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How the Boston Common inspired the National Mall’s ‘Field of Flags’

How the Boston Common inspired the National Mall’s ‘Field of Flags’

Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com Staff January 20, 2021 | 11:26 AM President-elect Joe Biden’s administration isn’t lacking in Massachusetts connections, from John Kerry to Marty Walsh to Rochelle Walensky. Neither is his inauguration. Amid both the COVID-19 pandemic and security concerns, Biden’s inaugural committee installed roughly 191,500 flags on the National Mall to fill the space usually …

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Red Sox Rumors: BOS Remains ‘High’ on Kiké Hernandez Amid Mets Interest

Red Sox Rumors: BOS Remains ‘High’ on Kiké Hernandez Amid Mets Interest

Eric Gay/Associated Press As the Boston Red Sox look for roster depth with spring training on the horizon, one option reportedly on their radar is Kiké Hernandez.  Per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Red Sox have a “high” level of interest in Hernandez, with the New York Mets among other teams looking into the veteran utilityman.  …

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Medicare for All Needs a Sunrise Movement

Medicare for All Needs a Sunrise Movement

In mid-December, a loose coalition of leftist YouTube pundits hit the gas on an ill-fated gambit to boost Medicare for All under the digital banner #ForcetheVote. Led by pugnacious commentator Jimmy Dore, they argued that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow progressive representatives should withhold their votes in support of Nancy Pelosi’s speakership until she agreed …

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Red Sox Trade Rumors: Andrew Benintendi Talks Not at ‘Point of No Return’

Red Sox Trade Rumors: Andrew Benintendi Talks Not at ‘Point of No Return’

Louis DeLuca/Associated Press While they remain open to the idea of trading Andrew Benintendi this offseason, the Boston Red Sox haven’t committed themselves to that option.   The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier spoke to sources who said the Sox “hadn’t reached a point of no return in trade talks” and that “there’s a solid chance, though not …

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Baseball Great Curt Schilling Says AIG Insurance Canceled His Policy After Pro-Trump Posts

Baseball Great Curt Schilling Says AIG Insurance Canceled His Policy After Pro-Trump Posts

Baseball legend Curt Schilling who won World Series titles with both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox says his insurance was canceled due to his pro-Trump stance. Schilling, who has praised President Trump on his social media accounts, tweeted this message to his followers on January 12: “We will be just fine, but wanted …

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Celtics’ Kemba Walker Available to Make 2021 Debut vs. Knicks After Injury

Celtics’ Kemba Walker Available to Make 2021 Debut vs. Knicks After Injury

Ron Hoskins Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker is available to play in Sunday’s game against the New York Knicks. Walker underwent a stem cell injection to his left knee in October and has not played during the 2020-21 season. He was significantly hampered by the knee from January 2020 on and was noticeably less effective during …

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The Call Is Coming From Inside the House (and Senate)

The Call Is Coming From Inside the House (and Senate)

Congress hasn’t been immune to violence among its members over the past 200 years. In her book The Field of Blood, which delves into lawmakers’ unruly behavior in the early republic, historian Joanne Freeman wrote that she had uncovered “more than seventy violent incidents between congressmen in the House and Senate chambers or on nearby …

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Celtics dispel Magic, win 124-97 after week-long precautionary hiatus

Celtics dispel Magic, win 124-97 after week-long precautionary hiatus

It wasn’t even certain the game would be played 48 hours in advance of Friday night’s 124-97 home win against the Orlando Magic, but even with an extended layoff due to COVID-19 and precautionary measures for it, the Boston Celtics looked surprisingly good. That they looked so crisp and defended so well — good enough …

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Calvin Kattar recalls training visit with Diaz brothers that set the tone for the rest of his career

Calvin Kattar recalls training visit with Diaz brothers that set the tone for the rest of his career

Calvin Kattar has taken the long road to the top of his division and the trip included one significant detour early in his career. Ahead of his upcoming main event bout with former featherweight champion Max Holloway this Saturday at UFC Fight Island 7, Kattar recalled the time that he was a teenager visiting the …

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