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The certified petitions include ones calling for the legalization of recreational marijuana use.
Jaquan Huston pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge he faces in the weekend death of 38-year-old Elivelton Dias in the kitchen of the P.F. Chang’s restaurant at the Northshore Mall.
Stephanie Taubin says she was above home plate in the EMC Club on June 17, 2014, when a ball came through an area usually protected by glass and hit her. The glass had been removed for renovations.
Home sales jumped about 20 percent, when compared with the same month last year.
Kevin Norton, 18, and James Stumbo, 27, both of Iowa, were held without bail at their arraignment Monday on gun charges pending a Sept. 1 hearing to determine whether they are a danger to society.
The Mexican government has confirmed that a homeless Boston man police say was beaten by two brothers, one of whom said he was inspired by Donald Trump’s views on immigrants, was a citizen of Mexico.
The incident happened shortly before Mayor Marty Walsh, police and local clergy met to discuss the recent rise in violence. Walsh says 10 shots were fired.
An autopsy on the 2-year-old has been completed, but officials say investigators have come to “no conclusions of any kind” in the ongoing probe.
Healey wants to make trafficking in fentanyl — a highly potent narcotic that is sometimes added to heroin — a crime punishable by up to 20 years in state prison.
A 2-year-old girl died while in foster care and another was in very critical condition Sunday after the pair was found unresponsive at a home.
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.