Specialists and advocates in Massachusetts praised the president for emphasizing opioid treatment, but criticized his death penalty stance.
Specialists and advocates in Massachusetts praised the president for emphasizing opioid treatment, but criticized his death penalty stance.
Prosecutors have said they would be on a “collision course with dismissal” if US District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin followed through with his plans.
The RMV is going dark this weekend, and when it comes back, drivers will see big changes for renewing their licenses.
A leader of the feared MS-13 street gang on Thursday admitted to authorizing the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston in 2015, prosecutors said.
A car slammed into a Mansfield massage studio Monday afternoon, sending one person to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.
President Trump on Monday unveiled a new plan to combat the opioid epidemic — including tougher punishments for those selling drugs illegally.
A Falmouth taxi driver is recovering in a Boston hospital after he got stuck underneath his cab Monday morning, and a pickup truck ran over his legs.
State Police are investigating the death of a young woman whose body was found early Monday morning, officials said.
Boston will celebrate unity and resilience for the fourth year in a row on April 15, dubbed One Boston Day in remembrance of the Boston marathon bombings in 2013, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Monday.
President Trump’s trip to N.H. today may signal a defensive move meant to discourage potential Republican primary challengers.
A driver allegedly raped an intoxicated female passenger in his car in Boston over the weekend and told police, “I know I’m in trouble, I had sex with her,” prosecutors said.
The fire killed Aden Abdakadr and his two young children, according to the Hampden District Attorney’s office.
An oil transfer pump was not fueling a newly refurbished ferry properly when the vessel became stranded for five hours Saturday night.
The current cold spell seems balmy compared with the coldest four-day stretches recorded in Boston that began on March 17 or later.
Police used a thermal imaging camera — and plenty of patience — to track down a fugitive dog named Freckles.
State Police said in a tweet that the tanker was empty at the time of the crash.
What do the world’s elite runners listen to during a marathon?
Forecasters have struggled to predict the path of a coming storm largely because it’s unclear how strong a high pressure system over Ontario will be.
A Woonsocket, R.I., man was hospitalized after crashing his tractor-trailer in a fiery accident on Interstate 84 in Sturbridge Monday morning.
A bomb threat to a Chicopee middle school led to the arrest of an 11-year-old girl who previously attended the school.
A winter storm watch has been posted for much of Massachusetts for Wednesday into Thursday as another tempest barrels down on the region.
Police said Newman Galati, 26, is in critical but stable condition after he was dragged under a vehicle Saturday.
Today is Monday, March 19, the 78th day of 2018. There are 287 days left in the year.
An Everett man who said he was a rideshare driver was arrested in Boston early Sunday and charged with rape, according to Boston police.
A young harp seal named Merrimack — Mack for short — was returned to the ocean after a month of treatment.
When could the storm arrive? How much snow is Massachusetts expected to get? Here’s a look at what forecasters know about the possible storm.
The Congregational Library is not simply an edifice, but a community — a place to compare notes, pool resources, and, often, collaborate.
The city is planning to build a serenity garden on land named for Steven P. Odom, the 13-year-old Dorchester boy who was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity in 2007.
The Oscar season may be over, but there are plenty of movies for film buffs to see north of Boston.
Michael Heffernan has filled the revenue agency with Wellesley residents, business associates, and fellow golfers.
A coalition of lawyers and advocates have created a guide and legal documents to help immigrant families if mom or dad is detained or deported.
In a statement, the Steamship Authority said the power went out to the main engines of the M/V Martha’s Vineyard 15 minutes into a 45-minute trip from Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole.
A video posted on Twitter Saturday shows Governor Charlie Baker drinking a shot of tequila in South Boston. Yes, tequila — not Irish whiskey — on St. Patrick’s Day.
Authorities say the Mass. Police trooper was allegedly intoxicated when he arrived at the Devens barracks, and slurred his speech on the police radio.
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A coastal storm could bring snow to Greater Boston Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.
A man ran back into the building when he realized his two small children — a son and daughter — were still inside, a family member said.
The proud parade marched down a route that had been shortened due to last week’s nor’easter, which had dumped 14.5 inches of snow on the city Tuesday.
It was held in a smaller space, and it had fewer bells and whistles, but South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast went on Sunday morning as it has for years.
For the third time in four years, the city has shortened the route.
Passengers were taken off the MV Martha’s Vineyard after it broke down during a trip to Woods Hole.
The 26-year-old man had the drugs shipped to a local post office box from Europe, police said.
Take public transportation or ride a bike, Boston police suggest.
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Dick Friedman‘s new tower at 1 Dalton St. is changing the city’s skyline.
The attorney general launched a state probe into reports that a data firm employed by the Trump campaign improperly harvested information.
Sashimi. Chocolate. Chipotle. Pistachio. Those are some of the words Mira Yu spelled to earn a trip to Washington, D.C.
Brockton was able to spend just $1.28 per student on classroom supplies during the 2016-17 school year.
At the very moment significant reform on harassment and sexual misconduct on Beacon Hill was approved, an appalling scene was a reminder that more remains to be done.
Andrew D. Grace, 30, was arrested in a home next door, where police followed footprints in the snow to find him, police said.
The man, who is in his 70s, surrendered around 6:40 p.m. and was taken to a hospital for evaluation, State Police said.
Tyvon is ready to find his forever family. Tyvon does well in family settings and could be placed with either a two-parent or single parent family.
The world-famous cellist will visit campus Monday to give a lecture.
MIT had an unexpected visitor on campus Friday.
Boston city councilors recently honored four black immigrants who have made significant contributions to their communities and neighborhoods.
Robert Tyrell Barrett-Scott, 19, of Mattapan was arrested Friday for carrying a loaded gun.
The family of fallen firefighter Joseph Toscano helped Watertown officials dedicate a plaque honoring him.
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Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society
Today is Sunday, March 18, the 77th day of 2018. There are 288 days left in the year.
This weekend will be mostly dry with temperatures in the 30s before another storm potentially sweeps through Boston in the upcoming week.
