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Tito Jackson to replace campaign manager

City Councilor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson is replacing his campaign manager, a move that comes as Jackson aims to regain the momentum he has lost since announcing his entrance in the race.

Massie enters race for governor

Robert K. Massie has jumped into the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Appeals Court brings the Probation Department corruption case to an end — finally

The long saga of the public corruption case of former Probation head John J. O’Brien and two top deputies has officially ended.

New England news in brief

New England news in brief

Police blotter

Police blotter

Lottery

Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Chess notes

The weekly game

Cyclists push for safe lanes around the Public Garden

Some 250 cyclists circled the one-way streets surrounding the garden, hoping to highlight just how treacherous that place can be.

Adrian Walker

No one wants to pay to fix this crumbling garage, and that’s telling

The unwillingness of officials to take responsibility says much about the way they view UMass Boston.

Jesse Jackson Sr. talks Trump, religion, and justice in Dorchester

Jackson’s questions touched on the wealth gap between white families and black families in Boston.

Lexicon: Super-Earths

Super-Earths A class of planets that are more massive than Earth but not quite the size of the ice giants Neptune or Jupiter. The discovery of a new super-Earth -- dubbed called LHS 1140b -- was announced last week.

Time machine

April 24, 195 2: The Maine Boxing Commission, following the leads of numerous other states, suspends boxer Rocky Marciano for 30 days.

Framingham to hold recount Monday of vote to become a city

If the results stand, an election will be held in November to choose a mayor and 11 city councilors to govern the municipality of nearly 70,000 residents.

This day in history

Today is Monday, April 24, the 114th day of 2017. There are 251 days left in the year.

EMS revives child hit by baseball in Charlestown

A 9-year-old boy’s heart stopped after he was hit in the chest by a baseball during a pickup game Sunday in Charlestown.

Oxygen mask helps save cat pulled from Dorchester fire

Another cat was also taken out of 78 West Cottage Street.

Three suffer life-threatening injuries after wrong-way crash on Nashua turnpike

Three people are being treated for life-threatening injuries after a driver crashed head-on into a car while driving the wrong way on the F. E. Everett Turnpike in Nashua, N.H. early Sunday morning, according to New Hampshire State Police.

Boston Fire Commissioner wins Fire Chief of the Year honor

Joseph E. Finn received the honor from the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association.

Abortions in Massachusetts down nearly 11 percent since 2010

As the political fight in Washington over Planned Parenthood intensifies, the number of abortions performed in Massachusetts continues to fall.

At least 17 displaced by early morning Dorchester blaze

The fire caused an estimated $2.5 million in damage, according to fire officials.

Methuen police searching for bank robber

A white male, believed to be in his late 30s or mid-40s, displayed a handgun, police said.

Man accused of assaulting woman on MBTA turns himself in, police say

The man allegedly assaulted a woman chaperoning a group of first and second graders on a field trip.

13-year-old girls reported missing in Methuen

Kelianis Hernandez and Ysabel Suazo were last seen together in the area of Lowell Street at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Man ejected from burning vehicle in Palmer

The man was ejected on Route 67 after the vehicle he was traveling in slammed into a concrete overpass of the Mass. Pike, Palmer police said.

Lottery

Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Teens, child injured in Ashby crash

A two vehicle crash sent four people, including two teens and one child, to the hospital early Saturday morning.

City launches 4 trauma teams to help people in crisis

The teams — based in Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and East Boston — will use a comprehensive approach to addressing the toll of violence, officials said.

Jury felt a heavy burden in Aaron Hernandez case

The jurors who acquitted Aaron Hernandez wrestled with the credibility of the trial’s key witness and felt prosecutors did not meet the burden of proof.

UMass Boston’s biggest challenge? Its own ‘Big Dig’

A dangerously unstable parking garage, dating to the 1970s, sits beneath many buildings and the university’s central plaza.

Police investigate fatal Roxbury shooting of 18-year-old male

Bryana White, 17, said the victim was goofy guy, who enjoyed telling jokes and had a big smile.

Block Island looks to block Uber, Lyft

Twelve miles and a ferry ride from the New England shore, Block Island is one of the last major tourist destinations in the United States without Uber or Lyft.

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Mark, 11, is outgoing and loves to be active

Mark is an athletic eleven-year-old boy who does well in school and loves to play sports.

Man seriously injured in Andover crash

A 57-year-old Stoneham man was injured in a two-car crash on I-93 Saturday morning that sent his car airborne before it hit a tree near exit 43.

Abington police search for robber armed with syringe

The man walked used a syringe “containing a red liquid substance” to rob a gas station clerk early Saturday morning, police said.

Yvonne Abraham

How can fans make sense of the Trump-Kraft relationship?

“It’s pretty simple,” explained son Josh Kraft. “They’ve been friends for years. The worst time in my dad’s life, this guy was there for him.”

Two families displaced in Fitchburg house fire

The families, which include four children, are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

This day in history

Today is Sunday, April 23, the 113th day of 2017. There are 252 days left in the year.

Starts & Stops

US Transportation Secretary calls governor’s advocacy for Green Line extension ‘persuasive’

Elaine Chao on Friday toured the federal government’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Kendall Square.

Photos: The best signs from science marches around the world

Perhaps it shouldn’t surprise anyone that a worldwide coordinated effort of scientists and their supporters produced some of the wittiest and most creative rally signs.

Live updates

Science-lovers flood Boston Common as part of marches

Follow along with live updates as scientists gather in Boston Common.

Body of man in his 20s found near Esplanade

The body of a man believed to be in his mid-20s was found early Saturday morning on the bicycle path near the Charles River Esplanade.

Hernandez funeral set for Monday in his Conn. hometown

A private funeral for convicted killer and former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has been set for Monday afternoon.

‘In science we trust’: Rainy Boston rally draws thousands

Scientists, doctors, and supporters gathered on the Boston Common in coordination with large gatherings across the US.

