Congresswoman Katherine Clark is one of about two dozen members of Congress who have announced plans to protest Donald Trump’s victory.
Congresswoman Katherine Clark is one of about two dozen members of Congress who have announced plans to protest Donald Trump’s victory.
UMass Boston chancellor J. Keith Motley said adults were at his home early Sunday when a 20-year-old man was stabbed at a party there.
Sonia Chang-Diaz, who represents a diverse swath of Boston, ripped into Beacon Hill leaders Monday for dragging their feet on fixing the justice system.
Elizabeth Warren decried President-elect Donald Trump’s negative comments about civil rights hero John Lewis.
No customers lost power in the incident, according to National Grid.
Today is Monday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2017. There are 349 days left in the year. This is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
This jury trial had momentous implications for the future of research into the safety of weight-loss and muscle-building pills.
When State Police Trooper Sergio Figueiredo first found the roosters, he feared two were already dead.
Writers Resist held a local event Sunday at the Boston Public Library.
These cheeky pink hats will appear by the thousands at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.
Former City Councilor Charles Yancey gave the Martin Luther King Lecture Sunday in Copley Square.
About one-third of the seats on the state’s nearly 700 state boards and commissions are vacant or held by “holdover” members.
One woman on the African-American Advisory Commission died last spring, but is still listed as a member.
The court is taking up the question of whether Bridgeport officials can be sued in connection with a fire at a public housing complex that killed four.
The eagle has landed — on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready.
When plans for underground transit in Boston were mocked.
A tweetstorm is not likely to make Lewis go away. He’s faced much worse.
One of the jurors slipped the note into the verdict envelope without it being seen by any of the others.
Boston and surrounding communities will see events ranging from concerts and community service to discussions of bias and civil discourse.
It was the second incident of the day in which police said they found an illegal gun.
The injured were treated at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
Sunday marks the 98th anniversary of the flood, one of history’s most bizarre disasters that has remained a topic of grim fascination ever since.
Both victims are expected to survive.
Thousands of people gathered outside Boston’s Faneuil Hall calling on Congress to save the Affordable Care Act.
A crowd estimated at more than 6,000 denounced plans to revoke President Obama’s signature health care law.
Much of the medication prescribed to animals is the same medication prescribed to humans.
A 20-year-old man was stabbed during a party at the home of Keith Motley, who was not there.
The driver of a vehicle died early Sunday morning in Mansfield after failing to negotiate a turn, leaving the vehicle “fully engulfed in flames,” police said.
Today is Sunday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2017. There are 350 days left in the year.
The guns were picked up Friday evening and early Saturday, according to Boston police.
Black youth in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Boston are confronting the paradox of President Obama’s historic ascension and the start of the Donald Trump era.
Bill Richard spoke to more than 300 eighth-graders who had completed a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley has played an influential role in addressing the clergy sex abuse crisis worldwide.
Amelia Spinney, one of the organizers, said the rally’s intention was to hold local elected officials accountable.
Nearly 50 people gathered at the Cambridge Public Library Saturday to mark the opening of a photographic exhibit commemorating the 7th anniversary of the earthquake.
At least one student ambassador from almost every one of the state’s 351 cities and towns came to Boston to volunteer in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Writers will stage rallies against the policies of the incoming Trump administration at 90 places around the nation.
A statue for King in the city that helped form him is long overdue.
“I think they listen to the community,” said City Councilor Andrea Campbell.
A group honored Jimmy Vasquez with a makeshift memorial of candles, flowers, and a white poster board filled with tributes.
The Coast Guard rescued two men from a sinking lobster boat off the shore of York, Maine, Friday afternoon.
“We wanted to create a unit that could specifically address the needs of those who have served in the military,” Peter Koutoujian said.
Dartmouth police are seeking information regarding an armed robbery that occurred outside a CVS Pharmacy Friday night.
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Dempsey, a Brookline native, is eager to lobby the state to improve its transit systems.
Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Aubudon Society
Officials have identified the man killed in Lynn Friday night as 29-year-old Hanky Betancourt.
Police were flagged down in the area of 205 Chandler Street by a 46-year-old male who told police that a group of teens jumped him and tried to rob him.
A 29-year-old man was fatally shot in Lynn Friday evening, according to the Essex district attorney’s office.
Police said they were scrapping a controversial plan to use software to keep tabs on social media for criminal activity or threats, at least for now.
Today is Saturday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2017. There are 351 days left in the year.
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A large storm will produce freezing rain along an approximate 1,300-mile swath from the Oklahoma Panhandle to northern Delaware on Saturday. In the northern Ohio Valley, central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic, a thin glaze of ice will occur in some locations.
“It’s like playing a softball game at Fenway Park,” said one of the eager musicians.
A 69-year-old man suffered serious injuries Friday evening after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, according to police.
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited the Plymouth plant for nine safety violations that were considered to have “very low security significance.”
The nursing home chain has been cited by state regulators for serious injuries and deaths in its Massachusetts facilities.
A Blackstone man who is a person of interest in the murder of his 83-year-old father was held on $300,000 bail Friday in New Jersey as a fugitive from justice.
For some commuters, the new overhead gantries are quietly siphoning more money from their transponder accounts.
In South Florida, scientists are warning public officials to plan for nearly 7 feet or more of sea level rise by the end of the century.
