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Boston’s Amazon HQ Bid Centered On Suffolk Downs

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Keller @ Large: Hey Amazon, Don’t Waste Your Time With New Hampshire

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Winchester Halloween Display Raises Money For Children's Hospital

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Man Pleads Guilty To Covering Up Grisly Peabody Murder

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Dennis Firefighter Charged With Assault, Arrested At Station

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Boston area stakes Amazon HQ pitch on tech talent

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No Harvard, Faneuil Hall or Seaport: Tour companies cutting out 'major' Boston destinations due to traffic woes
Sightseeing companies say they're "cutting major destinations from itineraries" due to paralyzing traffic in downtown Boston. The Boston Globe reports every company they spoke with has already made or plans to consider nixing visits to iconic city spots like Harvard University, Charlestown, the Seaport and Faneuil Hall. "It just stinks to tour Boston right now," Steven Grasso, president of North American Traveler, told The Globe   Read More ...
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Boston’s Amazon HQ Bid Centered On Suffolk Downs
BOSTON (CBS) — Suffolk Downs is the main focus of Boston’s bid to host the new Amazon headquarters, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told WBZ-TV Thursday. The mayor said the 144-acre property should be attractive to Amazon because it has only one owner, meaning they wouldn’t have to assemble a site out of smaller properties–and it meets their requirement of being close to an airport   Read More ...
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You can still build a successful family-run business in Mass. and this thriving peanut butter factory north of Boston is proving it
Made in Massachusetts is an ongoing feature taking you inside the products made right here in the Bay State and the people who make them. ___________________ Mark Hintlian crosses the factory floor, a smile on his face. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker walks a few steps behind him, with a black cap that says "Teddie Peanut Butter," complete with the bear logo   Read More ...
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US Unemployment Claims Fall To Lowest Level In 44 Years
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid by 9,500 to 248,250, lowest since late August. The overall number of Americans collecting unemployment checks dropped to 1   Read More ...
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FDA Approves Gene Therapy Tested In Boston To Treat Adults With Lymphoma
TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults. The Food and Drug Administration allowed sales of the treatment from Kite Pharma. It uses the same technology, called CAR-T, as the first gene therapy approved in the U.S. in August, a treatment for childhood leukemia from Novartis Pharmaceuticals   Read More ...
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Keller @ Large: Hey Amazon, Don’t Waste Your Time With New Hampshire
BOSTON (CBS) – So, I see that New Hampshire, in its bid to coax Amazon into building their east coast headquarters there, has decided to jump ugly with Massachusetts. “Choose Boston,” state officials write in their bid document, “and next year when you leave your tiny $4,000 a month apartment only to sit in 2 hours of traffic trying to make your way to an overburdened airport, you’ll be wishing you were in New Hampshire   Read More ...
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Vape Pen Battery Explodes In Student’s Backpack
NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A school bus had quite the scare in Massachusetts after a student’s backpack burst into flames. Police say the fire happened around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday in Northbridge as the students were heading to Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School. The bus driver was able to evacuate the students and use a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze   Read More ...
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Gordon Hayward’s Surgery For Ankle, Leg Injury Went ‘Great’, Wife Says
BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is not likely to play again this season, his agent told ESPN. The report came as Hayward had surgery Wednesday night at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston to repair a dislocated left ankle and broken tibia. Hayward suffered the gruesome injury Tuesday night in Cleveland. His wife Robyn posted a message on Instagram just before 1 a   Read More ...
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Gordon Hayward injury: Boston Celtics star likely to miss remainder of season
Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward's gruesome ankle injury will likely sideline him for the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. After surgery tonight, Boston's Gordon Hayward is unlikely to return this season, agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN. -- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) The Celtics had previously declined to estimate a timeline, but Hayward underwent surgery Wednesday night. On Instagram, his wife suggested it was successful   Read More ...
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Kyrie Irving struggles as Boston Celtics fall to Milwaukee Bucks, 108-100
BOSTON -- As if you needed any more evidence the NBA is an unforgiving league, note everything the Boston Celtics were required to deal with over the first two nights of the season. After losing Gordon Hayward to a gruesome injury, having no answer for LeBron James and missing a tying 3-pointer at the buzzer Tuesday night, the Celtics ran into Giannis Antetokounmpo on the back leg of their back-to-back Wednesday   Read More ...
