Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

BOSTON (AP) – Bill Cosby was released from prison when his conviction that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $ 230 million contract, despite an investigation into allegations he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was acquitted this week on just the second day of his … Read more

Accuser testifies in Mario Batali sexual misconduct trial

BOSTON (AP) – Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct trial opened Monday in a Boston court with his accuser recounting how she’d been “shocked, surprised and alarmed” as the celebrity chef aggressively kissed and groped her while taking selfies at a restaurant in 2017. The 32-year-old Boston-area software company worker said she felt confused and powerless to … Read more

Mario Batali, Disgraced Celebrity Chef, Opts for Last-Minute Non-Jury Trial in Sexual Misconduct Case

Disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali surprised a Boston courtroom on Monday when he asked a judge to waive his right to a jury in a criminal trial over an allegation of sexual assault. Minutes later, his accuser took the stand, describing a selfie near his since-shuttered Boston restaurant that descended into a nightmare of groping … Read more

Umpire leaves Red Sox game after getting hit with foul ball

An umpire working Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox has left the game after getting hit with a foul ball.Ron Kulpa was working as the home plate umpire at Fenway Park when a foul tip from White Sox third baseman Jake Burger struck Kulpa flush in the face mask in … Read more

Derek Stingley Jr., grandson of Darryl Stingley, drafted 3rd overall

The grandson of a former New England Patriots player who was infamously paralyzed on the field is now a top three NFL draft pick. Derek Stingley Jr., a cornerback out of Louisiana State University, was drafted by the Houston Texans with the third overall pick. Stingley, 20, was an All-American consensus as a freshman in … Read more

Olympic champion Jepchirchir wins the 50th Women’s Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) – Reigning Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir ended the celebration of half a century of women in the Boston Marathon with a finish that topped them all. The 28-year-old Kenyan won a tipping sprint down the stretch on Monday as the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon returned to its traditional spring start … Read more

Reigning men’s wheelchair champion Marcel Hug is retiring from the Boston Marathon

The 126th Boston Marathon kicks off Monday with thousands of contestants competing in the first full-scale race on Patriots Day since 2019. Early Monday, the Boston Athletic Association announced that Marcel Hug of Switzerland and Sho Watanabe of Japan have withdrawn from the race. Hug is the reigning champion in the men’s wheelchair division, a … Read more

Reigning men’s wheelchair champion Marcel Hug is retiring from the Boston Marathon

The 126th Boston Marathon kicks off Monday with thousands of contestants competing in the first full-scale race on Patriots Day since 2019. Early Monday, the Boston Athletic Association announced that Marcel Hug of Switzerland and Sho Watanabe of Japan have withdrawn from the race. Hug is the reigning champion in the men’s wheelchair division, a … Read more

Hundreds have turned up in Plymouth to prevent dumping of nuclear wastewater

Hundreds of people are voicing opposition to a proposal to dump 1 million gallons of treated radioactive water from Plymouth’s disused Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station into the sea off the coast of Massachusetts. The nuclear power plant was held Saturday afternoon at Plymouth Town Wharf. “We are the hometown of the United States, not Holtec’s … Read more

MBTA resumes Green Line service 2 weeks after garage collapse

INSPECTORS HAVE BEEN IN THE TUNNEL TO RUN THESE SAFETY TESTS AFTER MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED AFFUD HUNDRED TONS OF INTERRUPTION REMOVED FROM THE GREEN LINE AND TODAY FOR JUST A FEW HOURS LONG TO BE BEFORE BEG. SUSPENDED FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER PART OF THE GOVERNMENT CENTER’S PARKING GARAGE TOGETHER WHO KILLED A NEVER … Read more