Tag: Boston (Mass)

Tom Brady Is No ‘Tom Terrific.’ Any New Yorker Can Tell You That.

Tom Brady is very, very good at his job. But, according to New Yorkers, Boston-haters and one crucial federal agency, he is decidedly not terrific. Indeed, on Thursday, no less an adversary than the United States Patent and Trademark Office pinned a big L on Mr. Brady, the superstar quarterback of the New England Patriots, […]

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Boston Approves Application for Straight Pride Parade

Boston on Wednesday approved a public event application and parade route for a Straight Pride Parade, whose organizers plan to celebrate what they view as America’s “oppressed majority” — heterosexuals. A city official said the application was a major step toward an official parade permit, which also requires the consent of the Boston Police Department. […]

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In ‘City on a Hill,’ a Crime-Ridden Boston Before the ‘Miracle’

In Showtime’s new crime drama “City on a Hill,” Jackie Rohr is a cocaine-snorting, corrupt and racist F.B.I. veteran who longs for the days when the “bad men” were in power, and Decourcy Ward is a principled new assistant district attorney from Brooklyn, determined to “rip out the [expletive] up machinery” in 1990s Boston. The […]

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Amid Boston Pride Week, ‘Straight Pride Parade’ Draws Attention

BOSTON — As Boston celebrated Pride Week, an annual event honoring the L.G.B.T. rights movement that culminates in a parade, another event was drawing a flurry of attention on social media: a “Straight Pride Parade” that several men say they plan to hold in the city in late August. Officials at City Hall said the […]

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Wherever You Are, There’s a State Park Nearby

An island of glacier-tumbled rock, covered in trees, sits in the cold waters of Lake Michigan. On the horizon, it looks like the gathering of night. This is Wisconsin’s Rock Island State Park, where my love of nature began. Thirty years ago I spent part of a summer there with a troop of the Polish […]

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A Lesson of Sandy Hook: ‘Err on the Side of the Victims’

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Scarlett Lewis sees reminders of her son Jesse — who died at age 6 with 19 classmates and six educators in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting — in photographs on her refrigerator door, in portraits she painted of him from memory and now, uncomfortably, in the Newtown Community Center, a soaring […]

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