Latest Massachusetts News

Red Sox place Pedroia on injured list with knee irritation

Apr. 18, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day injured list with left knee irritation. The 35-year-old Pedroia started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee. He was reinstated April 9 and appeared in four games with Boston, making four...

Former VP Biden rallies with striking supermarket workers

Apr. 18, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden attended a rally of striking supermarket workers in New England on Thursday, arguing that workers aren't being treated with enough respect. Biden spoke at the gathering of unionized Stop & Shop employees outside a store in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood....

Massachusetts delegation weighs in on Mueller report

Apr. 18, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are weighing in on the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump, with some calling on Congress to hold public hearings. Sen. Edward Markey told reporters Thursday the report paints...

Rabbis: 'Not kosher' to buy at grocery store during strike

Apr. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in the local Jewish community. A number of rabbis in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Apr. 18, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: SAVING LIVES WITH NALOXONE SHOULDN'T COST YOU LIFE INSURANCE In 2012, the opioid crisis started to impact the life of Sharon White, now 53, from Lansdowne, Delaware County. White saw loved ones suffering from addiction and struggling to find resources to get better. She scaled...

Man gets over 11 years in prison for fentanyl trafficking

Apr. 18, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 11 ½ years in prison for participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy in New Hampshire. Court documents say 19-year-old Julio Saldana, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, got into an altercation with rival gang members, which resulted in a...

Feds: 12 facing identity theft and benefit fraud charges

Apr. 18, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Boston say they have charged 12 people who used the stolen identities of U.S. citizens to illegally obtain Social Security numbers, Medicaid and other benefits they were not entitled to. Prosecutors said Thursday that 10 of those charged are not in the U.S. legally and...

Patriots could be active in draft with several needs to fill

Apr. 18, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions. That's the good news in New England. The bad news is they lost one key player to retirement and have others that are winding down their careers as well. Rob Gronkowski's decision to hang up his cleats last month didn't come as a...

Prosecutors say state police unit had 2 quota systems

Apr. 18, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say troopers in a troubled Massachusetts State Police unit had a second illegal quota system for issuing traffic tickets. Last month, the U.S. attorney's office in Boston described how troopers had to issue at least eight citations per four-hour overtime shift for a...

Lawrence man operating scooter dies in crash with SUV

Apr. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a man operating a motorized scooter without a helmet has died in a crash with an SUV. Methuen police say the scooter rider and the SUV crashed at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. Police say the scooter was heading west when it crossed the center line and made...