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Driver who struck six women in Orleans may have fallen asleep at the wheel

Six women were injured, three seriously, when they were struck from behind while walking to the beach in Orleans.

Throngs gather to remember and honor on Memorial Day

“Every day is Memorial Day” for families of fallen servicemembers, Governor Charlie Baker said during a ceremony in Dorchester.

Teen in critical condition after Sunday night shooting in Chelsea

The teenager was shot on Tudor Street around 11:40 p.m., the Suffolk County District Attorney said in a statement.

Collection boot with donations stolen from outside Boston firehouse

Donations were being collected for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Seven-year-old injured in shooting recovering, father says

Boston Police are searching for a teenage suspect in the shooting, which also wounded a 20-year-old who was grazed in the head.

Holiday starts off a dry, sunny week

Since March 1, the city of Boston has only received 5.64 inches of rain, while it normally has gotten 10.66 inches by this time.

1 person seriously hurt in wreck on Route 128 in Wakefield

The left two lanes on the northbound side of the highway near Walnut Street are closed, police said.

Phone lines restored at hospitals after disruption

A Boston-based service provider’s flooded building caused phone service disruptions Monday for about 10,000 customers.

Remembering loved ones lost

For some families Memorial Day is a day of traditions. For others, it’s an improvisation of what feels right.

Adrian Walker

A Pakistani man’s unwelcome return to work

Mamnoon Khan says when he came back to OneBeacon, after caring for his ailing parents, he was the target of anti-Muslim harassment and derision.

This day in history

Today is Monday, May 25, the 145th day of 2015. There are 220 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance.

Proposed R.I. casino would stand feet from Mass. border

A Tiverton, R.I., gaming facility would host more than 1,000 slot machines and dozens of blackjack and roulette tables.

Chess Notes

In the 2015 Icelandic Championship, Hannes Stefansson squared off against Hedinn Steingrimsson.

Concord, N.H.

Beachgoers advised to watch out for piping plovers

Beachgoers are being reminded that six pairs of piping plovers nesting along the sandy shores of Hampton and Seabrook, New Hampshire, are an endangered species in the state.


Five hurt as gunfire erupts at bar, police say

Police in Brockton say five men were injured by gunfire that erupted as a bar let out for the night.


Man, 28, dies days after being shot in head

A Springfield man who was shot last week has died.

Two adults, two children hurt in Wareham crash

A 41-year-old male passenger was thrown from the vehicle, and he and the driver, a 49-year-old woman, were taken by MedFlight for serious injuries.

The most popular specialty license plates in Massachusetts

A list of the top-grossing specialty plates in Massachusetts, ranked by how much revenue they have generated since their inception.

Boat being towed strikes, kills Weymouth man on Route 3A

A 62-year-old man was waiting at an MBTA bus stop when he stumbled onto the road and was struck, police said.

Friends mourn Roxbury shooting victim Larry Moore

Moore, 27, was shot early Saturday inside the Academy Homes housing development.

Slow-moving sales for UMass Amherst specialty plates

Since the plates debuted in 2013 to raise money for the alumni association, only 1,554 have been sold.

Petition seeks ouster of new superintendent’s assistant

Some parents criticized Makeeba McCreary’s work for a nonprofit that supports the expansion of charter schools.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Online vendetta leads to $4.8m jury award for lawmaker

A series of horrors was inflicted upon the family of James Lyons in 2008, two years before he was elected to the state House.

BPD’s Moynihan, Evans receive law enforcement awards

Officer John Moynihan, who was recently shot in Roxbury, and Commissioner William Evans were honored.


Somerville man arrested in North End home invasion

Four men allegedly broke into the apartment armed with knives and a sawed-off shotgun before taking off with marijuana.

Car strikes six pedestrians near Orleans beach

Six pedestrians, all women in their twenties, were hit by a car as they walked along Beach Road near Nauset Beach.

Boy, 7, shot as he rode bicycle in Dorchester

Police at the scene said that a bullet also grazed the head of a 20-year-old man.

Low-level earthquake hits N.H.; no injuries reported

The epicenter of the earthquake was approximately 6 miles northwest of Concord.

Tom Brady fans stand by their man at Foxborough rally

Supporters of the Patriots quarterback waved signs, chanted, and wore No. 12 jerseys at Sunday’s event outside Gillette Stadium.

Balmy weather expected for the holiday weekend

Temperatures that may get into the low 80s are forecast for the Boston area today and on Memorial Day.

Records request comes with a price for lawyer seeking answers

A hearing is set on the state’s public records law, which some groups say does little to shed light on government bodies.

Yvonne Abraham

Eyewitness accounts can be reliably unreliable

If we had known as much about the limits of memory in 1994, Angel Echavarria might not have spent half his life behind bars.

Slain Salvadoran archbishop is remembered in East Boston

Oscar Romero, who was shot to death in 1980, was a passionate champion of the poor and an outspoken critic of government violence against civilians.

Barbara Hoffman, 82; clinical psychologist for state

Dr. Hoffman also was a tireless grass-roots organizer for LGBT rights.

Maine man sentenced for manslaughter, sexual assault

A Maine man was sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison for the shooting death of a hunter and an unrelated sexual assault of a girl.


Vermont House clerk set to retire

Don Milne, clerk of the Vermont House of Representatives, has announced that he’ll step down.


Man found dead at Amherst gas station

Police say a man has been found dead in a restroom at the Hess gasoline station on West Street.


