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The painting being turned over by the Peabody Essex Museum (Photo credit Peabody Essex Museum)

Museum Turning Over Portrait Bought From Trafficking Suspect

One of Massachusetts’ most prestigious art museums is turning a portrait over to federal authorities.


Romney endorser Ted Nugent (Photo by Michael Stravato/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Stoke Racial Resentment And Divide The Country

Mitt Romney seems to be drinking the same Kool-Aid as some of his nuttiest supporters. Mitt Romney is silent… and occasionally joins in as his endorsers make increasingly outrageous statements against the president.



President Obama Speech Is Music to DREAMers Ears

President Barack Obama delivered a speech in the Rose Garden that sounded like music to the ears of as many as 800,000 young immigrants who have lived in the United States with fear of deportation.


Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.



MBTA To Install More Cameras On Buses & Train Platforms

The MBTA has begun a new security initiative to install more cameras on buses and train platforms.


Police carry out emergency scenarios as part of Urban Shield, May 21, 2011.

Boston Area Holds Large Terror Drills As Part Of Urban Shield Training Program

Several simulations took place in and around Boston as part of an innovative training program called Urban Shield. A grant from the Department of Homeland Security makes the elaborate setups possible.


Lawrence Fire Department Gets $6.6M Grant

The Lawrence Fire Department has received a $6.6 million federal grant that will allow the department to rehire the nearly two dozen firefighters it laid off last year.