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Red Sux: Another Lost Series to those Damn Yankees

Filed in Local News, Sports by on August 24, 2009 0 Comments
Red Sux: Another Lost Series to those Damn Yankees

It’s almost September, and I’m starting to get worried. Another series against the Yankees concluded, and again the Red Sox have slipped in the standings. After dropping two of three, the Sox are now seven and a half games behind the Damn Yankees and clinging to a one game lead in the wild card. Things […]

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Boston Bicycle Mania

Filed in Featured, Headline, Local News, Sports by on August 24, 2009 2 Comments
Boston Bicycle Mania

Lately, there’s been a flurry of articles written by the Boston Globe about bicycling. Some were positive, related to a new city-run bike rental program, others were downright loony, encouraging drivers to silently ride up behind bicyclists and honk to scare them. No seriously. The Boston Globe printed an article where the author, Monique Doyle […]

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Mayoral Mayhem! First debate between candidates

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 23, 2009 1 Comment
Mayoral Mayhem! First debate between candidates

Boston’s mayoral race is quickly approaching, and the first official exchange between candidates is slated to kick off the campaign season in a televised debate later this Wednesday. Boston currently has four prospective candidates, with incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino seeking to be re-elected to a record fifth term (he was first elected to office back […]

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FBI: Boston Police should carry assault rifles

Filed in Local News by on August 18, 2009 1 Comment
FBI: Boston Police should carry assault rifles

According to the FBI, Boston’s police should be walking the city’s streets armed with semi-automatic assault rifles. Warren Bamford, the FBI head in Boston, says that in order for the city to be properly prepared for a possible future terrorist attack, its police force should be  carrying the military-grade weaponry. Back in May, there was […]

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Southwest brings more discount airfare to Boston

Filed in Business, Local News by on August 17, 2009 1 Comment
Southwest brings more discount airfare to Boston

The nation’s leading low-fare carrier, Southwest Airlines, has just launched service from Boston’s Logan International Airport, and will offer discounted flights set to compete with Boston’s major discount carrier, Jet Blue. Southwest will now offer 10 daily flights from Boston: five non-stop flights to Chicago Midway(MDW), and five to Baltimore/Washington(BWI). As airlines battle higher fuel […]

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Rent-a-Bike: Public bike sharing system coming to Boston

Filed in Featured, Headline, Lifestyle, Local News by on August 13, 2009 1 Comment
Rent-a-Bike: Public bike sharing system coming to Boston

Would-be Bostonian bikers who want to cycle around the city but simply don’t own a bike may soon have their solution, as a public bicycle sharing program will soon be heading to Boston. The Public Bike System Company, which runs the Bixi bike system in Montreal, is negotiating with Boston officials to bring around 2,500 […]

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Over and Out: WBCN Fades to Static

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Local News by on August 12, 2009 4 Comments
Over and Out: WBCN Fades to Static

Yesterday evening, a thick, low-lying fog began enveloping Boston around 6PM. An omen from Mother Nature, as the sky and buildings around us faded into the fog, so too would one of the biggest radio stations in Boston forever fade away into the night. A few minutes after midnight, the Pink Floyd tune Shine on […]

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Beyond the Hooker

Filed in Lifestyle, Local Events, Local News, Politics, Things To Do by on August 11, 2009 0 Comments
Beyond the Hooker

Beneath the gold dome atop Beacon Hill, past and present live together in the same house—the Massachusetts State House. Similar to a museum, it houses famous paintings and sculptures. As the seat of government for the Commonwealth since its construction in 1798, this historic building holds even more significance. Like any other place of government, […]

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Mass. murder convict seeks taxpayer funds for sex change

Filed in Local News by on August 11, 2009 0 Comments
Mass. murder convict seeks taxpayer funds for sex change

A  convicted murdering now serving a life sentence in Massachusetts is seeking a sex-change operation, and wants it to be funded on the state’s dime. Lawyers for the inmate argued in court today that there is a “serious mental need” for electrolysis-hair removal procedures, trying to convince U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf that without the […]

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Boston Globe won’t be free online

Filed in Business, Local News by on August 7, 2009 0 Comments
Boston Globe won’t be free online

Rupert Murdoch, owner of media giant News Corp, announced earlier this week that almost all online versions of his publications will begin charging fees for access.  Soon after, Globe publisher P. Steven Ainsley stated that Boston.com would follow suit, and is set to begin charging readers fees to view the site’s content. Murdoch’s newspapers have […]

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