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The Red Seat Podcast: Who will be managing in 2021?With the search for a candidate nearing completion who will end up with the job?

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OTM Open Thread 10/27: It is TuesdayHappy Tuesday everyone. Today could very well be the end of the baseball season, as Game Six of the World Series is on tap for tonight.

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Boston Red Sox News: Martin Perez, Carlos Mendoza, J.D. MartinezMartín Pérez seemed like a shoo-in to have his 2021 option picked up. That may not be as much of a given as we had thought, though.

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Communities Increase Security Following Ballot Box BurningCommunities in Massachusetts are increasing security measures after a fire was set inside a ballot drop box in Boston.

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Patriots Report Card: Cam Newton, defense at fault for Pats' worst home loss under Bill BelichickNot the new quarterback, not the new jerseys, not even the creation and announcement of an All-Dynasty team last week.

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A Love Letter to My Middle ChildYou fall smack dab in the middle of two large personalities. And all too often, my sweet middle child, you get drowned out by your siblings' hullabaloo.

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Gillian Jacobs haunting in ghostly 'Come Play'In Friday’s ghostly “Come Play, ” Gillian Jacobs is a desperate mother trying to protect her young son from an old-fashioned “misunderstood monster” in the house.

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Morning Skate: Top marksDoes a Bruins blueliner belong?

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2 Million COVID-19 Rapid Tests Coming to MassachusettsThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending more than 2 million rapid COVID-19 antigen tests to Massachusetts, according to a press release by the Trump administration.

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The Herald endorses President TrumpFor the left, getting Donald Trump out of office tops the wish list. It's been that way since the day after the 2016 election.

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Question 1 Again Thrusts Mass. Into Forefront On 'Right To Repair'Advocates of the ballot question point to estimates that nearly 90 percent of new cars will have connective capacity by 2022, and say the proposal would level the playing field between the big automakers and independent shops like Venuto's, whose survival is tied to access to diagnostic data.

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Boston.com readers recommend the best family-friendly Halloween movies"Come on, is an explanation needed? The funny, the suspense, the characters!"

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From here on out, every win is a loss for the PatriotsThe good news is that the Patriots are only two games behind in the sweepstakes for Trevor Lawrence.

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Here's who over 15,000 readers said won the last debate.More than 15,000 readers said this candidate won the final presidential debate and how it affected their vote.

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Can you trick-or-treat this year? Here's a town-by-town list.Many Massachusetts towns are strongly discouraging traditional trick-or-treating due to COVID-19.

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Milton High School Goes Remote Following Staff ShortageMilton High School has joined the growing list of schools pivoting to fully remote learning due to the rise in coronavirus cases.

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Barrett confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, takes oathWASHINGTON  Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trumps nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.

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Monday's high school scores and highlightsMONDAY’S RESULTS BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Triton 15, Lynnfield 50 GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Triton 15, Lynnfield 50 FIELD HOCKEY Cohasset 6, East Bridgewater 0 Danvers 3, Swampscott 1 Dracut 3, Lowell 2 Gloucester 4, Saugus 0 Norwell 2, Middleboro 1 Shrewsbury 2, Wachusett 1 Silver Lake 2, Duxbury 1 Wellesley 2, Natick 0 Weston 2, Wayland.

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Massachusetts Governor shares a 'great suggestion' of a young boy for Halloween 2020The Massachusetts Governor, Charles Baker took to his Twitter handle to share a suggestion of a young boy for trick-or-treating this year on Halloween; read.

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Coronavirus demands unwavering vigilanceRecent COVID-19 developments locally and statewide demonstrate why we can’t let our guard down if we hope to contain this pandemic.

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Charlie Baker should be careful about biting the federal hand that might help the stateBut while insisting that the administration come up with bail out money, Baker goes out of his way to blame Trump, but dares not say a word about any of the members of the state’s Congressional delegation, all Democrats, who opposed Trump’s $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief package.

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Letter: Re-elect Tom GoldenThey’re using this question to push drastic policies, like banning natural gas heat, and stoves and dryers.

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Asian shares slip after Wall St's worst day in a monthShares skidded in Asia on Tuesday after surging coronavirus cases and waning hopes for U.S. economic stimulus gave Wall Street its worst day in a month.

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California wildfires force evacuation orders for 100,000 people, critically injure two firefightersThe utility, Southern California Edison, said its equipment may have sparked the fast-moving blaze.

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Mailbox Burned Near Site of Ballot Box Fire in BostonCharred mail was found inside a mailbox on Boylston Street near a ballot box that was burned over the weekend.

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Barrett confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, takes oathAmy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump's nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.

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State police: 2 men arrested on firearms, narcotics charges in SalisburyTwo men were arrested on firearms and narcotics charges following a traffic stop in Salisbury Sunday, according to state police.

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Barrett swearing-in differs markedly from 'superspreader'WASHINGTON — This time they mostly wore masks. Its been only a month since President Donald Trumps Rose Garden event to announce he was...

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High court won't extend Wisconsin's absentee ballot deadlineWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is siding with Republicans to prevent Wisconsin from counting mailed ballots that are received after Election Day.

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Bruins stars hold socially distant Halloween celebration for Boys and Girls Club of BostonSome Boston Bruins are celebrating Halloween early this year by trading in the usual trick-or-treating for some stick-or-treat.

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Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6BLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, center, celebrates after their win against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the baseball World Series Sunday, Oct.

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UMass Lowell to expand in-person operations for spring semesterLOWELL — UMass Lowell will expand its in-person operations for the spring semester, with 2,000 residential students on campus and up to 30% of classes in in-person and hybrid formats.

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Patriots are at a crossroads, and down one street is a dead end"No team that began a season 2-4 has ever reached the Super Bowl, let alone won the thing."

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Solve It 7: Rosary bead delivery delayedWHDH) These are my moms, says Laura Pica, holding a necklace of pink rosary beads.

