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Man accused of welfare fraud sticks with his story

A man who used false papers to collect welfare benefits stayed in character when he was arraigned yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court and signed paperwork using the identity of one of his victims, prosecutors said. Clei Sandoval-Arias, 29, was identified with the help of the U.S. Inspector General's

BOSTON HERALD - 2018-03-24 08:29:37

Brockton man gets prison time for illegal firearms possession

Darnell Upshaw, 36, was sentenced to 32 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In December 2017, Upshaw pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. BOSTON - A Brockton man with two prior federal firearm convictions was sentenced yesterday in federal co

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-03-23 20:55:19

Nine State Police troopers suspended without pay, nine more retire amid internal affairs probe - The Boston Globe

Nine Massachusetts State Police troopers were suspended without pay and nine more retired this week in the midst of an internal affairs investigation into alleged theft of overtime pay, the agency announced on Friday. In all, 19 troopers were scheduled to have internal duty status hearings Friday t

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Dozens of Boston students head to D.C. for March for Our Lives - The Boston Globe

Around 60 Boston students piled into buses bound for the nation's capital Friday night, to join hundreds of thousands of protesters expected for the March for Our Lives on Saturday. The anti-gun violence march in the nation's capital is expected to be the largest in the United States staged in respo

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Lottery panel to vote on move to Dorchester - The Boston Globe

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff/file 2015 State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. State lottery officials will seek approval next week to uproot their headquarters from its longtime South Shore home and move to Dorchester, according to a proposal one local official charged is being driven by Treasurer Deb

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Lethal heroin batch hits Lowell streets

A batch of heroin cut with the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl is making its way through Lowell, causing four fatal overdoses overnight on Wednesday - and officials are urging those addicted to these substances to dodge death by using in large groups. "It's very disturbing," Lowell fire Chief Jeff

BOSTON HERALD - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Celtics Kyrie Irving Expected to Miss 3-6 Weeks

Celtics star Kyrie Irving is expected to miss 3-6 weeks following a minimally-invasive procedure to remove a tension wire in his left knee on Saturday, according to the team. The wire was originally placed as part of the surgical repair of a fractured patella sustained by Irving during the 2015 NBA

NECN - 2018-03-24 19:44:32

Police: Woman Threatens to Bite Ear Off MBTA Transit Officer After Threatening Bus Employee

Receive the latest new-england updates in your inbox HFF A Massachusetts woman is facing charges after authorities say she threatened a bus terminal employee and then threatened to bite the ear off of an MBTA transit police officer. Sheila Lynch, 29, of Dorchester, was taken into custody Thursday af

NECN - 2018-03-23 15:19:53

13-Year-Old Found, 12-Year-Old Still Missing In Boston

BOSTON, MA - One teen who went missing Tuesday afternoon has been found, police said. Keton Douglas Ramos, 12, Crystal King 13, were last seen together at about 2:30 p.m on Tuesday, March 20 leaving the Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot school in the area of 20 Outlook Road in Mattapan. Police


5 gunshots reported in Brockton

Police did not find any evidence after a half-hour search. BROCKTON - A resident reported hearing several gunshots Wednesday night, but nothing was located by police. Officers responded to the area of East Ashland Street and Eastfield Drive about 9:25 p.m. for a report of gunshots. Police spoke to t


What could kill the Boston Renaissance - and how to avoid it - The Boston Globe

Forty years ago, if you were to describe the reality of Boston in 2018 to those following the cityscape of 1978, you'd have been called a delusional optimist - or worse. Today, while not perfect, Boston is the envy of the nation for our business growth, our regional economy, our clean harbor, and ou


Police searching for missing Mattapan students - The Boston Globe

Boston police are asking for the public's help in finding a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl who have been missing since they left their Mattapan school Tuesday afternoon. Keton Douglas Ramos, 12, and Crystal King, 13, were last seen leaving the Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School to


Police Release Surveillance Video in Hit-and-Run

A 14-year-old boy suffered non-life threatening injuries after he was hit while riding his bike and turning onto Putnam Avenue on March 15, according to police. (Published Thursday, March 22, 2018) Police are asking for the public's help finding a driver wanted in connection with the hit-and-run of


Seeing the shore anew; Brookline to read 'Underground Railroad' - The Boston Globe

We call them starfish but they're really sea stars. The fish part is a misnomer - the creature has no gills nor scales nor fins. Sea stars are more closely linked with sand dollars and sea urchins. It's a fact to be found at the end of Jane Yolen and Bob Marstall's lovely new children's book, "On Gu

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Boston's March For Our Lives March 24: What To know

BOSTON, MA - Saturday, just as hundreds of thousands are marching and gathering to protest gun violence from Washington to Parkland Florida and across the country, thousands of students and allies are expected to descend on the Boston Common as part of the March For Our Lives march and rally. "We r


Maine man arrested on firearm charges on I-495 in Haverhill - The Boston Globe

A Maine man was arrested early Thursday morning for firearm and motor vehicle violations after he drove into a ditch off Interstate 495 in Haverhill, State Police said. John Williams, 29, of Madison, Maine, was charged with illegal gun possession and driving offenses, among other charges, police sa

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Police: Man Stole From Man Who Collapsed, Died at MBTA Station

A Boston man is facing charges after allegedly rummaging through another man's belongings after he collapsed and died at an MBTA station. MBTA police said 30-year-old Anthony Stimson has been arrested on a larceny charge after the early Wednesday morning incident. MBTA officers responded to the MBTA


MA School Early Dismissal, Closings For Wednesday, March 21

BOSTON, MA - The snow that some are calling "Four'easter" on account of it being the fourth nor'easter to hit the state is bearing down on the Commonwealth. ... And now we turn to what this means for schools. The snow is supposed to creep into the state early afternoon Wednesday and then make its wa


MEMA WEATHER ADVSORY: Fourth March nor'easter expected to bring heavy snow, high winds and more coastal flooding

Get the shovels ready, again. Another March nor'easter could bring a foot of snow to many areas of Massachusetts Wednesday into Thursday The National Weather Service is increasingly confident that the Commonwealth will be impacted by a nor'easter beginning Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.


More Melrose Storm Updates For Wednesday

MELROSE, MA - Another storm is due today in Melrose, and the mayor's office is trying to get ahead of it with some information. The storm isn't expected to begin around here until about 3 p.m. and could drop between 5-12 inches.The Traffic Commission meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March