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HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Two new courts specifically aimed at helping military veterans in legal trouble are opening in Massachusetts. Veterans Treatment Courts will start hearing cases in Holyoke on Wednesday and in Lawrence on Thursday. The courts are intended to handle veterans who have...
BOSTON (AP) — Northeastern University says it will open a campus in Toronto in 2016, its fourth regional campus but the school’s first outside the U.S. The Toronto campus will join others the Boston school has opened in Seattle, Charlotte and in Silicon Valley in recent years. The new campus...
BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested two 18-year-old men who allegedly vandalized a mosque in the Boston suburb of Burlington. Cameron Cappella and Derrik Demone, both of Burlington, are each charged with malicious destruction of property over $250 and tagging property. Police were...
BOSTON (AP) — The panel that oversees casino gambling and horse racing in Massachusetts has a new member. Attorney General Maura Healey appointed retired Superior Court Judge Lloyd Macdonald to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Friday. The Dartmouth resident replaces James McHugh, a...
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Police in northeastern Massachusetts say they have received four different reports of Guatemalan citizens being targeted for a kidnapping scam. The Daily Item reports the Lynn women have been getting telephone calls from a man with an accent described as Puerto Rican or...
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — A Fitchburg State University student who was featured on a newspaper cover in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing plans to talk about his experience this week at the school. The New York Post’s front page had a photo of then-16-year-old Salaheddin Barhoum and Yassine...
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating after an Everett High School football player was stabbed hours after scoring the go-ahead touchdown in a game. Sixteen-year-old Marvens Fedna was stabbed in the back and hand early Sunday morning. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where...
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — The first 10 bodies of victims of Saturday’s plane crash over Egypt were identified by their families Tuesday, a string of tearful relatives leaving the city crematorium. Alexei Smirnov of the Russian emergency situations ministry said that a total of 140 bodies and more...
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino, has re-elected its chairman and treasurer. Voters on Sunday chose Rodney Butler to serve a fifth consecutive term on the tribal council and his third straight term as the council...
NEW YORK (AP) — As investigators look into whether a medical problem may have caused a motorist to plow into a group of trick-or-treaters, killing a 10-year-old girl and two others, mourners remembered the victims. “I had a lot of dreams for Nyanna. I had so many plans for her,” Natalia Perez...

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