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Addiction experts have mixed reactions to Trump’s opioid plan

Specialists and advocates in Massachusetts praised the president for emphasizing opioid treatment, but criticized his death penalty stance.

Judge denies prosecution motion, possibly putting Boston Calling case in jeopardy

Prosecutors have said they would be on a “collision course with dismissal” if US District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin followed through with his plans.

What you need to know about changes to Mass. driving licenses

The RMV is going dark this weekend, and when it comes back, drivers will see big changes for renewing their licenses.

MS-13 leader admits to authorizing brutal slaying of 15-year-old in East Boston

A leader of the feared MS-13 street gang on Thursday admitted to authorizing the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston in 2015, prosecutors said.

Car slams into Mansfield massage studio

A car slammed into a Mansfield massage studio Monday afternoon, sending one person to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

In N.H., Trump calls for getting tough on drug dealers

President Trump on Monday unveiled a new plan to combat the opioid epidemic — including tougher punishments for those selling drugs illegally.

Falmouth taxi driver gets stuck under cab, then run over by a pickup truck

A Falmouth taxi driver is recovering in a Boston hospital after he got stuck underneath his cab Monday morning, and a pickup truck ran over his legs.

Woman’s body found near Mass. Pike in Grafton

State Police are investigating the death of a young woman whose body was found early Monday morning, officials said.

Mayor Walsh asks city to practice goodwill on One Boston Day in 4th annual observation

Boston will celebrate unity and resilience for the fourth year in a row on April 15, dubbed One Boston Day in remembrance of the Boston marathon bombings in 2013, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Monday.


Look out, Trump: Every president in modern history who faced a serious primary challenge in N.H. wasn’t reelected

President Trump’s trip to N.H. today may signal a defensive move meant to discourage potential Republican primary challengers.

Uber driver charged with raping woman in car in Boston

A driver allegedly raped an intoxicated female passenger in his car in Boston over the weekend and told police, “I know I’m in trouble, I had sex with her,” prosecutors said.

Father, two children identified as victims in fatal Springfield fire

The fire killed Aden Abdakadr and his two young children, according to the Hampden District Attorney’s office.

Ferry stranding blamed on malfunctioning fuel pump, officials say

An oil transfer pump was not fueling a newly refurbished ferry properly when the vessel became stranded for five hours Saturday night.

It’s been 25 years since it’s been this cold this late in March

The current cold spell seems balmy compared with the coldest four-day stretches recorded in Boston that began on March 17 or later.

A dog named Freckles is apprehended after wild chase by police

Police used a thermal imaging camera — and plenty of patience — to track down a fugitive dog named Freckles.

Peabody woman sent to hospital after tanker truck collision in Lynnfield on Route 1

State Police said in a tweet that the tanker was empty at the time of the crash.


Boston Marathon giving runners access to elite racers’ music

What do the world’s elite runners listen to during a marathon?

A Canadian air mass may decide how much snow hits Boston this week

Forecasters have struggled to predict the path of a coming storm largely because it’s unclear how strong a high pressure system over Ontario will be.

Rhode Island man crashes tractor-trailer in fiery accident on I-84

A Woonsocket, R.I., man was hospitalized after crashing his tractor-trailer in a fiery accident on Interstate 84 in Sturbridge Monday morning.

11-year-old girl arrested in Chicopee school bomb threat hoax

A bomb threat to a Chicopee middle school led to the arrest of an 11-year-old girl who previously attended the school.

Boston could see 10 inches of snow from Wednesday’s storm

A winter storm watch has been posted for much of Massachusetts for Wednesday into Thursday as another tempest barrels down on the region.

Hyannis man struck, dragged by car

Police said Newman Galati, 26, is in critical but stable condition after he was dragged under a vehicle Saturday.

This day in history

Today is Monday, March 19, the 78th day of 2018. There are 287 days left in the year.

Everett man arrested in Boston, charged with rape

An Everett man who said he was a rideshare driver was arrested in Boston early Sunday and charged with rape, according to Boston police.

Nearly 1,000 people watch young seal found on Hampton Beach return to the wild

A young harp seal named Merrimack — Mack for short — was returned to the ocean after a month of treatment.

Everything you need to know about the potential midweek nor’easter

When could the storm arrive? How much snow is Massachusetts expected to get? Here’s a look at what forecasters know about the possible storm.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

As Beacon Street landmark changes hands, nonprofits fear losing access to power

The Congregational Library is not simply an edifice, but a community — a place to compare notes, pool resources, and, often, collaborate.

City begins planning Steven P. Odom Serenity Garden

The city is planning to build a serenity garden on land named for Steven P. Odom, the 13-year-old Dorchester boy who was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity in 2007.

Salem kicks off documentary film festival

The Oscar season may be over, but there are plenty of movies for film buffs to see north of Boston.

State official gave six-figure jobs to friends and neighbors

Michael Heffernan has filled the revenue agency with Wellesley residents, business associates, and fellow golfers.

Parents, fearful of deportation, make plans for their children

A coalition of lawyers and advocates have created a guide and legal documents to help immigrant families if mom or dad is detained or deported.

Steamship Authority investigating power failure on Saturday night ferry

In a statement, the Steamship Authority said the power went out to the main engines of the M/V Martha’s Vineyard 15 minutes into a 45-minute trip from Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole.

Governor Baker threw back a tequila shot on St. Patrick’s Day — and teasing ensued

A video posted on Twitter Saturday shows Governor Charlie Baker drinking a shot of tequila in South Boston. Yes, tequila — not Irish whiskey — on St. Patrick’s Day.

State trooper accused of being drunk at work placed on leave

Authorities say the Mass. Police trooper was allegedly intoxicated when he arrived at the Devens barracks, and slurred his speech on the police radio.

Chess notes

The weekly game

A rogue coastal storm could bring more snow to Boston

A coastal storm could bring snow to Greater Boston Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.

Father killed while trying to save his two children from burning Springfield home, family says

A man ran back into the building when he realized his two small children — a son and daughter — were still inside, a family member said.

Shortened route did not dim enthusiasm at the St. Patrick’s Day parade

The proud parade marched down a route that had been shortened due to last week’s nor’easter, which had dumped 14.5 inches of snow on the city Tuesday.

A kinder, gentler — sort of — South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

It was held in a smaller space, and it had fewer bells and whistles, but South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast went on Sunday morning as it has for years.

What you need to know if you go to the St. Patrick’s Day parade

For the third time in four years, the city has shortened the route.

Ferry loses power off Martha’s Vineyard

Passengers were taken off the MV Martha’s Vineyard after it broke down during a trip to Woods Hole.

Lincoln man arrested on drug charge at post office

The 26-year-old man had the drugs shipped to a local post office box from Europe, police said.

What’s the best way to get to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston?

Take public transportation or ride a bike, Boston police suggest.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

This colorful Boston developer is enjoying his last [bleeping] hurrah

Dick Friedman‘s new tower at 1 Dalton St. is changing the city’s skyline.

AG Healey announces investigation into data firm used by Trump campaign

The attorney general launched a state probe into reports that a data firm employed by the Trump campaign improperly harvested information.

International buffet or spelling contest? Latin middle schooler wins Boston bee

Sashimi. Chocolate. Chipotle. Pistachio. Those are some of the words Mira Yu spelled to earn a trip to Washington, D.C.

Struggling Brockton schools may sue the state

Brockton was able to spend just $1.28 per student on classroom supplies during the 2016-17 school year.

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The State House culture still needs to change

At the very moment significant reform on harassment and sexual misconduct on Beacon Hill was approved, an appalling scene was a reminder that more remains to be done.

Man arrested for breaking into elderly woman’s home in Ashby

Andrew D. Grace, 30, was arrested in a home next door, where police followed footprints in the snow to find him, police said.

‘Distraught’ North Attleborough man surrenders to police after hourslong standoff

The man, who is in his 70s, surrendered around 6:40 p.m. and was taken to a hospital for evaluation, State Police said.

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Tyvon likes to make others laugh

Tyvon is ready to find his forever family. Tyvon does well in family settings and could be placed with either a two-parent or single parent family.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to speak at MIT

The world-famous cellist will visit campus Monday to give a lecture.

Coyote spotted relaxing on MIT lawn

MIT had an unexpected visitor on campus Friday.

Black immigrants honored by Boston City Council

Boston city councilors recently honored four black immigrants who have made significant contributions to their communities and neighborhoods.

Teenager arrested in Mattapan for illegal gun

Robert Tyrell Barrett-Scott, 19, of Mattapan was arrested Friday for carrying a loaded gun.

Watertown dedicates square to fallen firefighter

The family of fallen firefighter Joseph Toscano helped Watertown officials dedicate a plaque honoring him.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

This day in history

Today is Sunday, March 18, the 77th day of 2018. There are 288 days left in the year.

St. Patrick’s Day weekend is ushering in cold for week ahead

This weekend will be mostly dry with temperatures in the 30s before another storm potentially sweeps through Boston in the upcoming week.

Ice, ice, baby: Figure skating star Adam Rippon shouts out Boston’s drag Queen Elsa

The queen of ice got smiles and salutations from a star skater.

Brazilian man sentenced to prison for illegal reentry after deportation

Josilei DeCastro, 37, was also given one year of supervised release and will face deportation, officials said.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, March 17, the 76th day of 2018. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day.

