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Students set up fundraiser for mentor hit by MRSA, stroke

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A fundraising drive for a beloved Boston teacher who was paralyzed from the waist down last week after he was afflicted with MRSA has raised nearly $14,000 in two days.

Carr: Let’s start telling it like it is on illegal immigrants

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This horrific rape in Weymouth, allegedly by an illegal immigrant from Ghana who was then cut loose by a Dukakis-era hack judge named Mark Coven to flee back to the Third World, is not exactly an isolated incident.

‘Boston Strong’ license plate solicitations under scrutiny

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The Attorney General’s office is investigating a charity soliciting money for “Boston Strong” license plates before the plates have been approved by the RMV, but the charity is claiming they have the go-ahead to ask for cash.

Mount Ida students will ‘have options’

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The state’s higher education commissioner says he is working to give Mount Ida students the option to transfer to more schools and said he’ll put any new programs at other colleges and universities on the fast track for approval to serve…

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Weymouth mayor ‘irate,’ blasts court in ICE flap

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Weymouth Mayor Robert L. Hedlund is blasting Quincy District Court for bungling the case of an Uber driver charged with rape who was here illegally and now is believed to have fled back to his native Ghana.

Thomas Foley III, at 71, Hingham resident, hotel real estate broker

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Thomas P. Foley III of Hingham died Wednesday, April 11. He was 71.

Edward Forsberg of Braintree, veteran, former master mason

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Edward T. Forsberg of Braintree died Monday.

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Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

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HAVANA — Raul Castro said Thursday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro's place as head of the Communist Party, potentially dominating Cuban…

Injured Massachusetts police dog released from hospital

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YARMOUTH — The police dog shot when his handler was killed while serving an arrest warrant in Massachusetts has been released from a veterinary hospital.

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'Pharma Bro' moves to New Jersey _ for federal prison stay

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FORT DIX, N.J. — The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug was moved Tuesday to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey.

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Americans reflect on pros, cons of legal pot ahead of 420

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America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group.

Racial graffiti fails to intimidate Roxbury store owners

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A Dudley Square market that showcases goods made by minority artists was vandalized days before its spring opening with the spray-painted message “White Lives Matter.”

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It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

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ROCKFORD, Mich. — There will be no shortage of hand-me-downs for this Michigan kid.

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FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

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PHILADELPHIA — U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.

Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

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LOS ANGELES — The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month.

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Wellesley grad recalls Barbara Bush commencement speech

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WATERVILLE, Maine — Returning to her student dormitory back in 1990, Wellesley College graduate Christine Bicknell Marden received a message from Barbara Bush asking her to call the White House.

Jawbone archway removed from Captain's historic home

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EASTHAM — A strange archway built from the jawbone of a finback whale has been taken down from outside a historic home on Cape Cod.

Thursday, Apr 19

Nonprofit sets up fund for Fitchburg girl’s burial, brother’s care

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FITCHBURG — A Boston nonprofit that assists abuse victims involved with the state Department of Children and Families has started a fund to pay for the burial of a horrifically beaten 6-year-old girl, whose parents are charged in…

Choice is easy if Tom Brady’s leading a revolt against Bill Belichick

The Patriot Way is headed for a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, somewhere between Ray Lewis and O.J. Simpson.

Mom: Fallen Yarmouth cop ‘is but a veil away’

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The Rev. Paul Caron had just arrived at the South Yarmouth parish last summer and was unpacking when he got a call from the church office telling him the police were on their way up. Then, there was a knock on the door.

Foul scrawl hits Roxbury store

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A Dudley Square market that showcases goods made by minority artists was vandalized days before its spring opening with the spray-painted message “White Lives Matter.”

Wednesday, Apr 18

Crumbling bridge adds to infrastructure woes

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Massive chunks of concrete falling from a state bridge onto commuter rail tracks outside South Station are putting the public at risk — as well as the state’s economy, as another sign that Massachusetts needs to make heavy investments in…

Carr: Benighted Bay State blind to criminal blight

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Officer Sean Gannon is being buried this morning down on the Cape, and people are asking, how was this dirtball Thomas Latanowich still on the street with 125 strikes at the age of 29?

Another hero gunned down – doing his job

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Here we are again, wracked once more with grief and heavy-heartedness as we lay to rest another cop gunned down in the line of duty.

Bay State pols pay their respects to Barbara Bush

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Massachusetts Republicans with deep Bush family ties yesterday remembered the late former first lady Barbara Bush for her candidness and compassion.

Tuesday, Apr 17

Boston Marathon runners, fans showered with nasty conditions

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It would be hard to dream up a nastier day to compete in the Boston Marathon than yesterday, when cold, rainy weather had spectators on Boylston Street wrestling with umbrellas in the wind and clutching rain ponchos to their shoulders as…

Boston Police Department rapped for calling cop ‘untruthful’

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Boston police were admonished for labeling a police candidate “untruthful” regarding an answer he provided about his abilities in Spanish and were forced to reinstate a conditional job offer to him, the state’s Civil Service Commission…

Herald photographer flies high

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Boston Herald staff photographer Mark Garfinkel garnered a prestigious national award scoring high marks for his dramatic photo of a jet­liner streaking through the solar eclipse in the summer of 2017.

A crooked Comey comedy

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Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey says in his self-aggrandizing tell-all out today, “This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values. His leadership is transactional, ego driven, and about personal…

Monday, Apr 16

U.S.: ‘Mission Accomplished’ not last of actions vs. Syria

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President Trump defended his use of the phrase “Mission Accomplished” yesterday to describe a U.S.-led missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, even as his aides stressed continuing U.S. involvement and plans for economic…

Ordinary people attempt the extraordinary

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To the credit of so many, especially victims, that finish-line carnage five years ago has not been allowed to suppress what has long been and continues to be a glorious Boston tradition.

Donald Trump fires back at James Comey media blitz

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WASHINGTON — The kickoff of James Comey’s media blitz for his new memoir was met with a furious response from President Trump yesterday — an indication that the public battle between the president and the former FBI director that he fired…

Marathoners given Blessing of the Runners for strong race

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At what may be the only house of worship where the faithful pray for lycra tights, new-sneaker smell and orange wedges, hopes for the future outpaced dark, painful memories of the Boston Marathon bombings, which took place five years ago…

Sunday, Apr 15

Double-amputee marathoner’s goal: to show that ‘anything is possible’

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Retired Army Sgt. Stefan LeRoy was knocked to the ground by a massive explosion beneath him during a tour in Afghanistan June 2012. Out of instinct, he tried to stand up. That’s when he realized his feet were gone.

2 wounded Boston cops could get full pensions

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Two officers grievously injured in the line of duty — one in the Boston Marathon bombing — could get rare 100 percent disability pensions, as city councilors are pushing to recognize their service and the lingering psychological trauma…

Charlie Austin’s greatness guided by deep faith

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Charlie Austin probably would have preferred this column not be written, given his reason for moving with his wife, Linda, to the pastoral town of South Dartmouth in the stretch run of a 30-year career as a WBZ-TV reporter.

Carr: Andrew McCabe earned Trump tweet

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Despite what some grammar purists say, sometimes it is appropriate to use all capital letters to deliver a message.