US attorney investigates Brookline private school over allegations it barred disabled child

Administrators allegedly declined to admit the 5-year-old, saying they feared the school could not meet the child’s educational needs.

Charlie Baker, 15, of Swampscott, attended the Women’s March to support others.

Women’s March attendees rest, reflect — and plan

It was exhilarating, cathartic, history in the making, said Boston-area attendees of several Women’s Marches. But it was just Day One.

Carolyn Rubin (left), Stephanie Fan, and Lydia Lowe of Friends of the Chinatown Library discussed the proposals.

Prospects brighten for a Chinatown library

After 60 years without a public library, will the neighborhood get one?

Professors at Northeastern gathered as many discarded signs from the Boston Women’s March as they could and brought them to a storage facility for safekeeping.

Professors stash rally signs to preserve a piece of history

The collection, before being spared from the trash, had evolved into a makeshift art installation along the fence line of Boston Common.

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Man who allegedly pulled fire alarm in Steelers hotel arraigned

Dennis Harrison allegedly pulled a fire alarm inside the hotel where the Steelers were staying on a dare.

Five things to watch on immigration

Trump vowed to crack down on illegal immigration starting on his first day, but it hasn't quite worked out that way. Here are the top issues we’re watching.

Political Happy Hour: January 23, 2017

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Salem domestic violence agency shocked when new director arrested

Rachel Morgan has been charged with theft from her previous employer in Sherman, Texas.

Why Charlie Baker missed the Women’s March

Governor Charlie Baker said it was not a conscious choice he made not to attend Saturday’s Boston Women’s March.

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Boston Common’s history of protest

The protest was the latest reminder of the enduring role of the Common, the nation’s oldest city park, as Boston’s center of dissent

New Bedford man allegedly stole more than $60,000 from his grandfather

Christopher Strouse was arrested Thursday and charged with “a litany of elder financial abuse charges,” prosecutors said.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

Legislative leaders aiming for 40 percent pay hikes

The proposed salary hike would give them around $142,000 annual salaries.

A school bus rolled over a guardrail Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 95 in Waltham while carrying students from Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury earlier this month.

Pickup driver cited in crash that sent Sudbury school bus veering off I-95

The State Police have cited the driver of a pickup truck that veered into a school bus full of students.


Sounding the alarm on Alarmgate

Every sentient American outside of New England, and certainly all the crack investigators in NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office, know why the Patriots won.

Hampshire students say they confronted man waving Nazi flag

They recorded the incident on video, and shared it to Facebook.

Asim Kieta.

Defense lawyer describes witnesses as ‘criminals’ as client is arraigned

The charges against the suspect who allegedly left an explosive device near a police cruiser include assault with intent to murder.

Court officers detained a man who jumped over a railing in Lawrence District Court while trying to charge towards Tony Ventura during his arraignment Monday.

Lawrence murder arraignment disrupted by man trying to attack suspect

Tony Ventura allegedly murdered his girlfriend, Maria Mortin, in her Prospect Street home in Lawrence.

At least one person was killed after flames broke out early Monday in Belmont.

Man killed in 3-alarm blaze in Belmont

A neighbor woke up to the sound of fire engines just before 4 a.m. and saw the house across the street “lit up in flames.”

Foxborough MA 1/22/17 New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft holding up the AFC Championship Trophy after they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 during the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Fast Forward: It’s a Super Monday. That’s all.

Confirmations for President Trump’s Cabinet picks continue to be delayed, fallout from the Annie Dookhan case, and more of the news you need.

Snowfall begins north and west of Boston, but concern remains over heavy rains

Rain from a coastal storm expected during the evening commute will be accompanied by winds gusting as high as 70 miles per hour.

Drivers face slow ride into Boston as work week resumes

The drizzle is helping to slow the commute both south and north of Boston Monday.

Police Commissioner William B. Evans (left),  Lieutenant Detective Thomas Hopkins, and Superintendent-in-Chief William G. Gross at Sunday’s news conference.

Suspect charged with leaving explosive device near police cruiser

Asim Kieta, 42, a homeless man who formerly lived in Dorchester, was taken into custody in Charlestown.

