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This day in history

Today is Sunday, July 24, the 206th day of 2016. There are 160 days left in the year.

Brush fire damages more than 100 acres at Cape Cod military base

A fast-growing brush fire burned more than 100 acres at Joint Base Cape Cod on Saturday, officials said.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Legislators restore $100 million to state budget

In a rare weekend session, House lawmakers voted to reverse cuts to a range of state offices and programs.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Eastern Mass.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for eastern parts of Massachusetts until 8 p.m.

More than 30 people displaced after 4-alarm Lowell fire

The blaze at 138 Cross St. was discovered by firefighters who were fighting a nearby fire and spotted smoke coming from the roof of the house.

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Ranger who survived hidden wound finds a new mission

Army veteran Will Snow got help from a clinical program run by the Red Sox and Massachusetts General Hospital.

‘Nuns on the Bus’ road trip makes Boston stop

The Nuns on the Bus vehicle came to proffer love and community — qualities they say this election cycle sorely lacks.

Yvonne Abraham

In recovery, they all became friends for life

For four Worcester men who lived lives of crime and addiction, years of recovery have led to a lifelong friendship.


How should the MBTA characterize its progress?

The T has also repeatedly touted statistics comparing its performance in the last year to 2015.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Chess notes

News from the world of chess.

Gun rights activists rally against curb on copycat assault rifles

Hundreds of gun rights activists lined Beacon Street on Saturday morning.

Convicted child rapist arrested for failure to register as sex offender

A convicted child rapist was arrested Friday night after he was added to the State Police list of Wanted High Risk Sex Offenders earlier that day, police said.

Bentley University, adjunct faculty reach agreement

The four-year tentative agreement improves wages and teaching conditions for more than 200 faculty at the Waltham campus.

It’s official, we’re having a heat wave

Cooling centers were opened across Boston Saturday as Mayor Martin Walsh declared a heat emergency Friday.

Governor drops condo easement at State House

Governor Baker had backed an easement that would have given a neighboring condo building a slice of the State House lawn.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, July 23, the 205th day of 2016. There are 161 days left in the year.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

MBTA police look into encounter between officers, youths on Red Line train

Transit police are reviewing a recent encounter between officers and black youths on a Red Line train that was flagged by a Boston-based performer.

Five-alarm blaze roars through East Boston structure

The building fire occurred next to the famed Santarpio’s Pizza on Chelsea Street.

Sanctions stand at Brockton nursing home

Federal regulators said a troubled Brockton nursing home has resolved urgent health and safety issues but, because other problems remain, sanctions will stay in place.

Did Healey’s gun ban backfire?

Mass. gun dealers sold more than 2,000 military-style rifles on Wednesday – nearly one quarter of the total sold all of last year.

Six sex offenders added to state’s most wanted list

All six are wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, and one for failure to provide a sample to a DNA database.

Revere Beach just got a little sandier

Onlookers, wannabes, and pros converged on Revere Beach to watch, learn, and compete in the 13th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival.

MBTA union says Governor is wrong about armored car sunroofs

The MBTA’s union pushed back on claims from the governor, who insinuated workers had cut out sunroofs in the T’s armored cars.

Rowley man arrested after allegedly leading police on high-speed chase

John Morrissey led police on a chase through Rowley after refusing to pull over for driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

Political Happy Hour: July 22, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Dems go to Philly by train | #TrumpTrain runs over Cruz | Clinton-Kaine?


How water works as a great equalizer

The Charles River is home to the largest non-profit rowing organizations in the country.

Lowell teen identified as Derry, N.H., gunshot victim

The cause of Cole Kinney’s death was ruled to be a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Inside the fund-raiser for top VP prospect Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine told both the crowd and individuals privately that he had no idea whether he would be Hillary Clinton’s pick.

Three charged in alleged stun gun theft

Sherome Pight, 25, and two male teenagers — a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old — allegedly stunned the victim in the neck before stealing his phone.

Plans to bring horse racing to Brockton hit a snag

Officials say the Brockton Fairgrounds racetrack’s $1.4 million request for repairs may not comply with state law.

Baker signs budget to pay lawyers for indigent

Thousands of attorneys have gone without pay for upwards of two months while the budget worked its way through Beacon Hill.

House speaker wants NBA All-Star Game in Boston

Just after the NBA announced Thursday that it was pulling its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, House Speaker Robert DeLeo took to Twitter.

Wynn casino clears hurdle with environmental permit

The Wynn Resorts casino secured a key victory as a state environmental official granted a waterfront permit to the $2.1 billion project.

Nervous system disease is detected in ticks on Cape Cod

The first survey on Cape Cod for the tick-borne disease Powassan found ticks from Falmouth to Truro infected with the virus.

An ordinary day for a delivery driver turns heroic

Jennifer Martin was delivering a package Thursday on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown when she noticed thick smoke swirling from a building two houses down.

One dead after collision on Avon street

A man was killed after the car he was driving and a box truck collided on Harrison Boulevard.

Firefighters save man from Swansea house fire

The man was not breathing when firefighters arrived in his bedroom, but they performed CPR and were able to retrieve a pulse.

Man ejected from car, killed in I-195 crash in Dartmouth

The New Bedford man was pronounced dead at the scene early Friday.

Man in critical condition after being shot in Dorchester

The man, who is in his 30s, was shot on Evans Street around 10:40 p.m. Thursday.

Fast Forward: Heat arrives, gun owners to protest

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

There’s a battle over ownership of Oyster Pond

There’s a strange question on the vineyard: Who owns a beach that has moved?

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for southeastern Mass.

It was the hottest since July 19, 2013, when temperatures spiked to 99.

Regular service resumes on Blue Line

A train had derailed at Bowdoin Station early Friday, leading to delays on the Blue Line for much of the morning.

This day in history

Today is Friday, July 22, the 204th day of 2016. There are 162 days left in the year.

Person shot in Dorchester; injuries life-threatening

A person suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot Thursday night on a Dorchester street.

Westport farm with abused animals closed off to public

Federal agents cordoned off a tenant farm Thursday where hundreds of dead and injured animals were found this week.

Muslim-American delegates to DNC celebrated at send-off

Three Muslim Americans will be among the Massachusetts delegates to the Democratic Convention next week in Philadelphia.

Rejected police recruits must be told they can appeal, panel says

The Civil Service Commission ordered the Boston Police Department to notify candidates who were passed over.

Cambridge’s Episcopal Divinity School to stop awarding degrees

Facing ongoing budget deficits, the school said that it will no longer award degrees after June 2017, and will spend the next academic year exploring options for its future.

Ruth Grossman Sidel, a professor and writer

Dr. Sidel interviewed scores of poor women over the years and wove their voices and stories into her books.

Baker defends proposing State House lawn easement for developer

Governor Baker said a condo project at 25 Beacon St. would not harm property that was once John Hancock’s.

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AG makes the right move on state’s assault weapons ban

It’s about time we get serious about keeping these weapons off the street.

Clergy hold rally to commend Boston police

Several members of the Boston clergy commended the department for its responsibility, compassion, and restraint.

Fla. shooting illustrates black mistrust of police

The incident earlier this week with a therapist trying to round up an autistic patient illustrates the longstanding worry.

Your lottery odds are worse than you think

The state lottery defines ties as wins, significantly inflating its claims about the chances of success.

Bicyclist, 14, seriously injured after being struck by SUV in Billerica

Police say a 2013 GMC Acadia was traveling northbound when it struck the boy at the intersection of Route 3A and Boston Road at around 3:50 p.m

Lynn man charged with stealing over 3,400 identities, credit card info

Cristian Villa-Marte, 32, of Lynn allegedly stole the identities and credit card info for more than 3,400 people.

Fall River man sentenced to prison for assaulting girlfriend with guitar

A Fall River man was sentenced on Tuesday after being found guilty of smashing a guitar over his girlfriend’s head.

Supreme Court’s corruption decision could affect Mass. cases

The investigation into state Senator Brian Joyce is one of several cases that may face new limits.

At Baker’s home, Pokémon Go

It was a quiet July evening on Governor Charlie Baker’s street in Swampscott. A warm breeze rolled in from the ocean. The sun was just beginning to set.


Group warns lawmakers not to override Baker budget vetoes

The group says it plans to “highlight every single roll call vote” taken on his spending reductions.

