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Boston Red Sox Use New Mercy Rule To Save Garrett Richards In First Inning Of Spring Training
"Sox pitcher Garrett Richards, his first spring training start, was bailed out by the new mercy. See rule the new rule of mercy rule in spring training that has allowed this year, so he got only one out during his first start, loading the bases and walking in a run through 23 pitches in the first inning. You're allowed to now pull a picture this spring after he has thrown 20 pitches regardless of how many outs or runners on base. There are also it was bailed out. Then he went back out, of course and tossed a 123 2nd inning. But Go out there after the manager sees you through a lot, and it's kind of a probably nice feeling. Probably got a lot of guys probably wish that could happen during the regular season. You know it as well. George Wallace Wtlv Sports
Boston Mother Accused Of Putting Baby In Trash Can Charged With Attempted Murder
"A newborn baby found in a Dorchester trash can appears in court. Marine Morris here charged with attempted murder and reckless endangerment of a child bail set at $100,000. The judge ordering Morrissey her to stay away from and have no contact with the newborn or witnesses remain under home confinement and submit to GPS monitoring in the event she makes bail.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren Introduces ‘Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act’
"On assets of America's wealthiest people. It is time for a wealth tax in America. I want to remind everybody with Well, taxi is it is a tax on he, um, fortunes above $50 Million. In other words, your 1st 50 million is free and clear. But your 50 million and first dollar You gotta pay two cents and two cents on every dollar After that, until you hit a billion when you had a billion. You gotta pay a few cents more. Um This is a wealth tax that has been needed for a long time. We need it to produce more revenue to create more opportunity in America. But it is a wealth tax that we particularly need because of the changes in this country. Under the pandemic, we have watched the wealth off the billionaire class in America increase by more than a trillion dollars over the Last year, a two cent wealth tax would just help level the playing field a little bit and create the kind of revenue that would let us build back better. As Joe Biden says, would let us make the investments and our Children investments in infrastructure investments in clean economy investments in America's future. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat from Massachusetts on Capitol Hill. This proposal is similar to what she proposed when she ran for president, and she estimates it could raise $2.75 trillion over 10 years by taxing about 100,000
Boston Bringing Back Outdoor Dining April 1 ‘Or As Soon As The Weather Permits’
"You will soon once again be able to dine street side in the hub just a matter of weeks. WBC's Karen Regal says the city is trying to expand the dining outside program. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says pandemic aside people seem to like the outdoor dining program, so it's back on the menu as of April 1st weather permitting. Of course, this is Boston Way have a centralized online application. So both business and residents conf all of the process. We have technical support available for all restaurants were doing target outreach for underrepresented businesses and communities. We don't know what streets will be closed, aware, parking will be restricted. As of yet, the mayor says, we'll learn in the next couple of
Gabriel Sosa's billboards offer messages of hope in Boston communities hit particularly hard by COVID-19
"You've seen them. It's a series of bright colorful billboards with powerful messages of hope in english and spanish like one in roslindale square big bright letters against a solid background. It ain't easy but keep going. The inside bill unsigned billboards. They've appeared in east boston. Roslindale roxbury dorchester. Boston communities hit particularly hard by covid nineteen and they are the work of gabriel sosa. So says grew up in miami and is now a visiting lecturer at the massachusetts college of art and design artist teacher translator and we spoke with gabriel sosa recently about his art. Heidi thanks for having me. It's great to have you so i there's so much i wanna talk about both in sort of form and message but let's start with message. It is a simple hopeful loving message. How did you land on it and sort of the variations of the messages. You're using it came from a long process. I was scheduled to have a public art project at some point in the spring or summer of twenty twenty i had been thinking about the different ways that that could take place and listen to the pandemic and then i really came upon this idea of. What can an artist offer right now. And i thought well you know arts can offer. Space for critical reflection can offer a space for comfort and is based on solidarity and then they use of the words. North fascinated me growing up in miami in a cuban american community. Those words are so intelligible cross spanish speaking countries. There's this kind of special flavor of solidarity with that. You can be standing in the long line and someone will look back at you. Either miami or havana. And say hey. North fosse's limits this way of saying you know. Hey i got you. That's where that spirit came from. And then it just seem logical thinking about my My bilingual miss my cultural mess and the large finnish speaking population in boston that it made