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Boston Celtics' injured star Gordon Hayward shares message with fans before home opener
BOSTON -- Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward fractured his tibia and dislocated his ankle on a freak play in the team's season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers -- a gloomy start to what was expected to be one of the most exciting Celtics seasons in recent memory. On Wednesday, in the Celtics' home opener against the Milwaukee Bucks, Hayward sent a message to Celtics fans on the Jumbotron from his hospital bed   Read More ...
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World War II Memorial Defaced By Vandals
FALL RIVER (CBS) – The Iwo Jima Memorial in Fall River’s Veterans Park was defaced by two vandals with a fire extinguisher early Saturday morning. “Saturday morning they came over here, climbed up with a fire extinguisher and emptied it all on the side of the monument,” said Bruce Aldrich, the Commandant of the Marine League Lance Corporal John J. VanGyzen Detachment 1258, a veterans group that maintains the memorial   Read More ...
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Boston man guilty of ISIS-inspired plot to behead conservative blogger
On Wednesday, jurors found David Wright guilty of five criminal charges, including planning to behead Geller. He could face up to life in prison. BREAKING: Massachusetts man convicted in plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Gellar over Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest.— The Associated Press (@AP) The plot was hatched when Wright, his uncle Usamaah Abdullah Rahim and Nicolas Rovinski became upset over Geller organizing a “Draw Mohammed” contest in Garland, Texas in 2015   Read More ...
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Guilty verdict in Boston Islamic State beheading plot
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a “Draw Mohammed” contest. David Wright, 28, was found guilty of five criminal charges for planning with his uncle and a friend to behead blogger Pamela Geller   Read More ...
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Boston man guilty of supporting Islamic State in 2015 beheading plot
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area man on Wednesday was found guilty of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a “Draw Mohammed” contest. David Wright, 28, was found guilty of all of five criminal charges for planning with his uncle and a friend to behead blogger Pamela Geller, a plot that fell apart after Wright’s uncle said he wanted to kill law enforcement officers instead and was shot dead by police   Read More ...
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Winchester Halloween Display Raises Money For Children's Hospital
WINCHESTER (CBS) — It’s the fourteenth year John Downs has built and operated the spooky display outside his home on Franklin Road. It’s an impressive sight, but it’s not just for scares–the display is part of the Halloween Helping Kids program, which raises money for Boston Children’s Hospital. “Over the past four years, we’ve raised over $20,000, and I’m hoping to raise another $10,000 this year,” Downs told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens   Read More ...
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Everett Man Found Guilty In 2015 ISIS Terror Plot
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was convicted Wednesday of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller and kill other Americans on behalf of the Islamic State group. Jurors found David Wright guilty of all charges, including conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries. The 28-year-old faces up to life in prison   Read More ...
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Man Pleads Guilty To Covering Up Grisly Peabody Murder
SALEM (CBS) – One of the two men arrested for a grisly double murder in Peabody earlier this year is heading to prison. Michael Hebb, 45 of Peabody, was initially charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Mark Greenlaw, 37, and his girlfriend Jennifer O’Connor, 40, back in February. In Salem Superior Court Wednesday, Hebb admitted he helped cover up O’Connor’s murder and tried to destroy evidence in the case   Read More ...
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Man convicted of plotting to behead blogger for IS group
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was convicted Wednesday of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller and kill other Americans on behalf of the Islamic State group. Jurors found David Wright guilty of all charges, including conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries. The 28-year-old faces up to life in prison   Read More ...
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Patriots’ Harvey Langi, Wife Share Emotional Reunion Days After Serious Crash
FOXBORO (CBS) – Patriots player Harvey Langi and his wife had an emotional hospital reunion days after the couple was seriously injured when an SUV slammed into their car while they were sitting at a red light. Cassidy Langi shared an Instagram video showing her husband, walking with the help of crutches, visiting her while she lays in her hospital bed   Read More ...
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Dennis Firefighter Charged With Assault, Arrested At Station
DENNIS (CBS) — Yarmouth Police took a firefighter into custody at the Dennis Fire Department Tuesday morning on charges of assault. Sebastian Pessini faces charges of assault and battery on a household or family member, subsequent offense. He’s also charged with animal cruelty, strangulation or suffocation, and intimidation of a witness. He was arraigned Tuesday in Barnstable District Court and held without bail pending a Friday dangerousness hearing   Read More ...
