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Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley at Mass at The Vatican Tuesday morning. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Jay Borselle)

Black Smoke, No Pope Yet As Cardinals Begin Voting At Vatican

The first vote was held around 2:40 p.m. Boston time and black smoke emerged from the Sistine Chapel chimney at the Vatican, signalling no pope has been chosen yet.

03/12/2013

Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Mass March 11, 2013 for the seminarians at the North American College in Rome (Photo courtesy: The Pilot/ George Martell)

Papal Conclave: Cardinal Sean O’Malley Still Among Front-Runners

Vatican officials say it is possible the cardinals may decide not to vote Tuesday, but if they do, it would be late in the day.

03/11/2013

Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrating Sunday Mass. (Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: O’Malley Makes Last Public Appearance Before Conclave

If Roman waiters and cab drivers are any indication, Cardinal Sean has the popular vote.

03/10/2013

A WBZ-TV video camera takes aim at the crowds outside St. Peter's Basilica (Photo Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: O’Malley Speculation Rampant Among Media

In the absence of information, there is rampant speculation. One Italian newspaper polled its writers — asking them to guess which Cardinals are now the leading candidates to become the next pope.

03/09/2013

St. Peter's Basilica (Photo Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: Americans Have Already Made History

As long a shot as it may be, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Cardinal Dolan from New York are mentioned as possible choices to be the next pope.

03/08/2013

Photo Credit: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

Valentine’s Traditions From Around The World

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it can be interesting to learn the different Valentine’s Day traditions that vary with each country. The day that honors love is celebrated in different ways around the globe.

01/22/2013

98.5 The Sports Hub's Adam Kaufman is joined by Damon Amendolara for  another edition of "5 Questions".

‘5 Questions’ With Damon Amendolara

Adam Kaufman is back for another edition of “5 Questions,” this time joined by Damon Amendolara to get his takes on the hottest stories in Boston sports.

07/02/2012

Benji Smith and Emily Lau survived the Costa Concordia disaster.

Local Survivors Of Cruise Ship Disaster Say “We’re Not OK”

Benji Smith and Emily Lau were passengers on the Costa Concordia. They say they received little help from the Italian authorities, the ship company, and the American Embassy.

01/19/2012

GIGLIO PORTO, ITALY - JANUARY 16: The cruise ship Costa Concordia lies stricken off the shore of the island of Giglio, on January 16, 2012 in Giglio Porto, Italy. More than four thousand people were on board when the ship hit rocks last Friday. The official death toll is now six, with a further 16 people still missing. The rescue operation was temporarily suspended earlier due to the ship moving as it slowly sinks further into the sea. (Photo by Laura Lezza/Getty Images)

Italy Ship Disaster Could Affect Safety Rules On Future Cruises Worldwide

The Italy ship disaster could affect future safety procedures on cruise ships worldwide.

01/16/2012

The Costa Concordia cruiseship lies partially submerged on January 16, 2012.(Photo credit ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

All Things Travel: Basic Questions Unanswered In Italy Cruise Ship Disaster

Having seen the duplication of effort of sailors doing that work, it seems almost impossible for a disaster of this scope to take place.

01/16/2012

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