The queen of ice got smiles and salutations from a star skater.
Josilei DeCastro, 37, was also given one year of supervised release and will face deportation, officials said.
Today is Saturday, March 17, the 76th day of 2018. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day.
John M. Cook, 20, was arrested Thursday on drug distribution charges, Rowley police said.
Steven Ungerleider says women’s hockey star Angela Ruggiero tried to silence him and discredit his attempts to address a sexual abuse crisis in US Olympic sports.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired the former FBI deputy director, based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, he said.
Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter ordered police to be present outside of all six of the city’s middle schools upon dismissal.
A New York woman who was staying at the hotel allegedly stabbed the housekeeper Friday morning, police said.
A review of local restrictions heightens concerns that the early adult-use pot market will be smaller than many consumers expected.
The nation’s first ocean-based wind farm has exposed what fishermen say are serious threats caused by scattering metal shafts and snaking underwater cables.
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The late state trooper Thomas L. Clardy was honored Friday with the dedication of a bridge on the Mass. Pike and a memorial stone.
A 39-year-old former Lynn man pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter for the slaying of a 25-year-old Swampscott mother in 2014.
Jason Fleury, 39, admitted Friday to manslaughter in the Nov. 6, 2014, death of 25-year-old Swampscott mother Jaimee Mendez.
A federal judge in Boston sentenced two Romanian women on Friday in connection with a multistate ATM-skimming operation that included Massachusetts.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge Friday rejected a plea to reduce the second-degree murder conviction of Michael McCarthy.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury Friday found a man guilty of murdering a 19-year-old woman more than 30 years ago.
Five people from Massachusetts, Virginia, and Georgia face federal charges for allegedly operating an elaborate interstate prostitution ring.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested Thursday afternoon after police allegedly found him carrying a loaded pistol in Dorchester.
A Brookline police detective met an 11-year-old boy who was about to undergo heart surgery — and then something special happened.
As staff members close to the president continue to depart from the White House, people are placing bets on who might be next.
Massachusetts’ high court will consider whether the state should get rid of a centuries-old legal principle that erased the former Patriots tight end’s murder conviction after he killed himself.
Parade organizers have fought with the city over the designated route in recent years.
Paul Sheehan was a funeral director when he met Robert F. Kennedy on St. Patrick’s Day in 1968 and was propelled into a career in politics.
Faced with just weeks to pull together the eggs-and-politics tradition, organizers say they’re going for a scaled-down affair.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Scott Berry, who was being a good neighbor during the nor’easter when his life was changed forever.
On Tuesday, the vernal equinox will mark the arrival of spring — in theory, at least.
Boston’s brightest young wordsmiths will compete in the 11th annual citywide spelling bee on Saturday.
Here’s how well the MBTA performed during Tuesday’s blizzard, based on the agency’s own standards for on-time performance.
Shiina Dionne was arraigned on an array of charges, including vehicular homicide and operating under the influence of alcohol.
Speaker of the Mass. House Robert DeLeo said the use of nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements is “just part of doing business.”
The president is expected to announce a policy proposal to address the opioid epidemic at Manchester Community College on Monday.
After a month of rehabilitation and rest, a New Hampshire juvenile harp seal named Merrimack — Mack for short — will be released back into the wild Sunday.
Starts & Stops
It wasn’t until inquiries from the Globe that the agency took action; the first report was sent to officials on Thursday — several months late.
Starts & Stops
The MBTA has upgraded its commuter train-tracking technology, now refreshing information every 10 to 45 seconds, down from every two minutes.
The driver suffered serious injuries after crashing into the front of the Dennis Equipment Company at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.
Television anchor Gayle King posted a picture of the letter, asking if it was the sign from above about running for president that her friend was looking for.
Boston’s popular St. Patrick’s Day parade is all about veterans — but not all who’ve served in uniform will be allowed to march this weekend.
Bourne police shared a video of the incident to remind drivers to clear snow from their vehicles.
Nathurlon Munnerlyn, 39, was returned to Bridgewater State Hospital following his arraignment Thursday on a murder charge, officials said.
But a spokeswoman for Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he stands by his decision for Sunday’s parade to follow a ‘snow route’ from the Broadway T station to Farragut Road.
Major utilities in eastern Massachusetts had some crews working 16-hour days during the month of March, which has included three nor’easters.
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The 15-year-old boys had been missing since Saturday, Framingham police said.
“It’s basically saying to immigrants: ‘Stay away from the courthouse,’” said Rachel Rosenbloom, co-director of the Northeastern University School of Law Immigrant Justice Clinic.
An Eversource spokeswoman said crews are on the scene working to restore power.
Mass. General finds that therapy dogs humanize and soften tremendous suffering, loneliness, and stress.
The College of the Holy Cross will stop using the image of a knight, though trustees decided to keep the nickname Crusaders for athletic teams.
Today is Friday, March 16, the 75th day of 2018. There are 290 days left in the year.
Two former State Police officials say they did not violate the constitutional rights of two troopers ordered to make changes to a police report.
Suspect Michael Hand reportedly hosted a gathering the night Tracy Gilpin was last seen alive in 1986.
Boston University will lay off a majority of Wheelock College’s staff and faculty in its merger with the small Fenway school.
Martin Ferris was supposed to arrive in Boston on Thursday, but the US government has not given him permission to enter the United States.
A state representative has suggested that an entrance to the State House should not be named after the Hadley native.
The couple are accused of stealing clothing from Kohl’s in Hingham.
Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend messages urging him to kill himself.
A baby delivery was not what EMT LaToya Lewis-Guy was expecting during the start of Tuesday’s blizzard.
Boston police recovered the guns when they stopped a car with the wrong license plates, and stopped a man allegedly linked to an ongoing gang investigation.
Hilani Morales alleges the city illegally retaliated against her when she complained about the former health services chief.
Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend messages urging him to kill himself.
Two state representatives accused Speaker Robert DeLeo on Thursday of cloaking years of harassment in the Mass. House.
