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Recent articles by Mark:

Christian flag in speech battle flies, briefly, over Boston

The Christian flag that became the focus of a free speech legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court was raised — briefly — outside Boston City Hall on Wednesday to cheers and songs of praise. → Read More

1st Trader Joe's union approved at Massachusetts store

Employees at a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Massachusetts on Thursday became the latest workers at a major company to approve a labor union. → Read More

SJC: sex abuse suit against Diocese of Springfield can proceed

The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that a lawsuit brought by a former altar boy who alleges he was sexually abused as a child in the 1960s by a now-deceased Roman Catholic bishop and other clergy can proceed → Read More

Boston police unions challenge less-than-lethal force rules

Boston police unions challenge less-than-lethal force rules → Read More

Wordle board game coming next from Hasbro, NYT

The company that makes some of the world's most iconic board games including Scrabble, Monopoly, and Clue is developing a new one based on Wordle, the obsessively popular digital word-guessing game. → Read More

5-letter word for fun? Hasbro, NYT create Wordle board game

The company that makes some of the world’s most iconic board games including Scrabble, Monopoly, and Clue is developing a new one based on Wordle, the obsessively popular digital word-guessing game. Hasbro Inc. and The New York Times — which purchased Wordle earlier this year — announced Thursday that Wordle: The Party Game will be […] → Read More

5-letter word for fun? Hasbro, NYT create Wordle board game

The company that makes some of the world's most iconic board games including Scrabble, Monopoly, and Clue is developing a new one based on Wordle, the obsessively popular digital word-guessing game. → Read More

Hasbro, New York Times create board game version of Wordle

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'Rowdy' the cat caught after weeks on the run at major international airport

A family's beloved pet cat had been dodging airport personnel, airline employees, and animal experts after escaping from her pet carrier. → Read More

Cat on the lam: Pet caught after weeks on the run at airport

BOSTON (AP) — A family's beloved pet cat that's been dodging airport personnel, airline employees, and animal experts since escaping from a pet carrier at Boston's Logan International Airport about three weeks ago was finally caught Wednesday. → Read More

NASA wants its moon dust, cockroaches from Apollo 11 mission pulled from auction

The material from the experiment, including a vial with about 40 milligrams of moon dust and three cockroach carcasses, was expected to sell for at least $400,000. → Read More

NASA: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches

NASA wants its moon dust and cockroaches back. → Read More

NASA: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches

BOSTON (AP) — NASA wants its moon dust and cockroaches back. The space agency has asked Boston-based RR Auction to halt the sale of moon dust collected during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that had subsequently been fed to cockroaches during an experiment to determine if the lunar rock contained any sort of pathogen that posed a threat to terrestrial life. → Read More

Federal transit agency orders improvements to Boston system

Federal transportation officials issued a series of orders to the Boston area's troubled public transit agency Wednesday to address what they called “longstanding issues" with the system's “overall safety program and safety culture." → Read More

Complaint: McDonald's intentionally sold Muslim family bacon

BOSTON (AP) — Workers at a McDonald’s restaurant in Massachusetts intentionally put bacon on a fish sandwich that a Muslim woman had ordered for one of her children, a civil rights organization said Wednesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a discrimination complaint on the woman's behalf with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. → Read More

Complaint: McDonald's intentionally sold Muslim family bacon

Workers at a McDonald’s restaurant in Massachusetts intentionally put bacon on a fish sandwich that a Muslim woman had ordered for one of her children, a... → Read More

Lawyer: Victim of Massachusetts fire had sued InfoWars

One of the four people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend had filed a defamation lawsuit against right-wing radio host Alex Jones and his InfoWars website in 2018, alleging they falsely identified him as the gunman in a massacre at a Florida high school. → Read More

Workers start union push at Trader Joe's in Massachusetts

Employees are seeking to unionize at a Trader Joe's grocery store in western Massachusetts, joining a nationwide surge of labor organizing among retail and... → Read More

Baseball autographed by Zelenskyy to be sold at auction, proceeds go to Ukraine

When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy autographed a baseball for an American collector in 2019, he probably had no idea it would one day be used to help his nation during a time of need. → Read More

Lauro Cavazos, first Latino Cabinet member, dies

Lauro F. Cavazos Jr., a Texas ranch foreman's son who rose to become the first Latino to serve in a presidential Cabinet as U.S. Secretary of Education during the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, has died. → Read More