowder sign-and-trade talks with Utah Jazz 'dormant' (report)
    Boston Celtics trade rumors 2017: Jae Crowder sign-and-trade talks with Utah Jazz 'dormant' (report)

    , masslive.com

    The Boston Celtics were never likely to simply give away Jae Crowder, with his versatile skill set and incredibly valuable contract, no matter how much the Utah Jazz want his services in exchange for Gordon Hayward. Sure enough, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, talks between the Celtics and Jaz were dormant on Thursday as Danny Ainge called around the league about better deals for Crowder, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart
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  • MBTA puts commuter rail Wi-Fi plan on hold amid opposition
    MBTA puts commuter rail Wi-Fi plan on hold amid opposition

    , wpri.com

    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has put on hold a plan to improve wireless internet service on commuter rail trains in the Boston area amid opposition from nearby communities. The MBTA said Friday it will step back and conduct a 30-day assessment of the project. The review will include comments and other feedback from customers, elected and appointed officials and residents
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Health

  • Tufts Medical Center Hit By First Nurses Strike In Boston In 31 Years
    Tufts Medical Center Hit By First Nurses Strike In Boston In 31 Years

    , cbslocal.com

    BOSTON (CBS) — More than 1,200 nurses at Tufts Medical Center went on strike at 7 a.m. Wednesday after last-minute negotiations between the union and the hospital failed. It’s the first nurses strike in Boston in . The one-day strike at Tufts is a protest of what the Massachusetts Nurses Association says are the hospital’s “safety issues.” They’re asking for more nurses, wage improvements, and pension protections for the nurses they represent at the hospital
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  • Orson Welles movie 'Filming Othello,' shot in Boston, to be released on home video
    Orson Welles movie 'Filming Othello,' shot in Boston, to be released on home video

    , masslive.com

    Orson Welles' film essay "Filming Othello" will be released on home video for the first time this fall, nearly 40 years after its release. The Criterion Collection will include the rarely seen 1978 documentary in its two-disc Blu-ray and DVD release of Welles' 1952 Shakespearean drama "Othello" on Oct. 10. "Othello" won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1952
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  • Boston College challenges tape subpoena
    Boston College challenges tape subpoena

    , bbc.co.uk

    A legal bid by the public prosecution service (PPS) and PSNI to gain access to interviews recorded by a former IRA member as part of the Boston College project is to be challenged by the American university. Anthony McIntyre was one of the main researchers in the project. A subpoena was served on the college at the weekend demanding access to interviews about his IRA activities. The college says it
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  • Best Bars For Frozen Margaritas In Boston
    Best Bars For Frozen Margaritas In Boston

    , cbslocal.com

    Refreshing summer drinks, including luscious and fruity frozen margaritas, are found in bars and restaurants all over the City of Boston. A classic margarita is made with tequila, triple sec and lemon or lime juice with a rim of salt, or not, depending upon the drinker’s preference. Kicking it up a notch to a frozen margarita adds another layer of flavor, in most cases
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  • Katherine Koh, Zirui Song
    Katherine Koh, Zirui Song

    , nytimes.com

    Dr. Katherine Arrigg Koh and Dr. Zirui Song were married July 8 in Andover, Mass. The Rev. Peter G. Gori performed the ceremony at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, where he is the pastor. Dr. Koh, 29, is a chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and received a master’s degree in social policy, with distinction, from Oxford University in England
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