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Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 05:51 PM EDT

Organizer of Failed Boston IndyCar Race Sues City for $15.5M

Organizer of Failed Boston IndyCar Race Sues City for $15.5M

The man who led the failed effort to bring IndyCar racing to Boston is suing the city.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 11:32 PM EDT

Aaron Hernandez's Family Suing NFL, Pats After CTE Diagnosis

Aaron Hernandez's Family Suing NFL, Pats After CTE Diagnosis

Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez are suing the NFL and the New England Patriots over his death after a brain study showed the former football star suffered from a "severe case" of the degenerative brain disease...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 01:09 PM EDT

Panel Sees Benefits to Massachusetts Changing Time Zones

Panel Sees Benefits to Massachusetts Changing Time Zones

Massachusetts could benefit by shifting from the Eastern to the Atlantic Time Zone, but only if other New England states follow suit, according to a draft report issued Wednesday by a special study commission.

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 03:55 PM EDT

AG Sessions Takes Aim at MS-13 Gang

AG Sessions Takes Aim at MS-13 Gang

Attorney General Jeff Sessions took aim at the violent transnational MS-13 gang while addressing local law enforcement officials in Boston on Thursday.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 05:42 PM EDT

Police Investigating Motive Behind Fatal Boston Stabbing

Police Investigating Motive Behind Fatal Boston Stabbing

Authorities are investigating whether a fight between neighbors led to a double stabbing in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood that has left one person dead and another injured.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 07:25 AM EDT

Firefighter Seriously Injures Neck in Fall From Engine

Firefighter Seriously Injures Neck in Fall From Engine

A Massachusetts firefighter is expected to survive after suffering a serious neck injury due to a fall from an engine at the fire department's headquarters.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 08:27 PM EDT

'Reckless Negligence': Lawsuit Filed in Boy's Drowning Death

'Reckless Negligence': Lawsuit Filed in Boy's Drowning Death

The family of a 7-year-old boy who drowned while at a Boston-run summer camp is suing Mayor Marty Walsh and the city for "grotesque, reckless negligence" in connection with the boy’s death.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 12:40 PM EDT

Cape, Islands Hit by Power Outages, Storm Damage From Jose

Cape, Islands Hit by Power Outages, Storm Damage From Jose

The worst of Tropical Storm Jose has passed for Cape Cod and the Islands, though some Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect Thursday.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:51 PM EDT

Professor's Facebook Posts Raising Eyebrows on Campus

Professor's Facebook Posts Raising Eyebrows on Campus

A Massachusetts professor is taking some heat after a series of posts on Facebook directed at President Donald Trump and those who voted for him.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:40 PM EDT

Teens Organize Trip to Dominican to Help After Hurricanes

Teens Organize Trip to Dominican to Help After Hurricanes

The destruction from the recent hurricanes in the West Indies has touched the hearts of three students from West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.