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  • University: Professor sexually harassed grad student on tripUniversity: Professor sexually harassed grad student on trip

    Boston University says it has found evidence that a geology professor sexually harassed a graduate student on a research trip in Antarctica more than 10 years ago

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  • Tracking gusty winds across western Massachusetts on Sunday - wwlp.comTracking gusty winds across western Massachusetts on Sunday - wwlp.com

    wwlp.comTracking gusty winds across western Massachusetts on Sundaywwlp.comCHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A storm system will bring rain and milder temperatures to western Massachusetts Saturday night and Sunday morning then strong gusty winds will move in Sunday afternoon and evening. A Wind Advisory is in effect for Hampden, ...Wind Advisory in effect for all of Western Massachusetts SundayWESTERNMASSNEWS.comall 122 news articles »

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  • Eye care professionals take sides on glaucoma billEye care professionals take sides on glaucoma bill

    BOSTON – When Worcester-based optometrist Dr. Matthew Forgues performs regular eye checkups, he tests for glaucoma – a collection of diseases affecting the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. However, if he finds a patient has the disease, he cannot prescribe treatment.

    Massachusetts News / 3 h. 17 min. ago
  • Aaron Hernandez's home sells for $1million: Massachusetts mini-mansion where disgraced NFL star was arrested for ... - Daily MailAaron Hernandez's home sells for $1million: Massachusetts mini-mansion where disgraced NFL star was arrested for ... - Daily Mail

    PEOPLE.comAaron Hernandez's home sells for $1million: Massachusetts mini-mansion where disgraced NFL star was arrested for ...Daily MailAaron Hernandez's home sells for $1million: Massachusetts mini-mansion where disgraced NFL star was arrested for murder is bought by 23-year-old Patriots fan for $500,000 less than the original asking price. The five bedroom home in North Attleboro, ...Aaron Hernandez's Massachusetts Mansion Sells for $1 Million to 23-Year-Old Patriots FanPEOPLE.comFormer NFL player Aaron Hernandez's house sells for $1 millionToronto Starall 32 news articles »

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  • School on high alert after principal is targeted in car bombingSchool on high alert after principal is targeted in car bombing

    A Massachusetts high school is on high alert after a homemade explosive device attached to the school principal's car blew up outside of his home Thursday, police and neighbors said. Police in Blackstone said officers responded to a home at about 6:15 p.m. on Lakeshore Drive and were met by the homeowner who said he heard a loud bang that shook his house before finding extensive damage to his vehicle.

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  • Mass. legislature says 'Teach students in native tongue'Mass. legislature says 'Teach students in native tongue'

    In a move to boost the academic performance of more than 90,000 Massachusetts students who lack fluency in English, the state Legislature Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a measure that would allow local schools to teach students in their native tongue. The House and Senate votes, which came within hours of each other, would effectively overturn a 15-year-old ballot measure that largely requires schools to teach students with language barriers only in English.

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  • Massachusetts Town on Alert After High School Principal's Jeep Wrangler Bombed - The DriveMassachusetts Town on Alert After High School Principal's Jeep Wrangler Bombed - The Drive

    The DriveMassachusetts Town on Alert After High School Principal's Jeep Wrangler BombedThe DriveThere are senior pranks, and then there's this: Authorities in Massachusetts believe a public high school principal was targeted after an explosive device, possibly a crude pipe bomb, blew up the front end of his Jeep Wrangler as it was parked outside ...Device attached to high school principal's car explodesUSA TODAY'Targeted' Explosion Damages Vehicle at Bellingham, Mass. High School Principal's HomeNBC Boston (blog)all 52 news articles »

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  • US Rep. Jim McGovern to walk 43 miles across Western Massachusetts to highlight local hunger - MassLive.comUS Rep. Jim McGovern to walk 43 miles across Western Massachusetts to highlight local hunger - MassLive.com

    MassLive.comUS Rep. Jim McGovern to walk 43 miles across Western Massachusetts to highlight local hungerMassLive.comSPRINGFIELD -- U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, will walk across Western Massachusetts next week as part of an annual fundraising march that seeks to bring attention to how food insecurity and hunger impacts local residents. McGovern will once ...

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  • Months after Equifax data breach, credit freeze bill still on ice NEWMonths after Equifax data breach, credit freeze bill still on ice NEW

    Two months ago, in the wake of a massive data breach at the credit monitoring agency Equifax, Rep. Randy Hunt asked his colleagues to act quickly, saying he hoped to vote on a related bill before lawmakers took their Thanksgiving break.