25 years later, the fallout from a Boston murder remains

Even in the blood-soaked early ’90s, Charleston Sarjeant’s beating stood out for its shocking pointlessness.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, April 22, the 112th day of 2017. There are 253 days left in the year.

Your horoscope

Man shot dead in Roxbury

The shooting occurred on Ruggles Street before 9 p.m., police said.

Lottery

Lottery results from Friday drawings

Teacher of the year talks about challenges and rewards of being a teacher

Sydney Chaffee, the first Massachusetts National Teacher of the Year, spoke about tips for teaching and what got her started.

Jack Grinold, Northeastern benefactor and ‘dean’ of sports information directors, dies at 81

Jack Grinold, 81, of Boston, who died April 21, was sports information director for a half-century at Northeastern University.

Mother of mentally ill man fatally shot by Boston police demands justice

At a Friday news conference, Hope Coleman and members of Mass Action Against Police Brutality demanded answers and justice in the fatal police shooting of Terrence Coleman.

Concord police warn of coyote attacks on dogs

An adult coyote attacked three dogs on a trail in the Eastabrook Woods, police said.

Loss of ‘Codfather’ permits could hurt New Bedford

In a matter of months, the fish caught by Carlos Rafael’s boats could end up in another port somewhere else in the Northeast.

Haverhill man arrested in Texas for Easter Sunday murder in Lawrence

Luis Rodriguez, 24, was arrested early Friday in Sulphur Springs, Texas on a charge of being a fugitive from justice, prosecutors said.

Fall River man injured in lottery ticket robbery

A woman allegedly approached the man and asked him for money before robbing him in the parking lot of a convenience store.

March for Science draws support, ambivalence

The planned marches have generated criticism that they threaten to turn scientists into another political interest group.

Political Happy Hour: April 21, 2017

Political Happy Hour: ‘America’s most beautiful citizen’ | ‘West Mass’ no more? | Mariachi band

Walking in Thoreau’s steps, and then some

A Concord resident aims to hike every street in town before the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth.

Jack Grinold, longtime sports information director at Northeastern, dead at 81

Mr. Grinold spent more than 50 years at Northeastern University.

Timeline: The days and hours surrounding Hernandez’s death

An overview of the details leading up to, and after, the death of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez.

Watch live: Hernandez family in court

A lawyer for the family of Aaron Hernandez is in court to ask a judge to preserve evidence in a suicide investigation.

Three-alarm fire destroys home in Leominster

A three-alarm fire broke out in a six-family home in Leominster around 5 a.m. Friday, officials said.

Three arrested in Barnstable on drug distribution charges

Three people were arrested Thursday for running a heroin and crack cocaine distribution ring out of a motel room in Hyannis, Barnstable police said in a statement.

Lawyer for Aaron Hernandez victim’s family challenges Patriots to pay family

A lawyer for the family of Odin Lloyd, a man murdered by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, challenged the team to be “champions of justice.”

Northeast Maine prepares for even more snow

Portions of the state could get up to 6 inches when the snow starts falling Friday night.

Watch live: Family of Odin Lloyd to speak following Hernandez death

The family of Odin Lloyd will hold a press conference following the death of Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of murdering Lloyd in 2015.

On second thought, maybe ‘West Mass’ isn’t the best idea

Those who lead the “West Mass” marketing campaign are now seeking more input from the public.

Second parchment manuscript copy of Declaration of Independence found — in England

Harvard researchers uncovered the document in a tiny records office in the town of Chichester archives.

Beverly Beckham

In the boneyard, a bridge to the beautiful past

Children are not taught handwriting anymore, and that’s a shame. Cursive is part of who we are, a bridge to history.

Read the context in which John 3:16 appears in the Bible

Here’s the full text surrounding the verse, from the King James translation of the Bible.

Blotter Tales

Storks at work in blue uniforms

Firefighters help deliver a baby in Amesbury, a Bridgewater man lost his car to his name-unknown girlfriend, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Two 12-year-olds rescued python found behind Lawrence school

“Someone obviously left it there,” a police official said. “If these people were found, they would be charged with cruelty to animals.”

What evidence does Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez want?

Court papers detail the information the long-time fiancee of Aaron Hernandez wants from the Department of Correction.

Document: Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez seeks to have evidence preserved

The family of Aaron Hernandez is moving forward with its own investigation into his death.

Marty Walsh pays tribute to Prince with a purple City Hall

Like much of the music-loving world, Mayor Marty Walsh is missing Prince.

Fast Forward: Trump gets an American released, March for Science, and more

Scientists are leveraging Earth Day on Saturday to hold a March for Science to rally support for environmental causes, plus more news.

Hernandez’s fiancee may sue prison for failing to prevent suicide

The attorney for Hernandez’s fiancee said she may sue state prison officials for failing to prevent his suicide.

‘Wild ride’ by suspected drunk driver captured on video in Chelsea

Dozens of people “ran for their lives” when the driver careened through the city’s downtown Wednesday, Chelsea police said.

Weymouth man pleads guilty to weapons charge

A Weymouth man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to a charge of being a felon in possession of weapons and ammunition, officials said.

Man sentenced for Melrose cemetery plot scam

John Hughes, 71, was ordered to pay the City of Melrose nearly $75,000 for the unauthorized sale of burial plots.

Political Happy Hour: April 20, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Dems, GOP endorse sending Scott Brown 9,000 miles away | Israel controversy in Mass. Dem party | Pot news

THOMAS FARRAGHER

In a time of crisis, Chris Hoeh’s generosity comes full circle

Chris Hoeh’s generosity is part of the lore of Jamaica Plain. After his accident, the community reflected that generosity back to him.