Duck boat driver cited in July crash that left pedestrian injured

The driver of the duck boat has been cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Political Happy Hour: July 21, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Ailes out | Cruz control | The revolution may be slightly delayed

Across from the governor’s home, Pokémon Go

There are several Pokémon Go stops near Governor Charlie Baker’s Swampscott home, and they’ve attracted many players.

Worcester man charged with killing woman whose body was found in car

Worcester firefighters discovered Marie Martin’s body inside a burning vehicle when they were called to a wooded area in November.

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy tags 11-foot Great White off Monomoy

The animal was the eighth shark the team has tagged this year.

Men in 2015 Pokemon convention plot get 2-year sentences

James Stumbo, 28, and Kevin Norton, 19, were charged with unlawful possession of the guns and ammunition.

Photos from six-alarm blaze in Charlestown

The fire started at a four-story duplex at Bunker Hill and Sackville streets.

2 Charlestown buildings destroyed in 6-alarm fire

The blaze broke out at 1:45 p.m. Thursday in back of a four-story brick and wood duplex at Bunker Hill and Sackville streets.

Salem house catches fire after high-voltage wires knocked to the ground

The wiring was still carrying an electrical current when they landed on the ground.

GOAL says it will rally against Healey’s ‘rogue’ actions on assault weapons

The state affiliate of the NRA will rally at the State House Saturday against what it says was a blind-sided, unwarranted attack on law-abiding gun owners.

Powerball jackpot reaches $390 million

This is the game’s second-highest prize since a player won a $429.6 million jackpot in May.

Drought expands in Massachusetts, US officials say

Massachusetts has been under a drought watch since July 8, but the state has seen dry conditions since April.

Boston firefighters quickly knock down Dorchester house fire

The fire was reported on Sudan Street in Dorchester around 11 a.m.

Arlington man rushes to rescue neighbor from alleged burglar

The Ridge Street resident was gardening when he heard a woman “fighting for her life.”

Black Lives Matter banner to stay in Somerville City Hall

Joseph Curtatone is dismissing a request from the police union to replace the sign with one that says “All Lives Matter.”

Man found shot to death on road in Derry, N.H.

The body was found near North Shore Road just after 11 p.m.

Man stabbed to death in Worcester after argument

The 37-year-old was stabbed on Main Street Wednesday night following an argument with a suspect.

First-time Mass. delegate soaks in front-row seat at RNC

Rick Green looks at the RNC like seeing the Red Sox play the World Series: “Of course you can watch it at home, but you gotta get to Fenway.”

What an audit found about the T’s cash-counting operation

The outside audit raised a long list of questions and criticisms.

Advocates press police to finish inquiry in pedestrian scuffle

The investigation into a May incident involving an off-duty Boston police officer is still not complete.

Fast Forward: Donald Trump to accept nomination, colleges train for casino jobs

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

New Aaron Hernandez defense team will get cellphone

Aaron Hernandez’s new defense team is led by the Florida attorney who represented Casey Anthony.

A final day of nice weather before heat, humidity return this weekend

Temperatures are expected to reach into the high 80s in Greater Boston — and higher away from the coast — on Thursday.

Regular service resumes on Blue Line

The MBTA cited signal problems near Orient Heights Station behind the Blue Line’s earlier delays.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2016. There are 163 days left in the year.

Millie Clements, 81; leader in education, banking, and community affairs

Ms. Clements held leadership roles at A Better Chance Inc. and Bank of Boston, and was a pioneering African-American woman on the Massachusetts Board of Education.

Baker wants to sell part of State House lawn

A segment of the lawn on which John Hancock’s house once stood would be sold to condo developers.

Students’ racist rants online stun Wellesley

Students at Wellesley High School and elsewhere used racial and homophobic slurs in online post, several students said.

Descendants of one of state’s first feminists mark her legacy

Anne Hutchinson was persecuted for speaking her mind in the fledgling Massachusetts Bay Colony, and she was remembered Wednesday.

Apparent gap stymies prosecution of doctors in sex cases

In Mass., a doctor who touches a patient sexually under the guise that it’s critical to her care is not breaking the law, said Middlesex D.A.

Scholar wins lawsuit sparked by infidelity claim

The defendants publicly accused Hayat Sindi of fabricating her credentials — revenge for an infidelity that never existed, she says.


Look up details on a specific school

More than 100 private schools in New England have faced reports that their staff sexually abused or harassed students.

Tales of animal abuse emerge at Westport farm

Livestock had been living in deplorable conditions for months, probably years, police said.

Private schools, painful secrets

The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

A look at the schools that allegedly retaliated against students

Retaliations against students who were allegedly sexually exploited by staffers, or employees who raised concerns about alleged sexual misconduct.

Walsh, Chang dispute report of exam school application change

The report said the city was considering a plan that could bar private and Catholic school students from applying.

7-year-old girl critical after being hit by car in Mashpee

A 7-year-old girl was in critical condition after she was struck by a car while riding her bicycle in Mashpee, authorities said.

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I’m so sorry, Mitt Romney

I’ve been tough on you over the years, and I feel awful about it. Because now I see how bad bad can be.

Political Happy Hour: July 20, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Melania speech-gate comes to a thrilling conclusion | The T is still broken | ‘These are the times that try men’s souls, to quote … was it Melania Trump who said that?’

Boston firefighters recover man’s body from water

No details were immediately available about how the man died.

Woman feared Argentine lizard was alligator

The creature, about two and a half feet long and floating in the Merrimack River, was determined to be a tegu.

Cambridge officer on unpaid leave after Revere arrest

Jonathan Vincente, a patrol officer, is accused of disturbing the peace.

MBTA armored cars got unauthorized sunroofs, Baker says

Workers in charge of handling cash collected by the MBTA cut sunroofs in two of their armored cars, Governor Charlie Baker said Wednesday.

Investigators try to identify body of woman found in Everett

The woman, who was between 26 and 52 years old, was found on a National Grid property.

Baker says state should run MBTA pension fund, seeks savings at T

Governor Charlie Baker called the MBTA “poorly led and horribly managed” but said progress is being made.

New trials possible for those convicted in Dookhan drug cases

The SJC ruled people can seek new trials if disgraced state chemist Annie Dookhan was involved in their drug convictions.

Mayor Walsh, Joe Kennedy to speak at Democratic convention

Mayor Martin Walsh and US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III will join US Senator Elizabeth Warren as speakers in Philadelphia.

Suspected burglar drags homeowner, sparks Millis chase

Two people allegedly arrived at their home to find 32-year-old Daniel Coyle rummaging around in their basement.


After Melania Trump, Republicans point to Obama-Patrick copycat

Remember when President Obama apparently lifted speech passages from former governor Deval Patrick?

Dwarf star planets may have habitable atmospheres, MIT scientists say

The planets, orbiting a dwarf star and first identified in May, have rocky terrain and compact atmospheres — all indications they could support life.

19th-century Grove Hall library to become teen center

The structure will be the new home of Freedom House, which offers college coaching, tutoring, and financial aid advising.

Trump adviser says Clinton should be ‘shot for treason’

The N.H. state representative used strong language in his criticisms of the presumptive Democratic nominee, calling her “a piece of garbage.”

MBTA bus involved in Revere crash

About 10 people were injured when a car crashed into a bus at North Shore and Oak Island roads.

Sheep shot to death while grazing on Leominster landfill

A farm worker found the Scottish blackface while delivering water to the flock.

Live: Maura Healey speaks

The Mass. AG is outlining steps to remove assault weapons from the street.

Gun stores see rush of business after Mass. AG plans to close loophole

Maura Healey outlined steps to remove a “loophole” in the state’s assault weapons ban in the aftermath of a recent spate of violence nationwide.

Man calls police about break-in, is charged with having an explosive

Kevin Butler of Hull pleaded not guilty to possession of an explosive device, possession of anabolic steroids, and disturbing the peace.

Fast Forward: Vanquished Republicans speak, campaign cash report due

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

Expect low humidity, comfortable temperatures today

The nice weather is expected to last until Friday, when the heat and humidity return.

Slowdowns in Sullivan Square after truck accident

A tractor-trailer rolled over early Wednesday in Charlestown, causing backups near Sullivan Square.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, July 20, the 202nd day of 2016. There are 164 days left in the year.

Parks and pools participating in ‘Summer Nights’ initiative

The extension of summer operations will continue through Aug. 19.

Fugitive stabs himself during arrest in Carver

Police in Carver attempted to arrest a local man wanted in California on Tuesday before the man grabbed a knife and began stabbing himself, police said.