Video footage provided by police shows the man ripping down poles from the awning outside the restaurant, causing it to topple.
The proposal pits those who say former club owner Tom Yawkey was a racist against those who say Yawkey’s legacy of charitable giving should not be expunged.
The crash took place in the northbound lanes of I-495 near the intersection with Route 3.
A full year out of office, Guinta has joined ML Strategies, the lobbying arm of the Mintz Levin law firm
Rachael Rollins, former chief legal counsel of the Massachusetts Port Authority and former president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, is the latest candidate to announce.
Retail chain Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. announced Wednesday it is planning to sell or close all of its 735 stores in the United States.
Incident reports submitted to the federal transportation department provide insight into animal-related incidents on airplanes.
The Boston Public Library is looking for aspiring children’s and young adult authors interested in completing a literary project.
The rate of animals dying or being injured has been noticeably higher when they are traveling with United, data show, but experts say that doesn’t mean the airline is less safe for animals.
Don’t put away those shovels, snowblowers, and bags of salt just yet.
State Representative Michelle DuBois said the sign should be taken down or modified in the “Me Too” era.
The superintendent did not specify a reason for not keeping Stanley Elementary principal Shannon Daniels.
If you thought climate change was going to turn Boston into Boca, you may be in for an unpleasant — and snowy — surprise.
Multiple shots were fired in a Salem home invasion Thursday morning, but no one suffered serious injuries.
Two days after a powerful snowstorm blanketed New England in a thick layer of snow, tens of thousands of people were still waiting for their electricity to come back on.
Representative Diana DiZoglio of Methuen plans to talk about what happened to her on Thursday, as the House is considering a sexual harassment bill.
A tow truck driver was killed in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 495 in Andover.
The incident unfolded shortly before 3 a.m., when his girlfriend told a relative in New Jersey that Paz had assaulted her.
About 32,000 utility customers are still without power, mostly on Cape Cod.
Today is Thursday, March 15, the 74th day of 2018. There are 291 days left in the year.
The crash involved at least five vehicles, and multiple people were injured, State Police said.
David Tracy, 35, was arrested on an armed robbery warrant, and issued a citation for second offense fare evasion, Transit Police said.
The Gun Owners’ Action League of Northborough asked members to document protests so that it could determine whether school resources are being used “to push a political agenda.”
Sager Kopchak, 34, forged her acquaintance’s checks and routing numbers to buy diamond earrings, five fur coats, Chanel purses, a Cartier watch, and a trip to the Bahamas.
Outside one of the country’s largest gun manufacturers, some of the people who bear the steepest cost of gun violence asked for an audience.
Police in Framingham have identified two teens who went missing last weekend after apparently leaving a facility that housed a mental health program.
Triangle Inc. officials “vehemently” deny allegations they orchestrated a monthslong campaign of anti-union harassment.
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Numerous political candidates have been hurt by their association with President Trump. But the latest victim might be the most stunning yet.
Her 4-month-old son died after being left “largely unattended” in a homeless shelter, according to the Essex district attorney’s office.
The Massachusetts Democratic political universe gathered Wednesday in Boston for the funeral of Chuck Campion, a veteran political operative.
The Vermont National Guard says six soldiers were being evacuated from a mountain training area Wednesday after they were hit by an avalanche in Smugglers’ Notch.
Not again! The National Weather Service says it’s possible another coastal storm will bring rain, ice, snow or a combination of the above to New England next Tuesday.
One person was shot in Roxbury late Wednesday afternoon and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
The celebrated British physicist Stephen Hawking, who died in England on Wednesday, was no stranger to the Boston area. Here are some highlights of his visits.
The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council disagreed with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s decision to shorten the parade route due to snow piles.
John Campopiano, 32, feels compelled to don a mask and suit each snowstorm, so that Massachusetts residents don’t succumb to the perils of winter.
So many drivers were hitting the road with snowy cars that State Police troopers put together a video tutorial on how to clear off the white stuff.
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There is a broad consensus that well-run threat assessment teams have proven to be an effective step for improving school safety.
A former Kingston man who is charged with murder in Tracy Gilpin’s 1986 death was ordered held without bail Wednesday.
Think: blizzards in your backyards, a forest turned into something resembling Whoville, and marshmallow-fluffed streets.
An 11-year-old Lowell boy alerted his family to a one-alarm bathroom fire in his two-story, wood-frame home Wednesday morning.
Green Line trains in both directions were taken out of service for almost two hours on Wednesday morning between a bulk of major stops.
Here are some highlights of the life of Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge University physicist and best-selling author who died early Wednesday.
Not one of the state’s 351 cities and towns matched Wilmington, the community with the most snow during Tuesday’s nor’easter.
It’s not just food stored in refrigerators and freezers that is at risk, experts warned.
A teenage boy suffered a hand laceration after he got it stuck in a snow blower in Methuen Tuesday afternoon.
A Fitchburg woman and two cats were caught in a small kitchen fire inside a two-and-a-half-story house Wednesday morning.
Massachusetts students had planned to walk out of school as part of a national protest but changed course after Tuesday’s snow led to school closures.
Time-lapse videos taken from the warmth of indoors show how much snow accumulated on the streets and in backyards during Tuesday’s nor’easter.
Mother’s Nature’s wrath, combined with power outages, made daily living following the storm a challenge in some communities across Massachusetts.
A pickup truck that was plowing snow in Orleans erupted in flames early Wednesday morning.
A federal judge said Wednesday he will rule quickly on an emergency motion by prosecutors to reconsider his planned jury instructions in the case.
Eversource said several days may be required to fully restore power.
The cold never bothered her, anyway.
Today is Wednesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2018. There are 292 days left in the year.
Cape Cod was hammered Tuesday with heavy, wet snow and high winds that left more than 120,000 utility customers without power.
Blanca Diez allegedly had a bottle of 72 oxycodone pills hanging out of her bra, police said.
All non-emergency state workers will start at 11 a.m., Governor Charlie Baker announced in a press release Tuesday night.
The worker, 33, who is from Rhode Island, suffered a severe head injury, police said.
