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Massachusetts issues tighter restrictions on access to homeless shelter system

Jul. 23, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey unveiled new restrictions on the state's homeless family shelter programs Tuesday. Beginning Aug. 1, families who aren't prioritized for placement in emergency assistance shelters will be eligible to stay at overflow sites for just five...

Tovar's single in 12th gives Rockies 9-8 win, extending Red Sox skid to 4

Jul. 23, 2024 01:32 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ezequiel Tovar singled home the winning run with the bases loaded and two outs in the 12th inning Monday night to give the Colorado Rockies a 9-8 victory over Boston, handing the Red Sox their fourth straight defeat since the All-Star break. “A little Michael Jordan...

Woman gets probation for calling in hoax bomb threat at Boston Children's Hospital

Jul. 22, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to three years of probation for calling in a fake bomb threat at Boston Children’s Hospital as it faced a barrage of harassment over its surgical program for transgender youths. Catherine Leavy pleaded guilty last year in federal court to...

Karen Read in court as judge schedules January retrial in Boston police officer's death

Jul. 22, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Karen Read made a brief court appearance on Monday to set dates going forward for the high-profile murder case against her involving her Boston police officer boyfriend that ended in a mistrial earlier this month. Read is accused of ramming into John O’Keefe with...

More money could result in fewer trips to ER, study suggests

Jul. 22, 2024 12:02 PM EDT

Giving cash to poor people could result in fewer emergency department visits, a new study suggests. The study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at almost 2,900 low-income people who applied for a lottery in the Boston suburb of Chelsea,...

Hernández and Smith rally Dodgers past Red Sox 7-6 in 11 innings

Jul. 21, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith singled with the bases loaded and one out in the 11th inning to drive in Kiké Hernández as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 7-6 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Smith lined a base hit to center field off Greg Weissert (2-2) to give the...

Pediatric anesthesiologist accused of possessing, distributing child sexual abuse material

Jul. 20, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

A pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at Boston's Children's Hospital has been arrested on charges of possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material, federal prosecutors said. The 35-year-old physician made an initial appearance in court Friday and was detained pending a...

Member of eBay security team sentenced in harassment scheme involving bloody Halloween pig mask

Jul. 19, 2024 13:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former senior manager of special operations for eBay Inc.’s. global security team was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston for his role in a cyberstalking campaign that included sending a preserved fetal pig, a bloody pig Halloween mask and a book on surviving the...

Berkshire Hills: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 18, 2024 07:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — BOSTON (AP) — Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. (BHLB) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $24 million. The Boston-based company said it had net income of 57 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains and restructuring gains, were 55 cents per...

Archeologists find musket balls fired during 1 of the first battles in the Revolutionary War

Jul. 17, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Nearly 250 years ago, hundreds of militiamen lined a hillside in Massachusetts and started firing a barrage of musket balls toward retreating British troops, marking the first major battle in the Revolutionary War. The latest evidence of that firefight is five...