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Protest preview: Two groups to make noise on the State House steps

Two diverse groups are set to converge upon Beacon Hill on Wednesday.Immigrants Rights groups will meet outside of the state house at 11 a.m., protesting the deportation machine known as Priority Enforcement Program. This comes as the national attention focuses on “Sanctuary Cities,” where local...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 3:35am

Braza Bar and Grill reopens, Everett Police still looking for gunman

Braza Bar and Grill in Everett reopened Tuesday after they voluntarily closed their doors last week after a Malden mother was shot and killed in the parking lot.The restaurant shut down last Friday at the request of the City of Everett and the police while investigators looked into the killing of...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:22pm

Video: Seal goes airborne, gives Great White Shark the slip

Imagine you’re a seal trying to enjoy the day on Cape Cod when all of a sudden a Great White decides you’re the next on the menu. You would probably pull out all of the stops to slip the noose just like this seal seen in this amazing clip from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.Related...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 7:25pm

AG wants to punish Fentanyl traffickers in next phase of Mass. opiate war

Authorities fighting the opiate wars in the Bay State opened another front yesterday, announcing legislation that would increase the penalty for possession of a more than 10 grams of fentanyl to 20 years in prison.Attorney General Maura Healey said the legislation was necessary to combat drug...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 1:42am

Third child removed from Auburn foster home, investigators searching for cause of 2-year-old's death

A third toddler was removed from the foster home where a 2-year-old died and another was rushed to the hospital in Auburn.The Department of Children and Families said that they had visited the home four days before the 2-year-old was found unresponsive and the 22-month-old was taken to the hospital...

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:41pm

One toddler dead, another critical in latest foster care nightmare

One toddler is dead and another is in critical condition after they were taken from a foster home on Pheasant Court in Auburn, the latest in a long string of problems for theDepartment of Children and Families.Authorities spent Sunday to determine the cause of death to one child and the injuries to...

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 1:40am

Heatwave headed to the Hub

While many Bay State residents are lamenting the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s prediction of another vicious winter, those who live in or closer to the moment should take note of how hot it’s about to getWhile many Bay State residents are lamenting the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s prediction of another vicious...

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 9:46pm

Police searching for answers amid two days of carnage in Boston, Cambridge and Everett, ID victims

Police have identified the victims of Wednesday night’s multi-city carnage, which carried over into Thursday.Roxbury:The victims the shootings on Ernst Streetwere identified as Andrew Reed, 28, and Angel Oller, 20, both of Boston. The Boston Globe reported that Oller was the nephew of a Boston...

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 7:33pm

Person shot in broad daylight in Dorchester

Boston Police are investigating a broad daylight shooting in Dorchester.Officers responded to a report of a person shot near Bowdoin and Norton Street at about 4:50 p.m..Initial reports say that the victim was shot in lower torso and the leg.Traffic is shut down in the area due to the investigation...

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 3:20am

Convictions in state's first human trafficking case affirmed

The state’s highest court affirmed the Suffolk County convictions of two men who trafficked three women for sex, solidifying the first convictions under the state’s 2011 human trafficking law.Tyshaun McGhee and Sidney McGee of Roxbury were convicted of trafficking persons for sexual servitude in...

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 1:32am

Woman shot, killed outside Everett restaurant

A woman in Everett was shot and killed on Wednesday night.Police said that the unidentified 21-year-old victim was caught in crossfire outside of Braza Bar and Grill on School Street at about 1 a.m..Police said that they did not think she was the intended target.A second victim was taken to Boston...

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:35pm

Man shot, killed near Kendall Square

Cambridge and MIT Police are looking into a fatal shooting near the Kendall/MIT T stop.According to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, a man in his 30’s was shot several times near Windsor and Main Streets at about 8:41 p.m. Wednesday evening.The man was a passenger in a car that was...

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:10pm

Three dead, three injured in violent night in Roxbury and Mattapan

Three people are dead and three were injured in Roxbury and Mattapan after several barrages of bullets rang out Wednesday evening.Boston Police headed over to Ernst Street in Roxbury at about 10:15 p.m. for a report of gunshots. They found two men in their 20’s suffering from bullet wounds. One was...

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 6:31pm

Pollen test indicates Baby Doe came from the Greater Boston Area

Investigators caught a break in the heart-wrenching story of Baby Doe, officialsannounced on Wednesday.Experts analyzed pollen samples taken from her polka dotted leggings and her zebra-striped blanket showed that she was likely a Massachusetts resident, specifically from the Boston area....

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 3:57pm

Ernie Boch Jr. to Trump supporters: Come on down!

Ernie Boch Jr. has a message for Donald Trump supporters: Come on down!Trump will be the featured guest at “Ernie’s Summer Bash,” a private event hosted at Boch’s Norwood house on Aug. 28. To hear the live music and Trump give a speech, invited guests have to cough up $100.“What attracts me to Mr....

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 10:20am

Boston Police: Help us name our new pooch

The Boston Police are asking folks to help them name their newest addition to their K-9 Unit.The 9-week old male Belgian Shepherd is wicked adorable, so long as you don’t find yourself on the business end of its’ training.According to head BPD K-9 trainer Troy Caisey, names should be strong,...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:19am

Man pleads guilty in 2013 Roxbury triple slaying

A man who unloaded a barrage of bullets in Roxbury, fatally striking an innocent bystander and two intended targets two years agopleaded guilty to three counts of manslaughter in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday.Jael Romero, 25, opted to skip trial and head to state prison after he admitted to...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:14am

Wakefield man brawls with seven Revere cops, knocks one out, sends more to the hospital

One man took on seven cops in a fist fight Tuesday morning.A Wakefield man apparently did not appreciate having to stop for a construction crew removing parking cones on Revere Beach Parkway and wound up brawling with seven cops, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.According...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 11:14am

Quincy lawyer says former client claims to recognize 'unauthorized visitor' in Gardner Museum security video

A Quincy lawyer claims a former client has identified a person seen in the surveillance video from the day before the infamous 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.The Patriot Ledger reports that George Burke, a former Norfolk County District Attorney, had a client who claims to have...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:09am

Massachusetts state officials wrestle with growing heroin crisis

The Bay State is being forced to a crossroads at needlepoint.The heroin plague has legislators, law enforcement, activists and the afflicted scrambling to come up with a solution. It has unabashedly liberal Mass. Sen. Ed Markey and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a conservative Kentucky...

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 12:00pm