BOSTON (AP) — A former security operations manager for eBay Inc. was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday for his role in an extensive campaign to terrorize and intimidate the editor and publisher of an online newsletter.
BOSTON (AP) — Two Democratic state senators are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to end the relationship his administration has with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
The Republican governor recently gave the firm the task of trying to gauge the longer term impact that the COVID-19 pandemic would have on the future of work in Massachusetts.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several members of the group arrested after an armed standoff along a Massachusetts highway earlier this month have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that state courts have no jurisdiction over the case.
BOSTON (AP) — A former leader of the Boy Scouts has been sentenced to 33 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting more than a dozen children through a social media app, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — A once celebrated young Massachusetts mayor urged a court on Tuesday to throw out a jury's verdict convicting him of fraud and corruption, accusing prosecutors of carrying out an “unfair smear campaign in the courtroom."
BOSTON (AP) — The 2022 midterm elections are still more than a year off, but that hasn't stopped members of the state's all-Democratic U.S. House delegation from stockpiling campaign cash to help fend off any potential challengers.
BOSTON (AP) — Rachael Rollins, who has pushed for progressive criminal justice reforms as the first woman of color to serve as a district attorney in Massachusetts, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to become the state's top federal prosecutor.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced Monday to more than five years in prison for his role in a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy that distributed large quantities of the drug on Cape Cod and in Rhode Island, federal prosecutors said.
PerkinElmer will spend about $5.25 billion to acquire BioLegend, which makes antibodies used in gene therapy and reagents for drug discovery.
The Waltham, Massachusetts, company said Monday that it will pay a combination of cash and stock for the privately held BioLegend in a deal expected to close by the end of the year.
SHELBURNE, Mass. (AP) — A state trooper in Massachusetts seized 3,100 bags of heroin stashed in a cereal box during a recent traffic stop.
Massachusetts State Police said Thursday that Trooper Scott Boutell pulled over an SUV for having improper auxiliary lights and an illegal handwritten license plate at around 12:30 a.m.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Black city council candidate in Massachusetts says gallon-sized jugs containing urine with racial and political messages written on them were thrown on his driveway.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House lawmakers have overwhelming approved a bill to legalize sports betting in the state, but it's fate in the state Senate remains uncertain.
NATICK, Mass (AP) — Boston-area officials are recommending no swimming, boating and fishing on parts of the Charles River while officials investigate abnormal odors, dead fish and a oil sheen.
The town of Natick said in an announcement on its website Thursday that the impacted area spans from Natick to Sherborn and Medfield.
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts pharmacist convicted for his role in a deadly 2012 multistate meningitis outbreak that killed more than 100 people and sickened hundreds of others will spend more time behind bars after a federal judge on Wednesday lengthened his original sentence by 2 1/2 years.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts couple subjected to threats and other bizarre harassment from former eBay Inc. employees filed a civil lawsuit against the Silicon Valley giant on Wednesday.
David and Ina Steiner say in their lawsuit filed in Boston federal court that the company engaged in a conspiracy to “intimidate, threaten to kill, torture, terrorize, stalk and silence them” in order to “stifle their reporting on eBay.”
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Drivers are being told to avoid Interstate 93 southbound in Medford on Tuesday while crews repair an overpass that was hit by a truck.
The Roosevelt Circle overpass suffered “extensive” damage on Monday afternoon after an oversized truck struck the bottom of the bridge, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (AP) — The police chief in a Massachusetts town has been charged with drunken driving, according to state police.
Mattapoisett Police Chief Mary Lyons was arrested Saturday night in Bourne.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will use $186 million in federal aid for the coronavirus pandemic to help struggling hospitals, bolster the local health care workforce and invest in workforce training efforts, Republican Gov.
BOSTON (AP) — A state commission tasked with reviewing and suggesting changes to Massachusetts’ seal and motto, which includes a controversial depiction of a Native American man, is meeting for the first time.
BOSTON (AP) — The vice chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party is stepping down.
TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A 91-year-old woman and her caretaker were found dead inside a home, where firefighters said there were dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.
The woman and the caretaker, 38, were found dead in the Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, home on Saturday.
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A pedestrian died after she was struck by a vehicle that didn't stop, police in Weymouth, Massachusetts said.
Police said the 61-year-old woman from Weymouth was struck near an intersection early Saturday.
BOSTON (AP) — Home-delivered marijuana has arrived in Massachusetts.
At least two companies announced this week they have launched operations. Lantern, a sister company of the popular alcohol delivery service Drizly, says it's now serving the Boston area.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new $47.6 billion state budget Friday for the fiscal year that began July 1, as the state is enjoying an expected jump in revenues despite the pandemic.
The spending plan is designed to support the state’s cities and towns, schools, families, small businesses, and workers as Massachusetts emerges from COVID-19, Baker said.
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Shellfishing has been banned along large portions of the Massachusetts coast because of toxic red tide, state officials said.