Superintendents want students to frame walkouts as a way to honor those who died in last month’s massacre, and not as a call for stricter gun laws.
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Police departments reported owning more than 6,000 Tasers by the end of 2016, roughly double from just three years earlier.
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said officials will decide in the coming days about Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. If it occurs, the route may have to be altered.
During Tuesday’s storm, much of downtown Boston looked deserted — except for seasonal workers shoveling snow. Not all are immigrants, but many are.
AROUND THE REGION
“We love him dearly and are desperate for him to be safe,” said Greg Weiner, whose 15-year-old son has been missing since Saturday.
State Senator Eileen Donoghue ended weeks of speculation Tuesday, confirming she’s applied to be her hometown’s next city manager.
Is there anything to learn from what happened at the Museum of African-American History?
IHOP says the company has ‘‘zero tolerance’’ for discrimination.
As the wind whipped snow into drifts along Summer Street, few ventured out in the Seaport District on Tuesday. Except for the fish people.
The Whitman Republican who is now running for the US Senate was a registered Democrat as recently as a decade ago.
A two-family home in West Bridgewater caught fire Tuesday afternoon when a man left candles burning in his apartment after losing power in the blizzard, officials said.
3,000: The number of pounds of thrust that can be generated by the MBTA’s two jet engine-powered monsters, commonly referred to as “Snowzilla,” that melt snow on the tracks by blowing hot air at high pressure.
Hazardous blizzard conditions caused officials to close lanes and lower speed limits to as low as 20 miles per hour.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other city officials plan to give an update on Tuesday’s blizzard at 4 p.m.
Winds have been steady, strong, and cold during Tuesday’s blizzard in a number of communities in Eastern Massachusetts, and gusts have been even stronger.
Hundreds of snowplows and other vehicles were deployed to clear roadways in Boston and surrounding areas.
School systems have begun to announce closures for Wednesday as a powerful blizzard continued to slam Massachusetts Tuesday afternoon.
As the storm slammed Mass. early Tuesday, the system formed a heart shape just off the coast.
The deaths of Sara M. Bermudez and her children remain under investigation.
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission disclosed the woman’s hometown in response to a public records request.
Baker is discussing the conditions.
Demand tends to spike for specific products — some of which may surprise you.
The third nor’easter to hit Massachusetts since March 2 left towns along the coast reeling.
Authorities on Monday arrested a Manchester, N.H. man for allegedly delivering a severe beating to a young woman last week during a road rage incident on a Methuen highway, Massachusetts State Police said.
Six students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, are scheduled to appear at next week’s event.
As snow piles up around the region, people begin to brave the storm.
Once again, those who religiously follow politics will be watching a special election for signs that Democrats could be headed toward a wave election.
On-street parking, a scarce commodity when it’s 70 degrees and sunny, is a no-no in many areas today.
The tracks had been imprinted into the beach’s peat, which had been covered by about 85 feet of sand that was washed away.
Wilmington took the top spot with 31 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
Reducing service on the MBTA and commuter rail system during Tuesday’s nor’easter was a successful strategy, officials said.
High winds and blowing snow consumed Mass. on Tuesday, and dozens of school districts canceled classes for Wednesday.
Domingo Tizol, 23, is a member of MS-13, according to prosecutors.
Police said the victim was struck in the roadway on Monday evening.
Feces and urine were left to rot out in the open, and canines were “left without adequate water on multiple occasions,” according to court records.
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A white student accused of smearing body fluids on her black roommate’s belongings has been allowed into a program that could result in criminal charges being erased from her record.
Officials say they found more than $2.5 million hidden in safe deposit boxes after John George Jr. said he possessed about $28,000 in cash.
T riders can expect diminished service during Tuesday’s blizzard-like conditions.
Nantucket saw racist graffiti spray-painted onto the town’s historic black landmark. But officials say it doesn’t tell the story of what the island stands for.
Police officials said that the cameras could be implemented force-wide by the end of 2018.
The small, struggling liberal arts college in Brookline serves an overwhelming number of low-income and minority students.
Shore towns that were struck by two powerful recent storms are getting ready for another.
American Airlines suspended all Tuesday flight operations, and said scattered cancellations and delays are also possible at other airports.
“He loves medicine. He is medicine. He could never retire.” Meet Dr. Fred Ernesti.
What Boston streets are restricted during a snow emergency? Where are the temporary parking lots? Here’s a map to help those in the city who have vehicles.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield study shows the toll of the crisis in Massachusetts.
They shred, they plow, and they obliterate snow: Meet the T’s lineup of heavy storm-fighting machinery.
The legislation aims to extend the Massachusetts blueprint across the country by using Department of Justice grants to encourage states to harden their laws.
State officials say local elections will not be postponed in the Granite State, weather be damned.
It’s unusual for three nor’easters to pound the region in a month, and we haven’t seen a similar parade of storms since that terrible winter of 2014-2015, when four nor’easters hit in about five weeks.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other city officials are giving residents an update ahead of a major nor’easter that is expected to slam the region starting late Monday night.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials appear likely to delay the next fare increase by six months until July 2019. But parking costs could rise this July.
Today is Tuesday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2018. There are 293 days left in the year.
The suspected murder weapon has been found and two more suspects are now facing murder charges.
In the month of March, and even into early April, it’s quite rare for the city to get a foot or more all at once.
William Connatser, 37, is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on March 21.
We’re already prepared for a big storm, because we just had one. So let’s live our last hours well.
Here are some handy links, websites, and tracking maps for customers flying in and out of Boston’s Logan Airport on Monday and Tuesday.
A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown.
In 2017, 245 State Police troopers — or about 12 percent of the force — made more than $200,000.
“Islandborn” tells the story of a young girl named Lola, who relies on friends and family to learn about the island where she’s from.
By age 3, children have begun developing brain networks used to understand the beliefs and feelings of others, MIT researchers found.
As a powerful nor’easter is expected to slam into Massachusetts late Monday night, school systems have begun to announce closures for Tuesday.
