Tag Archives: Boston

Northeast Digs Out After Paralyzing Snowstorm

Weather.com reports: A winter storm that marched across the United States last week slammed into the East Coast on Monday, closing schools and government offices, canceling flights and making commutes treacherous. Boston Public Schools announced that all city schools will be closed Tuesday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga …

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BOSTON: Tens March In Straight Pride Parade [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A so-called “Straight Pride Parade” in Boston on Saturday drew as many counterprotesters marches in addition to a heavy police presence. The parade, which drew several dozen participants, kicked off at around noon to the sound of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” with some floats displaying messages of support for President Donald Trump, with signs such …

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Anti-LGBT “Author/Educator” To Speak At Straight Pride

Day by day their true agenda leaks out: Super Happy Fun America is excited to welcome Dr. Felecia Nace as a speaker at the Boston Straight Pride Parade on August 31st. Dr. Nace is an advocate for the right of children to embrace a straight lifestyle. She promotes maintaining schools that are free of adult gay topics. Dr. Nace is …

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Phone Charger Fire Forces Flight’s Emergency Landing

ABC News reports: A London-bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Boston on Thursday night when a fire broke out on board, authorities said. Flames and smoke appeared to be coming from a passenger seat on Virgin Atlantic Flight 138, after it took off from JFK. The flight crew extinguished the fire as the pilots made an …

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BOSTON: Straight Pride Parade Organizers Call 911 After Getting Letters Filled With Glitter And Bible Verses

Talking Points Memo reports: The organizers of Boston’s “Straight Pride” march alerted law enforcement about several suspicious envelopes on Monday – only to find out the letters were filled with glitter. Three members of “Super Happy Fun America,” the group behind the march, received envelopes without return addresses in the mail that were filled a “granular” substance. Samson Racioppi, Super …

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Meet The Extremist Behind The Straight Pride Parade

Will Sommer reports at the Daily Beast: While the idea of a few dozen angry straight people marching might be funny, the actual origins of Straight Pride Parade are not. The event is a front for a far-right group founded by notorious right-wing brawler Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman. Straight Pride organizer Mark Sahady announced the parade on Facebook, claiming he …

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BOSTON: Straight Pride Parade Planned For August

The Washington Post reports: Pride Month kicks off in Boston on Tuesday with a lights event, a paint night — and preparations for a possible “Straight Pride Parade” this summer. The event to celebrate heterosexuality in one of the nation’s most gay-friendly cities is meant to poke fun at the “identity politics” of the political left, organizer Mark Sahady wrote …

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Elizabeth Warren Shops For 2020 Headquarters

Politico reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has the core of her 2020 team in place if she runs for president. She has the seed money — there’s $12.5 million ready to go, left from her recent Senate run — and a massive email list she’s amassed over years, boosted by a $3.3 million investment in digital infrastructure and advertising in the …

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BOSTON: Liberty Counsel Loses Christian Flag Battle

Courthouse News reports: A civic group failed to persuade a federal judge Wednesday that Boston must mark its proposed event by flying a flag featuring a red Latin cross. Via Liberty Counsel Represented by Liberty Counsel in Orlando and the firm McLane & McLane, of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, the group Camp Constitution filed the suit to fly its flag a …

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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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