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2 arrested after police operation in Dorchester leads to recovery of illegal rifle, shotgun

BOSTON (WHDH) - A 21-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy are facing weapons charges after police say they found two illegal guns in their Dorchester home on Monday. Members of the Boston Police Department’s Youth Violence Strike Force and a Boston Police Department SWAT team executed a search warra


Blue Hills Regional Students Participate in Credit For Life Fair

Blue Hills Regional students Cameron Millar of Holbrook, left, and Evan Jurdan of Dedham ponder their next move at the Credit for Life Fair in Randolph on April 12. Photo by Judy Bass.


UPDATE: Search for gunman continues; Armed robbery caused lockdown at second Andover school;

ANDOVER — Police are still searching for a man involved in an armed robbery at CVS Tuesday morning, according to Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe. The robbery and search for the gunman caused two schools near the store to go into lockdown, but the lockdown has since been lifted.


Dedham Civic Pride to honor supporters

The Friends of Dedham Civic Pride will honor Jerry LaVoie and Dedham Savings at their Spring Gala from 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 3 at MIT Endicott House, 80 Haven St., Dedham. LaVoie and Dedham Savings have been longtime supporters of Dedham Civic Pride. They have been a Spring Gala supporter since the inc


Ex-USC coach, parent to plead guilty in college bribery scam

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach and a California insurance executive became the latest people to agree to plead guilty in a college admissions cheating scandal that has netted prominent parents and Hollywood stars, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.


A man allegedly robbed an Andover CVS at gunpoint for narcotics

A man robbed an Andover CVS at gunpoint Tuesday morning and fled with narcotics, police say. Andover police say they’re looking for the man who entered the 68 Main St. pharmacy with a black and silver handgun at about 7:30 a.m..


Man shot in brazen daylight home invasion in Fitchburg

FITCHBURG, Mass. — One man is being treated for a gunshot wound after an apparent home invasion in Fitchburg, according to police. Police were called to 9 Chester St. just before noon for a report of shots fired, Police Chief Ernest Martineau said.


What happened the last two times the Bruins and Maple Leafs played Game 7

The Bruins and Maple Leafs will play Game 7 to decide who advances to the second round Tuesday. It is the third time a Bruins-Leafs playoff series has required seven games in as many postseason meetings: one in 2013, and another just last year.


Selectwoman Sarah MacDonald Thanks Voters, Talks Communication

In a letter to the editor, newly elected Selectwoman Sarah MacDonald thanks voters and talks open communication. MacDonald, along with Dimitria Sullivan were elected to the Board of Selectmen in Dedham's town election on April 13. She finished with 2,408 votes, more votes than any other candidate.


City of Brockton files legal response to false arrest, battery lawsuit

BROCKTON – Attorneys for the city of Brockton issued a response in federal court to a lawsuit filed recently by the owner of a downtown seafood store, who accused police of arresting him without proper cause and breaking his ribs in the process.


MBTA Bus Crashes Into Ditch on Chelsea-Revere Line

MBTA officials are investigating how a bus went off the road and into a ditch Tuesday morning on the Chelsea-Revere, Massachusetts line. Authorities said the bus driver crashed off Route 1, past Route 16, at about 8 a.m.


Quincy Man Among 3 Charged With Trafficking Heroin In Hull

QUINCY, MA — A Quincy man was among three arrested Sunday after police seized over 40 grams of heroin laced with fentanyl and over 270 grams of marijuana at a traffic stop in Hull, police said. Raphy Veras, 19, of Quincy, along with Giovanni Cruz, 19, of Belmont, and Tomas Martinez, 24, of Dorcheste


Malden man wins $1 million prize on Mass. lotto scratch ticket

MALDEN (WHDH) - A Malden man became the Massachusetts State Lottery’s ninth $1 million prize winner in its “10,000,000 Gold” scratch ticket game. Salah Elkendi chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000.


Stop & Shop Strike Ends

Stop & Shop announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with employees who have been on strike. As first reported by WestportNow, the Stop & Shop strike - involving 31,000 employees at stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island - is over.


A small earthquake hit Massachusetts Monday evening

A small earthquake was reported in Massachusetts Monday evening. The United States Geological Survey said a 1.7 magnitude earthquake registered southeast of Gloucester around 6:09 p.m.


Easton cancels sports banner auction after outrage

EASTON — Sports teams at Oliver Ames High School have won 181 Hockomock League championships since 1936, a towering legacy that has started to create headaches for those in charge of honoring it.


Video: Bernie Sanders says even ‘terrible people’ like the Boston Marathon bomber have a right to vote while in prison

Vermont senator and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Monday during a town hall in New Hampshire that even ‘terrible people” like Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should have the right to vote while they are in prison.


Shooting investigated in Fitchburg; school lockdown lifted

FITCHBURG - Police are investigating a shooting on Chester Street shortly before noon Tuesday. State and local police converged on 9 Chester St. and soon began scouring the area.


Several sick students on flight to Logan test positive for norovirus, school nurse says

BOSTON — In a letter to parents, the Dover-Sherborn High School nurse said several students who were hospitalized after landing at Logan International Airport on Sunday tested positive for norovirus.


Hingham votes to buy its water system

Hingham will buy its water system from private Aquarion Water Company, as voted at Town Meeting. A ballot vote Monday night approved the buy by a 2/3 vote with 1,482 yes votes and 382 no votes. Voice votes later approved selectmen as Water Commissioners, the creation of an enterprise fund and approp