Today is Thursday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2017. There are 136 days left in the year.
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A police chase in Arlington ended in three arrests Wednesday afternoon after a stolen Ford pickup truck hit several vehicles, including a police cruiser and an MBTA bus, police said.
Authorities say a man fatally shot his former girlfriend before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide earlier this week in Haverhill, N.H.
A teenage girl escaped after a man assaulted her and forced her behind a house Tuesday, police said.
Following the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, the news is awash in buzzwords like Alt-Right and Alt-Left. Here a look at some of those terms and their origins.
The proposal is already meeting opposition from retail associations that represent pharmacies.
“If they decide to come. We are going to make sure . . . that no one gets hurt.” -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh, laying down rules for Saturday’s planned “free speech rally” that bar weapons or anything that can be used as one, including sticks and flag poles.
Registration opened Wednesday for more than 150 HUBweek events, the annual Greater Boston ideas festival.
An alleged member of the Latin Kings street gang pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to distributing crack cocaine in New Bedford, prosecutors said.
Hundreds gathered Wednesday to celebrate Martin Richard’s legacy and break ground on Martin’s Park near the Boston Children’s Museum.
The Boston Free Speech Coalition has received a permit for its Saturday rally.
In a 371-word Facebook post, Margaret McKenna criticized the university’s efforts to reform its board and search for a new president.
■ NANTUCKET DROWNING A man drowned at a Nantucket beach amid rough seas after a high surf advisory was issued by the National Weather Service Wednesday due to Hurricane Gert located hundreds of miles off shore. The man was found off Nobadeer Beach shortly after 12 p.m., when around a dozen swimmers there became caught in a rip current, Nantucket police Chief William Pittman said. “There were probably close to a dozen people at the beach outside of the lifeguard zone,” Pittman said. “They appeared to be in distress.” Pittman said around six to eight lifeguards entered the choppy waters to assist the distressed swimmers when “one of the lifeguards saw something or somebody in the water 300 yards away.” The lifeguard swam out and found that “an individual was face down in the water, floating,” Pittman said.
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Clouds would obscure the eclipse. But a high pressure system is forecast to produce clear skies in New England.
But will Luis Ramirez run the trains on time?
Here’s a visual explainer of Monday’s rare astronomical event.
There are at least 12 organized hate groups in Massachusetts, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
A fishing vessel sank early Wednesday morning and started to leak fuel.
Check out this interactive map that uses colored dots to represent levels of education for residents age 25 and older.
“The gift of life must be protected and cared for in any and all circumstances,” O’Malley said.
The drone was in illegal airspace when the helicopter almost collided with it, state police said.
The memorial on Georges Island has been boarded up since June 16, an official said.
The event promoter said Sutton fighter Rondel Clark was “a cherished soul throughout his athletic career.”
The new bridge connecting Route 3A between Quincy and Weymouth will open to one lane of traffic in each direction.
If they accomplish their mission, they’ll land themselves a spot in the Guinness World Records books.
Marijuana-infused product manufacturers, which make a highly regulated product, face more challenges than most.
Christopher Murch, 22, of Quincy is due to be arraigned in Quincy District Court on Wednesday.
Some basic information on the state’s laws on youth head injuries and concussions in extracurricular athletic activities.
President Trump united the country under a common belief: The president should not have blamed both sides for the bloodshed in Charlottesville.
A Peabody man is due in court Wednesday afternoon for a key hearing on his accessory charges related to the grisly double slaying of a couple in that city.
“No weapons, no backpacks, no sticks,’’ Mayor Walsh said. “If anyone gets out of control — at all — it will be shut down.”
For those viewing the celestial event outside the path of totality, special safety lenses are recommended to prevent eye damage.
The twice-condemned serial killer suffered another legal setback Tuesday.
Hurricane Gert was generating potentially life-threatening wave conditions and rip currents in Massachusetts on Wednesday.
Temperatures will be in the 80s, humidity will be largely absent, and cooling breezes will define Wednesday’s sunny weather.
This table shows whether schools sent data to the state for 2015-16, the most recent reporting year.
If you have a hard time remembering the letters and numbers on your license plate, you may be in luck, because the state’s low license plate lottery is accepting applications.
The animal escaped from a livestock auction barn overnight, Littleton police said.
The idea that the jury gave every union picketer a green light to threaten the lives of non-union workers and slash tires with impunity is just not true.
A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done little to help.
They can be found wherever the Catholic church has a presence, children whose fathers broke are priests who broke their vows of celibacy — and often their children’s hearts.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2017. There are 137 days left in the year.
Speakers denounced white supremacy “in all its forms” and led the crowd through several songs in an expression of “love and solidarity.”
Another person later was arrested after allegedly kicking over a bouquet of flowers someone had left at the site of the incident.
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The state Department of Transportation announced Tuesday night that the Commonwealth Avenue and Boston University bridges would reopen Wednesday morning.
The latest push comes amid rising concern nationwide about the long-term health ramifications of concussions, particularly for young developing brains.
Antifascist organizers argue that white supremacism is so dangerous that it has to be confronted directly with force or it will spread further into the mainstream.
The group has become a source of outrage in Boston, a bane for City Hall, and an outlet for those who feel their voices are being shut out.
“I do fear for my life in some regards,” said Nicholas Fuentes.
Five girls were arraigned Tuesday on charges of witness intimidation in connection with a child endangerment case in Danvers, the Essex District Attorney’s office said.
The original indictment of the Teamsters members had expanded an early scandal for for Boston Mayor Martin Walsh.
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Paul Griffin, 29, will have to be evaluated as a sex offender.
A man who once worked at Logan International Airport has pleaded guilty to drug-related charges in federal court in Boston, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.
Officials and the cofounder of the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston spoke Tuesday after the newest vandalism.
