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Are alcoholics born or made?

When one parent is staunchly teetotal and the other a full-blown alcoholic, it is difficult, says Ronnie Joice with delicate understatement, “to work out how to drink safely.” The 30-year-old says he “very rarely drink[s] now, but I used to drink to excess with no cut-off point. Alcohol certainly …

Harvard Medical School

Maine wardens offer $2,500 for information on shooting of bald eagle

Wardens in Maine are offering a reward of up to $2,500 to anyone with information about a bald eagle shot earlier this month, officials said.<p>The …

Birds

Saturday Night | Boston Topics

Dog left alone in car rescued by Boston firefighters

A dog had to be rescued Saturday from a car in Boston with temperatures almost in the 80s.<p>Boston Fire said someone called 911 to report they found an …

Dogs

The State of Siege Online Contest

Enter to win Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to ArtsEmerson's The State of Siege, written by Nobel Prize-winning author Albert Camus, …

Protester hugs Nazi outside Richard Spencer talk, asks ‘Why do you hate me?’

The man who hugged a Nazi outside Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida on Thursday said, “I could have hit him, I could have hurt …

Racism

Head of the Charles | Boston Topics

President Trump Will Not Block Release Of JFK Assassination Files

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents …

John F. Kennedy

Shades of Black

<i>Real American</i> by <b>Julie Lythcott-Haims</b><br>Published by Henry Holt & Company, 272 pages, $27<p>Fierce and emphatic from the first page, Julie Lythcott-Haims’s …

Harvard Law School

Boston Common hosting walk to raise money for lupus cure

Hundreds of people are planning to walk around the Boston Common to raise money for a cure for lupus.<p>Organizers say they're trying to reach a goal of …

Lupus

Bancroft’s Castle

<b>Price:</b> $14<p><b>Ingredients:</b> Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin, Clear Creek Douglas Fir Eau de Vie, spruce and lime<p><b>Taste:</b> Cultivar’s bar director Dan Lynch …

Jeff Howe previews Patriots-Falcons

Man Armed With Hammer Robs Fall River Store

FALL RIVER (CBS) – Police are searching for a man who armed a Fall River convenience store while armed with a hammer.<p>Police released surveillance …

Falcons | Boston Topics

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Barnstable police officer charged with drunken driving after crash

A Barnstable police officer was charged Wednesday with operating under the influence earlier in the week after he crashed his Toyota pickup truck …

Policing

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John Kelly

Fraud Protection: Debt Collection

BOSTON (CBS) – Debt collection complaints are about 1/3 of the complaints filed with the FTC (Federal Trade Commission).The scammers may call about …

Fraud

Award-Winning Actor Hector Elizondo Honors Memory Of His Parents With New Campaign

<b>October 21, 2017</b><br>Studies show that older adults fear mental decline or memory loss as much as or more than, other physical ailments – including heart …

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tensions rise in Spain as Madrid moves toward direct rule of Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain — The escalating confrontation over Catalonia’s independence drive took its most serious turn Saturday as Prime Minister Mariano …

Mariano Rajoy

Haverhill police search for man who went missing from nursing home

Haverhill police are looking for a 58-year-old man who left a nursing home to go for a walk Thursday afternoon and never returned, officials …

Crime

Dudley BPL branch to be renovated

The Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library, a concrete building with few windows, will be transformed into an inviting community center complete …

Libraries

Andy McGhee, 89, big band saxophonist who taught at Berklee

Andy McGhee reached a crossroads in the mid-1960s, when he was tempted to return to the road once taken.<p>An accomplished saxophonist, he was a …

Summerlike weather makes a beautiful weekend for Head of the Charles

With the end of October rapidly approaching, unseasonably mild weather is making a lovely setting for the Head of the Charles Regatta.<p>“High …

Weather

Eventide Fenway a sleek setting for seafood lovers

<b>Where to</b> Eventide Fenway, the Boston outpost of Portland, Maine’s bivalve haven — a rite of passage for every northbound seafood lover.<p><b>What for</b> …

Restaurants

A lesson hard for Boston to buy: We’re good

It almost doesn’t matter if Amazon picks Boston for its next headquarters. We’ve already won.<p>Here’s how: In its eight-page request for proposals, the …

Jeff Bezos

NOAA predicts warm winter for New England

(WHDH) — Don’t be fooled by the summer-like weather that has been hitting New England… winter is coming.<p>Forecasters are releasing their predictions …

New England

200,000+ Historic Recordings to Be Digitized by Boston Public Library and Released Online

While the digital age is rapidly changing the way we consume information, it's also creating an outlet to preserve precious data that would otherwise be lost. Particularly for music, where evolving technology continually transforms the way we listen to sounds, digitization projects are vital to …

Libraries

Intense Cold Therapy Salons Opening In Boston Area

BOSTON (CBS) – We all know that ice is good for an injury to reduce swelling, but would cooling your whole body work to reduce all of your aches and …

Pain

Rare Jackie Robinson rookie jersey up for auction

NEW YORK — A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson's historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago could be available for someone with a …

Jackie Robinson