SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Bluebird Bio Inc. (BLUE) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $32.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins play the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles in the season opener.
Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan McDonagh and his teammates took the ice on Tuesday night in Boston while thinking about the tragedy back home. On Monday, a fatal grade school shooting in Nashville left six dead, including three children. McDonagh said the team was thinking about the victims as the Predators beat the NHL-leading Bruins 2-1. McDonagh didn't fly on the team charter Monday. He stayed with his three young daughters in Tennessee and instead traveled to Boston on Tuesday. The Predators and Bruins wore helmet stickers to show support for The Covenant School, where three 9-year-old students and three adult staffers were killed. The Bruins also held a moment of silence before the national anthem.
Juuse Saros stopped 35 shots, Cody Glass scored late in the second period and the Nashville Predators beat NHL-best Boston 2-1 on Tuesday night, halting the Bruins’ seven-game winning streak. Chasing the Western Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot, the Predators won for just the third time in eight games. Cole Smith added an empty-netter. Boston, which matched its franchise record of 1970-71 with its 57th victory on Sunday, is five away from tying the league record of victories in a regular season with eight games left. Boston’s David Pastrnak scored his 52nd with less than a second left in the game.
Kristaps Porzingis had 32 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards boosted their flickering postseason hopes with a 130-111 victory over the Boston Celtics. The Wizards won despite the absence of Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma and pulled within 2 1/2 games of Chicago for the final play-in spot in the Eastern Conference. Washington has six games remaining in the regular season. The Celtics had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 2 1/2 games behind Milwaukee for the top record in the NBA. Jayson Tatum led Boston with 28 points.
The Coast Guard has initiated an investigation into a fire that damaged a harbor cruise vessel docked in Boston. The Coast Guard said Tuesday that no one was on board the 153-foot Spirit of Boston when it caught fire late Friday night while it was moored at Commonwealth Pier in Boston’s Seaport District. The investigation will allow for a full understanding of the events that led up to the fire help prevent similar fires. The vessel has a capacity of 675 passengers and offers dinner and holiday cruises, a DJ and other on-board activities.
BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Progress Software Corp. (PRGS) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $23.7 million.
A New Hampshire man facing a murder charge in connection with the disappearance of his 5-year-old daughter who has not been seen since 2019 and is presumed dead has been indicted on unrelated gun charges. The Hillsborough County Grand Jury indicted Adam Montgomery on two counts each of being a felon in possession of a firearm and being an armed career criminal. He is alleged to have been in possession of guns even though he has multiple felony convictions. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges on April 4. An email seeking comment was left with his attorney.
An Army sergeant from Rhode Island who was captured during the Korean War and died of starvation in a POW camp has been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Sgt. Lawrence J. Robidoux, of Cumberland, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on a date to be determined. Robidoux was accounted for in January after his remains were identified using mitochondrial DNA, dental and anthropological analysis. The Army says Robidoux was reported missing in action on Nov. 27, 1950, after his company came under attack from Chinese forces. He was captured and POWs released in 1953 reported that Robidoux died in May 1951.
State police say a man struck and killed by a bus at Boston’s Logan International Airport was a 47-year-old Lexington resident who had gone to the airport to pick up a friend. Police said Tuesday that Vishwachand Kolla was standing outside his SUV parked curbside at the Terminal B lower level roadway at about 5 p.m. Monday when the Dartmouth Transportation motor coach made contact with him. Police say he was dragged along the driver’s side of his vehicle, sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The bus driver declined medical attention. The investigation is ongoing.,
Just years after labor activists persuaded a handful of states to raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers initially thrilled with the pay bump are finding their hard-won gains erased by inflation. New York, California, and Massachusetts are among states where legislation has been filed to boost minimum wages to $20 or more. But opponents to hikes in wages say it can be detrimental to small businesses who already operate on thin margins. Barry Nicholson, a businessowner in Corning, a city by the Finger Lakes in New York, said a big wage increase would be “a smack in the face to small businesses.”
A prosecutor says two juveniles have been charged with breaking into a Massachusetts State Police cruiser and stealing a rifle and ammunition. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says the 14- and 15-year-old male youths are accused of breaking into the police cruiser, parked in an apartment complex garage in Malden, during the overnight hours of March 23. Ryan said the firearm and other stolen items were later recovered in a Malden home connected to the 15-year-old. The juveniles are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately known if they had lawyers.
The Springfield Symphony Hall lists a capacity of 2,611. This is going to be a problem when the basketball world heads to western Massachusetts on August 12. Act surprised on Saturday when the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces its class of enshrinees for 2023. Among the finalists: Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich. It’s widely assumed that they’ll enter the Hall this summer, in what will be a most star-studded event. And the ticket will be hot. More than 2,611 people will want to go to this. Probably more than 261,111 people will want to go to this.
A pedestrian was struck and killed Monday by a bus outside of a terminal at Boston Logan International Airport. The crash occurred just before 5 p.m. on the Terminal B lower roadway, according to the Massachusetts State Police. The adult male was struck by a motor coach owned by Dartmouth Transportation Company of Concord, New Hampshire, according to an initial investigation, police said. The victim sustained severe injuries and was determined to be dead at the scene. No further information was being released by police. The investigation is ongoing.
