Latest Massachusetts News

Newton, Jones embracing budding friendship and competition

Jul. 30, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Mac Jones is amazed at how Cam Newton can bring instant levity to the meeting room. Though he’s sure he could never pull off the veteran’s often unique clothing choices. Newton is equally taken aback by how much “swag” his clean-cut...

RFK's daughter wins yard planter from father's former home

Jul. 30, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — One of Robert F. Kennedy’s children has won custody of a decorative planter that sat outside a Virginia estate called Hickory Hill where the branch of the famed American political family once lived. The Washington Post reported Friday that a federal...

Masks recommended for younger students in state's schools

Jul. 30, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Students from kindergarten through sixth grade, most of whom are not eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine, should wear masks indoors when schools reopen this fall, according to recommendations released Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary...

Krejci leaving Bruins to play in native Czech Republic

Jul. 30, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci is leaving the Boston Bruins after 14 NHL seasons to continue his hockey career in his native Czech Republic. The 35-year-old Krejci, whose contract had expired, announced his decison in a social media post sent out by the Bruins on Friday. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 30, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

Boston Herald. July 30, 2021. Editorial: Time for Senate to pass, not spike, betting bill House lawmakers are again putting the legalization of sports betting in the Senate’s court after overwhelmingly approving a bill that would allow that gaming...

State gambling regulators wonder where poker went

Jul. 30, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators, in response to complaints, want to know why two of the state's casinos have not yet brought back poker. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission normally receives about five complaints a month, but lately has been receiving...

EXPLAINER: Will Massachusetts do enough to limit evictions?

Jul. 30, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the...

Boston police faulted for probe of officer accused of abuse

Jul. 30, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A new Boston police oversight board has found the department moved too slowly and did not do enough to protect the public when an officer was accused of child sex abuse in 1995. Internal affairs investigators took nearly a year after learning about the...

Woman shot, killed in broad daylight in Boston

Jul. 30, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police are investigating the shooting death of a woman outside a city pharmacy. The victim was shot just after 1:15 p.m. Thursday outside a pharmacy in the area of Corinth and Birch streets in the city's Roslindale neighborhood, police said. ...

Celtics draft 18-year-old French pro Begarin in 2nd round

Jul. 30, 2021 01:29 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics' priorities this summer are to add some experience around their solid young core. So they didn't enter Thursday night's NBA draft eyeing a lot of fresh faces they'd have to find roster spots for. Instead, they chose a young prospect they won't...