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Where The Sidewalk Shoveling Ends

Last February, after Nemo dropped 25 inches of snow on Boston, the city’s Inspectional Services Department handed out a staggering 2,400 citations to residents and […]

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Butt Out: Boston Enacts Smoking Ban At Public Parks

Boston’s Parks and Recreation Commission is giving people who were planning on quitting smoking in 2014 a little extra push. On Monday, the city agency […]

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MBTA Wins Court Battle Over Banned Anti-Palestinian Advertisements

The MBTA prevailed in a court battle over the rejection of ‘Pro-Israel’ advertisements that a group wanted to post at some of the busiest stops […]

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‘Roadrunner’ Vs. ‘Dream On’: Which Will Be the Official Rock Song of Massachusetts?

The Patriot Ledger is calling it a “battle of the bands.” The State House News Service deems it an “arockalypse.” We’re calling it “the surest […]

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Why Liquor License Laws Aren’t the Only Things That Need To Change

City officials in charge of making sure that bars and restaurants are complying with the state liquor laws are likely scoping out websites where organizers […]

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Prepare for Another Casino Vote, This Time Only in Revere

Get ready for another casino referendum on Suffolk Downs, this one in Revere. When East Boston voters rejected a proposed casino project at Suffolk Downs […]

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There’s Now Video of Aaron Swartz Downloading Articles from MIT

Wired Magazine used a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain security footage of internet activist Aaron Swartz entering a network closet at MIT, to […]

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Prosecutors Say Aaron Hernandez’s Girlfriend Lied to a Grand Jury 29 Times

Shayanna Jenkins, girlfriend of Aaron Hernandez, allegedly perjured herself while testifying in front of a Grand Jury at least 29 times, according to new documents […]

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The Court Battle Over ‘Pro-Israel’ Billboards Could Be a ‘Tough Win’ For the MBTA

As the MBTA heads to court on Wednesday to defend its decision to keep anti-Islamic ads off of certain train platforms and vehicles, they may […]

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Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments About Cops Searching People Just Because They Smell Pot

Lawyers representing a non-profit group that supports the legalization of marijuana filed an “amicus curiae” brief in the state’s highest court, arguing that police officers […]

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Annie Dookhan Goes to Prison

Former state lab chemist Annie Dookhan is off to prison after pleading guilty to 27 charges of obstructing justice, tampering with evidence, perjury, and falsely […]

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The Cops Made A Joke on Social Media About Being Called ‘Pigs’

The State Police in Massachusetts can apparently take a joke. When they received a call out in the Western part of the state, in Sterling, […]

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Philip Chism Was Accused of Sexually Assaulting His Teacher Before Murdering Her

An Essex County grand jury charged 14-year-old Philip Chism not only with murdering his math teacher, 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, but with aggravated rape and armed robbery. […]

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Whitey Bulger’s Lawyers Formally Appealed His Conviction

Here comes the Whitey Bulger appeal his lawyers promised. Attorneys  J.W. Carney Jr. and Hank Brennan filed a one-sentence notice of appeal in federal court Wednesday, […]

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Ten Years Ago, the Supreme Judicial Court Legalized Gay Marriage in Massachusetts

Ten years ago today, the Supreme Judicial Court made Massachusetts the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. On November 18, 2003, the court declared, in […]