The Callahan Tunnel, closed since December 27 for a $35 million rehabilitation project, will re-open for traffic March 12, according to Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Administrator Frank DePaola.
Just hours after Harvard University evacuated four buildings because of an emailed bomb threat, the University of Massachusetts Boston has evacuated its McCormack Building, telling students via Twitter to avoid the area because of a "possible person with a firearm."
UMass Boston Alert: Evacuate McCormack Building. Possible person with a firearm. Avoid area. Officials are on scene.
South Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, convicted of 31 charges including racketeering, extortion and money laundering in August, was sentenced to two life sentences and an additional five years in federal prison Thursday.
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley has agreed to a $100 bet with St. Louis Archbiship Robert J. Carlson — in the form of a charitable donation — that the Red Sox will win the World Series agains the St. Louis Cardinals.
Attorney General Martha Coakley announced she will run for Massachusetts governor in 2014 Monday with an online video that acknowledges her 2010 Senate race defeat to former Sen. Scott Brown, and shows the attorney general talking to many voters — she was criticized for running an impersonal campaign in 2010.
In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bloody and disheveled with the red dot of a sniper rifle laser sight on his head, emerges from a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass.
Credit (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)
Edwin Alemany, arrested for allegedly attacking women in South Boston and expected to be charged for the alleged murder of Amy Lord, was ordered held on $3 million cash bail at South Boston District Court Wednesday, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.
Jury deliberation in the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger will stretch into a third day on Thursday, as a series of discussions over an undisclosed issue ignited confusion and speculation over the trial's outcome, and the jury failed to reach a decision Wednesday.
Somerville Fire Chief Kevin Kelleher called the 7-alarm fire in a Somerville triple decker Thursday morning "suspicious and under investigation" amid rumors the fire, and recent others, may have been set intentionally.
"People are throwing rumors around," Kelleher said. "We've had several fires and we're looking at all of them."