State extends summer park, pool hours in effort to provide safe haven for families

There will be crafts-making, dance lessons, basketball games, and other activities.

Dead animals, burning trash found at Westport site, police say

An animal cruelty investigation is under way after police discovered hundreds of dead and injured animals on a 70-acre lot in the Southcoast town.

Legislature to hold rare weekend sessions

Who do they have to blame for these rare weekend sessions? Donald J. Trump, of course. And Hillary Clinton, too.

School says it mishandled abuse claim with bread ‘penance’

In addition to admitting it mishandled an allegation of sexual abuse, Phillips Exeter Academy announced changes for future complaints.

Housing is seen as missing link in opioid crisis

With not enough housing options in the state, recovering addicts are frequently left with the question, “What now?”

Mary Knight, 89; longtime community activist in Dorchester

Mrs. Knight, an immigrant from Jamaica, had worked to improve the Grove Hall area since the 1960s.

Wellesley investigates racially charged hate speech

The allegations involve hate speech posted on social media by high school students.

US urged to probe Chinese company building MBTA subway cars

Citing security concerns, 55 members of Congress seek an investigation of China Railroad Rolling Stock Corp.

Chang taps new operations chief for schools

John Hanlon is currently Boston’s commissioner of property and construction management.

Political Happy Hour: July 19, 2016

Political Happy Hour: You’ve never heard this speech before | You’ve never heard this speech before | You’ve never heard this speech before

City Hall to host second ‘Beer Garden on the Bricks’

The event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall Plaza.


Hard to imagine, but feasible: President Trump

The American political system is so broken that many voters are willing to roll the dice instead of supporting a conventional candidate.

Mass., N.H. troopers charged in beating video case

A video, taken from a TV station’s helicopter, appears to show officers beating a suspect after a lengthy chase.

Four hurt when car crashes into Quincy restaurant

Four people were injured when a car drove into Wild Willy’s restaurant on Route 3A Tuesday.

A long way to go for MBTA board

A year after it was established, the board’s work still leaves much to be desired for T passengers.

City hopes new website will make accessing services headache-free

Mayor Martin Walsh’s office will unveil the new website on Wednesday.

Officials find body of boater missing since Saturday

Emerson Belirio had been missing for two days after a boating accident in Fall River.

Pair convicted in Snapchat rape

A man and a woman were found guilty in a Saugus attack on a 16-year-old girl that was videotaped and shared on social media.

Reputed jailhouse gang member held without bail in woman’s beating

Peter Turco, 39, is accused of viciously attacking Sarah Turner last week in her Salem home.

Boston-bound flight aborts takeoff after smoking engine

The United Airlines flight was supposed to leave Newark Tuesday morning.

Haverhill microburst confirmed after Monday storm damage

The strong, vertical winds can be just as damaging as a tornado in extreme cases.

Boy dies after being ejected from car driven by mother

The 6-year-old boy was not in a car seat or child seat when he was thrown from the car.

Boston Police disarm man with replica gun in Dorchester

Officers drew their weapons, but in what authorities called a remarkable show of restraint, they did not shoot.

Fast Forward: Trump’s kids on center stage, voting rights of Va. ex-felons

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

School superintendents hit the books over public records law

The Secretary of State’s Office took the unusual step of ordering more than 200 school superintendents to undergo training.

Cancellations on Fitchburg, Newburyport commuter rail lines

Trains are being canceled or running with fewer cars on the two lines at the start of Tuesday’s commute.

Less humidity, lower temperatures on Tuesday

The nice weather is expected to continue into Friday, when heat and humidity return and last into the weekend.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, July 19, the 201st day of 2016. There are 165 days left in the year.

Activists file petition to repeal transgender law

The conservatives want a repeal of the state’s recently passed transgender rights law on the ballot in 2018.

State won’t fault hospital that released man before fatal rampage

An investigation into Morton Hospital’s release of Arthur DaRosa found that staff followed appropriate procedures.

Seal meets bloody end in shark encounter

Dramatic photos of the shark’s mealtime near Chatham remind us how rough nature can be.

MIT students get frank about race

The blog posts are part of an uncommonly honest discussion being fostered at the college about the tensions gripping the country.

RFK Jr. amps up defense of cousin in 1975 murder

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s new book attempts to clear the name of his first cousin, Michael Skakel.

MBTA wants to outsource emergency dispatching system

The agency is proposing to privatize several aspects of its operations in an effort to save money.

Tyngsborough man shot by police to face charges

Michael Clark, 27, is accused of leading officers on a chase and dragging an officer for a short distance before he was shot.

Wolfeboro or Cleveland? Not a tough call for Mitt Romney

As Republicans gathered in Cleveland, the 2012 GOP nominee was more than 600 miles away in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

Possible sequel for Patricia Cornwell saga

The crime writer won an appeal and could see her case go to a new jury.

Advocates fight to erase shadow of juvenile court records

Mass. is among 19 states that do not allow people to expunge their juvenile records.

Boston police release name of Dorchester man shot in broad daylight

Brandon Smith, 28, was shot in Dorchester on July 7 at 11:36 a.m.

Chang to revamp school leadership with deputy’s exit

Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang is losing his second in command, prompting him to change his leadership team after one year.


In Boston, sometimes it’s a question of good and lucky

It’s hard to tally how many times cops have held their fire in situations when those elsewhere might not have.

Political Happy Hour: July 18, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Romney, Baker, et al loooong way from GOP convention | Massachusetts nice | In Maine, benefits line is the ‘hottest’

Man held without bail after allegedly slashing Worcester officer

During an altercation early Sunday morning, Patxie Delorbe was tased and a police officer was slashed with a steak knife.

Power problems at courthouse send Snapchat assault jury home

The jury is expected to resume deliberation Tuesday morning.

Duck Tours will put second employee on tour vehicles

The company, which has been scrutinized after a crash in April killed a woman, said it was acting to protect public safety.

Audit finds poor recordkeeping at Framingham State

The university said it has formed a task force to review its policies and procedures.

Donald Trump sculpture made of dryer lint for sale near GOP convention

It took 30 gallons of the fibrous material and some acrylic paint to create Trump’s likeness.

Men set to change pleas in Pokemon convention plot case

Two Iowa men are facing allegations that they brought weapons to Boston after making threats to a gathering of Pokémon players.

Three rescued in the Duxbury Bay after boat capsizes

Two brothers and a friend were taking a dinghy out to reach a sailboat when the boat capsized, officials said.

MIT offers condolences for student killed in New York

Andrew Esquivel was killed when an off-duty police officer allegedly struck him while driving while intoxicated.

Massachusetts State Lottery launches new game

The game will give players the opportunity to win a top prize of $100,000.

Changes come to Boston archdiocese leadership

The moves follow the announcement last month that Pope Francis had named two new auxiliary bishops.

Arlington officials ‘greatly disturbed’ by series of racist incidents

Police and the Arlington Human Rights Commission are working together to resolve recent cases of hate crimes in the community.

More close encounters of the great white shark kind reported off Mass.

Great white shark sightings were plentiful in parts of Cape Cod and the South Shore.

Brockton toddler wandered alone to a Dairy Queen

The 2-year-old’s mother and her babysitter apparently thought the other was watching the child.

1 killed, 2 injured in crash after driver fled, Merrimac police say

The incident began when an officer noticed that the light above the license plate was broken.

Stranded 17-foot pilot whale dies off Harding’s Beach in Chatham

The International Fund for Animal Welfare will perform a necropsy to try and learn the cause of death.

Boston may finally enforce ban on more than four students living together

Eight years after it was passed, the city’s ban on more than four students living together may get some teeth.

Man who killed teen banging on his door claims self-defense

The 15-year-old boy had been drinking and apparently mistook the Chicopee house for a friend’s home before he was shot to death.

Fast Forward: Donald Trump-fest starts, Russia may miss Rio Games

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

For gun makers in Springfield, it’s just another job

In the wake of recent shootings, there weren’t protest signs or picket lines in the city that hosts one of the nation’s largest gun makers.

Armed robbery suspects crash car, knocking out power to Methuen residents

About 30 homes were without power in the morning after Sunday night’s crash.

Regular service resumes on Green Line after disabled train

The MBTA reported “moderate” delays for westbound passengers earlier Monday morning.

Storms rolling through Mass. leave trail of debris

Trees were toppled and power lines were downed across the state.

This day in history

Today is Monday, July 18, the 200th day of 2016. There are 166 days left in the year.

