IndyCar race opponents push for Boston lobbying rules

The assertion came during a long-promised City Council hearing about Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s push to regulate municipal lobbyists.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City address at Symphony Hall.

Walsh trumpets his record during State of City speech

As he prepares for his re-election effort, Mayor Martin Walsh highlighted his record on public education, the arts, and other areas.

Revere man allegedly posed as Justin Bieber to solicit child porn

A 24-year-old man allegedly solicited nude photos of a 9-year-old girl while posing as the pop star.

01/17/2017 NEWTON, MA Congressman Joseph Kennedy III (cq) speaks during a Massachusetts Democratic briefing held at Newton South High School. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Kennedy stands by decision to attend Trump’s inauguration

“Believe me, not going to be a whole lot of fun, and I totally understand why some of my colleagues would not want to be there,” Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III told the Globe.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2017. There are 347 days left in the year.

One dead, four critically injured, in Springfield crash

The Jaws of Life were used to remove people from the mangled Jeep, a fire official said.

Beverly City Hall evacuated for carbon monoxide leak

The city council meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been cancelled, an official said.

Bella Bond’s mother wants judge to dismiss charges

Rachelle Bond’s lawyer said her client’s actions do not meet the legal definition of an accessory after the fact of murder.



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Obama shortens Manning’s term, grants clemency to hundreds

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores of classified documents to go free nearly three decades early.

Man suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle in Dorchester

The man was struck just after 7 p.m. on Dorchester Avenue, Boston police said.

Fall River man sentenced to state prison for crashing into cruiser, possessing drugs

Eric Almeida, 37, pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to drug and motor vehicle charges, prosecutors said.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

Walsh tries again for pre-kindergarten expansion

This time, the Boston mayor is pitching a specific revenue stream to pay for free, universal pre-K access.

Quincy police officer to be arraigned after SWAT standoff

Officer Keith Wilbur is an 18-year-veteran will be held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Friday, prosecutors said.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

Read the full text of Mayor Walsh’s ‘State of the City’

The following is the full text of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s third “State of the City” address, as prepared for delivery.

Blackstone man eyed in elderly father’s death fights extradition

A Blackstone man who remains a person of interest in the recent murder of his 83-year-old father is fighting extradition in New Jersey, officials said Tuesday.

Watch: Mayor Walsh delivers ‘State of the City’ address

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh delivered his annual “State of the City” address at Symphony Hall.

Greenwich, Conn., official accused of sexual assault

The official allegedly touched a woman when she tried to leave after a political discussion turned acrimonious.

Boston- 03/05/14- A hearing was held at the State House on a bill to grant drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson spoke his opposition to granting licenses to illegals. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

Bristol, Plymouth county jails to screen inmates for deportation

The sheriffs will sign agreements with Immigration and Customs Enforcement allowing them to enforce federal law.

Political Happy Hour: January 17, 2017

Political Happy Hour: In Massachusetts, we spell public $ervice with lots of $$$ | Rosenberg comments gives pot advocates agita | ‘I was so high last night I had to write a script for the McDonald’s Drive-Thru’

Money for Boston schools – and how to get more of it – is at the heart of several education-related proposals that Mayor Walsh intends to file Friday.

How Mayor Walsh will push for more state money for Boston schools

Costs have been rising faster than revenues, forcing the school system to make cuts even as the budget has increased to $1 billion.

Marijuana law as we know it may change drastically

Public comments from Senate President Stanley Rosenberg about potential changes are setting off alarm bells among backers.

Revere officer accused of abusing 5-year-old child

Marcos R. Garcia was arrested on Saturday by State Police assigned to the Suffolk district attorney’s office.

Nick Adair of the Foxborough High School Jazz Ensemble rehearsed in 2013.  A recent study from MIT found that people who are asked to repeat random series of beats tend to reorganize them according to familiar patterns.

We all have a rhythm, MIT says, and culture keeps the beat

An MIT study could pave the way to a better understanding of the how people perceive and retain what they hear.

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 file photo Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage, right, and House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, attend the Electoral College vote at the State House in Augusta, Maine. LePage says he had weight loss surgery and jokes that now

Paul LePage says the NAACP should apologize to white people

The comment came hours after he said civil rights leader John Lewis should be grateful for what Republican presidents have done for black people.

Fire rips through Needham home

Flames shot through the roof of a comfortable home in Needham Tuesday afternoon.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed the crowd on Boston Common after a march from Roxbury in 1965.

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DeLeo to look into ‘proper honoring’ of MLK in Mass.

“We sometimes forget . . . about the connection that Dr. King had with Massachusetts,” House Speaker Robert DeLeo said of Martin Luther King Jr.

