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Hall scores 2, Bruins beat Islanders to clinch 3rd in East

May. 10, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Taylor Hall scored his second goal of the game 2:53 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders in their home finale on Monday night to clinch third place in the East Division. Brad Marchand also scored for Boston, which will face...

Celtics' Jaylen Brown out for season with wrist injury

May. 10, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics All-Star forward Jaylen Brown will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left wrist. The team said in a statement Monday that Brown learned of the injury to his scapholunate ligament this past weekend and is expected to have...

Day by day: Musical 'Godspell' celebrates 50th anniversary

May. 10, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It will come as little surprise to its legion of fans that the first professional musical to be mounted in the U.S. during the pandemic was “Godspell.” The Berkshire Theater Group in western Massachusetts put on a production in August with plexiglass...

Baker, other governors to talk vaccine efforts with Biden

May. 10, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to join a group of governors to meet with President Joe Biden on Tuesday to discuss ongoing efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible to continue the fight against COVID-19. “It’s basically to talk...

Utility-backed natural gas booklets spark backlash at school

May. 10, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The father of a Cambridge, Massachusetts, elementary school student said Monday he was shocked when he pulled two activity booklets from his son’s backpack that had been distributed at his school, including one titled: “Natural Gas: Your Invisible Friend.” ...

Boston homeless housing project to break ground in the fall

May. 10, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Pine Street Inn and its codevelopers can proceed with building a 202-unit building after reaching a settlement with a neighbor who sued to stop construction. Pine Street and its partner, Community Builders, plan to break ground by fall on the building...

Drone video shows endangered whales appearing to embrace

May. 10, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — Were these whales really hugging — or was it just a fluke? Drone video of two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales swimming in Cape Cod Bay shows the animals appearing to embrace one another with their flippers. ...

Corruption case of ex-Massachusetts mayor heads to jurors

May. 10, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers made their final pitch to jurors Monday in the fraud and corruption case against a once-celebrated young Massachusetts mayor, painting contrasting pictures of a shrewd con man driven by greed to line his own pockets or a victim of lies who never committed a crime. ...

Authorities ID man shot, killed after ramming police station

May. 10, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts on Monday released the name of the man fatally shot by police after ramming an SUV into a town police station and pointing a rifle at officers. Zachary Richardson, 24, was shot and killed Sunday morning after crashing...

Indian chief's descendant wants Harvard to return tomahawk

May. 10, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Native American lawyer wants Harvard University to return a tomahawk once owned by his pioneering ancestor, Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Tribe. Brett Chapman, of Oklahoma, told GBH last week that he's reached out to the Cambridge,...