This day in history

Today is Monday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2017. There are 342 days left in the year.


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Lottery results from Sunday drawings

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State trooper accused of OUI, relieved of duty

Angela Guerrera was allegedly driving her personal vechicle erratically before Acton police pulled her over.

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Project 351 Service Heroes Class of 2017  had time for one large group photograh at Faneuil Hall on Jan. 14.

Adrian Walker

Project 351 teaches teenagers the virtues of leadership

What began in 2011 as a one-day service program has blossomed into a year-round effort.

Man arrested in killing of woman in Lawrence

Lawrence police found the woman dead when they visited a home at 305 Prospect St. Sunday around noon.

Time Machine

Jan. 23, 1950: In a health advice column called “Why Grow Old?” the Globe suggests a good exercise for office workers.

Brockton man shot to death

Jermaine Smith, 37, died around 11:30 p.m. near 58 Sawtell Ave. in northern Brockton.

Gypsy moth caterpillars devoured trees across more than 100,000 acres in large swaths of Massachusetts last year.

Yet another gypsy moth infestation ahead for Mass.

Egg masses found throughout the state point to the likelihood of another moth-infested season.

Malden man charged in Somerville stabbing

Dwayne Williams, 31, allegedly stabbed a 28-year-old Somerville man multiple times.

Man accused of pulling alarm at Steelers’ hotel released on $100 bail

The Pittsburgh Steelers stayed at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, and some players were awoken by the alarm.

Police identify North Reading man as victim of Plymouth crash

Timothy Feeley, 47, died around 12:15 p.m. Saturday when he was thrown from a freight truck.

One dead, three injured in Methuen crash

The four young women were riding in a 2001 Honda, which police believe was the only vehicle involved.

Sunday’s scattered showers will give way to Monday nor’easter

The nor’easter will roll in Monday around 9 a.m., bringing heavy rain and sustained winds between 30 and 40 miles per hour across the Bay State and continuing into Tuesday morning.

Boston-01/21/2017 Thousands of people filled Boston Common for the Boston Women's March for America. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

Boston rally draws up to 175,000, officials say

Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Marty Walsh, and Maura Healey were among the speakers at Boston Common.

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Nor’easter will bring heavy winds, rain

A nor’easter is expected Monday, and along with it eastern Massachusetts will see strong winds and heavy rain.

Man is shot dead in Dorchester

Police found the victim at 6:34 p.m. at 56 Nightingale St. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Crowds at the Woodland MBTA stop Saturday morning.

Vast numbers of protesters flocking to Common overwhelmed MBTA

To ease the commute out of Boston, the MBTA announced the increased service options.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2017. There are 343 days left in the year.

Man pulled from icy river, but snowmobile still stuck

Rene Bedard, 54, of Goffstown was pulled to safety, but now has 24 hours to remove his snowmobile, a fire official said.

From the Cape to the Berkshires, marching in solidarity

Activists sang, waved homemade signs, and sported pink “pussy hats,” uniting them with millions of at Women’s Marches around the world.

Boston man arrested in Peabody for alleged carjacking

Guillermo Jose Torres, 37, was arrested Saturday afternoon in the breakdown lane on Route 1, State Police said.

Gary Bosworth, 64, watched the inauguration Friday at the Toy Town Pub. He has lived in Winchendon his whole life.

Forgotten and forlorn, a Mass. town finds hope in Donald Trump

Winchendon hadn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1988, but in Trump residents have vested their hopes for revival.

The governor said he would add $91 million.

Governor announces plan to boost aid for schools

Some education advocates say Charlie Baker’s plan, announced Saturday, doesn’t come close to providing the cash that’s needed.

Thousands of people filled Boston Common for the Boston Women's March for America on Saturday.

Yvonne Abraham

In marches, a chance to see hope and a way forward

Millions of people participated in demonstrations, from Boston to locations throughout the world, that were at once a protest and an affirmation.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy aims to forge a path toward ending federal oversight of the state’s child welfare agency.

Conn. lawmakers question plan to end oversight of child agency

The new exit plan, ordered by a federal judge in September, replaces a previous one filed in 2004.


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