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.
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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.
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."
This courtroom sketch from earlier this week depicts Steve Davis, right, brother of homicide victim Debra Davis, allegedly killed by James Whitey Bulger, center, as Davis explodes in anger after Stephen Flemmi, behind right, identified him as a drug user and informant.
James "Whitey" Bulger's lawyer, Hank Brennan, stretched his assault on the credibility of star prosecution witness Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi into a fourth day, covering somewhat less morbid territory than in previous days, and focusing on what Brennan argued where Flemmi's incentives to lie on the stand, including avoiding the death penalty and improving his prison conditions.
Brennan had Flemmi admitting to perjuring himself in his trial in the 1990s before Judge Mark Wolf.
"I lied because I wanted to go forward in my immunity agreement," Flemmi said.
Hank Brennan, defense lawyer for James "Whitey" Bulger, continued his virtuoso cross-examination of Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi Tuesday, maneuvering Flemmi into fits of anger, confusion, and self-inflicted embarrassment.
Local law enforcement authorities say they have made a breakthrough in establishing Albert DeSalvo was the Boston Strangler, using DNA evidence to establish a "familial link" between DeSalvo and murder victim Mary Sullivan.
Former FBI supervisor John Morris testifies during the the John Connolly murder trial in Miami, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. Connolly, 68, is accused of helping the Boston mob murder Miami gambling executive John Callahan in 1982, at Miami International Airport.
The New York Times recently reported about the decline of the ceremonial first pitch in baseball. On the other hand, two Boston Marathon bombing survivors recently threw an emotional first pitch at Fenway.
Plaintiff Edith Windsor of New York waves to supporters in front of the SupremeCourt in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, after the court heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case. The U.S. SupremeCourt, in the second day of gay marriage cases, turned Wednesday to a constitutional challenge to the federal law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples.
In this Thursday, March 11, 2010 file photo, empty frames from which thieves took "Storm on the Sea of Galilee," left background, by Rembrandt and "The Concert," right foreground, by Vermeer, remain on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
The FBI believes it knows the identities of the thieves who stole 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner 23 years ago today, according to Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston office.
State Rep. Dan Winslow will not ban the use of outside money during his run for U.S. Senate, his campaign announced today.
“For congressmen Markey and Lynch to posture about outside money in politics when their coffers are already filled with money from outside Massachusetts just shows you how inauthentic this pledge really is,” Winslow said in a statement. “And the national Democrats already are spending money here by sending in their dirty tricks troops to my town. I welcome any outside group to contribute positive bio or issue ads, mailings, social media and the like. I am running a different kind of campaign. I am not an entrenched Washington insider who has to sign a pledge in order to run a fair, clean, positive campaign.”