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  1. St. Joe's 78, UMass 70: Minutemen can't complete late comeback, drop 6th straightRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 |

    Here's a quick recap of the University of Massachusetts basketball team's 78-70 loss at Saint Joseph's on Wednesday night. This wasn't the blowout many expected, but the UMass losing streak is alive and well after an 8-point loss at Hawk Hill.


  2. Tolls on MassPike west of Route 128 to continue after phasing out of human toll collectorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 |

    BOSTON — Drivers west of Route 128 will still have to pay to use the Massachusetts Turnpike where all-electronic infrastructure will replace tollbooths next October, though switching from human collectors to machines will garner less savings than originally forecast, Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack told lawmakers on Wednesday. Saying the nearly $300 million in western Turnpike bonds from two decades ago will be paid off in January 2017, Pollack said the highway is "far" from a state of good repair and while the state will hold hearings the plan will be to "leave the tolls up."


  3. MBTA conductor Jephthe Chery shot and killed outside Fenway Park Thanksgiving morningRead the original story

    Nov 27, 2015 |

    The man shot and killed outside a bar near Fenway Park early Thanksgiving morning has been identified as a conductor for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Jephthe Chery was killed and three others suffered non-life threatening injuries in the shooting that occurred in the area of 19 Yawkey Way around 2 a.m., according to Boston police.


  4. In Holyoke, man, 62, waits for bus to Thanksgiving dinner with mom, 85Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2015 |

    Medford R. Boston, 62, of Northampton was the lone person waiting at the Holyoke Transportation Center at 206 Maple St. Thursday at 3 p.m. for a Peter Pan bus to bring him to Northampton for Thanksgiving dinner with his 85-year-old mother in Florence. "She's 85. Her name is Helen Boston, she's in the 'Young at Heart Chorus.'


  5. Massachusetts State Police: Thanksgiving travel in state expected to be heavy Tuesday and WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2015 |

    For most of the country, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is generally the worst day for holiday traffic. But in Boston and parts of Massachusetts, Tuesday has edged out Wednesday for the most traffic.


  6. New senior center at Blunt Park named in honor of Raymond Jordan: A 'tireless' workerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 |

    The Park Commission voted unanimously this week to name the future senior center building at Blunt Park in honor of former state Rep. Raymond A. Jordan Jr., in response to a petition from residents that praised his decades of public service. The vote was 3-0 in favor of naming the building after Jordan, 72, of Springfield, who retired after serving 20 years in the state Legislature and after working 18 years for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


  7. Mass will remember Springfield bishop on anniversary of deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 |

    The fifth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield will be remembered on the year's anniversary of his death Monday during the 12:10 p.m. Mass at St. Michael's Cathedral. Bishop Emeritus Joseph F. Maguire, who was known for his youthfulness and athleticism, died at the age of 95 on Nov. 23, 2104.


  8. Paris attacks: Not everyone in US is beefing up security in responseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2015 |

    Times Square, French consulates and sports stadiums saw increased security Saturday, but authorities noted the stepped-up patrols were out of an abundance of caution following the Paris terror attacks that killed more than 120 . Consulates in New York and Boston received extra security along with French-owned sites in Washington.


  9. Second thoughts about my father, Fiore, after whom I'm not really namedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2015 |

    I lost my father last month. Like everyone else, my father had his things. Three of them conspired to make my life miserable: 1. His compulsive shopping; 2. His need to give me what he didn't want; 3. His admonition "Don't give it to Goodwill!" The shopping part I understood.


  10. Boston stabbing suspect jumps out window to escape policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 |

    Authorities say a stabbing suspect involved in a standoff with Boston police jumped out of an apartment window to escape. Police received a report of a barricaded suspect at Brookway Terrace in Roslindale at around 5:30 p.m. Monday.


  11. 'Fallout 4,' featuring post-apocalyptic Boston, hitting...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2015 |

    In this photo provided by Bethesda Softworks, a survivor explores the streets of post-apocalyptic Boston in the video game, "Fallout 4." The "Fallout 4" vision of a post-apocalyptic Boston hits shelves in the U.S. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and a number of local GameStop stores are staying open until 12:01 a.m. on Monday to release it as soon as possible. Though some players have exploited a Steam loophole to play the game early, fans who attend a midnight release will be among the first in the U.S. to explore the hostile streets of Boston destroyed by a nuclear bomb.


  12. Brian Arcand and Rebecca Smith identified as victims in fatal Charles River accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 |

    State Police identified the two people who died when a truck plunged into the Charles River Saturday as Brian Arcand and Rebecca Smith. The two 36-year-olds were inside a 2010 Toyota Tacoma heading on Nashua Street near the Museum of Science when it went through a red light at Leverett Circle and side-swiped another car, according a news release.


  13. What does a $650K parking space in Boston's Beacon Hill look like?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 |

    A prime piece of real estate in Boston's Beacon Hill area was listed for sale Friday for $650,000, but it's not a home. It's a single parking space.


  14. Saving Springfield neighborhoods - 1 property at a timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 |

    SPRINGFIELD — In its 20 years of existence, Concerned Citizens for Springfield , a neighborhood non-profit group formed to reclaim rundown properties, has rescued a grand colonial revival house on Sumner Avenue and helped remake the former Longhill Gardens condominiums – once a crime-ridden eyesore – into a well-maintained multi-family housing complex. During a recent interview, Patricia Triggs, president of Concerned Citizens, reflected on the more than 30 projects her group has undertaken as it marks a milestone anniversary.


  15. Club Scout: Kim Jennings headlines next 'All Folked Up' showRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 |

    If you like Tori Amos or Dar Williams, you might want to head to the Oct. 30 version of the All Folked Up show at the Thirsty Mind in South Hadley. No, neither of those singers will be there, but Kim Jennings, who has been compared to both of them, will.


  16. Concert Review: 'Elektra,' Boston Symphony Orchestra electrifyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2015 |

    In fact, other than the Boston Lyric Opera, which is performing four operas this season, operas are a rarity in Boston. That's why it was a such a treat to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra and several stunning singers on Saturday perform Richard Strauss's riveting one-act opera, "Elektra."


  17. Google Earth to give us 17-mile virtual tour of Boston's Charles RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 |

    For those in Western Massachusetts who don't make it out to the Boston area often, the city's iconic river will soon be just a few clicks away. The Charles River Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit, will document the 17-mile stretch between the Watertown Dam and the Boston Harbor by boat for two weeks in October, the Globe reports.


  18. Mayor Domenic Sarno: Talks underway with PawSox ownership on interest in SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 |

    Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said Tuesday that conversations have begun with the ownership of the Pawtucket Red Sox regarding if there might be an interest in moving the Triple-A baseball team to Springfield, possibly in the North End. The initial discussions were revealed by Sarno during a meeting between the mayor and the Editorial Board of The Republican.


  19. Attorney General Maura Healey to speak at Massachusetts Medical Society forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 |

    Attorney General Maura Healey will be among the presenters at the Massachusetts Medical Society's 16th annual State of the State's Health Care Leadership Forum on Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the society's offices at 860 Winter St. Healey is scheduled to talk at 8:30 a.m. on making health care costs more transparent in terms of delivery of care.


  20. UP Education Network will take over Springfield middle school next...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 |

    SPRINGFIELD -- Boston-based UP Education Network will take over a chronically under-performing Springfield middle school next school year in partnership with the The Springfield Empowerment Zone, rather than running it as a charter. That means the chosen middle school will retain its student body and will allow the organization to "make significant changes in the school" without having to seek a charter, UP Education Network founder and CEO Scott Given said.


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