Police search for teen suspect in Fall River killing

State Police say they are searching for a 15-year-old boy in connection with a fatal shooting in Fall River last week.

Search for overboard boater in Fall River stretches to third day

After two days of searching, authorities still haven’t found the 35-year-old Fall River man who went overboard while riding in a boat on South Watuppa Pond Saturday afternoon.

Hit-and-run suspect allegedly had laced Rice Krispies treats

Jesse George Rausch of Enfield, Conn., hit several vehicles near Rowes Wharf on Saturday and then tried to flee.

Attempted Turkish coup condemned by Boston protesters

Holding Turkish flags, the group held a moment of silence for the more than 260 people killed in the violence that erupted Friday.

Pipeline tax protesters cap 43-mile hike at State House steps

Some of the protesters plan to camp out in front of the State House after marching 43 miles from Medway to protest pipeline projects in Massachusetts and they will hold a rally Monday morning.

Police shooting in Chelmsford sent customers, employees scurrying

Police shot a 27-year-old Tyngsborough man late Saturday at an ice cream stand’s parking lot.

Some Mass. delegates are feeling it; others aren’t

They include proud Donald Trump supporters, party stalwarts who loathe Trump, and officials trying to keep the big tent from collapsing.

ISIS affiliate puts 264 in Mass. on its ‘kill list’

The names of mostly rank-and-file employees from across the state was posted Saturday to social media, according to State Police.

Salaries of public college presidents continue to increase

The median total compensation for leaders of taxpayer-supported US colleges $431,000 in 2014-15.


Where wood meets cowhide, a welcome escape

Chatham’s Veterans Field is just the place to spend a lazy evening on the Cape.

Beverly senior left ruined in alleged construction scam

Gloria Lilja is facing financial ruin, after a contractor allegedly fleeced her, tore down her house, leaving her only with a shell.

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Doc Rivers calls on Boston firms to step up for worthy cause

Participation is lagging for this year’s “Hoop Dreams” event, and time is running short.

Councilor shifts focus of Public Safety Committee to police-community relations, ex-convicts

Andrea Campbell, in her first term, changed the committee’s name to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice committee.

Man breaks into New Hampshire State House, damages artwork

State Police are looking for the man seen on video surveillence inside the building.

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The weekly game

MIT student killed in crash involving NYPD officer

The officer was allegedly drunk when he plowed into a group of friends on a sidewalk.

Chicopee man allegedly shoots, kills 15-year-old banging on his door

The boy had been drinking alcohol and became confused, believing his friend lived at the residence, authorities say.

Worcester police officer stabbed in the face by suspect

The officer received stitches after the incident and has been released from the hospital.

Man dies after being caught in Deerfield River whirlpool

Foul play is not suspected in the 30-year-old’s death.

Police in the Boston area take precautions after Baton Rouge shootings

Police departments in Greater Boston warned their officers Sunday to be vigilant.

Flights from Boston Logan to Turkey canceled Sunday

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice this weekend prohibiting commercial and private aircraft from flying in and out of any airport in Turkey. No time frame has been announced for this restriction, according to FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.

Plymouth beaches reopen after Great White sighting

The public was cleared to return after 24 hours passed without a confirming sighting.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, July 17, the 199th day of 2016. There are 167 days left in the year.

Suspect shot in Chelmsford in ‘very grave condition,’ says Middlesex DA

State Police were alerted of the shooting around 9 p.m. Saturday.

Life and loss on Boston’s Methadone Mile

On this stretch of Mass. Ave., the lives of people struggling with addiction — still using or in recovery — are lived in public sight.

North Reading police searching for hit-and-run driver

A man was injured in a hit and run incident Friday night in North Reading, Police said.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Search underway for missing boater in Fall River

Officials are searching for a missing boater in Fall River.

Sailors, civilians reunite at Brunswick Naval Air Station

The Brunswick Naval Air Station has been closed long enough — five years — for the community to organize the first reunion for sailors and civilians.

New England news in brief

New England news in brief

Yvonne Abraham

In race for register of deeds, there are some who actually want to do the job

But the office is a magnet for longtime pols hoping to ride the twin waves of name recognition and apathy into a $124,000-a-year sinecure.

Kevin Cullen

In a hospice room, a graduation well-earned

In and around Natick, they still talk about Cheryl Chagnon as a life force.

R.I. motorcyclist killed, 15 yr. old injured, in Wrentham crash

One person was killed in a crash involving one car and one motorcycle this afternoon in Wrentham, according to State Police.

Third fire at Taunton house called ‘very suspicious’

The third blaze at the house since May caused no injuries but destroyed the structure, said fire officials.

Two seriously injured in Westwood plane crash

The crash occurred around 3:15 p.m. 3 miles north of Norwood Memorial Airport, said Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the FAA.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Starts & Stops

Commuter rail officials working on better signs, fare collection

More changes could be coming to the MBTA’s contract with Keolis Commuter Services.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess.

Man arrested after allegedly setting estranged wife’s car on fire

A man was arrested after allegedly entering his estranged wife’s house with a gun and setting her car on fire in Gardner.

Great White shark sighting closes Plymouth beaches through Sunday

Two Plymouth beaches were evacuated Saturday afternoon following the confirmed sighting, said harbor master officials.

News of Turkish uprising resonates in Boston

For some Mass. residents with ties to Turkey, the deadly uprising evoked feelings of horror and pride.

Littleton crash victim identified as East Boston man

State Police have identified the man killed in yesterday’s four-vehicle crash in Littleton as Nelson Umanzor, 38, of East Boston.

East Boston dump truck driver killed in four-vehicle crash in Littleton

Massachusetts State Police responded to a four-vehicle collision on Interstate 495 northbound at around 3:40 p.m.

Methuen police looking for Haverhill man wanted on domestic violence charges

Kevin S. McCarthy, 45, was spotted by Methuen Detective Eric Deleon at around 3:50 p.m. Friday, when he drove by in a red Volvo Deleon recognized.

On a flight from Istanbul to Boston, shock and concern over military coup

Passengers aboard one of the last flight’s out of Turkey before an attempted military coup arrived at Logan Airport in Boston early Friday evening.

Seven teenagers arrested for vandalism at Fort Revere in Hull

The seven were arrested on charges of spray-painting graffiti, malicious destruction of property, and trespassing.

Pro-marijuana group to revise complaint against Walpole police chief

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol group has accused the chief of improper political advocacy on the job.

Wynn casino wins key recommendation from state environmental official

A state environmental official recommended that the $2.1 billion project clear its final regulatory hurdle.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Former Springfield journalist recalls terror in Nice

“The panic spread instantly,” said Bill Rapp.

Grafton man pleads not guilty to murdering wife

Michael Sugarman, charged with murdering his wife in their Grafton home last April, was indicted by a grand jury in June.

West Nile virus mosquitoes don’t mind the drought

As streams run dry, organic material accumulates in riverbeds, attracting female Culex pipiens mosquitoes looking for a place to lay their egg.

Somerville native witnessed Nice attack aftermath

Kenny Delson said the city of Nice is quiet now. So quiet. But the violence is still ringing in his ears.

New Bedford woman charged with stealing more than 5,000 pills from Bridgewater State Hospital

The woman is accused of stealing more 3,600 Percocets and about 2,000 other narcotics while working as a pharmacy technician at Bridgewater State Hospital, officials said.

Endangered sea turtle released off Cape Cod

The release followed a successful, 8-month rehabilitation process as New England Aquarium biologists guided the animal back to health.

After poll, Boston police commissioner vows to reach out to minority communities

William B. Evans said he hoped to connect with the nearly one-third of black residents who said they do not feel police treat them fairly.

US Senate creates commission to honor 100th anniversary of JFK’s birth

The commission, comprised of 11 individuals, will be similar to a 2009 commission to honor the centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birth.

Mike Pence’s daughter is a rising senior at Northeastern University

Audrey Pence will be a senior next semester at the school’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Defense rests in case of alleged sex assault shared on Snapchat

The jury deciding the fates of two Saugus residents is expected to hear closing arguments Monday.

Car-free Newbury Street coming on Aug. 7

People will soon be able to roam free in parts of the Back Bay, without a car in sight.


Sydney Schanberg never forgot his roots in Clinton, Mass.

Schanberg was a journalism giant. He was a man of accomplishment, who touched many lives. Just like his father, Louis.

