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During illegal immigration crackdown, campaigns celebrating immigrants gain steam

As the Trump administration conducts an aggressive crackdown on illegal immigration, a host of efforts honoring immigrants and their contributions are gaining momentum in Boston and beyond.

Vigil marks anniversary of Nashua teen’s death in rainstorm

The body of Jacob Goulet, 16, was pulled from the Merrimack River, days after he fell into an open manhole during an intense rainstorm.

In Enfield, a bid for Amazon tinged with irony

In Enfield, Conn., as in communities across the US, the local mall was killed by Amazon and its e-retail ilk.

Two injured in three-car crash in Canton

The crash occurred near the 3000 block of Washington Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a fire official said.

Dudley library branch kicks off $14.7 million renovation

The new space will include a nutrition lab, a multi-purpose room with audio-visual technology, an African-American collection, and works of art commissioned by the city.

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Justin, 11, is ready for his forever family

Justin is a cheerful Hispanic eleven-year-old boy who always has a bright smile on his face!

Cheers herald rowers from bridges and river banks during Head of the Charles

Bridges and banks of the Charles River ran out with cheers Saturday as thousands of rowers competed during the Head of the Charles regatta.

Photos: Head of the Charles Regatta gets underway

The annual festival kicked off Saturday in Cambridge.

Maine wardens offer $2,500 for information on shooting of bald eagle

The bird was discovered badly wounded on Oct. 13 in Penobscot County in Maine.

Barnstable police officer charged with drunken driving after crash

Officer Christopher Challies, 46, of Sandwich, was charged after the Monday night single-car crash on the Barnstable-Sandwich line.

How the 1967 mayoral race changed Boston

In the 1967 mayoral election, the future and image of Boston seemed at stake — and they were.

Family of Winthrop man slain in 1994 files $60 million suit against US government

The family of a Winthrop man who was fatally shot by a reputed mob associate in 1994 filed a $60 million wrongful death lawsuit Friday.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2017. There are 70 days left in the year.

Concord woman killed Friday night in Westminster crash

A Concord woman was killed Friday night after she hit another car, veered into the guardrail, and rolled over on Route 2 eastbound, in Westminster, police said.

Summerlike weather makes a beautiful weekend for Head of the Charles

Light winds and sunny skies are expected for Saturday and Sunday.

One person left with life-threatening injuries after crash in Andover

The crash occurred on Interstate 495 at Interstate 93.

Dudley branch of BPL to be renovated

A two-year, $14.7 million renovation set to begin in November will bring several new features to the facade and the interior of the branch.

Haverhill police search for man who went missing from nursing home

David Risch, 58, a resident of Lakeview Nursing Home, was last seen about 2 p.m. Thursday, Haverhill police said.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2017. There are 71 days left in the year.

So long, Lord Jeff: Amherst College unveils new logo

It’s official at Amherst College: Bygone behemoths have pushed a controversial colonial commander to extinction.

Everett man charged with animal cruelty for dragging dog

Mark Hurd, 22, was charged with animal cruelty and disorderly conduct for an incident that critically injured a dog, Everett police said.

Hanson woman sentenced for 2015 fatal crash

Kathleen M. Vitello, 54, pleaded guilty Friday to charges she was driving under the influence of drugs when she struck and killed a Hanover woman.

Fatal crash investigated on Route 2 in Westminster

One person was killed in the crash near exit 26 just after 9 p.m. Friday, according to State Police

Chelsea MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, other charges

Bryan Barillas, 20, a Guatemalan national who also goes by the street name “Chucky,” would serve 22 years in prison and face deportation, if a federal judge accepts a plea agreement, prosecutors said.

Baker takes familiar stance on Amazon flurry

Boston’s plan is just one of dozens across the state that Governor Charlie Baker has publicly endorsed — all of them equally, with no public favorites.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Person stabbed outside Madison Park High School, EMS says

A person was stabbed near Madison Park High School Friday afternoon, according to Boston Emergency Services.

BC students, staff protest racial incidents

Hundreds of Boston College students, faculty, and staff marched through campus early Friday afternoon to protest recent racist events at the college.


The new amateur champion fights fires when he’s not sinking putts

After a thrilling victory at the US Mid-Amateur Championship, this Brockton firefighter earned himself improbable invitations to the US Open and the Masters.

Police seize five firearms from Roxbury home

The guns were recovered from a home in the area of 18 Rockville Park, Boston police said.

Man arrested on Denzel Washington movie set in South End held on bail

A 52-year-old Dorchester man was held on $25,000 bail at his Friday arraignment for multiple charges including carjacking.

Former city councilor John Connolly to back Marty Walsh for mayor

Former city councilor John Connolly said that his former rival has “more than earned his second term.”

Drought returns to the state

Almost six months after Massachusetts was declared drought-free, abnormally dry conditions have returned to most of the state.

Jury to decide fate of pharmacist at center of meningitis outbreak

Glenn Chin was charged with the murder of 25 people who died after being injected with epidural steroids from the pharmacy he supervised.


Senator Warren calls for expedited probe into death at Bedford VA Medical Center

Senator Elizabeth Warren is pushing for federal authorities to expedite the criminal investigation of a death at the Bedford VA Medical Center.

State Senate bill could let drug dealers out of prison early

Hundreds currently jailed for certain drug crimes would become eligible to earn deductions in their sentences and apply for parole if new legislation becomes law.

Playground near Belmont school closed due to rat infestation

A playground adjacent to a Belmont elementary school is closed indefinitely after town officials discovered a rat infestation there Thursday night.

Beverly woman claims man who threatened to kill her may be involved in Boston triple slaying

Charles Dixon was arrested Thursday for an alleged death threat and is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.


Is Trump making liberals reconsider George W. Bush?

Since he left the White House nine years ago, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of politics. But he stepped firmly back into the political spotlight Thursday.

Photos: USS Constitution makes its way across the harbor

The jaunt commemorated the 220th anniversary of the ship’s maiden voyage in 1797.

USS Constitution takes a spin around Boston Harbor

Heralded by the booms of a 21-gun salute, the venerable USS Constitution set sail across Boston Harbor Friday morning after being out of commission for three years.

Maine man accused of killing 4 is ruled competent, attorney says

Orion Krause, accused of murdering his mother, his grandparents, and a home health aide in Groton, appeared in court Friday.

Judge in Boston Islamic State terror case wants to protect jurors’ names

Judge William Young said he didn’t want the names of the jurors in the David Daoud Wright case to be “plastered permanently” on the Web.

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How rage over a woman’s anti-cop Facebook post killed a Lynn coffee shop

It’s not enough to just disagree with somebody who says something some find odious. No, angry mobs must be set upon them, to destroy their lives.

Bright, daytime fireball streaking over N.E. reported by hundreds in nine states

Nearly 200 people reported the fireball in the sky Wednesday afternoon as it fell over the Northeast and into the Atlantic Ocean.

Read the pitch Massachusetts submitted to Amazon

The state has sent the e-commerce giant a roundup of proposals submitted from Massachusetts for the company’s second headquarters.

Mass. rounds up state’s 26 pitches for Amazon’s new headquarters

Some of the sites have not previously gotten much attention as possible locations for the new Amazon headquarters.

Julian Edelman’s memoir hitting stores Tuesday

While he recovers from a season-ending injury, Patriots WR Julian Edelman is continuing his literary blitz with his memoir, entitled “Relentless.”

Mixed reviews for Walsh on handling of opioid crisis

While some praise the mayor, others blame him for the crowds of people — clearly in the throes of addiction — who have become increasingly visible.

Man in his 30s shot to death on Dorchester street

A man in his late 30s was shot to death on a Dorchester street early Friday, according to Boston police.

Framingham six-year-old, inspiration for #WhyNotDevin, dies of rare brain cancer

Devin Suau, the Framingham boy who battled a rare brain tumor since his diagnosis earlier this year, died Friday morning.

See the form that Methuen police gave to Spanish-speaking DUI suspects

For years, Methuen police gave Spanish speakers a form that contained incorrect information, a lawsuit says.

N.Y. firm would pay at least $13.3m in Buzzards Bay oil spill settlement

A New York shipping company and its affiliates would shell out the money to pay for devastating wildlife damages incurred in a massive 2003 oil spill.

Methuen police misled Spanish-speaking drivers suspected of DUI, lawsuit says

The suit claims the Methuen Police Department had known for more than three years that a translation of drivers’ rights given to OUI suspects was incorrect.

’Til death do the Merrimack Valley and Amazon part

For Merrimack Valley, north of Boston, getting “merri’d” to Amazon — as they put it — seems like a reasonable proposal.

Weekend forecast making the weather great again

Sunshine and warmth will hang around all weekend, but forecasters warn the “prolonged dry spell” combined with winds will raise the risk of fire.

Read Boston’s full bid to Amazon on HQ2

The following is the document sent to Amazon to lure the e-commerce giant to set up its second headquarters in Boston.

A roundup of New England’s Amazon bids

Boston may be the biggest name, but plenty of other communities around New England entered the nationwide competition to land Amazon’s second headquarters.