A 57-year-old man suffered second and third-degree burns on his arms, hands, and face at a Tewksbury Market Basket Monday morning.
The man accused of murdering 15-year-old Tracy Gilpin in 1986 will not contest his extradition from North Carolina to face the charges.
The worst of the storm will come during the morning commute.
A skier who went missing over the weekend in Vermont walked out of the woods to safety.
A 7-year-old girl and 24-year-old man were hit by a car in Worcester Monday morning.
The storm 130 years ago dumped 40 inches of snow on Boston, and more than 400 people died along the East Coast.
State Police said the man was driving on Interstate 495 when his vehicle veered off the highway and rolled over.
The deaths of Sara Bermudez and her children remain under invesitgation.
With sales poised to begin in July, what can consumers expect?
There’s another nor’easter predicted to hit the Boston area on Tuesday, and this one is packing a snowy punch.
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The allure of big pay for long hours has raised concerns among critics that State Police troopers could be too tired to safely do their jobs.
The man robbed the courtesy booth at Market Basket on Friday night, according to police.
Blizzard conditions are expected in some areas Tuesday as a major nor’easter sweeps into Massachusetts, whipping up high winds and dumping up to 2 feet of snow on the region.
Police in the small, Western Massachusetts town of Hatfield found a dead body on fire in a field Saturday night.
A Globe review found that Pressley’s city council campaign committee spent thousands of dollars on her political team after the November vote.
Lilian Calderon Jimenez’s arrest was part of a new and aggressive attempt by federal authorities to detain people who are regularly checking in with the government, immigration lawyers say.
THE WEEK AHEAD
No matter what the weather brings this week, you can escape indoors to the Seaport World Trade Center Wednesday through Sunday.
Michael Hand, 61, was arrested Friday. He lived just 5 miles from Gilpin’s home at the time of her death.
Today is Monday, March 12, the 71st day of 2018. There are 294 days left in the year.
Kevin Vasquez Funes, 19, allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the school and was arrested by Boston police on Wednesday, officials said.
Vandals targeted the African Meeting House late Saturday or early Sunday.
Warren said on “Meet the Press” that she’s focused on her reelection effort in 2018, not on a presidential run in 2020.
Snow is expected to start falling in Boston by 11 p.m. Monday, and blizzard conditions are possible throughout eastern Massachusetts.
Lower temperatures mean the snow won’t be heavy and wet, like we experienced during out last storm.
Jeffrey Adams, 15, was last seen March 1 when he fled from a case worker, police said.
A man suffered serious injuries after his vehicle flipped over on Route 3 north of exit 14 Saturday evening in Hingham, police said.
Tom Turner said his wife, Maura, was in California and had planned to spend the weekend with their close friend, Christine Loeber, who was shot to death on Friday.
The fire at Rota Spring Farm broke out in the grain barn shortly after 6 p.m., officials said.
Words like “them” used to be scolded out of speech when paired with a singular, identifiable subject. Now, they’re being embraced.
No one was injured in the fire, which left about $75,000 worth of damage at 23 Barry St., the Boston Fire Department said on Twitter.
When a young man well-known for bizarre behavior allegedly stabbed a woman to death in Winchester last month, many wondered why someone so dangerous was allowed to roam freely.
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A one-mile bus ride routinely takes more than 30 minutes and is made all the worse by fears of muggings.
Democrats should embrace the primary race between Pressley and Michael Capuano in the 7th District.
More than 1,500 Boston students got to meet about 100 employers participating in the city’s summer youth job and resource fair held in Roxbury Saturday.
Jerrold N. Rosenberg, 63, admitted to receiving more than $188,000 from the makers of a powerful opioid spray, officials said.
McKenzi’s favorite food is macaroni and cheese. Her favorite athlete is Michael Phelps and her favorite singer is Ke$ha! When she grows up, McKenzi’s dream is to become a professional chef.
The unidentified instructor made “inappropriate remarks” about a gun that he owns, officials said. The superintendent said his job status is under review.
Jonathan Monson, 35, allegedly used a child to create pornography and then distributed the images, prosecutors said.
The parents of an 11-month-old Milford boy were arrested for child abuse as the child and his twin sister were taken into state custody Friday, police said.
A team attempted to rescue a pregnant harbor porpoise near Dorchester Bay during the nor’easter Wednesday, but the animal died before the team arrived.
City Hall Plaza in Boston was the scene of a mess Saturday as hundreds and hundreds of people turned out to try to set a new world record.
Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society
The fields have been set for the Massachusetts Chess Association’s Spiegel Cup Scholastic Championships on March 18 in Marlborough.
Today is Sunday, March 11, the 70th day of 2018. There are 295 days left in the year.
Lawmakers have occasionally approved a single weekend tax holiday but have shied away from making it permanent, pointing to the loss of revenue to the state.
Christine Loeber, one of the three hostages killed by a former US soldier, earned a master’s degree at Boston College in 2008 before moving to California.
Officials said a man who died from carbon monoxide poisoning was a former city firefighter in Methuen. Two generators had been running in his house’s basement.
Today is Saturday, March 10, the 69th day of 2018. There are 296 days left in the year. Daylight saving time will begin Sunday at 2 a.m. local time.
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A 50-year-old Charlton man was trying to cross Route 20 when he was struck by a Charlton woman in a Toyota sedan, police said.
Two more teen-aged suspects are in custody in connection with the slaying of a Boston teen in Dorchester earlier this year, police said.
Police said they did not know how the man sustained the injury, which left him semiconscious and bleeding when first responders arrived.
Bruce Reisman, 51, of Boston, and Jesse Gillis, 32, formerly of Allston, will be sentenced in June, the US Attorney’s office said.
The man and his wife, who was also hospitalized but expected to recover, were without power in their home, authorities said.
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About 1,800 prisoners in the state are estimated to have the disease, approximately 10 percent of the prison population.
Sean Wilson, general manager at the Holiday Inn Express in Lawrence, said people have walked into the lobby just looking for a place to keep warm.
