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Pink Mass Celebrated At St. Michael’s Cathedral In Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (CBS/AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has celebrated its third annual Pink Mass for people fighting cancer and those who died of complications from the illness. Springfield Bishop Timothy McDonnell celebrated the Pink Mass on Saturday afternoon at St. Michael’s Cathedral in the western Massachusetts city. The Mass was to be…

Mets Top Florida 3-1, Split Doubleheader

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Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in seven innings for his first major league win in more than a year, and the New York Mets got back-to-back homers from Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda to beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night for a doubleheader split. …read more Source: CBS local New York     

‘Hempfest’ Held On Boston Common

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BOSTON (CBS) – The city’s annual “Freedom Rally,” also know as Hempfest, was at the Boston Common on Saturday, beginning at noon and running until about 8 p.m. The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition, the state chapter of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), hosted the event. The group hopes the event raises…

Shaheen, Shea-Porter Praise U.S.-Russian Deal On Syrian Chemical Weapons

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CONCORD, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Two members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation say they are encouraged over diplomatic efforts by the United States and Russia that have resulted in an agreement to find and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have cut a deal on Syria’s…

Cops: Man Threatened, Robbed Woman At Brooklyn F Train Stop

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a robbery that took place at an F Train stop in the Mapleton Section of Brooklyn last week. A 62-year-old woman told police that she was walking past a suspect who was sitting on a bench…

Lawrence Woman Accused Of Shoplifting Mall Merchandise Valued at $100K

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SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Police have arrested a woman who they believe may have shoplifted more than $100,000 of merchandise from malls in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Twenty-seven-year-old Jennifer Santos of Lawrence, Mass., has been charged in a series of shoplifting crimes at Northshore Mall in Peabody, Mass. Authorities have said the thefts were likely…

Kalman: Bruins’ Bartkowski’s Job Is His To Lose

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BOSTON (CBS)- After the Bruins held two training camp practice sessions at TD Garden Saturday, Matt Bartkowski said he hadn’t yet heard the encouraging words coach Claude Julien uttered during a press conference earlier in the week. “Well I think the first thing I would say is that he’s come to camp in better shape…

The Best Time of Year

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11 years ago today I married my wife, mother of my 4 children. I remember when choosing the date for our outdoor wedding, she consulted me for my weather expertise on when we should have our outdoor wedding. I said either September or October because these two months are the most beautiful and climatically stable…

Furyk Takes 1-Shot Lead Into Final Round Of BMW Championship

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (CBSNewYork/AP) — After shooting a 59 in round three of the BMW Championship Jim Furyk shot 10 shots higher on Saturday and now holds a one-shot lead heading into the final round. Furyk recovered from a sluggish start with three birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn. A three-putt bogey from…

Rutgers Transfer Kerwin Okoro Granted Waiver By NCAA

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Kerwin Okoro will be allowed to play for Rutgers this season after he was granted an NCAA waiver for immediate eligibility following his transfer from Iowa State. Rutgers announced the NCAA’s reversal Friday night after the 6-foot-5 sophomore guard’s initial request was rejected by the governing body last month. “I would…

Government Report Blasts Port Authority For Fast-Tracking Toll Hikes

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NEWARK (CBSNewYork/AP) — When the Port Authority implemented toll hikes two years ago, it did not give the public a sufficient opportunity to provide feedback, a damning government report contends. The report released by the Government Accountability Office concluded that the Port Authority didn’t give the public enough opportunity to review and comment on the…

Giants DB Amukamara Cleared To Play On Sunday Vs. Broncos

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara was involved in a violent collision with teammate Ryan Mundy in the loss to Dallas Sunday night, it wasn’t the first time he suffered a concussion. “I was about 10 years old and I ran into a basketball pole,” Amukamara said. “That time,…

7 Hospitalized After 3 Shootings In 14 Hours In Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) – Three separate shootings in Boston in the span of 14 hours sent seven people to area hospitals. Gunfire erupted outside the Stadium Sports Bar on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston just before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. Officials say three victims, all men, were taken to area hospitals. One suffered life threatening…

12 Injured In Mission Hill Porch Collapse

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BOSTON (CBS) – A third floor porch collapsed in Mission Hill Friday night, sending seven people to Boston hospitals. WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic reports play pause 12 Injured In Mission Hill Porch Collapse Mark Katic Download Boston EMS Deputy Supt. Mike Boss reported that a group of adults were on the porch at 1538…

Rutgers Retires Eric LeGrand’s No. 52 Jersey In A Halftime Ceremony

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — After 144-years the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have finally done something they have never done before. In a heart-warming halftime ceremony, Eric LeGrand has become the first football player in the history of Rutgers football to have his jersey retired. With current coach Kyle Flood at his side, the paralyzed LeGrand looked…