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 FATAL FIRE A woman died early Thursday in a fire at a two-family Marlborough home that officials said was set ablaze by the improper disposal of smoking materials. Officials believe that the fire started around 4 a.m. Thursday near a couch on the first floor of the Neil Street duplex. Investigators found the kitchen sink running and believe that the victim may have tried to fight the fire instead of getting out. The death was the 29th fire fatality in the state this year, according to the state fire marshal.

State Democrats roiled by resolution opposing Israeli settlements

State Democratic Party heavyweights are sounding the alarm on a proposal to declare opposition to Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

By the numbers: free pot

200: The number of grams of marijuana a Maine author gave away Thursday to more than 300 people in Portland’s Monument Square, in commemoration of “Weed Day.”

Aaron Hernandez’s brother sends birthday wishes to their mother

The older brother of Aaron Hernandez sent out birthday wishes to their mother Thursday.

Jose Baez has been involved in a string of high-profile cases

The nationally known defense attorney made headlines today after he accused the state of improperly holding Aaron Hernandez’s brain.

Lottery

Lottery results from Thursday drawings

Man rescued at sea denied request sealing warrant

The warrant says that Nathan Carman was a suspect in the fatal shooting of his wealthy grandfather, John Chakalos, 87, in Windsor, Conn.

Students at for-profit schools carry heavy debt, report finds

The nonpartisan Center for Responsible Lending says the debt burden falls on low-income, female, and minority students who disproportionately enroll at Maine for-profit schools.

Peter Kyvelos, at 73; hinged craftsmanship with love of the oud

In the years after first glimpsing one at a Leominster dance, Mr. Kyvelos became one of the nation’s premier oud makers.

The Archdiocese is used to closing churches. Now, it’s opening one

Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine stands on Seaport Boulevard at the gateway of the Seaport District.

Allan Holdsworth; guitarist known for flowing virtuosity

Mr. Holdsworth forged a relentlessly exploratory approach to harmony, which he brought to bear on both the guitar and the SynthAxe.

6 family members get honorary Wentworth bachelor’s degrees — 5 of them posthumously

Wentworth Institute of Technology is giving six family members who graduated with-two-year dgrees between 1914 and 1965 honorary bachelor’s degrees.

Harvard graduate student workers will get second crack at forming union

A November election ended with a disputed tally.

As Lynn mourns victims of Easter shooting, police search for suspect

William A. Cash is wanted in connection with a fatal double shooting and is considered armed and dangerous, police said.

UMass Lowell looks ahead to our future in space

Topics such as the future of space commerce, building a spaceport, and manned missions to Mars will be discussed.

KEVIN CULLEN

Mondays with Joe

Two years ago, as the release of the movie “Spotlight” approached, Monica Crowley worried about the film’s impact on her brother Joe.

Read the DA’s statement on Aaron Hernandez’s autopsy

Medical examiners “concluded today that the manner of death was suicide and the cause asphyxia by hanging.”

CAPITAL SOURCE

A N.H. rally for Trump supporter... who is sitting in jail

Activists are planning a rally to show their support for President Trump and for one of his biggest supporters, now sitting in a Nevada jail.

Baker urges UMass Boston not to make cuts that hurt students

Governor Charlie Baker was not keen on the suggestion that the state should contribute more money to UMass to solve the Boston campus’s problems.

Why medical examiners sometimes retain brains, other organs from deceased

The practice was put in the spotlight on Thursday when the attorney for Aaron Hernandez accused the Massachusetts medical examiner of improperly withholding Hernandez’ brain.

Today in History

A look back at famous events and notable birthdays

Billerica police seek owner of wedding dress found on Bridle Road

The dress, a size 4 from David’s Bridal, was found about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday night.

Here’s why John 3:16 is so popular in sports

The verse first leapt into popular culture in the 1970s when born-again Christians started holding “John 3:16” signs at stadiums.

Marijuana panel chair aims to kill off black market quickly

A key state senator wants to kill the black market for marijuana by keeping the tax on the drug low when it is sold legally next year.

Aaron Hernandez’s brain will be released to his family

The announcement came hours after Hernandez’s attorney accused the state of withholding the brain illegally.

Watch live: Aaron Hernandez lawyer holds press conference

Aaron Hernandez’s defense lawyer is addressing the media today after his client was found hanged in his cell Wednesday.

Woman hospitalized after deer is sent flying through her windshield

The deer was hit by one car and sent crashing through her windshield in Rockland.

Boston charter school educator named national teacher of the year

Sydney Chaffee beat out more than 50 teachers across the country as well as from US territories.

Capital Source

DNC reform panel includes Mass. contingent

Among the committee members are Massachusetts Democratic activists Elaine Kamarck, Jim Roosevelt and Charlie Baker.

Woman arrested for allegedly calling in fake hostage situation

A Boston woman was arrested Wednesday, hours after she called Norton police with a false report of an ongoing hostage situation.

Python found behind elementary school in Lawrence

Lawrence police tweeted a photo of the ball python, found behind South Lawrence East Elementary, and asked for help locating the owner.

Baker wants to know ‘what happened and why’ in Hernandez death

“Anytime anybody kills themselves in a prison, something clearly went wrong,” the governor said.

President Trump to nominate Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand

In a press release Thursday, Trump announced that he would nominate the former US Senator from Massachusetts as ambassador to the island nation.

President Trump to nominate Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand

In a press release Thursday, Trump announced that he would nominate the former US Senator from Massachusetts as ambassador to the island nation.

16 off-road vehicles seized at Boston housing developments

“These vehicles have come to represent a constant annoyance in the city’s neighborhoods,” Boston police said.

Three handwritten notes found next to Bible in Hernandez cell

Aaron Hernandez had marked his forehead with a reference to “John 3:16,” and three notes were found next to a Bible in his cell.

Arrest made in road rage slaying

Deonaire Ganga is charged with shooting Joey DeBarros after they argued while in the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant on Gallivan Boulevard.