The Boston Archbishop issued a statement condemning intolerance in the United States.
Police are investigating the burning of an American flag outside the Minuteman Repair store in Arlington after an officer noticed the flag on fire Tuesday morning.
A former ambassador and top Obama campaign aide with strong local roots is running for office. He’s just not sure which one yet.
Stores are selling out of the necessary safety eyewear for viewing a solar eclipse. Here are some alternatives for the rare celestial event.
Mayor Walsh is speaking at the New England Holocaust Memorial after it was damaged for the second time this summer.
A mixed martial arts fighter who was hospitalized over the weekend died Tuesday morning, and an investigation is underway.
The 16-year-old victim of Sunday’s jet ski accident on the Merrimack River has been tentatively identified as a Lowell High School student.
The vigil comes after the Holocaust Memorial in Boston was damaged for a second time this summer and amid the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.
The Vermont senator will speak at an AFL-CIO breakfast before addressing a rally for a political group formed in the wake of his presidential campaign.
To a Boston labor lawyer, the acquittal of four Teamsters accused of trying to strongarm the “Top Chef” television show was a just and fair outcome.
Two men were arrested for making fraudulent credit card transactions at an ATM in Brookline Monday around 8:50 p.m.
The right whales are among the most imperiled marine mammals on Earth.
Firing Bannon wouldn’t fix the deeper political problems in the White House, since most of those issues were created by the president himself.
A malfunction in a fire-suppression system at a Maine airport filled a building Monday with foam and briefly trapped four people inside.
For years, hikers have set out for adventures in the White Mountains. And for years, a small number have not made it back alive.
Paul Sagan, chairman of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, said he expects there will be strong interest in the position.
A Massachusetts family was struck by a bus while visiting Vancouver Sunday, leaving one dead and two injured.
One factor that is believed to be fueling the deadly trend is more people driving while distracted by cellphones and other devices.
The location of the deaths and circumstances of the incident were not released.
The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating two fires on the same street, and is aware of a third.
A federal judge in Boston slapped a Marstons Mills man with a two-year prison sentence on Monday for his role in a Cape Cod heroin ring, prosecutors said.
Four Teamsters have been acquitted of all federal charges of trying to extort jobs from the reality television show “Top Chef.”
Viewing a total solar eclipse in ancient times evoked fear, repentance, and a wide range of mythical explanations.
The next head of the MBTA is a business executive with no public transit experience.
The death of Nicholas Williams is not considered suspicious, Boston police said.
The officer was bitten while the dog was being sent to Animal Control quarantine.
Officers reunited 10-year-old Mr. Jingles with its owner after posting a picture online.
Today’s weather will be mostly cloudly, mostly humid and mostly not-so-hot.
Nicholas Williams has been missing since Wednesday, according to police.
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Service will start earlier for some commuters next spring — but it won’t be ending any later.
Aatif Rathod said his jump was “uneventful” before the mishap.
Residents in the Fenway are fuming after they say Berklee College of Music armed its police officers without telling them.
The wood pilings aren’t pretty, but they are valued by families in Popham Beach, a familiar presence that recalls the area’s storied past.
A 17-year-old from Malden is accused of smashing the glass paneling.
The last time a bunch of oh-so-aggrieved white guys organized a rally on Boston Common hardly anyone paid attention. Not this time.
The video will be posted to NASA’s website during the otherworldly event.
The lowest point of President Trump’s presidency so far may have come on Saturday, when he failed to condemn white supremacists.
“No human being should have the sole authority to initiate an unprovoked nuclear war.” -- US Senator Edward M. Markey, who is pushing for legislation that would prevent any US president from launching a nuclear first strike.
The governor took issue with the president’s delay in speaking out against racism after the Charlottesville white supremacist rally devolved into violence.
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After distributing hundreds of pairs of eclipse glasses ahead of the eclipse Aug. 21, the Boston Public Library has none left.
The city has been the site of tense clashes of ideology in recent decades, often resulting in arrests, injuries, and questions of police involvement.
“I think he should have come out and said what everyone else was thinking and believing,” Governor Baker said of President Trump.
Likely Republican Senate candidate John Kingston has begun staffing up his campaign, adding a former aide to Governor Charlie Baker as a senior adviser.
“No human being should have the sole authority to initiate an unprovoked nuclear war,” said Senator Markey.
Mayor Walsh and Governor Baker are speaking about a controversial rally scheduled to take place on Boston Common on Saturday.
Several groups around Massachusetts are organizing to demonstrate against hate and violence.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2017. There are 138 days left in the year.
Dominic J. Duret, of Dorchester, was arrested by Hull police at a traffic stop late Sunday night.
Grab your solar eclipse sunglasses and check out one of these solar eclipse viewing events in the Boston area.
Mayor Martin Walsh spoke at a press conference Monday afternoon with Governor Charlie Baker and community leaders to address the issue.
The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing surged to an estimated $430 million, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.
Two Boston police officers were recognized in a ceremony last week for their work diffusing a situation at a community gathering in Jamaica Plain where a man showed up with two loaded guns.
36-year-old Joseph William Thomas was arrested after police received a report that a man was walking around nude on Nantasket Beach.
Both troopers suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.
A Cambridge Republican candidate challenging Elizabeth Warren plans to speak at a “free-speech” rally Saturday on Boston Common.
The 288-foot vessel was docked this morning at the end of Commercial Wharf.
Matthew MacInnes also allegedly hit a police cruiser with his vehicle and fled the scene Monday morning.
Hap Farrell, captain of the Stunmai II, was lucky enough to catch the wild theft on camera.
“We have a juror who is assuming guilt over innocence,’’ a note sent to the judge read. “We are not sure how to go on from here. Any suggestions would be helpful.”
