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Police: Body found in Charles River

Police: Body found in Charles River

–Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe, File BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say they’re investigating the death of a 61-year-old man whose body was pulled from the Charles River. Police Spokesman Dave Procopio says the body was found on Friday night and evidence connects him to a homeless shelter in Boston. Procopio says there were no obvious signs of trauma to the body. Police did not publicly release the man’s name. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner took custody of the body. State Police continue to investigate the cause of death. A man walking on the […]

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Fenway Park is more than it appears in historic Boston, a city nearing its 400th anniversary

Fenway Park is more than it appears in historic Boston, a city nearing its 400th anniversary

The 37-foot tall “Green Monster” left field wall in Boston’s Fenway Park is one of the notable features of the 1912 ballpark. Barry Amundson / The Forum 1 / 5 BOSTON — If traveling to Boston, a visit to the oldest major league ballpark in the nation is worth it. If the Red Sox are in town — or better yet playing the Minnesota Twins (that’ll only be Sept. 3-5 this year) — it’s a much better experience to see the interactions between fans and how they fill up the multifaceted parts of Fenway Park that have been updated […]

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First person in line for Encore Boston Harbor grand opening arrived 17 hours early

First person in line for Encore Boston Harbor grand opening arrived 17 hours early

EVERETT, Mass. — Glenn Reynolds knows how to wait … and wait … and wait. The Quincy resident arrived to the Encore Boston Harbor resort casino at around 5 p.m. Saturday, 17 hours before its scheduled grand opening at 10 a.m. Sunday. “They said, ‘OK, you can’t come into the place, but you can sit out on the lawn.’ So there you go,” Reynolds said. Reynolds did not bring a cellphone or a sleeping bag with him, or really much of anything, aside from some snacks. He said he’s not even a big gambler, but he does enjoy the […]

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Boston City Council Votes in Favor of New Fire Cadet Program

Boston City Council Votes in Favor of New Fire Cadet Program

Share this… The Boston Fire Department is looking into creating a cadet program in an effort to make the department more diverse. The department appeared before the city council in a hearing to discuss the proposed program. Currently, the department is about 72 percent white males. According to the Chief of Diversity Danielson Tavares, fire cadet programs have been picking up across the country and so far 14 cities in the U.S. have created them this year. Boston Fire Department – Ladder 1 Tavares said they are still working out the details, but it would look a lot like […]

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Two Boston High Schools Shutting Down

Two Boston High Schools Shutting Down

WGBH News West Roxbury Education Complex It has been a painful week for the students and staff at Urban Science Academy and West Roxbury Academy. Those are two high schools housed in what’s called the West Roxbury Education Complex, the WREC. Since the middle of the school year, they’ve known that their 1970s-era building, deemed obsolete, will be knocked down once the school year has ended, dispersing the kids and the teachers across the system. Molly Boigon of WGBH News’ Learning Curve Team has been following this story. She spoke with WGBH’s All Things Considered anchor Barbara Howard about […]

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Brigham employee battles POTS disorder to run BAA 10K

Brigham employee battles POTS disorder to run BAA 10K

BOSTON, MA- June 20, 2019: Brigham and Women’s Hospital patient Mary Curran laces up for this weekend’s BAA 10k in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff photo By Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) When Mary Curran stands up, it feels like gravity is pulling her down. Her body feels heavy. Her heart races. And then there’s the lightheadedness. Curran, 30, has been living with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) for more than a decade. The disorder involves the autonomic nervous system — which automatically controls and regulates vital body functions — and affects blood flow in the body, with symptoms like dizziness, fatigue […]

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Everett Mayor: ‘Leave Your Cars At Home’ As Encore Boston Harbor Casino Opens

Everett Mayor: ‘Leave Your Cars At Home’ As Encore Boston Harbor Casino Opens

EVERETT (CBS) – Visitors are asked not to drive to Encore Boston Harbor on Sunday as the newest casino in Massachusetts opens for business. Casino officials are expected large crowds on opening day. The Everett casino opens its doors on Sunday at 10 a.m. Read: How To Get To Encore Boston Harbor Mayor Carlo DeMaria said 25 Everett police officers will be working to direct traffic along with dozens of other officers from State Police and surrounding towns. “I’m confident we have the resources we need in place,” said DeMaria. On its busiest days, the casino operators expect about […]

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‘We all feel it’: Motorcyclists mourn death of 7 in N.H. crash

‘We all feel it’: Motorcyclists mourn death of 7 in N.H. crash

This photo shows the scene where several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural, two-lane highway Friday in Randolph, N.H. RANDOLPH, N.H. — Investigators pleaded Saturday for members of the public to come forward with information that could help them determine why a pickup truck hauling a trailer collided with a group of 10 motorcycles on a rural highway, killing seven bikers. The crash in remote northern New Hampshire involved members of Marine JarHeads MC, a motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses, according to authorities, who said they would not identify any of the victims […]

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Police Pull Man’s Body From Charles River

Police Pull Man’s Body From Charles River

BOSTON (CBS) – The body of a man was pulled from the Charles River at about 6 p.m. Friday. A motorist reported seeing the body near the Longfellow Bridge. Massachusetts State Police and Boston Marine units responded. The body of a man was pulled from the Charles River on Friday evening. (WBZ-TV) The man was dead at the scene. The cause of death is unknown. The man has been identified, but police are not releasing his name.

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2 arrested in connection to Boston courthouse stabbing

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say they have arrested two men in connection with a brazen stabbing inside a Boston courthouse. Police say 23-year-old Jeffrey Toney and 18-year-old Jerrell Greene-Martin, both of Boston, were arrested Wednesday and arraigned Thursday. Greene-Martin was held on $25,000 bail after pleading not guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, while Toney was held on $7,500 bail after pleading not guilty to assault and battery. Investigators say the stabbing in a common area stemmed from a possibly gang-related altercation inside the Suffolk Superior Court building on Jan. 2 between two groups. […]

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