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Norman Lear Honored at Emerson College

Norman Lear honored at Emerson College

Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki When you’re a television legend like Norman Lear , you get a massive statue made in your likeness and placed in downtown Boston. Emerson College , his alma mater, did just that yesterday, celebrating the father of hit sit-coms for his never-ending career. “Of all the times they’ve unveiled statues of me, this is my favorite,” Lear jokingly told the crowd gathered in front of the piece, made by artists Peter Schifrin and David Duskin and donated by famed producer/director Kevin Bright . The statue is in Boylston Place alley on the campus. “I wish I […]

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Charges Dismissed Against Skateboarders Arrested at Cambridge Skatepark

Charges dismissed against skateboarders arrested at Cambridge skatepark

Skaters at the Lynch Family Skatepark in June. Charges have been dismissed against two Boston men who were arrested last weekend while skateboarding at a Cambridge skatepark amid confusion over the complex’s operating hours, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office. Derek Hanlon, 27, and Askia Burns, 24, were both charged with trespassing at the Lynch Family Skatepark Sunday night by Massachusetts State Police, who enforced rules that the park closed at dusk. New rules extending the park’s hours to 9 p.m. took effect later this week, although a video of one of the arrest shows new floodlights […]

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Man Killed in Early-Morning Shooting in Boston

Man killed in early-morning shooting in Boston

BOSTON — A man was shot and killed in Boston early Friday morning. The shooting happened at 3:30 a.m. on Massachusetts Avenue near Melnea Cass Boulevard. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information is urged to call police at 617-343-4470. WCVB will have more information when it becomes available.

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Preparing Students for Both College and Heaven

Preparing students for both college and heaven

Pilot photo/Gregory L. Tracy We understand that our students want to do well in life, but we help them to understand that is most important that they do good works. There is a lot going on in the world today, and much of it seems negative and very unsettling. Fortunately, many of the challenges we face today as a Church and as a society can be addressed through Catholic education, an education that focuses on each individual student and an education that promises to prepare our students for both college and heaven. Catholic education strengthens our communities. According to […]

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Boston Memorial Honors Kip Tiernan, Founder Of First Homeless Women’s Shelter In the Country

Boston Memorial Honors Kip Tiernan, Founder Of First Homeless Women’s Shelter In the Country

Kip Tiernan was a woman of action. When she learned there was nowhere for unhoused women to seek refuge, she founded the first homeless women’s shelter in the country, Rosie’s Place in Boston, in 1974. When she realized the homeless needed more than just shelter — they needed healthcare too, she helped start the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program. The fruit of her advocacy labor for the vulnerable can still be seen all around Boston, from the Greater Boston Food Bank to the city’s Emergency Shelter Commission. Kip Tiernan. (Courtesy) Tiernad died from cancer in July of 2011, […]

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Cool Start to Columbus Day Weekend

Cool start to Columbus Day weekend

Emily Shanks of Boston practiced yoga in Christopher Columbus Park in the North End. Columbus Day weekend will kick off with cool temperatures and plenty of sunshine. The National Weather Service said Friday will be sunny and cool, with temperatures reaching only into the upper 50s in Boston. “Despite the increased sunshine compared to the past couple of days, temperatures will be quite a bit lower than [Thursday], and below normal for this time of year,” forecasters said. Friday night will be mostly clear, with lows dropping to the mid 40s in Boston. The temps could dip to the […]

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When Boston Was Bee Town

When Boston Was Bee Town

“I could go to Fenway Park these days and ask every Red Sox fan in every seat who the Bees were,” said Boston baseball historian Bob Brady. “I would probably get zero response.” In 1935 the Boston Braves were still in town. A legacy National League team that later moved to Milwaukee and then to Atlanta, the Braves were perennial second-division dwellers. They struggled to entice customers to Braves Field. “Cold winds would blow off the Charles River and into the ballpark,” Mr. Brady said. “Cinders and smoke from locomotives in the Boston & Albany Railroad Yard would drift […]

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Question 1’s Price Tag? Up to $949 Million, Says a New Report

Question 1’s Price Tag? Up to $949 Million, Says a New Report

Hospitals The Health Policy Commission’s analysis finds the nurse staffing question cold cost nearly $1 billion. photo via iStock.com/PeopleImages The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission’s highly anticipated report on the Question 1, the nurse staffing ballot question voters will face in November, finds that roll-out of the law could cost as much as $949 million . In an analysis that might threaten the fate of the proposal, and has already been contested by a nurses’ union, the state watchdog estimates that the price tag for strict new limits on how many people nurses can be assigned would be somewhere between […]

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Speaker DeLeo, Rep Madaro Tour Local Social Centers

Speaker DeLeo, Rep Madaro Tour Local Social Centers

In his tenure in the House of Representatives Speaker Robert DeLeo has long been a champion of early learning. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo talks with children at the East Boston Social Centers early education room during a tour of the 100-year-old Eastie agency. In a speech this year about the state’s Early Education and Care (EEC) DeLeo pledged to build on the House of Representative’s ongoing commitment to providing high-quality early education and care, in large part by supporting the state’s EEC workforce like the ones that staff the East Boston Social Centers. “We know that the […]

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