WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - Board members of the beleaguered Market Basket grocery store chain say they will "seriously consider" a proposal from its fired chief executive to buy the company as the chain faces a workers' revolt that has paralyzed the stores. The board issued a statement today after meeting to discuss the company's future as thousands of employees protested the firing of a popular chief executive, Arthur T. Demoulas.
BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have renewed their request for a judge to hold a hearing on leaks to the news media. Last month, a judge issued a stern warning to prosecutors about former or current members of their team speaking to the media after Tsarnaev's lawyers objected to interviews retired FBI agents gave around the anniversary of the deadly 2013 bombings.
BOSTON (AP) - Republicans hoping to loosen the Democratic party's tight grip on state government say the verdict in the probation department trial points to the dangers of one-party dominance in Massachusetts. A federal jury this week convicted former probation commissioner John O'Brien and two deputies on charges related to what prosecutors said was a scheme to rig the agency's hiring process to favor politically-connected candidates.
LYNN, Mass. (AP) - Two Swampscott teenagers charged with throwing eggs at an undercover Lynn police officer posing as a prostitute have admitted to sufficient facts for a guilty finding on an assault and battery charge. The Daily Item reports Jacob Finlay and Spencer Webber, both 19, were sentenced to a year of probation.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have met with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Among those attending were Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
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