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Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts

Jun. 17, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Activists on both sides of the abortion divide clashed Monday on a bill in Massachusetts that would let women obtain an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of "fatal fetal anomalies." The bill, called the "Roe Act" by supporters, would amend current state law, which allows abortions...

Park named after Boston Marathon bombing victim opens

Jun. 15, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds have gathered in Boston to celebrate the opening of a park named in honor of the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Gov. Charlie Baker joined Mayor Mary Walsh and members of Martin Richard's family Saturday to open Martin's Park. The park features an accessible...

Boston transit head seeks outside review after 2 derailments

Jun. 11, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The head of the Boston-area transit system promised an independent review of recent subway derailments after one during Tuesday's morning rush caused widespread disruption for commuters. Steve Poftak, general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, said investigators were...

United Technologies' departure another blow to Connecticut

Jun. 10, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Announcing a merger that will see United Technologies Corp. move its headquarters to the Boston area from the state it has called home for nine decades, the chief executive offered assurances Monday that the new company will have a presence in Connecticut "for years to come." But...