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Carlos Ortiz, Friend of Aaron Hernandez, Is Charged with Accessory to Murder

Carlos Ortiz, a friend of Aaron Hernandez who allegedly accompanied him on the night of Odin Lloyd’s death, has been charged with accessory to murder […]

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Tech Tax? What Tech Tax?

The hotly-debated “tech tax” could be getting tossed to the wind for good very soon has been repealed. Governer Deval Patrick signed off on the […]

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Vigil Being Held For ‘Puppy Doe’ In Quincy

UPDATE: According to an email sent to Boston, organizers are  moving the location of Saturday’s vigil for Puppy Doe. The vigil will be at 5 p.m. […]

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Department Of Public Health Starts Second Phase of Medical Marijuana Dispensary Selection Process

Of the 181 applicants interested in opening up a medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts, 158 are eligible to move onto the next phase, according to […]

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Aaron Hernandez’s Friend Ernest Wallace Pleads Not Guilty

Ernest Wallace pled not guilty to a charge of being an accessory after the fact to the murder in court Thursday. Wallace, who was arrested in […]

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Committee Sets Sights On Gun Law Reform, But Gun Owners Say They Are Being Unfairly Targeted

Hundreds of people packed a State House hearing room on Beacon Hill on Friday to listen to 58 proposed gun-reform changes, ranging from a repeal […]

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Converse to Eco-Friendly Shoe Company: Quit Stepping On Our Toes

There’s a court battle afoot between the makers of the iconic black-and-white Chuck Taylor All Stars, and a business based out of Jamaica Plain that […]

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What You Missed at the Aaron Hernandez Arraignment

With the usual media fanfare that often surrounds his court appearances, Aaron Hernandez arrived in court Friday afternoon for his arraignment. The big things to […]

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BU Law Professor: Pledge Case Before Supreme Court Is ‘Unique’

A Massachusetts family is challenging the use of the phrase “under God” in the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance—a morning tradition that has been […]

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‘Bodies Are Bodies’: Group Marches Through Boston For Topless Equality

Some people clapped, others cheered, and a few snickered or pulled out their smartphones to grab a photo. But almost every single person that a […]

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A Grand Jury Indicted Aaron Hernandez with Murdering Odin Lloyd

Thursday came the fairly unsurprising news that a grand jury indicted Aaron Hernandez for the murder of Odin Lloyd, meaning that a judge will not […]

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The Bulger Jury Apparently Didn’t Like John Martorano

Though Whitey Bulger’s jury found the old man guilty of enough crimes to put him away for life many times over, they also declared the […]

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Jury Finds Whitey Bulger Guilty of Racketeering, Conspiracy, and Murder

After nearly 33 hours of deliberation over five days, the jury found James “Whitey” Bulger guilty of racketeering, conspiracy, money laundering, and illegal weapons possession, which […]

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Bulger’s Lawyer Criticized for Praising Jury, Showing Off Purple Pedicure

The prosecution asked Judge Denise Casper to sanction J.W. Carney Jr., Whitey Bulger’s attorney, for speaking briefly with reporters about the jury deliberations yesterday, and […]

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The Peoples’ Revolt: Many Aren’t Pleased With Recent Laws That Were Passed

Not long after several new pieces of legislation went into effect at the end of July, constituents around Massachusetts expressed their discontent and disagreement, and […]