US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz officially resigned from her post effective midnight Friday.
Boston is among the cities coordinating marches on Jan. 21, in all 50 states and in nations around the world.
A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the stomach and a 15-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to his foot, police said.
An engineering student at MIT was ordered held without bail Friday for allegedly keeping guns in his dorm room.
Jim Davis, founder and chairman of New Balance, sent a $396,500 check to Trump Victory in September, according to records.
A Chicopee man is under arrest after leading police on a short chase after being pulled over.
“It came out of nowhere. I never expected anything like that to happen in my life,” Bill Sprague of Wrentham said.
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A former salesman for the New England Compounding Center recalled the sense of denial among management that they could be at fault for the outbreak.
Sandra Berfield was murdered by Steven J. Caruso, a Medford handyman who was obsessed with her, the court ruled.
A nursing home aide is under arrest for allegedly stealing jewelry from the residents.
A Westborough, Mass., man, Joseph Hart, allegedly stole two vehicles during chase that covered some 30 miles.
Optimism is running through the heart of Trump country. People are confident that their guy is going to deliver on his promises.
Two men were injured early Friday morning in a two-car crash on Route 24 north in Stoughton, authorities said.
Together, the men were all smiles and shared a warm embrace Friday.
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“The moose are being literally drained of blood. This is about as disgusting as it gets out there.”
Drivers are facing slow ride on the Southeast Expressway and Interstate 93 north of city.
Temperatures in Greater Boston will be some 30 degrees colder than Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
Today is Friday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2017. There are 352 days left in the year.
Transit police riding the Blue Line arrested the man at the State Street station.
The inspections are being done after a light pole fell early Thursday morning near exit 12.
Police responded to the intersection of North Broadway and Lake Street shortly before 4:30 p.m. to find the boy conscious and alert.
The soup, sold at Whole Foods locations across New England, is actually Italian Wedding Soup.
The number of people killed in Mass. last year remains among the lowest number of homicides in at least a dozen years.
City Councilor Tito Jackson says Mayor Martin J. Walsh is shortchanging the schools and ignoring the working class.
Boston’s black leaders have been yearning for the chance to run the city since Mel King made it to the November election in 1983 and lost.
Senator Elizabeth Warren and US Representative Richard Neal have asked President Obama to carefully weigh a request to exonerate Ethel Rosenberg before he leaves office.
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Temperatures in Foxborough will be in the 20s Saturday, so if you’re tailgating before the game, be sure to dress warmly.
New England is likely to experience more warming over the coming decades than the rest of the planet, according to a new study.
As middle-class families struggle, so do small schools that have traditionally drawn from a regional, middle-class pool of students.
The driver remained on the scene, police said.
Last month, officers in police departments in Barnstable, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Miami joined Bigs in Blue.
Across New England, two issues appear to be driving legislatures this year — and they both have to do with drugs.
The man, 56, was taken at gunpoint by three men, who drove him to multiple ATM machines and forced him to withdraw money, police said.
If a name appears written in black letters on a professor’s office door at MIT, it’s more likely than not that Glenn Silva put it there.
Two men were stabbed on Tremont Street just before 4 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. declined to say how Walter Armstrong, 83, was killed.
Like the Hilltop, Weylu’s, and Route 1 Miniature Golf, the highway landmark may be demolished to make way for development.
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An average of 6,000 new people have signed up for MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program, every month since mid-2015.
Boston officers twice knocked a gun out of the hands of man who had allegedly pointed the weapon at a fellow officers in Dorchester, police said.
Students had rallied for additional seconds to be tacked on at the busy crossing of Boylston and Tremont streets.
The husband and wife from West Roxbury were held on $500,000 bail.
Ms. Levis’s story drew national attention after her husband, Peter DeMarco, published a tribute in The New York Times.
Drought conditions in the state have not changed much despite a few recent days of precipitation, according to the latest calculations by the US Drought Monitor.
The unnamed student is accused of writing threats against members of the school community.
The Republican is pushing federal lawmakers to maintain several key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Governor Charlie Baker is bucking congressional Republicans but is also pushing for a key change so fewer working people can choose government-subsidized health insurance.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will give IBEW Local 103 a certificate of recognition this week.
The attack happened just after sunset Wednesday in Chestnut Hill.
The accident happened Wednesday evening at the edge of Stony Brook Reservation.
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Drivers are seeing delays on the Southeast Expressway and Interstate 93 southbound north of Boston as well as on the Mass. Pike in Framingham.
The unseasonable weather, which came on a damp day, matched a mark set on Jan. 12, 1975, and in 1913.
Today is Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2017. There are 353 days left in the year.
William H. Allen, 64, of Athens used his position as co-owner of Cirque de la Symphonie, a company that staffs performers for musical acts, to secretly capture nude images of two performers under the age of 16, prosecutors said.
Lea Roberge, 32, worked at Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation center where, she removed morphine sulfate from emergency narcotics kits.
Two pups from Last Hope K9 Rescue in Boston will appear in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIII on Super Bowl Sunday.
Berta Rodriguez faces charges of vehicle homicide and others that allegedly led to the death of William Dotson in 2015.
The board was already scheduled to hold its meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Ephraim Curtis Middle School, before a bus from the school crashed at about 1 p.m. on Interstate 95.
Councilor Tito Jackson had called for a hearing on violence; until today, not everyone was on board.