President Trump has pledged to add 5,000 agents to the existing Border Patrol force. All new agents must complete a months-long training course.
“Daunasia Yancey” had a whole life online that the real Daunasia Yancey knew nothing about. Someone was tormenting her with a fake website that had her name splashed across it.
Alyssa Lombardi faces charges of possession of a controlled drug, operating under the influence of drugs or liquor, and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.
A 16-year-old girl was knocked into the water when her jet ski was rear-ended by a man who was allegedly drunk.
One of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries in the shooting near the intersection of Mount Pleasant Avenue and Forest Street.
The neighborhood was covered in Dominican flags for Sunday’s celebration.
In an interview, Conrad Lariviere said he “made a stupid comment” and “would just like to be left alone.”
A skydiver was stuck high up in a tree in Dunstable for several hours, according to police.
“I don’t want that type of hate” coming into our city, Mayor Martin J. Walsh said of the rally scheduled for Saturday. “We don’t need that.”
Inmates can get one of three medications, including those that are shunned by most correctional facilities.
The overdose victim, a 19-year-old male, was taken to an area hospital for evaluation, officials said.
An 87-year-old was driving west on the eastbound side of Route 195.
The remains of Guillermo Aillon were disinterred from a Middletown cemetery after officials learned that he had been serving a life prison sentence.
A free program aims to tackle an often-overlooked inequity: Some families can spend thousands on academic boot camps, while others can’t.
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The bridges are expected to open by midweek, a few days behind schedule.
Black and Jewish residents in the Boston area turned to religious leaders for guidance following violent protests led by white nationalists in Charlottesville.
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Dasty, a 12-year-old German Shepherd, died in June after a battle with cancer.
There were four fatal overdoses in the city this weekend.
Advocates for peace and diversity responded for a second day with demonstrations denouncing hatred, intimidation, and alleged murder at racist rallies in Virginia.
They were arrested after a traffic stop on Route 91 on Saturday night, State Police said.
The victim took himself to an area hospital, said Officer James Kenneally, of the Boston Police Department.
A woman was sitting in her car at a red light when another vehicle crashed into hers from behind.
The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a snowy winter from Maryland to Maine with five coastal storms to bring winter misery to the region.
Although the shower peaked in the early hours of Sunday morning, shooting stars should be visible into Monday morning.
Mr. Chayet’s segments were a longtime fixture on WBZ-AM (1030).
State Police arrested an armed Taunton man who fled on foot after being pulled over on Route 24 southbound, just before Exit 19 in Avon.
Massachusetts State Police said Saturday they haven’t found any Bay State ties to the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va.
The delay was because of construction, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said Saturday.
It’s a city described by some as beautiful and progressive. But on Saturday, that city was a battlefield.
“You’d better pull up your socks and you’d better get ready, because it’s a fight out here,” said Ifé Franklin.
The new program is aided by a grant from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Mattapan Square is busy and popular among those looking for takeout, but it doesn’t have a sit-down restaurant with a liquor license.
Many universities are facing a problem: How to create more economic diversity on their campuses.
A South Dartmouth family is headed to an expense-paid trip to Asia after their rubber duck beat out nearly 6,000 others in a race on Saturday.
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A new bridge could connect Wynn’s casino to the Orange Line, Uber wants MBTA overnight service but the T might not want it, and a ballot question seeks to end Mass. tolls.
The arrests were the result of two separate investigations, both of which are ongoing, a Boston police spokeswoman said.
Firefighters have been sounding the alarm for years about the fire risk of lightweight wood construction. Will two spectacular blazes in Dorchester and Waltham finally get officials’ attention?
All but one of these projects were under construction.
Shey is a sweet and caring fourteen-year-old Latina girl. Helpful, kind, and supportive are words that have been used to describe her.
Four groups are looking to open new charter schools in Massachusetts and four existing charter schools are hoping to boost their enrollment.
State Police arrested a Taunton man who fled a traffic stop on foot, injuring a trooper on Route 24 in Avon Saturday morning, according to police.
Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts AudubonSociety.
Father Tom Conway has made tough decisions to improve the outlook of St. Anthony’s Shrine.
The hospital’s operating room, which was also closed Friday morning after 19 staff members began experiencing dizziness, nausea, and lightheadedness, would “likely” reopen Monday, hospital spokeswoman Debra Vasapolli said.
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2017. There are 140 days left in the year.
Federal authorities in Puerto Rico said they arrested a Watertown man Friday who has been on the run since May, when he was scheduled to begin a two-year prison term for insider trading.
Byren McGee, 31, of Dorchester, tried to flee the scene of a crash involving a car he allegedly stole earlier in the evening.
Sunny skies with highs in the 70s are expected today and Sunday.
Today is Saturday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2017. There are 141 days left in the year.
Today is Monday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2017. There are 139 days left in the year.
Norwood police are not yet releasing the man’s name, pending notification of relatives.
The handbook sent to parents Friday from the school no longer bans hair extensions, hair that is more than 2 inches in thickness or height, or shaved sides.
Michael Hazel, 29, of Fall River, was found by officers to be sleeping with a female in a hallway of 177 West 9th Street at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, police said in a release.
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The Perseid meteor shower is a result of the Earth moving through the trail of dust and debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle.
Even as the conflict seems to escalate, Bostonians aren’t exactly tightening their gas masks just yet.
After initially insisting arrests were confidential, the MBTA says it will now provide the names and addresses of people its police department arrests.
John Garzia had been diving for decades, said Ursula Guyer. It was his main hobby. He went every Wednesday, she said.
The home at 43 Cedar St. in North Cambridge was “in a tremendous amount of disrepair” and had been condemned for quite some time.
Inspector General Glenn Cunha’s salary will increase to $170,000 after the council that oversees his office approved the roughly 7 percent pay hike.
