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Massachusetts Korean War soldier killed in 1951 coming home
The remains of a Massachusetts Korean War soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in 1951 have been positively identified and will be returned to his family for burial
Police receive more than 450 tips regarding murder of runner Vanessa Marcotte
State police have received more than 450 calls to a tip line set up to solve the murder of Vanessa Marcotte, whose body was found in Princeton Sunday after she went for an afternoon run. “There has been a steady flow, which we are happy for,” Dave Procopio, a State Police spokesman, told The Globe. “But we want the public […]
Police investigating drowning in Worcester
Worcester police are investigating after a 49-year-old woman drowned in Coes Pond. Police said officers responded to a Fremont Street home on Thursday evening to check on the welfare of a person. Officers were told that the woman had not been seen since 7 a.m. was last spotted at Coes Pond. Police said they were […]
Facing $75 million budget gap, Baystate Health will cut about 300 jobs
Baystate Health plans to eliminate 300 positions in the coming weeks as part of an effort to close a $75 million budget gap, the nonprofit said Friday. In a memo sent to employees, Baystate Health President and CEO Mark Keroack wrote that the majority of the layoffs will occur in the Springfield-based operations, but the impact will […]
Guess who’s buying the building with the Citgo sign?
Bostonians finally know who holds the key to the iconic Citgo sign’s fate. The development firm Related Beal told The Boston Globe on Friday it has a deal in place with Boston University to buy the Kenmore Square building that holds up the sign. “We are thrilled to be selected to re-imagine these key parcels,” […]
MBTA Transit Police looking for guy who wanted selfie inside train tunnel
MBTA Transit Police is none too pleased with a man who went into a train tunnel in order to take a selfie, sparking major delays on Wednesday night. Transit Police is searching for information about a man who allegedly entered the Right of Way and proceeded into the tunnel at the Blue Line’s Aquarium station on […]
Inmate attempts escape from Connecticut prison
A 25-year-old inmate’s attempt to scale the perimeter fence of the York Correctional Institution was thwarted by prison staff
Somerville vets: ‘All Lives Matter’
Somerville vets have hung an “All Lives Matter” banner over the city’s American Legion Post in response to the “Black Lives Matter” banner draped across City Hall, reports the Boston Herald. “We’re not knocking Black Lives Matter. We’re not knocking anybody … We don’t care about your color. We don’t car about where you come […]
Police: 13-year-old boy stops man from breaking into his home
A 13-year-old Rockland boy stopped a man from breaking into his home, authorities say. The incident happened just before 3 p.m. on Thursday, when a boy heard “suspicious noises” on the side of his home and went to investigate, according to the Rockland Police Department. When he went out back to look, he saw a […]
JetBlue flight from Boston hits turbulence, 20 injured
A JetBlue flight was diverted to South Dakota after turbulence left more than 20 passengers and crew members injured
State regulators blast Brockton nursing home in report
A scathing report by state regulators says staff at a Brockton nursing home lacked the adequate training to revive a dementia patient who died after suffering a reported heart attack in April
Driver arrested following crash involving MassDOT vehicle
A state Department of Transportation worker was injured early Friday morning when a car crashed into the back of his vehicle as he was driving on Route 128 south in Weston. The worker was treated for injuries that were not life threatening, and the driver involved in the crash was arrested, according to MassDOT. The […]
Authorities investigating suspicious fire at old Plymouth County Hospital
State and local authorities are investigating a suspicious fire at the old Plymouth County Hospital on Thursday. Hanson firefighters responded to the scene on High Street around noon after receiving a report that smoke was coming from the building, according to a fire department statement. The crew discovered several smoldering fires in the basement, which […]
Street sweeper driver killed in crash on Connecticut interstate off ramp
Police say a man has been killed after the street sweeper he was driving overturned as he was getting off a Connecticut highway
Man charged with stabbing woman in Dorchester overnight
A 33-year-old man was charged on Thursday with stabbing an 18-year-old woman several times in Dorchester, prosecutors said. At a Dorchester Municipal Court arraignment, Headley Barnes was ordered held on $10,000 bail and charged with armed assault with intent to murder, Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley’s office said in a statement. Prosecutors allege that Barnes attacked […]
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan unhurt in Nashua car crash
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan was involved in a car accident Thursday afternoon in Nashua, just before speaking at a local health care center. The governor was uninjured in the crash and she proceeded to participate in the event at Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center in Nashua, according to Hassan’s spokesman William Hinkle. According to Nashua Police […]
MBTA commuter train strikes pickup truck in Wakefield
A pickup truck was struck by an MBTA commuter train in Wakefield Thursday. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the inbound Haverhill train struck the pickup around 11:33 a.m. after the truck’s driver drove around lowered gates at the Broadway Street railroad crossing between the Wakefield and Greenwood stations. The driver was transported to a local […]
UMass Lowell students will build a satellite with $200K from NASA
NASA is awarding a group of UMass Lowell students $200,000 to design and build a satellite that will orbit the Earth in 2018, according to a press release from the school. More than 50 science and engineering students are developing the “SPACE HUAC” (pronounced “space hawk”) satellite, which NASA plans to send into orbit for […]
Charlestown student surprised with full Berklee scholarship
What does it feel like to receive a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music? It feels like going on The Price is Right, Junilda “Muñeca” Diaz, 18, of Charlestown, told The Boston Globe. Dias was announced as a scholarship recipient after playing bass in the Berklee City Music scholarship concert Tuesday night. How did […]
Uber driver arrested on rape charge by Everett Police
A male Uber driver was arrested by Everett Police and faces a charge of rape, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said. Darnell Booth, 36, is expected to be arraigned in Malden District Court on Thursday, The Boston Globe reports. More details will be available after the arraignment, a spokesperson for the District Attorney’s office said.
