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'Salt Bae' restaurant closed; virus deaths surpass 9,200

Sep. 28, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston steakhouse opened by a Turkish restaurateur and social media star known as Salt Bae has been ordered closed for failing to meet coronavirus safety rules. Nusr-Et Boston was ordered closed Saturday just days after it opened. Boston's Licensing Board said the restaurant opened by Salt...

FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file courtroom sketch, David Wright, second from left, is depicted standing before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, with attorney Jessica Hedges, second from right, and Nicholas Rovinski, right, during a hearing in federal court in Boston. A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 and ordered to 30 years in prison. David Daoud Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2017 but was ordered to be sentenced again by a different Boston federal court judge after an appeals court last year overturned one of his convictions. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP, File)

Man gets 30 years in 2nd sentencing for beheading plot

Sep. 28, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday and ordered to 30 years in prison. David Daoud Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick works along the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Belichick reaches milestone as Patriots top Raiders 36-20

Sep. 27, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rex Burkhead can’t remember the last time he scored three touchdowns in a game. But he said every time he reached the end zone Sunday was for James White. Burkhead had two rushing touchdowns and a receiving TD, and Bill Belichick joined George Halas (318) and Don Shula (328)...

FILE - Boston Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke watches from the dugout during a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. Roenicke was told Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 he will not return as manager of the Red Sox, ending a one-year, shotgun stopgap on the final day of a pandemic-shortened season that resulted in a last-place finish in the AL East. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

Roenicke fired by Red Sox after 1 pandemic-shortened season

Sep. 27, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ron Roenicke waited five years after his previous managerial job for another opportunity. When it finally came, it wasn't much of an opportunity at all. The Red Sox told Roenicke before the final game of the season on Sunday that he will not be back in 2021, ending his tenure as a one-year,...

Dunford, Wahlberg headline gala to honor Boston priests

Sep. 27, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. is scheduled to headline an annual fundraising event to honor more than 500 Archdiocese of Boston priests. The Celebration of the Priesthood Dinner scheduled for Tuesday — a virtual event this year — also includes...

District asks 20 students to quarantine after virus case

Sep. 27, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Twenty students in Auburn Public Schools are being asked to quarantine after the district found that they were potentially exposed to a bus monitor who tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter sent to parents Friday, Superintendent Casey Handfield said the bus monitor was removed from...

Boston Red Sox say manager Ron Roenicke won't return in 2021; team in last place in AL East

Sep. 27, 2020 1:28 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox say manager Ron Roenicke won't return in 2021; team in last place in AL East.

Suspect in bank robbery arrested at New Hampshire hotel

Sep. 27, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A man accused of robbing a bank in Tewksbury was arrested Saturday at a hotel in New Hampshire. Tewksbury Police say 25-year-old Caio Costa, of Methuen, was taken into custody shortly after 5 p.m. at a hotel in Salem, New Hampshire. He has been charged as a fugitive in New Hampshire...

Leaders suggest renaming school after Brazilian educator

Sep. 27, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Administrators at a Massachusetts elementary school named after former President Woodrow Wilson have suggested renaming the school after a famous Brazilian educator. Purnima DeMorais, principal of Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Framingham, and Vice Principal Darlene Pugnali, said at...

Braintree voters approve 1st new school since 1970s

Sep. 27, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The town of Braintree has approval to build its first new school since the 1970s after voters passed a tax increase for the measure in a special election on Saturday. Nearly 75% of voters supported a measure allowing the town to borrow $86.5 million to build a new middle school, the...