Top Dems declare deal on tax relief

Top House and Senate Democrats have reached an agreement on a tax relief bill, and plan to send it to Gov. Maura Healey this week as an opening act for their fall session. The accord, announced without details in a two-sentence statement last last week, could bring to end a debate that began nearly two … Read more

Orioles cut magic number to 3, match franchise record for road wins with 5-1 victory over Guardians – Boston Herald

The Orioles will have the chance to clinch the American League East next week at Camden Yards. That’s in large part thanks to how well they have played away from it. Baltimore closed the road portion of its regular-season schedule Sunday with a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Guardians. With the Tampa Bay Rays losing … Read more

Ukraine in NATO not in US best interest

Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis said he opposes NATO membership for Ukraine, saying he doesn’t think it’s in the security interest of the U.S. “I don’t think NATO membership is in our interest, to me,” DeSantis said on The Glenn Beck Program podcast. “All that would do was add more obligations to us, so if … Read more

‘Expend4bles’ opens with epic flop 

LOS ANGELES — Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham weren’t enough to save ” Expend4bles ” from a debut box office flop. The fourth installment suffered the action-packed franchise’s worst opening weekend while ” The Nun 2 ” took home the top spot for a third straight week, data firm Comscore reported on Sunday. The Lionsgate … Read more

Patriots’ defense used old-school strategy to make Jets one-dimensional in win – Boston Herald

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Patriots players could not believe the score of the Dolphins game as they sat in the visiting locker room at MetLife Stadium moments after they had beaten the Jets. One defender overheard a question posed to safety Kyle Dugger about the Dolphins posting 70 points over the Broncos on Sunday. “Seventy … Read more

Stars of the Week – Boston Herald

DIV. 1 *Tyler Nordstrom completed 19-of-26 passes for 295 yards and five touchdowns, while Dante Tordiglione caught six of those passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns as Weymouth defeated Hingham, 33-21. *Jake Cullen completed 14-of-30 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 79 yards and another score as Westford Academy beat … Read more

NASA recovers sample from asteroid

NASA’s first asteroid samples fetched from deep space parachuted into the Utah desert Sunday to cap a seven-year journey. In a flyby of Earth, the Osiris-Rex spacecraft released the sample capsule from 63,000 miles out. The small capsule landed four hours later on a remote expanse of military land, as the mothership set off after … Read more

Patriots get right with 15-10 win over Jets in strong defensive performance – Boston Herald

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — God bless Zach Wilson. The Patriots can partially thank the Jets quarterback for a get-right game Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium. With a 15-10 Week 3 win over the Jets, the Patriots improved their record to 1-2. The Patriots essentially closed the game out with Wilson taking a safety when outside … Read more

Usher to headline Super Bowl halftime

LOS ANGELES — Usher has a new confession: The Grammy winner will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show in Las Vegas. The NFL, Apple Music and Roc Nation announced Sunday that Usher would lead the halftime festivities from Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11. The music megastar, who has won eight Grammys, said he’s … Read more

High-speed rail launches in Florida; UK signals OK on Microsoft, Activision Blizzard deal

A privately owned high-speed passenger train service launched Friday between Florida’s two biggest tourist hubs. The Brightline train is a $5 billion bet by owner Fortress Investment Group that eventually 8 million people annually will take the 3.5-hour, 235-mile trip between Miami and Orlando — about 30 minutes less than the average drive. The company … Read more

15-year-old fatally shot in Brockton

Jason Green, 15, was shot and killed in Brockton on Friday, and a 17-year-old has been arrested on a firearm charge, according to Plymouth DA Tim Cruz. “(Massachusetts State Police) and (Brockton police) are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15 year-old male that occurred yesterday at 3:23 pm at 131 Lynn Road in Brockton,” … Read more

Toddler and 2 adults fatally shot in Florida during argument over dog sale, authorities say – Boston Herald

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 3-year-old child and two adults were fatally shot late Saturday at a Florida apartment complex during an apparent dispute over the sale of a dog, authorities said. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief J.D. Stronko told reporters that five people, including the child, had gone to a luxury apartment complex at … Read more

‘He shows you how it’s done’ – Boston Herald

Making his way from the Orioles’ dining room to his locker during last weekend’s clubhouse celebration, Kyle Gibson paused every couple of steps, bending over to gather soaked champagne corks off the plastic sheets layered on the ground. The veteran right-hander has been fortunate in his major league career to be involved in several such … Read more

Pedro Grifol reflects on his 1st season as Chicago White Sox manager — and looks ahead to 2024 – Boston Herald

During Pedro Grifol’s introductory news conference on Nov. 3 at Guaranteed Rate Field, the Chicago White Sox manager spoke of earning the trust of fans. As the 2023 season nears a close, Grifol said, “I don’t think we’ve done that whatsoever.” The Sox hoped to bounce back after a disappointing 2022 season and contend for … Read more

Theo Epstein’s tree is growing as baseball looks for creative approaches in front offices – Boston Herald

When former Chicago Cubs employee Jeff Greenberg left the Blackhawks on Thursday to become general manager of the Detroit Tigers, he became the 10th member of the Theo Epstein executive tree to be hired as a GM or president of baseball operations. Six remain in top front-office roles, including three who could see their teams … Read more

NASA’s first asteroid samples land on Earth after release from spacecraft – Boston Herald

By MARCIA DUNN (AP Aerospace Writer) NASA’s first asteroid samples fetched from deep space parachuted into the Utah desert Sunday to cap a seven-year journey. In a flyby of Earth, the Osiris-Rex spacecraft released the sample capsule from 63,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) out. The small capsule landed four hours later on a remote expanse of … Read more

Oscar-winning short ‘Young Love’ now a Max animated series

Nearly dialogue-free, the Oscar-winning, six-minute 2019 animated short “Hair Love” from Matthew A. Cherry was inspired by videos on social media of Black fathers caring for their children’s hair. With the new series “Young Love,” Cherry has expanded that premise to focus on the close-knit family at the story’s center with a 12-episode animated comedy … Read more

How old is too old for our elected officials?

