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?

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.

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.

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.

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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

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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.”

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.

Boston, MA - 12/20/2016 - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks during the Boston Globe's

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.

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 gun that was allegedly seized in Auburn Thursday.

Man arrested in Auburn for illegal gun possession

A man was arrested for owning an illegal handgun after he failed to pull over for a State Trooper.

Robyn Wessman, 12, of Belmont, scooped up melting ice water at the Boston Common’s Frog Pond on Friday.

Feeling hot, hot, hot: Temperature soars to 73 in Boston, breaking a record

You call this February? Friday was the second day in a row of record-breaking temperatures for Boston.

Two-alarm fire destroys Lowell home

All 12 occupants of the TWO-family building were able to evacuate when the fire broke out shortly after 5 a.m.

Aaron Hernandez.

Prospective juror excused because she was shocked Aaron Hernandez ‘killed those people’

Another juror, who was selected to serve, admitted that he was a New York Giants fan. “You’re very brave to say that,” the judge responded.

Harvard, MA - 02/02/17 - Harvard General Store does not sell lottery tickets. The town of Harvard, which sells no lottery tickets, gets more lottery revenue than Seekonk, which has twice the population and sells $20 million in lottery tickets. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (in caps) Topic: ()

Should a town that doesn’t sell lottery tickets take in less lottery revenue?

Under the state’s current formula, towns with high per-capita lottery spending get less in aid than they paid in.

N.H. Police investigating death of toddler

Police say they’re investigating the death of a 15-month-old boy in Nashua, New Hampshire.

This day in history

Today is Friday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2017. There are 310 days left in the year.


Feb. 24, 2017

Chelsea man charged for beating death held without bail

Kamaya Farifaki, 23, was arraigned in Suffolk County District Court Thursday on a murder charge connected with the death of Melvin Cortes, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in January.

Protesters interrupt Baker talk, demand stronger stance against Trump

Protesters called on Governor Charlie Baker to more aggressively challenge President Trump’s immigration orders.

Peabody man sentenced to prison for killing his longtime girlfriend

Brandon Hoar was convicted of voluntary manslaughter earlier this month by a jury in Salem Superior Court.

Marijuana buds.

Will Trump crack down on marijuana?

The Trump administration raised the prospect Thursday of a federal crackdown on recreational pot.

Elijah Cohen-Gordon, 15, addressed the Post Office Square rally, which was called in support of transgender students.

Transgender rally draws hundreds to Post Office Square

The crowd protested President Trump’s decision to roll back federal guidelines.

Boston broke the official high temperature for the day as Lesley University students Alexis Peck (left) and Caroline Acquaviva soaked up the sun on a blanket at the Boston Public Garden.

In late February, a day to savor

RIP winter 2017?

Raman Handa, 67, a former Lexington resident and owner of the high-end Alpha Omega Jewelry chain, was taken into custody Thursday.

Former Cambridge jeweler arrested in LA on fraud charges

Former Alpha Omega owner Raman Handa was arrested Tuesday and faces 12 counts of wire fraud in federal court.

Amherst , MA., 10/21/16, The finishing touches are going up on the historic chapel. The historic Old Chapel at UMass Amherst reopens this fall after being closed for nearly 20 years because of safety concerns. Globe staff/Suzanne Krater

Update: Renovated UMass Amherst chapel opens

The Old Chapel, perhaps the university’s most recognizable building, has reopened to the campus community following a $21 million renovation.

President Donald Trump.

Democrats are seeing a surge in local activism. Now what do they do with it?

A wave of political dissent has swept the country, causing a surge of activity on the ground floor of the Democratic Party.

Vice President Mike Pence.

Ground Game

Is this what Mike Pence wanted all along?

“Pence knew what he was getting into by signing up with Trump,” said one national political analyst.

Daylight shooting in Dorchester leaves person hospitalized

Boston police said the shooting happened near 24 Havelock St. shortly before 1:30 p.m.

Boston firefighters rescue dog from Jamaica Pond

Boston firefighters rescued a dog that fell through the ice at Jamaica Pond.

Political Happy Hour: February 23, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Ohmigosh it’s so nice out in Boston | Fishermen flummoxed | ‘Now, and forever, I am happy and playing cards, with Jameson, but not until 9 p.m.’

Oprah Winfrey to deliver Smith College’s 2017 commencement address

The media mogul will speak to Smith College’s class of 2017 on Sunday, May 21st.

Pratty’s in Gloucester is the backdrop for a fight in the film “Manchester by the Sea.”



Cape Ann locals who’ve seen the Casey Affleck film recognize that it’s more about Gloucester than Manchester-by-the-Sea.

Fun stats about this weird winter warmth

The past two days have seen two of the three warmest tempatures ever recorded in February.

The Orin C, which sank in December 2015.

Reports point to training, condition of vessel in fatal 2015 rescue attempt off Cape Ann

The 16-page report examines what went wrong when the Orin C suddenly sank.

Boston police charge man in Roslindale with illegal gun possession

A gun was found on one man, and he was arrested after a brief altercation with the officers, police said.

Governor Charlie Baker signed a transgender public accommodations law bill into law last July, which he says will protect Mass. students in the wake of President Donald Trump’s move to lift similar federal protections.

Students will be ‘protected’ and ‘safe’ in Mass., Baker says

In July, Governor Charlie Baker signed a transgender public accommodations law.


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