    Massachusetts News / 1 d. 7 h. 18 min. ago
  • Judge's daughter in state police shakeup pleads guiltyJudge's daughter in state police shakeup pleads guilty

    The judge's daughter whose arrest led to the resignation of the two highest ranking officers of the Massachusetts State Police has pleaded guilty to some charges

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  • Judge's Daughter at Center of Massachusetts State Police Controversy Pleads Guilty to Charges - NECNJudge's Daughter at Center of Massachusetts State Police Controversy Pleads Guilty to Charges - NECN

    NECNJudge's Daughter at Center of Massachusetts State Police Controversy Pleads Guilty to ChargesNECNA Massachusetts judge's daughter at the center of allegations that have rocked the ranks of state police, leading to the retirements of its top brass, faced a different judge Friday morning. Alli Bibaud pleaded guilty to several charges, including ...EXCLUSIVE: 'Do you know how many people I had to b**w to get that?' How addict daughter of judge found with heroin ...Daily MailJudge's Daughter in State Police Shakeup Pleads GuiltyU.S. News & World ReportAlli Bibaud, at center of state police arrest report scandal, pleads guilty to OUIMassLive.comWCVB Bostonall 29 news articles »

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  • Which Massachusetts marshes can survive in rising seas? - The Patriot LedgerWhich Massachusetts marshes can survive in rising seas? - The Patriot Ledger

    The Patriot LedgerWhich Massachusetts marshes can survive in rising seas?The Patriot LedgerThe largest such “stronghold” in Massachusetts is the Great Marsh, which spans several communities north of Gloucester. The research identified several other resilient marshes, including the North River estuary in Marshfield and Scituate, the Great ...and more »

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  • Leader of Massachusetts kidnapping gang gets life sentence - Sacramento BeeLeader of Massachusetts kidnapping gang gets life sentence - Sacramento Bee

    NewsweekLeader of Massachusetts kidnapping gang gets life sentenceSacramento BeeThe leader of a Massachusetts-based kidnapping gang who sometimes pretended to be police officers, attached GPS tracking devices to potential victims' cars, and once burned a victim with a hot iron, has been sentenced to life in prison. Federal ...Violent Kidnapping Crew Targeted Drug Dealers and ImmigrantsNewsweekall 4 news articles »

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  • Homemade Explosive Device Damages Vehicle in Massachusetts - U.S. News & World ReportHomemade Explosive Device Damages Vehicle in Massachusetts - U.S. News & World Report

    NH1 NewsHomemade Explosive Device Damages Vehicle in MassachusettsU.S. News & World ReportHomemade Explosive Device Damages Vehicle in Massachusetts. Police say a homemade explosive device resembling a pipe bomb damaged a vehicle parked outside a Massachusetts home. Nov. 17, 2017, at 1:37 p.m.. Homemade Explosive Device ...Police Say Massachusetts Principal's Jeep Targeted in Pipe Bomb ExplosionNH1 Newsall 4 news articles »

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  • FILE - In this June 19, 2013 file photo, two members of the Massachusetts State Police walk toward the front door of the home of New England Patriot's NFL football player Aaron Hernandez in North ...FILE - In this June 19, 2013 file photo, two members of the Massachusetts State Police walk toward the front door of the home of New England Patriot's NFL football player Aaron Hernandez in North ...

    FILE - In this June 19, 2013 file photo, two members of the Massachusetts State Police walk toward the front door of the home of New England Patriot's NFL football player Aaron Hernandez in North Attleborough, Mass. The home was sold in November 2017

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  • House Passes $45 Million For Broadband & Massive Capital Bond BillHouse Passes $45 Million For Broadband & Massive Capital Bond Bill

    The Legislature has allocated $45 million more toward connecting all corners of the state to high-speed internet. And the House of Representatives has put local capital projects in the queue for funding.

    Massachusetts News / 1 d. 12 h. 30 min. ago
  • Elizabeth Warren calls sexual assault allegations against Al Franken...Elizabeth Warren calls sexual assault allegations against Al Franken...

    Get Boston Globe's Political Happy Hour newsletter , your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. In a statement Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren called alleged behavior by her Democratic colleague Sen. Al Franken "unacceptable and deeply disappointing," after the Minnesota senator was accused of forcibly kissing a radio anchor during a USO tour in 2006.

