BOSTON (AP) - Soon-to-be former Boston Mayor Tom Menino says the city and his successor face numerous critical challenges. In a speech this morning to Boston area business leaders, Menino said he expects dramatic federal cuts to have a major impact on nonprofits and research facilities. He also vowed to work with incoming mayor Martin Walsh on a smooth transition.
BOSTON (AP) - Voters west and north of Boston are deciding who will fill Ed Markey's old House seat today after his move to the Senate. Four candidates are on the ballot in what has been a relatively low-key race in the heavily Democratic district. Polls will be open until 8 p.m.
NATICK, Mass. (AP) - A Quincy man hired as a security guard at a Natick Mall department store allegedly was actually part of a shoplifting ring. Police tell the MetroWest Daily Times Kurt Hampe would look the other way while associates in the ring would lift merchandise. He was arrested last week after Macy's security was tipped off to the scheme.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) - Environmental officials say the destructive emerald ash borer has turned up for the first time in eastern Massachusetts. They say the tiny bug was found in North Andover last month and confirmed by federal officials. State officials say they're now trying to determine how widespread the infestation is and try to contain it.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston University has hired New York Times media columnist David Carr. The Boston Globe reports Carr will continue writing for the Times but will also teach communications at BU, filling an endowed chair dedicated to exploring creative business models to support journalism in the digital era.
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