Liquor license, opioid bills pass Mass. Legislature

The bills were part of a flurry to finish major legislation on the final night of formal sessions.

Abigail Hernandez

Abigail Hernandez visits hometown N.H. newspaper

Hernandez thanked the community for its help in searching for her during the nine months she was missing.

Forecasters warn of rainy weekend

Thunderstorms crossed through the region Friday in advance of what could be a damp weekend.

Woman charged in theft of Revere firefighter’s wallet

The woman allegedly stole a firefighter’s wallet from his station while he was out battling a blaze in the town.

Police were investigating the scene where a homeless man’s body was found Friday in South Boston.

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Police investigate death of homeless man found in Moakley Park

The man’s body was found near a swingset early Friday morning, authorities said.

// Inspector rips former Westfield State chief

A scathing report by the state inspector general said Evan Dobelle “violated the public trust” with spending on dubious items.

Sexton John Habib cleaned up shards from a broken stained-glass window at the Community United Methodist Church on Thursday.

Vandalized Quincy church picks up the pieces

“This was deliberate and malicious,” a reverend at the church said in describing the damage.

Former probation commisioner John J. O’Brien was convicted last week.

Juror blasts Walsh’s support of ex-probation chief

The juror called Mayor Walsh’s comments defending political patronage on Beacon Hill “reckless.”

A police officer foiled a robbery at Eastern Bank on Main Street in Wilmington.

Accused bank robber caught on 3d try

A man sought in multiple bank robberies Thursday was arrested in Wilmington, police said.

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Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.

JFK: 50 Years Later

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