‘Game of Thrones’ actor who played basketball for local schools remembered by friends, colleagues

Neil Fingleton, who was 7-feet, 7-inches tall and played high school and college basketball in Worcester, died over the weekend.

A memorial took shape on Pond Street in Stoneham at the site of the fatal crash, with balloons, flowers, with a photograph of Sydney Coiro and her friends among the items.

16-year-old girl killed in Stoneham crash

“She was a very conscientious driver,” said the grandmother of 16-year-old Sydney Coiro. “We did not expect that this would ever happen.”

Gunshot victim Kynndal Martin, who benefited from Boston Medical Center’s Violence Intervention Advocacy Program, now works as a dietary aide.

Is violence a contagious disease?

A national drive works to recast the fractured lives that time and again put young people in danger.

Felix D. Arroyo in 2002.

Adrian Walker

Suffolk Probate Court is a mess, but who caused it?

Defenders of Felix D. Arroyo described an agency in which entrenched employees resented serving people of color.

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MBTA pledges $7.9 million to keep Mattapan trolleys on track for several years

The historic 70-year-old trolleys used on the Mattapan high speed line will be in service until at least the early 2020s.

Mass. teaching force remains dominated by women

Last year, about 25 percent of all public school teachers statewide were men, down from about 32 percent in the early 1990s.

Harvard Law Review breaks barrier with election of black woman as president

The prestigious 130-year-old publication had never elected a black woman as its president — until now.

How did the wrong envelope get into Warren Beatty’s hands?

The man who reportedly handed the wrong envelope to Beatty did so moments after tweeting a celebrity photo from backstage.

Boston police investigate afternoon stabbing in Dorchester

A Boston police spokesman did not have information about the victim’s condition or circumstances of the alleged stabbing.

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Suspect in Peabody double slaying to be arraigned in Mass. Tuesday

Wes Doughty reportedly landed in Massachusetts Monday night to face charges in a double murder in Peabody last weekend.

Conviction upheld for Robel Phillipos, friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Robel Phillipos, 23, had sought to have his 2014 conviction thrown out, claiming statements he made to the FBI were coerced.

Political Happy Hour: February 27, 2017

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Aaron Hernandez spoke with defense attorney Ronald Sullivan in court.

Aaron Hernandez trial reaches key milestone with 16 people chosen to serve on jury

The final two jurors were selected Monday, paving the way for opening statements on Wednesday.


A preexisting condition

Given that Jen Fox would be dead or, at the very least, dead broke without the Affordable Care Act, she is understandably defensive of it.

New Hampshire man arrested for murder of 3-year-old daughter

Jocarl Bureau was arrested on Feb. 24th for the 2016 death of his three-year-old daughter.

A hawk was hit by a car in Milford over the weekend.

Hawk gets stuck in grille of vehicle in Milford

The bird of prey is in the care of experts at Tufts Wildlife Clinic.

Jeanie Thomas walked past of the front of her home on Whately Road in Conway.

Residents in Conway stunned by tornado’s wrath

Thousands of trees were downed, roads were blocked, and several residences were severely damaged after an unprecedented February tornado touched down.

Boston man arrested after East Boston stabbing

A man was stabbed near 90 Bennington St. at around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Chatham man dies while snowmobiling in Maine

Dennis Picard is the seventh person to die in Maine this year in a snowmobile accident.

Massachusetts soldier who died in Iraq will be laid to rest Saturday

A soldier from Massachusetts who died in Iraq is being laid to rest this weekend.

Man in his 60s found slain in Everett apartment

Police found the man’s body on Saturday on Oakland Avenue after a landlord performed a well-being check.

The fire-damaged Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center.

‘Spontaneous combustion’ caused fire at State Police Museum

The three-alarm fire broke out Saturday night spontaneously when rags and sawdust tossed together in a plastic bag heated up and ignited.

Three residents and two firefighters injured during Brockton fire

The six-unit apartment building was declared uninhabitable after the American Red Cross is working to provide temporary shelter for residents.

Unprecedented February tornado hits Western Mass.

It’s the first time a tornado has been reported in Massachusetts in February.

Two-family home in Belmont heavily damaged by fire

The fire was likely caused by a malfunctioning heating unit at 52 Grove Street.

Table: The student-teacher gender gap in each Mass. school district

See the gender breakdown of students and teachers in your local public school district.

Despite a cold start Monday with pre-dawn temperatures below freezing, the National Weather Service said temperatures in the 50s and 60s will return during the day.