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Boston area stakes Amazon HQ pitch on tech talent
It's also competing against its immediate neighbors. Numerous Massachusetts cities - along with Rhode Island and southern New Hampshire - are submitting their own pitches to Amazon. All are using proximity to Boston's tech talent as a major draw. The Seattle e-commerce company is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs in whichever region it chooses to build a second headquarters   Read More ...
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Police: Man Broke Into Kennel To Steal His Dog
SPENCER (CBS) — Police said a Spencer man broke into their kennel to steal his dog. Eriq Ethier, 21, turned himself in to Spencer Police Tuesday afternoon. He’s charged with breaking and entering, larceny, and cruelty to animals. Police said Ethier had surrendered the dog to Animal Control officers. They said he later admitted he took the dog from the department’s kennel, and told them where it was   Read More ...
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Ford Recalls 1.3 Million F-150, Super Duty Vehicles Over Door Problems
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America because of potential door problems. The company said Wednesday that in some vehicles a frozen door latch or bent or kinked actuation cable may cause a door to not open or close. If consumers are able to open and close such doors, the door may appear closed, but the latch may not fully engage, increasing the risk for a possible injury   Read More ...
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Boston Red Sox report card 2017 season in review: From Chris Sale to Dave Dombrowski
Price started the year on the disabled list and once he returned in late May, pitched better than expected in the rotation, given the questions about his his arm. In 11 starts, he posted a 3.82 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 66 innings. The Red Sox won six of those 11 games he pitched. But then Price hit the DL again and didn't return until September   Read More ...
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Small Earthquake Shakes Parts Of New Hampshire
SANBORNTON, N.H. (AP) — A small earthquake shook parts of New Hampshire which had residents describing it as a large rumble. The Weston Observatory recorded an earthquake hitting Sanbornton Tuesday evening. The magnitude 1.9 quake’s epicenter was measured to be around 3 miles west of the town proper. Small earthquakes are not uncommon in New England. In the past month, four earthquakes under magnitude 2 have been recorded across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine   Read More ...
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Brad Stevens On Gordon Hayward Ankle Injury: ‘We’re All Feeling For Him’
CLEVELAND (CBS/AP) — Gordon Hayward’s face was etched in pain and shock. Of all the juicy subplots for this hyped homecoming and a season opener between heated rivals, a serious injury to Hayward wasn’t on the list. Boston’s season changed in a gruesome instant Tuesday night. Hayward, one of the new Celtics who was going to help them close the gap on Cleveland, broke his left ankle just five minutes into his debut, and Boston was beaten 102-99 by LeBron James and the Cavaliers   Read More ...
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Hayward Breaks Ankle, Cavs Hold Off Celtics 102-99 In Opener
CLEVELAND (AP) — Boston’s Gordon Hayward broke his left ankle just five minutes into the season, a grisly injury that overshadowed Kyrie Irving’s return to Cleveland and the Cavaliers’ 102-99 win over the shocked Celtics on Tuesday night. LeBron James scored 29 points — 13 in the fourth quarter — in his most extensive action in three weeks because of a sprained left ankle   Read More ...
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School Cancels Halloween, Will Celebrate ‘Black And Orange’ Spirit Day
WALPOLE (CBS) – The decorations are out and Halloween is two weeks away but there’s controversy at Boyden Elementary School in Walpole. The school will not be having its annual Halloween costume parade this year. “I think it’s a lot of political correctness,” a Walpole woman said. “I think it’s a shame because Halloween is the funnest day of the year next to Christmas for children   Read More ...
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Gordon Hayward's injury overshadows Kyrie Irving's return, Boston Celtics' dramatic 102-99 loss to Cleveland Cavaliers
CLEVELAND -- With an unsuccessful alley-oop and a gruesome injury on the landing, the season opener billed as Kyrie Irving's emotional return to Cleveland quickly morphed into a nightmare for Gordon Hayward. Less than six minutes into his Boston Celtics debut, Hayward suffered one of the ugliest injuries you'll ever see on a basketball court. His leg appeared to snap near the ankle, leaving his foot jutting out at an unnatural angle   Read More ...