Fire that killed 7,000 baby turkeys at Lancaster farm ruled an accident

The barn fire at Bob’s Turkey Farm was started by either a mechanical or an electrical failure of a device used to keep young chicks warm.

N.H. authorities declare toddler’s March death a homicide

A state medical examiner said 3-year-old Jayleah Bureau’s death was a result of blunt force trauma.

Plymouth town employee charged with attacking woman with pruning shears

A 39-year-old jogger had numerous stab wounds when police found her in Morton Park.

Woman facing charges after State Police recover dog from hot car in Hull

The dog was inside a car that registered at 115 degrees at Nantasket Beach.

Man arrested in fatal Lynn shooting

The 28-year-old is accused of killing a 24-year-old, who fell into the street where several drivers swerved around him without stopping.

7-alarm Brockton warehouse fire began when vehicle ignited

The building will be torn down Friday because of safety concerns, and firefighters will continue to put water on it while it is dismantled.

A bittersweet Bastille Day event in Back Bay

Boston’s French diaspora, determined to move past the tragedy in Nice, France, honored those killed as they celebrated Bastille Day.

Fast Forward: Nice attack, GOP convention fight sputters

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

Uber-Lyft debate putting Mayor Walsh in a bind

Walsh is in the unenviable position of arbiter in a zero-sum contest between the traditional taxi and livery industries and the newer, app-based firms.

New Horizons scientists celebrate one year since Pluto encounter

Researchers are still working to understand everything they learned from the 2015 experience with Pluto.

Hot, humid Friday with temperatures in the 90s

It’s going to be the hottest day of 2016 in Boston and New England, the National Weather Service said.

Baker offers condolences to France after Nice attack

“We know they will unite to overcome this horrific attack,” Governor Baker said in the aftermath of a deadly Bastille Day attack in France.

Slowing rides reported throughout Greater Boston

Drivers are facing slowdowns Friday morning.

Forum explores relations between Boston police, black community

The legacy of Boston’s troubled racial past was front and center Thursday night in a televised town hall forum.

This day in history

Today is Friday, July 15, the 197th day of 2016. There are 169 days left in the year.

Health Connector will eliminate copays for addiction treatment

The Connector developed the requirement for its 2017 plans to bolster the state’s campaign against opioid addiction.

Major fire roars through warehouse in Brockton

A six-alarm fire destroyed an old furniture warehouse in Brockton on Thursday night, authorities said.

Bostonians trust police, but fear discrimination, poll finds

A majority of Bostonians have a positive view of the police, but one in three black residents does not believe that officers treat minorities fairly.

Adrian Walker

UMass budget hikes are terrible news for students

As the cost of private colleges outpaces the resources of so many families, those public colleges become more important than ever.

Veterans’ protections signed into state law

The new law protects veterans from workplace discrimination and extends low-income housing options for them statewide.

‘Pokemon Go’ player finds dead body in Nashua

A “Pokemon Go” player discovered a dead man in Salmon Brook, local police said.

More than a third of Mass. in severe drought

Roughly another third is in moderate drought, and the last third is “abnormally dry.”

Wakefield man ID’d as operator in fatal crash

James Roberto, 65, was pronounced dead the scene in Peabody.

State representatives reject Baker’s MBTA fare hike proposal

The proposal have raised some individual MBTA fares higher and faster than the Legislature had wanted under its own legislation.

Police identify woman who died in multiple-vehicle crash in Worcester

The Worcester Police Department identified the woman who was killed when her vehicle collided with three others on Blackstone River Road.

Political Happy Hour, July 14, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Trump-Pence ’16 |RBG mea culpa | Transgender ballot campaign?

Live updates: Thunderstorm watch in Mass.

A line of thunderstorms over eastern New York is approaching Wesern Massachusetts and could arrive after 4 p.m.

Watch a Worcester cat exhibit live on the ‘Meow Cam’

Watching the aloof, mysterious creatures is addictive, organizers of the “Meow Cam” say.

Marlborough dog shocked with stun gun after biting officer

The German shepherd became aggressive as the officers were delivering a summons.

Police arrest man for string of robberies

State Police worked with multiple police departments from across Western Massachusetts to make the arrest.

Your Blue Line train may have something in common with a hybrid car

The MBTA has been quietly testing a new system that would recycle the energy lost when subway trains brake, as hybrid cars do.

Shooting your neighbor’s dog is not allowed, state appeals court rules

It’s not OK to shoot a neighbor’s dog, even if you are doing it to make sure your chronically ill wife doesn’t slip on feces.

Northeast drivers most likely to admit their aggressive driving habits

Close to 80 percent of motorists reported using at least one form of aggressive behavior while driving.

Tuition rises at UMass campuses

The tuition increase will boost the average cost for in-state undergraduate students to $13,862 a year.

Woman in her 70s fatally struck by asphalt truck in Worcester

A neighbor said the victim lived near the scene of the crash.

Permanent parking-protected bike lane to be implemented on Beacon Street

After recent crashes that have killed bicyclists in Greater Boston, the city will run a protected lane between Mass. Avenue and Charlesgate East.

Two days later, officials continue to fight Peabody factory fire

The factory has been destroyed, and what’s left of it will have to be torn down.

SJC orders new trial in 2007 ‘shaken baby’ case

The state’s highest court ruled that jurors should hear skeptics of “shaken baby syndrome.”

Baker vetoes $1.2m of funding for new early-voting program

The early voting law is intended to allow Massachusetts residents to vote up to 11 business days before Election Day.

Victim in alleged Snapchat sex assault said she remembers being groped

The teenage girl was allegedly groped by a man and a woman after all three shared a bottle of vodka in 2014.

Fast Forward: Men’s road rage rises, Tom Brady considers the Supreme Court

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

In Vt., a Jewish community rises like the mountains

The world-renowned resort town of Stowe had no organized Jewish community for two centuries. Now, one is thriving.

Storms roll through Western Mass. with little damage

Storms moved quickly through Western Massachusetts on Thursday night, leaving the area with little damage.

1 killed in Milford crash on I-495

One person was killed and another airlifted to a hospital after a car went off the right side of the road.

Program treats vets to a day of fishing

Nearly 200 military veterans participated in a fishing voyage in Boston Harbor, a yearly tradition hosted by a Quincy fishing club.

Scathing report details failings at group homes

58 percent of emergency room visits that involved reasonable suspicion of abuse and neglect were not reported between January 2012 and June 2014.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, July 14, the 196th day of 2016. There are 170 days left in the year.

Charlton man sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation

Matthew Clem, 31, pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated rape of a child, three counts of enticing a child under 16 years of age, and three counts of distribution of obscene matter.

‘True Islam’ campaign comes to State House

The campaign, organized by the national Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, aims to differentiate between Muslim teachings and the violent actions of Islamic extremism.

Boston Common hosts Outside the Box arts festival

Over the next four days, the Common will come alive with the sounds of music, dance, and visual arts performances.

Nursing home workers condemn Baker budget cuts

Governor Baker cut millions of dollars from the new state budget dedicated to boosting salaries and benefits for low-paid workers.

At BLS, how furor unfolded behind the scenes

Concerns rose that the elite exam school was moving too slowly to address allegations about racism.

Courts cut online access to criminal cases

At a time when many agencies are putting more information online, Massachusetts courts are going in the opposite direction.

Rally against police brutality draws over 1,000

The march came less than a week after five Dallas police officers were gunned down during a Black Lives Matter protest.

Advocates welcome Boston police body camera program

While they applauded the new pilot program, advocates also raised concerns about how it will be implemented.

Deported child rape suspect to return to face charges

Rony Vasquez, 42, was deported to Guatemala a decade ago after he allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl in Revere.

GOP to consider N.H. influence in election

A quiet effort has been underway to diminish the influential role that states such as New Hampshire play in the presidential nominating process.

yvonne abraham

Dear Mr. Trump: Scott Brown is the VP you deserve

Our gift to New Hampshire should be New Hampshire’s re-gift to America.

Woman killed after being ejected in multiple-vehicle crash in Worcester

The woman was ejected after turning a corner and colliding with three other vehicles.

6 silver linings to the latest Deflategate ruling

Look on the bright side, Patriot Nation. Or not.

Chairlift fails at Sunday River resort

No one was injured because the ski lift was closed for the summer.

Political Happy Hour, July 13, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Judge confirmed |DC invite | ‘The Apprentice,’ White House edition

Snapchat video plays key role in sexual assault trial

A woman who received Snapchat videos showing an alleged sex assault on a teenager testified in Essex Superior Court on Wednesday.