Tips from neighbors lead to drug arrest in Rowley

John M. Cook, 20, was arrested Thursday on drug distribution charges, Rowley police said.

Sports psychologist says former Mass. Olympian defamed him

Steven Ungerleider says women’s hockey star Angela Ruggiero tried to silence him and discredit his attempts to address a sexual abuse crisis in US Olympic sports.

FBI’s McCabe is fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire

Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired the former FBI deputy director, based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, he said.

Brockton amps up security at middle schools after student jumped by classmates

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter ordered police to be present outside of all six of the city’s middle schools upon dismissal.

Housekeeper stabbed with scissors at Portsmouth, NH hotel

A New York woman who was staying at the hotel allegedly stabbed the housekeeper Friday morning, police said.

Pot shops face bans in most of Mass.

A review of local restrictions heightens concerns that the early adult-use pot market will be smaller than many consumers expected.

Opponents say Block Island wind farms are causing problems across prime fishing grounds

The nation’s first ocean-based wind farm has exposed what fishermen say are serious threats caused by scattering metal shafts and snaking underwater cables.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Mass. Pike bridge dedicated to fallen trooper

The late state trooper Thomas L. Clardy was honored Friday with the dedication of a bridge on the Mass. Pike and a memorial stone.

Former Lynn man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter for Swampscott mother’s slaying

A 39-year-old former Lynn man pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter for the slaying of a 25-year-old Swampscott mother in 2014.

Family furious at plea deal in death of young Swampscott mother

Jason Fleury, 39, admitted Friday to manslaughter in the Nov. 6, 2014, death of 25-year-old Swampscott mother Jaimee Mendez.

Federal judge in Boston sentences two women for ATM-skimming scheme

A federal judge in Boston sentenced two Romanian women on Friday in connection with a multistate ATM-skimming operation that included Massachusetts.

Judge denies motion to downgrade conviction in Bella Bond murder

A Suffolk Superior Court judge Friday rejected a plea to reduce the second-degree murder conviction of Michael McCarthy.

Man found guilty of 1987 Roxbury slaying

A Suffolk Superior Court jury Friday found a man guilty of murdering a 19-year-old woman more than 30 years ago.

Five arrested for operating interstate prostitution ring out of high end apartments

Five people from Massachusetts, Virginia, and Georgia face federal charges for allegedly operating an elaborate interstate prostitution ring.

Footprints in the snow lead police to a teen and a loaded gun

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Thursday afternoon after police allegedly found him carrying a loaded pistol in Dorchester.

Boy awaiting heart surgery gets special ride from Brookline police

A Brookline police detective met an 11-year-old boy who was about to undergo heart surgery — and then something special happened.

Who will Trump fire next? Betting sites get in on the action

As staff members close to the president continue to depart from the White House, people are placing bets on who might be next.

Supreme Judicial Court to weigh rule that nixed Aaron Hernandez conviction

Massachusetts’ high court will consider whether the state should get rid of a centuries-old legal principle that erased the former Patriots tight end’s murder conviction after he killed himself.

St. Patrick’s Day parade organizers say they will abide by shorter route

Parade organizers have fought with the city over the designated route in recent years.


A single moment, 50 years ago, that changed the course of a life

Paul Sheehan was a funeral director when he met Robert F. Kennedy on St. Patrick’s Day in 1968 and was propelled into a career in politics.

No skits, same bad jokes: St. Patrick’s Day breakfast going ‘down to its roots’

Faced with just weeks to pull together the eggs-and-politics tradition, organizers say they’re going for a scaled-down affair.

Roslindale man struck by falling tree branch during nor’easter and left paralyzed

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Scott Berry, who was being a good neighbor during the nor’easter when his life was changed forever.

First day of spring may bring yet another storm — or nothing at all

On Tuesday, the vernal equinox will mark the arrival of spring — in theory, at least.

Young students prepare for Boston’s citywide spelling bee

Boston’s brightest young wordsmiths will compete in the 11th annual citywide spelling bee on Saturday.

The T’s storm performance, by the numbers

Here’s how well the MBTA performed during Tuesday’s blizzard, based on the agency’s own standards for on-time performance.

Suspect in fatal I-495 crash in Andover arraigned in hospital bed

Shiina Dionne was arraigned on an array of charges, including vehicular homicide and operating under the influence of alcohol.

DeLeo calls use of nondisclosure agreements ‘part of doing business’

Speaker of the Mass. House Robert DeLeo said the use of nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements is “just part of doing business.”

President Trump to talk about opioid epidemic at community college in N.H.

The president is expected to announce a policy proposal to address the opioid epidemic at Manchester Community College on Monday.

N.H. harp seal heading back to the wild after a month of rehab

After a month of rehabilitation and rest, a New Hampshire juvenile harp seal named Merrimack — Mack for short — will be released back into the wild Sunday.

Starts & Stops

Whoops — the MBTA forgot to file reports on spending

It wasn’t until inquiries from the Globe that the agency took action; the first report was sent to officials on Thursday — several months late.

Starts & Stops

Commuter rail riders now getting better updates on their trains

The MBTA has upgraded its commuter train-tracking technology, now refreshing information every 10 to 45 seconds, down from every two minutes.

Man injured when car crashes into Dennis store

The driver suffered serious injuries after crashing into the front of the Dennis Equipment Company at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Maine resident Jesus Christ sends letter to Oprah Winfrey

Television anchor Gayle King posted a picture of the letter, asking if it was the sign from above about running for president that her friend was looking for.

St. Patrick’s parade in Boston won’t let anti-war vets march

Boston’s popular St. Patrick’s Day parade is all about veterans — but not all who’ve served in uniform will be allowed to march this weekend.

Snow-covered truck hits overpass in Wareham

Bourne police shared a video of the incident to remind drivers to clear snow from their vehicles.

West Roxbury murder suspect ordered back to state hospital

Nathurlon Munnerlyn, 39, was returned to Bridgewater State Hospital following his arraignment Thursday on a murder charge, officials said.

St. Patrick’s Day parade organizers not giving up on longer route

But a spokeswoman for Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he stands by his decision for Sunday’s parade to follow a ‘snow route’ from the Broadway T station to Farragut Road.

‘There were people crying on the phone’: Utility workers slammed with calls amid trio of storms

Major utilities in eastern Massachusetts had some crews working 16-hour days during the month of March, which has included three nor’easters.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

Three teens missing from Framingham facility found

The 15-year-old boys had been missing since Saturday, Framingham police said.

ICE arrests at courthouses disrupt justice, lawsuits claim

“It’s basically saying to immigrants: ‘Stay away from the courthouse,’” said Rachel Rosenbloom, co-director of the Northeastern University School of Law Immigrant Justice Clinic.

Downed wires leave hundreds without power in Brighton

An Eversource spokeswoman said crews are on the scene working to restore power.

New England news in brief


In ICUs, a furry friend to comfort patients

Mass. General finds that therapy dogs humanize and soften tremendous suffering, loneliness, and stress.

Holy Cross drops knight image, keeps ‘Crusaders’ name

The College of the Holy Cross will stop using the image of a knight, though trustees decided to keep the nickname Crusaders for athletic teams.

This day in history

Today is Friday, March 16, the 75th day of 2018. There are 290 days left in the year.

Former high-ranking State Police officials ask judge to throw out case against them

Two former State Police officials say they did not violate the constitutional rights of two troopers ordered to make changes to a police report.

New details emerge in 1986 slaying of 15-year-old Kingston girl

Suspect Michael Hand reportedly hosted a gathering the night Tracy Gilpin was last seen alive in 1986.

BU-Wheelock merger brings more than 110 layoffs

Boston University will lay off a majority of Wheelock College’s staff and faculty in its merger with the small Fenway school.


So much for the luck of the Irish

Martin Ferris was supposed to arrive in Boston on Thursday, but the US government has not given him permission to enter the United States.

8 things you didn’t know about Fighting Joe Hooker

A state representative has suggested that an entrance to the State House should not be named after the Hadley native.

Former Hanson police chief, wife charged with shoplifting at Kohl’s

The couple are accused of stealing clothing from Kohl’s in Hingham.

Mass. high court to take up Michelle Carter’s appeal in suicide texting case

Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend messages urging him to kill himself.

Boston EMTs help deliver baby boy during blizzard

A baby delivery was not what EMT LaToya Lewis-Guy was expecting during the start of Tuesday’s blizzard.

Two loaded guns seized in six hours by Boston Police

Boston police recovered the guns when they stopped a car with the wrong license plates, and stopped a man allegedly linked to an ongoing gang investigation.

Lawsuit adds details to sexual harassment claims against Felix G. Arroyo

Hilani Morales alleges the city illegally retaliated against her when she complained about the former health services chief.

Mass. high court to take up Michelle Carter’s appeal in suicide texting case

Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend messages urging him to kill himself.

Two state representatives excoriate Speaker DeLeo on House floor over nondisclosure agreements

Two state representatives accused Speaker Robert DeLeo on Thursday of cloaking years of harassment in the Mass. House.

Police hunt for man who ripped down awning at Tyngsborough restaurant

Video footage provided by police shows the man ripping down poles from the awning outside the restaurant, causing it to topple.

Effort to rename Yawkey Way met with passionate pleas from both sides

The proposal pits those who say former club owner Tom Yawkey was a racist against those who say Yawkey’s legacy of charitable giving should not be expunged.

