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Massachusetts elects United States' first openly lesbian governor

Democrat Maura Healey defeated Republican Geoff Diehl, a former state representative who had the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.

Democrat Maura Healey. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso/AFP)
Democrat Maura Healey. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso/AFP)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 07:09 AM IST

One of the last US Marines killed in Kabul brought home, 20 years after 9/11

Several hundred people gathered near the Farrah Funeral Home in Lawrence, Mass., where Rosario's remains arrived in a black hearse with a police motorcycle escort. Marines in dress uniform carried the casket into the funeral home, as veterans in the crowd snapped to attention.

Photos of US Marine Corps sergeant Johanny Rosario Pichardo are seen at a makeshift memorial for the 13 US troops killed in Afghanistan. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Photos of US Marine Corps sergeant Johanny Rosario Pichardo are seen at a makeshift memorial for the 13 US troops killed in Afghanistan. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Sep 12, 2021 07:20 AM IST

Shark tourism grows in Massachusetts' Cape Cod, 3 years after attacks

A small but growing group of charter boat operators off Cape Cod in Massachusetts are offering great white shark tours in a region where whale and seal watching excursions have long been a tourist rite of passage.

Shark tourism grows in Massachusetts' Cape Cod, 3 years after attacks(AP)
Shark tourism grows in Massachusetts' Cape Cod, 3 years after attacks(AP)
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 03:48 PM IST

Storm Henri: New York building wall of sand, beaches closed in Massachusetts

Storm Henri is expected to become the first hurricane to hit the New England area in decades. Forecasters warned of violent winds, the risk of flash floods and surging seas as the storm churned in the Atlantic, with landfall expected on Sunday.

Tropical Storm Henri is seen moving toward the US east coast.(AFP Photo)
Tropical Storm Henri is seen moving toward the US east coast.(AFP Photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 05:08 PM IST

19th-century two-storey house set to move a mile away in Massachusetts

The two-story building owned by Amherst College will be brought to a vacant lot after the Historical Commission gave unanimous approval last month to lift a yearlong demolition delay put in place last May.

The Martha S. Hubbard House at 205 South Pleasant St. on GOOGLE STREET VIEW.(AP)
The Martha S. Hubbard House at 205 South Pleasant St. on GOOGLE STREET VIEW.(AP)
Published on Feb 28, 2021 01:20 AM IST
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