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Man pleads guilty in $1.4 million scheme to defraud Staples | Boston Herald Man pleads guilty in $1.4 million scheme to defraud Staples
BOSTON — A Georgia man faces prison after admitting to his role in a scheme to defraud Massachusetts-based Staples Inc. out of more than $1.4 million.The U.S. Attorney's office says Layne Gosnell pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud. He faces up to 20 years in prison when he's sentenced in January.Investigators say Gosnell, a co-con
Boston Herald | October 22, 2017
Political comedian running for office in Massachusetts | Boston.com Political comedian running for office in Massachusetts
Though Jimmy Tingle has long made biting political humor a staple of his stand-up routines, he insists his dive into Massachusetts politics is anything but comic relief
Boston.com | October 22, 2017
Bernie Sanders to rally with candidates in Somerville, Cambridge | Boston Herald Bernie Sanders to rally with candidates in Somerville, Cambridge
BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to rally with candidates running for city council, school board and the board of aldermen in Somerville and Cambridge.Monday's visit is meant to highlight candidates running in elections nationwide in November who have been endorsed by Our Revolution, an offshoot of Sanders' unsuccessful presidential campaign.Our Revolution Somerville mem
Boston Herald | October 22, 2017
Boy, 7, killed in pit bull attack | Boston Herald Boy, 7, killed in pit bull attack
Subtitle: Cops report child entered dog enclosure in LowellAuthorities are investigating after a 7-year-old boy was apparently attacked and killed by two pit bulls in Lowell, officials said.Lowell cops, responding to a report of an injured child on Clare Street about 6 p.m., found the little boy dead, according to a statement issued by Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office
Boston Herald | October 22, 2017
Advocates call for new opioid approach | Boston Herald Advocates call for new opioid approach
Subtitle: Swap quick fixes for long-lasting helpFrustrated by the lack of progress in the fight against the Bay State’s raging opioid epidemic, addiction treatment advocates are calling for officials to organize the kind of coordinated effort that was used to tackle HIV and AIDS decades ago.“We made a difference in the ’80s, we can do the same thing again,” Ron Hill sa
Boston Herald | October 22, 2017
Federal suit filed in 1994 alleged mob mistarget | Boston Herald Federal suit filed in 1994 alleged mob mistarget
BOSTON — The family of a Massachusetts man who was allegedly shot and killed by a mob associate who mistook him for another man more than two decades ago claims the FBI’s negligence led to the victim’s death.The wrongful death lawsuit filed Friday against the U.S. government alleges 20-year-old Michael Romano Jr. was killed in 1994 by a man directed by reputed Mafia leader and FB
Boston Herald | October 22, 2017
Low-income families get free costumes | Boston Herald Low-income families get free costumes
Grinning from ear to ear with their prized princess gowns, vampire cloaks and Batman masks, more than 200 kids from low-income families got a real treat ahead of Halloween yesterday when they got to take home a free costume thanks to big-hearted donors.The more than 500 donated costumes collected by officials at Interfaith Social Services Food Pantry in Quincy allowed the scores of youngsters to p
Boston Herald | October 22, 2017
Man taps into the force for Halloween | Boston Herald Man taps into the force for Halloween
PARMA, Ohio — A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is enticing kids to get toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors.Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer, 39, spent about $1,500 and 10 hours a weekend for half a year to build a replica of the four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker. He built it with his carpenter friend Anthony Par
Boston Herald | October 22, 2017
Author: Document dump should fill in gaps in Oswald story | Boston Herald Author: Document dump should fill in gaps in Oswald story
Philip Shenon, author of “A Cruel and Shocking Act: Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination,” is among the experts who are eagerly awaiting the scheduled release Thursday of thousands of documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Shenon, who spent more than 20 years writing for The New York Times, told the Herald’s Owen Boss about what he hopes the d
Boston Herald | October 22, 2017
‘Pop-up centers’ open to support influx of Puerto Rican students | Boston Herald ‘Pop-up centers’ open to support influx of Puerto Rican students
Boston Public Schools officials are opening up so-called “pop-up centers” across the city in hopes of helping families arriving from storm-ravaged Puerto Rico sign up for school, find housing, and get necessities such as food and clothing.Beginning tomorrow, BPS will team up with community organizations Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, South Boston en Accion, and Sociedad Latina to link
Boston Herald | October 22, 2017
Lowell residents in shock after boy dies in pit bull attack | Boston.com Lowell residents in shock after boy dies in pit bull attack
The boy was mauled Saturday in a fenced-in area where two pit bulls were kept, according to the Middlesex district attorney’s office.