The unanimous decision found officers overstepped their bounds on April 29, 2006, when they stopped McGregory Meneus.
A cousin of the sisters discovered the body last month in the kitchen of the $1.2 million Brookline home.
L.L. Bean is a company committed to caring for the environment, generous with donations, and good to its workers.
Attorney General Maura Healey demanded company documents on climate change dating back 40 years.
Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson vows a vigorous campaign against his friend and former ally Mayor Martin Walsh.
A Dorchester man whose run-in with a Cambridge police officer drew national attention will be charged with disorderly conduct.
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Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a controversial bill that lincenses the alternative medicine practitioners.
Improper disposal of ashes can lead to trouble. It’s already happened at least twice this winter, officials said.
“Everyone started screaming, because we started tilting,” Jaira Pimentel said.
Martellus Bennett gave $2,500 to the Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School, so they could buy books for a reading space.
Firefighters in Plymouth Tuesday rescued a 67-year-old ice fisherman who fell through the ice and two police officers who also fell through as they tried to render aid, officials said Wednesday.
Several children were injured after a school bus rolled over in Waltham.
In a Twitter post, police urged owners to record the make, model, and serial number of their snowblower after a “large uptick” in thefts.
Ten students were hospitalized with minor injuries and 12 as a precautionary measure after the crash near Waltham.
In Ohio, Trump encouraged party activists to dump an ally of Governor John Kasich. The Massachusetts party chairman vote is later this month.
A 37-year-old New Bedford man was killed when his 2003 Honda Accord struck a bridge abutment Wednesday morning on Interstate 495 in Raynham, State Police said.
For the first time since July, the president-elect held a press conference — nine days before he is set to be sworn into office.
No one was reported injured but residents of six apartment were displaced.
The 30-year-old Orange Line rider was arrested on allegations of open and gross lewdness.
Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown had hoped for a job running the Department of Veterans Affairs under President-elect Donald Trump.
The wooden fabrications will sit front and center on the mayor’s podium during public appearances.
Between 2003 and 2014, State Police had clearance rates above 80 percent.
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By most traditional measures, Charlie Baker is in an extremely enviable position as the 2017-18 election cycle kicks off.
It’s damp, it’s gray, it’s warm, but no, it’s not spring yet.
Drivers were facing delays as the Wednesday commute got underway.
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2017. There are 354 days left in the year.
The president briefly referenced Trump’s upcoming inauguration in his speech, saying the world will witness the nation’s peaceful transfer of power during the Jan. 20 ceremony.
The parents of severely ill children are hoping Beacon Hill will raise reimbursement rates for nurses who care for kids in their homes.
Advocacy groups on Tuesday attributed the state’s ranking to its tough firearm laws.
A new collaboration is bringing more than a century’s worth of the Catholic Church’s records within reach of the nearest Internet connection.
Ronald Brown, 52, was arraigned on charges of indecent assault and battery, evidence tampering, assault for the purposes of racial intimidation, burglary with assault, two counts of aggravated rape, robbery, kidnapping, and witness intimidation
“I’m feeling good about America,” a small-business owner in Bellevue, Ohio, said.
A heavy duty vehicle slid down a snowy hill, pinning him underneath, fire officials said.
The victim’s car rear-ended a tractor trailer and burst into flames, State Police said.
Chris Dempsey said he is eager to lobby the state to improve its transportation systems.
“This was really a public health tragedy,” Dr. Benjamin Park told jurors in the first federal criminal trial related to a meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people.
The rusty-patched bumblebee once thrived from Maine to the Midwest. Now, the furry insect is on the verge of extinction.
Rick Green, a multi-millionaire who has made it no secret he wants to run for a major public office, is quietly exploring his options.
No information on the extent of the boy’s injuries was immediately available.
The city, with a high poverty rate, requires an infusion of new industry. And the marijuana business, Alex Morse says, would be a perfect fit.
A previously undetected asteroid that could rival the size of a mid-sized Boston office building passed by Earth within half the distance of the moon.
A traffic stop uncovered illegal guns and drugs in Roxbury.
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The Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center finds itself in the spotlight after a riot broke out Tuesday evening.
Even with the recent precipitation, much of the state remains under a drought warning.
Governor Charlie Baker rejected a record request seeking documents about Keolis in the weeks before his administration forgave $839,000 in fines.
The truck skidded on some ice and crashed onto its side, trapping the driver and leaking oil onto the area of Sampson Street and Dewey Street.
Sambath Lay, 29, was arrested on firearm and cocaine trafficking charges following an alleged armed robbery of a convenience store on Sunday morning.
The Massachusetts Department of Corrections released photos of the scene after inmates seized control of a unit inside the prison.
Bradley Sylvestre pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years behind bars.
The ink on the former Patriots star allegedly links him to the 2012 double murder.
A group of 47 prisoners armed with clubs, shivs, and iron bars seized control of a unit inside the state’s maximum-security prison for three hours Monday.
A list of 30 semifinalists of possible mascots for the liberal arts school includes the small rodent.
Twelfth Baptist Church, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, said it chose Evans for his commitment to the city’s residents.
By the end of this week, you might be able to see the ground again.
The man became Boston’s first homicide victim of 2017 after he was shot near the community center in the Orchard Gardens housing development.
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The body of a 38-year-old man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Brockton was found in Braintree.
Commuters on the roads and rails are struggling to get into the city on Tuesday.
