Latest Massachusetts News

Blackhawks recover, beat Bruins 4-3 in OT

Dec. 5, 2019 10:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins haven't lost in regulation at home yet, and there they were trailing the Blackhawks 3-0 in the third period — Boston's first three-goal deficit of the season. “Digging the hole 2-0, letting them score (17) seconds into the third," Bruins forward David Backes said....

Muslim man sues union, Boston College over mandatory dues

Dec. 5, 2019 8:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Anti-union groups are hailing a religious discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court by a Muslim electrician against a union and Boston College. Ardeshir Ansari filed the suit last month after he informed the school and the Service Employees International Union 32BJ District 615 last fall...

Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin

Dec. 5, 2019 8:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the decision...

Man charged in assault, accused of yelling anti-gay slurs

Dec. 5, 2019 8:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of striking another man with a shovel, attacking him with a box cutter and calling him anti-gay slurs has been arrested on charges of assault and committing a hate crime, Boston police said. Boston police officers responded to reports of an assault around noon...

Osich will have $850K salary in majors, Hernández $650K

Dec. 5, 2019 7:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Left-hander Josh Osich will have an $850,000 salary while in the major leagues as part of his 2020 contract with the Boston Red Sox, and infielder Marco Hernández will have a $650,000 salary while with the big league club. Each would have a $225,000 salary if sent down to the minor...

Patriots, Chiefs set to meet in AFC championship rematch

Dec. 5, 2019 6:27 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid's expectations are simple heading into Kansas City's latest matchup with the Patriots. “I think they know us, and we know them. You get in and you battle,” Reid said. That was exactly what the teams did in their two meetings last season. New...

Feds: Over 60 Latin Kings members arrested along East Coast

Dec. 5, 2019 3:54 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — More than 60 members of the Latin Kings have been arrested on federal racketeering, drug and firearms charges, including the leaders of the street gang’s East Coast operations, authorities announced Thursday. Among those arrested is Michael Cecchetelli, a 40-year-old Springfield,...

Boston's Museum of Science hires new president

Dec. 5, 2019 3:20 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Museum of Science, one of Boston's most popular destinations, has hired a new president with a history of leading STEM-oriented museums. The museum on Wednesday announced that Tim Ritchie will officially take over in February. His appointment comes at a time when the museum, which gets...

New subway trains pulled from service months after debut

Dec. 5, 2019 3:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Transit officials in Massachusetts have pulled a pair of trains from service just months after their debut on a beleaguered subway line. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Steve Poftak says the two Orange Line trains that rolled out to fanfare this summer were pulled...

Man pleads to child porn, persuaded girl to send photos

Dec. 5, 2019 12:41 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man admitted to persuading an 11-year-old Connecticut girl to send him nude photos, prosecutors said. Mark Crowley, of Beverly, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of child pornography and risk of injury to a minor, The (Stamford) Advocate reported. Crowley, 57, will...