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David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89. McCullough died Sunday in Hingham, Massachusetts, according to his publisher, Simon & Schuster. He died less than two months after his beloved wife, Rosalee. “David McCullough was a national treasure. His books brought history to life for millions of readers. Through his biographies, he dramatically illustrated the most ennobling parts of the American character,” Simon...
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Former WBZ-TV meteorologist Bruce Schwoegler dies at 80

BOSTON - Former WBZ-TV meteorologist Bruce Schwoegler has died at the age of 80. Schwoegler worked at WBZ for 33 years.A Navy veteran, author and teacher, Schwoegler had a knack for making complicated weather events simple with the help of his vibrant laugh.  Schwoegler was at WBZ for the Blizzard of '78. "I did that for five days in a row," he recalled in 2018. "The other guys couldn't get in."He won New England's first Emmy Award for Outstanding Meteorologist and eventually earned a spot in the Massachusetts Broadcaster's Hall of Fame, along with co-workers Jack Williams, Liz Walker and Bob Lobel.
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Gang-Involved Boston School Dean Ordered to Pay $10M to Student He Shot in the Head Over Marijuana

After being convicted of shooting a student in the back of the head at point-blank range, a school dean at a Boston high school has been ordered to pay him more than $10 million in emotional, medical and punitive damages, a judge ruled Friday. A once beloved educator with a background in youth ministry who students affectionately called “Rev,” Shaun Harrison was found to live a double life as a Latin Kings gang member, which he denies. He was convicted of trying to kill the 17-year-old student over poor sales in 2015 after recruiting him to sell marijuana in school. “The judgment against Mr. Harrison as an individual will ensure that he is never able to profit from any endeavors when he is released from prison, including selling the rights to this story for publication,” the student’s lawyer said in an email to the Associated Press. The bullet narrowly missed the student’s brain stem and carotid artery, but his jaw was shattered. He continues to have health issues, including requiring weights on his eyelids to help open and close them, and is paralyzed on half of his face. Harrison is also spending up to 26 years in prison after being convicted in 2018 of assault, among other charges.
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Bergeron: 'I Have Something Left to Give'

That combination of fire and fervor has helped him carve out one of the most successful careers in Bruins history, a storied tenure in Black & Gold that has included a Stanley Cup, five Selke Trophies, and nearly 1,400 games. And, ultimately, it was driving his decision making earlier this...
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Legoland Boston to close for several months of renovations

SOMERVILLE - A popular destination for children and families is shutting down temporarily. The Legoland Discovery Center Boston at Assembly Row in Somerville will be undergoing a $12 million renovation.Legoland will close on September 6 and will reopen in the spring of 2023. The Lego store will remain open through the holiday shopping season.The upgraded Lego attraction will include a ride, 4D theater, a digital experience "where children and families can build their very own space rocket" and a laser maze. 
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Patrice Bergeron gives encouraging injury update on elbow

Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron is officially coming back for his 19th season with the team, and he gave an encouraging update on that status of his elbow Monday. Bergeron had left elbow surgery in late May to repair a tendon. The 37-year-old center said his recovery is going well and that he's on schedule to be ready for training camp in September.
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Checking in on Red Sox prospects after trade deadline

The Boston Red Sox' farm system has been shaken up since last week's MLB trade deadline. Two prospects -- Enmanuel Valdez and Wilyer Abreu -- were acquired in the trade that sent veteran catcher Christian Vazquez to the Houston Astros. Pitching prospect Jay Groome, the Red Sox' first-round draft pick in 2017, was shipped to the San Diego Padres for first baseman Eric Hosmer.
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Here's how many games ESPN predicts Celtics will win next season

The last time the Boston Celtics earned the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed in the NBA playoffs was the 2016-17 season. ESPN is projecting the C's to do it again during the upcoming 2022-23 campaign. ESPN's NBA insiders have revealed their win/loss projections for the East, and they predict the...
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David McCullough, award-winning American historian, dies at 89

Aug. 8 (UPI) -- David McCullough, American historian and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, has died at the age of 89. McCullough, who was acclaimed as a "master of the art of narrative history," died Sunday at his home in Hingham, Mass., less than two months after his wife, according to a statement from his publisher Simon & Schuster.
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Antoine Walker says Heat would have had a better shot than Celtics at beating Warriors in Finals

Former Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker believes the Heat would have had a better shot at beating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals than the Boston Celtics. The Heat ended up losing to the Celtics in seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals last season. However, Golden State was able to handle Boston in the NBA Finals, winning three straight games to close the series out in six contests.
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Bruins re-sign captain Patrice Bergeron to a one-year contract

The Boston Bruins' captain is not going anywhere. The Bruins announced they signed forward Patrice Bergeron to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million, with an additional $2.5 million in performance-based incentives. The Bruins great will be entering his 19th NHL season this fall and is a staple in Bruins’ history....
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Brian Orlandella, former assistant chief probation officer for Lynn District Court, sentenced to 17 years in prison for child exploitation offenses

A former assistant chief probation officer for Lynn District Court was sentenced in federal court Friday to 17 years in prison in connection with child exploitation offenses, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Brian Orlandella, 49, of Beverly, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to...
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Two Patriots Players Ejected For Fighting During Game Simulation

FOXBORO, Mass. — The simulated game the New England Patriots staged Friday night wasn’t supposed to be especially competitive. But that didn’t prevent tempers from flaring. Linebacker Josh Uche and offensive tackle Justin Herron both were ejected from Friday’s in-stadium practice for fighting after the whistle.
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Every Time The Chicago Bulls Come To Boston, Dennis Rodman Would Buy Out Toys-R-Us And Deliver To The Boston Children's Hospital: No Cameras, No Reporters

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Celtics, Raptors, Heat Still In Kevin Durant Trade Mix

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Jayson Tatum Opens Up About Lessons He Learned from the NBA Finals

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