Teens speak out against Trump’s immigration policies

The event at First Baptist Church included musical performances, skits about the immigrant experience, and stories from teens that are immigrants or the children of immigrants.

Among those attending the convention for nerds at the Hynes Convention Center on Saturday were (from left) Cecilia Lallmann of Detroit, Hwayoun Kang of Boston, and Erin King of Cambridge.


Nerd Nation calculates that it has arrived

More than 3,300 nerds came to Boston to celebrate their eccentricities.

The logo on a High Speed marijuana gift bag.

Can they do that? Startup delivers lemonade with ‘very special gift’

HighSpeed advertises $55 Jalapeno Lemonade delivery with “a very special gift” — a small black bag of marijuana. Is it legal?

Lindsey Keane, a Woburn mother whose toddler son Noah died of traumatic head injuries while he was being cared for by a baby sitter, went through paperwork she keeps on file.

Amid setbacks to shaken-baby cases, one mother waits

“Six months is a long time to have zero information,” said Lindsey Keane.

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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.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2017. There are 308 days left in the year.

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Beverly fire that killed elderly woman ‘appears accidental,’ state says

The Beverly blaze marks is the 13th fire death of the year, according to the state fire marshal’s office.

The snowmobile ridden by Steven Weiss, who managed to make it to shore when his machine broke through the ice. The two friends with him drowned.

Death on Derby Day in N.H.

The morning of Feb. 11 was the beginning of the worst day in the history of Lake Winnipesaukee.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Boston police arrest two on gun charges

A 17-year-old male and a man from Roxbury were arrested less than three hours apart in separate instances on Friday, police said.

Customers visited the new Amazon bookstore at Legacy Place in Dedham on Saturday.

Amazon gives customers a peek at its first Mass. bookstore

The store at Dedham’s Legacy Place, which officially opens Tuesday, was filled Saturday,

Health professionals joined a rally outside the State House to save the federal health law.

Advocates rally at State House to preserve the Affordable Care Act

The Boston rally was one of 50 such events taking place across the US Saturday.

US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III in July 2016.

Joe Kennedy tells NAACP members of hope in ‘dark and difficult times’

The congressman spoke about safeguarding minority rights under the Trump administration.

Felix D. Arroyo, in an undated handout photo.

Suffolk Probate Court has ‘serious deficiencies,’ spokeswoman says

The findings came after Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo was suspended from his elected post.

Man with pipe arrested after police standoff at Hopkinton supermarket

The man, who was not identified, peacefully surrendered to police after about an hour-and-a-half standoff at a Price Chopper store.

Survivors denounce Vatican handling of Peru abuse case

Victims of Latin America’s latest charismatic Catholic leader-turned-sexual predator are denouncing the Vatican’s handling of the case, saying the six-year delay and final resolution are anything but satisfactory for survivors of his sexual, psychological and physical violence.


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Isaiah, 14, loves puzzles, sports

Isaiah is sweet and shy with a great smile. He is athletic and enjoys playing basketball and other sports. He also loves puzzles and puzzle books.

Condo fire in Lynn displaces up to 15 residents

The two-alarm fire broke out Saturday afternoon, fire officials said.

Rakesh Khurana, dean of the college.

Harvard dean stands firm against single-sex ‘final clubs’

“What’s most important to underscore is that our commitment to a non-discriminatory experience is unwavering,” Rakesh Khurana said.

Starts & Stops

How much parking is too much parking in Greater Boston?

A study from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council showed that there may be too much parking in several cities close to Boston.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Truck that killed toddler was driven by family acquaintance

“This one is the worst I’ve ever seen in 29 years” as a police officer, said Mashpee’s police chief.

Man driving stolen vehicle dies after crashing into MBTA bus

A man driving a stolen minivan died Saturday morning after he suffered a medical emergency and crashed into an MBTA bus at a stop in Dorchester, police said.

Man is hit and killed by car in Quincy Friday night

A 77-year-old man was struck and killed by a car in Quincy late Friday night. The driver was passing through the intersection with a green light, officials said.