They have been indicted on one count of conspiracy to defraud the government with respect to claims, and three counts of wire fraud, prosecutors said in a statement.
Ralph Geary, now 62, was 17 when he strangled 25-year-old Nancy Cote in a wooded area near an ice cream stand in September 1972.
“Some people do scratch tickets,” entomologist Christine Helie said. “I look for egg cases.”
On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be crossing through part of the continental United States. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Here are 40 songs to accompany your time viewing the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
Lutant Clenord, 56, of Cambridge was released on personal recognizance after his arraignment in East Boston District Court.
More than $6.3 million will be refunded to 4,500 Massachusetts homeowners following an audit of American Security Insurance Company by the attorney general’s office.
The Republican Party’s civil war raged on this week, with notable flare-ups.
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Officers recovered the stolen pistol with a long barrel after a man abandoned his backpack in Mattapan.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity map lit up with alerts this week, but experts say there’s no reason to panic — as long as you take common sense precautions.
Michael Giles was sentenced for the robberies of two TD Bank branches in Manchester in November.
The cause of the staff members’ sickness at the New Hampshire hospital remained a mystery Friday afternoon.
Detectives from Chelsea and Everett executed the search warrant and arrested one person.
A SWAT team raided a home on South Main Street around 6 p.m. Thursday evening.
The case has piqued the interest of law firms and think tanks that study labor issues, including the Washington-based Center for Union Facts.
Maybe it was someone with a broken heart. Or a relative angry because of a family feud. Or a cult member practicing a cruel faith. Police are baffled by the deaths of three baby goats.
“If you had Robert Kraft’s money and you could fly into town with five Lombardi trophies on your tail, of course you would,” said one comedian.
The jury will reconvene Monday in US District Court in Boston.
Two men were shot Thursday night in Haverhill, and they are expected to survive their injuries, police said.
Officials in Reading are warning residents to be on the lookout for scammers trying to talk their way into homes by claiming to be public employees.
Finding decent food at Boston-area gas stations and convenience stores isn’t always convenient.
Much of New England has received adequate rainfall since the middle of the spring. But there are parts of the region where drought is returning — and expanding.
The alleged assault took place near the intersection of American Legion Highway and Hyde Park Avenue.
Saturday will be marked by showers and some thunderstorms, but Sunday is expected to be sunny and warm.
Christopher N. Condron and Jessica Metivier were arrested Thursday, federal prosecutors said.
Mark Pimental, 26, of Lawrence pleaded not guilty Thursday in Salem Superior Court.
State Police are asking the public for help to find friends or family of Roland Gilles Chiasson,65, of Hollywood, Fla.
Richard M. Higgins, 78, who allegedly struck and injured a 12-year-old girl in South Boston while driving drunk, was ordered held after a dangerousness hearing, prosecutors said.
The reported drop-off this year comes after alarming increases in fatal overdoses in recent years around the United States.
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The suspect is described as a white man, in his 40s, last seen without a shirt and wearing floral patterned shorts, police said.
Edith Nourse Rogers, who held the Lowell-based congressional seat for 35 years, was the first woman elected to the House from Massachusetts.
Treatment professionals welcome the decision and hope it will mean more money for services.
The youth allegedly forced his way into the woman’s home by cutting a hole in a sliding screen door, police said.
As President Trump doubles down on his tough talk against North Korea, tourists and residents in Boston said the international brinkmanship is making them uneasy.
Prosecutors painted them as menacing goons who hurled venomous slurs outside the “Top Chef” film shoot. The defense countered that their conduct was not against federal law.
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Nathan Carman was driving on Interstate 91 in Vernon Monday when he was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.
Today is Friday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2017. There are 142 days left in the year.
Shuttle buses briefly replaced the rail service between Maverick and Suffolk Downs stations on the Blue Line following the incident.
A shark was spotted off the coast of Chatham after it bit a seal around 3:15 p.m. Thursday.
AIG asked a judge to declare that the company, which issued a homeowner’s policy to Cosby, has no duty to provide coverage for his ongoing court battle, but a judge sided with Cosby.
A boat hit a tube being towed on Lake Winnipesaukee at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, hospitalizing a teenager riding on the tube.
You’re going to need them if you plan to stare up at the celestial event on Aug. 21.
A 1-year-old boy fell 22 feet out the window of an apartment in Lynn about 11 a.m. Thursday.
Officials estimate the 10-alarm Waltham fire, which began in the early morning hours of July 23, caused $110 million worth of damage.
The ten-alarm fire that burned down an apartment complex under construction in Waltham in July was caused by arson, fire officials said Thursday.
Cory Pesaturo played for 32 hours and 14 minutes. His attempt is under review.
Video recently surfaced online of several teenagers pummeling another group of kids on a pier at Squantum Point Park.
“We can’t afford another war in the Korean Peninsula, and we can’t even imagine the war,” said the editor of Boston Korea.
The prosecution and defense faced off in closing arguments Thursday in federal court in Boston.
Many communities along the commuter rail system had objected to the installation of hundreds of 75-foot-tall towers to provide the service.
When a vehicle is added to the “hot list,” the system will alert authorities as soon as it passes under the state’s toll gantries.
Could this be the year New England experiences a hurricane? It’s certainly possible.
It appears someone is killing goats in North and West Brookfield.
The child was the subject of an Amber Alert after her mother, Lee-Ann Rickheit, allegedly kidnapped her in Worcester.
Two females face child endangerment charges as a result of a video showing their involvement with a child being placed in a refrigerator.
The teen was cited for negligent operation, excessive speed and having no license.
Two people were killed after gunshots were fired and a car crashed near Elder Street in Dorchester.
The family of a Massachusetts police officer who died before he was scheduled to plead guilty to stealing from an evidence room will not receive any of his remaining pension.
