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Hundreds of Commuter Rail conductors get iPhones

Hundreds of conductors on the MBTA's commuter rail system will get iPhones in a push to connect T workers with real-time data that they can use to keep passengers udpated on travel issues.Keolis, the company that operates the MBTA Commuter Rail system, said the phones were part of a push to "...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:58am

Boston-area priest defrocked for sexually abusing minor: Archdiocese

A suburban Boston priest has been defrocked by the Vatican after an investigation by the Roman Catholic church found him guilty of child sexual abuse, the Boston Archdiocese said on Thursday.The priest, Thomas H. Maguire, was serving as pastor of Saint Helen Mother of the Emperor Constantine church...

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 12:08am

Bruins finally show urgency in must-win situation

In a week filled with three so-called “must-win games” that began with two brutal setbacks, the Bruins (40-28-8) snapped a five-game losing streak by picking up a crucial 3-1 victory on Saturday at Toronto’s (27-36-11) Air Canada Centre. After returning from an 0-3 road trip to California, Boston...

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 10:18pm

Naked Quincy woman arrested at NH welcome center

A Quincy woman was reportedly arrested Thursday morning after she was found naked at a New Hampshire Welcome Center performing lewd acts.Kristin R. Woolf, 35, was high on drugs when tourist greeters found her sitting naked in front of a fireplace at the Seabrook rest stop on I-95 around 2:30 a.m.,...

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:31am

Boston schools closed Monday as more snow approaches

Boston schools will be closed Monday as the city braces for the second snow storm in a week.Mayor Marty Walsh announced Sunday night that the school district preemptively canceled classesdue to a winter storm warning that will last from4 a.m. through7 a.m. Tuesday.The storm is expected to...

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 5:16am

Ernie Boch Jr.: voting for Trump like picking a girl for sex

Ernie Boch Jr. told CNN that voting for Donald Trump was like having to tell a girl at closing time to come on down.The President and CEO of Subaru of New England went on CNN on Thursdayto talk about the Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz clash over accusations of fraud during the Iowa Caucus. Trump has...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:45pm

UPDATE: Winter Storm Watch in effect for Friday morning

The past balmy, rain-soaked week is expected to end on a snowy note.According to the National Weather Service, Boston could get 1 to 3 inches of snow. WBZ is predicting 4 to 8 inches. Flakes are expected to start falling early Friday morning, around 1 or 2 a.m., with a steady fall predicted until...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 9:15pm

Body found in Charles River near Longfellow Bridge

The Massachusetts State Police recovered a body from the Charles River near the Cambridge side of the Longfellow Bridge on Thursday morning.According to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, the State Police Marine Unit responded to a jogger's report of finding a body close to the shore at...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 8:23pm

T Police looking for accused mugger

MBTA Police have released a photograph of a man they suspect mugged a 74-year-old man at Forest Hills Station.On Saturday, Jan. 9, at 2:34 p.m., a man between the ages of 20 to 25 years old, reportedly assaulted the elderly man at the transit station, stole the victim's wallet and took off running....

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 3:43am

Cops bust Boston man with 88 grams of heroin and a brass knuckle blade

Boston Police busted a man with 105 bags of heroin on Tuesday after he tried to take off from the cops.Police were checking out a report of drug activity near 28 State St. when they recognized Peter Marino, 30, of Boston. When they went to talk to Marino, officers said he started shouting “Assault...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 3:38am

Who's on First strikes out

The bar Who’s on First is out, according to Red Sox President Sam Kennedy, who met with team officials and Fenway residents on Tuesday evening.According to UniversalHub, the Sox started working with officials to move the bar out of Yawkey Way after an MBTA conductor was shot and killed and three...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:43pm

3-year-old boy rescued in four-alarm fire in Chelsea

A four-alarm fire broke out at an apartment building in Chelsea on Wednesday morning.Officials said that a 3-year-old boy was trapped by the fire, but was able to escape when crews went in to help, and a building occupant was able to get him out of the building.The massive blaze on Eleanor Street...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 9:47pm

Emerson student says he only had good intentions with dorm room Airbnb

Jack Worth had no interest in making headlines when he offered travelers a place to sleep on Airbnb.But the Emerson College sophomore made waves when he offered up his dorm room in the Little Building in January, and landed in enough trouble to merit a $150 fine from Airbnb and faces disciplinary...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 2:09am

Whitey Bulger no fan of Depp's 'Black Mass'

Southie mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was apparently no fan of actor Johnny Depp’s depiction of the life and times of the infamous gangster.According to Complex Magazine, Bulger called Black Mass “pure fiction.”In handwritten letters being sold by Page Six, Bulger voiced his disdain for the semi-...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:30pm

Boston library seeks public, transparent approach in picking new president

As the nation turns their eyes to caucuses and polls in search of a new Commander in Chief, the Boston Public Library is seeking public input on who its next president should be.The Library Board of Trustees and Mayor Marty Walsh assembled an executive search firm in September, and have started...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:46pm

Weymouth firefighter in hot water over anti-Narcan social media rant

A Weymouth firefighter landed in hot water after posting a viral rant railing against Narcan, the lifesaving opioid blocker.The fireman, whose name was not released, took to Facebook, calling Narcan “the worst drug ever created.” He went on to say “Let the ---- bags die… I for one get no extra...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 3:12am

Boston detective gets probation for helping street gang during FBI investigation

A Boston Police detective has been sentenced for interfering with an FBI investigation involving a violent narcotics trafficking gang, authorities said.Brian Smigielski, 43, of Norton, pleaded guilty in September to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States during the course of a federal...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 2:30am

Bolaris' Weather Watch: Polar vortex to kick off on Super Bowl

The January blizzard of 2016 is now in our weather rear view window, and our atmosphere is what meteorologists call, "the relaxed mode."That's because the polar jet has retreated north of the border and much milder air will take over for awhile. A major storm system will move through the Ohio...

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 3:30pm

Experts: No need to panic over first case of Zika virus in Massachusetts

The Boston Public Health Commission confirmed that a Boston man is the first reported case of the Zika virus in the Commonwealth.Health officials expect the man to survive, according to a report from CBS.The Zika virus is spread through mosquitos, which means that the New England area will not be...

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 3:02am

Authorities bust 56 members of MS-13 all over greater Boston area

Federal, state and local law enforcement officers made a run at Boston area’s MS-13 problem on Friday morning, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.An operation took place in East Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Revere and Somerville, netting 56 leaders of MS-13 on federal racketeering...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 11:16pm