Category Archives: BOSTON

Man who threatened Boston Globe journalists pleads guilty

A California man who threatened to kill employees of The Boston Globe after the newspaper called on media organizations nationwide to denounce President Trump’s attacks on the media has pleaded guilty. Continue reading

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Doctor charged with driving drunk, striking pedestrians

Authorities have charged a prominent Massachusetts doctor with driving drunk, striking three pedestrians in a crosswalk and then leaving the scene. Continue reading

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Whitey Bulger jailhouse letters show deteriorating health

Jailhouse letters from late Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger appear to contradict federal officials who said his health had dramatically improved, making him eligible for a transfer to the West Virginia prison where he was killed. Continue reading

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Diocese criticized for not listing some accused priests

A lawyer representing victims of clergy sex abuse is criticizing the Archdiocese of Boston for not listing on its website the names of several priests who have faced accusations. Continue reading

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Officer whose gun was stolen during stripper tryst fired

A Boston police officer whose service weapon was stolen during a rendezvous with two strippers at a Rhode Island hotel has been fired. Continue reading

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Jewish students sue to oust pro-Palestinian panel from UMass

A group of Jewish students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is asking a judge to order a panel discussion about Palestinian human rights off campus because it is anti-Semitic. Continue reading

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Jurors to resume lengthy deliberations in opioid bribes case

Jurors will head back to court to continue deliberating in the case against a wealthy drug company founder accused of directing a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid. Continue reading

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Whitey Bulger died of head injuries, death certificate says

A death certificate confirms that notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger died of blunt force injuries to the head in prison last year. Continue reading

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The Latest: Judge suspended without pay after indictment

The Latest on charges against a federal judge accused of helping a suspect evade immigration detention (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Massachusetts won’t score students on slavery essay question

Massachusetts education officials have decided on the unusual step of not scoring 10th grade students on a statewide exam question that some considered racially insensitive. Continue reading

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