Person suffers life-threatening injuries in Dorchester stabbing
One person suffered life-threatening injuries and another was injured in a stabbing in Dorchester early Thursday morning, according to Boston police. Officers responded to the scene on Millet Street around 2:47 a.m. where they found the two victims, one with life-threatening injuries from a stab wound, according to police. Both victims were taken to the […]
Boston will lower city speed limit to 25 mph
Mayor Marty Walsh said Thursday he will work with city lawmakers and officials to lower the default speed limit in Boston to 25 mph. Walsh’s announcement follows the approval of state legislation that gives municipalities the authority to lower default speed limits. Previously, cities and towns seeking to change the speed limit had to study vehicle speeds in […]
Horse racing won’t be returning to Brockton Fairgrounds
Thoroughbred horse racing will not make its long-anticipated return to the Brockton Fairgrounds this summer after the Massachusetts Gaming Condition denied part of a $4.2 million funding request
Advocates concerned by child marriage in Massachusetts
With no minimum age requirement for marriage, Massachusetts has become a battleground state for advocates speaking out against child marriage
Massachusetts woman, left in hospital, searches for mother
A Massachusetts woman found abandoned as a newborn in a hospital bathroom 25 years ago wants to meet her mom
Brockton man denied parole in shaking death of his infant son
A Brockton man who was convicted 15 years ago of shaking his infant son to death has been denied parole, according to the Plymouth District Attorney’s office. The state Parole Board unanimously denied the request from 50-year-old Michael J. Lyons, who is currently serving a life sentence for his conviction of second degree murder in […]
Former New Hampshire prep school chaplain accused of abuse
A St. Paul’s School spokeswoman says a former student has come forward with an allegation of sexual abuse by a former chaplain after the New Hampshire prep school began an investigation of the man upon learning of a similar allegation another school
Cambridge officer arraigned on assault charges for alleged July beating
A Cambridge police officer returned to court Wednesday and faced more severe charges for allegedly beating a restaurant employee in Revere last month. Jonathan Vicente, 25, was arrested on July 10 and arraigned on July 11 on charges of disturbing the peace. In Chelsea District Court on Wednesday — his first appearance since the initial arraignment […]
Coast Guard rescues 4 stranded boaters off island near Cape
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people who became stranded on Nonamesset Island Wednesday morning. An employee for a commercial towing company alerted the Coast Guard to the stranded boaters at around 10:40 a.m., the Coast Guard said in a statement. Their boat had run aground in the shallow waters surrounding Nonamesset, the easternmost of the Elizabeth […]
Someone in Foxborough stole a giant, 2-foot-tall bottle of Hennessy cognac
If you see something—in this case, someone with a giant bottle of cognac—say something. Foxborough police say they are looking for an over-sized bottle of Hennessy XO cognac, nearly two feet tall and a foot wide, that was reportedly stolen during a break-in. “Over our years of policing experience, we have taken reports of many […]
Running boat with blood, broken glass turns up at marina
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is investigating after a running boat with blood and broken glass inside turned up at a marina in Warwick
Worcester man fatally struck by tractor-trailer on I-290
Massachusetts State Police say a 44-year-old Worcester man has died after he was struck by a tractor-trailer along Interstate 290 in Shrewsbury
Police: Worcester man arrested following ‘violent spree’
Worcester police arrested a man Tuesday who they say went on a violent rampage that included rape, carjacking, and armed robbery. Antonio Damon, 35, of Worcester faces multiple charges including two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, aggravated rape, assault with the intent to rape, kidnapping, carjacking, and two counts of armed robbery. Authorities […]
Allston man, 21, dies in rollover crash on I-95
A 21-year-old Allston man was killed in a rollover accident on I-95 early Wednesday morning, authorities say. Jack Jardin was driving northbound in a Jeep Wrangler near exit 22 in Newton just after 2 a.m. when he lost control of his car and rolled over into the median, according to Massachusetts State Police. Jardin suffered […]
St. Paul’s School responds to suit filed by parents of Owen Labrie’s victim
St. Paul’s School, the elite New Hampshire prep school that was the setting for a highly publicized sexual encounter between senior Owen Labrie and a freshman girl there, denied in a court filling this week that it was responsible for what happened. The parents of Labrie’s victim, who was 15-years-old when she said she was […]
Watch underwater footage of a shark eating a grey seal
Researchers at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy snagged video this week of a white shark swimming with her meal. That’s right, the shark is a she. And she is carrying the remains of a grey seal. The shark was later identified by Marine Fisheries Biologist John Chisholm as an 11-foot female first seen last year. […]
