Ex-DA Rachael Rollins was in charge of policing taxpayer-funded P-card use
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by Joe Dwinell
2m ago
It was up to ex-DA Rachael Rollins to police her own office when it came to state-issued P-card use, according to the Comptroller’s office. When she was Suffolk District Attorney, Rollins used her taxpayer-funded Bank of America credit card on fancy dinners from New York City to Boston, as the Herald reported Monday. But since DAs are semi-autonomous, they must oversee credit card expenditures and Comptroller guidelines are just that — guidelines. “Any agency using the Procurement Card program is required by the Comptroller’s policy on procurement cards to establish a system of internal contro ..read more
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New Hampshire getting $20M grant to help reconstruct coastal seawalls
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by Associated Press
2m ago
RYE, N.H. — New Hampshire is getting a $20 million federal grant to help reconstruct coastal seawalls eroded by storms and flooding and received a disaster aid declaration to recuperate costs from a storm in January, officials said Monday. The grant, announced by Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt at Rye Harbor State Park, will help bolster stone barriers along Route 1A in North Hampton and Rye in Rockingham County to reduce flooding, structural damage and post-storm cleanup time to ensure smoother travel. It is being awarded under the FHA’s Promoting Resilient Operations for Transfor ..read more
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Trump hush money trial underway
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by Associated Press
1h ago
NEW YORK — Donald Trump tried to illegally influence the 2016 presidential election by preventing damaging stories about his personal life from becoming public, a prosecutor told jurors Monday at the start of the former president’s historic hush money trial. “This was a planned, long-running conspiracy to influence the 2016 election, to help Donald Trump get elected through illegal expenditures to silence people who had something bad to say about his behavior,” prosecutor Matthew Colangelo said. “It was election fraud, pure and simple.” A defense lawyer countered by assailing the case as basel ..read more
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Celebrity handbag designer sentenced to 18 months in prison for smuggling crocodile handbags
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by Associated Press
1h ago
MIAMI — A leading fashion designer whose accessories were used by celebrities from Britney Spears to the cast of the “Sex and the City” TV series was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in Miami federal court on charges of smuggling crocodile handbags from her native Colombia. Nancy Gonzalez was arrested in 2022 in Cali, Colombia, and later extradited to the U.S. for running a sprawling multiyear conspiracy that involved recruiting couriers to transport her handbags on commercial flights to high-end showrooms and New York fashion events — all in violation of U.S. wild ..read more
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Patriots add tight end depth by signing ex-Bengals FA Mitchell Wilcox
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by Doug Kyed
1h ago
The Patriots announced they signed free-agent tight end Mitchell Wilcox on Monday. Wilcox was in a group of veteran tight ends who worked out for the Patriots late last week. Wilcox, who went undrafted out of South Florida in 2020, spent the first four years of his career with the Bengals. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound pass catcher has caught 29 passes for 211 yards with one touchdown in his NFL career. Related Articles New England Patriots | Robert Kraft ‘not comfortable supporting’ Columbia University amid anti-Israel ‘virulent hate’ protests New England Patriots | Ranking likelihood of what Pa ..read more
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Late-night Back Bay ‘dangerous’ drag racing is ‘not an isolated incident’ in Boston, Councilor says
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by Rick Sobey
1h ago
A pack of vehicles drag racing and doing donuts in Boston’s Back Bay late at night was “not an isolated incident,” said a councilor who’s stressing the city must “be proactive in addressing these issues.” Boston Police received a flood of 911 calls in the middle of the night, early Sunday morning, when 15 vehicles were reportedly drag racing and doing burnouts in the area of Dartmouth and Marlborough streets. The cars were racing up and down Commonwealth Avenue as about 40 people were yelling and filming the races at around 2 a.m. on Sunday, the police report reads. All of the vehicles doing d ..read more
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Ticker: Wall Street climbs to kick off a big week for earnings reports
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by Associated Press
1h ago
U.S. stocks climbed Monday and clawed back a chunk of their losses from last week, which was the worst for the S&P 500 in more than a year. The S&P 500 rose 0.9% to recover more than a quarter of last week’s rout. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 253 points, or 0.7%, and the Nasdaq composite jumped 1.1%. The rally was widespread, and most stocks across Wall Street rose. In the S&P 500, technology stocks led the way to bounce back from their worst week since the COVID crash of 2020. Nvidia leaped 4.4%, and Alphabet climbed 1.4% as Treasury yields stabilized in the bond market ..read more
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John Krasinski’s brother in hot water over his Massachusetts nonprofit: ‘Cease and Desist all activities’
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by Rick Sobey
1h ago
Actor John Krasinski’s brother apparently doesn’t have all his office ducks in a row. Paul Krasinski, who runs The Farmhouse in Plymouth, is in hot water over his nonprofit as the town recently ordered him to stop operations due to building code violations. The Town of Plymouth sent the Krasinski brother cease-and-desist orders to immediately halt operations at his educational facility for violating fire safety codes and lacking the required permits. The cease-and-desist letters were first reported by the Plymouth Independent over the weekend. “It has come to our attention that the operation o ..read more
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Key takeaways from the opening statements in Donald Trump’s hush money trial
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by Associated Press
1h ago
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, JENNIFER PETLZ and MICHAEL R. SISAK (Associated Press) NEW YORK (AP) — Monday’s opening statements in the first criminal trial of a former American president provided a clear roadmap of how prosecutors will try to make the case that Donald Trump broke the law, and how the defense plans to fight the charges on multiple fronts. Lawyers presented dueling narratives as jurors got their first glimpse into the prosecution accusing Trump of falsifying business records as part of a scheme to squelch negative stories about him during his 2016 presidential campaign. Still to com ..read more
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Mother’s Day inspiration: 3 elevated brunch cocktails for spring
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by Jeff Burkhart
1h ago
Ernest Hemingway once wrote that “Paris is a moveable feast.” I think he might have meant “transportable,” because a moveable feast changes dates but not location, whereas a transportable feast goes wherever you do. But what do I know? Holidays, like Easter or Passover, that move around the calendar are known as “moveable feasts.” But I would argue that any occasion that kicks off brunch season — whether it’s Mother’s Day or the first sunny Sunday after months of rain — is the ultimate moveable feast. Adding a whole egg adds richness to a Ramos Fizz. (Ross Taylor/The Virginian-Pilot) And brunc ..read more
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