The shifting conditions are the result of a warming trend that will push the bitterly cold temperatures from the early morning into the low 30s.
No injuries were immediately reported in the crash.
The rising cost of urban life and a lack of job opportunities for the middle class have mayors nationwide concerned.
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2017. There are 355 days left in the year.
The team had been suspended after a student publication revealed sexist and racist e-mails sent among the team.
A Brockton woman was found fatally shot Monday evening, triggering a police search for her boyfriend.
The company that Aaron Hernandez is suing over a security breach of his phone calls asked a federal judge Monday to throw out the lawsuit brought by the former New England Patriots tight end.
A Worcester gun shop violated state law by selling firearms that were not on the state’s approved roster, including handguns manufactured by Glock that didn’t meet Massachusetts safety regulations.
Shots were reportedly fired during an armed robbery Monday night at a Roslindale gas station.
Mary Truong, executive director of the state’s Office for Refugees and Immigrants, hopes her example will help others like her.
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A man was shot Monday night on Dearborn Street in Roxbury.
Court records detail Robert A. Ivarson’s erratic behavior, dating back to 1994.
Saturday’s storm left East Bridgewater under 19.5 inches of snow while 25 miles away only 7.2 inches of snow fell on Logan Airport.
Violence broke out at the Shirley facility after a fight between two inmates who were part “of a security threat group.”
A 57-year-old man was fatally shot in his home over the weekend in Alstead, N.H.,
The Cumberland Farms near Boston Medical Center was a gathering point for people at nearby treatment centers.
A former EMT will spend up to seven years in state prison for molesting three boys in the Plainville area.
The Boston Public Library has a number of books about marijuana, including several volumes on home growing.
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Deborah Armstrong, of Rehoboth, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of armed assault with intent to murder.
Police believe the man fired at law enforcement officers Monday afternoon before barricading himself inside.
My father lingered for several weeks after he told me he wanted to die, suffering greatly.
Sydney Chaffee of Codman Academy was named Massachusetts’ Teacher of the Year in May.
The agency had previously said the department, which orders, stores, and moves mechanical parts, is “completely broken.”
Secretary of State John Kerry said the country risks environmental and economic consequences if climate change isn’t addressed.
An appeal from three sex trafficking victims accused Backpage.com of helping to promote the exploitation of children.
The 38-year-old man is accused of hitting an officer who was investigating him for allegedly shoplifting at a Target.
A US Coast Guard official recounted the daring rescue during Saturday night’s heavy snow.
“This has been so brutal, I’m so glad it’s over,” the mother of one of Gary Lee Sampson’s victims said.
A fake report about the paintings was filed on the city’s 311 app.
The outgoing secretary of State will discuss climate change and clean energy at the Cambridge university.
Barry Cadden is charged with causing the deaths of 25 people in the 2012 meningitis outbreak.
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At least two students were treated at the scene of the Jamaica Plain crash, and the monitor was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
AG Maura Healey and other top state law enforcement officials want a judge to dismiss a right-to-die lawsuit filed by a Falmouth cancer patient.
A proposal to ban the smooth-skinned cousin of the famous, fuzzy kiwi fruit has divided New England’s gardening and horticultural community.
The MBTA is citing “mechanical” and “signal” issues for delays and cancellations on several commuter rail lines.
The work week will start cold before a warm trend arrives on Tuesday.
We’re starting New England’s coldest weeks of the year and the bright moon these icy nights provides cold comfort indeed.
The high levels of carbon monoxide were also found in the nearby East Boston District Court, officials said.
Today is Monday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2017. There are 356 days left in the year.
The popular studio closed temporarily last month after the DavidBartonGym it was located in shut down permanently.
Corporations and interest groups continue to employ lobbyists to quietly influence city government with practically no public scrutiny.
His was a life of improvisation, provocation, and dedication to free speech, rooted in a rebellious upbringing in Roxbury.
Every municipal police officer in Massachusetts will be required to received training about dementia by June.
In the wake of a report that eight patients with mental illness were placed in solitary confinement, Mass. should curtail the practice.
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On Monday, Boston’s default speed limit will drop from 30 to 25 miles per hour.
An autopsy revealed the cause of Javier Rivera Afanador’s death was multiple blunt force trauma to the head.
The speed limit will not apply to state-owned roads or to other locations with posted signs.
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Gerry Cournoyer said athletes and staff overcame fear and confusion during the shootings.
The officer, Todd Holbrook, is expected to survive, according to police.
On the morning of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, the country was braced for the worst. Seven states had seceded from the Union. Many Americans feared their new president wouldn’t make it through the ceremony alive.
Richard Dumont, 52, plunged into Messalonskee Lake just before 3 p.m. Saturday.
Jessica Cosman worked at Cambridge-based Relay Therapeutics, where her colleagues were “stunned and devastated” by her death.
A masked man shot a convenience store clerk during a robbery in Worcester Saturday afternoon, police said.
The Haverhill man, who was leaving a concert with friends, was stabbed during a large physical altercation outside the nightclub.
Temperatures will remain low Monday, but the latter half of the week will feature unseasonably warm weather.
Today is Sunday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2017. There are 357 days left in the year.
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Boston police arrested three men in two separate incidents involving illegal firearm possession and driving without a license Friday afternoon.
A 22-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car near Hillside and Sunset streets in Boston late Saturday afternoon, police said.
