Pregame Post-Ups: C's Eyeing 4-0 Sweep vs. 76ers

Mar 19 12:41pm The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS
Sunday, March 19 - Celtics at 76ers Pregame – C's Eyeing 4-0 Sweep vs. 76ers...
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Growth spree has the UMass Boston campus in a bind

Mar 19 10:13am - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
It was the autumn of 2011, and the future of UMass Boston seemed bright. Four years into his tenure, Chancellor J. Keith Motley had just received the results of an ambitious report that would set in motion a decade of growth at the city’s only public research university. By 2015, the campus would have more […]...
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Sometimes our sunsets get pretty dramatic

Mar 18 8:54pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
See it larger. Matt Frank watched the sun go down over Boston Harbor and the Zakim Bridge this evening.
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Chuck Berry dies at 90, was banned in Boston

Mar 18 8:31pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Chuck Berry, who helped give us rock 'n' roll, died yesterday at his home in Missouri. In his biography of Berry, Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Bruce Pegg writes about a May 3, 1958 concert Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis gave at the old Boston Garden, emceed by DJ Alan Freed: The cops, already antagonistic towards the new type of music, repeatedly ordered Freed to get fans dancing in the aisle back in their seats - and they refused to let Freed lower the lights as Berry performed. People in the audience got rowdy; chairs and fists began to fly; the show ended early. In the aftermath, Mayor John Hynes vowed to keep Berry and his ilk out of Boston, telling Variety: These so-called music programs are a disgrace. They must be stopped and they will be stopped here - effective at once. As far as the City of Boston is concerned, ... if the kids are hungry for this kind of music they'll starve for it - until they learn to behave like citizens instead of hooligans. Boston will have no more rock and roll.
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Rock And Roll Is Dead: Legendary music icon Chuck Berry dies at 90

Mar 18 6:25pm Vanyaland
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Apartments could replace transmission place on Washington Street in West Roxbury

Mar 18 6:05pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Architect's rendering A developer has filed plans for a 17-unit apartment building on Washington Street near Grove Street in West Roxbury. Antonio Ferrara, who lives a half mile from the site, says the four-story building, which would replace the current Lee Myles Transmission shop at 5205 Washington St., would add energy and vitality to the intersection, now dominated by small restaurants and stores, hugging one side of the extinct volcano formed 400 million years or so ago, as well as several auto-related businesses. In his filing with the BPDA, Ferrara proposes 26 parking spaces in a first-floor garage, along with 12 enclosed spaces for bicycles. Nine of the units would have one bedroom, the rest two. The project meets zoning requirements for the site, the filing says. 5205 Washington St. small-project review application (1.2M PDF).
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Roslindale driver charged with killing man by slamming into his cab while driving drunk on I-95

Mar 18 2:49pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
State Police report a passenger in a taxi died around 1 a.m. when a car smashed into the back of the cab at an extremely high rate of speed on I-95 southbound in Attleboro. Michael Spinale, 41, of Roslindale, was charged with OUI, motor-vehicle homicide, negligent operation, speeding, failure to use care in stopping and failure to stay within marked lanes, State Police say. Police say the victim, Kailash Bolar, 39, of Warwick, RI., was in the back of a cab driven by a 50-year-old Brockton man. The cab driver was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with minor injuries. Spinale is being held at a State Police barracks in lieu of $10,000 bail, pending his arraignment Monday, State Police say. Innocent, etc.
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Sailboats in snowy repose

Mar 18 2:38pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Gary Waldeck stopped to admire the sailboats along the Charles River Esplanade today.
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Kids, balls, tubes and duct tape come together in former Roslindale cafe

Mar 18 2:13pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Roslindale Wants to Play and Roslindale Village Main Street have turned the long abandoned Select Cafe on Belgrade Avenue into a pop-up Build Zone where kids (and, shh, adults) can create ball runs tomorrow and next Saturday. Cora Carey, STEAM and maker project manager at the Children's Museum worked with other Roslindale residents over the past few days to build the centerpieces of the play area: Hand-cranked elevators kids can use to transport plastic balls to the tops of towers for journeys down to the ground. The Build Zone is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and March 25 at 2 Belgrade Ave., across from the Roslindale Village train-station parking lot. Free admission, but parent or guardian required.
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Slow 'er down!

