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Prosecutor issues list of 136 officers accused of misconduct

Sep. 26, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's top prosecutor on Friday released the names of more than 130 police officers who have been accused of discrimination, corruption or other misconduct that could undermine their credibility as court witnesses. In releasing the list, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said...

Protesters push bill to expand access to driver's licenses

Sep. 26, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Protesters are planning to gather on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse on Saturday to call on state lawmakers to pass legislation that would let all those living in Massachusetts to obtain driver’s licenses, including those in the country illegally. Supporters say many families...

Boston offering larger grants to help seniors with heating

Sep. 26, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lower-income seniors in Boston who need to replace their heating systems will now be eligible for grants of up to $8,000, up from a previous maximum of $3,500, city officials announced Saturday. The increased amount aims to reflect the actual costs associated with replacing faulty heating...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

$8 billion Suffolk Downs project wins planners' approval

Sep. 25, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Planning and Development Agency approved the $8 billion redevelopment of the Suffolk Downs racetrack on Friday. The project led by HYM Investment Group includes 10,000 apartments and condos and office space for 25,000 workers on the 109-acre lot, MassLive Media reported. The...

Coronavirus outbreak at hospital grows to 19 known cases

Sep. 25, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak at a major Boston hospital has now grown to 19 confirmed cases. Brigham and Women’s Hospital originally said it had identified 10 cases among staff and patients connected to two inpatient units. The hospital in a statement late Thursday said to date, 98 employees...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Niki Williams, right, a college entrance exam administrator, arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Williams is scheduled to plead guilty to charges on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

Sep. 25, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test scores as part of a college admissions bribery scheme. Niki Williams, 46, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, is among about 40 people who...

College students wear masks our of concern for the coronavirus on the Boston College campus, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-New England story

Sep. 25, 2020 4:30 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 19, 2020, about developments related to the coronavirus pandemic in New England, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of cases linked to a wedding and reception in Maine. More than 170 cases were linked to the wedding and reception, not more than 270.

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 25, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT Lamont must attend to New London wind project before it falls apart The Day Sept. 23 This might happen elsewhere, we suppose, but it is hard to imagine another scenario in which a city looking at the $157...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Alex Cobb watches a delivery during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Hays, Orioles bash Red Sox 13-1 to avoid last in AL East

Sep. 24, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — José Iglesias, Pat Valaika and Austin Hays homered to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the Boston Red Sox 13-1 Thursday night in a struggle for last place in the AL East. Hays, Valaika, Rio Ruiz and Ramón Urías — the Nos. 5-8 hitters — each had three of...