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Boston hospital probes cluster of coronavirus cases

Sep. 24, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A major Boston hospital is reporting a cluster of COVID-19 cases that has affected five patients and five staffers. The cases are connected to two inpatient units, Brigham and Women's Hospital said in a statement posted on its website. The hospital's Infection Control team is investigating...

City Councilor Campbell to run for mayor of Boston

Sep. 24, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A second Boston city councilor announced Thursday that she will run for mayor. Andrea Campbell said she's running on a platform of equity in health care, jobs and criminal justice. “In this profound moment of reckoning for our country and our city, as people rise up to demand change,...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi delivers during the first inning of the team'ss baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Fenway Park. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Eovaldi's solid outing, Devers' hit lift Sox over O's 9-1

Sep. 23, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi struck out eight over six scoreless innings, Rafael Devers hit a three-run double that capped a six-run third and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the AL East’s worst teams. Kevin Plawecki had three hits and drove in...

Restaurants to be allowed to use bar areas for food service

Sep. 23, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts restaurants will soon be able seat up to 10 people at a table and use their bar areas to serve food, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. The moves that take effect Monday are intended to help the industry, which has faced severe restrictions intended to help slow the...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, an eBay sign sits in front of the company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, federal prosecutors said four former eBay Inc. employees had agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to the home of a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter highly critical of the auction site. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

eBay workers who sent spiders to couple to plead guilty

Sep. 23, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Four former eBay Inc. employees have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to the home of a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter critical of the auction site, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. ...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, two fans walk on a normally crowded Jersey Street in front of Fenway Park before an opening day baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Elections officials in Boston are expected to approve Fenway Park as an early voting venue when they meet on Thursday, Sept. 24, after Red Sox owner John Henry offered the storied ballpark for voters hesitant to cast ballots indoors during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Covering the bases: Fenway Park expected as voting venue

Sep. 23, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There's the windup, the pitch — and the vote. Election officials in Boston are expected to approve Fenway Park as an early voting venue when they meet Thursday, after Red Sox owner John Henry offered the storied ballpark for voters hesitant to cast ballots indoors. City officials...

Boston Red Sox's Michael Chavis misses an RBI double by Baltimore Orioles' Rio Ruiz during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Pivetta sharp in Red Sox debut; Boston beats Orioles 8-3

Sep. 22, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nick Pivetta struck out eight in five innings of one-run ball in his Boston debut, Christian Vázquez hit a three-run homer and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Tuesday night. The teams combined for five errors, there was a misplayed fly ball and a runner picked off third to...

Police shoot, injure man in Massachusetts mall parking lot

Sep. 22, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Mass. (AP) — Police shot and injured a man armed with a knife and acting in a threatening manner in the parking lot of a Massachusetts mall early Tuesday morning, authorities said. Officers responded to the Kingston Collection mall just before 3 a.m. after getting 911 call from a mall security...

Rhode Island man gets 17 years for armed bank robbery

Sep. 22, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man who exchanged gunfire with police during a bank robbery in Massachusetts has been sentenced to 17 years in prison, federal prosecutors say. Daniel Rosado, 32, of Providence, entered the Somerville bank in May 2019, fired a shot into the ceiling, threatened to shoot bank...

T worker who died at bus yard described as 'dedicated'

Sep. 22, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The person who died after getting struck by a vehicle at a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus yard has been identified as a “dedicated and hardworking" employee who had worked for the agency for nearly two decades. Bernadin Etienne, 62, died at the hospital shortly after he...