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Paul Pierce’s number 34 to be retired by Boston Celtics

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Paul Pierce’s number 34 to be retired by Boston Celtics

- Number 34 is heading to the rafters in TD Garden. The Celtics intend to retire Paul Pierce’s jersey on Feb. 11 after a game against the Cavaliers. That’s a Sunday afternoon contest scheduled for 3:30 p.m. that will be televised nationally on ABC. “I will always be grateful for the sacrifices Paul made to help the Celtics be great,” said Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge
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Protesters march in Boston rally Saturday

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Protesters march in Boston rally Saturday

- by Associated Press. BOSTON (AP) - Thousands of counter protesters have begun a miles long march ahead of a conservative rally that's getting underway on Boston Common. Demonstrators started marching Saturday morning from the city's Roxbury neighborhood. Organizers say demonstrators will march to the Common, where the rally is taking place. Boston's rally is the first potentially large and racially charged gathering in a major U
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The most creative signs from the protests against the ‘free speech’ rally in Boston

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The most creative signs from the protests against the ‘free speech’ rally in Boston

- From quoting retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to playing off statements made by President Donald Trump, counter-protesters demonstrating against the “free speech” rally Saturday on the Boston Common took some creative approaches to the signs they carried. Here’s a look at some of the best ones: After @realDonaldTrump said both sides shared blame in Charlottesville, this woman says no, not so
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'This is our city,' Tito Jackson tells thousands at Boston 'Free Speech' counter-protest

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'This is our city,' Tito Jackson tells thousands at Boston 'Free Speech' counter-protest

- To a crowd of thousands, Tito Jackson said he's had enough. "Boston, today is our day," he said Saturday morning, "We are right here and we are going to be heard." The mayoral candidate spoke to thousands attending a counter-protest organized against the "Free Speech" rally being held on Boston Common Saturday. The "Free Speech" rally comes a week after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which an alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer drove a car into a counter-protest, killing one woman and injuring 19 people
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Thousands of protesters march to Boston Common ahead of 'free speech' rally

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Thousands of protesters march to Boston Common ahead of 'free speech' rally

- BOSTON — Thousands of protesters are marching from Roxbury to the Boston Common, where they plan to converge with a controversial demonstration. The group of over 10,000 people gathered at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center for their march to downtown on Saturday morning. They began with chants, music and speeches, then started walking just before 11 a.m. Organizers are calling the demonstration a "Fight Supremacy" and a "Racial Justice Solidarity March
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Live updates from the ‘free speech’ rally and counter-protests on Boston Common

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Live updates from the ‘free speech’ rally and counter-protests on Boston Common

- Commissioner Evans “To all who've shared prayers & support for my officers heading into today's rally, I'd just like to say thank you." ___ The MBTA is closing Boylston and Park Street stations at about noon Saturday for “public safety reasons,” according to a . #MBTA #RedLine & #GreenLine: For public safety reasons, Boylston & Park Street Stations will close today at ~12pm: https://t
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Bannon out at the White House after turbulent run

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Bannon out at the White House after turbulent run

- NEW YORK — Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election through their shared nationalist impulses, departed the White House on Friday after a turbulent tenure in which he shaped the president’s populism. The exit of Bannon was the latest in a string of high-profile West Wing shake-ups. It came as Trump remains under fire for saying that “both sides” were to blame for the deadly violence at a nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va
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Minneapolis names new chief in wake of police shooting death

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Minneapolis names new chief in wake of police shooting death

- MINNEAPOLIS — City Council members unanimously confirmed a new police chief on Friday after his predecessor was ousted after an officer’s fatal shooting of an Australian woman who had called 911 for help. Medaria Arradondo, a 28-year veteran of the Police Department, became the city’s first black police chief in a vote that was greeted by lengthy applause. The Minneapolis native told council members he was determined to serve ‘‘the 400,000 bosses that I’m responsible for
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Boston braces for far-right demonstrators and large counter-protest

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Boston braces for far-right demonstrators and large counter-protest

- A week after violent protests rocked Charlottesville, Va., Boston police are implementing a tight security plan on Saturday as a “free speech” rally with right-wing speakers is expected to converge with a large counter-protest on the city’s historic Common. “If anything gets out of hand, we will shut it down,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said at a news conference Friday. “We’re going to respect their right to free speech
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8 stabbed, 2 dead after knife attack in Finland