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Boston Symphony Orchestra director Andris Nelsons named Artist of the Year by Musical America
Boston Symphony Orchestra maestro Andris Nelsons has been named 2018 Artist of the Year by the venerable Musical America Worldwide. Past recipients include Leonard Bernstein, Igor Stravinsky, Beverly Sills, Placido Domingo and Audra McDonald. Nelsons will be presented with the honor at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in December. Born in Riga in 1978 into a family of musicians, Nelsons was 5 years old when he was taken to a performance of Wagner's Tannhauser, an experience he considers the pivotal moment of his young life   Read More ...
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Gordon Hayward Suffers Gruesome Ankle Injury In First Quarter With Celtics
BOSTON (CBS) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury just minutes into his Boston career. Hayward suffered a fractured left ankle after he took a nasty fall on a backdoor alley-oop attempt just 5:15 into Tuesday’s NBA opener against the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Quicken Loans Arena fell silent as Hayward withered in pain on the floor with his foot dangling by the ankle   Read More ...
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Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics star, booed by Cleveland Cavaliers fans during introduction (WATCH)
CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving, the newest Boston Celtics star, requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason -- spurning the organization that drafted him in favor of a new situation. The city of Cleveland, it appears, hasn't forgiven or forgotten. Playing in the season opener, which doubled as his first return to the Cavaliers since he was traded in August, Irving received a loud chorus of boos from Cavaliers fans who were understandably upset with the way his tenure in Cleveland ended   Read More ...
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Boston Landmarks Gala raises money for free summer concerts
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra Gala at the Omni Parker House Saturday evening raised money for its annual free summer concert series at the Hatch Shell. Lloyd and Gene Dahmen and Peter and Dieuwke Fiedler were co-chairs for the event. Welcoming guests were Landmarks executive director Jo Frances Meyer and board chair Laura Connors . Mayor Martin J. Walsh introduced James D   Read More ...
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Bullet Fired Into Mansfield Apartment Floor Nearly Hits Teen
MANSFIELD (CBS) — A man in Mansfield called police to his Eddy Street apartment just after 9 p.m. on Monday after he said someone in the building had fired a gun. “How did he know?” read a Facebook post by Mansfield Police. “He was holding the bullet in his hand.” The gun had been fired from inside the apartment below. It traveled through the shooter’s ceiling and into the bedroom of a 15-year-old living upstairs   Read More ...
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Marcus Smart: Didn't ask for much, but Boston Celtics 'weren't budging' during negotiations
CLEVELAND -- Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he and his agent believed a contract extension was close before negotiations broke down prior to the Monday night deadline, but were not surprised to walk away without a deal. "They're notoriously doing that," Smart said Tuesday morning at a team shootaround, pointing out the Celtics' history with players on their rookie deals   Read More ...
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Boston is primed for Amazon
Amazon is offering one city a winning lottery ticket. The home selected for its second headquarters campus can expect a concentration of tens of thousands of men and women with talent, education, and the resources to flourish. No surprise, then, that dozens of communities around the country are tripping over themselves to vie for the prize. Stonecrest, Ga., pledges to de-annex 345 acres and name the new burg “Amazon   Read More ...
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Former School Bus Driver Accused Of Molesting Young Child
BROOKFIELD (CBS) – A former Quaboag Regional School District bus driver has been accused of molesting a child. Michael King, 47 of Brookfield, is charged with indecent assault and battery of a child under 14, as well as reckless endangerment. King is accused of molesting a friend’s child for years. “He gave me a creepy vibe from day one,” the mother of the seven-year-old alleged victim told WBZ about King   Read More ...
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Business Owner On Backlash For Attending Trump Signing: ‘I’m An Idiot’
AGAWAM (CBS/AP) — A western Massachusetts business owner photographed last week with President Donald Trump is facing heavy criticism. Dave’s Soda and Pet City owner Dave Ratner was part of a group of retailers invited to the White House last Thursday. Ratner said he was invited by the National Retail Federation and he was misinformed about the president’s intentions, in which President Trump signed an executive order authorizing changes to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare   Read More ...
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Trump Issues Warning To McCain: ‘I Fight Back’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a warning shot after Republican Sen. John McCain questioned “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in America’s foreign policy. Trump said in a radio interview with WMAL in Washington that “people have to be careful because at some point I fight back.” The president added “I’m being very, very nice but at some point I fight back and it won’t be pretty   Read More ...
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