Mar 18 1:26pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
WalkUp Roslindale held a standout at Walter and South streets this morning to let drivers know they should ease up on the accelerator now that the default speed limit in Boston is down to 25 m.p.h.
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Breathing or space saving? In East Boston, it's no contest

Mar 18 10:29am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Ryan spotted this oxygen tank doubling as a space saver on Eagle Hill in East Boston today.
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Procession for a fallen firefighter

Mar 18 9:57am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Watertown firefighter Joseph Toscano's body was transported this morning from Mount Auburn Hospital to the state medical examiner's office on Albany Street in the South End this morning, passing by firefighters, police officers, EMTs and paramedics who assembled to honor him after his death yesterday at a two-alarm fire. 617 Images watched first responders line up outside the medial examiner's office.
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The Globe's not here!

Mar 18 9:51am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Workers were removing the sign from the side of The Boston Globe building on Morrissey Blvd. yesterday afternoon. Is it maintenance or are they getting ready to abandon the building as planned? Topics: MediaNeighborhoods: Dorchester...
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Why does Google think the Loews Boston Common is the Tremont Theatre?

Mar 18 9:04am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Google Loews Boston Common and you get showtimes for the Tremont Theatre, complete with the fancy old-fashioned spelling. As a bonus, you get a link to the Wikipedia page for the real Tremont Theatre, which apparently was a playhouse in Boston, Massachusetts, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Maybe it was at the same site? Probably just a weird Google Glitch, but maybe someone could shed some light. Topics: HistoryNeighborhoods: Downtown...
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These are the most popular new bars and restaurants in Boston right now

Mar 18 5:00am - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Boston’s dining scene has expanded with plenty of exciting new restaurants and bars opening throughout the city over the past few months. Not sure which one to try out first? Make like everyone else and head over to the spots that are “trending” in Boston right now, thanks to data provided by Foursquare. Below is a list […]...
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Dick doc socked over schlong shots

Mar 17 11:59pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
A Suffolk Superior Court judge has ordered a Florida doctor and his wife to pay $13.5 million in penalties over the deceptive marketing methods they used in their now defunct Framingham erectile-dysfunction clinic, the state Attorney General's office reports. State officials charged Dr. Kevin Hornsby and his wife Heidi let untrained workers inject drugs into men's penises using older, generic drugs that had higher profit margins than newer oral medications such as Viagra and Cialis and which sometimes led to their own problems, such as erections lasting longer than four hours. The attorney general's office says the two: Were responsible for the deceptive marketing of medications and services relating to the treatment of erectile dysfunction at an unlicensed medical clinic in Framingham that went by the names Massachusetts Men’s Medical Clinic, Massachusetts Men’s Medical and Men’s Medical Clinic. The defendants used various deceptive practices in widespread TV, print and radio advertising to market the erectile dysfunction services and treatments sold at their Framingham facility. According to the complaint, more than 4,000 consumers went to the unlicensed facility for care. After the state first sued them in 2015, the Hornsbys declared bankruptcy, but the state says that will not relieve them of the responsibility to pay the $13.5-million judgment.
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Woman shot in leg with paintball in Grove Hall drive-by

Mar 17 11:40pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 23:30Around 11:30 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue at Devon Street. Free tagging: Blue Hill AvenueNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime...
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Jae Crowder helps lift Celtics past Nets 98-95

Mar 17 11:00pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Jae Crowder scored nine of his 24 points late in the fourth quarter, Avery Bradley had 16 overall, and the Boston Celtics edged the Brooklyn Nets 98-95...
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Party Pics: 'Cure Me, I'm Irish' and 'March is National Kidney Month' events

Mar 17 9:38pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
This week's installment of Bill Brett's party pics includes the 10th annual 'Cure Me, I'm Irish' event at F1 Boston in Braintree and NKF Celebrates' 'March is National Kidney Month' event at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston.
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Shots fired outside Quincy bank

Mar 17 9:21pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Quincy Sun reports on an incident this afternoon in Quincy Center that ended with two under arrest. The T briefly stopped Red Line service through Quincy Center so officers could search for one of the suspects.
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Newton man going back to prison on racketeering charges

