DA: 2 Shot After Altercation Near Revere Beach

July 26, 2014

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley says it appears the victims, a 33-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, were bystanders to an altercation early Saturday outside a nightclub. He says shots were fired during the fight.

Gov. Patrick OKs Earlier Sunday Liquor Store Openings

July 26, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill that gives the stores permission to begin doing business at 10 a.m. instead of at noon. But it won’t take effect for another three months.

Lawmakers Enter Final Days Of Formal Sessions

July 26, 2014

The Massachusetts Legislature is entering the final days of formal meetings with a number of unfinished items still on the agenda.

Price, Rays Hand Red Sox 4th Straight Loss

July 26, 2014
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz flies out to Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 25, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Jose Molina. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

David Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night.

Marathon Bomb Suspect’s Lawyers Seek Leaks Hearing

July 25, 2014

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have renewed their request for a judge to hold a hearing on leaks to the news media.

Patrick Signs Parole Eligibility For Juvenile Murderers

July 25, 2014

A three-tiered system of parole eligibility for juvenile murderers in Massachusetts will be established under a law signed Friday by Gov. Deval Patrick.

Mass. GOP Sees Political Fallout From Probation Verdict

July 25, 2014

Republicans hoping to loosen the Democratic party’s tight grip on state government say the verdict in the probation department trial points to the dangers of one-party dominance in Massachusetts.

Photos: Supporters Of Ousted Market Basket CEO Gather In Tewksbury

July 25, 2014
As the hundreds of protesters began leaving the area just after noon Friday, there was not yet any word on the board's discussions. (Asma Khalid/WBUR)

As supporters of ousted Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas gathered early Friday for another protest of the supermarket chain, Market Basket board members were scheduled to meet to review the employee protests hobbling its 71 New England stores.

Market Basket Board Will ‘Seriously Consider’ Ex-CEO Proposal To Buy Chain

July 25, 2014
Protesters gathered in Tewksbury Friday morning. (Asma Khalid/WBUR)

The board’s statement on ex-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas’ offer comes as the grocery chain faces a workers’ revolt that had paralyzed its stores.

How Will Probation Verdicts Impact Beacon Hill?

July 25, 2014

Former State Probation Commissioner John O’Brien faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of federal racketeering and mail fraud charges in a case that accused him and two ex-employees of rigging the department’s hiring practices to favor politically connected applicants over more qualified ones.

Forecast: Dry, Warm Air Kicks Off Weekend

July 25, 2014

Friday and Saturday will feature low humidity, virtually clear skies and comfortable temperatures. It will be warm enough to be at the beach, a pool or the lake, but not so hot it’s uncomfortable.

De La Rosa Hit Hard, Blue Jays Blank Red Sox 8-0

July 25, 2014

Boston’s hopes of turning a dismal season around took a big hit against the Blue Jays.

Newton Superintendent Fined Over Plagiarism Allegation

July 25, 2014

The superintendent of Newton’s public schools has been docked a week’s pay for failing to credit Gov. Deval Patrick in graduation speeches at the city’s two public high schools.

Judge Denies Hernandez’s Request For Dismissal

July 25, 2014

A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot’s home.

Long-Winded Political Firestorm Ends With Guilty Verdicts For Probation Officials

July 25, 2014

The government alleged the co-defendants were running a rigged hiring scheme by awarding jobs to the politically connected, while making it look like they were given on merit.

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