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Is it time for Trump to find a different nickname for Elizabeth Warren?

Pocahontas. It’s an insult he’s hurled at Warren dozens of times at this point. But some say it might be time to give it up and find a better moniker.

Off-duty Boston officer nabs burglar with stolen safe

The officer was on his way to work when he nabbed the suspect and a safe that was stolen from a restaurant in Lower Mills.

Mitchell Chester, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, has died of cancer

Chester, the state commissioner of elementary and secondary education, died last night, state officials announced Tuesday.

Judge will approve plea deal that will set Rachelle Bond free

The deal will soon lead to freedom for the mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond.

Marty Walsh’s campaign chest bulging with business checks

Mayor Martin Walsh has collected more than $1.7 million in campaign contributions this year, dwarfing his challenger’s fund-raising.

Jerry Remy lung cancer surgery ‘went well’

Remy’s wife says the operation went well and he’s recovering in the ICU.

Manchester, N.H. mayor, officials did not disclose 2015 sexual assault at city high school

An outgoing school official told WMUR-TV that the mayor was informed about the incident in 2015, but it wasn’t until the suspect was sentenced that it was shared with the public.

Man is killed in Mattapan shooting

A man, who appeared to be in his 30s, was fatally shot at 1357 Blue Hill Ave. on Monday evening, police said.

Former Medford officer pleads guilty to interfering in murder probe

Miguel Lopez, 55, was put on probation, fined $5,000, and ordered to not seek employment in law enforcement again.

He allegedly had an ‘incendiary device’ and illegal weapons — and he impersonated a police officer

Christopher Barlow, 20, of Duxbury was arrested after an investigation involving local, state, and federal law enforcement.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Tall Ships’ visit to Boston deemed a success

The five-day event drew around 3 million visitors, according to organizer Sail Boston.

In Massachusetts, concern over ban lingers

The Supreme Court carved out some significant exceptions to President Trump’s travel ban. But many families, businesses and academics here expressed continued worry.

Political Happy Hour: June 26, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Baker is worried | Now arriving in New Zealand | Secrets, secrets are no fun

Tow truck driver is shot in Dorchester as he tries to tow car away

A man whose car was about to get towed shot a tow truck driver twice, a witness said. The driver is expected to survive.

Behind closed doors, lawmakers work on plan to rewrite pot law

The fate of marijuana legalization in Massachusetts is now in the hands of a half-dozen lawmakers meeting in secret.


Some unexpected justice for Bella

A 2-year-old girl was murdered and discarded like trash. And someone has been held accountable for her death.

Roxbury man held without bail in Mattapan shooting

The suspect allegedly shot the victim on June 13.

Mass. pols vow to fight Trump travel ban in Supreme Court

The ban — which Trump issued via executive order earlier this year — restricted travel from six predominantly-Muslim countries for 90 days and halted refugee admissions for 120 days.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2017. There are 187 days left in the year.

Judge finds prosecutor misconduct in handling of Amherst drug lab cases

A Springfield judge has vacated several drug cases connected to a former state chemist.

Police investigate possible human remains in Roxbury

Boston police are investigating the discovery of possible human remains in Roxbury, officials said.

264,000 Mass. residents would lose health coverage under Senate bill, Baker says

The families and individuals who would lose coverage “are among our lowest-income residents,” the governor said.

MIT study finds poorer kids benefit more from summer reading programs

Kids from poorer families benefited more, partially because they tend to have fewer reading resources during the summer months.

Jurors likely swayed by the death of an innocent in Bella Bond trial, lawyers say

The jury in the Michael McCarthy case apparently accepted at least some of the testimony of Rachelle Bond about the murder of her daughter.

Two men from Boston area attacked in New Orleans

Two Massachusetts men were violently assaulted and robbed in New Orleans over the weekend.

Ted Kennedy Jr. not running for governor in Conn.

The decision ends months of speculation that the late senator’s son might enter the race.

Video shows man overdosing in car in Dorchester

The hard-to-watch video, which was shared live on Facebook, has been viewed more than 9 million times.

8-year-old may have bullet lodged in shoulder for the rest of her life

The mother of the girl shot in Jamaica Plain said she was told there’s a risk of paralysis or even death from surgery to remove the bullet.

Four arrested after Wareham home break-in

A home security system alerted the homeowner to the break-in around 6 a.m., authorities said.

Nice catch: TSA finds 20-pound lobster in checked bag at Logan

“It’s actually fairly common in the New England region,” a TSA spokesman said.

Great white shark spotted near Minot’s Ledge Light off Scituate

Another large shark was spotted Saturday in Wells, Maine.

Nurses strike in Greenfield, threaten the same in Boston

In Greenfield, nurses planned a one-day strike, but hospital officials locked them out until Wednesday.

Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak that killed dozens gets 9 years in prison

The former co-owner and head pharmacist at a Framingham business that shipped tainted medicines across the nation was sentenced Monday.

A simple way to make Boston’s subway a bit less chaotic

MBTA officials recently tested markings that remind waiting passengers to line up next to — not on in front of — the train doors. They were impressed by the results.

Baker nominates Appeals Court chief for state’s highest court

Governor Charlie Baker nominated Scott Kafker to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court.

Don Akin, longtime owner of Medieval Manor, dies at 67

Don Akin ran the Boston institution for more than 40 years before closing down in 2015 after costs became too high.

It’s tourist season, and here come the monks

Buddhist monk look-alikes in Boston are pestering people for money, offering flimsy beads and cheap medallions.

Greenfield hospital locks out staff nurses for 3 days

The lockout at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield began at 7 p.m. last night and is scehduled to end at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Michael McCarthy found guilty in death of 2-year-old Bella Bond

A Suffolk jury convicted Michael McCarthy of second-degree murder for killing 2-year-old Bella Bond, then dumping her body in the harbor.

Coast Guard suspends search after empty kayak found off Plymouth

A fisherman found a kayak floating with no one on board around 4 a.m. Monday.

25-year-old arrested in connection with Mattapan shooting

Jakyres McKinney was arrested and charged with murder on Sunday, police said.

Three candidates vie for seat of late Senator Kenneth Donnelly

The Democratic contenders are Cindy Friedman, Sean Garballey, and Mary Ann Stewart.

Argument breaks out at Deer Island vigil for Bella Bond

One woman accused Michael McCarthy’s friend, present at the vigil, of being complicit in the toddler’s death.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Murder, they wrote — accidentally

N.H. Senate Bill 66 was on its way to the governor’s office before legislators realized that it could be interpreted as allowing pregnant women to kill with impunity.

Car crashes into wine store window in Sandwich

A 52-year-old man said his foot was stuck between the gas and brake pedal on Sunday afternoon.

State Police searching for victim of assault and bicycle robbery

Several witnesses reported the Esplanade attack, but the man had left the scene by the time police arrived.

Photos of the Dalai Lama in Boston on Sunday

The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd at the Sheraton Boston.


Summer’s here, but first some business

Keep up with what’s happening this week.

Should these women be forced to call themselves ‘selectmen’?

It was a seemingly common sense suggestion: Maybe it’s time to rethink what a town calls its top governing body. Then the debate started in Wakefield.

Chess notes

The weekly game

This day in history: June 26

Today is Monday, June 26, the 177th day of 2017. There are 188 days left in the year.

Eight-year-old girl is injured in Jamaica Plain shooting

An 8-year-old girl was hit in one of two overnight shootings in Boston, police said.

In Boston, Dalai Lama preaches compassion

The Dalai Lama spoke in Boston on Sunday, gearing his message toward Tibetans continuing to practice Buddhism regardless of where they are in the world.

Afraid of a shark attack? Don’t worry, the odds are in your favor.

You’re much more likely to die from an asteroid strike, be killed in a car crash, or succumb to the flu.

Man arrested after driving down train tracks to flee Holbrook police

William Ayers, 28, was charged with multiple motor vehicle, traffic and drug offenses, Holbrook police said.


There and back again: Globe returns to its roots

After six decades on Morrissey Boulevard, the Globe is leaving a building full of quirks, characters, and history for new digs downtown.

Eight arrested at pipeline demonstration in Sandisfield

he protesters object to the pipeline expansion through the Otis State Forest.

Photos: Crowd greets Dalai Lama in Boston

The spiritual leader greeted the faithful who had gathered on the street outside his hotel.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

New England news in brief

New England news in brief

Dalai Lama begins two-day Boston visit with joy and blessings

More than 300 people packed sidewalks along Bedford and Chauncy streets as they waited to see the spiritual leader.

Lancaster woman dies after rollover crash

Sandra McAndrews was ejected from a BMW at about 8 p.m., Lancaster police said.

