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Dexter Newcomb begins cleanup at his house in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, the day after a winter storm left his neighborhood coated in frozen sea spray and sand. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Boston bounces back quickly after 2-foot blizzard

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BOSTON — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow. Many businesses reopened, as did Logan Airport, and homeowners, motorists and storekeepers dug out with grudging praise for the forecasters, who … 0

Massachusetts House to debate ending term limits on speaker

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BOSTON — Massachusetts House lawmakers are being asked to consider lifting the rule that limits House speakers to four two-year terms. A copy of the proposed rules to be debated by lawmakers Thursday would eliminate an existing rule stating that “no member shall hold, for more than eight consecutive years, the office of Speaker of the House.” The proposed changes were sent out … 0

The blizzard that wasn’t, for many

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches, leading forecasters to apologize, politicians to explain themselves and some Northeast residents wondering where the much-hyped snow went. Snowfall in … 0

Boston releases Olympic bid info

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BOSTON — Sailing in Boston Harbor. Baseball at Fenway Park. Beach volleyball on Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States. The organizers of Boston’s Olympic bid unveiled their plans for the 2024 Summer Games on … 0

Ex-chief in Uzi death case denies unrelated gun charges

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A former Massachusetts police chief acquitted of charges connected to the 2008 death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show has pleaded not guilty to unrelated weapons charges. Former Pelham Chief Edward Fleury was freed on personal recognizance after his appearance Tuesday in Hampshire Superior … 0

Ex-Lee police chief to face 2 separate trials

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — A federal judge has ruled that a former western Massachusetts police chief charged with stealing more than $100,000 from a holiday toy fund and cheating the town into paying for his family’s cellphone service will face two separate trials. The judge ruled Tuesday that evidence in … 0

6 arrested after state police find evidence of cock fighting

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WORCESTER — State police say a weekend traffic stop in Worcester has uncovered evidence of illegal cock fighting. A state trooper stopped a minivan with six occupants on Interstate 290 at about 5 a.m. Sunday. The driver said they were returning to Lawrence from New York City. After … 0

Accord limits speech of city employees on Olympics

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BOSTON — City of Boston employees would be required to “promote” the Olympics bid and would be banned from any public comments that “reflect unfavorably” on the bid or the International Olympic Committee, according to an agreement signed by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The joinder agreement between Boston … 0

Mohegan Sun joins Boston casino lawsuit

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BOSTON — Mohegan Sun is suing Massachusetts gambling regulators over their decision to award the Boston-area casino license to a rival. The Connecticut-based casino company is joining a Superior Court lawsuit filed late last year by the city of Revere and a labor union representing workers at the … 0

Police: Doctor shot inside hospital, gunman killed himself

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

BOSTON — A man shot a doctor inside a leading Boston hospital Tuesday, critically wounding the physician before killing himself. Authorities said Stephen Pasceri, 55, entered Brigham and Women’s Hospital sometime before 11 a.m. and specifically requested the … 0

New Hampshire Lottery releases bacon-scented ticket

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. — Lottery ticket buyers in New Hampshire who dream of bringing home the bacon now can smell it, too. The state lottery has released its first scratch-n-sniff “I Heart Bacon” ticket this month, which features a $1,000 grand prize. Lottery Commission Executive Director Charlie McIntyre says … 0

Boston bid gets nod from Olympic pole vault champ

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

BOSTON — Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr would consider sticking around for the 2024 Summer Games if she had a chance to compete in the United States. Suhr said on Tuesday that a Boston Olympics would give the Americans a big advantage. “The athletes are really excited … 0

State & Regional briefs

Monday, January 19, 2015

Electric grid managers to discuss system in flux BOSTON — The benefits and risks of the “dramatic transformation” underway in the region’s energy landscape will be the focus of a media briefing Wednesday. ISO New England President Gordon … 0