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Ferguson Protests Spill Into New England

According to multiple reports, demonstrations in response to last night's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO has spread across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers

Forbes Says Boston Is Smartest City In U.S.

According to Forbes.com, Boston is ranked first on its list of smartest cities in America.

The list is based on the number of residents with bachelor's degrees or higher from 2000 to 2013 among 380 metropolitan statistical areas

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Car Reported Taken With Baby Inside Is Found Safe

Police say a car reported stolen in Brockton with a baby inside has been safely located in Boston.

Brockton police said a woman told investigators she had parked her 2006 gray BMW at a supermarket Friday afternoon with her year-old baby and dog inside, and a woman she knew drove it away without her permission

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"Cowboy" Ben Alman, flickr

Menino, Boston’s Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Long-serving former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died. He was 71.

Spokeswoman Dot Joyce says Menino died Thursday morning in the company of his family and friends. He had been diagnosed with advanced cancer in February 2014, shortly after leaving office

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Tsarnaev Lawyers Request Hearing For Third Time

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking for a third time for a judge to hold a hearing on media leaks they say are jeopardizing Tsarnaev's right to a fair trial

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No Verdict Yet For Tsarnaev Friend

BOSTON (AP) — A jury has ended deliberations for the week without a verdict in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Prosecutors say Robel Phillipos lied to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the bombing, when two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence

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Gardner Museum Exhibit Features Italian Masters

BOSTON (AP) — The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's new exhibit features works by Michelangelo, Donatello and other Italian Renaissance masters.

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Dispute Over Pay For New Bedford VA Nurses Settled

The dispute over salaries for nurses at the New Bedford VA Medical Center has been resolved.

The VA said the nurses had been overpaid for years and had threatened to cut their pay by 14%-20%, and require them to repay the over-payments

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New Bedford VA Nurses Face Pay Cuts Up to 20%

About a dozen local registered nurses and nurse practitioners have been broadsided by an announcement indicating they face steep pay cuts.

Last month, the Rhode Island Department of Veterans Affairs informed the staff at the New Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center via memo (pictured below) they have been overpaid for the past 19 years due to an error in pay scale appropriation

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Porttrait of Edgar Allen Poe / Getty Images

Boston To Unveil Statue Of Edgar Allen Poe

Boston is finally embracing native son Edgar Allen Poe more than 160 years after his death, despite his notoriously frosty relations with the city’s literary elite of his time,

The city will unveil a Poe statue on Sunday at the intersection of Boylston Street and Charles Street South near Boston Common

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