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Past articles by Bob:

Man jailed for threats to Supreme Judicial Court justice

A man who had a conviction tossed in the aftermath of one of the state’s drug lab scandals threatened the same high court justice who ordered the dismissal, penning a missive with references to the Boston Marathon bombings and the 9/11 attacks, according to court documents. → Read More

Colleges may be liable for student suicides, court finds

When a student commits suicide, a college can be held liable for not preventing the tragedy, according to a high court decision that opens the door → Read More

Steve Wynn has no more involvement in Everett casino, regulators say

Steve Wynn, the fallen founder of casino giant Wynn Resorts, no longer has anything to do with the Massachusetts gaming house that was once destine → Read More

Rudy Giuliani’s TV turn on Fox News all part of the show for Team Trump

Rudy Giuliani is part lawyer, part showman — and that seems to suit President Trump as he attempts to sway the public’s view on the ong → Read More

Ex-Senate President Stanley Rosenberg to step down amid scandal

Disgraced former state Senate President Stanley C. → Read More

Two illegal immigrants allowed to marry in Boston court

A federal judge allowed two illegal immigrants to get married in her courtroom yesterday — paving the way for a ceremony that could have an e → Read More

Some asylum-seekers’ cases stretch into 2021

Immigration attorneys have hearings scheduled as far out as 2021 and say the logjam that is keeping cases open and hanging over their clients&rsquo → Read More

Fake inspection sticker gets a snicker

The homemade counterfeit sticker was so bad, the traffic cop let out an inspection snicker. → Read More

Cops: Realtor killed by teen driver high on drugs

A Realtor who called matching people with their dream homes her “ministry” had just finished showing a property in Medford on Sunday when she was run down and killed by an unlicensed teen authorities charged with driving drugged and fleeing the scene. → Read More

Taking a look back at Troopergate controversy

A Troopergate timeline: Oct. 16, 2017: Alli Bibaud, the daughter of a judge, is arrested after a traffic stop during which police said her eyes were glassy and bloodshot and she smelled of alcohol. She allegedly made several sexually explicit comments during the arrest and intake, which are taken down in reports. → Read More

Troopergate reports blast D.A., ex-state police chief

Worcester’s top prosecutor told former state police Col. → Read More

What investigators concluded from Troopergate probes

Here are excerpts from two state reports regarding the ongoing controversy surrounding how troopers were ordered to scrub the police report of Alli Bibaud, a judge’s daughter:“We have concluded that criminal charges are not warranted in this case, but we are referring the matter to the State Ethics Commission for your review of potential violations of the Commonwealth’s civil ethics laws.” → Read More

SJC: Charter school cap doesn’t infringe on rights

Massachusetts is not failing in its responsibility to educate its youth by having a cap on charter schools, according to a high court ruling that f → Read More

MassDOT: Steer clear of work on bridge

As the summer heats up, traffic could fry motorists as a portion of one of Boston’s vital roadways shuts down — and state officials are → Read More

Former state Sen. Brian Joyce’s lawyers say feds fishing

Attorneys for former state Sen. Brian Joyce say fed­eral prosecutors are trying to improperly dig for evidence as part of their attempt to have one of his high-powered lawyers booted from his public corruption case.Prosecutors argue that attorney Howard M. Cooper should be disqualified from representing Joyce because he was “enlisted” to make “false representations to the Massachusetts State… → Read More

ICE sought to detain rape suspect before he fled

A Ghanian national in the country illegally who is charged with raping a woman in his Uber car before absconding to his native country was placed o → Read More

1 killed in mid-flight accident

Horror struck a commercial jet more than 5 miles off the ground as shrapnel from an apparent blown engine smashed a window, damaged the fuselage an → Read More

Lowell joins in opioid lawsuit

Lowell has joined the avalanche of Bay State cities and towns bringing federal lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors for their “aggressive sale, misleading promotion and irresponsible distribution of opiates.”“The shadow of the crisis hangs over every part of the city,” wrote attorneys for Lowell, in a 172-page complaint filed yesterday in Boston’s federal court. → Read More

Suspect’s ex: When mad he was ‘whole different person’

The last time Marie Piotte remembers seeing Thomas Latanowich, he had his hands around her throat in the front seat of her car while their baby sat quietly in the back.“Luckily, she was too young to remember that,” Piotte told the Herald yesterday afternoon. “He would grab me, he would choke me. When he got mad, it was like he was a whole different person.” → Read More

AG Maura Healey's Exxon probe gets SJC OK

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has the power to investigate whether Exxon Mobil violated the state’s consumer protection law when it allegedly hid what it knew about climate change from the public, the state’s highest court ruled yesterday. → Read More