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Boston to name 3 finalists for school superintendent

Boston to name 3 finalists for school superintendent

(From left) Brenda Cassellius, Marie Izquierdo, and Oscar Santos are expected to be named finalists for the Boston superintendent job. Boston school officials are expected on Wednesday to announce three finalists for the superintendent’s job, a diverse group that includes a former Minnesota education commissioner, a high-ranking Miami-Dade County school district leader, and a principal at a local Catholic high school who once served as Randolph schools superintendent. The finalists are Brenda Cassellius, the former state education commissioner in Minnesota; Marie Izquierdo, chief academic officer for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida; and Oscar Santos, head of school […]

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Huffman, Loughlin deal with college cheating scandal in different ways

Huffman, Loughlin deal with college cheating scandal in different ways

CNN image Boston – Of the 50 people caught up in the largest college admissions cheating scheme ever prosecuted in the United States, actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have become the faces of the scandal, with many wondering whether they will end up behind bars. Huffman and Loughlin are among 33 parents accused of using their wealth to cheat on standardized tests for their children, and bribe college administrators and coaches who had major clout when it came to admissions. The investigation took a crucial turn last week when Huffman and a dozen other parents and one coach […]

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Congestion pricing is punishing the victims

Congestion pricing is punishing the victims

Nicolaus Czarnecki/Boston Herald BOSTON, MA – January 30, 2019: Traffic congestion in the Longwood medical area on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff photo By Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Make no mistake, a congestion pricing law is really a collateral damage law that will punish law-abiding taxpayers for having the audacity to show up for work. As the Herald’s Sean Philip Cotter reports , momentum is building for congestion pricing as lawmakers say the traffic heading into downtown Boston is wreaking havoc on roads and clogging up neighborhoods. Congestion pricing includes several forms of tolling intended to […]

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Boston man arrested on gun charges in Brockton

Boston man arrested on gun charges in Brockton

Police seized a loaded Glock handgun from the BMW following a traffic stop. BROCKTON — A traffic stop of a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the street led to the arrest of a Boston man on gun charges. Officers Ryan Quirk and Derek Scully were on patrol in the downtown area when they noticed a BMW driving the wrong way on Warren Avenue near Pleasant Street about 10:12 p.m. Sunday. “While police followed the car to make a motor vehicle stop, the driver made an illegal U-turn on Pleasant,” said police spokesman Darren Duarte. When the officers […]

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Prosecutors to seek up to 10 months in jail for Felicity Huffman

Prosecutors to seek up to 10 months in jail for Felicity Huffman

Getty Images Felicity Huffman exits the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse with her brother after appearing in federal court to answer charges stemming from college admissions scandal on April 3, 2019, in Boston. (CNN) – Prosecutors plan to seek a sentence of four to 10 months’ jail time for actress Felicity Huffman for her role in the college admissions scandal, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said. Huffman was among 13 parents who agreed to plead guilty last week to a charge of conspiracy to commit fraud. A total of 33 parents, including the “Desperate Housewives” […]

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Rent control is ‘on the table’ in Boston, City Council President Andrea Campbell says

Rent control is ‘on the table’ in Boston, City Council President Andrea Campbell says

The Boston City Council will have a serious conversation about the rising cost of housing in the city with all options on the table, including rent control, President Andrea Campbell said on Boston Public Radio Tuesday afternoon. “We have an affordability problem or a crisis from some perspectives in the city of Boston,” Campbell said. “I was born and raised in this city and it is much harder now than it was 36 years ago.” Last week, Boston City Councilor Althea Garrison offered a home rule petition that would address the need for rent control in the city. It […]

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Six months ago Dave McGillivray had triple bypass surgery. He completed his 47th Boston Marathon on Monday.

Six months ago Dave McGillivray had triple bypass surgery. He completed his 47th Boston Marathon on Monday.

Dave McGillivray crosses the finish line of the Boston Marathon holding hands with Jack Middlemiss, while McGillivray’s son, Luke, cheers. It has become tradition that each year after Dave McGillivray completes his duties as race director for the Boston Marathon, he makes the trek back out to Hopkinton from the finish line to run the race himself. He’s run the Boston Marathon for 46 consecutive years, and, on Monday, he brought it up to 47, just six months after he underwent triple bypass surgery. He’s run 157 marathons in total. “I would definitely put it up there as the […]

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Police: ‘Angry’ Boston man threw brick through MBTA bus windshield

Police: ‘Angry’ Boston man threw brick through MBTA bus windshield

Courtesy transit police. BOSTON (WHDH) – A Boston man is facing a malicious destruction of property charge after police say he smashed an MBTA bus windshield with a brick Monday because he was “angry” the driver didn’t stop for him. Officers responding to a report of a man damaging an MBTA bus on Massachusetts Avenue about 10:30 a.m. arrested Richard Bridgeman, 53, after determining that he had just thrown a brick through the vehicle’s windshield. After being arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property, Bridgeman allegedly admitted to throwing the brick “because he was angry the bus […]

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Top Boston news: Bells toll marks 6 years since marathon bombings; search for missing 10-year-old

Top Boston news: Bells toll marks 6 years since marathon bombings; search for missing 10-year-old

Missed the the most recent top news in Boston? Read on for everything you need to know. Police searching for 10-year-old girl last seen at Boston Marathon Boston Police are asking for help locating a 10-year-old girl who was last seen near the Boston Marathon Finish Line Monday afternoon. Read the full story on Boston 25 News . Boston Athletic Association apologizes after American flag placed on ground during ceremony BOSTON (WHDH) – The Boston Athletic Association issued an apology after an American flag was placed on the ground during an award ceremony. Bells toll marks 6 years since […]

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Is Kraft video evidence or pornography?

Is Kraft video evidence or pornography?

Photo illustration by Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Adobe; Globe file photo Robert Kraft received a loud standing ovation when his image appeared on the TD Garden Jumbotron during Sunday’s Celtics-Pacers playoff game. He acknowledged the adoration with a wave and fist-pump. And why not? His base still loves him. And the Florida prosecutors who charged him with soliciting sex are starting to look like quarterbacks who can’t find a receiver. Their problem: There’s no evidence of human trafficking at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. Under Florida’s Sunshine law, that may not technically matter in deciding what’s considered a public […]

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