All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Boston’

Chef Refuses to Negotiate with Rude ‘Yelpers’, Instagram Shames Them Instead

Restauranteurs have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with Yelp, a service that has emboldened the entitled diner more than any in recent memory. Not only do chefs and business owners have to worry about customers leaving salty reviews, even if completely unjustified, but they also have to worry about whether or not those negative Yelp reviews will feature prominently on …

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Bill Cosby To Fans: “I’m Not Finished”

Bill Cosby has been riddled with allegations in the last couple of months that he raped or drugged several women. His career is flailing. Bill Cosby comedy bookings are being withdrawn and the nation is losing trust in their former favorite TV dad. But Bill Cosby seems to keep a good attitude and a positive outlook. He released a statement …

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Boston Cop Reportedly Assaults Uber Driver

Something something man bites dog? An Uber driver is claiming that he was the victim of a beating – at the hands of a Boston police officer. The driver says that he was dropping of 40-year-old Michael Doherty, a 16-year veteran of the force, at his determined destination. But according to the driver, Doherty became enraged – claiming he was …

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Mark Wahlberg Seeks Pardon for 1988 Assault

Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg seeks to be pardoned of a 1988 assault conviction, stemming from an incident in which he beat two Asian men. The Transformers: Age of Extinction star filed his pardon application on November 26, and wrote, “I am deeply sorry for the actions that I took on the night of April 8, 1988, as well as for …

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Ebola in Boston Dismissed by Health Officials

A suspected Ebola patient in Boston was cleared this week as fears of the disease have begun to rise in the U.S. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center officials told The Boston Globe on Tuesday that the patient does not have the Ebola virus and is in “good condition.” The patient, who had been to Liberia, had come into the Harvard …

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Google Shopping Express Becomes Google Express, Expands

Google announced that it has changed the name of Google Shopping Express to just Google Express, is expanding it into more cities, and that it now includes more retail partners. Google Shopping Express was first introduced early last year as a local delivery service enabling people to get same-day delivery on some items. It initially launched in San Francisco with …

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12 Bodies Discovered in Massachusetts Storage Unit

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley confirmed that authorities recovered twelve corpses from a storage unit in Weymouth, Massachusetts late Thursday. The bodies were found in Weymouth, which is situated about 13 miles southeast of Boston, after police found cremains of roughly 40 people in a different U-Haul storage unit the previous day in Somerville, which sits a little north …

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Eliza Dushku and Rick Fox Have Split

Eliza Dushku has ended her five-year relationship with boyfriend Rick Fox, a retired NBA player, and moved back to her hometown of Boston. “Rick’s an LA guy and I’m a Boston girl,” Dushku said of the split. “I missed my town and I missed my family.” Dushku has purchased a condo near her childhood home in Watertown. Regarding the fact …

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Trayvon Martin Street Art Memorial By Matthew Hincman Is A Hidden Treasure Of Boston

A street artist in Boston has constructed his own small memorial to Trayvon Martin. Since the death of Martin over two years ago, America has still remained shaken, and many in the world are finding their own, sometimes small ways, of dealing. You could say the artist, Matthew Hincman, is adding a small word to the massive conversation that happened …

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Johnny Depp Crashes Willie Nelson’s Boston Show

Johnny Depp crashed Willie Nelson’s show in Boston on Tuesday–and some audience members didn’t even know it. Depp, who is in Boston filming a movie about mobster Whitey Bulger–in which he plays the lead character–simply played guitar throughout Nelson’s set. The 81-year-old (yes, Willie Nelson is 81) introduced his band members, but used only their first names. “He just said …

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Aaron Hernandez Charged With Boston Double-Murder

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez this week was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for a 2012 double-murder in Boston. A grand jury released the indictments on Thursday. The charges stem from murders that took place in July 2012. Hernandez is accused of shooting and killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, both …

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Satanic Mass at Harvard Cancelled After Outcry

The provocative “Black Mass” planned to take place at Harvard Extension School this week has been officially cancelled. The event had caused an outcry from Boston’s significant Catholic community. According to a WCVB Boston report, the event has now been cancelled. Event organizers had reportedly been unable to find a venue to perform the Black Mass. The Black Mass is …

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Mark Wahlberg: Micro-Brewery Reality Show Features MIT Students

Mark Wahlberg and A&E have reached a deal for an upcoming reality TV show. Called The Big Brew Theory, Wahlberg will serve as producer. The show will follow four MIT graduate students who join an MIT undergrad and work on creating a micro-brewery. The show will be based in Boston. Wahlberg is already one of the producers of the reality …

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Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax: Artist To Blame?