Fears of tuition hike grip UMass Boston

The university system will probably raise the cost at all of its campuses by at least 5 percent, officials have said.

Mass. bear population expected to soar

If you’ve never spotted a black bear roaming through your yard, it may only be a matter of time.

Yale worker destroys stained-glass window depicting slaves

A former Yale University worker is facing criminal charges for destroying a stained-glass window depicting slaves in a cotton field.

Police arrest man who allegedly brandished firearm in South Boston

Boston police said they heard a gunshot and saw an 18-year-old with a gun in his hand.

Frank Gaziano confirmed to SJC seat

Gaziano’s confirmation to the Supreme Judicial Court marks Governor Baker’s first appointment to the state’s highest court.

Fire at Butcherie in Brookline sparked by careless disposal of cigarettes

The blaze broke out about 3 p.m. Tuesday behind the popular kosher market.

Churches using Pokémon Go to get millennials in pews

Congregations are trying to lure in the players that have flocked to their church buildings for virtual Pokemon goodies.

How is your taste in music formed?

Musical taste is shaped by our experiences, according to a new MIT study.

North Atlantic right whale calf killed by vessel

The animal’s body was found in May, floating off Morris Island.

Weapons cache allegedly found in Weymouth home

A convicted armed robber will face charges after FBI agents recovered an arsenal of guns and machinery at his home.

MBTA police honor slain Dallas officers

Five members of the Transit Police honor guard were in Dallas Wednesday to participate in funeral services.

Syrian refugees face pushback in Vt.

City aldermen are fighting controversial resettlement of an estimated 100 refugees in Rutland, Vermont.

More than 16 hours later, firefighters still battle factory fire

Peabody firefighters are struggling to douse a fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon at a foam factory.

Fast Forward: A new British PM, a TV show on autism

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

The buzzer beater that took the city by storm

An improbable 3-point shot at a local basketball tournament led to fans storming the court.

Heated Wednesday raises concerns for rest of week

Much more turbulent weather is expected Thursday as forecasters eye the potential for a tornado.

1 killed in Peabody crash on I-95

State Police and Peabody firefighters were at the scene of the 8 a.m. crash, though few details were immediately available.


Select voters will get $400 to explain state ballot measure

A new initiative wants to help Mass. voters better understand at least one of issues that will appear before them in November.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, July 13, the 195th day of 2016. There are 171 days left in the year.

Man ordered held on charges related to 2015 Dorchester murder

Victor Arrington was charged with murder, arson, and armed assault with intent to murder.

Residents fire away at expanding Blue Hills deer hunt

Animal rights advocates and residents oppose lengthening the hunt to six days, from four.

North Andover woman killed, two minors injured in head-on crash

A 35-year-old woman was killed and her two passengers who were minors were seriously injured Tuesday in a head-on collision in North Andover, authorities said.

Fall River man, 24, dies in motorcycle crash

A 24-year-old Fall River man died after the motorcycle he was driving crashed in Dartmouth on Tuesday night, police said.


Phillips Exeter under fire again for handling of sex misconduct allegations

After a student claimed she was sexually assaulted by a male classmate this year, the school minister asked him to deliver baked goods to her each week. Now the school is facing a police investigation into how they handled the alleged assault.

Brockton nursing home ordered to stop accepting patients

Braemoor Health Center’s residents are in “immediate jeopardy,” state officials have ruled.

Boston inspectors find dozens of violations in buildings of ‘neglectful’ landlord

City agencies partnered in a joint inspection of three buildings in Mattapan.

Governor, lawmakers in dispute over T fare increases

Governor Charlie Baker moved to allow the T to raise fares higher, and more often, than the Legislature wants.

Woman allegedly arrives in US with $1.2m in fake bills

The suspect allegedly had the money hidden in her luggage when she landed at Logan.


Imagine if Keolis tried to remodel your kitchen

What if you remodeled your kitchen and then saw costs skyrocket and assurances become meaningless? There would be hell to pay.

Animal control rescues almost 20 cats in Springfield

The cats and kittens are expected to be put up for adoption once they are fully healthy.

Political Happy Hour: July 12, 2016

Political Happy Hour: 44 and 43 in Dallas| Bernie says yes|Baker meets with T control board

Buses replace Green Line service on C, D branches

Shuttle buses are replacing Green Line service on the C and D branches, the MBTA said Tuesday

2 demolition workers hurt as wall of old Wollaston Theatre falls

The Quincy Fire Department was able to free the workers, who were transported to Boston Medical Center.

2-alarm fire hits market and deli in Brookline

The Brookline Fire Department said all companies responded to the fire at 428 Harvard Street.

Police respond to suspicious activity — and find Pokémon players

Police urge “common sense” when playing the augmented reality game.


Some Bernie Sanders fans have a hard time moving on

Democrats hope to forge a political marriage between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, but Sanders fans weren’t ready to hold their peace.

Deal reached on body cameras for Boston police

A six-month trial will see 100 officers outfitted with the devices.

Revere Beach celebrates its 120-year anniversary

Revere Beach opened in 1896 as the country’s first public beach.

Protected bike lane appears on Beacon Street — for a few hours

It was part of a one-day pilot to illustrate what the busy road could look like in the future.

Two people are $1 million richer after lottery wins

A man in Sharon and a woman in Hyannis were recent $1 million lottery winners.

Obama saddened by Ogletree’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis

President Obama voiced his support for his close friend and mentor, Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree.

MassDOT workers, State Police honored for saving driver trapped in crashed car

The Newburyport man became trapped in a car that was sinking into a marsh after a crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike Monday.

Don’t let your Pokémon game lead you into danger

Police around the state are warning Pokémon Go users: Catching an elusive Pikachu isn’t worth risking your life.

Trial begins in sex assault allegedly shared on Snapchat

The alleged Saugus attack after a teen received four Snapchat videos of the encounter.

Walsh aides arraigned on extortion charges

Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan both pleaded not guilty for allegedly forcing a popular music festival to hire unneeded union stagehands.

2 children found wandering alone on Nye Avenue in Brockton

The children — ages 2 and 4 — were gone for more than two hours and eventually reunited with their mother at a hospital.

Holyoke man gets a Pokemon home gym

Boon Sheridan, 45, discovered over the weekend that his house had been deemed a “gym,” or a location which lures large numbers of players.

Bank robber tried to use Uber as a getaway car in Weymouth

The suspect turned to the ride-sharing app when it was time to flee.

Six Flags New England roller coaster Goliath closed indefinitely

A cable issue led to the closure.

Fall River man shot to death near his home

The 29-year-old was found lying in the first-floor landing of the apartment complex where he lived.

14-year-old boy charged with wounding woman in Mattapan shooting

The boy allegedly opened fire on a street Monday. No motive was provided but police said the victim was not an intended target.

Woman playing Pokemon Go mistakenly thought men would abduct her, police say

A 19-year-old woman was playing the app when two men in a van blocked a street and approached her.

Fast Forward: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders make nice, Obama comforts Dallas

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

Bridgewater police seek three suspects after homeless man stabbed

The stabbing followed an argument on the basketball courts on Main Street Monday night.

Much of Mass. placed under a drought watch

The designation marks only the second time in 16 years that the state has issued a drought watch.

Can busing witnesses taint a murder investigation?

Boston police acknowledge that the department occasionally uses buses to corral witnesses. Some experts argue the practice can hurt a case.

The heat, humidity are here to stay

A wave of hot and increasingly humid weather gets started Tuesday.

Southeast Expressway is a slow commute; delays on Lowell line

Drivers on the Expressway are already experiencing delays early in Tuesday’s commute.

Nonprofit calls for permanent swimming area on the Charles

The Charles River Conservancy has pinpointed a spot where it envisions a permanent swimming facility.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, July 12, the 194th day of 2016. There are 172 days left in the year.

Endorsement possible when Sanders joins Clinton in N.H.

A Portsmouth rally will be the backdrop Tuesday for the most anticipated appearance of the 2016 Democratic presidential race.

Muslim teens spread messages of change through poetry

Four Vermont girls are using performance poetry to get their message out about being Muslim in America, stereotypes, and other issues near to them.

Mass. bill would extend hate-crime protections to police officers

A lawmaker said May’s shooting of an Auburn officer inspired her to write the bill.

Peabody man arrested, accused of threatening police in parking spat

Bryan Dentremont, 54, said he would “shoot police,” according to authorities.

