A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a naive college kid who was prosecuted because he was a “friend of the bomber,” a defense lawyer said Wednesday, while prosecutors told a jury the man was an active participant in a plan to protect Tsarnaev by removing altered fireworks and other items from his dorm room.
Four firefighters were transported to the hospital after responding to a hazmat situation on Ballard Road in Lawrence early Sunday morning.
Finn has been deputy chief at the Boston Fire Department since 2001.
MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott is looking for a seamless transition to the new company.
The 16-year-old disappeared while she was working as a lifeguard in Warren. Her remains were found three years later.
Providence police have identified the man whose skeletal remains were found at a construction site last year.
Massachusetts Democrats have narrowed their choice for governor to three, with state Treasurer Steven Grossman topping the balloting among delegates Saturday and Attorney General Martha Coakley narrowly edging out former federal health care administrator Don Berwick.
Nahant police said the traffic backup was the worst they’ve seen in a long time, stretching from the beach along the Nahant causeway to the rotary at the Lynn line.
Defense lawyers for the man accused of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student say his girlfriend changed her story and testified against him only to get a reduced sentence.
Residents who live right behind Hanscom say they were shaken when they heard the explosion and learned a private jet had crashed on takeoff, killing seven people.