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Airline starts new New York-to-Boston seaplane flights

Aug. 03, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Travelers between New York and Boston tired of the time-consuming hassles of crowded airports and commercial flights now have a more convenient, albeit pricey, alternative. Tailwind Air on Tuesday started direct nonstop seaplane service between Manhattan...

Woman pleads guilty to pandemic-related unemployment fraud

Aug. 03, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to using stolen identities to fraudulently obtain more than $250,000 in COVID-19-related unemployment benefits, federal prosecutors said. Lilly Nguyen, 24, of Stoneham, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in...

9 Massachusetts counties now subject to CDC masking guidance

Aug. 02, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated mask guidance now applies to nine Massachusetts counties, according to data released Monday. That is up from five counties last week. The guidance issued last week recommends...

Conn. urges masks indoors; young adults in Mass. lead cases

Aug. 01, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — CONNECTICUT The state Department of Public Health on Sunday issued an alert that strongly recommends all Connecticut residents over 2 years old wear face masks in indoor public spaces, whether they're vaccinated or not, given the rapid increase in COVID-19...

Operator of Green Line train placed on leave after crash

Jul. 31, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One of four operators on board two Green Line trains that collided on Friday and injured more than 20 people has been place on paid administrative leave. A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Joe Pesaturo, declined to identify...

Celtics get Richardson in trade as Mavs make salary cap move

Jul. 31, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics acquired guard Josh Richardson from Dallas on Saturday, a move that gives the Mavericks salary cap flexibility while adding young center Moses Brown. The trade involves teams with new leaders in the front office. Brad Stevens recently...

Ex-BPD auto repair worker will plead guilty to fraud scheme

Jul. 31, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston Police Department auto repair technician has agreed to plead guilty to a scheme to embezzle more than $260,000 from the department in auto parts and supplies, federal prosecutors said. Bahram Gharony bought parts and supplies, claiming...

2 Green Line trains in Boston crash, injuring more than 20

Jul. 30, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A train on the Green Line in Boston crashed into another train from behind on Friday, injuring more than 20 people, authorities said. The Boston Fire Department said in a tweet 23 people were taken to hospitals with injuries, none of which were life...

Krejci leaving Bruins to play in native Czech Republic

Jul. 30, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci is leaving the Boston Bruins after 14 NHL seasons to continue his hockey career in his native Czech Republic. The 35-year-old Krejci, whose contract had expired, announced his decison in a social media post sent out by the Bruins on Friday. ...

State gambling regulators wonder where poker went

Jul. 30, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators, in response to complaints, want to know why two of the state's casinos have not yet brought back poker. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission normally receives about five complaints a month, but lately has been receiving...