BOSTON — A Wakefield man charged with sexually abusing 13 children at his wife’s day care center, who once offered to undergo castration in exchange for a lenient sentence, has died.
BOSTON — The governor has signed a bill rushed to his desk outlawing people from secretly photographing up a woman’s skirt or other similarly invasive acts.
BOSTON — A federal judge has approved a second taxpayer-funded lawyer to help with convicted Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s appeal.
HOLYOKE, Mass. — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning to join Congressman Richard Neal and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse to discuss heroin and prescription drug abuse in western Massachusetts Friday afternoon.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill authorizing $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to pay for upgrades to the state’s transportation system.
BOSTON — While it’s cold again this morning, temperatures this afternoon will rebound well into the 30s. Along with light winds and milder readings, it will feel a lot better than the past few days.
BOSTON — A federal judge says the government must begin paying for the legal defense of a 20-year-old man accused of lying for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
BOSTON — Lawyers for former probation boss John O’Brien asked Judge Dennis Saylor to step aside because they plan to call a former legal partner of the judge as a witness.
BOSTON — The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that existing laws do not protect women in public places from people taking pictures under their clothing.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts economy lost 4,500 jobs in January, but the state’s unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in the month.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — The nation’s largest office-supply retailer said Thursday that nearly half of its sales are now generated online, so it will aggressively cut costs to become more efficient.
BOSTON — The losing bidder for the contract to run the MBTA’s commuter rail service is suing to block the winning bidder from taking over.