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Massachusetts lawmakers announced their support Friday for a bill that would allow the legalization and taxation of marijuana. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mass. lawmakers support bill that would legalize and tax marijuana

Fifteen Massachusetts lawmakers are supporting a bill, pushed by the Marijuana Policy Project, that would regulate […]

by · March 18, 2015 · 2 comments · City, News
Patrol officer Joseph Reynolds, Sgt. John MacLellan and Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese testified Monday at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse about their involvement in the confrontation in Watertown of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Police Testimony Sheds Light on Watertown Shootout

The Tsarnaev trial continued Monday at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse with the testimony […]

by and · March 17, 2015 · 2 comments · City, News
The state Alcohol Beverage Control Commission issued an advisory Thursday on powdered alcohol, which is illegal in Massachusetts. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MAE DAVIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Powdered Alcohol Illegal in Massachusetts, Commission Says

The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission issued an advisory Thursday regarding the sale and consumption of […]

by · March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
LGBT groups partake in St. Patrick’s Day parade

LGBT groups partake in St. Patrick’s Day parade

Despite light rain and warnings of snowfall, hundreds gathered in South Boston on Sunday to celebrate […]

by · March 16, 2015 · 1 comment · City, News
The Massachusetts employment-population ratio increased from 60 percent in January 2014 to 62.3 percent in January 2015. GRAPHIC BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Task force established to combat chronic unemployment

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced in a Thursday press release the creation of a government task […]

by · March 16, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Carjacking victim Dun Meng recounts night spent with Boston Marathon bombing suspects

Carjacking victim Dun Meng recounts night spent with Boston Marathon bombing suspects

As he sat in his car on the night of April 18, 2013, Dun Meng, a […]

by · March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
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Tsarnaev trial testimony focuses on death of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier

In the fifth day of the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the jury […]

by · March 12, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The trial for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continued Thursday with 10 witnesses called on by the prosecution. ILLUSTRATION BY COURTNEY DUTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

O’Toole calls early recess to visit site of Watertown boat where Tsarnaev was found

The Boston Marathon bombing trial came to an abrupt halt at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, as […]

by · March 11, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Surveillance videos shown from finish line, tweets of Boston Marathon bombing suspect read aloud in court

Surveillance videos shown from finish line, tweets of Boston Marathon bombing suspect read aloud in court

Monday marked day three of testimony in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who allegedly, […]

by · March 10, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Police Officer Lauren Woods testified in court Thursday about her efforts to save Boston University student Lingzi Lu's life. ILLUSTRATION BY COURTNEY DUTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

In day two of Tsarnaev trial testimony, prosecution calls police officers, victims, families to stand

Thursday marked day two of trial testimonies for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who allegedly placed two […]

by and · March 6, 2015 · 1 comment · City, News