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FILE - In a Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to the media after a private meeting with Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, in Providence, R.I. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has apologized for using the word “rant” to describe U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley's remarks Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, during an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Baker apologizes for calling Pressley's MLK speech a 'rant'

Jan. 20, 2020 5:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker apologized Monday after he used the word “rant” to describe remarks from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Pressley, a Boston Democrat, had delivered a speech about inequality and the unfinished fight for civil...

Global tour of King Tut treasures coming to Boston

Jan. 18, 2020 5:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Treasures from the famed Egyptian ruler King Tut are coming to Boston. The more than 150 artifacts from Tutankhamun's tomb will be on display from June 13 through January 2021 at The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza, a special events space in the city's Back Bay neighborhood. They're part of "...

Boston expanding designated ride-hailing drop off sites

Jan. 11, 2020 1:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is expanding its use of designated ride-hailing locations to drop off and pick up riders. Mayor Marty Walsh announced Saturday the installation of three ride-hailing drop-off zones in the city's booming South Boston Seaport. “A world-class city needs world-class transportation,...

Documents show ICE accessed Boston school records 135 times

Jan. 7, 2020 6:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Newly released documents show Boston's public school system has been cooperating with federal immigration authorities more extensively than officials previously suggested. The school district made at least 135 student incident reports accessible to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Worker helping set up Boston New Year's Eve festivities dies

Dec. 28, 2019 7:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A construction worker helping set up for Boston's New Year's Eve festivities was hit on the head Saturday and died, authorities said. The man was hit on the head in Copley Square just before 10 a.m. Saturday while helping set up First Night Boston, police said. “We are deeply saddened...

Boston mayor OKs new limits on police in immigration matters

Dec. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor signed into law Thursday new restrictions meant to limit the participation of city police in federal immigration enforcement matters. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh proposed the amendments to the city's Trust Act following revelations that Boston police have been closely...

After backlash, Boston square with slavery ties gets renamed

Dec. 19, 2019 2:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials approved renaming the square in a historically black neighborhood to Nubian Square on Thursday, the city's latest effort to reconcile its slave ties and past racism. The vote by the city's Public Improvement Commission came after a citywide ballot referendum failed in...

Boston's mayor supports fee on real estate sales over $2M

Dec. 16, 2019 2:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor wants to impose a fee on the purchase price of any private real estate sale over $2 million in the city to pay for affordable housing. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh said Monday that after months of working with the City Council, he signed a home rule petition that would give...

City to consider renaming commercial center 'Nubian Square'

Dec. 15, 2019 3:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials are expected to consider renaming the square in a historically black neighborhood to Nubian Square. Sadiki Kambon, chair of Nubian Square Coalition, says his group's proposal is expected to go before the Public Improvement Commission on Thursday. Democratic Mayor Marty...

Boston approves new limits on police in immigration matters

Dec. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston lawmakers imposed new limits on police in immigration matters Wednesday in response to revelations the department has been closely coordinating with federal authorities for years despite a sanctuary city policy. The City Council approved changes to the city's 5-year-old Trust Act,...