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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Nicole La Guerre (center) cheered as she made her way with a group of protesters from Massachusetts out of the D.C. subway system to the Women’s March on Washington.

Mass. marchers join D.C. protest for reasons political and personal

“This is where I have to be,” said 17-year-old Sophie Kramer of Maynard.

Two arrested in fatal Everett stabbing

Daquan Burrell, 18, was stabbed during an altercation on Springvale Avenue around 4:21 p.m. Friday, officials said.

This is the entrance to TD Garden where a homeless man was allegedly assaulted by a security guard last month, according to authorities.

Kevin Cullen

Recognizing the humanity of the homeless

“Being homeless is like being invisible,” Kourtney McLean said. “People bump into me, and it’s as if I’m not there.”

Aden, 6, and Alan, 9, both love the outdoors.


Brothers seeking to reunite soon

Two young brothers, living separately in foster care, are seeking a permanent family, and a permanent home.

Duty calls: Trooper delivers baby in breakdown lane of Mass. Pike

Trooper Carlos Nunez helped the woman give birth in her car in Blandford.

The three men, who were not wearing seatbelts, were thrown from the truck onto the median in the crash on Saturday.

1 killed, 2 injured in Plymouth truck crash

The three men, who were not wearing seatbelts, were thrown into the median of Route 25, State Police said.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Atlantic puffins were seen last week in Rockport.

Bird sightings in Massachusetts

Bird sightings from the Masschusetts Audubon Society

Authorities say this is a person of interest in the explosions on Friday.

Person of interest sought in blast near South Boston police cruiser

A blurry image of the man was posted online Saturday by Boston police.

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke to the crowd on Boston Common who had gathered for the Women’s March.

Elizabeth Warren riles up crowd at Women’s March in Boston

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke to tens of thousands who gathered on Boston Common Saturday afternoon.

A 360-degree look of the Women’s March in Boston

Take a look at the Women’s March in Boston.

People arrived at the Boston Common for Boston Women's March for America.

Photos from the huge Women’s March in Boston

A hundred thousand or more protesters rallied on Boston Common on Saturday as part of the Women’s March for America.

Watch: Women’s March in Boston

Tens of thousands are gathered in Boston Common today in a demonstration in support of women’s equality.

Officials investigated the scene of a cruiser that caught fire in South Boston Friday.

‘A deliberate act’: Device detonated near police cruiser

The Joint Terrorism Task Force will assist Boston police in the investigation.

A protest in front of the State House on inauguration day.

What you need to know about traffic during Boston march

Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue are crowded with people, and transportation is slow.

Jean and John Bickerstaff are shown in this photo provided by Plymouth police.

Plymouth couple missing for nearly 24 hours found safe

The 87-year-old woman and her 90-year-old husband were found in Bourne, Plymouth police announced early Friday evening.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2017. There are 344 days left in the year.


Jan. 21, 2017

Teen fatally stabbed in Everett

An 18-year-old man died in Everett Friday afternoon after being stabbed during an altercation on Springvale Avenue, according to the Middlesex district attorney’s office.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

People started the protest march in Dewey Square on Friday.

A social media roundup of the Boston protests

Protesters demonstrating against President Donald Trump have gathered in downtown Boston.

Fire alarms failed at Holyoke building where 3 died on New Year’s

The company monitoring the system knew it was malfunctioning about 48 hours before the deadly fire.

Barber Lisa Deschenes was among those watching the inauguration at the Windham Barber Shop in Windham, N.H., on Friday.

New Hampshire

Town that went for Trump quietly marks big moment

At Windham Barber Shop, a small crowd took in the inaugural festivities.

Boston police release photo of person who may have been in area of explosion near cruiser

Police are asking the public to help identify a person they say may have been in the South Boston area where an explosive device detonated near a police cruiser Friday morning.

Two more women join BPD’s command staff

Police Commissioner William B. Evans announced a series of promotions Friday.

Three adults, infant injured in Middleborough car crash

The infant, who is younger than a year old, was not seriously injured, according to the Middleborough fire chief.

Ailing George H.W. Bush, wife, showing improvement

Doctors removed former President George H.W. Bush’s breathing tube on Friday and he was breathing well on his own at a Houston hospital, his spokesman said.

Philip Chism appeared in court in December 2015.

Teen convicted in slaying of Danvers teacher will enter prison system

Philip D. Chism is being transferred into the state prison system because he is turning 18, an official said.

Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez listens during a pretrial hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Hernandez, who is serving a life sentence for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, appeared with his lawyers before for his upcoming trial, where he is charged in the 2012 slayings of two men outside a Boston nightclub. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)

Aaron Hernandez double murder trial delayed 16 days

A Superior Court judge on Friday agreed to delay the start date by two weeks after a jury is chosen.

President Donald Trump waved to supporters as he walked the inaugural parade route past the main reviewing stand in front of the White House.

Why are whitehouse.gov web pages disappearing?

The mysterious changes were quickly noticed by news organizations and people on social media.

BU students tried to guess what Trump’s inaugural speech would say — and they came close

Some of the lines concocted by the students weren’t that far off.

Political Happy Hour: January 20, 2017

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Instead of attending Donald Trump’s inauguration, US Representative Katherine Clark met with caregivers at the Planned Parenthood League about congressional leaders’ plans to revoke their funding and repeal the Affordable Care Act.

In lieu of inauguration, Katherine Clark meets with Planned Parenthood

“Women and families across the country fear that the lifesaving care they rely on may be stripped away by this Congress and this administration,” said the congresswoman.

‘Hard landing’ for small plane in Nashua

Neither of the two people in the plane were injured, the Nashua fire department said.

Ethel Rosenberg was seen in a car as she started her trip to Sing Sing prison in 1951.

Exiting Obama does not act on request to exonerate Ethel Rosenberg

The sons of the accused spy, who was executed in 1953, have not given up their quest to clear her name.

Senator Jason M. Lewis proposed legislation that would reduce the amount of marijuana people 21 years and older could possess in their home from 10 ounces to 2 ounces, and the number of marijuana plants people could grow from 12 per household to six per household.

Mass. legislation would sharply curb marijuana law

The amount of marijuana people 21 years and older could possess at home would be lowered from 10 ounces to two ounces and the number of plants from 12 to six.

MBTA to provide extra service for Boston Women’s March

Passenger volume is expected to be heavier than usual, according to officials.

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Marchers flood Common to protest Trump agenda

The common theme among protesters was the phrase “not my president.”

After three hours, the guards ended the riot by injecting pepper spray into the housing unit.

Mass. prison riot began over a demand for showers

Almost 50 inmates returning from the gym refused to reenter their cells last week because they wanted to shower.

Harvard Book Store puts Barack and Michelle Obama’s farewell speeches in book form

The Harvard Book Store offers bookworms something to remember Barack and Michelle Obama by.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

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One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

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