sense to offer both in english and spanish. This new fascinating easy. Let's talk about this idea of solidarity. Which you you say. This work expresses these messages of hang in there. Keep going express. What does it mean to you. And and how do these billboards express a kind of solidarity. It means that you understand someone that you are wish them and hopefully that expresses itself in some way to be on on the same page to know where someone is coming from. Why is that so important right now. Well needless to say the world has changed right before our eyes were about a year into this pandemic things that seem sort of unthinkable or almost a little sifi for us have become normal and not only the pandemic but also in this country everything the twenty twenty brought us and i think just being able to to say to someone look i. I know what you're going through or i can sympathize with you. I think he's just one of the most important gestures that anyone can make. Let's talk about the medium. you chose for minute. We we just finished talking about the message. Producer jamie bologna. And i were both so struck by your choice to use billboards. I think we share a fondness for billboards and the you know that sort of passing way. They communicate with people in their communities in their daily life. What made you land on. Billboards came from a place of my being interested in text in the public space in this kind of range from things like bumper stickers window signs street signs painted on ashfall adopt myself. Would something i can do that. Shares message that considers social distancing that's visible and then sort of seemed like a logical option and there's also such a rich history of artists that have used billboards as a media. I mean there's spending coincides thrown is there's crew gird at scott so it was really exciting for me to tap into that traditions. Well
Boston-Area Police Search for Armed and Dangerous Men in Milford Smoke Shop Robbery
"Police are warning people to keep your doors locked. They're searching for suspects, they say are armed and dangerous. Here's what happened. Two masked men robbed a smoke shop in a strip mall at gunpoint in Milford last night, fleeing with a large amount of cash in a getaway car outside where third suspect was waiting. These gave chase the suspect's car lost control, crashing into another car, injuring that driver. The suspects ditch the car and two handguns they ran and they are on the loose. Milford Police have posted surveillance video of the suspects on their Facebook page. Check it out. If you'd like to help.
As Massachusetts COVID Restrictions Loosen, Some Boston Communities Remain Skeptical
"Are going to start the show talking about the latest reopening measures which go into effect today across the commonwealth indoor performance spaces recreation centers can now open at fifty percent capacity restaurants. No longer have a capacity limit. Although they must enforce social distancing but they're now also allowed to offer live music performances now. Some communities city of boston somerville are holding back on some of these measures for at least a few weeks because the fact is some see the state's loosening restrictions as foolish and premature while others see it as much needed relief. Here's what governor baker had to say while addressing the media at a vaccine clinic at morning star baptist church and mattapan this morning. it doesn't mean however that people can or should let down their guard. Everybody knows what it takes wearing masks socially distancing washing your hands not participating in a lot of informal gatherings with people who aren't part of your home household babo and understanding and recognizing the caution remained the watchword here
Boston Celtics beat Washington Wizards in trap game, 111-110
"Until you busy news radio to straight wins for the Celtics to get back to 517 and 17. He's pulled out of 1 11 1 10 win over the Wizard's thanks to Jason Tatum's winning bucket in the final five seconds. The All Star scored 31 points outdone on Lee by Brad Beals 46 much needed win for the Bruins for one of the Rangers, Trent Frederick scored a rare goal and said Boston's leaders air doing just that You just lied there pretty positive. Sometimes it's hard love, but when they're good guys You all the time. They can tell you what's what's true and what's right. And they know how to turn your buttons on every guy in this team, so leadership group. We have no problems with them. They're always come out and play every day. It's AH, restless. You gotta bring it every night and we'll be really good Oxygen. Red Sox lost their first preseason game 76 to the Twins. With fans in the stands. Prospect Jeter Downs homered and drove in three and Colin more
Massachusetts Secretary of State Galvin to file legislation to make broad-based voting by mail permanent
"Of the the Commonwealth, Commonwealth, Bill, Bill, Galvin Galvin is is calling calling for for Congress Congress to to pass pass new new law law guaranteeing guaranteeing every every voter voter the the right right to to cast cast the the mail mail in in ballot ballot in in all all federal federal elections. elections. This This comes comes in in response response to to recent moves. By several states to restrict access to voting by mail. Galvin says those actions and state legislatures across the country should concern anyone who believes in free and fair elections. He says that there should be some federal standards and place and adds that voting by mail worked well here in Massachusetts and other states that embraced the measure in the 2020 elections.