Warm trend continues as work week resumes

Temperatures will rise into the 50s on Monday.

Faye Dunaway (left) began to open the envelope containing what she thought was the name of the winner for best picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards.

Fast Forward: The Oscar screwup, President Trump’s budget salvo, and remembering disco

The great award card miscue, and more of the news you need.

This day in history

Today is Monday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2017. There are 307 days left in the year.

Crews reviewed the scene in March 2014 after a Green Line train derailed near Kenmore station. Six Green Line trolleys derailed in 2016, according to data from the National Transit Database.

MBTA leads nation in derailments

Eight T vehicles derailed in 2016, the nation’s highest figure.

Hateful graffiti at Mass. Eye and Ear was a “big slap in the face,” said Dr. Rebecca Hammon, a resident at the hospital.

Politics, prejudice pose problems in workplace

Vitriol has increasingly roiled the workplace in the Trump era, with charges of discrimination increasing.

Chess notes

The weekly game

The event, organized by local groups such as Indivisible Metrowest, drew more than 200 people Sunday afternoon.

Protesters compare Trump administration to Watergate era

A Boston Common rally called for an independent investigation into President Trump’s connections to Russia and the claims of the Kremlin’s interference in the election.

Civil rights investigators are probing allegations that the Lawrence and Braintree school systems have failed to provide interpretation for non-English-speaking parents of special education students.

US probes adequacy of interpretation services in Lawrence, Braintree schools

The investigations are the most recent into whether Mass. school systems are providing adequate programs for students from immigrant households.

Lynn faces cutback in outreach funding as opioid deaths rise

Opioids are believed to have claimed 11 lives in Lynn in 2017 as of Friday, more than double the number in the same period last year.

The bears were fitted with radio collars and had their ears tagged Tuesday.

Central Mass. bears’ den yields clues

In a long-term study, the state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife are monitoring and tracking the movements of the bear population.

Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello will be honored at the White House Friday for his effort to reach out to people struggling with drug addiction instead of shuttling them into the criminal justice system.

Gloucester police chief receives White House award

Leonard Campanello was honored at the White House Friday as a “Champion of Change.”

N.H. barber shop employee assaulted with snow

The suspect hit the employee over the head, causing minor abrasions.

City pressing state for more neighborhood-based liquor licenses

A new plan would reserve licenses specifically for certain neighborhoods until they had a restaurant that is ready to apply for one.

State’s first-ever February tornado hits Conway, Goshen

Residents in parts of western Mass. are working to assess damage to their homes after a heavy storm swept through the area.

Man set for arraignment in Price Chopper barricade

Todd McCabe, 41, of Southbridge, allegedly shut himself inside a bathroom in the Hopkinton store.

Quote: Tommy Chang

“We will continue to stand up for all of our students and families, regardless of their immigration statuses.” — Boston Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang

Eleanor Roosevelt was a UN delegate in 1947.

The Week Ahead

Three more charter schools up for a vote

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is slated to decide Monday on proposals in Westfield, Plymouth, and Sturbridge.

New Hampshire man dies in Andover crash

The victim was a 34-year-old man from Plaistow, N.H.

Five evacuated from fire in Salem senior housing

Firefighters had to use a ground ladder to rescue a man who lived in a second-floor apartment.

Elias Dasilva and his daughter climbed a melting pile of snow on Boston Common on Friday.

Don’t put away that winter coat just yet

Although we just had three consecutive days of record-breaking temperatures, forecasters say next weekend could see some chance of snow.

Milo Wilson, 3, from Kingston hit golf balls with his dad, Pete at Sandbaggers Driving Range in Pembroke on Saturday.

Boston enjoys another warm day — and another record breaker — before colder weather moves in

Boston broke a high temperature record for the third consecutive day.

3-alarm fire damages State Police museum in Grafton

The museum’s exhibits and galleries sustained only smoke and water damage, a State Police spokesman said.

Tyngsborough police searching for missing 79-year-old man

Paul Allard was last seen at 189 Frost Rd., police said.

Connecticut girl safe after Amber Alert

Aylin Sofia Hernandez was abducted by her father, Oscar Hernandez, who drove off with her in a rented 2017 silver Hyundai Sonata, according to Connecticut State Police.


Spotlight Follow up

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Officials at the prestigious school disclosed the sexual misconduct involving the former employees after a nine-month investigation.

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.