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An ultra-green Mission Hill complex would promote energy efficiency as well as occupants’ well-being, according to a proposal that replaces a vacant Roxbury Knights of Columbus building with 40 apartments and three commercial spaces that would include...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Donna Goodison | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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WASHINGTON — President Trump says he wants to work with Democrats on health care, tax reform, infrastructure and other issues. But he has a funny way of showing it with today’s planned assault on Obama-era climate and energy policy, Democrats said...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Kimberly Atkins | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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PHOENIX — So Tom Brady assured Robert Kraft he’d be willing to play until he’s nearly 50 years old.That sure sounds like Super Tom, who’s still able at age 39 to leap tall buildings and bring teams back from 25-point third-quarter deficits to...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Karen Guregian | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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FORT MYERS — There’s not much new left to say about Chris Sale.In his last full-fledged spring training start before he throws the first pitch of the second game of the Red Sox season next Wednesday at Fenway Park, Sale again conducted a master class...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Michael Silverman | Monday, March 27, 2017
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FORT MYERS -- There wasn’t anything Blake Swihart could do.He had an impressive camp, showing improved receiving ability and a better throwing arm behind the plate after transitioning from the outfield back to catcher. And he hit .325.But his spring...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Jason Mastrodonato | Monday, March 27, 2017
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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing.Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Monday, March 27, 2017
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FORT MYERS — There should be no stopping Christian Vazquez now.Sandy Leon is a good catcher, but yesterday the obvious became crystal clear.Vazquez is better.And because he is, he deserves to be the Red Sox’ starting catcher.The Red Sox don’t like...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Michael Silverman | Monday, March 27, 2017
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FORT MYERS -- There wasn’t anything Blake Swihart could do.He had an impressive camp, showing improved receiving ability and a better throwing arm behind the plate after transitioning from the outfield back to catcher. And he hit .325.But his spring...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Jason Mastrodonato | Monday, March 27, 2017
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SARASOTA, Fla. -- John Farrell all but handed Hanley Ramirez a first baseman’s glove on Monday, telling reporters that he’s eyeing the second series of the season in Detroit as a target for Ramirez’s debut on defense.Because of a tight shoulder,...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Jason Mastrodonato | Monday, March 27, 2017
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City life is hot, the burbs are not. That’s the word from real estate agents who say Boston home-buyers are snubbing the suburbs.“It’s the product of the ‘live, work, play’ phenomenon,” said Michael Carucci, executive vice president at Gibson...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Olivia Vanni / Inside Track | Monday, March 27, 2017
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SARASOTA, Fla. — Shortly after Tyler Thornburg was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers via trade, the Red Sox informed Koji Uehara, a free agent this past winter, they were no longer interested in his services.If only they had a mulligan on that one.Uehara,...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Jason Mastrodonato | Monday, March 27, 2017
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OAK HARBOR, Ohio — Living in the shadows of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant's cooling tower that soars above Lake Erie in Ohio like an oversized lighthouse brings with it some give-and-take.On the plus side, it generates tax money that once paid...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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FORT MYERS — If there was a magic button to push that would permanently erase all copies of the 9-year-old clip that comes up when you search for “Kyle Kendrick prank” on YouTube, Kendrick would have punched it — with both fists — a long time...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Michael Silverman | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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LAKELAND, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers have released right-handed reliever Mark Lowe, one of several cuts before Sunday's spring training game against Toronto.Detroit also optioned catcher John Hicks to Triple-A Toledo, and the Tigers reassigned right-handers...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his Monday start in a minor league game because of tenderness in his left elbow."There's a little irritation, and he's got to work that out," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Rusney Castillo and Allen Craig, we still hardly know ye.The Red Sox thinned out their ranks today, with more cuts expected tomorrow. Forty-two players remain, eight of them non-roster invitees. None of the names came as a surprise, considering how there...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Michael Silverman | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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FORT MYERS – There's not much new left to say about Chris Sale and how dominating he is.In his last full-fledged start before he throws the first pitch of the second game of the Red Sox season next Wednesday at Fenway Park, Sale again conducted a master...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Michael Silverman | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Outfielder Austin Jackson took an opportunity with the Cleveland Indians and ran with it.Jackson was informed on Sunday that he has made Cleveland's opening-day roster, giving the AL champions some outfield depth in case Lonnie Chisenhall...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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If a big part of being a leader is humility, then former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein, who was recently voted the world’s greatest leader by Fortune magazine, certainly passes that test.Epstein, who currently serves as the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball...
