LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been arrested in connection with the death of his 80-year-old mother in Lynn, authorities said.
Officers found Katherine Paratore inside her home suffering from multiple injuries around 8 p.m.
DENNIS, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash in Cape Cod early Sunday morning that killed the driver and injured a passenger.
A 22-year-old Hyannis woman was driving on Route 6 in Dennis around 1 a.m.
WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Steamship Authority website is operating again after it was disabled by a ransomware cyberattack more than a week ago.
Travelers had been unable to make online reservations for ferry trips to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket since the attack was reported on June 2, WBZ-TV reported.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the city of Worcester violated Massachusetts Public Records Law by failing to disclose records of police misconduct investigations requested by a local newspaper.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops traditional Fourth of July live show is returning this year but with some significant changes, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Friday.
Instead of holding the show on the banks of the Charles River in Boston, the Pops will play in front of a limited audience at Tanglewood, a show that will be livestreamed and broadcast live on television and radio, according to the announcement.
DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — An outside investigator has found that a Massachusetts high school football team that used antisemitic language during a game this season has been using similar language at practice for about a decade.
BOSTON (AP) — A judge has rejected a plea deal in the extortion case against the ex-chief of staff to a former Massachusetts mayor that called for her to serve no time behind bars.
Genoveva Andrade, who was the former chief of staff to former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, was set to be sentenced on Thursday.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts high school teacher caught on video grabbing and pulling a student to the floor while intervening in a fight has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, school officials say.
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday extending many of the policies adopted when the pandemic hit last year — including mail-in voting — through Dec. 15 of this year.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The death of a Massachusetts police officer who drowned while trying rescue a teenager from a pond is a powerful lesson in self-sacrifice, the priest who presided over the funeral Mass said Thursday.
DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts middle school gym teacher, accused in a lawsuit of raping a student years ago, has filed a counterclaim against the parents who sued him.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for the man charged with killing a Google employee from New York who went missing while out for a run in Massachusetts in 2016 questioned the competency of police investigating the case during a hearing to get DNA evidence thrown out.
BOSTON (AP) — Archaeologists are giving a grassy hilltop overlooking iconic Plymouth Rock one last look before a historical park is built to commemorate the Pilgrims and the Indigenous people who once called it home.
BOSTON (AP) — Roman Catholics across Massachusetts are being called back to Sunday Mass.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston as well as the bishops of Springfield and Fall River in similar statements Wednesday announced that the faithful are once again required to attend Mass starting the weekend of June 19-20.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Boston College have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2031 and 2034 seasons.
The schools announced Wednesday that the first game will take place in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on Sept.
LUNENBURG, Mass. (AP) — Wally the golden retriever did exactly what his breed is supposed to do during a recent swim in a Massachusetts lake, retrieving a small rodent and giving it a ride to shore on his back before ending the trip with a little kiss — an interaction all caught on video by Wally's owner.
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Boston man has been charged with sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman on a ferry traveling from Martha's Vineyard to mainland Massachusetts, according to state police.
Bruno Sanches Dejesus, 20, appeared in Falmouth District Court on Tuesday to face two counts of rape.
BOSTON (AP) — About $3.2 million in grants and contracts have been awarded to community-based organizations to increase awareness and access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the 20 Massachusetts cities and towns hardest hit by the pandemic, the Baker administration announced Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — More than 8.1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Massachusetts as of Monday.
That includes more than 4.2 million first doses and nearly 3.6 million second doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper charged with domestic assault over the weekend has been relieved of duty pending an internal department hearing, an agency spokesperson said Monday.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Some school districts in Massachusetts say they'll dismiss students early this coming week as temperatures continue to soar across the region.
Worcester Public Schools announced Sunday that students in New England's second largest city will be released three hours early on Monday and Tuesday.
QUINCY, Mass (AP) — A 19-year-old man drowned Sunday off Mound Street Beach in Quincy, police said.
Quincy Police say they were called to the beach at around 2:15 p.m. for a report of a person who had entered the water and didn't resurface.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A man drowned in a pond in Plymouth, Massachusetts on Saturday, authorities said.
Plymouth Fire Chief G. Edward Bradley said the drowning happened at White Island Pond at around 3 p.m.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who drowned trying to save a teenager at a pond was honored with a procession by his fellow officers Saturday morning.
The procession of police vehicles from across Massachusetts accompanied the body of Worcester Police Officer Enmanuel “Manny” Familia as it was taken from the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester to the state medical examiner’s office in Westfield.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A police officer injured in a shooting Friday in which the suspect and a K9 were both killed and another officer wounded has been released from the hospital, Braintree Police Chief Mark Dubois said Saturday.