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  • Transgender woman sues Massachusetts Department of Corrections for treatment in male prisonTransgender woman sues Massachusetts Department of Corrections for treatment in male prison

    The lawsuit, filed by GLAD Legal Advocates and Defenders [advocacy website] in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts [official website], names the Massachusetts Department of Correction, Commissioner Thomas A. Turco III, MCI-Norfolk [official website] Superintendent Sean Medeiros, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator James M. O'Gara Jr., and Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Clinical Services Stephanie Collins.

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  • New state police boss to probe revisions to arrest reportNew state police boss to probe revisions to arrest report

    The new boss of Massachusetts State Police says her office will conduct an investigation into revisions made to a police report about a judge's daughter

    ABCNews.com / 2 d. 0 h. 53 min. ago
  • Massachusetts might be leading on offshore wind for now, but other states are closing inMassachusetts might be leading on offshore wind for now, but other states are closing in

    Massachusetts became a national leader in offshore wind energy a decade ago when the sole big project on the horizon was the never-built 130-turbine, 468 megawatt Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound. But in just the last two and a half years since utilities pulled the plug on Cape Wind, competition has exploded into a boomtown frenzy.

    Massachusetts News / 2 d. 2 h. 33 min. ago
  • Mass. Appeals Court Rebuffs Mortgagee's Novel Bid For Equitable SubrogationMass. Appeals Court Rebuffs Mortgagee's Novel Bid For Equitable Subrogation

    In its decision yesterday in Wells Fargo Bank v. Comeau , the Massachusetts Appeals Court rejected the plaintiff mortgagee's attempt to use the doctrine of equitable subrogation in a novel way: to impose on a surviving wife the obligation to pay a note signed by her late husband where the wife had not signed either the note or the mortgage.

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  • Massachusetts might be leading on offshore wind for now, but other ... - The Boston GlobeMassachusetts might be leading on offshore wind for now, but other ... - The Boston Globe

    The Boston GlobeMassachusetts might be leading on offshore wind for now, but other ...The Boston GlobeVirtually all the top offshore wind companies in Europe are jockeying for projects up and down the East Coast.and more »

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  • Bank robber with poor spelling skills pleads guiltyBank robber with poor spelling skills pleads guilty

    A Massachusetts man authorities dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he passed to tellers during multiple bank robberies in the Boston area contained the same spelling error has pleaded guilty. Authorities say the Chelsea man entered an Arlington bank on Oct. 31, 2016, approached a teller and handed over a note written on a deposit slip indicating a robbery was in progress, except robbery was spelled with just one "B."

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  • Early release part of Beacon Hill criminal justice reform billEarly release part of Beacon Hill criminal justice reform bill

    Rev. Ray Hammond of Bethel AME Church , other clergy members and lawmakers spoke at a Greater Boston Interfaith Organization rally for criminal justice reform Monday at the State House.

    Massachusetts News / 2 d. 9 h. 54 min. ago
  • Transgender woman suing Massachusetts for being kept in male prison - MassLive.comTransgender woman suing Massachusetts for being kept in male prison - MassLive.com

    MassLive.comTransgender woman suing Massachusetts for being kept in male prisonMassLive.comThe lawsuit has the potential to change how transgender inmates are classified by Massachusetts prisons and jails -- which currently assign prisoners to facilities based on sexual anatomy alone. Additionally, the suit details allegations of harassment ...and more »

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  • What States Can Learn From One Another on Health CareWhat States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care

    You're four times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital in Maryland or New Jersey than in Hawaii. One-third of low-income adults in Texas forgo medical care because of cost, but only 9 percent in Vermont do.

    Massachusetts News / 2 d. 12 h. 19 min. ago
  • Deval has clearest path to 2020 nominationDeval has clearest path to 2020 nomination

    With Democrats claiming victory in the 2017 elections and Donald Trump's approval ratings mired in the mid-30s, political chatter has turned predictably to 2020 and who could, or should, be the Democrats' presidential nominee. The chatter has intensified with Joe Biden's book tour; in Massachusetts, the buzz hovers over U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton.

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  • Three New Community-Shared Solar Projects Launch in MassachusettsThree New Community-Shared Solar Projects Launch in Massachusetts

    November 15, 2017 Clean Energy Collective , the nation's leading community solar developer and solutions provider, has broken ground on three new community solar facilities in Massachusetts, adding a combined 4 MW of new generation to the Commonwealth's mounting shared renewables portfolio. Located in the communities of Millis, Rochester, and Wendell, the projects will serve customers in National Grid and Eversource service territories and are expected to complete construction by March 2018.

