Tag Archives: Boston

Boston Red Sox Post Black Lives Matter Billboard

Boston’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Boston Red Sox have placed a massive Black Lives Matter billboard visible to drivers along the Massachusetts Turnpike. The massive billboard features the words Black Lives Matter in Red Sox font on a black background with the Red Sox logo at the end. Earlier this year, the Red Sox showed their support for the …

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Columbus Statues Destroyed In Boston And Richmond

The Richmond Dispatch reports: About a thousand protesters gathered around the city’s monument to Christopher Columbus in Byrd Park on Tuesday evening to stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples. After about seven speakers, the crowd began to march down Arthur Ashe Boulevard, chanting “take it down.” Less than two hours later, they did just that. Upon returning to Byrd Park …

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Boston Marathon Canceled For First Time In Its History

ESPN reports: Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic. The race, which draws a field of 30,000 and already had been postponed from April …

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US Wave Of Cancellations: Parades, Schools, Sports

The Boston Herald reports: The two big South Boston St. Patrick’s Day traditions of a parade in the streets and a breakfast for area VIPs have been canceled over fears of the spreading coronavirus, officials announced Monday night. “In collaboration with Congressman Lynch, Councilors Flaherty and Flynn, Senator Collins, Representative Biele, and David Falvey from the South Boston Allied War …

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Hometown Boston Globe Endorses Elizabeth Warren

From the editorial board of the Boston Globe: In December 2018, this editorial board expressed doubt that Elizabeth Warren should run for president. She has proved us wrong and has shaped the course of the race for the better. The electorate, at least in recent polls and in the early states, is signaling its preference for the profound change that …

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BOSTON: Liberty Counsel Loses Christian Flag Battle

The Boston Herald reports: Boston doesn’t have to raise a Christian flag in place of the city’s flag at City Hall Plaza, a judge ruled Tuesday in a federal suit brought by a religious group claiming discrimination by the city’s initial rejection. An order by U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper denied a summary judgment for Harold Shurtleff and his …

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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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