Kathleen McKiernan, Boston Herald

Kathleen McKiernan

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New Bedford, MA, United States

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Past articles by Kathleen:

Boy left injured at crash scene tells cops aunt was ‘drinking all night’

A mother who crashed her car on Route 16 on Sunday morning and left a severely hurt 10-year-old behind had at least five shots of Patron tequila before getting behind the wheel of a car with two kids, police reports say. Cecilia Miranda, 37, of Revere is facing charges of driving a motor vehicle under → Read More

Dorchester man charged in Woburn shooting over $10

A 28-year-old Dorchester man faces assault and firearm charges after his alleged involvement in the shooting of a 43-year-old Woburn man over $10, authorities said. Asa Cooper, 28 of Dorchester, will be arraigned Tuesday at Woburn District Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing injury, assault to murder with a → Read More

Friends mourn Brookline librarian killed in bike crash, call for greater cyclist protections

A beloved Brookline children’s librarian killed on her bike Friday was identified Saturday, and friends and cycling enthusiasts renewed calls for greater safety measures to protect riders. Paula Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge was identified as the woman killed on her bike Friday in the Fenway area after a collision with a cement truck. Sharaga’s death → Read More

Female bicyclist hit, killed by cement truck

A female bicyclist was killed Friday afternoon after a cement truck hit her by Brookline Avenue at Park Drive in Boston, authorities say. The adult victim was rushed to a Boston hospital after the fatal accident happened at 1:30 p.m. Friday. “The female bicyclist involved in this crash, sadly, has been pronounced deceased,” Massachusetts State → Read More

Man charged in hit-and-run death pleads not guilty

The 55-year-old Norwood man accused of striking and killing a beloved Watertown teacher with his pickup truck and taking off admitted he was too afraid to stop when he thought he struck a person last Friday in Somerville, according to police reports. Edward Clark, 55, of Norwood pleaded not guilty to charges of leaving → Read More

Watertown educator killed in Somerville hit-and-run

A longtime Watertown teacher and administrator died Friday in a hit-and-run crash in Somerville, leaving the school community devastated. Allison Donovan, 40, of Somerville, and a second woman were both struck Friday night at 7:16 p.m. at a crosswalk at the intersection of Powder House Boulevard and Harden Road. The two victims were rushed to → Read More

Family distraught over Lynn man’s shooting death

The family of a 29-year-old Lynn man fatally shot Wednesday night is devastated, saying their hearts sank when they saw him lying gunned down on the ground. The Essex District Attorney’s Office and Lynn police are investigating the death of Vannark Chourb of Autumn Street, who was shot shortly before 11 p.m. on Elm Street. He → Read More

Firefighters battle four blazes in frigid conditions; one resident dead in Worcester

Temperatures reached only as high as 9 degrees when fires broke out in Worcester, Boston, Springfield and Winchester early Saturday morning, making battling the flames all that much more difficult, firefighters said. → Read More

Celtics backup guard Jabari Bird pleads not guilty to new charges

Jabari Bird faces new charges in the domestic violence case stemming from the alleged strangulation of a girlfriend in September. → Read More

‘Trauma spa’ pilot set for female survivors

The pilot is also partly designed to link women with mental health resources and clinicians at Boston Medical Center. BMC plans to base mental health clinicians trained in trauma out of the new office. → Read More

Hundreds show up to Boston Women’s March

Despite a scandal accusing leaders of the national Women's March organization of anti-Semitism, hundreds of people marched through downtown Boston Saturday as part of the third Boston Women’s March, in an act meant to show solidarity and a commitment to their fight for more civil and social rights. The national organization has been beset with → Read More

Shootout in Egleston Square leaves one dead, one hurt

A shootout in Egleston Square left one man dead, another with life-threatening injuries and sent frightened bystanders running for cover. Two guns were recovered at the scene, police said, bringing the total number of guns recovered from city streets this year to 44. “This is an active investigation,” said police Commissioner William g. Gross outside → Read More

Rush for bread and milk as storm approaches Massachusetts

People flooded supermarkets searching for bread and milk and other necessities as a winter storm approaches with a foreboding forecast. → Read More

Brace yourselves: Snow is coming

Boston is slated to get four to eight inches of snow while the South Shore will see one to three inches, an official said. The northwest region could get slammed with 12 to 18 inches of snow, and parts of Western Mass could see 18 to 24 inches. → Read More

Medford comes to aid of restaurant delivery driver stabbed and left for dead

Medford friends and neighbors are devastated after a delivery driver from a local Chinese restaurant was stabbed from behind and left for dead. → Read More

City marks site of molasses flood; plans $7M in renovations to surrounding parks

One hundred years after a giant wave of molasses washed over Boston’s North End, killing 21 people and injuring 150, the city is marking the site of the strange tragedy that historians say shapes the city to this day. A small plaque now sits the at the entrance of the Harborwalk at Langone Park where the → Read More

Ayanna Pressley back in Roxbury for ‘community swearing-in’

Freshman U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley vowed Saturday to tackle inequality in housing, education and to be a voice for the voiceless in Washington as hundreds of supporters pledged to partner with her at Roxbury Community College. Chanting “black girl magic,” hundreds of people from the 7th Congressional District turned out for Pressley’s “community swearing-in” ceremony. → Read More

Rookie cop’s killing reverberates among sisterhood in blue

The line-of-duty killing of a rookie female cop as she responded to three-car crash in California on Thursday is reverberating among women police officers across the nation. Davis police officer Natalie Corona was on the job only a few weeks when she was shot Thursday while responding alone to a traffic accident shortly before 7 → Read More

Woman charged in deaths of young girls apologizes

A Boston pipefitter accused of killing two little girls after her SUV crashed into their family in Revere in December apologized to the victims’ families, saying she is “heartbroken.” → Read More

You can’t get there from here: Boston-to-LA flight takes 30 hours

Passengers on an Alaska Airlines flight from Boston to Los Angeles are enraged after the seven-hour trip turned into a 30-hour long haul. Passengers boarded Alaska nonstop flight 1367 from Boston to Los Angeles at 6 p.m. Saturday but had to wait two hours before takeoff. The plane was in the air for 90 minutes → Read More