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Patrick: I'm not running for president in 2016

Outgoing Gov. Deval Patrick Sunday threw cold water on a prospective presidential bid while shrugging off any blame for Martha Coakley’s loss to Charlie Baker.Patrick, a Democrat, was featured on NBC’s “Meet The Press” where the show’s moderator, Chuck Todd, asked if he had thought about a White...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:16am

Goodshop Sunday lets shoppers give back

Most shoppers are familiar with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but Goodshop Sunday, a commercial holiday that lets shoppers give back to local nonprofits in need, is quickly gaining steam.The Goodshop app for iOS gives shoppers access to deals and coupons at popular retail...

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 8:27pm

Black Friday, bloody Black Friday upon us again

The nation's most commercial and notoriously violent holiday has been known to bring out the rage in all of us.Last year, a woman in Philadelphia pulled a stun gun on another family inside the Franklin Mills Mall. In a New Jersey Walmart, police were forced to pepper spray an unruly shopper. And...

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Boston double arm transplant recipient thanks doctors

A 40-year-old quadruple amputee this week thanked the Boston surgeons who performed a rare dual arm transplant on him last month and described the experience of getting the new limbs as surreal.Will Lautzenheiser, who lost his arms and legs to a streptococcal infection in 2011, said he has limited...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 6:30pm

A supermarket...with a spa? Say hello to the new South End Whole Foods

Cold cuts, coffee...and a facial wax?If perusing produce right after getting a mani-pedi sounds like a great Saturday of errands, you're in luck: a South End site that was formerly home to The Boston Herald is becoming a Whole Foods, complete with a full day spa.It will be the first such operation...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 5:30pm

Boston holiday parties could get cheeky with Butlers in the Buff

Jason Didcott began baring his military-trained body at age 31, to make extra money in college, after serving 15 years in Britain's Royal Navy.The night gig turned into his day job. Now, Didcott is 45 and manages about 1,000 buff butlers across North America and the United Kingdom.After a trial run...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 3:28am

Black Lives Matter Boston planning Ferguson grand jury demonstration

Daunasia Yanceywants her city to know police brutality will not be tolerated.That is why the22-year-oldrecently signed on as the lead organizer of Black Lives Matter Boston, a local coalition that will stand with protesters across the nation who are furious over the perceivedtargeting by white...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:02am

Old State House gets sparkling new lion and unicorn statues, Boston time capsule

A small but energized crowd gathered on Boston Massacre Plaza Sunday morning, eager to catch a glimpse of Boston’s iconic lion and unicorn statues, which will once again shine from high atop the Old State House.The 113-year-old duo recently underwent a two-month renovation that coated them with...

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 12:05am

Bizarre weekend at Logan involves Curt Schilling, a fake grenade, a naked man and kidnapping

Saturday was anything but ordinary for security workers at Logan International Airport.The action-packed day kicked off around 7 a.m. with a visit from the bomb squad after former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst Curt Schilling’s 12-year-old don accidentally brought a fake plastic grenade through a...

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 9:50pm

VIDEO: Drug deal goes down during FOX News live broadcast

Here's a lesson, folks. If you're going to buy or sell drugs, just make sure you check around you to make sure there are no cameras. Also, make sure there isn't a television news crew directly in front of you.During a recent live news report covering blizzard conditions in Worcester, Massachusetts...

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:12pm

Boston holiday traditions to fill city with cheer

During the holiday season there are many great traditions in Boston that date back decades, and some even centuries.On Friday morning, Boston’s official Christmas tree will arrive by police escort from Nova Scotia. Since 1971, Nova Scotia has donated a giant evergreen tree to Boston as a thank-you...

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 3:34am

Lou & Grey's Austyn Zung shares 6 Boston fall/winter essentials

Bostonians have something big to look forward to this holiday shopping season: Lou & Grey, the knitwear gurus generally housed in LOFT stores, opened its second freestanding store in nearby Natick. The new location features the usual cozy lounge pants and textured sweaters you’ve come to expect...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

Three Day Rule matchmakers to get their white-gloved hands dirty in Boston

These days, you can hire someone to take care of just about any little errand you could possibly imagine.Need something delivered? Hit up Postmates. Don’t feel like doing your own laundry? Give Lazybones a ring.But if you’re interested in sparing your Saturday night and hiring a professional to...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 1:52am

(Update) MBTA fines commuter rail company $804K

The company hired by the MBTA to take over operation of its commuter rail line four months ago has been fined a total of $804,000 - $434,000 for failing to meet contractual requirements for on-time performance rates and $370,000 for other issues, such as station and train cleanliness - according to...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:04pm

Fernet: Not just the 'bartender's handshake' anymore

The story might be apocryphal.Some say it was 10 years ago, others say, no it was more like 15. The point is, at some point, someone in Boston's nightlife industry brought a bottle of fernet from the west coast to Boston and proceeded to force friends who also happened to be bartenders to drink it....

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:10pm

Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, son of prominent Boston rabbi, killed in Jerusalem synagogue ax attack

Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, the son of a prominent Boston rabbi,was one of four people killed Tuesday in when two Islamic extremists unleashed a bloody attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, according to theIsraeli Foreign Ministry.Originally from Boston, Twersky, 59, was inside the Jerusalem synagogue around...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:05pm

Unvaccinated nurses may have to wear masks in Massachusetts hospitals, union speaking out

As the state Department of Public Health mulls proposed state regulations that would allow hospitals to require unvaccinated healthcare workers to wear a surgical mask during flu season, the Massachusetts Nurses Association is speaking out, calling the proposal an unjustified violation of nurses'...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:07am

Dropkick Murphys cancel show after tour bus hits, kills man in Texas

Boston's favorite Celtic punks Dropkick Murphyshave canceled a show in Tulsa, Oklahoma after their tour bus struck a man on a Texas highway.The band was traveling from its San Antonio show to the Dallas Airport when their bus struck a pedestrian around 3 a.m. just north of Austin. Police, according...

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:54pm

Yeah, the guy who shot bin Laden is a Sox fan

It was the autumn of 2004 and the man who would years later become known as the guy who shot bin Laden was going through the rigorous selection process for Navy SEAL Team Six near Washington D.C.His days were mentally and physically draining -- Team Six is considered to be an elite, top tier...

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 8:45pm

Giving back in Boston this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving's a hectic time. So hectic, in fact, that it's often easy to forget what the spirit of the holiday is all about: being grateful for the great things we have. With gratitude comes recognition, and there's no better way to recognize the holiday than to give back to those who need it the...

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:54am