All five killed in wrong-way crash identified

middleboro, ma 10/24/16 two vehicles involver in overnight fatal crash, five dead, on rte 495 middleboro white vehicle - wrong way driver, demolished car, four dead... * george rizer for the globe

George Rizer for The Boston Globe

Valantein Burso, 31, was driving the wrong way on I-495 in Middleborough when she collided with a car carrying four college students.

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Man dressed as tree arrested for blocking traffic in Maine

Performance art? An early Halloween costume? Some sort of social experiment? Not clear.

// Home prices — you guessed it — are up again in Mass.

The inventory of available homes is also falling fast.

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The university and dining hall workers who have been on strike for weeks have reached a tentative agreement.

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Governor Baker is asking voters to back a ballot measure allowing for more charter schools in the state in an ad that begins airing today.

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