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Satanic Temple Is at It Again
Satanic Temple
Is at It Again

Satanic Temple Is at It Again

Asks Boston to fly its flag over City Hall after SCOTUS ruling

(Newser) - The Satanic Temple is requesting to fly a flag over Boston City Hall after the US Supreme Court ruled this week that the city violated the free speech rights of a conservative activist seeking to fly a Christian flag outside the downtown building. The Salem-based group tweeted a request filed...

Report: Sexual Abuse Went 'Unabated' at Boston K-8 School

Officials recommend 'failed' Mission Hill School be closed

(Newser) - Boston's Mission Hill School ignored allegations of sexual abuse and bullying for years, according to a scathing new report, which has resulted in the recommendation that the autonomous K-8 school in Jamaica Plain be permanently closed. An investigation by law firm Hinckley Allen was launched after five families claimed...

2 US Doctors Work to Save Ukrainian Lives—Via YouTube

Ukrainian tutorial out of Brigham and Women's Hospital teaches how to stop blood loss

(Newser) - Nelya Melnitchouk came to the US from Ukraine when she was 18. After becoming an oncology surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, she began working with an organization to share information on cancer treatment with her counterparts in Ukraine. But once Russia invaded the country on Feb....

Man Arrested at Zoo: I Just Wanted to Look Into 'Eye of the Tiger'

He says he was not trying to get into enclosure as police claim

(Newser) - A man was arrested in Boston on Monday morning and accused of trying to get into the Franklin Park Zoo's tiger enclosure. Zoo workers say they saw Matthew Abraham, 24, in an area that is not open to the public behind the Tiger Tales exhibit around 8:45am, WCVB...

Protester Kept Heckling Mayor Wu. Except It Wasn't Her

Protester was actually mistakenly jeering at a different Asian American woman

(Newser) - A voting rights presser on the Boston Common this week drew not only locals rallying support for get-out-the-vote efforts, but also one man who really wanted to criticize Mayor Michelle Wu. MassLive.com reports the protester, decked out in a mask and sunglasses, showed up at the Monday news conference...

She Won an $8K Vacation on Price Is Right. One Problem

Catherine Graham of Massachusetts won a fabulous trip to ... New Hampshire

(Newser) - For a recent winner on The Price Is Right, "the price was right, but the prize was all wrong." That's how CBS Boston frames Catherine Graham's win that aired Feb. 1, when she claimed a nearly $8,000 vacation to New Hampshire by correctly guessing its...

Anti-Vax Dad 'Has Gone to the Edge of Death to Stick to His Guns'

DJ Ferguson won't get COVID-19 vaccine in exchange for heart transplant

(Newser) - A 31-year-old father of two with a third child on the way is in need of a heart transplant, but he won't get it because he refuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19, his father tells CBS Boston . David Ferguson tells the outlet that his son, DJ Ferguson, "has...

These US Cities Have the Most, Least Holiday Spirit

New York City is the most festive of all, while Enterprise, Nev., is a bit of a Grinch

(Newser) - With 2022 almost upon us, it's the time of year when we wind down and kick back, which often includes a fair bit of festivities. LawnStarter wanted to know which places boast the most spirit of the season, so the site looked at the 200 largest cities in the...

Here Are America's Most Caring Cities
10 US Cities Where
People Really Care

10 US Cities Where People Really Care

Madison, Wis., ranks highest in WalletHub's ranking

(Newser) - In a world that's become unpredictable, it's comforting to know that across the country, there are still people who care. In some US cities, that compassion and concern for others' well-being has taken priority, and WalletHub is giving them their due. The site looked at America's 100...

US Marshals Say They Solved 52-Year-Old Robbery Case

Man who died peacefully at home was the culprit, they say

(Newser) - A 20-year-old bank teller in Cleveland walked out of work with $215,000 in a paper bag in 1969, then disappeared. Ted Conrad was indicted but never found. Tom Randele died of cancer in May 2021 in Massachusetts, surrounded by his loving family. The US Marshals Service says they’re...

