CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - MIT this morning has held a service to honor Sean Collier, the campus police officer killed during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. Friends and relatives recalled the 26-year-old Collier as a young officer who was quick to offer a helping hand. MIT also this morning unveiled plans for a permanent memorial
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - A Brookline mother is settling her lawsuit against Massachusetts prisons department after a state psychiatric facility said it would change how it treats her son. The Boston Globe reports Joanne Minich had sued claiming staffers illegally restrained her adult son Peter -- isolating him in a small cell and at times fastened to a bed.
LYNN, Mass. (AP) - A Lynn teen is facing murder charges -- not because he allegedly killed someone but because he was the alleged accomplice of another teen fatally shot by a robbery victim. Prosecutors say Jahleel Williams is criminally liable for Amoy Blake's death because of Williams' involvement in the holdup. Authorities say Blake put a gun to the victim's head, with the victim in the end shooting Blake in self-defense.
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Federal and Massachusetts authorities are suing a Marlborough firm they say made hundreds of millions of dollars through a Ponzi scheme targeting minority communities. The Boston Globe reports federal regulators have frozen the assets of TelexFree. Secretary of State William Galvin says Massachusetts residents have lost $90 million to the scheme.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A New Bedford teacher told she could be fired for failing to report a student hurled a chair at her won't be punished. The incident was the subject of a hearing yesterday, with the district's superintendent telling the Standard-Times the incident was handled "reasonably under the circumstances." Joanne Maura says she reported it almost immediately. The student was expelled.
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