Man with knife arrested near Boston movie set

Victor Lee, 52, of Dorchester, is due to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on multiple charges, including carjacking, police said in a statement.

Man wanted on domestic charge arrested, Beverly police say

Charles Dixon, 32, of Reading, is in custody and his expected to be arraigned Friday, Beverly police said Thursday night.

Dover, N.H. man flown to Boston hospital after motorcycle crash

Donald Pelletier, 59, was driving southbound on Route 16 in Dover when he lost control of his 2000 BMW Motorcycle, authorities said.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

New England news in brief


My own iPad? Yeah, I’ve got that, say 42 percent of American kids

While kids, on average, are spending about the same amount of time with screens as they did in 2011 — about 2 hours and 20 minutes — the big change is which screen they’re watching.

Domestic incident in Worcester triggers Mass. Pike police chase

A domestic incident outside a Worcester restaurant triggered a police chase that ended on a Massachusetts Turnpike median about 30 miles away on Thursday.

A Puerto Rican family gets sick baby to Boston for treatment

Amaia Isabel Garcia Andino, 14 months, arrived in Boston Friday to undergo treatment for a serious heart ailment at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Mass. sees increase in educator misconduct investigations

Massachusetts education officials have been investigating a growing number of educators for alleged misconduct.

N.H. authorities search Londonderry apartment in connection with unsolved murder

The search at 43 Kendall Pond Road came more than two years after Denise Robert, 62, was shot to death in Manchester.

Walpole elementary school cancels Halloween parade

Administrators at Boyden Elementary School decided to abandon their Halloween tradition this year in favor of a “Black and Orange Spirit Day.”

Charlie Baker slams Trump over comments on fallen soldier

The governor said the exchange president had with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson and the follow-up “was incredibly disgraceful and discouraging and depressing.”

This day in history

Today is Friday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2017. There are 72 days left in the year.

Former Bristol sheriff’s deputy sentenced to one year in prison for smuggling illegal fishing profits

A federal judge sentenced a former Bristol County sheriff’s deputy Thursday for smuggling thousands in profits to Portugal, prosecutors said.

Veteran pilots swap war stories, barbs over weekly breakfast

Every Thursday the Fairway Restaurant plays host to a group of older aviators from the Cape Area Pilots Association.

Photo of black child leashed by white students prompts apology from Bridgewater officials

School officials in Bridgewater apologized Thursday after a classroom photo that appeared to show two white third-graders holding a black child by leashes caused outrage.

America is packing: Research estimates 3 million adult gun owners carry their guns every day

A whole lot of people in America might be packing pistols.

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Despite mayor’s refusal, coalition still planning two-man mayoral forum next week

Mayor Walsh has decided on only two face-to-face match-ups with his challenger, Councilor Tito Jackson, in the mayor’s contest.


The sweet, long life and sad, inevitable death of Elwood Adams Hardware

The city of Worcester is pulling out all the stops to lure Amazon here. But there are no tax breaks, no big wet kiss, for the Elwood Adams hardware store. And so it will close.


Council candidate has picked up support from six of his former opponents

Rufus Faulk said he was “honored and humbled” to receive the endorsements from “former candidates, but most importantly, as constituents of District 7.”

State House aide tapped to run cannabis agency

Shawn Collins had been Treasurer Deborah Goldberg’s point person on legalized marijuana.

What’s going on with the other Amazon HQ contestants?

Here’s the latest from around the United States on other states’ bids for the new Amazon headquarters.

He traveled from New Bedford to Boston this week and got arrested twice for alleged break-ins

A New Bedford man with an alleged penchant for breaking into houses and cars might want to find a new hobby.

12 stranded dolphins rescued off Wellfleet

A pod of dolphins was rescued after stranding near the mouth of a Wellfleet river, and released off the coast of Provincetown.


Moulton denies he’s running for president. Here’s why that might be true

Campaign finance numbers tell an interesting story about Congressman Seth Moulton.

Mass. students, activists sue Betsy DeVos over campus sexual assault shift

Those suing DeVos say their rights under Title IX are being violated by the Education Department.

Alton man dies while hiking White Mountains, official says

A 67-year-old New Hampshire man collapsed while hiking with his wife on Fishin’ Jimmy Trail Wednesday evening.

Forecasters expect a warm New England winter. But what about precipitation?

Warmer than average temperatures are more likely this winter in New England, federal forecasters said Thursday. But it’s not clear whether it will be wetter.

Police raid ‘sophisticated’ marijuana growing operation at warehouse in Clinton

The $6 million growing operation contained more than 1,000 plants, weighing more than a ton, police said.

Lawrence firefighters go up on the roof to battle two-alarm mill fire

The two-alarm fire at the former mill, which is now a food distribution warehouse, was safely brought under control.

They threw a Boston dance party at 7 a.m. — and people showed up

The dancing was wild, but the sun had just risen — and people were heading to work.

Lynn coffee shop closes after anti-police posts

The owner of the White Rose Coffeehouse says she’s closing her business because of the firestorm created when her daughter, the store’s manager, posted the comments on Facebook.

What does Tito Jackson say Boston would look like if he were mayor?

The mayoral challenger said his campaign is based on ensuring transparency and democracy in a city where power is concentrated in the mayor’s office.

Appeals court sides with Bill Cosby, upholds dismissal of defamation lawsuit

The 20-page unanimous ruling is another legal setback for the accuser, Kathrine Mae McKee.

Lynn police lieutenant charged with operating under the influence

Lieutenant James Shinnick allegedly lost control of his car on Route 1 in Peabody, slid into the path of another car before coming to a halt in a construction zone, police said.

‘What is that for?’ commuter asks of box cutter. ‘For your face,’ man replies

The man was removed from a train at Wellington Station by Transit Police around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2017. There are 73 days left in the year.

Fire razes roof at old mill building in Lawrence

Crews responded at approximately 6 p.m. to 85 Manchester Street to find a fire tearing through the roof of the mill, used primarily for storage, Deputy Fire Chief John Meaney said.

Charges are dropped against Springfield man who spent decades in prison on rape conviction

Prosecutors dismissed charges against a man who spent three decades in prison for a rape conviction.

Mass public safety employees join federal disaster relief efforts

Five state and local officials were scheduled to travel Wednesday to Alabama for a Federal Emergency Management Agency training program.

Logan to offer nonstop flights to Brazil next summer

LATAM Airlines will offer nonstop flights to Brazil for the first time next summer, according to Massport.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

Man found guilty of manslaughter in death of Lowell teen

David Benitez, 26, of Lawrence was charged in the death of Charlena Ngeth, 18, in 2014, prosecutors said.

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Is that the best N.H. has? Insulting Boston in bid to land Amazon?

Instead of doing much to tout its own misguided plan, New Hampshire devoted an awful lot of space to trashing Boston.

Newport tall ship did not run aground, Coast Guard says

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry lost power Sunday night, but did not run aground in Newport, R.I., as officials first reported, according to the Coast Guard.

Man wanted after ‘intense search’ in Beverly

Reading man allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident in Beverly remains wanted after an “intense search” that put Beverly Hospital and Beverly High School under lockdown Wednesday, police said

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They raised $24,000 for a friend with cancer. Turns out, she wasn’t actually sick

When a Brookline woman told her friends and family she had cancer, they mobilized, at one point raising $24,000 for her. But it turns out she made it all up.

Harvard rescinds Weinstein honor

A Harvard board voted to strip Harvey Weinstein of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, the university’s highest honor in the field of African American studies.

Is 10 years in Massachusetts solitary confinement torture?

Lawmakers are considering a sweeping overhaul of the state’s criminal justice system and are looking at the question of solitary confinement.

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This weekend offers a rare chance to see Orionid meteor shower

The lesser-known Orionid shower should still be taken seriously and appreciated by both amateur and professional stargazers.

Here’s a look at every New England city that wants Amazon’s new headquarters

With bids due to Amazon on Thursday, some communities have already submitted their pitch to the e-commerce giant, while others are finalizing their proposals.

Duxbury man indicted for allegedly having weapons cache, impersonating Homeland Security officer.

A Plymouth County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Duxbury man for allegedly possessing illegal firearms and an incendiary device and also trying to pass himself off as a Homeland Security officer while trying to convince police to return his gun, officials said.

Stoughton High teacher resigns after allegations of inappropriate sexual relationship with student

The teacher, who was not identified, allegedly began a sexual relationship with a Stoughton High School student that continued after the student graduated.

New Hampshire’s Amazon pitch: Boston is terrible

New Hampshire is making an unusual play to lure Amazon’s second headquarters: trashing its southern neighbor.


Trump’s call to a fallen soldier’s widow will derail him — again

Here’s why the president’s alleged comments won’t go away as a story or as a political problem.

Hundreds of BC students walk out of class to rally against racism

The mid-day event was organized by students after Black Lives Matter signs were defaced in a Boston College dorm.

Lizzie Borden signed this document after she was arrested — and now it’s up for auction

To this day, no one really knows who killed Andrew and Abby Borden.

Artist agrees to replace controversial Allston mural

At least five people complained to the city about the image.

17-year-old arrested in connection to alleged Weymouth High sexual assault

The alleged attack was reported to parents by Weymouth Public Schools in an e-mail Tuesday.

