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Herald Fail With Obama Gotcha Ploy
We've got a new controversy, courtesy of the Boston Herald. President Obama mentioned meeting a teacher from Boston named Robert Baroz who has been laid off three times in four years. Baroz visited the White House but never met Obama. He's currently employed, too. The Herald says he fudged on Baroz being unemployed to bolster his jobs bill. The President never said he was unemployed. Three pink slips in four year is no way to live.
Bite Size News, October 7: Final Edition
Mitt Romney apparently wishes Osama bin Laden was alive because he hired several former Bush administration staffers as foreign policy advisers and criticized President Obama's foreign policy. [Boston Globe] Remember to follow Bostonist on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Throwdown Vs. Occupy Boston: Who's Whining Now?
The Boston Herald's Friday Throwdown topic is: Occupy Boston: Rebels or whiners. We love the idea of participation in any public forum. But, we have a pretty good idea of what the Herald forum will produce and much of it won't be pro-Occupy Boston. That is being kind, honestly. Think train wreck.
Bite Size News, October 6: Banner Edition
The Bruins won the banner raised tonight in June. Watertown-based New England Flag & Banner made it. [Boston Herald] Cam Neely and Charlie Jacobs brought the Stanley Cup to Beacon Hill today. We think the Cup is taller than Governor Deval Patrick. [Boston Herald] Remember to follow Bostonist on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Mitt Romney Helped By Palin Not Running?
Sarah Palin isn't "seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States" - her words. We're not sure that rules her out entirely as a third-party candidate because she might just decide to go rogue again. She won't go away, however, as she still wants to liberate us from President Obama and, ahhh, help America by talking. "I need to be able to say what I want to say," she said.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell In Cambridge
Attention criminals! Don't ask cops to smoke crack and don't tell them you have crack on you to smoke with them. Last week in Central Square, two undercover detectives arrested a Medford man who allegedly asked them to go get “get some beers and smoke some crack.” The suspect also asked for a crack pipe and showed the officers the cocaine. They walked with the suspect across Mass. Ave to Essex Street where they displayed badges and identified themselves as Cambridge Police detectives. The suspect had to be told what he did wrong. He was arrested for possession of cocaine. [Wicked Local Cambridge]
Do You Have To Take Your Clothes Off To Be A Senator?
Let the real campaign begin! Senator Scott Brown has finally engaged apparent Democratic Senate campaign frontrunner Elizabeth Warren in the build up to the 2012 election. Naturally, it's on a pressing issue: Nudity. During Tuesday's debate, some reporter asked a time-wasting question about Brown's mostly naked Cosmo picture taken to get him through college. Warren said “I kept my clothes on.” Today, Brown responded by saying "Thank God" in an interview with WZLX this morning. Beavis would be proud of the Senator.
Thursday A.M. News, October 6
A Bostonian named Caroline Holda called the late Steve Jobs a "modern day Leonardo DaVinci." Jobs died yesterday at 56. [WCVB] Remember to follow Bostonist on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Steve Jobs, Dead at 56
Apple's founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) has died at the age of 56 after a lengthy fight with cancer. He leaves a wife and four kids.
Bite Size News, October 5: Nature News Edition
Several North Shore towns are dealing with severe damage a day after heavy rain caused flash floods on Tuesday. [WBZ] Bundle up! Parts of the Bay State are getting freeze warnings and frost advisories on Thursday. [Boston Globe] Remember to follow Bostonist on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Business News: Friendly's Shuts 30 Sites
Friendly's closed over 60 restaurants and eliminated 1,200 jobs on Tuesday and decided to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The chain closed 30 Massachusetts locations. [WCVB] Remember to follow Bostonist on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
NU Students Join Occupy Colleges Walkout
With Wall Street and Boston successfully Occupied, now the focus of the Occupy movement is working on colleges. Today, an Occupy Colleges walkout is planned across the country as college students are being asked not to go to school. You all know students need a reason to skip a class.
Wednesday A.M. News, October 5
Massachusetts Republicans are shocked at a recent poll showing Senator Scott Brown leading Democrat Elizabeth Warren by just three points. They can't believe a "fresh face" can be so close to the incumbent. As surprised as everyone was when Brown won Ted Kennedy's seat? [Attleboro Sun Chronicle] Remember to follow Bostonist on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Shaughnessy: Cubs Want Theo
The Boston Globe is reporting that the Chicago Cubs contacted the Red Sox in an effort to interview Theo Epstein for a job - GM or higher, presumably - with the team. Peter Abraham credited Dan Shaughnessy with the scoop that allegedly came from a "team source." The team was meeting today to decide how to respond. Epstein needs the Sox ownership to approve as he is currently under contract. Boston could demand compensation from the Cubs if they hire Epstein, 37. He's been Sox GM since 2002. [Globe]
Rain, Floods Drench North Shore
Heavy rains caused flooding and general havoc today in North Shore towns like Peabody, Lynn, Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem, and Beverly. The morning commute was a mess, flood advisories were in effect until 2:45 p.m. in Essex County, and Peabody's Mayor Michael Bonfanti declared a state of emergency until 6 p.m. that closed many slips.