Fatal fire in Marlborough under investigation

Marlborough firefighters were at the scene of a fatal two-alarm fire early Thursday morning, according to a dispatcher from the Marlborough Fire Department.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, April 20, the 110th day of 2017. There are 255 days left in the year.

Rate of inmate suicides remains high in Mass.

The suicide of Aaron Hernandez is the 65th reported prison suicide in Massachusetts in the two decades since another high-profile suicide.

Baker deserves a ‘C’ for handling, environmental groups say

For the second year in a row, environmental groups have issued a “mediocre grade” for the Baker administration’s efforts to address issues ranging from climate change to land conservation.

Time Machine

April 20, 1957: The Globe reports that the man to beat in today’s Boston Marathon is “a pallid Finn” named Veikko Karvonen.

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A look at other notable prison suicides

With his apparent suicide early Wednesday, former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez became the latest high-profile Massachusetts inmate to take his own life.

yvonne abraham

Even death is powerless to halt double standard

Aren’t all lives lost to violence or prison suicide as valuable as the one Aaron Hernandez ended on Wednesday morning?

Aaron Hernandez’s suicide: Were there warning signs?

The reasons for suicide are as perplexing as they are common, with more than 40,000 people a year taking their own lives in the United States. Suicide behind bars is even more complex.

Overdue at the library: Italian documents finally headed home

The Boston Public Library helped repatriate a manuscript, a book, and a gilded page, one of them dating to the 14th century.

Lottery

Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

Almost 40 candidates sign up to seek city office in Boston

Mayor Walsh, who has been cruising on national prominence and millions of dollars in campaign cash, has four potential challengers as of Wednesday.

Senators, reps urge T: Negotiate with your workers instead of privatizing

The state’s congressional delegation is urging the MBTA to negotiate with a machinists union in hopes of preventing dozens of jobs from being outsourced.

Police blotter

A summary of local police blotters.

Political Happy Hour: April 19, 2017

Political Happy Hour: So many Patriots missing from White House | Rattlesnake island plan iced | The wave

With $25m gift, Colby College aims for all its students to study abroad

The gift will allow Colby College’s 1,800 students to take unpaid internships in foreign locations.

‘Rattlesnake island’ proposal is suspended after public response

The state’s Fish and Wildlife Board revoked the plan Wednesday during a public meeting.

Boston library to return historical artifacts to Italy

The Boston Public Library is returning historical artifacts to Italy, some dating back 600 years.

‘I’m not happy about his death. It’s actually a shame,’ says South End murder victim’s father

For Ernesto Abreu, there was no satisfaction in Aaron Hernandez’s death: It will not bring his son, Daniel, back.

At his most recent trial, Aaron Hernandez rarely appeared down

Hernandez began each day at his most recent trial smiling. And sometimes he had a hard time keeping himself from laughing.

In wake of Hernandez’s death, collectors flock to eBay to sell autographed items

Signed cards, jerseys, and photographs of the former New England Patriots player seemed to flood the website Wednesday.

Hull man inadvertently buys cannonball with intact fuse

When police arrived at the home on Nantasket Avenue shortly after 9 a.m., they found the grapefruit-sized cannonball with, what appeared to be, an attached tact fuse.

Garbage truck crashes over embankment in Newton

No one was injured when the truck crashed just before noon.

Capital Source

Healey to review Globe request for Baker records

At issue: records that show what issues constituents call the governor about. So far, his office has refused to make them public.

Salem woman rescued as dock floats away on Canobie Lake

The woman was trying to move her dock when it was pushed into the water by the wind Wednesday morning.

Norton police respond to hostage report, which proves to be a hoax

A woman claimed that she and her three children were being held, but when police arrived, they found no such situation.

Hernandez lawyer plans to conduct investigation of client’s death

“The family and legal team is shocked and surprised at the news of Aaron’s death,” Jose Baez said.

KEVIN CULLEN

Aaron Hernandez: A life squandered

Hernandez’s life, and now his death, has become a window into and something of an indictment of what we value and idolize.

Aaron Hernandez’s reported mode of suicide unusual for facility

An advocate said she had never heard of an inmate hanging himself using a sheet and a window at Souza-Baranowski prison.

In wake of suicide, Aaron Hernandez conviction could be voided

In the eyes of the state, Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man thanks to an archaic legal principle called “abatement ab initio.”

What we know about Aaron Hernandez's suicide

Here’s what’s known so far about the death of the former New England Patriots star.

Dave Epstein

Want to see a meteor shower? Look to the skies this weekend

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks before dawn Saturday morning, but viewers might be able to see it earlier and later than that, provided skies are clear.

Fast Forward: Pats at the White House, and April 19 is a helluva day

The Supreme Court will hear a church-state fight, and more of the news you need to rev up your day.

A look at key moments for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Key dates in the case of Aaron Hernandez:

Read the full statement from the Department of Correction

The Department of Correction issued a statement after Aaron Hernandez apparently committed suicide.

Days after acquittal, Aaron Hernandez found hanged in his cell

The former Patriots star committed suicide in his cell Wednesday morning, the Department of Correction said. Hernandez’s lawyer said he will conduct his own investigation.

Democrat leads early returns in Georgia congressional race

An upstart Democrat leads a special election in a conservative Georgia congressional district, but incomplete returns show he’s barely clinging to the majority required to pull off a shocking upset in the Atlanta suburbs.

Lynn mourns Easter Sunday shooting victims

An interfaith prayer service will be held Thursday at Zion Baptist Church.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, April 19, the 109th day of 2017. There are 256 days left in the year.

Prisoner advocates demand reform, end to solidary confinement

Aides to Governor Baker said he and other leaders recently released a report on ways to reform the corrections system.

Dorchester Youth Collaborative faces an uncertain future

“The reality is we will close down if we don’t raise a lot of funds, and very quickly. . . . We have a real bad cash flow problem.”

