BOSTON (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick has signed a bill prohibiting "upskirt" photos of women. The new law comes days after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female subway passengers in Boston wasn't violating state law as it's written.
BOSTON (AP) - The attorney for a Wakefield man charged with sexually abusing 13 children in a child care business said his client died after an apparent suicide attempt in jail. Defense attorney William Barabino said last night that John Burbine apparently tried to hang himself in his cell, during a 20-minute period between his guards' regular checks yesterday morning. Prosecutors allege that between August 2010 and August 2012, Burbine molested children ranging from 8 days to 3 1/2 years old.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) - Police say a North Adams woman has died after her van crashed into a utility pole in the city. Police Director Michael Cozzaglio says 56-year-old Deborah Pierce was ejected from the vehicle van after she struck the pole near the Hillside Cemetery on West Main Street shortly after 6:30 a.m. Friday. Cozzaglio tells The Berkshire Eagle she died on impact.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Springfield has launched a $20 million fundraising campaign to help cover new cost estimates to restore its historic downtown bell tower. The effort announced yesterday will allow the city to do extensive repairs to the century-old Campanile tower in Court Square. The landmark sits between Springfield's City Hall and Symphony Hall.
BOSTON (AP) - State transportation officials say they expect the Callahan Tunnel to reopen a couple of days ahead of schedule. Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey said Friday that the 52-year-old Boston Harbor tunnel is on track to be ready for the Monday morning rush hour. It was closed for a $19 million renovation project on December 27th.
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