Hernandez had CTE; lawsuit against NFL, Patriots filed

Aaron Hernandez suffered from advanced Stage 3 CTE, said experts at Boston University who examined his brain.

Antonia Santos, 75, of Boston’s South End, cried  as she talked about her 53-year-old son, Angel Morales, who is in Puerto Rico. Santos has not been able to get in contact with her son since Hurricane Maria hit.

‘The island went silent,’ and Puerto Ricans in Mass. are worried

Relatives are hoping communication lines, ravaged by Hurricane Maria, are restored soon.

Sugar Ray Robinson (right) and Jake LaMotta fought six times between 1942 and 1951, and Sugar Ray won five of them.


Jake LaMotta turned me on to boxing. Then I met his rival

These guys beat the living daylights out of each other, but they loved each other like brothers.

9/20/2017ÑSeattle, WA, USA AmazonÕs Seattle headquarters is centered around the cityÕs South Lake Union and Belltown neighborhoods, and includes numerous new high rise buildings along with three giant glass spheres (seen here). Amazon says it is looking to build $5 billion in new offices and hire 50,000 employees to create a duplicate of Seattle, which itÕs called HQ2 in another North American city. In Seattle Amazon already owns or leases over 8 million square feet of office space and has plans to expand to 12 million square feet over the next few years. ItÕs SeattleÕs single-biggest downtown tenant, and among the largest footprints of any non-manufacturing business across region. The company currently employs around 40,000 people in Seattle which has a population of nearly 700,000. Photograph by Stuart Isett

Nestor Ramos

In Seattle, Amazon’s growth defines a city

The Amazonians are mostly young, mostly male, and often wearing dress shirts and jeans. Sometimes, they carry bananas.

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Man killed in head-on crash in Framingham

The 50-year-old man was driving a vehicle that collided with another vehicle on Water Street, a fire official said.

Lawrence men plead guilty to running multi-state ATM robbery operation

David Barker, 39, and Efrain Montero, 40, are facing prison time, while Jonathan Santos, 35, was sentenced to probation, prosecutors said.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

On the T, a school system ad with an unfortunate misspelling

The ad is one of seven versions in circulation. Another ad is missing a necessary second use of the word “you”: “Don’t let anyone tell you can’t do something.”

Hernandez v. NFL, New England Patriots

Read the full text of the lawsuit filed on behalf of Aaron Hernandez’s daughter against the NFL and the Patriots.

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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City of Boston Chief of Economic Development John Barros, right, and Tourism, Sports and Entertainment director Ken Brissette, left, examine an IndyCar mock-up following a news conference in Boston, Thursday, May 21 2015, announcing the inaugural Grand Prix of Boston scheduled for Labor Day weekend 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

IndyCar owner sues city

The organizer behind the 2016 failed IndyCar event proposed in Boston has targeted City Hall in a new $15.5 million lawsuit.

Better late than never? Attleboro library book returned 78 years later

It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.

South Boston Ma 07262016 A Massachusetts State Police boat joined the Search for for missing 7-year-old boy Kyzr Willis near Carson Beach. Globe/Staff Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

Family of boy who drowned at Carson Beach to sue city, mayor

The suit names Mayor Walsh, saying he, “in a grossly negligent manner, failed to order the implementation of the provisions of Christian’s Law.”


 DEADLY FIGHT An apparent fight between two neighbors in Dorchester Thursday morning has left one man dead from stab wounds and another wounded, Boston police said. Officers, responding to a call, found two people with stab wounds at 50 Bradshaw St., department spokeswoman Maisha Miraj said. “They were fighting each other; it appears that they may have been neighbors,” Boston police spokeswoman Rachel McGuire said. One of the victims was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The other victim was taken to Boston Medical Center.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos read a book to elementary students in Prince William County, Va.

Washington approves revisions to Massachusetts’ school accountability system

State standardized test scores will remain at the core of the revised system, but it includes some additional measures.

This graphic shows the classic features of CTE in the brain of Aaron Hernandez.

Learn the symptoms in the four stages of CTE

According to a BU study, CTE begins with simple symptoms, but as the disease progresses, sufferers quickly develop other, much more worrying warnings.

Quincy teen bitten by dog, taken to hospital

The teen was bitten on the arm and leg Thursday afternoon, police said

Foxborough, MA--1/13/2013 (1st quarter) New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez 14-yard reception against the Houston Texans during 1st quarter action of the AFC Divisional Playoffs at Gillette Stadium on Sunday January 13 2013. . (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: 17nohockey Reporter: Texans-Patriots

BU CTE Center statement on Aaron Hernandez

Read the Boston University statement on Aaron Hernandez.

Man with loaded gun, drugs nabbed in Downtown Crossing

A Boston man was arrested with a loaded revolver and “a large amount” of drugs in Downtown Crossing.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave remarks to federal law enforcement at the Moakley Courthouse on Thursday.

AG Jeff Sessions pledges to dismantle MS-13 ‘clique by clique and member by member’

Sessions said that Trump had put “all gang members and organized thugs on notice: We are coming for you.”

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea listened while President Trump made a statement on Thursday.

Trump jokes about ‘deplorables’ comment during remarks about N. Korea in N.Y.

Trump cracked a joke Thursday about Hillary Clinton’s description of his supporters as “a basket of deplorables.”