The team’s 37 athletes and five coaches were in the next terminal over from where the shooting occurred.
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“This town is dying now,’’ said 81-year-old Paul Hromadik of Ford City, Pa. “All the young people are moving out.”
In eight years, Donnie MacAdams has not spent a night away from 40-year-old retired Standardbred for whom he cares.
Thomas Hodgson’s dream of becoming America’s loopiest sheriff — the new Joe Arpaio — is closer than ever.
The boy, who is being held at a juvenile facility, is due to be arraigned Monday.
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As a snowstorm raged across the region Saturday, Governor Charlie Baker met with more than 20 officials to review preparations.
Up to 20 vehicles were in a crash on Interstate 91 in Middletown, Conn., on Saturday during a snowstorm.
The Boston area may get up to a foot of snow, and areas to the south in Massachusetts may get more.
In Boston, the heaviest snow was expected to fall into the evening Saturday, leaving behind about 8 to 12 inches.
DirecTV subscribers in New England can now watch WCVB (Channel 5) and WMUR (Channel 9), the company confirmed early Saturday.
The leak was the result of a one inch valve freezing, a Spectra Energy spokesman said.
Today is Saturday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2017. There are 358 days left in the year.
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Darius Bass, 22, is being held without bail and will be arraigned Monday at Quincy District Court.
The reclassification from ‘‘highway fatality’’ to ‘‘murder’’ is an effort to help block public access to the incident report for the Oct. 8 crash.
A man was arrested Friday evening after allegedly robbing two stores in Milton at knifepoint and then leading police on a chase through several cities and neighborhoods.
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Residents claimed there were spinouts and unsafe driving conditions, and the streets were like an ice rink.
The lawsuit alleges inadequate staffing, training, and supervision at Woodbriar Health Center caused the death of 83-year-old Mary Meuse.
Barry Cadden is the first person to go to trial on charges that he was responsible for deaths that resulted from the 2012 outbreak.
The gunman at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday had flown there with a gun in a checked bag, authorities said.
The festivities, sponsored by the Hyde Square Task Force, marked the day that the Three Magi, or kings, arrived with gifts for the newborn Jesus.
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A 77-year-old Rowley man was killed Friday morning in Georgetown when his car spun out of control and collided with an oncoming car, police said.
A federal judge froze the assets of Boston Grand Prix president John Casey as part of an $11 million bankruptcy case stemming from the failed race.
Passengers and visitors to Logan Airport were met with heightened security measures in the wake of the deadly shooting in Florida.
A man and his dog are reported to be fine after falling into icy water on a walk in Andover.
Dec. 16 was a day for latte and loafers, according to Natick police.
The phrase MassDOT wants drivers to know this winter: “Don’t crowd the plow.”
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Some four hours elapsed before officials at the maximum-security Rhode Island jail realized that James W. Morales had escaped.
Police searched Robert Ivarson’s Tarbell Avenue home following his arrest on civil rights charges.
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The regulations are an attempt to restore order and fairness to a booming neighborhood that can feel like one big construction site.
But the state declined to grant the town’s request for a six-month moratorium on new Chapter 40B applications.
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“Every time I go to the doctor’s they ask me what’s my secret and I tell them walking and socializing,” says Judy Johnson, 77, of Danvers.
Towns in the upper Cape, mainly Sandwich, Bourne, and Barnstable, are expected to accumulate the most snow.
Drivers are facing slow rides into Boston from the north and the south.
The fire was put out by 4 a.m., and it’s believed to have caused $100,000 in damages. No injuries were reported.
Federal authorities seized roughly $20 million in cash hidden inside a mattress in a Westborough apartment this week.
Today is Friday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2017. There are 359 days left in the year.
The incident occurred shortly after 5 pm on Dartmouth street. The girl was taken by helicopter to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, where she is listed as in stable condition.
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“We have got to get out of this rat race of closings and making cuts every single year,” said Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang.
In a speech kicking off the 2017 session of the Massachusetts Senate this week, President Stanley C. Rosenberg gave a shoutout to a proposal called the Fair Share Tax. “Even today,” Rosenberg said, “some believe we can continue to cut our way to success. I do not. I believe we need to invest our way to success. And in 2018, the people of the Commonwealth can make a bold move in that direction by passing the Fair Share Tax.” Never heard of it? What Rosenberg was talking about has also been called the “millionaires tax.” Whatever you call it, the idea is to scrap the state’s flat income tax — everyone currently pays at a rate of 5.1 percent — and create a two-tiered system, with all earnings over $1 million taxed at a rate 4 percentage points higher. The plan would raise more than $1 billion a year, earmarked for education and transportation. Does that sound fair to you? Voters will have their say at the polls in November 2018.
In the past, some governors have used the big State of the Commonwealth address in a variety of ways: self-congratulation, big ideas, dire warnings.
If Richard McDonough, who served five years for public corruption, fails to comply with the conditions, he could be sent back to federal prison.
Victims continue to come forward by the hundreds worldwide, advocates said Thursday.
The Massachusetts chief medical examiner, Dr. Henry Nields, is widely admired, but also struggled to cope with controversies under his watch.
Maybe Thomas Hodgson needs a map. The sheriff seems to think his jurisdiction has some relationship to Mexico.
On Thursday the college accidentally issued direct deposit paychecks to a number of employees, and then began to try to get the money back.