Boston Area Man Killed In Ipswich Mountain Bike Crash
"46 year old man. This from Ipswich. Police 46 year old man from Wellesley, has died after a mountain biking accident at Willow Dale State Park. Police received that call. Just after noon, a male biking with his friend crashed in the park. First responders on scene say he was wearing a helmet but died from his injuries. Ipswich, Fire Environmental police and other agencies are still on scene. Cause of the crash is under investigation. The man has not been identified. We will bring you the details as it becomes available.
‘It’s Panic’: Boston CareWell Urgent Care Patients Concerned 2nd Vaccine Doses Will Be Canceled
"Progress being made every day against this corona virus. More than 504,000, Massachusetts residents have received both doses of either the Fizer or Moderna Vaccines. 1.1 million people have received their first dose. Over two million vaccine doses have been shipped to Massachusetts. So that means that about 82% of the dose is reported to the Massachusetts immunization information system have been administered. Now, despite the number of people receiving both doses. There are concerns that some people have about Being able to get their second dose care well. Urgent Care clinics have notified some patients that appointments for their second Moderna shot will be postponed. If not canceled altogether. They told us they weren't gonna have second No since available Judy and Doug Weinstock out their first dose at the Cambridge location last week on Lee to be told days later, they couldn't guarantee that they have because they had no doses in stock. If that's point, they didn't know if DPH would be giving them any more care Well. CEO Sean Ginter blames the supply shortage by this state. It's panic, right? It's just panic. Like Oh, no What now It's the uncertainty that as Cambridge State representative Marjorie Decker outraged, we send out emails that say you can't come back for your second does. Oh, wait a minute. Yes, you can. That is that is not good for public trust and a public health crisis. The bigger administration says they'll deliver second doses once care well urgent care reports how many patients Have received their first
Woman Hit And Killed After Getting Out Of Friend’s Car On I-93 In Medford, Near Boston
"In Medford, police say a 22 year old woman was found dead just after midnight this morning on route 93. The woman appears to have been struck and killed by uncovering traffic after getting out of her friend's car. Mass state police troopers were called to the scene on 93 right before exit 32 at 12:01 A.m.. Investigators say they are working to identify the vehicle or vehicles that may have hit the woman. Police are still unsure why the woman left the vehicle and her identity has not been released so far, but the investigation is
Boston woman hit and killed after getting out of vehicle on I-93 in Medford
"22 year old woman struck and killed on Route 93 north near exit 32 in Medford just after midnight State police report the woman was in a friend's car. Get out of the car and then was struck by a passing motorist why the victim left her friend's vehicle remains under investigation. The woman's identity has not been
Boston's Pleasant Street MBTA Green Line Station Has Closed Permanently
"That he stop it Pleasant street that stopped closed for good. On Friday, the station being combined with the stop on Babcock Street. It's part of an $8 billion Green Line Transformation project. The ST Paul Street and BU West stations. Also combined into one, The T says fewer stops and longer platforms should make rides along Commonwealth that faster and more reliable. I know seven to Wall Street now to
Arrest Warrant Issued For Boston MIT Grad Student Qinxuan Pan In Slaying Of Yale Student
"New developments in the murder of yale college student kevin shang authorities issuing an arrest warrant as the manhunt intensifies for an mit grad. Student out charged with the shooting. Here's abc's janai norman. Tonight the manhunt growing more urgent for an accused killer believed to be armed and dangerous police in connecticut today issuing an arrest warrant charging mit grad. Student king's swan pond for the murder of twenty six year. Old yale student kevin zhang jiang was found shot multiple times near the yale campus. Later dying at the scene just days after proposing to his girlfriend twenty twenty was year of blessings. Because i met my dear heaven i will always love him with the love of christ on was already facing charges for allegedly stealing. Suv he test drove in massachusetts. The same day zhang was killed. That was later found by police in north haven connecticut. Investigator say pond was last seen by family members in the atlanta area february eleventh carrying a backpack and reportedly acting strange in the days following the murder and us marshals raining confident that they will catch up with pawn but tonight he remains on the run facing that murder charge and a five million dollar bond. When he's captured