A portion of th e highway was closed after the crash that occurred just after 11:30 p.m., according to State Police.
Authorities say a Lowell woman had to be carried out of Franconia Notch State Park after she injured her leg while hiking.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2017. There are 143 days left in the year.
It was unclear if the shooting and crash were related, a Boston police spokesman said.
Authorities found Ella Abbott in a wooded area in Charlton with her mother, Lee-Ann Abbott Rickheit.
A video released Wednesday by the department shows a suspect that could be connected to a series of break-ins, or attempted break-ins, police said.
A five-car crash on the eastbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike sent four people to the hospital Wednesday evening, State Police said.
The bag did not contain explosives, but the incident led to the arrest of a Malden man on unrelated charges, police said.
The attack, which was captured on video and posted to social media, shows the teens taunting and kicking other teens, State Police said.
The scholarship fund is available for residents pursuing undergraduate education, according to the city.
Meet Eleanor Dove, the oldest living Narragansett Indian on the tribal rolls.
Turns out, many colleges and universities have changed their names over the years.
Ellen Murphy Meehan said Wednesday she is taking a strong look at running for the Democratic nomination for the seat being vacated by Niki Tsongas.
President Trump’s reckless blustering about North Korea has me freaked out. And I am not alone.
The findings are in a draft of a major report about climate change awaiting the approval of the Trump administration.
The new dispatching company for The Ride has replaced its general manager and added staff to cut down on long waits and missed rides.
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Hundreds of state residents will receive refunds after a health care company improperly billed them, state authorities announced.
Participants in the New England Aquarium’s Live Blue Ambassadors worked to purge a Maynard wildlife refuge of invasive species Wednesday.
When the Mystic River Watershed Association installed a fish ladder in 2011, it opened up an additional 165 acres of fresh water habitat.
A group that protects the harbor took kids out for a day on the water.
The man later used a hacksaw to escape from custody in Bridgewater State Hospital in 1983.
The suspects were both charged with child endangerment and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, the Essex district attorney’s office said.
“Anyone who is holding political office will think about it. And there will be lots of people from the private sector, too,” said a former state senator.
A North Attleborough Department of Public Works dump truck was driving down South Street when its tire fell off.
Former Utah US Representative Jason Chaffetz pushed for an investigation of Hillary Clinton during last year’s presidential campaign.
An experienced 80-year-old diver became detached from his diving line Wednesday morning and did not resurface, the Coast Guard said.
The rocks contain thousands of tiny grains that aligned in the direction of the magnetic field at the long-ago time they were formed, MIT said in a statement.
Some residents of East Boston took offense to their neighborhood being represented by the Logan Airport control tower.
Carol Ferreira glared at her brother, brusies still visible on her face, during his arraignment Friday.
Monday’s incident occurred around 8:45 a.m. Monday at a security checkpoint.
What could a fund-raiser hosted by TD Garden, the city’s biggest sports arena, bring in for the right cause?
With marijuana now legal, officials are launching a new campaign to remind users that driving while high remains illegal.
We assume he was sending a message to the North Koreans, but maybe not. Well, not exactly.
For the second straight year, smoking caused the largest number of fatal fires.
Friday’s Mega Millions estimated jackpot is up to $382 million for a drawing 15 weeks after the last jackpot was hit.
The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in Boston describes itself as the third oldest chartered military company in the world dating back to 1638.
Six kilograms of unmilled heroin, 4,500 ready-for-sale bags of heroin, six firearms, and four vehicles were seized Monday morning in addition to the 10 arrests.
Police are looking for the person or people who killed two baby goats and left them on the back steps of their owner’s home.
Alexander Bradley had previously claimed the sheriff’s office violated his privacy by providing CNN with pictures of him recovering in a Florida hospital.
State Police closed most of the lanes on the highway to allow crews time to clean up the spill, which occurred near Exit 25-A.
The Williston Northampton School said it had firsthand reports that a former headmaster “violated the standards of professional boundaries” in the 1970s.
Police are searching for a group of armed and masked men who forced their way into a home on Bacon Street.
Morning Boston-bound traffic was beginning to clear after police cleared the scene in Allston.
Ten men were arrested for allegedly running a “heroin mill” in the city, officials said.
UMass Boston, according to a document released Tuesday, is looking to transform the nearly 20-acre waterfront site on Columbia Point in Dorchester into a “modern-day Harvard Square.”
John W. Pacheco, 35, is alleged to have robbed the Maplewood Car Wash with a handgun that was later found to be an airsoft gun, police said.
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Former US senator Scott Brown made a bit of news last week when American news outlets got hold of an interview he’d done with a radio host in New Zealand.
Legislators from across the country are meeting in Boston.
The 83-year-old New Hampshire woman is accused in a murder-for-hire plot involving her son’s ex-wife.
The device has prompted familiar questions about balancing security and liberty in the post-9/11 era.
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“If conflict erupts, two inexperienced leaders with poor impulse control have nuclear weapons at their fingertips,” one expert said.
A dog was rescued from the fire at a home on Brick Hill Lane, fire officials said.
Witnessing Red Sox fans’ devotion makes it clear why Fenway’s nickname is “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.”
The stabbing occurred around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday near Malcolm X Boulevard and Shawmut Avenue, police said.
A group of seven Worcester police officers will be patrolling the streets of their city not in squad cars or on motorcycles, but mounted on horses.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2017. There are 144 days left in the year.
John Ferreira, 54, was taken into custody in Westborough and is wanted for violently attacking two women he knew in Melrose.
Two Red Sox fans stood up between innings and tied the knot at Fenway Park over the weekend.
New polling this week suggests for the first time that the president’s Republican base might be having concerns about him.
