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GOP's Baker won't seek 3rd term as Massachusetts governor

Dec. 01, 2021 12:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday he won't seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts, where his party is bitterly split between supporters and foes of former President Donald Trump. “This was an extremely difficult decision for...

3 finalists selected for next president of Framingham State

Dec. 01, 2021 11:49 AM EST

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Three candidates to become the next president of Framingham State University will tour the campus in coming days. The school announced the three finalists Wednesday, the MetroWest Daily News reported. Current President F....

GOP Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, long among the nation’s most popular governors, says he won’t seek a third term

Dec. 01, 2021 10:30 AM EST
BOSTON (AP) — GOP Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, long among the nation’s most popular governors, says he won’t seek a third term.

Man convicted in killing retrial faces sentencing

Dec. 01, 2021 10:01 AM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was convicted of a drug-related killing in a rare retrial of a murder case in Maine faces sentencing. Marcus Asante, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was initially sentenced to 35 years stemming from the shooting death of Douglas...

NYC reaches Eastern Conference final after penalty shootout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:06 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sean Johnson saved Adam Buksa’s attempt during a shootout and all five of Johnson's teammates scored as New York City FC advanced to its first Eastern Conference final 5-3 on penalty kicks following a 2-2 playoff draw with the New England Revolution on Tuesday...

Red Wings beat Bruins 2-1 for franchise's 3,000th victory

Nov. 30, 2021 23:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Marc Staal’s first goal of the season was the tiebreaker with just over eight minutes remaining in the third period, and Alex Nedeljkovic made 41 saves, leading Detroit to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night, the Red Wings’ 3,000th victory. ...

Suit alleges company sold bogus hand sanitizer to schools

Nov. 30, 2021 18:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An Illinois-based company falsely marketed and sold a fake hand sanitizer to school districts across Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday. In a complaint filed Monday in Suffolk Superior Court, prosecutors alleged the company claimed...

Massachusetts deploying COVID-19 antibody treatment units

Nov. 30, 2021 17:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is deploying three mobile units to administer monoclonal antibody treatment to high-risk individuals who have been exposed to or have COVID-19, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday. The clinics have the capacity to treat up to 500 patients per...

Suspect in stabbing death of young mother pleads not guilty

Nov. 30, 2021 17:30 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A young mother found dead in a Lowell home last week had been stabbed 58 times and had her neck fractured, prosecutors said Tuesday at the arraignment of her on-and-off boyfriend on a murder charge. Leonard D. Robinson, 22 of Lowell, pleaded not...

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy placed in COVID-19 protocol

Nov. 30, 2021 17:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy has been placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol. Cassidy is the first Bruins player or coach to be added to the protocol this season and will miss Boston's game Tuesday night against Detroit. General manager Don Sweeney...