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Local roundup: Crory scores 5 in Littleton winSenior Valerie Crory netted 5 goals and had an assist to lead the Littleton field hockey team over Groton-Dunstable, 7-0, on Monday.

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COVID-19 alert sent to cell phones in Lowell, ChelmsfordLOWELL — A new state program aimed at reminding residents the pandemic is not over and remains a great threat in some communities led to people in Lowell, Chelmsford and 20 other Bay State communities getting a text message from the state's COVID-19 command center on Monday.

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Mass. communities considered high risk for coronavirus roll back their reopening processWith coronavirus cases in Massachusetts on the rise, communities that are considered high risk have to roll back their reopening process....

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Boston resident says her vote is accounted for after ballot box burned, several more notCrews were called to remove a mailbox near Copley Square in Boston Monday night where several pieces of mail were burned in a fire not too far from where a ballot box was ignited over the weekend.

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Supreme Court won't extend Wisconsin's absentee ballot deadlineThe three liberal justices dissented from the order that the court issued just before the Senate started voting on Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination.

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Video: Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice at White HouseThe ceremony started less than an hour after the Republican-led Senate voted to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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Xaverian puts it all together to win Catholic Conference golf tournamentWORCESTER  The Xaverian golf team may have had a few hiccups during the regular season, but they found the cure on Monday afternoon at the Catholic Conference Shootout.

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Burnt mail discovered in mailbox near Copley Square where a ballot drop box was recently set on firePolice said the mailbox, which had last been emptied around 4 p.m. Saturday, was removed from its spot near 587 Boylston St.

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Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from OregonSALEM, Ore.  In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic and heroic action that was made into a movie by Clint Eastwood in which the trio starred as themselves.

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Moon holds more water in more places than ever thoughtCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  The moons shadowed, frigid nooks and crannies may hold frozen water in more places and in larger quantities than previously suspected.

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Boston police investigating burning of US Postal Service mailboxBoston police have launched an investigation after a mailbox was found charred along Boylston Street Monday.

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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, takes oathBarrett, 48, will be able to start work Tuesday, her lifetime appointment as the 115th justice solidifying the court’s rightward tilt.

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Trump Looks for Another Electoral Vote in Maine With Recent VisitPresident Donald Trump made a campaign visit to Maine on Sunday aiming to lock up a swing electoral vote as he did four years ago.

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Massachusetts unemployment benefits: $1,800 coming to 17,000 claimants earning lowest benefitsAn extra $1,800 is headed into the hands of 17,000 Massachusetts' unemployed claiming less than $100 in weekly benefits who were cut out of the last round of federal bonus benefits thanks to legislation passed by the House and Senate and signed by Gov.

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After End of Eviction Moratorium, Families Brace for Potential HardshipUp to 100,000 families are vulnerable after Massachusetts' eviction and foreclosure moratorium expired.

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Joe Biden off the campaign trail, hiding from votersAnother crucial day on the campaign trail - another day off for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

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Barrett confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, takes oathWASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.

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New Massachusetts COVID cases surpass 1,000 for 3rd dayBOSTON — Massachusetts health officials on Monday reported more than 1,000 new...

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Lilly antibody drug fails in a COVID-19 study; others go onU.S. government officials are putting an early end to a study testing an Eli Lilly antibody drug for people hospitalized with COVID-19 because it doesn’t seem to be helping them.

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Hospitals Preparing For Possible Second Coronavirus SurgeSome Massachusetts hospitals are already seeing an increase in coronavirus patients.

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Oxford coronavirus vaccine triggers similar immune response in older and younger adultsA top coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by University of Oxford and manufactured by drug maker AstraZeneca was shown to trigger similar immune responses in older adults as it does in younger adults.

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White House holds swearing-in ceremony for Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney Barrett is slated to be sworn in to the Supreme Court at a White House ceremony Monday evening, the White House announced shortly after her nomination was confirmed by the Senate.

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Massachusetts coronavirus data shows second wave: 'It's impossible not to be concerned'The second wave of the coronavirus appears to be hitting Massachusetts as cases spike and other data reveals "incredibly worrisome" trends, a leading doctor tells the Herald.

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Young voters favor Biden, turning out to vote in record numbers, Harvard poll showsYoung voter turnout could shape up to historic numbers in the 2020 election according to poll results from Harvard, and more than half of 18 - to 29 - year-olds support former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Rachael Rollins vows no more bail on gun charges after Roxbury man charged in murder while out on bailFollowing the Monday arraignment a 26-year-old Roxbury man charged in a murder committed while he was out on bail on armed robbery charges, District Attorney Rachael Rollins vowed to deny bail to defendants charged with firearms crimes in a year that has seen gun violence surge in Boston.

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Republicans place their bets on strong Election Day turnout as Democrats bank millions of mail-in votesDemocrats have amassed significant leads over Republicans in pre-Election Day voting in key states, raising the stakes for President Donald Trump, who will need blockbuster Election Day turnout to close the gap.

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Thieves take $1M worth of gloves meant for Florida hospitalsCORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Thieves have stolen over 6 million gloves, worth $1 million, meant for first responders at Florida hospitals.

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Kushner says Black people must 'want to be successful'WASHINGTON — Presidential adviser Jared Kushner said Monday that President Donald Trump wants to help Black people in America, but they have to “want to be successful" for his policies to work."

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New MBTA Commuter Rail schedules coming Nov. 2More travel options for those in Dorchester, Brockton, Lynn, Framingham, Worcester, and Providence.

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Fire doused in water treatment plant adjacent to Westford AcademyWESTFORD — The State Fire Marshal's Office will help investigate a small fire that broke out in an overhead heating unit in the water treatment plant on the property of Westford Academy, according to firefighters.

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Postdoctoral AssociateThe Theory Group at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position in machine learning applied to the development of fast surrogate models of computationally intensive radio frequency heating and current drive simulations.

