After securing a nomination for the role by President Joe Biden last summer, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins rose in the ranks today to officially become U.S. attorney for Massachusetts and the first Black women to ever occupy the title.
Ralph Tavares of the R&B group Tavares died Wednesday at his home in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He was 79, and would’ve turned 80 today, Dec. 10. His cause of death has not yet been released.
An Air Force veteran and a retired Massachusetts state trooper were fatally shot in a hate crime attack near Boston over the weekend.
A few questions are still lingering in the recent suicide ruling surrounding the death of 16-year-old Mikayla Miller.
Years ago, Myron Rolle gave up football for a career in medicine. Now, he’s using his expertise to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The former Rhodes Scholar and Tennessee Titans safety is now a doctor and third-year neurosurgery resident in Boston on the front lines at Massachusetts General Hospital. “I went down to the emergency department, and as […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the last remaining African American candidate in a Democratic presidential field once defined by its diversity, ended his 2020 campaign Wednesday after his late bid failed to catch fire or resonate with voters. “The vote in New Hampshire last night was not enough for us to create […]
BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s first retail pot shop and Massachusetts‘ first minority-owned marijuana business was approved Thursday, more than a year after the first shops opened elsewhere in the state. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday voted to give final license approval to Pure Oasis, a pot shop proposed by two local black entrepreneurs. […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of former President Barack Obama’s top fundraisers endorsed Joe Biden on Friday, a pledge of support that’s likely to boost the former vice president’s ability to raise cash for his 2020 campaign. Rufus Gifford was Obama’s finance director during the 2012 campaign and raised massive sums that helped secure his reelection. […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deval Patrick was in need of a pep talk. He was staring down reelection as Massachusetts governor in 2010, in the midst of a sluggish economic recovery that would ultimately contribute to sweeping Democratic defeats across the country. In stepped President Barack Obama, a close friend and political ally, who was in […]
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The family of a high school student who was killed during a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts last year has reached a settlement with the utility involved in the disaster, a lawyer for the family and the company announced Tuesday. Financial details were not disclosed. Leonel Rondon, 18, of […]
Seven women who said Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago and then labeled them liars by denying it have settled defamation lawsuits against the imprisoned actor. Court documents filed Friday in Springfield, Massachusetts, show a settlement has been reached since Cosby went to prison last fall in a separate Pennsylvania sex assault case. Cosby, […]
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