SJC rules Boston cop’s lawsuit may proceed

The ruling reversed a lower court’s order dismissing Officer Sean Gannon’s lawsuit against the department.

Plainridge Park Casino has best month since 2015

The house had a good month.

Lottery

Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

adrian walker

Do state ride-sharing rules punish drivers who pose little threat?

Many argue that the state’s tough new regulations are having unintended consequences for drivers whose histories don’t suggest danger.

Prosecutors will drop thousands of cases in Dookhan scandal

Prosecutors across the state said they would throw out more than 20,000 cases that relied on evidence handled by Annie Dookhan.

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Real estate broker sentenced to jail for forging verdict slip

David Scher, of Brighton, pleaded guilty to charges of forgery and tampering with a court document, among other charges.

By the numbers

$192.2 million: The impact of the Boston Marathon and related events on the regional economy, according to the Boston Athletic Association.

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Political Happy Hour: April 18, 2017

Political Happy Hour: All eyes on GA | Trump as sports fan-in-chief | $1,000 rent in ‘Boston’

Milford police seek information on hit-and-run that killed 4-year-old

Police no longer are looking for a red Toyota Scion and instead are looking for two other SUVs spotted near the crash.

Ready to run? Applications open Wednesday for Boston elections

Much like the temperatures outside, the race for City Hall is beginning to warm up.

Brockton teen indicted in mom’s death

He allegedly stabbed his mother Nov. 30, 2016 .

‘I didn’t use the term,’ Barbara Lynch says of NYT calling her ‘a Southie’

The New York Times said people who hailed from South Boston were called “Southies,” but changed its tune following criticism online.

Brockton High School student is killed in crash

One student died in a crash and others were injured Tuesday afternoon on Summer Street, Brockton Public Schools said.

How the Vanessa Marcotte murder unfolded, according to prosecutors

Here’s a look at what prosecutors say happened that Sunday in August 2016.

Six displaced in early morning Lowell fire

The fire started shortly before 1 a.m. and caused extensive damage to the single-family home.

SJC ruling helps vets avoid OUI trials

Veterans may avoid conviction for driving under the influence in recognition of the toll of combat.

Spotlight Follow-up

Students apparently abused at N.Y. private school, report says

The investigation found that many students appeared to have been victims of sexual abuse and exploitation since the 1950s.

Adidas sends marketing e-mail congratulating customers for surviving Boston Marathon

The poor choice of words led to immediate backlash.

Two Boston women injured in Chelsea drive-by shooting

The women escaped serious injury in the incident, which may have started as they were leaving a shopping plaza in Everett.

What’s the most annoying thing about taxes?

A new survey asked Americans what bothers them most about the federal tax system.

Crossing the Boston Marathon route is an elaborate ballet

A timelapse video shows the involved step-by-step process employed when Marathon viewers want to get to the other side.

Scientists find giant, elusive clam known as ‘the unicorn of mollusks’

For hundreds of years, biologists knew of the giant shipworm only from shell fragments and a few dead specimens.

Live video: Angelo Colon-Ortiz arraignment

Angelo Colon-Ortiz is being arraigned in the death of Vanessa Marcotte.

Fast Forward

Trump in Kenosha, Bill O’Reilly protest, free food for Tax Day

It’s Tax Day, plus more of the news you need to rev up your day.

Quick action clears building in Cambridge blaze

The four-alarm fire on Reservoir Street began around 7:45 a.m., spurring a pair of dramatic rescue efforts that began when the group of four workers spotted smoke and flames.

It was an honor to know you, Joe Crowley

A Spotlight reporter’s tribute to clergy sex abuse victim Joe Crowley, who died on Easter Sunday.

Marcotte suspect was allegedly seen near where she was found

Angelo Colon-Ortiz apparently posed as a motorist with a disabled SUV around the time Vanessa Marcotte left her mother’s home.

On Marathon weekend, spring finally got off and running

Monday was a great day to watch a game or runners going by, the kind of day that makes us think spring is indeed here.

Knife-wielding man steals $300 from Cambridge convenience store

The man was wearing a mask when he entered the Windsor Street store, police said. No one was injured.

Lottery

Lottery results from Monday drawings

Time machine

April 17, 1960: The Globe reports that Boston is one of just two big cities in the country that haven’t increased public transit fares in the past two years. Boston commuters pay 20 cents per ride; that fare had not increased since 1955

The New York Times (again) misses the mark on Southie

Nearly four years after the New York Times tried to call South Boston “SoBo,” a new article is now calling those who hail from there “Southies.”

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 VICTIM NAMED The 46-year-old man killed in a double shooting Sunday afternoon in Lynn was Leonardo Clement, Essex County prosecutors said. Clement, of Lynn, and a 41-year-old man were shot near Spring and Exchange streets around 3:30 p.m. Clement was pronounced dead at North Shore Medical Center. The 41-year-old was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening, police said. No arrests have been made, the Essex district attorney’s office said in a statement.

NRC allows Pilgrim to forgo safety requirements

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has agreed to allow the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to forgo some of the safety requirements that the agency demanded of many of the nation’s nuclear plants after a tsunami ravaged Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011.

State’s fishing fleet confronts an opioid problem

Facing drug use among crew members, fishing captains are adding the life-saving drug Narcan to the essential gear on their boats.

Joe Crowley, who went public about clergy sexual abuse and was portrayed in ‘Spotlight, dies at 58

Joe Crowley, 58, went public about being a victim of clergy sexual abuse and was portrayed in the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight.”

KEVIN CULLEN

The Boston Marathon just got better

This was the first time that the BAA formally recognized the handcycle winners with the same acknowledgement given to other winners.

Bitterness lingers after collapse of Dudley cemetery plan

The town counsel for Dudley lashed out at the lawyer for an Islamic organization that had spent a year in bitter negotiations on a plan to bury its dead in the small town.

