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Sen. Warren to discuss impact of opioid bill on tribal areas | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 21, 2018
MASHPEE, Mass. — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to visit Mashpee to discuss what impact her opioid bill would have on tribal communities.The Democrat has joined with Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland to file legislation that would dedicate $100 billion in federal funding over the ...
Former state Sen. Brian Joyce’s lawyers say feds fishing | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 21, 2018
Attorneys for former state Sen. Brian Joyce say fed­eral prosecutors are trying to improperly dig for evidence as part of their attempt to have one of his high-powered lawyers booted from his public corruption case.Prosecutors argue that attorney Howard M. Cooper should be disqualified from repr...
Critics: Sex ed plan goes too far | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 21, 2018
Subtitle: But bill’s sponsor says it is ‘age-appropriate’The Massachusetts Family Institute is slamming a proposed sex health education bill for schools that emphasizes both abstinence and contraceptives, healthy relationships and consent, arguing that it is “widely inappropriate&rd...
Stoughton ‘swatting’ prankster sought | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 21, 2018
A Stoughton house was surrounded by SWAT officers, a state police helicopter, a law enforcement drone and armored trucks yesterday in what turned out to be a frightening “swatting” call federal authorities are helping to investigate.“A number of lives were put at risk,” said ...
Colleagues take to Twitter to praise ‘perfect’ play-by-play man | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 21, 2018
While radio listeners remembered Gil Santos’ booming voice and epic calls of plays that secured the Patriots’ place in NFL history, colleagues painted a picture on Twitter yesterday of a gentleman in the booth, a broadcasting pro who loved his job.“As New Englanders had long realiz...
Sen. Warren: Federal government shouldn't outlaw marijuana | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 21, 2018
BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says marijuana shouldn't be banned by Washington.In a Friday tweet, Warren said: "The federal government needs to get out of the business of outlawing marijuana. States should make their own decisions about enforcing marijuana laws."Warren'...
Chelsea hopes bus brings foot traffic | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 21, 2018
Subtitle: Transit to a ‘notorious crime hot spot’Officials say the new $57 million Silver Line through Chelsea will be safe for commuters despite passing by a “notorious crime hot spot” and say the new line could actually help improve the area.The Silver Line extension opens tod...
Late radio broadcaster’s calls of 3 titles will live on forever | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 21, 2018
His calls were great, even when the Patriots weren’t.That’s how fans outside Patriots Place remembered legendary New England Patriots radio broadcaster Gil Santos yesterday.“It was amazing listening to him. There will never be another Gil Santos,” said Tom Haverty, 45, of Med...
Globe’s Kevin Cullen on paid leave for alleged fake details | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 21, 2018
The Boston Globe has placed columnist Kevin Cullen on paid administrative leave while it investigates allegations that he fabricated details about the marathon bombings.“The integrity of each of our journalists is fundamental to our organization,” the Globe said in a statement yesterday....
Boston Herald | April 21, 2018
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Suit blames cops for woman’s death | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
Boston police officers are responsible for the murder of a young woman who was beaten to death by a man she had a restraining order against, according to a federal lawsuit claiming that cops failed to arrest the alleged killer when he violated the order two days before the crime.Stephanie McMahon wa...
Staties detail claim of theft vs. agency’s payroll boss | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
The payroll director for the Massachusetts State Police stole nearly $24,000 from the department through a series of “travel/training reimbursements” that were paid directly to her personal bank accounts, according to authorities.“These payments varied in amounts from $500.00 to $9...
Mount Ida students will ‘have options’ | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
Subtitle: Higher ed chief, college officials hammer out detailsThe state’s higher education commissioner says he is working to give Mount Ida students the option to transfer to more schools and said he’ll put any new programs at other colleges and universities on the fast track for ...
Weymouth mayor ‘irate,’ blasts court in ICE flap | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
Subtitle: Cops: We gave court detainer for rape suspectWeymouth Mayor Robert L. Hedlund is blasting Quincy District Court for bungling the case of an Uber driver charged with rape who was here illegally and now is believed to have fled back to his native Ghana.“I’m absolutely irate,...
‘Good news’ hard to find for gov in latest statie flub | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
It was classic Charlie Baker.Just minutes after the latest state police scandal broke — a larceny charge against the agency’s payroll director — Baker responded with an awkward attempt to downplay the damage.“This is good news, folks,” Baker told reporters.Huh?Baker mea...
