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New details revealed in Marine veteran murder outside Boston bar

BOSTON – Prosecutors revealed new details Thursday about the night they say Sons of Boston bouncer Alvaro Larrama fatally stabbed Marine veteran Daniel Martinez earlier this year.Larrama appeared in court on Thursday along with Alisha Dumeer, who is charged with accessory after the fact to murder. Dumeer is a bartender and 4% owner of the business.A judge ordered Larrama held without bail on his second degree murder charge. He is facing a separate charge stemming from another incident that prosecutors said occurred at the White Bull Tavern next door about two weeks before Martinez was killed. Dumeer was released on...
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Mayor Wu announces longtime Firefighter to be next Boston Fire Commissioner

BOSTON — Mayor Michelle Wu announced Thursday morning that Boston firefighter Paul F. Burke will step into the role of Commissioner of the Boston Fire Department. “It is a tremendous honor to have the opportunity to lead our Fire Department,” said Commissioner Burke. “I want to thank Mayor Wu for the opportunity to serve the residents of Boston in this role. I look forward to working with all of our firefighters to deliver this critical service to our city.”
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Boston Celtics offseason outlook

BOSTON  -- The NBA offseason is in many ways, even more entertaining than the actual season when teams play basketball. From the rumors to the speculation to the.... rumors and the speculation... it's a soap opera that cannot be matched.And then the free agents actually sign or trades don't go down and it all, of course, doesn't live up to the hype. Such is life. But we'll be soaking it up every step of the way, and things should get really interesting when free agency tips off Thursday evening at 6 p.m. The Boston Celtics probably won't be involved in the...

Celtics could reunite with notable former player?

Fresh off their NBA Finals run, the Boston Celtics may be looking to turn back the clock a few years. Sean Deveney of wrote this week that Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder could potentially be a trade target for the Celtics this offseason, citing a conversation with an anonymous Eastern Conference executive.

Former Red Sox World Series Champion Traded To Guardians To Bolster Depth

As the Cleveland Guardians prepare to make a run at playoff contention, they decided to add a veteran with World Series experience as a member of the 2018 Boston Red Sox. “The Guardians have re-acquired catcher Sandy León from the (Cincinnati) Reds in exchange for cash considerations,” Guards Insider tweeted Tuesday. “Sandy was playing a Triple-A Louisville prior to today’s trade. Spent 2020 with Cleveland and was a non-roster invite this spring.”

Longtime firefighter appointed to be next commissioner of Boston Fire Department

BOSTON — Boston's next top firefighter is a 32-year veteran of the department. Mayor Michelle Wu on Thursday announced that Commissioner Paul Burke will take over leadership of the department on Friday, after mandatory retirement rules force Commissioner Jack Dempsey to step down on Thursday. Massachusetts law requires firefighters...

Dozens arrested in multi-agency drug sweep in Brockton, Massachusetts

BROCKTON, Mass. — Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday morning in a massive drug sweep in Brockton, Massachusetts, state and local officials said. Investigators said the multi-agency operation was at least two months in the making and targeted drug dealers who were selling and trafficking opioids, including fentanyl in Brockton.

Sick Puppy Rescued Near Boston Cemetery Is Ready for a Forever Home

A sick puppy abandoned near a cemetery in Boston this month has recovered to the point that he's up for adoption. PJ the pit bull, also known as Pickles, is available to be adopted at MSPCA-Angell, the animal rescue said Thursday. The 5-month-old dog was found in a crate near...

Lightning bolt strikes cars, sets one on fire in Massachusetts neighborhood

ACTON, Mass. — Flames engulfed one of two cars that were struck by lightning overnight in a Massachusetts neighborhood. The Acton Fire Department said the cars were parked in the area of Freedom Farme Road at 10:23 p.m. on Wednesday when they were struck by a bolt of lightning. One of the cars, a sedan, caught fire.

Utah Jazz make head coaching decision

The Boston Celtics came up just short of an NBA championship this past season, losing to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals in six games. While this obviously wasn’t the outcome that they were hoping for, it was still an extremely impressive run from the Celtics. They...

Two people dead after serious crash in Brighton

BOSTON, Mass. — Authorities are investigating a car crash on Soldiers Field Road that killed two people Monday night. According to State Police, an 85-year-old Belmont man was pulling his 2019 Acura out of a business in the area of 1800 Soldiers Field Road just after 7:00 p.m. when he was hit by a 2016 Infiniti traveling eastbound. The man was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. His passenger, an 83-year-old Belmont woman, was also transported to the hospital where she died overnight.

Brockton, State Police crack down on fireworks ahead of July 4

BROCKTON - In his 22 years on the force, Brockton Police Sergeant Edward Cruickshank has seen what illegal fireworks can do."On the B side of the building we found that somebody had thrown fireworks up on the roof that caused over $100,000 worth of damage," Cruickshank said, pointing out of the right side of his car.Now, Cruickshank is in a role leading a joint fireworks task force in the city. He says the task force was developed in 2021 after the use of illegal fireworks surged in 2020."We go out and just try to talk to people, educate them on...

Worcester State Rep. accepts plea deal in drunk driving arrest

BOSTON – A state lawmaker from Worcester accused of driving drunk with a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit has accepted a plea deal. State Rep. David LeBoeuf will lose his license for 45 days and will be forced to pay $600 in fines.LeBoeuf was arrested in April. State Police troopers said his SUV "appeared to be disabled and smoking" near the Adams MBTA station on the Burgin Parkway in Quincy.Police say they found nine empty nips and two cans of wine in his vehicle. His vehicle was also missing a front tire. LeBoeuf apologized and said he would get treatment. 

2 People Killed, 3 Injured in Boston Crash

Two people are dead after a crash Monday evening in Boston, Massachusetts State Police announced. Troopers responded to the area of 1800 Soldiers Field Road around 7:15 p.m. for a crash involving two vehicles, an Acura RDX and an Infiniti Q50. According to police, there were two people in the...