Tractor-trailer crash on I-495 in Chelmsford limits access to Lowell Connector

The crash took place in the northbound lanes of I-495 near the intersection with Route 3.

Capital Source

Former N.H. congressman Frank Guinta now a lobbyist

A full year out of office, Guinta has joined ML Strategies, the lobbying arm of the Mintz Levin law firm

Capital Source

Suffolk district attorney field grows to four

Rachael Rollins, former chief legal counsel of the Massachusetts Port Authority and former president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, is the latest candidate to announce.

Here’s a list of Toys ‘R’ Us, Babies ‘R’ Us stores closing in Mass.

Retail chain Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. announced Wednesday it is planning to sell or close all of its 735 stores in the United States.

The details of 40 animal deaths, injuries, losses aboard US airlines

Incident reports submitted to the federal transportation department provide insight into animal-related incidents on airplanes.

BPL seeks children’s author for fellowship program

The Boston Public Library is looking for aspiring children’s and young adult authors interested in completing a literary project.

There were 85 pet deaths on flights in 3 years. United had 41 of them

The rate of animals dying or being injured has been noticeably higher when they are traveling with United, data show, but experts say that doesn’t mean the airline is less safe for animals.

Forecasters say next storm could hit Mass. — or ‘scamper’ out to sea

Don’t put away those shovels, snowblowers, and bags of salt just yet.

A lawmaker said the State House’s General Hooker sign is ‘tone deaf.’ Social media responded

State Representative Michelle DuBois said the sign should be taken down or modified in the “Me Too” era.

Swampscott won’t renew contract for transgender principal

The superintendent did not specify a reason for not keeping Stanley Elementary principal Shannon Daniels.

How climate change in the Arctic could hurt Boston winters

If you thought climate change was going to turn Boston into Boca, you may be in for an unpleasant — and snowy — surprise.

Two men under arrest after violent home invasion

Multiple shots were fired in a Salem home invasion Thursday morning, but no one suffered serious injuries.

Power outage numbers dropping on Cape Cod

Two days after a powerful snowstorm blanketed New England in a thick layer of snow, tens of thousands of people were still waiting for their electricity to come back on.

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This lawmaker’s experience shows why Beacon Hill harassment policies need to change

Representative Diana DiZoglio of Methuen plans to talk about what happened to her on Thursday, as the House is considering a sexual harassment bill.

Driver killed in I-495 crash worked for Coady’s Towing

A tow truck driver was killed in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 495 in Andover.

Ex-boxing champ Vinny Paz pleads no contest to domestic assault charge

The incident unfolded shortly before 3 a.m., when his girlfriend told a relative in New Jersey that Paz had assaulted her.

Another sunny day is in store, but roads could be slippery this morning

About 32,000 utility customers are still without power, mostly on Cape Cod.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, March 15, the 74th day of 2018. There are 291 days left in the year.

State Police investigating possible fatal multi-car crash in Andover overnight

The crash involved at least five vehicles, and multiple people were injured, State Police said.

Double trouble for Quincy man who tried to avoid Red Line fare at South Station

David Tracy, 35, was arrested on an armed robbery warrant, and issued a citation for second offense fare evasion, Transit Police said.

Mass. gun group urges members to take video of student walkouts

The Gun Owners’ Action League of Northborough asked members to document protests so that it could determine whether school resources are being used “to push a political agenda.”

Winchester woman who faked cancer and stole $1 million sentenced to prison

Sager Kopchak, 34, forged her acquaintance’s checks and routing numbers to buy diamond earrings, five fur coats, Chanel purses, a Cartier watch, and a trip to the Bahamas.

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Outside Smith & Wesson in Springfield, gun paradoxes are laid bare

Outside one of the country’s largest gun manufacturers, some of the people who bear the steepest cost of gun violence asked for an audience.

New England news in brief


Framingham police identify two more teens missing since Saturday

Police in Framingham have identified two teens who went missing last weekend after apparently leaving a facility that housed a mental health program.

Social services agency denies trying to disrupt employees’ union campaign

Triangle Inc. officials “vehemently” deny allegations they orchestrated a monthslong campaign of anti-union harassment.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

After decades in office, New Hampshire’s secretary of state faces a challenge

Numerous political candidates have been hurt by their association with President Trump. But the latest victim might be the most stunning yet.

Lynn woman found guilty of endangering her 4-month-old

Her 4-month-old son died after being left “largely unattended” in a homeless shelter, according to the Essex district attorney’s office.

Capital Source

Pols laud Democratic strategist at funeral with tears and laughter

The Massachusetts Democratic political universe gathered Wednesday in Boston for the funeral of Chuck Campion, a veteran political operative.

Six soldiers hit by avalanche at Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont

The Vermont National Guard says six soldiers were being evacuated from a mountain training area Wednesday after they were hit by an avalanche in Smugglers’ Notch.

There could be yet another snowstorm on tap for next week

Not again! The National Weather Service says it’s possible another coastal storm will bring rain, ice, snow or a combination of the above to New England next Tuesday.

Police say 1 person shot in Roxbury

One person was shot in Roxbury late Wednesday afternoon and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Get Smart

A look back at Stephen Hawking’s visits to the Boston area

The celebrated British physicist Stephen Hawking, who died in England on Wednesday, was no stranger to the Boston area. Here are some highlights of his visits.

Organizers of St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston balk at route change

The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council disagreed with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s decision to shorten the parade route due to snow piles.

Boston Yeti started as a winter stunt. Now, it’s something of a civic duty

John Campopiano, 32, feels compelled to don a mask and suit each snowstorm, so that Massachusetts residents don’t succumb to the perils of winter.

‘Come on people!’ State Police make a plea to drivers: Clear that snow off your car

So many drivers were hitting the road with snowy cars that State Police troopers put together a video tutorial on how to clear off the white stuff.

Things that work

Here’s one of the best things schools can do to prevent mass shootings

There is a broad consensus that well-run threat assessment teams have proven to be an effective step for improving school safety.

Man arraigned in slaying of 15-year-old Kingston girl tried to blame another suspect for killing

A former Kingston man who is charged with murder in Tracy Gilpin’s 1986 death was ordered held without bail Wednesday.

Here are some photos our readers dug out from the storm

Think: blizzards in your backyards, a forest turned into something resembling Whoville, and marshmallow-fluffed streets.

11-year-old Lowell boy alerts family to fire

An 11-year-old Lowell boy alerted his family to a one-alarm bathroom fire in his two-story, wood-frame home Wednesday morning.

Green Line trains disabled for nearly 2 hours due to connectivity issue

Green Line trains in both directions were taken out of service for almost two hours on Wednesday morning between a bulk of major stops.

Why Stephen Hawking made a difference

Here are some highlights of the life of Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge University physicist and best-selling author who died early Wednesday.

Wilmington hits snow jackpot for nor’easter

Not one of the state’s 351 cities and towns matched Wilmington, the community with the most snow during Tuesday’s nor’easter.

Here’s how to keep your food safe during a power outage

It’s not just food stored in refrigerators and freezers that is at risk, experts warned.

Teenage boy suffers hand laceration in Methuen after reaching into a snow blower

A teenage boy suffered a hand laceration after he got it stuck in a snow blower in Methuen Tuesday afternoon.

Fitchburg woman escapes kitchen fire in home

A Fitchburg woman and two cats were caught in a small kitchen fire inside a two-and-a-half-story house Wednesday morning.

Mass. students join nationwide walkout over gun violence

Massachusetts students had planned to walk out of school as part of a national protest but changed course after Tuesday’s snow led to school closures.

Watch 24 inches of snow pile up in 13 (time-lapsed) seconds

Time-lapse videos taken from the warmth of indoors show how much snow accumulated on the streets and in backyards during Tuesday’s nor’easter.

Cape Cod residents spend night at shelters as outages persist

Mother’s Nature’s wrath, combined with power outages, made daily living following the storm a challenge in some communities across Massachusetts.

Orleans pickup truck catches fire while plowing snow

A pickup truck that was plowing snow in Orleans erupted in flames early Wednesday morning.

Judge aims to rule quickly on motion that could result in Boston Calling case being dropped

A federal judge said Wednesday he will rule quickly on an emergency motion by prosecutors to reconsider his planned jury instructions in the case.

Thousands are without power as Mass. cleans up from nor’easter

Eversource said several days may be required to fully restore power.

Queen Elsa came to Boston and pushed a police wagon out of the snow

The cold never bothered her, anyway.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2018. There are 292 days left in the year.

Hammered by the storm, Cape Cod officials open three emergency shelters

Cape Cod was hammered Tuesday with heavy, wet snow and high winds that left more than 120,000 utility customers without power.

81-year-old woman among seven arrested in Worcester drug bust

Blanca Diez allegedly had a bottle of 72 oxycodone pills hanging out of her bra, police said.

Non-emergency state workers have delayed opening Wednesday

All non-emergency state workers will start at 11 a.m., Governor Charlie Baker announced in a press release Tuesday night.

Tree worker in Carver injured during blizzard

The worker, 33, who is from Rhode Island, suffered a severe head injury, police said.

Students plan walkouts over gun violence, and administrators try to strike a balance

Superintendents want students to frame walkouts as a way to honor those who died in last month’s massacre, and not as a call for stricter gun laws.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

Taser use is growing among Mass. police

Police departments reported owning more than 6,000 Tasers by the end of 2016, roughly double from just three years earlier.

