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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police are searching for suspects in two separate shootings that left multiple unidentified victims wounded in western Massachusetts. Springfield Police Lt. Richard LaBelle tells The Republican that police believe the shootings aren’t related. The first incident...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is planning to sign an ordinance banning replica handguns in public spaces throughout the city. Walsh says the ordinance is aimed at increasing public safety by allowing police to confiscate replica firearms and requiring the owner to retrieve them at local...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A pedestrian has been killed after being struck by two cars while trying to cross a city street during rush hour. Worcester police say the accident happened at about 5:30 p.m. Friday in the area of 98 Chandler St. The unidentified 55-year-old man suffered extensive...
BOSTON (AP) — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire are joining regional business leaders at a forum on New England’s growing opioid addiction scourge. Govs. Charlie Baker and Maggie Hassan, along with U.S. Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, will headline Monday’s conference hosted by...
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says IndyCar promoters have been discussing with state agencies what they need to do to draw a Grand Prix-style road race to Boston’s Seaport next year. The Boston Herald reports that Baker says state agencies, including the Massachusetts Department of...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Two Harvard graduates are preparing to open what they say is the nation’s first student-run homeless shelter for young adults. TheY2Y Harvard Square shelter, located at First Parish Church near Harvard University, plans to open in December to serve the area’s homeless...
BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch aimed at giving federal workers who are also veterans extra time off to seek medical care. The new law provides the employees with 104 hours of what Lynch calls “Wounded Warrior leave” during...
BOSTON (AP) — Officials say electrical supplier National Grid is requesting an increase in its rate for its service that would cost residential customers about $9 more a month. National Grid officials say the higher rates are necessary to offset an increase in paying for expenses such as wooden...
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Police say a high school football star led a double life has a heroin dealer. The Eagle-Tribune reports Luis Crispin sold heroin to undercover narcotics officers numerous times over the last two months after football practice. Police have issued a warrant accusing the 18...
MILTON, Mass. (AP) — A Curry College student has been arrested after a gun and ammunition were found in his dorm room. Milton police say Darius Boodoosingh was arrested after campus officials acting on a tip searched his room Friday. The 18-year-old Boston resident has been charged with...

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