Police respond with SWAT force at home in Stoughton | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
A Stoughton house is surrounded by a heavy police presence early this afternoon as cops responded to what they believe is a barricaded suspect.At least a dozen SWAT officers have encircled the home, and are covered by black, armored tactical vechicles.At one point officers deployed a drone to fly ov...
'Nobody could call the game like he did:' Fans remember Gil Santos | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
His calls were great, even when the Patriots weren’t so good.That’s how fans outside Patriots Place remembered legendary New England Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos this morning.  "It was amazing listening to him. There will never be another Gil Santos,” said Tom Haverty,...
Fans, friends and colleagues remember Santos on Twitter | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
As news of the death of Patriots Hall of Fame broadcaster Gil Santos spread last night and this morning, fans freinds and colleages shared an outpouring of memories on Twitter.Legendary for for his play-by-play calls, his booming baritone voice and his love of the game,  Santos was remembered d...
‘Boston Strong’ license plate solicitations under scrutiny | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
The Attorney General’s office is investigating a charity soliciting money for “Boston Strong” license plates before the plates have been approved by the RMV, but the charity is claiming they have the go-ahead to ask for cash.The RMV allows charities to propose new license plates th...
Students set up fundraiser for mentor hit by MRSA, stroke | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
A fundraising drive for a beloved Boston teacher who was paralyzed from the waist down last week after he was afflicted with MRSA has raised nearly $14,000 in two days.By 7:30 last night, 247 people had donated a total of $13,895 on the “With-Wiley” GoFundMe page for Jeremiah E. Burke Hi...
Boston Globe columnist under 'review' | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
The Boston Globe is investigating allegations that one of its columnists misled readers by making it seem that he was at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings when he was not.WEEI morning host Kirk Minihane yesterday said on Kirk & Callahan that Kevin Cullen, a member of the Globe team that ...
Nero released to heal | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
Subtitle: Will eventually return to Gannon homeOfficers who laid slain Yarmouth police K-9 handler Sgt. Sean Gannon to rest had one last debt to take care of Wednesday before the sun set on Cape Cod: See to it his faithful partner Nero went home, too.The lionhearted Malinois was hospitalized fo...
Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is 'outrageous,' mom says | Boston.com
Boston.com | April 20, 2018
A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term 'best friend.'
‘I’m hoping to walk again’: Boston community rallies to help teacher after sudden paralysis | Boston.com
Boston.com | April 20, 2018
The 29-year-old high school math teacher is paralyzed from the waist down after suffering a stroke following a surgery.
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
Another RMV “glitch” caused headaches for motorists, as nearly 10,000 Bay State drivers were falsely told last week that their licenses would be suspended for unpaid fines.The agency’s new ATLAS computer system — installed earlier this year so the agency can issue new federal...
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
A man who skipped his federal sentencing for passport fraud has finally appeared before a judge, 20 years after he walked out of court, federal prosecutors said.Luis Alberto Solano-Pimental, 51, formerly of Jamaica Plain, pleaded guilty to the charge of passport fraud — for making false statem...
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
GEORGETOWN — A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend."Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she came home from the Pentucket Workshop Presc...
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
HOLYOKE — A Massachusetts man police say had an arsenal of guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and bomb-making chemicals in his home has been ruled a danger to society and held without bail.Edward Laboursoliere was held Thursday by a judge who said "these are items that can caus...
Boston Herald | April 20, 2018
BOSTON — A fire official says a woman who was rescued from a manhole in Boston may have climbed underground to seek refuge from the weather.The woman was reported stuck early Thursday, and it took fire crews about 20 minutes to get her out. She was hospitalized, but is expected to be OK.Deputy...
Wellesley grad recalls Barbara Bush commencement speech | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
WATERVILLE, Maine — Returning to her student dormitory back in 1990, Wellesley College graduate Christine Bicknell Marden received a message from Barbara Bush asking her to call the White House.It was a day before Mrs. Bush delivered a now-famous commencement address at the all-women's col...
Heavy rain, strong winds for Marathon Monday | WCVB
WCVB | April 19, 2018
Rain and freezing rain will transition to a period of heavy rain on Monday along with isolated thunderstorms as the frontal system moves through.Warmer air will try to return, however, from the Boston area north and west, temperatures will stay in the 40s for most of the day. A chilly rain will fall...
Racial graffiti fails to intimidate Roxbury store owners | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
A Dudley Square market that showcases goods made by minority artists was vandalized days before its spring opening with the spray-painted message “White Lives Matter.”Owners of Black Market, which launched last summer, discovered the 4-foot letters scrawled on the side of their building ...