Federal investigators allege a monthslong campaign of harassment, surveillance, and coercion by Triangle Inc. officials.
Nicholas Rizzo II, 85, was pronounced dead at Lawrence General Hospital Thursday, officials said.
Defense lawyers for two Boston city officials accused of extortion called on a federal judge Friday to reject an appeal by prosecutors to change his planned instructions to the jury.
The victim, 19, was stabbed around 2:40 p.m after an altercation had “continued into the station,” Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said.
Representative Seth Moulton has urged two colleges in Mass. to cut ties with on-campus institutes that have ties to the Chinese government.
Tree removal companies are hard at work handling an influx of calls after two storms decimated towns across the Commonwealth just days apart.
The real wonder of this place? That it exists at all in the state’s largest town, where development pressures are intense.
Former governor Deval Patrick will appear at a sold-out event in Philadelphia next week, amid speculation about his White House interest.
The Supreme Judicial Court issued its opinion in a case involving the Acton Congregational Church.
A Sudbury woman who was attempting to clear snow was hit by a tree that snapped in half and taken to a hospital Thursday morning, police said.
A commercial diving company is on scene trying to “pump it out and raise it” from the water.
It’s been seven days since the first of two nor’easters inundated a seaside neighborhood on the border of Marshfield and Duxbury.
Two Brockton men are accused of operating a home improvement store theft ring, allegedly stealing more than $100,000 in merchandise.
A Lynn family escaped without injuries from a single-alarm fire at their wood-frame ranch Thursday night.
“No business is operating,” one town official in North Andover said as power remains out days after a nor’easter.
Betsy DeVos has a message for Attorney General Maura Healey and officials in other states hoping to rein in student loan debt collectors: Back off.
If a storm does form on Monday, it would be the third nor’easter in less than two weeks.
A “life-long violent criminal” should spend more than nine years in federal prison for robbing two banks in November 2016 in West Bridgewater and Brookline, prosecutors said Thursday in a court filing.
MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez and Deputy General Manager Jeff Gonneville expressed pride at the performance of the T’s subway, bus, and commuter rail operations.
Massachusetts is struggling to recover from the damage caused to the electrical grid by two powerful nor’easters that arrived six days apart.
Today is Friday, March 9, the 68th day of 2018. There are 297 days left in the year.
The man, who was not identified and is believed to be in his 60s, suffered life-threatening injuries, police said in a statement.
Detectives seized 21.96 grams of fentanyl and $1,616 in cash, according to Stoneham police.
The Bristol County House of Correction, which accounts for a quarter of jail suicides statewide, faces a wave of lawsuits from the families of inmates who killed themselves.
Marlborough’s Mauricio Perozin is a hard-working family man, which makes him easy pickings for ICE agents.
The president of the school’s board of trustees, Archibald Cox Jr., sent a letter to the school community Thursday.
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Back-to-back nor’easters made the Norton Housing Authority complex lose power twice, leaving elderly and disabled residents without electricity.
Public schools in Cambridge were in session Thursday, and the district’s superintendent felt the need to explain why.
Officials say tough environmental standards on cannabis cultivation are needed for Massachusetts to meet its climate change goals.
Police in New Hampshire shut down both sides of Interstate 95 in Portsmouth for three hours Thursday morning, State Police said.
The zoo’s red pandas — Hoppy and Fia — don’t mind the cold weather.
If you’ve recently lost a key — not to a car or an apartment, but to an entire city — then North Adams police might have what you’re searching for.
Gun Owners’ Action League claims the store told them it was off because of “unforeseen circumstances.”
Three Duxbury students hitched a ride with firefighters to make it school.
The man died after being rescued from a two-alarm fire in his Andover apartment building on Thursday morning.
Here’s a quick refresher for those who haven’t had the time to follow the Stormy Daniels story.
A Harvard official said it has been “significantly compromised” because of what appears to be a failure of the building’s flotation device.
A 58-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday in Lebanon, N.H., authorities said.
A 50-foot-tall pine tree toppled on to a Westborough fire truck early Thursday morning, leaving considerable structural damage but no injuries.
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Two nor’easter storms in the past week have brought snow, power outages and flooding to towns across Massachusetts.
Another storm could hit the region early next week, although forecasters are still uncertain about what it will do.
See the latest snowy weather photos from our staff.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, whose research on post-traumatic stress disorder has attracted a worldwide following, was fired from his job over allegations that he bullied and denigrated employees.
In the 2016 incident, the suspect robbed a gas station while claiming to have a gun and then refused orders to put his hands up.
The vote that will determine the fate of Liam’s seafood shack on Nauset Beach was delayed until Monday.
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Leftover snow highlights areas of pavement that aren’t regularly used by drivers, and allows cities to think about how the space could be used instead.
Marisa Kelly has been in charge since 2016, after a debacle that led to the abrupt ouster of the previous leader.
The tree crashed into a two-and-a-half-story home Thursday morning, leaving a hole in the roof.
On International Women’s Day, we take a look at some of the major milestones for Massachusetts women.
Fifteen-year-old Alex Wymer didn’t let the heavy snow stop him from honing his fighting skills.
The town of about 420 people in Bennington County was buried.
Manuel Rosario Herrera, 23, pleaded guilty in US District Court in Boston to possession with with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and fentanyl.
The family was home when the fire began, but no one was injured, an official said.
Emergency officials were hopeful that they had avoided a repeat of the severe damage and evacuations.
The power outages came after the second major storm walloped the state in less than a week, and officials said it’ll be a while before the lights come on for everyone.
Power outages have prompted authorities to cancel a handful of trains during today’s evening commute on the Lowell and Haverhill lines.
The woman was left with life-threatening injuries after a snow plow hit her on Washington Street Wednesday night.
The threat at the Penn Brook School, which serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade, was immediately investigated by police, officials said.
The company told the Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts that the decision was due to “unforeseen circumstances,” the group said in a statement Wednesday.
With another storm battering Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker has announced an 11 a.m. delayed start time Thursday for all non-emergency state executive branch employees.
