BOSTON (AP) - A University of Massachusetts Boston student has pleaded not guilty to making two recent bomb threats to the same campus building. Twenty-nine-year-old senior Dean Beckford of Somerville was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court and ordered held on $20,000 cash bail.
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston fire department spokesman says a body has been removed from Boston Harbor after witnesses reported seeing it. Spokesman Steve MacDonald says firefighters were called to the scene at 12:28 p.m. Wednesday after people reported seeing someone offshore at Long Wharf. He said firefighters discovered it was the body of a man, which they removed from the water.
BOSTON (AP) - Two former college football players have been charged with beating a Boston homeless man unconscious. Craig Parsons is a Boston College senior from Newton, and Anthony Varrichione is from Medway and graduated from Marist College in New York after playing quarterback there. They were charged today with kicking and punching a 50-year-old man last January in Boston's Allston neighborhood.
BOSTON (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick is calling the Supreme Court's ruling allowing voters to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions "very troubling." Patrick said the decision allows voters to use the referendum process to "insert discrimination into the constitution."
BOSTON (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley has turned in more than 13,000 certified nomination signatures to earn a spot on the September primary ballot. The attorney general and members of her campaign staff submitted boxes of signatures to the Secretary of State today, making her the first candidate hoping to do so.
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