From: Boston Herald | By: By John Sapochetti | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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FORT MYERS — It’s not been enough, but we learned a great deal about the 2017 Red Sox this spring.Chris Sale looks as if he’s remarkably well-equipped in both stuff and poise to thrive with the Red Sox. Christian Vazquez, another year removed from...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Michael Silverman | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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A Brockton lawmaker is defending a controversial Facebook post in which she warned of impending federal immigration raids in the city, saying she was "just forwarding a rumor" that was already widespread.State Rep. Michelle DuBois said it was unclear...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Matt Stout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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WALTHAM – The Celtics conducted a normal practice in familiar surroundings but under a different set of circumstances.The Celts (48-26) moved a half game in front of the defending NBA champs Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference following the...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Rich Thompson | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Micah Shrewsberry confirmed today that he will meet with UMass officials tomorrow morning in what is the Celtics assistant’s second interview for the vacant men’s basketball job.Shrewsberry also said he will go into the meeting with an open mind,...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Mark Murphy | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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After being tormented for most of the night by the Johnson clan — Tyler and James — the Celtics got it right on the last possession.Al Horford blocked Tyler on the last possession of the Celtics’ 112-108 win over Miami Sunday night, after the Heat...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Mark Murphy | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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BRUSSELS — The European Parliament's biggest group says it will not be possible to negotiate Britain's divorce proceedings and a new relationship at the same time, and warns that the two-year negotiation timeframe will be too short to have a full Brexit...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It's not really about the meal at the monthly Conscious Family Dinner, although there is a plenty of vegan Indian food. You can spend time in a cuddling sanctuary, sit down with a tarot reader, chat career goals with a life...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Tuukka Rask will be back in net tonight as the Bruins play their next biggest game of the year against the Nashville Predators at the Garden, but David Krejci will be a game-time decision. Krejci did not participate in the well-attended optional morning...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Steve Conroy | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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WASHINGTON — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes rebuffed calls to step aside from the Russia investigation Tuesday as demands grew for him to recuse himself as head of that probe."Why would I?" Nunes said. The calls for him to resign came after...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters.The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2neDl3i ) reports that aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma, but...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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U.S. stock indexes moved slightly higher in morning trading Tuesday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings and economic news. New data showed strong gains in consumer confidence and U.S. home prices. Banks and other financial stocks...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a Texas death row inmate who claims he should not be executed because he is intellectually disabled.The justices, by a 5-3 vote, reversed a Texas appeals court ruling that said inmate Bobby James...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Patriots  owner Robert Kraft apparently has no issues with Darrelle Revis. As he was leaving his session with the media today, Gary Myers of the Daily News privately asked Kraft if he would welcome a Revis return to Foxboro.Kraft sure sounded like he...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Karen Guregian | Monday, March 27, 2017
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PHOENIX — Count Ravens coach John Harbaugh among those who've admired the Patriots' offseason bonanza.“He’s not slowing down,” Harbaugh said of Pats coach Bill Belichick. “He is stumbling over all the rings he is winning.”Harbaugh went on...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Jeff Howe | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Colts coach Chuck Pagano effusively praised tight end Dwayne Allen, who was packaged with a sixth-round pick in a trade to the Pats for a fourth-rounder. It was a financially motivated move for the Colts, as they signed him to a four-year,...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Jeff Howe | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities say at least 16 people were injured after someone released pepper spray or a similar chemical inside a San Francisco shopping mall.KCBS reports that 15 of those who complained of pain Monday night were treated on the scene...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Environmental authorities in Massachusetts are donating lobsters seized from an illegal harvest to homeless veterans.Massachusetts Environmental Police say they found the lobsters during an inspection of an offshore trawler in...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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CINCINNATI — A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting described a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were frantically crawling over one another to reach the exits and said that all she could think about was...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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WASHINGTON — The Latest on an investigation into purported ties between Trump associates and Russia (all times local):9:45 a.m.Sen. John McCain says House intelligence chairman Rep. Devin Nunes must explain why he went to the White House alone to review...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A former Pittsfield officer has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 from the police union account he was entrusted to manage.Jeffrey Coco was sentenced Monday to 20 months behind bars and three years of probation after...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — Ivan Davis stared stone-faced at the television as the news came down that the Oakland Raiders would be moving to Las Vegas and was asked if he was a fan of the team."I used to be," he responded.Davis has been a Raiders fan for...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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When Andong Song started playing hockey in China at age 6, he wore figure skates on his feet and had to use the straight parts of short-track speedskating rinks for practice.His father brought back equipment from his travels one piece at a time, and...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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LONDON — Andy Murray will miss Britain's Davis Cup quarterfinal series against France next month because of an elbow injury.Murray sustained the injury in practice and also recently withdrew from the Miami Open.Britain captain Leon Davis says "not...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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    The Boston Herald will begin to unveil its winter All-Scholastics this Sunday with our 2016-2017 Wrestling team. Before is the complete schedule for the day in which each sport will run.    Sunday, April 2: Wrestling    Monday, April 3: Girls...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Dan Ventura | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game.Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing Sunday....
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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BOSTON — A 60-year-old South Hadley man charged with raping a child more than 20 years ago has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to state prison.The Northwestern District Attorney's Office says Gary Mackechnie was sentenced to eight to 10 years in...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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LINCOLN, N.H. — Rescuers say an overdue hiker wore additional layers of clothing and got into a large trash bag to stay protected while waiting for assistance in the White Mountain National Forest.The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says 58-year-old...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming.The order will suspend, rescind or flag for review...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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PARIS — Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home injured three police officers and led to the arrest of 35 protesters, authorities said Tuesday.The incidents prompted...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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NAIROBI, Kenya — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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CHICAGO — A federal immigration agent shot an unarmed man for no apparent reason as the man answered the door at his Chicago home, a lawyer for the wounded man said.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the special agent was attempting to arrest...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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