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Former wunderkind Massachusetts mayor gets six years in prison

BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Massachusetts mayor first elected at age 23 was sentenced on Tuesday to six years in prison after being convicted in May of defrauding investors in a smartphone app company and extorting money from local marijuana businesses. Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, now 29, said...
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Young girl walking unattended in Lowell found safe at Marshalls in Tewksbury, police say

LOWELL, Mass. — A young girl who was spotted walking unattended in the city of Lowell has been found, according to police. Just before 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, the Lowell Police Department shared on social media that it was investigating reports of an unattended girl— approximately 6 years old — who was seen walking in the area of Stackpole Street, the Hunts Falls Rotary and VFW Highway at about 4:30 p.m.
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UPDATE: Missing Haverhill woman found

HAVERHILL — Police said Mary Ross, 61, who was reported missing by a family member late Monday afternoon, has been found. Police noted in a social media post that Ross was found around 9 p.m. on Tuesday and is "safe and sound." Police thanked the public for efforts to locate...
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1 Person Shot in Dorchester

Police are responding to a reported shooting in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. The shooting was reported shortly after 3 p.m. on Robin Hood St. No further information was immediately available.

Saugus to put $33.5M into shopping center

SAUGUS — The biggest question in town right now is what is going into the Saugus Plaza Shopping Center? The mystery is gaining more traction as work appears to be The post Saugus to put $33.5M into shopping center appeared first on Itemlive.

Beth Israel Boston doctor involved in J&J development breaks down booster news

BOSTON — Johnson & Johnson, also known as Janssen, said its vaccine might also benefit from a booster shot, after initially being designed to require only one dose. A two-dose version of J&J's coronavirus vaccine provides 94% protection against symptomatic infection, the company said Tuesday — making a two-dose regimen of J&J's vaccine comparable to a two-dose regimen of Moderna's or Pfizer's.

Boston police launch homicide investigation after man shot in 2013 dies from injuries

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police have launched a homicide investigation after a man who was shot in 2013 died from his injuries last week, officials announced Tuesday. Carlos DelRosario, 28, of Boston, died on Sept. 16 from complications linked to injuries he suffered in a shooting on April 29, 2013, the Boston Police Department said, citing autopsy results.

Coaches say racism sparked fight at Massachusetts high school football game

GEORGETOWN, Mass. — School officials and police in a Massachusetts town are investigating claims of racism that sparked a fight during a high school football game. In a statement, Georgetown Public Schools Superintendent Carol Jacobs said there was a physical altercation during Friday night's football game between Georgetown High School and visiting Roxbury Prep High School.
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‘We’re in a disaster’: President of Greater Boston Food Bank calls for immediate action by city to address conditions around Mass. and Cass

“We’re just sitting here having a tsunami bury us.”. The leader of the Greater Boston Food Bank is calling on city officials to take decisive action and address the public health emergency in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, which has become the epicenter of the opioid epidemic and crisis of homelessness in the region.

DA: Man arraigned after accidental discharge of gun kills 17-year-old in Boston hotel

BOSTON (WHDH) - A Mattapan man faced a judge Monday in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old in Boston. Messiah Leggett, 21, was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of involuntary murder and unlawful possession of a firearm, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins announced Tuesday. A judge...
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Police take action to stop kids harassing people in downtown Topsfield

A group of teens has been harassing people in downtown Topsfield and riding their bikes in the middle of the street, and police have had to take action. “We get these small groups of kids right before the school year begins," Topsfield Police Chief Neal Hovey said. "They’re all back from their summer vacations and whatever and they all get together.”

COVID-19 updates: 32K+ total breakthrough cases reported in MA

BOSTON — Download the free Boston 25 News app for up-to-the-minute push alerts. The state’s Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that there were 25 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 18,094.

Will Support From Police Help or Hurt Annissa Essaibi George's Campaign for Boston Mayor?

No issue was more defining for Annissa Essaibi George in Boston's preliminary mayoral election than her support of police. In a race where the candidates agreed on most key issues, the city councilor's commitment to hiring more police stood out — as did the very public and well-funded support of former Boston Police Commissioner William Gross.

Police investigating Dorchester shooting that left 1 hospitalized

DORCHESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Boston police are investigating a shooting that left one person hospitalized in Dorchester Tuesday. Officers were called to the scene on Robinhood Street shortly before 3 p.m. and found one person suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. They were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.