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Credit: Colonel Tim Alben Superintendent of The Massachusetts State Police
Credit: Colonel Tim Alben Superintendent of The Massachusetts State Police

Boston Area Highway Blocked By Protesters

 

Activists protesting what they call ``police and state violence against black people'' have chained themselves to barriers and blocked a busy Boston area highway at the height of the morning commute.

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Photo from Wareham Police
Photo from Wareham Police

Police Make Second Arrest In Wareham Break-In

A second arrest has been made in connection with a break-in at a Wareham liquor store.

Police chief Kevin Walsh says 19-year-old Christofer Martinez was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with the incident at the Jug Shop in Wareham

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Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Keating Named To Anti-Terrorism Subcommittee

U.S. Rep. William Keating has been tapped to serve as his party's ranking member on the House Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee.

The Cape Cod Democrat said his new duties on the subcommittee will dovetail with his ongoing work on the House Homeland Security Committee and his background as a former district attorney

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District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News
District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News

Gov. Moves To Clarify Status Of DA

Gov. Charlie Baker is clarifying the status of acting Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn, whose office is prosecuting the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez.

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Credit: New Bedford Police
Credit: New Bedford Police

Four Arrested On Gun Charges

Four people were arrested in New Bedford Monday afternoon as the result of an investigation by the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau.

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Buttonwood Park Zoo Officials Dispute Report On Elephants

An animal protection group has criticized the Buttonwood Park Zoo for its treatment of their elephants. In Defense of Animals ranked the zoo fourth in their annual list of the "Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Four Groups Vying For Southeastern Mass. Casino License

Prospective casino operators are facing a Jan. 30 deadline to apply for Massachusetts' final gambling license.

The state Gaming Commission says its staff hopes to meet privately with at least three groups ahead of the deadline: Mass Gaming & Entertainment, Seafan Trust Corp. an

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Alex Trautwig/Getty Images

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick Heads to MIT

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed on to be a visiting fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The school announced on Tuesday that Patrick, who left office last week after two terms, will participate in MIT's Innovation Initiative

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Judge Denies CNN Request In Hernandez Trial Jury Selection Process

The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has turned down a request from CNN that the questioning of prospective jurors be done in a way that the public can hear

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

New Bedford Opens Temporary Emergency Shelter For Warmth Tonight

Temperatures are expected to be in the low teens tonight, prompting the City of New Bedford to open a temporary emergency shelter for those in need of warmth.

The Pilgrim Church Hall, also known as Mercy Meals and More at 634 Purchase Street, will open at 8:30pm Tuesday night

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