Quiet Maine island left searching for answers after Groton slayings

Memories of Orion Krause remain vivid on Monhegan Island, but now the suspected murderer’s name evokes darker thoughts.

Walnut Street Synagogue Rabbi Lila Kagedan says people want to connect and want something ‘more meaningful.’

As building booms in Chelsea area, rabbis hope for Jewish renaissance

Decades after Jews moved out of the Chelsea area in large numbers, the Jewish community is experiencing a renaissance.

Alex Place of Milton and Kristine Acevedo of Dorchester staged a sit-in inside the lobby of the mayor’s office suite in City Hall Friday to press the mayor to debate his challengers.

Walsh declines to debate before Sept. 26 preliminary election

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had said he would debate his opponents before the preliminary vote. Now he’s saying he won’t.

A man took a photo of the rough surf along Nauset Beach in Orleans at high tide as preparations were made ahead of the impact of Jose.

Cape and Islands residents count down to Jose

On Nantucket, the harbormaster has closed the town pier and anchorage, and the access ramps to public beaches have been removed as Jose approaches.

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Wareham crash injures state trooper and New Bedford woman

Both were taken to Tobey Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, State Police said.

If Boston gets the next Amazon headquarters, will it get free bananas too?

The ripe idea hasn’t always been a bunch of fun for fruitsellers.

Maine woman: I’d rather go to jail than take down pro-Trump signs

Susan Reitman told NECN: ‘‘If I have to sit in jail for the rest of eternity, that’s my choice.’’

Jeff Sessions to speak in Boston Thursday

Sessions is scheduled to speak to federal law enforcement officials at the Moakley Federal Courthouse.

Turnout among college students rose in 2016 election, Tufts study says

Turnout among college students in 2016 increased by more than 3 percentage points, to 48.3 percent, over turnout in 2012.

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Lynn drug dealer convicted of manslaughter for selling fentanyl that caused man’s fatal overdose

An Essex Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted a Lynn drug dealer of involuntary manslaughter for selling fentanyl to a 37-year-old man who later suffered a fatal overdose when he took the powerful painkiller, prosecutors said.

A rendering of 2017's HUBweek.

Domes to dot City Hall Plaza for innovation-themed festival

The third edition of HUBweek will feature talks by entrepreneurs, scientists, and journalists.

Overdose deaths from any kind of drug, including opioids, slashed about 3.4 months off overall life expectancy in the United States between 2000 and 2015, a new study suggests.

Opioid deaths cut US life expectancy by 2.5 months, study suggests

It’s the latest grim statistic to illustrate just how devastating the opioid crisis has been.

Rescue efforts continued Wednesday after Tuesday’s deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck near the Mexican capital.

‘All my family is there’: Boston restaurateur relieved after Mexico quake

For Julie King, a Mexico City native who owns a downtown Boston restaurant, news of Tuesday’s earthquake was nerve-wracking.

Booking photos of Max Kennedy and Caroline R. Kennedy.

Cape DA defends handling of charges stemming from Kennedy party

Prosecutors dropped a disorderly conduct charge as long as Max Kennedy accepted responsibility for a noise violation and agreed to pay a fine.

SJC changes rules on charging suspects with first-degree murder

A defendant can no longer be convicted of first-degree murder if he or she is not directly involved in the victim’s death, the court ruled.

An MIT professor says increasing carbon levels in the oceans could lead to the world’s sixth mass extinction event.

A sixth mass extinction could be in the cards, according to MIT professor

Daniel Rothman predicted that the world’s oceans could hold enough carbon by 2100 to trigger a sixth mass extinction in them.

“Praying for my home country,” the former Red Sox slugger said on Twitter. “Portions of my Dominican pride shirts go straight to hurricane relief.”

David Ortiz aiding Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Dominican Republic

Another iconic Boston athlete, Pats receiver Julian Edelman, tweeted out a message of solidarity with residents of Mexico City.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2017. There are 101 days left in the year.

A couple walked along the Sandwich Boardwalk, where the water level is quite high near high tide Wednesday amid Tropical Storm Jose.

Tropical Storm Jose batters Cape and Islands with strong winds, rip tides

Eastern Massachusetts residents should brace for a stormy end to the week.

Sonja Farak (left) stood during her arraignment in 2013.

Court petition asks for dismissal of all cases touched by former drug lab chemist

Sonja Farak confessed in 2014 that she had been stealing from drug samples to support her own addiction.

A turkey crossed a streeet  in Cambridge.

Turkeys are ‘strategizing’ in Cambridge and officials want to do something about it

The City Council wants residents to get guidance on how to deal with the truculent birds.

Kayaker Craig Dustin Sr. was shown near a kayak in photo provided by the US Coast Guard.

Missing Saugus River kayaker’s body found

Authorities recovered what they believe is the body of Craig Dustin, the 72-year-old man who went missing Tuesday morning while paddling his kayak.

Offensive language found written in Westfield State University dorm

Discriminatory language was posted on a message board in a residence hall at Westfield State University.

Tito Jackson said he was thrilled to be on a list of “vibrant and transformational” people.


