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Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis, A Family Friend To Defendant, Testifies At Phillipos Trial

October 17, 2014

Reporters and spectators reacted with surprise as Michael Dukakis, a former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential nominee, took to the witness stand in the trial of Robel Phillipos, a close friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Finding An Edge: Mass. Gubernatorial Candidates Scramble To Boost Campaigns

October 17, 2014

Nearly every political poll shows the race for governor of Massachusetts is essentially tied, which means Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to find an edge as election day creeps closer.

Lawyer: 1 Dead Baby In Blackstone Home Born Alive

October 17, 2014

A lawyer for the Massachusetts woman facing charges after three dead babies were found in her squalid home says one infant was born alive and lived for several days.

One Last Harbor Tour For USS Constitution Before Restoration

October 17, 2014
The U.S.S. Constitution, or "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned ship that is still afloat, is towed through Boston Harbor past the financial district skyline with its topsails unfurled in August. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Commander Sean Kearns says the feeling of taking the USS Constitution underway sends “chills” “up and down [his] spine.” He’ll take the warship out for one final sail before she is moved to dry dock to begin renovations scheduled to take up to three years.

Commentary: Why Romney Won’t Run For President In 2016

October 17, 2014
Mitt Romney at a rally for Michigan Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land earlier this month. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

As much as Romney would like to be president, here are the key reasons why he won’t run for a third time.

Forecast: Two Warm Days Left Before Rainy, Colder Conditions Arise

October 17, 2014

It’s important to enjoy the next two days of mild weather before next week’s temperatures plummet and damp, rainy conditions move in.

Bruins Fall To Canadiens 6-4 In Montreal

October 17, 2014

Brendan Gallagher and P.A. Parenteau each had two goals and the Montreal Canadiens won their home opener, 6-4 over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

Brady Throws 3 TD Passes, Patriots Beat Jets 27-25

October 17, 2014
New York Jets' Nick Folk (2) follows through on a field-goal attempt as New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington, right, flies past on the final play of Thursday night's game in Foxborough, Mass. The kick was blocked by Patriots defender Chris Jones, and the Patriots won 27-25. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes to lead the New England Patriots to a 27-25 victory over the New York Jets that came down to the last play.

Longtime Boston Reporter Joe Bergantino Briefly Held In Russia

October 16, 2014

Joe Bergantino was briefly detained by Russian authorities Thursday and reprimanded by an immigration judge for violating the country’s visa laws.

Revere Sues Gaming Commission Over Casino License Rejection

October 16, 2014

The suit accuses the commission of giving Wynn Resorts, which was awarded the casino license for the Boston area, preferential treatment.

Fairmount Line To Add Weekend Service, Maintain Lower Fares

October 16, 2014
In this 2011 file photo, a commuter train leaves the MBTA station in Andover. (AP)

Further into the future, the MBTA will add specialized rail cars that allow for more frequent service on weekends and during midday hours, when there is less demand.

Boston Journalist Detained Briefly In Russia

October 16, 2014
NECIR Executive Director and co-founder Joe Bergantino (Courtesy NECIR)

Joe Bergantino, who was conducting a journalism training program in Russia, was detained and later released Thursday over visa issues.

Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis Testifies In Tsarnaev Friend’s Trial

October 16, 2014
Former Massachusetts Governor and Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis walks into Federal Court before testifying in the Robel Phillipos trial on Thursday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Dukakis, a longtime family friend of Robel Phillipos and his mother, said she called him on April 20, 2013, and said she was worried because she hadn’t heard from her son for two days.

For Sale: Iconic Cape Cod ‘Flower’ Cottages Near Provincetown

October 16, 2014
Days Cottages in Truro. (eatswords/Flickr)

One of Cape Cod’s most iconic properties hit the market this week and you can now own a piece of New England history.

Clinton Stumps For Coakley; Baker Cites Lawsuit

October 16, 2014

Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley is hoping her campaign will get a boost from a visit by former President Bill Clinton.

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