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Erin Tiernan

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'Linsanity' in Cambridge as former alum donates $1M to Harvard

Brooklyn Nets player Jeremy Lin is donating $1 million to Harvard University in support of the program that propelled him into the professional arena,The gift by the 2010 Harvard alum will pay for renovations to the Cambridge-based college’s arena and support undergraduate financial aid, the...

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9:52 PM

Here's how Boston colleges stack up when it comes to dating

College students are strapped with the stress of classes, homework and midterms.With so little time, more and more students are turning to dating apps to help them make love connections faster.One such app, Coffee Meets Bagel, which boasts over 1 million users, analyzed more than 30,000 profiles...

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9:13 PM

Transition to open tolling to bring delays to Mass Pike

Come Friday, commuters can put their days of fiddling between seat cushions for coins behind them.Cash will no longer be accepted at toll booths along the Massachusetts Turnpike. Instead, drivers will be charged by the state’s new all-electronic tolling system as they pass under gantries placed at...

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2:30 PM

Riders jump out windows after train fills with smoke

Passengers panickedwhen an Orange Linetrain carfilledfilled with smoke during the rush-hour commute Wednesday.Riders pushed out windows to jump out of the train, which was parked at Back Bay Station, as the car and platform filled with smoke around 4:30 p.m., according to WCVB.As of 6:30 p.m....

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 3:51 AM

Newt Gingrich says Megyn Kelly 'fascinated with sex'

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly she is "fascinated with sex" and coverage of sexual misconduct accusations against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a live televised interview Tuesday night.The heated exchange came toward the end of...

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:27 AM

Elderly man found dead in Marine Park

No signs of violence or a struggle were found after the body of an elderly man was discovered at Marine Park in South Boston Wednesday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office said.The man's body was found near a park bench and authorities described him as a Walpole resident in his...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 10:33 PM

Trooper's widow, officials just say 'no' to marijuana legalization

The wife of a state trooper killed by a driver who allegedly smoked marijuana before the crash is making a stand against a ballot question that would legalize recreational marijuana.Reisa Clardy made an emotional appeal to voters in a video released Monday by an anti-legalization group, in which...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 4:37 AM

Scientists calculate just how much Halloween candy it takes to kill you

It’s a familiar feeling around this time year – guilt.Oversized bags of Halloween candy have haunted the shelves at local drugstores and supermarkets for several weeks already and if you’re like most of us, you’ve already indulged — or overindulged—in a bag or two.Back home on the couch, fingers...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 3:06 AM

Husband of Sweet Tomatoes crash victim files wrongful death suit

The husband of a Watertown woman who was killed in March when an SUV crashed into a West Newton pizza restaurant is suing the driver for wrongful death.George Miele filed a lawsuit over the death of wife Eleanor in Middlesex Superior Court on Oct. 17 seeking compensation from Bradford Calser,...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 1:18 AM

5 killed in Middleborough wrong-way crash identified

State police have identified all five victims of the wrong-way crash on Route 495 in Middleborough Monday.A car driven by 31-year-old Fall River woman Valantein V. Burson was heading south on the northbound side of the highway when it crashed head-on into another car traveling in the right...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 11:32 PM

Patriots' Rob Gronkowski drives undercover for Lyft

Unsuspecting travelers got a surprise when ordering a car through Lyft this week—Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski behind the wheel.A video of the 6-foot 6-inch Gronkowski, disguised with sunglasses and a pair of wigs, aired Tuesday morning on ABC's Good Morning America.Gronkowski made small talk...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 9:41 PM

Sexual assault reported in Boston University dorm

Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault in a Boston University dormitory early Sunday morning, university officials confirmed.Students and faculty were alerted Sunday of the assault, which happened in the Warren Towers, a freshmen residence hall on Commonwealth Avenue. The dormitory...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 3:14 AM

Trump earns first major newspaper endorsement

Just two weeks to go before the election, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is the first major newspaper to endorse Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.The daily newspaper, which has a circulation of 200,000, sees Trump as the answer to American "frustration and disillusionment today with the...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:18 AM

5 killed in fiery crash on Middleborough highway

Five “young adults” died early Monday in a head-on collision on Route 495 in Middleborough, police said.The crash occurred just after midnight when a car traveling south in the northbound lane collided with another vehicle, killing the wrong-way driver and the four occupants of the northbound car,...

Monday, October 24, 2016, 9:41 PM

Ashton Kutcher invests in Somerville startup

A Somerville startup is getting some help from the stars.Pillar Technologies, a Davis Square firm that develops sensor technology to monitor environmental risks on construction sites, was awarded $425,000 in Forbes’ Change the World Competition at the Under 30 Summit in Boston this week.Forbes,...

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 12:21 AM