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Boston man shot as he left friend's home dies at hospital

Sep. 20, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — A Boston man shot as he left a friend's home in Norwood has died and the shooter remains at large, investigators said Monday. The victim, Shakim Lewis-Johnson, 28, of Hyde Park, was shot at about 5 p.m. Sunday, according to a statement from the...

Registry of Motor Vehicles resumes some service options

Sep. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles on Monday resumed offering some services that had been put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty-one locations statewide will offer appointments for in-person vehicle and driver services, walk-in...

Suspect in 1999 shooting outside nightclub heads to trial

Sep. 20, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A suspect who evaded capture for almost two decades after a 1999 shooting outside a Massachusetts nightclub that left one man dead and another injured is scheduled to go on trial Monday. Edwin Novas faces murder and other charges in the killing...

AL wild-card leading Red Sox rally past O's 8-6

Sep. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kiké Hernández’s game-tying RBI single caromed off the second-base bag and into shallow center field, sparking a three-run, seventh-inning rally that carried the AL wild-card leading Boston Red Sox to an 8-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday and a sweep of their...

Activists call on jail to stop housing immigration detainees

Sep. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Immigrant rights activists in Massachusetts are planning to rally near historic Plymouth Rock and outside a local jail to call on the facility to stop housing federal immigration detainees. Organizers on Thursday evening...

Boch Center has on-site testing; Service for Vermont victims

Sep. 19, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Sunday: VERMONT A coalition of Vermont faith groups was holding a memorial service Sunday on the Statehouse lawn to honor Vermonters who have died of COVID-19. Vermont...

Bill to scrap MCAS test is subject of virtual public hearing

Sep. 19, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would scrap the MCAS test as a graduation requirement in Massachusetts is the subject of a virtual public hearing at the Statehouse on Monday. The bill would replace the standardized test with what supporters describe as “a broader and...

Zardes, Room help Crew to 1-1 tie with Revolution

Sep. 18, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Gyasi Zardes scored in the 58th minute, Eloy Room had six saves and the Columbus Crew tied 1-1 with the New England Revolution on Saturday night. Room was obviously favoring his right leg late in the closing minutes but managed to knock away...

Eastern Michigan outscores UMass 42-28

Sep. 18, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Ben Bryant threw for 298 yards and a score, Jawon Hamilton rushed for 122 yards with a touchdown and Eastern Michigan defeated UMass 42-28 on Saturday. Darius Boone Jr. added two short touchdown runs for the Eagles. Hassan Beydoun made six catches...

Bogaerts, AL wild card-leading Bosox top O's, 4th win in row

Sep. 18, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in four runs, carrying the AL wild card-leading Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Saturday for their fourth straight win. The Red Sox are one game ahead of Toronto and 1 1/2 games in front of the rival Yankees...