Mass. man convicted of plotting to kill for ISIS

Everett man David Wright was convicted of plotting the death of a blogger who was a controversial critic of Islam, among other charges.

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Sorry, Dave, it’s 2017 — you don’t get to opt out of politics anymore

Cat food and human soft drinks make for an odd juxtaposition, but not nearly so awkward as mixing business and politics.

Crime dropped in Maine by 8.7 percent in 2016, report says; fifth year in a row

Crime in Maine decreased by 8.7 percent overall in 2016, the fifth consecutive year the state has seen a decline in criminal activity.

Dorchester hotel expresses sadness over slaying

Boston police had no further information Wednesday regarding the targeted shooting of a man at a Dorchester Holiday Inn Express early Tuesday morning.

From ‘Whitey Bulger’ to ‘Truman Capote’ — these are the weirdest dog names in Cambridge

City officials shared data about the 5,000 licensed pooches in Cambridge.

MBTA christens new commuter ferry

The Champion features several amenities and, according to officials, is the MBTA’s first “fully accessible” commuter boat.

Bill Linehan to leave City Council two months early

Following an emotional City Council meeting, filled with personal good-byes from his colleagues, veteran Councilor Bill Linehan struck the gavel to officially mark his retirement from the legislative body after 30 years as a city employee.

He watched a grisly murder and helped try to cover it up. He’ll go to prison for 7 years

Michael Hebb admitted to playing a role in a grisly double slaying and was ordered to serve up to seven years for being an accessory to the crime.

Gas leak prompts Route 109 closure in Medway

The “gas main issue” occurred near Choate Park and prompted backups and store closures in the area.

Milton police investigating driver of fake ‘vehicles for hire’ who accosted passengers

Milton police said a suspect may be targeting unaccompanied women he believes to be intoxicated.

Lynn firefighters rescue two from burning home

Firefighters in Lynn used ladders to remove two people from a two-family home that caught fire in the early morning hours.

New tests bring worse scores for Mass. students

Students in grades 3-8 performed worse on the redesigned MCAS — often by eye-popping double-digit margins.

Two-alarm fire damages Somerville triple-decker

The fire at 31 Sydney St. in East Somerville is estimated to have caused $500,000 in damage, a fire official said.

The 2017 MCAS English scores for 3rd graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

The 2017 MCAS math scores for 3rd graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

A school-by-school breakdown of this year’s MCAS results

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released 2017 MCAS results on Wednesday.

The 2017 MCAS math scores for 4th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

The 2017 MCAS English scores for 4th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

The 2017 MCAS math scores for 5th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

The 2017 MCAS English scores for 5th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

The 2017 MCAS science scores for 5th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school who scored advanced, proficient, needs improvement, or warning/failing.

The 2017 MCAS math scores for 6th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

The 2017 MCAS English scores for 6th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

The 2017 MCAS math scores for 7th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

The 2017 MCAS English scores for 7th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

The 2017 MCAS math scores for 8th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

The 2017 MCAS English scores for 8th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school whose scores exceeded expectations, met expectations, partially met expectations, or did not meet expectations.

The 2017 MCAS science scores for 8th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school who scored advanced, proficient, needs improvement, or warning/failing.

The 2017 MCAS math scores for 10th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school who scored advanced, proficient, needs improvement, or warning/failing.

The 2017 MCAS English scores for 10th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school who scored advanced, proficient, needs improvement, or warning/failing.

The 2017 MCAS science scores for 10th graders

A look at the percentage of students in each school who scored advanced, proficient, needs improvement, or warning/failing.

2017 vs. 2016 MCAS math scores for 10th graders

A look at the change in percentage of students in each school who scored advanced, proficient, needs improvement, or warning/failing.

2017 vs. 2016 MCAS English scores for 10th graders

A look at the change in percentage of students in each school who scored advanced, proficient, needs improvement, or warning/failing.

2017 vs. 2016 MCAS science scores for 10th graders

A look at the change in percentage of students in each school who scored advanced, proficient, needs improvement, or warning/failing.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2017. There are 74 days left in the year.

Man arrested on drugs, gun charges in Andover

Kemron Roach, 25, of North Andover, was stopped early Monday morning on Route 125, State Police said.

Brockton man sentenced to life in prison for fatal shooting at house party

Luis Fonseca, 28, of Brockton was found guilty of second degree murder after a two-week trial, prosecutors said.

Foxborough Democrat Paul Feeney wins Bristol-Norfolk state senate seat

Foxborough Democrat Paul R. Feeney defeated Attleboro Republican Jacob J. Ventura and Medfield independent Joe Shortsleeve Tuesday night in a special election.

Weymouth High student in custody after report of sex assault at school

Monday’s incident involved minors, according to school officials.

Students still uneasy, despite travel-ban ruling

Being forced to choose between a Harvard University education or seeing her family is no choice at all to 21-year-old Leen Al Kassab

Mass. bump stock ban proposals to get hearing at State House

A public hearing on legislation to ban “bump stocks” in the state will be held Wednesday morning at the State House.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

In Mass., about half of all 4-year-olds attend preschool

Participation rates for 3-year-olds are even lower, according to preliminary results of a Harvard University study.

Lawmaker calls on Koh to return donation from Jared Kushner’s brother

Joshua Kushner, who attended college with Dan Koh, donated $2,700 to his campaign for the state’s 3rd congressional district seat.

NH officials drop probe into Grantham deaths

There is no evidence Michael and Michele Sbraga “died as a result of homicidal violence,” officials said.

New England news in brief


Small earthquake hits New Hampshire

The 2.1 magnitude earthquake occurred around 4:40 p.m. about six miles west of Laconia, according to the US Geological Survey.

Case of Everett man accused of supporting ISIS goes to jury

David Wright, accused of plotting to kill Americans for the terror group, is on trial in federal court.


Scouting’s roots go way back

With the Boy Scouts saying they’ll now accept girls, let’s take a look at how the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts developed.

Police probe 3 robberies in Billerica, Tewskbury

Three people were arrested for robbing two separate convenience stores in Billerica and Tewksbury, and a third armed robbery in the area is under investigation.

Racist Snapchat image rocks Boston College as BLM signs defaced

Many Boston College students expressed outrage on social media after a photo of a racist Snapchat was shared on Facebook, CBS Boston reported.

MBTA says Needham Line construction will finish a month early

Work on the rail line will finish earlier than expected.


Beth Lindstrom underperforms rivals in fund-raising

The GOP candidate for the US Senate collected about $50,000 in nearly six weeks between forming her fund-raising committee and Sept. 30.

T bus rear-ended in Quincy

Travel on the Route 210 bus was interrupted Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle was struck by another vehicle in Quincy, officials said.

Wynn casino rising beside Mystic River

Roughly 20 months before it is scheduled to open, the Wynn Resorts casino in Everett looks like a busy city at rush hour.

A new Dunkin’ opened next to the Pepperell police station — and the cops have a shortcut through the fence

“I asked for a gate,” said Chief David Scott, laughing. “It works.”

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

If Trump’s corporate tax cuts won’t help the middle class, what would?

There are many more direct ways to benefit individuals than cutting corporate taxes.

Aaron Hernandez led a ‘horrendous existence,’ lawyers in CTE lawsuit filed against the NFL say

Aaron Hernandez wallowed in a “horrendous existence” brought on by head trauma, attorneys for his estate said.

Confusion could surround Wednesday’s MCAS results

The two sets of data from different tests could cause a lot of head scratching among parents and other longterm observers of the tests.

Somerville 17-year-old faces manslaughter charge in teen’s death

The charge stems from the shooting of a Malden teenager inside the suspects’s home in August.


Partisanship in 2017 means civil war for both parties

The long-simmering feuds between Republicans and Democrats have now seeped into the parties themselves, with factions fiercely fighting within each side.

Escaped miniature horse corralled in West Newbury

Police still don’t know where the tiny horse escaped from or how it got free.

Mansfield man arrested after firing rifle into sleeping 15-year-old’s bedroom

The man was arrested after police say he fired a rifle through his apartment ceiling and into the unit above.

Teen charged with negligent homicide in death of Somerville officer

Police say Michael Ricci made an illegal U-turn on Interstate 95, then slammed into the path of Louis Remigio’s motorcycle.

Removal of 175-year old ‘obsolete’ Satucket River dam in East Bridgewater to begin next week

The removal of the Carver Cotton Gin Dam on the Satucket River in East Bridgewater is expected to open and improve the river’s waters for its herring population, and make the dam area safer for the town.

Cell service on the MBTA restored after outage

Passengers across the MBTA’s system of subways and tunnels didn’t have service for much of the Tuesday morning commute.

Trump’s joke about Pence must spur action at state level, Mass. LGBT activist says

Deborah Shields feels, now more than ever, that states have to pick up the slack to protect minorities during the Trump administration.

This seal’s name is ‘Giseal Bündchen’ and it’s being set free on Cape Cod

The harbor seal pup, named after supermodel Gisele Bündchen, was found abandoned by its mother on a Maine beach in the summer.

