The Boston City Council unanimously backed a 25.4 percent pay increase for police officers Wednesday afternoon, arguing that the increase will help keep the police on par with firefighters, who were given a raise in 2010.
Massachusetts residents' frustration at attempting to enroll online in Obamacare has reached maddening levels, as the state website's systemic flaws have forced many to be incorrectly categorized as mental inmates and prisoners.
The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals tied for the best record in baseball in the regular season. Each team led its league in runs, with solid starting pitching and a dominant closer emerging midway through the season.
A Massachusetts lawmaker said police officers are public servants who should act with dignity and show respect on the job, and that’s why he’s bringing forth a bill that would punish and perhaps fire those who curse while on the clock.
Too much talk, not enough action: The adage comes into play among those who criticize President Obama for either overthinking the Syria matter, huddling with advisers or simply handwringing on the sidelines as the situation grows worse. Of course, the slowing of discourse plus a series of mini-events and public statements could be strategic devices to buy time or prime diplomatic channels. Or not.
A Boston condominium owner says management can threaten and fine all they want – he’s not taking down his 6-foot-by-10-foot American flag that’s hanging in his window.
A military veteran recently tossed from a Massachusetts diner after the owner objected to the presence of his certified service dog said he felt "belittled" and wants an apology.
Former Sen. Scott Brown says he’s seriously looking at a run for the White House in 2016 and is sending out tentative feelers while on vacation in several Western states to gauge interest.
A house cat is being blamed for starting a fire on Saturday that caused about $200,000 worth of damage to a Boston home over the weekend while the homeowners were on vacation, the Boston Herald reported.
Despite allegedly submitting a larger bid than eventual winner and Red Sox owner John Henry, a conservative ownership group was turned down in the sale of Boston Globe.
Boston Marathon attendees who fled restaurants without paying when their meals were interrupted by the deadly bombings are now stepping up to settle their bills — from all across the nation.
After being turned down by yet another cemetery, embalmer Peter A. Stefan is looking to Gov. Deval Patrick to take Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body off his hands.
The emotions raised by the Boston Marathon bombing are clouding the judgment of policymakers, tempting them to expand domestic surveillance to thwart future attacks. Constitutional rights once surrendered are likely to be impossible to regain.