Tag archive for ‘Boston’
By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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Record September snow in Alaska continues cold 2015 trend

September 2015 turned out to be a record breaking month for weather in both Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. With heavy snowfall burying the interior, and flood-inducing rains, 11.2 inches of snow blanketed Fairbanks More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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Elizabeth Warren praises Black Lives Matter, revisits allegations of racism, police shootings

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for broad policing reform, de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers. She compared the current Black Lives More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, August 14th, 2015

Bernie Sanders moves ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

While it may just be one poll in one state, but Bernie Sanders is now leading Hillary Clinton in an early primary poll of New Hampshire votes. It’s also notable that Joe Biden is third (as he is in Iowa), More...

By Guest Author On Monday, July 20th, 2015

70 Seasons of the NBA: Key Moments in NBA History

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the premiere professional men’s basketball league in the entire world. Founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America, the league adopted the NBA name More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Pope Francis accepts ‘Fascist’ hammer and sickle Cross from Bolivia’s Evo Morales

Pope Francis couldn’t hide the expression on his face when he received a wooden crucifix laid on a hammer and sickle, the Communist symbol conceived during the Russian Revolution. The Pope received the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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Vandals attack Christopher Columbus statue in Boston with ‘Black Lives Matter’ message

Vandals defaced an iconic statue of Christopher Columbus in Boston’s North End by covering it in red paint and tagging it with the phrase, “Black Lives Matter.” The paint has since been removed, More...

By Zach Jones On Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Chris Hemsworth joins female ‘Ghostbusters’ as their receptionist

Paul Feig, the director of the new Ghostbusters film, just revealed that he’s cast Thor himself as the receptionist for the team of female ghost hunters. Fans are clamoring “We got one!” as the news More...

By Zach Jones On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

FBI says Usaamah Rahim linked to terrorist probe

FBI officials are now stating that the man shot dead by Boston law enforcement when he attacked police with a knife was part of a terrorism-related investigation. Authorities said that Usaamah Rahim, 26, advanced More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets death penalty

The federal jury that deliberated over charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the past three months delivered the severest form of justice Friday, sentencing the terrorist to death for the Boston Marathon bombing. Tsarnaev More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, April 17th, 2015
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Aaron Hernandez on suicide watch after guilty verdict

Aaron Hernandez has been placed on suicide watch at the prison where he is being held, TMZ reports. Hernandez was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd and he was transported to MCI Cedar Junction in Massachusetts, More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Tsarnaev guilty, faces 17 death penalties for role in Boston Bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remained emotionless with his head bowed as he heard the guilty verdict for all 30 charges tied to the bombing of the Boston Marathon. The charges included guilty of using weapons of mass destruction, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev blames brother as defense in Boston Bombing

After weeks of dramatic testimony, jurors are set to begin deliberations Tuesday in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who faces life in prison or the death penalty for working with his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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NBA Legend Bill Russell shares birthday with Lorne Greene, Abraham Lincoln

Bill Russell, the legendary center for the Boston Celtics, celebrates a birthday alongside of other greats in their respective fields: US President Abraham Lincoln and actor Lorne Greene. Russell was a dominating More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015

This Day in History: Happy birthday Abraham Lincoln, Bill Russell and Lorne Greene

This day is a special day in history for three amazing men, famous in their perspective areas of expertise: Abraham Lincoln, NBA great Bill Russell and acting legend Lorne Greene. One of the greatest presidents, More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Northeast braces for massive snowstorm, de Blasio warns New Yorkers

The New York City area was placed under a 35-hour blizzard warning beginning Monday afternoon, with more than 2 feet of snow expected to create “paralyzing, crippling” conditions, forecasters said Sunday. It’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 12th, 2015

Brian Scannell talks ‘The Wolves of Savin Hill’ ‘Gone Baby Gone’ ‘The Town’ Ben Affleck

Talking with Dispatch Radio in an exclusive interview, actor Brian Scannell discussed his new film The Wolves of Savin Hill while reflecting on his work on films The Town, Gone Baby Gone, The Pineapple Express and More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, January 8th, 2015

New Survey: Over 80% churchgoers won’t skip church for football

A new survey, the results were released Jan. 7, indicate that most American churchgoers would rather attend church than watch their favorite football team. Only about 1 in 7 churchgoers (15 percent) say they’d More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Ismaaiyl Brinsley murder of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos put police on alert

Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner. Investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s ­assassination-style mission to avenge More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 24th, 2014

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): Brain abnormality found in group of SIDS cases

More than 40 percent of infants in a group who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) were found to have an abnormality in a key part of the brain, researchers report. The abnormality affects the hippocampus, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 13th, 2014

U.S. Army soldiers hospitalized with a psychiatric disorder at greater suicide risk after discharge: Study

U.S. Army soldiers hospitalized with a psychiatric disorder have a significantly elevated suicide risk in the year following discharge from the hospital, according to research from the Army Study to Assess Risk More...

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