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Boston marks 8 years since marathon bombing killed 3 people

Apr. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is marking eight years since the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon killed three people and injured scores of others. Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Thursday visited fire stations that had been critical in the response to the attack, as well as the...

Baker: J&J pause not significantly slowing vaccine effort

Apr. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is forging ahead with plans to vaccinate as many residents as possible, despite placing a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on the advice of federal authorities, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. The vast majority of...

Shoe company exec to plead guilty to embezzling $30M

Apr. 14, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former top executive at a Massachusetts-based shoe manufacturer has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling $30 million from the company, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Richard Hajjar, 64, the former chief financial officer of Alden Shoe Co., agreed to...

EXPLAINER: Why outside prosecutors review killings by police

Apr. 14, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A white former police officer is being charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, just three days after the Black man was shot during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb. The swift probe...

Bruins beat Sabres 3-2 in shootout in Hall's debut

Apr. 13, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk scored in Boston’s two chances in the shootout and the Bruins, with newcomer Taylor Hall, rebounded for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Craig Smith and David Krejci scored in regulation for Boston,...

State health officials pause administration of J&J vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health followed the advice of federal authorities on Tuesday and ordered a stop to the administration of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. “The Department of Public Health is notifying all Massachusetts...

Mayor: Release investigation into officer accused of abuse

Apr. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Redacted copies of an internal affairs investigation into a former Boston police officer and union chief charged with molesting multiple children as far back as the mid-1990s will be released as soon as the end of the week, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Tuesday. ...

AG: Woman ran prostitution business out of her day spa

Apr. 13, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman faces multiple charges for allegedly running a prostitution business out of the day spa she owns, state authorities said Tuesday. Geralda De Matos Garland, 57, of Revere, pleaded not guilty Monday in Chelsea District Court to...

Feds: 'Breaking Bad' inspired researcher to seek poisons

Apr. 13, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of advanced research at a Boston-area biotechnology company told investigators he was inspired by the television show "Breaking Bad" when he tried to obtain the powerul poison ricin, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Ishtiaq Ali Saaem, 37,...

Rare whales spotted off Boston; caution urged

Apr. 13, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group of rare whales has been spotted east of Boston, prompting the federal government to urge caution among boaters. The whales are North Atlantic right whales, which number only about 360 in the world. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...