Armenian church leader to visit Providence

A leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church will visit Sts. Vartanantz church in Providence next Saturday.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

This day in history

Today is Sunday, May 24, the 144th day of 2015. There are 221 days left in the year.

In obituary, Patriots fan claims Brady is innocent amid Deflategate

Despite the barrage of Deflategate criticism, Patriots pride runs deep in New England, even in death.

Passenger killed in single-car rollover in Burlington

A woman was killed and a man was hospitalized in a single-vehicle rollover in Burlington on Saturday, officials said.

Civil War music returns to New Hampshire

This weekend, the music of the Civil War-era Third Regiment Band of New Hampshire Volunteers is being recreated in a series of free concerts hosted by the Penacook Historical Society.

Locals laud Ireland’s vote on gay marriage

Many Irish-Americans in Greater Boston greeted the vote as a seismic shift for the traditionally Catholic country.

African history remembered in New Hampshire

The oldest known African burial ground in New England has been transformed into a memorial park.

Judge delays order for St. Frances parishioners to leave

Parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Scituate have been given more time to vacate the church.

Judge delays order for St. Frances parishioners to leave

Parishioners holding vigil at St. Frances in Scituate have been given more time to vacate the church.

Rumford, Maine

Maine mill laying off 50 workers

Catalyst Paper is laying off about 50 workers at its mill in Rumford.

Sunday’s Child

Sunday’s Child is Miguel, 8

Sunday’s Child, Miguel, is 8, a boy who can be shy and quiet when he first meets people but soon warms up and is talkative and engaging.


Sandwich teen injured in backyard fire

A Sandwich teen was treated for burns that he suffered when a small propane torch exploded, fire officials said.

Cool temperatures will rise, leading to balmy Memorial Day

Highs are expected in the 60s today, in the 70s on Sunday, and in the 80s on Memorial Day under sunny skies.

Man is shot to death on Roxbury street

A 27-year-old Dorchester man was shot to death just before 1 a.m. Saturday in Roxbury, police said.

Brockton boy taken to hospital after second-story fall

A young boy was taken to a hospital after he fell out of a second-story window in Brockton on Friday evening.


Suspect arrested in daytime break-in

The suspect Jonathan Aquino, 26, was arrested later in the day.

The boy who burned inside

There was no one to protect Marco Flores, and, just 9 when it started, he couldn’t protect himself. But then one day he realized that others he loved were in danger, and that it was up to him to end it.

Woman fights medical marijuana firing

She had told her future boss about her use. But when she tested positive on a drug test, she was terminated.


Veterinarian’s clients fund police dog vest

The clients have donated nearly $1,000 to help fund a vest that will protect a police dog from bullets and stabbings.

Airliner returns to Los Angeles because of mechanical problems

Flight 202 landed without incident, and no injuries were reported.


Daytime break-in prompts police search

A Billerica home was reported broken into Friday by a suspect who may have been armed with a knife.

Bangor, Maine

Boston man gets prison in interstate prostitution case

Prosecutors say a 28-year-old man has been sentenced for aiding and abetting the transportation of women for prostitution.


Father pleads not guilty to poisoning ill child with drain cleaner

The girl underwent a seven-hour surgery to remove two-thirds of her small intestine and part of her bladder.


Woman in critical condition after getting trapped under bus

The bus driver has been placed on leave pending an investigation.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, May 23, the 143d day of 2015. There are 222 days left in the year.

Scenes from Boston Calling Music Festival

Report gives Boston-area beaches high marks

Boston’s beaches boast some of the cleanest waters of any US urban beach — including Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.

Portsmouth park honors, preserves African burying ground

From installing sculptures to planting grass, constructing Portsmouth’s newest park posed a unique challenge: deep digging was off limits given the hundreds of bodies buried below the site.

Lax security cited in artworks’ disappearance

Sinclair Hitchings, who oversaw the Boston Public Library’s prints for 43 years, said the library has relaxed its security protocols.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Advocate says Lakeview closure would be good for residents

An advocate for people with disabilities said Friday that the possible closure of a troubled facility for people with brain injuries would be good for the center’s residents.

Sculpture in Salem ‘sticks’ with you

“Stickwork,” an outdoor sculpture commissioned by the Peabody Essex Museum, opens to the public Saturday but has already been a draw.


Police investigate pedestrian hit-and-run in Roslindale

Boston police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that involved a pedestrian in Roslindale Thursday night, officials said.

Boston-bound plane returns to LA amid mechanical problems

Flight 202 landed without incident, and no injuries were reported.

Starts & Stops

Boston commuters love to walk to work

The city has the highest rate of commuters who walk to work, out of 30 of the biggest cities in America.

Cambridge to install side-guards on city trucks

Officials hope the guards will help prevent deadly crashes between cyclists and the hulking vehicles.

Remembering the toll the Iraq, Afghanistan wars had on Mass.

Since the wars began in 2001 and 2003, 124 US service members from Mass. have died.

Political Happy Hour: May 22, 2015

Political Happy Hour, Getaway Day edition: Sunny | Tax fight! | Boston 2024 to IOC | Economist sour on Elizabeth Warren | JFK on Memorial Day

‘There’s still a lot of work to do’ for T proposal, governor says

Several aspects of Baker’s legislation remain unresolved, and still face signifcant resistance from the T’s unions.

5 new priests to be ordained in Boston Saturday

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley will ordain five new priests at a Saturday ceremony at the Cathedral of Holy Cross.

Lawmakers ask SJC to settle dispute about taxes

The move ratchets up tensions between the liberal-leaning Senate and the more conservative House.