A Newton resident found a nonfunctional grenade while cleaning out the basement of a home around 11 a.m. Tuesday, Newton police said.
The team effectively reversed memory loss in the mice it tested a new technique on.
Looking to earn a quick buck from excitement surrounding the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, vendors are selling glasses that may not protect your eyes.
The bandit is wanted in connection to 10 bank robberies throughout Greater Boston since December.
Frederick Clay walked out of Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday, a free man for the first time in decades.
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority pumping facility in Chelsea called in a hazardous materials situation Tuesday morning.
Elsa Oliver will no longer face criminal charges connected to the disappearance and death of Jeremiah Oliver.
Tom Wopat will “be taking personal time to address his ongoing struggle with substance abuse,” a statement released today said.
At least one hospital has been forced to limit patient admissions because it hasn’t been able to recruit psychiatrists.
Defense attorneys for the four men accused of strongarm tactics told the judge they would not call any witnesses.
Temperatures in the Greater Boston area will be 5 to 10 degrees cooler than normal today.
Salisbury police posted surveillance images of suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.
The video shows a young man apparently trying to get into a vehicle parked in a driveway on Gardner Road.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2017. There are 145 days left in the year.
Frederick Weichel said he had nothing to do with Robert LaMonica’s death.
The accident happened around 4 p.m., the statement said, and the company is working with local authorities to investigate what happened.
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MCPHS University is working to bring four of its top programs into full compliance with regulations, but still found the money to expand the president’s house.
When word got out last week about the president’s comments, New Hampshire’s political class was outraged. Others saw a chance for humor.
“I’ve seen some weird stuff on the train, but this is probably the weirdest for sure,” one woman said.
A hospital official blamed the results on changes US News made in how the rankings are determined.
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Officers recovered five illegal firearms and made three arrests while responding to three separate incidents Sunday morning, Boston police said.
Police in New Hampshire say a driver was found passed out in his SUV at an intersection with a 9-year-old child asleep in his running vehicle.
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Frederick Weichel said he had nothing to do with Robert LaMonica’s death.
First Lieutenant Benjamin R. Cross and two other Marines were missing after their aircraft crashed off the coast of Australia.
A theft and an attempted robbery at two separate teller windows at the track this weekend is being investigated, State Police said.
Hameen Edwards is accused of beating to death John Duggie in the room they shared at Arbour Hospital on July 2, 2015.
Researchers at MIT say a new device can collect data on your sleep patterns while you toss in bed across the room.
Interstate 95 in Dedham reopened after a medical helicopter landed on the highway to pick up a person injured in a crash, State Police said.
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Complaints have plummeted since Lincoln, N.H., adopted a law that allows it to fine business and residents that attract bears.
The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are both estimated to reach more than $300 million.
The State Police bomb squad responded to a report of a minor explosion at Framingham High Sunday and found a device made out of PVC and black powder.
He was 5 years old when he was struck by polio. But his father said to him, “You can do anything you want. You’ve just got to put your mind to it.”
The Turnpike is back to its normal pace through Boston, with four lanes of traffic open in each direction. So what gives?
The girl’s family said the she suffered multiple fractures, including to her skull and pelvis, in the crash Saturday afternoon.
The families of two doctors who were slain in their South Boston penthouse condo in May have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
New state grants include the possibility of offering Suboxone, a drug long shunned by correctional facilities, to certain inmates just before release.
Padma Lakshmi testified she felt she was being bullied. “I felt he was saying ‘I might hit you,’ ” she said of one man.
Four Teamsters are accused of using rough tactics to intimidate the production crew of “Top Chef.”
Two people died in separate incidents in Lynn on Sunday, prosecutors said.
A mostly sunny day will give way to showers and possibly heavy rains as a moisture-laden weather pattern arrives.
Two victims were found in a four-story apartment building on Summer Street in what is being called an “apparent double homicide.”
The restaurant is scheduled to reopen to the public for the first time since last week’s fire.
The main road into Quincy’s Germantown neighborhood is closed while police investigate the crash.
Today is Monday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2017. There are 146 days left in the year.
Operator fatigue may have been a factor in Sunday evening’s crash, officials said.
The State Police violent fugitive task force is assisting Melrose police in the search for John Ferreira, officials said.
Josue Figueroa, 40, was found in possession of about 21 grams of cocaine, police said.
All four lanes in both directions on Interstate 90 were opened after 3 a.m. Monday — nearly three weeks ahead of schedule.
The boy was flown to Tufts Medical Center in Boston, officials said.
But environmental advocates have opposed the rules, saying they would in fact increase carbon emissions, create more pollution in the form of soot, and lead to greater deforestation.
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Coming up this week: the Rockport Jazz Festival, the Nahant Victorian Dance Weekend, and the 10th annual Boston GreenFest.
The institute received a $1.2 million grant expand its research.
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Arroyo was put on paid leave from his $130,000-a-year job, leaving many to speculate about whether he was being forced out.
It was Boston’s first “Caturday,” a popular cat meet-up that’s already arrived to other major cities, offering cat people a communal space.
Meghan Farrell, 25, of Marlborough was killed when the car she was driving crossed a center line Saturday afternoon.
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A building near Harvard Square was evacuated for about two hours Sunday afternoon due to a reported hydrogen gas leak.
Three adults and two children took a wrong turn and ended up off the trail during heavy rain Saturday, officials said.
Two groups — MBTA mechanics and one composed mostly of Asian-Americans — picketed outside the National Conference of State Legislatures annual meeting.
In a stark contrast to the partisan rancor in Washington, the atmosphere at a legislative summit in Boston Sunday was amicable, if not downright jovial.
Sunday should be sunny and dry, then Monday flips the switch to rain and humidity.
Pedro Carrillo, 34, of Lynn, was found dead outside 89 Curwin Circle early Sunday morning.
