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BOSTON (AP) — A Fall River man charged with recording a city police officer has been awarded more than $70,000 in a settlement. An attorney for George Thompson said Tuesday that Fall River paid him $72,500. Thompson was arrested in January 2014 by police Officer Thomas Barboza after Thompson...
BOSTON (AP) — Two city councilors in Boston are calling for a public hearing regarding the decision by Northeastern University to provide 20 of its officers with “tactical rifles.” The Boston Globe reports councilors Josh Zakim and Tito Jackson penned a letter to President Joseph Aoun stating...
BOSTON (AP) — The Museum of Fine Arts has acquired a rare early painting by renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The Boston Globe reports that the portrait, known as “Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia),” is the only work by Kahlo to enter the permanent collection of a New England museum. MFA...
BOSTON (AP) — A new report says a perk for MBTA workers that allows them to count unused sick days to pad their pensions will cost taxpayers $72 million. The conservative-leaning Pioneer Institute report cited by the Boston Herald says Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority employees banked...
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Amherst College trustees have voted to stop using Lord Jeff as the school’s unofficial mascot because of its negative historical connotations. The mascot is named for 18th-century British Gen. Jeffery Amherst, known for suggesting a plan to deliver smallpox-infected...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police have released the identity of a 71-year-old man who was shot and killed in Springfield’s North End, the city’s first homicide of the year. Officers were dispatched to Brookline Avenue around 5:45 p.m. Monday for reports of a shooting. Police found Juan Zayas on...
BOSTON (AP) — Luxury condominiums in one of Boston’s hottest neighborhoods that have never been lived in are being bought for millions of dollars then quickly resold at a huge profit. The Boston Globe, citing registry of deeds records, says the condos are in the 118-unit 22 Liberty building on...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Art Institute of Chicago has received a $35 million cash donation from the estate of the widow of a Boston hardware supplier. The gift from the late Dorothy Draude Edinburg is the largest in the history of art museum. Edinburg’s husband was the late Joseph Edinburg, an...
HELSINKI (AP) — A Danish tourist has been infected by the Zika virus after visiting southern and central America, Danish hospital officials say, but authorities said Wednesday it was not the first case in Europe. In a statement Tuesday, the Aarhus University Hospital said the patient ran a fever...
BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China sparred Wednesday on how to deal with North Korea’s latest nuclear weapons test and ease rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. After meeting for more than four hours in Beijing in what they both termed “constructive” and “...

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