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Tucker Carlson, Black Lives Matter Protesters Among Recipients Of ‘Muzzle’ Awards

BOSTON (CBS) – Each year, Northeastern University journalism professor Dan Kennedy releases the New England Muzzles, to “to call attention to outrages against freedom of speech and of the press.” This year’s edition included “winners” from both political parties. Kennedy joined WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller to discuss some of the selections. In September, a Vermont newspaper published an article skeptical of actions by Black Lives Matter protesters in Burlington. In response, members of the group destroyed hundreds of copies of the newspaper. Kennedy said the incident shows “the left in not entirely innocent either” when it comes to freedom of press violations. “I’ve...
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A Watershed Moment: How Boston’s Charles River Went From Polluted to Pristine

This photo essay orginally appeared in Grist. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan officially announced earlier this month that the Biden administration will reinterpret the Trump administration’s definition of what constitutes “waters of the United States”—waterways that are deserving of federal protection. The Trump definition was actually a reinterpretation...
Auburn, MAwgbh.org

A Gathering For Trump Fans In Auburn Makes Little Noise, Spawns Small Counter-Protest

The central Massachusetts town of Auburn was caught in a strange, quiet, tug of war Saturday between right-wing groups and demonstrators gathered to denounce them. The group known as Super Happy Fun America, probably best known for its "straight pride parade" in Boston two years ago, organized what it called the "Refounding Fathers Festival" at Century Sportsman's Club in Auburn to fundraise for those who participated in Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent the certification of Donald Trump's defeat in the 2020 presidential election.
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Satanic Temple lawsuit over Boston council prayer moves forward

A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit filed by the Satanic Temple against Boston to move forward. U.S. District Court Judge Allison Burroughs rejected the city’s bid to dismiss the Salem-based group’s lawsuit challenging the Boston City Council’s traditional opening prayer at its public meetings. The Boston Herald reports the Boston judge did, however, toss certain parts of the complaint.
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Demonstrators march in Boston for Medicare For All

Protesters marched through Boston on Saturday to call on state legislators to approve Medicare For All. The demonstrators marched from Nubian Square to Boston Common as other protesters across the country also made demands on their local leaders. Organizers said that Medicare for All bills have been filed on Beacon Hill for years, and the measure needs to pass.
Lynn, MAnbcboston.com

Black Lives Matter Mural Spans Street Block in Lynn

After over a year of planning, artists and organizers have brought a block-long Black Lives Matter mural to life in Lynn, Massachusetts. “I wanted it to be something that was very pop art and had a lot of color,” artist Jah’Nyah Spencer said. Spencer is one of six different artists...
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Beer Nut: Boston can carrier recycling program a success

I just read an uplifting article on ecofriendlybeer.com about how a pilot program for recycling plastic can carriers from the beer industry was completed successfully in Massachusetts. The eight-week program, conducted in the metro Boston area, saw nearly 20,000 plastic carriers turned in by consumers and breweries. The carriers have...
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Lobsterfest to return bigger and better to Marshfield's Brant Rock

MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield LobsterFest will be back in Harbor Park this September and organizers say they plan for it to be even more successful than the inaugural 2019 edition. An estimated 5,000 people attended the Chamber of Commerce’s first festival, a number which surprised organizers and resulted in long...
Stoughton, MAWicked Local

Environmental posters to be displayed at Stoughton Public Library

The Stoughton Public Library will display a poster exhibit from the collection of Stephen Lewis named Green Politics, which are posters mainly about the environment and climate change, from Aug. 3-30. Many of these posters are from green movements and Green political parties in Europe. The theme of the exhibit...
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Lynn teens raise money for Black Lives Matter mural

LYNN, MASS. (WHDH) - Teenagers in Lynn spent the weekend painting a Black Lives Matter mural in front of the Lynn District Courthouse. The teens raised all the money to cover the costs of the mural. (Copyright (c) 2021 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published,...