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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…

Woman tries to escape fire

Fire Crews are on the scene of a massive apartment fire in Plattsburgh. It started early this morning and smoke could be seen from across Lake Champlain. …read more Source: CBS Vermont – WCAX     

CBS Comedies Take Over Menu At Cambridge Frozen Yogurt Shop

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BOSTON (CBS) – To celebrate the launch of the new CBS fall season, you’ll find a fun, free twist at a local frozen yogurt shop. CBS comedies are taking over the menu at several Yogurtland locations across the country, including the one in Harvard Square in Cambridge. Through the end of the month, you’ll find…

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…

Panel seeks advisers

Albany The special commission charged with rooting out official corruption is in the process of hiring consulting firms to help it crunch reams of financial and other data, the Times Union has learned. The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, which has no formal budget appropriation, is negotiating the contracts through the state Division of…

Naughty images dodge state computer scrub test

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Albany Naughty pictures, resumes and Social Security numbers were some of the items that turned up on a handful of University at Albany library computers that were about to be re-used or sold last year, according to an audit by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office. Also on the computers: vacation photos, student term papers and…