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Ticker: Lawmakers send Baker bill to bolster UI benefits; Study finds Lobster numbers healthy off Maine, poor in southAs many as 17,000 unemployed Massachusetts residents could become eligible for thousands of dollars in additional unemployment benefits under legislation the House and Senate passed Monday.

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A€˜Better Days to Come': Pandemic Has Bostonians Feeling Stressed OutThe feelings many people have right now are nearly universal, given the stress created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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University of Vermont president to recommend tuition, room-board freezeThe president of the University of Vermont said Monday that he will recommend to the board a freeze on tuition and room and board costs and a reduction in a student fee for next year.

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Convicted embezzler running for Dunstable selectman seatDUNSTABLE — With the presidential election looming on Nov. 3, numerous local elections taking place the same day might not be the most pressing issues on the minds of residents.

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Trump, Biden hit battleground Pennsylvania amid pandemicALLENTOWN, Pa.  President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden zeroed in on the critical battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday, demonstrating starkly different approaches to ral...

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Arians feels Brown has matured, will be good fit for BucsTAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are off to their best start in 10 years and betting on Antonio Brown to not derail a promising season.

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RI Reports 800 New Coronavirus Cases Over 3 DaysFriday, Saturday and Sunday saw a total of 800 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths in Rhode Island.

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Southwest CEO: The ship is taking on waterCEO Gary Kelly detailed the airline's financial struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Churches raise enough to erase about $26M in medical debtMore than 100 United Church of Christ congregations across southern New England have helped raise enough money to erase a total of $26.2 million in medical debt for thousands of families across the Northeast and more than 12,000 first responders and medical workers nationwide.

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Cardinal O'Malley reacts to Pope's civil union remarksThe pope's comments, which captured the attention of many, came during an interview midway through a feature-length documentary, “Francesco.""

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COVID Phone Alerts: Massachusetts Sending Out Second Round to 22 High-Risk CommunitiesPeople who live in or near 22 Massachusetts communities at high risk for COVID-19 transmission will receive alerts Monday reminding them about coronavirus safety rules.

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Cash reward offered for info on Route 110 "Mattress Bandit"DRACUT — As Clean River Project founder Rocky Morrison says, the Route 110 Mattress Bandit must be stopped.

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Vt. City Considers Allowing Noncitizens to Vote in Local RacesThis election season, one Vermont community is voting on the future of voting. A ballot question in Winooski asks whether legal city residents who are not U.S....

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Pair of studies confirm there is water on the moonThe notion of water on the moon is confounding given what the Apollo astronauts saw, and felt through the soles of their boots, half a century ago.

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Second coronavirus outbreak reported at Tewksbury HospitalTEWKSBURY — Months after a coronavirus outbreak at Tewksbury Hospital left over a dozen people dead and prompted a response from the U.S. Army Reserve, state health officials confirmed on Friday that 12 new patients and five staff members have tested positive for the virus.

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New England senators float Supreme Court reform as Amy Coney Barrett nears confirmation"They expect that they're gonna be able to break the rules with impunity and when the shoe, maybe, is on the other foot, nothing is going to happen?"

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Zeta becomes a hurricane as it nears Yucatan, heading for USCANCUN, Mexico — Zeta strengthened to a hurricane Monday afternoon as it continued on a track for Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula resorts and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek.

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Stocks have their worst day in a month as virus cases surgeU.S. stocks fell sharply Monday as a troubling increase in coronavirus counts put investors in a selling mood.

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Massachusetts Unemployment Benefits: Legislature Approves New LegislationAs many as 17,000 unemployed Massachusetts residents could become eligible for thousands of dollars in additional unemployment benefits under legislation the House and Senate on Monday passed to provide relief to residents who didn't initially qualify for the federal Lost Wages Assistance program.

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Longtime Boston federal appeals court Judge Juan Torruella diesIt is a great loss to the Court of Appeals and the First Circuit.""

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Dunkin' Shares Hit All-Time High After Holding Buyout TalksThe Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee chain confirmed it’s held talks to be taken private by a private equity firm, sending shares rocketing to an all-time high at the opening bell Monday.

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'It's concerning': Experts say COVID-19 cases on the rise among young peopleHealth officials say that the number of positive COIVD-19 cases among young people is on the rise and one expert said he believes this uptick is the reason for the current spike sweeping the state.

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Live school updates: The latest on COVID-19 and education in Mass.Here's the latest news on schools during the coronavirus pandemic in Massachusetts.

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Latest loss reveals just how deep Patriots' problems runFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots were hoping the problems that surfaced during their Week 6 loss to Denver were simply an aberration, a momentary setback rooted in the outbreak of coronavirus in their locker room and the lack of practice time that followed.

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Movie review: 'Wolfman's Got Nards'In my experience, when you ask a person what their favorite film is, you'll often be told the title of the film that made the most impression on them at a most impressionable age.

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Boston Red Sox Roster: Tzu-Wei Lin among five players taken off 40-manWith these moves in the books, the Red Sox 40-man stands at 35. Once the offseason officially begins, they will be at an even 40 with six players — Dustin Pedroia, Chris Sale, Eduardo Rodriguez, Andrew Benintendi, Colten Brewer, and Kyle Hart — needing to be taken off the injured list and Jackie Bradley Jr. officially becoming a free agent.

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Weekend shutdown of Memorial Drive to cars extended through NovemberDCR will continue to shut Memorial Drive on Saturdays and Sundays between Western Avenue and JFK Street to cars through Nov.

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Crews filming new TV series about Julia Child in BostonCrews were filming outside the Union Oyster House for "Julia," an HBO Max series about the famous chef's time in the Boston area during the 1950s and 60s.

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Flynn: Where's the excitement and civic pride? Go vote, Boston!Growing up in Boston, elections were always a time of hope, especially for people who were committed to our democracy and a belief that everyone can make a big difference.