Police search for vehicle involved in Fall River hit-and-run that left construction worker injured

State Police are searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run Thursday night in Fall River that left a construction worker with serious injuries.

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Cole, 13, is a very athletic and friendly boy

Cole is a friendly, easy going thirteen-year-old boy who gets along well with both children and adults. He loves to play football and basketball.

Man, his wife tried to have rape case witness killed, DA says

Cynthia and Jason Coons tried to kill the main witness in Jason Coons’ 2014 rape case, Northwestern prosecutors said.

State Police looking for suspect in hit-and-run on I-95

A 22-year-old Roslindale man was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a hospital, State Police said.

At East Boston High School, a voice to raise up other young immigrants

Valedictorian Maybelline Pérez Villatoro wants to use her success to motivate many thousands of other young immigrants.

Faces of excellence

Through hard work, caring families, and perceptive teachers, these students made it to the top of their classes. Meet the 2017 Boston valedictorians.

Plea deal for woman who injected pregnant roommate in N.H.

Rhianna Frenette, 38, used an unsanitary syringe to try to inject Felicia Farruggia, police said.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

This day in history

Today is Sunday, June 25, the 176th day of 2017. There are 189 days left in the year.

Starts & Stops

Memorial Drive crowds facing two-week detour

It looks as if a bridge project could frustrate those seeking some Sunday afternoon leisure in Cambridge.

Brockton woman arrested in fatal stabbing of boyfriend

Kirsten Smith has been charged in the death of 52-year-old Scott Benoit after she allegedly stabbed him in the chest Friday afternoon, according to officials.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, June 24, the 175th day of 2017. There are 190 days left in the year.

Maura Healey’s top target these days is Donald Trump

The Massachusetts attorney general has racked up 11 legal cases against the Republican president’s agenda.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Maura Healey’s many lawsuits against the Trump administration

Mass. AG Maura Healey has taken action against the Trump administration on numerous fronts in the past six months.

Prosecutors take fight to reinstate Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction to SJC

The battle over the Hernandez murder conviction is going to the state’s highest court.

Man found fatally stabbed inside Brockton home

Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Brockton.

Head of feared MS-13 chapter in East Boston pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

Santos Portillo-Andrade, 33, a Revere resident who also goes by the moniker “Flaco,” faces a lengthy prison term.

Closure of Somerville mental health center unsettles a community

The Ruby Rogers Center serves Somerville residents with mental illness or disability and will close Sunday after 30 years.

Under planned fantasy sports merger, DraftKings would take the lead

Internal documents detail how the now-disputed deal with FanDuel would work.

Dalai Lama to appear in Boston this weekend

The Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to arrive Saturday and appear at an event at the Sheraton Boston on Sunday.

In N.H., police could be close to arresting man who punched woman 39 times

Rochester, N.H., police appear to be closing in on the man who allegedly punched an 18-year-old woman 39 times.

Suspect indicted in Marcotte murder

The Worcester man accused of killing Vanessa Marcotte was formally charged with murder Friday.

Gun stolen from police vehicle found

The Remington shotgun was found in Lowell, Chelmsford police said Friday in a statement.

Jurors in Bella Bond murder trial deliberating nearly four days

Twenty-two hours have passed since Judge Janet Sanders sent the jury to deliberate.

New research says the sun may have had a twin

The answer is yes, most likely — according to new research from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University.

2 humpback whales die after stranding on Cape Cod

The whales are part of a larger trend of deaths that has researchers worried.

Severe thunderstorms sweeping into Boston area

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Suffolk County, Essex County and northeastern Middlesex county, effective until 3 p.m.

35-year sentence sought for N.E. Compounding Center boss

“If there ever was a fraud case that deserves the greatest punishment allowable, this is it,’’ federal prosecutors wrote in court papers.

Lawrence woman, 19, identified as person found in Braintree hotel

The investigation into the death of Reina Rodriguez is ongoing, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey’s office.

Minuteman Health shifting to for-profit status

Minuteman has about 37,000 members in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Current members will see no interruption in coverage, Minuteman said.

Nestor Ramos

How heartwarming racial memes backfire

Viral social media posts that purport to show racial harmony unwittingly reflect our deep divides.

David Epstein

What’s in store for this weekend’s weather

With the remnants of a tropical storm playing a role in the forecast, those looking to get outside might need some clarity on what will be happening.

Rescue dog rescued at Logan Airport

A dog from Puerto Rico that slipped away from its handler and went on the lam at Logan has been found, State Police said Friday.

Submit your queries to consumer columnist Sean P. Murphy

The Globe’s new consumer columnist is open for business.

Original Al Capone song up for sale at auction of underworld artifacts

The handwritten musical composition by Al Capone is expected to fetch upwards of $20,000.

Complaints rising at The Ride

Riders say service has worsened ever since the MBTA launched a major overhaul of the paratransit system in February.

Person struck and killed on MBTA Lowell commuter rail line

A person was struck and killed by an MBTA commuter rail train on the Lowell line Friday morning.

Alleged tagger arrested by Boston police with paint can in hand

Standing next to fresh graffiti, Jackson Elliott allegedly had a can of black spray paint in his hand..

Fifty-nine years of stories from one address

With an eye toward the future, the Boston Globe said goodbye to its longtime Dorchester home this week.

Weymouth man shot in Quincy

Quincy police do not believe the shooting, which occurred early Friday, was random.

Man shot in Dorchester

A male victim was shot late Thursday night on Lyndhurst Street.

At immigration courts, a growing backlog

A significant backlog of immigration cases has left nearly 500,000 people in limbo, deprived some families of income, and torn at the fabric of others.

Yvonne Abraham

Hospital caregivers commemorate the patients they lost

Staffers at Cambridge Health Alliance’s three hospitals and 15 primary care practices honor patients lost each year.

A neighbor, a friend, a police officer remember a Cambridge teen and the shooting that took her life

Charlene Holmes was 16 when she was killed by a drive-by shooter five years ago.

Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch more than $100,000 at Cambridge auction

Artifacts connected to some of the nation’s most notorious gangsters were on the block Saturday.

Walsh has 31-point lead over Jackson in mayoral race, poll shows

The poll also found the city split along racial lines when voters were asked if Boston is a racist city.

It costs a lot to live in Boston — and voters aren’t happy about it

The survey found that 49.2 percent of voters rated the price of housing a 1, or “very dissatisfied.”

‘My sister did not deserve to die’

The sister of 19-year-old Reina Rodriguez, found dead Thursday in a Braintree hotel, recalled her as sweet and caring.

Two cases of mumps are confirmed at Harvard

The people infected were not identified, but one of them is connected to the Harvard Biolabs complex.

Is Boston racist? Poll shows city is split — along racial lines

Forty-two percent say it is racist, and 45 percent believe it is not, according to a new Globe/Suffolk University poll.

Investigators seek help in 2012 shooting death

Cambridge authorites are asking the public to come forward with details about a 16-year-old girl’s shooting.

Brigham kidnapping dramatization highlights security risks

Shaken after a woman posing as a doctor snuck into operating rooms in December, Brigham and Women’s will train employees to be on the lookout for “tailgating.”

New England news in brief


Steve Nazro retires after 50 years at the TD Garden

For decades, Steve Nazro has pieced together an intricate puzzle at the TD Garden.

Framingham man sentenced to prison for assault

Thomas Bejamin, 50, was found guilty of assault and battery causing bodily injury, Middlesex prosecutors said.

New look for old Salem cemetery

The centuries-old Charter Street Burial Ground, which includes the graves of witch trial judges, is on its way to getting a rejuvenated face


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

Cancer researcher awarded $22m in suit against Steward Health Care

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Thursday awarded more than $22 million to a cancer scientist who sued Steward Health Care System.

Lawrence man found guilty of murdering father of four

Joshua Chevez, 25, shot a gun into a crowded party in Lawrence in 2014, killing mark Trussell, prosecutors said.

BPD officer who appeared in racially charged video back on patrol; second officer on leave

The officer was relieved of duty on June 9 and returned last week, a department spokesman said.


If Francisco Rodriguez is deported, we will be a smaller, meaner nation

There’s a new administration in Washington that has decided going after decent people is a lot easier than going after criminals who might fight back.

Female teen found dead in Braintree hotel; case is suspicious, DA says

A 19-year-old Lawrence woman was found dead in a Braintree hotel room Thursday morning, officials said.

Political Happy Hour: June 22, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Moulton plotting against Pelosi | Nat’l GOP attacks Setti | Pop quiz, hotshot

There is now officially a Boston street named after David Ortiz

“I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to be part of this wonderful city,” David Ortiz said.

This day in history

Today is Friday, June 23, the 174th day of 2017. There are 191 days left in the year.

