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    Alex Cora, Dave Roberts and players from both the Red Sox and Dodgers are set to speak prior to tonight's Game 5 of the World Series.

    Los Angeles is speaking now, with Boston set to take the podium at 5:30.

    The Red Sox hold a 3-1 lead in the series after last night's wild 9-6 victory. Boston trailed 4-0 before tying the game in the eighth inning on Steve Pearce's solo home run and exploded for five runs in the ninth before hanging on to win.

    The Red Sox, who won a franchise-record 108 games this season, are in search of their first World Series title since 2013 and fourth since 2004. The Dodgers, who lost in seven games to the Houston Astros last October, are in search of their first title since 1988.

    Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start for Los Angeles, while Cora announced last night that David Price -- not Chris Sale -- would be pitching for Boston in the potential clincher.



    Photo Credit: NBC Sports - Boston

    Alex Cora announces David Price is starting Game 5Alex Cora announces David Price is starting Game 5

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    Dozens of Boston-area college students are without a home after a massive fire Saturday.

    Some 114 residents in all -- including up to 70 students from area colleges -- were displaced by the fire that ripped through a 5-story building in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.

    Officials responded to 104 Hemenway Street, which is home to Northeastern University and Berklee College of Music students, just after 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

    Around eight residents and one firefighter were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries, Boston EMS said.

    “There were no alarms going off in our building, so we had no idea what was going on. I just heard glass shattering,” one young woman said.

    Northeastern student Adam Petricca caught heavy smoke on camera when he was taking a nearby alley to get home.

    A roof collapsing and harsh weather were big challenges while firefighters tried to battle the blaze.

    “The wind keeps pushing it one way then pushing it the other way, so as you see every once in a while the wind will shift it comes down at you then it shifts another way and goes away,” Fire Commissioner Joe Finn said Saturday.

    All of this happened on parents weekend at Northeastern.

    "I think it's scary for a lot of people even parents who have kids around here, not necessarily in this building. But the Fire Department did an incredible job," said Mayor Marty Walsh, who was on scene Saturday.

    Mayor Walsh says his administration is working with the colleges to make sure the students have alternate housing.

    Fire officials remained on scene overnight to hit "hot spots."

    Investigators were in the building Sunday morning, trying to determine the cause of the fire but say it is not considered suspicious at this time.


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    Police are investigating after a juvenile was shot in the leg in New London on Sunday night.

    Officers received a call reporting possible shots fired in the area of Prest Street and Connecticut Avenue shortly before 6 p.m.

    When police arrived, they found a juvenile male who had a gunshot wound to the leg.

    New London Fire Department and paramedics were dispatched to the scene for medical care and the juvenile was transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

    Officials said the juvenile's injury did not appear to be life-threatening.

    Detectives responded to process the scene and collect evidence. The investigation is ongoing.

    Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact New London Police at (860) 447-5269. Anonymous information may be submitted through the New London Tips 411 system by texting "NLPDTip" plus the information to TIP411 (847411).



    Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

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    A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car in West Haven on Sunday night.

    Officers were called to a car versus pedestrian crash on First Avenue near Center Street shortly before 9:30 p.m.

    Investigators said they believe a Ford pick-up truck was traveling north on First Avenue when it hit a utility pole and a pedestrian. The vehicle continued off of the roadway until it came to a stop on a nearby front lawn.

    The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The pedestrian's identity has not been released. 

    The driver of the truck sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

    The West Haven Police Major Accident Squad was called in to investigate the accident. Anyone traveling near the accident scene is advised to avoid First Avenue from Elm Street to Center Street as it will be closed during the investigation.

    Officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call the traffic division at (203) 937-3925.


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    A Guilford company is hard at work on Monday printing Red Sox World Series championship shirts.

    Zuse has been on standby since the end of Sunday night's game.

    "It's an ongoing thing where we're all prepared. We have our list of days that the Red Sox could possibly close out the series and we're just waiting for the victories. And right when they come, we're in our cars, we're racing down here, get the presses fired up and moving as fast as we can," said Jesse Mahon, the sales manager.

    Mahon and his team of about 15 people expect to make 10,000 shirts by noon.

    The Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Sunday to finish off a one-sided World Series in five games. This is their fourth World Series title in 15 years.



    Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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    Interstate 84 east in East Hartford has reopened after a multi-vehicle crash on Monday morning.

    According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the three vehicle crash was on the eastbound side of the highway between exits 58 and 59.

    The right lanes were closed, but have since reopened.

    It is unclear if anyone was injured.



    Photo Credit: Connecticut DOT

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    Woodbridge Police are trying to identify a burglary suspect on Monday.

    Officers said the man they are trying to identify is the suspect in an interrupted residential burglary in their town.

    In a photo provided by police, the man can be seen wearing a dark blue shirt, dark pants and orange or red-colored shoes.

    According to police, the man is known to operate a 1999-2004 grey Jeep Grand Cherokee.

    Anyone who can identify him is asked to contact Woodbridge Police Department's Investigative Services Unit at (203) 387-2511 ext. 118.



    Photo Credit: Woodbridge Police

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    A pulsing, humming sound that awoke an American diplomat in China night after night left her vomiting, off balance and with an aching head, according to NBC News, in the first comprehensive account of a suspected "health attack" on U.S. diplomats overseas.

    She was eventually evacuated to the U.S., where doctors diagnosed vision and balance disorders and an "organic brain injury," similar to what doctors saw in more than two dozen people living in the U.S. embassy in Havana, according to interviews, documents and medical records.

    Cuba and China have denied any role in the mysterious attacks, and now diplomats and doctors tell NBC News that they're concerned the U.S. may be downplaying whatever happened, at least in Guangzhou. (Citing privacy issues, the State Department wouldn't say if the China case is considered confirmed.)

    Some of the diplomats who were evacuated have experienced suspected harassment and break-ins, which officials tell NBC News the FBI is investigating.



    Photo Credit: Kelvin Chan/AP, File

    This June 7, 2018, file photo shows a man carry an umbrella past the U.S. consulate building in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province after the United States evacuated several workers over medical testing that revealed they might have been affected by unexplained health incidents that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba and China.This June 7, 2018, file photo shows a man carry an umbrella past the U.S. consulate building in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province after the United States evacuated several workers over medical testing that revealed they might have been affected by unexplained health incidents that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba and China.

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  • 10/29/18--06:16: Look Back at Hurricane Sandy

  • Six years have passed since Superstorm Sandy struck, bringing winds that reached 85 miles per hour and broke nearly 1.700 utility poles. Here is a look back at the damage the storm caused.

    Cosey Beach in East Haven A home rebuilt on Cosey Beach in East Haven after Irene, destroyed again by Sandy.Cosey Beach in East Haven A home rebuilt on Cosey Beach in East Haven after Irene, destroyed again by Sandy.

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    Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday called on President Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric, even as Trump again derided the media as "fake news" that was stoking "great anger" in the U.S.

    Johnson, who served as Homeland Security chief under former President Barack Obama, told CNN that recent hate crimes "should be a wake-up call to all Americans to insist that their leaders tone it down and try to restore civility to our dialogue."

    He said that if he were still Homeland Security secretary, he'd be engaging with Trump, who has the "loudest microphone," to "try to reset the tone" of the country's political discourse, NBC News reported.

    Trump used Twitter Monday morning to rip the media as "the true enemy of the people."



    Photo Credit: AP

    President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Southern Illinois Airport Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Murphysboro, Ill.President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Southern Illinois Airport Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Murphysboro, Ill.

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    Hamden Police have arrested a Quinnipiac University student who they say burglarized a law office early Sunday morning.

    Officers were called to Biller, Sachs, Raio and Zito Law Offices on Whitney Avenue around 1:15 a.m. after getting a report of an activated burglar alarm.

    Moments later, an officer noticed a broken screen and window. Police said he then saw a man, later identified as 19-year-old Dillon Rispoli, of Briarcliff Manor, New York, walking in the basement. Police said he is a Quinnipiac University students. 

    Shortly after, police said Rispoli emerged from the front of the business, where the officer placed him under arrest.

    Rispoli is facing charges including burglary and criminal mischief. He was detained at police headquarters on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on November 12.



    Photo Credit: Hamden Police

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    New York City's only Republican congressional district could fall in November if a young combat veteran can convince many of the district's Democrats to vote for their party, for a change.

