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WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Police say a suspect has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash that injured a bicyclist in Wellesley. Twenty-one-year-old Connor Campanelli, of Wellesley, turned himself in to police Friday evening. He’s charged with leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury...
BOSTON (AP) — Some rays of sunshine may be filtering through a culture of secrecy that often permeates the Massachusetts Statehouse. The Legislature appears on track to reform the state’s outdated and cumbersome public records law and, in a break from typical routine, a conference committee of...
WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — The ship that oceanographer Robert Ballard used to discover the wreck of the Titanic is headed to the Mexican navy. The Knorr is now officially retired, and employees of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will gather Tuesday afternoon to bid the vessel a final...
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is updating state gambling regulators on its plans to build a resort casino south of Boston. The tribe and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will meet at the tribe’s government and community center in Mashpee on Tuesday afternoon. The Cape...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Hospital Association is adding its voice to those opposed to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. The association’s board of directors voted unanimously against the measure, pointing to what it called the public health and safety concerns related to...
 BOSTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it is investigating after an airplane landing at Boston Logan International Airport had a laser pointed at it, which can temporarily blind a pilot. Some details of the Thursday evening incident are still sketchy. Earlier reports had...
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Fans of beat generation writer Jack Kerouac celebrated the “On the Road” author’s birthday at a series of events in his hometown of Lowell. Saturday would have been Kerouac’s 94th birthday. The celebration started with a walking tour of downtown sites connected to Kerouac...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Cambridge police are investigating after a group of people set fire to an American flag in the parking lot of an apartment building in the city. Residents of the building took video of Wednesday’s incident and called police. They say four people they did not know were...
BOSTON (AP) — New regulations requiring child-resistant packaging for liquids and gels used in electronic cigarettes will soon take effect in Massachusetts. The new restrictions are intended to address concerns that children may swallow the liquids or gels, which contain a high concentration of...
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested 24 people involved in an alleged cockfighting ring in Tewksbury. Police on Friday went to a home on Chandler Street for reports that people were gambling on cockfights. Responding officers found gamecocks with spurs attached to them to inflict more...

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