Snow could force cancellation of St. Patrick’s Day parade

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said officials will decide in the coming days about Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. If it occurs, the route may have to be altered.

Snow shoveled downtown? An immigrant probably cleared it

During Tuesday’s storm, much of downtown Boston looked deserted — except for seasonal workers shoveling snow. Not all are immigrants, but many are.


New England news in brief


Framingham police looking for missing Holden teen

“We love him dearly and are desperate for him to be safe,” said Greg Weiner, whose 15-year-old son has been missing since Saturday.

Capital Source

Senator applies to be Lowell city manager

State Senator Eileen Donoghue ended weeks of speculation Tuesday, confirming she’s applied to be her hometown’s next city manager.

Adrian Walker

After museum defacing, what happens now on Nantucket?

Is there anything to learn from what happened at the Museum of African-American History?

IHOP apologizes after Maine waitress made black teens pay for their meal upfront

IHOP says the company has ‘‘zero tolerance’’ for discrimination.

A whiteout outside; an ocean-themed fish convention inside

As the wind whipped snow into drifts along Summer Street, few ventured out in the Seaport District on Tuesday. Except for the fish people.

Capital Source

GOP candidate Geoff Diehl once voted true blue

The Whitman Republican who is now running for the US Senate was a registered Democrat as recently as a decade ago.

Burning candles spark fire in West Bridgewater home

A two-family home in West Bridgewater caught fire Tuesday afternoon when a man left candles burning in his apartment after losing power in the blizzard, officials said.

By the numbers

3,000: The number of pounds of thrust that can be generated by the MBTA’s two jet engine-powered monsters, commonly referred to as “Snowzilla,” that melt snow on the tracks by blowing hot air at high pressure.

Treacherous roadways cause at least 9 tractor-trailer crashes

Hazardous blizzard conditions caused officials to close lanes and lower speed limits to as low as 20 miles per hour.

Thousands without power after major storm

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other city officials plan to give an update on Tuesday’s blizzard at 4 p.m.

How strong is the wind in your community?

Winds have been steady, strong, and cold during Tuesday’s blizzard in a number of communities in Eastern Massachusetts, and gusts have been even stronger.

Snowplows answer the call to duty in blizzard

Hundreds of snowplows and other vehicles were deployed to clear roadways in Boston and surrounding areas.

List of school closings for Wednesday amid blizzard

School systems have begun to announce closures for Wednesday as a powerful blizzard continued to slam Massachusetts Tuesday afternoon.

Aww: Part of today’s nor’easter took the shape of a heart

As the storm slammed Mass. early Tuesday, the system formed a heart shape just off the coast.

Mass held for mother and three young children slain in West Brookfield

The deaths of Sara M. Bermudez and her children remain under investigation.

Mystery winner of $560m jackpot lives in Merrimack, N.H., officials say

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission disclosed the woman’s hometown in response to a public records request.

Watch live: Charlie Baker gives storm update

Baker is discussing the conditions.

Milk, bread, and ... kitty litter? Here’s what else people buy before a snowstorm

Demand tends to spike for specific products — some of which may surprise you.

Mass. coastal towns contend with yet another storm

The third nor’easter to hit Massachusetts since March 2 left towns along the coast reeling.

Man arrested in Methuen road rage incident; woman ‘covered in mud’ with face lacerations

Authorities on Monday arrested a Manchester, N.H. man for allegedly delivering a severe beating to a young woman last week during a road rage incident on a Methuen highway, Massachusetts State Police said.

Parkland survivors to speak at Harvard

Six students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, are scheduled to appear at next week’s event.

24 photos that show how bad Tuesday’s blizzard was in Greater Boston

As snow piles up around the region, people begin to brave the storm.


No matter how Pennsylvania election goes, Democrats may see it as a win

Once again, those who religiously follow politics will be watching a special election for signs that Democrats could be headed toward a wave election.

Boston declared a snow emergency, so get your cars off the main arteries

On-street parking, a scarce commodity when it’s 70 degrees and sunny, is a no-no in many areas today.

Storms uncover carriage tracks from 1800s on Orleans beach

The tracks had been imprinted into the beach’s peat, which had been covered by about 85 feet of sand that was washed away.

Snow totals

How much snow fell in your town?

Wilmington took the top spot with 31 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

MBTA reports relative success with commuter rail, T performance amid nor’easter

Reducing service on the MBTA and commuter rail system during Tuesday’s nor’easter was a successful strategy, officials said.

Thousands in the dark after another nor’easter roars through

High winds and blowing snow consumed Mass. on Tuesday, and dozens of school districts canceled classes for Wednesday.

Chelsea gang member gets 10-year sentence in attempted murder case

Domingo Tizol, 23, is a member of MS-13, according to prosecutors.

Man struck by car in Peabody

Police said the victim was struck in the roadway on Monday evening.

N.H. woman who kept 84 Great Danes convicted of 17 counts of animal cruelty

Feces and urine were left to rot out in the open, and canines were “left without adequate water on multiple occasions,” according to court records.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Ex-Hartford college student allowed into probation program in body fluids case

A white student accused of smearing body fluids on her black roommate’s belongings has been allowed into a program that could result in criminal charges being erased from her record.

Former Dartmouth lawmaker convicted of embezzling pleads guilty to concealing cash

Officials say they found more than $2.5 million hidden in safe deposit boxes after John George Jr. said he possessed about $28,000 in cash.

MBTA will be on an ‘extremely reduced schedule’ during Tuesday’s storm

T riders can expect diminished service during Tuesday’s blizzard-like conditions.

Here’s what you should know about Nantucket’s African Meeting House

Nantucket saw racist graffiti spray-painted onto the town’s historic black landmark. But officials say it doesn’t tell the story of what the island stands for.

Walsh promises funding for police body cameras

Police officials said that the cameras could be implemented force-wide by the end of 2018.

Pine Manor College removed from academic probation

The small, struggling liberal arts college in Brookline serves an overwhelming number of low-income and minority students.

Weary coastal communities brace for latest storm

Shore towns that were struck by two powerful recent storms are getting ready for another.

Over 500 Logan Airport flights cancelled due to Tuesday’s nor’easter

American Airlines suspended all Tuesday flight operations, and said scattered cancellations and delays are also possible at other airports.


Call him doctor. Call him friend.

“He loves medicine. He is medicine. He could never retire.” Meet Dr. Fred Ernesti.

Map: Where to park in Boston during a snow emergency

What Boston streets are restricted during a snow emergency? Where are the temporary parking lots? Here’s a map to help those in the city who have vehicles.

One-quarter of Mass. residents know someone who died from opioids, survey suggests

The Blue Cross Blue Shield study shows the toll of the crisis in Massachusetts.

T’s snow-removal equipment looks like something from a film

They shred, they plow, and they obliterate snow: Meet the T’s lineup of heavy storm-fighting machinery.

Markey wants to get other states to adopt Mass. get-tough gun laws

The legislation aims to extend the Massachusetts blueprint across the country by using Department of Justice grants to encourage states to harden their laws.

In New Hampshire, snow won’t stop local elections

State officials say local elections will not be postponed in the Granite State, weather be damned.

This string of storms is unusual — and part of a trend of snowy weather

It’s unusual for three nor’easters to pound the region in a month, and we haven’t seen a similar parade of storms since that terrible winter of 2014-2015, when four nor’easters hit in about five weeks.

Watch live: Boston officials give update ahead of snowstorm

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other city officials are giving residents an update ahead of a major nor’easter that is expected to slam the region starting late Monday night.

T will likely skip January fare increase, but parking rates may go up soon

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials appear likely to delay the next fare increase by six months until July 2019. But parking costs could rise this July.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2018. There are 293 days left in the year.

Two more teens charged in shooting and beating death of 17-year-old in Dorchester

The suspected murder weapon has been found and two more suspects are now facing murder charges.

March storms promising this much snow are rare

In the month of March, and even into early April, it’s quite rare for the city to get a foot or more all at once.

Lawrence man charged with pouring lighter fluid over girlfriend and their baby during fight

William Connatser, 37, is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on March 21.


Good news on the blizzard? Uh ... we still have a few hours before the city gets clobbered

We’re already prepared for a big storm, because we just had one. So let’s live our last hours well.

Here’s how to find out if your flight has been delayed or canceled

Here are some handy links, websites, and tracking maps for customers flying in and out of Boston’s Logan Airport on Monday and Tuesday.

Winner of $560m Powerball jackpot can stay anonymous, but there’s a catch

A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown.

Table: State Police troopers who made more than $200,000 last year

In 2017, 245 State Police troopers — or about 12 percent of the force — made more than $200,000.

Junot Diaz was asked to write a children’s book 20 years ago. It finally comes out Tuesday

“Islandborn” tells the story of a young girl named Lola, who relies on friends and family to learn about the island where she’s from.

Get Smart

Brain scans show children as young as 3 can understand people’s feelings

By age 3, children have begun developing brain networks used to understand the beliefs and feelings of others, MIT researchers found.

List of school closings for Tuesday

As a powerful nor’easter is expected to slam into Massachusetts late Monday night, school systems have begun to announce closures for Tuesday.

Market Basket employee suffers serious burns in Tewksbury store

A 57-year-old man suffered second and third-degree burns on his arms, hands, and face at a Tewksbury Market Basket Monday morning.

