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Court Date Set For Arguments Over ‘Demeaning’ Pro-Israel Ads On the MBTA

After filing an injunction in U.S. District Court, in an effort to force the MBTA to place pro-Israel ads at specific stations around the system […]

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Whitey Bulger Gets Two Life Sentences, Plus Five Years

After an emotional day of statements from the family members of victims Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper brought the prolonged legal story of Whitey […]

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Victims’ Families Couldn’t Get Whitey Bulger to Look at Them During Sentencing

The Whitey Bulger sentencing is more symbolic than it is functionally purposeful. Since his capture, and especially since his guilty verdict, it has been assumed […]

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Changes to Wine Direct Shipping Laws Are Fermenting on Beacon Hill

Wine connoisseurs are looking to stomp out state laws that keep companies from selling their products to people in Massachusetts by barring them from delivering […]

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Anti-Prohibition Committee Wants Massachusetts to Legalize Marijuana By 2016

Medical marijuana dispensaries haven’t yet opened up in Massachusetts, but pot advocates are trying to keep the momentum of voter support going and are pushing […]

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Beware Of the Trolls: Boston Startups Are Spending Millions Fighting Patent Litigation

With all the money that LevelUp CEO Seth Priebatsch has spent fighting so-called “patent trolls” in order to keep his business moving forward, he could […]

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Lawyer Defends Client’s MBTA ‘Up-Skirt’ Photos, Claims They Should Be Protected by the First Amendment

A lawyer representing an Andover man arrested in 2010 for allegedly taking photos up women’s skirts on the T argued this week that her client’s […]

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What Happens to 14-Year-Old Philip Chism If He’s Found Guilty of Murder?

When the Essex County District Attorney charged 14-year-old Philip Chism as an adult for the murder of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer, he touched […]

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Danvers High School Student Will Be Charged with Murdering Teacher

A 14-year-old Danvers High School student will be charged today with murdering a 24-year-old math teacher after her body was found in the woods behind […]

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Aaron Hernandez’s Girlfriend Arraigned on a Perjury Charge

Shayanna Jenkins, Aaron Hernandez’s girlfriend and the mother of his child, pleaded not guilty today to a perjury charge in Bristol Superior Court, as prosecutors […]

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Not Everyone Has Fond Memories of the Hilltop Steakhouse

News that the Hilltop Steakhouse in Saugus will be closing on October 20 steered much of the conversation on Twitter and Facebook on Thursday, with […]

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Aaron Hernandez Testifies in a Pre-Trial Hearing

Aaron Hernandez appeared in court for the first time since his arraignment Wednesday, and this time, he took the stand! It was only to testify […]

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has Another Arraignment to Look Forward To

Adding to his legal woes, Middlesex County prosecutors obtained an arrest warrant for accused Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev this morning. It’s a procedural step that […]

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Wants Better Prison Restrictions

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers are arguing that he deserves less stringent restrictions on his imprisonment in a motion filed with the U.S. District Court in Boston. Attorneys […]

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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 […]