What happens to your body when you run a marathon?

Runners undergo a number of changes, some painful and some surprising.

Today in History

A look back at famous events and notable birthdays

Political Happy Hour: April 17, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Marathon results | A sad (!) ending for Chris Christie | In N.H., 2020 has arrived!

Right whale’s injuries consistent with ship strike, researchers say

Preliminary findings indicate that a whale found off the coast of Barnstable suffered blunt force trauma.

Police Commissioner Evans runs Marathon for first time since bombing

In 2013, Commissioner William Evans completed the race and then, after the bombs went off, returned to help lead the response.

This Marine hoisting an American flag is inspiring everyone at the Boston Marathon

Staff Sergeant Jose Luis Sanchez lost the lower part of his left leg after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan in 2011.

Lowell woman, 40, identified as Lawrence shooting victim

Separately, a 35-year-old Lowell man was fatally shot on Saturday in Lawrence, officials said.

Victim IDed in fatal shooting Sunday in Lynn

The 46-year-old man killed in Sunday afternoon’s double shooting was Leonardo Clement of Lynn, Essex County prosecutors said.

Marathoners get a push from tailwind

A 13 mile-per-hour wind gave runners a push at the starting line Monday.

Marcotte murder suspect not wanted by immigration authorities

“Based on everything we know at this point, he does not appear to be in any violation of immigration law,” a State Police spokesman said.

‘The beginning of America’: Shots ring out to mark Battle of Lexington

Hundreds of spectators arrived before sunrise with bleary-eyed children in tow to watch the early-morning reenactment on Lexington Green.

Quinnipiac president to step down after 3 decades

John Lahey, who oversaw massive growth at the Connecticut school, announced that he will step down next year.

Fast Forward: Patriots Day, Marathon Monday, Easter Egg Roll, National Haiku Day

It’s a day jam-packed with events, and with bunny memories for Sean Spicer.

Framingham boy, 4, identified as Milford hit-and-run victim

Police are looking for a red Toyota Scion xB with tinted windows and black wheels.

Countdown to the 121st Boston Marathon

It’s Marathon Monday, and runners are getting ready for the 26.2-mile journey from Hopkinton to Copley Square.

What you need to know for the 2017 Boston Marathon

From parking to T closures to what you can’t bring to the race route, here’s a guide for spectators hoping to catch the marathon in action.

Home invader, resident exchange gunfire in Worcester

The incident left the suspect and a victim both injured from gunshot wounds.

Shots ring out near Revere carnival

Police searched a Revere movie theater and swarmed an outdoor carnival on Sunday night after gunfire broke out.

One dead, one injured in Lawrence shooting

A male and a female were shot at about 8:13 p.m. at Methuen and Union streets.

In drunken-driving cases, Melanie’s Law is rarely used

Drunk drivers are rarely convicted of the most serious charge in fatal crashes, the Globe found.

Dr. Miguel Leibovich, longtime Cambridge psychiatrist, dies at 83

Dr. Miguel Leibovich, 83, of Cambridge and Hiram, Maine, was longtime Cambridge psychiatrist.

Clinton man killed in late-night fight outside Scooby Doo’s bar

Two other men had injuries that were not life threatening.

Rethinking dialysis: Giving patients choices

A high percentage of patients die anyway, and even those who live longer often don’t live well.

Hard pill to swallow: Winthrop landmark closes

The store’s 86-year-old owner says the insurance industry makes it hard for independent druggists to stay in business.

Around the region

Around the region

metro minute: week ahead

Listen my children and you shall hear — about Menotomy

Lexington and Concord get most of the glory on Patriots Day, but the bloodiest fighting of April 19, 1775, happened down the road.

Lottery

Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Boston police officers say new record management system is a ‘nightmare’

Officers say incident reports take longer to complete and error messages appear without explanation.

By the numbers

500: The estimated population of North Atlantic right whales, making them the most endangered large whale species in the Atlantic

Adrian Walker

Aaron Hernandez seemed serene

Aaron Hernandez seemed almost eerily at ease during the murder trial that ended with two acquittals on Friday.

Authorities won’t release details about suspect in Marcotte case

Angelo Colon-Ortiz, who has been charged in connection with the murder of Vanessa Marcotte, will be arraigned on Tuesday.

Marathoners receive blessings, prepare to run

Runners delighted in the warm weather while attempting to prepare themselves spiritually and mentally for the long road ahead.

Child, 4, killed in Milford hit-and-run

Milford police said they are looking for a late model red Scion.

Chess notes

The weekly game

One man dies in Lynn double shooting

The incident happened at about 3 p.m. on Exchange Street.

Ipswich town employee injured by falling tree

The man was cleaning up after a forest fire, officials said.

Today in History

A look back at famous events and notable birthdays

Body of missing 23-year-old pulled from the Charles

The parents of Michael Kelleher, a Southborough man who had been missing since March, said his body was found Sunday morning.

Summer-like temperatures will be followed by cooler Marathon Monday

Blue skies made for a summer-like backdrop for egg hunts and outdoor services on Easter Sunday, with more sun and milder temperatures set for Marathon Monday.

Sun breaks over Carson Beach as two churches join in Easter worship

Worshippers from two churches heard an Easter message with the rising sun providing bright light.

Two stark monuments planned at Marathon bombing site

Next April, five years after the bombings, city officials plan to unveil two monuments marking the location of the acts of terror on Boylston Street.

Family of Vanessa Marcotte says her ‘spirit will live on’

“After eight long months, we’re able to take the first step toward justice for Vanessa,” her family wrote in a statement Saturday night.

Lottery

Lottery results from Saturday drawings

One good fund-raiser gives birth to another

A Marathon bombing survivor has built and grown a fund to provide assistance for survivors of less public trauma.

Families of the men Hernandez was accused of killing express disappointment

“It’s pretty devastating,” said their attorney.

