BOSTON (AP) - State lawmakers have approved legislation to crack down on those who secretly take photographs of "the sexual or other intimate parts" of women or children in public. Yesterday's vote came a day after the state's highest court ruled a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female passengers riding the Boston subway didn't violate state law.
BOSTON (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill authorizing $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to pay for upgrades to the state's transportation system. The bill includes $1.5 billion in spending over the next five years to fund local road and bridge projects.
BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge says the government must begin paying for the legal defense of a 20-year-old Cambridge man accused of lying for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Robel Phillipos has pleaded not guilty. He said last month he could no longer pay his lawyers.
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts sheriff is seeking a criminal complaint against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez after a recent jail scuffle with another inmate. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson tells WHDH-TV in Boston that the paperwork has been filed in district court. A clerk magistrate will review it.
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) - Senator Edward Markey is planning to join Congressman Richard Neal and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse to discuss heroin and prescription drug abuse in western Massachusetts. Markey is planning to speak on what he's calling the drug abuse crisis at a news conference today at the Holyoke Health Center.
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