With the 2024 elections rapidly approaching, Americans are being forced to reckon with an important, albeit uncomfortable question: How old is too old for our elected officials? This is by no means the first time age has played a role in politics – Ronald Reagan was asked whether at age 73 he was too old … Read more

Is erythritol a safe & healthy sugar substitute?

Dear Mayo Clinic:  A friend has a family history of diabetes and obesity. She is diligent about eating healthfully and enjoys sharing new recipes and information about food. Recently she mentioned a sugar substitute called erythritol. I’m not familiar with this product. Can you explain what it is and if it is healthy? A: Sugar … Read more

Letters to the editor

Bike lanes It’s no surprise that the Malden City Council will not recognize the citizens’ petition to ban bicycle lanes. (“Bike, bus lanes increasing” Boston Herald, 9/09/23). Bike lanes are deeply unpopular.  If the matter ever went on the ballot, it would be the end of bike lanes. Even Michelle Wu, while running for Mayor … Read more

Kevin loves to play soccer, basketball

Kevin is a sweet boy. He is also energetic and likes to play soccer and basketball. Kevin is known to have a healthy curiosity. He has faced a great deal of adversity, but it has not affected his endearing personality. Kevin looks forward to starting school again in the fall. He does well with the … Read more

Will ‘Dark Winds’ blow in a 3rd season?

You have questions. I have some answers. Q: Is there anything in the news about a new season of “Dark Winds”? At the end of the last episode, all of the heroes are literally riding off into the sunset. A: AMC Networks recently announced plans for a third season of the drama based on the … Read more

Successfully self-employed, but feeling isolated

Q. I’ve been self-employed for 8 years and have been running my own PR agency. I’m successful and it’s lucrative, but I’m really isolated. I need coworkers. On interviews can I say I’m lonely, or does that make me sound like a loser? A. First, congrats on building a successful business. That’s no easy feat! … Read more

We work for Herald readers

If you have a tip, we’ll chase it down. If you have a smart idea, send it our way. Basically, the journalists at the Boston Herald work for you. Our competitors, we’ve learned, attempt to manage the news to fit their agendas. We have one agenda: the truth! We’re taking time out today from all … Read more

Cinefest Latino Boston celebrates community

After months of prep, the first annual CineFest Latino Boston opens Wednesday. For Founder/Executive Director Sabrina Avilés, CineFest is a place to shatter stereotypes and celebrate community. She has worked since March to book the 30 films – 15 shorts, 15 features — that comprise CineFest Latino Boston. Filmmakers from Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Brazil … Read more

Classical music old & new on Boston’s fall calendar

Beethoven! Ellington! A bunch of composers you’ve never heard of! Wonderfully, thankfully, the definition of classical music is changing. The genre can be classical (in the well, classical sense of the word) or it can be thoroughly modern, and, of course, it can be everything in between. Take a look at these fall calendar highlights … Read more

Wife wants divorce, hubby needs her $$

Dear Abby: I have seriously thought about giving my husband an ultimatum and moving out for a while. Living with him is no longer tolerable. His children support me 100%. He’s an alcoholic and can be a bully when he’s drinking. His bad behavior comes and goes. I never know who he’ll be when he … Read more

AI speeds up auto parts purchasing process

It’s a process that can take time. The acceptance rate for the model’s suggestions can be as low as 1-in-20 when a company first signs on, Zagorin said. But the AI is continually learning by accumulating and analyzing data, and within 60 days, that figure jumps significantly, he said. By freeing up purchasing teams from … Read more

The latest numbers on the automotive microchip shortage

Automakers have cut about 63,400 vehicles from their production schedules over the previous three weeks because of the microchip shortage, according to the latest estimate by AutoForecast Solutions. Most of those cuts occurred in North America, where automakers axed 56,642 vehicles from plans at their assembly plants since the forecasting firm’s Sept. 1 estimate. Companies … Read more

Car dealers seek prompt reimbursement for EV tax credit transfers

Franchised dealers also have the support of the National Automobile Dealers Association, which has reached out to the Treasury regarding the credit transfer’s implementation and has been holding regular meetings with department officials. “NADA’s focus has been on communicating to the administration what is going to be really necessary to lead to a successful implementation … Read more

Honda’s U.S. headquarters adds history museum

Honda history is on display at a new addition to the company’s U.S. headquarters in Southern California. The American Honda Collection Hall that opened this month is a 20,000-square-foot museum featuring more than 60 historic cars, motorcycles, engines and other products created by the company since coming to the U.S. in 1959. “Our new American … Read more

‘Exactly what we needed’ – Boston Herald

John Means threw his signature changeup, then grimaced and dropped his head. He knew immediately that his pursuit of a second no-hitter, just like the ball off Andrés Giménez’s bat, was gone. The two-out home run in the seventh inning marked the first hit Means allowed in his third start back with the Orioles after … Read more

John Means flirts with another no-hitter to help Orioles beat Guardians, 2-1, ending 3-game skid – Boston Herald

John Means threw his signature change-up, then grimaced and dropped his head. He knew immediately that his pursuit of a second no-hitter, just like the ball off Andrés Giménez’s bat, was gone. The two-out home run in the seventh inning marked the first hit Means allowed in his third start back with the Orioles after … Read more