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Massachusetts faces another snowstorm Monday, while still addressing lingering power outages from the Friday snowstorm that claimed the lives of a 48-year-old man and 6-year-old girl in separate incidents of snow-laden branches falling in Canton.

Police shoot suspect in Lowell home invasion

Police responded to a home invasion and shot one suspect who they said was armed with a handgun.

4 to 7 inches of snow expected in Boston area on Monday

Snow is expected to begin Monday morning and continue into the night, and even deeper snow is forecast for Southeastern Mass.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2016. There are 328 days left in the year.

Chess notes

As predicted, Magnus Carlsen won the Tata Steel tournament with a score of 9 points out of 13. He played steady if unsensational chess and just waited for his competition to self-destruct. He had five wins and nine draws with no losses. His main rival was Fabiano Caruana of the United States, who also had five wins but two losses. His losses came against David Navara of the Czech Republic and in the last round against Evgeny Tomashevsky of Russia. He had other opportunities but had to settle for second place on tie-break over Ding Liren of China. The other American in the field was Wesley So, whose one win and 12 draws was good enough for fourth place.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Doris Kanin, 92; a longtime Democratic activist in Mass.

Mrs. Kanin, also a longtime peace activist, attended four Democratic National Conventions.

New England news in brief

New England news in brief

Yvonne Abraham

Open hatred surfaces in New Hampshire

It’s a lousy time to be an American Muslim, and it’s especially lousy in New Hampshire.


Giving a veteran a much-deserved sendoff

No one claimed George Whalen’s body at the city morgue, but that doesn’t mean there was no one there to say farewell.

North Andover fire kills 62-year-old woman

An elderly couple escaped unharmed.

Former state education chief leaves Saugus schools post

Interim superintendent Matthew Malone and the school committee cited a difference of vision in their announcement.

Easton man injured in NYC crane collapse released from hospital

The crane collapsed in New York City on Friday morning.

Starts & Stops

Groups lining up against MBTA fare increases

The Pioneer Institute, the NAACP, and Transportation for Massachusetts are among those opposing the T’s plan.

Bird sightings in Massachusetts

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Sunday’s child

Rome’a is an energetic girl in need of an adoptive family

Rome’a is an active 6-year-old who needs a family that is able to provide her structure, boundaries, and clear directions.

Seven evacuated after carbon monoxide leak in Charlestown

Firefighters were called when carbon monoxide alarms went off early this morning, and no one was injured.

Falling tree limbs claim two lives in Canton

Thomas Gunning, 48, and Kaleigh Kenyon, 6, died after they were hit by falling limbs in separate incidences.

Stunning sunset following snowstorm

Friday’s snowstorm may have brought back memories of last year’s #snowmageddon, but it also brought with it the classic winter beauty New England is known for.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2016. There are 329 days left in the year.

Medford man convicted of 2013 murder of veteran

Jessie Williams, 26, was the second man convicted of first-degree murder for the slaying of 27-year-old Stoneham native and US army veteran Joseph Puopolo Jr.

64 City of Boston workers earn more than $250,000

The City of Boston’s municipal payroll swelled to a new high of $1.6 billion last year.

PR guru’s influence clouds dispute over Suffolk leader

University president Margaret McKenna planned to examine all of the college’s external contracts, including its longstanding relationship with Regan Communications.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Man who worked with Boston’s at-risk youth arrested on drug charges

City employee said his salary couldn’t cover payments on his Lexus.

Some N.H. voters mull pick of party, not candidate

Independent voters are weighing how to use their vote most effectively, with many contemplating a kind of tactical strike on the GOP side.

Maynard firefighter placed on leave after sex abuse allegations

A Maynard firefighter was placed on administrative leave by the fire chief on Friday morning.

Mother of toddler who died shares his final days

Kenai Whyte’s death is under investigation, and police have released few details about the circumstances.

