The Associated Press
Lawmakers moved Wednesday to restore nearly $100 million in spending vetoed from the state budget by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, including funds for full-day kindergarten programs and for the University of Massachusetts system.
The House voted 136-20 to hold the sales tax holiday on the weekend of Aug. 15-16, followed by a Senate vote of 27-11 for the measure. The state has held a sales tax holiday in 10 of the last 11 years.
Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox continued their headfirst slide into the American League East cellar Wednesday night.
One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady’s appeal, the quarterback posted a statement on Facebook with his firmest denial yet, writing: “I did nothing wrong.”
A 2017 trial date is scheduled for two men charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims.
The new decision concluded Connolly could be convicted of second-degree murder with a firearm.
The number of member families at Temple Beth Emunah has dropped from about 350 families at its height in the 1970s and 1980s to about 150 families this year.
Authorities say Alexander Ciccolo plotted to detonate pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and was arrested July 4 after he received four guns he ordered from a government witness.
Kraft said that the league’s claim that Brady trashed his cellphone was just the latest in a series of statements and leaks designed to impugn the integrity of Brady and the team.
The 45-year-old Massachusetts man says in a lawsuit he was beaten while handcuffed by a white police officer has reached an out-of-court settlement for $225,000. The officer, Michael Motyka, is facing criminal charges.
A person familiar with the decision says the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston.
The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties on Monday, ending an effort that was troubled nearly from the moment it started.
Tens of thousands of people have been removed from the state’s Medicaid program during the first phase of an eligibility review, according to figures from Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration obtained by The Associated Press.
Federal authorities are looking into the possibility that the shootings, which killed four Marines, were an act of terrorism.
A U.S. official says a lone gunman is dead, after unleashing a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The TV academy gave best actress nods to Taraji P. Henson for “Empire” and Viola Davis for “How to Get Away with Murder,” which sets up a possibility of a history-making win since an African-American actress has never won the top drama acting award.
With skeptics voicing their thoughts on the nuclear deal, President Obama spoke about the historic agreement.
Early today, Greece reached a preliminary deal with European creditors for a new multibillion-dollar bailout.
Throngs of fans filled lower Manhattan Friday morning for a ticker-tape parade celebrating its Women’s World Cup victory.
The Egyptian-born actor soared to international stardom in two David Lean epics, “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago.”
Jurors could start deliberating next week on the central question of whether James Holmes was legally sane during the mass shooting.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is signaling diplomats won’t conclude an Iran nuclear agreement by early Friday morning.
After protesters decried the event as racist, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will now stop encouraging visitors to don traditional Japanese garments and pose in front of Monet’s “La Japonaise.”
Gunther Schuller — a leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing classical music and jazz died Sunday morning. He is a former head of the New England Conservatory and a Pulitzer-Prize winning composer.
The state Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million between 2009 and 2014 through unnecessary payments or missed savings opportunities in its managed care program, according to an audit released Tuesday.
The poignant and groundbreaking coming-of-age show “Fun Home” was named best musical at the Tony Awards.
Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration confirmed Thursday in a statement that it received a subpoena regarding the health connector’s difficulties dating to 2010 and says it’s fully cooperating with the Justice Department.
Gary Grice, who goes by the stage name “GZA,” will speak with students at the Cambridge university about his latest album and how art and outer space collide.
Maickel Melamed, 39, of Venezuela, was honored by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld a $63 million judgment against the manufacturer of Children’s Motrin awarded to a family whose daughter developed a life-threatening disease after taking the over-the-counter medicine.
Albert Bierstadt’s 1870 painting, “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast,” is being unveiled Friday at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. The bet won Clark a three-month loan of the piece from the Seattle Art Museum.
During a six-month period that ended in February, nearly 9,000 medical appointments at VA facilities in Massachusetts failed to meet the department’s goal of completing medical appointments within 30 days.
Attorney General Maura Healey is pushing legislation designed to give her office stronger oversight of hospital mergers.
The Massachusetts Medical Society, representing more than 24,000 physicians, will devote its annual Public Health Leadership forum to the opioid epidemic.
The figure that doesn’t even include the state’s three largest cities — Boston, Worcester and Springfield.
CBS Films says “Patriot’s Day” will be based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ firsthand account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
The regulations would treat e-cigarettes like other tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.
Chris Pratt was teased about his early acting roles while being roasted Friday night at Harvard University, where he received the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award by America’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” will not be Harper Lee’s only published book after all. “Go Set a Watchman,” a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14.
A partial list of winners of the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court involves Annie Dookhan, a drug lab chemist who was sentenced in 2013 to at least three years in prison after admitting she faked test results.
State officials say Kate Corbett, who worked in the same lab as Annie Dookhan, claimed she had a chemistry degree from Merrimack College, though investigators determined that her degree is in sociology.
A judge says she won’t impose a sentence of more than three to five years in prison if former state chemist Annie Dookhan pleads guilty in the drug lab crisis.
Annie Dookhan’s lawyer, meanwhile, will recommend a one-year prison sentence.
Quincy’s Jamell Spurill expressed his gratitude after he was rearrested for having a stolen handgun.
A convicted drug dealer in New Hampshire, who would have faced nearly 20 years in prison as a career offender, was sentenced to only three years.
More than 40,000 defendants may have been affected by Annie Dookhan’s mishandling of drug samples, a reviewer found.
In the statements, Annie Dookhan allegedly admitted wrongdoing. Her attorney filed a motion claiming she never got a Miranda warning.
The former state chemist sent ripples through Massachusetts’ criminal justice system after allegedly tampering with evidence in drug cases.
Annie Dookhan is challenging charges connected to claims she made in court that she had a master’s degree.