If Charlie Baker is re-elected, the MBTA will not seek an extension of its current commuter rail contract with Keolis.
“I haven’t retired because my interests are the same now as they were 50 years ago,” Dr. Walter Guralnick said.
James Morales, who escaped a federal jail in R.I. on Saturday, was captured after a foot pursuit in Somerville following a days-long manhunt.
President Patricia Meservey will retire after a decade at the helm
Kofi Jones has opened her own consulting firm with a focus on health innovation.
Gerry Dembrowski, who challenged Edward J. Markey for Congress in 2010 and ran for state Senate in 2012, now runs something called the 20Lighter Program.
Charles Yancey, the former long-serving city councilor, sent out a fundraising letter this week.
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A yellow Lamborghini was involved in a crash on I-93 south in Quincy on Thursday, according to State Police.
State Senator Jason M. Lewis became perhaps the most public face of the opposition to Question 4.
Governor Charlie Baker should have checked before he ventured down to the South Coast to swear in Sheriff Thomas Hodgson for another term Wednesday.
Drivers for ride-hailing companies will begin undergoing what officials say are the country’s most stringent background checks.
Governor Charlie Baker spoke with a government official about the controversial anti-boycott legislation that Jewish groups in Boston have been pushing on Beacon Hill.
A 63-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with attempted larceny after fire officials say he tried to steal one of their trucks.
The Newton mayor has just a mere $74,547 in his campaign account — about half of what Charlie Baker pulls in over two weeks.
Here’s a list of the stores that are slated to close.
Here’s a list of the stores that are slated to close.
The suspect may match the description of a man who escaped from a federal detention center in R.I. on New Year’s Eve.
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Juno was hiding along a steel girder high above I-93 when electricians from Local 103 rescued her.
James Morales, who escaped a Rhode Island jail on Saturday, was captured and arrested after a foot chase on Thursday.
A Vermont woman is under arrest after the discovery.
As recently as last week, close to 40 percent of the state was experiencing extreme drought conditions.
Here’s a list of the stores the retailer said it is moving to close.
President Obama’s commentary in the Harvard Law Review addresses how presidents can exert influence over the criminal justice system.
Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up today.
A long-sought bill, now on the governor’s desk, would confer professional legitimacy on naturopathy, a controversial practice.
Massachusetts continued to grow at a faster rate than any other state in New England, but lagged behind the rate of growth for the country as a whole.
Volume is beginning to build on highways as the Thursday trek gets underway.
Temperatures will top out at around 34 degrees before dropping down to the mid-20s, forecasters said.
Today is Thursday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2017. There are 360 days left in the year.
John Psehoyas, 54, purchased the steroids online from suppliers in China, Poland, Turkey, and Romania.
The alleged armed robbery took place at an Eastern Bank branch on 110 Main St. at approximately 11:15 a.m.
A new study found patients with medical problems rarely experience these holdups.
A high school student sustained minor injuries when the school bus collided with a minivan, whose driver also sustained minor injuries.
The early speculations are coming as councilors are fund-raising and campaigning for this year’s election.
The call for a meeting comes amid the ongoing NRC review of operations at the plant, which the agency has classified as having a poor safety record.
“I can think of no other project that would have such a positive impact on our inmates and our country than building this wall,” Thomas Hodgson said.
The measure is in part a response to the increasing use of bicycles for exercise and to commute.
Make street parking more expensive, the theory goes, and people will be less likely to use on-street spots for longer than they should.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a climate-change speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Monday.
Volunteers will take turns reading passages from the novel, start to finish, Friday through Sunday at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
A Cambridge man slashed a store clerk in the arm with a knife in an attempt to steal food.
The city found itself on a list of places from around the country that are ideal for watching the sun go down.
The driver was cited for leaving the scene of an fatal accident.
The tape shows police interrogating the 14-year-old Danvers High School student hours after authorities said he murdered and raped his math teacher.
It’ll be your two legs against the might of the Green Line if you register for the unique event, hosted by a Boston Marathon participant.
The bicyclist was struck by a box truck in the area of North Montello and Locust Streets.
A Boston-area man and woman are under arrest after fleeing police who were responding to a shoplifting report at the Nashua Mall.
Senate President Stanley Rosenberg called for reforming the state’s criminal justice system and tackling “the gnawing disparity” in incomes in Massachusetts.
Methuen police are trying to determine who, if anyone, poisoned a 10-month-old girl with fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.
The model train is traveling by boat from China and is expected to reach the Conley Terminal in South Boston.
Jay Gonzalez, who resigned as chief executive of CeltiCare Health last month, is “seriously exploring” a gubernatorial bid in 2018.
Sampson killed two men in Massachusetts and a third man in New Hampshire during a crime spree in 2001.
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A fake hand grenade, a bladed dragon claw, and a prop corpse. Yes, people really tried to get these items through airport security.
Pathway programs serve as a gateway to American colleges for students with poor English proficiency, but do the systems lower a school’s standards?
Speeds on the Southeast Expressway and Interstate 93 north of the city are below 30 miles an hour.
The skies will be mostly cloudy as New England enjoys some warmth before winter weather returns later this week.
An eighth-grade boy was falsely accused of plotting to attack classmates at East Bridgewater’s junior-senior high school.