The Gerry behind gerrymandering

The birth of gerrymandering goes all the way back to 1812, when Mass. Governor Elbridge Gerry signed a now-infamous bill allowing his party to redraw state Senate districts to its advantage.

Two reasons why Trump came clean about not having tapes of Comey

Why President Trump decided to make this type of announcement is unclear. But what is clear is why he was in a hurry to make it.

Photos: Tall Ships leave Boston Harbor

Following a six-day celebration, more than 50 Tall Ships departed Boston Harbor on Thursday, staggered over the course of the morning.

Supreme Court rejects new trial request in Boston murder case

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Boston man seeking to overturn his murder conviction because his lawyer failed to object when the trial judge closed the courtroom during jury selection.

Here’s a list of upcoming fireworks displays in Massachusetts

You don’t have to wait for the Fourth of July to see fireworks in Massachusetts.

Tractor trailer crash in Rochester injures driver

A tractor trailer crashed and rolled into the water early Thursday morning, fire officials said.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Meet the Senate health care bill. Like Obamacare, only flimsier

The Senate bill retains the basic structure of former president Obama’s signature health care law, except that all the parts have been whittled down.

Governor Baker criticizes Senate Republicans’ version of health care bill

Baker argues that any national health care legislation should not shift Medicaid costs to the states.

Newton police seek two women who stole $12,000 in pocketbooks

Two women allegedly stole from the Bloomingdale’s store at the Chestnut Hill Mall and then sped off on Route 9 by running a red light.


Walsh campaign payments to law firm soar to $159,000

Walsh campaign spokeswoman Rachel Goldstein said — as the campaign had previously — that the payments to the law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo have nothing to do with the ongoing federal probe, which led to the indictments of two of Walsh’s department heads (both have plead not guilty).


Marty Walsh to learn how to issue Narcan

Walsh will give a presentation and provide training to other mayors and public officials on the importance of the overdose-reversing drug.


Girl’s intense medical journey intersected with Mayor Walsh’s

Kyla Smith-Howell was a happy, healthy, and active kid — until she wasn’t.


On Beacon Hill, Deb Goldberg stands alone

Goldberg has built a reputation at the State House for taking no prisoners when she feels political players are not bending to her interests.

Woman killed when struck by train at Orange Line’s Ruggles Station

Shuttle buses are being used to move passengers between Jackson Square and Back Bay stations Thursday.

Mass. Senate passes marijuana bill

The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Thursday making targeted adjustments to the voter-mandated marijuana legalization law.

This 2-year-old survived a 16-foot fall — because of his stuffed animal

The boy was jumping on his bed and bounced out a second-story window while clutching the toy.


Tito Jackson’s campaign donations plummet

The Roxbury city councilor raised only $250 during a two-week period from May 22 through June 1.

Police-issued shotgun stolen from officer’s vehicle in Chelmsford

Chelmsford police are searching for a loaded gun that was stolen from the back of an officer’s unmarked police vehicle.

Man who stole car in Boston and crashed into MBTA bus in Cambridge due in court

The 21-year-old allegedly beat a driver with a baton before stealing his car and crashing it into a bus.

Here’s what the Mass. House pot law rewrite would do

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed an expansive rewrite of the voter-approved marijuana legalization law Wednesday night.

Man charged with killing Malden woman had been arrested for earlier attack

Ryan Power was arrested in Seabrook, N.H., and will face a murder charge for allegedly strangling Leah Penny to death in Malden.

The Big Picture

Portugal forest fire

The huge forest fire that erupted on June 17 in central Portugal killed at least 64 people and injured hundreds more, with many trapped in their cars by the flames.

After vote to move high school, Lowell faces lingering divisions

Rather than solve a bitter rift, the decision to build a new school in an affluent neighborhood has further hardened divisions.

Billerica Fire Department suspends four for sexual misconduct

The employees are facing lengthy suspensions and one accepted a demotion, the town announced.

One arrested for stealing car in Boston, crashing into MBTA bus in Cambridge

The car was allegedly stolen in Boston, before crashing headon into the bus in Cambridge, police said.

Woman found strangled in Malden home

Ryan Power, 32, of Malden, has been charged with strangulation and assault and battery on a household or family member.

Trinity College closes due to threats from professor’s social media posting

The private college in Hartford will reopen Thursday with increased security, officials said.

yvonne abraham

Getting real about heroin

Safe injection facilities save lives and are the best option for active users who are unwilling or unable to commit to recovery.

Judge orders Dookhan to pay $2m to wrongly convicted man

It is the first case in which disgraced state chemist Annie Dookhan has been ordered to compensate any of the thousands of defendants whose cases she tainted.

Attempted arson investigated at Peabody Knights of Columbus

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information which helps solve the arson.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

New England news in brief


High Times: a look at weed tax laws across the country

Taxes range wildly across the country and 28 percent wouldn’t even be the highest.

Fessenden School official on leave amid sexual misconduct allegation

An administrator at the prestigious school in Newton has been barred from campus after a former student’s allegation of sexual misconduct in the 1990s.

Armed Dorchester man arrested after fighting with Boston police

Sherome Pight, 26, was charged with assault and battery on a police officer and multiple gun offenses.

You heard about Tall Ships, but have you met their cats?

It turns out cats and sailors are a classic partnership that simultaneously does and doesn’t make sense.

With an eye on the future, Globe returns to downtown Boston

The Globe is leaving its antiquated building on Morrissey Boulevard for two floors of a gleaming, contemporary office space downtown.

Dorchester man sentenced after admitting fatal shooting of Uphams Corner store clerk

A Dorchester man was sentenced Wednesday to up to 18 years in prison after he admitted fatally shooting a 71-year-old store clerk in Upham’s Corner in 2010

Captain, pilot of ferry that crashed in Hyannis are placed on leave

Fifteen passengers and crew were treated for non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

56 new Boston officers graduate from police academy

The police recruits were sworn in Wednesday at the IBEW Local 103 in Dorchester.

Sunset Salute tonight to mark end of tall ships festival

Before the Tall Ships sail off Thursday morning, a Sunset Salute is scheduled for Wednesday night at Fan Pier.

Peabody man allegedly beat 11-year-old daughter over installing Snapchat

Relatives heard the commotion and brought the girl to police.

This Boston Common bench can be yours — for $25,000

The Friends of the Public Garden is seeking a sponsor for the last of 10 $25,000 commemorative benches.

‘David Ortiz Drive’ is officially being unveiled Thursday

Big Papi already has his own bridge. Now he’s getting his own road, too.

Political Happy Hour: June 21, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Haze in the House | Moulton buzz | Unintentionally generous Goodwill donation

$40,000 violin left behind at South Station safely returned to owner

Musician Amy Sims couldn’t have orchestrated a better ending to the distressing ordeal.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2017. There are 192 days left in the year.

Outburst in Bella Bond trial shows ‘stakes are high’

The outburst between Michael McCarthy’s defense attorney and Judge Sanders is out of the ordinary, and a sign of a tense trial nearing an end.

Sail Boston tug-of-war tournament lifts an unlikely team to victory

International crews faced off in a tug-of-war competition, and a group of young women walked away winners.

Trinity College in Conn. closed Wednesday due to ‘threats’

Trinity College in Hartford was closed on Wednesday afternoon after the college received threats, according to alerts posted by the school.

New England is trying to untangle hair braid licensing

The latest legislative trend to weave its way through New England? Efforts to deregulate hair braiding.

Man arrested after allegedly assaulting woman and shouting anti-Muslim slurs

Sean Devlin was arraigned on charges of violating a person’s civil rights.

Boston police seize gun during traffic stop

When officers asked both men to step out of the car Tuesday, they saw a black semiautomatic Glock Model 26 lying on the floor, authorities said.

What we know — and don’t know — about alleged serial killer ‘Robert Evans’

Police believe he killed at least six people, including a woman and three children in New Hampshire, and they want to know if there are more victims.

Boxford police looking for man who tried to lure two young girls into his car

The man allegedly made graphic sexual comments to two 11-year-olds and tried to convince them to get into his car.

Photo of a kind act in Holyoke is a lesson in helping others

Alonzo Johnson was only trying to help. But someone witnessed his act of kindness, and a picture of it went viral.

Millionaires might complain about new tax, but they probably won’t flee, studies show

Despite talk that millionaires will leave the state if Mass. increases taxes on the wealthy, studies show the vast majority will stay put.

Deliberations resume in Bella Bond murder case

Michael McCarthy has pleaded not guilty to charges he murdered the 2-year-old girl once known only as “Baby Doe.”

What are those weird green things under the highway?

