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Revenues up at Wynn, MGM casinos but down at Plainridge Park

Sep. 16, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' two major casinos are reporting gambling revenue increases while the state's smallest and oldest gambling hall's revenues dropped. August revenue numbers released Monday by the state's Gaming Commission show that Encore Boston Harbor posted $52.5 million in gross gambling...

Boston train derailment in June blamed on broken axle

Sep. 16, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston public transit authorities say a broken axle was to blame for a subway train derailment this summer that caused commuter disruptions and criticism of the system. Jeff Gonneville, deputy general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, said Monday that the...

State's Catholic leaders call for climate change action

Sep. 16, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The leaders of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts are calling on the faithful to address climate change. In a pastoral letter released Monday, the bishops wrote that "we must act now within our faith institutions and throughout the state to take substantial, meaningful steps to...

New bowl game at Fenway Park to match teams from ACC, AAC

Sep. 16, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Add another bowl game to the mix, this one at Fenway Park. The century-old baseball park will host a matchup between teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference, starting in 2020. The date for the Fenway Bowl is expected to be announced on Tuesday. It will be...

Bruins sign D McAvoy to 3-year, $14.7 million deal

Sep. 15, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie McAvoy finally made it to training camp, and the Boston Bruins greeted him with a hearty stick tap salute. "I didn't want that," he said sheepishly on Sunday after returning to the defending Eastern Conference champions for a $14.7 million, three-year deal. "I'm just glad to be back....

South Boston's Vietnam War memorial to be rededicated

Sep. 15, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The South Boston Vietnam Memorial, one of the nation's first formal memorials to Vietnam veterans, is being rededicated on its 38th anniversary. A memorial Mass is scheduled for St. Brigid Church on Sunday morning, followed by a rededication ceremony at the memorial in Medal of Honor Park....

Larry Garron, member of original Patriots, dies at 82

Sep. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Larry Garron, a star running back for the original Patriots, has died at 82. The team announced his death Saturday but did not give details. Garron played from 1960 to 1968 for the Boston Patriots, whose name changed to the New England Patriots in 1971. He holds the record for the...

The Latest: Huffman says she accepts college scam punishment

Sep. 13, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of actress Felicity Huffman in the nationwide college admissions bribery scam (all times local): 4:05 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman says she takes full responsibility for her role in the college admissions scandal and deserves her punishment. A...

'I was stupid': Huffman gets 14 days in college scam

Sep. 13, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own. "I was frightened, I was stupid, and I was so wrong," Huffman,...

Editorials from around New England

Sep. 13, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Urgent steps needed, vaping is killing people The Day Sept. 12 A suspicion that romaine or canteloupe or ground beef poses a threat to public health puts all hands on deck at restaurants and supermarkets to remove the suspect food. Get it off the market first and...