Yvonne Abraham

The Choate abuse case asks the question: Will we never learn?

Fifteen years after the clergy abuse scandal broke open, we are still confronted with shocking revelations of abuse in places that are supposed to nurture and protect our children.

Starts & Stops

The numbers behind the commuter rail’s recent surge in cancellations

With ongoing equipment shortages, it’s been a rough couple of weeks for Keolis Commuter Services, the MBTA’s commuter rail operator.

Opening of new park is new era for Emerald Necklace

Justine Mee Liff Park is one of several projects that will improve and connect the different parts of the scattered green spaces in Boston.

Truck strikes gas meter, causing house fire in Warwick, R.I.

The family was not home at the time of the fire, police said.

Sunday’s child

Siblings will bring joy to a family

Desiree, 5, and Weylin, 2, are energetic, loving siblings who are ready to join a family of their own.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Today in History

A look back at famous events and notable birthdays

Live video: Police give update on Vanessa Marcotte murder case

Police have arrested a Worcester man in connection with the murder of Vanessa Marcotte, officials say.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Lowell man arrested for allegedly accosting jogger in Carlisle

William Baafi, 36, was taken into custody at his home and charges including assault and breaking and entering a vehicle, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

Vanessa Marcotte herself may have helped to find her alleged killer

Marcotte left detectives a vital clue: her alleged killer’s DNA on her hands. Angelo Colon-Ortiz is being held on $10 million bail.

Solemn wreath-laying ceremonies mark beginning of Marathon weekend

Two Saturday morning wreath-laying ceremonies in memory of the bombing victims marked the start of the commemorative activities of One Boston Day.

Beautiful weekend ahead for Easter and Boston Marathon

Temperatures are expected to be in the 60s today in the Boston area, in the 80s Sunday, and cooler Monday.

Second Lawrence teen charged in connection to murder

The juvenile, who was not identified, is accused of misleading police in the investigation of Lee Paulino.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, April 15, the 105th day of 2017. There are 260 days left in the year.

Horoscope

April 15, 2017

Boston man charged for Andover prostitution operation

Joshua Toney, 34, was arrested in Boston Municipal Court where was attending a hearing for another case, State Police said.

Road rage cited in fatal Dorchester McDonald’s shooting

The 21-year-old was shot to death at about 4:12 p.m.

After crash, Jeep abandoned on I-93 in Dorchester

The incident happened at exit 14 near Morrissey Boulevard, State Police said.

Guns, ammunition seized from Cohasset home

Police revoked the license of a 65-year-old man to possess the guns and rifles.

Reflection, good deeds on Good Friday

“It will give me a chance to recognize my privilege and give back to other people.”

Boston police seize 4 guns, arrest three people

A 16-year-old male from Roslindale was among those arrested Thursday, police said.

Tribal chief who signed treaty with Pilgrims to be reburied

The remains of Massasoit Ousamequin will be brought to his original gravesite in Rhode Island.

R.I. drops unpopular standardized test

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island education officials are adopting new standardized tests modeled after a successful New England neighbor’s system and ending the state’s relationship with a widely unpopular test that has been abandoned by multiple states in the past year.

Lottery

Lottery results from Friday drawings

Senator James Timilty to step down

The Walpole Democrat’s departure from the Senate will create a second vacancy in the Senate, after the death of Senator Kenneth Donnelly this month, and trigger another special election.

Why Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty of murder

The case rested on a troubling witness, leading the jury to a predictable conclusion, analysts said.

A weekend of celebration for people of many faiths

Western and Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter on Sunday, which is also the sixth day of Passover.

26.2-miles on a broken fibula? This guy is going to give it a go.

“[My doctor] thinks I’m nuts. Everyone thinks I’m nuts,” said J. Alain Ferry. “But I think I can do this.”

Boston police commissioner calls Aaron Hernandez verdict ‘disappointing’

“The verdict reached today in the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial was very disappointing,” he said.

Work on Newton-Needham corridor is delayed

Improvements to traffic-plagued Needham Street and Highland Avenue have fallen behind schedule.

Photos: Aaron Hernandez reacts to his double murder acquittal

A jury on Friday cleared Aaron Hernandez of committing a double murder in 2012.

Wellesley College student newspaper ignites free-speech debate

An editorial in the Wellesley College student newspaper has become the latest flashpoint in a contentious national debate.

5-alarm Dorchester fire injures 3 firefighters, displaces 16 residents

The blaze broke out at 3:50 p.m. at 7-9 Clover Street in the Neponset section of Dorchester, according to fire officials.

Framingham will hold recount of vote to become a city

Members of Not this Charter, a group opposed to the ballot question, collected enough signatures to trigger a recount April 24.

Political Happy Hour: April 14, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Ayotte’s surprise | Impatience on pot | The Raimondo brand

Brookline fires 2 officers who reported racial discrimination

Over protests from the audience, selectmen accepted a recommendation to terminate the police officers for failing to come to work.

After a life of thrift, Medford man provides lasting legacy

A frugal, solitary Air Force veteran left an astounding gift after he died.

Watch live: Aaron Hernandez found not guilty of double murder

After six days of deliberations, the jury in the trial of the former New England Patriots tight end reached a verdict.

North Atlantic right whale found dead was ‘a little small’ at 15,000 pounds

The cause of the death remained unknown, but officials were hopeful that a necropsy underway on Friday will provide crucial information.

Boston is ready for Patriots Day (and weekend)

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh issued an open invitation, saying “it’s going to be a beautiful day.”

Firefighters crawl through heavy flames to rescue man in Hyde Park house fire

Firefighters were able to rescue one of the residents who is being treated for smoke inhalation.

Dirty Water Dough Co. serving up ‘Peepza’ for Easter weekend

People have been putting Peeps onto pizza pies — and the Newbury Street restaurant is partly to blame.