Boston.com | October 22, 2017
JFK library visitors full  of their own theories | Boston Herald JFK library visitors full of their own theories
News that President Trump is planning to approve the scheduled release Thursday of thousands of never publicly seen documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy had visitors outside the presidential library in Boston buzzing yesterday, many of whom wondered if any secrets would be revealed.“I don’t know that anyone really knows specifically what happened. There a
Boston Herald | October 22, 2017
Ready oar not,  regatta is here | Boston Herald Ready oar not, regatta is here
Thousands of spectators taking advantage of yesterday’s beautiful weather lined the banks of the Charles River to watch sleek boats cut through the glimmering water on the first day of the Head of the Charles Regatta, one of the world’s pre-eminent rowing competitions.The competition, which organizers say is the largest two-day rowing event in the world, will see more than 11,000 athle
Boston Herald | October 22, 2017
Driver who hit and killed local nurse training for Boston Marathon gets prison | Boston.com Driver who hit and killed local nurse training for Boston Marathon gets prison
Authorities say a Massachusetts woman who was under the influence of drugs when she hit and killed a woman training for the Boston Marathon in 2015 is headed to prison
Boston.com | October 22, 2017
Lawsuit says FBI negligence led to 1994 mob killing of Massachusetts man | Boston.com Lawsuit says FBI negligence led to 1994 mob killing of Massachusetts man
The family of a Massachusetts man who was allegedly shot and killed by a mob associate who mistook him for another man more than two decades ago claims the FBI's negligence led to the victim's death
Boston.com | October 22, 2017
Boston group hold 'Taste of the Caribbean' fundraiser for Hurricane Maria victims | Boston.com Boston group hold 'Taste of the Caribbean' fundraiser for Hurricane Maria victims
A coalition of Boston area law enforcement personnel is holding fundraiser this weekend to help people of the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Maria
Boston.com | October 22, 2017
Rep. Kennedy traveling to Flint for water crisis update | Boston.com Rep. Kennedy traveling to Flint for water crisis update
U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III is traveling to Flint, Michigan to learn about the city's water crisis
Boston.com | October 21, 2017
Gallery: Northeastern University's annual Underwear Run | Boston Herald Gallery: Northeastern University's annual Underwear Run
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Boston Herald | October 21, 2017
USS Constitution's 220th birthday turnaround | Boston Herald USS Constitution's 220th birthday turnaround
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Boston Herald | October 21, 2017
New seats eyed at Fenway, but park 'still evaluating' added safety nets | Boston Herald New seats eyed at Fenway, but park 'still evaluating' added safety nets
The Red Sox are looking to extend seats even farther onto the playing field at Fenway Park and are “still evaluating” whether they’ll add more protective netting to the section, a decision that could determine whether fans find themselves in the line of fire, a ballpark safety expert warns.“It sounds like they didn’t learn their lesson from a few years ago, when that
Boston Herald | October 21, 2017
DA: 7-year-old boy killed in Lowell pit bull attack | Boston Herald DA: 7-year-old boy killed in Lowell pit bull attack
Authorities are investigating after a 7-year-old boy was apparently attacked and killed by two pit bulls in Lowell.Lowell cops responding to a report of an injured child on Clare Street about 6 p.m. found the little boy, whose name was not released last night, dead, Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan and Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor said in a joint statement.A preliminary in
Boston Herald | October 21, 2017
Community mourns a brave little boy | Boston Herald Community mourns a brave little boy
His life was brief, but after he drew his last breath yesterday, 6-year-old Devin Suau was remembered for the legions of people he managed to touch with his bravery in the face of unbeatable odds.“He was a young man with a big heart,” Framingham police Chief Kenneth Ferguson said of Suau, whose fight with a rare brain tumor garnered national attention with the #WhyNotDevin social media