Families of the fallen say a president’s words do matter

The grieving parents of fallen soldiers do not forget the personal condolences of a commander in chief.

Options limited to deal with Bridgewater’s aggressive turkeys

Officials say state law doesn’t allow for the removal of the ornery birds, and Bridgewater isn’t alone in feeling as though the town’s hands are tied.

Spotlight follow-up

A nurse’s aide plays video games while a veteran dies at Bedford VA hospital

The Bedford VA hospital admitted its care for Bill Nutter was not “up to our standards,” but the reality was uglier. Now, the FBI is investigating.

North Reading police warn of car break-ins by national gang

It’s not just cash the thieves are after, police say, they are also stealing credit cards to immediately make high-price purchases.

Wear your winter coat this morning — hang it up as weekend approaches

Following a cold night, temperatures in Greater Boston will only rise into the 50s today, but warmer weather is just around the corner.

Dorchester hotel homicide victim ‘was targeted in that room,’ police say

A man in his 20s was shot and killed Tuesday in a fifth-floor room at the Holiday Inn Express in Dorchester.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2017. There are 75 days left in the year.

Video shows holdup at Billerica gas station

Michael Girouard, 60, of Billerica, has been charged with armed robbery.

Boston College investigates vandalism of Black Lives Matter posters

Campus police are also investigating a racist post on social media.

Harvard Business School professor to lead Morehouse College

David A. Thomas also holds doctorates and master’s degrees from Yale and Columbia universities.

Brookline residents are divided over whether to seize Pine Manor land

People from Pine Manor College turned out at a meeting to advocate for their school, but others in Brookline said a new elementary schooly is badly needed.

Dog spotted on Mass. Pike is missing from new home

Indy and his owner just moved to Boston on Monday when the dog escaped from their new apartment.

Report finds state lab withheld breathalyzer test results

Public safety officials concluded that the Office of Alcohol Testing routinely withheld documents from defense lawyers.

MBTA union says bus outsourcing plan has ‘failed’

According to the union, just one company bid on a contract to privatize repair operations at T garages.

Dan Koh raised big bucks for his campaign, but 95 percent came from outside the district

The Democratic congressional candidate raised more than $800,000 in his first month on the trail.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

New car inspection scheme sees improvement

Car inspections were disrupted when a new software system was clumsily launched Oct. 1.

‘I have real concerns about our high schools,’ says Mayor Walsh

Walsh says he’s asked Superintendent Tommy Chang for a report on ways to improve the city’s secondary education.

Man accused of stealing construction tools in Hull

Police caught William Francis Nickerson, 38, stealing equipment owned by his former employer

Police find 300 grams of heroin, $6,000 in cash at Salem home

Justine Lubell, 24, was arrested on Friday after a month-long investigation


Somebody throw this poor guy a bone

The owner of Dave’s Soda and Pet City has received a lot of blowback after he was at the White House when President Trump signed an order on health care.

Millions of women say ‘Me too’ about sexual harassment

A Twitter effort exploded Monday, with women from all walks of life testifying to their experience being sexually harassed or assaulted.

Aaron Hernandez lawyers refile CTE lawsuit against NFL, this time in state court

The suit alleges the NFL and its co-defendants failed to protect Hernandez from the effects of CTE, a brain condition linked to repeated blows to the head and concussions.

Lockdown is lifted at Cambridge school after police search couldn’t find potentially armed suspect

The Amigos School in Cambridge was placed on lockdown Monday afternoon while police searched for a man who was suspected of carrying weapons in the area.

Two people are found dead in their Grantham, N.H., home

The New Hampshire Attorney General and New Hampshire State Police are investigating to determine whether a crime occurred after two people were found dead in their Grantham, N.H. home.

18 arrested at protest of Springfield man’s deportation to Guatemala

Lucio Perez, a Guatemalan, arrived illegally in 1999, after fleeing violence in his homeland. He is to be deported Thursday, leaving his wife and children behind.

Chicopee police searching for bank robber who wore eye patch and collared shirt to heist

Police released surveillance photos of the robber, who wore a bright red ball cap, a dark-colored button-down shirt, jeans, and some kind of eye patch.

Scientists to discuss decline in right whale population

Scientists will gather this weekend with a sense of urgency to discuss ways to protect the animals, whose population has dwindled to less than 500.

Get Smart

Most women never report their brushes with sexual harassment

The #MeToo posts only scratch the surface of how widespread the issue is.

Man barricaded inside burning Leominster home found dead

The house’s roof collapsed after a fire raged through the building as firefighters were held back because authorities believed the man was possibly armed.

In Boston, #MeToo stories dominate social media

While some people have simply posted the two-word hashtag, others have included details about their experiences.

Tom Wopat delays release of album due to legal battle

The “Dukes of Hazzard” star charged with groping a woman and indecently assaulting a 16-year-old girl in Waltham is delaying the public release of his self-titled album.

Yahoo can’t use federal law to withhold dead man’s e-mails, SJC rules

The family of John Ajemian, who died in a bike crash in Medfield in 2006, has been engaged in an eight-year legal battle with the company over the e-mails.

Suspect identified in hit-and-run crash in Lawrence that left woman in ‘critical condition’

A woman sustained “serious injuries” and remains in critical condition following a hit-and-run crash in Lawrence Saturday night, and Lawrence police say a suspect has been identified.

Man, 55, arrested after allegedly robbing downtown store at knifepoint

Police arrested the knife-wielding man moments after he allegedly flashed the weapon while robbing a convenience store downtown.

N.H. officials warn of e-mail traffic fine scam

New Hampshire authorities are warning state residents to ignore any e-mails they receive from scammers seeking payment for fraudulent traffic violations.

Stars collide, and scientists — for the first time — could see and ‘hear’ it

The discovery was made possible by the massive, laser-based gravitational wave detectors first envisioned by MIT physicist Rainer Weiss.

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman on boat off Nantucket

A fisherman who suffered a head laceration on a fishing boat off Nantucket Saturday night was flown to a hospital by a Coast Guard helicopter crew.

Dave of Dave’s Soda and Pet City posed with President Trump. Now he’s under fire

There’s trouble at Dave’s Soda and Pet City, where owner Dave Ratner has learned a tough political lesson. Will his Western Mass. customers give him a second chance?

Two charged after dog found dead in car at Salem commuter rail station

A French bulldog named Nigil died Sunday after his owners allegedly left him inside a locked car with all the windows closed for nearly six hours.

Tall ship loses power, hits several boats in R.I.

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was leaving a seafood festival Sunday evening when it lost power after becoming entangled in a dock line and began to drift in Newport Harbor.

One person in custody following Easton standoff

Local officers and a regional SWAT team responded and surrounded a home on Old Foundry Street, authorities said.

As sun rises into the sky, temperatures will fall

Like a car stuck in reverse, temperatures in Greater Boston will retreat during the day Monday, thanks to a new system generating an overnight freezing advisory.

Everett police shoot, wound man who reportedly spoke of wanting to kill police

The incident left a suspect with non-life threatening injuries, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office.

Bridge replacement on Route 3 in Braintree done ahead of schedule

Crews finished work around 1 a.m. Monday, wrapping up in plenty of time for the morning commute.

This day in history

Today is Monday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2017. There are 76 days left in the year.

Elizabeth Warren endorses Marty Walsh for mayor

The incumbent added another big name to his list of endorsements on Sunday.

Boy Scouts vote to enroll girls, but will they sign up?

The Boy Scouts of America recently voted to let girls join Cub Scouts and establish a program for older girls that will let them attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

Three finalists named for cannabis commission director

The panel is expected to pick its preferred candidate on Thursday.

Report says staff undermined Suffolk probate chief

A retired judge hired to review Felix D. Arroyo’s performance found he was inexperienced, but also subject to a mismanaged office.

House rejects bid to specify pot tax money for addiction treatment

Representative Diana DiZoglio of Methuen attempted last week to restore a dollar figure on the amount of marijuana tax revenue that will be spent on addiction treatment and prevention.

Advocates call recess a crucial part of education

A bill on Beacon Hill could mandate at least 20 minutes of daily recess for students in kindergarten through grade five.

Woman killed in rollover crash on Route 3

Massachusetts State Police say the woman was ejected from her car during the accident


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Man arrested on gun charges in Dorchester

Police also found James Deal, 37, of Dorchester in possession of over $1,000 in cash.

Wounded Marine runs 31 marathons in 31 days for charity

With four down, Rob Jones has 27 more marathons in 27 more cities to go.

For local Koreans, anxiety comes with a generational divide

Younger Koreans seem more apt to downplay Kim Jong Un’s threats than their elders, who know of war’s hardships firsthand.


Governor Raimondo begs for a stronger media

Wouldn’t it be great if Gina Raimondo has awakened a sleeping tiger?

‘He didn’t deserve it’ — Family, friends mourn slain Somerville man

Friends of Kevin Raymond, 20, continued to grapple Sunday with the shooting death of the popular football player.

Another racist message is found at Framingham State

University officials are investigating two possible hate crimes targeting black students on campus.


Coming to Faneuil Hall: the battle of a capella

Some 40 groups will dazzle audiences over the weekend.