BOSTON (AP) — For Dr. Jeremy Faust, the moment he realized the pandemic no longer dominated his workday came over Memorial Day weekend, when he didn’t see a single coronavirus case over two shifts in the emergency room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
RUTLAND, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the town of Rutland are at odds over the future of what's left of a century-old prison camp in the community.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer drowned Friday while attempting to rescue a teenage boy, who also drowned at the pond.
Police received several calls reporting a person possibly drowning in the pond at about 1:35 p.m., Worcester police said.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts police officers were injured and a police K-9 and the suspect were killed Friday in a shooting during an investigation into a domestic dispute, authorities said.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — When Samantha Maltais steps onto Harvard’s campus this fall, she’ll become the first member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe to attend its prestigious law school. It’s a “full-circle moment” for the university and the Martha’s Vineyard tribe, she says.
WARREN, Mass. (AP) — A “person of interest” has been named in the murder of Molly Bish, a 16-year-old lifeguard who vanished from her post at a Massachusetts pond in 2000.
Francis “Frank” P. Sumner Sr., who died in 2016, is being investigated in the 2000 murder after investigators recently received new information, Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr.
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — F. Lee Bailey, the celebrity attorney who defended O.J. Simpson, Patricia Hearst and the alleged Boston Strangler, but whose legal career halted when he was disbarred in two states, has died, a former colleague said Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — The state announced Thursday that the mass vaccination sites that were so critical earlier in the pandemic will be shutting down over the next several weeks as the fight against COVID-19 in Massachusetts adopts a more targeted strategy.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts pulled in more than $4 billion in tax collections in May, state Revenue Commissioner Geoffrey Snyder said Thursday.
That’s about $2.26 billion more than the actual collections in May 2020, and $2.1 billion more than predicted for the month.
BOSTON (AP) — Ferry service between mainland Massachusetts and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket continues to be affected Thursday by a ransomware cyberattack, officials said.
The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority first reported the attack Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) — Getting a coronavirus shot in Massachusetts could save residents a few dollars off their grocery bills, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday.
Starting Thursday, shoppers who get their vaccine at clinics set up outside one of a select few Market Basket supermarkets in the state will get a $25 store gift card, the Republican governor said at a news conference in Chelsea.
BOSTON (AP) — Ferry service between mainland Massachusetts and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket was slowed Wednesday morning by a ransomware cyberattack, officials said.
“The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority has been the target of a ransomware attack that is affecting operations as of Wednesday morning.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is among prominent Massachusetts Republicans calling on an elected member of the Republican State Committee to resign for making homophobic remarks about a gay GOP congressional candidate.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is facing increasing criticism of his handling of the COVID-19 crisis at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, with calls mounting for a legislative response to the outbreak that killed 76 veteran residents last spring.
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor has faced criticism for rescinding a previous mayor's executive order that declared racism and police violence public health emergencies.
Acting Holyoke Mayor Terence Murphy said last week in his decision that the order “has no immediate benefit” because the city has not yet acted on many of its plans.
BOSTON (AP) — Several people have died in traffic crashes on Massachusetts roads over the holiday weekend, authorities said.
A car and a tractor-trailer crashed on Sandwich Road in Bourne at about 4:30 p.m.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker has again filed a bill intended to honor veterans lost to service-related illnesses, including PTSD.
The bill would establish the Massachusetts Medal of Fidelity, which would be presented by the Massachusetts National Guard to the families of veterans who lost their lives to service-related illnesses and injuries.
BOSTON (AP) — A pair of military vets navigate the hilly, meandering paths in a historic cemetery in Boston, searching out soldiers' graves and planting American flags in front of them.
About 10 miles away, scores of other vets and volunteers do the same, placing more than 37,000 small flags on the downtown Boston Common — a sea of red, white and blue meant to symbolize all the Massachusetts soldiers killed in battle since the Revolutionary War.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A black bear out for a stroll managed to trek from Barre, Massachusetts, to Nashua, New Hampshire, in just 10 days, officials said.
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife tagged the bear on May 17 and released it in the Worcester County town, MassLive reported.
BOSTON (AP) — Coronavirus developments around New England:
More than half the population of Massachusetts is now fully vaccinated from COVID-19, according to public health data released Saturday.
A six-day layoff in between games did nothing to slow the Boston Bruins and David Pastrnak.
Pastrnak got his second career playoff hat trick and the Bruins opened the second round of the playoffs with a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, more U.S. cities and states are shrugging off lingering COVID-19 restrictions as vaccination rates rise and the number of infections falls.
BOSTON (AP) — Coronavirus developments around New England:
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are planning to hold an informational hearing this week to review the state’s preparedness for hurricanes and other natural disasters.
The Joint Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management will hold the virtual hearing on Friday at 1 p.m.