MANY STILL WAITING FOR THE RIGHT REPUBLICAN
It’s no secret that many Republican voters — the ones who are even paying attention at all — are not crazy about this year’s crop of presidential candidates. Surveys have showed the enthusiasm level running low.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Criminal defense attorney J. W. Carney Jr, named on Thursday to defend former mob kingpin and alleged murderer James “Whitey” Bulger, is no stranger to difficult or controversial cases.
A federal judge ruled that Bulger, 81, captured last week in California after 16 years on the run, was entitled to a taxpayer-funded defense. And Carney got the call.
CONCORD, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Mitt Romney, the early front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, on Monday said he would want people with extensive private sector experience in his Cabinet, defended his work at a private equity firm and touted the need for lower corporate tax rates.
“In a Cabinet, I would hope that people had worked in the private sector for at least half of their careers,” Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, told workers at financial services company Lincoln Financial Group in Concord, New Hampshire.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Former Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, one of America’s most wanted criminals, quietly walked into a dragnet thanks to a tip from the public that led police to his apartment hide-out.
Bulger, 81, fell for a ruse that lured him out of his apartment in Santa Monica, California, and was arrested without a fight, federal agents said at a news conference after Bulger and his long-time companion, on the run together since 1995, were apprehended.
Jon Huntsman knew coming into Tuesday that low name recognition was a problem.
But the former Utah governor might not have expected it in the heart of his campaign on the day he announced a run for the White House.
Media traveling with the just-hatched candidate in New Jersey were handed press passes which touted the “John Huntsman for President Announcement Tour” (that’s an extra H in the first name). Staff quickly scrambled to retrieve and replace the errant IDs.
BOSTON (Reuters) – He has been on the run since 1994 and is one of America’s most wanted criminals. Now, the FBI is launching a new publicity campaign to find 81-year-old James “Whitey” Bulger, the mobster indicted for 19 murders in the 1970s and 1980s.
Authorities are focused on finding Bulger’s long-time girlfriend, Catherine Elizabeth Greig, in the hopes she will lead them to the former Boston crime boss.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of jubilant hockey fans are expected to pack downtown Boston on Saturday for a parade in honor of the new NHL Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.
The Bruins brought hockey’s prized trophy back to Boston for the first time since 1972 with their 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday in the series-deciding seventh game.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney solidified his standing as the early front-runner in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination after Monday’s seven-candidate debate, polls released on Thursday showed.
A survey by Public Policy Polling showed Romney with 22 percent support among Republicans. Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, new to the field and seen as a strong performer in Monday’s debate, had 19 percent.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The triumphant Boston Bruins returned home on Thursday to cheers from jubilant fans after winning their first Stanley Cup in 39 years by beating the Vancouver Canucks in the decisive game of the NHL final.
The city will hold a Bruins victory parade on Saturday to celebrate a championship season that was capped by Wednesday’s 4-0 Game Seven victory in Vancouver.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Communities that now rely almost solely on automobiles will face problems as today’s baby boomers turn into tomorrow’s seniors and have limited public transit options.
A new study says more than 15.5 million seniors, aged 65 to 79, will have poor or nonexistent access to public transportation by 2015.