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Jay Desorcy, left, and Dwayne Pinkham, of New Bedford DPI Green Space, cut a large section of a tree that fell due to the high winds across Kenney Street in the north end of New Bedford, Mass., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)

Winds rake US Northeast, leaving thousands without power

Sep. 30, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Winds close to hurricane strength swept across parts of the northeastern U.S. on Wednesday morning, toppling trees, downing power lines and leaving many thousands of residents without power. The National Weather Service reported that winds gusted as high as 72 mph (155 kph) near Boston around...

Boston delays further reopening; mayor cites house parties

Sep. 30, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh on Wednesday delayed the next step of Boston's reopening, citing an increase in COVID-19 cases that he partly blamed on a growing number of house parties. The city is on the cusp of reaching an infection rate that the state deems too high for further reopening, Walsh said....

Springfield man sentenced to 4 years for heroin trafficking

Sep. 30, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a heroin trafficking scheme. Marcos Pena, 31, was sentenced in Boston's federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges in June 2019. He also was sentenced to five years of supervised release....

A passer-by uses a mobile device near a window featuring a likeness, left, of chef and social media star known as Salt Bae outside the Nusr-Et Boston restaurant, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Boston. The restaurant opened by the Turkish restaurateur, whose real name is Nusret Gökçe, was ordered closed Sunday, Sept. 27, because officials said it posed a

Salt Bae's restaurant apologizes after coronavirus closure

Sep. 29, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Boston steakhouse opened by the chef and social media star known as Salt Bae apologized Tuesday after the restaurant was shut down for violating coronavirus safety rules. Dennis Quilty, a lawyer for the Nusr-Et Boston restaurant, told officials on the city License Board that...

Ex-Boston Grand Prix executive charged in fraud, tax scheme

Sep. 29, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former chief financial officer of the Boston Grand Prix has been charged in a scheme to defraud financing companies who gave him money for ice rink he owned, federal authorities said Tuesday. The U.S. attorney's office said John F. Casey of Ipswich has been indicted on eight counts of...

Police searching for man for assault in Boston Public Garden

Sep. 29, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Police are looking for a man they say assaulted a woman in the Public Garden in downtown Boston and tried to take off her clothes. Boston police said in a statement posted online that a woman told authorities she was walking in the park early Monday when a man placed his hand over her mouth,...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) and Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) battle for a rebound during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics head into offseason focused on future, not ending

Sep. 29, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum emerged as a bona fide star, Jaylen Brown showed he can be a consistent presence in the lineup and Kemba Walker helped the Celtics put the failed Kyrie Irving experiment behind them. But following their Eastern Conference finals loss to Miami, it’s clear there is still...

A Boston Red Sox security guard watches from stands empty of fans during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The Red Sox played their final home game of the COVID-19-disrupted season. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Red Sox face more changes (again) after firing Roenicke

Sep. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The manager won’t be back, and there could be more changes for the Boston Red Sox after their last-place finish in the pandemic-shortened season. J.D. Martinez is eligible to opt out of his contract, Jackie Bradley Jr. is a free agent, and the pitching rotation and bullpen were...

'Salt Bae' restaurant closed; virus deaths surpass 9,200

Sep. 28, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston steakhouse opened by a Turkish restaurateur and social media star known as Salt Bae has been ordered closed for failing to meet coronavirus safety rules. Nusr-Et Boston was ordered closed Saturday just days after it opened. Boston's Licensing Board said the restaurant opened by Salt...

FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file courtroom sketch, David Wright, second from left, is depicted standing before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, with attorney Jessica Hedges, second from right, and Nicholas Rovinski, right, during a hearing in federal court in Boston. A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 and ordered to 30 years in prison. David Daoud Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2017 but was ordered to be sentenced again by a different Boston federal court judge after an appeals court last year overturned one of his convictions. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP, File)

Man gets 30 years in 2nd sentencing for beheading plot

Sep. 28, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday and ordered to 30 years in prison. David Daoud Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in...