WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - An autopsy should reveal whether the body of a small boy found yesterday off Interstate 190 in central Massachusetts is that of Jeremiah Oliver, the Fitchburg 5-year-old missing for months before police learned of his disappearance. Jeremiah's case has led to criminal charges against his mother and her boyfriend and calls for changes within the state's child welfare agency.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's administration is calling on the state's top gambling regulator to recuse himself from the casino licensing process in eastern Massachusetts. In a letter this week, the administration accused Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby of making "prejudicial" statements critical of the city's request to be declared a host community for proposed casinos in nearby Everett and Revere.
BOSTON (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick has signed a $12.8 billion transportation bond bill that could help trigger construction on several high-profile transportation projects. The bill lets the state borrow money for a range of ideas, many of which have been on the drawing board for years, including a $2.3 billion expansion of commuter rail service to the South Coast.
BOSTON (AP) - The 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. The memory of last year's bombings has elevated interest in one of the world's greatest races, and the field of runners has greatly expanded. Tourism officials expect Monday's marathon will generate more than $175 million in economic activity over about five days.
BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz plans to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots' Day game against Baltimore. The Red Sox slugger says he loves to visit Boylston Street to see the marathon wrap up. Boston plays the Orioles on Monday in its traditional 11 a.m. Patriots' Day start.
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