Ex-funeral director pleads not guilty to 278 charges

Joseph O’Donnell allegedly hid the bodies of clients in a storage facility and gave relatives the cremated remains of other people.

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City Council pay raise is a relative bargain

Sure, $20,000 is a big raise, especially if you award it to yourself, but residents still might wind up paying less.

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A convicted sex offender’s confession to one killing led police to the grisly discovery of other deaths.

Robert E. Murphy, 59, an Ashland man who was arrested Saturday night for allegedly driving a Hopkinton High School bus full of athletes while under the influence of alcohol, was taken into custody after his arraignment at Framingham District Court.

Hopkinton school bus driver held without bail in OUI case

The man, facing his third OUI offense, allegedly said, “You’ve got me,” when police stopped the bus.

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Keene continued to take stock after rowdy gatherings at the city’s pumpkin festival left dozens hurt.

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The 50 greatest paintings in New England

In a region overflowing with art treasures, which paintings stand out?

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Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.

The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots, says Tufts University’s Michael Glennon.

Think you’re eating healthy? You’re probably not.

At Food Boot Camp, one reporter realized that what she had been told her whole life about food was a lie.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses a rally in support of Social Security and Medicare on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Warren to campaign for Shaheen in tight N.H. race

Senator Elizabeth Warren is set to go after old nemesis Scott Brown this weekend.