Chess notes

The weekly game

MIT student making sleeping bags for refugees in Middle East

It wasn’t enough to send warm wishes to refugees in Syria. Vick Liu wanted to send them actual warmth.

19-year-old woman dies after being hit crossing street

A 19-year-old Brockton woman died Saturday after she was struck while crossing the street in a busy shopping area in Avon.

Road race in memory of Massachusetts marine scheduled

A charity road race in memory of a Massachusetts Marine killed in the 2015 terrorist shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is being held this weekend.

Vicki Kennedy is quietly returning to her career, on her own terms

Eight years after Senator Edward Kennedy’s death, his widow remains the fiercest keeper of his legacy.

Flier with racist slur found at Framingham State

The incident is being investigated by campus police as a hate crime, university officials said.

newsroom commentary

Dear Jeff Bezos: Come and help us build a better Boston together

An open letter to the owner of Amazon, proposing a true partnership that rewrites the relationship between a city and the big companies that call it home.

PipeGuard Robotics tops collection of startups at Demo Day

The local firm that uses robots to navigate water pipelines in search of leaks.

Randolph killing underscores dilemma for nursing homes

A 58-year-old man stands accused of killing his 86-year-old roommate at the CareOne facility.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Today: What’s happening on HUBweek’s last day

HUBweek wraps up Sunday, its sixth jam-packed day. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this mini-city of domes and artfully designed containers on City Hall Plaza, there’s still time.

Brookline Holocaust survivor to perform children’s opera he sang in concentration camp

Michael Gruenbaum, 87, plans to perform a children’s opera Sunday that he sang while imprisoned during World War II.

Volunteers collect food and supplies for overwhelmed Dominica

Hurricane Maria made landfall on Dominica, a Caribbean island of about 75,000 people, on Sept. 18 but many residents still lack food, clean water, and medical care.

Muslims in New Hampshire pray for long-stalled mosque’s opening

Manchester’s Muslims have encountered many hurdles in their journey to bring a mosque to the mountains.

Las Vegas victim from Tewksbury remembered for deep faith, love for others

Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Tewksbury Memorial High School on Saturday to remember Rhonda LeRocque.

Yvonne Abraham

Family pulled from their cars — and their lives

An immigration checkpoint in New Hampshire turns the lives of a hard-working, decent family from Colombia upside down.

sunday’s child

Juan, 12, enjoys playing sports, Uno

Juan is an athletic 12-year-old boy with a competitive spirit. He will gladly take on any challenge to a game of basketball.

GOP’s Lindstrom kicks off Senate campaign, saying Warren isn’t focused on constituents

“Winning stardom among the left wing is not the same as winning the confidence of the working people of this state,” Beth Lindstrom said.

Two men fatally shot overnight in Cambridge, Somerville

Two men were fatally shot in separate incidents in Cambridge and Somerville early Saturday morning, authorities said.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Starts & Stops

With factory tour, Baker points to progress at MBTA

But for now, officials acknowledge, the T is still struggling.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2017. There are 77 days left in the year.

Abington motorcyclist is killed in Norton crash

Paul Deluca, 72, was traveling on Bay Road toward Easton when he veered off the roadway and into a fence.

Braintree children struck while crossing street in Halifax

Two children from Braintree were hit while walking their bikes across the street outside an elementary school in Halifax Friday night, the Fire Department said.

Capital Source

Lindstrom to target Warren in campaign launch

Longtime Republican operative Beth Lindstrom will take square aim at Democratic US Senator Elizabeth Warren, whom she hopes to topple next year.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2017. There are 78 days left in the year.

Flight crews report laser pointed at planes north of Boston

The crews of two flights reported that a laser had been pointed at the planes about 30 miles north of Boston .

Suspect in New Bedford double killing added to State Police Most Wanted List

Carmelo Kercado Jr. allegedly shot two men inside of a vehicle in New Bedford Tuesday before fleeing on foot, State Police said.

Infant abandoned in parking lot of Leominster hospital

The boy is in good condition after he was found Wednesday night outside UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, a spokeswoman said.

Former Medford school counselor convicted of child rape

Jenna Tarabelsi, 33, of Waltham, was convicted of two counts of raping a child from a 2014 incident during her tenure at Medford Vocational Technical High School, prosecutors said.

At Northeastern, Bill Clinton talks discrimination, division

The former president led a panel discussion during the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative event.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Homeless man stabbed in Chinatown

State Police are asking the public for help in identifying the attacker.

The perfect spot to get the picture of fall

In the world of landscape photography, Jenne Farm becomes a sunrise mecca each autumn.

DPH slows medical marijuana fixes, infuriating patients

Patients say they’re being unfairly forced to wait because of questions around recreational marijuana.

What’s happening Saturday at HUBweek

It’s Saturday and Boston’s HUBweek festival is still going strong, with dozens of talks, films, and even some otherworldly storytelling.

Three men plead guilty to drug trafficking in Boston, Taunton

The men will be sentenced next year, prosecutors said.

Expect traffic on Route 3 in Braintree this weekend

The state is taking on more bridge work.

Man charged in nursing home slaying arraigned

A man charged with killing his roommate in the dementia unit at a Randolph nursing room last month was arraigned Friday in the intensive care unit at Morton Hospital.

Boston teen arrested on gun charge near MBTA’s Dudley station

A Boston teen was arrested for illegally carrying a handgun after shots were fired near the MBTA’s Dudley Station Wednesday afternoon.

Aaron Hernandez lawyers drop CTE suit against NFL, Patriots

Lawyers for the estate of the former New England Patriots star dropped a concussion-related lawsuit but said they plan to refile the case in another jurisdiction.

Couple whose puppy was shot and killed ‘heartened’ by support

Someone in Maine even offered to give them a new dog.

Lowell High student in custody after allegedly threatening school

The student was placed in police custody Friday morning after allegedly threatening the school with a gun-related Snapchat post, Lowell police said.

New safe driving video is required viewing for parents of teens

The video aims to promote safe driving skills for new drivers, who are far more likely to end up injured or dead in car crashes.

Police nab suspects who had weapons during drug deal near Downtown Crossing

Cops spotted the men making the suspected drug deal with two other men shortly before 2 p.m. in the area of 35 Temple Place.

Hundreds attend funeral of Somerville police officer

Louis Remigio died after his motorcycle was struck over the weekend by a teenager allegedly racing a Mercedes in New Hampshire.

Drunken driving defendants can decide whether jury learns they refused breathalyzer, SJC rules

The constitutional rights of drunken driving defendants were violated when judges instructing juries raised the absence of a breathalyzer, the SJC ruled.

Other government officials have flags, they’re just not flown in public

Civilian officials down to assistant department secretaries and diplomats have their own flags, but they’re typically not flown in public.

Woman crushed by own car in Market Basket lot was 64-year-old Acton resident

Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office identified the victim as Wei Wang in a statement.

State Police cruiser rear-ended at Route 1 construction site in Lynnfield

A Medford woman drove into a State Police cruiser that was protecting a construction project on Route 1 in Lynnfield early Friday morning.

3 people taken out of Plymouth home suffering from carbon monoxide exposure

Deputy fire Chief Stanley Eldridge said the condition of the victims is unknown.

‘Old Ironsides’ to make trip for first time in three years

The USS Constitution will travel to Castle Island and back on Oct. 20 in celebration of its 220th birthday.

Zakim Bridge to close overnight next week

The bridge will be fully closed for inspection work between midnight and 5 a.m.

Prayer card used in attempt to smuggle drugs into MCI-Concord

The narcotic Suboxone, typically used to ease opiate withdrawal symptoms, can be cut into strips and sold for $100 behind prison walls, officials said.

He told a clerk to hit the deck when he robbed a Dracut store. Now police are on his trail

The suspect knocked over Michael’s One Stop on Hampton Street, Dracut police said in a statement. And he did it emphatically.

Resurgent Mass. turkeys continue to spar with human neighbors

Complaints about troublesome turkeys have surged in Boston and its suburbs over the past three years.

Man and 14-year old girl arrested on gun charges in Dorchester

Two Boston teenagers were arrested Wednesday morning for gun possession after one of them threatened a victim with a revolver, police said.

MS-13 leader gets 10-year federal prison sentence

The head of a local chapter, or clique, of the feared MS-13 gang was sentenced Thursday for various drug and gun offenses.

Northbound Orange Line passengers facing ‘moderate’ delays, T says

A disabled train at the Jackson Square station in Jamaica Plain was causing the delays, the MBTA said.

Dollar draft: Crowd scrambles after Northampton man tosses cash

Paul Vidich, a 28-year-old carpenter, decided to dump his $389 paycheck by tossing hundreds of $1 and $2 bills into the air near a Northampton intersection.

Frost fades as fall Friday comes into focus

Temperatures reached the freezing mark in Springfield overnight, but temperatures in Greater Boston are expected to rebound on Friday.

Nuclear war coming to a Maine city? It’s ‘fantastically crazy,’ police say

Police say they can’t do anything about flyers being distributed around a Maine city that warn of imminent nuclear war and extraterrestrial involvement in international politics.

This day in history

Today is Friday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2017. There are 79 days left in the year.

