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Boston Herald
Reality series ‘Sing It On’ 
follows students to 
a cappella championshipsstage of the ICCA — the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. S
Reality series ‘Sing It On’ 
follows students to 
a cappella championships
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
stage of the ICCA — the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. S#ARP Attitude is an all-female group at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who boast about how they empower each other. The group is still hurting from the loss of... Read more
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Boston Herald
Striking a collegiate chordstage of the ICCA — the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. S
Striking a collegiate chord
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
stage of the ICCA — the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. S#ARP Attitude is an all-female group at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who boast about how they empower each other. The group is still hurting from the loss of... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Alexander B. 'Alex' Hoehn, Towson High graduate and restaurant server, diesAlexander B. "Alex" Hoehn, a restaurant server who had planned to return to col
Alexander B. 'Alex' Hoehn, Towson High graduate and restaurant server, dies
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
Alexander B. "Alex" Hoehn, a restaurant server who had planned to return to college, died July 16 of substance abuse at his Southland Hills home. He was 24. For the last several years, Mr. Hoehn had struggled to overcome addiction and at one point... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Starbucks unveils a private health insurance exchange. Is that a good thing?you’re in a position to really make use of buying power.” On the other hand, G
Starbucks unveils a private health insurance exchange. Is that a good thing?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
you’re in a position to really make use of buying power.” On the other hand, Gerald Friedman, a health economist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, said boosting coverage choices for workers inevitably leads Americans down the road of a... Read more
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The Maui News
Neighbors: Sowing the seeds of the future"The Killing Fields," a 1984 British drama that chronicles Cambodia's brutal Kh
Neighbors: Sowing the seeds of the future
The Maui News / Posted 3 days ago
"The Killing Fields," a 1984 British drama that chronicles Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime, which claimed the lives of 2 million men, women and children in the late 1970s. Robinson, a Zen Buddhist practitioner, says her heart shattered... Read more
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Boston Globe
Tick-borne disease Powassan found in Cape ticksattacks the body’s central nervous system. The highest infection rate was reco
Tick-borne disease Powassan found in Cape ticks
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
attacks the body’s central nervous system. The highest infection rate was recorded in Truro, where 10-and-a-half percent of ticks examined had the disease, said Larry Dapsis, an entomologist and deer tick program coordinator at the Cape Cod... Read more
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Boston Globe
New Cape survey reports tick borne disease Powassan found in infected ticksattacks the body’s central nervous system. The highest infection rate was reco
New Cape survey reports tick borne disease Powassan found in infected ticks
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
attacks the body’s central nervous system. The highest infection rate was recorded in Truro, where 10-and-a-half percent of ticks examined had the disease, said Larry Dapsis, an entomologist and deer tick program coordinator at the Cape Cod... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Starbucks unveils a private health insurance exchange. Is that a good thing?you’re in a position to really make use of buying power.” On the other hand, G
Starbucks unveils a private health insurance exchange. Is that a good thing?
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
you’re in a position to really make use of buying power.” On the other hand, Gerald Friedman, a health economist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, said boosting coverage choices for workers inevitably leads Americans down the road of a... Read more
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The Morning Call
Starbucks unveils a private health insurance exchange. Is that a good thing?you’re in a position to really make use of buying power.” On the other hand, G
Starbucks unveils a private health insurance exchange. Is that a good thing?
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
you’re in a position to really make use of buying power.” On the other hand, Gerald Friedman, a health economist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, said boosting coverage choices for workers inevitably leads Americans down the road of a... Read more
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Dundas Star News
When the abuse is psychologicala spy cam in her bedroom and subtly distanced her from her friends and family.
When the abuse is psychological
Dundas Star News / Posted 4 days ago
a spy cam in her bedroom and subtly distanced her from her friends and family. Still, she didn't think she was a victim of domestic abuse. "I had no way to understand this relationship except it was a bad relationship," said Fontes, 54, who... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Starbucks unveils a private health insurance exchange. Is that a good thing?you’re in a position to really make use of buying power.” On the other hand, G
Starbucks unveils a private health insurance exchange. Is that a good thing?
