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Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

Feb. 17, 2019 7:32 PM EST

AYER, Mass. (AP) — Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of its...

Satanic Temple accuses Boston City Council of discrimination

Feb. 17, 2019 4:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Satanic Temple has filed a discrimination complaint against the Boston City Council after being denied the chance to say the opening prayer at the panel's public meetings. The Salem-based religious group, which has lodged freedom of religion challenges nationwide, says it filed a...

Snow forecast for Presidents' Day holiday in New England

Feb. 17, 2019 3:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Southern New England is expecting modest snowfall going into the Presidents' Day holiday. The National Weather Service says the region will see snow starting to fall late Sunday night that will last into Monday afternoon. The Boston-area is expected to get about 3 inches (8 centimeters)...

Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike

Feb. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail. Rhode Island-based community groups Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance and the FANG Collective say they've been in contact with about 70 detainees at the Suffolk County House of Correction who...

Several public meetings on MBTA fare hike proposal scheduled

Feb. 17, 2019 10:47 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has scheduled several public meetings to discuss proposed fare hikes. Under the proposal , public transit riders in the Boston area would pay on average 6.3 percent more to ride MBTA buses, subways and trains. CharlieCard holders would see local...

3 men arrested after posting racist flyers in East Boston

Feb. 17, 2019 10:43 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Three men have been arrested in an area of East Boston where racist flyers were recently posted. The Boston Globe reports officers apprehended the men Friday night as they patrolled an area where posters promoting the hate group Patriot Front were found earlier. Police say the men were...

Woman dies after crashing SUV on highway

Feb. 17, 2019 9:48 AM EST

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A 58-year-old Haverhill woman has died in a single car crash on a highway just north of Boston. State Police say the crash happened at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Route 93 in Medford. They say Florence Bisson had been heading southbound when she lost control of her GMC Envoy and...

Leufroy scores 18 to lead Lehigh over Boston U. 84-79

Feb. 16, 2019 7:55 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kyle Leufroy posted 18 points as Lehigh edged past Boston University 84-79 on Saturday. Lance Tejada had 17 points and six assists for Lehigh (17-8, 10-4 Patriot League). James Karnik added 14 points and Jordan Cohen had 13 points for the road team. Tyler Scanlon had 19 points, six assists...

Durgin-Park restaurant memorabilia up for auction

Feb. 16, 2019 3:12 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Fans of Boston's recently-closed Durgin-Park restaurant can now own a piece of culinary history. Advertising signs and other memorabilia from the Faneuil Hall eatery, which billed itself as the city's second-oldest restaurant, are on the auction block. Among the 200 items to be sold are an...

Massachusetts eyeing more renewable energy-friendly future

Feb. 16, 2019 11:39 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — With steps big and small, Massachusetts is moving toward a more environmentally friendly future in which the state will rely increasingly on renewable energy. One step came this week when Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced more than $500,000 in funding for what he described as eight...