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  1. University aims to counter hate after racist graffiti found

    10.04 / 18:54 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    SALEM, Mass. — A Massachusetts college says it's taking a stand against hate after racist graffiti was found at the school's baseball field.Salem State University is asking students, faculty and area residents to discuss ways to prevent acts of hate Thursday at a campus event called "Forward Together — So We Can Do Better."Graffiti was found on benches and a fence at the baseball field with messages including "Trump #1 Whites Only USA" and another that used racial slu…
  2. FDA: 'Love' is not a real ingredient in bakery's granola

    10.04 / 18:06 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    CONCORD, Mass. — A Massachusetts bakery's granola may be made with love, but federal officials say it shouldn't be listed as an ingredient on the package.Nashoba Brook Bakery, in Concord, was taken to task by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for listing "love" as an ingredient on its Nashoba Granola label. In a letter posted this week on the FDA website, the agency said federal regulations require that ingredients "must be listed by their common or usual n…
  3. More reports of sex abuse at elite Massachusetts prep school

    10.04 / 14:53 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    MILTON — An elite boarding school in Massachusetts says more ex-students have come forward to report they were victims of sexual misconduct by a former teacher.The Boston Globe reports that Milton Academy sent a letter on Tuesday saying six additional students had reported abuse or misconduct by Rey Buono, who was head of the theater department from 1975 to 1987. The new reports came in a follow-up investigation by a security co…
  4. Woman accused in fatal Brockton crash due in court

    10.04 / 12:08 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    A Pembroke woman accused of killing another driver whose car she forced into the path of an oncoming dump truck is expected to be arraigned today in Brockton District Court on charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.Danielle Mastro, 33, attempted to run from the three-vehicle pileup on Quincy Street in Brockton yesterday afternoon, but was instantly captured by police, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J.…
  5. T to spend $220G a year on permanent commuter rail head

    10.04 / 09:43 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The MBTA is looking for a $220,000-a-year director to oversee its commuter rail system, effectively establishing a permanent replacement for the newly created role it just launched with ex-general manager Dan Grabauskas.Signed to a one-year contract in late August, Grabauskas officially started last Monday on a deal that will pay him $30,000 a month as an independent contract managing the T’s $2.69 billion contract with private operator K…
  6. Sides dig in on fatal mystery at sea

    10.04 / 09:31 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The Vermont man whose mother died mysteriously at sea is balking at an insurance company’s demand that he turn over piles of personal records, which his lawyers say have no bearing on how the boat was destroyed.National Liability & Fire Insurance Co. and Boat Owners Association of the United States are suing Nathan Carman in U.S. District Court in Rhode Island claiming it was his negligence that led to the boat’s des…
  7. Vermont native who died in fiance’s arms a ‘lovely girl,’ great-aunt says

    10.04 / 09:31 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Sandy Casey, an Assumption College graduate newly engaged to be married, died in the arms of her fiance during the mass shooting Sunday night at a country music festival in Las Vegas.Casey grew up in Dorset, Vt., and graduated from the Worcester college in 2005.“She was just a lovely girl. Much too young. And she was doing such wonderful work,” Casey’s great-aunt Millie O’Leary said of the 35-year-old woman who devoted her life to the betterment of special education students. “She just love…
  8. Ernie Boch charity provides musical instruments to students

    10.04 / 09:31 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Music Drives Us,  a charity founded by musician and businessman Ernie Boch Jr. to “keep music in the schools,” supports music education programs, supplies schools with musical instruments and sponsors music therapy programs, and more, throughout New England. The Herald was recognized yesterday by Boch for its support of the program that just celebrated its 10-year anniversary in August. Boch joined Boston Herald Radio’s “The…
  9. MIT prof takes Nobel Prize lying down and ‘quite nude’

    10.04 / 09:31 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    MIT Professor Rainer Weiss learned his work that led to the confirmation of gravitational waves won him the Nobel Prize in physics early yesterday morning, groggy and “nude,” Weiss said.“I was in bed with my wife, who doesn’t sleep well, she answered the phone,” Weiss, 85, said at a press conference, when asked how he found out he would receive one of the most prestigious awards for physicists. “We were all quite nude.”…
  10. Chang: BPS ready to welcome displaced students

    10.04 / 09:31 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Children fleeing hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico could begin arriving in Boston this week, according to Superintendent of Schools Tommy Chang, who promised Boston Public Schools would be ready to host potentially hundreds of new students.“We are actually expecting young people to start coming in this week, so we started the preparation process last week,” Chang said yes…