    New York's 11th Congressional District, made up mostly of Staten Island and its "Reagan Democrats," has twice sent Republican Rep. Daniel Donovan to Congress. He's betting that his support of President Donald Trump won't hurt him in the majority-Democrat district — especially since he's taken a couple of key votes against Trump's agenda, on taxes and health care.

    Trying to unseat Donovan is newcomer Max Rose, whose campaign emphasizes that he's a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and a former health care professional — the district has been hard hit by the opioid crisis. What he does not emphasize is that he's a Democrat. 

    It's set up a race that local political observers say could go either way. But the fact that it's even competitive speaks to the strength of Democrats' "blue wave" that's threatening to flip congressional districts across the country.

    "The question is: Will that blue wave come to shore on Staten Island?" said Brian Browne, a political analyst and director of government relations at St. John's University in New York City.

    This article, part 5 in a series, examines one of the key battleground races for control of the House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Carried by grassroots momentum, Democrats must take 23 seats from Republicans to win the balance of power. They are contending with Republicans' experience and organization, and an outspoken but polarizing president.

    Staten Island is connected to the rest of New York City by just one bridge and a famous ferry, and it's an anomaly when it comes to city politics — it tends to lean Republican while the rest of the city largely votes Democratic. 

    Trump easily won the 11th District, which comprises Staten Island and a small segment of Brooklyn across the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, despite it having 200,410 registered Democrats to 117,983 Republicans as of April, according to New York state voter enrollment data.

    Doug Muzzio, a professor at Baruch College's Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, describes the district's voters as "Reagan Democrats" and "Giuliani Democrats."

    Trump won by about 10 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election, while Donovan beat his Democratic challenger by more than 20 percentage points.

    "They look at what somebody has done — not what they say — and then they vote for the person that they want representing them. So I have great faith in them," Donovan said in a phone interview while discussing voters.

    Still, Staten Island isn't unreachable territory for Democrats. It narrowly voted for President Barack Obama in 2012 and elected a Democrat to Congress 10 years ago: Mike McMahon served one term (when Staten Island was in the 13th District, before a round of redistricting) and is now the borough's district attorney.

    And while there is no public polling data on the race, Browne and Muzzio say it remains unclear whether Donovan or Rose will win the seat on Nov. 6.

    Rose has been the underdog, but recently, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report changed its race rating from likely Republican to the less-sure lean Republican on the strength of Rose's fundraising going into the final stretch.

    "What I think that we find in Staten Island and South Brooklyn as well ... is that this district is filled with people who vote for the person. Not the party," Rose said in a phone interview.

    Rose was given a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan and remains a National Guardsman; he has the endorsement of the non-partisan super PAC With Honor, which backs veterans. A first-time politician, he also has the endorsements of Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, but attacks Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in campaign ads.

    Rose said he's been startled by "the fact that people have lost their faith and their trust in both parties, in the entire political process."

    Donovan has been proud of Trump's endorsement, which helped him survive a primary challenge from the right. And the former Staten Island's district attorney argues he's opposed the president's policies when it's good for the district.

    Trump was never popular in the rest of New York City, and this election is the first time people can express how they feel about his policies through voting, Browne said.

    "For some people, this will be a way to go out — if they do in fact go out and vote — to send a message to the White House. That could be a challenge for Dan Donovan, being that he's a Republican," he said.

    Trump still has support in Staten Island, though several Republicans in the Todt Hill neighborhood didn't want to discuss the looming election with NBC last week, for fear of angering their neighbors with their political opinions.

    Republican Doreen Tsolis, a 50-year-old Salvation Army employee from the St. George neighborhood, said she still hasn't decided who to vote for. She hates Trump, she said, but she doesn't want the president to influence her vote in the election. 

    "He's doing nothing for us actually, making our lives miserable. So we'll see what happens when the voting comes," Tsolis said.

    Donovan has voted in line with the president's position 87 percent of the time, according to an analysis of Donovan's voting record by the website FiveThirtyEight, but he's broken with Trump occasionally, including on two major pieces of legislation: the president's tax reform bill and Affordable Care Act repeal.

    "The corporate portion of the tax bill was terrific for the nation," Donovan said. "On the individual side, it ended up [with] about four states paying for the tax cuts for the rest of the country."

