Guns laws thrown into doubt by high court ruling
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Michal P. Norton, State House News ServiceIn a ruling praised by gun rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down New York's concealed-carry gun licensing law with a decision that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said flouts hundreds of years of state-level gun regulation and "poses a grave danger" to people traveling...
Partake in the Hot Dog Safari Food Truck Festival at Suffolk Downs
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Their baby died. Then a Boston hospital lost the body.
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Everleigh McCarthy was less than 2 weeks old when she died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2020. The police said her remains were “probably mistaken as soiled linen” and discarded. The post Their baby died. Then a Boston hospital lost the body. appeared first on Boston.com.
Fields Corner man held after stolen-car chase that ended in a crash on Morrissey; DA cites judge’s sentencing on...
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Seth Daniel, News EditorThanh Le, the man police credit with a one-man crime wave. State Police photo When a man who had been held without bail for 90 days this spring following what police described as a “one-man crime wave” in Fields Corner was arrested again last Tuesday (June 14) after a brief, high-speed chase involving a stolen vehicle...
MBTA stairs at JFK/UMass shut down, fixes are a ‘priority’
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Gintautas Dumcius, Managing EditorA once-heavily-used set of stairs at JFK-UMass MBTA station have been blocked off since engineering consultants discovered “structural concerns" last month. Gintautas Dumcius photo Longer wait times for subway trains and shiny new train cars taken out of service. Those are two of the major issues facing the MBTA...
Chang-Díaz ends campaign for governor
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[Developing] Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz ended her campaign for governor on Thursday, leaving Attorney General Maura Healey as the only active contender for the Democratic nomination....
4 men charged in separate drug trafficking cases around Mass. and Cass, Dorchester
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The arrests are part of a "crackdown" on drug dealing around Mass. and Cass and other Boston neighborhoods, prosecutors said. The post 4 men charged in separate drug trafficking cases around Mass. and Cass, Dorchester appeared first on Boston.com.
Hayden earns backing of Ward 15’s Democrats in DA race
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Jennifer Smith, Reporter CorrespondentKevin Hayden— Suffolk County District Attorney won the endorsement of Ward 15 Democrats on June 18. File photo Boston’s Ward 15 Democratic Party Committee endorsed Kevin Hayden for Suffolk County District Attorney on Saturday, following candidate interviews in which Hayden and City Councillor Ricardo Arroyo...
Marijuana home-delivery service for Grove Hall wins board approval
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Reporter StaffThe Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved entrepreneurs' plans to turn a dilapidated Blue Hill Avenue building into a home-delivery marijuana service that will use three unmarked vans to ferry orders to customers. Unlike in the past, when board members would often raise loud objections to placing marijuana businesses within a...
Most police to be recertified despite lawsuit against oversight commission
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The state's new police oversight commission is recertifying the first batch of officers under a 2020 law. The post Most police to be recertified despite lawsuit against oversight commission appeared first on Boston.com.
Will scorching home prices cool off this summer?
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Massachusetts home prices once again set records in May. But will spiking mortgage rates throw a bucket of cold water on the fiery housing market?   The median sale price of a single-family home in Massachusetts hit an all-time high of $590,000 in May, according to The Warren Group, a real estate analytics firm. That marked […] The post Will...
Police Release Photos of Individuals, Motor Vehicle Connected to Charlestown Shooting
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The joy and excitement of Charlestown High School’s graduation was cut short by gunfire Monday as students and families ran for cover as gunfire erupted across the street from the school’s commencement exercises. Boston Police say the gunfire was in…Read more →
DA: Suspect arrested after high-speed chase was on probation for crime spree
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Thanh Le was arrested following a high-speed chase that resulted in a four-car crash. The post DA: Suspect arrested after high-speed chase was on probation for crime spree appeared first on Boston.com.
Former acting mayor Kim Janey, activist Mel King back Elugardo for Senate seat
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Gintautas Dumcius, Managing EditorActing mayor Kim Janey and former state Rep. Mel King (center) in November 2021 at the unveiling of Mel King Square in the South End. (File photo via Mayor's Office) Former acting Mayor Kim Janey and Mel King, a giant in Boston politics, are throwing their support behind state Rep. Nika Elugardo’s run for state...
Another Sons of Boston employee charged in fatal stabbing of Marine veteran
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A bouncer allegedly killed Daniel Martinez at Sons of Boston bar on March 19. The post Another Sons of Boston employee charged in fatal stabbing of Marine veteran appeared first on Boston.com.
DA: Boston police officer charged with domestic assault and battery
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A Boston police officer is facing assault and battery charges in a domestic violence assault, the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Officials arrested Andrew...
Man's conviction upheld for 2014 stabbing death of an Adams Street barber
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Reporter StaffThe Massachusetts Appeals Court on Wednesday upheld Dominic Shiner's conviction for voluntary manslaughter for the stabbing death of Sean Dwyer outside Dwyer's Adams Street barber shop in 2014. In a 2-1 ruling, the court acknowledged there was no direct evidence that Shiner fatally stabbed his lifelong friend, no fingerprints or DNA...
Second Sons of Boston employee indicted in connection with Marine veteran stabbing
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A second employee at the Sons of Boston bar has been indicted on charges in connection with the stabbing death of a Marine veteran on...
Boston woman charged with animal cruelty after dog died; suffered from starvation, frostbite
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“When people can’t, or won’t, meet the responsibilities of pet ownership we get heartbreaking outcomes like this.” The post Boston woman charged with animal cruelty after dog died; suffered from starvation, frostbite appeared first on Boston.com.
Boston woman charged with animal cruelty released after death of her pitbull
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A Boston woman charged with animal cruelty from the death of her dog in February was released Monday and ordered not to own or work...
2 Boston police officers on leave, facing criminal charges after alleged domestic violence incident
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According to Boston police, two off duty officers were placed on administrative leave after being arrested this weekend on charges of domestic violence and are...
Two BPD officers arrested for separate domestic violence incidents
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Andrew Blake and Walter Suprey were arrested within about an hour of each other. The post Two BPD officers arrested for separate domestic violence incidents appeared first on Boston.com.
Gunshots fired near Charlestown High School graduation
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No one was injured, and police found bullet holes in two nearby cars. The post Gunshots fired near Charlestown High School graduation appeared first on Boston.com.
Analysis: Mass. Driver's Licenses Bill Is Law. But for How Long?
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If opponents of the new law pursue a referendum -- and are successful at gathering signatures -- the timing could line up almost perfectly to put the question before voters at the Nov. 8 election.
In Sixth Suffolk House match-up, it’s Hardaway v. Holmes
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Jennifer Smith, Reporter CorrespondentFor the first time in a decade, there will be a primary race this year for state representative in the 6th Suffolk District. Incumbent state Rep. Russell Holmes, running for a sixth term, will face challenger Haris Hardaway. Both men are Democrats. Holmes, 52, first claimed the seat in 2010, beating out four...
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