No, they’re not giant insects taking over the city. They’re part of a MassDOT project to reinvent the space beneath the overpass.

Lawrence firefighters save woman from roof of burning building

The house fire on Arlington Street was caused by an unattended candle, officials said.


Three reasons Tuesday was a disaster for Democrats

The contest for a Georgia Congressional seat was supposed to be a chance for Democrats to prove they’re on the upswing. It wasn’t.

Students say this teacher of the year ‘spreads light’ for the LGBTQ community

Rhode Island’s teacher of the year wanted to show his students they should be comfortable with who they are. So he posed with a black lace fan in the Oval Office.

Flawed star witnesses link Hernandez, Bella Bond cases

“I’m sure someone is gnashing their teeth over there in the Suffolk DA’s office,” one expert said, “‘here we go again.’”


Summer solstice is here. What does it mean?

Solstice took place at 12:24 a.m. today, the longest day of the year.

Carlisle bicyclist seriously injured in Bedford hit and run

The 63-year-old man, who was not identified, was riding on Carlisle Road when he was struck.

Waltham man pleads guilty to stealing $82,600 from family and friends in fraud scheme

Beryl Porter, 61, was sentenced to three years in state prison, and five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to have no contact with his victims.

NH police seek man who punched woman 39 times outside gym

Rochester police released a video Tuesday showing the incident that occurred last week outside a Planet Fitness location.

Boston mourns Muslim teen slain in Virginia

Nabra Hassanen was fatally beaten with a baseball bat Sunday while walking home from her mosque.

South Boston veterans council elects new leader

Dave Falvey will lead the council, long criticized for its shifting stance on gay groups marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Chilling video surfaces of man suspected in N.H. murders

A video portrays remarks by a man suspected in the murders of two women and three children in New Hampshire decades ago.

Meet the 29-year-old who wants to shake up Everett politics

Politics in this blue-collar city have long been the domain of white men, even as its demographics have changed dramatically.

New England news in brief


For some Boston officers, extra money comes easy

The Police Department paid nearly $60 million in overtime last year, with some officers making up to four times their base salary.

A rose by the name China Altman

China Altman, who founded the Rose Brigade, a dedicated group of volunteer rose-keepers, is celebrated with a hybrid rose named in her honor.


A Lowell man was arrested Monday and accused of running a heroin distribution ring from the apartment he shared with two small children.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

Maura Healey fighting Scott Pruitt’s stay of EPA rule on emissions

Healy’s press team said she lead a coalition of 14 attorneys general and the city of Chicago in filing a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit brought by the Clean Air Council against Pruitt.

Drawbridge fixed, Morrissey Boulevard reopened to traffic

The bridge got stuck in an upright position about 6:40 p.m., State Police said.

UMass tuition and fees likely to rise as much as 3 percent, Meehan says

The size of the increase depends on how the state budget shapes up, UMass President Marty Meehan made told trustees.


Some senators prepare for Rosenberg’s departure, whenever that is

The quiet machinations roiled the tight-knit Senate last week and over the weekend.

Endangered fish seized from Longmeadow home

The shortnose sturgeon was found in good health and released, state officials said.

He allegedly robbed a Chelsea store, got chased and tased, and claimed to play college basketball

A state trooper on Monday wrestled a robbery suspect to the ground in Revere after the man held up a Chelsea store.


Tito Jackson names new campaign manager

Jackson appointed TaShonda Vincent-Lee to replace Charles Onwuche.

Conn. woman facing multiple charges after driving 25 mph on I-95

A Connecticut woman is facing multiple charges after police say she drove 25 mph on Interstate 95 while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2017. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 12:24 a.m. Eastern time.


‘If John Cunningham is not safe, no one is safe’

Federal immigration agents came for the Brighton contractor on a sunny evening last week, showing up at his house like early dinner guests.

Amid budget concerns, lawmakers consider nixing sales tax holiday again

Faced with a $439 million budget gap, state lawmakers are considering whether to cancel it for the second year in a row.


After 58 seasons as a lifeguard, it’s hard to say goodbye

Jimmy Donahue became a lifeguard at 16. At 73, he’s still at his post.

Former lawmaker John Keenan named Salem State president

But state officials want to ensure that future searches for public college presidents do not give too much weight to candidates who have deep connections to Beacon Hill.

Lowell City Council approves high school’s relocation

The council voted 5-4 Tuesday in favor of building a new school in the city’s Belvedere neighborhood.

First-grade student slices hand with razor during recess

A first-grader at the Mattahunt Elementary School in Mattapan was sliced in the hand by a razor Monday afternoon and had to be taken to the hospital.

Nestor Ramos

The devil in the details, and in their veins

The role that heroin’s destructive power played in Bella Bond’s death came into sharp focus Tuesday.

Former Patriots player Ryan O’Callaghan comes out as gay in new article

O’Callaghan was selected by the Patriots in the 2006 NFL Draft as the 136th pick and played two seasons in Foxborough.

‘You’re screwing up my whole case!’ defense attorney tells judge in Bella Bond trial

The judge in the Michael McCarthy trial abruptly changed the legal instructions jurors will receive as they consider whether McCarthy killed Bella Bond.

Lowell man arrested with over 30 grams of heroin in apartment with children

The Departments of Children & Families is investigating what the two small children were doing in the apartment.

Black bear — or bears — hanging around Concord

’Tis the season for bear sightings, and young male bears are roaming.

CEO of women’s ride-hailing service is arrested as fugitive

The CEO of “Safr,” a Boston ride-hailing service focused on women’s safety, was arrested last week on a fugitive from justice warrant out of the Virgin Islands.

Boston councilors get testier with public, each other

Today’s councilors are much more congenial than their colleagues of decades past. Lately, though, there have been cracks in that wall of decorum.

Baker scales back plan for health care fee on employers

Governor Charlie Baker wants lawmakers to allow an increase to an existing fee that could raise $200 million per year.


Replacing Spicer wouldn’t just be a job change, but a cultural moment

Sean Spicer has transformed the role of press secretary — he now has a higher name recognition than most US senators.

Body of local boat captain washes up on Chatham beach

The man was a well-known member of the maritime community.

N.H. woman found guilty of running prostitution operation out of spa

A New Hampshire woman was convicted Monday of running a human trafficking operation out of the Day Spa for Gentleman in Lawrence, officials said.

Groom arrested at wedding reception, charged with assault

Police in Rhode Island say a groom was arrested at his wedding reception for assaulting restaurant employees.

Dave Epstein

120 degrees is a lot — even for Phoenix

Heat of this magnitude is very unusual, even in areas accustomed to triple-digit readings.

Table: Traffic violations issued by each Mass. police department

See how many violations your local police department has issued in recent years.

10 officers were needed to arrest armed man in Lawrence

Angel Gil is facing a host of charges after he struggled with 10 police officers during a traffic stop that turned violent early Monday.

Cambridge to restore mural that shows fight against proposed highway

The “Beat the Belt” mural was first painted in 1980, after Cambridgeport residents battled a massive roadway plan that threatened their homes.

Mass. police issuing fewer traffic violations

In some cases, reductions in federal and state grants for traffic enforcement have led to cuts in the number of troopers and officers assigned to patrol duty.

MBTA police say missing $40,000 violin found

Police also said a woman pictured walking off with the photo released Tuesday is no longer a person of interest.

Mass. high court tosses out murder conviction

The court threw out conviction of a man in a 2012 Roxbury slaying, citing questions about the elimination of a prospective juror who was black.

Harvard Divinity students walk alongside unauthorized immigrants

Harvard Divinity school activists have emerged as critical figures in the movement to protect unauthorized immigrants in the Boston area.

MBTA bus hits tree in Arlington

The operator was the only person on the bus at the time of the 5:27 a.m. crash, authorities said.

Defense calls Rachelle Bond a ‘monster’ who created ‘web of lies’

Delivering his closing argument in Michael McCarthy’s murder trial, defense attorney Jonathan Shapiro quickly focused his attention on Rachelle Bond.

Police say they found a newborn’s body in a plastic bag; 2 charged

Edwin Santiago and Jennifer Rheaume are charged with concealing a fetal death.

PawSox aim to climb from political quagmire to a brand new stadium

Plans for a stadium are caught in the quicksand of state politics, haunted by past mistakes and foundering in a climate soured by Curt Schilling, of all people.

Zipper lane on Southeast Expressway reopened

Officials removed a stalled vehicle near Freeport Street around 7:35 a.m., MassDOT said.

This man says he can recover the missing Gardner paintings — this year

Arthur Brand, a Dutch private investigator, believes the works are intact, and he thinks he can crack the case.

