May 11, 2013
Judge rebuffs FDA on Plan B NEW YORK - A government appeal of a ruling giving women of all ages broad access to morning-after birth control is frivolous, a federal judge said Friday as he refused to suspend enforcement of his decision pending appeal. U.S. District Judge Edward Korman in Brooklyn did agree to postpone implementation of his month-old decision until Monday to give the government time to appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan. The judge had ruled that the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill could be sold to everyone without a prescription.
April 18, 2013 |
BOSTON - They were wed in Boston in August, an unlikely match who fell in love and shared a passion for running. Monday, watching the Boston Marathon - a race one had run before - the couple each lost a leg after one of the two explosions that killed three and wounded scores more. Patrick and Jessica Downes each "sustained amputations below the left knee," according to an e-mail sent to friends. A page hosted by GiveForward.com, which helps users create fund-raising sites, was established to raise money that will go toward the couple's medical bills and related costs.
April 17, 2013 |
THESE DAYS in college athletics, coaches aren't the only recruiters. Right up there on the importance meter are players . . . even those who've yet to don a uniform. Thaddius Smith, a 5-10, 170-pound junior at Cardinal O'Hara High, Monday announced his commitment to Boston College. Quite crucial to the woo-him process, of course, were coach Steve Addazio and assistant Ryan Day (both formerly of Temple), but so were Marcus Outlow, a running back from Connecticut, and Darius Wade, a quarterback from Delaware.
April 5, 2013 |
JAROMIR JAGR scored off his skate in his Bruins debut and Tuukka Rask stopped 40 shots to lead Boston to a 1-0 victory over the visiting New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Acquired from Dallas this week shortly before the trade deadline, Jagr joined the Bruins for the pregame skate Thursday morning and quickly endeared himself to the Boston fans. Brad Marchand's centering pass went off Jagr's left skate and past Martin Brodeur to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead with 80 seconds gone in the second period.
March 31, 2013 |
The Eagles signed 6-foot-7, 239-pound wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, who last played football at Boston College in September 2011. Momah suffered a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the season opener and considered giving up football after he was denied a sixth year of eligibility. Momah was recently clocked running the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, a time that likely caught the Eagles' attention along with the 23-year-old's impressive size. He caught 39 passes for 629 yards and six touchdowns at Boston College.
March 28, 2013 |
Hello there Glen Mills native Megan had just hoisted the last box of her belongings into her new Boston apartment. She and her roommate needed a celebratory drink. Chris, who has lived near Boston all his life, was out with his friend, the friend's fiance, and the rest of the wedding party. And so that night in May 2009, Megan and Chris wound up next to each other in the same long, slow line at The Harp's bar. Megan, who had moved from the Boston burbs to the city to be closer to her law school at Suffolk University, and Chris, then a counselor for the state's department of social services, discovered they had both recently traveled in Europe.
February 26, 2013
Villanova announced its 2013 football schedule on Monday, and the Wildcats will open the season on Aug. 30, at Boston College. It will be the first game against the Eagles since the 1980 season. Villanova's home and Colonial Athletic Conference opener is Sept. 21 against Stony Brook in a rematch of last year's first-round NCAA playoff game won by Stony Brook. 2013 Villanova Football Schedule Aug. 30 at Boston College Sept. 7 at Fordham Sept. 14 Bye Sept.
February 25, 2013 |
Aaron Craft slashed through the lane for a career-high 21 points on Sunday - more than he had scored in the last three games combined - to lead No. 18 Ohio State to a 68-60 victory over fourth-ranked Michigan State. The loss crippled the Spartans' hopes of catching up with top-ranked Indiana, which now leads the Big Ten race by two full games with four remaining. Deshaun Thomas added 12 of his 14 points in the second half for the Buckeyes (20-7, 10-5 Big Ten), who stand fifth in the conference.
February 8, 2013 |
Thadd Smith was almost certain he would return from Boston College last weekend with a scholarship offer. And he had good reason to believe so. "Ever since [coach Steve Addazio] left Temple, he's been telling me to come up there," Smith said. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior at Cardinal O'Hara now lists the Eagles alongside Temple and Rutgers among his scholarship offers. Owls coaches visited Smith on O'Hara's campus after Addazio's departure and assured him he remained on their radar, Smith said.