The stalled effort to replace the Massachusetts state motto and seal, condemned by many as racist for its depiction of the state’s Indigenous peoples, is regaining momentum. Lawmakers last week gave the panel established in 2021 an extension until Nov. 15 to review and suggest changes after its missed its original deadline late last year. Commission co-chair Brian Boyles says the panel is ready to get back to work. The current seal features a depiction of a Native American man beneath a colonist’s arm holding a sword that critics say is racist.
Phillip Eng, an engineer with decades of experience running public transit systems, has been named the general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Boston area’s troubled public transit agency. Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey made the announcement Monday. Eng, the former president of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Long Island Rail Road and one-time interim President of New York City Transit, is currently executive vice president at an engineering consultant firm. The MBTA oversees the nation’s oldest subway system as well as commuter rail, bus and ferry service and has come under intense scrutiny in recent years for a series of safety issues that led to a federal review.
The Boston Marathon has agreed to a 10-year sponsorship deal with Bank of America that organizers hope will allow the world’s oldest 26.2-mile road race to grow over the next decade while maintaining its historic character. Financial terms of the deal announced Monday weren't disclosed. But the deal doesn't include the naming rights that typically allow the sponsor to boost its profile and an event to boost its coffers. Bank of America already had a foot in the distance-running world as the sponsor of the Chicago Marathon for the last decade. Insurance giant John Hancock sponsored the Boston Marathon for the last 38 years.
The Boston Bruins host the Nashville Predators after the Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout.
Boston visits the Washington Wizards after Jaylen Brown scored 41 points in the Celtics' 137-93 victory against the San Antonio Spurs. The teams meet Tuesday for the third time this season. Washington is 19-27 against the Eastern Conference, and Boston is 30-16 against conference opponents.
Tereza Vanisova scored 4:23 into overtime, and the Premier Hockey Federation’s Isobel Cup is heading to Canada for the first time in its eight-year history following the Toronto Six’s 4-3 win over the Minnesota Whitecaps. The Six won the title in making their first championship game appearance in three seasons of existence. And they reached the Isobel Cup final by winning their final two games to beat the Connecticut Whale 2-1 in a best-of-three semifinal series. The Whitecaps failed in their bid to win their second championship, after winning in their inaugural season in 2019.
The October 2002 votes in the House and Senate to authorize war with Iraq were grave moments in American history that would have reverberations for decades. Only now, 20 years after the Iraq invasion in March 2003, is Congress seriously considering walking it back, with a Senate vote expected this week to vote repeal the 2002 and 1991 authorizations of force against Saddam Hussein’s regime. For senators who cast the votes two decades ago, it is a full-circle moment that prompts a mixture of sadness, regret and reflection on a war that killed thousands of U.S. troops and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.
Jaylen Brown scored 41 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 137-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The Celtics were without star forward and leading scorer Jayson Tatum, who was sidelined with a left hip contusion. But Boston still moved to 1½ games behind Milwaukee for the Eastern Conference’s best record with its seventh victory in nine games. Malcolm Brogdon added 20 points and nine assists for Boston, and Derrick White had 19 points with eight rebounds. Zach Collins scored 21 points with seven rebounds for San Antonio, which was without 2022 ninth-overall draft pick Jeremy Sochan for the fourth time in five games.
David Pastrnak eclipsed the 50-goal mark by scoring twice and the Boston Bruins won their seventh game in a row by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout. Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk converted in the shootout in a matchup of Eastern Conference division leaders. Jakub Lauko also scored for the Bruins who earned their 57th victory and are five wins shy of matching the all-time NHL record with nine regular-season games to play. Charlie McAvoy provided two assists. Boston's Jeremy Swayman made 34 saves. Jack Drury, Brady Skjei and Sebastian Aho scored for the Hurricanes.
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Celtics star forward Jayson Tatum is out for Boston’s game against the San Antonio Spurs with a left hip contusion. The 25-year-old MVP candidate is averaging a team-leading 30.1 points per game, 8.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists. It’s just the sixth game he has missed this season. In a victory over Indiana on Friday, Tatum posted his 40th game of 30 or more points this season, setting a franchise record. He passed Hall of Famer Larry Bird, who had 39 30-point games during the 1987-88 season.
The Boston Bruins aim to keep their six-game win streak going when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes.
Teenager Noel Buck scored in the 88th minute to rally the New England Revolution to 2-1 victory over DC United. Buck, who is 11 days shy of his 18th birthday, scored unassisted on a deflected corner kick for his second career goal and first this season. DC United (1-3-1) took a 1-0 lead into halftime after Christian Benteke took a pass from Ruan and scored in the 45th minute. New England (4-1-0) scored the equalizer when Carles Gil picked up an assist on a goal by Gustavo Bou in the 63rd minute.
