Middlesex County

Middlesex County News

  • Pig Virus Found at Two Canadian Sites, Posing ‘Disastrous’ Loss

    A piglet-killing virus that spread last year to hog herds in 23 U.S. states has been detected in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

  • Nixon Peabody Adds Bulger Prosecutor: Business of Law

    Brian T. Kelly, the prosecutor who tried mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, is joining Nixon Peabody LLP as a partner in the government investigations and white- collar defense practice in Boston.

  • Pension Fund Gains Mean Worker Pain as Aramark Cuts Pay

    Rick Thorne worked as a custodian in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, schools for 22 years, earning $20 an hour cleaning floors, cutting grass and setting up for assemblies in the community, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Boston.

  • Banks in Crosshairs as Coakley Pushes Mortgage Relief

    Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general whose 2010 U.S. Senate loss cost Democrats a filibuster-proof majority, has been clawing back political respect by declaring a one-woman war on Wall Street’s role in the collapse of the housing market.

  • Three Dead, Including Gunman, in New Jersey Store Shooting

    A man wearing military fatigues walked into a supermarket in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and fatally shot two fellow workers with an AK-47-style assault rifle before killing himself with a pistol, authorities said.

  • Christie’s Coattails Worry N.J. Democrats in Legislature

    As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leads his opponent by as much as 34 percentage points in his bid for a second term, some Democrats say they’re worried that votes for the incumbent Republican will trickle down the ballot.

  • Christie Tangles With Buono on Taxes to Bosses in Debate

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he’ll work as hard as he ever has if he’s re-elected, while Democratic challenger Barbara Buono said he has allied himself with political bosses and left small businesses behind, as the two held their final debate in a lopsided race last night.

  • Whitey Bulger Trial Witness Found Dead, Prosecutor Says

    Stephen Rakes, who allegedly was a victim of extortion by James “Whitey” Bulger and said in May he looked forward to testifying against the reputed crime boss at his murder trial, was found dead, prosecutors said.

  • Marathon Bombing Suspect Being Probed in 2011 Homicide

    Investigators are looking into whether suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was involved in the 2011 murders of three men found dead in a suburban apartment with their throats slashed, according to a spokeswoman for the Middlesex County district attorney’s office.

  • Ex-N.J. Trooper Gets Probation for High-Speed Escort

    A former New Jersey State Police sergeant who escorted a high-speed caravan of Porsches, Lamborghinis and Ferraris on the Garden State Parkway was sentenced to one year of probation.

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