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Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed

The memorial to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is complete. Three stone pillars representing the three victims who died at the race’s Boylston Street finish line were installed early Monday, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found slain in prison at 89

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

Teen killed in dramatic natural gas explosions laid to rest

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

Investigator: No evidence Boston-area gas explosions intentional

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

Officials work to pinpoint cause of ‘Armageddon’-like blasts outside Boston

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

‘It looked like Armageddon’: Gas explosions destroy homes

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 …


I scream, you scream: Jury to settle bitter dessert dispute

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

LeBron’s 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

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

Boston’s Memorial Day flag garden idea spreads

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 …


‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei to speak at Boston library

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 …


Amazon plans to add 2,000 workers to Boston office

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

Cardinal Bernard Law, central figure in abuse scandal, dies

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 …


Public radio host Tom Ashbrook placed on leave over undisclosed allegations

The Boston public radio station WBUR has placed its most-well known host, Tom Ashbrook, on leave after receiving allegations against him.


Murals send message of love to immigrants past and present

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.


Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Forced busing, Sept. 9, 1975


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

U.S. senators call on FDA to ban sale of menthol cigarettes

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

Thousands march through Boston week after Virginia bloodshed

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 …


Men say they’ve set record for traversing Boston’s subway

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


As fatal overdoses rise, pioneering police effort evolves

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

Taxi strikes pedestrians near Boston airport, 10 cabbies injured, police say

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 …


Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian dies at age 67 on cruise

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

Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

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 …


Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science

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.


Ex-priest imprisoned for decade indicted on new sex charges

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 …


Car fleeing traffic stop drags 2 officers, hits 2 others

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.


Archeologists think they found Pilgrims’ original settlement

Archeologists have pinpointed what they think is the exact spot where the Pilgrims lived in the years after landing in the New World.


2 Boston police officers in critical condition after shot by man in body armor

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 …


2 Boston police officers shot, wounded; suspect dead

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 …


People thrown ‘like little rag dolls’ in JetBlue turbulence

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 …


Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel injures knee, out 3-6 weeks

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 …