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'We can keep her': Disabled mom wins daughter back after legal battle

A Massachusetts mom with a “mild intellectual disability” won a two-year historic legal battle Monday and was reunited with the baby who was taken from her at 2 days old and placed in foster care. Sara Gordon, a pseudonym for the now...Show More Summary

UFO Encounters Are First To Be Declared Historical Fact: ‘We Believe It Is True’

Thomas Reed was just a normal 6-year-old kid on a horse farm in 1966 Massachusetts when his reported UFO close encounters began, with UFOs appearing first in his bedroom, then the nearby forest, and ultimately young Thomas interacting with the UFO-occupants and being brought on board a presumably alien UFO craft. Show More Summary

“God Save the People!” Exhibit Opens in Boston

Today the Massachusetts Historical Society opens its “God Save the People!” exhibit about the political conflict in Boston that grew from 1765 to 1775 and exploded into war. Last night I attended a preview, and can happily recommend a visit for anyone interested in American history. Show More Summary

Cities Less Traveled: 4 Boutique Hotels in Cambridge, Massachusetts

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Vagabondish

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Travelers looking to escape Boston’s urban hustle would do well to look to nearby Cambridge. As one of the country’s most historic destinations, it’s arguably the most beautiful, most “New England” city in Massachusetts. Show More Summary

Exhibition of works from Clay Dragon Studios opens at Fuller Craft Museum

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

From 1976 ? 1984, ten ceramic artists operated out of a dynamic gallery and cooperative workspace in the historic A. H. Davenport building in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. Named Clay Dragon Studios, this collaborative became a springboard for creativity and an influential foundation for numerous artists in contemporary ceramics. Show More Summary

Blizzard slams New England, leaves all of Nantucket dark

The "potentially historic" blizzard wasn't so momentous in New York City, but it slammed Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Winter Storm Skirts New York City, But Still Walloping Northeast

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The forecasts had called for up to 30 inches of snow for the city, but the historic storm failed to materialize. By early morning, however, parts of Massachusetts had gotten more than a foot of snow.

Black Lives Matter, So Do Our Voices

A few weeks ago, former Governor Deval Patrick took his ceremonial "lone walk" out of the Massachusetts State House to cap-off what had been a historic eight years as the first African American governor of a state that is roughly 83 percent white. Show More Summary

Whoops! Republicans wreck their own argument that big snowstorms mean global warming can't be real

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Massachusetts State Police have a sense of humor. Expert predictions of the Nor'easter storm call it "historic" and "life-threatening." Meteorologists are saying the Northeast, including Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and New York City will get two, perhaps three, feet of snow from the storm. Show More Summary

Boston Time Capsule From 1795 Is Opened to Reveal Newspapers, Coins, and Other Historical Artifacts

3 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters On Tuesday, conservators opened a time capsule that was originally placed in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in Boston back in 1795 by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. The capsule was unearthed in December of last year, and it was not the only time capsule to be unearthed in […]

18th-century time capsule buried by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams pulled out of Mass. State House

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A time capsule dating back to 1795 was extracted on Thursday from underneath a cornerstone at the Massachusetts State House, the Boston Globe reported. WCVB-TV reported that, according to historical records, the capsule was originally buried under the cornerstone by then-Gov. Samuel Adams, Paul...

Cities Less Traveled: A First-time Tourist’s Historic Guide to Cambridge, Massachusetts

4 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Vagabondish

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. If Boston is Massachusetts’ big, bold, boisterous son, Cambridge is its hip, intellectual, slightly more aloof brother. As New England cities go, Cambridge doesn’t garner the same travel coverage as Boston or even Providence, Rhode Island for that matter. Show More Summary

As Natural Gas Demand in Northeast Skyrockets, Environmentalist Groups Demand... Solar?

A couple of months ago, National Grid, one of Massachusetts’ two dominant utilities, announced rate increases of a “whopping” 37 percent over last year. Why, when natural gas prices are at historic lows, does the Northeast face double-digit...Show More Summary

Lessons for the GOP for 2016

On Tuesday, Republicans won a historic electoral victory, sweeping away a Democratic Senate, replacing Democratic governors in blue states like Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois, and reversing Democratic state legislatures in

Massachusetts: COAST GUARD BEACH

Named one of the top beaches in the US by a number of well-known critics, Coast Guard is a pretty spectacular place. With the historic Coast Guard station overlooking the break, a boardwalk and trail through the nearby salt marsh, easy access from the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and exposure to any mix of easterly […]

Louisa May Alcott's House: Telling the Story

Orchard House -- as Louisa May Alcott's home in Concord, Massachusetts is known -- is remarkable for many reasons. Most notably it is a historic site dedicated to a woman who is not only beloved today but who was famous in her own day. While...Show More Summary

47 Portraits of People in Provincetown and a Chat with Photographer Emil Cohen: PHOTOS

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY ANDY TOWLE Towleroad spent several months this summer in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 'P-town', in addition to being the nation's historic LGBT resort destination, has also served as an enclave for writers and artists since the late 1800s and continues to...

CNN’s Michelle Kosinski marries philanthropist Kimball Rush Duncan in Washington ceremony

On Saturday, CNN White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski married retired investment banker Kimball Rush Duncan in a ceremony filled with family traditions at the historic Anderson House mansion on Massachusetts Avenue. In a nod to...Show More Summary

Church Letters From 1724 Discovered, Put Into Historic Collection in Massachusetts

The First Congregational Church in Middleborough, Massachusetts has a rich history that has been made even more so by the discovery of letters of application to the church that date back all the way to 1724. The letters are believed to come from some of the first settlers in America because one of the church was founded in 1694.

Babe Ruth -- 100-Year-Old Bat Hits Auction Block ... Expected to Fetch $350k

9 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

A 100-year-old Babe Ruth baseball bat is about to hit the auction block... after a Massachusetts family discovered the historic Louisville Slugger in their basement... and it could rake in $500k. Officials at Goldin Auctions tell TMZ Sports…

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