Primary push in New Hampshire

All across New Hampshire, crowds are gathering to hear and see the Democratic and Republican candidates for president before Tuesday’s primary.

star watch

The ticks of time are revealed in the stars

We crossed the midpoint of winter at 12:39 p.m. Thursday, halfway from the December solstice to the March equinox..

Northeastern professor arrested in prostitution sting

A Northeastern University professor was among seven men who were arrested Thursday in a prostitution sting in Boston’s upscale Back Bay neighborhood, officials said.

6-year-old badly hurt by falling tree branch in Canton

The girl was struck just before 2 p.m. in her yard on Indian Lane, and she was pinned under the tree after being hit.

Maine’s toboggan championships off track

As areas of Mass. collected up to a foot of snow, the US National Toboggan Championships opener in Maine was pushed back due to warm weather.


At 97, Charlotte Fellman goes home again

“I thought it was heaven,’’ Charlotte Fellman said of the first time she walked into Symphony Hall in 1927.

Political Happy Hour: February 5, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Most popular gov endorses guy mired at 5 percent | Trouble for DraftKings | Scott Brown

MIT officials consider changing housemasters’ title

Students could soon be calling their superiors the “Head of House,” a term derived from the whimsical Harry Potter novels and films.

Woman rescued from burning Weston home

The woman was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is expected to survive.

McKenna keeps job for now; board chief to leave in May

Suffolk University President Margaret McKenna will step down no later than the fall of 2017 when a new president will take over.

Westborough student in running to have design appear as Google logo

An eighth grader at Gibbons Middle School is among 53 finalists nationwide in the Doodle 4 Google competition.

Justice Spina to step down from Supreme Judicial Court

With Robert Cordy departing as well, Governor Charlie Baker will now have the chance to fill two of seven seats on the state’s highest court.

Watch live: Charlie Baker holding press conference

Governor Charlie Baker is addressing the media as heavy snow falls in parts of the state.

Boston police recover loaded handgun after violent attack

One man was stabbed and two suffered graze wounds from gunfire, Boston police said.

‘Witch Book’ with ties to Salem trials sells for $221,000

The previously-unknown seventh edition of the Bay Psalm Book, once owned by a judge in the Salem witch trials, was a popular auction item Thursday.

Massachusetts snowfall totals

Unofficial snow totals for various towns and cities in Massachusetts.

Charlie Baker says GOP’s ‘slide of party’ led him to Chris Christie

Baker singled out billionaire Donald Trump and US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas as his sources of concern.

Abington man arrested after striking pedestrian in crosswalk in Quincy

The victim, police said, was transported to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries.

One dead after crane collapses in New York City

The collapsed red metal lattice landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block after the accident.

Hanson woman faces charges for Dec. crash that killed jogger

Kathleen Vitello allegedly had a mix of methadone, Xanax, valium, and Adderall in her system at the time of the incident.

Canton girl, 6, killed when tree limb falls during snowstorm

A 6-year-old girl died after being struck by a falling tree limb while playing in her backyard in Canton Friday.

Parking app users ticketed due to typos have fines dismissed

If drivers include just one typo in the information they enter into Boston’s parking app, it will cause the metered space to show up as unpaid.

The House of Seven Gables to restore ‘secret room’

Property managers launched a fund-raiser to help offset some of the costs associated with restoring two “largely unknown” areas.

MBTA expects subway and commuter rail lines to be on time for evening commute

State Police report numerous spinouts and accidents and urging drivers to slow down.

Boston ranks as one of ‘worst’ cities to get married in

If you’re planning to say “I do” in Boston, you might want to reconsider, according to a study by personal finance company WalletHub.

This day in history

Today is Friday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2016. There are 330 days left in the year.

Man fatally shot in Roxbury, police say

A man in his 20s was fatally shot on Thursday night in Roxbury, according to Boston police.

