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Bruins hire Montgomery as coach to replace Cassidy

Jul. 01, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have hired Jim Montgomery as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one. Recently extended general manager Don Sweeney announced the hire Friday, filling one...

Mother and son who ran drug ring get lengthy prison terms

Jul. 01, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mother and son who ran a large-scale drug ring that made and distributed hundreds of thousands of counterfeit pills containing the powerful opioid fentanyl to the region north of Boston have both received lengthy prison terms. Vincent Caruso, 27, was...

Woman gets probation in attack on Spanish-speaking women

Jul. 01, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman charged with attacking a mother and daughter for speaking Spanish in 2020 has been found guilty of misdemeanor assault and battery. Stephanie Armstrong was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation following a two-day, non-jury trial in Boston...

Man convicted of killing 2 at Boston housing complex

Jul. 01, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who prosecutors say killed two men and injured a child when he opened fire on a group of people at a Boston public housing development four years ago has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. Wilvin Guity-Beckels was convicted Thursday and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 01, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Connecticut Post. June 29, 2022. Editorial: CT was first state to ban abortion. Now it’s a leader in defending right to choose The most surprising part of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of federal protection of abortion rights is that the news caught anyone by...

Prosecutor: Bar co-owner tried to cover up fatal stabbing

Jun. 30, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A part-owner of a Boston bar tried to dispose of a bloody sweatshirt one of the club's bouncers was purportedly wearing when he fatally stabbed a former Marine celebrating the St. Patrick's Day weekend, a prosecutor alleged in court on Thursday. Alisha Dumeer, 34, who...

Rhode Island man sentenced in insider trading scheme

Jun. 30, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man who authorities say made a more than $50,000 profit by trading shares of a Massachusetts semiconductor company based on insider information has been sentenced to a month of home detention and two years of probation. John Younis, 59, of Bristol,...

Hate investigation at college leads to employee's firing

Jun. 30, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

MILTON, Mass. (AP) — An investigation into several instances of racist vandalism and graffiti on a Massachusetts college campus during the last semester has led to the termination of an employee, the school said. The vandalism at Curry College that included swastikas and...

School committee selects new Boston schools superintendent

Jun. 30, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mary Skipper, currently superintendent of the suburban Somerville Public Schools, has been selected in a narrow vote to be the next superintendent of Boston's troubled public school system. Skipper was selected in a 4-3 vote on Wednesday night, days after the city...

Pro-Palestine mapping website raises alarm in Jewish groups

Jun. 29, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ Jewish community is on edge after the launch this month of a mysterious pro-Palestine website listing the names and addresses of scores of local institutions — a number of them Jewish — and making calls to “dismantle” and disrupt them. The...