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Mass. Update: Snow will fall as heavy as four inches an hour.

Get this: At it’s worst, Snowmageddon 2015 will pound Boston with up to four inches of snow an hour, the experts warn.The blizzard warning will officially start at 7 p.m. tonight and is not expected to be lifted until 1 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Taunton said this morning....

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 9:44pm

DA: Man pronounced dead after 495 crash in Hopkinton

A Rhode Island man died in a two vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on I-495 in Hopkinton.Makthra Men, 23, of Cranston, was critically injured after his car spun out of control on the northbound side of the highway and struck a tractor trailer around 1:45 p.m., Saturday.Men was taken to UMass Medical...

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 9:06pm

Boston 2024 Olympics group hires Davey as new CEO

Boston 2024, the group pushing to make Boston the host city for the 2024 summer Olympics, has hired the state's former transportation secretary as its new CEO.Richard Davey, the transportation boss under former Gov. Deval Patrick, succeeds Dan O'Connell, who was housing and economic development...

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 3:20am

The funniest #DeflateGate ball jokes on Twitter

In an unprecedented moment of composure, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday answered a seemingly endless barrage of probing questions about how he likes his balls.Needless to say, the internet was amused. Chuckles resonated throughout the Twittersphere as football fans, and...

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 9:46pm

Investigation underway after man shot, killed in Revere

Revere Police detectives and State Police assigned to the Suffolk District Attorney’s office are actively investigating the fatal shooting of a man on Garfield Avenue, law enforcement officials said Friday.Revere Police responded to an outdoor scene on Garfield Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. Friday to...

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 9:01pm

Man found shot dead in car in Revere

Authorities in Revere are investigating a deadly overnight shooting that left a young man dead.The victim was found slumped over in the driver’s seat of a car on Garfield Ave. just after 2 a.m. His name and age were not released.It appears to be a targeted killing – and not a random attack, Boston...

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:26pm

This weekend: Wintry mess of rain, snow, sleet to clobber Philly, NYC, and Boston

The I-95 corridor -- from Philly to Boston -- will be slammed with a wintry mix of rain, snow, and sleet starting with this evening's commute and ending early Sunday.The cold mess even has a name: Winter Storm Iola.Anywhere from 6 inches to a foot of snow are possible in some areas but because the...

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 6:49pm

MBTA gatekeepers: Transit Police say frequent offenders not taking heed at fare gates

Inveterate T scofflaws – those who skip fares, smoke, loiter and cause drunken scenes – are not just repeat offenders, but according the the MBTA transit police, often wanted for other, unrelated crimes.Transit Police initiated “point of entry” policing several years ago after former Superintendent...

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 2:42am

DA: No charges in Revere Catholic school indecent exposure investigation

Authorities will not seek charges after completing an investigation into an alleged indecent exposure incident at a Revere Catholic school.Earlier this month, three staff members of the Immaculate Conception School staff resigned after reports that a worker allegedly exposed himself to student in a...

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 1:47am

Police: Knife-wielding assailant injures two cops at Wilmington train station

Two police officers in Wilmington were injured while trying to catch and arrest a knife-wielding 28-year-old Maynard man who had threatened people at a commuter rail station Wednesday.Authorities say Seth Mather, used a knife to threaten two people near the Main Street train station around 3:40 p.m...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:45pm

Experts weigh in as Tsarnaev jury selection stalls, lawyers ask to move trial

As jury selection enters its eighth day, attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal judge – for the third time – to move the high-profile terror trial out of Boston.In a one-page motion filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boston, defense attorneys cited the...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:52pm

Mass. posts strongest year for job growth since 2000

Massachusetts hit an almost 15-year high for annual job growth in 2014 and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent as the state added 10,900 jobs in December, according to data released Thursday.Last year was the strongest year of job growth since 2000 when 95,500 jobs were added, according to...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:22pm

Belichick on Deflategate: ‘I have no explanation’

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick Thursday morning said he had “no explanation” for how 11 of his team’s 12 game balls were under inflated in last Sunday’s AFC Championship game.“I have no explanation for what happened,” he said at the press conference.Eleven of the Pats’ 12 game...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:54pm

Boston Mayor to host Patriots Super Bowl send-off Monday

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will send the New England Patriots off in style Monday morning at a City Hall celebration that will include team captains Tom Brady, Dan Connolly, Vince Wilfork, Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater.Patriots owner Robert Kraft, president Jonathan Kraft and head coach Bill...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:46pm

Belichick on Deflategate: ‘I have no explanation’

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick Thursday morning said he had “no explanation” for how 11 of his team’s 12 game balls were under inflated in last Sunday’s AFC Championship game.“I have no explanation for what happened,” he said at the press conference.Eleven of the Pats’ 12 game...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:43pm

Boston says bar on disparaging Olympics is 'boilerplate'

(State House News Service) -- A Boston City Hall spokeswoman on Wednesday downplayed an agreement that bars city employees from disparaging the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.Earlier on Wednesday, the city provided reporters with a joinder agreement between Mayor Marty Walsh and the U.S....

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:29pm

Darkness and light surrounds Brigham & Women's murder-suicide

No one will ever know what went through the turbulent mind of accountant Stephen Pasceri Tuesday morning as he left his Millbury home and drove an hour east to Brigham and Women’s hospital to shoot dead a renowned and beloved cardiologist, but it’s safe to assume that a misplaced thirst for...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 4:30pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning!The New Jersey governor made plans to raise the fortunes of Atlantic City, while Newtown’s council voted to raze Sandy Hook killer’s home.Young lives were on course to be saved as the Gates planned to kill off deadly diseases and Washington State suggested raising the legal smoking age...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 3:57pm

Newtown council votes to demolish Sandy Hook school killer's home

Reuters –The town council of Newtown, Connecticut, voted unanimously on Wednesday to demolish the home of a 20-year-old man who killed 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.By a vote of 12-0, the council agreed that...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 2:18pm

Plan may cut South Boston Waterfront traffic

A coalition of city leaders released a report Tuesday outlining short and long term plans to increase public transit, reduce traffic congestion and provide more alternative transportation options for the South Boston waterfront. Representatives from MassDOT, the City of Boston, the Massachusetts...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 5:05am