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8 stabbed, 2 dead after knife attack in Finland

- HELSINKI — A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland’s western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were looking for more potential suspects in the attack. The suspect who was taken into custody was described by police said was ‘‘a youngish man with a foreign background.’’ Witnesses said they heard him screaming “God is great” in Arabic as the attack unfolded
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Trump criticized at Martha’s Vineyard event

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Trump criticized at Martha’s Vineyard event

- Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosted a high-powered panel at this week’s Hutchins Forum on Martha’s Vineyard, and the topic was — you guessed it — President Trump. Specifically, the talk focused on issues related to race, including Trump’s comments in the aftermath of the events in Charlottesville, Va. The forum, moderated by veteran PBS journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, featured New York Times columnist Charles Blow, WBUR reporter Asma Khalid, former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, professor Leah Wright Rigueur of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, CNN political analyst April Ryan, and Republican commentator and businessman Armstrong Williams
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Needham native gets directorial debut in new comedy produced by Seth Rogen

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Needham native gets directorial debut in new comedy produced by Seth Rogen

- Needham native Lee Eisenberg, who started his Hollywood career as a writer on “The Office,” is set to co-direct a new comedy called “Good Boys.” The film, to be produced by Seth Rogen, among others, is about four California 12-year-olds “who embark on an epic quest from Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria” to avoid getting into trouble with their parents
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Vendors booted from Boston Common for rally

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Vendors booted from Boston Common for rally

- Vendors booted from Boston Common for rally BOSTON — Vendors were told they cannot be on Boston Common on Saturday, to make room for the converging protests and security precautions. The city granted permission for an event that organizers are calling a "Free Speech Rally" but that some people fear is actually a white nationalist rally similar to the one that erupted in violence and left a woman dead in Charlottesville last weekend
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Thousands of protesters to converge on Boston Common

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Thousands of protesters to converge on Boston Common

- 'Free Speech Rally' and 'Fight Supremacy' groups set to converge on Boston Common Tens of thousands of participants expected. . . 'Free Speech Rally' and 'Fight Supremacy' groups set to converge on Boston Common Tens of thousands of participants expected WEBVTT MESSAGES.THE EYE'S RHONDELLA RICHARDSON LIVE ON THE COMMON WITH WHAT WE CAN EXPECT.RHONDELLA?RHONDELLA: WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS TODAY, AND TODAY IS THE DAY FOR THAT FREE SPEECH RALLY
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Norwood Store Owner Helps Stop Grandparent Scam

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Norwood Store Owner Helps Stop Grandparent Scam

- NORWOOD (CBS) – At Central Market in Norwood, Marcieli Pastorio knows in rare cases, the customer is not always right. And when an upset elderly man asked for help to wire money Friday, she suspected something very wrong. “I said ‘OK, why are you sending the money? Somebody called and said they needed $890 for the grandson to go to court
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90th annual Westfield Fair Kicks off three-day run with soggy start (photos)

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90th annual Westfield Fair Kicks off three-day run with soggy start (photos)

- WESTFIELD-- Friday's downpours did not dampen the spirits of the volunteers or the patrons on hand for the start of the 90th annual Westfield Fair being held at the fairgrounds. The three-day event started Friday afternoon as the show went on despite the weather. Livestock was on display in the barn areas as was plenty of arts and crafts. Entertainment was provided as the band "Feel Good Drift," which took to the stage first
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  • Minneapolis names new chief in wake of police shooting death
    Minneapolis names new chief in wake of police shooting death

    , bostonglobe.com

    MINNEAPOLIS — City Council members unanimously confirmed a new police chief on Friday after his predecessor was ousted after an officer’s fatal shooting of an Australian woman who had called 911 for help. Medaria Arradondo, a 28-year veteran of the Police Department, became the city’s first black police chief in a vote that was greeted by lengthy applause. The Minneapolis native told council members he was determined to serve ‘‘the 400,000 bosses that I’m responsible for
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Politics & Government

  • President Trump Decides To Oust Steve Bannon, Reports Say
    President Trump Decides To Oust Steve Bannon, Reports Say

