What we don’t know about Trump and immigration

A little-noticed provision in an executive order may have made immigration arrest and court records public for the first time.

Thousands did not qualify for residential tax exemption, data show

Since 2010, the city has removed the residential tax exemption from 6,604 homeowners, according to assessing information.

Lottery revenue has dropped by 16 percent between 2008 and 2015, accounting for inflation. In an increasingly cashless society, officials say, fewer people are likely to have money on hand to buy lottery tickets at convenience and liquor stores.

Online lottery could yield windfall for private companies

Companies are stepping up their lobbying, putting themselves in a position to receive lucrative lottery contracts if this law passes.

Investigators at first struggled to determine the number of victims in the house at 19 Farm Ave. in Peabody “because of the condition of the scene.”

Peabody crime scene so ‘messy,’ it was hard to get a body count

Police requested X-ray equipment to help determine an accurate body count.

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This day in history

Today is Monday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2017. There are 314 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day.

Pedestrian hit by car in Needham

Police said the victim went to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, but they did not know his condition.

7 arrested in Worcester ‘anti-Presidents’ Day’ protest

Many of the protesters were wearing masks, and some carried baseball bats, police said.

The Dalton Street crane, Boston’s newest landmark

It could have been left naked, just another crane saluting the city. But One Dalton’s developer instead decided to make a splash.


As focus turns to history, new stamp honors JFK centennial

The 10 a.m. dedication ceremony will take place Monday at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

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Owl flies down chimney into Methuen living room

“Animals do strange things sometimes,” said a spokesman for the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

By the numbers

2,426: The number of pothole cases reported to the City of Boston’s 311 nonemergency constituent services line between Dec. 1 and Feb. 15.

Three friends fall through ice on Attleboro pond

The children were trying to retrieve a football.

Tweet of the day

Facts don’t speak for themselves. (Occasionally, someone has to speak for them.)@errolmorris (Cambridge filmmaker)

Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney and President Trump spoke at the Dana-Farber fundraiser.

Trump joins crowd at Dana-Farber fund-raiser

The president attended Saturday night’s fund-raising ball, which was held at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida home. The gala affair had drawn criticism from the cancer institute’s staff.

The Mount Rushmore monument in South Dakota.

What’s open, closed on Presidents’ Day

Supermarkets? Libraries? Liquor stores? Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s closed on Monday.

Although managed by Roxbury Community College, the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center is a vital community center and a hub for Massachusetts high school athletics.

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Roxbury Community College case closed, but headaches remain

Now that he has been cleared of any suspicion of wrongdoing, where does Keith McDermott go to get his reputation back?

Chess notes

The weekly game

The best signs from the science rally in Boston

Here are some of the most pun-tastic signs from the science rally in Copley Square on Sunday.

Woman severely injured when she is dragged by vehicle in Dorchester

Brianna Smith, 26, has has been charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, a vehicle, and operating under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury.

Police find store of marijuana during stabbing investigation

Officers made the discovery at the department where the alleged incident happened.

Juvenile, Dorchester man charged with having illegal gun

Officers allegedly found a revolver in the trunk of the suspects’ car.

Matthew Muresan, an electrical engineer from Somerville, wore a gag and held up a sign during the rally.

Photos from Boston’s ‘Stand Up for Science’ rally

Hundreds of people attended a rally in Copley Square Sunday in a call to fight against President Trump’s efforts to discredit science.

Taunton boy seriously hurt while playing in trash container

The 9-year-old’s grandmother found the boy unconscious with his head trapped between a metal rim and plastic lid.

Trump attends controversial Dana-Farber fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago

President Trump was at a fundraising event for the Boston hospital Saturday night at Trump’s resort in Florida.

Today’s springlike temperature could break record for Boston

It was 59 degrees just before 3:30 Sunday afternoon, but still 7 degrees shy of the area’s record.

Scientists, science advocates, and community members rallied in Copley Square in Boston today.

Hundreds gather in Copley to ‘stand up for science’

The Rally to Stand up for Science in Boston was a call to fight against President Trump’s efforts to discredit science and climate research.

2 players, fan arrested in last basketball game at Daniel Webster College

The team was playing its final home game before the Nashua college closes this year.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2017. There are 315 days left in the year.

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News from the world of chess

Amherst mourns death of influential local blogger

Larry Kelley was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Route 115 in Belchertown.

Water main repaired in Stoneham

The break caused flood damage and water service disruptions for homes and businesses in the area of North Street in Stoneham.

Earlier this month, prosthetist David Rotter (left) of Scheck & Siress coached Vidal Lopez before he took a walk down the hallway in his new prosthetic legs.

Amputee receives prosthetic legs with help from Boston Marathon bombing survivor’s foundation

A 19-year-old man who lost his legs in a car accident last year has received a new pair of prosthetic limbs.

Georgetown man seriously injured in NH snowmobile crash with car

Phillip Mumley, 47, is being treated for life-threatening injuries collided with a car while crossing Route 115 in Jefferson, NH

Man,75, hit and killed by train in Brockton

John Hamilton was holding a briefcase and and crossing the tracks at the Brockton station around 7:15 a.m. when he was struck by an outbound Middleborough train.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Newburyport man arrested after leading police on wild chase

Stephen M. Staffiery, 48, was arrested on 16 charges, including operating under the influence of drugs and heroin possession, State Police said.

Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of paleoecology at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, plans to speak at Sunday’s rally in Copley Square and run for Congress.

Scientists feel compelled to speak out on Trump

A rally was set for today in Boston against what scientists view as the administration’s budding war on science.

Ray Buckley has decided to support Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison to head the DNC.

N.H. official drops bid to lead Democratic National Committee

Ray Buckley said that he’ll back Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota for the post.

Marijuana plants.

A look at when sin pays

Governments have long turned to “sin” taxes to boost revenue, and next year marijuana will be added to the slate in Mass.

Graphics that explain ‘sin tax’ revenue in Massachusetts

These graphics show how “sin taxes” factor in as a source of state revenue.

Scientists find 50,000-year-old microbes in Mexican caves

In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. ‘‘It’s super life,’’ said Penelope Boston, who presented the discovery Friday at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Boston.

After Hurricane Katrina, the federal government built a 1.8-mile barrier along Lake Borgne, a lagoon of the Gulf of Mexico.

As seas rise, city mulls a massive sea barrier across Boston Harbor

City officials are exploring the feasibility of building a vast sea barrier from Hull to Deer Island.

Lowell passes on sanctuary city status

The city of Lowell took a pass last week on a citizen petition that would have added Lowell to the ranks of sanctuary cities, saying that it already follows policies with the same effect. .


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Ari, 14, has a great sense of humor

Areil, who also goes by Ari, is a friendly 14-year-old boy who likes music, video games, computers, and Pokemon.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

While the MBTA saw a marked improvement in performance during this month’s storms as compared with 2015, some commuter rail trains still saw delays.

Starts & Stops

How did the commuter rail fare through two snowstorms?

The MBTA has been taking a victory lap over the winter, but should it be?

Warm weekend promises to melt away snow left from recent storms

A breezy, balmy weekend with clear skies should melt away much of the snow left by the recent series of storms in Greater Boston.

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No country for older men — or women

In a recently concluded case, the EEOC argued that Texas Roadhouse routinely discriminated against older job applicants.

Boston police officer hit by car Saturday morning

A Boston officer suffered non-life threatening injuries after being struck by a car Saturday morning in Mattapan, police said.

Boston police waited in the snow before the Super Bowl parade on Feb. 7.

Patrolmen’s union, city reach $68 million deal

The deal will mean an annual 2 percent increase over four years for the 1,500 members of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association.


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.