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GoFundMe created for Tewksbury woman killed in Las Vegas shooting

A GoFundMe page is raising money for the family of a Tewksbury woman who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night. Rhonda LeRocque, 42, was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival with her husband, Jason, and their six-year-old daughter, according to the fundraiser page, created by LeRocque...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:34am

Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey call for action after Las Vegas shooting

Massachusetts officials are offering their condolences, prayers and comments on gun violence after a mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night in which at least 58 people were killed and more than 515 injured. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said that “Boston’s thoughts and prayers” are...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:58am

50 arrested in Massachusetts as part of ICE operation that targeted sanctuarycities

Fifty immigrants were arrested in Massachusetts as part of a nationwide operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that specifically honed in on “sanctuary” cities and states. Though Gov. Charlie Baker has been opposed to declaring Massachusetts a sanctuary state,...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

Librarian rejects books donated by FLOTUS; Calls Dr. Seuss played out, racist

A librarian in Massachusetts thanked first lady Melania Trump for the Dr. Seuss books the White House donated to her school, but declined the gift calling the author “cliché, a tired and worn ambassador.” The White House chose one school from each state to receive 10 Dr. Seuss books as...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:45pm

Falling leaves could lead to commuter rail delays, Kelois says

New England is known for its spectacular fall season, but as residents (and tourists) enjoy the beauty of the changing leaves, those same leaves could be causing trouble for commuters. The MBTA and its commuter rail operator Keolis are warning that as the leaves begin to fall, riders may...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:50pm

Boston forum will tackle how to raise next generation of women in STEM

How do you raise girls to be involved in science, technology, engineering and math? Referred to as STEM, these fields are a key part of our future, and that means preparing kids now to have the necessary interest, education and skills. Eric Klopfer, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:41am

Grisly details emerge in the murder of a Revere mother, school teacher

A Revere man is accused of beating and strangling his wife to death in their home, bleaching the evidence then bringing their toddler daughter with him to pick up cocaine. Andrew MacCormack appeared in Chelsea District Court on Wednesday on the charge of murder in the death of his wife Vanessa...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:24am

Boston-area companies help fund DACA renewals for local Dreamers

For thousands of Dreamers across the country, the Oct. 5 DACA renewal deadline looms large. That date affects recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program whose benefits are set to expire between Sept. 5 and March 5, 2018. It’s not as easy as just renewing online, though...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 2:49pm

Boston preliminary election results: Walsh, Jackson move on to Nov. election

Boston’s preliminary municipal elections were Tuesday, meaning the mayoral and city council races have been narrowed down ahead of November. Four candidates were in the running for mayor, but now, only two names will appear on the November ballot: incumbent Marty Walsh, who received more...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:14am

Q&A with Pat Payaso, the clown candidate running for Boston City Council

You may have seen someone clowning around outside of polling stations on Tuesday as Boston residents voted in the preliminary municipal elections. Roxbury resident Pat Payaso is running for an at-large city council seat in Boston with an interesting approach to garnering attention: "Payaso...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:22pm

Interim Title IX guidelines leave advocates for assault survivors concerned

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently rescinded Obama administration guidelines detailing how colleges should respond to campus sexual assaults, leaving advocates concerned about what’s next. The move was not a total surprise, said Stephanie DeCandia, director of programs at the Boston...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:14pm

Gas found on Vanessa Marcotte's body, suspect bought gas that day, cops say

Traces of gasoline and bug spray were found on items on Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte’s body, according to new court documents. A hair tie and socks found on Marcotte’s body tested positive for gasoline and DEET, and officials believe that the suspected killer bought gas on the day...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:35am

Boston's 2017 preliminary election: What you need to know

You’ve probably seen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh or challenger City Councilor Tito Jackson stumping on city streets lately, and that’s because Boston’s preliminary municipal election is Sept. 26. Preliminary elections have been losing voters’ attention, experts say. Secretary...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

MBTA, Keolis to educate public on train safety during Rail Safety Week

Every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is struck by a train, according to nonprofit Operation Lifesaver. In an attempt to change that statistic, the MBTA, Keolis Commuter Services and Transit Police have teamed up with Operation Lifesaver to launch Rail Safety Week. The...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:09pm

Comedian Jimmy Tingle to run for Mass lieutenant governor

Comedian Jimmy Tingle has a new American dream, and it’s no joke: He’s running for Massachusetts lieutenant governor. The comedian and actor, who has appeared in “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream,” “Boondock Saints” and more, recently wrote on his Facebook...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:29pm

With new building comes an innovative approach to education at Wentworth

A new building on a college campus is more than student's tuition dollars at work — it brings with it new opportunities, innovations and even a new approach to education that helps students carve out a path to success in a world that runs differently than it did decades ago. To Wentworth...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:45am

Boston bridge name to honor sons of hero in marathon bombing

A Boston bridge will be renamed to pay homage to the sons of a first responder who became a hero during the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. On Thursday, Governor Charlie Baker will meet with father Carlos Arredondo and his spouse, Victoria Foley, to rename Jamaica Way Bridge after the couple...

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:09pm

Logan, JFK rank low on airport satisfaction: Report

If you’ve traveled through Logan Airport in Boston or JFK in New York City lately and had a less-than-thrilling experience, you’re not alone. A new report from J.D. Power ranked the two large Northeast airports near the bottom of a list for overall passenger satisfaction. The 2017...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:57am

Aaron Hernandez had 'severe' CTE, family sues NFL

Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers are suing the NFL and the New England Patriots after a severe case of CTE was found in the former Patriots star’s brain. On April 19, Hernandez was found hanging in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, where the former tight end was serving a...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:58pm

Navy hosting hackathon at MIT to attract tech-savvy millennials

The U.S. Navy is asking for help from young techies in the Boston area — but don’t worry, there’s no boot camp involved. This weekend, hackers, academics and entrepreneurs will tackle national security problems at HACKtheMACHINE, a hackathon held at the Massachusetts Institute of...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:20pm