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Massachusetts marks 1st celebration of Juneteenth holiday

Jun. 18, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Some of Massachusetts top political leaders gathered with activists and local residents Friday to celebrate the country’s newest federal holiday, Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston acting Mayor Kim...

Boston Symphony Orchestra to resume in-person performances

Jun. 18, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a move that will surely strike a chord with music fans, the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Friday announced plans to reopen Symphony Hall and resume in-person performances for a complete season starting in September. The BSO will open the 2021-2022 season...

Charlestown man pleads guilty to trafficking firearms

Jun. 18, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Charlestown man has pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and dealing in firearms without a license, after selling more than 30 firearms to gang members and others barred from possessing guns. Charles Barker, 45, entered...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 18, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 14, 2021. Editorial: First in the nation Congratulations, Vermont. We did it. We moved the needle back to “normal.” First in the nation to do so. Four hundred fifty nine days since the state of emergency...

Celtics send Kemba Walker, 16th pick to Thunder for Horford

Jun. 18, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are bringing Al Horford back, trading point guard Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City for the five-time All-Star on Friday in Brad Stevens' first major move since he moved from the Boston bench to the front office. Boston will also send the No. 16...

Union workers protest Boston's in-person work order

Jun. 18, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A union that represents about 800 Boston city employees who have been working remotely during the pandemic has filed an unfair labor practices claim against acting Mayor Kim Janey’s administration for unilaterally ordering them back to the office. The...

Former Boston police sergeant pleads guilty in OT fraud case

Jun. 18, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston police sergeant has pleaded guilty to collecting more than $25,000 in fraudulent overtime pay while working at the department's evidence locker, federal prosecutors said. Gerard O’Brien, 62, of Braintree, pleaded guilty on Thursday to...

Gambling revenues continue to rise at Massachusetts' casinos

Jun. 17, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' casino industry continues to rebound after being shut down during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. The state Gaming Commission this week reported the state's three casinos — Plainridge Park, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston...

Biden gives Putin pair of Massachusetts-made aviators

Jun. 17, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

RANDOLPH, Mass. (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin took a little of piece of Massachusetts with him after his meeting with President Joe Biden this week. The U.S. president gave his Russian counterpart a pair of custom aviator sunglasses manufactured by Randolph...

Historic clock refurbished, returned to Old North Church

Jun. 17, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An almost three-century old clock was returned to the Old North Church in Boston after a two-month restoration project. The Avery-Bennett gallery clock built in 1726 was put back in place on Wednesday at the landmark church, the Boston Globe reported. ...