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Mount Ida students will ‘have options’

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

The state’s higher education commissioner says he is working to give Mount Ida students the option to transfer to more schools and said he’ll put any new programs at other colleges and universities on the fast track for approval to serve the students.

Department of Higher Education staff and Mount Ida officials met yesterday morning in a closed meeting to hammer out details of how the Newton school plans to close ahead of Tuesday’s 9 a.m. board meeting where dozens of angry students, parents and teachers are expected to protest.

Coming to teacher’s aid

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

A fundraising drive for a beloved Boston teacher who was paralyzed from the waist down last week after he was afflicted with MRSA has raised nearly $14,000 in two days.

By 7:30 last night, 247 people had donated a total of $13,895 on the “With-Wiley” GoFundMe page for Jeremiah E. Burke High School math teacher Christopher Wiley, who was diagnosed last week with a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection

‘Good news’ hard to find for gov in latest statie flub

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

It was classic Charlie Baker.

Just minutes after the latest state police scandal broke

Suit blames cops for woman’s death

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

Boston police officers are responsible for the murder of a young woman who was beaten to death by a man she had a restraining order against, according to a federal lawsuit claiming that cops failed to arrest the alleged killer when he violated the order two days before the crime.

Stephanie McMahon was found beaten to death in the early morning hours of Nov. 18, 2014, according to court documents. Randall Tremblay, an ex-boyfriend whom she had an active restraining order against, later told police: “She’s dead because of me,” according to authorities.

RMV ‘glitch’ gives thousands of drivers a suspension scare

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

Another RMV “glitch” caused headaches for motorists, as nearly 10,000 Bay State drivers were falsely told last week that their licenses would be suspended for unpaid fines.

The agency’s new ATLAS computer system

Staties detail claim of theft vs. agency’s payroll boss

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

The payroll director for the Massachusetts State Police stole nearly $24,000 from the department through a series of “travel/training reimbursements” that were paid directly to her personal bank accounts, according to authorities.

“These payments varied in amounts from $500.00 to $950.00 and were paid to Ms. (Denise) Ezekiel through her department employee account for a total amount of $23,900,” state police Maj. John M. Lannon wrote in an application for a criminal complaint filed last month.

20-year-old passport fraud case finally being tried

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

A man who skipped his federal sentencing for passport fraud has finally appeared before a judge, 20 years after he walked out of court, federal prosecutors said.

Luis Alberto Solano-Pimental, 51, formerly of Jamaica Plain, pleaded guilty to the charge of passport fraud

Nero released to heal

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

Officers who laid slain Yarmouth police K-9 handler Sgt. Sean Gannon to rest had one last debt to take care of Wednesday before the sun set on Cape Cod: See to it his faithful partner Nero went home, too.

The lionhearted Malinois was hospitalized for nearly a week recuperating from a bullet to the face he survived when Gannon was fatally shot in the head April 12 serving a warrant in Marstons Mills.

But Nero was released Wednesday night to his former trainer, retired K-9 handler Peter McClelland, to continue his bed rest and therapy for the next few weeks.

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT


Fired FBI deputy chief Andrew McCabe faces criminal referral

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT


Weymouth mayor ‘irate,’ blasts court in ICE flap

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

Weymouth Mayor Robert L. Hedlund is blasting Quincy District Court for bungling the case of an Uber driver charged with rape who was here illegally and now is believed to have fled back to his native Ghana.

“I’m absolutely irate,” Hedlund told the Herald. “This woman has to endure this kind of assault. The Weymouth police do a great job in investigating and arresting the alleged perpetrator. We have a situation where someone can just walk out of the country

Thomas Foley III, at 71, Hingham resident, hotel real estate broker

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

Thomas P. Foley III of Hingham died Wednesday, April 11. He was 71.

He was a hotel real estate broker for many years and a past trustee at Black Rock Condo Association.

He was an Eagle scout.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie D. (Verrico); two sons, Thomas P. IV and Jonathan M. of Braintree; two brothers, James of Weymouth and Dennis of Holbrook; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere.

Arrangements by McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, South Weymouth.

Edward Forsberg of Braintree, veteran, former master mason

Apr 20, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

Edward T. Forsberg of Braintree died Monday.

He served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean War.

He was a former master mason and a member of the Braintree American Legion and the VFW.

Husband of the late Doris E. (Bubier), Mr. Forsberg is survived by three daughters, Linda Reimels, Diane Graham and Sandra Frangipane; a son, Russell; two sisters, Agnes Carlson and Phyllis Winquist; a brother, Buddy Daniels; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, South Weymouth.

Files show rising alarm in Prince's circle as health failed

Apr 19, 2018 12:00 AM EDT


Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

Apr 19, 2018 12:00 AM EDT


Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

Apr 19, 2018 12:00 AM EDT


Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

Apr 19, 2018 12:00 AM EDT


Fire damages lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley ski resort

Apr 19, 2018 12:00 AM EDT


Americans reflect on pros, cons of legal pot ahead of 420

Apr 19, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group.

Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year.

Yet cannabis remains illegal under federal law, and it still has many opponents.

Here's a look at what some advocates and critics have to say about the state of marijuana in the U.S. today:

Ex-boarding school priest faces new child sex abuse charges

Apr 19, 2018 12:00 AM EDT