Mar 17 9:15pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Joseph Yerardi, 62, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison today for his role in running a gambling an extortion ring in the Boston area, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Yerardi, a former associate of Whitey Bulger, now has three racketeering convictions on his record since 1995 - and has already spent 17 years in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to the latest charges in December. According to the US Attorney's office: Yerardi was the head of a large bookmaking business that made hundreds of thousands of dollars and used threats or other extortionate means to collect debts. Among other things, a debtor reported that Yerardi threatened to stab the debtor “twenty times” for not paying a gambling debt.
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Opposition grows to Mount Washington hotel proposal

Mar 17 8:20pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Environmentalists and hiking groups are stepping up a fight against a proposal to build a luxury hotel a mile from the summit of Mount Washington, complaining it would damage the fragile alpine ecology and destroy the scenic views...
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Bodies of 2 snowshoers from Boston who died in Canada avalanche found

Mar 17 8:00pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Parks Canada says the bodies of two American snowshoers who were caught in an avalanche in Banff National Park have been recovered after rescuers were finally able to get to the snow slide...
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Upstart 11th seed URI stuns No. 6 Creighton

Mar 17 7:17pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Jeff Dowtin scored a career-high 23 points with a perfect day at the free-throw line, upstart Rhode Island ran into the next round of the NCAA Tournament, stunning No. 6 seed Creighton 84-72 in an opener of the Midwest Region...
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Pregame Post-Ups: Nets Showing Signs of Life with Lin

Mar 17 7:10pm The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS
Friday, March 17 - Celtics at Nets Pregame – Nets Showing Signs of Life with Lin...
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Harvard-educated lawyer gets 40 years for bizarre kidnapping

Mar 17 6:24pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Matthew Muller was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for a kidnapping so elaborate and outlandish that investigators first thought his victims were carrying out a bizarre hoax...
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Bar Snacks for Basketball Fans

Mar 17 6:23pm Boston Chefs
Basketball fans, get to South Boston for Coppersmith’s March Madness bar menu. Diehard or dilettante – doesn’t matter as far...
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Ice Cream March Madness

Mar 17 5:23pm Boston Chefs
March Madness heats up with a cool twist, courtesy of Hudson’s New City Microcreamery. The ice cream experts are putting...
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There will be snow this weekend but not a blockbuster storm

Mar 17 4:57pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Blue skies, light winds, and melting temperatures Friday afternoon gave us the feeling that spring might actually be close at hand. And while this is true, we have another storm to watch out for this weekend. On Thursday, I wrote that the storm won’t be big. I still believe this to be the case, but […]...
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DA drops charges against man who'd been accused of shooting girl on Annunciation Road but says he's still a suspect

Mar 17 3:31pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office today dropped charges against Dominique Finch for an Annunciation Road shooting last fall that left a 9-year-old girl paralyzed. The DA's office said its nolle prosqui filing was intended to be just a temporary reprieve for Finch, an alleged Heath Street gang associate who was out on bail at the time of the shooting for what prosecutors say was his role in a brutal beating at a Brighton Center bar in January of last year. In fact, it was data from a GPS device he was wearing as a bail condition in the Brighton case that helped prosecutors decide to charge him for the Annunciation Road shooting. The Brighton charges remain pending against him, the DA's office says. In the filing, made in Roxbury Municipal Court, prosecutors wrote: [B]ased on further investigation and a careful review of the current state of the evidence, the Commonwealth may not be able to sustain its burden of proving every element of the crimes charged beyond a reasonable doubt. The Commonwealth specifically reserves the right to initiate new charges against the defendant arising out of his alleged conduct in this matter should additional evidence be discovered. In a statement, DA Dan Conley said: The American Bar Association’s ethical codes do not allow prosecutors to “permit the continued pendency of criminal charges in the absence of sufficient admissible evidence to support a conviction.” Withdrawing the case against Finch while continuing to investigate the shooting with Boston Police detectives was the just and appropriate step under the circumstances. Conley added that investigators continue to seek help from people who might know anything about the Annunciation Road shooting that his office has the ability to help anybody who might fear retaliation for their cooperation. Innocent, etc.
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Sean Hannity denies pointing gun at Juan Williams on Fox set

Mar 17 2:58pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Sean Hannity says he never pointed a gun at Fox News colleague Juan Williams, despite a CNN report to the contrary...
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Reykjavk Calling comes to the Middle East this Saturday

Mar 17 2:10pm Vanyaland
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Mar 17 2:07pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
RoadTrip New England took in the Evacuation Day commemoration at Dorchester Heights this morning.
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SXSW Music: Watch the livestream of our South By Southwest party with Berklee

Mar 17 1:33pm Vanyaland
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Pot shops are coming. Where to put them?