Maine receives just two applications to grow hemp

The Passamaquoddy Tribe and a Portland resident have received permission to grow what would be the state’s first licensed industrial hemp crops.

Motorist pleads guilty to 2014 killing of UMass student

Hannah Frilot, 20, was walking with a friend in a bicycle lane on North East Street in Amherst when she was struck.

6-year-old goes fishing off Cape Cod, hooks a great white shark

Blake White, 6, thought he caught a giant tuna on Saturday but had actually hooked into a great white shark.

Charles Ogletree, Harvard law professor, says he has Alzheimer’s

“You have to fight it; you have to address it,” the Obama confidant said of his diagnosis.

Mass. may offer online lottery games

The State Lottery is looking to target digitally savvy young adults as it seeks legislative approval for a pilot program.

2 Madison Park administrators lack state licenses

The school’s executive director and headmaster worked for the past year under licensure waivers, but the waivers have expired.

Kevin Cullen

A memorial to Cocoanut Grove tragedy is long overdue

Mayor Marty Walsh said he supports a memorial to the fire, which killed 492 people in 1942, giving the idea a big push.

Lawmakers trim hair-cutting rules to allow for house calls

Stylists have been making house calls to cut and style hair before special events — and breaking the law. Now they’re legal.

Mass. ballot questions get their official numbers

The four ballot questions include measures on legalizing marijuana and a proposal that could lead to a casino near Suffolk Downs.

User reports Pokémon to Boston tip service

A Pokémon Go player wants to let the City of Boston know of a (ahem) serious problem: one of the critters has infested a Boston street.

Police searching for 2 suspicious men in Bridgewater

Police said a 19-year-old woman said she ran away after two men pulled up in a van where she was walking.

Political Happy Hour: July 11, 2016

Political Happy Hour: He’ll be with her| Trump pick in ‘three to four days’| Big 3 chat ‘big 6’

MBTA will pay $66m more over 6 years to commuter rail operator

Keolis will get money to add locomotives and coaches and to operate under revised train schedules.

‘Big 6’ group of bills emerges as Beacon Hill winds down

Lawmakers acknowledged they are squeezed by the clock when it comes to addressing six big issues in Massachusetts.

Firefighter, resident injured in Seekonk blaze

A resident and a firefighter were taken to the hospital Monday after a fire at a home in the town of Seekonk, officials said.

Driver injured in Weston when car rolls off Mass. Pike

State Police said the car was traveling west when it rolled off the road and into a marshy area.

Police seek help in identifying woman found dead in New Bedford

The woman had several tattoos including the word, “Jayden’’ on her right forearm.

Hugs and high-fives for transgender bill

More than 100 advocates celebrated the new law, which will allow people to use facilities that match their gender identities.

Characters from the virtual world are invading the real world — and people are loving it

The Pokémon Go app has quickly rivaled the popularity of the Twitter, Tinder, Instagram, and Snapchat apps.

Live updates: Transgender bill signing ceremony

Supporters of the measure held their own celebration at the State House.

Man arrested as loaded gun falls out of his shorts, Boston police say

It was the second time the 29-year-old man was arrested and charged with illegal possession.

Dorchester shooting leaves man with life-threatening injuries

A man in his 20s was shot late Sunday night in Uphams Corner.

Slain man was found injured in Lynn street

Philip Russo, 24, was found early Monday near the intersection of Chestnut and Mason streets.

Fast Forward: Fighting Taunton casino, blasting the MBTA

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

Bloody fingerprint allegedly found at East Boston murder scene

A 16-year-old will be prosecuted as an adult in the death of a woman whose body was found last month.

Judge promises quick decision on challenge to Taunton casino

Both sides in the dispute over the Mashpee Wampanoag’s plan for a $1 gaming palace were confident that they will prevail in court.

Slowdowns on Southeast Expressway

Speeds were dropping below 30 miles an hour by 7 a.m.

The weather’s heating up in Mass.

Temperatures will rise into the high 70s and perhaps break into the low 80s Monday, the start of a warming trend this week.

MBTA details ‘poorly and inefficiently run’ cash-counting operation

A critical audit, set to be presented at an MBTA board meeting Monday, is being released as the agency moves to privatize several departments.

This day in history

Today is Monday, July 11, the 193rd day of 2016. There are 173 days left in the year.

Mansfield neighborhood evacuated after threat

Police on Sunday evening closed off the area to pedestrians and motorists.

Lawmakers call for US to be a refuge for Central Americans

Advocates argue people are fleeing the horrors of drugs, human smuggling, and some of the world’s highest murder rates.

Infidelity claim sparks defamation suit in Boston

A woman said her husband and a Harvard scholar had an affair. What happened next has been litigated from Saudi Arabia to Boston.

Watch: Videos from today’s Black Lives Matter protest in Boston

Videos posted to social media showed the crowd chanting, “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!”

Adrian Walker

Violence across the country touches many in Boston

The racially charged violence that captivated the nation over the past week prompted a weekend of protests and deep reflection in Boston.

Black Lives Matter protesters march from Downtown Crossing

Hundreds of protesters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement took to the streets of Boston on Sunday night.

Chess notes

The weekly game

Students at state’s public colleges gird for higher tuition

At Mass. state universities, the price for in-state students is going up by as much as 7.8 percent in the coming academic year.

Woman sexually assaulted by three men in East Boston park

Police are investigating the assault, which occurred late Saturday night in Bremen Street Park.

Man in his 30s found on East Boston beach

The man was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to officials.

‘Not an ordinary Sunday’ as black religious leaders evoke hope, unity

Public officials in Boston called for justice and peace after last week’s killings.


Amid din of Nantasket Beach arcade, a promise of victory

Even when summer is shrouded in fog and clouds, the Dream Machine Arcade entices with whirs and whistles.

Is Hillary Clinton’s tuition plan doable?

Education leaders questioned how the state, which faces budget deficits, would afford the program.

10-year-old boy injured in incident linked to fireworks

The boy was hospitalized after suffering an injury to his hand.

Powerball ticket makes buyer $1 million richer

For the second day in a row, a lottery ticket bought at a Massachusetts convenience store has won $1 million in a drawing.

Two men arrested after Roxbury traffic stop

Police said the driver had a loaded gun and the passenger had an outstanding warrant.

Grateful boy gives Dartmouth police ‘high five’ — and a pizza dinner

Three-year-old Braylon Resendes and his family brought a pizza dinner and a handmade card to eight on-duty officers.

Teen is arrested in killing of woman in East Boston

Jose Hernandez, 16, of East Boston will be charged as an adult in court for the killing of Blanca Lainez, 18, last month.

After 2nd duck boat crash this year, a renewed call for change

A woman suffered minor injuries after she was struck by a duck boat in the Back Bay shortly before noon on Sunday.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2016. There are 174 days left in the year.

Man rolls pickup truck off I-95 in Foxborough

The driver reportedly told emergency crews that he fell asleep before rolling his truck several times on the highway’s northbound lane Saturday morning.


When despair meets deadly force

Nearly half of people killed by Mass. police over the last 11 years were suicidal, mentally ill, or showed clear signs of crisis.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Taunton woman charged with assault on disabled woman

A police dog was used to track down the 25-year-old suspect, who was hiding in a wooded swamp following the assault, officials said.

After a deadly week, teens describe fear of police

After a week that saw the deaths of black men by police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana and five Dallas police officers killed allegedly in revenge, young people in Boston were full of anguished stories. They described how their parents counseled them to be wary of gang members — and now police officers. How they pleaded with siblings to act in ways that wouldn’t attract the police. How their brown skin alone felt like enough to provoke suspicion.

In Dallas’s wake, fear among local officers

For police officers, Thursday night’s ambush reverberated in pain and trepidation.

Dorchester man arrested for illegal gun posession

A Dorchester man was arrested early Friday morning after he threatened someone with a gun, Boston Police said.

Roxbury rally honors victims of recent violence

“Black lives do matter, but that does not mean that blue lives do not,” said James W. Hills, who organized the rally.

The lives that helped shape the Mass. transgender law

Erica, George, Michelle, they weren’t asking for much, they say. Fairness. Equality. Humanity.

Reputed gang members indicted in Cape woman’s death

Prosecutors say Christine Ferreira, 28, was killed in retaliation for her testimony against a “Nauti-Block” member.

sunday’s child

Gerald, 15, is friendly and active

Gerald is adventurous, charming, and makes friends easily. Very athletic, Gerald loves to play sports, mainly baseball and football.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Starts & Stops

In Boston, fellow cyclists share tips for beginners

For many, Amanda Phillips’ death served as another reminder of the dangers of biking in Boston.

