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    By Michael Hurley and Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Have you ever had an idea so bad that you don’t want to do it at all, so you set up some nearly impossible, when-pigs-fly type of scenario that would force you to actually follow through? No? Weird. Well, anyway, folks, here is one of those bad ideas. It came when the Patriots were first rumored to be in the mix for Cam Newton in late April. The gist...
    BOSTON (CBS) – While Boston is still urging everyone to keep social distancing, the city will provide some responsible fun with free drive-in movies, Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday. Boston will host a movie night outside of the convention center every Wednesday in July. The series starts next week with a showing of “Moana” and “Yesterday.” “We are thankful for the Highland Street Foundation’s support to make this happen, and to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Wentworth Institute...
    BOSTON (AP) — When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident decided to skip his local cycle shops in favor of a Black-owned one a few miles away in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. At Spokehouse, a bike shop with “Black Lives Matter” painted in large bold letters outside, the pair picked out a simple, white-colored model and had training wheels and a white basket for its handlebars installed. Hashemian, who...
    BOSTON (AP) — When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident decided to skip his local cycle shops in favor of a Black-owned one a few miles away in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. At Spokehouse, a bike shop with “Black Lives Matter” painted in large bold letters outside, the pair picked out a simple, white-colored model and had training wheels and a white basket for its handlebars installed. Hashemian, who...
            by Mary Rose Corkery  The Boston Arts Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to take down the city’s historic Emancipation Memorial after activists demanded the statue’s removal. The memorial depicts Abraham Lincoln standing with one arm raised over a freed slave crouched on his knees. Broken chains are depicted around the black man’s wrists and the word “emancipation” is written at the statue’s base. The statue was funded largely by contributions from former slaves, according to WBZ 4....
    By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident decided to skip his local cycle shops in favor of a Black-owned one a few miles away in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. At Spokehouse, a bike shop with “Black Lives Matter” painted in large bold letters outside, the pair picked out a simple, white-colored model and had training wheels and a white basket for...
    Left-wing activists succeeded in forcing the removal of more statues and monuments across the country on Wednesday as statues of General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson and Italian explorer Christopher Columbus were taken down. The statue of Stonewall Jackson, a Confederate General, was removed in Richmond, Virginia, after Richmond Democrat Mayor Levar Stoney, “bucking advice from the city attorney and relying on emergency powers, dispatched a crew to take down the statue after the City Council delayed a vote on removing...
    Boston’s mighty hitters are already in the team’s preseason host city | Billie Weiss / Boston Red Sox / . JD Martinez, Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts flew in a private jet from Florida to Boston to report to the MLB preseason for the Red Sox. The three players form the offensive heart of the team that won the World Series in 2018. Devers, JD and Bogey flying together in a private jet from Florida to Boston. pic.twitter.com/1dlHbgBMvV – Boston...
    BOSTON (CBS) – While the Boston is still urging residents to maintain social distance, the city will provide some responsible fun with free drive-in movies, Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday. “We are thankful for the Highland Street Foundation’s support to make this happen, and to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Wentworth Institute of Technology for hosting. Our hope is that these movie nights can provide a safe, fun summer respite for Boston residents of all ages.” The...
    BOSTON (CBS) – A little more than two weeks ago, Dorchester native and social media influencer Tory Bullock took Facebook to raise awareness about a statue he has seen as offensive since he was a kid. It’s known as the Emancipation Statue and it shows a towering President Lincoln standing over a kneeling former enslaved man. The man’s wrists are shackled and he is wearing no shirt or shoes. “My issue is not America and my issue is not freedom,...
    Ellen producers deny show cancelation rumors Nasdaq notches record close to start July after Fed minutes, but Dow slumps as Boeing, Exxon shares weigh City of Boston to host drive-in movie showing every Wednesday through July The City of Boston will host a public drive-in movie showing — each a double-feature — every Wednesday through July. Organized by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office, the series will play family-friendly movies on an LED screen. At...
    Cam Newton. Grant Halverson/Getty Boston sports radio show Felger and Mazz argued during a segment on Wednesday about whether New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick would allow new quarterback Cam Newton to celebrate on the field. The hosts, Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti, said Newton should not be able to dab or do his Superman celebrating, saying, They dont want you doing that here. A clip from the docuseries A Football Life, however, showed Belichick encouraging players...
