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Prosecutors are preparing to distribute nearly $822,000 in assets seized from the convicted mobster to the families of his murder victims and people he extorted.
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.
Authorities say one person has died in an early morning four-alarm fire at an Arlington condominium complex that sent residents scrambling into the streets with nothing but the clothes they were wearing.
Donte Henley and Josiah Zachery were ordered held without bail on first-degree murder charges Monday in connection with the Feb. 11 shooting death of 21-year-old Kenneth Lamour.
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.
UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan and Harvard Business School professor John Quelch are the two finalists to replace Robert Caret.
Hundreds in Boston showed their solidarity with Baltimore protesters by holding a peaceful demonstration that began at Boston police headquarters Wednesday night.
The Department of Public Safety blamed the invalid results on “operator error” and not a malfunction with the machines themselves. The Massachusetts Bar Association is still calling for an independent investigation.
Mary Bonauto argued for gay marriage in Massachusetts in 2003. Now she’s at the U.S. Supreme Court.
President Obama honored the Super Bowl champion Patriots at a reception at the White House Thursday.
Concerns about the test have led defense attorneys and prosecutors to sift through old cases for evidence of questionable breathalyzer results.
The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old killed in the bombing, write in The Boston Globe that sentencing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death “could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives.”
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.
Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s 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.