January 12, 1991 |
An Irish national arrested in Abington in connection with a planned armored truck robbery is the highest-level Irish Republican Army operative ever arrested in the United States, the Boston Herald reported. Michael Oliver McNaught, 45, was arrested Wednesday with five other men outside a branch of the New Bank of New England. They were allegedly awaiting the arrival of an armored truck carrying nearly $1 million.
October 3, 2006 |
Massachusetts began signing up its poorest residents for low-cost health insurance Monday, the beginning step in the state's goal to be the first to require all citizens to have health insurance. "This is a historic day for us," said Gov. Mitt Romney, who signed the state's new health care law in April. "It's real today." Madeline Rhenisch, 56, will be among about 62,000 of the state's poorest residents, living at or below the federal poverty line of about $9,800 a year, offered the program.
September 30, 1994 |
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who two days earlier attacked his Republican opponent in the Senate race over his Mormon religion, appeared to be backing off those earlier remarks after a barrage of press criticism. "I believe that religion should not be an issue in this campaign," Kennedy said in a statement. "The way to make that so is to stop talking about it and to focus on issues like jobs and health care, which is exactly what I intend to do."
February 18, 1993 |
Three brothers who disappeared while playing in the snow were found safe Wednesday after hundreds of people spent hours searching through a swampy, wooded area in stormy weather. The Eklund brothers, Brian, 13, Robert, 11, and Matthew, 9, were found after an overnight stay in the woods near an industrial park, New Bedford Police Officer Paul Chaves said.
October 6, 2004 |
Massachusetts' main state pension fund said Tuesday that it fired money management giant Capital Group Cos. because of poor returns, costing the Los Angeles company an account worth nearly $1 billion. The defection is the latest Capital has suffered from its Capital Guardian Trust unit, which at midyear managed about $95 billion in foreign stocks for institutional investors.
February 13, 1996 |
"Dig Me" is out and "Fax Me" is in. The New England Confectionery Co., which makes the small candy hearts bearing short Valentine's Day messages, has phased out a 1960s counterculture come-on in favor of a 1990s high-tech one. "Dig Me" joins other discarded sayings such as "Cha-Cha" and "Why Not."
February 10, 2006 |
An unemployed computer engineer who flew to his native England after the slayings of his wife and 9-month-old daughter in Massachusetts last month was arrested Thursday at a London subway station and charged with murder. At a news conference here, Middlesex County Dist. Atty. Martha Coakley said Neil Entwistle, 27, had used a .22-caliber handgun belonging to his father-in-law to commit what might have been intended to be a murder-suicide. "Obviously, the murder was affected," Coakley said.
February 6, 2004 |
One day after the state high court ruled that same-sex couples were entitled to marry, Beacon Hill was in a frenzy Thursday -- with Massachusetts lawmakers meeting in emergency session and lobbyists of fiercely divergent views trying to influence the debate. One prominent Democrat vowed to introduce an amendment to the state constitution that would nullify the Supreme Judicial Court's decision Wednesday allowing gays and lesbians to wed. The "defense of marriage" bill, Rep.
May 22, 2004 |
With wedding bells pealing all week in Massachusetts for same-sex couples, Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday stepped up his effort to block out-of-state gays and lesbians from marrying here. The Republican governor, a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage, delivered the records of 10 nonresident couples who received marriage licenses this week from city and town clerks to Atty. Gen. Tom Reilly.