Rain is moving out, but wind will stick around for a while

“Stout southwesterly winds” will pose some trouble for boaters, the National Weather Service said.

Fire breaks out inside unused Tobin Bridge elevator shaft

The two-alarm blaze took place late Monday.

7-year-old cut by razor found at Mattapan school

Police said the girl saw children playing with razors and, when it seemed the razors weren’t hurting them, asked a child to use one on her.

Northeastern University gets a big league endorsement

Major-leaguers looking to slide into a new career or earn a degree will be encouraged to take classes through the school.

Body discovered on Chatham’s North Beach

The body was found around 4 p.m. Monday, police said.

Charles River photo-mural to beautify Cambridge construction site

A Cambridge construction site will be getting a makeover next week with the arrival of a 500-foot-long photo-mural depicting a stretch of the city’s riverbank.

Police say they recover gun taken in Saugus mall theft

A 16-year-old from Everett stands accused of breaking into the Square One mall and taking a gun and ammunition.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Robber, possibly armed with gun, targets Porter Square ice cream shop

Now that’s cold.

Officials balk at supervised drug injection facility

City councilors expressed their concerns at a hearing on Monday.

How Drew Faust shaped Harvard with historian’s eye

Faust’s background affected her priorities while leading the university.

Teens accused of attacking Keytar Bear could face hate crime charges

The three teens removed the mask of the performer, who is black, and struck him in the face while shouting a racial slur, the Suffolk DA said.

Sailors turn Boston into their own parade ground

The third day of Sail Boston festivities was a perfect day for a parade sailors downtown.

Newborn’s body is found in garbage bag in Worcester

A man and a woman were charged, police said.

State delays decision on Arbour Health System licenses

Three hospitals have been cited repeatedly by state regulators, a Globe review found.

Political Happy Hour: June 19, 2017

Political Happy Hour: SCOTUS to weigh in gerrymandering | Huge voter data leak | Grand theft ... avocado

Wax museum pulls back the curtain ahead of Boston opening

The city’s new wax museum will feature an array of celebrity figures and notable names through history.

FBI offers $10,000 reward for information on murder suspect

Accused gang leader and killer Steven Touch of Lynn fled from authorities in January.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2017. There are 194 days left in the year. Summer begins at 9:24 p.m. Pacific time/10:24 p.m. Mountain time/11:24 p.m. Central time (12:24 a.m. Eastern time June 21).

Ground Game

Get smart quick on the Georgia special election

Don’t know much about the congressional race in Georgia? We’ve got you covered.

Q and A: The mysterious murder of Jane Sanders Britton

Reporter Todd Wallack answered some questions about the case, which has flummoxed police for 48 years.

Western and Central Mass. brace for potential flash floods, thunderstorms, and tornadoes

There is a risk of flash flooding, severe thunderstorms, and even tornadoes from 2 p.m. Monday afternoon to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

This juicy lobster roll may have been the biggest ever

An entire street had to be closed off to showcase the nearly 160-foot lobster roll.

Incoming storm forces delay in upgrade of National Weather Service radar

The radar will be down for as much as four days as crews replace old parts.

It looks like Sullivan’s is moving into the Hood Milk Bottle

The company has acquired a license to sell food and drinks from the iconic spot in Fort Point.

Baker to unveil $500 million life sciences initiative

The governor will ask lawmakers to approve a five-year plan that extends the state’s commitment to biotech.

Few youths receive medication for opioid addiction, study finds

Only one out of four people age 13 to 25 get the recommended prescriptions.

Pot advocates decry House’s plans to change legalization law

The House legislation included heavy-handed adjustments to the legalization measure, while the Senate made more modest changes.


Want to summer with Charlie Baker? Bring your checkbook

“Here’s the summer line up,” the governor teased in an email to prospective donors.

McCarthy does not testify before defense rests in the Bella Bond trial

Michael McCarthy is accused of murdering the 2-year-old whose remains washed ashore on Deer Island in 2015.

Inquiry into Hyannis-Nantucket ferry crash continues; schedule modified

“These trips will have a lower passenger capacity than normal. Reservations are strongly suggested,” the Steamship Authority said.

David Epstein

It’s thunder and it’s lightning, and then perhaps some drying

Severe weather is in the cards for Monday and Tuesday, especially in western New England.

Live updates

Severe storm watch issued for several Mass. counties

Several Massachusetts communities saw heavy rain and wind damage.

Families sue health insurers to cover wilderness therapy for mental illness

A Mass. family sued Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in May for refusing to pay for their son’s wilderness therapy in Utah.

Police say they recover gun taken in Saugus mall theft

A 16-year-old from Everett is accused of breaking into the Square One mall and taking a gun and ammunition.

Rain and severe weather forecast across state

Monday’s forecast includes the possibility of lightning strikes, high winds, quarter-sized hail, and even an isolated tornado.

Mayor wants 4 more clinicians to help keep mentally ill out of jail

The addition of the clinicians would triple the size of a mental health unit.

Chess notes

The weekly game

Day shelter to target problems on ‘Methadone Mile’

Illicit activity and loitering at Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard has reached a breaking point, city officials said.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Funeral homes turning to therapy dogs to comfort mourners

“Just the presence of the dog changes the mood,” says Rob Dwyer, owner of Dwyer Funeral Home in Pittsfield.


Bill would require presidential candidates to release tax returns

Legislation filed by State Senator Michael Barrett of Lexington will be the subject of a public hearing on Thursday.

Behind Mystic Valley’s vaunted test scores, a question of equity

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School boasts high test scores, but critics contend the school often neglects the needs of its most vulnerable students.

Five people saved from sinking boat in Buzzards Bay

Five people were rescued Sunday morning from a boat that had sunk after hitting a rocky area in Buzzards Bay off Wareham, according to Isaac Perry, Marion’s harbormaster.

Things that work

Paris offers a model to bring swimming to Charles River

Paris next month will unveil three public swimming areas in a once-polluted canal. Can Boston learn from that model?

Not able to see the tall ships in Boston today? Here are photos

After a cloudy and muggy Saturday, thousands of spectators braved the heat and long lines to board the tall ships on Sunday.

Tall Ships draw crowds, despite long lines and humid weather

The ships will be berthed in areas along the harbor until Thursday.

This day in history

Today is Monday, June 19, the 170th day of 2017. There are 195 days left in the year.

Lack of smoke detectors blamed for deaths in Westfield, fire officials say

Two people died in Westfield Saturday afternoon after a fire burned a home without smoke detectors.

Boston posts data that disappeared from EPA’s website

In the Trump era, data has disappeared from the environmental agency’s website. Now, Boston is returning the info to the public sphere.

Coast Guard trying to determine cause of Hyannis ferry crash

Investigators interviewed crew members and witnesses Sunday about the crash of a ferry into a jetty Friday night that left 15 injured.

Two men arrested in separate incidents in Randolph

Luis Ronald Baez, 21, of Brockton, was arrested for interfering with firefighters after a car accident.

Teens arrested in attack on entertainer Keytar Bear near Faneuil Hall

Three New Hampshire teens were arrested on charges of assaulting and yelling racial slurs at a well-known performer called “Keytar Bear” in Boston.

Families, city leaders walk to spread Father’s Day message of unity

Families and city leaders walked in Roxbury to spread a message: Fathers want a safer city for their children.

NY men charged with credit card fraud for buying $5,000 worth cigarettes in NH

The men are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Merrimack County Court, State Police said.

N.H. woman charged with neglect after Great Danes rescued

Most of the dogs found were living in “squalid conditions,” police said.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Dairy farm workers, activists march on Ben & Jerry’s

The protesters want better pay and living conditions on farms that provide milk for the ice cream maker.

A day in the life of the young man and the sea

Our roving correspondent wasn’t about to let a parade of 54 magnificent ships shake his cynicism about life on the ocean. Then, suddenly, he was smitten.

Businesses ‘in shambles’ after fire in Oxford

A three-alarm fire at 710 Main St. caused an estimated $1 million in damages on Friday night.

Half-century later, murder evidence still under wraps

Three researchers want a chance to solve the 1969 murder of a Harvard student, but the Middlesex district attorney won’t let them see the files.

sunday’s child

Elijah, 11, is friendly and affectionate

Elijah is a very charming boy. He enjoys riding his bike, playing tag, and other outside activities.

45 years later, families remember those lost in Hotel Vendome blaze

The fire, which was one day before Father’s Day, took the lives of more firefighters than any other in Boston Fire Department history.

Students studying abroad undaunted by recent terrorism

University students around New England are still seeking study abroad opportunities, not letting fear keep them from international experiences.

Toddler struck by van backing out of garage at NH home

The 2-year-old boy was unresponsive when he arrived a Manchester hospital, before being transported to a Boston-area hospital.

