This Just In...
WASHINGTON (AP) - In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A funeral service is planned for a Brockton lawmaker who won praise as a tireless advocate for seniors and disabled residents.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.
GreenfieldPD: Having fun a Beacon Field!
BOSTON (AP) - Hanley Ramirez's one-handed, two-run homer put an end to a rough two-day stretch for the Houston Astros.
BOSTON (AP) - More than $300,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 46 organizations for an estimated 200 summer youth jobs across Massachusetts.
BOSTON (AP) - Hanley Ramirez handed the Boston Red Sox another well-timed win.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The link between animal abuse and other violent crimes is well-documented, and law enforcement agencies and courts are recognizing that people who commit serious acts of animal abuse frequently have past criminal histories or are more apt to commit violent crimes against humans.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Gardner's fire chief remains hospitalized in Worcester from injuries sustained fighting a house fire.
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) - Cape Cod officials are reminding visitors how to stay safe as great white sharks begin their annual return to the tourist destination.
BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen by recalling right-hander Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - Chicopee police say a 37-year-old man has died after a head-on collision between his SUV and a police cruiser.
BOSTON (AP) - Meet the state's new fiscal year. Same as the old fiscal year.
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is holding its 94th annual Powwow this weekend.
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
BOSTON (AP) - The state is extending summer hours at some swimming pools and athletic facilities around the state.
BOSTON (AP) - Thousands of revelers will descend on Boston for the annual Boston Pops Orchestra concert and fireworks display.