Ex-Priest Who Raped Boy Will Be Freed

October 2, 2015

Ronald Paquin, a former Haverhill priest who raped an altar boy will soon be free after spending more than a decade in prison.

Sen. Ted Cruz Swings Through Boston For Presidential Campaign Fundraiser

October 2, 2015
Republican presidential candidate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (Carlos Osorio/AP/File)

The Republican presidential candidate told a group of about 60 supporters that Massachusetts is going matter in the GOP primary.

After Oregon Shooting, Mass. Congressional Delegation Calls For Tougher Gun Laws

October 2, 2015
Candles spelling UCC -- for Umpqua Community College -- are displayed at a candlelight vigil for those killed during a fatal shooting at the school, Thursday in Roseburg, Oregon. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

“There has to be a point where Americans say, ‘Enough is enough,’ ” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Friday.

Ex-Priest Who’s Been In A Mass. Prison Over 10 Years For Rape Will Be Freed

October 2, 2015
Retired Catholic priest Rev. Ronald Paquin, right, talks with his attorney in a 2002 file photo. (Tom Landers/AP, Pool)

Two experts who examined Ronald Paquin determined he was no longer sexually dangerous.

The Needham-Born Brothers Behind ‘Life Is Good’ And Its Positive Mantra

October 2, 2015
Bert and John Jacobs, co-founders of "Life Is Good." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Needham brothers John and Bert Jacobs started the Boston-based company “Life Is Good” in the mid-90s, by selling their shirt designs out of a van. Today, it’s a $100 million clothing empire.

HUBweek Co-Founder Linda Henry Previews Festival Events

October 2, 2015
A 2012 photo of Boston's city skyline. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

HUBweek Boston’s first week-long festival designed to highlight the city’s strengths at the confluence of science, art and technology.

Quotation Of The Week: ‘We Should Politicize’ Mass Shootings, Obama Says

October 2, 2015

A clearly exasperated President Obama bemoaned the frequency of mass shootings in America.

AG Lynch, Speaking In Massachusetts, Sees Doctors As Partners In Addiction Fight

October 2, 2015
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch addresses the Opioid Misuse and Addiction Summit sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham Friday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a gathering of Massachusetts physicians Friday that by harnessing “the expertise, the passion and the conviction” of health care professionals, “I have no doubt that we can preserve opportunity, strengthen families and save lives.”

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

October 2, 2015
Leanne Bergin (left) is helping her brother Michael Bergin (right) manage his viral video fame. (Courtesy of Leanne Bergin)

The video of a Boston-area man’s incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

2 From Massachusetts Base Die In Afghanistan Plane Crash

October 2, 2015

Two of the six U.S. airmen who died this week when a U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan were deployed out of Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.

Peregrinos: Feligreses De San José En Lynn Viajan A Ver Al Papa

October 2, 2015
People listen to Pope Francis during a Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday in Philadelphia. (Michael Perez/AP)

Nadie en la peregrinación, menos el sacerdote, jamás había visto un papa en persona. Y fue una oportunidad que 166 feligreses no podían dejar pasar.

HUBweek To Showcase Boston’s Advancements In Science, Tech And The Arts

October 2, 2015

The week-long festival of ideas kicks off Saturday.

In Light Of New Report, State Looks To DCF Reforms

October 2, 2015

Massachusetts is making changes to its screening process for foster parents in response to the death of a 2-year-old girl in a foster home in Auburn and the near death of a second child.

In Visit To Boston, Clinton Pushes For Stronger Federal Regulation Of Opioids

October 2, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, is joined by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at the Boston Community Forum on Substance Abuse on Thursday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Hillary Clinton says the federal government must do a better job of regulating opiate painkillers during a forum on substance abuse in Boston Thursday.

Weekend Forecast: Cool And Raw; Joaquin Poses No Threat To Area

October 2, 2015
Hurricane Joaquin is expected to be far enough out to sea that it will not affect the region. (Courtesy)

It will be a cold weekend, but the official track of Hurricane Joaquin is far enough east to pose no threat the U.S. mainland.

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