Stem cell scientist appointed new dean of Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School announced Tuesday that Dr. George Q. Daley, a prominent stem cell researcher and alum of the university, will become the school’s new dean, STAT reports. Daley has a medical degree from Harvard and a PhD in biology from MIT, and the 55-year-old has spent his entire career in Boston and Cambridge, according […]
Hundreds mourn Princeton jogger at vigil
About 200 people attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night honoring Vanessa Marcotte, the Princeton jogger whose body was discovered on Sunday, reports The Boston Globe. The vigil was held at the First Congregational Church of Princeton. “Tonight definitely showed how everyone is here for each other,” Amanda Jonaitis told the Globe. Marcotte, 27, a Boston […]
Restaurateur Barbara Lynch shares her favorite recipe
When Barbara Lynch set out to open her restaurants, she wanted to add something to the Boston food scene that didn’t exist before. She now has seven distinct culinary establishments to her name, all of which are located in Boston’s Fort Point, South End, and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. Lynch shared her feelings on the MBTA and the city’s food scene […]
Restaurateur Barbara Lynch shares her thoughts on the MBTA, Boston’s nightlife and overcoming her doubts
Long before she had a collection of renowned restaurants to her name, Barbara Lynch was a self-proclaimed troublemaker who stole an MBTA bus and worked as a runner for local bookies. After growing up in a housing project in South Boston, Lynch dropped out of Madison Park High School because she was behind in her credits […]
19-year-old fatally crashes in New Hampshire after evading police
A 19-year-old man died Monday after he refused to pull over for New Hampshire State Police, sped away, and crashed into a tree, officials said. Jake Davison, 19, of Tamworth, New Hampshire, was pronounced dead at the scene, the New Hampshire’s Troopers Associate said in a statement. State Police Sergeant Joseph Shackford tried to pull Davison over […]
Malden High School employee accused of raping disabled student
A Malden man accused of raping a disabled student while he working as a paraprofessional at the town’s high school was arraigned Tuesday in Middlesex Superior Court. Steven MacDonald, 46, was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a disabled person, and one count of assault with intent […]
Officials: West Bridgewater fatal fire began in the kitchen
A fire that killed a West Bridgewater man on Monday began in his kitchen, authorities say. Robert Murphy, 54, died in the blaze at the two-family home. He lived on the first floor. The fire was accidental, the state fire marshal’s office said in a statement. “It is a very sad coincidence that there was […]
Tractor-trailer hits, kills pedestrian in Shrewsbury
A tractor-trailer struck and killed a male pedestrian Tuesday morning in Shrewsbury, according to Massachusetts State Police. The crash occurred around 9 a.m. between exits 22 and 23 on Route 290 west, police said. The pedestrian walked into the right travel lane and was struck by a tractor-trailer, according to police. The pedestrian, whose name is […]
Police release sketch of man who allegedly tried to lure girls using Pokemon Go
Bridgewater police on Tuesday released a sketch of a man they believe tried to lure three young girls into his minivan over the weekend by asking them to play Pokemon Go. The man is described as slim, well-built, and in his 20s, with tattoos on his arms and chest, Bridgewater police said in a statement. Police believe […]
Police searching for suspect in child rape case
Sharon police are asking for the public’s help locating a man who is wanted on several charges including rape of a child. Police said the last known address for 29-year-old Erik William Silva was on Beach Road in Sharon. He has ties in the Norwood area, as well as out of state. He may also go […]
Rescued dog who chewed off his own foot gets new home
Maverick, the 2-year-old German Shepherd who tried to escape a lease by chewing off part of his own foot, has a new home. MSPCA-Angell said the pup is settling in with his adoptive family and recovering from the surgery he needed following his rescue from his old home in Middleborough. When he was found, Maverick was emaciated […]
‘Panicked’ dog rescued from Nantucket Sound
A dog spotted swimming frantic and alone in the Nantucket Sound was rescued by a small boat on Monday, reports the Vineyard Gazette. “The dog was spooked, panicked,” Captain Ron Rock of the Island Queen ferry told the Gazette. “It was swimming erratically.” Rock spotted the dog at 11 a.m. while traveling from Falmouth to Oak […]
‘Pokemon Go’ stop at site of deadly nightclub fire upsets families
There is a “Pokemon Go” stop at the site of the Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people in 2003, and families of survivors are upset about it, reports The Boston Globe. ‘‘That is just so disrespectful,’’ survivor Victoria Potvin Eagan told the Globe. ‘‘Graveyards and memorial sites especially are meant to honor and […]
4-alarm fire displaces 5 people in South Boston
