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Full schedule of concerts planned for Tanglewood this summer

Jan. 20, 2022 14:51 PM EST

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that its summer home in Tanglewood will host a full schedule of concerts this year for the first time since 2019. The 2022 season that runs from June 17 through Sept. 4 will include a 90th birthday celebration for...

Hospital to convert pediatric beds to boost adult capacity

Jan. 20, 2022 14:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The more than 40 inpatient beds at Boston's Tufts Children's Hospital will be converted to much-needed ICU and medical/surgical beds for adults, the hospital's operator announced Thursday. Wellforce Health System, which runs Tufts Medical Center and the children's...

US drops case against MIT professor accused of ties to China

Jan. 20, 2022 13:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department dropped its case Thursday against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor accused of concealing ties to the Chinese government, a further setback to a federal initiative aimed at preventing Beijing from profiting off academic research at U.S....

Sale of former Table Talk Pies headquarters finalized

Jan. 20, 2022 12:44 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts bakery building that made its last pie earlier this month has been sold for more than $4.5 million to a developer planning to build housing and retail space at the site. The deal to sell the 3.9-acre site in Worcester that had served...

50-year-old New Hampshire murder solved, killer died in 2019

Jan. 20, 2022 12:44 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators in New Hampshire have solved a nearly 50-year-old murder of a Massachusetts woman, but they can't make an arrest because they say the killer, who was serving a life sentence in another case, died in 2019. The New Hampshire Cold Case Unit reopened...

AG Maura Healey announces run for Massachusetts governor

Jan. 20, 2022 11:28 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday that she's running for governor, transforming the year’s top political contest by stepping into the race as the presumptive front-runner on the Democratic side. Healey has the highest profile of any...

Man charged with killing ex-wife denied bail again

Jan. 20, 2022 09:18 AM EST

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with beating his former wife to death and setting her home on fire has been denied bail for a second time. Wrentham District Court Judge Julieann Hernon denied the request from Brendon Owen’s attorney to allow Owen to be released...

Ball's triple-double carries Hornets past Celtics, 111-102

Jan. 19, 2022 23:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — LaMelo Ball had a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Terry Rozier led Charlotte with 28 points against his former team. Miles Bridges scored 22 and...

Blunt scores 23 to lead UMass Lowell over Maine 71-62

Jan. 19, 2022 21:51 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Allin Blunt had a career-high 23 points as UMass Lowell beat Maine 71-62 on Wednesday night. Blunt made 4 of 6 3-pointers. Kalil Thomas had 13 points and six rebounds for UMass Lowell (10-7, 2-3 America East Conference). Justin Faison added 11...

Day care programs expand COVID testing, aim to stay open

Jan. 19, 2022 16:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Licensed day care programs in Massachusetts can sign up to begin receiving free rapid antigen COVID-19 tests by the first week of February, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday. Staff and children two years and older who, as a group, had direct exposure to an...