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Boston mayor proposes changes to immigration enforcement law

Jun. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor is proposing changes to the city's ordinance limiting police cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Mayor Marty Walsh and City Councilor Josh Zakim announced the proposed amendments to the city's 2014 Trust Act. The Democrats say the proposed language would make it...

Park named after Boston Marathon bombing victim opens

Jun. 15, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds have gathered in Boston to celebrate the opening of a park named in honor of the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Gov. Charlie Baker joined Mayor Mary Walsh and members of Martin Richard's family Saturday to open Martin's Park. The park features an accessible...

Fellowship being created in name of victim of Ethiopia crash

Jun. 15, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An effort is underway to fund a fellowship in the name of a woman from Massachusetts who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Samya Stumo's parents as well as her employer are behind the effort. Yogesh Rajkotia is founder and CEO of...

'Medicare for All' plan faces steep hurdles in Massachusetts

Jun. 15, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Whether it's called "single payer," ''Medicare for All," or something else, the concept of a universal government-run health care system has gained favor with many including a number of the Democrats seeking their party's presidential nomination. While the focus of such discussion remains...

Rep. Pressley: Bill would ease access to birth control pills

Jun. 15, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is working with other Democratic members of Congress to push legislation aimed at making it easier and less expensive to obtain birth control pills. The legislation would require insurance companies to cover any oral contraception approved by the Food and Drug...

Judge to decide case against woman charged in baby's death

Jun. 14, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The case against a Massachusetts woman charged with murder after the remains of three babies were found her squalid home is in the hands of a judge. The prosecution and defense presented closing arguments Friday in the case against Erika Murray, who had been charged in the deaths of...

Chara played with plates, wires, screws to fix broken jaw

Jun. 14, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said he broke his jaw in multiple places and played the last three games of the Stanley Cup Final with "two plates, some wires and screws" holding it together. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Chara commended the team doctors who put his face back together...

T works to restore full service after 2nd subway derailment

Jun. 14, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Transit officials say they hope to restore normal service on the Red Line next week as they continue to repair damage caused by a train derailment. For now, delays continue and riders on the Braintree branch of the Red Line must switch cars at the JFK/UMass station in Boston. MBTA General...

Editorials from around New England

Jun. 14, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT UTC's move a call to action for state The Connecticut Post, June 12 For a state desperate to shed a reputation that it's not business-friendly, the news that United Technologies Corp. would no longer make its headquarters in Connecticut could not have come at a...

Person on motorcycle seriously hurt in crash on interstate

Jun. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — State police are investigating a crash involving a motorcycle and a car on a highway in western Massachusetts. Authorities say a passenger on the motorcycle was brought to a hospital with serious injuries following the collision in the northbound lanes of Interstate 91 in Holyoke...