Stories tagged: boston
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 2:01 p.m.
James “Whitey” Bulger, the murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America’s most wanted men, was slain in …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 8:21 p.m.
Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of the lone victim of last week’s dramatic series of natural gas explosions and fires north of Boston on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
There’s no evidence to suggest the gas explosions that rocked communities north of Boston were intentional, a federal investigator said Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:53 p.m.
A series of gas explosions an official described as “Armageddon” killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities …
Thu., July 5, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
A battle between two dessert companies – Mister Cookie Face and 600 lb Gorillas – is heating up in Boston’s federal courthouse. And it all started with an ice cream …
UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA …
UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
The solemn display of tens of thousands of U.S. flags that first appeared on Boston Common for Memorial Day a decade ago, honoring service members who have died defending the …
Sun., May 6, 2018, 4:21 p.m.
BOSTON – “Star Trek” actor George Takei is scheduled to speak at the Boston Public Library. Takei on Tuesday is set to discuss his experience during World War II spent …
Tue., May 1, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Amazon plans to add 2,000 workers to its research and development office in Boston, the company announced Tuesday, confirming reports that the retailer would move into a new waterfront complex …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, died early …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
The Boston public radio station WBUR has placed its most-well known host, Tom Ashbrook, on leave after receiving allegations against him.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Murals celebrating immigrants past and present are cropping up in Boston neighborhoods as part of the city’s take on the national “To Immigrants With Love” campaign.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Forced busing, Sept. 9, 1975
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for a ban on menthol cigarettes, arguing that tobacco companies disproportionately target African-Americans when they market and promote the cigarettes.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched peaceably through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism ahead of a rally being staged by conservative activists a …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Two Boston-area residents say they’ve set the world record for travelling to every stop on the city’s subway system in about 7
Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
The city is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Massachusetts State Police say a 56-year-old taxi driver who struck a group of pedestrians near Logan International Airport in East Boston remained at the scene and is being interviewed by …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
John “Sib” Hashian, former drummer for the arena rock band Boston, died on board a cruise ship Wednesday. He was 67.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
A former Roman Catholic priest who spent more than a decade in a Massachusetts prison for raping an altar boy has been indicted in Maine on 29 counts of sexual …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Four Boston police officers investigating a report of a man with a gun were taken to the hospital after two were dragged and the others struck by a fleeing car.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
Archeologists have pinpointed what they think is the exact spot where the Pilgrims lived in the years after landing in the New World.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 7:38 a.m.
BOSTON – A man wearing body armor and armed with an assault rifle shot two Boston police officers who were responding to a report of a domestic disturbance, before being …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 8:58 p.m.
Two police officers have been shot in Boston and a suspect is still on the loose. Police say the officers were shot late Wednesday night. Their conditions were not immediately …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 7:07 p.m.
People were “thrown around like little rag dolls” when turbulence rocked a JetBlue flight from Massachusetts to California, a passenger said Friday, in an incident that left more than 20 …
Sat., July 9, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was already looking to shore up his beleaguered bullpen when closer Craig Kimbrel was hurt shagging flyballs. Suddenly, Dombrowski had another big …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Two Boston brothers who claimed to be inspired in part by Donald Trump’s views on immigrants have pleaded guilty to beating a homeless Mexican man.