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Meet Oliver Engelhart of the New England Free Jacks rugby team Special

Oliver Engelhart chatted with Digital Journal about being a part of the New England Free Jacks as part of North America's premier professional rugby league.

Review: Annie Baker’s ‘The Aliens’ makes impressive Toronto debut Special

Toronto - Annie Baker is the unofficial poet laureate of the millennial generation. Does any other current playwright have such a gift for recreating the way young people really talk – not just in what they say, but in what they don’t?

Gulf of Maine's wild blue mussels disappearing as ocean warms

The Gulf of Maine has historically been home to one of the richest shellfish populations in the U.S. But a recent study by marine ecologists has found that their numbers have declined by over 60 percent in the past 40 years.

Dunkin' Donuts goes for the cold with new coffee offering

Canton - Dunkin’ Donuts heated up the coffee rivalry with its larger competitor this week by launching its own cold-brewed drink just a year after Starbucks did the same.

New England Patriots accused of cheating, again

It has been confirmed, following a 45-7 dismantling of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game, the New England Patriots are under investigation for under-inflated footballs that were used in the game.

Op-Ed: Seattle, New England to meet in Arizona — Super Bowl XLIX

The Seahawks and Patriots meet in Arizona to decide who will be crowned Super Bowl 49 Champion. Tom Brady looks for his fourth world championship in his sixth trip to the big show while the Seahawks try to remain champs for at least one more year.

Brutal weather forces homeless people off the street in east

Huntsville - Got homeless? The eastern U.S. has stumbled upon one way to solve the problem, short of actually spending enough money, that is; winter.

Drug-addicted newborns becoming a national epidemic

Medical personnel will tell you there is nothing to prepare you for the sound of a newborn crying, literally shrieking in a high, gut-wrenching pitch because they have been cut-off from the opiates their mothers ingested during pregnancy.

Money for pharmacy contamination victims

The NECC compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 has agreed to a preliminary settlement that would create a $100 million fund for victims.

'Historic' Winter Storm Nemo lives up to predictions

Winter Storm Nemo has lived up to its projections, dumping in excess of two feet of snow in many parts of northeastern portion of the United States, while heavy winds also knocked out power across the region.

Nor'easter storm could strike New England on Election Day

A nor'easter winter storm is poised to hit the Mid-Atlantic and New England region next week, the National Weather Service reports, but added the impact would be nowhere near as devastating as Sandy.

Earthquake in Maine felt throughout New England

Hollis Center - An earthquake hit southern Maine, and was also felt across the New England region. No injuries or damage has been reported.

After a mild winter, New Hampshire's Seacoast hit by winter storm Special

Dover - New Hampshire's Seacoast area was hit hard today by a winter storm, the first storm of 2012 to result in notable accumulation.

Census Bureau gets in the game, too

As fans roll in to Indianapolis, let's note right off the bat that Super Bowl XLVI, at Lucas Oil Stadium, will be the first time the game has been played in Indiana.

TFC end season with 2-2 draw against Revs Special

Toronto - Danny on the spot. That has exactly what Toronto FC striker Danny Koevermans has been since joining the Reds as a designated player in midseason.

NFL: Brady lead Pats pass Dolphins with big throwing night

Miami - Tom Brady looked in mid-season form as he took it to the Miami Dolphins defense for 517 yards passing and four touchdowns. People would expect players to come out rusty, but Brady showed that the rust factor does not apply to him.

Low levels of radiation detected in Massachusetts' rainwater

Boston - Officials from Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed on Sunday that traces of radioactive iodine-131 have been detected in samples of rainwater taken from an undisclosed location within the state.

New England Could See Spike in Lyme Disease Cases

The mild winter experienced by the New England region could result in a sharp increase in cases of Lyme Disease. Maine public health officials are already seeing a tripling of reported cases so far this year over previous years.

NFL: Moss Scores 3 Touchdowns to Beat Jacksonville

New England Patriots' wide receiver Randy Moss catches three touchdown passes to lead the Patriots over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Moss helps the Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills

Randy Moss comes out of his slump to help the New England Patriots surpass the Buffalo Bills and keep the Patriots in the hunt.

Op-Ed: Preview of NFL's upcoming weekend

Besides the start of the college bowl season, we also have a pretty good line-up of pro games running us through the weekend. Many teams are vying for playoff spots.

Wood Smoke Hazard in New England May Be Worse This Winter

Long a source of contention, the haze of wood smoke that hovers over many parts of New England could be significantly worse this winter, a result of the wet spring and summer the region experienced this year.

Locavores Drive Boom in New England Winter Farming

To those familiar with New England's persnickety climate, the idea of winter farming here may seem like a humorous oxymoron. But thanks to the growing demand for fresh locally-grown produce, it’s become a serious part of the agricultural economy here.

Red Tide Getting Deadlier on New England Coast

Last summer's red tide outbreak along the New England coast was the deadliest yet, killing fish and possibly birds, according to a report issued Friday.

Landmark Boston zoo may be forced to close, animals to be killed

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, facing tough budgeting decisions, may close the Franklin Park Zoo and euthanize as many as 20 percent of the animals.

Wave of equality moving across New England for same sex marriage

New England is on fire and it's not the kind of burn that has emergency crews running to the scene. Following Friday's decision in Iowa, a push for same sex marriage is being felt across New England's states.

Computer Models and Seafloor Observations Project Major 2008 Red Tide Season

researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and North Carolina State University (NC State) are preparing for a potentially big bloom.

Simulation has Patriots beating Colts

Will the computer's be right?

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Atlantic Puffins on the Isle of Lunga  Scotland.
Atlantic Puffins on the Isle of Lunga, Scotland.
Steve Deger
Rugby player Oliver Engelhart of the New England Free Jacks
Rugby player Oliver Engelhart of the New England Free Jacks
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FC forward Ryan Johnson (centre) finds an opening while being surrounded by Revolution players
FC forward Ryan Johnson (centre) finds an opening while being surrounded by Revolution players
JP Dhanoa
Koevermans leaps over fallen Revolution defender Franco Coria
Koevermans leaps over fallen Revolution defender Franco Coria
JP Dhanoa
The blizzard-like conditions had the Mass. State Police out in force on February 9. More snow is now...
The blizzard-like conditions had the Mass. State Police out in force on February 9. More snow is now expected to hit Sunday night.
Massachusetts State Police
Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth and defender Darrius Barnes look on helplessly as TFC strik...
Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth and defender Darrius Barnes look on helplessly as TFC striker Danny Koevermans knocks in the game-tying goal
JP Dhanoa

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