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The Supreme Court Will Consider a Mass. Abortion Buffer Zone Law

The Supreme Court agreed today to consider a 2007 Massachusetts law requiring protesters to observe a 35 foot buffer zone around clinics that provide abortion […]

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Bulger Day 8: Robert Duvall Shows Up

So Whitey Bulger’s on trial and you’re interested in hearing about it, but you’ve got this darn day job and you can’t manage to keep […]

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What Is Aaron’s Law and Why Does It Matter?

Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Sen. Ron Wyden introduced Aaron’s Law on Thursday, a bill that would reform the anti-hacking law used against internet activist Aaron […]

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Bulger Day 7: The Jurors Choke Up

So Whitey Bulger’s on trial and you’re interested in hearing about it, but you’ve got this darn day job and you can’t manage to keep […]

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Bike Bills Would Mean Bigger Fines For ‘Dangerous Drivers’

Boston is always talking about bike infrastructure improvements and ways to make traveling through the city safer for cyclists. Now, riders are taking their fight for […]

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Bulger Day 6: Martorano Finishes Up

The witnesses: This being former hitman Johnny Martorano’s third day on the stand, your faithful courtroom tweeters got a little bored at points during his cross-examination. […]

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Councilor Files Bill to Uncap Liquor License Restrictions in Boston

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley thinks the state’s liquor laws are extremely outdated. “State control over liquor licenses was a result of [a] Prohibition-era frenzy […]

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Why the FBI Might Not Blame Itself for Killing Tsarnaev’s Suspected Accomplice

If recent history serves any indication, the FBI isn’t likely to find its agent at fault for shooting an acquaintance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev while questioning […]

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Bulger Day 5: Martorano Declares Himself a Non-Serial Killer

So Whitey Bulger’s on trial and you’re interested in hearing about it, but you’ve got this darn day job and you can’t manage to keep […]

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Slain MIT Officer’s Brother Starts Petition for National First Responders Day

The brother of slain MIT Police Officer Sean Collier is trying to convince the president and members of Congress to create a national holiday to […]

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Officials: Municipalities Should Have Power to Ban Smoking Medical Marijuana in Public

State Representative Cleon Turner’s idea is “simple and straightforward.” “I want to provide municipalities, landlords, property owners, and business owners the opportunity to prohibit smoking […]

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Bulger Day Three: The Bookies

So Whitey Bulger’s on trial and you’re interested in hearing about it, but you’ve got this darn day job and you can’t manage to keep […]

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Bulger On Trial: Day Two

So Whitey Bulger’s on trial and you’re interested in hearing about it, but you’ve got this darn day job and you can’t manage to keep […]

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Boston Police Issue New Guidelines For Interacting With Transgender Individuals

A new special order laid out by the Boston Police Department aims to make encounters between officers and people who identify as transgender safer, while […]

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Head of Boston’s FBI Office Announces Retirement

The top FBI official who was in charge of the Boston Marathon bombing investigations, implemented unique tactics to help capture famed criminal James “Whitey” Bulger, […]