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  1. Waltham 10-alarm blaze destroys apartment complex

    07.23 / 15:57 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    It could be days before a 10-alarm inferno that ravaged an apartment complex under construction off Elm Street in Waltham early this morning is sufficiently extinguished for investigators to begin combing through the destruction, fire officials said.All 264 units in five residential buildings on the banks of the Charles River, which were slated to begin accepting tenants later this year, were lost, Waltham Fire Chief Paul Ciccone …
  2. New England schools cooperate to aid green economy workforce

    07.23 / 15:57 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    CONCORD, N.H. — Four colleges in three New England states are working together to train students and make it easier for them to create programs for their region's growing green building and resilient design i…
  3. Close call for dad, daughter as huge tree limb falls on vehicle

    07.23 / 11:50 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    A Roxbury man said he was terrified he might have lost his daughter after a giant tree limb came crashing down on his car yesterday afternoon.“We didn’t expect a tree falling when it’s not raining or snowing,” said Mohammad Ghazali, 55, after the branch fell on his Ford 500 sedan on Highland Street in Roxbury while he and his 11-year-old daughter, Fatima, were sitting inside it.“It was really shocking,” Ghazali said. “The only thing I thought was to get my daughter out of the backseat.”…
  4. How cruelty case evolved

    07.23 / 10:49 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The heartbreaking story of Puppy Doe, the tortured pit bull who was so severely beaten that she had to be euthanized when she was discovered in 2013, captivated animal lovers across the country and will be back in the news this week when her alleged abuser will face animal abuse charges.• Aug. 31, 2013: Authorities discover a young pit bull, left for dead at Whitwell Street Playground in Quincy, that had been starved, beaten and tortured, with its limbs ripped apart and its tongue split l…
  5. Old Ironsides restored, returns to harbor today

    07.23 / 09:51 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The Charlestown dry dock holding the USS Constitution will slowly fill with water tonight before the world’s oldest commissioned warship will be sent back to the seas after a two-year, $12 million project restored the ship to its original g…
  6. Police hunt for driver who hit 60-year-old man, fled

    07.23 / 09:51 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver they say seriously injured a 60-year-old man as he crossed Dedham Parkway in Boston, state police said.Troopers responding to a reported hit-and-run on Dedham Boulevard East about 11:45 p.m. Friday said they found the injured man in the roadway.A preliminary investigation, state police said, indicated the man was walking on Dedham Parkway when he was struck by a vehicle travelling eastbound that didn’t stop after hitting him and continued t…
  7. Re-election video focuses on issues rival has trumpeted

    07.23 / 06:54 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh kicked off his mayoral re-election bid yesterday with the release of a video titled “One Boston For All” that touted his investments in affordable housing and public schools, and his programs aimed at creating job opportunities for those who are out of work.“Ultimately what drives me inside is helping people. I love that. That’s my passion,” Walsh says in the nearly three-minute video. “I want to make sure that every young child, every young person in the city of Bosto…
  8. Mayor kicks off bid to win second term

    07.23 / 06:54 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh officially kicked off his re-election campaign yesterday by pledging to advance the policies he says have made Boston a better city.“We’ve created 60,000 new jobs in the city of Boston, we’ve built 22,000 units of new housing, of which 40 percent of those are for poor or moderate families,” Walsh told a crowd of hundreds of supporters in Dorchester yesterday. “We have a lot more work to do.”…
  9. Sox fan, 5, who received new heart dies

    07.23 / 06:54 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    A lovable 5-year-old boy whose reaction to news he’d get a needed heart transplant became an internet sensation died late Friday, his family said on Facebook.Ari Schultz “passed away peacefully this evening listening to the Red Sox,” the family wrote.Ari, who was born with a heart syndrome that was discovered when his mother was pregnant with him, had two heart surgeries before he was born. He underwent about 20 surgeries during his short life and waited more than 200 days to receive a hear…
  10. Beau’s body found in Brockton woman’s closet

