Pilgrim officials consider moving nuclear waste to higher ground

10/22/2015 Plymouth, MA – Director of Regulatory & Performance Improvement David Noyes , <cq>, talks about Dry Cask Storage during a tour of the Entergy Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA on October 22, 2015. Each of the 3 casks contains 68 fuel assemblies, they rest on a 4 foot thick pad made of reinforced concrete and steel. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station started operation in 1972 and will close no later than June 2019. The the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently designated Pilgrim one of the nation’s three least-safe reactors. ()

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Environmental advocates are calling on the state to require the waste be moved.

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The administration plans to roll back a rule issued by President Obama that prevents discrimination.

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Democrats running in 2018 House elections, including an Elizabeth Warren protege, look to capture a stronghold in affluent Republican communities.

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Twelve partners from a total of seven firms have said no to President Trump’s entreaties to help him navigate the special counsel’s probe.

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Trump says he doesn’t think his personal lawyer will ‘flip’

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, is under investigation, but Trump on Saturday said he doesn’t think Cohen will “flip.”

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Keith Davidson has been drawn into the federal investigation focused on Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer.

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Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 50s with calm, clear blue skies Saturday and Sunday.

Woman refuses medical help after Brockton car crash, dies later

A 54-year-old woman who initially declined medical treatment after a Thursday morning crash in Brockton died of her injuries Thursday afternoon.

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Riots and lynchings around the world have been linked to misinformation and hate speech on Facebook.

The casket was brought into St. Martin's Episcopal Church during the funeral for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Houston, Texas, on Saturday.

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Barbara Bush remembered as 'first lady of the greatest generation'

Barbara Bush was remembered as the ‘‘first lady of the greatest generation’’ during a funeral Saturday attended by four former US presidents.

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Massachusetts Democratic State Representative Jim Miceli has died during a Little League event in Wilmington.

At Supercross event, Gronk says ‘Uhh, maybe’ to returning to football

When he was asked if he is still thinking about retirement, the Patriots tight end said, “Depends how my racing skills go today.”

Boston, MA: August 31, 2017: Red Sox manager John Farrell is pictured as he signals to someone in the outfield during batting practice. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Toronto Blue Jays in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).


Could John Farrell be in the Reds’ managerial plans?

Three other teams to watch in terms of potential managerial changes are the Orioles, Marlins, and Angels.

Television Review

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t easing up to attract more viewers. And you won’t easily shake the opening sequence of the second-season premiere, on Wednesday, especially if you’re a Red Sox fan.

Adam Himmelsbach

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The Celtics rookie wanted a better life, so he and his mother made one. Now he’s on the threshold of NBA stardom.

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With the Greek Freak, the Bucks are finally a big deal

It took 50 seasons, but the forever-mediocre Bucks are a team to watch thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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Syracuse University has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire.

Globe Magazine

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The hottest towns for home buyers, for prices ranging from under $500,000 to more than $1 million.

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Verne Troyer, an actor best known for his role as “Mini-Me” in the Austin Powers movies, has died, according to an announcement on his Instagram account.

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President Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of “immorality.”

Love Letters: The Podcast


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How climbing mountains and other “breakup accomplishments” can improve self-worth after a relationship ends.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

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What set the former First Lady apart was how completely she epitomized, yet transcended, her role.

A new chapter in the story of a terrier who found adventure in Milton

One day, in the friendly little town of Milton, a mysterious visitor arrived out of the blue. No one could say where, exactly, the little dog had come from. But before long, they began spotting it all over town . . .

Sean Gannon’s funeral service was held at Saint Pius X Church on Thursday.

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A man determined to choose violence. A cop determined to live a good life

Only three years apart in age, the police officer and the career criminal accused of killing him could not have been more different.


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Howard Cooper is defending former state senator Brian Joyce against federal corruption charges.

Brian Joyce’s lawyers attack prosecution’s subpoena request

US District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton said Friday he is weighing whether or not to allow a subpoena of the records of Howard Cooper, one of Joyce’s defense lawyers.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture: Monday in photos

Thousands of runners competed in miserable weather conditions during the 122nd running of the Marathon.

Real Estate


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As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.


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