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Home that inspired 'The Conjuring' sells for more than $1.5M

May. 27, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” has been sold to a Boston developer who plans to keep it open to the public. The 18th century home in Burrillville sold for $1.525 million on Thursday, far higher than the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 27, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 26, 2022. Editorial: An avoidable mistake will cost the University of Maine System, in terms of money and credibility It’s human nature not to want to share bad news. However, it should also be well understood that bad news can’t be hidden...

Rights group sues over US denying Afghans humanitarian entry

May. 26, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston civil rights group is challenging the U.S. government's denial of humanitarian relief to scores of Afghans fleeing from the Taliban. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit in Boston federal court Wednesday on behalf of Afghans and...

Boston Pops July Fourth show returns for 1st time in 3 years

May. 26, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, a July Fourth holiday tradition in the city, is returning to its full glory after a three-year coronavirus hiatus, the Boston Symphony Orchestra said Thursday. The show at the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade...

Celtics head home looking to close out top-seeded Heat

May. 26, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum wants experience to be the Celtics’ guide as they return home with a chance to wrap up their first trip to the NBA Finals since 2010. Tatum was a rookie during Boston’s run to Eastern Conference finals in 2018, when it grabbed a 3-2 series lead over...

329 years later, last Salem 'witch' who wasn't is pardoned

May. 26, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It took more than three centuries, but the last Salem “witch” who wasn’t has been officially pardoned. Massachusetts lawmakers on Thursday formally exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr., clearing her name 329 years after she was convicted of witchcraft in 1693 and...

Francis Quinn, longtime State House reporter, dies at 70

May. 25, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Francis X. Quinn, a former Associated Press reporter who covered Maine government and politics with fairness and integrity for more than a quarter century, has died. He was 70. From 1981 to 2009, Quinn was a fixture in Maine where lawmakers and others...

Steven Tyler enters treatment, Aerosmith cancels shows

May. 25, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation program, forcing the Boston-based rock band to cancel the first portion of its upcoming Las Vegas residency. Tyler, 74, has made no secret of his lifelong struggle with substance abuse disorder....

19 indicted in international drug money laundering scheme

May. 24, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nineteen people have been indicted in a complex money laundering scheme to move millions of dollars in drug proceeds from Colombian cartels through U.S. banks, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The charges brought in Massachusetts federal court are the result of a...

Boston takes additional steps to help the homeless

May. 24, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

Boston is taking additional steps to help people experiencing homelessness, substance abuse disorder and mental health issues to deter a recurrence of the humanitarian crisis at the city intesection that was once home to a sprawling homeless encampment, Mayor Michelle Wu said on Tuesday. ...