Mar 17 1:07pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
A medical marijuana dispensary plans to open in Hanover this summer next to Friendly’s on busy Route 53, allowing customers to — if they so choose — move quickly from a menu featuring THC-infused chocolate bars to one heavy on children’s meals and ice-cream sundaes. Meanwhile in neighboring Norwell, another medical marijuana outlet is breaking […]...
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Massachusetts is officially the most Irish state in America

Mar 17 1:05pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Massachusetts residents don’t need a reminder of how Irish their state is. All you need to do is head out on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, when thousands of Massachusetts residents will be out celebrating at one of the many Irish bars in the Boston area, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Southie, or one of the other […]...
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For a small-town Cape girl, a taste of the big time at UConn

Mar 17 12:47pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
STORRS, Conn. — She was a Cape Cod girl who used to shoot baskets in the driveway until her fingertips went numb while her mother was yelling that dinner was on the table. Now Molly Bent is a freshman playing nearly 10 minutes a game on the greatest women’s college basketball team in the world. […]...
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Roslindale restaurant first to get hearing on BYOB license

Mar 17 12:40pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Boston Licensing Board next week holds a hearing on Seven Star Street Bistro's request for a license that would let patrons bring their own beer or wine to drink with their meals. The board last month began accepting BYOB applications from small restaurants without liquor license in Boston's outer neighborhoods for one of the permits - after the City Council and Mayor Walsh approved setting regulations for the new-for-Boston concept. Councilors had cited Seven Star on Belgrade Avenue as a prime example of the need for BYOB - a small restaurant that could not afford a full liquor license, which can go for six figures, and outside one of the Main Street districts where lower-cost licenses became available in 2014. Under the board's regulations, diners at restaurants who get one of the $400 BYOB licenses would be allowed to bring in wine bottles no larger than 750 ml. Although the board initially proposed banning beer drinkers from bringing in beer bottles larger than 16 ounces - and no more than 64 ounces in total - the board amended that to allow growlers as well. Diners also could not leave during their meals to get more to drink. BYOB would be limited to 5 p.m. through 11 p.m. The licenses are not available to restaurants downtown and in the North End, South End, Bay Village, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Chinatown, the Seaport and the West End. The board's Wednesday hearings - which include other restaurants and stores - start at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
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Mar 17 12:30pm
Not knowing whether or not the Patriots will haveMalcolm Butler on the roster next season or beyond, I decided to look at which players are available. Here are the three veterans I think the Patriots should go after.ANTWON VALENTINO BLAKE- Last offseason Blake had hand surgery.  He played the 2016 season for the Tennessee Titans.  Prior to the injury he played for the Steelers.  In 2015 he started all 16 games for the Steelers and played 83\% of the snaps recording 74 tackles, 1 fo [...]...
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Ray Allen thinks Isaiah Thomas should be MVP

Mar 17 12:22pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
He may have played his final NBA seasons with the Miami Heat, but Ray Allen still thinks green. In a recent interview on the Rich Eisen Show, the former Celtics star said that his current pick for NBA MVP is Isaiah Thomas. Calling Boston’s All-Star point guard “the spark” and “the engine that makes their team go,” […]...
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The statistical case for Brad Marchand for NHL MVP

Mar 17 12:09pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
The numbers don't lie.
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Chat sports and media with Chad Finn at 2:30

Mar 17 12:07pm - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Where Al Horford does all the little things and everyone actually notices.
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Suffolk probate office a frickin' mess, report claims

Mar 17 12:00pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Globe reports it got its hands on a copy of a report on the state of the Suffolk County Probate Registry, now under its second suspended elected register, and that the report essentially describes a giant cardboard box into which thousands of documents and checks are poured, never to emerge again, as lawyers and just plain folks spend hours in line to have their documents and checks taken and made to disappear. The part of the report dealing with current Register Felix Arroyo Sr.'s allegations this is deliberate racially tinged sabotage by oldtime workers, however, was not released.
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Check out these satellite photos of the snow in southern New England

