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priests suspended 38 mins ago

2 Mass. Priests Suspended Amid Decades Old Abuse Complaints

Two retired Catholic priests in Massachusetts have been suspended amid separate allegations of sexual abuse. The Diocese of Fall River said Sunday that Fathers James Buckley and Edward Byington have b...

  • Data Misuse 14 hours ago

    Facebook Must Provide Info Sought by Massachusetts AG, Judge Rules

    Facebook must turn over information to the Massachusetts attorney general’s office regarding thousands of apps that the social media company suspects of misusing users’ data, a judge decided. The order issued by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Brian Davis on Friday stated that Facebook has refused to turn over information about specific ap...
  • Moshers Mens Store 4 hours ago

    Family-Owned Newton Clothing Store to Donate Suits, Coats to Veterans

    A third-generation, family-owned tailor in Newton found a perfect way to give back around the holidays. Mosher’s Men’s Store, which is celebrating its 99th year in business selling tailored suits, is donating a selection of warm coats, suits, belts and ties to the Veterans Association, aiming to help veterans who may be searching for jo...
  • missing person Jan 19

    6-Year-Old Boy Found in Brighton: Police

    A 6-year-old boy missing from Brighton Saturday evening has been found, police say. The boy, Gianni Gonzalez, was reported missing at 5 p.m. Saturday at 10 Fidelis Way in Brighton. This story has been updated to reflect that the missing child is a boy, not a girl as previously stated.

  • missing person Jan 18

    Body of Missing Seekonk Man Found: Bristol DA

    A man reported missing in Seekonk on Friday has been found dead, authorities confirmed Saturday. Searchers discovered the body around 3 p.m. Saturday near Gammino Pond and the Seekonk Public Library, in the area of 410 Newman Ave, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said. The Seekonk man was initially reported missing Friday, and th...
  • Treasure Exhibit Jan 18

    King Tut Treasures Coming to Boston This Summer

    Treasures from the famed Egyptian ruler King Tut are coming to Boston. The more than 150 artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb will be on display from June 13 through January 2021 at The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza, a special events space in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood. They’re part of “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden P...
  • Worcester 22 hours ago

    Speed Restrictions, Parking Bans in Effect as Snow Blankets New England

    A winter storm bringing several inches of snow and eventually sleet and rain will leave messy conditions on roads overnight Saturday, especially in northwestern Massachusetts and northern New England. Drivers on Interstate 90 are being warned to take it slow, observing a speed limit of 40 mph from Exit 8 to the New York border, the Massachusetts St...
  • ocean pollution Jan 18

    Local Tools Being Used to Study Ocean Pollution on 2-Year Trip Around the World

    An all women research team is right now sailing around the world, studying ocean pollution with tools developed in New England. The two-year “eXXpedition” trip left from England last October, and is currently headed for Panama. Along the way scientists are searching the oceans for microplastics, which are tiny pieces of trash often hard to spot fro...
  • snow fun Jan 18

    Holiday Weekend Snow Comes at Perfect Time for Ski Resorts

    While many in New England might not want to spend the weekend shoveling or plowing, the expected snowfall Saturday is coming at a great time for ski areas: right in the middle of a holiday weekend. The storm could dump up to nine inches of snow in parts of the region.  At Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, Massachusetts,...

  • easton fire department Jan 18

    2 Women Seriously Injured in Separate Easton Crashes

    Officials in Easton, Massachusetts, are investigating two separate crashes that happened within 30 minutes of each other and sent two women to Boston hospitals with serious injuries late Friday night, authorities say. Police Chief Gary Sullivan and Fire Chief Kevin Partridge said Saturday that officials first responded around 10 p.m. Friday to Belm...
  • Worcester Jan 18

    Hit-and-Run Driver Who Left Pedestrian With Serious Injuries in Worcester Sought

    Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who left a pedestrian with serious injuries Tuesday night in Worcester, Massachusetts. Officers responded to the area of 167 Chandler St. at about 9:15 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian accident. When they arrived, a woman was located unconscious in the roadway. The woman, who has not been publicly id...
  • Massachusetts Jan 18

    Lawrence DPW Worker Remembered at Vigil After Deadly Shooting

    Loved ones gathered Friday to pay their respects to a city worker who was shot to death in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Marcos A. Ruiz-Rodriguez of the Lawrence Department of Public Works was performing road repairs on Andover Street when he was shot Wednesday afternoon. The 52-year-old Methuen resident was not the intended target, authorities said Thu...
  • Massachusetts Jan 18

    Mass. Lawmakers Consider New Rideshare Regulations

    Rideshare safety was front and center at the Massachsuetts State House Friday as lawmakers consider a crackdown on the services. The legislation that was introduced by Gov. Charlie Baker includes more protections for a rider’s personal information, stiffer penalties for what’s known as “account renting” and more trip data co...
  • mbta Jan 17

    Ever Dreamed of Owning Your Own MBTA Car? Now You Can

    Next stop: your house? The MBTA is auctioning off seven rail cars from the T, along with 31 buses. The available items range from Green Line cars to vintage buses, according to the company auctioning it off, Auctions International. Bidding for all items started on Jan. 14 and will end on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The starting bid on items in…
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