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This Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, shows the relief sculpture on the Boston Massacre Monument on Boston Common that depicts Crispus Attucks, a black man, as the first person gunned down by British troops during the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. The attack helped touch off the American Revolution. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

As nation confronts old demons, a 1770 slaying is recalled

Jun. 4, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Like George Floyd, he was black, in his mid-40s, and died at the hands of a white man. And like Floyd, he may have helped touch off a revolution. Many in the Black Lives Matter movement are invoking Crispus Attucks — an African American gunned down by a British soldier in the Boston...

Field hospital discharges last patients; prisoners tested

Jun. 4, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Thursday that the city is continuing to make progress against the coronavirus. On Thursday, Walsh said the last patients were discharged from Boston Hope, the field hospital set up inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to help hospitals cope with an...

Police: 82-year-old man holding Trump sign assaulted

Jun. 4, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — An 82-year-old veteran holding a Donald Trump sign was pushed to the ground and kicked in the ribs and legs by a man who first ripped the sign from his hands and tore it in half, police in Massachusetts said. Aidan Courtright, 27, of Fall River, is charged with committing a civil...

Boston man charged with shooting at police held without bail

Jun. 4, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man facing 21 counts of attempted murder for allegedly opening fire on police during the violence in the city early Monday morning has been ruled a danger to society by a judge and held for four months without bail, prosecutors said. John Boampong, 37, of the city's Dorchester...

Authorities release names of victims in Amherst crash

Jun. 4, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men who died in a head-on crash in Amherst earlier this week. The driver, Euclides Almeida, 42, and his passenger, Ailton Correia, 28, both of Amherst, died when the car they were in collided head-on with a minivan at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday,...

A woman holds a sign in honor of George Floyd during a protest against police brutality on Boston Common, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Protesters on Boston Common meet to reject police brutality

Jun. 3, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Protesters gathered on Boston Common on Wednesday to again denounce police brutality against people of color, as authorities mopped up after violent demonstrations overnight in a restive suburb. Black Lives Matter called for more peaceful protesting aimed at ending white-on-black brutality...

Residents sit outside the Jack Satter House, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Revere, Mass. Massachusetts residents with family members in nursing homes and some other long-term care facilities can start to visit their loved ones again starting Wednesday, according to new state guidelines meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Camps, child care centers could start reopening on Monday

Jun. 3, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The next phase in getting Massachusetts back in business, including reopening child care centers, could start as soon as Monday if downward trends in the coronavirus pandemic continue, Gov. Charlie Baker said. The official announcement on Phase 2 of the reopening plan will come Saturday,...

Oil spill settlement money to aid in loon restoration

Jun. 3, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

HADLEY, Mass. (AP) — Federal and state environmental agencies are spending more than $8 million from a legal settlement stemming from a 2003 oil spill to help restore the common loon to some areas of Massachusetts, and to support existing populations of the birds across New England and New York, federal...

2 men die, 1 injured, in head-on crash in Amherst

Jun. 3, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Two men have died in a head-on crash involving a car and a minivan in Amherst, authorities say. The vehicles collided at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to a statement Wednesday from the Northwestern district attorney's office. According to the preliminary investigation, the...

New England Episcopal bishops condemn Trump's church visit

Jun. 3, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's visit to St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington this week has been condemned by nine Episcopal bishops from New England as “disgraceful and morally repugnant.” Trump visited the cathedral Monday after law enforcement cleared the area of protesters...