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Waterfront changes proposed to protect city from rising seas

Oct. 17, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor is proposing transforming the city's booming but low-lying waterfront to protect it from climate change and rising sea levels. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh announced his "Resilient Boston Harbor" plan Wednesday in his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. The...

Man pleads guilty to sending white powder to Trump sons

Oct. 17, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters filled with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons, a Democratic senator and a Republican congressional candidate. Daniel Frisiello pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday, seven months after he was arrested at...

Epping man sentenced in fentanyl ring

Oct. 17, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 18 to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to leading a drug ring that prosecutors say delivered fentanyl weekly from Massachusetts to Rockingham County over several years. Twenty-five-year-old James Castine had pleaded guilty to being a...

'Brazen Botanist' sentenced to jail for plant thefts

Oct. 17, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who police dubbed the "Brazen Botanist" after he was captured on a surveillance camera stealing plants from a porch has pleaded guilty. The Salem News reports that 43-year-old Joseph Gardner was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail. Police say a man was seen on a...

Boston playground named in honor of marathon bombing hero

Oct. 17, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A new playground in Boston has been dedicated in memory of a city police officer who died in 2014 from injuries suffered during the gunfight with the Boston Marathon bombers. The playground and basketball courts at Harambee Park in the city's Dorchester neighborhood were named for Sgt. Dennis...

2 arrested in fatal Pittsfield stabbing; 3rd suspect sought

Oct. 17, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two suspects in a deadly stabbing on a Pittsfield street earlier this week and are seeking a third. The Berkshire district attorney's office says 28-year-old Bruce Romano and 22-year-old Anthony Boone face arraignment Wednesday on murder charges in...

Relocating town-owned turbine could net millions in profit

Oct. 17, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A new report says relocating one of a Massachusetts town's wind turbines to a new location could produce a net profit in the millions over the next 20 years. Falmouth would have to pay about $3 million to dismantle and move the 400-foot turbine up about a half mile northeast of where...

Baker, Gonzalez to tangle in second gubernatorial debate

Oct. 17, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez are set to face off for their second debate. The hour-long session in Boston will air live at 7 p.m. on WGBH-TV and WGBH-FM, along with public TV station WGBY in Springfield. Baker and Gonzalez sparred on...

Celtics beat 76ers 105-87 as Hayward, Irving make returns

Oct. 16, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics will need time to figure out how to get the most out of their loaded roster this season. It didn't stop them from picking up their first victory on a night they celebrated the official return of their two biggest stars. Jayson Tatum had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Celtics...

Sale back with Red Sox, tells Cora he's 'good enough' to go

Oct. 16, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Sale is back with the Boston Red Sox and says he feels well enough to pitch. Whether he'll start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series remains to be seen. Sale returned to the team Tuesday in Houston after being hospitalized for a stomach illness. The club hasn't specified the ailment...