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Nov222013 Presents a Historically Accurate Reenactment of the JFK Assassination

In remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, develops interactive timeline 

WHAT: To remember this tragic day and provide historical context to those who did not live through it, will present a unique experience - a historically accurate live blog featuring a timeline of November 22, 1963 - as the site would have reported the assassination using today's technology.


This timeline, covering the events from Houston and Dallas to Boston and Hyannisport, utilizes all available research to provide an accurate account of the day's events on a local and national scale. Many of the events that happened in Massachusetts and abroad are based on Boston Globe newspaper accounts, along with other sources, including the JFK Library in Boston and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The site will also weave in stories and vivid memories of November 22, 1963 from readers.


WHO: A team of digital producers and editors who have spent weeks gathering photos, videos, and multimedia from a number of sources - including the JFK Library in Boston - to offer their readers an insightful look into the assassination.


WHEN: Friday, November 22 at 9:30 a.m.


WHERE: **Live on**


About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC

Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC., provides news and information, entertainment, opinion, and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes The Boston Globe, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette,,,, and Globe Direct.

Oct042013 Political Headlines - October 4, 2013

  • A hint of assent on debt ceiling: The first cracks seemed to appear in House Republican resolve to use the federal debt limit as a bargaining chip over President Obama's health care law and other GOP priorities.  Noah Bierman reports. 


  • A nicely packaged gift from Menino: Mayor Menino's transition blog will leave his successor with what should be the best practical guide to municipal government.  Lawrence Harmon details the blog. 


NIH website to open, enabling patients to again enter trials: The website, which facilitates patients seeking experimental treatments in clinical trials, was shuttered because of the government shutdown. Deborah Kotz reports.

Oct032013 Political Headlines - October 3, 2013

  • Obama exhorts leaders to halt shutdown: Despite President Obama's warnings about the need to prevent a debt default, a meeting between top Democrats and Republicans offered little hope. National political reporter Matt Viser details.
  • Standoff in D.C. worries Boston Fed chief: The budget standoffs in Washington have the potential to derail the nation's economic growth, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said. Economic reporter Megan Woolhouse details.
  • Shutdown ill-timed in Salem: A closed visitor center in tourist-friendly Salem? In October, of all months? Reporter Peter Schworm with more on the impact on the Halloween capital of the region.
Oct022013 Political Headlines - October 2, 2013 

  • No one budges in divided Congress: The government shutdown kept 800,000 federal workers home and put on stark display the dysfunctional state of America's political system. Matt Viser details the shutdown.


  • Arbitration has no place at the table: The problem with binding arbitration in government labor negotiations is that it erodes any incentive for unions to negotiate in good faith.  Jeff Jacoby reports. 


Hundreds in Mass. sign up for health coverage: Residents started enrolling for subsidized health insurance under a new federal system, a long-anticipated process that featured many choices.  Kay Lazar reports.

Oct012013 Political Headlines - October 1, 2013

  • Government shut down as lawmakers stay divided: Government services ground to a halt early Tuesday as lawmakers, ensnared in an ideological standoff, failed to prevent a shutdown that nearly all of them said they wanted to avoid - the first one in nearly 17 years. Reporter Noah Bierman and correspondent Mattias Gugel detail from the Washington bureau.
  • Collegiality fading in Boston mayoral race: Public appearances are fewer and exchanges are more intense as the field narrows down to two. Akilah Johnson and Jim O'Sullivan report on the latest in the campaign.
  • Scott Brown says Jeanne Shaheen talk 'shameful':: The former US senator took a swipe Monday at his onetime colleague from New Hampshire, US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, calling the Democrat's recent reference to his possibly trying to unseat her "shameful."
  • Democracy and deliberation: Americans like leaders with quick trigger fingers, but the debate about a possible military strike in Syria showed that when we deliberate as a people, we can come up with a better outcome. Columnist Farah Stockman writes.