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Arrests Made in Nationwide College Admissions Scam: Alleged Exam Cheating & Athletic Recruitment Scheme

Defendants include CEOs, actresses, university athletic coaches, and college exam administrators BOSTON, MA: USDOJustice report – Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this morning and charged in federal court in Boston. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam…
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MAYOR WALSH HIGHLIGHTS TRANSIT, CLIMATE PLAN

Boston, MA: Mayor's Office reports - The Mayor also advocated for education finance reform that will help improve students' lives throughout the state. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today delivered his 2019 Boston Municipal Bureau Speech, as he announced new initiatives and investments being made in Boston's transportation infrastructure that will help increase safety for all users of the road, ease congestion and provide more viable transportation options for residents. Mayor Walsh also announced updates to how Boston will reach its climate goals, and…
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Mass. man sentenced to 7 years following ICE HSI Boston, Rhode Island State Police child exploitation investigation

ICE reports PROVIDENCE, RI – Following an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations and the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), a Massachusetts man was sentenced March 5, in District Court in Rhode Island to seven years in federal prison for transporting, distributing and possessing child pornography Fetahe Makonnen, 35, was convicted and sentenced after being arrested in October 2017, in possession of two computer thumb drives containing approximately 1,300 images and videos depicting child pornography involving…
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U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction and Sentence of New Hampshire Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Charges Arising Out of Saco Home Invasion

Boston Field ATF reports - Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that the First Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday affirmed the conviction and 20 years plus life in prison sentence of Gregory Owens, 62, formerly of Londonderry, New Hampshire, imposed in July 2016 in District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen. After a 10-day jury trial in February 2016, Owens was convicted of interstate domestic violence and using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a…
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Baker-Polito Administration Names Samantha Phillips as MEMA Director

BOSTON, MA: Office of the Governor reports ;— The Baker-Polito Administration has named emergency management expert Samantha Phillips as the new director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the state agency that works to ensure the state is prepared to withstand, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters. She will succeed outgoing Director Kurt Schwartz, who has spent 30 years in public service to the people of Massachusetts. “Samantha’s extensive skills and experience in the public and…
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Kraft Secures the 6th NE Patriots Victory Trophy

(Boston, MA 2/5/19) The New England Patriots victory parade. (Mayor's Office Photo by John Wilcox) New England Patriots football principal Robert Kraft carries the 6th17 617 Trophy while riding a Duck through Boston. View additional photos by (Boston, MA 2/5/19) The New England Patriots victory parade. (Mayor's Office Photo by John Wilcox) (Boston, MA 2/5/19) The New England Patriots victory parade. (Mayor's Office Photo by John Wilcox)
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New England Patriots win Super Bowl – VICTORY PARADE Tuesday

The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams and win the Super Bowl 13 to 3. Lawyer Milloy and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for the 6th win of the Patriots. The City of Boston will host a duck boat parade Tuesday to celebrate the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII victory over the Los Angeles Rams. The parade will kick off Tuesday, February 5, at 11 ;from the Hynes Convention Center. Remember to dress warmly for the winter weather expected Tuesday. If…
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AGE STRONG COMMISSION ANNOUNCED BY MAYOR WALSH

Mayor Walsh announced the launch of the Age Strong Commission perviously know as the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, during his annual State of the City ; (Boston, MA 1/15/19) Mayor Martin Walsh State of the City Address at Symphony Hall. (Mayor's Office Photo by John Wilcox) Boston, MA: - Office of the Mayor reports - Mayor Martin J. Walsh tonight announced the launch of the Age Strong Commission, formerly known as the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, at his…
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