A four-alarm fire spread rapidly through a vacant South Boston brownstone on Monday night, displacing five people from a neighboring building and causing an estimated $1 million in damages, according to fire officials. pic.twitter.com/nXA3C51YoP — Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) August 9, 2016 Boston fire responded to the scene at 797 East 4th Street at 10:25 […]
Boy, 7, loses foot in lawn mower accident
Doctors amputated the left foot of a 7-year-old boy from Northborough after he was accidentally run over by a lawn mower, reports CBS Boston. Isaac Harrington was playing with his mother during a trip to Maryland when someone operating a large commercial lawn mower threw the machine into reverse without looking and ran over the […]
Coast Guard rescues sick woman from sailboat off Cape
A woman suffering from abdominal pains was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard near Cuttyhunk Island on Monday. The woman and her husband were aboard a 46-foot sailboat off the Cape when the couple called for help around 7 p.m., according to the Coast Guard. A crew from Woods Hole responded to the boat and […]
Police: Boston man sexually assaulted elderly woman
A Boston man was arrested Monday night in connection with the sexual assault of an elderly woman last month, authorities say. Donald J. Galvin, 65, broke into the home of an elderly woman’s home in Hingham and assaulted her on July 28, according to the Hingham Police Department. Galvin was charged with assault and battery […]
Stolen state police cruiser recovered in Somerville
Authorities say a state police cruiser that was stolen from a Massachusetts Department of Transportation maintenance facility was recovered in Somerville
Driver killed in head-on Mass. Pike crash was driving in wrong direction, police say
A man driving in the wrong direction on the Massachusetts Turnpike died in a head-on crash, according to police. The crash happened late Monday night on the Mass. Pike in Westborough. State police say a 28-year-old Rutland man was driving eastbound on the westbound side of the highway when his vehicle struck two other vehicles. […]
South Boston brownstone fire causes $1 million in damage
Fire officials say a four-alarm blaze tore through a home under renovation in south Boston and caused an estimated $1 million in damage
New law will increase state’s reliance on renewable energy
Massachusetts will ramp up its reliance on renewable and alternative sources of energy under a bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker
Police investigating after 4 stabbed outside Providence nightclub
Police are investigating after four people were stabbed outside of a nightclub in Providence
Massachusetts teen drowns in Connecticut state park
A 17-year-old Massachusetts boy has died while swimming in a Connecticut lake
What South Coast rail has — and doesn’t have — in common with the Green Line extension
Two long-awaited rail projects in different parts of the state saw their projected budgets increase by $1 billion or more inside the last year. But the state’s reaction to each has been very different. In the first case — the Green Line extension through Somerville — Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration was quick to say the project could be canceled […]
Machete-wielding man robs New Bedford dollar store
Dartmouth police say they are looking for a man who, armed with a machete, robbed a Family Dollar store in New Bedford late Sunday night. The man was in one of the aisles at the 160 W. Rodney French Blvd. store around 11:20 p.m. when he grabbed a female employee by the shirt and demanded cash, Dartmouth police spokesman […]
Delta grounds flights due to systems problems
Delta flights grounded for hours by computer outage; airlines says some service resuming
Police are conducting a death investigation in Princeton
Police in Princeton are conducting a death investigation after a woman went missing on Sunday afternoon. Massachusetts State Police began investigating a report of a missing person in Princeton on Sunday, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office. State police confirmed to Boston.com that a death investigation is underway in the […]
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Bill creates panel to study bullying of tenants
A bill passed in the closing hours of the legislative session on Beacon Hill seeks an end to what many tenants say is a pattern of bullying and harassment in public and subsidized multi-family housing
Worcester women struck by stray bullet expected to recover
Police say two women are expected to make a full recovery after they were struck by the same stray bullet while sitting on the porch of an apartment in Worcester
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Boston Public School students designed the new artwork on the Orange line trains
Phillip Tran’s father was born an orphan in Vietnam, and grew up working farm and factory jobs in order to feed himself. He met his wife while working on a farm, and eventually, they saved up enough money to move to the U.S. When Tran asked his father about the experience, his dad told him, […]
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Police want to know who wrote ‘Kill Cops’ on a skate park ramp
