Latest Massachusetts News

Harvard black culture awards to honor Kaepernick, Chappelle

Sep. 20, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored Oct. 11 by the Hutchins Center for...

Man accused of putting girl in game machine, stealing prizes

Sep. 20, 2018 10:27 AM EDT

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes. Police in Salem say 34-year-old Anthony Helinski, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, turned himself in Wednesday, five days after witnesses at...

Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

Sep. 20, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year's American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled. Boson-area friends Louie Iacuzzi, James Amaral and Randy Baldasarri say they found the banner on a road...

Price struggles again in Bronx; Voit, Yanks top Red Sox 10-1

Sep. 20, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Price has been pummeled over and over at Yankee Stadium. This time, it was Luke Voit's turn — with a big assist from the short right-field porch. Voit hit two homers off Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled...

Funeral services planned for victim of Cape Cod shark attack

Sep. 19, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — Friends and family of the victim of the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts waters in more than 80 years will pay their final respects. Calling hours for 26-year-old Arthur Medici are scheduled for Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church-Brazilian Ministry in Saugus. A...

Pats tempering expectations as Gordon practices for 1st time

Sep. 19, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Josh Gordon arrived at a Patriots' team facility that was abuzz with excitement about what he could potentially bring to their depleted receiving group. There was also just as strong a sentiment in the building to keep any lofty expectations in check — at least for now....

Teen killed in dramatic natural gas explosions laid to rest

Sep. 19, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of the lone victim of last week's dramatic series of natural gas explosions and fires north of Boston on Wednesday. Some 300 people came out to St. Mary the Assumption Church in Lawrence to remember 18-year-old Leonel Rondon, the...

Too soon? Fans find Red Sox division title banner in street

Sep. 19, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year's American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled. Boston-area friends Louie Iacuzzi, James Amaral and Randy Baldasarri say they found the banner on a road...

'Silly old bear': New exhibition celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh

Sep. 18, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When people care too much, Winnie-the-Pooh argues it's just love. That bit of time-tested wisdom is as relevant today as it was nearly a century ago, when the beloved teddy bear and main character in A.A. Milne's children's books series first appeared in print. Now Pooh and pal Christopher...

The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

Sep. 18, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Two people have died after a van was overtaken by rising flood waters in South Carolina. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that two women drowned at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a...