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Man pleads guilty to killing 3 women found dead in his home

Sep. 28, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of killing three women whose bodies were found at his home in 2018 and charged with sexually assaulting and kidnapping a number of other women pleaded guilty in a reversal on Tuesday. Stewart Weldon changed his not...

Climate activists chain themselves to boat at gov's house

Sep. 28, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) — Several environmental activists who chained themselves to a pink sailboat with the words “climate emergency" on the side at Gov. Charlie Baker's home on Tuesday morning were arrested, state police said. In addition to six people who chained...

First refugees from Afghanistan arrive in Massachusetts

Sep. 28, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' first refugees from Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover of the country have arrived. A family of three that includes a husband, wife and young child landed at Boston's Logan International Airport on...

Housing market so hot, burned house going for almost $400K

Sep. 28, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

MELROSE, Mass. (AP) — A home in Massachusetts seriously damaged by fire has been listed on the market with an asking price of $399,000. WBZ-TV reported Monday that the listing for the home in Melrose, a suburb of Boston, is evidence of how hot the housing market is. ...

Ex-mayor ordered to repay investors $300,000

Sep. 28, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed two more charges faced by a disgraced former Massachusetts mayor and ordered him to repay more than $300,000 to investors in his smartphone app, according to court records. After throwing out two tax charges Monday, Judge...

Tom's Two Towns: Tampa, NE abuzz as Brady prepares to return

Sep. 28, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It’s been 633 days since Tom Brady played an NFL game in New England. He trudged off the field on Jan. 4, 2020, after a playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans, a rare loser in the place he helped to hoist six Super Bowl championship banners. ...

Bruins hope to make one more push with stalwart Bergeron

Sep. 28, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Zdeno Chara is with another new team. David Krejci is in the Czech Republic. Tuukka Rask remains unsigned while he recovers from hip surgery. Even as the Boston Bruins say goodbye to the core that went to the Stanley Cup Final three times in nine years,...

Who are the 2021 MacArthur fellows?

Sep. 28, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

Writers, artists, poets, a virologist, activists and filmmakers are among the luminaries named as this year’s MacArthur fellows. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday announced 25 people will each receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. The...

Sheriff proposes using jail to house people with addiction

Sep. 28, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts sheriff has proposed turning a part of his jail into a treatment center to help ease the drug use and homelessness in an area of Boston hit hard by the opioid epidemic. Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins last week said he wants to house...

UMass investigates source of racist emails at Amherst campus

Sep. 28, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The president of the University of Massachusetts is pledging to find out who sent racist emails to Black student organizations at the flagship Amherst campus, but some students say the administration's reaction is too late. “The blatantly racist...