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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

On This Day: February 24 – Boston Red Sox player Tony Conigliaro died

BOSTON - Boston Red Sox slugger and right fielder Tony Conigliaro died on this day in 1990 at the age of 45. Conigliaro was a...
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Honoring U.S. presidents from Massachusetts

REGION - Today, Presidents’ Day, also known as Washington’s Birthday, is the holiday when the entire country celebrates all of the (so far) men...

On This Day: Rock guitarist J. Geils’ birthday

REGION - Rock guitarist John Warren Geils Jr., better known as J. Geils, was born on this day, February 20, in 1946. While attending college...

Worcester woman made city the capital of the country’s Valentine industry

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor WORCESTER - If you get a Valentine’s Day card today, you owe some measure of thanks to 19th century Worcester...

Celebrating famous Massachusetts residents during Black History Month

REGION - There are several very well-known Black people with Massachusetts ties who are justly celebrated in February during Black History Month. Former enslaved...

On This Day: Medicare Proposed by President Kennedy

REGION - On February 9, 1961, Massachusetts native son President John F. Kennedy asked Congress to approve a health insurance program for Americans 65...

On This Day: John L. Sullivan

REGION - On February 2, 1918, boxer John L. Sullivan died at age 59 at his home in Abington. The cause was believed to...

On This Day: John Updike

REGION - On January 27, 2009, author John Updike died of lung cancer in Danvers at the age of 76. He was an acclaimed novelist,...

Boston mourns passing of David Mugar, originator of Fourth of July fireworks show

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor BOSTON - If you’ve ever enjoyed the Fourth of July fireworks at the Boston Pops concert at the city’s Hatch...
Roberto Mighty of Holden is producer and host of the new public television series “getting dot OLDER”. Photo/Celestial Media LLC

Holden producer/host documents ‘getting older’ on public television

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor HOLDEN – Roberto Mighty of Holden hadn’t given much thought to aging until he turned 50. That’s when eye...