Man in stable condition after hit and run in Worcester

The victim, a 33-year-old man, suffered arm and leg injuries, Worcester police said.

Water at state’s largest prison raises concerns

A Globe review found that 43 percent of water samples collected at MCI-Norfolk since 2011 showed elevated levels of manganese.

Roslindale man charged with OUI after after crashing dump truck

Geront Neziri, 43, allegedly hit six parked vehicles around 1:15 a.m. on Washington Street in West Roxbury.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Today in History

A look back at famous events and notable birthdays

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Pedestrian struck and killed in Quincy Friday night

Officials said 45-year-old Scott Rooney was struck by a car around 10 p.m. on Quincy Shore Drive.

Woman shot in Dorchester Friday night

A woman in her 20s who was was shot on Van Winkle Street in Dorchester Friday night is expected to survive, according to Boston police.

Two experienced operators were in charge of the ferry that crashed Friday off the Cape

Two experienced operators were in charge of the Cape Cod ferry that slammed into a jetty Friday night in rough seas and injured 15 people.

Majestic tall ships sail into Boston Harbor

Thousands of spectators clapped and cheered as the ships came into view and cannons fired in salute.

Parade of Sail is delayed by an hour

Sail Boston tweeted Saturday morning that the Parade of Sail was delayed until 10 a.m. because of offshore fog.

Boston crowds welcome Tall Ships from around world

For a few hours on Saturday, it again was the Age of Sail in Boston.

N.H. crash kills 22-year-old woman, injures two men

A 22-year-old woman was killed and two men were injured in a crash early Saturday in Brentwood, N.H.

In Malden, a day of fasting so their kids can eat

A “fastathon” hosted by a local mosque invited non-Muslims to fast for Ramadan and raised money for school lunches.

West Roxbury Little Leaguer with Down Syndrome records final out in his last game

Brayden Gero, a 12-year-old player and son of a Boston police officer, pitched the final strikeout of the season last weekend.

Psychiatrist says Carter verdict shows risk of ‘toying’ with the emotionally vulnerable

The verdict affirms society’s disapproval of mistreating people who are suffering and often not thinking rationally, one expert says.

Ferry crashes in Hyannis Harbor, injuring six

Six were injured, three of them seriously, when a ferry crashed into a jetty at the entrance to Hyannis Harbor Friday night.

Baker attends first national opioid meeting

Governor Baker returned from Washington after attending the first meeting of a commission set up by President Trump to examine the nation’s opioid addiction crisis.

Trump immigration announcement inspires relief — for some

Advocates praised the announcement, but they sounded a cautionary note about the fate of unauthorized adult immigrants.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

R.I. teacher’s photo displaying LGBT pride beside Trump goes viral

Rhode Island’s Teacher of the Year is drawing attention for his display of LGBT pride in a photo-op with President Donald Trump.

Elderly driver injured in rollover crash in Barnstable

The 81-year-old man was transported to Cape Cod Hospital on Friday.

A look at accessibility for people with disabilities at Sail Boston

There will be sections of road specifically reserved for handicap parking.

Interior secretary visits Mass. to review marine monument

Ryan Zinke visited Boston Friday to meet with scientists and fishermen in his review of the East Coast’s only marine monument.

The Big Picture

Sail Boston 2017

In Boston Harbor, the Grand Parade of Sail puts history in motion.

Top Philadelphia officer a finalist for Cambridge police commissioner

One of Philadelphia’s top law enforcement officers has been named the lone finalist to become police commissioner in Cambridge.

Chelsea gang member pleads guilty to drug, racketeering charges

East Side Money Gang member Josue Rodriguez, a.k.a. “Superbad,” was arrested last June in a far-reaching probe of suspected gang members.

Black bear spotted in Framingham

The young bear tore down and ate a bird feeder, police said.

Live updates from Sail Boston

The Tall Ships have arrived in Boston. Follow along for live updates from events around the city.

Fencing team from Cuba competes at Brandeis this weekend

“Our hope is to continue to do this, and our goal is for them to come back,” Cesar Morales said.

Boston police de-escalate potentially dangerous situation

Police officers attending a community meeting at the South Street Housing Development were able to de-escalate a dangerous situation.

Georgetown police corral 1,000-pound pig

“The pig, which Georgetown Police estimate to be around 1,000 pounds, appeared friendly, and was hanging out by a Frisbee, ready to play,” police said in a release.

Political Happy Hour: June 16, 2017

Political Happy Hour: MA pot law showdown | Baker bipartisan health care letter | Glee

In rewrite of pot ballot question, Senate has lighter touch

The legislation would leave much of the legalization referendum in place.

Marblehead brothers win 750-mile boat race to Alaska

The race has been likened to the Iditarod, but on the open seas.

Apple truck crashes and burns on Interstate 95 in North Attleborough

The truck was “fully engulfed in flames” shortly after the early morning crash.

Nestor Ramos

Is this the start of the #StuffWhitePeopleLike wars?

It’s a match made in upper-middle-class heaven.


Three little words sunk Michelle Carter

Judge Lawrence Moniz’s decision, followed nationally if not internationally, had all the drama of the climax of a ripped-from-the-headlines television show.

Sick of tall ships? There’s also a hot dog eating contest this weekend

How does one win a hot dog eating contest? And what does it do to your body?

Photos: Michelle Carter found guilty in texting suicide case

Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Friday in Taunton.


On a day Trump could have been celebrating, he took to Twitter in anger

The timing of President Trump’s tweets was odd for several reasons.

Document: The verdict slip in the Michelle Carter case

Michelle Carter, who repeatedly urged her boyfriend to kill himself, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Friday.

Sculptors bring ‘big wow factor’ to Hampton Beach sand sculpting contest

“In my opinion, it’s just world-class artists doing some world class art on the beach,” local master sculptor Greg Grady said.

State Police plan to use drones for Sail Boston security

Only law enforcement officials will be allowed to fly drones over the celebration.


Experts say Michelle Carter case revolved around concept that words can kill

Judge Lawrence Moniz cited what Michelle Carter told Conrad Roy III on the phone at the critical moment, after he had stepped out of the truck.

Watch the judge deliver the verdict in the Michelle Carter suicide texting case

Michelle Carter was was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, who killed himself in 2014.

Notorious Worcester fire case informed judge’s decision in Carter verdict

In issuing his guilty verdict, the judge in the Michelle Carter case referred to two prior criminal cases as precedence for his involuntary manslaughter ruling.

Sister of man shot to death after chase wanted to help her brother

Michael R. Brown’s troubled life came to a violent end after he led police on an hour-long pursuit from Malden to Newton, N.H.

Michelle Carter found guilty in texting suicide case

Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy.

Michelle Carter found guilty in texting suicide case

Michelle Carter is accused of persuading her boyfriend to commit suicide.

Texting suicide case captured interest of region

A Bristol County juvenile court judge will issue a decision at 11 a.m. in the texting suicide case.

Nestor Ramos

‘Please, God, let there be something’

Seventeen years on, Molly Bish’s family continues to hope for answers in her murder. 

N.H. investigating use of deadly force by Mass. State Police

A 40-year-old Maine man was apparently shot and killed by Mass. troopers across the border in New Hampshire after an hour-long pursuit that began in Malden.

State Senate chamber, last renovated in 1898, will soon get a face lift

Architects’ renderings show how the chamber will look when the project ends in January 2019.

Director seeks to replicate success of school throughout Haiti

As a boy, Dr. Theony Deshommes was lifted out of poverty by the Louverture Cleary School. Now there are plans to replicate that success.

Suspect shot, dies after State Police chase

The armed suspect suffered a gunshot injury and died after a nearly hour-long pursuit with state troopers Thursday.

This day in history

Today is Friday, June 16, the 167th day of 2017. There are 198 days left in the year.

Plainville town employee killed while operating lawn tractor

The employee was cutting grass at the town pumping station Thursday afternoon, police said.

Man seriously injured by I-495 crash in Amesbury

The 23-year-old man from Kensington, N.H. was rushed by ambulance to Portsmouth Medical Center, State Police said.

Man’s body recovered from Uxbridge pond

The body of a 33-year-old Uxbridge man was discovered on Thursday afternoon.

Methuen man found dead of apparent overdose

Thomas Scammon, 51, was found on a park bench early Thursday morning, police said.

Man accused of child rape in Methuen

Police are searching for the suspect, 33-year-old Raymark Soto.

‘Rest in peace, sweet angel’ — funeral set for Salem boy struck by train

Jaydon Dancy, a fifth-grader at Carlton Innovation School, was struck and killed by a commuter rail train last Friday.

