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Today is Tuesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2017. There are 250 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 25, 1507, a world map produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller contained the first recorded use of the term “America,” in honor of Italian navigator...
BOSTON (AP) — As the political fight in Washington over Planned Parenthood intensifies, the number of abortions performed in Massachusetts continues to fall. Abortions in the state have dropped by nearly 11 percent — from 20,802 in 2010 to 18,570 in 2015 — according to an Associated Press review...
BOSTON (AP) — New data show that the number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in Massachusetts soared last year when compared to the prior year. The Anti-Defamation League says there were 125 reported anti-Semitic incidents around the state last year, up from 50 in 2015. The group says that...
BOSTON (AP) — A 9-year-old boy is being treated at a Boston hospital after paramedics restarted his heart, which stopped when he was hit in the chest by a baseball during a pickup game. The boy was pitching at a playground field Sunday when he was hit by a line drive. Medics arrived to the...
PALMER, Mass. (AP) — Police in central Massachusetts say a man was burned beyond recognition after his car crashed into a Mass Pike overpass and burst into flames. Palmer police told The Republican newspaper that the crash occurred just before 4 a.m. Saturday on Boston Road near the intersection...
BOSTON (AP) — At least 17 people were displaced after a fire ripped through adjacent homes in a Boston neighborhood. The Boston Fire Department says it responded to the 6-alarm blaze across from Dorchester’s Ronan Park at about 4 a.m. Sunday. A row of triple-decker residential buildings was...
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Local and state fire officials are investigating a fire that burned the Massachusetts home of three refugee families, destroying nearly everything they own. A total of 15 people, including nine children, were forced out of the multifamily home in Westfield on Friday. Two...
BOSTON (AP) — The first Roman Catholic church to open in Boston in more than 60 years celebrated its first Masses this past weekend. The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage in the city’s Seaport District had two Masses scheduled for Sunday. The 250-seat church replaces a chapel of the same name...
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man has been hospitalized after a shootout with police in western Massachusetts. West Springfield police say the man refused to pull over for an officer in the early morning hours Sunday, then rammed his vehicle into police cruisers and fired gunshots before...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Military veterans from western Massachusetts seeking access to health care and better job opportunities are getting some help this week. The third annual Wellness to Work Veterans Health and Career Fair is scheduled for Tuesday in Springfield. The free event is not...

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