The state Division of Marine Fisheries on Thursday banned harvesting of all softshell and razor clams, the Gloucester Daily Times reported Friday.
BOSTON (AP) — When Boston socialites Minna Hall and Harriet Hemenway sought to end the slaughter of birds in the name of 19th century high fashion, they picked a logical namesake for their cause: John James Audubon, a naturalist celebrated for his stunning watercolors of American birds.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who used two children in his fentanyl selling operation has been sentenced to two years in prison, federal prosecutors said.
Snolbert Ramirez-Sandoval, 24, a Dominican national living in Boston, was also sentenced Wednesday in U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month.
The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said he’s not surprised that some GOP donors in Massachusetts have threatened to pull their financial support from the party following a series of fractious statements and positions taken by the party leadership.
BOSTON (AP) — A report has found high levels of fecal bacteria at hundreds of Massachusetts beaches that were reportedly unsafe for swimming in 2020.
Environment Massachusetts found that in the 556 beaches it researched, 264 were possibly unsafe for swimming at least one day of last year, and 29 beaches were unsafe 25% or more of the days they were tested.
(RNS) — A group of alumni and staff of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and other regional clergy are expressing concern that the school decided not to renew the contract of its sole Black full professor.
BOSTON (AP) — Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has sued a Massachusetts cannabis dispensary he says used an image of his character Borat on a billboard without his permission, according to documents filed in U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who recieved child pornography via a messaging app has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.
Garry Bienvenue, 59, of Attleboro, was sentenced Monday in U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — Just a few short months ago, Lucio Perez moved out of the western Massachusetts church he’d lived in for more than three years to avoid deportation.
Immigration authorities in March granted the 40-year-old Guatemalan national a temporary stay in his deportation while he argued to have his immigration case reconsidered.
BOSTON (AP) — A mobile vaccination clinic is working its way through Massachusetts, one arm at a time.
The so-called Vax Bus had scheduled stops in Brockton Sunday and Monday. It was in Revere on Saturday.
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — A second person has died following a house fire in Saugus Saturday morning.
WCVB-TV reports the two elderly victims were brother and sister.
CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — A toddler is dead after being struck by a delivery vehicle near Boston.
The two-year-old boy suffered serious head injuries after being hit by the sport utility delivery vehicle at about noon Saturday, according to Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes.
BOSTON (AP) — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman was reunited with her beloved dog Mylo, a week after he ran off after being spooked by fireworks in Boston.
Raisman announced Mylo’s return in a tweet Friday night, six days after she reported the 35-pound brown dog was missing.
BOSTON (AP) — A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday:
Boston Mayor Kim Janey joined public health authorities Saturday at one of three mass vaccination initiatives dubbed the “Day of Hope.”
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — One person has died and another was critically injured after a house fire Saturday morning in Saugus.
WBZ-TV reports that neighbors heard a large bang before flames broke out at the home on Richard Street.
NEW YORK (AP) — The fast-moving storm Elsa lashed New York City and New England with heavy rain and high winds Friday, flooding streets, toppling trees and hindering some rail service.
Maximum sustained winds from the storm were 50 mph (85 kph) by late afternoon as the storm moved northeast from Boston toward Maine.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers gave final approval to a new state budget Friday after House and Senate negotiators reached a deal Thursday on a $48.1 billion spending plan.
When it became clear lawmakers would not have a final budget deal in place for the beginning of the new 2022 fiscal year on July 1, lawmakers approved — and Republican Gov.
Eight people have been arrested in connection with what federal authorities are calling a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking ring operating between California and New England.
“Traffickers are bringing massive shipments of methamphetamine to New England, and that creates a new and especially dangerous threat,” acting U.S.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Employees at a Massachusetts science and nature museum have voted to unionize after a year of mulling the decision.
EcoTarium announced Thursday that 22 employees voted to join the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 93, the Telegram & Gazette reported.
Archaeologists combing a hill near Plymouth Rock where a park will be built in tribute to the Pilgrims and their Native American predecessors have made a poignant discovery: It's not the first time the site has been used as a memorial.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Massachusetts man charged with killing three women whose bodies were found at his home has been scheduled for October.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who accidentally shot and killed a coworker at a moving company using a shotgun he found while unloading a truck has received a suspended sentence with probation.
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two more people charged in connection with an armed standoff along a Massachusetts highway last weekend were arraigned on Wednesday under heavy security.
The defendants, 10 men and a 17-year-old juvenile, say they are members of a group called Rise of the Moors, and are not subject to federal or state laws.
BOSTON (AP) — With the election still more than a year off, Massachusetts candidates for governor — both those already in the race and those still on the fence — have begun stockpiling campaign cash.
BOSTON (AP) — A founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts pharmaceutical facility responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak will spend 14 and a half years behind bars, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, lengthening his initial punishment of nine years that was tossed out by an appeals court.