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Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 03, 2023 19:37 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. February 1, 2023. Editorial: Help for ex-prisoners benefits everyone Connecticut has made significant strides in criminal justice reform in the past decade, with the clearest example the closure of prisons due to falling inmate populations....

Massachusetts mom to be arraigned in deaths of 3 children

Feb. 03, 2023 17:33 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is scheduled to be arraigned from a hospital next week in the deaths of her three children. Lindsay Clancy is facing murder and assault charges after her daughter, Cora, 5, and her son Dawson, 3, were strangled Jan. 24 inside the family...

Ex-tribal leader ordered to pay nearly $210K in bribery case

Feb. 03, 2023 13:28 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former leader of a Massachusetts Native American tribe sentenced to prison for accepting exercise equipment, a luxury hotel stay and other bribes from an architectural firm working with the tribe on a casino has to pay back nearly $210,000, a judge ordered. Cedric...

Nantucket schools targeted by ransomware attack

Feb. 01, 2023 14:48 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Public schools on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket remained closed on Wednesday a day after a ransomware attack targeted the district's computer system and prompted officials to send students home early. “Together with outside data security experts,...

Auto dealership settles pricing discrimination allegations

Jan. 31, 2023 16:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts auto dealership has agreed to pay $350,000 to resolve allegations that it charged Black and Hispanic customers more than white customers for certain add-on products such as paint protection and remote starters, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday. ...

Massachusetts kicks off sports betting ahead of Super Bowl

Jan. 31, 2023 13:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sports fans who want to wager on their favorite teams are finally getting their chance as the state kicks off sports betting at casinos Tuesday, with online betting likely to follow in a few months. The kickoff comes just weeks ahead of Super Bowl on...

Massachusetts bill would boost spending on emergency housing

Jan. 30, 2023 19:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey unveiled a $282 million supplemental spending plan Monday that includes $85 million to help pay for the state's emergency assistance program and other services for eligible families in need of shelter. The state's shelter system is at...

Massachusetts abortion hotline now offers free legal advice

Jan. 30, 2023 12:59 PM EST

Massachusetts launched a hotline Monday offering free legal advice to people seeking abortions in the state, as well as their health care providers and helpers — joining several other states in a move spurred by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last summer, which has led to...

Today in History: JAN 30, Tet Offensive begins

Jan. 30, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2023. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. On this date: In 1649,...

Father of 3 children who died says he forgives his wife

Jan. 29, 2023 14:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The husband of a Massachusetts woman who is accused of killing two of their children and assaulting a third who later died says his family was the best thing that ever happened to him, and that he forgives his wife. Patrick Clancy's statement appeared Saturday on a...