In Lowell, 21 arrested in drug operation

Police in Lowell arrested 21 people on drug charges Wednesday during an operation aimed at combating the opioid and narcotics crisis in the area, authorities said Thursday.

Sobriety checkpoints planned for Worcester, Plymouth counties

A checkpoint will be held this weekend in Worcester and Oct. 21-22 in Plymouth county, State Police said.

Man,83, crashes car into Kappy’s liquors in Peabody

Frank Marino of Danvers was taken to a local hospital for injuries not believed to be serious, police said.

Swastika, racial slurs found at Rockland High School

Police are investigating after the graffiti was found at the school on Thursday, officials said.

Forging a better connection between the brain and the mind

Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi discuss how self-awareness contributes to brain health.

Graduate students push BU on sexual harassment complaints

Dozens of students rallied this week demanding that BU expand its training on sexual assault and harassment and streamline the process for making complaints.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

New England news in brief


MBTA to convene task force after surge of deaths on rail tracks

Governor Baker said the surge in people killed by trains — 11 in the past three months — is a concern.

Kerry warns US could ‘isolate itself’ by leaving Iran deal

The former secretary of state said that pulling out of the accord would hasten the potential for conflict and move the Middle East “in a less stable direction.”


Behind the story of covering Puerto Rico

Over six days chronicling the devastation, we witnessed many horrors — homes reduced to their foundations, overcrowded emergency rooms filled with agony, relatives weeping for the dead.

Waltham after-school worker charged with child rape

A Foxborough man who worked at an after-school program in Waltham was arraigned on numerous child rape counts.

Man convicted of killing Paxton police chief 23 years ago declines to apologize to family

Jamie C. Richards, convicted of second-degree murder, had a parole hearing Thursday.

Boston officer indicted on charges of trying to launder stolen money at casino

Joseph Nee allegedly stole money from the department’s evidence room and tried to launder it at the Plainridge Park Casino.

Do you remember an 1896 hurricane in New England? Yeah, these people don’t either

The National Weather Service Thursday asked for personal tales of the Category 1 hurricane in 1896 — and they promptly got roasted for it.


Four things about Pine Manor College

Chestnut Hill school is in the news: Brookline officials announced last month they might seize seven acres of the college’s front lawn to build an elementary school.

Fatal police shooting in Lynn was justified, DA says

Three officers “reasonably believed that they, their fellow officers and the public” were in danger of being hurt or killed by Randolph McClain, prosecutors said.

Bill would bar parents’ testimony against their kids in nearly all cases

Advocates say they want to protect the parent-child relationship and make certain kids feel safe in asking a parent for help.

‘To suggest that Puerto Rico is ready to pull federal workers out is irresponsible’

Puerto Ricans across Massachusetts were frustrated and angry with President Trump’s early morning tweets Thursday.

Mass. state trooper acquitted on charges of assaulting car chase suspect in New Hampshire

Trooper Joseph Flynn, 33, of Tewksbury was cleared of two counts of simple assault by an on-duty law enforcement officer.


As a kid, this nun sat during the anthem at sports games — and was kicked in the back

Helen Banks sees patriotism as the love of country and the freedoms and ideals at its core. Nationalism, she says, is a negative force.

City removes 10 linden trees from Back Bay street

If you live in the Back Bay, you might have noticed your neighborhood is a little less green this week.

Woman dies after being pinned under vehicle in Westford Market Basket parking lot

The woman, who was in her 50s, was “at the back of her motor vehicle” in the Market Basket lot Wednesday morning when the incident occurred.

capital source

Ex-Meehan aide launches Third District bid

Democratic congressional candidate Lori Trahan formalized her campaign Thursday, touting a $242,000 fund-raising haul in the last two weeks of September.

Mass. Senate OK’s crackdown on disabled parking permit scams

Ever see someone who is occupying a disabled parking space who looks like they could run a 10K faster than you could? They’re out there.

Watch live: John Kerry on the future of diplomacy

John Kerry sits down with Anne Finucane, vice chairman of Bank of America, as part of HUBweek.

Lakeville man charged in shooting death of golden retriever

A Lakeville man was charged Thursday with shooting and killing a golden retriever puppy that wandered onto his property over the weekend.

Daughters of Somerville officer who died in crash remember him as ‘person of honor’

Louis Remigio, 55, was off-duty and riding a motorcycle when he was struck head-on by a 2013 Mercedes-Benz C300, whose driver has been charged.

FBI searching for ‘Route 128 Bandit’ in connection with bank robberies in Greater Boston area

The FBI is searching for an unknown man responsible for at least eight bank robberies along the Route 128 beltway around Greater Boston.

SJC upholds 2011 murder conviction of irrigation worker

The worker — who attacked and killed an elderly man in the basement of the victim’s Needham home in 2007 — was properly convicted, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday.

N.H. governor taps House speaker for agriculture commissioner

Shawn Jasper’s leaving the Legislature removes a political problem for the Republican Party and for Governor Chris Sununu.

Here are all the places in New England that think they can land the new Amazon HQ

Does your hometown plan to bid? Find out here.

UMass Boston leader Barry Mills to step down in June

Mills was installed by UMass system president Martin Meehan in March to help lead the Boston campus through a time of major budget challenges.

This drawing makes riding the T look way more exciting than it actually is

People stateside aren’t the only ones who seem enthusiastic about the MBTA rolling out new and improved train cars.

Middlesex D.A. commends sweeping criminal justice bill at rally

The show of political muscle comes ahead of an expected Senate vote this month on the controversial bill — aspects of which are opposed by top law enforcement officials.

MIT researchers are working on this superpower: seeing around corners

Thanks to a team of professors and graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it’s now possible to see around corners — if you know a bit of basic coding.

Cash stolen from charitable collection boot outside North End firehouse

Locals have been “stopping by constantly” with donations since word of the theft spread.

 TRAIN FATALITY Authorities are investigating the death of an 18-year-old man who was struck by an MBTA commuter train Monday night in Concord. The man, whose name was not released, was struck while on the tracks of the Fitchburg line around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the Transit Police, which are leading the investigation along with Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan and Concord police. The incident took place where the tracks run near Nashoba Road, according to Transit Police. “Foul play is NOT suspected,” Transit Police wrote in a posting on the department’s website.

Frost expected to blanket Mass. for ‘crisp’ Friday morning

Chilly temperatures and the season’s first frost are expected throughout much of the state early Friday.

WWII airman from Brookline, missing since 1945, will be buried Sunday

Brookline native Army Air Forces 2nd Lieutenant Richard M. Horwitz disappeared during a combat mission over Italy.

Husband of Tewksbury Las Vegas victim praises those who tried to save her

Rhonda LeRocque was a “beautiful, loving mother and wife” killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting despite the “heroic efforts” by complete strangers, according to her husband.

2 Boston teens arrested for breaking and entering at Jamaica Plain high school

Two Boston teenagers were arrested for breaking and entering after police caught them exiting a Jamaica Plain high school early Wednesday morning, Boston police said.

At Barstool, a one-woman revolt against ‘I won’t be offended’ clause

Elika Sadeghi says she turned down a job at the sports and entertainment site after being asked to sign a contract stating she wouldn’t find crude jokes or comments objectionable.

A pleasant fall day greets region

Skies will be sunny, temperatures will be seasonally appropriate, and humidity won’t be noticeable today, but a frost advisory has been issued for Friday morning.

Boston woman found dead on Revere Beach was not victim of foul play

There was no obvious sign of traumatic injuries, but the woman’s death remains under investigation.

South End water main break may confound morning commute

South End commuters will face challenges this morning as crews work to repair a water main break that has left some in the neighborhood without services.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2017. There are 80 days left in the year.

Water main break on Harrison Avenue in South End

Crews were working to repair a water main break in the South End late Wednesday night, officials said.

Revere man sentenced to prison for 10 bank robberies

Fred Mandracchia, 36, was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for robbing 10 banks in a 19-day span, officials said.

Springfield Walmart bomb threat a hoax, officials say

The State Police bomb squad was called to the store Wednesday night, a spokesman said.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

Fishing mogul ordered to forfeit assets valued at $2.3 million

A federal district court judge in Boston on Wednesday ordered Carlos Rafael, the notorious New Bedford fishermen known as “The Codfather,” to forfeit his interests in four lucrative vessels and their associated fishing permits, which are valued at nearly $2.3 million.

One very big sukkah in search of a new home

Richard Wilgoren’s attempts to pass his sukkah down to his three daughters or convey it to someone else have yet to succeed.

New England news in brief


Two men arrested in Great Barrington after shooting at Lake Mansfield

Austin Whitney, 22, of Great Barrington and Nathan Bona, 20, of Southfield, are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, police said.

Yvonne Abraham

A battle we’ve already waged

Opponents of transgender rights have put a question on the 2018 ballot, and transgender men and women are responding.

Watch live: Boston mayoral debate between Tito Jackson, Mayor Walsh

The two mayoral candidates are facing off in Roxbury in a debate moderated by the Globe’s Adrian Walker.

First debate in Boston mayoral campaign is contentious

Mayor Martin Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson clashed Wednesday over which of them can best lead Boston.

