Yvonne Abraham

Young people are irate, and absolutely right

The students at the vanguard of Saturday’s March for Our Lives could plant a glimmer of hope even in a heart utterly broken.

TJ McDonald, 17, a junior at Blue Hills Regional Technical High School, joined the Resist Marxism counterprotest Saturday at Boston Common.

Counterprotesters at Boston Common ‘defend the Second Amendment’

Several dozen people rallied to oppose what they see as a push to trample on constitutionally guaranteed gun rights.

Mary Lou DiCicco held her and her late husband’s old military portraits from the Korean War at a nursing home located in Benton, Ark.

‘The most terrible thing I’ve ever been through’

Robert DiCicco found himself battling the same government he had risked his life for, a bureaucratic nightmare that plunged his family into financial peril.

Nicholas Nixon

Renowned photographer abruptly retires as MassArt investigates alleged misconduct

Officials at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design are investigating allegations that Nicholas Nixon engaged in “inappropriate behavior.”

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Boston, Cambridge fire respond to Charles River

Dive crews from both departments responded to a report of a person in the water Saturday morning, officials said.

Woman overdoses, crashes car with child on board, Wareham police say

Jocelyn MacRoberts, 34, was revived with Narcan at the crash scene off Glen Charlie Road, Wareham police said in a press release. Her child was not injured.

After foot chase, State Police arrest man on drug, gun charges

Brian Freeman, 22 of Roxbury, fled a traffic stop on Soldiers Field Road after troopers found illegal drugs and a gun in his car, State Police said.

Massachusetts cities and towns hold their own March for Our Lives rallies

Cities and towns throughout Massachusetts joined in to speak out in the nationwide movement.

Hundreds register to vote at Boston’s March for Our Lives

Between 400 and 500 new Massachusetts voters were registered during the March for Our Lives Saturday, Secretary of State William Galvin said.

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Norfolk inmate starts hunger strike over water

Wayland Coleman said he feared drinking water from prison taps.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley on Saturday praised the leadership of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Cardinal O’Malley calls for action on gun violence

“We need strong leadership from public officials and our courts that respects our rights but also protects our communities, “ O’Malley said Saturday.


Images from the March for Our Lives Boston

Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Boston after last month’s deadly school shooting in Florida.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Dorchester man arrested for carrying a loaded handgun

Isaiah Bates, 22, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Roxbury District Court, police said.

Worker killed in Ayer explosion was man in his 50s, DA says

One worker was killed and another injured Friday in an explosion and four-alarm fire at a furnace manufacturer in Ayer.

Hackathon organization hosts girls-only event

The free event at the Cambridge Innovation Center, was put on by MetroHacks, a Boston-based organization run by high school students.

The crowd on the Boston Common listened to speaker Leonor Munoz, a student and survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on Saturday.

Local Stoneman Douglas High School alumni rally along with students on Boston Common

“Our students are out there fighting for change, we owe them to stand behind them,” said Alicia Curran, 34, a 2001 graduate of the school.

Drivers who want Real ID said the state encouraged them to skip it

The Registry of Motor Vehicles has been encouraging drivers with soon-expiring licenses to renew online, even as it introduces a new type of license that can only be obtained in person starting Monday.

Level 3 sex offender is wanted for alleged assault on Orange Line

Angel L. Morales was recently identified through DNA evidence as the “offending male” behind the 2016 attack, MBTA Transit Police said.

A large crowd, joined by student marchers, rallied at the State House in downtown Concord, N.H., on Saturday.

In N.H., Vermont, and Maine, teens march, demand action

Students across northern New England put their feet down and lifted their voices up to declare “enough” and demand action to end gun violence Saturday.

Eli, Emerald, and Eliza are in need of a two-parent home.

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Three siblings need support of a loving, permanent home

Legally free for adoption, these siblings need a two- parent family able to provide them with support, structure, and individualized attention.

Thousands of people were at Boston Common.

Students, demonstrators march, rally on Boston Common

Police estimated 50,000 people participated in Boston’s March for Our Lives. Protest organizers said more than 100,000 took part.

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Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Mass Audubon Society

This day in history

Today is Palm Sunday, March 25, the 84th day of 2018. There are 281 days left in the year.

A new Green Line trolley arrived at the T’s Riverside station earlier this month.

Starts & Stops

First of 24 new Green Line cars has arrived

The first of 24 new trolleys has hit the rails for testing.