David Mittelman, part of a renowned investment team and an astrophotographer, dies at 62

David Mittelman, 62, of Dover, who died May 23, was a a managing partner at Convexity Capital in Boston, and was an astrophotographer who long supported observatories.

ICE courthouse arrests worry attorneys, prosecutors

The unusually aggressive tactics are part of a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants by the Trump administration.

What to do during Sail Boston

A list of the biggest events.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

New England news in brief


Political Happy Hour: June 15, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Smoke signals at MA State House | Who will Harvard’s next president be? | A heightened sense of unease

More than 1,200 grams of heroin-fentanyl mix seized

Two people in Lawrence were arrested and pleaded not guilty to one count each of trafficking more than 200 grams of heroin Thursday.

Facing delay, lawmakers left with few options on pot bill

Massachusetts lawmakers have met the enemy, and it is them.

Latino leadership still lacking in City Hall, study says

Report examines gaps in Boston and Chelsea.

‘We’re going to move from gang to gang to make our city safe’

Authorities accused a dozen men, mostly gang members, of selling crack cocaine and firearms in and around Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens.

Southbridge man who allegedly stabbed nurse said someone commanded him ‘to be a warrior’

The Southbridge man plotted the attack for weeks and told police someone ordered him “to be a warrior for the cause.”

Influential word-usage guide changes the language of addiction

The AP Stylebook urges words that treat addiction as a medical rather than a moral issue.

Dog missing for several days at Logan is home safe

Chloe, the dog that jumped out of a car at Logan International Airport Sunday evening, is now home safe and sound with her owners in New Hampshire.

Wandering black bear safely removed in Marlborough

Residents reported seeing the bear, a 1 ½ year old male, near an apartment complex Wednesday.

Michelle Carter verdict to be announced Friday

Carter is accused of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly pressuring her boyfriend to kill himself in 2014.


Council throws surprise shower for expecting councilors

The onesies read “Future Voter,” “Future Council Member,” and “#Bospoli Baby.”


Here’s what the weather will be like for Sail Boston this weekend

The sky has been picture perfect blue the past couple of days, but it will return to cloudy along with the risk of showers.

Navy dock-landing ship arrives for Sail Boston

More than 400 sailors and Marines arrived in Boston Thursday as the US Navy’s representatives for the six-day extravaganza.

Exploring the secret passageways of Marblehead

A crowd of 103 history lovers heard stories as Don Doliber led a tour of public paths first established in the 1600s. Since his ancestry traces back some 10 generations, he never runs out of anecdotes.

Charlie Baker to attend opioid panel meeting in DC

Baker will be present at the inaugural meeting of President Trump’s commission on drug addiction and the opioid crisis, an aide said Thursday.


Carmen Ortiz and the Kennedy School? It wasn’t meant to be.

The school rebuffed her interest in being a fellow — a prestigious gig offered to distiguished former public servants.

Woman kills rabid raccoon with bare hands during struggle

The woman killed the animal after it attacked her while she was jogging in Maine.

Boston square dedicated to pioneering African-American doctor

Dr. Kenneth C. Edelin endured a firestorm of controversy after he performed an abortion at Boston City Hospital in 1973.

This great white shark travels with some baggage

“Cicsco,” an 8-foot-long shark, was at the center of a feud on the high seas last year.

Here’s a full list of Sail Boston’s six days of free events

Sail Boston’s main event — the Grand Parade of Sail on Saturday — is only a piece of the six-day celebration.


‘Hello, New Zealand!’ Scott Brown introduces kiwis to family, dog, and bike

The former US senator is President Trump’s ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.

New photos released in hunt for Mass. man charged with killing Pa. police chief in 1980

The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for anyone who leads them to Donald Eugene Webb, who would be 85, or helps them find where the former New Bedford man is buried.

Prosecutors want recourse for low bail after Uber rape case

Immigration officials say they have been unable to locate Luis Baez, 34, who is accused of rape and posted a $2,500 bail.

Dramatic McCarthy interview tape is played in Bella Bond trial

Michael McCarthy is on trial for first-degree murder in the death of of toddler Bella Bond.

The biggest job in education is open. Who’ll fill it?

Harvard can have its pick of candidates for president, executive search consultants and education experts say.

Nestor Ramos

She saw something that wasn’t right, and she made it her business

Sasha Hearn saw three kids in trouble and made it her business to intervene.

19-year-old dies in Plymouth crash

The Plymouth District Attorney’s Office identified the man as Jason Comoletti.

Scituate debuts a revamped public library

The $12 million Scituate Public Library has opened to rave reviews, including from its director.

PorchFest Quincy expands to four neighborhoods

The event’s organizers are preparing for a bigger festival in its second time around.

How popular is the Massachusetts coast with Great Whites? Very, it seems

Researchers report a male Great White shark spent the last few days traveling the Massachusetts coast.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, June 15, the 166th day of 2017. There are 199 days left in the year.

The Tall Ships may be majestic. But bringing them here can be a headache

Competition for boats, fees, permits, and politics vex organizers of the Grand Parade of Tall Ships.

The sad duty now his, Trump calls for unity after shooting

It was a sadly familiar ritual: an American president addressing the nation at an unsettling time, decrying violence while urging citizens to set aside their differences and pray for the recovery of victims.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

Inmate’s apparent suicide in Bristol County jail renews concerns about sheriff

The death of Michael Ray, of Fall River, on Saturday is the second suspected suicide this year and the 16th in Bristol County jail since 2006.

New England news in brief

Concord, N.H.

Political Happy Hour: June 14, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Trump trouble | Pot trouble | Watermelon trouble (the good kind)

Constitutional amendments, explained

The millionaire’s tax , approved by lawmakers Wednesday, is the latest amendment to come before the Massachusetts legislature in a tradition that dates back nearly 250 years.

Planning to see the Tall Ships sail into Boston Harbor? Read this first

Here are some key things to know about Sail Boston, the six-day event at Boston Harbor starting Saturday.

Three-alarm fire hits Roslindale residence

Firefighters were battling a three-alarm blaze Wednesday night that damaged at least two Roslindale residences on Washington Street.

Yvonne Abraham

Why would we ever talk about gun control after another mass shooting?

Democrats and others on the left are always trying to talk about guns at times like these.

Harvard students recall Faust’s impact on financial aid, social landscape

For students, the defining issue of Drew Faust’s legacy will likely be her impact on Harvard’s social landscape: the crackdown on all-male final clubs.

Members of Boston gangs face gun, drug charges

Police this week arrested 17 people allegedly involved in a violent feud between two rival Boston gangs, authorities said Wednesday.

Woman rescued from three-alarm fire in Maynard

The fire started when combustibles ignited with a gas stove heater, officials said.

Man killed by N.H. troopers shot three times, autopsy finds

Barry Jones, 36, of Portsmouth was shot in his torso and shoulder, authorities said.

In Rockport, chasing Mr. Swan

The beloved bird, known affectionately as “Mr. Swan,” managed to stay one step ahead of rescuers who were trying to capture him.

Nurse stabbed multiple times in Southbridge hospital

The nurse remains in critical but stable condition after the attack by a patient.

House leaders pull controversial pot bill hours before vote

Speaker Robert DeLeo cited “procedural issues” and “certain things we have to clear up,” without going into more specificity.

Jury in Bella Bond case may be able to convict McCarthy of a lesser charge

Prosecutors have asked that the jury be allowed to consider three charges: first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and involuntary manslaughter.

Does a deserted campground contain a clue to the murder of Molly Bish?

Volunteers will head to a former campground in West Brookfield Thursday, hoping that the latest technology will allow them to unearth new evidence.

These are the 11 people who were president of Harvard before the US became a country

Before the United States was even a country, Harvard had already seen almost a dozen presidents of the then-fledgling institution.

You’ve been warned: Security will be tight for Sail Boston

The event has been designated one of the highest security risks in the country — in the same category as the Super Bowl.

State lawmakers approve tax on top earners for 2018 ballot

Early polling has found that more than two-thirds of voters support the amendment that would raise taxes on the rich.


Charlie Baker’s high-dollar Cape Cod summer plans take shape

Governor Charlie Baker is headlining a high-dollar fundraiser for his reelection bid next month on Cape Cod. For $15,000, you can get in.

Norwood police officers rescue woman from pond

Officers Kevin and Brian Riley, who are brothers, jumped into a pond to save a 57-year-old woman Wednesday morning.

What is a Tall Ship, anyway?

With more than 50 Tall Ships descending on Boston this week, we take a look at what actually makes a ship “tall.”

Maps: Here are all the spots to view the Tall Ships this weekend

More than 50 ships will parade through Boston Harbor starting this week. Here’s where you can see them.

