Tag Archives: Boston

Liberty Counsel Sues Boston Over Christian Flag

Via press release from hate group leader Mat Staver: Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit today against the city of Boston and one of its officials for censoring the Christian flag of Boston resident Hal Shurtleff and his Christian civic organization, Camp Constitution. The city regularly extends to civic and cultural organizations the freedom to raise their flags on the city ...

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Former State Pol Busted In $1M Bribery Scheme That Included Hundreds Of Pounds Of Dunkin Donuts Coffee

Boston’s CBS affiliate reports: Former Massachusetts Sen. Brian Joyce “violated the public’s trust” and “decided to take the path of greed” by using his office for personal profit to accept up to $1 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for official actions, federal investigators said Friday. Joyce, a longtime attorney and Milton Democrat who was arrested Friday, is accused ...

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BOSTON: Right Wing Rally Organizer Sues Mayor For $100M Over Alleged Comments Linking Him With Nazis

Boston’s NPR affiliate reports: One of the organizers of a recent and controversial self-described “free speech” rally on Boston Common is suing Mayor Marty Walsh, saying the mayor slandered him by linking its participants with white supremacists and other hate groups. Brandon Navom [inset], of Lowell, said in the suit filed in Berkshire District Court that he lost his job ...

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Trump Calls Boston Protesters “Anti-Police Agitators”

The Boston Globe reports: Despite the fact that there were few arrests, and the day was largely peaceful, President Trump tweeted that there were “anti-police agitators” at the Boston events. Authorities had feared the “free speech” event would attract white supremacists. Two of the rally’s scheduled keynote speakers have ties to extremist elements — including one who attended the rally ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Massive Boston Crowd Turns Out To Protest White Supremacist “Free Speech” Rally

NBC News reports: Thousands of counter-protesters flooded the streets of Boston on Saturday to confront right-wing “free speech” demonstrators in a display of solidarity after the deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia last weekend. The counter-protesters gathered near Boston’s Malcolm X Boulevard, chanting “Whose streets? Our streets!” and “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA.” They also held signs that ...

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BOSTON: Mayor Marty Walsh Raises Trans Pride Flag Over City Hall As Middle Finger To NOM’s Hate Bus

Patch reports: Boston is responding to the arrival of the anti-transgender “Free Speech Bus” by raising a transgender flag at City Hall in an act of solidarity. Mayor Marty Walsh had the flag raised around 1 p.m. after saying “we are always going to support our transgender community and defend their fundamental rights.” The “Free Speech Bus” rolled into town ...

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Christian Site Claims LGBT Activists Vowed “Violence And Possible Deaths” Over Banning Of Gay Veterans Group From Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

From the far-right Christian site LifeSiteNews: LGBTQ activists threatened “large-scale violence,” rioting and “possible deaths” if they were not allowed to participate in Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, parade organizers said. According to parade officials, Boston Police said homosexuals bused in from other states to “disrupt” the festivities were a serious threat unless Catholic organizers permitted a gay veterans group ...

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REVERSAL: Boston St. Patrick’s Parade Organizers Allow Gay Veterans Group After Backlash From Sponsors

Boston’s Fox affiliate reports: After several days of back and forth, organizers of the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade have decided to allow LGBT veterans group OUTVETS to participate. The decision was announced in a tweet from parade organizers just before 4:30 p.m. Friday. “This is something that had to be fixed. This is something that I needed to ...

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BOSTON: St. Patrick’s Parade Organizers To Reconsider Banning Of Gay Veterans Group After Backlash

The Associated Press reports: The organizers of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade have scheduled an emergency meeting to reconsider their vote to bar a gay veterans group from participating. The vote Tuesday to bar OutVets drew immediate condemnation from high-profile politicians. Ed Flynn, a member of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which organizes the parade scheduled for March ...