Quincy man, 27, killed rollover crash on I-95 in Sharon

Sean Kearney, and his passenger, a 37-year-old Quincy man, were thrown from the vehicle when it rolled over on Interstate 95 around 12:30 a.m.

Belongings from a pedestrian who was struck were strewn in the street in Quincy Friday night.

Pedestrian struck by car in Quincy

The victim was rushed to a local hospital, said police on the scene.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2017. There are 309 days left in the year.


Feb. 25, 2017

14-month-old dies after being struck by car in Mashpee

The driver remained at the scene and has not been charged at this time, according to the Mashpee police chief.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (center).

Charlie Baker to visit White House on D.C. trip

Baker will spend Sunday evening at the White House with President Trump and the First Lady, according to a copy of his schedule.

One dead, one seriously injured after Charlton crash

Jeremy Ferreira, 63, of Spencer was taken to U-Mass hospital with serious injuries and the name of the deceased driver has not yet been released.

Alex Meyer, an open-water swimmer, trained at Walden Pond in Concord, Mass. in 2011.

In ‘Walden’ video game, the challenge is stillness

It’s certainly a long way from “Grand Theft Auto.”

02/23/2017 BOSTON, MA Mayor Marty Walsh (cq) spoke to the media while surrounded by children during an immigrant and refugee community forum held at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Walsh affirms Boston’s role as sanctuary city

Mayor Walsh offered a passionate defense of immigration and religious diversity at the city’s largest mosque Friday.

Emilly Dasilva modeled snow sandals as she played on a pile of melting snow on Boston Common.

Picture perfect: A beautiful day in Boston

A look at how some people enjoyed the warmest February day on record.

Reporters line up in hopes of attending a briefing in Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s office at the White House in Washington on Friday.

How White House press briefings usually work

The Trump administration veered from longstanding White House protocol on Friday.

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BPS launches website to provide aid to immigrants

The website offers information in 15 languages on a range of immigration issues.

Teen cyclist struck in Newton

A 16-year-old boy was injured Friday afternoon when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Newton, according to police.

Maine Governor Paul LePage.

Maine’s LePage asks AG Sessions to boost drug prosecution

Maine’s Republican governor has asked US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ramp up prosecution of drug crimes.

Witches are apparently casting a spell on Donald Trump

There’s a growing movement to “bind” the president’s behavior, according to a spell circulating online.

Political Happy Hour: February 24, 2017

Political Happy Hour: White House bars news outlets (!) | Al Gore warned us | Sitting quietly at Walden Pond, the video game

A contractor and subcontractor have agreed to pay to resolve allegations that they knowingly submitted “false and inflated pay estimates” in connection to the construction of the Assembly Square Station (at left) in Somerville.

Assembly Square station contractors inflated pay estimates for project

A contractor and subcontractor have agreed to pay more than $420,000 to resolve allegations that they knowingly submitted “false and inflated pay estimates.”

Dog abandoned in Hingham gets adopted

The dog, found abandoned in a crate by the side of a busy Hingham road, was adopted after the shelter received thousands of inquiries.

This aged Jeep Wagoneer was plucked from its unintended burial plot along Ballston Beach, in Truro.

Jeep buried for 40 years is unearthed from Cape Cod sand dune

The aged vehicle was plucked this week from its unintended burial plot along Ballston Beach.

A police officer pulled crime scene tape outside the home where the Peabody double murder was committed.

2nd suspect in Peabody double slaying captured in S.C.

A second suspect in the Peabody double slaying has been captured in South Carolina.

WASHINGTON DC - FEBRUARY 23: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a listening session on domestic and international human trafficking in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Oliver Douliery/Pool-Getty Images)

Fast Forward: Trump at CPAC, a political Oscar show, and eliminating plastic straws

Another unseasonably warm day, President Trump addresses conservatives, the Oscars are this weekend, and all the other news you need.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/20160923_SAMentalHealth_312.jpg The San Antonio solution

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.