Elevated levels of carbon monoxide have been fixed in all but three cruisers, the department said.
Today is Sunday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2017. There are 147 days left in the year.
One person was killed and two injured in a head-on car crash along Route 20 in Northborough Saturday afternoon, police said.
New Hampshire State Police will be on the lookout for impaired drivers the week of Aug. 6, officials said.
Richard Higgins, 78, of Attleboro was arrested and charged with drunk driving, third offense, officials said.
Low state pay rates for nurses who could help have left Noelia Ferreira alone as caregiver — exhausted, fearful, and desperate.
John Ferreira, 54, should be considered armed and dangerous, and may be traveling with a Rottweiler, police said Saturday night.
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A sick Navy veteran in desperate need of specialized care in Boston spent days in limbo in a hospital in Bangor, his family says.
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John Davis, 55, of Concord, was killed after he lost control of a dirt roller Saturday morning, officials said.
“The reason I do reenacting is the connection to ancestors,” said Robert Stack, standing in World War I doughboy attire.
Area residents are traveling all over the country to make sure that they’re within the “path of totality” during the celestial event.
The “Peace Play” sandbox aimed to help children and adults alike imagine their world and their troubles differently.
Hameen Edwards, 41, was arrested Friday for allegedly killing a man at Arbour Hospital in Jamaica Plain, police said.
Many economists say drastically cutting immigration hurts the economy for everyone.
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More than 5,300 cyclists took off Saturday morning in the 2017 Pan-Mass Challenge, raising money for patient care and cancer research.
After heavy rain hit some parts of Massachusetts Saturday, sun returns Sunday, forecasters aid.
State Police spokesman David Procopio said Boston police requested Massachusetts State Police assistance with dispersing between 500 and 1,000 youths.
Today is Saturday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2017. There are 148 days left in the year.
As of 10 p.m. Friday, more than 13,700 people signed the petition, which also calls for Shanley’s whereabouts to be monitored with a GPS bracelet.
Ricardo J. Lopez, 25, of Boston is facing motor vehicle, and possibly drug charges, State Police said.
Three Chelsea police officers were taken the hospital for treatment of possible fentanyl exposure.
Two of the drivers were seriously injured, State Police said.
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VA Secretary David Shulkin said he was responding to allegations of dangerously substandard care made by medical staff in a Boston Globe report last month.
Daniel Redmond, one of four Teamsters on trial, posted an article on the Facebook page, “Support the Teamster 4,” violating a court order to not speak publicly about the case.
As an extortion trial unfolded in federal court this week, Councilor Tito Jackson seized the opportunity to criticize the administration of Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
“It’s a huge loss,” said Harvey Leonard. “It’s truly like losing a brother, that’s what I considered him to be.”
More than a dozen backpack-filled hampers spilled out of the back of a tractor-trailer in front of the Berklee College of Music on Mass. Ave. Friday afternoon.
Leland Cheung, the first Asian-American on the council, was first elected in 2009.
Raymond Montoya, the Allston hedge fund manager who was charged in June by state securities regulators with defrauding investors out of millions, is now facing charges in federal court.
Some parts of the state could see thunderstorms Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.
Lynn Roy says she is seeking damages “caused by the defendant’s negligence and wanton and reckless conduct.”
The owner of Tremont 647 and The Smoke Shop had a semi-meltdown on reality television.
A car fire closed lanes in the O’Neill tunnel southbound Friday, according to State Police.
State insurers are at risk of losing $132 million in government subsidies next year if President Trump makes good on his promise to cut off ACA payments.
Boston police are seeking help from the public to identify a man wanted for a theft at the Exclusive Jewels Gallery retail store in Beacon Hill, police said in a statement.
Three masked men broke into a Stoughton home, blindfolding the resident and tying him up, officials said.
Rockwell’s family has come out against the Berkshire Museum’s planned sale of one of the illustrator’s works.
Residents who spoke to the Globe were split on whether Carter, now 20, received an appropriate sentence for urging Conrad Roy III to kill himself.
The pedestrian was crossing Broadway this morning when he was hit by a construction vehicle working on the Guild Street bridge project in the area.
After reeling in the approximately six-foot-long shark, the man was about to take a photo with his catch when the shark bit the man’s right foot.
One of the assistant managers said the plan is to reopen the restaurant “as soon as possible.”
Knox, who was accused and cleared of a murder in Italy, said Carter should not have been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging Conrad Roy III to kill himself.
Jack Thurston doesn’t believe he was targeted, and said it was likely just a stray bullet.
The crash caused the closure of travel lanes on the northbound side during rush hour.
The Canton-based company is testing new signage at a few locations, a spokeswoman said.
Today is Friday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2017. There are 149 days left in the year.
Federal authorities have identified the company involved in a fatal industrial accident in Medford on Wednesday as The Three Masons from Tyngsborough
A man allegedly stole three designer rings from Exclusive Jewels Gallery store, according to police.
The historic restaurant was evacuated Thursday, forcing dozens of patrons and workers out into the street on a busy summer night.
Dozens of people gathered to ask ICE to release Francisco Rodriguez, who missed the birth of his son this week.
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A first-person account of a trip to Plymouth Rock and plantation, as part of the Globe’s summer tourist series.
King’s website says he was renting the home in 1979 when his daughter’s cat was killed by a truck.
‘My baby is choking and he’s not breathing,’ lifeguard Jake Avery remembers a desperate father yelling.
Reports about the online game, which may have originated in Russia, say it leads youth through a series of steps over the course of 50 days that culminates in suicide.
The officer, who was not identified, was found at fault in the crash Thursday afternoon on Route 28, Chief Michael P. Murphy said.
Judge Lawrence Moniz took great pains to explain that his job was to find that delicate balance between rehabilitation and punishment.