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BOSTON: Mayor And Iraq Vet Who Was To Lead St. Patrick’s Parade Drop Out Over Banning Of Gay Group

Universal Hub reports: Dan Magoon, who heads an organization to honor and support Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families, today quit his honorary position as head of the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade after its organizers voted to bar a gay veterans group from the procession. Mayor Walsh [photo] also said this morning he will not march in ...

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BOSTON: Gay Veterans Group Banned From City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade After Two Years Of Participating

The gay veterans group that in 2015 was the first LGBT organization to be allowed to participate in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been banned from this year’s event. The Boston Globe reports: Ed Flynn, a South Boston resident and a member of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council — the parade’s organizer — confirmed that the group ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: Gov. Baker And Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Celebrate Life Of Hat Sister John Michael Gray

Longtime JMG participant Boston Guy reports: On Sunday, October 16th the Arlington Street Church in Back Bay was filled to capacity as family, friends and members of the Boston LGBTQ community came together for a service in celebration of the life of John Michael Gray (one half of the Hat Sisters). Mayor Marty Walsh addressed those gathered and a surprisingly ...

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BOSTON: Hat Sister John Michael Gray Dies

Provincetown legend John Michael Gray, one-half of the eternally famed Hat Sisters, has died of cancer. I first learned of the Hat Sisters back in the 80s from their regular appearances in the comic strip The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life Of Ethan Green and was completely starstruck when I finally met them in person at Provincetown’s Boatslip in 1994. Since ...

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BOSTON: First Penis Transplant In US Performed

USA Today reports: Surgeons in Boston have performed the first penile transplant in the United States, a procedure that soon could help severely wounded soldiers, surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital said Monday. Thomas Manning, 64, whose penis was removed in 2012 due to penile cancer, is recovering well and showing no signs of rejecting the transplant, his surgeons said. “Today ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Mayor Flies Trans Pride Flag After State Legislature Advances Trans Rights Bill

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh today flew the trans pride flag over city hall after a transgender rights bill advanced in the state legislature. MassLive reports: Massachusetts lawmakers are advancing legislation they say will provide anti-discrimination protections to transgender people in public places. The state Legislature’s Judiciary Committee on Friday afternoon approved two bills allowing transgender people to use the public ...

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At Boston’s Santa Speedo Run 2015 [VIDEO]

Via Boston.com: The Santa Speedo Run made its way through the streets of Boston, Saturday, for the 16th year. Runners were greeted with surprisingly warm weather for mid-December, making the event a little less chilly, but no less steamy. The runners started and ended with toasty brews at Lir Tavern, and ran a lap of Back Bay wearing nothing but ...

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More Woes For Chipotle, 80 Sickened In Boston

NBC News reports: Norovirus has sickened 80 Boston College students who ate at a nearby Chipotle restaurant, state health officials said Tuesday. “Initial testing conducted by the State Public Health has shown the presence of norovirus,” the health department said in a statement. Although many of the students said they feared they’d been struck with the same E. coli bacteria ...

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God Hates Renoir

So this happened in Boston: It’s nothing personal, says Ben Ewen-Campen, he just doesn’t think French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is much of a painter. Monday, the Harvard postdoc joined some like-minded aesthetes for a playful protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts. The rally, which mostly bewildered passersby, was organized by Max Geller, creator of the Instagram account Renoir Sucks ...

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BOSTON: Suspect Cites Donald Trump As Inspiration For Brutal Hate Crime Attack On Homeless Hispanic Man

In Boston two brothers have been charged in a brutal attack on a homeless Hispanic man, whom they reportedly urinated upon after the assault. One of the men told police that they were inspired by Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric on illegal immigration. Trump’s reaction to the attack is revolting. The Boston Globe reports: The homeless man was lying on the ...

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No 2024 Olympics For Boston

Back in January the USOC selected Boston as the official bid city for the United States, rejecting the other shortlisted cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington DC. Atlanta was the most recent US host city for the Summer Games in 1996. Unless the USOC digs back into their shortlist, the next shot for the US to host will ...

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