Mar 17 11:53am - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Tuesday’s winter storm may not have lived up to expectations in big Northeast cities, but the nor’easter dropped quite a bit of snow on parts of Southern New England, New York, and Pennsylvania: Some areas in New England saw as much as 20 inches of snowfall, and parts of New York state got more than four feet […]...
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5 maps forecasting how much snow Boston and the Cape will get this weekend

Mar 17 11:38am - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
It might not match the region’s most recent storm, but more snow may fall in Massachusetts this weekend. There’s still uncertainty about exactly how much snow will end up falling Saturday and Sunday. Depending on the storm’s track, the region could see higher totals or a changeover to rain, according to the National Weather Service.’s meteorologist David […]...
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For third year in a row, St. Patrick's parade route cut in half

Mar 17 11:29am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Snow is the issue again, WBZ reports.
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South End shop owners worry about Harvard Squarification

Mar 17 11:28am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Boston Sun reports shopowners are on edge in an era of big national retailers and online shopping.
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Watch Pittsfield's Elizabeth Banks and Jimmy Fallon goof off during 'Emotional Interview'

Mar 17 11:13am - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Pittsfield native Elizabeth Banks plays the villainous Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers, which opens March 24. But she’s still primarily a comedic actress, and she showed off her improvisational abilities on The Tonight Show with host Jimmy Fallon Thursday. The duo participated in a recurring Tonight Show segment called “Emotional Interview,” a Whose […]...
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Firefighter seriously injured at Watertown fire

Mar 17 11:01am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Watertown firefighters are at 29 Merrifield Ave. for what is now a two-alarm fire. One firefighter has been seriously injured, John Duffill reports.
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How dare the T demand he pay his fare

Mar 17 10:57am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
David Weininger reports a guy who fare jumped at Central around 10:40 a.m. got caught and called back to the fare gates as a train was pulling in - but not before he punched a window on the first train car.
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How the Celtics can (realistically) catch the Cavs for No. 1 seed in East

Mar 17 10:56am - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Boston has legitimate reason to set its sights higher than just holding onto the No. 2 seed.
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Quincy man admits he robbed banks in South Boston, Dorchester

Mar 17 10:28am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Tue, 03/08/2016 - 08:39Kyle Nathan, 28, yesterday pleaded guilty to robbing four eastern-Massachusetts banks last year, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more. Free tagging: Boston bank robberyEast Boston Savings BankNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime...
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Watch Iggy Pop join New Order on stage in NYC to perform Joy Divisions Shes Lost Control

Mar 17 10:19am Vanyaland
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There's a reason today is also Evacuation Day

Mar 17 9:51am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
On March 17, 1776, with colonial cannon aimed at them from Dorchester Heights, the British troops occupying Boston evacuated the city. This 1776 German woodcut (from the Library of Congress) shows the British soldiers leaving for Nova Scotia, with only slight artistic license for the height of the hills surrounding Boston.
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Boston's duckling statues are celebrating St. Patrick's Day, too

Mar 17 9:50am - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Boston’s iconic Make Way for Ducklings statues are wearing their Irish green on St. Patrick’s Day. The ducks were spotted wearing tiny green hats in the snow-covered Boston Public Garden. Make Way for Ducklings ducks are all dressed up #StPatricksDay #bostonia cc: @universalhub — Charley A (@cla\_bos) March 17, 2017 It’s not the first […]...
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'I am an American because of him': The journey of Pence's Irish grandfather

Mar 17 9:50am - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
WASHINGTON — The SS Andania, plain and sturdy, pulled into New York Harbor on April 11, 1923, after a slow journey from Liverpool, England. In a third-class cabin was a gray-eyed Irishman named Richard Michael Cawley, fleeing poverty and war.
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Studio 52 Featured Band of the Week: Goddamn Draculas

Mar 17 9:40am Vanyaland
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The fruitin' o' the green

Mar 17 9:24am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Rovin' UHub photographer Jed Hresko captured a Dewey Square fruit vendor this morning all ready for the day.
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