Principal Beaten Unconscious in Front of Students, Parents

16-year-old Boston girl was arrested

(Newser) - The 61-year-old principal of a school in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood was hospitalized Wednesday after being knocked unconscious in what police describe as a "very violent attack" witnessed by students, staff, and parents. Sources tell CBS Boston that Upper Campus Principal Patricia Lampron of the Dr. William W. Henderson...

Boston, Cincinnati Elect First Asian-American Mayors

Bruce Harrell is closing in on a win in Seattle

(Newser) - Asian Americans will serve as mayor in Boston and Cincinnati for the first time in both cities’ histories, signaling political progress for a population that has struggled for almost two years with a rise in anti-Asian hate. Boston voters tapped City Councilor Michelle Wu, 36, on Tuesday to serve in...

Boston Marathon Held for First Time in 30 Months

Kenyan runners swept long-delayed race

(Newser) - With fall foliage replacing the blooming daffodils and mylar blankets sharing space with masks, the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon returned Monday after a 30-month absence for a smaller, socially distanced race that ended in a very familiar way. Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei completed a Kenyan sweep—the eighth since 2000...

Man Allegedly Chokes, Kicks Flight Attendant, Asks to Be Shot

Khalil El Dahr was reportedly angered after an in-flight call didn't go through

(Newser) - A passenger tried to rush the cockpit of a JetBlue flight on Wednesday before kicking and choking a flight attendant, according to an FBI affidavit . The man identified as Khalil El Dahr had become angry after trying unsuccessfully to make a phone call about an hour before the flight from...

Boston's 'Skinny House' Hits Market For $1.2M
'Skinny House'
Fetches a Fat Price
UPDATED

'Skinny House' Fetches a Fat Price

Famed Boston house goes for $1.25M

(Newser) - Update: The Skinny House went for more than asking. The Boston home sold for $1.25 million, $50,000 above its listing price, per the AP . The home “received multiple offers and went under agreement for over list price in less than one week," says real estate agency...

Flight to Bahamas Nixed After Teen 'Masked Rebellion'

Dozens of high schoolers believed to be from Mass. wouldn't mask up, witnesses say

(Newser) - Passengers on an American Airlines flight out of North Carolina found their vacation to the Bahamas disrupted after what the New York Post calls a "masked rebellion" by dozens of teens. WSOC reports that Flight 893, headed to Nassau, was prepping to take off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport...

He Crashed Into Home, Started Shooting. Now, a Hate Crime Probe

Mass. authorities investigating incident that left 2 Black bystanders dead in Winthrop

(Newser) - A shooting over the weekend near Boston that left a retired Massachusetts State Police officer and an Air Force veteran dead is now being investigated as a hate crime, as the two Black victims were gunned down while other bystanders escaped without being targeted. Authorities say 28-year-old Nathan Allen stole...

Boston's Top Cop Fired Over Domestic Abuse Claims

Dennis White denies physically, mentally abusing ex-wife

(Newser) - Boston's police commissioner was fired Monday following a bitter battle to keep his job after decades-old domestic violence accusations came to light. Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced Dennis White's removal as the city's top cop, four months after White was placed on leave over the allegations just...

She Lost a $13K Flute in a Cab. She Got It Back 9 Years Later

A music store clerk called police after a man came in to get instrument appraised

(Newser) - Heidi Slyker says it was almost like losing a limb when she lost her beloved $13,000 flute in 2012. That missing piece is now back: Slyker's flute was returned with the help of a music store clerk. Slyker tells NBC Boston that she lost the silver flute in...

Nurse's Beach Misadventure Is 'Metaphor for the Year'

Boston's Camille Coelho got hopelessly stuck in mud, needed rescue

(Newser) - Camille Coelho just wanted to take a stroll on the beach and look for some sea glass. Instead, the Massachusetts nurse ended up feeling the way so many have felt during the pandemic: she was stuck in the mud, per the AP. The 54-year-old was taking a walk at Boston’...

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