The five-year-old was given a badge, handcuffs, and even caught an assault suspect on his first day on the job.

A Boston police officer was shot and remains in a medically induced coma after he was shot in the Roxbury section of the city on…


Police are pursuing criminal charges against Charles DiRosa (pictured) who posted, “Put wings on pigs,” to his Facebook page, MassLive reports. RELATED: Information Released On Lives…


A baby shower in Stoughton, Mass., ended in Drake/Chris Brown fashion as some 200 people began brawling with each other, the Boston Herald reports. SEE…

via BBC News Legalising same-sex marriage may create a healthier environment for gay men, say US researchers. The number of visits by gay men to health clinics dropped significantly after same-sex unions were allowed in the state Massachusetts. This was regardless of whether the men were in a stable relationship, reported the American Journal of […]

The department of health in Massachusetts has announced that HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women in the state. It was also found that more than half of all AIDS cases there consist of black women specifically — most of whom became infected by their intimate partners. Dr. Bela Bashar, a clinical […]

  via Two Massachusetts school districts rejected a book meant to encourage youngsters to read because of its offending last line — “It’s a book, jackass.” Pat Earle, who operates a literacy program, the First R Foundation, told The Boston Globe people offended by the book, called “It’s A Book,” have been filling her […]

Police in Massachusetts are investigating the mysterious disappearance of Trudie Hall, a pregnant Nantucket woman who has been missing for almost a month. Media reports suggest Hall may have been married to two men and leading a double life, but those who know her best say all that matters is getting her home safe.

The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research presents its annual lecture series at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown this evening, beginning at 5 pm.

Hundreds of parents met in South Hadley MA on Tuesday night as an anti-bullying task force mobilized weeks after a case of bullying so extreme it drove a 15-year-old girl to end her life. Phoebe Prince, a freshman at South Hadley High School, died Jan. 14., and two students accused of bullying the 15-year-old have […]