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Flossie Wong-Staal, pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher, dies at 73

Flossie Wong-Staal, pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher, dies at 73 2 hours ago

Grant Imahara, engineer who cohosted ‘MythBusters,’ 49

Mr. Imahara, an electrical engineer, operated robots in the “Star Wars” prequels and other major Hollywood films.

Virgin Mary statue burned outside Dorchester church to be cleaned

As police and fire officials to investigate, the rosary will be said at the charred statue outside St. Peter's Church Wednesday at 7 p.m., a church spokesman said.

Eddie Kasko, former Red Sox manager with sharp mind for the game, dies at 88

Eddie Kasko, who managed the Boston Red Sox for four seasons, was "the most aggressive manager I’ve ever played for,” Carl Yastrzemski once said.

‘A fairly devout group of Neo-Nazis.’ Local white supremacist group has been active in recent weeks

Experts describe the group as having a virulently racist ideology.


Biden shouldn’t wait to pick running mate

Biden has been largely mute on the largest issue in front of him: his choice of a running mate. I’m starting to wonder if that’s the best strategy.

Body of murder victim found in Dartmouth

Authorities launched a homicide investigation after the body of Jose Cortez Cornejo, 27, of New Bedford was discovered on the side of a road in Dartmouth Tuesday morning.

New development may throw thousands more drug lab cases into question

The emails to the state inspector general give attorneys representing drug lab defendants new ammunition to call for the dismissal of more convictions based on evidence tested at the William A. Hinton lab.

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For a Lawrence nonprofit, neighbors always come first

ACT Lawrence recently received a major boost when the Latina-led nonprofit was awarded a three-year, $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation.

When it comes to police OT and union contracts, Boston councilors want to see meaningful change

Boston city councilors Wednesday said they want to see structural changes at the police department that reduce its budget, and meaningful reform in the various police union contracts.

Newton’s school nurses call for pay equity with teachers

The union representing Newton’s school nurses is calling on the city to resume talks on a new contract, more than a year after their previous agreement ended, the organization’s president said.

COVID-19 mask policy got on his nerves

A customer gets angry about a restaurant's mask policy in Hingham, a group of young people break into a city-owned building in Newton, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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