Boston Herald | October 21, 2017
Action near filming puts Dorchester man in court scene | Boston Herald Action near filming puts Dorchester man in court scene
An alleged purse-snatcher accused of threatening cops with an 8-inch bayonet and trying to carjack a luxury SUV near an “Equalizer 2” movie set in Boston was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail at his arraignment yesterday.Victor Lee, 52, of Dorchester — who prosecutors say has 22 entries on his criminal record — pleaded not guilty in Boston Municipal Court to charges includi
Boston Herald | October 21, 2017
‘An ordinary woman who lived an extraordinary life’ | Boston Herald ‘An ordinary woman who lived an extraordinary life’
A former Boston Public Schools teacher, whose life will be celebrated at a funeral Mass at St. Jerome Church in Weymouth Monday, is being remembered by her family members and friends as a devoted mother, a “hero” and “an ordinary woman who lived an extraordinary life.”Margaret Theresa “Peg” Rose died at her West Roxbury home Wednesday after a battle with breast
Boston Herald | October 21, 2017
New seats eyed at Fenway | Boston Herald New seats eyed at Fenway
Subtitle: But park ‘still evaluating’ added safety netsThe Red Sox are looking to extend seats even farther onto the playing field at Fenway Park and are “still evaluating” whether they’ll add more protective netting to the section, a decision that could determine whether fans find themselves in the line of fire, a ballpark safety expert warns.“It sounds like they
Boston Herald | October 21, 2017
SJC ruling puts brakes on DCF | Boston Herald SJC ruling puts brakes on DCF
Subtitle: Decision limits agency when separating kids, familiesThe state’s high court is slapping strict limits on child welfare workers who yank kids from their parents too quickly, stating in a sweeping ruling that investigators must make reasonable efforts to keep families together.The Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that before a child is seized by the state, a judge must twi
Boston Herald | October 21, 2017
Woman, 54, gets prison for crash killing nurse | Boston Herald Woman, 54, gets prison for crash killing nurse
A Hanson woman who was high on a cocktail of drugs when she hit and killed a beloved Beth Israel nurse with her car pleaded guilty yesterday to a crime that a top prosecutor called a sobering sign of the times.“Unfortunately we’re seeing more and more OUI drug cases,” Plymouth District Attor­ney Timothy J. Cruz said. “We’re dealing with people on the roads who are
Boston Herald | October 21, 2017
SJC ruling limits DCF when separating kids, families | Boston Herald SJC ruling limits DCF when separating kids, families
Subtitle: Decision puts brakes on agencyThe state’s high court is slapping strict limits on child welfare workers who yank kids from their parents too quickly, stating in a sweeping ruling that investigators must make reasonable efforts to keep families together.The Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that before a child is seized by the state, a judge must twice determine whether th
Boston Herald | October 21, 2017
Push for 'bump stock' ban slowed by process, language | Boston.com Push for 'bump stock' ban slowed by process, language
Procedural issues and disagreements appear to have stalled at least temporarily a proposed ban in Massachusetts on "bump stocks," devices intended to increase the rate at which a firearm discharges
Boston.com | October 21, 2017
Boston prepped to pony up big-time on its Suffolk Downs bet | Boston Herald Boston prepped to pony up big-time on its Suffolk Downs bet
Boston’s Amazon HQ2 bid calls for nearly $1 billion in state and federal transportation improvements to make Suffolk Downs a suitable site for the massive campus — and promises to spend $75 million from development fees to bolster an already strained local housing market to accommodate 50,000 workers.In the 214-page bid submitted last night, Boston says it will push the state to extend
Boston Herald | October 20, 2017
New gene therapy conquers blood cancer | Boston Herald New gene therapy conquers blood cancer
When four rounds of chemotherapy failed to eradicate the cancer running through Judy Wilkins’ veins, her doctor talked her into joining a groundbreaking gene therapy trial at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.“She looked at me and said, ‘Yeah, we are doing this. We are. What is it that we are going to do? I’m not going to chase cancer around your body for another y
