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Ex-speaker DeLeo begins new job at Northeastern

Jan. 23, 2021 2:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts House speaker Robert DeLeo, as expected, has landed a new job at Northeastern University. DeLeo, 70, who resigned last month, started his role as University Fellow for Public Life this week, a Northeastern spokeswoman said. The position is in the Office of the Provost,...

Congressional Medal of Honor Society plans Boston convention

Jan. 23, 2021 10:19 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is planning to hold its annual convention and Patriot Award Dinner in Boston. Many of the nation’s 69 living Medal of Honor recipients will be in Boston from Sept. 7-11, the society and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday. “Our...

Nearly 2,000 vaccine doses spoiled at Boston hospital

Jan. 22, 2021 5:18 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were spoiled at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Boston after a contractor accidentally unplugged a freezer, hospital officials announced Thursday. Staff at the Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center discovered on Tuesday that a freezer had failed, compromising...

Woman killed in Dorchester shooting, police say

Jan. 22, 2021 3:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — One person was killed in a Friday afternoon shooting in Boston, police said. Police were called to the area of Bowdoin Avenue and Washington Street in the city's Dorchester neighborhood around 12:40 p.m. on a report of a shooting. Officers found a woman who had been shot multiple times,...

Boston Globe may review past stories, citing racial equity

Jan. 22, 2021 9:57 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A new racial justice initiative at The Boston Globe will allow subjects of past news articles to apply to have the coverage updated or anonymized, the newspaper announced Friday. The Fresh Start initiative is meant to address the lasting impact that online news stories about...

Man shot in Dorchester dies of injuries

Jan. 22, 2021 8:56 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man who was shot in Boston earlier this month has died of his injuries, police said. The man was taken to a hospital Jan. 6 after being found by officers responding to a report of a shooting on Morton Street in the city's Dorchester neighborhood, Boston police said. He died of the injuries...

4-year-old boy dies after crash on Cape Cod

Jan. 22, 2021 8:28 AM EST

NORTH FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy has died of injuries he suffered in a Thursday car crash on Cape Cod. The Cape Cod Times reports that Okémos Brown, of Mashpee, was in a car that collided with a flatbed truck around 9 a.m. Thursday on Route 151 in North Falmouth. Okémos was flown to...

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) scores against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Boston. The Bruins won 5-4 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Bruins rally past Flyers for 5-4 shootout win in home opener

Jan. 21, 2021 11:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk scored the lone goal in a shootout and the Boston Bruins won their home opener with a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. In a wild game, the Flyers (3-1-1) led 2-0 and 3-2 but the Bruins (2-1-1) scored four times in the third period on goals by rookie...

First responders, health care workers and law enforcement personnel line up outside of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine to combat the coronavirus. Gillette Stadium opened last week as the first mass vaccination site in Massachusetts. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)

Massachusetts to ease some pandemic business restrictions

Jan. 21, 2021 6:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will begin to ease some of its pandemic restrictions on businesses as spikes in the number of hospitalizations and new cases of COVID-19 have begun to slow, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday. Beginning Monday at 5 a.m., the state’s early closure order for businesses and...

Couple indicted for pandemic unemployment benefits fraud

Jan. 21, 2021 5:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman who worked for the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance and her husband are facing charges they sought to illegally collect unemployment benefits for workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Tiffany Pacheco, 35, and Arthur Pacheco, 47, were indicted Thursday in...