Latest Boston News

Rask ties Bruins record for wins in 5-2 victory over Blues

Jan. 17, 2019 11:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask always tries to focus on the next win. This time, he made an exception. The 31-year-old goaltender tied a Boston record with his 252nd career victory as the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night. Rask made 28 saves and matched the franchise mark set by Cecil "Tiny"...

Chris Wagner, Tuukka Rask help Bruins beat Blues 5-2

Jan. 17, 2019 10:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Wagner scored the go-ahead goal 5:27 into the third period, Tuukka Rask tied a Boston record with his 252nd career victory and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night. Rask made 28 saves and matched the franchise mark set by Cecil "Tiny" Thompson, who was 252-153 with...

Red Sox manager Cora hedges on White House visit

Jan. 17, 2019 6:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, a Puerto Rico native who has been outspoken about its need for hurricane relief, indicated on Thursday that he may skip the World Series celebration at the White House over President Donald Trump's policies toward the island. Cora previously said he would...

Massachusetts governor proposes sports betting law

Jan. 17, 2019 4:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would legalize and tax betting on professional sports online and at casinos in Massachusetts. Baker, a Republican, announced that he would file legislation allowing the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to license the state's three casino...

Boston mayor visiting safe injection sites in Canada

Jan. 17, 2019 4:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor is visiting supervised drug injection sites in Canada as Massachusetts policymakers weigh adopting one of the more controversial efforts to curb the national opioids epidemic. Spokeswoman Ana Vivas says Mayor Marty Walsh is in Toronto on Thursday and then Montreal on Friday to...

Suspect in shooting of 16-year-old girl caught

Jan. 17, 2019 8:25 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The man suspected of shooting a 16-year-old Lawrence girl in the head has been captured after nearly a week on the run. The Essex district attorney says 36-year-old Jose Rivera was arrested Wednesday night in Boston. Authorities allege Rivera fired several shots at a car in which the...

Irving's 27 points, 18 assists leads Celtics past Raptors

Jan. 17, 2019 1:57 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving said he regretted criticizing his younger teammates, then he made a call to a former teammate he also owed an apology. The Celtics point guard said on Wednesday that he called LeBron James over the weekend to apologize for failing to understand the burden the four-time NBA MVP...

Rallies call for release of detained immigration activist

Jan. 16, 2019 5:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Rallies at federal immigration offices across the country Wednesday called for the release of Eduardo Samaniego, an immigration activist from Massachusetts facing deportation. In New York City, Los Angles, Boston, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, small crowds of...

Attorney General: Opioid crisis top priority in second term

Jan. 16, 2019 5:28 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey said her top priority for her second term is confronting the state's ongoing opioid addiction epidemic that has left thousands dead in recent years. The Democrat said that while Massachusetts didn't see a rise in opioid deaths last year, there's still more work...

Democratic Boston mayor planning DC trip with GOP governor

Jan. 15, 2019 8:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is planning a road trip to Washington with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. The Democrat said in his annual State of the City address Tuesday that he and the Republican governor are hoping to show a "united front" as they meet members of a Republican-led Senate and...