    He objected to the $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local taxes, both of which are high in New York, and said he recently voted against making that portion of the tax bill permanent

    He also broke with Trump's plan to repeal and replace the ACA, often referred to as "Obamacare." The bill passed the House despite "no" votes from Donovan and other Republicans in Democratic states but narrowly failed in the Senate. Donovan opposed it on the grounds that it was a further tax.

    Still, Donovan's first thank-you after winning a primary against former Rep. Michael Grimm, who'd been forced out of office over tax fraud, went out to Trump, "the man that I have known for over 20 years, who had the confidence in me to be the lone Republican voice in New York City and stuck his neck out and told the world why he wanted me to be there in Washington with him." 

    Lafayette Curtis, 52, a self-described Jack-of-all-trades from the New Springville neighborhood, is a registered Democrat but has often voted for Republicans. He plans to vote for Donovan, despite his dislike for Trump. 

    "Dan has done a lot, even though there are some mixed emotions about certain things on Staten Island," Curtis said. "I've known him in public service from Borough Hall and over the years, straight on to district attorney, and he’s the man for Staten Island.”

    Rose has been critical of the president's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, attacks on the FBI and nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. But he isn't opposed to Trump outright.

    "As I've said before, my mission is not to go to D.C. with a pitchfork in my hand," Rose said in a statement through his spokesperson, adding that he could work with Trump on things like draining the swamp and infrastructure.

    Asked if he would impeach the president, a Rose spokeswoman said it's not his focus and that he feels it wouldn't be responsible to comment on an active investigation.

    One of Rose's strengths has been his fundraising. He outraised Donovan by more than $1.4 million as of the end of September, and had $1.1 million more left to spend than Dononvan in the last month of the race, according to federal election filings.

    But Donovan made up most of the fundraising gap with support from $1 million in independent expenditures by outside groups, while Rose had less than $1,000. 

    Rose has sworn off donors for corporate PACs, but a significant portion of his donations came from out of state — about 37 percent, according to Open Secrets, a nonpartisan research group. Donovan received under 20 percent of his donations from out of state and heavily out-raised Rose among donors within the district itself.

    "Big Money Max Rose may have Big California Liberal dollars to fund his dishonest campaign – but he sure isn't one of us," said one post on his campaign’s Facebook page. 

    Rose rebutted in a statement, "You want to talk about Staten Island values, let’s talk about the fact that Dan Donovan took $10,000 from Purdue Executives. This guy is a Staten Island sellout."

    Rose is referring to Purdue Pharma, the company behind OxyContin, a prescription medicine whose marketing practices have been accused of contributing to the national opioid epidemic. (This year, the company stopped marketing OxyContin.)

    Staten Island is suffering immensely from the crisis. It had the highest overdose rate among New York City's boroughs in 2016, when the number of overdose deaths on Staten Island jumped 68 percent over the prior year, according to a report by Columbia University. Both candidates have taken a particular interest in the issue. 

    Rose was chief of staff for New York City health care nonprofit Brightpoint Health, which offers opioid treatment on Staten Island, and said he doesn't believe the right resources are being allocated toward fighting the epidemic. 

    "We need to significantly ramp up our investments in education and treatment and prevention and also law enforcement," he said. 

    Rose wants to roll back federal regulations on suboxone — a drug that is used to help treat opioid addiction — to expand access to nurses who use it as medically assisted treatment. He also wants more federal funding for clinics and recovery programs.

    To Donovan, it's personal: his father was an alcoholic, he said.

    "My father found recovery in the rooms of AA when I was 8 years old, so I understood recovery at a very early age and how it affects not only the individual, but the family," he said.

    He would like the National Institute of Health to tackle the development of non-addictive, non-opioid pain medication. 

    Muzzio said the fact that Rose is a veteran could appeal to voters in the district, home to many public servants, from military veterans police officers and firefighters.

    The district is "exactly the kind of place where people can use military service as a cue to prime them to think of a Democrat as somebody who could be credible on national defense issues," Ramapo College political science professor Jeremy Teigen, author of "Why Veterans Run," told The Associated Press.

    In fact, Rose's military background made him more appealing to Daniel Gonzalez, according to the 50-year-old construction worker and Democrat from Westerleigh.

