BOSTON (AP) - Democrat Katherine Clark has defeated three opponents to win a special election to fill a vacant congressional seat. The state senator from Melrose will be only the fifth woman to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. House. The 5th Congressional District seat became vacant after Edward Markey won a special election to fill John Kerry's Senate seat.
BOSTON (AP) - State gambling regulators have adopted a plan that would allow Mohegan Sun to pursue a proposed resort casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs in Revere, pending the results of a second vote by Revere residents. The compromise was an attempt to resolve a sticky dispute over whether the shift to a Revere-only facility would require a second referendum.
CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) - Police are asking for the public's help identifying the attacker who fatally injured a woman in Chelsea. Authorities say the woman was a Revere resident in her 40s. Her name wasn't immediately released. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) - A Marblehead man has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman and posting photographs of his acts on Facebook. Prosecutors say Reid Jones pleaded guilty yesterday in Salem Superior Court.
BOSTON (AP) - A new study is warning that unchecked development could threaten the future of state forests. Researchers at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution are set to release the results of their two-year study today. They're projecting how the forests could change over a 50-year period under four different scenarios.
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