Trains may have to stand by while workers enter the track area, according to an MBTA alert.
A video shows teammates straining to push the charter bus forward, cheering as the wheels finally turn.
Here’s a timeline of Winchester police’s interactions with Jeffrey Yao during the past six years.
When the buzzer sounded last week, news of East Bridgewater’s runaway win over Madison Park began to ping across the country, eliciting strong negative reaction.
A stream of unflattering news comes as charter schools are trying to recover from a defeat at the polls in November 2016.
In his 24 years as secretary of state, Bill Galvin had faced only one primary challenger, back in 2006. That has changed.
Centuries-old records found at MIT and Harvard show that the two recent, massive nor’easters were among the most powerful storms since the 1800s.
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The 17-year-old said he had thrown the replica weapon out in the trash, police said Wednesday night.
Coastal communities in Massachusetts on Wednesday were feverishly at work preparing for the second major nor’easter in less than a week.
How much snow has fallen in your area amid the nor’easter? Here’s a look, according to the National Weather Service.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, whose research has attracted a worldwide following, has been fired following complaints.
As a powerful nor’easter slams into Massachusetts Wednesday, several school systems — including Boston — have announced closures for Thursday.
The city has filled the remaining slots on a city board is responsible for a new program that will provide funds for affordable housing, parks, open space, and historic preservation.
Winchester police repeatedly brought Jeffrey Yao to the hospital for psychological evaluations over the past several years before Yao allegedly erupted in violence. Read the police reports, released Wednesday.
Winchester police repeatedly brought Jeffrey Yao to the hospital for psychological evaluations before Yao allegedly stabbed a woman to death in the town library.
In honor of International Women’s Day on Thursday, here’s a serendipitous sampler of notable Massachusetts women and events.
The network of eight hospitals and 48 clinics had come under intense criticism for inadequate care and poor accountability.
Witnesses to the horrific fatal stabbing last month of 22-year-old Deane Kenny Stryker inside the Winchester Public Library made frantic 911 calls to report the attack and plead for help.
Nearly 50 college and university presidents are urging federal lawmakers to repeal the endowment tax that the Republican-controlled Congress passed last year.
A driver crashed into a Saugus gas station Tuesday night, hitting a parked car and spilling 20 gallons of oil.
A Chelsea man nicknamed the “Spelling Bee Bandit” was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison and three years of supervised release for four 2016 bank robberies.
James Clarke, a special agent in the IRS’s criminal investigations office in Boston, has not been arrested, but rather has been summonsed to appear for arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court.
The program is possible thanks to a $5 million donation from New Balance, the largest donation ever given to the school.
The rain-snow line — it’s something you’re going to hear a lot about during Wednesday’s nor’easter. So what is it?
A man allegedly attacked a woman in the breakdown lane of a highway in Methuen after a two-car crash Tuesday night.
Police shot a Springfield man in the arm after he tried to flee from officers and run them over with his car Tuesday night.
The switch is part of a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The program will add 1,000 new bikes and 100 additional stations by 2019.
The youths are charged in connection with the robbery of Convenience 365 Market & Deli that occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
A Bourne firefighter was arrested Tuesday in Yarmouth for allegedly driving while intoxicated with a loaded handgun.
Jeffrey Baby Lopez, an alleged member of a violent Lynn gang, is facing several charges in Massachusetts, including kidnapping, armed robbery, and assault.
FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke at Boston College about a widening range of threats.
Governor Charlie Baker is providing an update on the winter storm.
A 2.4-magnitude earthquake hit about 3.5 miles north-northeast of Hopkinton, N.H. early Thursday morning.
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The New Hampshire woman isn’t giving up her name if she prevails in court, but she is giving away cash.
After Somerville students walked out last week, Wednesday’s protest expanded not just to Cambridge, but also to Medford and Arlington.
Follow live updates as the storm sweeps across Massachusetts.
Students at Somerville High School helped plan the 8:17 a.m. walkout, which followed one at that school last week.
The storm is on target to wallop much of Southern New England with snow and heavy rain.
The latest forecasts call for up to 8 inches of snow in Boston, with precipitation continuing possibly to 8 a.m. Thursday, potentially slowing the morning commute.
Some schools already have announced their plans to deal with the storm.
One of the suspects showed a firearm while robbing a Medford Street store, police said.
The roof on the Chandler Street shop collapsed amid heavy fire Tuesday night, a fire official said.
The man worked at the John A. Crisafulli Elementary School, the school superintenent said.
“I know Mike Capuano as a champion and fierce advocate for those who have often been forgotten or left behind,” Lewis said in a statement.
Prosecutors said a judge’s planned jury instructions may force them to drop extortion charges against two officials accused of strong-arming music festival organizers.
A spokeswoman, Lizzy Guyton, cited Kristin Lindquist’s professional experience as a securities trader and portfolio manager.
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The senators and two members of the state’s usually unified delegation aren’t backing Michael Capuano in his primary fight against Ayanna Pressley.
“In recent days, I have been approached by colleagues for discussions about the future of the Senate and the Senate Presidency,” John Keenan said in a statement.
MCI-Norfolk must also station a guard outside the shower while the woman is inside, a federal judge has ruled.
We lost; the governor won. If you call that winning.
Scientifically, it’s a storm made up of winds from the northeast. Linguistically, it’s a little more complicated.
The transit agency said it is rolling out Apple Pay on its mTicket app for commuter rail and ferry riders.
Authorities said the victim was walking along State Road on Saturday night when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.
The three states are among only five that did not experience an increase in opioid overdoses last year.
With another storm on the way, communities are shoring up sea walls that were damaged by the pounding high tides during Friday’s nor’easter.
Patrick is using some of his most direct language to date to acknowledge his interest in a presidential run in 2020.
Today is Wednesday, March 7, the 66th day of 2018. There are 299 days left in the year.
The owner of Liam’s, the iconic fried clam shack, is just days away from losing his business.
A European species of weasel is helping once-threatened populations of native squirrels by suppressing an invasive population in parts of northern Europe.