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In-person Services at Fitchburg Church Shut Down Due to COVID ClusterA COVID cluster of more than two dozen cases has shut down in-person services at Crossroads Community Church in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, until at least Nov.

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Here's what to expect from Tuesday's weather forecastForecasters are calling for plenty of clouds with light winds. Highs in the upper 40s are expected inland, with temperatures in the mid 50s near the coast.

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Trump, Biden hit battleground Pennsylvania amid pandemicALLENTOWN, Pa. — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden zeroed in on the critical battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday, demonstrating starkly different approaches to rallying voters just eight days before polls close during the worst public health crisis in a century.

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Massachusetts coronavirus cases surpass 1,200  the states highest day since the springMassachusetts health officials on Monday reported 1,216 coronavirus cases, the highest day since the spring and the third straight day of the count topping 1,000 as cases surge, while 17 more people died from the virus.

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Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out for season with torn ACLThe Browns began bracing for life without three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday in Cincinnati, and now they know they'll experience it for the rest of 2020.

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Stocks have their worst day in a month as virus cases surgeThe stock market had its worst day in a month as virus cases surge and help for the economy from Washington remains nowhere in sight.

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Boston Celtics daily links 10/26/20All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place.

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Number of new coronavirus cases in Massachusetts exceeds 1,200The latest Massachusetts Covid-19 stats show 1,216 new cases in one day, the third day in a row where the number has exceeded 1,000.

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Wilmington High goes fully remote in wake of underage partyWILMINGTON — Two town residents will face criminal charges and Wilmington High School switched to fully-remote education starting immediately Monday morning in the wake of an underage drinking party in a basement attended by 25 to 30 high school students.

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Mass. Reports 17 New Deaths as Daily COVID Case Number Tops 1,000 for 3rd Straight DayMassachusetts confirmed 17 new deaths and 1,216 more coronavirus cases Monday, marking the third straight day the state has announced more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases.

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Mass. reports 17 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,216 new casesThe Massachusetts coronavirus data, Monday, Oct.

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Police released body cam video from after moped crashPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence officials released police body camera video Monday of the aftermath of a moped crash that left a 24-year-old man in a coma, but the new video does not help resolve whether a police cruiser made contact with the moped beforehand.

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China targets US arms suppliers to Taiwan for sanctionsBEIJING — China's government said Monday it will impose sanctions on U.S. military contractors including Boeing Co.'s defense unit and Lockheed Martin Corp.

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Robbins: Foreign governments have no place in White HouseWhen the Donald Trump era comes mercifully to a close, and after the national chore of fumigating the White House is well underway, Americans will need to address this question: just how many foreign governments had our president in their pocket, and how did he land there?

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Local forecasters on the snow predicted for this week, Oct. 29-30, 2020"Who's ready for some #snow?"

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COVID Numbers Massachusetts: State Expected to Pass 150,000 Cases This WeekThe last time Massachusetts confirmed more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections on back-to-back days, in mid-May, conditions were improving here and Gov....

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MBTA Commuter Rail Schedules to Change Amid COVID Pandemic Ridership PatternsAmid a change of ridership patterns as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is reminding customers of upcoming...

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Franks: Trust in the media takes a hit in 2020One must wonder what America would be like if the media’s choice for president would win in November.

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A new map shows only two Massachusetts towns had more Trump donors than Biden donorsA total of three Bay State zip codes favored the Republican president.

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Cell phones across Boston to blare emergency alert around 5 p.m. about coronavirusThe Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reports it will be using that phone emergency notification thing to people in Boston and a number of other communities that they are now in high-risk Covid-19 communities and get those masks on and those hands washed pronto, starting around 5 p.m.

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GOP senators power Barrett toward high court confirmationOverpowering Democratic opposition, Senate Republicans are set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, approving President Donald Trump's nominee a week before Election Day and securing likely conservative court dominance for years to come.

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Study: Lobster population healthy off Maine, poor in southPORTLAND, Maine — The American lobster population is in decent shape off of Maine and Canada, but continues to decline in southern New England, according to an assessment by an interstate regulatory group.

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Coronavirus outbreak grows at Vermont collegeCOLCHESTER, Vt. — An outbreak of the coronavirus at St. Michaels College in Colchester has grown to 26 cases on campus.

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Jared Kushner says Black people must 'want to be successful'WASHINGTON — Presidential adviser Jared Kushner said Monday that President Donald Trump wants to help Black people in America, but they have to “want to be successful” for his policies to work.

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American runner loses appeal to use prosthetic legs in Tokyo OlympicsGENEVA — An American runner who uses two prosthetic legs lost an appeal Monday in his bid to try to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Zooming In: A Boston Family's Back-to-School Journey in the COVID-19 EraMeet Fabienne Eliacin and Leiya Silveira, a mother-daughter duo from Hyde Park navigating remote learning through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Patriots LB Brandon Copeland tears pectoral muscle, will miss remainder of seasonPatriots linebacker Brandon Copeland tore a pectoral muscle in Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers and will miss the remainder of the season, a source confirmed to the Herald.

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Dolphins players say they're excited about Tua's 1st startMIAMI  Tua Tagovailoas winning personality helped the Miami Dolphins avoid any locker room backlash when he was promoted to replace popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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Sex cult leader, facing life sentence, regrets nothingSeveral victims are expected to testify when Keith Raniere, the founder of Nxivm, is sentenced this week for sex trafficking, extortion, and other crimes.

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Mix of Clouds and Sunshine Tuesday Ahead of Snow for Parts of New England FridayOur chilly weather is here to stay as we transition to a real fall feel.

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They did not vote in 2016. Why they plan on skipping the election again.Between a third and a half of all eligible voters typically stay home during presidential elections.

