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Biden: Romney Will Put Black Voters "Back in Chains"

While campaigning in Virginia on Tuesday, Vice President Biden told the crowd, of which hundreds were black voters, that Romney wants to put them “back in chains” through Wall Street deregulation. Though Biden stated that he meant to use different…

Biden: Romney Will Put Black Voters “Back in Chains”

While campaigning in Virginia on Tuesday, Vice President Biden told the crowd, of which hundreds were black voters, that Romney wants to put them “back in chains” through Wall Street deregulation. Though Biden stated that he meant to use different…

Red Sox Rumor Mill Continues to Churn

On July 26, team owners held a series of meetings with manager Bobby Valentine and some of the players in New York, during which they voiced concerns over the state of the team and their relationship with Valentine, a source…

Woman Killed in Dorchester Shooting Was Intended Target

WCVB is reporting that one of the women killed in a car during Sunday’s triple shooting was targeted. “Sources say the shooting is believed to be retaliation for an incident involving drugs and gangs that happened about a year ago…

Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child!

Today would’ve been the master French chef’s 100th birthday, and area chefs are celebrating the former Cambridge resident in culinary style. Mary Dumont, executive chef at Harvest in Harvard Square (where Child was a regular and a friend of the…

Surprise: Rent Is Only Getting Higher

In unsurprising (but still frustrating) news, Boston rent is soaring to new heights. The average monthly rent jumped more than 7 percent to $1,881 in the past year, according to Rental Beast, a brokerage that follows the rental market in…

Welcome to Massachusetts, Taylor Swift

The country star just purchased a $4.9 million beach house in Hyannisport, according to the New York Daily News. Swift has been dating Robert F. Kennedy’s 18-year-old son Conor for a few months now, and her new digs are across…

Red Sox Ambassador Johnny Pesky Dies at 92

The man who stole the hearts of Red Sox fans for more than 60 years as a player, manager, and broadcaster died yesterday. He was 92. “The national pastime has lost one of its greatest ambassadors,” baseball commissioner Bud Selig…

Dorchester Residents: "We're Afraid"

After two separate shootings occurred in Dorchester this past weekend, killing a total of four people, residents are shaken by the deaths, and officials are frustrated with the spike in violence. “I think the community has to really look into…

Dorchester Residents: “We're Afraid”

After two separate shootings occurred in Dorchester this past weekend, killing a total of four people, residents are shaken by the deaths, and officials are frustrated with the spike in violence. “I think the community has to really look into…