Los Angeles Times / Posted 4 days ago
you’re in a position to really make use of buying power.” On the other hand, Gerald Friedman, a health economist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, said boosting coverage choices for workers inevitably leads Americans down the road of a... Read more
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Boston Globe
Ruth Grossman Sidel, a professor and writer who gave voice to poor single mothers, dies at 82Times review of “Women and Children Last,” Alice S. Rossi, who was a founder of
Ruth Grossman Sidel, a professor and writer who gave voice to poor single mothers, dies at 82
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
Times review of “Women and Children Last,” Alice S. Rossi, who was a founder of the National Organization for Women and a University of Massachusetts Amherst professor, wrote that “with grace and persuasiveness” Dr. Sidel “provides us with the... Read more
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The Inquirer and Mirror
Triathlon 072116Garufi finished the 2016 Nantucket Sprint Triathlon in one hour, five minutes a
Triathlon 072116
The Inquirer and Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
Garufi finished the 2016 Nantucket Sprint Triathlon in one hour, five minutes and 35 seconds, just over four minutes ahead of the rest of the field. It was the second Nantucket Sprint Triathlon win in the last three years for Garufi, who turned to... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Blue Angels select 3 Virginia Beach-based officers for 2017 air show seasonto Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the “Grim Reapers,” at Eglin Air Force Ba
Blue Angels select 3 Virginia Beach-based officers for 2017 air show season
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 4 days ago
to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the “Grim Reapers,” at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts. Pre-selected to join the 2017 team was: Executive... Read more
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PhysOrg
New data on bird population trends and the climate conditions they occupyamong 46 ecologically diverse bird species in North America conducted by avian
New data on bird population trends and the climate conditions they occupy
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
among 46 ecologically diverse bird species in North America conducted by avian ecologist Joel Ralston and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst overturns a long-held assumption that the climate conditions occupied by a species do not... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Solar panels at UMass-Amherst expected to save $6.2 millionAMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is installing mor
Solar panels at UMass-Amherst expected to save $6.2 million
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 5 days ago
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is installing more than 15,000 solar panels on campus this year to reduce electricity costs. Panels are being installed on the roofs of several buildings and on steel canopies to be built... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Solar panels at UMass-Amherst expected to save $6.2 millionAMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is installing mor
Solar panels at UMass-Amherst expected to save $6.2 million
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 5 days ago
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is installing more than 15,000 solar panels on campus this year to reduce electricity costs. Panels are being installed on the roofs of several buildings and on steel canopies to be built... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
UMass Amherst installing solar panels to cut electricity costs by $6.2MPhoto courtesy: MGNonline AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The University of Massachuse
UMass Amherst installing solar panels to cut electricity costs by $6.2M
WWLP Springfield / Posted 5 days ago
Photo courtesy: MGNonline AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has begun a solar energy initiative that will cut its electric bills by $6.2 million over 20 years and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of... Read more
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FOX News
Manuka Honey: Topical aid for skin enhancement and healinghunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to S
Manuka Honey: Topical aid for skin enhancement and healing
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
hunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to Siberia. He teaches ethnobotany at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is Explorer In Residence. Chris advises herbal, cosmetic and pharmaceutical... Read more
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FOX News
Is this honey Malaysia's healing secret?hunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to S
Is this honey Malaysia's healing secret?
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
hunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to Siberia. He teaches ethnobotany at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is Explorer In Residence. Chris advises herbal, cosmetic and pharmaceutical... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
Blue Angels Announce 2017 Officersassigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101), the "Grim Reapers," at Eglin
Blue Angels Announce 2017 Officers
The Aero-News Network / Posted 7 days ago
assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101), the "Grim Reapers," at Eglin AFB, Florida. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts. Administration Officer: Navy Lt. j.g. Timothy Hawkins, 37, of... Read more
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Lowell Sun
UMass nursing grant addresses substance abuse, mental health AMHERST (AP) -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst nursing school has re
UMass nursing grant addresses substance abuse, mental health
Lowell Sun / Posted 8 days ago
AMHERST (AP) -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst nursing school has received a nearly $900,000 federal grant to help student nurses recognize and help patients suffering from... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
UMass nursing grant addresses substance abuse, mental healthAMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts-Amherst nursing school ha
UMass nursing grant addresses substance abuse, mental health
WWLP Springfield / Posted 8 days ago
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts-Amherst nursing school has received a nearly $900,000 federal grant to help student nurses recognize and help patients suffering from substance abuse and mental illness. The program is called... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
UMass nursing grant addresses substance abuse, mental healthAMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts-Amherst nursing school ha
UMass nursing grant addresses substance abuse, mental health
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 8 days ago
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts-Amherst nursing school has received a nearly $900,000 federal grant to help student nurses recognize and help patients suffering from substance abuse and mental illness. The program is called... Read more
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Boston Globe
Out of the office? Not really, not ever.It’s just a short message that comes zipping back as an automatic e-mail reply:
Out of the office? Not really, not ever.
