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Man who robbed five banks gets more than 9 years in prison

Apr. 10, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man who pleaded guilty to robbing five Massachusetts banks within a week in September 2018 has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Dong Lee, 50, and an accomplice robbed banks in Andover, Boston,...

Tatum's career-high 53 help Celtics top T-Wolves 145-136

Apr. 09, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The only regret Jayson Tatum had about his first career 50-point game was that his 2-year-old son wasn't there to see it. But the All-Star has a solution for that. “It just means I’ll have to do it again someday," Tatum said....

Boston Marathon may ask athletes for negative virus tests

Apr. 09, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Participants in this year's Boston Marathon may be required to show proof of up to two negative COVID-19 tests before the race even if they have been vaccinated, the Boston Athletic Association said Wednesday. The historic race will also carry a new $25...

Man faces charges in fatal shooting in Boston

Apr. 09, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Randolph man faces charges in the February killing of a man in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, police said Friday. Darren Gillespie, 25, was arrested Friday in the town of Mansfield. He faces charges including murder and unlawful possession of a...

Nurse, capturing the feeling of a nation, gets stuck in mud

Apr. 09, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Camille Coelho just wanted to take a stroll on the beach and look for some sea glass. Instead, the Massachusetts nurse ended up feeling the way so many have felt during the pandemic: she was stuck in the mud. The 54-year-old was taking a walk at Boston’s...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board. April 8, 2021. Editorial: CT must catch up with times on voting There shouldn’t be anything partisan about voting rights. In an ideal world, expanding the franchise would be seen as a basic political goal of...

BJ's Wholesale CEO Lee Delaney dies unexpectedly at 49

Apr. 09, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lee Delaney, president and CEO of BJ's Wholesale Club, died unexpectedly, the company said. Delaney was 49. The company said in a press release Friday that Delaney died of “presumed natural causes” on Thursday, but did not elaborate when asked for...

Ready to buy a home? The trick is finding or affording one

Apr. 09, 2021 03:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nathan Long and Lili Chin have struck out so far in their four-month search to find an affordable home in the Los Angeles area — a cold streak that threatens to mess up their anniversary plans. The housing market has been a pillar of economic...

Gov. Baker no fan of 'vaccine passports' — at least not now

Apr. 08, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker isn’t a big fan of “vaccine passports” — at least not now. The passports are meant to allow those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to have greater access to public places as the state and country...

Native Americans: Move Boston Marathon from Oct. 11 holiday

Apr. 08, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling on the organizers of the Boston Marathon to move the already rescheduled date for the storied race because it now conflicts with a day meant to commemorate the contributions of Indigenous people. The Boston...