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Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Welcome home, 2nd Lt. Ernest Vienneau. It only took three quarters of a century. In 1944, Vienneau was a young pilot from Millinocket serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was...

Bruins sign D McAvoy to 8-year, $76 million extension

Oct. 15, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy has big plans for his newfound money after signing an eight-year, $76 million contract extension. “I might go get my dog a handful of bones,” he said Friday after agreeing to the deal that could keep him in...

Mass General expansion plans get key approval from city

Oct. 15, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts General Hospital's roughly $2 billion expansion plan has received a key approval from the city of Boston. The hospital's plan was among several projects approved Thursday night by the Boston Planning & Development Agency board, The Boston...

No. 22 NC State hopes for clear path to ACC title game at BC

Oct. 14, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Jeff Hafley was too busy to watch the Boston Marathon when the race ran past the Chestnut Hill campus Monday. He is hoping to make up for the lack of excitement when the Eagles play No. 22 North Carolina State on Saturday night. “It...

Coast Guard: Wreck found in Atlantic is storied cutter Bear

Oct. 14, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The wreck of a storied military ship that served in two World Wars, performed patrols in waters off Alaska for decades, and at one point was captained by the first Black man to command a U.S. government vessel has been found, the Coast Guard said Thursday. ...

Playing for Jimmy: Grieving Hayes suits up for Flyers season

Oct. 14, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The tattoo runs along Kevin Hayes’ left forearm, a permanent reminder of what the Philadelphia Flyers center is missing, a solemn quote overlaid by a thick, script J for his late brother that serves as an indelible tribute to a bond he believes isn’t broken, merely...

With fans back, NBA reiterates need for appropriate behavior

Oct. 14, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — At Miami’s first preseason game of the year, something caught Heat coach Erik Spoelstra’s attention as he stood in his customary spot between his team’s bench and the scorer’s table. Fans, he noticed, were just a couple feet away again. ...

Ex-police union treasurer admits to stealing union money

Oct. 14, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former treasurer of the New Bedford police union has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $50,000 in union funds, federal prosecutors said. Joshua Fernandes, 41, of New Bedford, pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud, according to a statement from the...

Boston's 2 remaining mayoral hopefuls face off in debate

Oct. 13, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu drew sharp distinctions between their campaigns as they faced off Wednesday in the first head-to-head televised debate of the final stretch of Boston’s mayoral contest. Whoever wins on Nov. 2...

Red Sox ride home run laundry cart to ALCS against Astros

Oct. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It was the middle of the pandemic, the Boston Red Sox stunk, and with major league ballparks empty in 2020, they couldn’t even count on the crowd to get them going. During one especially humdrum road game at the Rays' Tropicana Field, coach Jason Varitek suggested they...