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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…

Scott Brown Cautiously Supports Paul Ryan

Unlike the vast majority of Republicans, Scott Brown hasn’t quite jumped aboard the Paul Ryan bandwagon. Wanting to distance himself from any ties to Ryan’s controversial plans to overhaul Medicare and cut social programs, Brown made it clear that he…

Boston Shootings Kill Three, Injure Six

Four women were shot while sitting in a car late Sunday in Dorchester, leaving two dead, one in serious condition, and one with a leg injury that was not life-threatening, according to Boston police. The violence continued with a quadruple…

Logan Airport Investigated for Racial Profiling

The TSA is investigating claims from 32 officers that Hispanics, African Americans, and those of Middle Eastern origin have been targeted at Logan International Airport because of their appearance. [CBS]

Is Paul Ryan Just Another Sarah Palin?

David Axelrod, a senior political adviser to President Obama, finds that Romney’s selection of Congressman Paul Ryan (and the excitement around it) is reminiscent of the McCain/Palin ticket in 2008. In an interview with CBS This Morning, he said that…

Boston Is Full of Pottymouth Employees

According to a recent survey from CareerBuilder.com, Boston ranks No. 4 (a tie with L.A.) on the list of cities with the most foul-mouthed employees, with 56 percent reporting that they swear at work. While the survey found that most…

"Happy Hour" Law Stirs Mixed Emotions

Massachusetts is weighing whether its 28-year-old “happy hour” law, which bans bars and restaurants from serving discounted drinks, will give new casinos a competitive advantage with their ability to serve free booze, according to the Herald. It has caused a debate…

“Happy Hour” Law Stirs Mixed Emotions

Massachusetts is weighing whether its 28-year-old “happy hour” law, which bans bars and restaurants from serving discounted drinks, will give new casinos a competitive advantage with their ability to serve free booze, according to the Herald. It has caused a…

Game Over for Greenfield's Olympic Wrestler Elena Pirozhkova

The U.S. wresting team has been seeing stars thus far in London — spinning around their heads, that is. For the fourth consecutive day, no wrestler has reached the semifinals after women’s freestylers Clarissa Chun and Elena Pirozhkova were knocked…

Game Over for Greenfield's Olympic Wrestler Elena Pirozhkova

The U.S. wresting team has been seeing stars thus far in London — spinning around their heads, that is. For the fourth consecutive day, no wrestler has reached the semifinals after women’s freestylers Clarissa Chun and Elena Pirozhkova were knocked…