Police in Tewksbury want to know who wrote “Kill Cops” at the town’s skate park. Police posted this photo of the message on Twitter: If anyone has any information as to who wrote “kill cops” on a ramp at the Tewksbury skate park, pls call us. TPD3 pic.twitter.com/FPyJ5z7tkx — Tewksbury Police (@TewksburyPD) August 7, 2016 […]
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This is what a car-free Newbury Street looks like
Newbury Street had a whole new look Sunday afternoon. The bustling boulevard that’s lined with shops and restaurants was off-limits to cars between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., giving bikers and pedestrians the chance to roam the entire street—sans exhaust and honking horns. From biking and jogging to playing four square and table tennis, revelers found a number […]
Police: Four arrested and three firearms recovered in Roxbury
Boston police recovered three loaded firearms and arrested three men and one juvenile Sunday in Roxbury, according to a statement by Boston police. London Lee, 23, Jaquan McIver-Bennet, 20, Josiah Watkins, 19, and a 17-year-old male juvenile were placed into custody in the area of 64 McGreevey Way. Around 1 a.m., officers on patrol in the Mission Hill […]
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Rhode Island nightclub fire memorial nearing completion
The foundation working to build a memorial at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people in Rhode Island says it has now raised $1.9 million out of the $2 million it says it needs to build it and maintain it in perpetuity
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New Hampshire woman tracks WWII soldiers buried in Belgium
A New Hampshire woman’s effort to learn about a great-uncle has turned into a project to document thousands of World War II soldiers buried in Belgium
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Obama opens up about his golf game: Sand tips needed
President Barack Obama, an avid weekend golfer, says he hits a straight drive but he needs help with his sand shots
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Rescuers come to aid of stranded dolphins in Barnstable
It was a busy day in Barnstable as rescuers raced to the aid of 10 dolphins stranded on Sandy Neck
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Costs rise as Boston subway train upgrades delayed
Transit officials in Massachusetts say plans to upgrade Green Line subway cars will cost more and take longer than expected
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UNH gets nearly $250K grant to help with tomato research
University of New Hampshire researchers have received a three-year grant for nearly $250,000 to expand research to improve nutrient and pest management in tomato production
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New movie to explore bizarre hunt for the Boston Strangler
A new movie about the Boston Strangler is in the works, and it will focus in part on a man who claimed psychic powers to help police investigate one of America’s most notorious serial killer cases
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Boston hiker rescued by helicopter after New Hampshire fall
A Boston man is recovering from a serious head injury after falling during a hike in New Hampshire
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Crackdown on noisy roosters eyed in Plymouth
People keeping chickens in Plymouth, Massachusetts, had best not get too cocky: Town officials are looking at ways to rein in their roosters
Maine native Ben True 1st American to win Beach to Beacon
Ben True has become the first American to win Maine’s biggest road race
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Yoga nonprofit donates more than $1 million to Boston Children’s Hospital
Yoga Reaches Out, a nonprofit that raises money for children’s organizations through yoga events, presented Boston Children’s Hospital with a check for more than $1 million this week. The funds were raised over the last six years by the New England chapter of the nonprofit through hosting “yogathons.” More than 1,000 people attended the 2016 […]
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Boston floating lighthouse briefly powering up its beacon
A floating lighthouse in Boston is briefly powering up its 500,000-candlepower beacon
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Police: Woman vandalized Trump sign, nearly ran over resident
A 57-year-old woman was arrested early Saturday after she allegedly vandalized a resident’s Donald Trump campaign sign and then nearly ran over the sign’s owner as she drove off, according to authorities. Andover police said officers responded to the home on Jenkins Road after the homeowner reported his campaign sign had been spray painted. He […]
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Thousands ride in Massachusetts for cancer research
More than 6,000 riders are taking part in the Pan-Mass Challenge to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Driver killed in fiery, single-car crash
Massachusetts state police have identified the victim of a single-car crash in Sutton as a 47-year-old Grafton man
Researchers capture video of shark snacking on whale carcass off the Cape
