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Republicans Got Nothing...

So they cheat: The National Republican Congressional Committee, which came under fire earlier this year for a deceptive series of fake Democratic candidate websites that it later changed after public outcry, has launched a new set of deceptive websites, this time designed to look like local news sources. The NRCC has created about two dozen [...]
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Obituary: Cecilia Gashin

GASHIN, Cecilia Of Brookline, Entered into rest August 12, 2014 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Irving Gashin. Devoted mother of Earl & Elaine Gashin, Sandra and Dr. Mark Cutler, the late Dr. Ronald J. Gashin and the mother-in-law of Deborah Walis and her husband Alan. Loving sister of the late Dr. Benjamin Goldstein. Cherished grandmother of Eric Gashin and his fianc?, Dr. Jessica Fradkin; Allison & Joshua Sobin, Dr. Laurie Beth Gashin and her fianc? Joshua Grossberg, Adam Cutler, Michelle & Eric Dinenberg and Dr. Alex Cutler and his wife Dr. May-Tal Sauerbrun. Blessed by three great-grandchildren, Ilana Cutler, Max Sobin and Ayla Dinenberg. Funeral services will be at the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon ...
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And the Internet Shall Make Us Free, Gender Equity Division

I have a friend in the science writing game (many actually; I'm a wealthy man that way). This particular friend has built a career out of writing about physics, mostly, along with a bit of math,* all with a truly distinct style, voice, and stance. The work begins from the true premise: physics and the [...]
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Obituary: Sylvia Goldberg

GOLDBERG, Sylvia (Cooper) Of Brookline, on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Melvin A. Goldberg. Devoted mother of Jerry Goldberg & his wife Betty, Larry Goldberg, and Arlene Showstack & her husband Mitchell. Dear grandmother of Lee Goldberg & his partner Brian Whipple, Jeff Goldberg & his wife Casey Bayer, Roger Showstack & his wife Thea, and Frank Showstack & his wife Nicki. Dear great-grandmother of Max Showstack, Matthew Cronin, and Dylan Showstack. Daughter of the late Benjamin & Molly Cooper and sister of eight deceased siblings. Graveside services at the Vilna Cemetery, 776 Baker Street; West Roxbury on Wednesday August 13 at 12:00 noon. Following services, a memorial observance will be at the home of Betty ...
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Photos: August's Supermoon Over Boston

America's most famous astrophysicist thinks the supermoon is no big deal.
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Thar she blows

A water-main break at Crafts and Reservoir roads in Brookline means an impromptu geyser and water-pressure issues in the area, Brookline Police report.
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Welcome To Hell's Nightclub

Ladles and Jellyspoons! I give you 36 seconds of the Guitar Center in Times Square. (h/t @jodyavirgan) Pity the poor workers there? In that vein: what's the worst job you ever held? How long did you last?
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Everything's Bigger In Texas, Even The Stupid...

....hell, especially the stupid. Exhibit ?: A top Texas official just announced that the state plans both to sue the EPA over its new carbon rules, and just because nullification has always worked out so well, ignore the hell out of them too [vie The Hill]: The top environmental regulator in Texas said the state may choose not [...]
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Obituary: Patricia Bauerlein Vader

VADER, Patricia Bauerlein Of Winter Haven, FL formerly of Brookline on August 7, 2014. Loving mother of Kimberly and her husband Randy Taylor of Lakeland, FL. Cherished grandmother of Griffin, Amelia and Zara Taylor. Beloved daughter of Dudley L. Bauerlein of Winter Haven, FL and the late Mary F. (Plett) Bauerlein. Dear sister of Larry Bauerlein and his wife Ani of Weston, CT, Karl E. Bauerlein of Tampa, FL, George Bauerlein, USAF (ret.) of Winter Haven FL and the late Janet M. Donovan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., BROOKLINE on Tuesday morning at 9:10am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Brookline at 10:00am. ...
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Obituary: Elaine Shapiro

SHAPIRO, Elaine (Sharff) Of Brookline, formerly of Cambridge, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Dr. David S. Shapiro. Loving mother of Judith S. & Warren J. Hurwitz of Newton and Jonathan A. Shapiro & Lisa Schuman Shapiro of Framingham. Adored grandmother of Sara & Dan Kirsch and David Hurwitz. Elaine was a professor at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley for 25 years. Services at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., BROOKLINE on Sunday, August 10 at 10:30am. Burial in the Beth El Cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury. Memorial observance immediately following through 8pm and continuing Monday & Tuesday from 7:30-9:00 at the home of Judith & Warren Hurwitz. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may ...
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Obituary: Stowe Carr

CARR, Stowe Of Brookline, August 6, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Nellie (Metanias) of 72 years. Visiting hours at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St., (Rte. 16) WELLESLEY Sunday 3-6, followed by a Funeral Service in St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Weston, Monday at 10 a.m. Complete notice to follow. George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley (781) 235-4100
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Obituary: Geraldine D. Randolph

RANDOLPH, Geraldine D.(Flaven) A longtime Brookline resident, on August 5, 2014. Wife of the late Russell Randolph. Longtime companion of Arthur McNeil of Beverly. Loving mother to Geri Randolph of Dedham MA, Deborah Carney and her husband Leo Carney Jr. of Middleboro MA, Nancy Randolph of Brookline MA., and Jayne Rengifo of St. Petersburg FL., and the late Gail Mosquera, Russell "Butchie" Randolph and late mother-in-law to Donald Rengifo, Jr. Devoted daughter of the late Dorothy Flaven DiCenzo and Ernest Flaven. Dear sister of Dorothy Croke, Paul Flaven, Ernest Flaven, Arthur Flaven, Doris McDonnell, Diane Kelly, Phil DiCenzo, Linda Mello, Suzanne Twomey, Laraine Pintabone, Pauline Crowley and the late Robert Flaven. Cherished grandmother of Mona, Tony, Tracey, Keri, Leo III, ...
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Obituary: Sheldon Rutstein

RUTSTEIN, Sheldon Entered Into Rest August 5, of Boca Raton, FL. and Brookline. Beloved Husband of Susan (Singer). Devoted Father of Michael Rutstein of Boxford and Robin Sweeney of Strasburg, France. Cherished Grandfather of Emma and Jake Rutstein, Ella and Meg Sweeney. Services at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 1668 Beacon St. BROOKLINE on Sunday, August 10 at 11 AM. Memorial Observance at the Event Room at 1501 Beacon St. Brookline on Sunday from 4-7 PM and on Monday at his Summer Residence, 1501 Beacon St. Brookline #905 from 4-7 PM. Expressions of Sympathy in his memory may be donated to the Cancer Fund. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 617-232-9300 www.
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Booked: Annie Weatherwax

August 5, 2014: Boston-based artist and writer Annie Weatherwax is on a roll. She’s written a vivid, funny, and heartbreaking first novel of a single mother and her daughter searching desperately for a soft place to land. Pulitzer-prize winning author Robert Olen Butler called All We Had “Smart and unflinchingly honest and brilliantly voiced.” Now Entertainment Weekly has announced actress Katie Holmes has optioned the movie rights—will a Hollywood premiere be far behind? Annie will be appearing at the Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, this Wednesday, August 6, at 7PM to talk about All We Had. I emailed with Annie to discuss her new novel and the complicated relationship between Rita and her teenage daughter Ruthie.
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