New England budget 10.29.09

New England budget 10.29.09

 

Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com.

 

If your paper has a story, digest item, opinion piece or standalone photo to share, please send it to us via Zope or by e-mailing newengland@gatehousemedia.com.

 

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AT GHNEWSROOM.COM

 

Halloween on the news service: Read all about it at ghnewsroom.com.

http://ghnewsroom.com/article/check-out-halloween-content-gatehouse-news-service

 

APME Blog: Follow the St. Louis conference this week.

http://ghnewsroom.com/article/apme-blog-follow-st-louis-conference-week

 

 

NEWS

 

‘LOST’ DOG FOLO: Embattled Stoughton animal control officer apologizes - Animal Control Officer Kristin Bousquet apologized in an e-mail to The Enterprise for not being “100 percent truthful” about a silky Yorkshire terrier that she gave away to a friend of a police officer in September just three days after she found it. By Allan Stein.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x665155859/Embattled-Stoughton-animal-control-officer-apologizes

- With photo

 

HOLOCAUST: Anti-Defamation League calls Jim Rizoli a Holocaust denier - In a statement on its Web site, the Anti-Defamation League says the host of a local cable TV show is an anti-Semite who promoted denial of the Holocaust in his program last week. By David Riley.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1914251717/Anti-Defamation-League-calls-Jim-Rizoli-a-Holocaust-denier

 

CLUBHOUSES: Advocates make case to save 'clubhouses' from budget ax - Warning that the end may be near for the state's 32 "clubhouses" for the mentally ill, some 700 advocates gathered for a Beacon Hill rally yesterday to protest the possible end of funding that provides services to 8,000 people with mental disabilities. By Matthew Kaplan.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x665154284/Advocates-make-case-to-save-clubhouses-from-budget-ax

- With photo

 

HALLOWEEN BAN: Eggs, shaving cream off-limits to Quincy kids on Halloween - Police are asking convenience store operators in Quincy not to sell eggs and shaving cream to minors on Halloween on Saturday. By Tony Catinella.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x23530025/Eggs-shaving-cream-off-limits-to-Quincy-kids-on-Halloween

- With photo

 

LATEX BAN: Latex banned in Sandwich schools - Latex-based gloves, toys, balloons and glue sticks will no longer be allowed in the Sandwich schools under the emergency plan for students with life-threatening allergies. By Paul Babin.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1717114042/Latex-banned-in-Sandwich-schools

 

PHOTO GALLERY: Cranberry harvest highlights - The crew from Standish Bog Company recently harvested early black cranberries at Wakeby Bog on Cotuit Road. This year, cranberry growers are enjoying an increased price for their crop and a bountiful harvest. By David Colantuono.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1615058621/Photo-gallery-Cranberry-harvest-highlights

 

PINK STORIES: Links to breast cancer content.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/news/x593046149/Pink-Series-content

 

 

BUSINESS

**If your paper has a good biz news or biz feature item, please send it to us via Zope or e-mail it to newengland@gatehousemedia.com.

 

COLLEGE MAKEOVER: Bridgewater State College to break ground on $98.7 million science center - Bridgewater State College will break ground on Friday on a $98.7 million math and science center aimed at providing a state-of-the-art education to BSC’s rising number of math and science students. By Sandra L. Churchill.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/news/x876590568/Bridgewater-State-College-to-break-ground-on-98-7M-science-center

- With art

 

BAKERY FOLDS: A. Boschetto Bakery closes after 57 years in Roslindale - Owner Joe Murphy spoke about the closing: "The economy just killed me. Very little sales. We're a 4,400-square-foot facility, and my operating expenses were extremely high. Business is off 30 percent." By David Ertischek.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x884494584/A-Boschetto-Bakery-closes-after-57-years-in-Roslindale

- With photo

 

 

OPINIONS

 

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On swine flu and the Boston Archdiocese.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x884494724/OMahoney-cartoon-On-swine-flu-and-the-Boston-Archdiocese

 

GRANLUND CARTOON: Will Joe Lieberman pull the plug on health care reform?

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x665155510/Granlund-cartoon-Will-Joe-Lieberman-pull-the-plug-on-health-care-reform

 

MATTHEW CASEY: The immunity of fame – Last month, acclaimed filmmaker Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland on a warrant related to outstanding criminal charges in the United States. Today, Polanski awaits the result of an upcoming extradition hearing that could return him to the U.S. — and prison.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1717112305/Matthew-Casey-The-immunity-of-fame

 

 

LIFESTYLES

 

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: ‘My life was changed forever’ by breast cancer diagnosis, survivor says – The first in a three-day series to conclude Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Local women describe their battle with breast cancer. By Julie Blackman.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/x1615058154/-My-life-was-changed-forever-by-breast-cancer-diagnosis-survivor-says

- With photos

 

BREAST CANCER BATTLE: Abington woman battling breast cancer: ‘There is always hope’ - Mary Connolly of Abington had a small tumor removed from one breast. A year later, she found a lump in the other breast that also was malignant. Now she faces more aggressive treatment. Second in a three-day series to conclude Breast Cancer Awareness Month. By Mary Connolly.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/x884494506/Abington-woman-battling-breast-cancer-There-is-always-hope

