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Jury deliberations to resume in meningitis outbreak case

Jury deliberations to resume in meningitis outbreak case

In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Glenn Chin, supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, leaves federal court in Boston. BOSTON (AP) — Jury deliberations are continuing in the case of six former employees of the Massachusetts facility responsible for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds. Jurors in the latest case stemming from the outbreak linked to the now-closed New England Compounding Center are scheduled to return to federal court on Monday after failing to reach a verdict Friday. The former employees face mail fraud, racketeering and conspiracy charges. The […]

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Boston firefighter dressed as “Buddy the Elf” challenges strangers to pillow fights

Boston firefighter dressed as “Buddy the Elf” challenges strangers to pillow fights

An Irish American firefighter in Boston is spreading holiday cheer in an unusual and hilarious way. Firefighter Brendan Sullivan, dressed as Buddy the Elf, challenges a stranger to a pillow fight in Boston.YouTube/Brendan Sullivan Brendan Sullivan, who likes to make short comedy videos, is bringing smiles and laughter to holiday shoppers at Feneuil Hall by dressing up as Buddy the Elf from the Will Ferrell film Elf and challenging strangers to a pillow fight. Sullivan, who likes to make short comedy videos, has captured all the fun and posted it online. “I said why don’t we do pillow fights […]

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Homeless women offered medical care — plus a haircut, facial, and even a movie

Homeless women offered medical care — plus a haircut, facial, and even a movie

Cathy Corbett got her hair cut at HER Saturday, a weekly event from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Linda Winn was addicted to crack cocaine for 10 years. She sobered up six months ago, but she’s been battling homelessness for the past year. Winn, a 51-year-old Somerville native, said she’s working with a few organizations to find permanent housing, but for now, she is staying at Woods-Mullen, a South End homeless shelter. A few months ago, she discovered a haven of medical care — and free haircuts — just around the corner. The quiet waiting room […]

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Irish woman in Boston attempts snow angel – what could go wrong?

Irish woman in Boston attempts snow angel – what could go wrong?

An Irish woman visiting family in Boston attempts to make her very first snow angel. Irish woman attempts a snow angel.YouTube/Melanie grace gillespie Relatives asked Claire Dunne, from Westmeath, to make an angel in the snow, but Dunne didn’t quite know what she was doing as you can see in the video Dunne’s sister-in-law Mel Gillespie, posted the video, which has since gone viral. Gillespie told the Irish Examiner : “Claire is always looking for a challenge and I was talking to her about how much the kids love doing snow angels.” She added, “I honestly thought from her […]

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Northeastern students robbed off campus

Northeastern students robbed off campus

Two Northeastern University students were the victims of an armed robbery off-campus Friday night, according to Northeastern police. The students were at Tremont and Douglas Park streets when they were robbed, according to an e-mail sent to the campus community, but neither were injured, A spokeswoman for Northeastern, who forwarded the e-mail to the Globe, directed inquiries to Boston police. Boston police did not provide any further information. “Remember that your safety is far more valuable than your property,” Northeastern officials said to students and staff in the e-mail. Lucas Phillips can be reached at [email protected] .

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Dorchester man charged with breaking and entering in Roxbury

Dorchester man charged with breaking and entering in Roxbury

A Dorchester man is facing charges related to house break-ins in Roxbury, Boston police said Saturday. John Anderson, 30, was arrested Friday around 6:30 p.m. in the area of 1 Blackfan Circle in Roxbury on a warrant charging him with two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of attempt to commit a crime, police said in a statement. He is accused of two break-ins early last Sunday morning in the area of 27A Cherokee St. and 33 Hillside St., along with two attempted break-ins in the area of 5R Cherokee St., police said. He is set to […]

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Gennea A. “Anna Jenny” Perella of Wrentham

Gennea A. “Anna Jenny” Perella of Wrentham

Gennea A. “Anna Jenny” Perella of Wrentham died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was born in Boston’s South End. She lived in Palmer for many years before moving to Wrentham. She is survived by a sister Rose Mahoney of Stoneham and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11 at St. Michael Cemetery Chapel, Boston. Arrangements by Dello Russo Funeral Service, Medford.

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Police investigating 4-car crash in Boston

Police investigating 4-car crash in Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) – Police are investigating a four-car crash that occurred in Boston early Saturday morning. Police responding to the area of Adams and Park streets say they found a minivan rolled over on its side. The cause of the crash is under investigation. This is a developing news story; stay with 7News on-air and online for the latest developments. (Copyright (c) 2018 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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China protests Canada’s detention of Huawei executive

China protests Canada’s detention of Huawei executive

Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou (right) and her translator are depicted during a court hearing Friday in Vancouver. BEIJING — China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it ‘‘unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature’’ and warning of ‘‘grave consequences’’ if she is not released. A report by the official Xinhua News Agency carried on the Foreign Ministry’s website said that Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng called in Ambassador John McCallum on Saturday over the holding of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who is reportedly suspected of […]

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Shoppers invited to enjoy festive gift fairs and FREE parking for late night shopping in Boston

Shoppers invited to enjoy festive gift fairs and FREE parking for late night shopping in Boston

There will be free parking at Boston Council car parks for late night shoppers Christmas craft and gift fairs and late night shopping can be enjoyed in Boston over the next two Thursdays – and late-night shoppers can also benefit from a free parking offer. The fairs will be running tomorrow and Thursday 20 December in the Market Place from 11am to 8pm. And parking will be free in all Boston Borough Council car parks from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. There will also be entertainment including live music (see www.visitbostonuk.com for full details). There will be another festive market in […]

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