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One person killed in shooting in southeast Grand Rapids

One person killed in shooting in southeast Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — At least one person is dead after a shooting at a large party in Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids Police Department posted the announcement to their twitter page early Saturday morning, saying it happened on the 1200 block of Boston SE: GRPD investigating a shooting in the 1200 block of Boston SE. PIO enroute to brief the media soon. Will advise on time/location. — Grand Rapids Police (@GrandRapidsPD) April 20, 2019 We have crews on the way and will continue to update you as we learn more.

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Meet the CNY runner who has finished the Boston Marathon 50 times

Meet the CNY runner who has finished the Boston Marathon 50 times

Homeyer finished the 2019 race in just over five hours; his personal best time was 2 hours, 35 minutes. Over his lifetime, Tom Homeyer, 70, has run somewhere around 150,000 miles — and counting. That’s enough mileage to run more than half the distance to the moon. Or around planet Earth — six times. Or from Syracuse to New York and back, 300 times. Or across the United States, coast to coast, about 50 times. Homeyer, of Tully, completed his 50th Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing a shade over five hours. Back in 1979, he completed his first marathon, […]

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Police: Woman arrested in cemetery with spray bottle, red liquid

Police: Woman arrested in cemetery with spray bottle, red liquid

BOSTON – A 53-year-old Hyde Park woman was arrested Thursday afternoon for vandalizing graves in a cemetery, according to Boston police. Police officers said they saw Deborah Gideon throw red powder into the air and decided to follow her car as it drove through Mount Hope Cemetery, where they say she threw the same red powder on gravestones. According to police, officers found a spray bottle, a gallon of red liquid, containers of colored salt, powdered juice mixes and olive oil in her car when they stopped her. Police say Gideon has been charged with vandalism of a grave […]

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‘I just felt like I had to go back’: Marathon runner faints a block and a half away from finish and completes race 5 hours later

‘I just felt like I had to go back’: Marathon runner faints a block and a half away from finish and completes race 5 hours later

Jessica Kenny could see the finish line of the Boston Marathon. She was only a block and a half away from crossing it on Monday, but it would be another five hours before she would cross the blue-and-yellow line in Copley Square. Kenny, 25, who grew up in Hingham, passed out after running for about 3 hours and 40 minutes. When she woke up, she was being treated in a medical tent. “I don’t remember a thing,” she said by telephone from Denver, where she now lives and works for the federal National Renewable Energy Laboratory. “All I knew […]

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What to know about the edibles offered at the Boston area’s first recreational marijuana dispensary

What to know about the edibles offered at the Boston area’s first recreational marijuana dispensary

D-Line Bar from NETA. –NETA On March 23, New England Treatment Access (NETA) opened a second branch in Brookline , becoming the first recreational marijuana dispensary to operate in the Boston area. Located in an old bank in Brookline Village, the dispensary, which opened its first location in Northampton in November 2018, sells a dizzying array of cannabis products: flowers, concentrates, vaporizers, infused lotions, and tinctures and oils. And, of course, there are edibles. “On average, we sell about one edible per customer,” said Eddie Benjamin, NETA’s director of innovation. There are two lines of edibles at NETA: Dose […]

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Arthur Polonsky, Boston Expressionist artist and teacher, dies at 93

Arthur Polonsky, Boston Expressionist artist and teacher, dies at 93

Mr. Polonsky in his studio in 2013, in a screen grab from a documentary directed by his son. Photos from a late-1940s magazine capture Arthur Polonsky as a youthful artist gloriously at work in Paris: slender and handsome, hair curly and tousled, hands clutching a sketchpad, Notre Dame Cathedral looming over his shoulder. He was living and painting in a garret that was once the home of Arthur Rimbaud, the French Symbolist poet. Rimbaud, he would later say, “believed the universe could be humanized by art.” In the eyes of many critics, Mr. Polonsky expressed a unique humanity in […]

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Wynn Resorts should keep gaming license

Wynn Resorts should keep gaming license

The hotel tower of the Encore Boston Harbor resort casino in Everett. Here’s the state’s dilemma: Massachusetts is counting on the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino rising on the banks of the Mystic River for jobs, tourism, and a bonanza of tax revenue. At the same time, it’s also counting on the state Gaming Commission to uphold the integrity of its strict casino rules and a rigorous licensing process that was supposed to keep a notoriously shady industry on the straight and narrow. How the five-member commission juggles those two responsibilities faces its biggest test yet, as the […]

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70-year-old man with cancer completes the Boston Marathon

70-year-old man with cancer completes the Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 News 12 at 6 o’clock/NBC at 7 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — What’s your excuse? A local man just ran in the Boston Marathon. He’s 70-years-old and has prostate cancer. On top of that, back problems kept him from running for more than 25 years. This is a man who should be an inspiration to us all. Jim Fields has crossed the finish line in 20 marathons. The most recent is the Boston Marathon at the age of 70. “I was hoping to do it without walking, which I did,” said Fields. It’s a miracle in […]

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Report: Drop in fatal car crashes in Boston, but non-fatal hold steady

Report: Drop in fatal car crashes in Boston, but non-fatal hold steady

BOSTON – Recently enacted traffic safety measures including lowering speed limits and adding protected bike lanes are being credited with a decline in deadly car crashes in Boston, according to a new report. The number of deadly car crashes in Boston has dropped by nearly half in the last three years, according to a report from the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition , an organization that advocates for policies that make roads and highways safer. The report found that in 2018 there were 10 fatal crashes on Boston streets, down from 14 in 2017 and 21 in 2016, according to […]

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Boston Marathon 2019: See the best Race Day outfits

Boston Marathon 2019: See the best Race Day outfits

A Marathon Monday forecast with the potential of rain forces runners to add to their wardrobe. Maybe an extra layer or a jacket? Perhaps a different pair of shoes? Some runners, though, abandoned the usual race-day outfit for some comical costumes. Spectators along the route joined in the festive spirit dressing in costumes ranging a dinosaur or to Big Bird. Here’s the best outfits from the 2019 Boston Marathon. This runner took seriously the Boston Marathon’s unicorn logo and paid homage to it. It may top the list among this year’s runners. How could you miss a unicorn running […]

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