- With photos

 

BREAST CANCER HUSBANDS: Breast cancer diagnosis jolts husbands into challenging new role - Jay Morris stood by his wife, helping her through her battle with breast cancer every step of the way. Without minimizing how tough it was for her, he said the journey was at times horrendous for him as well. By Dina Gerdeman.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/x665154168/Breast-cancer-diagnosis-jolts-husbands-into-challenging-new-role

- With photos

 

SEXY COSTUMES FOR KIDS: Trend of sexy Halloween costumes for young girls is downright frightening, say moms - In ads for Halloween costumes, a coven of corseted witches gives their best come-hither stare. Sexy swashbucklers pose provocatively alongside frisky French maids and vampire vixens. While racy Halloween costumes are nothing new, these costumes are for young girls, and many of them are available starting in 4T. By Kate M. Jackson.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1717107988/Trend-of-sexy-Halloween-costumes-for-young-girls-is-downright-frightening-say-moms

- With illustration
- Localize it: Talk to a mom or two in your area about the trend and add her/their quotes.

 

MODEL: Strike a pose: Swampscott resident loves competitive aspect of fitness modeling - Just about every inch of Kelly MacNeil’s body is under scrutiny nowadays, and the Swampscott resident couldn’t be happier. MacNeil takes part in competitive fitness modeling. By Joshua Boyd.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1615058712/Strike-a-pose-Swampscott-resident-loves-competitive-aspect-of-fitness-modeling

- With photos

 

GREEN THUMBS UP: Notes from a difficult growing season - Despite the many disappointments of this year’s challenging growing season, most passionate gardeners tend to adopt an optimistic outlook from season to season, applauding their successes and accepting their failures, knowing that the pursuit of their hobby relies on the whim of Mother Nature.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x1520368464/Green-Thumbs-Up-Notes-from-a-difficult-growing-season

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

**Not every story we post makes it on the budget. Make sure to browse the Entertainment category if you’re in need of an extra story or two: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts_entertainment

 

AT THE MOVIES WITH GATEHOUSE: Check out this week’s collection of movie content, including the Flicks movie column, reviews of the Michael Jackson movie and more.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1520370134/At-the-movies-with-GateHouse

 

HARRY POTTER SHOW, VERSION 1: Harry Potter exhibit casts a spell on the Museum of Science - Composed of 200 sets and props from the Harry Potter films on loan from Warner Bros., "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" is fantasy, but it can make you think about science. By Kristen Walsh.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x23529948/Harry-Potter-exhibit-casts-a-spell-on-the-Museum-of-Science

- With photos

 

HARRY POTTER SHOW, VERSION 2: Harry Potter exhibit a magical mystery tour at Museum of Science in Boston - If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science in Boston might seem like paying a call on old friends – and enemies. By Margaret Smith.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x665156344/Harry-Potter-exhibit-a-magical-mystery-tour-at-Museum-of-Science-in-Boston

- With photos

 

 

HARRY POTTER HERO: Actor Matthew Lewis talks about playing an unlikely 'Harry Potter' hero - Neville Longbottom faints at the sound of screeching mandrake roots and can’t even win against feisty Cornish pixies, which grab him by the ears and hang him by a classroom ceiling fan.But the “Harry Potter” series’ crooked-toothed class clown at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry proves a true leader in the fight against evil, and he even gets a Yule Ball date before Harry does. By Margaret Smith.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1717114082/Actor-Matthew-Lewis-talks-about-playing-an-unlikely-Harry-Potter-hero

- With photo

 

METROWEST PHOTOG: MetroWest photographer exhibits at exclusive Boston club - Willard Traub's photographs of a landmark carpet factory in Framingham's Saxonville neighborhood are being exhibited at the St. Botolph Club along with works by five prestigious area photographers. By Chris Bergeron.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1914252167/MetroWest-photographer-exhibits-at-exclusive-Boston-club

- With photos

 

SCARY FUNDRAISER: Original horror film screening in Belmont a fundraiser for the homeless - Boston-based filmmakers Greg Ansin and Michael Neel want to wax nostalgia for the creepy short story in livid color on the screen. “Our movie is like ‘Creep Show’… or ‘Tales from The Crypt,’” said co-producer Greg Ansin, 36, of the film, which includes five horror tales in the tradition of these vintage shows. By Margaret Smith.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1914250388/Original-horror-film-screening-in-Belmont-a-fundraiser-for-the-homeless

- With photos

 

AIDA: Exotic pageantry and sublime score set ‘Aida’ apart from other epics. By Rob Phelps.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x23528552/Exotic-pageantry-and-sublime-score-set-Aida-apart-from-other-epics

- With photos

 

 

SPORTS

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Chinks in Florida’s armor - Weekly column from Eric Avidon leads with a look at the Florida Gators.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/college/x1717113771/College-Football-Nation-Chinks-in-Florida-s-armor

- With column mug

 

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