    , cbslocal.com

    WASHINGTON (CBS) — Steve Bannon is on his way out of the White House, according to reports. President Donald Trump has told aides that he’s decided to remove his chief strategist, The New York Times reports. The Associated Press is also reporting that Bannon is leaving his White House role. — The New York Times (@nytimes) The former Breitbart executive joined Trump’s campaign last August and helped him win the election
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Sports

  • Boston, Tampa teams joining athletes to address racial injustice after Charlottesville
    Boston, Tampa teams joining athletes to address racial injustice after Charlottesville

    , washingtonpost.com

    From Michael Bennett and Marshawn Lynch to LeBron James and Kevin Durant, athletes are using their platforms to address concerns about racial injustice. Amid a newly charged debate over symbols of the country’s history of discrimination, Thursday brought evidence that major sports teams may be starting to follow suit. Three Tampa teams — the Buccaneers, Rays and Lightning — issued a joint statement in which they pledged to help pay to remove a Confederate monument from the downtown area of the city
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Business

  • Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Flood The Market; NASA Offers Recommended Brands
    Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Flood The Market; NASA Offers Recommended Brands

    , cbslocal.com

    CBS Local — The need for Solar Eclipse glasses that protect the eyes of the millions who will be witnessing history on Aug. 21 has created business opportunities. As such, there are plenty of people looking to make a quick buck by selling fake glasses. The problem with these scams is that they can cause serious eye problems for those viewing the eclipse
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Technology

  • Man called cyberattack hero faces charges he created malware
    Man called cyberattack hero faces charges he created malware

    , bostonglobe.com

    WASHINGTON — A self-taught computer-security researcher credited with stopping a devastating cyberattack that crippled British hospitals in May was arrested on charges that he created malware used to hack banking systems in Canada and Europe, US officials said. Marcus Hutchins, who started blogging under the pseudonym MalwareTech when he was a teenager, was arrested Wednesday in Las Vegas, the Justice Department said
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Health

  • Cats offer comfort to veterans in final moments at VA hospital in Western Massachusetts
    Cats offer comfort to veterans in final moments at VA hospital in Western Massachusetts

    , masslive.com

    From a hospital bed on the second floor of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leeds, a hushed meow could be heard. People were talking outside the room Madison, a sandy blonde cat, was sleeping within. This bed and most others on the floor are where she and fellow feline Zoe enjoy taking naps and seeking attention from patients and staff
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Family & Parenting

  • Child Seriously Hurt In Fall From Third Floor Window In Lynn
    Child Seriously Hurt In Fall From Third Floor Window In Lynn

    , cbslocal.com

    LYNN (CBS) — A one-year-old fell from a third floor window in Lynn Thursday morning. Emergency crews raced to the home on Saratoga Street just after 10:30 a.m. and found a window screen in the driveway where the toddler landed. Police said several family members were at home at the time of the fall. The child was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with what authorities say are “serious injuries
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Society & Culture

  • Boston braces for far-right demonstrators and large counter-protest
    Boston braces for far-right demonstrators and large counter-protest

    , chicagotribune.com

    A week after violent protests rocked Charlottesville, Va., Boston police are implementing a tight security plan on Saturday as a “free speech” rally with right-wing speakers is expected to converge with a large counter-protest on the city’s historic Common. “If anything gets out of hand, we will shut it down,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said at a news conference Friday. “We’re going to respect their right to free speech
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Entertainment & Arts

  • So about that bombshell casually dropped on ‘Game of Thrones’ Sunday. .
    So about that bombshell casually dropped on ‘Game of Thrones’ Sunday. .

    , bostonglobe.com

    If you were ready to throw something at your TV during last night’s “Game of Thrones” episode, you’re not alone. The HBO show’s creators teased viewers in its newest episode by having a character stumble upon something that could change the whole balance in the race for the Iron Throne — only for it to be promptly ignored. In the episode titled “Eastwatch,” former wildling Gilly was flaunting her new reading skills by giving her partner, Sam Tarly, a rundown of everything a former high septon recorded in a journal
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Education

  • You don’t have to be a smaht student to take this tour of Hahvahd
    You don’t have to be a smaht student to take this tour of Hahvahd

