BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts General Hospital's roughly $2 billion expansion plan has received a key approval from the city of Boston.
The hospital's plan was among several projects approved Thursday night by the Boston Planning & Development Agency board, The Boston Globe reported Friday.
BOSTON (AP) — A private equity firm and two former executives at a mental health provider have agreed to pay $25 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged they caused fraudulent claims to be submitted to the state's Medicaid program, the state attorney general's office said.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — As the third president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Francis Amasa Walker helped usher the school into national prominence in the late 1800s.
But another part of his legacy has received renewed attention amid the nation's reckoning with racial justice: his role in shaping the nation’s hardline policies toward Native Americans as a former head of the U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts bakery has agreed to pay up to $95,000 in penalties and restitution, require anti-bias training for employees, and revise its anti-discrimination policies to settle allegations that an employee was repeatedly exposed to racial slurs in the workplace, the attorney general's office said.
BOSTON (AP) — The number of new daily cases of COVID-19 increased by more than 1,500 on Thursday, while the number of newly confirmed coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts rose by 14.
The new numbers pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 death toll to 18,427 since the start of the pandemic, while its confirmed caseload rose to nearly 776,000.
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman was convicted of wire fraud and identity theft amid a larger scheme to defraud her uncle of his life savings, the U.S. Attorney’s office said Tuesday.
Jayne Carbone, 52, a Saugus resident, managed her uncle’s finances and stole more than $400,000 from his personal checking account, The Daily Item reported.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A statue of Christopher Columbus in the second largest city in Massachusetts was splashed with red paint overnight, the second time it has been vandalized in 16 months.
A public works crew was on the scene Wednesday cleaning the paint off the 8-foot (2.4 meters) statue, The Telegram & Gazette reported.
HOLDEN, Mass. (AP) — Police in a town outside of Worcester, Massachusetts, are looking for a man they say stole an American flag from a veterans memorial and urinated on it on Monday.
The Holden police department said a witness saw a man drive up to the memorial and lower the flag, the Telegram & Gazette reported.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A rare two-headed diamondback terrapin turtle is alive and kicking — with all six of its legs — at the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts after hatching two weeks ago.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker activated up to 450 members of the Massachusetts National Guard on Tuesday to help deal with COVID-19 challenges.
Up to 200 guard members will aid in COVID-19 testing in schools throughout the state, and as many as 250 members will be available to offset potential staff shortages at the state Department of Correction due to a vaccine mandate.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers who must draw new district lines for all 200 state House and Senate seats unveiled new proposed maps Tuesday that they said would help strengthen the political clout of Black, Hispanic and minority voters.
A letter written by founding father Alexander Hamilton during the Revolutionary War and believed stolen decades ago from the Massachusetts state archives has been returned following a federal appeals court decision, top state officials said Tuesday.
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Fast-moving, light rain and weather in the 50s greeted the runners gearing up for the Boston Marathon, which is happening Monday for the first time since the pandemic began.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for pioneering research that transformed widely held ideas about the labor force, showing how an increase in the minimum wage doesn’t hinder hiring and immigrants don't lower pay for native-born workers.
WEMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — An effort is underway to name the new gymnasium at a Massachusetts middle school after a police officer killed in the line of duty more than three years ago.
Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund is asking the Weymouth Memorial Committee for approval to name the gym at the Chapman Middle School in honor of Sgt.
WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — A house blaze in Massachusetts that forced a woman and baby to escape through a window is being blamed on a charging hoverboard.
Authorities say the woman called 911 from the Wareham house early Saturday and said she was trapped in the house with the baby.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts state wildlife biologists are participating in an ongoing study of the American shad — a fish that spends more of its life in the ocean, but returns to fresh water to spawn.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Albany were investigating a shooting that left a Massachusetts man dead and six others with injuries.
Police received a report of shots fired at approximately 11 p.m.
BOSTON (AP) — Two wealthy parents were convicted Friday of buying their kids' way into school as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that embroiled prestigious universities across the country.
BOSTON (AP) — A former employee of a Massachusetts bank pleaded guilty on Friday to her role in two separate fraud schemes, federal prosecutors said.
Rushell Harris, 32, of Nantucket, pleaded guilty in U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston broke ground on a new memorial to honor the state's first Black and Indigenous Superior Court judge and all Black veterans.
The park in the city's Roxbury neighborhood is already named after Justice Edward O.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer shot multiple times during a standoff with a suspect who took his own life after apparently shooting and killing a civilian has been released from the hospital, authorities said Friday.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A gunman accused of shooting an officer in Massachusetts died following an hourslong standoff, according to a district attorney.
