Tovia Smith

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Former Northeastern employee arrested and charged with faking a bomb blast on campus

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

The suspect staged the explosion, triggering a massive police response and campus evacuation, officials say. Authorities believe a letter he said accompanied the explosives also came from him.

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Gov. DeSantis is facing a lawsuit from the migrants he sent to Martha's Vineyard

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Migrants who were flown to Martha's Vineyard are suing Florida's governor and other state officials, alleging they were promised jobs and other benefits and lied to about their destination.

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School is back in session Northeastern University after package exploded, injuring 1

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Authorities are investigating a package that exploded inside a building at Northeastern University in Boston. One person was injured. Police found and rendered safe a second suspicious package.

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Boston 'T' riders lament over the subway shutdowns for repairs

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Parts of Boston's subway system, known as the "T," have been shut down for repairs. Just about everyone agrees the fixes are necessary, but commuters are now dealing with delays and confusion.

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Bill Russell statue in Boston draws fans paying tribute to the Celtics legend

Monday, August 01, 2022

In Boston, fans are flocking to the statue of Bill Russell to honor the Celtic who died over the weekend. Russell won 11 championships with the team and was a legend on and off the basketball court.

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Boston takes rare step of apologizing for its role in slavery and its lasting harm

Friday, June 17, 2022

Boston officially says it is sorry for its history in transatlantic slavery and the "death, misery and deprivation" it caused, and pledges to "repair past and present harm done."

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The Uvalde shooting renews rage and grief in a Newtown student-turned-activist

Friday, June 03, 2022

Sarah Clements was 16 when she began pushing for stricter gun laws after the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Since the recent mass shootings, she says the work is more dire and more difficult.

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Student who turned to activism after a mass shooting feels more urgency but less hope

Friday, June 03, 2022

Students have been personally affected by mass shootings, including the 2012 attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School. A local student-turned-activist in Newton, Conn., sees the work as more urgent now.

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Restaurants that survived the pandemic are now threatened by inflation

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Higher costs for food, labor, rent, gasoline and cooking gas make it harder for casual dining places to buy, cook and deliver meals. And they're limited in how much they can pass on to customers.

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Boston breaks ground on a Martin Luther King memorial of its own

Thursday, April 28, 2022

More than seven decades after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. lived, studied and preached in Boston, the city will soon have a memorial honoring him and Coretta Scott King, who met each other there.

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Encore: The post-pandemic wedding boom

Saturday, April 02, 2022

This wedding season is set to be very busy after two years of COVID-postponed celebrations. Many couples are cautiously optimistic that their fourth or fifth wedding date will be the real one.

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Welcome to the wedding boom. How couples are handling the busiest season in 40 years

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Weddings postponed due to COVID-19 are back on, creating a blockbuster year of celebrations. It brings both joy and new challenges to couples as well as caterers, DJs, photographers and more.

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Returning to the office, a moment of joy for some. Others, would rather stay home

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Many companies are calling employees back on-site now that the pandemic is winding down. They're also being flexible to keep workers who appreciate the comforts and conveniences of working from home.

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March sees more employees returning to the office

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Many companies are now bringing employees back to the office, now that the latest wave of the pandemic has died down. Some workers are thrilled, but others aren't so happy with the change.

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Tom Brady has announced his retirement from the NFL after 22 seasons

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Tom Brady has announced his retirement from the National Football League after 22 seasons and seven Super Bowl titles.

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Tom Brady announces his retirement from the NFL

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

After a remarkable 22-year career, Tom Brady announced his retirement from the NFL.

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Houses of worship are trying to balance safety with their mission to welcome all

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The FBI and the Texas rabbi who was held hostage are meeting with synagogues to discuss how to protect themselves, as they strain to balance the need for security with their mission to welcome all.

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Israel Dresner, rabbi who marched with Martin Luther King, dies at 92

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Rabbi Israel "Sy" Dresner was one of the early Freedom Riders in the 1960s civil rights movement and was close with King. He said Jewish teachings and Jewish history compelled his activism.

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Remembering Rabbi Israel Dresner, a Freedom Rider in the civil rights movement

Saturday, January 15, 2022

One of the original Freedom Riders has died. Rabbi Israel Dresner was arrested and jailed multiple times for his activism. He was among those who answered Martin Luther King Jr.'s call.

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They believe in Trump's 'Big Lie.' Here's why it's been so hard to dispel

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

The resilience of the "Big Lie" is prompting consternation and creative efforts to reach those who remain adamant — despite all evidence to the contrary — that the 2020 presidential vote was rigged.

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