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  • Transgender woman sues over placement in male prisonTransgender woman sues over placement in male prison

    A transgender woman behind bars at an all-male prison in Massachusetts is suing for the right to be transferred to a women's facility

    ABCNews.com / 3 d. 0 h. 48 min. ago
  • Oh, man! Town drops 'men' from name of its governing boardOh, man! Town drops 'men' from name of its governing board

    Massachusetts town removes the word 'men' from the name of its governing body: Board of Selectmen becomes Select Board

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  • New state police head amid criticism of altered reportNew state police head amid criticism of altered report

    The governor of Massachusetts has appointed a new superintendent for the state police following the resignation of Col. Richard McKeon, amid claims he ordered a trooper to alter a police report on the arrest of a judge's daughter

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  • Resident of YMCA rooming house beaten to death with batResident of YMCA rooming house beaten to death with bat

    A Massachusetts man has been charged with murder in the death of a fellow resident of a YMCA rooming house who was beaten with an aluminum baseball bat

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  • Man pleads guilty for role in deadly tractor-trailer crashMan pleads guilty for role in deadly tractor-trailer crash

    A Massachusetts truck driver involved in a 2014 crash that killed a 26-year-old man and his two young children on a Connecticut highway has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide

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  • Chinese national accused of taking GRE for other peopleChinese national accused of taking GRE for other people

    A 25-year-old Chinese national faces federal charges in Massachusetts after officials say she took the GRE exam for other people

    ABCNews.com / 3 d. 11 h. 12 min. ago
  • Man extradited from Ireland to face condo fraud charges in BostonMan extradited from Ireland to face condo fraud charges in Boston

    StaffA man with dual Irish and US citizenship was arraigned in Boston last week on federal fraud and identity-theft charges that could put him in prison for four decades after he spent six years trying and failing to convince Irish courts to let him stay in County Kildare.

    Boston Irish Reporter / 5 d. 8 h. 1 min. ago
  • The Boston Irish Honors 2017 Exemplary Boston Irish Journalist: Kevin CullenThe Boston Irish Honors 2017 Exemplary Boston Irish Journalist: Kevin Cullen

    Kevin CullenEditor’s note: When Boston Irish Reporter publisher Ed Forry approached Kevin Cullen about accepting a Boston Irish Honors award for his exemplary career in journalism, Kevin told Ed that he would “jot down a few words” of background information on his life and times. Those “few words” follow: I was born in the old Richardson House, which was then part of the Boston Lying-In Hospital that later merged with Brigham and Women’s Hospital. My mother was from South Boston and my father was from Malden, where my family settled and where I grew up.

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  • The Boston Irish Honors 2017 for Distinguished Public Service: Tom TinlinThe Boston Irish Honors 2017 for Distinguished Public Service: Tom Tinlin

    A proud son of Southie, Tom Tinlin personifies the virtue of public service

    Boston Irish Reporter / 17 d. 6 h. 32 min. ago
  • Boston Irish Honors 2017 Exemplary Boston Irish Family: Nora, Annmarie, and Bill KennedyBoston Irish Honors 2017 Exemplary Boston Irish Family: Nora, Annmarie, and Bill Kennedy

    Peter F. Stevens, BIR StaffACROSS THE GENERATIONS Bill, Annmarie, and Nora Kennedy open their hearts and their philanthropic spirit to help ‘the least among us’ For Bill, Annmarie, and Nora Kennedy, it’s all about community, about giving back and treating everyone – no matter an individual’s means and station – with compassion, dignity, and respect. While the term “family values” has morphed into cliché among cynics, the words have never been cliché to the Kennedys.

    Boston Irish Reporter / 17 d. 6 h. 38 min. ago more
  • THE BIR’S ARTS CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBERTHE BIR’S ARTS CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER

    Sean SmithA look at Irish/Celtic music events this month in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts: • Boston-based fiddle ensemble Childsplay has announced its 2017 fall tour schedule, which includes a stop in Somerville Theater on Nov. 19, where they will play shows at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

    Boston Irish Reporter / 17 d. 6 h. 41 min. ago
  • Let’s take a quick tour of Clare, starting with the CliffsLet’s take a quick tour of Clare, starting with the Cliffs

    Nothing says success like the Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare, Ireland’s top tourist attraction. Ten years ago, a new visitor and interpretive center opened there, and from then on the Cliffs have enjoyed ever increasing attendance, a fact highlighted by the more than a million visitors who have come by every year for the past four years.

