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Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, left, and pitcher Matt Barnes celebrate after clsoing out the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Red Sox reach deals with Barnes, Brasier, Brice, Plawecki

Dec. 3, 2020 12:31 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox agreed Wednesday to one-year contracts that avoided salary arbitration with right-handers Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier and Austin Brice and catcher Kevin Plawecki. Barnes gets $4.5 million, Brasier $1.25 million, Brice $870,000 and Plawecki $1.6 million. A day earlier, the Red Sox...

The Boston Foundation names new CEO, Lee Pelton

Dec. 2, 2020 6:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Foundation has announced that the president of Emerson College will takeover as president and chief executive officer in June. The philanthropic foundation began the search earlier this year after CEO Paul Grogan announced he would step down after 20 years, The Boston Globe...

State reports 4,600 new COVID-19 cases, a one-day record

Dec. 2, 2020 5:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases continues to soar in Massachusetts. On Wednesday, the state reported that the number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped by more than 4,600 — a one-day record for Massachusetts since the start of the pandemic — while the number of confirmed...

Mother, 2 children among those displaced by apartment fire

Dec. 2, 2020 5:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A mother and her two young children were rescued Wednesday from a burning apartment building in Boston. The Boston Fire Department tweeted photos of the woman and her children standing on a third floor balcony as smoke billowed from a brownstone in the city’s South End neighborhood. ...

Miami Heat's Duncan Robinson (55) looks for help as Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) and teammate Jayson Tatum (0) defend during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics' Walker says stem cells 'calmed my knee down a lot'

Dec. 2, 2020 3:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker said Wednesday that his left knee has responded well to a stem cell injection that is expected to keep him out until at least January. “It’s definitely calmed my knee down a lot," Walker told reporters in a teleconference from the team's...

Fitchburg man gets 13 years for role in drug ring

Dec. 2, 2020 3:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who according to authorities ran a drug distribution ring with his father in Fitchburg has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison, prosecutors said Wednesday. Authorities started investigating Anthony Baez in September 2018 after a fatal fentanyl overdose in the...

This reward poster released Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, by the City of Waltham on its social media accounts shows images of a possible suspect of at least 10 unprovoked brutal attacks on male pedestrians on city streets who have been targeted since Nov. 10, in Waltham, Mass. (City of Waltham Police Department via AP)

'My God, we're scared': Serial attacks put a suburb on edge

Dec. 2, 2020 2:12 PM EST

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The attacks come after dark, without warning, usually from behind. The victims, all men, are hit so hard on the head with some sort of blunt object that they are often knocked to the ground and require medical attention. The apparently random string of at least 10 attacks in the...

Massachusetts lawmakers approve police accountability bill

Dec. 1, 2020 10:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House and Senate voted Tuesday to approve a compromise bill backers say would increase police accountability — including, for the first time, creating an independent, civilian-led commission to standardize the certification, training and decertification of police...

Vivian de Pina, 5, receives a COVID-19 test as her sisters Carla, 6, left, and Kataleya, 4, watch, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Chelsea, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Baker: Many COVID-19 clusters stem from religious services

Dec. 1, 2020 5:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is urging those attending services at houses of worship to adhere to COVID-19 precautions, like wearing masks and practicing social distancing particularly for indoor services. The state is still seeing too many COVID-19 clusters that can be traced back to houses of...

Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) reacts to being called for a foul during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics' Walker gets knee injection, out until early January

Dec. 1, 2020 1:54 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics point guard Kemba Walker will be sidelined until at least the first week of January after receiving a stem cell injection in his left knee. Boston president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Tuesday the decision was made after Walker consulted with multiple specialists in...