When the alarms sounded early Wednesday morning, the three firefighters on duty didn’t have far to go: Their own fire station was ablaze.
James Stewart, 32, was wanted on warrants for shooting another man in Dorchester in 2014 , as well as attempting to burn down the house of an ex-girlfriend in Roxbury in 2012.
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2017. There are 361 days left in the year.
Rufus Faulk said he is ready to take his advocacy around public safety and other issues to the chambers of City Hall.
The vehicle, possibly a dark-colored SUV, struck a woman near the Belmont Center Bridge.
Charges against former private school headmaster Steven Bliss were dismissed due to “lack of prosecution,” his lawyer said.
Mark Costa, a Fall River probation officer, was overseeing about 200 offenders when a handwritten note in one of their files stopped him cold.
A Westwood man is one of the few hepatitis C-negative patients in the US to get a liver from a donor who has the disease.
Former Springfield bishop Thomas L. Dupre was never prosecuted for his crimes because the statutes of limitation had expired.
The company that organizes the festivities said it plans to forgo fireworks at midnight in favor of a pyrotechnics, light, and sound show in Copley Square.
Robin Calzado allegedly escaped to the Dominican Republic following the 2004 stabbing death of Frederick Martinez.
A Lexington man is accused of tossing as many as 30 to 40 banana peels in the past year onto the property of a family of color on his street.
Democrat Maggie Hassan was sworn in Tuesday as a U.S. senator, becoming only the second woman to serve as a governor and senator in American history.
The juvenile turtles have pneumonia as a result of ‘‘cold stunning’’ but are expected to make a full recovery.
Here’s some inspiration for the president-elect from the inaugural words of his New England forebears.
Needham firefighters responded after a woman and her dog fell through thin ice in Cutler Park.
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Police looking for the man accused of robbing a bank in Jamaica Plain
After announcing its immediate closure, UndergroundHipHop.com is coming back.
Here’s a quick primer on some of what’s expected to be on the docket when the Legislature’s two-year session begins Wednesday.
Discerning drivers greeted the first day of higher meter rates in the Back Bay and the Seaport District with a mix of contempt, denial, and sunny optimism.
Law enforcement officials are providing updates into the search for James Morales, who escaped from a maximum-security federal detention center in Rhode Island on New Year’s Eve.
Martha Minow will step down at the end of the academic year, the school announced Tuesday.
Regulators have ignored problems that hamper patient access to medical marijuana, advocates said.
The girl remains hospitalized, but is expected to fully recover, police said.
“I am selling you an empty bag,” the person who placed the ad wrote. “Marijuana placed in that empty sandwich bag is simply a legal gift.”
A state biologist says the snake, spotted by Westbrook residents in Maine, likely didn’t make it past October due to the cold.
Take a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.
Police said that the package was stolen on December 7 at about 1 p.m. near Harborview Street.
The ethics about-face is a fitting start for the legislative body that will operate in a drastically different fashion from which it has functioned for years.
Metered parking in some of Boston’s hottest neighborhoods is about to get a lot more pricey. Here’s what you need to know.
About 65 workers were safely evacuated from the Muffin Town commercial bakery on Crescent Avenue.
The Framingham resident claims James Morales, who escaped from a federal detention center in R.I., knocked on her door on New Year’s Eve before leaving.
The 25-year-old is accused of forcing his way into a car in Roxbury and pantomiming that he was armed with a handgun.
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William Shea of Brockton was charged with operating under the influence, fourth offense.
Through graphic videos and images, veterinary students, law enforcement officers, animal control officers, and federal agents learned about the brutal activity.
Like many Hollywood movies based on reality, the film doesn’t always accurately depict what actually happened.
Rain is expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon and last through the evening commute.
The vehicle was removed from the tracks at the Framingham station around 6 a.m.
Ethan Gratton, 26, was taken into custody after the incident.
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2017. There are 362 days left in the year.
The former Bishop of Springfield Thomas Dupre died Friday.
One equine resident of Templeton has a New Years Resolution: stay away from the water.
The first-of-its-kind lawsuit is drawing new attention as the oil giant’s chief executive faces scrutiny as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state.
The outage, which does not appear to be “malicious in nature,” affected international travelers throughout the nation, including Boston.
A debate about whether to poll physicians about their views on end-of-life care exposed deep divides in the Mass. medical community, including over terminology.
Barry Cadden faces more than 90 charges in the case, which saw hundreds sickened and more than 60 deaths.
The suspect in an armory break-in is still on the loose after escaping from a federal detention center in R.I. over the weekend.
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After allegations of inappropriate behavior by male students, Rindge & Latin’s leaders gather to examine their own notions of manhood and of relationships between men and women.
Massachusetts legislators are getting a 4 percent bump in pay. Here’s a look at other states.
Investigators recovered a body Monday night on the roadway inside the Tip O’Neill Tunnel.
More than half of doctors across America are reducing opioid prescriptions, although that can hurt patients with chronic pain.
Police in Lebanon, N.H., were already looking for Anthony K. Boisvert in connection with two suspicious fires, including one that destroyed a historic local church, when they arrested him Sunday night for allegedly stabbing two people.
Some districts are turning to international testing for a perspective on how well programs are preparing students for college and beyond.
Michael O’Neill, chairman of the board for four years, was first appointed to the School Committee in 2008.
A woman who allegedly drove her car into waters off Wareham escaped to safety with her male companion.