Tito Jackson included on list of 100 influential black Americans

Jackson, who grew up in Grove Hall and is running for mayor, was No. 84 on The Root 100.

Terror suspect was overweight, bored, and not serious about ISIS, defense says

David Douad Wright’s terrorism trial began Wednesday in US District Court in Boston.

Littleton firefighter recovering from serious on-the-job neck injury after fall

A 13-year-veteran of the Littleton Fire Department is recovering at a Worcester hospital from a serious neck injury that he suffered after a fall over the weekend while on the job, officials said.

Barnstable police use heat-sensitive drone to catch suspect who fled traffic stop, hid in pond

A man who fled a traffic stop in Barnstable and dove into a pond to hide from police Monday evening was caught using a drone equipped with an infrared camera, Barnstable police said.

The Knightscope K5 security robot roamed the Prudential Center in May.

Prudential Center shows security robot the door

After months of patrolling the mall at 2 miles per hour, the machine is off to “explore another galaxy” — presumably pretty slowly.

A new report has found that suburban sprawl and other development consumes about 65 acres a day of woodlands from Connecticut to Maine.

Region losing 65 acres of forests a day, report finds

Massachusetts alone is losing 7,000 acres of forestland a year to development, the report said.

Firefighters responded to a blaze that broke out at a home at 5 Arrowhead Lane around 5:33 a.m. Wednesday in Beverly.

Firefighters knock down ‘heavy fire’ that engulfed Beverly home

The two-alarm fire consumed most of the right side of the residence and burned through three cars parked in the driveway.

‘Suspicious death’ under investigation in Billerica

A body was found near the intersection of Concord Road and Technology Park Drive in Billerica Wednesday morning.

In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo Elie Wiesel is photographed in his office in New York.

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Elie Wiesel’s son hopes to spread his father’s message

Elie Wiesel’s son hoped to reaffirm his father’s messages of hope, acceptance, and kindness, and spread that message to the greater Boston community and beyond.

Should I drink 25 glasses of water like Tom Brady? Experts say no

This writer was going to try it, but the experts warned he’d better not.

Rocky Marciano retired in 1955 with a record of 49-0.

Rocky Marciano’s son debuts wine named for dad

It’s named for the legendary Brockton boxer, but cheap boxed wine this is not.

A couple walked along the Sandwich Boardwalk where the water level is quite high near high tide.

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Jose continues to cloud New England’s forecast

The storm’s persistent, easterly flow has kept the area’s warm air at bay. So when can we expect to see the sun again?

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2017. There are 102 days left in the year.

4 New Hamsphire residents die in NC wreck

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said the wreck happened around 3 p.m. Monday in Waxhaw, about 20 miles southeast of Charlotte.

Feeney, Ventura win state Senate primaries

A Foxborough Democrat and an Attleboro Republican emerged victorious from their respective primaries Tuesday in the race to fill a Bristol and Norfolk state Senate seat, according to unofficial results.

Coast Guardsmen searched for the missing kayaker Tuesday.

Search postponed for kayaker reported missing in Saugus

Craig Dustin Sr., 72, of Saugus, left his truck parked behind a bait shop on Ballard Street, according to state police.

Woman charged with stealing fentanyl at N.H. elder care facility

Prosecutors say Stephanie McMahon, 39, of Salem, N.H., stole three fentanyl patches from a resident's medication storage box.


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New England news in brief: Sept. 19

A look at news from around the region.

N.H. community colleges defend themselves after audit

State lawmakers said they're troubled by the conclusions of the recent review.

Propane tank explodes at N.H. house, killing painter in basement

Crews from multiple towns responded to the house in New Boston following Tuesday morning’s explosion.

Booking photos of Max Kennedy and Caroline R. Kennedy.

Charge dropped against Max Kennedy after loud party on Cape Cod

The 52-year-old son of the late Robert F. Kennedy agreed to pay a $150 fine for violating a local noise bylaw, prosecutors said.

McCrae Williams died earlier this month.

Weston man who died at Pa. college had been drinking before he fell, prosecutor says

McCrae Williams, 19, fell in his Lafayette College dorm room and probably hit his head, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Attorney General Maura Healey is seeking information from five opioid manufacturers and three distributors.

Healey, other AGs expand opioid probe to include drugmakers, distributors

Attorneys general from 39 states, including Massachusetts, are targeting five drug manufacturers and three distributors.

Irma did significant damage to buildings on St. John.

‘It’s this weird déjà vu’: St. John residents brace for Hurricane Maria

Just weeks after Hurricane Irma hit the US Virgin islands, another storm approaches.

Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced Gary E. Schara’s arrest on Monday.

Gary Schara held without bail for allegedly raping, killing 24-year-old Lisa Ziegert in 1992

The arraignment marks the first time a suspect faced a judge in the notorious case that has haunted Western Massachusetts for decades.

Glenn Chin prepared epidural steroid injections in conditions he knew were filthy and unsafe, federal prosecutors told jurors Tuesday.

Trial of pharmacist charged in deadly meningitis outbreak begins

Prosecutors on Tuesday blamed Glenn Chin, the former supervisory pharmacist at the New England Compounding Center, for the deaths of 25 people.