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Cuomo says Amtrak should pay for Penn Station disruption

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that Amtrak should pay for changes the state must make to accommodate repairs this summer at Pennsylvania Station, the country's busiest train hub. Amtrak's push to repair its Penn Station infrastructure from July 10 through Sept. 1 will take...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:52pm

If you earn more than $1 million in Massachusetts, you're taxes could be going up

For the second year in a row Massachusetts lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to extract an estimated $2 billion by raising taxes on the state's roughly 20,000 highest earners, setting up a 2018 ballot question campaign, a legal dispute in the state's highest court, or both. Rep....

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:21am

Simulated urban warfare drill shocks residents who awake to sound of guns, grenades

It’s 10 p.m. and outside your window you hear the blades from military helicopters scraping the tops of the trees outside your home as machine gun rounds echo in the distance. Then, there’s a loud boom. That’s the nightmare scenario some Rhode Islanders awoke to Friday night, but...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 7:06pm

The best way to beat Boston rush-hour traffic might surprise you

Boston’s congested rush-hour roadways are no match for commuters on two wheels. Bicyclists took the top two spots in Monday morning’s fifth annual Boston Rush Hour Challenge. The friendly competition pits people driving cars, riding bikes, taking the MBTA, bike-sharing with a Hubway...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:21pm

Shakespeare in the Park's 'Julius Caesar' takes aim at Donald Trump

A prestigious New York theater’s production of “Julius Caesar” has raised controversy for casting a Donald Trump lookalike as the assassinated dictator. In the Public Theater’s annual Shakespeare in the Park production of Shakespeare’s political tragedy about the...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:15pm

Salem boy, 11, struck and killed by MBTA commuter train

An 11-year-old boy was struck and killed by an MBTA commuter rail train near the Salem Station on Friday night, Essex County DA Jonathan Blodgett’s office confirmed. The boy was identified Saturday as Jayon Dancy, a fifth-grader at Carlton Innovation School. “He was loved and...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 4:03pm

Protesters rally against Islamic law in dozens of US cities

Protesters held rallies across the United States on Saturday to denounce Sharia law, the Islamic legal and moral code that organizers say poses a threat to American freedoms, but critics believe anti-Muslim hatred is behind the condemnation. ACT for America, a self-described grassroots...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 2:19pm

Conservation efforts bring back humpback whales

New Yorkers can expect more humpback whale sightings thanks to years of environmental clean-up efforts. “Because of the improvement of the water quality, algae and zooplankton have multiplied, giving good food for the menhaden [a small oily forager fish beloved by whales], which have...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:45pm

Man arrested for 2 Manhattan rapes while at Long Island courthouse for child porn, lewdness cases: DA

A Long Island man was arrested for raping two women in Manhattan while he was at the Nassau County Supreme Court for public lewdness and child pornography possession cases on Thursday, officials said. Cameron McDermott, who was arrested in Hempstead in January for allegedly possessing child...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 12:00pm

New York City 'family' doctor busted for writing 14,000 bogus painkiller prescriptions

A self-described “good old-fashioned family doctor” was busted this week for writing thousands of illegitimate opioid prescriptions out of his Central Park office. Dr. Martin Tesher, 81, wrote more than 14,000 prescriptions — amounting to more than 2.2 million pills — for...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 5:57pm

Modern-day slavery alive in Cambridge as couple refuses wages to domestic worker: AG

The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office is cracking down on modern-day slavery, and a Cambridge couple is paying more than $35,000 following allegations they failed to pay a live-in domestic worker who cared for their children. The story seems to be ripped straight from the cover of a...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 5:24pm

Cosby apologized for being a 'sick man,' witness claims

Bill Cosby told the mother of the woman who has accused him of sexual assault that he was a "sick man" and apologized, the mother testified on Wednesday at the comedian's criminal trial. Gianna Constand, Andrea Constand's mother, told a Pennsylvania jury that she had a 2-1/2-hour...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:37am

'Covfefe' parties being thrown for Comey testimony

U.S. bars are offering $5 Russian vodka drinks, “impeachmint” cocktails and free drinks with every presidential tweet to draw crowds on Thursday to watch fired FBI Director James Comey's televised testimony to Congress. Television "watch parties," typically hosted for...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:36am

Pride NYC starts with LGBTQ Health Care Bill of Rights and 'Bare It All' campaign

The de Blasio administration published New York City’s first LGBTQ Health Care Bill of Rights on Tuesday to kick off Pride Month. The Health Department also launched a new “Bare It All” sexual health awareness campaign. The bill of rights details health care protections on local...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8:59pm

Baby gorilla is the newest — and most tummy-tickling — addition to Philadelphia Zoo

Sorry, April. Your baby giraffe is old news. After a difficult labor for mom and an emergency medical intervention, the Philadelphia Zoo welcomed a new — possibly the cutest — baby western lowland gorilla on Friday. The 5-pound baby gorilla boy and mom seem healthy, the zoo said, but a...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8:31pm

N.J. voters to pick candidates for governor to succeed Christie

New Jersey voters went to the polls on Tuesday to choose their parties' nominees to succeed two-term Governor Chris Christie, a once-rising Republican star whose popularity has plummeted in recent years. Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno leads a pack of five Republican candidates in Tuesday...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:36pm

MBTA police brutality lawsuit to bring more transparency, improvements

A lawsuit brought by a Roxbury woman who was brutally beaten at the hands of MBTA officers in 2014 after she tried to intervene in a situation where she saw police abusing another woman will result in policy changes and more transparency at the MBTA. In March 2014, Mary Holmes was at the Dudley...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:05pm

Alleged killer of Boston toddler called her 'demon,' mother testifies

The man accused of murdering a 2-1/2-year-old girl whose body was found on a Boston beach in 2015, sparking a months-long search for her identity, called the child a "demon" after punching her to death, the girl's mother said on Friday. "He said it was her time to die, she was a...

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:33pm

For the month of June, New York is the world's music capital

June is already unofficially music month in New York City, but now the mayor's office has declared it five boroughs under one groove, with tons of ways to hear local artists and get inspired to make your own tunes. Throughout June, the first-ever New York Music Month celebrates the...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:06pm

New York City police officer charged with murder in shooting of Deborah Danner

A New York City police sergeant was charged on Wednesday with murdering an emotionally disturbed black woman whom he shot inside her apartment last year, police and prosecutors said. Sergeant Hugh Barry, 31, was arrested on charges of murder in the first degree, manslaughter in the first and...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:24pm