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  1. Lawyer: Aaron Hernandez had 'severe case' of CTE

    09.21 / 20:52 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Attorneys who represented Aaron Hernandez in his double-murder trial said the former New England Patriots player had a "severe case" of CTE and will sue the NFL following his jailhouse suicide.Jose Baez, who convinced jurors that the one-time rising star was not responsible for the 2012 twin killings, gathered with his defense team to announce the findings from Boston…
  2. Aaron Hernandez lawyers to announce findings of brain study

    09.21 / 18:00 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Attorneys who represented Aaron Hernandez in his double-murder trial will announce today the results of a study performed on the former New England Patriot’s brain after his jailhouse suicide.Jose Baez, who convinced jurors that the one-time rising star was not responsible for the 2012 twin killings, will gather with his defense team to announce the findings, according to a statement from his firm. Hernandez was found dead in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley o…
  3. Judge: Some records in slaying of 4 can be open to public

    09.21 / 16:00 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    AYER, Mass. — Some court records in the case of a Maine man charged with fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker in a Massachusetts home can be made public, a judge ruled Wednesday.Judge Margaret Guzman impounded the records after Orion Krause, of Rockport, Maine, was arraigned Sept. 11 in the slayings in Groton three days earlier.Media outlets challenged the order on constitutional grounds, and the judge rescinded it Wednesday although she said some of the documents w…
  4. Ex-laundromat owner found guilty of stealing natural gas

    09.21 / 15:00 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    WORCESTER — The former owner of several Massachusetts laundromats has been found guilty of stealing more than $200,000 worth of natural gas by tampering with meters.Steven Bankert, of North Attleborough, was convicted Wednesday of 10 counts of willful injury or interference with a gas meter and six counts of la…
  5. Ex-bus driver acquitted of drunken driving charges

    09.21 / 13:56 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    EAST BROOKFIELD  — A former middle school bus driver from Massachusetts has been acquitted of charges that she drove her bus while drunk.The Telegram & Gazette reports that a jury this week found 51-year-old Allison Silvestri not guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent dr…
  6. Judge rescinds impoundment order in quadruple slaying

    09.21 / 12:57 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    AYER, Mass. — A judge has ruled that some court records in the case of a Maine man charged with killing his mother, grandparents and their caretaker in a Massachusetts home will be made public.Judge Margaret Guzman impounded the records after Orion Krause, of Rockport, Maine, was arraigned on Sept. 11 in the slayings in Groton three days e…
  7. Council urges Massachusetts museum to stop sale of art works

    09.21 / 12:57 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Massachusetts Cultural Council is the latest organization to come out against a Pittsfield museum's plan to sell 40 works of art including two by Norman Rockwell.An independent analysis by the state agency concludes that the Berkshire Museum is not in dire financial straits as it contends. Museum leadership has said it risks closing within eight years unless it sells the works to raise money to bolster its endowment and refocus its m…
  8. Boston residents anxiously await word from loved ones in Puerto Rico

    09.21 / 09:04 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    As the skies clear and Puerto Ricans survey the widespread damage dealt by Hurricane Maria this morning — a Category 4 storm that destroyed hundreds of homes and knocked out power across the entire island — thousands of frustrated and fearful Boston-area residents are anxiously awaiting word from loved ones back hom…
  9. John Harrington praises record of late Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey

    09.21 / 09:04 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Former Red Sox president John Harrington is doubling down on his plea to the city and ownership to keep the name Yawkey Way, saying he’s backed by the Fenway faithful who have responded to a three-page letter he wrote defending the team’s history.“I was worried people might not read it, but I’ve received tons of feedback,” he told the Herald last night. “People are apparently hearing the other side of the Jackie Robinson story.”…
  10. Obamacare revamp’s cuts slash billions to Bay State

    09.21 / 08:07 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    WASHINGTON — Bay State lawmakers are fuming that Massachusetts stands to be one of biggest losers of federal health care funds under a plan to revamp Obamacare offered by U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (…
  11. Boston residents anxiously await word from loved ones

    09.21 / 08:07 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    As the skies clear and Puerto Ricans survey the widespread damage dealt by Hurricane Maria this morning — a Category 4 storm that destroyed hundreds of homes and knocked out power across the entire island — thousands of frustrated and fearful Boston-area residents are anxiously awaiting word from loved ones back hom…
  12. John Harrington praises record of late Red Sox owner

