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  • Baltimore's noble but flawed hiring bill

    Baltimore's noble but flawed hiring bill
    On the face of it, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's local hiring bill sounds eminently reasonable. When Baltimore spends its residents' tax dollars, why shouldn't it do so in a way that supports hiring city residents, particularly...
  • Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St. Patrick's parade

    Amid the ongoing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual rite of spring known as the St. Patrick’s Day parade....
  • Former Boston Mayor Menino vows to beat cancer diagnosis

    Former longtime Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, 71, has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer, according to local media reports. Doctors don't know the origin of the cancer, which has invaded Menino's liver and lymph nodes, the Boston Globe...
  • A solemn moment of silence, bells toll 1 year after Boston bombings

    BOSTON -- At 2:49 p.m. exactly Tuesday, Boston observed a moment of silence to commemorate the minute the first bomb exploded a year ago at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A solemn bell tolled in drizzling rain, a choir sang the national anthem...
  • Boston marks marathon bombing anniversary with silence and praise

    BOSTON — They came out in the gusting wind and the spitting rain to pay tribute on silent streets — to friends, to family and to people they didn't even know. A year after two bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 others on the...
  • Moderates win the day in off-year election

    Moderates win the day in off-year election
    Republican Gov. Chris Christie rolled to easy reelection Tuesday in New Jersey, setting up an expected 2016 presidential bid, while former national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe squeezed past his tea party Republican opponent to seize the...
  • Edgar Allan Poe statue may go up -- in Boston

    In the long and fruitful afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe, the city of Boston is closer to celebrating the author as one of its own. The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston is hoping to install a bronze statue of Poe near Boylston and Charles Streets. In...
  • You Call This Winter? Come To Rochester

    As a born and raised Rochestarian, trust me when I say, I know snow. With Rochester being a 15-minute drive away from Lake Ontario, an hour east of Buffalo and less than two hours from Canada, I've had my fair share of encounters with snow and all its...
  • Winter storm wreaks havoc across northern parts of nation

    NEW YORK — Some holiday travelers got an extra day of vacation Thursday — albeit waiting in an airport — as a giant winter storm barreled through the Midwest, heading for the Northeast. As of late morning, 1,735 flights had been...
  • Snowstorm brings early test for New York's new mayor

    Snowstorm brings early test for New York's new mayor
    NEW YORK — On his first full day in office Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a headache that has bedeviled many a mayor before him virtually every year: a major snowstorm. At a news briefing shortly after swearing in his new police...
  • Denver, Seattle museums put artworks on the line in Super Bowl wager

     Denver, Seattle museums put artworks on the line in Super Bowl wager
    If the Seattle Seahawks' ferocious defense isn't enough to make Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning sweat on Super Bowl Sunday, how about the prospect of allowing a city's museum-goers to get thrown for another loss? Besides the Vince Lombardi...
  • Emanuel's trade: recycling carts for soft drink plugs

    Emanuel's trade: recycling carts for soft drink plugs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced his latest partnership with Coca-Cola: The soft drink giant will pay for 50,000 blue recycling carts for Chicago homes and in return gets to put images of Coke products on the lids of the familiar bins. Emanuel tied...