Boston Herald | October 20, 2017
‘Old Ironsides’ took a spin around Boston Harbor before its 220th birthday celebration | Boston.com ‘Old Ironsides’ took a spin around Boston Harbor before its 220th birthday celebration
The USS Constitution took its first trip in three years Friday to celebrate the 220th anniversary of its launch, the Associated Press reports. The trip from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Fort Independence on Castle Island also celebrated the Navy’s 242nd birthday, which was on October 13. “Old Ironsides” fired off a 21-gun salute near […]
Boston.com | October 20, 2017
Man accused of killing 4 found competent to stand trial | Boston Herald Man accused of killing 4 found competent to stand trial
GROTON — A recent college graduate charged with fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker with a baseball bat in Massachusetts has been found competent to stand trial.Twenty-two-year-old Orion Krause has completed a 40-day mental health evaluation, but he will remain at Bridgewater State Hospital. He is charged with four counts of murder and has pleaded not guilty.Jud
Boston Herald | October 20, 2017
Man waives arraignment on charges of causing officer's death | Boston Herald Man waives arraignment on charges of causing officer's death
BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A Massachusetts man has waived arraignment on negligent homicide charges in the death of an off-duty police officer in New Hampshire.Authorities say 19-year-old Michael Ricci of Burlington was driving erratically on Interstate 95 in North Hampton on Oct. 8 when his car went through a closed crossover and collided with a motorcycle driven by Officer Louis Remigio of Som
Boston Herald | October 20, 2017
These sleek images show what 'Amazon Downs' could look like in Boston | Boston.com These sleek images show what 'Amazon Downs' could look like in Boston
Boston released its bid for Amazon’s new North American headquarters Friday, presenting its case for why the retail giant should settle in the Bay State’s capital. In the 218-page document, Suffolk Downs is presented as the city’s site of choice for Amazon’s so-called second headquarters. The site in East Boston is already slated for mixed-use […]
Boston.com | October 20, 2017
Gov. Baker pitches 26 potential Amazon HQ2 sites in Massachusetts | Boston Herald Gov. Baker pitches 26 potential Amazon HQ2 sites in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is serving up 26 potential sites for Amazon ranging from Pittsfield to Boston as part of its pitch for the web retail giant's coveted second headquarters, while also laying out potential -- but no specific -- tax breaks that could be negotiated, according to a copy of its bid.The state's 182-page Amazon HQ2 pitch includes testimonials from business leaders, five pages detaili
Boston Herald | October 20, 2017
Boston makes pitch for Amazon | Boston Herald Boston makes pitch for Amazon
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Boston Herald | October 20, 2017
Read Boston’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters | Boston.com Read Boston’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters
The city presented its case Friday for why the Seattle-based retail giant should choose Boston as its new hometown.
Boston.com | October 20, 2017
Survivors group aims for cold case closure | Boston Herald Survivors group aims for cold case closure
Mary Franklin, long an advocate for homicide victims and their survivors, is broadening her push to solve Boston’s hundreds of cold cases, enlisting families to help pressure city and state officials as well as community members to give grieving families closure.“This group is going to make people accountable — the city, all elected officials, the clergy, the DA’s office,&r
Boston Herald | October 20, 2017
Meet the 13-year-olds competing in the Head of the Charles—and fundraising for charity | Boston.com Meet the 13-year-olds competing in the Head of the Charles—and fundraising for charity
Two 13-year-olds from Connecticut are competing in this weekend’s 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta to fundraise for charity. Quinlan “Quin” Daly, of Darien, and George Lathrop, of Old Greenwich, are raising money for Children of Fallen Patriots, a Virginia-based organization dedicated to providing scholarships and educational counseling to children who have lost a parent in […]
Boston.com | October 20, 2017