$1 million lottery ticket is sold at Sharon convenience store

Cumberland Farms in Sharon sold a winning MegaMillions ticket, but the winner’s identity is unknown until the ticket is claimed.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess, including a report from the National Open in Las Vegas.

Two men killed, one injured in Lawrence crash

Two men died and one was seriously injured when their car rolled over on Interstate 495 in Lawrence Saturday morning.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, July 9, the 191st day of 2016. There are 175 days left in the year.

Casinos emerge as surprising savior for struggling racetracks

Thoroughbred racing is poised for something of a resurgence this summer.

Walsh, Healey walk for peace with Roxbury church group

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Attorney General Maura Healey joined up with a group of church “peacewalkers” Friday evening.

In wake of violence, Boston faith leaders band together

They came together Friday to pray for the families of police officers shot to death in Dallas and of African-American men fatally shot by police.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Boston police take pride in strong community relationships

Boston police and community leaders spend evenings on neighborhood streets, walking together for peace.

Man charges stage after magician’s quip on Donald Trump

An amusement park in Connecticut said it ejected a spectator who charged the stage during a magician’s performance after the entertainer made a joke about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.


Retired Boston cop says he wouldn’t want to be a police officer today

There’s power and poignancy behind those words when you consider who Bob Faherty was when he wore the uniform of the Boston Police Department.

Governor Baker vetoes spending on courts, child care

The governor’s vetoes and other trims totaled $412 million, another dash of austerity in an already tight budget season.

Boston Public Library’s drab half gets a colorful makeover

For decades, the Johnson Building was a serious contender for Boston’s most depressing reading spot.

Black Lives Matter group holds Boston vigil in wake of shootings

Members of the local black community gathered for a peaceful vigil Friday night to mourn black Americans who were fatally shot by police this week.

One of the officers slain in Dallas was an East Longmeadow High School graduate

Michael Krol, 40, played on the high school’s football and basketball teams before graduating in 1994.

Texas lieutenant governor calls Dallas protesters ‘hypocrites’

Patrick made the comments on Fox News in the aftermath of a sniper attack that killed five Dallas officers during a protest against recent police shootings.

Political Happy Hour: July 8, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Transgender civil rights bill now law | Pols speak out against pot legalization | Ciao!

Cardinal O’Malley says nation must find ‘racial justice and civic peace’ in wake of Dallas shooting

The leader of the Boston Archdiocese said the violence in Dallas was the actions of a “twisted mind.”

More than 50 goats find new homes

Forty-six of the animals, plus five babies born after the goats arrived at the MSPCA-Angell’s Nevins Farm facility in Methuen, have been adopted.

No bail for R.I. mobster accused of lying about 1993 Sharon murder

Robert DeLuca Sr. made his initial appearance in US District Court in Boston Friday.

Governor Baker signs transgender bill into law

Taking effect Oct. 1, the new law will allow people to use restrooms, changing rooms, and locker rooms that match their gender identities.

Fatal shootings of police officers have become less common

Between 2010 and 2015, the number of law enforcement officers shot to death in the US each year averaged 53, down from an average of 57 during the 2000s.

Woman, 61, cited in 2015 Arlington crash that killed 91-year-old man

The Woburn woman allegedly struck and killed the man near 134 Massachusetts Avenue in March 2015, authorities said.

Cambridge bike lane design gets uneven response

The lane, which is raised above street level, has what cyclists call a “pinch point,” a section that abruptly gets skinnier.

Boston welcomes 25 new firefighters

“The city is proud of you and proud of all you do,” Mayor Marty Walsh told the new firefighters at Florian Hall in Dorchester.

Firefighters help save horses from barn fire

Some firefighters worked to keep the flames away from the horses while others attacked the four-alarm blaze at a horse farm in Medway.

Lowell and Transit Police plan 20 seconds of silence at 1 p.m. in honor of slain Dallas officers

Lowell officers will turn on their emergency lights and may step out of their cruisers.

Downtown Boston building evacuated after release of bromine

Three workers were transported for non-life-threatening injuries.

Boston man charged with creating fraudulent credit cards

The 26-year-old was stopped over his window tint when officers allegedly found paraphernalia typically used to manufacture fraudulent credit cards.

Cambridge police seek identity of man who bought 4 propane gas canisters

The man’s actions when he made his purchase last month raised a clerk’s suspicions.

A day of silence and mourning for Dallas

Governor Baker decried the attacks as a “senseless and heinous crime” and ordered flags on all state buildings lowered to half-staff.

Fast Forward: Dallas shooting, anti-marijuana rally in Mass.

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

Baker, Walsh, and DeLeo combine to oppose marijuana legalization

The governor, House speaker and the Boston mayor spoke against the plan at a high school for kids struggling with addiction.

Smooth ride on Southeast Expressway as work week ends

Drivers are seeing mostly speed-limit rides throughout Greater Boston.

Dreary weather day marks end of work week

Cool temperatures and overcast skies will mark Friday and much of the weekend.

This day in history

Today is Friday, July 8, the 190th day of 2016. There are 176 days left in the year.


When despair meets deadly force

Nearly half of people killed by Massachusetts police over the last 11 years were suicidal, mentally ill, or showed clear signs of crisis.

Lawmakers hear testimony on duck boat fatality

A man aboard a scooter involved in a fatal collision with a duck boat in April spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about the episode.

Veterans who favor GOP grapple with 2016 choice

Traditionally, veterans vote Republican — they did overwhelmingly in 2004, 2008, and 2012 — but little has been traditional about this presidential contest.

Dr. William Ackerly, psychiatrist and ‘trail angel’; at 87

Dr. Ackerly was known as the Appalachian Trail’s “Ice Cream Man,” who offered hikers refreshment and easy conversation.

Adrian Walker

Bad IndyCar experience shouldn’t kill all new ideas

John Casey promoted an IndyCar race in Southie and sold $2.1 million in tickets, and now says most of the money is gone.

West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Worcester

No people or animals have reportedly been infected.

MBTA officer suspended for posting photo of disabled man

Ashley Carlson, 31, posted a photo of a man curled up on the floor in the fetal position with his pants down just above his knees. A wheelchair was parked beside him.

Human skull found on National Grid site in Everett

The skull, which was found Thursday morning, “appears to have been exposed to the elements for at least a year,” the district attorney said.

Lawmakers send transgender bill to Governor Charlie Baker

The House and Senate on Thursday enacted a controversial transgender public accommodations bill.

Boy, 11, injured in bicycle accident in Saugus

An 11-year-old boy suffered an injury to his chest when he crashed his bicycle into a tree at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus on Thursday, State Police said.

Dorchester man arraigned for manslaughter in fight that killed Quincy man

A Dorchester man was arraigned Thursday for his alleged role in a fracas behind a popular neighborhood bakery that resulted in the death of a 45-year-old father of three, officials said.

Somerville theremin player wows judges on ‘America’s Got Talent’

“Everybody but Heidi Klum liked it,” said Jon Bernhardt, an MIT graduate who lives in Somerville.

Man held without bail in 29-year-old cold case

James Paige allegedly raped and murdered 19-year-old Dora Brimage in 1987.

Political Happy Hour: July 7, 2017

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WPI drops controversial legal defense in rape suit

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been widely criticized for lawyers’ suggestion that a former student raped during a study-abroad program was partly responsible.

Salem State University police join ‘Pokémon Go’ adventures

The game rolled out in the US this week, and even campus officers are trying to catch them all.

IndyCar will help pay back tickets for scrapped race

IndyCar racing will provide $925,000 to ticket buyers still waiting for refunds from a planned Boston race that was canceled in April.

Hillary Clinton to return to N.H. Tuesday

The presumptive Democratic nominee is expected to receive the endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders at a Manchester event.

Tribe that owns Foxwoods casino decries Donald Trump’s comments

Members of the Conn. tribe describe Trump’s past and current remarks as bigoted and disrespectful of Native Americans.

A macabre twist at the library: Edgar Allan Poe bust resurrected

The likeness, which is in the newly renovated wing, was paid for by donors.

Taxi drivers protest as ex-Uber driver arraigned

While a former Uber driver was arraigned on assault charges, the taxi drivers tried to make a point about background checks.