Kim Janey Prepares To Make Boston History As Acting Mayor
"Office at Boston City Hall. But WBZ is Mike Macklin reports. Jannie is playing her cards close to the vest as she prepares to become acting mayor. The transition has been going well. City Council President Kim Janey visited the Kobe 19 vaccination site of the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury as she prepares to take the reins as acting mayor when Marty Walsh leave City Hall for Washington as secretary of labor that dozens and dozens of three things With the current administration. Also working Tol build our own team translation. There could be some high level personnel changes in city government. Jenny will serve the balance of Walter's term until the end of the year, which he wouldn't say whether she'll run for a full term as mayor. At the appropriate time, I will make a decision. And you will be one of the first to know. Thank you. This point. You're right. I do have to run you run decided today. At this point, I'm focused on the transition and making sure that the Boston residents are well served. Well, well, we tried Mike Macklin WBZ Boston's NewsRadio president. Biden speaking today after the House passed his
Family of man killed by Boston police after Brigham and Women’s confrontation continues push for new investigation
"Times by police in Boston last February. Is now calling on state officials to open a new investigation into his death. Justin Roots family are among those talking, taking part Rather in a rally yesterday at the Statehouse organizer's want governor, Charlie Baker and state Eiji Maura Healey to reopen the case. Norfolk D. A. Michael Morrissey's office had concluded the officers use of force was objectively reasonable and justified. Justin route was shot at close range after threatening security guards at Brigham and Women's Hospital with a BB gun last February. Lady Gaga Stolen
A Boost For Businesses, Boston Sports Venues Gear Up To Welcome Fans Back
"Boost for business here in the Bay State next week, Massachusetts is moving to face three step two of the state's recovery plan businesses, they'll be allowed to increase to 50% capacity, large venues that accommodate more than 5000. People will be able to reopen as well. The governor Baker says the progress reflects improving virus infect And rates with major declines in new cases and hospitalizations and, yes sports fans, both the Bruins and the Celtics. They'll start hosting vans at TD Garden later next month and over 4000 people can watch the Red Sox on opening day at Fenway.
Local Boston Rescues Team Up To Drive To Texas, Save Nearly 100 Homeless Pets
"Rescues have teamed up to save and transport close to 100 homeless pets. Evacuated from Texas. Many shelters in that state had to shut down because of extreme cold that lead to power outages. A team of volunteers from the MSP CIA and Northeast Animal Shelter drove from Massachusetts to Texas and back. Rescue 60 dogs and 30th cats. The group took about a 30 hour plus drive on Tuesday and then came back last night. Most of the animals could be ready for adoption. As soon as Monday. The
Investigation underway after abandoned baby found alive in trash can in Dorchester, Boston
"Walking along Dorchester Avenue hears the cries of the baby coming from a trash Can. She called for help? Luckily, there were paramedics nearby. That baby was transported to a local hospital, and it was reportedly going to be okay. Boston police say that the baby's mother has been found that they did not say whether she will face any charges. WBZ TV s Nick Emmons has more on the safe haven law This meant to prevent cases like this. This is a story that You don't really often here, and we haven't had any amendments and eight years were name Marku was a spokesperson for Baby Safe Haven since 2004. The Safe Haven act of Massachusetts allows a parent illegally surrender newborn infants seven days old or younger at any hospital, police station or man fire station without fear of facing criminal prosecution. This incident reminder you can find help. This is really tragic, too here and you know, I think it's really important for everybody just to know that this law is out there. And there are people who want to help and the baby discovered Friday afternoon in a trash can that baby wrapped in a grocery bag.
