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MSPCA saves 200 birds from euthanasia after breaking up cockfighting ring

The MSPCA was able to save more than 200 birds from euthanasia after hundreds of roosters, hens and chicks were discovered in a cockfighting operation in Northampton. At the end of May, the MSPCA and Northampton police announced that officials busted a cockfighting ring that involved nearly 400...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 1:19pm

Boston heat advisory still in effect, but relief to come this weekend

The northeast has been roasting in a heat wave this week, but there’s relief on the horizon. Though a heat advisory is still in effect for Greater Boston through to 8 p.m. Thursday, the weekend will bring a break in the heat, according to the National Weather Service. Boston will see a high...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:07am

Julian Edelman's 4 game suspension upheld by NFL

New England Patriots player Julian Edelman’s suspension appeal has been denied. The wide receiver will miss four games in the upcoming start of the NFL 2018 season after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. NFL officials announced their decision on Tuesday after Edelman appealed...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 7:58am

Walsh announces interim BPS superintendent

The Boston School Committee has approved a new interim superintendent of Boston Public Schools after Tommy Chang’s recent departure from the position. The committee unanimously approved Laura Perille to temporarily take over the role. Perille previously served as the president and CEO of...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:33am

City moves forward with City Hall Plaza renovations at expense of Boston Winter fest

Boston’s City Hall Plaza is getting a makeover, but that means no Boston Winter festival this year, the city announced. Mayor Marty Walsh said Tuesday that the city is going forward with a plan to redesign City Hall Plaza after two years of planning. The city has selected construction firm...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:05am

Leicester company awarded first retail pot license, eyes sales in 'few weeks'

The president of the company that secured the state's first retail marijuana license Monday said he expects to be selling non-medical marijuana in Leicester in a matter of weeks. The Cannabis Control Commission voted unanimously Monday to issue a provisional license to Cultivate Holdings, Inc...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:18am

NYC chef brings cannabis edibles to city with Massachusetts on horizon

For nearly 30 years, Bubby’s has been a staple dining destination in New York City, and now chef and owner Ron Silver has set his sights on the booming cannabis industry in New York and Massachusetts with his new venture, Azuca. Azuca is a line of fast-acting cannabis-infused sweeteners and...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:32pm

Boston Globe columnist suspended for Boston Marathon Bombing fabrications

Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen has been suspended for three months without pay following an investigation into comments and remarks he made about the Boston Marathon Bombings that occurred on April 15, 2013. The decision to suspend Cullen was announced on Friday, June 15 after an extensive...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:27pm

Through the Keyhole: Old State House exhibit opens door to more stories of American history

What does it mean to be an American? Who were the Founding Fathers referring to with the “We” of We the People? And who is left out of the story we tell about the American Revolution? These are big questions, but a new exhibit opening Wednesday at the Old State House in Boston will...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:21pm

Move to repeal Massachusetts transgender protection law sees some support, polls show

A measure may appear on the Massachusetts November ballot that would overturn a state law that protects transgender individuals in public spaces such as bathrooms — and it seems to have some support. The transgender protections law was passed in 2016 and specifically outlaws discrimination...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:21pm

Boston Pops 4th of July concert to honor immigrants

The American Dream, the idea of venturing here for a better life, stretches as far back as the first colonists to set foot on these shores. It is repeated in every immigrant story today, and it will be a part of the Boston Pops 4th of July celebration. The annual Boston Pops 4th of July concert...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 3:32pm

Original copy of Declaration of Independence will be on display in Boston this 4th of July

Boston was an epicenter of the American Revolution and now, a piece of that history is coming back for the 4th of July. One of the 14 original copies of the Declaration of Independence will be on display at the Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum in Boston this Independence Day. This...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:25pm

Local, state officials amp up security ahead of Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

The Boston Pops 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular show draws hundreds and thousands of spectators to the Esplanade each year, and local and state officials are ramping up security ahead of the popular holiday event. The security plan for the Boston Pops show includes participation from...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:09pm

Boston Pops 4th of July fireworks: Start time, show info and where to watch

There's no better way to celebrate Independence Day in the Hub than at the annual Boston Pops 4th of July fireworks show and concert. The iconic festivities, which draws crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands each year, have also become a national event thanks to television broadcasts...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 2:21pm

Heat wave will bring high temps to Boston and beyond

Make sure your air conditioner is up and running, Bay Staters: a heat wave is expected to hit Massachusetts beginning this weekend and lingering throughout next week. “Are you prepared for prolonged heat & humidity?” the National Weather Service Boston office tweeted. Throughout...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:03am

Baker signs $15 minimum wage law

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new law Thursday that could affect virtually every resident of Massachusetts, a week after lawmakers settled months of negotiations over proposed ballot questions that could have had dramatic consequences for the state's finances and economy. Legislators scrambled...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:34pm

MBTA commuter rail trains to accept credit card payments onboard

Commuter rail riders will soon have another way to pay their fares onboard. Beginning this fall, passengers will be able to pay their commuter rail fare onboard with a credit or debit card, the MBTA announced Wednesday. This is a first for the commuter rail network, according to Keolis, the MBTA...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 4:13pm

Mass. state troopers arrested, charged with theft of funds

Current and former State Police officials already under scrutiny internally for payroll discrepancies are now fully within the sights of federal prosecutors who on Wednesday announced charges against two troopers, one of whom is retired, and a former lieutenant. The three are suspected of...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 3:53pm

This is the worst time to leave Boston for your 4th of July travel

If you’re planning some 4th of July travel, there are a few things you have to plan first, like how many hot dogs and hamburgers to buy and whatever you need to spend a whole day at the beach. Oh, and what time to hit the road so you’re not stuck in all that 4th of July traffic. With...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 3:47pm

Massachusetts leaders 'deeply disappointed' by Muslim travel ban ruling

The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban that targets several mostly-Muslim countries, prompting concern from experts about how this will harm the Muslim community as well as Massachusetts industries. As a health and education hub, Massachusetts...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 4:06pm