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The Priest vs The Firefighter: Repressed Memory and Clergy Abuse

Filed in Local News by on September 11, 2009 0 Comments
The Priest vs The Firefighter: Repressed Memory and Clergy Abuse

A 27 year old Boston Firefighter who levied claims of rape by a Boston “street priest” when he was six years old is facing a rebuttal from the priest’s lawyers, who say the firefighter’s claims of “repressed memories” of abuse are false. The 78-year-old defrocked priest, Paul R. Shanley, is one of the major players […]

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Ted Kennedy dies at 77, made Massachusetts ‘larger than it is’

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 26, 2009 0 Comments
Ted Kennedy dies at 77, made Massachusetts ‘larger than it is’

Long time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy passed away just after midnight last night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He died at age 77, after succumbing to a battle with brain cancer. Today constituents from all over Boston are paying respect and homage to the democratic “lion of the senate,” and a series of […]

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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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Boston Boxer Biopic ‘The Fighter’ reaches final rounds

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Sports by on August 22, 2009 3 Comments
Boston Boxer Biopic ‘The Fighter’ reaches final rounds

If you are from or familiar with Boston, or simply are a fan of boxing, chances are you know the name “Irish” Micky Ward. Ward is a famed lightweight boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts, and is best know perhaps for his furious three fight series against Arturo Gatti. If you have no clue what I’m talking […]

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Boston Box Office: This weekend’s films

Boston Box Office: This weekend’s films

Whether you fancy yourself a learned film buff, or simply enjoy munching handfuls of buttery popcorn during the latest summer flick, this weekend’s Boston Box Office has you covered. In the mix we got street cars, baby dolls, a thin man and some seriously inglorious bastards. Let’s begin. Over at Harvard’s Film Archive, they continue […]

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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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Let’s see that again: Kevin Youkilis vs. Rick Porcello

Filed in Sports by on August 12, 2009 0 Comments
Let’s see that again: Kevin Youkilis vs. Rick Porcello

During Tuesday’s game against the Tigers, Detroit pitcher Rick Porcello hit Kevin Youkilis with a pitch in the second inning. It was the second game in a row Youk was hit by a pitch. He charges the mound, and actually reaches and makes contact with the pitcher, which is kind of a rare instance in […]

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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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