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  • Outrageous payout for the 'pepper-spray cop': Fury we can agree on

    Now that we all live inside hermetically-sealed political feedback bubbles when it comes to receiving and reacting to news, it's never been easier to form an opinion on a given story. That's particularly true of the type of Rorschach-test-like stories for...
  • Obamacare website glitches: Ignore the concern-trolling from the right

    Obamacare website glitches: Ignore the concern-trolling from the right
    Amid complaints over the effectiveness and efficiency of HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enable Americans to avail themselves of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama on Monday shared his own frustrations with what he called...
  • Westfield Trustees Put Dobelle On Paid Leave

    Westfield Trustees Put Dobelle On Paid Leave
    The Westfield State University Board of Trustees voted early Thursday morning to put President Evan Dobelle on paid administrative leave until Nov. 25, while a law firm conducts an investigation into his spending. Dobelle, who led Trinity College in...
  • 'Neutrino' author gets a big bang out of a really small thing

    Sheldon Cooper, top nerd on "The Big Bang," jokes about neutrinos. So did John Updike in the witty short poem "Cosmic Gall," printed in 1960 in the New Yorker. But Canadian astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana suggests we take them seriously indeed in...
  • Iconoclast College President Dobelle On The Carpet

    When he was president of Trinity College from 1995 to 2001, Evan S. Dobelle showed a real gift for strengthening the school and enhancing its role in the community. His legacy included new buildings, an enhanced global learning program, the championship...
  • Shane Victorino's wallet returned by honest person

    Last December, professional baseball player Shane Victorino signed a three-year, $39 million contract to play right field for the Boston Red Sox. After the Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division series in early October,...
  • Orlando Philharmonic presents 'Barber of Seville'

     Orlando Philharmonic presents 'Barber of Seville'
    When the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra began staging operas, it had a very simple concept: Focus on the music. That was in 2009, when the Phil presented a concert staging of "Carmen," in partnership with Mad Cow Theatre, after Orlando Opera closed...
  • Slain Massachusetts teacher led her class in school and online

    For the second time this week, a community is mourning the killing of a teacher, allegedly by a student. The latest victim, Colleen Ritzer, math teacher at Danvers High School in Massachusetts, was 24. A 14-year-old student was charged in the killing...
  • OMG, I can't believe i offended you

    At the beginning of the summer, my wife and I took our grandsons and their friends to a weekly outdoor farmer's market and arts and crafts fair in the South End of Boston, which hat runs from May through October. The kids loved the food trucks, the...
  • 'Ender's Game' fails to net high score from critics

    Based on the popular young-adult novel by Orson Scott Card, the new film "Ender's Game" shares at least superficial similarities with the recent sci-fi smash "Gravity" (with its dazzling zero-G effects) and last year's YA blockbuster "The Hunger Games"...
  • Red Sox take out ad in St. Louis paper thanking team they just beat

    The Boston Red Sox sure are a classy organization. Either that or they sure know how to rub a championship in the face of the team they just beat in the World Series. Red Sox ownership took out a full-page ad in Tuesday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...