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K9 officer hot car deaths at a record high: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told Metro exclusively that at least 13 K9 officers died as a result of being left in a hot car so far this year, already surpassing 2016’s K9 officer fatality numbers. Of the 13 K9 officer deaths, two resulted in criminal charges, four...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:32pm

Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by US gymnastics team doctor

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has come forward with her own experience about sexual abuse, telling 60 Minutes that she was molested by one of the U.S. women’s gymnastic team doctors. Raisman, 23, from Needham, said that she first encountered Dr. Larry Nassar when she was 15 years old. Nassar...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:52am

Baker will seek funds to address influx of Puerto Rican students

Gov. Charlie Baker plans to request additional school funding from the Legislature to help cities pay for the education of hundreds of children who have arrived from Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island in September. The administration sent a memo on Tuesday to...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:47am

Eastie residents angry over Suffolk University dorm expansion

When Maureen White lived in Fenway, she found herself among a group of residents peeved with a new neighbor who wanted to move in — Northeastern University. White, a 37-year-old consultant, worked with neighborhood groups, urban designers and elected officials to propose alternative sites on...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:00am

Free contraception bill on fast track in Mass. House

A bill that would guarantee copay-free coverage for birth control in Massachusetts earned initial approval in the House Wednesday morning and appears likely to be advanced to the Senate later in the day. The bill (H 4009) would guarantee free access to oral contraception for women in Massachusetts...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:59pm

News anchor Heather Unruh says Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her son

Former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh said Wednesday that disgraced actor Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her teenage son in 2016 at a Nantucket restaurant.  Unruh, who formerly worked at WCVB news station, made the claims at a downtown Boston hotel alongside attorney Mitchell Garabedian,...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:57pm

Portal allows Boston-area residents to 'FaceTime' with refugees around the world

On Harvard’s campus, there’s a portal to another world — literally. Inside an unassuming shipping container that sits on the grass at Harvard Divinity School, students, staff and other visitors can come face-to-face with refugees around the world. The portal is part of a project...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:25pm

Lydia Edwards wins Boston City Council seat: 'We never apologized for our diversity'

A teary Lydia Edwards hugged her mother and sister Tuesday night, as election results popped up on her iPhone. “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang played on the loudspeaker in East Boston’s Kelley Square Pub. “We did it,” said Edwards, an East Boston attorney. After...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:26am

Boston 2017 election results: Marty Walsh wins second term as mayor

Marty Walsh has won another four years as Boston’s mayor. Walsh and challenger Tito Jackson’s mayoral campaigns came to an end Tuesday night after an Election Day with a low voter turnout in Boston. The Associated Press called the race for mayor around 8:55 p.m., just under an...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 9:35am

Boston 2017 Election: Everything you need to know

Tuesday marks election day in Boston, meaning the end to Mayor Marty Walsh and challenger Roxbury City Councilor Tito Jackson’s campaigns. As a Boston resident, you get to help either keep Walsh in office or enact Jackson to replace him. The race doesn’t seem very close though —...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:40pm

When does Christmas music start on radio (Station Boston)?

It's after Halloween so that means that Christmas music will soon be on your favorite (or least favorite) radio station, so when - exactly does the Christmas music onslaught start this fall and on what Boston channel? No Boston stations are advertising Christmas and Holiday music just yet but...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:47pm

Massachusetts is hiring a marijuana inspector

Massachusetts’ marijuana industry is beginning to bud, and that means state jobs in the field are up for grabs. Are you interested in becoming a cannabis inspector? The opening for a pot inspector was recently posted on the Mass.gov career site. The position falls within the Massachusetts...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 1:09pm

Anthony Weiner begins prison sentence for sexting with a minor

Disgraced New York City politician Anthony Weiner began his 21-month prison sentence for sexting a 15-year-old girl on Monday. A Bureau of Prisons spokesperson confirmed to NBC News that the former Congressman and mayoral candidate, who was sentenced on Sept. 25, arrived at the Federal Medical...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:38pm

Baker to launch hate crimes task force

Days after new data reported that anti-Semitic hate crimes have increased in New England by about one third over last year, a state task force created in the 1990s to combat hate crimes will be revived Monday. Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to sign an executive order re-establishing the Governor...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:08am

MBTA has invested more than $101M in winter resiliency since 2015

Winter is already around the corner — a season that gives every commuter flashbacks to 2015 when snow blanketed the Bay State and the MBTA tracks, briefly shutting down public transportation. Since that year, the MBTA has continued to make improvements in its winter resiliency efforts, and...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:14am

Mass. should not go at time zone change alone, panel says

Massachusetts residents will fall back this weekend after all and will likely continue to adjust their clocks twice a year for the foreseeable future. A legislative commission studying whether the Bay State should shift permanently to Atlantic Standard Time — essentially the time zone that...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:36am

16-year-old shot, killed in Jamaica Plain

A 16-year-old boy is dead after a late-night shooting Tuesday in Jamaica Plain, Boston Police said. Police officers and EMTs responded to a radio call reporting shots fired in the area of 944 Parker St. in Jamaica Plain at 11:47 p.m., police said, and found the 16-year-old male victim suffering...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:23am

Missing New York woman found safe 42 years later in Massachusetts

A New York state woman who went missing more than four decades ago has been found alive and well in Massachusetts. On Aug. 3, 1975, Flora (Florence) Stevens, then 36 years old, went to a doctor’s appointment in Monticello, NY. Her husband dropped her off at a hospital in the Catskills for...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:45pm

Which Boston streets are closed to traffic on Halloween for trick-or-treating?

Halloween is finally here, are you ready to take your little one trick-or-treating? Kids in costume will take over Boston streets on Tuesday night, and to keep them safe, Mayor Marty Walsh is closing some roads to cars and giving tips for the best, and safest, trick-or-treating experience possible...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:31am

Restoring power across Mass. may take 'several days' Baker says

More than 200,000 Bay State residents are expected to be without power into Tuesday and full restoration of electricity could take days, according to Gov. Charlie Baker, who said lingering winds made it difficult Monday to recover from the powerful storm that ripped through the state overnight....

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:27am