The driver came into police headquarters to report the incident.
Police said they seized 15 kilograms of the drug, from Robinson Rojas-Rosario, 32, of Queens, N.Y.
Two firefighters entered a burning building in Oxford to search for anyone who might be trapped and almost became victims themselves.
The officers allegedly had information, based on a gang investigation, that a man had a gun.
Authorities used a helicopter to help track and locate an alleged drunk driver who fled into the woods after a single-vehicle car crash in Wareham Saturday.
The Risso’s dolphins were safely transported to Truro after hours of heavy lifting.
Dress warmly and prepare to get wet during Tuesday’s commute.
The 10-month-old girl is the latest victim of an opioid epidemic that has been blamed for hundreds of deaths in Massachusetts.
An overturned tractor trailer blocked two lanes of eastbound traffic near the Allston/Brighton exits.
The fire broke out shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday in a circa-1905 red brick building in Holyoke’s Flats neighborhood.
‘‘I want my mom to come here. I feel like I’m losing her,” said Ahmad Alkhalaf, now attending fourth grade at a school in Sharon.
The 64-year-old woman was taken out to the trailhead by sled and went to a hospital.
Today is Monday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2017. There are 363 days left in the year.
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Healey Library is struggling with a 20 percent loss in funding, or $700,000.
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Amherst is finding ways to extend elements of the orientation process further into the college experience.
Officials have confirmed one fatality, a person who authorities believe umped from the building.
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After you overcome the inertia to de-clutter, perhaps you’ll have time to take in these somewhat offbeat happenings around Boston.
A loophole in the act let police to send nine people with “serious criminal histories” to Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2015.
The accident happened on Interstate 495 northbound before Exit 21 in Hopkinton.
DirecTV subscribers in New England who wanted to watch WCVB (Channel 5), WFXT (25), and WMUR (9) on Sunday had to reach for the rabbit ears instead.
A preliminary investigation showed the man attempted to drive around lowered crossing gates, police said.
A Lynn man was arrested on charges of killing a pedestrian and drunken driving in East Boston early New Year’s Day morning.
“What better way to wash off all that was bad last year, than with a dip in the ocean?”
Two firefighters sustained minor injuries in the fast-moving blaze, which took about nine hours to extinguish.
Police say James Morales, 35, formerly of Cambridge, fled in a car stolen from a parking lot just over the Mass. border.
Kennedy Lynn Schmitt checked in at 6 pounds 15 ounces and measured 19¼ inches, Beth Israel Deaconess said.
As the clock ticked toward midnight, chilly rain and wind couldn’t dampen Boston’s First Night celebration
Gone last year were people of genius, power, and fame in every flavor.
The lives of millions of immigrants and their family members will hang in the balance when Donald Trump becomes president.
Nine people were displaced after a three alarm fire ripped through a three and a half story house in Jamaica Plain Saturday evening, a Boston fire official said.
Officials said foul play is not suspected.
The prisoners remain in isolation despite the state’s promise to end the practice, according to an attorneys’ group.
These graphics show where and when OUI convicts had their last drinks in Massachusetts before they were arrested.
Lottery results from Saturday drawings
The T will be free for all riders because of First Night celebrations until about 1 a.m. Sunday.
Starts & Stops
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Daequan and Raya are affectionate siblings who are looking to be placed together with a family.
The victim suffered multiple stab wounds after being attacked at a red light in Worcester on Friday night.
Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society
News from the world of chess.
The crash happened at the intersection of American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street in Roslindale early Saturday morning.
Hundreds of Boston residents and visitors braved the Saturday cold to check out First Night preparations in Copley Square and the Boston Common.
“We want to light up the community” against street violence, said one minister.
Blue Line train service is suspended in both directions between Government Center and Bowdoin stations, according to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
A teen and his father were among those killed in Friday’s SUV wreck.
Today is Saturday, Dec. 31, the 366th and final day of 2016.
A toxicology report showed a blood alcohol content of 0.16 and marijuana in the bloodstream of Valantein V. Burson, 31 of Fall River, who drove the wrong way on Route 495.
Hours before he disappeared on Christmas Eve, Luis Fernando Orellana Ruano spoke with his mother in Guatemala.
Two people are dead, and two others seriously injured in a head-on collision on Route 123 in Easton.
Fishermen say the cod are out there, and they’re using high technology to try to prove it.
Hampden County Sheriff Michael J. Ashe Jr. is retiring Tuesday after 42 years on the job.
Justin Ortiz was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital Friday afternoon, Bristol County prosecutors said.
Homicides in Boston are up slightly this year after reaching a 15-year low in 2015.
The body of an adult male dressed in winter clothing showed no visible signs of trauma, according to the Essex district attorney’s office.
Dennis police are asking for the public’s help to locate a man missing since Wednesday.
Western and Central Massachusetts saw up to 11 inches of snow when the first nor’easter of the season swept through New England Thursday.
Fifty-one percent of adults fail to finish treatment in state-licensed residential substance abuse programs.
Reisa Clardy filed a negligence lawsuit Friday in Middlesex Superior Court.
Jonathan Shyllberg, 33, pleaded guilty Friday to setting dozens of fires in Worcester and Shrewsbury.
Connecticut’s highest court has reinstated the murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel.
More than half of the adults entering residential addiction treatment centers in Mass. do not complete their treatments.