Priest at Center of Boston Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal Being Released
BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Massachusetts say one of the most notorious figures in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal has completed his sentence on child rape charges and will be released from prison this week. Paul Shanley was known in the 1960s and '70s for being a hip "street priest" who reached out to troubled youths...
MA Lawmakers Discuss Bill Lowering Age of Consent for Abortions to 16
On Tuesday, the Joint Committee on Public Health discussed Bill S.754, which is designed to safeguard the health care decisions of young adults. The bill is aimed at lowering the age of consent for a Massachusetts resident to have an abortion from 18 to 16, and that girls 15 or under can do so with the consent of only one parent or legal guardian, whereas current legislation requires both parents.
Prostitute Arrested on Collette Street in New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD - Police have arrested a woman after she was found offering to engage in sex for a fee. New Bedford Police were conducting a surveillance operation on Collette Street just after 7 p.m. Tuesday when they say Melissa Bennett, 38, of New Bedford offered to perform sexual acts in exchange for money...

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