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New trash schedule will draw rats, warns neighborhood leader

2 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Beacon Hill residents are slamming city leaders for an earlier 6 a.m. trash and recycling pick-up time, saying they're concerned rats will swarm the neighborhood and loud...
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Anti-abortion activist draws line in the sand on ‘drastic' ROE Act

2 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Quincy resident Pat O'Donnell, 64, an anti-abortion activist, sported an “Awesome God - Corinthians” hat and a large cross around his neck outside the State House Monday ahead...
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Report: One in 7 children in state live in poverty

2 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

One in seven of the state's children live in poverty and almost a third come from families that struggle to afford housing, according to an annual report on children's...
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As Trump prepares a roaring campaign kickoff, Bill Weld forges ahead with his low-key challenge

2 hours ago   |   The Washington Post

The former Massachusetts governor, the only rival for Trump, is an echo of Republicans of the past, before the president reinvented the party.
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Massachusetts saw blade maker cut above competition

Massachusetts saw blade maker cut above competition

3 hours ago   |   WCVB

The company produces and refurbishes blades that are used to slice everything from timber to metal.
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MBTA fallout continues nearly a week after Red Line derailment

MBTA fallout continues nearly a week after Red Line derailment

4 hours ago   |   WCVB

Two Massachusetts mayors are taking the transit authority to task.
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Mayor Martin Walsh calls for fare hike delay, Boston role in T operations

4 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is pushing for Boston to have a larger role in MBTA operations and for the T to delay the looming fare hike, which the organization says it's not going to...
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Thruway awards cashless tolling contract

6 hours ago   |   Times Union

ALBANY - The state Thruway Authority board of directors approved the selection of Cashless Tolling Constructors LLC to install the technology for cashless tolling on the...
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Democrats want companies to disclose their climate risks - and fossil fuel industry is worried

Democrats want companies to disclose their climate risks - and fossil fuel industry is worried

7 hours ago   |   Politico

Democratic presidential candidates have a sweeping array of proposals to fight climate change, but virtually all the leading hopefuls agree on one relatively simple proposal...
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MBTA oversight board launches independent safety review after derailments

8 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

The T's oversight board will launch an investigation into the MBTA's operational safety following last week's latest in a series of derailments. Fiscal & Management Control...
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'Defensive purposes': US sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East amid...

'Defensive purposes': US sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran

The move aims to deter Iran and calm allies about the security of key shipping lanes. Read more ...

2 Shot, 2 Arrested In Shooting Near Massive Raptors Parade In Toronto

2 Shot, 2 Arrested In Shooting Near Massive Raptors Parade In Toronto

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in attendance at the celebration for the NBA champions when the shots rang out near Nathan Phillips Square. Read more ...

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The fashion legend, socialite and artist died Monday at the age of 95. Read more ...

Supreme Court Hands Democrats A Win On Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia

Supreme Court Hands Democrats A Win On Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia

Eleven legislative districts in Virginia were declared to be sorted by race and were redrawn. The court's decision Monday left that in place. Read more ...

Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

The American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress and socialite was born in 1924. Read more ...

Supreme Court sides with Oregon bakery that refused to make cake for...

Supreme Court sides with Oregon bakery that refused to make cake for same-sex wedding

The court's decision puts off a major case for next term and allows the issue to further percolate in the courts below. Read more ...

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This Day in History: O.J. Simpson leads police on infamous Bronco chase

The infamous white Ford Bronco police chase came days after Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, was killed along with her friend Ron Goldman. Read more ...

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

The bodies of a missing Oregon woman and her 3-year-old son were discovered in a wooded area over the weekend - weeks after the boy's father was arrested in connection to their... Read more ...

Tree that inspired Dr. Seuss tale ‘The Lorax' falls in California

Tree that inspired Dr. Seuss tale ‘The Lorax' falls in California

He spoke for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. The Monterey Cypress thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' tree-hugging classic, “The Lorax,” has fallen in its plot at... Read more ...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off intruder with machete

Braydon Smith was alone in the house and on the phone with his mom when the suspect entered through a window. Read more ...