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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government has pushed back its plan to resume at-sea monitoring in Northeast fisheries by a month.The monitors are workers who gather important data on fishing boats to help manage fisheries. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had announced …
BOSTON (AP) — When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident decided to skip his local cycle shops in favor of a Black-owned one a few miles away in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.At Spokehouse, a …
BOSTON (AP) — Faneuil Hall Marketplace, one of Boston's most popular tourist destinations, reopened to the public Wednesday with a pair of special performances by the facility's favorite street musicians.The market, which includes several buildings of retail outlets and restaurants and …
A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for killing a college student from Massachusetts who was working as a Denver radio station intern 40 years ago, a case solved with the help of DNA profiles shared by relatives online.James Curtis Clanton, 63, a truck driver from Lake …
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey raised more than $1.9 million in the past three months, ending the quarter with about $4.8 million in cash left in his campaign account, campaign manager John Walsh said Wednesday.U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Markey's Democratic primary …
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers said Wednesday they have signed Utah State quarterback Jordan Love and Boston College running back A.J. Dillon, their top two draft picks.Green Bay gave the Miami Dolphins a fourth-round draft choice to move up four spots in the first round and …
GRAFTON, Mass. (AP) — An official in a Massachusetts town has found more than 200 uncounted early-voting ballots in the town clerk's vault a week after the election, throwing the passage of an override vote into question, authorities say.Grafton Town Administrator Timothy McInerney told the …
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The person police say is responsible for spray painting swastikas on all four sides of a Muslim woman’s car in a Boston suburb last month has been arrested.Jason Pagliuca, 38, of Revere, was arrested Tuesday and charged with defacement of property and and property …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The number people hospitalized in Rhode Island with confirmed cases of COVID-19 — a key indicator in the success of controlling the disease — continues to decline, the state Department of Health reported Wednesday.There were 69 people in the state's …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A teacher's assistant at a Rhode Island high school who is also a children's summer camp counselor was charged Wednesday with soliciting sex from someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.Alexander Carlson, 26, of Lincoln, faces two counts of indecent solicitation of …
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police detective who posted on social media a picture of her niece at a Black Lives Matter event holding a sign that suggested shooting police officers has been fired, according to a published report.Rookie Springfield Detective Florissa Fuentes …
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision that says states can’t cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education could breathe new life into efforts to force Maine and Vermont to help fund religious educations.A lawsuit by three families …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Supreme Court has dealt a legal setback to Providence in disputes with retired city workers that could prove costly.The city violated the U.S. and state constitutions in 2012 when it suspended cost-of-living adjustments on retiree pensions for an …
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A child's swing twists forlornly in the breeze beneath the behemoth maple tree that shades our home. It's become a symbol of our sad coronavirus exile.A year and a half ago, we moved from what we thought was our forever home steps from Cape Cod Bay to Rhode Island, just …
DETROIT (AP) — As a national reckoning over racism and policing grips the nation, white Democrats are far more likely now than they were a few years ago to think police brutality is a serious issue — a dramatic shift in public opinion that some say could shape the November …
A man described by authorities as the former second in command of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin Kings gang has pleaded guilty to racketeering and drug charges, federal prosecutors said.Jorge Rodriguez, 32, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, faces up to 25 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for …
BOSTON (AP) — America’s nightclubs are largely closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that isn’t stopping an interfaith coalition from launching a campaign to stop what organizers call the “disrespectful” use of sacred Buddhist and Hindu statues as …
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's arts commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet.The commission had fielded escalating complaints about the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the …
BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in months, Massachusetts reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.The number of confirmed and probable COVID-19-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic fell from 8,095 to 8,054.Public health officials said the drop in the number of deaths was …
Editorials from around New England:CONNECTICUTDeveloping plan to open schools in September will test CT leadershipNew Haven RegisterJune 27In this summer like no other, some stores are already spotlighting “Back to School” displays.Who knew a sign could seem simultaneously hopeful and …

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