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Boston mayor proposes changes to immigration enforcement law

Jun. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor is proposing changes to the city's ordinance limiting police cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Mayor Marty Walsh and City Councilor Josh Zakim announced the proposed amendments to the city's 2014 Trust Act. The Democrats say the proposed language would make it...

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...

'Medicare for All' plan faces steep hurdles in Massachusetts

Jun. 15, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Whether it's called "single payer," ''Medicare for All," or something else, the concept of a universal government-run health care system has gained favor with many including a number of the Democrats seeking their party's presidential nomination. While the focus of such discussion remains...

Chara played with plates, wires, screws to fix broken jaw

Jun. 14, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said he broke his jaw in multiple places and played the last three games of the Stanley Cup Final with "two plates, some wires and screws" holding it together. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Chara commended the team doctors who put his face back together...

T works to restore full service after 2nd subway derailment

Jun. 14, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Transit officials say they hope to restore normal service on the Red Line next week as they continue to repair damage caused by a train derailment. For now, delays continue and riders on the Braintree branch of the Red Line must switch cars at the JFK/UMass station in Boston. MBTA General...

Editorials from around New England

Jun. 14, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT UTC's move a call to action for state The Connecticut Post, June 12 For a state desperate to shed a reputation that it's not business-friendly, the news that United Technologies Corp. would no longer make its headquarters in Connecticut could not have come at a...

Bogaerts HR caps comeback as Red Sox rally past Rangers 7-6

Jun. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — After trailing early by five runs, the Boston Red Sox slugged their way to a comeback victory. Xander Bogaerts hit a solo homer in the seventh inning, Boston's fifth long ball of the game, and the Red Sox rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Thursday night. "We found a way to win today...

Prosecutors believe suspects in Ortiz shooting wanted in US

Jun. 13, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — American prosecutors said Thursday that they believe two suspects in the shooting of retired Red Sox star David Ortiz are wanted for crimes in the United States, while the father of another suspect said his son belongs to a notorious Dominican gang of drug-dealing...

The Latest: US officials: 2nd Ortiz shooting suspect wanted

Jun. 13, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Latest on the shooting for former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz (all times local): 9:55 p.m. U.S. prosecutors say the man suspected of shooting retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is wanted on armed robbery and gun charges in New Jersey. The Passaic County...

ACLU sues feds over bond hearings for immigrants

Jun. 13, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The federal government is illegally detaining immigrants without giving them a fair chance of being released on bond, attorneys alleged in a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in Massachusetts and New Hampshire accuses the...