    09.21 / 08:07 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Former Red Sox president John Harrington is doubling down on his plea to the city and ownership to keep the name Yawkey Way, saying he’s backed by the Fenway faithful who have responded to a three-page letter he wrote defending the team’s history.“I was worried people might not read it, but I’ve received tons of feedback,” he told the Herald last night. “People are apparently hearing the other side of the Jackie Robinson story.”…
  13. Murder redefined by SJC

    09.21 / 08:07 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    All first-degree murder convictions require a malicious intent to kill, according to a high court decision that narrows an old law that allowed for lifetime convictions for those who didn’t aim to end someone’s life.The Supreme Judicial Court yesterday redefined felony-murder — the legal doctrine that allowed for a murder conviction when, during the commission of a serious felony, a death occurred, regardless of whether the perpetrator intended for that death to happe…
  14. Boston native MSNBC host apologizes as off-air rant leaked

    09.21 / 08:07 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    MSNBC host Larry O’Donnell has apologized after leaked off-air comments show the host of “The Last Word” screaming at people in the studio over technical problems with his earpiece, and other noises he could hear on set.“Stop the hammering!” the left-leaning, Boston-born, Harvard-educated host shouts repeatedly at one point in the video. “Stop the hammering. I’ll go down to the (expletive) floor and stop it.”That was on top of problems O’Donnell had with his earpiece…
  15. Lawmaker wants new measure of school success

    09.21 / 07:10 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Some lawmakers are pushing to change how the state ranks and holds schools accountable for student performance, arguing that the current system harms poor communities with large numbers of English language learners and homeless kids by labeling them failures.“It is very, very bad for students, teachers, schools and communities to have schools labeled based on a measure that really measures income and not school quality,” state Sen. Patricia Jehlen told the Herald. “It is not assistance to t…
  16. Defense paints alleged jihadi as a fat ‘down-and-out’ loser

    09.21 / 07:10 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The man accused of launching a failed terror plot aimed at beheading a conservative columnist was a self-centered, 500-pound, repulsive introvert who lived online and cooked up “fantastical” schemes as a way to find his place in the world, his defense attorney said.“He was obnoxious. He was self-consumed. He was an incredibly lost young man with incredibly poor judgment,” said Jessica Hedges, a member of David Wright’s defense team, during opening arguments in federal court in Boston yester…
  17. Nuke deal or no deal?

    09.21 / 07:10 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    President Trump said he has made up his mind on the future of the nuclear deal with Iran — a day after he blasted the agreement as “an embarrassment to the United States” — but once again wouldn’t publicly reveal his intentions.“I have decided,” Trump said as U.S. and Iranian officials held talks yesterday. “I’ll let you know.”…
  18. Locals spring into action to assist Mexico

    09.21 / 07:10 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    As the toll of dead and injured in Mexico’s devastating earthquake rises — including a school where dozens of children were found dead in the rubble — Mexican students at MIT are developing a website that will connect Mexicans with aid and relief efforts.The massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake toppled dozens of buildings, with 223 confirmed dead as of last night, while at least 52 had been pulled from the rubble alive in Mexico City…
  19. Chang puts headmaster on leave amid registration snafu

    09.21 / 07:10 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    The headmaster of a Roxbury alternative high school is under an “internal investigation” and has been placed on paid leave amid concerns about enrollment problems, Boston school officials said.Superintendent Tommy Chang announced Julie Coles, headmaster at Greater Egleston High School in Roxbury, has been put on leave in a letter to the school community yesterday. She earned $133,689 last yea…
  20. Distraught Boston relative: ‘It’s very, very hard to take’

    09.21 / 06:13 bostonherald.com Bostonherald.com - Massachusetts
    Tony Molina, a Boston resident and Vietnam War veteran from Puerto Rico, said he’s trying to keep his spirits up as he attempts to reach family and friends on the island and is planning to brainstorm ways to help.He told the Herald’s Chris Villani the waiting is unnerving and the images now coming in are frightening:We have not been able to get in touch with any of our family. There is no phone service back on the island. Obviously this is a terrible event in Puerto Rico right now, the who…