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Album Review: Giver Taker by AnjimileWhile creating a smooth, intimate and honest record, Anjimile explores their rebirth. Channeling the moody, calming atmosphere of a late autumn dusk, Boston-based artist Anjimile debuts their new LP, Giver Taker, a soulful, warm and pensive piece that centers around rebirth.

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Fox News anchors quarantine after virus exposure on flightOnly people critical to the broadcast will be allowed in at Fox headquarters on election night.

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Cam Newton cites mental mistakes for poor play vs. 49ers, says he needs to rid himself of a a€˜funkCam Newton struggled through three quarters on Sunday, throwing three interceptions in the loss to San Francisco.

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Gov. Baker Must Rethink Indoor Dining as COVID-19 Surges, Say Local Public Health ExpertsNew wastewater data suggests coronavirus infection rates are rising rapidly in the Bay State, and scientists are worried.

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Massachusetts U.S. Attorney appoints election officer, will oversee complaints of election fraud and voting rights concernsMassachusetts voters ahead of Election Day are being urged to report complaints of election fraud and voting rights concerns to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which on Monday announced the appointment of a district election officer.

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17-year-old found shot to death in Wendy's parking lot in WorcesterA teenager was found dead in a Wendy’s parking lot in Worcester Saturday night, according to city police.

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Massachusetts U.S. Attorney appoints election officer, will oversee complaints of election fraud and voting rights concernsMassachusetts voters ahead of Election Day are being urged to report complaints of election fraud and voting rights concerns to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which on Monday announced the appointment of a district election officer.

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Massachusetts unemployment benefits: $1,800 coming to 17,000 claimants earning lowest benefitsAn extra $1,800 is headed into the hands of 17,000 Massachusetts' unemployed claiming less than $100 in weekly benefits who were cut out of the last round of federal bonus benefits thanks to legislation passed by the House and Senate and signed by Gov.

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Beckham's season over, Browns star WR tears knee ligamentCLEVELAND  Odell Beckham Jr. was in a much better place emotionally and physically. This was going to be the season he changed minds.

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AP Top 25 Reality Check: Who's best or rewarding success?Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder evades the tackle of SMU safety Roderick Roberson, Jr. on a touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct.

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Send us your best all-time, creative, or hilarious Halloween costumWhich spooky season look was better than all the rest? Show us.

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Mass. commissioner for the deaf fired after fraternity allegationsSteven A. Florio was issued a letter of termination, effective Oct.

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Massachusetts Deaf Advocate Fired for Ties to Fraternity With Racist TonesMassachusetts' chief advocate for the deaf has been fired following a state investigation into his connections to a college fraternity known for wearing robes resembling those of the Ku Klux Klan and making Nazi-like salutes.

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Police: Man shot in Pawtucket, RI car wash parking lot diesPAWTUCKET, R.I. — A man shot in the parking lot of a Pawtucket car wash has died, police said Monday.

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Coronavirus outbreak at Massachusetts nursing home leaves 5 deadAn outbreak of coronavirus at Sunny Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelmsford, Mass., has left five residents dead, according to state data.

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John Oliver blasts the Trump administration's 'truly evil' asylum policiesThe late-night host made a direct call to viewers to vote for Joe Biden.

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13 Massachusetts Communities Take Step Back In ReopeningThirteen Massachusetts cities and towns have been forced to take a step back in their reopening because of a rise in coronavirus cases.

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Trump appointees in regulatory positions could thwart progressive goalsThese officials could at least temporarily block their fellow regulators from pursuing progressive policy goals.

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Noah Brooks TavernWe wonder if Noah Brooks had a significant other, and if so, what they thought of him turning their house into a tavern.

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Doctors blast Trump for pushing conspiracy theory on COVID-19 death countDoctors condemn conspiracy theory pushed by Trump that COVID-19 deaths are over-counted by hospitals.

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Suspect in Boston ballot box burning taken into custody, according to policeA suspect linked to a torched ballot dropbox outside the Boston Public Library that was set ablaze early Sunday morning has been taken into custody, according to Boston Police.Â.

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Providence Police Release New Body Camera Footage of Scooter CrashProvidence police released five new body camera videos on Monday from officers who responded to a scooter crash last week that left a 24-year-old man critically injured.

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Man charged with setting that Copley Square ballot drop box on fire; arrested while hanging out in Copley SquareBoston Police report arresting Worldy Armand, 39, on charges he lit the ballot drop box outside the Copley Square library on fire early Sunday.

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How Cam Newton responded to benching in Patriots' loss to 49ersNewton was benched and replaced by backup Jarrett Stidham in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 33-6 loss to the 49ers, where he threw for just 98 yards and three interceptions.

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An Industry Grows: A Look Back at 4 Years of Recreational Cannabis in Mass.Four years and 689 approved business licenses since voters elected to allow legal recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, the industry has come a long way....

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A Ballot Drop Box in Boston Was Set on Fire. Here's What We KnowFederal authorities are investigating after a ballot drop box in Boston's Copley Square was set on fire over the weekend, with just days to go before the Nov.

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Browns star Beckham done for season with torn knee ligamentCLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament during Sunday's 37-34 win at Cincinnati.

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Colleges slash budgets in the pandemic, with ‘nothing off-limits'Though many colleges imposed stopgap measures such as hiring freezes and early retirements to save money in the spring, the persistence of the economic downturn is taking a devastating financial toll, pushing many to lay off or furlough employees, delay graduate admissions and even cut or consolidate core programs like liberal arts departments.

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Court upholds damages for MBTA supervisor forced into retirement by another supervisor who had hated him for yearsThe Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld an award of more than $850,000 for an MBTA supervisor forced into retirement as the culmination of a ten-year grudge by a Green Line track worker who worked his way up the ranks after the supervisor reported him for filing for overtime pay for a job at which he wasn't present.

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Newfest Interview: "dry Wind" Director Daniel NolascoWith translation provided by the film's star Leandro Faria Lelo, I spoke to Dry Wind director Daniel Nolasco about his film, its influences, and gay culture in Brazil.

