State leaders on Tuesday named retired Appeals Court Justice James McHugh and former Springfield City Councilor Bruce Stebbins to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
The Mattapan murders trial reached another critical moment Tuesday. A single juror continues to keep the entire jury from reaching a unanimous verdict in the last nine of 19 charges in the quadruple murder case.
On Jan. 1, 1812, two Boston physicians, Dr. John Collins Warren and Dr. James Jackson, launched the New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery and the Collateral Branches of Science.
This year’s mild winter, while free of excessive shoveling and snow plows, could bring some unexpected surprises this spring. Think early blooming flowers, a fierce allergy season… and Lyme disease.
In 1862, General Ulysses S. Grant issued an order expelling all of the Jews from the territory under his control. To the extent that this episode has been remembered at all, it’s been known as a historic low point for anti-Semitism in America and a tarnish on Grant’s legacy, but a new book is challenging conception.
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