Scenes from the March For Our Lives in Boston and associated counterprotests

Thousands marched through Roxbury on their way to the Boston Common to protest gun violence.

Signs of the March

‘Guns don’t kill people, umm ... yes they do’ and more from today’s protest signs

The marches, which drew a lot of young people, featured creative signs from protesters.

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Watch: March For Our Lives in Boston

Protesters are marching from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury to a 2 p.m. rally on Boston Common.

Watch this 18-year-old find out she was accepted to Wellesley College

Jada Wiltz knew she’d celebrate her college acceptance with family and friends. But she didn’t know thousands of people online would be celebrating with her, too.

Demonstrators gathered in Roxbury before the planned march to Boston Common.

Live updates

Minute-by-minute updates from the ‘March For Our Lives’ rally in Boston

Demonstrators are protesting for change after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that claimed 17 lives.

The Smith brothers, Jordan (left) and Jayden (right).

Dozens of Boston students head to D.C. for March for Our Lives

Dozens of Boston students piled into buses bound for the nation’s capital Friday night to join protesters for the March for Our Lives on Saturday.

Teen accused of rape at Plymouth North High School

The 15-year-old male was released on his personal recognizance and ordered to stay away from the victim, officials said.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2018. There are 282 days left in the year.

Second ferry taken out of service this week on Martha’s Vineyard run

An indicator light went off on the ferry, alerting the crew that it might have a mechanical problem, officials said.

Hampshire College in Amherst.

Hampshire College probing act of ‘deplorable anti-Semitism’ on campus

School president Jonathan Lash said the act is being treated as a criminal matter.

Brighton bank robber arrested after police use GPS to track him down during pursuit

Two Boston police officers teamed up with a 911 dispatcher to track down a man who allegedly robbed a bank in Brighton Friday morning.

No fooling: April could be cold, wet, forecasters say

The National Weather Service is predicting below-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation into mid-April.

Salem man who beat up pit bull puppy sentenced to prison

John Leger, 33 admitted to punching, choking and kicking his pit bull puppy and to carrying a loaded firearm, officials said.

Nine state troopers suspended, nine more retire amid overtime probe

Nine Massachusetts State Police troopers were suspended without pay and nine more retired this week in the midst of an internal affairs investigation.

03/22/18 -- Boston, MA -- Tom Reyes poses for a portrait while deleting Facebook off of his phone, on March 22, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. ()

Do you have what it takes to quit Facebook?

A few brave souls have signed off from planet Earth and left the social media site. Others are only threatening action.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Judge Thomas Estes in 2017.

Judge could face impeachment after admitting sexual involvement with court worker

Judge Thomas Estes said he felt “shame and sorrow” over the relationship with a court social worker. The Judicial Conduct Commision called it “willful misconduct.”

Lasell College and Mount Ida College are about six miles apart in Newton.

Potential merger between Lasell, Mount Ida falls through

“As of today, the two Colleges have ended these discussions and will not move forward with a merger,” read a joint statement from the Newton schools.

Jamison Rohan is a sophomore at Minnechaug Regional High School.

Nestor Ramos

From the Mass. ‘gun belt,’ young protesters bring a message of gun control to Boston

Even in a swath of conservative communities in surrounding Springfield, the march is on.

Rob Gronkowski’s home was robbed in February while he was at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Randolph man arrested for robbing Gronkowski’s Foxborough home, police say

Anthony Almeida, 31, of Randolph was charged Friday in connection to the burglary of Patriots star Rob Gronkowski’s home, police said.

City Hall officials Timothy Sullivan (left) and Kenneth Brissette.

City Hall employees in Boston Calling trial will not face internal discipline

Mayor Martin Walsh said that Ken Brissette and Timothy Sullivan would return to work soon with full pay, though he did not provide an exact date.

Brewster teacher charged with molesting children at the school was investigated in prior case

He has worked at Stony Brook for five years but was previously suspected of indecently assaulting a 4-year-old at his prior job at Cape Cod Children’s Place, a nonprofit in Eastham.

Attleboro paramedics deliver healthy baby girl in ambulance

An Attleboro woman almost made it into the hospital — but instead gave birth to a healthy baby girl in the ambulance parking lot Thursday morning.

The weather was cold and gray as tourists walked through the Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End.

David Epstein

This is an unusually cold weekend

The weather is still going to feel quite wintry around here, and some areas will even see snow.