Tracy Gilpin’s alleged killer won’t challenge extradition

The man accused of murdering 15-year-old Tracy Gilpin in 1986 will not contest his extradition from North Carolina to face the charges.

A timeline for Tuesday’s nor’easter

The worst of the storm will come during the morning commute.

Missing skier found safe after getting lost, spending night in Vermont woods

A skier who went missing over the weekend in Vermont walked out of the woods to safety.

7-year-girl and 24-year-old man hit by a car in Worcester

A 7-year-old girl and 24-year-old man were hit by a car in Worcester Monday morning.

This storm sounds bad. The Great Blizzard of March 12, 1888, was a lot worse

The storm 130 years ago dumped 40 inches of snow on Boston, and more than 400 people died along the East Coast.

Sturbridge man dies in fatal crash in Andover

State Police said the man was driving on Interstate 495 when his vehicle veered off the highway and rolled over.

Family, friends bid farewell to slain mom, children in West Brookfield

The deaths of Sara Bermudez and her children remain under invesitgation.

Everything you need to know about Massachusetts’ new pot rules

With sales poised to begin in July, what can consumers expect?

Here are the best- and worst-case scenarios for the storm

There’s another nor’easter predicted to hit the Boston area on Tuesday, and this one is packing a snowy punch.

Live updates

Live updates from the blizzard

Follow alerts on the latest storm.

245 State Police troopers earned more than $200,000 last year

The allure of big pay for long hours has raised concerns among critics that State Police troopers could be too tired to safely do their jobs.

Market Basket supermarket in Methuen robbed by masked man who claimed to have a gun

The man robbed the courtesy booth at Market Basket on Friday night, according to police.

‘We haven’t really seen this type of storm since 2015’

Blizzard conditions are expected in some areas Tuesday as a major nor’easter sweeps into Massachusetts, whipping up high winds and dumping up to 2 feet of snow on the region.

Body found burning in Western Mass. field

Police in the small, Western Massachusetts town of Hatfield found a dead body on fire in a field Saturday night.

Even after reelection, Ayanna Pressley spent heavily on advisers

A Globe review found that Pressley’s city council campaign committee spent thousands of dollars on her political team after the November vote.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

‘I was blindsided’: How a routine immigration interview turned into an arrest

Lilian Calderon Jimenez’s arrest was part of a new and aggressive attempt by federal authorities to detain people who are regularly checking in with the government, immigration lawyers say.


Spring gets a head start at the Boston Flower & Garden Show

No matter what the weather brings this week, you can escape indoors to the Seaport World Trade Center Wednesday through Sunday.

North Carolina man arrested for 1986 slaying of 15-year-old Tracy Gilpin

Michael Hand, 61, was arrested Friday. He lived just 5 miles from Gilpin’s home at the time of her death.

This day in history

Today is Monday, March 12, the 71st day of 2018. There are 294 days left in the year.

East Boston High School student in ICE custody after allegedly threatening the school

Kevin Vasquez Funes, 19, allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the school and was arrested by Boston police on Wednesday, officials said.

Racist, sexually explicit graffiti spray-painted on Nantucket landmark

Vandals targeted the African Meeting House late Saturday or early Sunday.

Elizabeth Warren says she’s not running for president, but won’t pledge to serve a full Senate term

Warren said on “Meet the Press” that she’s focused on her reelection effort in 2018, not on a presidential run in 2020.

Latest nor’easter could bring up to 18 inches of snow to Boston area

Snow is expected to start falling in Boston by 11 p.m. Monday, and blizzard conditions are possible throughout eastern Massachusetts.

Dave Epstein

What will the upcoming storm bring us?

Lower temperatures mean the snow won’t be heavy and wet, like we experienced during out last storm.

North Adams teen has been missing for more than a week

Jeffrey Adams, 15, was last seen March 1 when he fled from a case worker, police said.

Man seriously injured after vehicle rolls over in Hingham

A man suffered serious injuries after his vehicle flipped over on Route 3 north of exit 14 Saturday evening in Hingham, police said.

Victim of veterans home shooting fondly remembered by Dedham friend

Tom Turner said his wife, Maura, was in California and had planned to spend the weekend with their close friend, Christine Loeber, who was shot to death on Friday.

Two-alarm fire destroys barn at Sterling farm

The fire at Rota Spring Farm broke out in the grain barn shortly after 6 p.m., officials said.

Change in gender norms brings a pronoun revolution

Words like “them” used to be scolded out of speech when paired with a singular, identifiable subject. Now, they’re being embraced.

Fire at Dorchester triple-decker displaces 18

No one was injured in the fire, which left about $75,000 worth of damage at 23 Barry St., the Boston Fire Department said on Twitter.

In Winchester murder, questions linger about why suspect was able to roam free

When a young man well-known for bizarre behavior allegedly stabbed a woman to death in Winchester last month, many wondered why someone so dangerous was allowed to roam freely.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Over the clogged streets of Mexico City, gondolas fly free

A one-mile bus ride routinely takes more than 30 minutes and is made all the worse by fears of muggings.

Yvonne Abraham

Ayanna Pressley and democracy shouldn’t have to wait

Democrats should embrace the primary race between Pressley and Michael Capuano in the 7th District.

Teens consider array of options for summer jobs at fair

More than 1,500 Boston students got to meet about 100 employers participating in the city’s summer youth job and resource fair held in Roxbury Saturday.

R.I. doctor sentenced to prison for opioid kickback scheme

Jerrold N. Rosenberg, 63, admitted to receiving more than $188,000 from the makers of a powerful opioid spray, officials said.

sunday’s child

McKenzi is affectionate, caring

McKenzi’s favorite food is macaroni and cheese. Her favorite athlete is Michael Phelps and her favorite singer is Ke$ha! When she grows up, McKenzi’s dream is to become a professional chef.

Plymouth North teacher on leave over gun remarks

The unidentified instructor made “inappropriate remarks” about a gun that he owns, officials said. The superintendent said his job status is under review.

Granby man charged with sexually exploiting a child

Jonathan Monson, 35, allegedly used a child to create pornography and then distributed the images, prosecutors said.

Milford parents charged with child abuse; twin babies taken away

The parents of an 11-month-old Milford boy were arrested for child abuse as the child and his twin sister were taken into state custody Friday, police said.

Pregnant porpoise dies on Dorchester Bay shore during the last nor’easter

A team attempted to rescue a pregnant harbor porpoise near Dorchester Bay during the nor’easter Wednesday, but the animal died before the team arrived.

They wanted to set a world record for throwing pies for upcoming Pi Day

City Hall Plaza in Boston was the scene of a mess Saturday as hundreds and hundreds of people turned out to try to set a new world record.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

chess notes

The fields have been set for the Massachusetts Chess Association’s Spiegel Cup Scholastic Championships on March 18 in Marlborough.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, March 11, the 70th day of 2018. There are 295 days left in the year.

Baker is again pushing for a permanent sales tax holiday in Massachusetts

Lawmakers have occasionally approved a single weekend tax holiday but have shied away from making it permanent, pointing to the loss of revenue to the state.

Mass. woman killed at Calif. veterans home was doing ‘what she loved’

Christine Loeber, one of the three hostages killed by a former US soldier, earned a master’s degree at Boston College in 2008 before moving to California.

Thousands remain without power after recent storms

Officials said a man who died from carbon monoxide poisoning was a former city firefighter in Methuen. Two generators had been running in his house’s basement.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, March 10, the 69th day of 2018. There are 296 days left in the year. Daylight saving time will begin Sunday at 2 a.m. local time.

Your horoscope

A look at your horoscope for March 10.

Charlton man struck and killed by car on Route 20

A 50-year-old Charlton man was trying to cross Route 20 when he was struck by a Charlton woman in a Toyota sedan, police said.

Two more suspects in custody in connection with Kenwood Street slaying

Two more teen-aged suspects are in custody in connection with the slaying of a Boston teen in Dorchester earlier this year, police said.

Harwich man found in his driveway with severe head injury

Police said they did not know how the man sustained the injury, which left him semiconscious and bleeding when first responders arrived.

Two men plead guilty to selling meth in Boston area

Bruce Reisman, 51, of Boston, and Jesse Gillis, 32, formerly of Allston, will be sentenced in June, the US Attorney’s office said.

Methuen man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning after generators left running in home

The man and his wife, who was also hospitalized but expected to recover, were without power in their home, authorities said.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Prisoners, Mass. reach settlement agreement for treatment of hepatitis C

About 1,800 prisoners in the state are estimated to have the disease, approximately 10 percent of the prison population.

Across the Merrimack Valley, residents flee dark, cold homes

Sean Wilson, general manager at the Holiday Inn Express in Lawrence, said people have walked into the lobby just looking for a place to keep warm.

Nonprofit officials accused of harassing union organizers

Federal investigators allege a monthslong campaign of harassment, surveillance, and coercion by Triangle Inc. officials.

Fatal Andover fire caused by person smoking while on oxygen

Nicholas Rizzo II, 85, was pronounced dead at Lawrence General Hospital Thursday, officials said.

Defense in Boston Calling case asks judge to deny appeal

Defense lawyers for two Boston city officials accused of extortion called on a federal judge Friday to reject an appeal by prosecutors to change his planned instructions to the jury.

Teen arrested for stabbing another teen at Green Street T station

The victim, 19, was stabbed around 2:40 p.m after an altercation had “continued into the station,” Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said.