    Boston Irish Reporter / 17 d. 6 h. 43 min. ago
  • November CD ReviewsNovember CD Reviews

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  • A comical intervention by some critical friendsA comical intervention by some critical friends

    R.J. DonovanIf you foresee disaster looming in a friend’s romantic relationship, is it fair game to speak up?  And if you do speak up, will your criticism ruin your own relationship with that friend? Those are the challenges faced in “Robyn is Happy,” kicking off the fifth season at Hub Theatre Company of Boston. Performances run through Nov. 11 at the First Church of Boston. All performances are “pay-what-you-can.”

    Boston Irish Reporter / 17 d. 6 h. 47 min. ago more
  • Moynihan’s fiddle, Chaimbeul’s harp insinuate themselves into a listener’s earMoynihan’s fiddle, Chaimbeul’s harp insinuate themselves into a listener’s ear

    Sean SmithThere’s nothing in the Musician’s Universal Handbook that says you have to be friends with your bandmates: creative differences, artistic temperament, hours of rehearsal, schlepping to and from gigs – all that can be pretty demanding on a relationship. But the fiddle-and-harp duo of Brighton residents Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul doesn’t have many problems on that score, the two sharing not only an address but also a fondness for long train rides and, according to Moynihan, “1990s dance parties,” among quite a few other things.

    Boston Irish Reporter / 17 d. 6 h. 49 min. ago more
  • “Fiddle Hell’ – it’s about friendship,  exposure, and learning from the best“Fiddle Hell’ – it’s about friendship, exposure, and learning from the best

    Sean SmithFor a dozen years now, fiddlers from Greater Boston and elsewhere have gone to their own special hell – and they couldn’t be happier about it.

    Boston Irish Reporter / 17 d. 6 h. 51 min. ago
  • Solas Awards to Kerry, Arbella’s Donohue, and UMass Boston student Noon ElhassanSolas Awards to Kerry, Arbella’s Donohue, and UMass Boston student Noon Elhassan

    The Irish International Immigrant Center held its 28th annual Solas Awards Gala on Oct. 12 at the InterContinental Boston. As the IIIC’s signature annual fundraising event, the gala honors the many ways immigrants contribute to our society and supports the immediate needs of those coming to our shores from across the globe. Proceeds from Solas enable the IIIC to expand its legal, education, and wellness services for immigrant and refugee families at this time of critical need. 

    Boston Irish Reporter / 17 d. 6 h. 53 min. ago more
  • • Trump’s ‘fake news’ on an Irish tax rate; • When an Irishman spoke for the Pilgrims• Trump’s ‘fake news’ on an Irish tax rate; • When an Irishman spoke for the Pilgrims

    Peter F. Stevens, BIR StaffA Grand, Green Lie – When it comes to the Emerald Isle, President Donald Trump was the one – surprise, surprise – peddling “fake news,” which are the words Ireland’s Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, used to characterize recent comments from the White House. In a recent comment to reporters, Trump said, “I hear that Ireland is going to be reducing their corporate rates down to 8 percent from 12.” He was talking about his determination to lower US corporate tax rates.

    Boston Irish Reporter / 17 d. 6 h. 55 min. ago more
  • Trump puts us in reverse gear,  makes America less greatTrump puts us in reverse gear, makes America less great

    By James Dolan Special to the Reporter It’s all about winning. President Trump sees the world divided between winners and losers. He’s the winner-in-chief and opponents are losers incapable of recognizing his unique skills or displaying the deference to which he is entitled. He views himself more as a king than as a public servant. He sees former President Obama as an adversary. Having failed to disqualify his predecessor by challenging his citizenship, he has chosen to undo his accomplishments.

    Boston Irish Reporter / 17 d. 6 h. 56 min. ago more
  • Brexit presents a threat to Ireland and the worldBrexit presents a threat to Ireland and the world

    Joe LearyAt first, no one took the Brexit vote seriously. Few believed that the British would actually leave the European Union (EU). But the decision has become a reality and Ireland and the rest of the world could be among its casualties. The EU was originally set up so that the 29 countries of Europe could trade among themselves without custom duties. The union also encouraged free travel with no passport control between countries that had so often gone to war with one another.

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