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Alanna Durkin Richer


Former Fall River Mayor Correia gets 6 years in prison in...

BOSTON (AP) – A former Massachusetts mayor, once a rising Democratic star after being elected at just 23 years old, was sentenced to six...

Judge tosses some convictions against ex-Fall River Mayor Correia

BOSTON (AP) – A federal judge on Monday tossed out several convictions against the Massachusetts mayor elected at just 23 years old who...

Ernst, former URI and Georgetown tennis coach, to plead guilty in...

BOSTON (AP) – A former Georgetown University and University of Rhode Island tennis coach accused of accepting more than $2 million in bribes to...

Onetime wunderkind Fall River mayor guilty of corruption

BOSTON (AP) – A former Fall River mayor first elected at the age of 23 by touting himself as a successful entrepreneur was convicted...
DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19 in Massachusetts passed 5,000. / AP FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL DWYER

Mass. COVID-19 deaths top 5K as governor weighs reopening

Coronavirus deaths surged past 5,000 in hard-hit Massachusetts on Monday as the state grapples with how to reopen businesses amid mounting pressure to get...
DEATHS FROM COVID-19 are expected to surpass 2,000 this week in Massachusetts. Above, a woman positions her mask after a medical worker, left, took a sample from her nose at a coronavirus testing tent outside MGH Healthcare Center. AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Massachusetts becomes coronavirus hotspot as cases surge

Massachusetts has become a hotspot of coronavirus infections, drawing the concern of federal officials and promises of aid from hard-hit New York as the...
THE U.S. Attorney's office in Boston announced Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, that Columbia Gas Columbia agreed to plead guilty to violating the Pipeline Safety Act following an investigation into the catastrophic gas explosions. / AP FILE PHOTO/CHARLES KRUPA

Utility to pay $53M for gas explosions that damaged homes

BOSTON (AP) – A utility company blamed for a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts that killed one person and damaged dozens of...

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