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New Jersey And Massachusetts Grapple With Covid Uptick As Cases Reach Highest Levels Since MayNew Jersey and Massachusetts are dealing with more coronavirus cases than at any other point in the last five months.

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Ready or Not, Parts of New England Could See Snow FridayThough it's very early to say with certainty, our exclusive NBC10 Boston/NECN forecast system is offering a reasonable prediction of at least some snow all...

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Offseason Preview Series: Boston Celtics and the Mid-Level Exception NBA Free AgencyBoston will likely have only the Taxpayer MLE of $5.7 million this offseason.

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Boston-born Concepts opens new Newbury Street location during pandemicThis is a historic moment for Concepts. This flagship store is more than just a retail space.

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How to Help During Coronavirus: Fight Hunger and Support Boston Restaurant WorkersWhere to give, volunteer, donate food, and support Boston restaurant workers during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Matt Cassel questioned why Tom Brady wanted Antonio Brown with Bucs"I have to call Tommy and be like, 'What is your infatuation with this guy?"

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Mass. sending cellphone alerts to high risk COVID-19 townsPeople who live in cities and towns across Massachusetts that have reported high levels of COVID-19 transmission were sent alerts on their wireless devices Monday, advising them of the risks.

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Ashish Jha says Mass. is going in the ‘wrong direction' with COVID-19Every day, I stare at this wastewater data from Massachusetts and get more and more concerned.”.

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Where does Patriots' loss to 49ers rank among the worst of Bill Belichick?Ty Warren and Adalius Thomas can't take down Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington during a September 2008 loss to Miami at Gillette Stadium, one of the worst home losses by point total in the Bill Belichick era.

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2020 Boston Red Sox Recap: Jackie Bradley Jr.If this ends up being Bradley Jr.'s last season in Boston, it was a pretty great one to end on.

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This New England farm stay is an ideal getaway during the pandemicAs travelers seek getaways ideal for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, a New England farm stay offers an excellent escape, according to Fodor’s Travel.

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More than 1.7 million Massachusetts voters have cast their ballots, a week before Election DayA week before Election Day, Massachusetts clerks have received more than 1.7 million votes for the general election, according to the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office.

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A Mass. camping getaway just ranked among the top 10 RV resorts in the U.S.Three New England spots were named in other best camping lists, too.

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Sandbox project in old BostonThe folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

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Here's What Cam Newton Told Himself After Being Benched SundayPatriots QB Cam Newton is confident in his abilities, but Sunday forced him to take a proverbial look in the mirror.

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Dunkin' confirms possible takeover talksDunkin’ Brands, parent company to homegrown Dunkin’ and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain, has confirmed it’s in talks to be taken over in a blockbuster deal that would reportedly bring the coffee giant private.

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El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitalsEL PASO, Texas — Residents in the Texas border city of El Paso have been urged to stay home for two weeks as a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelms hospitals, prompting the state to dedicate part of the city’s civic center as a makeshift care center for the ill.

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Hundreds of resumes sent out. Now what?Q: I was laid off in the spring. I have applied to hundreds of jobs and have only heard back from a few. I know times are tough but I seem to be having absolutely no luck. Very few companies call me back or even respond. What am I doing wrong?

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13 Mass. communities must move back to Phase 3, Step 1Some businesses will be forced to close again after reopening just weeks ago.

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New Massachusetts COVID numbers climb again; 1,216 new cases amid fears of ‘second wave'Health officials confirmed another 1,216 coronavirus cases on Monday, marking the third straight day of more than 1,000 new cases.

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Olympian Aly Raisman Partners With Local Company To Outfit Those In NeedOlympian gold medal-winning gymnast, and local favorite Aly Raisman is partnering with York Athletics and a local non-profit to launch Fight For Home to provide...

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These High-Risk Mass. Communities Are Moving Back to Step 1 of Phase 3More than a dozen communities in Massachusetts will have to revert back to step one of phase three of the reopening plan.

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Spring Chickens: Colleges Halt Spring Breaks in Effort to Avoid COVID-19 ShutdownsJust months after images of students flooding Florida beaches and eschewing safety protocols for COVID-19 went viral, a growing number of university leaders are drawing a line in the sand with rigid plans for the upcoming spring semester.

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Those Red and Orange Line cars were late even before the pandemic hitThe Globe shows how delays were already mounting for the new cars even before March.

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Dunkin' Brands is said to be near deal to sell itself and go privateDunkin’s share price has more than doubled since March, as investors took heed of its success in building up its app and drive-through services.

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Massachusetts coronavirus cases surpass 1,200 — the state's highest day since the springMassachusetts health officials on Monday reported 1,216 coronavirus cases, the highest day since the spring and the third straight day of the count topping 1,000 as cases surge, while 17 more people died from the virus.

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Snow Predicted In Massachusetts This WeekAs the remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta blows through the Gulf of Mexico and up the East Coast, there’s a potential for snow to materialize, according to predictions from the National Weather Service.

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Boston Red Sox Manager Search: Hiring Alex Cora shouldn't be inevitableWhile the Red Sox have interviewed a number of potential managers over the last week or so — that number is, I believe, up to seven that we know of — the general perception still seems to be that a reunion with Alex Cora is inevitable.

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Autonomous boats could be your next rideIn an update to a five-year project from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Senseable City Lab, researchers have been developing the world's first fleet of autonomous boats for the City of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and have recently added a new, larger vessel to the group: “Roboat II.” Now...

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Charlestown's Oldest Resident Has Some Advice on Life Through a PandemicLiving through one global pandemic is hard enough but two? And a pair of World Wars?

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OTM Open Thread 10/26: It is MondayHappy Monday everyone. We only have one or two baseball baseball games left for this year, but for tonight we have zero.