Boston Globe / Posted 10 days ago
It’s just a short message that comes zipping back as an automatic e-mail reply: “Out of office.” But in the summer of 2016, the three words manage to capture all the anxiety suffered by American workers when it comes to taking vacation time that’s... Read more
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PhysOrg
Measuring arsenic in Bangladesh's rice cropspeople at risk of cancers and other diseases from drinking water and eating ric
Measuring arsenic in Bangladesh's rice crops
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
people at risk of cancers and other diseases from drinking water and eating rice irrigated with contaminated water. Now University of Massachusetts Amherst analytical chemist Julian Tyson and his student Ishtiaq "Rafi" Rafiyu are partnering with... Read more
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PhysOrg
'Green' electronic materials produced with synthetic biologythe harsh chemical processes typically used to produce nanoelectronic materials
'Green' electronic materials produced with synthetic biology
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
the harsh chemical processes typically used to produce nanoelectronic materials. Credit: UMass Amherst Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report in the current issue of Small that they have genetically designed a new strain of... Read more
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The Columbian
Social Security isn’t just for elderly Americans anymoreSocial Security was meant to help protect elderly Americans from the financial
Social Security isn’t just for elderly Americans anymore
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
Social Security was meant to help protect elderly Americans from the financial vicissitudes of growing old. Eighty years later, the safety net championed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt is protecting some younger people, too. About 6.4 million... Read more
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FOX News
Could this South American plant hold the key to weight loss?hunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to S
Could this South American plant hold the key to weight loss?
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
hunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to Siberia. He teaches ethnobotany at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is Explorer In Residence. Chris advises herbal, cosmetic and pharmaceutical... Read more
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PhysOrg
Advancing self-driving car design, other shared human- and machine-controlled systemsUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst computer science graduate students Kyle Wra
Advancing self-driving car design, other shared human- and machine-controlled systems
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
University of Massachusetts Amherst computer science graduate students Kyle Wray and Luis Pineda, with their professor Shlomo Zilberstein, today described a new approach to managing the challenge of transferring control between a human and an... Read more
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Boston Globe
Motorist pleads guilty to 2014 killing of UMass studentThe driver who killed a University of Massachusetts Amherst student in July 201
Motorist pleads guilty to 2014 killing of UMass student
Boston Globe / Posted 14 days ago
The driver who killed a University of Massachusetts Amherst student in July 2014 pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of negligent motor vehicle homicide, authorities said. Hannah Frilot, 20, of Arizona, was walking with a friend in a bicycle lane on... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Woman pleads guilty to crash that killed UMass studentNORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Cape Cod woman has been sentenced to probation for
Woman pleads guilty to crash that killed UMass student
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 14 days ago
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Cape Cod woman has been sentenced to probation for striking and killing a University of Massachusetts-Amherst student in 2014. The Northwestern District Attorney's Office says 65-year-old Cynthia May, of Orleans, pleaded... Read more
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Business Wire
Amazon to Open New Pickup Location at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignand convenience.” Since 2015, Amazon has opened staffed pickup locations at th
Amazon to Open New Pickup Location at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Business Wire / Posted 14 days ago
and convenience.” Since 2015, Amazon has opened staffed pickup locations at the following universities: Purdue University; University of Massachusetts Amherst; University of California, Berkeley; University of Pennsylvania; The University of Texas... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Boys & Girls Club awards scholarshipsNashua Community College; Brenda Flores, Rivier University; Carlos Forty, Nashu
Boys & Girls Club awards scholarships
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
Nashua Community College; Brenda Flores, Rivier University; Carlos Forty, Nashua Community College; Maureen Gichura, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Sylvia Gitonga, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Samantha Goy, Manchester Community... Read more
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Providence Business News
McIntyre's focus on global tradeand manufacturing. I studied the steel industry and continued that focus as a g
McIntyre's focus on global trade
Providence Business News / Posted 17 days ago
and manufacturing. I studied the steel industry and continued that focus as a graduate student in the 1980s at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, at a time when manufacturing was being decimated by the high value of the dollar. What... Read more
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Salon.com
Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people’s survival strategies from Erin Garner to Alton Sterlingpossible to eliminate human labor at a scale that is almost scary,” says Kather
Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people’s survival strategies from Erin Garner to Alton Sterling
Salon.com / Posted 18 days ago
possible to eliminate human labor at a scale that is almost scary,” says Katherine Newman, an anthropologist and provost at University of Massachusetts Amherst. “It’s not clear what ordinary people are going to be able to do for a living if you... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Prosecutors: Woman charged in deadly crash may plead guiltyNORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Cape Cod woman accused of striking
Prosecutors: Woman charged in deadly crash may plead guilty
WWLP Springfield / Posted 19 days ago
