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Boston hotel strike over

Boston Herald (Business) 11/17 6:00P By Jordan Graham
A 45-day hotel strike in Boston, the first in the city’s history, is over after union members overwhelmingly approved a new contract yesterday that will give workers at the seven Marriott-owned hotels in the city higher wages and better benefits,...

Howie Carr: Whitey Bulger's rotten life and times

Boston Herald (News) 11/17 6:00P By Howie Carr
For once in his life, Whitey Bulger was considerate enough to do everybody a big favor — getting himself murdered just in time for the Christmas shopping season. Since his gruesome end, book sales have been way up. There’s even renewed interest...

7 New England college students named Rhodes Scholars

Boston Herald (News) 11/17 6:00P By Associated Press
BOSTON — Seven students from New England universities are among this year's crop of Rhodes scholars. The 32 recipients of the prestigious scholarship announced Sunday include students at Harvard and MIT in Massachusetts, Yale in Connecticut and...

Top spending Massachusetts PACs linked with labor unions

Boston Herald (News) 11/17 6:00P By Associated Press
BOSTON — Eight of the top ten Massachusetts political action committees that spent thousands in the months leading up to Election Day were representing the interests of labor unions. The top-spending PAC from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31 was the 1199 SEIU...

"Train to Christmas Town" strikes and kills two people

Boston Herald (News) 11/17 6:00P By Associated Press
BOSTON — Two pedestrians have been struck and killed by a Christmas-themed train in the coastal community of Wareham. Police and emergency workers responded to the scene at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discover a man and women had died near 72...

Incoming Rep. Lori Trahan to support Pelosi for speaker

Boston Herald (News) 11/17 6:00P By Associated Press
BOSTON — Incoming U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan is planning to support Nancy Pelosi as the next House speaker. Trahan, who beat out a crowded field to win the seat being vacated by fellow Democrat Niki Tsongas, told The Lowell Sun on Friday she has signed...

Rhodes scholar class features plenty of women, immigrants

Boston Herald (News) 11/17 6:00P By Associated Press
BOSTON — The latest crop of U.S. Rhodes scholars has more women than any other single class, and almost half of this year's recipients of the prestigious scholarship to Oxford University in England are either immigrants or first-generation...

Native American groups: Artifact auction ‘unconscionable’

Boston Herald (News) 11/16 6:00P By Marie Szaniszlo
Native American groups are protesting the Medford Public Library’s decision to auction off a collection of Native American artifacts next month and questioning the legality of the sale. In a public notice posted Nov. 13, the library said a...

More than 1,500 opioid deaths in Massachusetts this year

Boston Herald (News) 11/16 6:00P By Associated Press
BOSTON — Massachusetts remains in the throes of an opioid crisis with more than 1,500 deaths through the first nine months of 2018, most linked to the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to new state figures released Friday. The...

Jewish genealogy center named in honor of Wyner family

Boston Herald (News) 11/16 6:00P By Associated Press
BOSTON — The Jewish Heritage Center at the New England Historic Genealogical Society has been named in honor of longtime supporter. The Boston center will now be known as the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center in honor of Justin Lawrence "Jerry"...

Boston startup slapped with $350G in fines

Boston Herald (Business) 11/16 6:00P By Jordan?graham
A Boston startup will pay a combined $350,000 to state and local regulators for running an initial coin offering, a method of raising money from investors through cryptocurrency that critics said included no regulatory oversight and was ripe for...

Landmarks to be lit in yellow to recall accident victims

Boston Herald (News) 11/16 6:00P By Associated Press
BOSTON — Activists have scheduled a variety of events to remember victims of traffic crashes in Massachusetts. On Sunday the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition is organizing a series of actions to recall those who have died recently on area...

Union: Deal reached that would end Boston hotel strike

Boston Herald (News) 11/16 6:00P By Associated Press
BOSTON — A labor union says there's a tentative contract agreement that would end a 46-day strike by Marriott hotel workers in Boston. The Unite Here Local 26 union announced the preliminary deal Saturday and said a ratification vote is scheduled...

Massachusetts still very blue, but moderates hold clout

Boston Herald (News) 11/16 6:00P By Associated Press
BOSTON — Massachusetts in 2018 lived up to its national reputation as a solidly blue state, once again electing an all-Democratic congressional delegation with more women than ever including Ayanna Pressley, the state's first black...
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