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UMass trustees approve tuition freeze for most students

Apr. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts trustees voted Wednesday to approve President Marty Meehan’s proposal to freeze tuition for most students over concerns that many are struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic. The vote applies to all...

Bruins beat Sabres 3-2 in shootout in Hall's debut

Apr. 13, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk scored in Boston’s two chances in the shootout and the Bruins, with newcomer Taylor Hall, rebounded for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Craig Smith and David Krejci scored in regulation for Boston,...

State health officials pause administration of J&J vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health followed the advice of federal authorities on Tuesday and ordered a stop to the administration of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. “The Department of Public Health is notifying all Massachusetts...

Mayor: Release investigation into officer accused of abuse

Apr. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Redacted copies of an internal affairs investigation into a former Boston police officer and union chief charged with molesting multiple children as far back as the mid-1990s will be released as soon as the end of the week, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Tuesday. ...

AG: Woman ran prostitution business out of her day spa

Apr. 13, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman faces multiple charges for allegedly running a prostitution business out of the day spa she owns, state authorities said Tuesday. Geralda De Matos Garland, 57, of Revere, pleaded not guilty Monday in Chelsea District Court to...

Feds: 'Breaking Bad' inspired researcher to seek poisons

Apr. 13, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of advanced research at a Boston-area biotechnology company told investigators he was inspired by the television show "Breaking Bad" when he tried to obtain the powerul poison ricin, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Ishtiaq Ali Saaem, 37,...

Rare whales spotted off Boston; caution urged

Apr. 13, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group of rare whales has been spotted east of Boston, prompting the federal government to urge caution among boaters. The whales are North Atlantic right whales, which number only about 360 in the world. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Postcard from Titanic's radio operator being sold at auction

Apr. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A postcard written by the Titanic's senior radio operator just weeks before the ocean liner sank in the North Atlantic in 1912 has been put up for auction. The card, with a glossy image of the ill-fated ship on the front, was written by Jack Phillips to...

US colleges divided over requiring student vaccinations

Apr. 12, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go in urging students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including whether they should — or legally can — require it. Universities including Rutgers, Brown, Cornell and...

Caps roll 8-1 in Chara's 1st game in front of Bruins fans

Apr. 11, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored one of his two goals in Washington's three-goal first-period and former Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara played his first game in front of Boston’s fans in the Capitals’ 8-1 victory Sunday night. Conor Sheary and Lars Eller each also...