    , bostonglobe.com

    Fresh out of college and newly in the workforce, I recently found myself doing the last thing I expected to do in my young professional life: taking a college tour. But this tour of Harvard University was distinctly different from those I’d taken as a nervous high school student. There were no jittery teenagers or overeager parents, no chatter about SAT scores
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Travel & Recreation

  • Cumberland Farms Recalls Chicken Caesar Salad
    Cumberland Farms Recalls Chicken Caesar Salad

    , wtnh.com

    The 9.95 oz plastic salad bowls containing, “Cumberland Farms Chicken Caesar Salad with Romaine lettuce, roasted chicken, Parmesan cheese, bacon, multi-grain croutons and creamy Caesar dressing” with a use-by date of August 16, 2017 have been incorrectly labeled as gluten-free. The croutons in the salad are made with wheat and the allergen was not declared on the label. These salads were distributed to Cumberland Farms locations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont
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Law & Crime

  • Springfield Police Department had no social media policy at time of officer Conrad Lariviere's Charlottesville comments
    Springfield Police Department had no social media policy at time of officer Conrad Lariviere's Charlottesville comments

    , masslive.com

    The Massachusetts State Police have a social media policy. So do police in Chicopee, Northampton, Holyoke and West Springfield. But in Springfield -- home to the state's second-largest local department after Boston -- no written policy governed what officers or other city employees could say on Facebook or other platforms. That is, until Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced Friday that he would implement a policy on "social media etiquiette" via executive order
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Media & Information

  • Springfield Police Department had no social media policy at time of officer Conrad Lariviere's Charlottesville comments
    Springfield Police Department had no social media policy at time of officer Conrad Lariviere's Charlottesville comments

    , masslive.com

    The Massachusetts State Police have a social media policy. So do police in Chicopee, Northampton, Holyoke and West Springfield. But in Springfield -- home to the state's second-largest local department after Boston -- no written policy governed what officers or other city employees could say on Facebook or other platforms. That is, until Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced Friday that he would implement a policy on "social media etiquiette" via executive order
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Life & Style

  • Google fires employee who wrote memo about women in technology jobs
    Google fires employee who wrote memo about women in technology jobs

    , bostonglobe.com

    SAN FRANCISCO — Alphabet Inc.’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the Web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across Silicon Valley. James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote the note, confirmed his dismissal in an e-mail, saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” A Google representative didn’t immediately return a request for comment
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Real Estate

  • Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill
    Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill

    , cbslocal.com

    (LOWELL) — A Lowell couple says a tenant in their house caused a large heating oil spill in their basement. Patricia Gervais and her boyfriend Todd Wall say the man who lives in the first floor apartment of their house deliberately drilled holes in the heating oil tank and caused the spill in their basement. Wall says the man has caused plenty of damage to their Princeton Boulevard home
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Books & Literature

  • At Boston Comic Con, Marvel Universe creator Stan Lee said he can no longer read comic books
    At Boston Comic Con, Marvel Universe creator Stan Lee said he can no longer read comic books

    , masslive.com

    Stan Lee, the mind behind famous characters like Spider-Man and X-Men, dished out a playful question-and-answer session that at times felt more like a comedy show. The Friday night session at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center was billed as one of the 94-year-old's last appearances on the East Coast. Nearly 2,000 fans packed the Boston Comic Con session in order to see Lee
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Science & Nature

  • Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend
    Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

    , cbslocal.com

    BOSTON (CBS) – The most popular meteor shower of the year peaks soon! The yearly Perseid Meteor Shower always occurs in the middle of summer when the earth passes through the dust of the Comet Swift-Tuttle. Typically you can see about 80 meteors per hour around the peak in August. This year the peak is the night of August 11th & 12th (Friday night) and the night of August 12th and 13th (Saturday night)
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Motoring

  • VW and regulators agree on fix for cars in cheating scandal
    VW and regulators agree on fix for cars in cheating scandal

    , bostonglobe.com

    WASHINGTON — Volkswagen and US environmental regulators announced agreement Thursday on a plan for the German automaker to fix most of the diesel cars involved in an emissions cheating scandal. The company said the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board have approved the program, which involves about 326,000 VW cars sold between 2009 and 2014. That’s the first generation of the ‘‘Clean Diesel’’ cars with 2
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