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Police shoot man with knife who called 911 in mental crisis

Jan. 23, 2022 20:39 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in the Boston suburb of Burlington shot and badly injured a man who called 911 to say he had a knife and was having “mental health issues," after he ran at the responding officers with the weapon, police said Sunday. The man was on the phone with...

Orchestra fighting stigma of mental illness marks 10 years

Jan. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A classical music organization started in Vermont for musicians with mental illnesses and the people who support them is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a free performance in Boston on Sunday. Me2/ is a non-auditioned orchestra of musicians, half of...

Pastrnak's power-play goal lifts Bruins over Jets, 3-2

Jan. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored a tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period to give the surging Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the travel-weary Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Charlie Coyle and Oskar Steen also scored for Boston, which is 10-2 since New Year’s Day....

Mathon scores 23 to lead Boston University past Lehigh 80-74

Jan. 22, 2022 16:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sukhmail Mathon had 23 points and 13 rebounds as Boston University beat Lehigh 80-74 on Saturday. Javante McCoy had 13 points for Boston University (13-8, 4-4 Patriot League) as did Jonas Harper. Walter Whyte had 10 points and eight rebounds. Jeameril...

No charges following jogger's fall through rusty staircase

Jan. 22, 2022 10:36 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say there will be no criminal charges in the death of a Boston University professor who fell through a rusted staircase. David Jones, 40, was out for a run when he plunged through a broken section of the staircase on MBTA property at JFK Station in...

Feds oppose latest legal effort to block tribe’s reservation

Jan. 22, 2022 09:15 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities are opposing renewed efforts to block a Massachusetts tribe’s sovereign reservation and its planned resort casino. The U.S. Department of the Interior, in a legal brief filed in Boston federal court on Jan. 14, argues the court should reject a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 22, 2022 00:28 AM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus. January 19, 2022. Editorial: Reset We agree with the way Gov. Phil Scott framed his budget address on Tuesday. The state has significant challenges that have prevented it from moving forward. This is a...

Nurkic's rebound, basket late rally Blazers over Celtics

Jan. 21, 2022 23:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a shot from the lane with 14 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied past the Boston Celtics 109-105 Friday night. Nurkic had 29 points and 17 rebounds, none bigger than his board after Jayson Tatum gave...

Prosecutors oppose vacating convictions of man who killed 3

Jan. 21, 2022 16:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are opposed to vacating the murder convictions of a man who died in prison while appealing his death sentence for brutally killing three men more than 20 years ago in New England, according to a legal brief filed Friday. U.S. District Attorney for...

2022 shaping up to be banner year for Massachusetts politics

Jan. 21, 2022 13:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — 2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for Massachusetts politics, with a crowded race for governor, a wide-open contest for attorney general, a number of spirited district attorney elections, and a handful of thorny ballot questions. The contests also reflect the...