Cannabis commission hires former Menino adviser

Dot Joyce will consult for the Cannabis Control Commission until it hires a permanent communications director.

Group defends Boston firefighter on paid leave

The firefighter is being targeted unfairly by the department, an organization of black and Latino firefighters said.

Mass. House votes to ban bump stocks on firearms

Massachusetts lawmakers Wednesday moved rapidly after the Las Vegas shooting.

What’s happening at Hubweek on Thursday

Cybersecurity discussions, innovation challenges, and live silent disco are just a few of the offerings.


This is why there’s scaffolding on the Old State House

The building needs to be repaired frequently, not only because of its age, but also because of its susceptibility to weather damage.

Photos of the puppies rescued from Puerto Rico up for adoption in New England

Puppies from Puerto Rico will soon be available for adoption locally. Here’s a look at the dogs that were rescued.

Ashland restaurant fire was intentionally set

A fire that broke out at Fusion Cuisine in Ashland Wednesday was intentionally set, the State Fire Marshal and Ashland officials said.

Boston Public Library sound archives go digital

The library announced Wednesday that it will launch a project to transfer components from its Sound Archives Collection to the Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library that offers free access to books, movies, and music.

Puppies rescued from Puerto Rico will be up for adoption

Five puppies — along with three adult dogs — arrived in Massachusetts Monday night, according to the MSPCA-Angell’s Facebook page.

Here’s what you need to know about the Harvey Weinstein scandal

As sexual harrassment claims build up, the Hollywood producer is quickly becoming one of the most toxic people in the entertainment industry.

Man accused of terrorist conspiracy takes stand in federal trial

David Wright told a federal jury he was never serious about following the Islamic State and only wanted attention.

A ‘guerrilla gardener’ is planting tulips in Cambridge

Cambridge resident Amy Sterling wants people to pick up free tulips and then plant them in random places around the area.

Wheelock College and Boston University finalize merger

The merger between Wheelock and its much larger neighbor has been in the works for the past few months.

White Mountains forest fire still burning a week later

The blaze will continue to smolder until extinguished by heavy precipitation, the US Forest Service said.

Bullet shot at TripAdvisor appears to be random, police say

Officers responded to the scene and confirmed that a bullet had been shot through a fourth-floor window of the office.

Marblehead offers ‘tremendous show of support’ to girl, 11, battling brain tumor

Sophia Smith, 11, was the toast of the town Tuesday morning.

Reputed gang member jailed for allegedly murdering man on Expressway, woman in Dorchester

The survivor of last month’s double shooting on the Southeast Expressway was in court to watch as his son’s alleged killer was arraigned.

Dorchester man arrested for selling drugs with baby in his car

A Dorchester man was arrested Tuesday after selling fentanyl in Quincy while a 10-month-old child slept in his car.

Opponent hurls ultimate insult at NY mayor: He roots for the Red Sox

“I know one thing. Mayor de Blasio’s a Boston Red Sox fan! He’s not a Yankee fan,” de Blasio opponent Bo Dietl said.

Man and woman arrested for skinny dipping off Salisbury Beach

A wedding reception at a coastal restaurant got a shock when the pair was spotted skinny dipping near the venue.

Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for Puerto Rico VR debacle

The Facebook founder was trying to show off the possibilities of a new and immersive virtual reality product, but some users felt like the execution was off base.

Gloucester harbormaster helps free entangled humpback

The whale, which was around 25 to 35 feet long, was trapped in the Atlantic Ocean around 2 miles off Good Harbor Beach.

Burlington man led to court wearing handcuffs of officer who died in crash

Michael Ricci was transported by police to a Lowell courthouse wearing the cuffs Louis Remigio, a 30-year police veteran, most recently carried with him on the job.

Permit sought for 2nd free speech rally on Common, in November

A group calling itself Resist Marxism says on its website that it will hold a “Rally for the Republic” on Nov. 18.

Woman killed by train on Somerville commuter rail tracks

The Transit Police investigation prompted the MBTA to cancel at least one Fitchburg line train at the Red Line station in Porter Square.

Here are all the 2017 MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’ winners

Twenty-three people from a wide range of fields were awarded $625,000, no-strings-attached fellowships from the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation.

Death of 18-month-old in Danvers appears to be a ‘terrible tragedy,’ officials say

The child’s death might have been the result of a medical issue, prosecutors said in a statement.

Scholars from MIT, Harvard receive MacArthur grants

Regina Barzilay of MIT and Sunil Amrith of Harvard University have been named 2017 MacArthur fellows.

City offers incentives to encourage landlords to accept homeless tenants

Under a Landlord Guarantee pilot program, the city may reimburse landlords who agree to participate up to $10,000 for losses.

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2017. There are 81 days left in the year.


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Strike averted at Northeastern, as dining hall workers ratify new contract

The five-year pact includes wage increases to bring full-time workers to $35,000 annually by 2019, the union said.

Teen charged in crash that killed Somerville officer is arrested in Burlington

Michael Ricci, 18, was arrested at his home Tuesday afternoon for a bail violation from a prior incident, Burlington police said.

Boston firefighter is placed on leave after ‘disturbing’ social media posts

The posts from Octavius Rowe, a 15-year veteran of the department, appeared to advocate violence.

Child’s death is investigated in Danvers

An 18-month-old child was pronounced dead at Beverly Hospital on Tuesday night, officials said.

Poverty simulation highlights painful choices local families make

The situations, the event’s leaders assured, weren’t manufactured. They’d come from families in the Boston area the service organization has worked with.


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Putting Dr. Seuss’s work in historical context

The reputation of celebrated children’s author Dr. Seuss has taken a bit of a beating in recent weeks, as critics have described some of his illustrations as racist.

Across region, communities mull seizing private property

Brookline is not the only town where officials have proposed to take private land for what they call a pressing public need.

At Harvard Law, a look at algorithms and the justice system

Should sophisticated computer models help judges predict which defendants are safe enough to release before trial?

Pine Manor accuses Brookline officials of breaking the law

Pine Manor College says Brookline formulated a proposal to seize land in secret. The college was blindsided and will fight the idea, it said.

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HUBweek returns Wednesday with a slate of events dedicated to exploring science, technology, and the arts.

Cleaning product company to pay Mass. $1.9 million to settle overbilling allegations

A New Jersey company will pay $1.9 million to settle allegations that it overbilled state authorities for cleaning supplies, the Massachusetts attorney general announced Tuesday.

Two men indicted in connection with death of a 15-year-old

Two men were indicted on charges connected with the death of a 15-year-old boy who died after he was assaulted at a house party last year.

Despite offers, this Dr. Seuss mural with a ‘jarring racial stereotype’ is not for sale

Two Springfield businessmen had offered to buy the mural, but the museum says it does not plan to sell the artwork.

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Republican Senate candidate to fund-raise in Washington

Republican Senate candidate Beth Lindstrom looks to separate herself from the GOP field and square off with US Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Cat rescued from house fire in Carver

Firefighters used CPR and a special oxygen mask to save the cat’s life.

Man arrested for selling drugs in Mass. that led to overdose death in New Hampshire

A 31-year-old man is facing charges in New Hampshire for allegedly selling fentanyl in Massachusetts that made its way to New Hampshire and killed a man.

Hundreds of cats and dogs rescued from Puerto Rico to arrive in New England

A massive effort is set to fly the animals into Worcester Wednesday night for distribution among several New England shelters.

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Top Democrat declines to run for Tsongas seat in Lowell

“I really like the Senate and I think I can best serve my district by remaining in my position there,’’ State Senator Eileen Donoghue said.

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Mother says Taunton boy charged in shooting was bullied

Police said there was an “ongoing feud” between the two boys that escalated to violence Monday afternoon.

Yuck? Researchers steer drones into whales’ blowhole mist

Researchers have used a drone to hover over — and capture — the mist spewing out of whales’ blowholes.

Aaron Hernandez lawyers go to bat for Jemele Hill

Linda Kenney Baden wrote that “CT state law ... expressly guarantees free speech rights in private employment.”

Golden retriever shot, killed in Lakeville

Krissy Dashner said her 1-year-old dog, Walle, was shot to death by a neighbor Sunday night.

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Trump’s plan to rescind climate policies would take years to affect New England

The administration’s plans to scrap a policy to curb greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants is unlikely to have any immediate effect on New England.

Two black bears reportedly spotted in Waltham

The bears were spotted in an area that’s close to Bentley University’s campus and includes the Beaver Brook North Reservation.

‘They expect to see the mayor.’ The hectic days of Walsh and Menino

After Tom Menino’s famously frenetic schedule, political observers questioned whether Mayor Martin Walsh would maintain the same clip.

Man in custody after search in Scituate woods

State Police said the man had been taken into custody and was on his way to the hospital. — and many more prime URLs — now up for sale

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New Orange Line trains are ‘on the move’

The transit agency released video that showed a few of the flashy train cars cruising along a track in Changchun, China, where they were built.

Police take notice of mannequin hanging from tree outside Sudbury home

Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix stopped his cruiser last week on Hudson Road, thinking he had to spring into action to save a life before realizing “it was just a display.”