Tragic events should inspire people to show empathy for the affected victims with words of support and acts of kindness. Unfortunately, some would prefer to use these horrible incidents to draw all the wrong kinds of attention to themselves. Case in point is the man that Boston police arrested on Tuesday evening. The suspect had been seen walking barefoot in …

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Boston Marathon Bombings: A Year Later

One year ago today, two backpacks containing pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The two blasts took three innocent lives: 8-year-old Martin Richard; 23-year-old Lingzi Lu; and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell. There were 264 reported injuries as a result of the bombings. On the anniversary of this horrific event, the city of Boston, Mass. and …

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USOC 2024 Determining Potential US Olympic Bid

On Tuesday, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) expressed much interest in narrowing down its field of potential cities to make a bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics. “The dialogue is really around which cities do we think can put together a bid that is going to be a fantastic bid and which cities do we think have the …

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Sam Adams Pulls Out Of St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over LGBT Concerns

Sam Adams beer, which is made by Boston Beer Company, will not participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston this year due to concerns over how LGBT Irish-Americans are being treated. The company announced the news this morning after a restaurant posted an open letter on Facebook saying it would no longer carry the beer because of …

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Train Derailment in Boston Was Speed Related

After a Boston Green Line underground subway derailed, at least 10 people were injured on Monday, mostly with minor injuries. Only one person was said to have sustained serious injuries, according to Boston EMT. EMS officials say the 10 injured people were transported to the hospital after the derailment and most were treated for neck and back injuries. The train’s …

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Jessica Biel Hits the Oscars Red Carpet Without Justin Timberlake

Jessica Biel showed up on the Oscars 2014 red carpet without husband Justin Timberlake. The actress told Ryan Seacrest that Timberlake was “out on tour, busy working,” referring to her husband’s 20/20 Experience tour. Timberlake performed in Boston last Thursday and will be in Ft. Lauderdale Tuesday night. Biel made several best-dressed lists Sunday night with her floor-length silver Chanel …

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For Ashley Wagner, Sochi Performances Have Been Redemptive

No one could blame American figure skater Ashley Wagner for wanting to prove her detractors wrong in Sochi. And Wagner is holding her own at the Winter Olympics. She finished sixth in the women’s short program on Wednesday. And she earned fourth place for her team short program on February 8, helping Team USA win the bronze medal in the …

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Boston Bombing Suspect Could Face Death Penalty

 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that the government will seek the death penalty in the case of the United States vs. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The 20-year-old Tsarnaev is a suspect in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed 3 people and wounded over 260 others. Law enforcement allege Tsarnaev, a Chechnya-born American, planted two pressure cooker bombs near the finish …

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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect May Face Death Penalty

The Justice Department announced today that they plan to seek the death penalty if a jury finds Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Boston Marathon bombing occurred last April and took the lives of three people and injured more than 200 others. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has condemned the decision as Massachusetts has been …

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Sam Berns: Inspirational Teen Battling Progeria Dies

The Progeria Research Program tells us that Sam Berns, the well-loved boy who helped the world become more aware of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, has died this Friday at the age of 17. Sam Berns became an inspiration for many due to his positive perspective about his condition and life in general. In various interviews, his theme was often one of …

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How Is Winter Storm Hercules Affecting You?

With winter upon us, it is inevitable that the season will bring storms, ice, snow, and all-around chaos at some point during its allotted months. And 2013 is no exception. Mother Nature has mixed up a large helping of significant snowfall, freezing temperatures, bone-chilling winds and white-out blizzards, making this nor’easter a major force to be reckoned with. AccuWeather meteorologist …

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Callahan Tunnel Project Closes Tunnel For 3 Months

The Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project is underway starting December 27th, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass Dot). The 52-year-old Callahan Tunnel, which takes you out of Downtown Boston to Logan Airport and sees over 30,000 cars per day, is shut down for months. “We expect a couple of days or so for folks to get acclimated. Large signs …

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Red Sox Beards: David Ortiz Will Shave Beard

“Fear the beard” worked, and now some of the World Series winning Red Sox players are ready to go back to clean-shaven faces. World Series MVP David Ortiz and outfielder Shane Victorino plan to shave their beards in a promotional event Monday sponsored by Gillette. No worries Red Sox fans–most players will be keeping the scruff around for a while. …

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Danvers Homicide: Teacher, 24, Killed By Student, 14

CNN reports tragedy out of Boston today, where a Danvers High School mathematics teacher was brutally murdered by a 14-year-old student and dumped in the woods behind the school. According to the Essex County District Attorney’s office, 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer was reported missing when she did not return home from school. After discovering blood in a bathroom on the second …

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Aaron Hernandez Takes The Stand, Faces Murder Charge

Aaron Hernandez was arrested in June on a count of first degree murder. He finally took the stand for the crime on Wednesday, October 9th, and was questioned about a possible conflict of interest between lawyers on the case. Hernandez was initially asked questions for the judge, including some basic questions about himself such as his name and profession. Hernandez …

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Boston Marathon Bomber Wants Restrictions Lifted

According to the lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his special status in prison is making it too hard for them to defend him. They have asked a judge to lift some of the restrictions placed on the bomber, particularly those regarding his isolation. The lawyers say that Tsarnaev hasn’t done anything since being arrested for the bombing to …

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Homeless Man Returns $42,000 Found in Backpack

In a day where stories on the tragic Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C. has been the bulk of the headlines, the story of one man who returned a large sum of money should make your day a little brighter. A homeless man in Boston, Glen James, found $42,000 in cash and traveler’s checks in a backpack and made sure …

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