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‘Tragic event’: Police investigating after worker suffers fall at Boston’s JFK Library

BOSTON — An investigation is underway after a worker suffered a serious fall at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on Wednesday morning. Crews responding to a report of a fallen worker at the library at Columbia Point just after 10:30 a.m. found a person in need of immediate medical treatment, according to the Boston Police Department.

"Incredibly challenging," Dorchester students return to class day after shooting

BOSTON - Students returned to class at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester Wednesday, a day after a student was shot on campus.The 17-year-old is in stable condition, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden."We need a full community response to this sort of situation. It's simply unacceptable to have a shooting happen at 9:30 a.m. on schoolhouse steps in front of a school in our city," he told reporters Wednesday.Prosecutors say the suspected shooter was a 17-year-old classmate of the victim. The teen was set to be arraigned in Juvenile Court Wednesday on multiple charges, including...

Mother arrested in Woburn following Amber Alert for two kids in Maine

WOBURN - Police in Massachusetts have arrested the suspect at the center of an Amber Alert in Maine. The two children involved are safe. Maine State Police said 27-year-old Alexandra Vincent took her young children from their home in Saco on Monday. After the alert was issued Tuesday, Vincent contacted the Saco Police Department. Detectives directed her to the closest law enforcement agency which was the Woburn Police Department. Vincent will be held pending an extradition hearing. Arrangements are being made for the children to be returned to Maine.  

Eight MBTA bus riders hospitalized after crash in Boston

BOSTON - Eight MBTA riders and a bus driver were taken to hospitals after a pickup truck crashed into their bus Wednesday morning, authorities said.The crash happened just before 10 a.m. on Columbus Avenue near Dixwell Street when the truck hit the front right side of the bus, the MBTA said. None of the injuries to those on the bus are considered life-threatening, according to Transit police. The T said riders reported neck and back pain.It's believed the driver of the other vehicle suffered a medical emergency and passed out before the crash, police said. The crash is still under investigation.

2 honored for saving man's life at Norwood gym after his heart stopped

NORWOOD - Two people were honored Wednesday in Norwood for saving a man's life at the gym.Back on June 28, Chris Dull collapsed at the start of a group exercise class at a CrossFit Prosperity on Morse Street. He had gone into cardiac arrest and didn't have a pulse."I normally will stretch a little bit and thought nothing of it. Next thing I know, I don't remember anything. The next thing I remember I'm just laying on my back looking up at the ceiling," Dull told WBZ-TV.Paula Verderber and Scott Leverenz were in the class with Dull and jumped in...

Wu blocks new artificial turfs in Boston parks, refrains from calling it a ban

Mayor Michelle Wu last week halted the installation of a new artificial turf field in a city park, but city officials stopped short of calling the move a ban. “The City has a preference for grass playing surfaces wherever possible,” a city spokesman said in a statement to GBH News. “There is no ban on the installation of turf in the City of Boston.”

Mass and Cass, a blight on Boston

There is no neighborhood in Boston that homeowners believe can be improved by the location there of homeless people or drug addicts, even those in the process of becoming healthy because of treatment. However, there are undoubtedly some Black citizens who may be tolerant of the assignment of such residents as their neighbors. The generations of racial abuse in America have made Black people more sympathetic to those who suffer because the American dream has been a nightmare for them.

COVID Is Rising in Mass. Wastewater. Here's What Experts Say That Means

After weeks of hitting a plateau, COVID-19 levels could be making a comeback in Massachusetts. Data shows that the amount of COVID-19 being detected in Massachusetts wastewater is on the rise, which three Boston doctors said could be a sign of a forthcoming surge in cases during NBC10 Boston's latest "COVID Q&A" discussion. But it's becoming more and more difficult to measure exactly how much coronavirus is circulating in the community.
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Police Log: Man Faces Charges After Opening Bank Account with False ID, Car Stolen

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Sept. 19, 12:03 p.m.: A package went missing from an apartment building on Pleasant Street. The resident ordered a Secret Labs gaming chair for $700. He was notified by FedEx that it was delivered on Sept. 18, but when he went to the mail room two hours later it was gone.