State legislative leaders revived a controversial proposal that would raise their pay and the pay of other state officials.

State lawmakers revive plan to raise their pay

The controversial proposal would raise pay at a time when the state faces persistent budget gaps.

18farragher - Joe Anzivino remembers his cherished moment with Ted Williams. (Thomas Farragher)


The day Ted Williams hit two for a couple of kids

Baseball is in Joe Anzivino’s blood, and he has a story about the greatest hitter who ever lived, Teddy Ballgame himself, Theodore Samuel Williams.

Authorities to search Manchester house in 35-year-old case of missing woman

Authorities announced Tuesday that they will search the Manchester, N.H., home once occupied by Denise Beaudin, who has been missing since Thanksgiving 1981.

Russell Yates, whose wife Elaine and two daughters went missing in 1985, speaks in the doorway of his home Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Warwick, R.I. Elaine Yates, living under the name Leina Waldberg in Houston, was arrested Monday, charged with taking the children. She faces arraignment on a fugitive charge Wednesday in Rhode Island. (Glenn Osmundson/Providence Journal via AP)

Woman faces charges for fleeing R.I. with children 31 years ago

The woman was located in Texas and authorities say her 30-something daughters are now both free to contact their father.

Author Patricia Cornwell left federal court in Boston in 2013.

Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell settles lawsuit against former business managers

The author had claimed a New York firm was negligent in handling her finances and cost her millions in losses or unaccounted-for revenue.

Cambridge, MA- 11-21-16: Cambridge Mayor E.Denis Simmons is pictured during the

Cambridge mayor mulls attending Trump’s inauguration

E. Denise Simmons said her presence would “be a visible reminder” that she and her constituents are not going anywhere.

7/01/2015 - Boston, MA- Marty Meehan (cq) , president of the University of Massachusetts talks with the media following a roundtable discussion with students at UMass Boston in Boston, MA on July 01, 2015. (Craig F. Walker / Globe Staff)

UMass receives sound bond ratings, with a caution on debt

Growing enrollment, conservative budgeting, and responsible financial management earned UMass sound bond ratings.

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Tuesday’s wet weather could extend into Wednesday

Rain is expected Wednesday morning with clouds later in the day.

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N.H. bill would require sex assault victims to corroborate testimony

Another bill before the committee would change the word “victim” to “complainant” in the sexual assault statute.

Parliament Buildings are pictured at Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on January 9, 2017. Northern Ireland's power-sharing government was on the brink of collapse after Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness announced Monday he was resigning. The move by McGuinness, a senior member of the Sinn Fein party and a former Irish Republican Army commander in the 1970s, could trigger new elections in the semi-autonomous province. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images

Fast Forward: State of the City address, Betsy DeVos hearing, an Irish crisis, and Bill Belichick skips Snapface

Northern Ireland’s government is in crisis, Betsy DeVos will face her first confirmation hearing to be Education secretary, and more of the news you need.

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Once a lover of blizzards, the city’s newest snow czar ‘doesn’t love snow anymore’

Nee is one of two officials in charge of the battle between the City of Boston and the snow.

A calm start to turbulent Tuesday

Rain, snow, and sleet will arrive in Greater Boston Tuesday afternoon and last into Wednesday.

Delays on the Haverhill and Fitchburg commuter rail lines

The T cited track work for delays on the Fitchburg line and “mechanical issues’’ for the slowdown on the Haverhill line.

Man surrenders after standoff in Raynham

Police said shots were fired, and a town official said there were no injuries.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2017. There are 348 days left in the year.

Massachusetts man is killed in Vermont ski accident

Jeffrey O’Connor, 39, of Hampden veered off of the groomed path and struck a tree head first.

A three-alarm fire in Sudbury Monday night left this Whitetail Lane home with serious damage.

Three-alarm fire in Sudbury displaces family, seriously damages home

A father and his son were home when the fire began but no one was injured.

Brock Satter, a member of the Mass Action Against Police Brutality group, led a chant during the Martin Luther King Day March for Justice in Dorchester on Monday.

Invoking Dr. King, marchers voice plea for justice

About 150 people of many backgrounds marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by marching through Dorchester.

Tasers drive jump in State Police’s use of force

Troopers’ use of force nearly doubled in 2016, propelled by stun guns.

New law bans parking in bike lanes statewide

The “Bike Lane Bill” was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker on Friday.

Massachusetts and ‘conflict minerals’

What’s behind a new law regarding how to to shield state government from buying electronics made with minerals connected to the conflict in the central African nation of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Man accused of sexual assault after bringing girl, 14, from El Salvador

Worcester police said she began communicating with Luis Santos, 22, over Facebook.

Time machine

Jan. 17, 1876: Breaking up a cockfight in Dorchester.


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