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Dog Finds Human Bone On Plum Island Beach

December 14, 2014

Police said a Newbury man walking his dog found a human bone Saturday morning, and investigators with cadaver dogs later found more.

Mark Wahlberg’s Plea Underscores Risk Of Issuing Pardons

December 14, 2014

Massachusetts hasn’t approved a pardon in more than a decade. Only now, in the twilight of his eight years in office, has Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick recommended any pardons.

Gov. Patrick: Protests On Police Killings Should Help Bridge Fears

December 14, 2014

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Gov. Deval Patrick said government can do more to train police.

Some Boston Arrests In Police Killings Protest, State Police Say

December 13, 2014
As the march began at the Boston Statehouse, protesters shouted "Black Lives Matter." (Bruce Gellerman/WBUR)

Police say about two dozen people have been arrested as hundreds marched in Boston in a national protest of police killings of unarmed black men.

Initiative Aimed At Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths

December 13, 2014

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has begun a campaign that will include outreach to OB/GYN and pediatric offices, free regional community workshops on infant sleep safety, and a smartphone app that promotes safe sleep tips.

National Grid Increasing Solar Energy Sites

December 13, 2014

The Boston Globe reports the utility is announcing Monday it will install solar panels at 19 sites that would produce enough electricity for about 3,200 homes a year.

Police: Woman Fatally Struck By Commuter Train

December 13, 2014

The transit police say the woman was trespassing when she was struck by an outbound train in Attleboro Saturday morning.

Hundreds Protest, Block Traffic At Harvard Square

December 13, 2014

Demonstrators held up their hands while chanting “hands up, don’t shoot” Friday night.

Judge: Rape Lawsuit Against Harvard Can Proceed

December 13, 2014

A Massachusetts judge has reinstated a lawsuit against Harvard University over child rape allegations against a now-dead swim coach that date back four decades.

Red Sox Pick Up 3 Starters For Rotation

December 13, 2014

One day after acquiring a pair of starters, the Red Sox picked up a third, rebuilding their starting rotation this offseason almost as quickly as they took it apart during the summer.

Knicks Halt 10-Game Skid By Beating Celtics

December 13, 2014

Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 and the Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.

Harvard, MIT, MGH, Globe Create Ambitious ‘HUBweek’ Event

December 12, 2014
At the HUBweek announcement, from left to right: Peter Slavin, president, Mass General Hospital; Rafael Reif, resident, MIT; Drew Gilpin Faust, president, Harvard University; John Henry, owner, Boston Globe; Linda Pizzuti Henry, HUBweek chairwoman (Curt Nickisch/WBUR)

Four major Greater Boston institutions partner to create a signature city event on innovation and revolutionary ideas.

Market Basket Deal Is Completed

December 12, 2014

CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and his family announced Friday that they completed the purchase of the 50.5 percent of the company that was controlled by his cousin.

Judge: 2012 Killings Not Allowed In Separate Aaron Hernandez Case

December 12, 2014
A judge ruled prosecutors in a murder case against Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to tell a jury about two other killings -- above, in Boston, in July 2012 -- with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged. (Courtney Sacco/AP)

Prosecutors in a murder case against Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to tell a jury about two other killings with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged.

Gov.-Elect Baker Taps Ron Walker As Labor Secretary

December 12, 2014
Ron Walker (Courtesy Baker Administration)

Walker, a 53-year-old Democrat, is the founder and president of the Boston-based company Next Street.

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