Hunger, homelessness rising among college students | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
Thirty-six percent of college students across 20 states went hungry last year, according to a new report that noted many universities are setting up food pantries and grappling for solutions.The report published by a lab at the University of Wisconsin this month found that of 43,000 students attendi...
Foul scrawl hits Roxbury store | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
Subtitle: Racial graffiti fails to intimidate ownersA Dudley Square market that showcases goods made by minority artists was vandalized days before its spring opening with the spray-painted message “White Lives Matter.”Owners of Black Market, which launched last summer, discovered t...
ICE sought to detain rape suspect on lam | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
Subtitle: Feds, state courts play blame gameA Ghanian national in the country illegally who is charged with raping a woman in his Uber car before absconding to his native country was placed on an immigration detainer following his arrest, federal authorities said.Frederick Q. Amfo, 30, who live...
State police payroll chief charged | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
Subtitle: Stole $23G from agency, internal probe claimsThe former payroll director of the state police is being charged with alleged theft of department funds while on the job, following an investigation conducted by Massachusetts State Police.Denise Ezekiel will be arraigned Monday at Framingh...
Methuen man hits $1M lottery prize for second time in 2018 | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
The year 2018 has been rewarding for lottery winner Jason Williams of Methuen, who won his second million-dollar prize from a Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket on Tuesday.Williams claimed his latest prize at lottery headquarters Tuesday. He hit on a “200X” $30 instant game he pl...
Methuen man wins $1 million in lottery — again | Boston.com
Boston.com | April 19, 2018
A Massachusetts man won a $1 million prize in the state lottery for the second time this year
Malden cops rescue couple from blaze | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
Malden police officers rescued an elderly couple from a raging three-alarm house fire on Ashland Street before multiple engines could ­respond to the flames.Police Chief Marc Gatcomb said two of his officers, Katelyn Murphy and Noelle Bowie-Pierce, first spotted the fire while they were on patro...
Nonprofit sets up fund for Fitchburg girl’s burial, brother’s care | Boston Herald
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
FITCHBURG — A Boston nonprofit that assists abuse victims involved with the state Department of Children and Families has started a fund to pay for the burial of a horrifically beaten 6-year-old girl, whose parents are charged in connection with her death.Police found Sophia Brito badly bruise...
A marriage used to prevent deportation. Not anymore. | Boston.com
Boston.com | April 19, 2018
For decades, marriage to a U.S. citizen has been a virtual guarantee of legal residency, the main hurdle being proof that the relationship is legitimate.
Oh hey, spring... you look a lot like winter | WCVB
WCVB | April 19, 2018
Light snow fell over the Boston skyline on Thursday morning, with up to two inches expected to accumulate in other parts of the state.On average, most communities in the Boston area can expect to see about a half-inch of chilly rain during the day. Areas along or north of the Mass Pike are most like...
Dems critical of Baker's 'good news' remark on state police | Boston.com
Boston.com | April 19, 2018
Baker was responding to the latest allegations involving financial irregularities within the state police
Boston business that helps black entrepreneurs hit by racist graffiti | Boston.com
Boston.com | April 19, 2018
A Boston business that helps nurture black entrepreneurs has been struck by racist graffiti just days before its spring opening
Convicted Connecticut priest remains free despite failing drug tests | Boston.com
Boston.com | April 19, 2018
Kevin Wallin, dubbed "Monsignor Meth," had been convicted of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
Court rules against state in fight over using dogs to search prison visitors | Boston.com
Boston.com | April 19, 2018
The SJC says the state overstepped its authority when it began using dogs to search prison visitors for drugs.
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
BRAINTREE, Mass. _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "MassCash" game were:01-16-24-26-30(one, sixteen, twenty-four, twenty-six, thirty)Local CoverageAuthor(s):  Articles Blog Posts Th...
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
DANVERS — Police say they found more than a dozen empty ammunition shell casings inside a restroom at a Massachusetts high school.Danvers police say they found the 13 shell casings inside the boy's bathroom at the sports stadium at Essex Technical High School.The Salem News reports the cas...
Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
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Boston Herald | April 19, 2018
WASHINGTON — President Trump said his CIA chief “got along really well” with Kim Jong Un during a secret meeting in North Korea, holding up the highly unusual talks as a reason to confirm Mike Pompeo as secretary of state.Republican lawmakers also supported the visit, as the U.S. a...