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Another Fear-Mongering Ad on the Transgender Rights Law and Question 3

We knew this was coming. As we get closer to the date when Massachusetts will vote on whether to undo the state’s new transgender protections law, […]

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Harvard Shattered Its Record with $9.6 Billion in Fundraising

Wow look at Harvard go. The renowned university on Thursday announced that it received a record $9.6 billion—an unfathomably large amount of money, the power of which neither […]

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As the Green Line Extension Rolls Through Somerville, a Lion’s Head Will Live On

For nearly a century, a concrete lion’s head has kept watch over Gilman Square in Somerville. Placed there when the brick, art deco-style Homans Building was built […]

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Police: A Man in Watertown Stabbed a Tow Truck Driver Who Fatally Struck a Woman

A tragic, horrific scene played out in Watertown Wednesday, when police say a man stabbed a tow truck driver multiple times after the driver struck […]

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Poll: Baker and Warren Lead Gonzalez and Diehl by a Wide Margin

With the general election less than two months away, Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Elizabeth Warren are looking pretty damn safe. So if you’re hoping […]

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Columbia Gas Is Donating $10 Million to a Disaster Relief Fund for Greater Lawrence

Columbia Gas President Steve Bryant says his utility company, which is at the center of an unprecedented spate of fires and gas explosions in the region, […]

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After a Recount, Lori Trahan Has Narrowly Won the Third District Primary

Well, that settles it. After a recount, Westford’s Lori Trahan has officially won in Massachusetts’ Third District’s Democratic primary, besting former Marty Walsh Chief of Staff […]

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Hasty Pudding Just Cast Women for the First Time Ever

Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the legendary Harvard troupe that has been male-only for nearly 200 years, made history Sunday night announce its first co-ed cast. After its auditions […]

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Someone Called the Police on a Black UMass Amherst Employee for No Reason

In what he believes is yet another case of unnecessary calls to police to racial profiling, a longtime UMass Amherst employee says he was confronted […]

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In Defense of the Kick Scooter

There’s an awful lot of talk about scooters in Boston these days. The wrong kind. Pretty much out of nowhere, dockless e-scooters have swept the nation, popping […]

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As Frustration Mounts with Columbia Gas, Baker Declares a State of Emergency

Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover Friday, a day after fires and explosions sourced to a gas […]

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Another Day, another Storrowing. Will They Never Learn?

Hate to see it. Police documented yet another “Storrowing” on Friday, the latest victim a box truck that ended up striking the bottom of the low-clearance […]

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“Armageddon” in Andover: What We Know about Fires and Explosions in the Merrimack Valley

Update: As frustrations mount with Columbia Gas, the utility provider linked to the fires and explosions, Gov. Charlie Baker has declared a state of emergency in […]

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Parents Want to Keep BPS’ Interim Superintendent from Keeping the Job

If a group of parents, teachers, and civil rights groups in the Boston Public Schools have it their way, interim BPS Superintendent Laura Perille will […]

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Someone Sent a 30-Pound Box of Marijuana to a Boston Radio Station

Why, exactly, would someone send 30 pounds of marijuana to the headquarters of a Boston radio station? That’s the question that Boston Police Department is chewing […]