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US officials accept plan for Brattleboro Retreat

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A private Vermont psychiatric hospital that is facing the loss of its federal funding, has cleared a big step toward meeting the concerns of inspectors from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. …read more Source: CBS Vermont – WCAX     

The Wait Is Over: New iPhones Go On Sale

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The excitement has been building for months and now the day has finally arrived. The new iPhones hit store shelves Friday. Tech lovers pulled all-nighters outside Apple stores across the globe. Some people began lining up at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue weeks ago. PHOTOS: iPhone Mania Hits NYC “I…

Man Loses Hands In Hyde Park Apartment Explosion

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BOSTON (CBS) – A man lost both of his hands in an explosion at an apartment complex in Hyde Park Friday morning. Firefighters and ambulances were called to Riley Road around 9 a.m. for a fire in a basement apartment of the four-story building. WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones reports play pause Man Loses Hands…

Massport To Study Impact Of Future Storms On Logan Airport

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BOSTON (AP) — The operator of Logan International Airport has begun a study on how the airport and other facilities the agency runs could be affected by future rises in sea levels, storm surges and intense storms. Massport says the study is looking at the expected number and intensity of future storms and assessing the…

Tracy’s Take: Buccaneers Present True Test For Patriots

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BOSTON (CBS) — You aren’t necessarily what your record says you are. Sunday will be a true test for the Patriots All eyes will be on Tom Brady and his attitude this Sunday when the Patriots take on the 0-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last week his open and honest frustration led to considerable criticism from…

Judge Blames Federal Budgets Cuts In Denial Of Jury Sequestration Request

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Citing the impact of federal budget cuts, a federal judge has rejected prosecutors’ request to sequester a jury in a murder and racketeering trial in Brooklyn. As WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported, Federal Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. agreed with prosecutors that the jury would certainly benefit from protection in the upcoming…

L.I. Parents Mixed On 10 More Homeless Students Joining District

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Some parents on Long Island are upset about homeless children attending school in their district. As WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported, some of the parents said they believe that adding ten more homeless children to Forest Brook Elementary School in Hauppauge will add to class size and cut support services. The…

Dolan: Pope Francis ‘Wants To Shake Us Up’

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York’s Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan said sometimes the church “needs a good shock” and praised Pope Francis’ comments that the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules.” The pope’s remarkably blunt message six months into his papacy was sure to reverberate in the U.S. and around the globe as…

In The Zone…

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We are heading into another stunningly beautiful day and Mother Nature is clearly in the zone right now…a cold front will disrupt her focus over the weekend and we’ll finally get another drink of rain. High pressure remains in charge here in the Northeast and temps will be in rapid rise mode through the day…topping…

High Honors For WBZ-AM, Named News Station Of The Year

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BOSTON (CBS) – At a ceremony in Orlando, Florida Thursday night, WBZ NewsRadio 1030 was awarded the prestigious NAB Marconi Radio Award for News/Talk Station of the Year. The award is given to one radio station in the country each year, in recognition for their overall excellence. This is WBZ-AM’s fifth Marconi Award since 1995.…

Keller @ Large: Pope’s Humility A Lesson For Us All

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BOSTON (CBS) – You’ve got to hand it to Pope Francis, he knows how to use his pulpit to promote serious discussion and thought. In an interview published Thursday, the Pope warned that the church’s moral authority might crumble if its priests remain “obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be…