Officers arrived at a home in Brockton on Thursday after 911 calls about a man with a gun, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz told news outlets.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts hospitals are preparing to fire hundreds of employees who fail to comply with COVID-19 vaccination requirements designed to protect patient safety.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that he has appointed a new seven-member board of directors for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority that are taking over leadership of the system from a temporary body created to help stabilize the transit agency.
A man who faked suicide and went on the run to avoid prosecution for fraudulently seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in coronavirus pandemic relief loans intended for struggling small businesses was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts is trying to determine whether racist emails sent to Black student organizations on the Amherst campus this semester are part of a “larger white supremacist campaign," the school's chancellor said.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who was paid by customers for illegal face and buttock injections using potentially deadly silicone oil has been sentenced to two years in prison, according to federal prosecutors.
BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would permanently write into Massachusetts law early voting options that were temporarily adopted during the height of the coronavirus pandemic was approved overwhelmingly Wednesday by the Massachusetts Senate.
BOSTON (AP) — The number of new daily cases of COVID-19 increased by nearly 1,500 Wednesday while the number of newly confirmed coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts rose by 27.
The new numbers pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 death toll to 18,320 since the start of the pandemic, while its confirmed caseload rose to more than 765,000.
BOSTON (AP) — Drug defendants whose cases have not yet been dismissed because of rampant misconduct at a Boston lab are not entitled to new trials unless they can prove that evidence specific to their cases was tainted, a judge ruled Wednesday.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — An elementary school teacher from Salem was named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year on Wednesday.
Marta García, who teaches English as a second language to second and third graders at Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, was honored during a ceremony attended by Gov.
BOSTON (AP) — The operator of a Boston-are light rail train that crashed into the rear of another train in July, sending more than two dozen people to the hospital, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two criminal charges.
BOSTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Geoff Diehl, a former Republican state representative, for governor of Massachusetts in 2022.
The state’s current governor — fellow Republican Charlie Baker — hasn’t yet said if he plans to seek a third term.
BOSTON (AP) — A Romanian man has pleaded guilty to his role in a multi-state ATM skimming scheme that netted hundreds of thousands of dollars, federal prosecutors said.
Dragos Nelu Hornea, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday to racketeering and conspiracy to use counterfeit access devices charges, according to a statement from the U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts tax collections totaled $3.99 billion in September.
That’s $848 million or 27% more than the actual tax collections in September 2020 — and $501 million or 14.3% more than predictions for the month.
BOSTON (AP) — What the “new normal” of a post-pandemic economy in Massachusetts might look like is the subject of a report released Tuesday by Massachusetts Senate leaders, who argued that just returning to the pre-2020 way of doing things isn’t good enough.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gail Huff Brown, a former broadcast journalist and wife of former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, has announced her candidacy for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District seat in 2022.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts is hiking its freshwater fishing and hunting license fees for the first time in more than a quarter century, state wildlife officials said.
The fee increases announced Monday were approved by the Executive Office of Administration and Finance following a review by the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Fisheries and Wildlife Board, which took into account feedback from the public, the agency said in a statement.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts have arrested eight people they say were involved in a major fentanyl trafficking operation based in the Merrimack Valley.
Authorities also seized large quantities of fentanyl during the course of the investigation, according to a statement Monday from the office of Attorney General Maura Healey.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Illinois law firm filed lawsuits Monday against Amtrak and BNSF Railway on behalf of seven passengers who were on an Amtrak train when it derailed in north-central Montana late last month, killing three and injuring dozens of others.
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday against hearing an appeal of a decision that found Gov. Charlie Baker did not overstep his authority with sweeping orders to close businesses and limit gatherings to control the coronavirus early in the pandemic.
BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. attorney for Massachusetts fought back during a radio interview Monday against Republican claims that she's not tough enough on criminals
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who researched the levels of contamination in Cape Cod's bodies of water found that there were human-made chemicals in 21 ponds he tested.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was the first person charged under a Rhode Island law that provides for stiff punishments for people who sell illicit drugs that result in death will spend 18 years in prison, prosecutors said Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — A former executive at a Massachusetts shoe manufacturer convicted last month of embezzling $30 million from the company must also now surrender his $800,000 home, according to court records.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — The Capitol police officer and Massachusetts native killed in the line of duty in April is being commemorated in his hometown with a bench.
SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) — An 18-year-old man was killed Friday in a rollover crash in Sandwich, according to Massachusetts State Police.
Troopers responded to the crash around 6 a.m. on Route 6. A preliminary investigation found that the car went off the road into the median and hit a tree and a guardrail before rolling over.
BOSTON (AP) — Two men who authorities say took advantage of people struggling with opioid addiction by signing them up for false insurance policies and sending them to dubious out-of-state treatment facilities have been indicted on multiple charges, the Massachusetts attorney general's office said Friday.