Massachusetts

Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Modesto Ramirez a.k.a.”Snoopy” Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

BOSTON, MA – An MS-13 member pleaded guilty Thursday, May 17th in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy. Modesto Ramirez, a/k/a “Snoopy,” 29, a Honduran national, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO or racketeering conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge F. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Modesto Ramirez a.k.a.”Snoopy” Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

BOSTON | MIT looking into allegations against author Junot Diaz

BOSTON (AP) — MIT says it’s looking into allegations of sexual misconduct against author Junot Diaz. A spokeswoman for the university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, didn’t immediately comment Wednesday on the status of the inquiry. The school said earlier this week it doesn’t tolerate sexual harassment but that it also strives to protect the rights of … Continue reading BOSTON | MIT looking into allegations against author Junot Diaz

Former Museum Business Manager, Jennifer Delorey McNamara Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

BOSTON, MA – The former business manager of a local museum pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Worcester to embezzling funds from the museum that employed her. Jennifer Delorey McNamara, 36, of Clinton, pleaded guilty to wire fraud before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman, who scheduled sentencing for August 2, 2018. McNamara … Continue reading Former Museum Business Manager, Jennifer Delorey McNamara Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

FBI Seeks Public Assistance in Identifying Unknown Man

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey are asking the public for help in identifying the individual in the image below. Agents and task force officers would like to speak with him about a violent assault that occurred in the Springfield area in 2015.  “We do not want … Continue reading FBI Seeks Public Assistance in Identifying Unknown Man

BOSTON | Court rules Exxon must provide documents in climate probe

BOSTON | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  — Exxon Mobil must hand over documents related to a state investigation into whether the company misled investors and consumers about what it knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Friday. The Supreme Judicial Court rejected Exxon Mobil’s attempt to stymie Attorney … Continue reading BOSTON | Court rules Exxon must provide documents in climate probe

State senator’s husband indicted on sexual assault charges

BOSTON/March 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A state senator’s husband was indicted Thursday on charges of sexual assault, distributing nude photos without consent and criminal lewdness. The indictment of Bryon Hefner, the husband of Democratic Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, came months after The Boston Globe reported on allegations that Hefner sexually harassed or abused several men, some … Continue reading State senator’s husband indicted on sexual assault charges

David S. Wyman, Holocaust scholar, dead at 89

NEW YORK /March 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — David S. Wyman, the Holocaust scholar whose “The Abandonment of the Jews” was a provocative, best-selling critique of everyone from religious leaders to President Franklin Roosevelt, has died. The author’s Wyman Institute announced that Wyman died Wednesday at his home in Amherst, Massachusetts, after a lengthy illness. He … Continue reading David S. Wyman, Holocaust scholar, dead at 89

Student walkouts planned across US to protest gun violence

March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —From Maine to Hawaii, thousands of students planned to stage walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Florida. Organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts are set in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre … Continue reading Student walkouts planned across US to protest gun violence