Researchers studying the carcass of a whale off the coast of the Cape captured video of another creature of the deep — a hungry white shark enjoying an easy meal. The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown began monitoring the carcass of a small, female minke whale when it was reported in Cape Cod Bay […]
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14-year-old Tufts patient busts ghosts in her own movie poster
A 14-year-old patient at Tufts Medical Center became an official Ghostbuster Friday when she starred in her very own movie poster. Destiny Jardin, of Westport, was one of the five pediatric patients at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center who got the chance to show off her superhuman side in a May […]
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Police identify motorcyclist killed in Beverly crash
Police have identified the motorcyclist killed in a crash in Beverly as a 30-year-old Gloucester man
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Nearly $620K in funding awarded to protect Narragansett Bay
Nearly $620,000 in federal funding has been awarded to protect Narragansett Bay
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Boston police commissioner on defusing tensions: Relationships matter
BOSTON — The violent confrontations between the police and minorities that have erupted in many cities over the past couple of years have created new pressures on police commanders across the country. Many of them were already dealing with issues of morale, recruitment and retention, and community relations.
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Boston mayor: City police don’t need long guns
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he disagrees with city police unions that officers need long guns
Motorcyclist killed, passenger hurt in Beverly crash
Massachusetts State Police say a motorcyclist was fatally injured and his passenger was seriously hurt in a crash in Beverly
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Coast Guard rescues 3 from overturned boat in Massachusetts
The Coast Guard says it has rescued three people from an overturned boat in Pamet Harbor
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New Hampshire parish set to offer traditional Latin Mass
A Roman Catholic parish in New Hampshire will be the first in the state dedicated solely to the traditional Latin Mass
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Jeb Bush explains why he was walking alone in Boston
Emerson College student Ben Bailey thought he was dreaming when he saw Jeb Bush walking down Boylston Street toward Copley earlier this week. But, as he described in an animated Facebook post, the “face that has so commonly been associated with defeat” really did belong to the former presidential candidate, with whom he stopped to […]
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Danvers toddler pulled from family pool has died
A Danvers toddler pulled from his family’s pool Thursday night has died, according to Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. Danvers police responded to a reported near-drowning Thursday night. The toddler was at a Danvers home during a small gathering of family and friends, according to the DA’s office. Griffin Lamar, 2, was discovered in […]
Ex-Massachusetts AG joins lawsuit over Boston baby’s death
Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has joined the legal team pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 1-year-old Boston girl who claim their Irish nanny killed their daughter
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Governor Baker to sign Uber, Lyft legislation
Governor Charlie Baker will sign legislation regulating ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft on Friday, reports The Boston Globe. The landmark legislation will mandate driver background checks, regulate insurance requirements and toll rates, and allow pickups from Boston’s main convention center and airport. It will also require the companies pay a 20-cent per-ride fee. That […]
Immigrants and their children face a higher risk of drowning
Immigrants are are more likely to drown in Massachusetts than the general population and their children are at even higher risk, The Boston Globe reports. A Globe review of death records from 1999 to 2013 found 124 of the 662 drowning victims during that time were immigrants. The paper also found that children of immigrants […]
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Coast Guard asks public to label kayaks after unmanned boat spurs water search
The U.S. Coast Guard is asking kayakers to label their boats after the discovery of an unmanned kayak triggered a water search on Thursday. At about 9 a.m., a good Samaritan reported the yellow kayak, spotted adrift off the coast of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. There was no contact information on the boat. The Coast […]
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Family of trooper killed in crash visits state police headquarters
State police got a new department head for a moment on Thursday when the family of a trooper killed in a crash on the Mass. Pike paid a special visit to police headquarters. Noah Clardy, whose father, 44-year-old Thomas Clardy, died in March after a car struck his cruiser on the Mass. Pike., was honorarily […]
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