    “I have a brother that served in the military. I have uncles that served in the military, Vietnam veterans," Gonzalez said.

    Browne, the St. John's political analyst, said Rose has a bold, "man on the move" way about him. But Donovan is a familiar face, and that can appeal to voters, too, he said.

    "There's a familiarity about him," Browne said. "A lot of people don’t like Congress in general, but they like their local member of Congress."

    NBC's Sierra Jackson and Asher Klein contributed to this report.


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    Connecticut State Police have identified the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident on Route 8 in Bridgeport that killed a pedestrian on Thursday.

    Police said they received several 911 calls about a woman attempting to cross Route 8 southbound near exit five in Bridgeport around 7:44 p.m. Later calls reported that the woman had been hit by a vehicle.

    Investigators found that a vehicle, later identified as a 2019 Peterbilt dump truck, was traveling on Route 8 southbound in the left center lane, south of exit five, when it hit the female pedestrian and left the scene.

    According to police, the pedestrian, later identified as 54-year-old Maria Mendoza-Robles, of Bridgeport, died at the scene.

    Initially, police said witnesses described a dump truck in the area as having a red or orange cab and a silver or grey dump truck bed, but investigators later determined the vehicle involved was a blue Peterbilt dump truck.

    Officers said they have developed a person of interest as the possible operator of the vehicle.

    The accident remains under investigation.

    Anyone with any information or who may have seen the pedestrian, the vehicle or the accident itself is asked to contact Troop G at (203) 696-2500.



    Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

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    A rare October snowstorm in 2011 caused devastation across Connecticut, dumping as much as 20 inches of snow across the state. Here's a look back at the storm that moved through seven years ago.

    Photo Credit: Cheryl Shea

    Cheryl Shea sent us this shot from Northford, mirroring destruction across Connecticut.Cheryl Shea sent us this shot from Northford, mirroring destruction across Connecticut.

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    Police are searching for the person who crashed a stolen vehicle into a school bus full of kids then stole a good Samaritan's vehicle and took off in East Hampton on Monday morning.

    Officers said a white pick-up truck that was stolen from a Starbucks in Colchester was heading north on Main Street when it hit a school bus head-on around 7:40 a.m. The school bus was picking up children and had approximately 20 children on board.

    When a good Samaritan stopped to help the children and make sure everyone was alright, police said the driver of the pick-up then stole the good Samaritan's Jeep and took off.

    Officers are still searching for that driver. They said the driver is described as a man with curly hair wearing khaki pants and a sweater.

    None of the children on the bus were hurt. They were transported onto another bus to be taken to school. Once the children arrive to school, the teachers and nurse will check out all of the children, as a precaution.



    Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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    The social media site favored by a Pennsylvania man accused of gunning down 11 people at a synagogue on Saturday was inaccessible Monday, with Gab becoming the latest focal point in a battle over online hate speech and the platforms that host it.

    In an email Sunday, a GoDaddy spokesman said the company had given Gab 24 hours to find a new domain provider after finding "numerous" instances of content that promotes and encourages violence on the site, NBC News reported. PayPal said it was already in the process of canceling Gab’s account before Saturday’s shooting. Another payment service company Stripe, and Gab's web host, Joyent, were also dumping it.

    Gab, which says it has 800,000 users, bills itself as a champion of free speech. But it has also been criticized as a haven for the alt-right and a hotbed of racism, one that gained an audience hungry for extremist content after more mainstream platforms, particularly Twitter and Reddit, began to push hate speech off their services.

    "We have been systematically no-platformed by App Stores, multiple hosting providers, and several payment processors," a message on Gab's website said Monday.



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    School leaders in Derby have hired armed security officers out of an abundance of caution and today was the first day they were at the schools. 

    The district hired three new armed school security officers to protect the students and staff and the plan is to hire two more school security officers so each of the four schools can have an officer and the fourth would serve as a floater. 

    “Right now in today’s climate, I want to create a safe environment for the staff and the children here,” John Serra, one of the school security officers, said. 

    Serra, a U.S. Air Force veteran, did internal security for Sikorsky and most recently was a Connecticut state police officer. 

    “After 9/11, I was stationed in Bridgeport at some of the school systems down there. It was actually one of the most rewarding times of my life dealing with the kids, working with the kids,” he said. “I figured, you know what, in retirement, this would be an excellent thing to do.” 

