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Massachusetts transit agency considers fare-free buses

Aug. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts public transit agency is considering a fare-free bus system. The Telegram & Gazette reports that the Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board voted unanimously last week to conduct a fare analysis that includes consideration of a fare-free system. In a...

Patriots place Gordon on non-football injury list

Aug. 19, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have placed receiver Josh Gordon on the non-football injury list while he gets back into shape following his suspension. The move comes after the NFL conditionally lifted the suspension, saying Gordon could participate in team meetings, conditioning and...

Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed

Aug. 19, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The memorial to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is complete. Three stone pillars representing the three people who died at the race's Boylston Street finish line were installed early Monday, marking the final step of the $2 million project, which took four years to plan and develop. The...

'Codfather' settlement means magnate will never fish again

Aug. 19, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

The federal government says it has settled its civil case against a fishing magnate known as the Codfather, saying he will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday its settlement with Carlos Rafael and his fishing captains will clear the way for...

Driver charged in jogger's hit-and-run death arraigned

Aug. 19, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts driver charged with striking and killing a jogger and then leaving the scene has been held on $250,000 bail. A not guilty plea to a charge of leaving the scene of a crash causing death was entered on behalf of 39-year-old Shane Newman at his arraignment Monday....

Woman struck, injured, by boat propeller in Massachusetts

Aug. 19, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a woman swimming in Massachusetts waters was taken to the hospital after with a severe injury being struck by a boat propeller. Wareham police received a 911 call just before noon on Sunday about a woman being struck in Bourne Cove. A Wareham Department of Natural...

Man struck and killed by commuter rail train

Aug. 19, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

BELMONT, Mass. (AP) — Transit police say a man has been struck and killed by a commuter rail train in suburban Boston. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police say the approximately 21-year man was struck in Belmont at about 6:20 a.m. Monday by an inbound Fitchburg Line train. Police say the man...

Red-hot Devers helps Red Sox rally past Orioles, 13-7

Aug. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Standing in the middle of Boston's clubhouse answering questions, a baby-faced Rafael Devers found himself immersed in Red Sox history. Devers went 4 for 5 with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs to reach 101 this season, and Boston rallied from an early six-run deficit for a 13-7 victory...

Bicyclists ride up the highest peak in the Northeast

Aug. 18, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a bicycle race at Mount Washington, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the second place finisher in the women's division. Her name is Lane Marder, not Lane Marden. A corrected version of the story is below: Bicyclists ride up the...

Rep. McGovern planning to visit Meals on Wheels program

Aug. 18, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern is planning to visit a senior services center in Northampton to highlight the importance of the Meals on Wheels program. The Democrat will stop by Highland Valley Elder Services on Monday in Northampton, a local not-for-profit corporation that serves 24...