The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Henry Thrun to a two-year contract after his final college season at Harvard ended. The Sharks traded a 2024 third-round pick to Anaheim last month to acquire the rights to Thrun. San Jose had until Aug. 15 to sign him or he would have become an unrestricted free agent. Thrun will immediately join the Sharks' roster and the contract will run through next season. The 22-year-old had seven goals and 26 assists with a plus-20 rating in 33 games for Harvard as a senior this season.
Garnet Hathaway scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the NHL-best Boston Bruins wrapped up first place in the Atlantic Division with their sixth straight victory, beating Tampa Bay 2-1. The win was the Bruins’ 56th and moves them one behind the club record, set in 1970-71. It also keeps them on pace to set the NHL record for victories in a regular season with 10 games left. Patrice Bergeron added a power-play goal for the Bruins and Linus Ullmark made 26 saves, raising his record to 36-5-1. Victor Hedman had a shorthanded score for the Lightning and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots.
WARWICK – The wheels are in motion to better streamline the R.I. Interscholastic League’s policy concerning transfers.
A massive fire has destroyed five homes and damaged three others in a beachfront neighborhood in Scituate. The fire broke out Friday night near Minot Beach. No injuries have been reported. The fire chief told nbcboston.com that the American Red Cross of Massachusetts is helping about a half dozen people who were displaced. The Scituate Police Department said Friday night that residents should expect potential power outages and issues with water pressure and discoloration. Crews are expected to remain on the scene on Saturday to extinguish any hotspots. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
San Antonio looks to end its four-game road losing streak with a win over Boston. Sunday's game is the second meeting this season between the two teams. The Celtics won the last matchup 121-116. Boston is 27-9 at home, and San Antonio is 6-30 on the road.
Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, setting a new franchise record with his 40th 30-point game this season, and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 120-95 win over the Indiana Pacers. Tatum passed Hall of Famer Larry Bird, who had 39 30-point games during the 1987-88 season. Jaylen Brown added 27 points and seven rebounds, and Derrick White finished with 22 points and nine assists. The Celtics have won four out of five as they try to catch Milwaukee in the race for the Eastern Conference’s top playoff seed. Pacers All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton had 20 points, nine assists and six rebounds in his first game back from his six-game absence with a combination of a bruised left knee and sprained right ankle.
Bruins winger A.J. Greer has been suspended for one game without pay for his crosscheck to the face of Montreal's Mike Hoffman The incident occurred in the first period as they awaited a face-off during Boston’s 4-2 win over the Canadiens on Thursday. Greer was given a game misconduct on the play, part of a testy 932nd matchup between the Original Six rivals which featured 31 penalty minutes during the opening period. Greer will forfeit $4,121.62 under the NHL collective bargaining agreement based on his average annual salary. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Democratic House Speaker Ronald Mariano said Friday that the House won’t meet with state Auditor Diana DiZoglio about an audit DiZoglio has launched into the Legislature. DiZoglio, a Democrat who served as both a state representative and senator, said she’s forging ahead anyway, She's described the audit as the first such review in a century. Mariano said in a letter to DiZoglio that the House’s financial accounts are already public and any “performance assessment” by her office would violate constitutional principles. Democratic Senate President Karen Spilka has also pushed back, citing the separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judicial branches.
The Texas Rangers aren't wasting any time in seeing what they have in Jacob deGrom. The two-time Cy Young Award winner will start for the Rangers when they open the 2023 season against Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies. Eight Cy Young award winners in all will start on opening day, as all 30 clubs will play on opening day for the first time since 1968. This will be the fourth career opening-day start for deGrom. He signed a five-year deal with the Rangers during the offseason that's worth $185 million.
An airline passenger who helped tackle a man trying to stab a flight attendant with a broken metal spoon has been honored by his hometown police department. Jeff Neil is a former bouncer who now works for a software company. He received the “Citizen Award” from the police chief of Exeter, New Hampshire. At Friday's ceremony, Neil said he doesn’t consider himself a hero. But he acknowledged he was in the right place at the right time. Investigators say the suspect tried to open the airplane's door minutes earlier. The man admitted knowing that people would die if he opened it. He awaits a mental health evaluation.
The days when the AL East was so easy to predict are long gone. From 1998-2003, the five AL East teams finished in the exact same order every season. The New York Yankees were dominant back then. The Boston Red Sox were contenders. Everyone else was left chasing those teams. Consider this a different era. In the past nine seasons, every team in the division has won it at least once. Boston has placed first three times, but the Red Sox have also finished last four times — including 2022.
A Rhode Island man who admitted to federal authorities that he used a cellphone to record himself sexually assaulting two teenage girls has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Francis Scott was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in June to sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. Authorities say Scott pretended to be a driver for a ride-hailing service in February 2017 and offered to give a 15-year-old girl a ride to school. Instead, he drove her to a secluded area and assaulted her. A 17-year-old girl the came forward to report that she had been assaulted by Scott.
PROVIDENCE – The nightly rounds were made, sometimes taking place as late as 1:30 in the morning.
A team-by-team look at the American League East, including key players each club acquired and lost, top hitters and projected rotations, and outlooks for the 2023 season.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning aim to break a three-game losing streak with a win over the Boston Bruins.