The appeal in the case of Michelle Carter will likely take at least months, if not years, before it is settled.
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After facing off with angry Teamsters in Milton in 2014, a crew member said he found the tires of vans and other vehicles slashed.
The investigations at a barbershop and a residence yielded hundreds of grams of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and cash, Boston police said.
Michelle Carter received her sentence on Thursday.
Under the new law, Attorney General Maura Healey, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, and Baker had until Aug. 1 to name five appointees each to the Cannabis Advisory Board.
The roof of a six-story condominium undergoing exterior renovations caught fire Thursday around 12:30 p.m.
News that Bassel Khartabil was killed in October 2015 came to light this week.
Some people redeem so many winning tickets that they raise questions about the integrity and oversight of the $5 billion state lottery.
Michelle Carter was found guilty of goading her boyfriend into committing suicide.
Michelle Carter was sentenced to two and a half years, but will serve 15 months, with the remainder of the sentence suspended. She was convicted of goading her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, into committing suicide.
Tom Tinlin needed a lot of things to go his way when a blood vessel in his brain burst in April. Fittingly, one of them was traffic.
A group of teenagers discovered the venue had failed to live up to its obligations to hold three fund-raisers a year to benefit the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The Seattle-based rapper’s new video takes some tongue-in-cheek jabs at Brady in various ways.
McCourt previously served as president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Dodgers and is the ex-wife of former Boston developer Frank McCourt.
A landmark plan to curb pollution in lakes, rivers, and streams throughout Massachusetts has been delayed for at least another year.
Tauri Adamczyk, 16, hauled in a nearly 8-pound bowfin as the first certified catch of its kind in Massachusetts.
Tom Wopat was arraigned on a charge of groping a woman who was to share the stage with him in a local production of “42nd Street.”
Are some Ford Explorers causing police officers to pass out? Ford Motor Co. said the company is working with Auburn police to inspect the vehicles.
The same weather pattern that broiled West Coast earlier this year is back, roasting cities like Portland, Ore. with record temperatures.
Five girls, ages 15 or 16, said they were sexually assaulted by a male schoolmate on several occasions within the past year.
Alexander Bradley, a Connecticut drug dealer and former friend of Aaron Hernandez, better act fast if he wants to keep his lawsuit against police in Florida alive.
The storms are part of the typical summer weather pattern the Boston area is experiencing.
Islanders can be on the lookout for the former first family at some of their go-to vacation spots.
John Sweeney averaged 65 miles a day, mostly along Route 20, a 3,365-mile ribbon of asphalt that is the longest road in the United States.
Strong thunderstorms with heavy rains, gusty winds, and hail could hit throughout Massachusetts Thursday and cause flooding in some areas.
If you’re driving into the city on the Massachusetts Turnpike at rush hour, you’d better be patient.
Ted Gulvemond, 61, was reported missing by his wife Wednesday night after he didn’t come home.
Richard R. Tripaldi has been charged with alternate counts of knowing and reckless second-degree murder in the death of James Brock, 24.
“The only way to create a perfect rendition is for the artist to sit with the person and take over 200 measurements,” the museum wrote on their Facebook page.
A judge sentenced Michelle Carter to two and a half years, with 15 months to serve and 15 months probation, for goading her boyfriend to kill himself in a high-profile texting suicide case. However, he allowed Carter to remain free while awaiting appeal.
One person in Barnstable was air-lifted to a Boston hospital after being shot Wednesday night.
The court overturned a lower court’s decision that put control of the building and a set of bells worth millions of dollars in the hands of the congregation that worships there.s
Today is Thursday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2017. There are 150 days left in the year.
Trains were delayed 15 to 30 minutes before the issue was resolved at about 6 p.m., officials said.
Harvard’s push to broaden diversity comes as the Trump administration turns its focus on affirmative action policies.
A program that gives free books to Jewish households with children between 6 months and 8 years old is growing.
This week, 15 students from the Boston Day and Evening Academy returned from their 19-day journey to Canada aboard the Roseway.
Six people, including four registry clerks, were charged with allegedly using the state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles to produce fake IDs for undocumented immigrants.
The 50-year-old Massachusetts man was crushed by a concrete slab, authorities said.
Deval Patrick would really, really have to want to be president to subject himself to the kinds of scrutiny and attacks he would face.
From hail to substantial water on the floor of an MBTA station, here’s a look at how the thunderstorms impacted locals.
A car ended up with its front wheels suspended in the air after getting tangled in power lines during an afternoon hail storm in Suffield, Conn.
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Fire officials are investigating if a lightning strike sparked flames at the triple-decker at 823 Dorchester Ave Wednesday evening.
The victim, a man believed to be in his 20s, may have known the person who shot him, police said.
The “pit bull type” dog was found locked in a hot car near Jamaica Pond Tuesday.
The body of Diane Lee Roller-LaPenta, 59, of Lowell, had been in the water for an extended period, officials said.
A veteran Democratic activist plans to use an online portal to gather signatures toward a ballot question.
A proposal by President Trump’s administration would undo the Affordable Care Act’s five-year-old mandate for birth control coverage.
The Massachusetts attorney general is among 16 allowed to intervene in a suit over Affordable Care Act payments.
An aerospace company called Altametry is testing the ability of SmartBalloons to spot sharks in order to prevent attacks.
Governor Charlie Baker filed legislation Wednesday to designate August 19 and 20 as a sales tax holiday weekend throughout the state.
Three cars crashed on Suncook Valley Highway Wednesday morning in Alton, New Hampshire.
Kenneth Brissette, who was indicted for allegedly pressuring a music festival to hire union workers, also talked about canceling permits for “Top Chef.”
John Dickey is putting wood repurposed from the 19th century shipwreck on display this month.