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The psychologist testified Monday that Abigail Hanna, 21, of Topsfield, has also expressed suicidal thoughts.
Hamilton Police Chief Russell M. Stevens said the kidnapping was not random and there is no “wider threat to the safety of local children and families.”
Reps. William Keating and Stephen Lynch joined 45 other Democrats and all but two Republicans as the House passed a bill establishing fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the U.S.
About six portraits were discovered with tape on their glass frames.
“If only so much effort had been given to finding and rescuing Jim and the other hostages … they might be alive today,” John and Diane Foley said in a statement.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the ordinance is aimed at increasing public safety by allowing police to confiscate replica firearms and requiring the owner to retrieve them at local police stations.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said Wednesday that the remains were found just before midnight on Tuesday.
After reviewing the findings of a mental health evaluation, Judge David Lowy ruled that the trial of 16-year-old Philip Chism, who’s accused of sexually assaulting and murdering his teacher, can move forward.
The bill would require a terminally ill patient be assessed by two doctors and a counselor before being prescribed life-ending medication.
As federal money runs out, New England fishermen will have to pick up the cost of fishing monitors. However, fishermen are hoping they could implement more cost-efficient methods.
Inspectors then discovered that hundreds of nuts inside the Big Dig tunnels — which are each part of a system holding up lighting fixtures weighing about 100 pounds apiece — had cracks.
Starting in September 2016, Emerson will be the first college to offer a four-year bachelor of fine arts in comedic arts degree.
A top employee of the Boston Public Library has been placed on leave as police with the assistance of the FBI continue to investigate the disappearance of two pieces of artwork worth more than half a million dollars.
The museum said it hopes the reward will help it recover the Napoleonic finial — one of the least recognizable of 13 works stolen during the infamous 1990 heist.
If you’re near the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, be sure to look up. A new, high-flying piece of public art was installed Sunday.
The state started tracking drug-exposed babies last March.
“Boy and Girl Gazing at Moon (Puppy Love)” was given last week to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
It’s an effort to address the surge in opioid addiction.
As of Sunday night, Health Connector officials said about 50,000 residents had taken the steps needed to guarantee they have coverage on Jan. 1.
The birth rate of teens ages 15-19 fell 14 percent last year, from 14 births per 1,000 women in 2012 to 12 births per 1,000 women in 2013.
The new Health Connector website for Massachusetts launched successfully just before 8 a.m. Saturday and was working as designed upon launch.
The release of the “The Complete Basement Tapes,” a six-CD set, shows why Bob Dylan’s unofficial 1967 recordings were such an important chapter in his career and in the history of rock music.
Peter Mac has been playing Judy Garland for 12 years. Now he’s at Opus Underground in Salem.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has submitted an amended agreement Thursday with Partners HealthCare over its proposed acquisition of Hallmark Health System.
Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke says he hopes the money can be used to benefit the city schools.
Jazz artist Vijay Iyer and poet Robert Pinsky combine for POEMJAZZ at Sanders Theatre Friday night.
Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris has been named the man of the year by Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
In seeking a one-year sentence if Annie Dookhan changes her plea, her lawyer said her life “has been destroyed” by the charges.
Adam Davila received a four-year reduction in his federal prison sentence because of Annie Dookhan’s involvement in one of his state convictions.
The ACLU’s legal director says too many people are in jail awaiting motions for new trials amid the scandal.
The call for JudyAnn Bigby’s resignation follows the state drug lab scandal and the meningitis outbreak.
Gov. Deval Patrick has asked state Inspector General Glenn Cunha to take over the review of the former state drug lab at the center of a testing scandal.
Groups want an independent investigator to oversee the probe of the state drug lab scandal.
Civil rights activists, criminal justice advocates and attorneys will discuss the local impact of the state drug lab scandal at a town hall meeting in Roxbury on Saturday afternoon.
The program is an attempt to minimize the potentially disruptive effects on communities.
A former coworker of a chemist charged in Massachusetts drug lab scandal has testified the chemist appeared to have unfettered access to the lab.