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MLB World Series Score: The Dodgers are one win away from a titleThe Dodgers ended up getting the 4-2 victory, and with it they lead the series 3-2, one win away from their first championship since 1988.

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The case for Celtics continuityBuilding a competent sports franchise must be immeasurably difficult. And even through all the difficult parts like scouting and drafting, developing and coaching, and game planning and executing are manageable, we are also at the mercy of whatever group of obscenely rich people decide to buy our favorite sports teams.

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Tom Brady becomes NFL's all-time passing touchdown leaderCNN)  There are not Brady hasnt set, but on Sunday the 43-year-old managed to find another one to break and again etch his name...

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Boston Red Sox News: Rafael Devers, J.D. Martinez, Chaim BloomAt this point, from the outside anyway, the favorite for the managerial search seems to still be Alex Cora.

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Tractor Trailer Fire Shuts Down Cape Cod HighwayThe westbound lane of Route 6 in Bourne, Massachusetts, was shut down Monday morning after a tractor trailer has caught on fire.

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Employers responding to workers stressed out amid pandemicNEW YORK  The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those still working are fearful, distressed and stretched thin.

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Palpable Anxiety For Health Care Workers As COVID-19 Cases Rise In Massachusetts"I didn't realize the impact that it had on me during the spring because it was busy, and it was new," says one nurse who cared for COVID-19 patients.

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Tradition a key component of Lowell cross-country team's legacy of successA time-worn adage in sports pertains to coaching: you dont want to be the one to replace a coaching legend.

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Meet a Boston Mom :: Marissa Goldstein, Rafi NovaBoston Moms is proud to feature Marissa Goldstein of Rafi Nova for this "Meet a Boston Mom Monday!"

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Patriots quarterback Cam Newton continues to underperform in a big wayDuring Sunday’s blowout loss to the 49ers, Newton was benched after throwing his third interception on the night.

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Morning Skate: DoldrumsWe are in the weird part of the calendar, folks.

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Trump aide: 'We're not going to control the pandemic'LONDONDERRY, N.H. — The coronavirus has reached the upper echelons of the White House again, with an outbreak among aides to Vice President Mike Pence just over a week from Election Day.

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More than 1.6 million ballots already cast for 2020 election in MassachusettsMassachusetts is seeing a large number of early voters as residents look to avoid the crowds during Election Day amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Letters to the editorBaghdad Bob redux I would like to thank Peter Lucas and the Herald for this article.

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Trump brokers deal with Sudan, bolsters peace in MideastHe announced to the world that another Arab country was normalizing relations with Israel.

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Press shouldn't let election calculations dictate coverageBut now the story is out there. And between those on one side echoing Trump's claim that it proves the Bidens are an "organized crime family" and those on the other side - the Biden campaign, much of the media - pretending the story doesn't exist, it's worth cutting through the hyperbole to ask, "What if it's all real?"

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Democrats ask Pence to skip Barrett vote over COVID-19 riskWASHINGTON — A deeply torn Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, but Democratic leaders are asking Vice President Mike Pence to stay away from presiding over Monday’s session due to potential health risks after his aides tested positive for COVID-19.

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Taking a look at Biden's 7 deadly economic sinsI've read the whole thing. There is nothing centrist in this economic scheme. In many ways, it is the most radical plan proposed by a major presidential nominee of either party in any of our lifetimes.

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Things to do in Boston This Week: Free, Cheap EventsFind the best free and cheap things to do in Boston this week with our guide to the area's top activities for everyone to enjoy!

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Online or outside, there's plenty of Halloween fun to be hadA range of artists and organizations have worked hard to set up holiday celebrations. From in person to online, here’s a lowdown on All Hallow’s Eve happenings.

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Boston is no longer Title Town as Los Angeles and Tampa threaten for best sports city in AmericaCalifornia sports ruled the 80s. Chicago ruled the 90s. Boston has ruled the new millennium, with six titles and 11 finals since 2010 all about to change.

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Boston teachers are sharing photos of their classroom windows on social media. Herea€™s why.I’m just worried that families don’t know the reality of what classrooms are like right now and how unsafe they are for students.”.

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How Massachusetts has voted for president in the pastAs the presidential race intensifies and Election Day nears, we're taking a look at how voters in cities and towns across Massachusetts and in states across the United States have voted in the past.

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10.26.2020 Monochrome MondayWhile photographing autumn ivy yesterday, I was attracted by some of the functional parts of the electrical substation that is next to the building.

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Tom Brady is flourishing, while Bill Belichick is flounderingTampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski celebrates with quarterback Tom Brady, left, after Gronkowski scored a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders.

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Who are the out-of-state billionaires backing ranked-choice voting in Massachusetts?In all, of the $9.8 million the Yes on 2 committee has raised, just 19 donors — 12 of whom hail from outside Massachusetts — account for nearly $9.2 million.

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Wet Snow Flakes Possible For Parts Of Massachusetts FridayThis Friday seems to be the first case for snow this season in Massachusetts.

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Plans to just reopen are idioticLet us examine the Great Barrington Declaration with the respect it deserves, which is very little.

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Both candidates' risky strategiesIn nearly four years, Donald Trump has made little effort to win over the 50%-plus of voters who didn't support him in 2016.

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Another good day for the worldFriday, President Donald Trump did something thought impossible in recent years, but which has grown rather commonplace in recent months.

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COVID-19 in Seekonk: Aitken Elementary School Reports Coronavirus CaseThere has been a positive case of COVID-19 at an elementary school in Seekonk, Massachusetts, prompting all fifth grade students at the school to learn remotely for the upcoming week, the superintendent announced Sunday.

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Dodgers tilt World Series back in their favor, move within one win of titleThe Dodgers took an early lead, got home runs from Joc Pederson and Max Muncy, and nursed it the rest of the game.

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Clayton Kershaw beats Rays again, gives Los Angeles 3-2 lead in World SeriesWith one more victory, the Dodgers would claim their first title since 1988.