Seth Moulton rips Chinese institute, wants it off college campuses

Representative Seth Moulton has urged two colleges in Mass. to cut ties with on-campus institutes that have ties to the Chinese government.

In storm’s wake, tree service companies get a rush of calls

Tree removal companies are hard at work handling an influx of calls after two storms decimated towns across the Commonwealth just days apart.


With new wildlife sanctuary in Plymouth, nature regains 480 acres

The real wonder of this place? That it exists at all in the state’s largest town, where development pressures are intense.

Capital Source

In Philly, a new chance for Patrick to raise his profile

Former governor Deval Patrick will appear at a sold-out event in Philadelphia next week, amid speculation about his White House interest.

Churches can receive taxpayer money but not when it advances a religious cause

The Supreme Judicial Court issued its opinion in a case involving the Acton Congregational Church.

Woman rushed to hospital after being crushed under toppling tree

A Sudbury woman who was attempting to clear snow was hit by a tree that snapped in half and taken to a hospital Thursday morning, police said.

Crews continue to try to save Harvard Sailing Center from sinking into Charles River

A commercial diving company is on scene trying to “pump it out and raise it” from the water.

This South Shore neighborhood’s been flooded for a week

It’s been seven days since the first of two nor’easters inundated a seaside neighborhood on the border of Marshfield and Duxbury.

2 men charged with stealing more than $100K in products from home improvement stores

Two Brockton men are accused of operating a home improvement store theft ring, allegedly stealing more than $100,000 in merchandise.

Lynn family escapes house fire

A Lynn family escaped without injuries from a single-alarm fire at their wood-frame ranch Thursday night.

Residents frustrated in towns left in the dark

“No business is operating,” one town official in North Andover said as power remains out days after a nor’easter.

Feds tell state officials to back off student loan debt collectors

Betsy DeVos has a message for Attorney General Maura Healey and officials in other states hoping to rein in student loan debt collectors: Back off.

Dave Epstein

Another nor’easter is on the horizon — but will it stay out at sea?

If a storm does form on Monday, it would be the third nor’easter in less than two weeks.

Bank robber is ‘life-long violent criminal,’ deserves nine years in prison, prosecutors say

A “life-long violent criminal” should spend more than nine years in federal prison for robbing two banks in November 2016 in West Bridgewater and Brookline, prosecutors said Thursday in a court filing.

MBTA boss lauds commuter rail performance during storms despite some delays

MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez and Deputy General Manager Jeff Gonneville expressed pride at the performance of the T’s subway, bus, and commuter rail operations.

More than 82,000 customers still without power

Massachusetts is struggling to recover from the damage caused to the electrical grid by two powerful nor’easters that arrived six days apart.

This day in history

Today is Friday, March 9, the 68th day of 2018. There are 297 days left in the year.

Man struck by MBTA commuter rail train in Belmont

The man, who was not identified and is believed to be in his 60s, suffered life-threatening injuries, police said in a statement.

Two Boston men arrested on drug charges in Stoneham

Detectives seized 21.96 grams of fentanyl and $1,616 in cash, according to Stoneham police.

Lawsuits add up over Bristol County jail inmate suicides

The Bristol County House of Correction, which accounts for a quarter of jail suicides statewide, faces a wave of lawsuits from the families of inmates who killed themselves.


Making America great again, one ruined family at a time

Marlborough’s Mauricio Perozin is a hard-working family man, which makes him easy pickings for ICE agents.

St. Paul’s ‘badly handled’ departure of teacher accused of having relationship with a student

The president of the school’s board of trustees, Archibald Cox Jr., sent a letter to the school community Thursday.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

Norton seniors left in the cold and dark

Back-to-back nor’easters made the Norton Housing Authority complex lose power twice, leaving elderly and disabled residents without electricity.

New England news in brief


After not calling a snow day, Cambridge superintendent explains himself

Public schools in Cambridge were in session Thursday, and the district’s superintendent felt the need to explain why.

Growing concern: Marijuana rules could mean lower quality product

Officials say tough environmental standards on cannabis cultivation are needed for Massachusetts to meet its climate change goals.

Deval Patrick mulling 2020 presidential run

I-95 in Portsmouth, N.H., reopened after downed power lines removed

Police in New Hampshire shut down both sides of Interstate 95 in Portsmouth for three hours Thursday morning, State Police said.

Franklin Park Zoo’s red pandas spend the day goofing off in the snow

The zoo’s red pandas — Hoppy and Fia — don’t mind the cold weather.

Large golden ceremonial key to Worcester found in North Adams

If you’ve recently lost a key — not to a car or an apartment, but to an entire city — then North Adams police might have what you’re searching for.

‘Concealed Carry’ fashion show postponed, gun groups say

Gun Owners’ Action League claims the store told them it was off because of “unforeseen circumstances.”

Duxbury kids hitch ride with firefighters on flooded street to attend school

Three Duxbury students hitched a ride with firefighters to make it school.

Man, 80, dies in apartment blaze in Andover; second elderly person to die this week in fire

The man died after being rescued from a two-alarm fire in his Andover apartment building on Thursday morning.

A quick primer on the Stormy Daniels story

Here’s a quick refresher for those who haven’t had the time to follow the Stormy Daniels story.

The Harvard Sailing Center is ‘partially sinking’ into the Charles River

A Harvard official said it has been “significantly compromised” because of what appears to be a failure of the building’s flotation device.

Man, 58, killed in two-vehicle crash in Lebanon, N.H., early Thursday

A 58-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday in Lebanon, N.H., authorities said.

Pine tree falls on Westborough fire truck, smashing windows but leaving no injuries

A 50-foot-tall pine tree toppled on to a Westborough fire truck early Thursday morning, leaving considerable structural damage but no injuries.

The Big Picture

Back to back nor’easter storms slam Massachusetts

Two nor’easter storms in the past week have brought snow, power outages and flooding to towns across Massachusetts.

Keep your shovels ready. Another storm is lurking offshore

Another storm could hit the region early next week, although forecasters are still uncertain about what it will do.

Photos: Pictures of the nor’easter, from Globe photographers

See the latest snowy weather photos from our staff.

Get Smart

Meet the famous author at center of trauma-program controversy

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, whose research on post-traumatic stress disorder has attracted a worldwide following, was fired from his job over allegations that he bullied and denigrated employees.

DA clears Lynn officer who fatally shot uncooperative, unarmed robbery suspect

In the 2016 incident, the suspect robbed a gas station while claiming to have a gun and then refused orders to put his hands up.

Panel awaits engineer’s report on whether Cape Cod seafood shack will fall into ocean

The vote that will determine the fate of Liam’s seafood shack on Nauset Beach was delayed until Monday.

Things That Work

Could we transform dirty snowpiles into sidewalks and bike lanes?

Leftover snow highlights areas of pavement that aren’t regularly used by drivers, and allows cities to think about how the space could be used instead.

Suffolk has new president, but not without a bit of drama

Marisa Kelly has been in charge since 2016, after a debacle that led to the abrupt ouster of the previous leader.

100-foot-tall tree falls on Newton home; family escapes injury

The tree crashed into a two-and-a-half-story home Thursday morning, leaving a hole in the roof.

Celebrating hundreds of years of awesome Mass. women

On International Women’s Day, we take a look at some of the major milestones for Massachusetts women.

Watch this Newton teenager practice his lightsaber skills during the nor’easter

Fifteen-year-old Alex Wymer didn’t let the heavy snow stop him from honing his fighting skills.

This Vermont town got 3 feet of snow — but that didn’t stop business as usual

The town of about 420 people in Bennington County was buried.

Dedham man told police to ‘go ahead and check’ his SUV. They found heroin inside.

Manuel Rosario Herrera, 23, pleaded guilty in US District Court in Boston to possession with with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and fentanyl.

Two-alarm fire hits home in Orange during stosrm

The family was home when the fire began, but no one was injured, an official said.

Makeshift fix to seawall held in Marshfield

Emergency officials were hopeful that they had avoided a repeat of the severe damage and evacuations.

More than 230,000 remain without power in Mass.; could take days to restore

The power outages came after the second major storm walloped the state in less than a week, and officials said it’ll be a while before the lights come on for everyone.

Trains on the Lowell and Haverhill lines canceled for the evening commute

Power outages have prompted authorities to cancel a handful of trains during today’s evening commute on the Lowell and Haverhill lines.

Woman, 67, critically injured when hit by snow plow near Tufts Medical Center

The woman was left with life-threatening injuries after a snow plow hit her on Washington Street Wednesday night.

Threat of shooting at Georgetown elementary school deemed ‘not credible’

The threat at the Penn Brook School, which serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade, was immediately investigated by police, officials said.

Bass Pro Shops postpones concealed carry ‘fashion show’ at Foxborough store

The company told the Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts that the decision was due to “unforeseen circumstances,” the group said in a statement Wednesday.

Baker announces 11 a.m. start time for some state employees

With another storm battering Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker has announced an 11 a.m. delayed start time Thursday for all non-emergency state executive branch employees.

Orange Line delayed as firefighters investigate reports of smoke at State Street

Trains may have to stand by while workers enter the track area, according to an MBTA alert.

The Northeastern women’s basketball team bus got stuck in the snow. So they pushed . . . and pushed . . .

A video shows teammates straining to push the charter bus forward, cheering as the wheels finally turn.