    Medgars wings must be clapping: With Mississippi flag vote, Myrlie Evers hopes America can come together 22 Companies That Have Filed for Bankruptcy Since the Pandemic Began — and 16 That Could Be Next Boston is taking down a statue of Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed Black man © Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images The Abraham Lincoln Statue, erected in 1879, by Thomas Ball, is viewed in Park Square in Boston, Massachusetts on June 16, 2020. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Attorney General Maura Healey sent a cease and desist letter Wednesday to Phantom Fireworks, insisting that the Ohio-based retailer with locations in New Hampshire stop mailing advertisements to residents in Massachusetts, where it is illegal to possess fireworks. Healey said that Phantom Fireworks is mailing ads and coupons to Massachusetts that encourage celebrating the Fourth of July “in backyards across America” and lets residents know how close stores are to Boston and Springfield. She said the alleged...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Celtics were playing some good basketball just ahead of the NBA’s COVID-19 hiatus, but they had one major concern heading into the final stretch of the regular season: Kemba Walker’s balky knee. The knee kept Walker out of six games following the All-Star break. Walker had to have the knee drained, and when he did return, he lacked his usual explosiveness on the court. The Celtics started to show off...
    A statue depicting former President Abraham Lincoln freeing a slave will be removed after 141 years in Boston. Boston Art Commission members unanimously voted this week to remove the statue following accusations that it is racially insensitive due to the slave kneeling before Lincoln. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh also supported the commission’s vote. “After engaging in a public process, it’s clear that residents and visitors to Boston have been uncomfortable with this statue, and its reductive representation of...
    The Abraham Lincoln Statue, erected in 1879, by Thomas Ball, is viewed in Park Square in Boston, Massachusetts on June 16, 2020. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images The Boston Art Commission voted to remove Freedmans Memorial from the citys Park Square on Tuesday night.  The statue depicts a formerly enslaved man in broken shackles kneeling before former President Abraham Lincoln.  Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said in a statement that people had been calling for the statues removal for...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Boston University may change the name of its mascot. The school says the name “Rhett” pays tribute to a fictional character associated with the Confederacy and slavery. The Boston Terrier mascot was chosen in 1922. The nickname references Clark Gable’s character in “Gone With The Wind.” In the novel and Hollywood film, Rhett is in love with Scarlett  – and scarlet happens to be BU’s school color. “Despite this seemingly cute connection between the movie and our...
    BOSTON (CBS) — When the Celtics needed a new point guard to lead their franchise last summer, they turned to Kemba Walker, who was coming off a nine-year run as the face of the Hornets in Charlotte. Fast forward to this summer. When the Patriots needed a new quarterback to lead their franchise, they turned to another star from Carolina who had been the face of its franchise to the past nine years: Cam Newton. For Walker, it is quite...
    By Gabriella Borter (Reuters) - Boston officials have voted to remove The Emancipation Group statue depicting Abraham Lincoln and an enslaved Black man from a city square, saying its reductive representation of the slave made it unfit for public art. The unanimous decision, by the Boston Art Commission, late on Tuesday followed a month of nationwide protests against racism that led to the toppling of Confederate monuments honoring figures from the pro-slavery side in the American Civil War. The Commission...
    The Boston Art Commission earlier this week voted unanimously to remove a statue depicting a freed slave kneeling at the feet of President Abraham Lincoln, which the panel’s vice-chair said “hurts to look at.” “As we continue our work to make Boston a more equitable and just city, it’s important that we look at the stories being told by the public art in all of our neighborhoods,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement, according to ABC News affiliate...
    (CNN)A statue in a Boston park depicting a formerly enslaved man kneeling before President Abraham Lincoln will be removed, according to city officials.After two public hearings, the Boston Art Commission voted to remove the Emancipation Group, a statue installed in 1879 in Bostons Park Square, according to a statement announcing the removal. The statue is a replica of one in Washington, DC, and has been controversial since its installation for the depiction of the freed slave. The statue features Archer...
    Kaitlyn Dever on Shouldering an Unbelievable Real-Life Burden (Exclusive) Fiat Chrysler vehicles sales fall 39% in second quarter, stock drops Boston radio hosts spew baseless take on how Cam Newton will fit with the Patriots It took exactly one day for a Boston radio show to ask a ridiculous question about Cam Newton signing with the New England Patriots. © Provided by For The Win The Felger & Mazz show on 98.5 The Sports Hub wondered if Bill Belichick...
    Dear MarketWatch, We are an Asian Indian couple with about $50,000 a year to spend. We can also afford to buy a house in addition to this. Please help us find places where it doesn’t get too hot in the summer (or colder than Boston in the winter). We also want to live in a place where people are used to and accept different races of people — maybe a college town? Please help us retire! Victor Dear Victor,...
    Fenway Park. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) With real, live baseball on the horizon, the Red Sox have us covered with a hype video. Our sweet Summer might not be gone, after all. The boys of the season are reporting to camp this week to undergo COVID-19 testing, and to mark the occasion, the Boston Red Sox are readying one of the crown jewels of baseball in their very own Fenway Park. Boston’s prospects for this coming season...