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July 17, 2015: Cheer on Veterans & Families as They Run to Home Base at Fenway Park

The Red Sox Foundation & Massachusetts General Hospital to raise funds for military personnel with 9K fund raising run; Registration still available Get the family together and head to historic Fenway Park on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Gate B to cheer on runners as they cross home plate at the 6th Annual […]

Boston Snow Finally Gone — Or Is It? Also, Tons Of Garbage Remain [Video]

Boston finally can say goodbye to the piles of snow that lingered for months. After a historic snowfall, the Massachusetts capital seemed to spend weeks digging out. The city received 110 inches of snow during the winter months, and a huge pile was created to cope with it. Show More Summary

How Fox News Fought, Lost, And Rebooted Its Fight Against Marriage Equality

On November 18, 2003, Bill O'Reilly dedicated the "Talking Points Memo" portion of his Fox News show to criticizing the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, which had just made a historic ruling determining that the state could not deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Show More Summary

“Perspectives on the Boston Massacre,” 7-9 July

On 7-9 July, the Massachusetts Historical Society will host a multi-day workshop investigating “Perspectives on the Boston Massacre.” It’s designed for teachers, librarians, and members of the public interested in exploring the Massacre...Show More Summary

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“We Are One” Exhibits Opens in Boston

Earlier this year I recommended the “God Save the People” exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society. This month the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, just a few blocks away on Boyltston Street, opened a new exhibit called “We Are One.” It’s also very good. Show More Summary

Dedication of the African Burying Ground Memorial Park in Portsmouth

I was planning to post about something else today, but discussions at last night’s seminar at the Massachusetts Historical Society reminded me of an important commemoration taking place this week in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. From today...Show More Summary

From Changing Diapers to Changing Policies

Recently, during a trip to Boston, I invited Emerge Massachusetts alumna and Boston City Councilwoman Michelle Wu to lunch. I was excited to meet her because I knew that her race and win were "historic"--Michelle was the youngest woman elected to the Boston City Council at 28 years old. Show More Summary

Ebenezer Richardson as a Cause of the American Revolution

This afternoon and for the next two days I’ll be attending the “So Sudden an Alteration” conference at the Massachusetts Historical Society. (Follow along on Twitter via #RevReborn2.)This conference is a sequel to the “American Revolution Reborn” conference in Philadelphia in 2013. Show More Summary

Massachusetts Inmates Cleared Snow In Historic Sub-Zero Temperatures For Just $4 A Day

Non-inmates were offered $30 an hour to do similar work. The post Massachusetts Inmates Cleared Snow In Historic Sub-Zero Temperatures For Just $4 A Day appeared first on ThinkProgress.

'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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

7 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 […]

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