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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Final Two Gaming Commission Members Named

State leaders on Tuesday named retired Appeals Court Justice James McHugh and former Springfield City Councilor Bruce Stebbins to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Judge Nancy Gertner On Mattapan Murders Trial

The Mattapan murders trial reached another critical moment Tuesday. A single juror continues to keep the entire jury from reaching a unanimous verdict in the last nine of 19 charges in the quadruple murder case.

New England Journal Of Medicine Turns 200

On Jan. 1, 1812, two Boston physicians, Dr. John Collins Warren and Dr. James Jackson, launched the New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery and the Collateral Branches of Science.

Editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen, in the magazine's editorial offices in Boston. (AP)

CommonHealth: Lyme Disease May Hit New Highs This Season

This year’s mild winter, while free of excessive shoveling and snow plows, could bring some unexpected surprises this spring. Think early blooming flowers, a fierce allergy season… and Lyme disease.

‘When General Grant Expelled The Jews’

In 1862, General Ulysses S. Grant issued an order expelling all of the Jews from the territory under his control. To the extent that this episode has been remembered at all, it’s been known as a historic low point for anti-Semitism in America and a tarnish on Grant’s legacy, but a new book is challenging conception.

General Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the U.S., reading on porch of Drexel Cottage near Saratoga Springs, New York on July 20, 1885. (AP)

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