“The Vietnam War” on PBS is a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

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Q & A: Exploring JFK’s Vietnam War legacy

A Harvard professor who served as an adviser on the documentary “The Vietnam War” recounts how President John F. Kennedy wrestled with how deeply to get involved in the conflict.

Bikers rode along the Minuteman Bikeway in June.

Bicyclist says she didn’t pull over for Arlington police as a bit of a protest

Karen Cady-Pereira said at the time she viewed her disobedience as a form of protest — but she didn’t expect the situation to escalate so quickly.

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Mayoral candidate said billboard sign was ripped down

“Obviously someone has a problem with my candidacy,’’ said Robert Cappucci of East Boston

Chelsea Manning addressed an audience during a Nantucket forum on Sunday.

Online petition denounces decision to revoke Chelsea Manning’s Harvard fellowship

An online petition supported by five Harvard graduates denouncing the decision to revoke Chelsea Manning’s fellowship has gained 15,000 signatures.

A woman with her luggage rolled past wires, cut trees, and debris Thursday.

Strong winds blow down trees in Back Bay, on Boston Common

The tree took down two telephone poles and damaged property and vehicles in the area.

Braintree bridge project will cause Route 3 traffic jams this weekend

Another quick bridge project will get underway this weekend.

Spies Yelena Vavilova (top right) and Andrei Bezrukov (bottom right), posing as Americans, lived in this house in Cambridge.

Sons of Russian spies who lived in Cambridge face new obstacle to Canadian citizenship

The brothers say they were unaware their parents were Russian sleeper agents when the family lived outside Harvard Square.

Embattled comedian Bill Cosby faces a retrial in November in a sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, as well as lawsuits in Massachusetts alleging similar acts.

Cosby shakes up legal team, tweets about show as sexual assault cases loom

“Happy 33rd Anniversary to the Iconic Groundbreaking Sitcom ‘The Cosby Show,’” said a message on the official Twitter feed belonging to Bill Cosby.

Man dies after early morning Route 6 crash in Dartmouth

The crash occurred in the area of the intersection of Route 6 and Route 177.

Last month, Wheelock College said it was in talks to merge with Boston University.

Why are so many colleges merging? Money and real estate

Wheelock College’s planned merger with Boston University would have been rare even just a decade ago. Not anymore.

New Hampshire man charged with impersonating officer, sexual assault

The 24-year-old Nashua man allegedly claimed to work for US Homeland Security when the alleged victim’s friend came to pick her up.

One dead, another wounded after fight between neighbors in Dorchester

The double stabbing was reported Thursday morning.

Nathan Carman spoke to reporters after a memorial service for his mother, Linda Carman, who was lost at sea.

Nathan Carman stonewalling insurer over sunken boat, records show

An insurance company said Nathan Carman, at the center of a probe into the presumed death of his mother, is refusing to answer questions germane to the sinking.

‘Erratic’ hit-and-run driver on I-93 nabbed south of Boston

The driver, believed to be impaired, struck another vehicle while traveling southbound on Interstate 93 in Dorchester, police said.

Surveillance tape of the goat.

A Millbury goat went on the lam for a long weekend

“As it turns out, Tom Brady was not the only [GOAT] running wild this past weekend,” Auburn police wrote on their Facebook page.

People watched the powerful surf hit Nauset Beach as high tide approached.

Tropical Storm Jose lingers off Nantucket, bringing strong winds

Temperatures in Greater Boston will rise into the 70s Thursday, but powerful gusting winds will persist into the night.

Tewksbury police search for suspect who stole cash drawers from Dunkin’ Donuts

The person was wearing loose, black clothing, and police have not said whether they know the suspect’s gender.

House explosion that killed NH worker caused by propane, investigators say

Federal authorities are also investigating an explosion at a work site in New Boston, N.H., that killed a 46-year-old painter Tuesday.

After racist incidents reported, NH school district focuses on diversity training

The Oyster River Cooperative School District in Durham has brought in a state official to conduct district wide training, officials said.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in South End

The male victim was taken to Boston Medical Center, said David Estrada, a Boston police spokesman.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

‘Suspicious death’ under investigation in Billerica

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

Tewksbury police looking for truck driver who hit school bus

The truck is described as a white tractor-trailer with two blue stripes, according to police.

Orange Line service restored after trees removed from track

Trees fell between the Oak Grove and Wellington stations, halting traffic and forcing travelers to use shuttle buses Wednesday night, the MBTA said.

School official hit over donations to charter school advocacy group

The chairman of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is again facing calls for his ouster from teachers’ unions and other education advocates.

New England news in brief


Boston, MA - 9/20/2017 - Amanda Mero (cq), 27, seated, begins work on an untitled abstract. In her artist's statement, she wrote that art is her therapy. She marked her 1-year anniversary of sobriety and August 30, 2017. (She works with acrylic on canvas.) The Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) holds its 27th Annual Recovery Day Celebration at Faneuil Hall (cq) and Quincy Market Place (cq) (Artists in Recovery exhibit). Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 21recovery Reporter: XXX

A celebration of artists in recovery

“Art keeps me away from substance abuse,” said Jeff Ivers, who struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years.

Powerful surf hit Nauset Beach as high tide approached Wednesday.

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

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

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is running for reelection.

Yvonne Abraham

What the challengers would say to Mayor Walsh if they had a debate

With no debate planned, I offered all three challengers a chance to take Walsh to task on issues where they think he’s failing the people of Boston.

Wareham crash injures state trooper and New Bedford woman

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