Six years of Winchester police interactions with Jeffrey Yao

Here’s a timeline of Winchester police’s interactions with Jeffrey Yao during the past six years.

A 93-7 rout and a host of concerns after a blowout high school girls playoff game

When the buzzer sounded last week, news of East Bridgewater’s runaway win over Madison Park began to ping across the country, eliciting strong negative reaction.

For charter schools, recently it’s been bad news galore

A stream of unflattering news comes as charter schools are trying to recover from a defeat at the polls in November 2016.

Yvonne Abraham

Phone call from Galvin adds heat to a primary race

In his 24 years as secretary of state, Bill Galvin had faced only one primary challenger, back in 2006. That has changed.

Rising seas made the latest storm surges more potent, and newly discovered records help prove it

Centuries-old records found at MIT and Harvard show that the two recent, massive nor’easters were among the most powerful storms since the 1800s.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

New England news in brief


Teen identifies himself as owner of Airsoft pellet gun found near Somerville school

The 17-year-old said he had thrown the replica weapon out in the trash, police said Wednesday night.

Coastal communities scramble amid second nor’easter in a week

Coastal communities in Massachusetts on Wednesday were feverishly at work preparing for the second major nor’easter in less than a week.

Snowfall totals from around the region

How much snow has fallen in your area amid the nor’easter? Here’s a look, according to the National Weather Service.

Allegations of employee mistreatment roil renowned Brookline trauma center

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, whose research has attracted a worldwide following, has been fired following complaints.

List of school closings for Thursday

As a powerful nor’easter slams into Massachusetts Wednesday, several school systems — including Boston — have announced closures for Thursday.

City names remaining members to Community Preservation Committee

The city has filled the remaining slots on a city board is responsible for a new program that will provide funds for affordable housing, parks, open space, and historic preservation.

Documents: Winchester suspect’s interactions with police

Winchester police repeatedly brought Jeffrey Yao to the hospital for psychological evaluations over the past several years before Yao allegedly erupted in violence. Read the police reports, released Wednesday.

Police records on Winchester suspect detail odd, threatening behavior

Winchester police repeatedly brought Jeffrey Yao to the hospital for psychological evaluations before Yao allegedly stabbed a woman to death in the town library.

Women and Massachusetts: A short history

In honor of International Women’s Day on Thursday, here’s a serendipitous sampler of notable Massachusetts women and events.

Head of VA New England retires under pressure

The network of eight hospitals and 48 clinics had come under intense criticism for inadequate care and poor accountability.

‘He just stabbed a woman in the back,’ 911 caller tells police after man attacks woman in library

Witnesses to the horrific fatal stabbing last month of 22-year-old Deane Kenny Stryker inside the Winchester Public Library made frantic 911 calls to report the attack and plead for help.

Harvard, MIT, other universities urge repeal of endowment tax

Nearly 50 college and university presidents are urging federal lawmakers to repeal the endowment tax that the Republican-controlled Congress passed last year.

Driver crashes car into Saugus gas station, spilling 20 gallons of oil

A driver crashed into a Saugus gas station Tuesday night, hitting a parked car and spilling 20 gallons of oil.

‘Spelling Bee Bandit’ sentenced to 7 years in prison for 4 bank robberies in 2016

A Chelsea man nicknamed the “Spelling Bee Bandit” was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison and three years of supervised release for four 2016 bank robberies.

IRS agent indicted on charges of rape and strangulation of summer intern

James Clarke, a special agent in the IRS’s criminal investigations office in Boston, has not been arrested, but rather has been summonsed to appear for arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court.

State board OK’s new sports leadership program at UMass Boston

The program is possible thanks to a $5 million donation from New Balance, the largest donation ever given to the school.

What’s up with that pesky rain-snow line?

The rain-snow line — it’s something you’re going to hear a lot about during Wednesday’s nor’easter. So what is it?

State Police seeking man who attacked woman in road rage incident in Methuen

A man allegedly attacked a woman in the breakdown lane of a highway in Methuen after a two-car crash Tuesday night.

Springfield police shoot man in the arm after he attempted to ram officers with car

Police shot a Springfield man in the arm after he tried to flee from officers and run them over with his car Tuesday night.

Hubway is changing its name to Blue Bikes

The switch is part of a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The program will add 1,000 new bikes and 100 additional stations by 2019.

Two teens charged with robbing Charlestown convenience store at gunpoint

The youths are charged in connection with the robbery of Convenience 365 Market & Deli that occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Bourne firefighter arrested for allegedly driving drunk with a loaded handgun

A Bourne firefighter was arrested Tuesday in Yarmouth for allegedly driving while intoxicated with a loaded handgun.

Alleged gang member who was top Mass. fugitive nabbed in Newark

Jeffrey Baby Lopez, an alleged member of a violent Lynn gang, is facing several charges in Massachusetts, including kidnapping, armed robbery, and assault.

Cyber threats are ‘coming at us from all sides,’ FBI director says

FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke at Boston College about a widening range of threats.

Watch live: Governor Charlie Baker speaks about storm

Governor Charlie Baker is providing an update on the winter storm.

Small earthquake shakes New Hampshire

A 2.4-magnitude earthquake hit about 3.5 miles north-northeast of Hopkinton, N.H. early Thursday morning.

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Why did Mass. tumble in US News rankings? Frankly, we’re still not sure

Lists of the “Best States” are always confounding. So why do we get so worked up about them?

Lawyers for mystery Powerball winner will claim windfall, announce donation

The New Hampshire woman isn’t giving up her name if she prevails in court, but she is giving away cash.

Hundreds of students in several Mass. cities walk out to protest gun violence

After Somerville students walked out last week, Wednesday’s protest expanded not just to Cambridge, but also to Medford and Arlington.

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Boston Public Schools closed Thursday due to snow

Follow live updates as the storm sweeps across Massachusetts.

Hundreds of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students walk out to protest gun violence

Students at Somerville High School helped plan the 8:17 a.m. walkout, which followed one at that school last week.

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What to expect as the nor’easter sweeps through Mass.

The storm is on target to wallop much of Southern New England with snow and heavy rain.

Brunt of snowfall in Boston happened overnight

The latest forecasts call for up to 8 inches of snow in Boston, with precipitation continuing possibly to 8 a.m. Thursday, potentially slowing the morning commute.

Schools announce closings, early dismissals as nor’easter looms

Some schools already have announced their plans to deal with the storm.

Police search for 2 suspects after Charlestown armed robbery

One of the suspects showed a firearm while robbing a Medford Street store, police said.

Two alarm fire in Lawrence destroys auto repair shop

The roof on the Chandler Street shop collapsed amid heavy fire Tuesday night, a fire official said.

Westford school custodian arrested after police discover loaded gun in trunk of his car

The man worked at the John A. Crisafulli Elementary School, the school superintenent said.

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Civil rights hero John Lewis endorses Mike Capuano

“I know Mike Capuano as a champion and fierce advocate for those who have often been forgotten or left behind,” Lewis said in a statement.

Boston Calling prosecutors say they may have to drop case

Prosecutors said a judge’s planned jury instructions may force them to drop extortion charges against two officials accused of strong-arming music festival organizers.

Baker administration defends revenue department aide

A spokeswoman, Lizzy Guyton, cited Kristin Lindquist’s professional experience as a securities trader and portfolio manager.


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Capuano faces a major challenge from Pressley. And Warren, Markey aren’t endorsing him.

The senators and two members of the state’s usually unified delegation aren’t backing Michael Capuano in his primary fight against Ayanna Pressley.

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There’s a new candidate for state Senate president

“In recent days, I have been approached by colleagues for discussions about the future of the Senate and the Senate Presidency,” John Keenan said in a statement.

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Judge says transgender woman at all-male prison can only be strip-searched by female guards

MCI-Norfolk must also station a guard outside the shower while the woman is inside, a federal judge has ruled.

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We tried to ask Charlie Baker a question. Here’s what happened

We lost; the governor won. If you call that winning.


So, what exactly is a ‘nor’easter’?

Scientifically, it’s a storm made up of winds from the northeast. Linguistically, it’s a little more complicated.

Hands getting cold on the platform? MBTA app now allows Apple Pay

The transit agency said it is rolling out Apple Pay on its mTicket app for commuter rail and ferry riders.

Suspect arrested in hit and run that killed 33-year-old woman in Dartmouth

Authorities said the victim was walking along State Road on Saturday night when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Fewer arriving at ERs in Mass., N.H., and R.I. because of opioid overdoses

The three states are among only five that did not experience an increase in opioid overdoses last year.

Coastal communities rush to repair damaged sea walls before next nor’easter

With another storm on the way, communities are shoring up sea walls that were damaged by the pounding high tides during Friday’s nor’easter.

Deval Patrick says a 2020 presidential run is ‘on my radar screen’

Patrick is using some of his most direct language to date to acknowledge his interest in a presidential run in 2020.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, March 7, the 66th day of 2018. There are 299 days left in the year.

Nauset restaurant owner says his shack is about to fall into ocean

The owner of Liam’s, the iconic fried clam shack, is just days away from losing his business.

Our gray squirrels are an invasive pest in Europe. But one little guy is stepping in to help

A European species of weasel is helping once-threatened populations of native squirrels by suppressing an invasive population in parts of northern Europe.

Gun groups to host concealed carry ‘fashion show’ in Foxborough

Models will show off the latest in gun accessories for people allowed to carry a concealed weapon.

