Latest Massachusetts News

Coker scores in closing seconds, Holy Cross advances in FCS

Nov. 27, 2021 15:59 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Matthew Sluka connected with Jalen Coker for a touchdown with 14 seconds left and Holy Cross beat Sacred Heart 13-10 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs. Sluka led Holy Cross on an 11-play, 80-yard drive, ending in a 35-yard...

Red Sox sign RHP Wacha to $7 million, 1-year deal

Nov. 27, 2021 12:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed Michael Wacha to a $7 million, one-year deal, adding the right-hander to an already thin rotation that lost Eduardo Rodriguez in free agency. The team announced the contract on Saturday. Wacha, 30, was...

State loan helps Cape Cod child care center grow

Nov. 27, 2021 08:06 AM EST

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Cape Cod child care center is getting a $350,000 state loan that will help it expand to address a critical shortage of care in the region by providing care for an additional 65 children. The loan from MassDevelopment, the state’s development...

In Nantucket, Biden shops, attends Christmas tree lighting

Nov. 26, 2021 19:51 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden appeared on the loose Friday in Nantucket. Biden spent more than an hour walking around downtown Nantucket's cobblestone streets, popping unannounced into quaint mom-and-pop shops, appearing to make purchases and posing for...

Artemi Panarin starts 3-goal third; Rangers beat Bruins 5-2

Nov. 26, 2021 16:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored the first of New York’s three third-period goals with 8:25 left and the Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Friday afternoon, giving Gerard Gallant the best start in his first 20 games as coach in team history. The Rangers have 31...

Banged-up Titans look to keep streak alive against Patriots

Nov. 26, 2021 16:46 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In its two matchups with New England under coach Mike Vrabel, Tennessee has turned the Patriot Way into the Titan Way. The Patriots dominated the series for years, winning 10 of 12 before the Titans hired the former New England linebacker as...

School worker charged with indecent assault on student

Nov. 26, 2021 16:18 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The former athletic director at a Roman Catholic school in Massachusetts has been charged with assault and battery on a child under 14, prosecutors said. James Parker, 24, who was hired at St. Michael School in Lowell in September, was released on...

Rare coin minted in Colonial New England sells for $350,000

Nov. 26, 2021 15:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — One of the first coins minted in Colonial New England, which was recently found among other coins in a candy tin, has sold at auction for more than $350,000, more than it was expected to get, the auctioneer said Friday. The one shilling silver coin made in...

For Wake Forest, ACC title game spot is on the line at BC

Nov. 26, 2021 14:58 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — There’s no more need for Wake Forest to wonder about the possible championship scenarios. And no more safety net. Win, and the Demon Deacons will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game against Pittsburgh. Lose...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Local zoning drives high housing costs around Maine Municipal officials don’t have to answer to the people who can’t afford to live in their community. When people talk...