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Photos: President Trump holds not-so socially distanced rally in New HampshireJudging from the photos, many attendees seemed to be wearing masks, but there was little room for social distancing.

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Maine Sen. Susan Collins Voting Against Barrett Confirmation to Be Fair and ConsistentRepublican Sen. Susan Collins, who is facing a tight reelection in Maine, announced Sunday she will join Democrats in voting against Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's final confirmation on Monday in order to be "fair and consistent," according to a statement obtained by NBC News.

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Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia tells Cam Newton to ditch flashy outfits"You get yanked in the second half, there's nothing good going your way."

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Tony Dungy on the Patriots' woes: 'I'm not sure this is salvageable'"It just looks like it's getting worse. There's no continuity on offense or defense."

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Patriots' Issues Are Much Greater Than Just Cam NewtonThe Patriots are in the midst of a three-game losing streak and have looked brutal the last two games.

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Gallery: Pats lose big to 49ers 33-6OCTOBER 25: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots gets ready to throw during the first quarter of the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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Cam Newton confident he can recover from dismal outingFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In the days leading up to the Patriots' matchup with the 49ers, Cam Newton said he felt like he hadn't played up to the expectations he set for himself prior to this season.

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Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows says ‘we're not going to control the pandemic'The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, less than a week before Election Day, as it scorches the nation and the president’s top aide says “we’re not going to control the pandemic.”.

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Trump aide: 'We're not going to control the pandemic'LONDONDERRY, N.H.  The coronavirus has reached the upper echelons of the White House again, with an outbreak among aides to Vice President Mike Pence just over a week from Election Day....

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Hes a fighter: Jarrett Stidham supports Cam Newton after replacing him in loss to 49ersNewton will still be the Patriots' starting quarterback against the Bills next week.

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Bill Belichick, Patriots express mix of confidence and optimism after historic lossFOXBORO  The Patriots insisted their confidence is not shaken. But if there was ever a time, Sunday would have been it.

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5 takeaways from the Patriots' historic loss to San FranciscoThe timing seemed a little bit odd Thursday, when the Patriots announced their “All-Dynasty Team” — in the middle of October, in the middle of the season, with the head coach, owner, parts of the staff, and a bunch of players all still, theoretically, trying to extend the reign such a squad was meant to celebrate.

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Missing Goat: Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norton Offering RewardAn animal sanctuary in Norton, Massachusetts, is looking for one of its beloved goats, "Blossom," who went missing sometime before 3 p.m.

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What happened to the Patriots defense against the 49ers?The Pats allowed a new season-high in yards and failed to force a punt before garbage time.

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Couldnt imagine it going any better than this: Jimmy Garoppolo discussed his New England return"Seeing the same stadium, hearing the same songs they used to play, a lot of memories came back."

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High risk for three weeks, 13 communities in Massachusetts are back to Phase 1The towns reverting back to Phase 1 are Acushnet, Brockton, Chelmsford, Holyoke, Hudson, Kingston, Leicester, Malden, Plymouth, Randolph, Waltham, Webster, and Woburn.

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Heres what you need to know about the 3rd-party candidates on the Mass. presidential ballotA handful of third-party candidates will also be up for vote on the 2020 General Election ballot in Massachusetts.

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The Five Minute ReadNashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce hosting office hours SHIRLEY — The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting virtual office hours on Thursday, Nov.

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Patriots are beyond help after embarrassing loss to the 49ersThe Patriots are not a good football team. The post-Tom Brady Patriots aren’t playoff-caliber on either side of the ball.

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Massachusetts officials ask FBI to probe fire set in Boston ballot-boxA Boston ballot box was set on fire early Sunday in what appears to be a "deliberate attack," according to local officials, who called the incident "a disgrace to democracy."

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Jimmy Garoppolo hands Bill Belichick, Patriots blowout loss in return to FoxboroJimmy Garoppolo was all smiles before the game as he caught up with old friends, including Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and when it was all over, he was still smiling after a 33-6 rout of the Patri...

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Bill Belichick: Cam Newton will remain Patriots' starting QBMinutes after a losing a game that will invite more doubt about his team than any of the past 20 years, Bill Belichick erased any questions over who will be the Patriots' starting quarterback next week.

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Todays Question  Can COVID-19 be controlled?Five residents dead, several infected in COVID cluster at Chelmsford nursing home.

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A familiar setting for Lowell cop's urban fantasy novelsLOWELL — Jack Cullen is a fourth-generation Lowell Police lieutenant with 25 years on the job, a veteran of both the Air Force and Army, and an attorney, but he completely lacks the ability to forge magical weapons to help fight paranormal terrorists.

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Halloween goes on at the White House with a few twistsFive residents dead, several infected in COVID cluster at Chelmsford nursing home.

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Who are the out-of-state billionaires backing ranked-choice voting in Massachusetts?In all, of the $9.8 million the Yes on 2 committee has raised, just 19 donors — 12 of whom hail from outside Massachusetts — account for nearly $9.2 million.

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Garoppolo shines in return to NE; Niners crush Patriots 33-6FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Jimmy Garoppolo was once considered to be the man in waiting to take over at quarterback in New England for Tom Brady.

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Donald Trump supporters in New Hampshire: 'There is so much enthusiasm for him'As President Trump appears to be down by double digits in New Hampshire and is in trouble in other battleground states, supporters at his Granite State rally on Sunday said they're confident the president will pull out a victory because he has "enthusiasm" on his side.

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Ghost sighting and ghost stories in SalemGrowing up about 20 miles from Salem, I have visited this popular tourist city multiple times over the years.

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Youth vote a force to reckon with in key battleground states in 2020 presidential election, study showsParticipation in this year's presidential election is on the rise among young voters ages 18-29 and one study concludes the cohort could play a major part in 14 key states that may well decide the presidency and control of the United States Senate.

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