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BOSTON (AP) - The state's all-Democratic congressional delegation is pressing federal officials on efforts to address mental health challenges in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In a letter Friday, the 11-member delegation, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, notes Puerto Rico's single suicide prevention hotline has seen a surge of calls, forcing employees to work extra hours.

BOSTON (AP) - Two men have been indicted for illegally harvesting and selling juvenile eels from New Jersey and Massachusetts waters. Federal prosecutors say Joseph Kelley and James Lewis were indicted in Newark, New Jersey Thursday with conspiracy to smuggle the valuable eels, which are also known as "elvers" or "glass eels." The two men were charged as a result of an interagency sting known as "Operation Broken Glass."

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill aimed at cracking down on illegal hunting. The legislation would increase fines and other penalties for violating the state's hunting and fishing laws. It also directs the state to do a better job of marking the boundaries of wildlife sanctuaries so hunters won't mistakenly enter them.

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A construction worker has been killed in an accident at a home renovation project. The Gloucester Daily Times reports the 27-year-old man died Thursday morning while operating a mini-excavator. Investigators say they don't suspect foul play.

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