    Derby school administrators said they worked with the city to find a grant and with the police department to find and train candidates. 

    Several students said the presence of armed officers is comforting. 

    “I think it makes students and myself feel much safer learning and we can focus more on what we’re doing and not about what’s going on in the world,” Kaylee Olenoski, of Derby, said. 

    “I think it’s comforting to have someone who we can trust that’s armed around,” Ryan Callaghan, of Derby, said. 

    Parents also said they support the decision. 

    “In light of what’s happened in Pittsburgh, I think it’s a great idea. It’s a long time coming. I think every school should have this in every city and district across the country,” Rob Hyder, of Derby, said.


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    In the midst of all the World Series excitement, one person took it too far and was arrested Sunday during the celebrations.

    A Connecticut was arrested around 1 a.m. near 75 Boylston St. in Boston, according to officials. Twenty-two-year-old Shawn Lindsay was charged with destruction of property after he allegedly climbed up a light pole and punched out the plastic light fixture.

    The one arrest came as hundreds of Sox fans filled the streets of Boston on Monday night. No other major problems were reported.

    Previously, the University of Massachusetts Amherst was home to riots when it came to sports celebration -- even as recently as last winter.

    However, UMass remained peaceful after the Sox win on Sunday night. Some 2,000 students gathered at the school to celebrate the Red Sox’s triumph before police intervened the massive crowd, according to the Boston Globe.

    The rowdiest of the bunch was one man who was seen jumping from one side of a building. This year’s celebration was mild in comparison to the Patriots’ loss against the Philadelphia Eagles; six people were arrested and 12 others were injured on the campus.

    No injuries were immediately reported in connection to the Red Sox celebrations.

    It's unclear when Lindsay will be arraigned at Boston Municipal Court or whether he has an attorney


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    The Red Sox World Series championship parade will be held on Wednesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday.

    "This is an all-time great team that we had," Walsh said Monday. "Congratulations to the entire team for your resilience and positivity and the way you carried yourself on the field and off the field."

    The Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodgers Stadium Sunday night, winning their fourth World Series title in 15 years.

    Walsh said Wednesday's duck boat parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Boylston Street by Fenway Park, continuing down Boylston to the Boston Common, where it will take a left onto Tremont Street. It will continue up Tremont to Cambridge and end at Staniford Street.

    There will not be any rally at City Hall Plaza after the parade, the mayor said.

    "I'm excited as mayor to host my first Red Sox parade," Walsh said. "I was getting used to the Patriots parades and now we have a Red Sox parade, so I'm happy about that. We have some great experiences here in our city, but we're not taking anything for granted. We hope to see a big crowd out there."

    Walsh urged people not to try to drive to the parade, saying they should take public transportation instead. He said extra MBTA service will be added for the day to accommodate parade attendees.

    There will be traffic and parking restrictions beginning at 12 a.m. Tuesday, the mayor said. Details can be found at boston.gov/redsoxparade.

    "As far as safety goes, we're encouraging people - don't do anything on the streets of Boston on Wednesday morning that you wouldn't do in front of your house," Walsh added. "Be respectful of the city."

    The mayor said Boston police and their partners will be out in numbers, as they were on Sunday night as Sox fans filled the streets.

    "We are a city of champions, so let's celebrate like champions," he said.

    Boston Police Commissioner William Gross echoed the mayor's sentiments, saying "We've been here before, let's act like it."

    He said public drinking will not be tolerated, and people should not bring weapons.

    "We fully expect to have a great parade," Gross said.

    Since the parade is being held on Halloween, he said there probably will be some people who attend in costume.

    "If you're in costume, we ask you to act respectfully," he said. "And please, no costumes with replica firearms. That will not be tolerated."

    Wednesday's parade will be the city's 11th time hosting a championship parade since 2002.



    Photo Credit: FILE - Getty Images

    Duck boats carry the Boston Red Sox players during a victory parade October 30, 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox beat the Cardinals in four straight games to take the teams first World Series since 1918. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)Duck boats carry the Boston Red Sox players during a victory parade October 30, 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox beat the Cardinals in four straight games to take the teams first World Series since 1918. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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