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Cape Cod woman accused of striking and killing a University of Massachusetts Amherst student in 2014 may plead guilty before the upcoming trial. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that prosecutors and the... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Prosecutors: Woman charged in fatal crash may plead guiltyNORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Cape Cod woman accused of striking
Prosecutors: Woman charged in fatal crash may plead guilty
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 19 days ago
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Cape Cod woman accused of striking and killing a University of Massachusetts Amherst student in 2014 may plead guilty before the upcoming trial. The Daily Hampshire Gazette (http://bit.ly/29ps6Qa ) reports... Read more
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PhysOrg
Rare bactrian deer survives years of turmoil in Afghanistanexists. They say the animals urgently need conservation. Moheb, a Ph.D. studen
Rare bactrian deer survives years of turmoil in Afghanistan
PhysOrg / Posted 19 days ago
exists. They say the animals urgently need conservation. Moheb, a Ph.D. student in environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who is currently in Afghanistan studying snow leopards, says that in the 1970s the Panj... Read more
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Boston Globe
UMass business school expansion bolstered by donationsof the $62 million project, as a way of ensuring the 70,000-square-foot expansi
UMass business school expansion bolstered by donations
Boston Globe / Posted 20 days ago
of the $62 million project, as a way of ensuring the 70,000-square-foot expansion could get moved up in the queue at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Isenberg has committed to raising $38 million, with the parent university paying for... Read more
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FOX News
Bed bugs: What you need to knowhunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to S
Bed bugs: What you need to know
FOX News / Posted 21 days ago
hunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to Siberia. He teaches ethnobotany at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is Explorer In Residence. Chris advises herbal, cosmetic and pharmaceutical... Read more
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FOX News
9 sun-protective foodshunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to S
9 sun-protective foods
FOX News / Posted 24 days ago
hunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to Siberia. He teaches ethnobotany at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is Explorer In Residence. Chris advises herbal, cosmetic and pharmaceutical... Read more
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New Haven Independent
Mud Minnow Is Safe -- For Nowdifficult concepts without resorting to science jargon — moved to New Haven sev
Mud Minnow Is Safe -- For Now
New Haven Independent / Posted 25 days ago
difficult concepts without resorting to science jargon — moved to New Haven seven years ago after a teaching stint at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He quickly became fascinated with the 45-mile-long Quinnipiac River, which runs south... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
College grads getting majority of jobscredit university of massachusetts AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – According to a new
College grads getting majority of jobs
WWLP Springfield / Posted 25 days ago
credit university of massachusetts AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – According to a new report, college grads are getting jobs. In fact, they are getting nearly all of the jobs. 11.6 million jobs have been created since we’ve climbed out of the recession.... Read more
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Boston Globe
For this massive caterpillar invasion, it’s crunch timeis in the midst of the worst plague of gypsy moth caterpillars since 1981, said
For this massive caterpillar invasion, it’s crunch time
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
is in the midst of the worst plague of gypsy moth caterpillars since 1981, said Joseph Elkinton, an entomologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. That year, widely regarded as the annus horribilis for the red-and-brown larvae, the... Read more
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Boston Globe
That’s not rain falling on your tent.is in the midst of the worst plague of gypsy moth caterpillars since 1981, said
That’s not rain falling on your tent.
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
is in the midst of the worst plague of gypsy moth caterpillars since 1981, said Joseph Elkinton, an entomologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. That year, widely regarded as the annus horribilis for the red-and-brown larvae, the... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
‘Mac & Cheese Kid’ arrested in Florida for assault on officerNow, records from the Palm Beach county Sheriff's Office show he was arrested l
‘Mac & Cheese Kid’ arrested in Florida for assault on officer
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 26 days ago
Now, records from the Palm Beach county Sheriff's Office show he was arrested last month, charged with battery on an officer or EMT, and resisting an officer with violence. Officers were trying to take Gatti, 20, into custody after he ran away from... Read more
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Boston Globe
Steeped in union history, just like the mayor he serveshimself as a leader within organized labor. Sullivan’s father, Gary, a longtim
Steeped in union history, just like the mayor he serves
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
himself as a leader within organized labor. Sullivan’s father, Gary, a longtime union member, served as president of the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 369. “I grew up knowing what being in a union meant for the prospects of my... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
‘Mac & Cheese Kid’ arrested in Florida for assault on officerNow, records from the Palm Beach county Sheriff's Office show he was arrested l
‘Mac & Cheese Kid’ arrested in Florida for assault on officer
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 26 days ago
Now, records from the Palm Beach county Sheriff's Office show he was arrested last month, charged with battery on an officer or EMT, and resisting an officer with violence. Officers were trying to take Gatti, 20, into custody after he ran away from... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
‘Mac & Cheese Kid’ arrested in Florida for assault on officerNow, records from the Palm Beach county Sheriff's Office show he was arrested l
‘Mac & Cheese Kid’ arrested in Florida for assault on officer
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 26 days ago
Now, records from the Palm Beach county Sheriff's Office show he was arrested last month, charged with battery on an officer or EMT, and resisting an officer with violence. Officers were trying to take Gatti, 20, into custody after he ran away from... Read more
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