BOSTON (AP) - Voters in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District are heading to the polls to fill Edward Markey's old seat in the U.S. House. Today's contest pits Democratic state Senator Katherine Clark of Melrose against Republican Frank Addivinola, a Boston attorney. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
LYNN, Mass. (AP) - A proposed resort casino in Revere has been endorsed by the leaders of several neighboring communities. Mohegan Sun is hoping to develop a casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs in Revere. An earlier plan by Suffolk Downs for a casino that straddled East Boston and Revere was rejected by East Boston voters.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - An attorney for a so-called "right-hand man" of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wants more detail from Massachusetts prosecutors about the accessory to murder charge he faces. Ernest Wallace's lawyers filed the request yesterday in Fall River Superior Court ahead of a brief hearing.
EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A man accused of stealing an SUV from the Rutland home of a woman found dead after a suspicious fire has been ordered held on $25,000 bail. The Telegram & Gazette of Worcester reports Amador Roman pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges including car theft. The death of 53-year-old Diane Lamarche-Leader has been ruled a homicide but no one has been charged.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts is getting poor marks on how much it spends on preventing children from taking up smoking and helping adult smokers quit. A coalition of groups, including the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, says the state ranks 36th in the nation in funding anti-smoking programs.
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