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Man Charged With Abigail Hernandez’s 9-Month Disappearance

July 28, 2014

Police are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.

Human Remains Found In Duxbury

July 28, 2014

Authorities are seeking help from the public as they investigate the discovery of a box containing human remains in Duxbury.

Gants Sworn In As New SJC Chief Justice

July 28, 2014
Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court Ralph Gants, left, embraces Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick, right, seconds after being sworn in by Patrick as chief justice during ceremonies at the John Adams Courthouse on Monday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Ralph Gants has been installed as the new chief justice of the highest court in Massachusetts.

Friend Of Tsarnaev Seeks New Trial

July 28, 2014

A jury last week found Azamat Tazhayakov guilty of impeding the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing.

Photos: Tornado Rips Off Roofs, Downs Trees In Revere

July 28, 2014
Christine Molle and her husband, Wayne, survey the damage to her mother's house. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The tornado touched down in Revere Monday morning, bringing down trees and damaging property.

Rare Tornado Leaves Wake Of Damage In Revere

July 28, 2014
Damage in Revere from Monday's storm. (Jack Lepiarz/WBUR)

The tornado left 65 buildings substantially damaged, thirteen of them uninhabitable. The National Weather Service says it was the first tornado in Suffolk County since it began keeping records on them in 1950.

SuperPAC Ad Heats Up Massachusetts Governor’s Race

July 28, 2014

Martha Coakley is lashing out at rival Steve Grossman after an attack ad released by a SuperPAC supporting Grossman.

Tennis And Literacy Lessons Team Up To Keep Learning Alive In Summer

July 28, 2014
Instructor Thessalea Heinrichs with students. (Laura Amico/WBUR)

Tenacity, the nonprofit tennis-and-literacy project behind these activities, is serving 5,000 Boston students this summer.

Prosecution Criticized For Strategy In O’Brien Trial

July 28, 2014
Robert DeLeo (Eric J. Shelton/AP)

The biggest question at the end of the federal racketeering trial of three former Massachusetts probation department leaders circled around the speaker of the House, Robert DeLeo, and the government’s allegations that he was a central figure in the crimes committed by John O’Brien.

Dozens Treated At Keith Urban Concert

July 28, 2014

Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at the country music singer’s concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield this weekend.

Forecast: Stormy Start To The Week

July 28, 2014

While Monday morning will feature rain and stormy weather, the rest of the week will be clear and sunny.

Red Sox Beat Rays 3-2

July 28, 2014

David Ortiz’s three-run homer put an end to the Rays’ nine-game winning streak.

In Mass. Governor’s Race, A Patchwork Fundraising Map

July 27, 2014
Gubernatorial candidate Charles Baker faces reporters at his Swampscott home Thursday, as his wife Lauren looks on. (Steven Senne/AP)

Republican Charlie Baker is not only leading every other candidate in the fundraising race for governor, but his financial support is also deeper across a wider swath of Massachusetts than any of his rivals.

Red Sox Drop 5th Straight, 3-0 To Surging Rays

July 27, 2014

Ben Zobrist homered, Matt Joyce and Kevin Kiermaier each had an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the skidding Boston Red Sox 3-0 Saturday night for their ninth consecutive victory.

Boston Playground Renamed For Fallen Firefighters

July 26, 2014
Firefighter Michael Kennedy, left, and Lt. Edward Walsh died Wednesday battling a nine-alarm fire in Boston. (Boston Fire Department)

The former Billings Field playground in the city’s West Roxbury neighborhood officially reopened on Saturday after a $500,000 renovation project. The park will now be known as the Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy Tot Lot.

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