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Hall scores again, Swayman solid as Bruins blank Islanders

Apr. 16, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Taylor Hall scored his second goal in two nights, Jeremy Swayman stopped 25 shots in his first career shutout and the Boston Bruins beat the Islanders 3-0 on Friday, their second win over New York in two nights. David Pastrnak added his 17th goal of the...

White Sox at Red Sox series opener postponed

Apr. 16, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have postponed Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of snow and rain. The series opener will be rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday. Bostonians woke up Friday morning to an...

Heavy, wet snow shows another side of spring in New England

Apr. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring were brought back to a cold, blustery reality Friday with a storm packing powerful wind gusts, lashing rain and heavy, wet snow. More than a foot of snow piled up Spofford in western New Hampshire, and wind...

Officer faces criminal charges in racist rant, home dispute

Apr. 16, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

WESTWOOD, Mass. (AP) — A white Massachusetts police officer who authorities say assaulted her husband and threatened her son's Black friend in a heated dispute over the Black Lives Matter movement is now facing criminal charges. The Boston Globe reported a district...

Massachusetts falls just shy of vaccination goal for week

Apr. 16, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has fallen just short of a prediction by Gov. Charlie Baker that 2 million residents would be reported fully vaccinated by Friday. On Monday, the Republican said the state was on track to cross the 2 million mark by week’s end in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. April 16, 2021. Editorial: The University of Hartford’s job is educating a diverse student body, not staying in NCAA Division 1 Somewhere in all the hand-wringing about the University of Hartford weighing the possibility of...

Massachusetts' 3 casinos have encouraging month in March

Apr. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Revenue from Massachusetts' three casinos reached its highest level last month since the start of the pandemic, according to state gambling regulators, a sign that the industry may be recovering. Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield, and Plainridge Park...

Massachusetts looks to bar Robinhood in state; company sues

Apr. 16, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stakes are rising in Massachusetts’ legal battle against Robinhood Financial, and regulators are asking for the popular trading app's brokerage registration to be revoked, which would effectively bar it from the state. Robinhood, meanwhile, calls the...

Ex-teacher charged with raping 13-year-old student

Apr. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

HUDSON, Mass. (AP) — A former middle school teacher in Massachusetts pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges that she repeatedly raped a student nearly a decade ago. Caitlin Harding, 37, of Wellesley, was arraigned by videoconference on multiple charges of child rape...

Viola Davis is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Apr. 16, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Viola Davis was named Woman of the Year on Friday by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “Viola has inspired our company with her incredible grit and determination, and we cannot wait to celebrate her successes, strong character...