Charlie Baker to endorse Chris Christie

Governor Charlie Baker, who had foresworn involvement in national politics since launching his candidacy for governor in 2013, will on Friday endorse New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s long-shot bid in the Republican presidential primary, according to two people briefed on his decision.

Friends and family hold vigil for Roxbury boy

The mother of the boy who died after suffering injuries at his father’s home made a tearful plea for information.

After autopsy, Auburn toddler’s death remains undetermined

Medical examiners have not determined the cause of Avalena M. Conway-Coxon’s death, the Worcester County district attorney’s office said.

Adrian Walker

When process stalls progress

It’s time to get rid of the Winthrop Square Garage, once and for all.

Charlie Baker to endorse Chris Christie

Governor Charlie Baker is endorsing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s long-shot bid in the GOP presidential primary.

Old North Church preps for $8 million makeover

Major renovation will radically transform the look of the spare interior at Old North Church.

Suspect in Chelsea slaying could have been held by ICE

Federal immigration officials had no explanation this week for why they did not detain or deport Hector Ramirez.

In Boston area, the bald eagle population is soaring

People spotting bald eagles in the skies over the Boston area aren’t hallucinating — there really are more of the majestic birds of prey setting up shop in the urban eastern areas of the state, experts say.

Female addicts given an alternative to prison

The Baker administration aims to shift away from what one official called “the Dark Ages” of incarcerating addicts.

Healey campaign sends e-mail to state workers — and quickly retracts it

The attorney general’s mailing encouraged recipients to campaign for Hillary Clinton and to donate money to her own political committee.

State House agency fails to properly record artwork, audit finds

The works, including portraits of former governors, are overseen by the Bureau of the State House.

Death of Fitchburg boy declared a homicide

The death of a Fitchburg child who body was found off a roadway was declared a homicide on Thursday following the release of an autopsy report, according to the Worcester district attorney’s office.

Boston cancels school for Friday

Boston, preparing for up to eight inches of snow Friday, has cancelled public school for the day.

In N.H., Marco Rubio stresses his ability to win in November

The message to primary voters is succinct: He represents Republicans’ best shot to retake the White House.

Taunton property owners sue to block tribal casino

The reservation status of land in Taunton is challenged, potentially delaying or ending casino plans of the Mashpee Wampanoag.

Seal Mexican border to stem flow of drugs, Cruz says

The call came as Ted Cruz told a hushed N.H. audience the story of his half-sister Miriam, who died of a drug overdose.


Will an overhaul to the FDA’s opioid policies ease concerns over Califf?

The FDA has launched a plan to toughen warning labels, improve treatment of both addiction and pain, and expand the use of abuse-deterrent medications.

Prosecutors say distinctive sneakers were a clue in robbery case

A pair of multi-colored sneakers helped tie a Roxbury man to an armed robbery in Dorchester, prosecutors said.

Political Happy Hour: February 4, 2015

Political Happy Hour: You won’t believe what Ernie Boch Jr. said on TV | No apology | ‘What if Donald keeps losing and we have to replay not just caucus day, but all of 2016, like Groundhog Day run amok?’

Disabled train at Central station causes Red Line delays

A disabled train at Central Square station in Cambridge is causing moderate Red Line delays, the MBTA said on its Twitter account.

Schools cancel trips to Zika-affected countries

So far, six Boston public schools have had to scrap trips because of the mosquito-borne virus.

Bond-rating agency gives Baker budget thumbs up

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services praised Governor Charlie Baker’s state budget proposal for reducing the state’s reliance on one-time sources of money.

UMass Boston to open its first dormitories in 2018

The dormitory represents a new direction for the campus, which had long been plagued by aging and neglected buildings.

Possible norovirus outbreak strikes 3 Boston schools

The exact illness is unclear, but norovirus is a possible cause of the symptoms, BPS said in a statement.

BPD commissioner asks for jurisdiction over Seaport District

While Boston firefighters and emergency medical technicians can respond to home calls in the Seaport District, police cannot.