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Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s friend found guilty of obstruction of investigation

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was convicted Monday of obstructing investigation into the terrorist attack that killed 3 people and injured more than 260 during the 2013 Boston Marathon. After about 14 hours of deliberations over three days, a 12-member jury in the U.S. District Court in South Boston found former […]

Walsh names new commissioner and chief for Boston Fire Department

Boston Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph E. Finn, a member of the department for almost 30 years, will soon assume the role of both Commissioner and Chief of BFD, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday at the fire department headquarters. Finn, a 53-year-old Quincy resident, will take over for current Interim Commissioner and Chief John […]

Harvard buildings investigated after report of three bombs on campus

Several Harvard University buildings were evacuated Saturday following a phone call from a man who claimed he was armed and had placed three bombs on Harvard’s campus. The buildings have since been reopened, and law enforcement officials of the Harvard University Police Department, Cambridge Police Department and Cambridge Fire Department have cleared the areas where […]

Mass. domestic workers secure rights, benefits from state

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill into law Wednesday guaranteeing members of the domestic workforce rights and benefits previously unenforced by the state government, putting weight behind domestic employees’ four-year push to secure better working conditions. Termed the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, the law requires private households in the Commonwealth to provide benefits […]

Two BU professors receive $1 million grants for hands-on research

Two Boston University professors were awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professorships Monday, garnering HHMI’s five-year, $1 million grants for the first time in BU’s history. Professorship recipient David Marchant heads BU’s Antarctic Research Group, which focuses not only on research in the field but education and outreach as well. Marchant, a professor of earth & […]