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Visiting MIT Scientist Resigns After Controversial Remarks Defending Jeffrey Epstein

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CAMBRIDGE – Less than one month after it was revealed that MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito had received financial backing from accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein,…

Jeff Bernstone

Woman Dies After Being Hit by Truck in Harvard Square

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CAMBRIDGE – The dangers of being a pedestrian in Cambridge's Harvard Square were in full view yesterday after news broke that a large crane truck hit a…

David Mello

Local Headlines: September 18, 2019

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Which Industries Are Hiring the Most in Boston? Moneypenny conducted an analysis of LinkedIn data to determine which sectors were hiring the most across the largest…

Adrien Lynch

MBTA Board Recommends Permanent I-90 Ramp Access for Silver Line

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BOSTON – The struggles of the MBTA public transportation system in Boston this year has been no secret to anyone even remotely tied to the city. Just…

David Mello

Gov. Baker Proposes Sale of the Hynes Convention Center to Fund Seaport Expansion

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Boston — In an effort to fund expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center currently in the Seaport, Gov. Charlie Baker proposed the sale of the…

Jeff Bernstone

Ric Ocasek, Lead Singer of The Cars Who Got His Start in Boston, Dies at 75

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NEW YORK – Ric Ocasek, an iconic figure in the history of American music, died on Sunday in his New York City apartment at the age of…

David Mello

Local Headlines: September 17, 2019

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Second Accuser Comes Forward With Allegations Against Antonio Brown. Another woman has accused the Patriots' recently signed wide receiver of inappropriate sexual behavior. Brown denies all…

Adrien Lynch

Boston Federal Judge Sentences Felicity Huffman to Two Weeks in Prison

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BOSTON – If you are wondering why the federal courthouse in Boston was absolutely mobbed with people over the course of the weekend, beginning on Friday, then…

David Mello

A "Gothic Gingerbread House" Is Now For Sale in Foxborough

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FOXBOROUGH – With the month of Halloween fast approaching, many in Massachusetts have already given themselves over to the frightful elements of the season. But if anyone…

David Mello