Models will show off the latest in gun accessories for people allowed to carry a concealed weapon.
The USS Lexington, one of the first US aircraft carriers, was built at the former Fore River Shipyard.
A Mansfield man is facing illegal gun charges after Boston police recovered a loaded pistol he allegedly threw out of a car.
John J. Hartin, 48, was sentenced to serve 12 to 14 years in prison for repeatedly raping two boys in the 1990s.
You’ll need to be north and west of Interstate 495, and especially Route 2, to see the 12 inch or higher totals.
Jorge Dominguez has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior going back more than three decades.
State Police deployed a helicopter Tuesday as part of the investigation into the murders of a mother and her three children in their home, officials said.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving $30 million to Harvard and MIT to tackle low literacy rates among elementary school students.
During a recent stretch, Providence issued speeding tickets at a daily per capita clip that was about 27 times greater than that of police across Massachusetts.
What to expect from the region’s second nor’easter in one week.
A 2-month-old sickly gray seal pup was found washed up on a Seabrook, N.H., road Monday morning following the weekend’s stormy weather.
Mark Ito, principal of Wellesley Middle School, sent an e-mail to parents shortly after the graffiti was discovered.
A Chicopee police officer was arraigned Tuesday on charges that he raped a woman over the weekend during National Guard training at Fort Devens.
Is a breakup the end of something, or only the beginning? In Season One of the new Love Letters podcast, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein explores this question through intimate stories of love and heartbreak and confessions from her own life.
Investigators who tossed his car found thousands of dollars in cash, all in $20 bills.
As the region braces for yet another storm, thousands of customers are still waiting for their power to be restored.
The state’s highest court will look at a state law that bars people from voting in an election unless they have registered beforehand.
The seeds of Monday’s bizarre scene had been sowed last year, when the City Council approved the implementation of 15 traffic cameras.
Forecasters said that as the line between rain and snow shifts, snowfall totals could rise — or fall — dramatically.
Prout’s memoir details her journey from nameless victim in a nationally watched criminal trial to outspoken advocate for young survivors of sexual assault.
“It’s a very unsettling feeling to know the sea wall is crumbling before you.”
Crews responded to 50 Follen St. on Monday evening, according to fire officials.
Wareham police have arrested Paul Durgin, officials said.
Martin Meehan on Monday outlined several measures to address high costs for students.
Jocelyn O’Driscoll, 39, admitted to drinking nips when police arrested her on Friday evening, officials said.
Former state tax commissioner Michael Heffernan picked a neighbor and friend for the $121,000-per-year post, which was filled despite a hiring freeze.
Hours after Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera endorsed Josh Zakim for secretary of state, incumbent William Galvin called Rivera to voice his displeasure.
A event called “A Day of Hope and Resistance” drew students and professors, documented and undocumented, to Harvard Memorial Church on Monday for music, art, and activism.
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Days after the vicious nor’easter, wreckage piled up amid worries about future storms.
Denys Corso, 49, was under the influence of drugs, police said.
Large waves were still hitting some homes in Scituate three days after a powerful nor’easter hit the area.
By most economic indicators, he’s one of the poorest guys in Boston. But by the measures of the heart, he’s the richest man in town.
Federal assistance could mean that governments and nonprofits could get aid, and possibly individuals as well.
The MBTA’s general manager is urging the transit agency not to increase fares next winter, but its governing board is reluctant to table the idea.
Officers were able to save a choking 9-week-old Saint Bernard puppy’s life after a dramatic 10-minute struggle that was captured on video.
A Lowell man was pronounced dead at the scene after his car left Interstate 93 South in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, and struck a tree, authorities said.
What does a gun show in a state with some of the country’s toughest gun-control laws look like?
Chad Blackman was just biding time as the storm hammered the coastline. But a picture of him weathering the nor’easter seemed to resonate with residents across New England.
A mother’s devotion to a son charged with heinous sexual crimes apparently drove her to break the law herself last week, according to Essex County prosecutors.
Today is Tuesday, March 6, the 65th day of 2018. There are 300 days left in the year.
Another storm is coming to Massachusetts on Wednesday.
The vessel, most likely a sailing ship from anywhere between 1750 and 1850, is usually buried in the sand, but has appeared a handful of times after stormy weather.
A device resembling a bomb found in the science wing of Sacred Heart School in Kingston forced a full evacuation on Monday morning, but was later determined to be a fake, police said. .
Homes were destroyed, and widespread flooding and erosion occurred throughout the cape and islands, and all along the South Shore and North Shore.
Weston officer faces OUI charge — after crash outside police station
The full extent of the storm’s power has not yet been tallied in most Massachusetts communities.
Snow is coming — and there’s the possibility that it’ll be a substantial amount. But exactly how much and where isn’t yet clear.
With each mass shooting, experts say they are learning more. The rebuilding of Sandy Hook has offered particularly apt lessons.
The allegations were detailed during the Suffolk Superior Court arraignment of Juan Carlos Matos Figueroa, 21, who’s charged with first-degree murder.
“Subtweet,” “hate-watch,” and “glamping” are just a few other examples.
Ready or not, here comes another storm.
Researchers from Cape Cod discovered the population of more than 1.5 million Adélie penguins.
But that and similar scenarios, like getting the flu twice in a season, are pretty rare, experts say.
A two-alarm Worcester house fire killed an elderly woman and sent two men to the hospital Monday morning.
A “mechanical issue” disabled a train on the Fitchburg line during the Monday morning commute, adding some 65 minutes to the travel time for passengers.
As of 7 a.m. the bridge remained open and there had been no other reports of damage, Bourne police said.
The effects of Friday’s nor’easter still linger, from power outages to school closures and commuter rail delays.
Several former students and colleagues accused Jorge Domínguez of sexual misconduct in a recent article.
A wave of new candidates for top prosecutor positions is emerging, with many vowing to carry the mantle of criminal justice reform.
The owners of the convenience store were rushing to keep their frozen items from spoiling when the men robbed the store at gunpoint, police said.