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MAP: New York City street closures, September 19, 20 and 21 (weekend)

The Department of Transportation and NYPD said there may be residual delays near all of the street closures on September 19, 20 and 21. There will be many streets and avenues closed on Sunday for special events. Check out the map. Plan accordingly. Note: The times listed are for the actual event. Expect street closures and delays before and after the scheduled times to allow for set up and breakdown of the event. Friday, September 19 Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street and Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street will remain closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m until for the Stone Street Pedestrian Mall. Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street and

5 Ways Tom Brady’s Life Could Have Panned Out

5 Ways Tom Brady’s Life Could Have Panned Out

What would his life be like if he wasn’t the most well known quarterback in the NFL?

Villanova Tops James Madison 49-31

Villanova Tops James Madison 49-31

John Robertson led Villanova to the big win over James Madison.

Temple Demolishes Delaware State 59-0

Temple Demolishes Delaware State 59-0

Temple scored a program high 49 points in the first half against Delaware State.

Main Line rower’s route from Boy Scout to bomber to fugitive

Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat. – Jean-Paul Sartre, Leo Burt’s favorite philosopher

Celebration of Latin culture on Sunday could be only a start

On Sunday, North Fifth Street from Lehigh to Cambria will be pulsing with Puerto Rican salsa music, dancers, the scents of Latin street food, and the energy of an expected 10,000 visitors, all there for the 30th annual Feria del Barrio.

Day 5: Shots fired, roads near ambush suspect’s home blocked

CANADENSIS, Pa. – For the second night in a row Friday, police shut down roads and told people to stay in their homes near a house that Eric Frein, suspected of killing one state trooper and wounding another in an ambush last week, shared with his parents.

Twitter sleuths claim to have identified gay attack suspects

Twitter sleuths claim to have identified gay attack suspects

[caption id="attachment_453341" align="aligncenter" width="614"] These seven women and eight men are suspected by police of participating in a hate crime assault on a gay couple on Thursday night in Rittenhouse. Twitter users have reportedly identified potential suspects in the case. Credit: PPD[/caption] It took just a few hours for internet sleuths to find the clues that may lead to the capture of the suspects behind an alleged hate-crime attack on a gay couple last week. [related tag = philadelphia-police]Twitter user GreggyBennett posted a picture of a group of individuals at a dinner party similar in appearance and garb to that of the 15 “clean cut and well dressed” suspects identified by police as being part of the group that attacked two gay

Massachusetts health insurance exchange could top $1 billion over two years

Massachusetts health insurance exchange could top $1 billion over two years

[caption id="attachment_453554" align="alignnone" width="614"] The Massachusetts Health Connector website suffered a series of problems when it first launched. Photo: Massachusetts Health Connector[/caption] The total cost of implementing a new Massachusetts health insurance exchange could exceed $1 billion over two years, according to a new report that is being roundly dismissed by the Patrick administration. [related tag=”Boston” limit=5] The report, published Wednesday by the Pioneer Institute’s senior fellow Josh Archambault, estimates that taxpayers will have spent more than $600 million to implement the new exchange, which includes the cost of rebuilding the balky website after a failed rollout last fall. Another $540 million will be poured into a temporary Medicaid program created to insure the hundreds of

No reason given after Mass. Sex Offender Registry heads unexpectedly dismissed

No reason given after Mass. Sex Offender Registry heads unexpectedly dismissed

[caption id="attachment_453623" align="alignnone" width="614"] Photo: reganlaw.net[/caption] The two people heading up the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry were unexpectedly dismissed from their positions Wednesday, though no reason has been given as to why they were let go. [related tag=”Boston” limit=3] Former public prosecutor Saundra Edwards was relieved of duty after seven years as board chair, and executive director Jeanne Holmes has been placed on administrative leave. “The SORB decision is considered a personnel matter and we’ll have no further comment,” said Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Spokesman Terrel Harris why the pair was ousted. Public Safety and Security Secretary Andrea Cabral said in a press release Wednesday that Anne Conners, an investigator for the Department of Early Education and Care

La Viola defends criticism for alleged hate-crime by customers

La Viola defends criticism for alleged hate-crime by customers

[caption id="attachment_453608" align="aligncenter" width="614"] La Viola Ovest, on S. 16 and Latimer streets, is believed to be where a group of 15 suspects identified by police dined before some of them engaged in attacking a gay couple on Thursday, Sept. 11. Credit: Sam Newhouse[/caption] After Twitter sleuths found a picture of the suspects identified by police dining out before allegedly participating in a hate crime attack on a gay couple in Center City last Thursday, they identified the restaurant where the group dined as La Viola Ovest. [related tag = rittenhouse limit=5]But the viral story, which has attracted attention nationwide, has now led some internet users to start bashing La Viola via Facebook and Twitter for the alleged actions of their suspected customers. “I hope

In third year, Occupy Wall Street a ‘leaner, meaner’ movement, organizers say

In third year, Occupy Wall Street a ‘leaner, meaner’ movement, organizers say

[gallery ids="453668,453667,453669,453670"] Three years after thousands took to the streets and camped out in lower Manhattan, Occupy Wall Street members were out in Zuccotti Park on Wednesday to celebrate the anniversary and continue spreading their message. And although the anniversary gathering didn’t draw the same numbers as 2011, many members said the community organization is very much alive. “We’re a leaner, meaner movement now,” said Harrison Tesoura Schultz, a member of Occupy the NEED Act and Occupy Weed Street.“It takes decades for social movements to work, if you think it can be done in three months, you need to cultivate more patience.” Schultz, 31, is a former data analyst who is working toward his Ph.D. at The New

What’s the future of Suffolk Downs?

[caption id="attachment_262401" align="alignnone" width="614"] Suffolk Downs is located in Revere and East Boston.Credit: Metro file photo[/caption] With the ink drying on the Everett casino approval, an East Boston-based coalition of urban planners are already chiming in about the future of Suffolk Downs. It’s a future that is shrouded in doubt and gloom now that there will be no casino coming to the 161-acre site that straddles the Revere-Eastie line and is home to a historic horse track. Earlier this week, Suffolk Downs indicated the track will be closing down now that there is no casino to pull the operation out of the red. [related tag="Suffolk-Downs" limit=5] The East Boston group, which is spearheaded