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Quincy man charged for obstructing Marathon bombing investigation

A Quincy cabdriver was charged Friday for obstructing the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to federal prosecutors. An indictment unsealed Friday charged Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, with one count of destroying, altering and falsifying records, documents and tangible objects in a federal investigation and three counts of making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent […]

Gun violence billboard on Mass. Turnpike searches for new home after 19 years

The super-sized anti-gun violence billboard stretching along the Massachusetts Turnpike, long an unofficial Fenway Park landmark, will need to relocate by March 2015 due to a property sale. John Rosenthal, founder and chairman of the Newton-based non-profit organization Stop Handgun Violence, attached the billboard in 1995 to the side of a parking garage he owned […]

BU grad in serious condition after fall down elevator shaft

Elisabeth Scotland, a 2014 graduate of Boston University’s School of Management, fell down an elevator shaft in Fenway Park Friday night and remains in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to a statement from her family released through the hospital. Scotland, 22, of Brigantine, N.J., suffered serious injuries after falling from the […]

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick reminds BU graduates of the importance of human connection

In front of a crowd of 7,000 graduates and about 25,000 family members on Nickerson Field, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick encouraged Boston University’s graduating Class of 2014 to remember the importance of face-to-face interactions in an era of social media. “Given the level of personal engagement that good citizenship requires, I’ve been wondering and worrying […]

Man arrested for trying to carry handguns into BU’s commencement

A man was arrested Sunday after trying to get into Boston University’s commencement ceremony with two loaded handguns. At about 1 p.m., Andrea Massa, 28, of Marshfield, was stopped at a security checkpoint and was found with two loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm semiautomatic handguns in his possession, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s […]