WWII aircraft carrier found off the coast of Australia was built in Quincy 90 years ago

The USS Lexington, one of the first US aircraft carriers, was built at the former Fore River Shipyard.

Pistol stolen in Georgia recovered by Boston police during traffic stop in Dorchester

A Mansfield man is facing illegal gun charges after Boston police recovered a loaded pistol he allegedly threw out of a car.

‘You took everything from me,’ victim tells child rapist

John J. Hartin, 48, was sentenced to serve 12 to 14 years in prison for repeatedly raping two boys in the 1990s.

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Dave Epstein’s latest forecast: Nor’easter won’t bring much snow to Boston

You’ll need to be north and west of Interstate 495, and especially Route 2, to see the 12 inch or higher totals.

Harvard professor accused of misconduct to retire

Jorge Dominguez has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior going back more than three decades.

State Police helicopter combs West Brookfield area for clues in 4 slayings

State Police deployed a helicopter Tuesday as part of the investigation into the murders of a mother and her three children in their home, officials said.

Zuckerberg, Chan donate $30 million to literacy effort

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving $30 million to Harvard and MIT to tackle low literacy rates among elementary school students.

Providence issued speeding tickets at 27 times the rate of Massachusetts

During a recent stretch, Providence issued speeding tickets at a daily per capita clip that was about 27 times greater than that of police across Massachusetts.

What you need to know about the upcoming nor’easter

What to expect from the region’s second nor’easter in one week.

2-month-old seal pup washed ashore with high tide in N.H. after storm

A 2-month-old sickly gray seal pup was found washed up on a Seabrook, N.H., road Monday morning following the weekend’s stormy weather.

‘ARE WE NEXT’ spray-painted on walkway at Wellesley Middle School

Mark Ito, principal of Wellesley Middle School, sent an e-mail to parents shortly after the graffiti was discovered.

Chicopee police officer arrested on rape, kidnapping charges

A Chicopee police officer was arraigned Tuesday on charges that he raped a woman over the weekend during National Guard training at Fort Devens.

Subscribe to the new Love Letters podcast

Is a breakup the end of something, or only the beginning? In Season One of the new Love Letters podcast, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein explores this question through intimate stories of love and heartbreak and confessions from her own life.

A man who skimmed ATM cards around Boston stole $43,000 in a month

Investigators who tossed his car found thousands of dollars in cash, all in $20 bills.

More than 13,000 still without power in Mass.

As the region braces for yet another storm, thousands of customers are still waiting for their power to be restored.

SJC to hear arguments on challenge to voter registration deadline

The state’s highest court will look at a state law that bars people from voting in an election unless they have registered beforehand.

‘We should start a revolution.’ 12,000 people nailed by Providence speed cameras are furious

The seeds of Monday’s bizarre scene had been sowed last year, when the City Council approved the implementation of 15 traffic cameras.

Another nor’easter will bring snow, rain, and strong winds

Forecasters said that as the line between rain and snow shifts, snowfall totals could rise — or fall — dramatically.

In a new book, Chessy Prout says culture at St. Paul’s School allowed sexual assault

Prout’s memoir details her journey from nameless victim in a nationally watched criminal trial to outspoken advocate for young survivors of sexual assault.

Parts of Marshfield sea wall ‘snapped’ into pieces

“It’s a very unsettling feeling to know the sea wall is crumbling before you.”

Three-alarm fire in Cambridge knocked down

Crews responded to 50 Follen St. on Monday evening, according to fire officials.

Sandwich man arrested for hit and run that injured firefighter

Wareham police have arrested Paul Durgin, officials said.

UMass president calls for greater affordability for students

Martin Meehan on Monday outlined several measures to address high costs for students.

Yarmouth police arrest woman for OUI with child in back seat

Jocelyn O’Driscoll, 39, admitted to drinking nips when police arrested her on Friday evening, officials said.

No experience + hiring freeze + political donor = $121,000 job?

Former state tax commissioner Michael Heffernan picked a neighbor and friend for the $121,000-per-year post, which was filled despite a hiring freeze.

‘Verbatim, he said, “I made you mayor.” You don’t forget words like that.’

Hours after Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera endorsed Josh Zakim for secretary of state, incumbent William Galvin called Rivera to voice his displeasure.

‘Our lives are not dictated by their confusion.’ DACA activists rally amid uncertainty over status

A event called “A Day of Hope and Resistance” drew students and professors, documented and undocumented, to Harvard Memorial Church on Monday for music, art, and activism.


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After huge storm, coastal areas face concerns

Days after the vicious nor’easter, wreckage piled up amid worries about future storms.

Police: Under-the-influence Uber driver nearly crashes into Dunkin Donuts

Denys Corso, 49, was under the influence of drugs, police said.

Watch drone footage of waves crashing into Scituate homes on Monday

Large waves were still hitting some homes in Scituate three days after a powerful nor’easter hit the area.


Mikey Henry, the Pope of Beacon Hill, has got his groove back

By most economic indicators, he’s one of the poorest guys in Boston. But by the measures of the heart, he’s the richest man in town.

Charlie Baker said he will seek federal aid for last week’s storm

Federal assistance could mean that governments and nonprofits could get aid, and possibly individuals as well.

MBTA chief opposes raising fares before July 2019, but board members won’t commit to that

The MBTA’s general manager is urging the transit agency not to increase fares next winter, but its governing board is reluctant to table the idea.

Dramatic video shows officers save a choking puppy in North Reading

Officers were able to save a choking 9-week-old Saint Bernard puppy’s life after a dramatic 10-minute struggle that was captured on video.

Lowell man dies in N.H. highway crash

A Lowell man was pronounced dead at the scene after his car left Interstate 93 South in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, and struck a tree, authorities said.

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I went to a gun show to find answers. All I was shown was the door

What does a gun show in a state with some of the country’s toughest gun-control laws look like?

Marshfield resident becomes meme sensation after drinking Bud Light in flooded streets

Chad Blackman was just biding time as the storm hammered the coastline. But a picture of him weathering the nor’easter seemed to resonate with residents across New England.

Mother of child rape suspect charged with witness intimidation

A mother’s devotion to a son charged with heinous sexual crimes apparently drove her to break the law herself last week, according to Essex County prosecutors.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, March 6, the 65th day of 2018. There are 300 days left in the year.

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Midweek storm may bring foot of snow

Another storm is coming to Massachusetts on Wednesday.

Nor’easter uncovers 160-year-old Maine shipwreck

The vessel, most likely a sailing ship from anywhere between 1750 and 1850, is usually buried in the sand, but has appeared a handful of times after stormy weather.

Fake bomb forces school evacuation in Kingston

A device resembling a bomb found in the science wing of Sacred Heart School in Kingston forced a full evacuation on Monday morning, but was later determined to be a fake, police said. .

Nor’easter left path of destruction up and down coast

Homes were destroyed, and widespread flooding and erosion occurred throughout the cape and islands, and all along the South Shore and North Shore.

Weston officer faces OUI charge — after crash outside police station

Weston officer faces OUI charge — after crash outside police station

Hundreds of trees were knocked down by Friday’s powerful nor’easter

The full extent of the storm’s power has not yet been tallied in most Massachusetts communities.

Here are the best and worst case scenarios for snow on Wednesday

Snow is coming — and there’s the possibility that it’ll be a substantial amount. But exactly how much and where isn’t yet clear.

How do we make our schools safer? It’s not as simple as cameras and locks

With each mass shooting, experts say they are learning more. The rebuilding of Sandy Hook has offered particularly apt lessons.

Somerville man held without bail in slaying of Chelsea teen

The allegations were detailed during the Suffolk Superior Court arraignment of Juan Carlos Matos Figueroa, 21, who’s charged with first-degree murder.

Welp. ‘Dumpster fire’ is among the 850 entries Merriam-Webster is adding to its dictionary

“Subtweet,” “hate-watch,” and “glamping” are just a few other examples.

Much of Mass. could see a foot of snow on Wednesday

Ready or not, here comes another storm.

There is a ‘supercolony’ of penguins on the Danger Islands in the Antarctic

Researchers from Cape Cod discovered the population of more than 1.5 million Adélie penguins.

Yes, you can have multiple kinds of flu at once

But that and similar scenarios, like getting the flu twice in a season, are pretty rare, experts say.

Worcester woman dies in house fire; two men rescued

A two-alarm Worcester house fire killed an elderly woman and sent two men to the hospital Monday morning.

Commuter rail lines struggle in Monday morning commute

A “mechanical issue” disabled a train on the Fitchburg line during the Monday morning commute, adding some 65 minutes to the travel time for passengers.

Falling ice from Sagamore Bridge breaks windshields on three vehicles

As of 7 a.m. the bridge remained open and there had been no other reports of damage, Bourne police said.

67,000 without power in Mass. three days after storm

The effects of Friday’s nor’easter still linger, from power outages to school closures and commuter rail delays.

Harvard professor put on leave amid reports of sexual harassment

Several former students and colleagues accused Jorge Domínguez of sexual misconduct in a recent article.

Crop of liberal candidates look to rattle normally sleepy DA races

A wave of new candidates for top prosecutor positions is emerging, with many vowing to carry the mantle of criminal justice reform.

Police searching for men who robbed East Bridgewater store during power outage

The owners of the convenience store were rushing to keep their frozen items from spoiling when the men robbed the store at gunpoint, police said.


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