March 2016 - NewBostonPost

Outsized ‘boat checks’ from state schools prompt call for probe

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Reports about the soaring compensation costs resulting from perks offered to senior officials in the state university system prompted a call for an investigation by the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight from state Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Webster)....

Women accuse US soccer federation of wage discrimination

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Five stars from the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national team have accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of wage discrimination in an action filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission....

Pro-life leaders say abortionists, not women, should be punished

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Pro-life leaders were vociferous in their rejection of Donald Trump’s statement to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that pro-lifers believe women should be punished for having an abortion...

Innovative Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65

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Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose modernist, futuristic designs included the swooping aquatic center for the 2012 London Olympics, has died at age 65....

Eleven years after Kelo, Somerville eyes 279 eminent domain takings

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Eleven years after the United States Supreme Court held that the government can seize private property and turn it over to another private entity in the name of economic development, the case, Kelo v. City of New London, is still generating shockwaves. ...

Women are drivers of peace and development, Vatican rep tells UN

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The Holy See paid homage to all women and girls who have selflessly served others in education, healthcare, and forming the youth and upheld the four Missionaries of Charity murdered in Yemen as an example of women with unwavering dedication to peace....

Jeremy Irons says he opposes abortion, easy divorce

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In a recent interview with British daily The Guardian, renowned actor Jeremy Irons voiced his opposition to easy divorce and to abortion, which he said is a sin and “harms a woman.”...

Residents, developers, BRA work to both preserve and grow Southie

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Home prices are skyrocketing in South Boston, almost doubling in less than 15 years. ...

Bump okays privatization of SEMass mental health services

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Auditor Suzanne Bump on Wednesday approved the privatization of government mental health services in southeastern Massachusetts...

Mom delays cancer care to protect baby she says saved her

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For Kim Vaillancourt, pregnant while staving off aggressive brain cancer, it comes down to this: "The baby saved me. Now it's my turn to save him."...

After Brussels, leaders tackling threat of nuclear terrorism

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world leaders are wrestling this week with the chilling prospect of the Islamic State group or other extremists unleashing a nuclear attack on a major Western city....