    07.23 / 05:57 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    A Brockton woman was arrested yesterday in connection with the gruesome death of her 44-year-old boyfriend, whose stabbed and decomposing body was found stuffed in a closet in her apartment four days after his family reported him missing, authorities…
  11. Puppy Doe torture trial set to begin

    07.23 / 04:59 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The intensely emotional story of a ruthlessly tortured puppy that was left for dead on a Quincy playground nearly four years ago will draw animal rights activists from across the country to the Bay State this week as the long-delayed trial to find justice for the dog known as Puppy Doe begins.“That case destroyed me,” said Vera Lange, a retiree from Brewster, N.Y., who started working with animal rescue groups and advocating for tougher animal abuse laws after the disturbing story started m…
  12. 12 Afghan police officers killed in U.S. airstrike

    07.23 / 04:59 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    KABUL, Afghanistan — An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, as another 11 police were killed and six wounded in clashes with the Taliban, Afghan officials said y…
  13. Trump: Enemies ‘will shake with fear’ at new $13B carrier USS Gerald Ford

    07.23 / 04:59 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    NORFOLK, Va. — President Trump helped commission the USS Gerald R. Ford yesterday and declared that the most advanced aircraft carrier to join the Navy will cause America’s enemies to “shake with fear” whenever they see its form cutting across the horizon.“I hereby place United States Ship Gerald R. Ford in commission,” Trump said after delivering a speech in which he praised the U.S. military and the American labor that went into building the 100,000-ton, $12.9 billion warship…
  14. Officers put squeeze on girl’s lemonade stand

    07.23 / 04:59 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    LONDON — A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined for selling lemonade.Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her $195 for selling lemonade without a license near their home.The girl was selling homemade lemonade to fans attending the Lovebox dance festival in London when she was fined.The four officers approached the girl and began speaking in technical legal terms, telling her that her …
  15. Trump climate stance fuels ‘Inconvenient Truth’ sequel

    07.23 / 04:59 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Bonnie Cohen and Jon Shenk, directors of the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” joined Boston Herald Radio’s “The Rundown” program to talk about their newest film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” which will have its Boston premiere Aug. 4. Q: Ten years ago “An Inconvenient Truth” came out. A fantastic film that caused a lot of controversy. And here we are 10 years later, and there’s a response to that controversy within this film. Can you guys speak to that? …
  16. Massachusetts boy, 5, who received new heart, dies

    07.22 / 20:54 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    BOSTON — A 5-year-old boy whose reaction to learning he'd be receiving a new heart captivated people on social media earlier this year died Friday evening in Massachusetts, his family said.Ari Schultz, a Red Sox fan, died while listening to the Boston baseball team, his family said on Facebook . The post didn't reveal the cause of d…
  17. 5-year-old heart transplant patient Ari Schultz has died

    07.22 / 19:56 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who captivated the Internet in March with his sweet reaction to news he’d be receiving a heart transplant has d…
  18. East Providence official eyes vacant land for PawSox stadium

    07.22 / 18:57 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island city official wants to bring the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city.WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2tpCX5q ) that Joseph Botelho, an East Providence councilman, is proposing that the team build a new baseball stadium on vacant land off Veterans Memorial Parkway on the water.Botelho hasn't officially presented the idea to the PawSox because he wants to first get approval from the owners of the property— the Connecticut-based G&W Rai…
  19. Little girl finds out people can be bad eggs

    07.22 / 13:02 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    A 3-year-old Rowley girl whose roadside egg stand was cleaned out in a brazen daytime robbery has had a tough time understanding why someone would run off with her precious poultry produce.Wren Araneo, namesake of the Wren’s Hens stand on Center Street, had little to say when her mother Jessica Araneo explained the July 7 t…
  20. Governor aims to move on pot bill next week

    07.22 / 11:03 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Gov. Charlie Baker said he intends to move on the Legislature’s rewrite of the marijuana legalization law “early next week,” and signaled he may hold off on major changes for the sake of expediency.Lawmakers sent an overhaul of the state’s marijuana law to Baker Thursday, giving him 10 days to sign or veto a bill that hikes the tax rate on sales from 12 to 20 percent and reshapes how towns and cities decide whether to ban pot facilit…