Two men killed in New Bedford shooting

The victims were identified as Stephen Bodden,27, of Taunton and Fabio Tavares, 28, of New Bedford, officials said.wo men were shot and killed in New Bedford on Tuesday.

Scott Brown rocks out on drumset from KISS

The US ambassador to New Zealand set up the drums in the ambassador’s residence in Wellington.

Major crashes slow I-95 south in Wellesley and Peabody

Authorities are on the scene of two multiple vehicle crashes on Interstate 95 in Wellesley and Peabody during the Tuesday morning commute, State Police said.

Boston will be ‘one of the warmest spots in the country’ Tuesday

Boston and parts of New England will see temperatures in some areas reaching into the 80s.

‘The whole train shook. The lights went out. And then there was dead quiet.’

A tree hit a Greenbush line commuter rail train on Tuesday morning, but no one was injured.

Somerville officer’s body to be escorted home from New Hampshire

The veteran police officer was riding his motorcycle in New Hampshire when he was struck by an car driven by a Massachusetts man.

A final return home for Somerville officer

Officials said Louis Remigio was killed in an off-duty crash this weekend that was allegedly caused by a drag-racing teenager from Massachusetts.

18-year-old struck and killed by commuter train in Concord

The incident took place around 10:30 p.m., according to Transit Police.

Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens may receive a new honor

Three of New Hampshire’s representatives in Congress want to see the 19th-century artist’s studio become a full-fledged national park.

Man struck by Green Line train in Newton

The man had walked onto the tracks near Waban station on the D Branch, police said.

13-year-old Taunton boy in custody for allegedly shooting 12-year-old with mother’s gun

The 13-year-old had an ongoing feud with the victim, according to police.


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Key things to know for those attending festival

There’s a lot to see and do at the HUBweek Festival, which runs through Oct. 15. Here are some key things to know if you plan to go.

Worcester man arrested for attempting to take officer’s gun during struggle with police

A bystander alerted the officer that suspect Gabriel Padin, 21, had his hand on the officer’s firearm during a fight.

Kicking off its third year, HUBweek looks to become a Boston civic staple

Some of the biggest names in technology, business, science, and the arts will gather in Boston this week as the HUBweek festival returns for its third year.

What’s happening at HUBweek: Tuesday

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The end of baseball season is worse than Labor Day

When the Red Sox play their last game, whenever it is, summer is really over.

Great pumpkins! Grower wins trifecta of giant food titles

Rhode Island’s Joe Jutras now holds world records for heaviest pumpkin, longest long gourd, and heaviest squash.

For activists, abolishing Columbus Day means stopping the celebration of genocide

“Nobody should be celebrating [Christopher] Columbus,” said Mahtowin Munro, lead organizer for Indigenous Peoples’ Day Massachusetts.

Lowell man arrested for drug trafficking

A Lowell man was arrested Friday on several drug related charges, including trafficking heroin.

Somerville’s mayor prays ‘for a miracle’

Louis Remigio is a 30-year veteran of the Somerville force.

More than 2,000 people simulate brain surgery at the same time

Organizers said it was the largest of any group virtual reality activity on record. The event was at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

McDonald’s employee shot in leg during robbery

A 19-year-old employee at a Lebanon, N.H. McDonald’s was shot in the leg early Monday in an armed robbery at the restaurant.

Large tree falls on power line in Brighton

Around 1,800 people in Brighton temporarily lost power after a large tree came down on a power line Monday morning.

Helping investigators solve woman’s murder not ‘snitching,’ Pittsfield police say

“This is not about ‘snitching,’ ‘ratting,’ or telling on someone. . . . This is about doing [what’s] right, period,” police wrote on Facebook.

Everything you need to know about HUBweek 2017

The festival, which runs through Sunday, offers hundreds of mind-expanding events on everything from AI and robotics to something called “cosmic meditation.”

Expect continued rain and humidity for Monday in Boston

Sunday’s showers and high humidity continue into Monday, with the possibility of heavy but brief storms in Mass., according to the National Weather Service.

Christopher Columbus statues in Connecticut defaced, police say

The statues in Middletown and New Haven were vandalized overnight Saturday.

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Today is Monday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2017. There are 83 days left in the year. This is Columbus Day in the United States, as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2017. There are 82 days left in the year.

A huge marching band protested US immigration policy in Boston

Shadows danced behind the barred windows of the Suffolk County House of Correction at South Bay on Sunday night.


He’s working for a company whose creations could cure him

A powerful microscope developed at a Peabody firm may well help scientists unlock the hidden mechanisms of several kidney diseases.


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For ex-union official turned mayor, priorities have shifted

Union support has helped propel Marty Walsh, a former state representative, to two decades of election victories.

Harvard in a stealthy courtship to find its next leader

Imagine the dance of manners in a Jane Austen novel combined with the subterfuge of a John le Carré spy thriller.

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Make tracks to a model train fair in Boxborough

“Railfair 2017” on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 will feature model railroad displays, layouts, exhibits, dealers and train rides.

Mass. has a new plan for judging public schools

The revamped system will introduce such measures as tracking the number of students who take rigorous college-level courses.

Four Boston men arrested for fentanyl possession

he arrests were made after search warrant was executed in the area of 26 Oxford St., police said.

Somerville police officer in critical condition after N.H. motorcycle crash

Officer Louis Remigio was involved in a “serious crash” on I-95 in New Hampshire, city officials said.

Man arrested on drug charges outside Dartmouth High School

Ryan Wood, 26, is charged with trafficking fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute in a school zone, police said.

State seeks to reassure adult day health centers

Advocates had raised concerns that MassHealth risked cutting critical services to thousands.

Explosions at party in woods rattles NH town

Hundreds of 911 calls poured into Bristol police after a gun was fired into an explosive substance during a party in the woods, officials said.

Rotaries disappear in favor of roundabouts

Coming soon to the Massachusetts extinction list: Rotaries. Welcome to the roundabout era.

Dorchester teen arrested for illegal gun possession

An 18-year-old Dorchester man faces multiple firearm-related charges after he told officers he was carrying an illegal handgun during a traffic stop in Roxbury Saturday night, Boston police reported.

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After the fair, the show goes on for giant pumpkins

When the Topsfield Fair ends Monday, some pumpkins will be hauled away for display elsewhere by their proud growers.

Groveland man killed in crash

The man, 64, may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash, West Newbury police said

The Red Sox forecast: rain with a chance of winning

Rain and isolated thunderstorms are expected Sunday into Monday, but the skies will clear for the rest of the week.

Man hospitalized after Roxbury shooting

The victim, believed to be in his 30s, was found suffering from a gunshot wound on Dudley Street, police said.

Celebrating Sukkot? Let the Sukkah come to you

For those people celebrating the weeklong Jewish holiday of Sukkot — and those just interested in learning more about it — visiting the Sukkah just got a little bit easier.

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Today is Sunday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2017. There are 84 days left in the year.

Springfield businessmen offer to buy controversial mural from Dr. Seuss museum

The businessmen said they would publicly display the mural after the museum announced this week that it would take it down.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Coast Guard rescues fisherman off Chatham

A helicopter crew received a call that a fisherman aboard the Gabby G was experiencing chest pains, officials said.

Dorchester teen arrested on gun charge

Joshua Rodriguez, 18, was found with a loaded handgun in his sweatpants pocket Friday night, police said.

‘Silkies Hike’ raises awareness of veterans’ suicides

More than 200 veterans marched through Boston Saturday to raise awareness of veterans suicide.

4-year-old girl fatally struck by Comcast truck in Holbrook identified

Savannah Curran lived on Fargo Street, where she was struck, officials said.

US citizen detained in Cameroon for more than 3 months

His family says Fabian Fomuki, a resident of Canton, was targeted because of his activism on behalf 0f the country’s English-speaking minority.

Seuss flap points to beloved author’s mixed legacy

A decision by a Dr. Seuss museum in Springfield to remove a mural has drawn attention to the author’s complicated legacy.

Auction of Kennedy-era relics recalls days of Camelot

Saturday’s auction of mementos from the era of John F. Kennedy tapped into nostalgia for the nation’s 35th president.

N.H. Fish and Game on pace for record searches and rescues

Colonel Kevin Jordan said the department averages about 180 searches and rescues annually. He didn’t have an exact number yet for 2017, but said the number is already above that.

Young victims of opioid crisis pay high price

Thousands of children of drug-dependent parents have been placed in state custody or are being raised by grandparents and other relatives.

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Weinstein wasn’t the first — and won’t be the last

The accusations against Harvey Weinstein come one year after then-candidate Trump’s “Access Hollywood” tape.

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All-door boarding made Silver Line buses move a little quicker

And you’ll soon be able to watch MBTA board meetings from the comfort of your desk.

Report on assault spreads blame to T police leadership

Transit police ignored repeated warnings that Officer Jennifer Garvey was prone to using excessive force and quickly excused her 2014 assault on a bystander, consultants found.

In Maine, transgender teen kicked out of old school voted homecoming king

A transgender Maine teen who said he was kicked out of his former high school for his gender identity has been named homecoming king at his new school.