Historic Esplanade dog fountain to flow once more

First built in 1939, the oft-forgotten structure will offer water and a place to sit for pets and their owners.

A guide to Sail Boston’s Tall Ships

Here’s a look at more than 50 Tall Ships in Boston Harbor this weekend.

Shuttle buses replacing Green Line B branch trains into rush hour

Buses are running between Babcock Street and Washington Street because of a disabled train near Warren Street, officials said.

At Harvard, just 28 presidents in close to 400 years

Since its beginnings in the 17th century, Harvard has had just 28 presidents. Its longest-serving president, Charles William Eliot, oversaw the university from 1869 to 1909.

Highlights of Drew Faust’s Harvard tenure

Faust pushed to increase diversity among both faculty and students and she oversaw a dramatic expansion of financial aid.

Faust, who pushed for diversity at Harvard, to step down

Drew Faust, the school’s first female president, will have led the university for 11 years.

Michelle Carter apologized to Conrad Roy in a text sent after he was dead

Prosecutors say Carter, who is accused of persuading her boyfriend to kill himself, sent the messages in order to cover her tracks.

Body of 19-year-old swimmer recovered from R.I. pond

The victim drowned trying to swim back from an island in Georgiaville Pond around 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

Congressional baseball game is a century-old tradition

Members of Congress have long been gathering annually to compete in a bipartisan baseball game for charity.

Healey to sue feds over student loans

The group is seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit to protect Obama administration rules designed to protect student borrowers against predatory for-profit schools.

Man shot to death in Mattapan; second homicide in two nights

A man was sitting in a wooden chair on a stoop in Mattapan with two other men when a dozen gunshots rang out.

State’s high court upholds right to syringe distribution

The ruling will likely allow an expansion of the effort to battle the opioid crisis.

Scalise ‘was obviously in a great deal of pain,’ witness says

Among the most riveting of eyewitness accounts of Wednesday’s shooting came from Senator Jeff Flake and Representative Mo Brooks.

State Police increase State House patrols after Virginia shooting

There is no known threat to Massachusetts, State Police said.

New England’s congressional delegation stunned by Alexandria, Va., shootings

Members of the state’s congressional delegation turned to Twitter Wednesday morning to express their shock and extend sympathies to the victims of the shooting.

Scalise will need more surgery following shooting

A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice Wednesday.

State Police searching for missing dog at Logan Airport

Chloe, a 2-year-old wire fox terrier, was last seen at Terminal B.

Another Catholic school closes, while campus in Lynn grows

Saint Joseph School in Haverhill shuts down along with Saint Clement in Medford just as a $12 million expansion is announced at St. Mary’s.


Wonderland’s closed. So why are there so many cars?

Though the license and special permit expired in 2015, rental car companies are still being allowed to pay to store overflow at the former dog track.

Hanover Mall seeks tax break as it plans revamp

New owner PECO Real Estate Partners wants to create an “outdoor lifestyle center” as part of nearly $40 million in upgrades

Boston schools revamp programs to tackle summer learning slide

The city is moving away from route learning to a hands-on projects approach that will take students outside.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2017. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day.

Second fatal shooting in as many nights in Mattapan

A man in his late teens or early 20s was shot on Delhi Street around 7 p.m.

Framingham man posed online as teenage girl, exploited 150 boys

A 24-year-old Framingham man pleaded guilty to posing as a girl online and convincing boys to send nude photos and videos of themselves.

Political Happy Hour: June 13, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Pot-taxachusetts? | Lauren Baker’s new gig | ‘Wounded and defiant’

Gaming panel to lawmakers: Don’t touch funds earmarked for racing

Doing so would be a losing bet, the commission said.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

New England news in brief


Immigrants, teachers urge City Council to adopt sanctuary schools measure

Backers of the ordinance said they are worried Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents might start targeting schools.

A quick-moving storm created a mess in the Boston area

Trees were uprooted, properties were damaged, and streets were closed in its wake.

Adrian Walker

Behind closed doors, the right deal gets made on a skyscraper

The process has been far from perfect, but building the proposed Winthrop Square tower is the right thing to do.

Will ‘millionaires’ tax?’ appear on 2018 ballot? We’ll find out Wednesday

If efforts by business groups to derail the measure fail, the amendment could head to the ballot, where early polling suggests it enjoys overwhelming support.

Dorchester double murder suspect captured in Haiti

The man allegedly killed two sisters in their Dorchester apartment in 2011 and will soon be arraigned on murder charges in Suffolk Superior Court, officials said.

Wind turbines off of Block Island first of their kind

The 30-megawatt Deepwater Wind project is a prelude to a much bigger development that’s expected to occur nearby, in Massachusetts waters.

Brightest galaxies may contain clues about the formation of stars, researchers say

The galaxies were spotted by the Hubble telescope using a rare space phenomenon.

A 28 percent tax on marijuana? That’s the plan under the latest bill

House leaders will unveil a bill Wednesday that would more than double the total tax on recreational marijuana.

Healey joins coalition suing Trump administration over energy standards

The lawsuit alleges that the Department of Energy has been stalling to avoid finalizing several energy saving standards.

Elderly woman fatally struck in Acton identified

Naomi McManus, 75, was struck by a car while walking her dog Tuesday morning, police said.

Tall Ships event in Boston Harbor is deemed a high security risk

This weekend’s event has a security risk higher than the Boston Marathon and equivalent to a Super Bowl or presidential inauguration, city officials said.


We’re officially in another heat wave. Will the whole summer be this brutal?

This is the earliest Boston has had two three-day stretches over 90 degrees since record keeping began.

Dorchester teen arrested for aggravated assault and possessing an illegal gun

The teen was arrested for an aggravated assault, and a search uncovered the gun.

Document: Conrad Roy’s suicide notes

Michelle Carter is accused of encouraging Conrad Roy to commit suicide.

Read the suicide note Conrad Roy left for Michelle Carter

Before he died, Conrad Roy left a note to Michelle Carter, who is accused of persuading Roy to commit suicide.

Live: Closing arguments in the Michelle Carter trial

Michelle Carter is accused of encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.


Council to consider rejected pot shop applicant for Newbury Street dispensary

His Allston plans rejected, Geoffrey Reilinger is applying for a new medical marijuana dispensary in Back Bay.

N.H. state troopers fatally shoot man at Hampton liquor store

The shooting took place around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet.

Falmouth standoff ends peacefully

A Falmouth man surrendered to police in the Cape Cod town early Tuesday.

A look at who’s been caught illegally looking at, sharing people’s criminal records

What do a police chief, a reverend, and a lawyer all have in common? They’ve all been caught improperly accessing or sharing information from the state’s database of criminal records.

Experts worry criminal-records law violations aren’t being caught

Just 10 people or organizations have been found to have violated the law around Criminal Offender Record Information, or CORI, in the past five years.

Crowd became ‘confrontational and unruly’ at Revere Beach

Several incidents, including a fight between two women, and a teenager who allegedly refused to turn down his music, led to the arrest of eight people.

Relief from the heat is on the way

Scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and evening could potentially be severe.

‘We will meet up someday in Heaven’: Suicide note to Carter introduced at trial

“I’ll forever be in your heart and we will meet up someday in Heaven,” Conrad Roy wrote in a warm note to Michelle Carter.

Sandy Hook parents group and Megyn Kelly part ways over Alex Jones interview

A non-profit organized by some of the parents of the Newtown school shooting victims has dropped Megyn Kelly as a featured speaker at their fund-raiser.

Lauren Baker’s new mission with DCF charity

“My deepest passion is for kids,” said Charlie Baker’s wife in an interview.

Here’s why there were fireworks over the harbor last night

“Typically, there is a function on the waterfront and someone wants to have fireworks,” said Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald.

Mammoth Wynn Boston Harbor resort taking shape

It’s hard to appreciate just how massive the 13-acre building is by driving by it, or by taking a glance from I-93.

Man shot to death in Mattapan

The fatal shooting, outside 29 Hosmer Street, is the 17th homicide in Boston this year.

Freight train fire causes delays on Providence commuter rail line

Material in a freight train caught fire in Mansfield, officials said.

4-alarm fire destroys homes in Revere neighborhood hit by ’14 tornado

Fire officials said the blaze affected three buildings on Taft Street, which also suffered damage in a 2014 tornado.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, June 13, the 164th day of 2017. There are 201 days left in the year.

9-year-old Lowell in critical condition after she was hit by car

The girl was eventually taken by helicopter to Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She is in critical condition.

Man’s body pulled from Spicket River in Lawrence

The Essex DA’s office says there are no signs of foul play.

Person shot in Mattapan

A person was shot on a Mattapan street Monday night