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Monks offer sanctuary near Harvard Square

Travel Sep 5, 2015

Monks offer sanctuary near Harvard Square

by Collin Binkley

Just blocks away from the bustling heart of this city, a community of monks offers a silent escape from it. The Society of Saint John the Evangelist, an order of Episcopal brothers, has kept a guesthouse at its monastery for decades to give outsiders ...

Massachusetts creator of iconic pink lawn flamingo dies at 79

World Jun 24, 2015

Massachusetts creator of iconic pink lawn flamingo dies at 79

The Massachusetts man who invented the plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament, which went from a 1960s craze to a kitsch icon, died this week aged 79, his widow said on Tuesday. Donald Featherstone was just out of art school in 1957 when a plastics company ...

World Jan 28, 2015

Massachusetts nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstorm

A Massachusetts nuclear power plant shut down automatically Tuesday after the blizzard moving through the region interrupted power flow, but there was never any danger to the public, authorities said. The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, the state's only nuclear power plant, shut down ...