‘We’re Hiring’: Businesses Near Boston Sports Venues Gear Up To Welcome Fans Back
"Also announcing plans for the next step. The started face four when sports venues will get to reopen. WBZ TV S Christina Hager has more. The governor's moved to put fans in the stands at large sports venues starting March. 22nd at 12% capacity is a shot in the arm for the neighborhoods around Fenway. Where there are padlocks and closed signs on restaurants and around the garden, where landmark pubs are shuttered. It's sad to me to see so many places closed, striking to those getting vaccinations in the ballpark. That's what hit me. When I walked came out of the door, I thought, well, it was always so busy so many people. This is a picture of the crowded bleacher bar in 2008 world away from the scene here Now it's one of only a couple open on the street. Today, we can recover way just gotta keep your head down and keep on market and remain optimistic. Many businesses around Boston sports venue say that they're gearing upto welcome back fans, some saying that they are hiring All
Massachusetts releases plan for reopening amid calls for caution
"Had in former Massachusetts General Hospital official Dr Rochelle Walensky said. Though covert cases and deaths have been on the decline recently, they actually increased this week. You cannot get comfortable or give in to a false sense of security that the worst of the panda gets behind us. Not now, not when mass vaccination It is so very close. When what we need to prevent. This is truly imminent. This plea for states to hold off on reopening comes one day after Governor Baker laid out plans for Massachusetts to enter the next step of reopening on March 1st and the fourth and final phase within a month that would see the reopening of sports stadiums, summer camps and weddings. But there are cities in Massachusetts
Bruce Cassidy: "We Had A Lousy 20 Minutes", Boston Bruins To Play Second Back To Back With New York Islanders
"Will play the second of a back to back tonight They'll be in New York again taking on the Rangers at seven o'clock. And after allowing five goals in the third period last night on route to a 7 to 2 lost to the Islanders head coach Bruce Cassidy said today. It will be good to put that game behind them quickly. We had a lousy 20 minutes last night, otherwise going into the third period that we're right there. Maybe even the better team through 40 minutes. So the end of the day gotta flush that learned from it. Like I said, I think the other part is guys want to get back on it. They don't like toe. Let a period like that linger for very long. So that's the positive part about the back to back and the
Boston Public Schools Will Reopen for K-3 Students on Monday
"The horizon for Boston public schools with an announcement announcement from from there, there, Marty Marty Walsh Walsh on on Thursday Thursday where where Wolves Wolves talk talk about about the the declining declining virus virus infection infection rate rate in in the the city city and and announced announced it's it's time time for for kids kids to to get get back back into into the the classrooms. classrooms. It It will will be be the the first first time time that that our kids will be in school in nearly a year. It all starts with the youngest students next week. Starting next week, the week of March. 1st. We're inviting students in preschool and kindergarden through great three. To return in person learning Action additional 79, potentially an additional 7900 students for a total of 15,600 students that were back in our school's grades four through eight. Return March 15th and everybody else are much 29th. You said Parents can still locked out for remote learning if that's what they want. Carl Steven stop BBC
Man Allegedly Flashes Pellet Gun With Laser Sight During Medford Road Rage Incident, Northwest of Boston
"Bond. When another car tried to merge into her route of travel. That driver apparently brandished a gun. State police tracked down that man discovered it was a pellet gun with an extended magazine and then attach laser sight. The suspect, Patrick Injury of Stone, Um, was arrested shortly thereafter and faces charges. Students of Blue Hill Regional technical School close to finishing a home in Canton. WBC's Chris Pharma