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  • Tufts University Dec 6, 2019

    Tufts University Severs Ties With Family Behind OxyContin

    Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family’s role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the decision Thursday, ending a relationship that has spanned nearly four decades and brought $15 million to…

  • Oct 4, 2019

    Girl, 5, With EEE Released From Boston Hospital After a Month

    A 5-year-old Massachusetts girl who was once in critical condition with the potentially deadly EEE virus has been released from a Boston hospital after a month. Sophia Garabedian, of Sudbury, was in critical condition after being diagnosed with the mosquito-borne illness Sept. 3.

  • Oct 3, 2019

    5 New England Colleges Among Those That Got $60M-Plus From OxyContin Family

    Five New England universities are among those around the world that have accepted at least $60 million over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of OxyContin, even as the company became embroiled in lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic, financial records show.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Crowdfunding for Sudbury Girl With EEE

    A 5-year-old girl who was diagnosed with EEE remains hospitalized as a family friend raises money for her medical bills.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    As Girl Battles EEE, Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over $100,000

    As a 5-year-old girl deals with a EEE infection, a GoFundMe page has been raising money to help her family pay her medical bills. Sophia Garabedian was diagnosed last week with eastern equine encephalitis. The GoFundMe identified her after officials said the mosquito-borne illness left a girl from Sudbury in critical condition.

  • May 15, 2019

    Tufts University Students Uneasy After 2 Assaults

    Tufts University is preparing for graduation Sunday, but there are growing concerns on campus following two similar assaults within a week. “We got an email from university police last night that around 8:20, there was someone who grabbed someone from behind, and that’s the second time that’s happened,” senior Anna Mason said Wednesday.

  • May 15, 2019

    2 Assaults Reported Near Tufts Campus

    People at Tufts University are feeling uneasy after two students were assaulted.

  • May 3, 2019

    Nancy Pelosi Shares Her Thoughts on Impeachment During Massachusetts Visit

    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared her thoughts on the possibility of begining impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump during a stop in Massachusetts on Friday. “We have six committees, so many members so experienced in terms of the law and our Constitution, chairmen who are excellent — we’ll take our lead from them,” Pelosi said. “But I’m not a...

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Men Seen Prowling on Home Surveillance Camera

    A neighborhood is on alert in Westborough, Massachusetts, after two Worcester men were caught on home surveillance prowling through yards and breaking into cars early Thursday morning.

  • Apr 2, 2019

    Family Behind OxyContin Calls Opioid Suit False, Misleading

    The family who owns the company that makes OxyContin is calling a Massachusetts lawsuit false and misleading in its first court response to allegations that individual family members helped fuel the deadly opioid epidemic. In legal papers made public Tuesday, attorneys for the Sackler family says the claims against the family must be dismissed.

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Tufts President Responds to Mounting Pressure to Cut Ties to OxyContin Maker

    Tufts University President Anthony Monaco responded Monday to mounting pressure from the Tufts community to cut ties with Purdue Pharmaceuticals and the Sackler family, the makers of OxyContin accused of drug pushing and jumpstarting the opioid epidemic. Monaco announced in an email to the Tufts community that Donald K. Stern, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, would lead...

  • Feb 13, 2019

    Offensive Posters Found Outside Tufts University Jewish Organization

    A Massachusetts university is condemning the posting of what some are calling anti-Semitic flyers outside a campus Jewish organization. The Tufts Daily student newspaper reports that more than two dozen flyers depicting militarized pigs were found posted on the exterior of the Granoff Family Hillel Center at Tufts University on Tuesday. One featuring cartoon images of pigs holding guns called...

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Tufts University Student Indecently Assaulted Near Campus

    Students at Tuft University are on high alert after police say a student was indecently assaulted near campus. The student told Somerville and campus police that a man in his 30s or 40s assaulted her Friday night around 8:40 near Dearborn Road. She told police the suspect was wearing a dark-colored puffy jacket and jeans. The victim was not injured....

  • Nov 2, 2018

    Racist Flyers Appear on Campuses

    Several “get out the vote” signs at Tufts University were vandalized with flyers reading “it’s okay to be white.”

  • Sep 19, 2018

    Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate Jay Gonzalez Unveils $1B Education Plan

    Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez says Massachusetts could raise $1 billion for education and transportation by taxing the endowments of the state’s wealthiest colleges and universities. Gonzalez said the plan he unveiled Wednesday would bring in revenue needed to help make child care and preschool affordable for all families and fully fund public schools while also improving the state’s...

  • May 21, 2018

    White House Speechwriter Richard N. Goodwin Dies at 86

    Former White House aide and speechwriter Richard N. Goodwin died Sunday evening at his home in Concord, Massachusetts.

  • May 10, 2018

    Lyme Disease Vaccine Developed in 1990s Remains Shelved

    The CDC says tick-borne illnesses are on the rise. But a solution may already be out there.

  • May 3, 2018

    Law Enforcement and Privacy Advocates Weighing Risks and Benefits of Familial DNA Searches

    Researchers said the method lets police drastically narrow their suspect list and could help solve as much as 40 percent more violent crime where DNA evidence exists, but there is no public match.

  • Apr 30, 2018

    Picante Taqueria to Open in Former Pranzi’s Space in Medford

    It looks like a brand new Mexican restaurant is on its way to Medford, and this place–which may have a connection to a highly-rated Somerville spot–should be a popular option for college students.

  • Apr 4, 2018

    Tufts University Dining Hall Workers Decide to Join Union

    A group of dining hall workers at Tufts University announced Tuesday that they are joining a labor union.

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