BOSTON (AP) - Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley has made good on his promise to skip Boston College's commencement. O'Malley didn't attend because of the involvement of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who supports of a bill in his country that would allow abortion .A few dozen protesters, some playing bagpipes, demonstrated at the college during this morning's graduation ceremony.
BOSTON (AP) - Senator John McCain is in Massachusetts campaigning for fellow Republican and Navy veteran Gabriel Gomez, a candidate in the state's special U.S. Senate election. The Arizona Republican told a rally in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood that Gomez represents the "the next generation of leadership in this country."
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - The college where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) attended has formed a public safety task force in the wake of the attack. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth officials will review emergency planning and academic and financial policies related to maintaining "student in good standing" status.
BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors in the trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger have objected to a defense request to provide the name of a confidential informant Bulger's lawyers hope can help undermine the credibility of 2 key witnesses against Bulger. Bulger's lawyers asked the judge to order prosecutors to turn over the name of the informant mentioned in an FBI report from 2000.
BOSTON (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick and his wife, Diane, are grandparents for the first time. The governor's office announced that their oldest daughter, Sarah Baker Patrick Morgese (mor-GAY'-see), gave birth to a son today in san Francisco. Even though Gianluca Noah Patrick Morgese arrived two months early and weighed just two pounds, eight ounces, mother and baby are doing well.
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