Bella English

A peek at a lovely Milton estate overlooking the Blue Hills

A nonprofit bought it for $7.1 million and spent $5.3 million restoring it, and on May 17 the Eustis Estate Museum and Study Center will open to the public.

QUINCY

Quincy mayor sees hotel tax revenue going to parks

A new dog park and the next phase of the Hancock-Adams Green in front of City Hall would be financed by hotel-motel tax revenue under the plan.

Boston police arrest suspect in January carjacking

A mother and her four-year-old daughter faced a man armed with a knife during the incident.

Fast Forward

Remembering Billy Rohr, and Good Friday martyrs

Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up today.

Blue skies will grace Boston today

For those who are out of school, not at work, or who are boss-less by choice, Friday is going to be a great day.

Roxbury crash snarls traffic

First responders are on the scene of the crash at intersection of Columbus Avenue and Tremont Street.

Jury acquitted Aaron Hernandez of murder charges Friday

Aaron Hernandez was acquitted on seven of eight charges in a 2012 South End double murder last week. He was already serving a life sentence for a 2015 murder conviction.

One person killed in Brockton crash on Route 24

State Police are on the scene investigating and delays are expected in both directions during the Friday morning commute.

This day in history

Today is Good Friday, April 14, the 104th day of 2017. There are 261 days left in the year.

Horoscope

April 14, 2017

Carlisle police investigating alleged assault of woman jogger

The woman had been out for a run at Great Brook State Park, police said.

East Boston MS-13 member pleads guilty to assault, racketeering, and drug charges

Christian “Catracho” Alvarado, 28, of East Boston, will be senteneced on July 6, prosecutors said.

US says aides pushed Walsh’s labor agenda

Prosecutors said they will show that the men acted in the interests of Mayor Martin Walsh, a longtime union advocate who was new to office.

In Sandwich, a celebration of America’s auto heritage

The Museums and Gardens prepare to open for a 48th season with three new classic cars.

Lottery

Lottery results from Thursday drawings

By the numbers

By the numbers: 6,000. The seating capacity for a minor league baseball park proposed for Malden

Time Machine

April 14, 1963: Beverly plans a public hearing on local air pollution. Residents complain that soot, leather filings, sawdust and other dusts stored or dumped outside factories are carried on the wind.

Young right whale found dead off coast of Barnstable

The death comes at an especially challenging time for the species, which is one of the most endangered sea mammals in the world, experts say.

Marathon steeped in tradition

These four Marathon traditions are just some of many that take place in the city every year.

15 now sick in major E. coli outbreak at Chicken & Rice Guys

Ten people in the outbreak required hospitalization.

Three people stabbed in Roslindale

The victims, believed to be 18 to 20 years old, suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.

MBTA approves $2 billion budget

The plan could privatize four bus garages and avoids — for now — most proposed service cuts to weekend commuter rail service.

BLOTTER

 SCHOOL INTRUDER A Shrewsbury man is facing charges after he allegedly tried to kick his way into the Alhuda Academy, an Islamic school in Worcester, early Tuesday, officials said. Andrew Burke, 30, was captured on surveillance footage kicking at the glass door to the center at 4:40 a.m., Worcester police said in a statement. But after several unsuccessful attempts to enter the school he apparently left, police said. When police arrived at 258 East Mountain St., the back door to the center was ajar. Police searched the building, but could not find Burke. The center did not report any missing or vandalized property. After reviewing security footage, police released a photo of the suspect on Wednesday, triggering multiple tips. Police arrested Burke without incident in his Shrewsbury residence.

Spotlight Follow-up

Report names 12 at Choate Rosemary Hall who allegedly abused students

In almost all of the cases, school officials failed to report sexual misconduct to the authorities when the accusations first surfaced and quietly fired teachers or allowed them to resign.

After bitter fight for approval, Islamic Society abruptly drops plan for cemetery in town of Dudley

The decision brings an abrupt and unexpected end to a contentious, drawn-out process.

Ground Game

The 2020 New Hampshire primary has begun

“I mean goodness we are 3.5 years away from the next presidential election, let’s get going already,” said Paul Hodes. He was only half joking.

Man shot, killed at McDonald’s in Dorchester

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans called the afternoon shooting “brazen” and asked the public for help to identify the shooter.

Political Happy Hour

Here’s your Liberty Bell beer stein of politics, from Joshua Miller of the Boston Globe en route to Philadelphia.

Dave Epstein

Warm weather ahead for athletes, spectators

Temperatures will start at about 62 degrees for the race and then increase to about 70 by noon to 1 p.m.

KEVIN CULLEN

When Prince Harry asks you to run back-to-back marathons, you run

Ivan Castro and Karl Hinett will run side-by-side the Boston Marathon and, six days later, the London Marathon to benefit wounded warriors programs.

Half of Massachusetts now without drought

This week brought relief as half the state is without drought while the remaining portion is abnormally dry.

‘Forrest Gump’ is running across America — and stopping at the Boston Marathon

Robert Pope is retracing Forrest Gump’s memorable route across the country, and making a pit stop in the city for the big race on April 17.

Boston police capture suspect after flash of gunfire and wounding of man

Separately, Boston police arrested a Stoughton man on gun possession charges after he left Boston Bowl in Dorchester.

Sandwich man arrested for having over 900 doses of LSD

The man was allegedly involved in selling LSD, mushrooms, and cannabis.

Paul LePage says he might run for Senate, but doesn’t think he would ‘make a very good legislator’

Maine’s Republican governor made the comments on a radio appearance on WGAN-AM.

Man pleads guilty in boating accident in which woman lost her arm

Alexander Williams pleaded guilty to charges of negligent operation of a boat, furnishing alcohol to minors, and tampering with evidence.

Brothers who allegedly ran major drug ring in New England facing charges

The three brothers, Dominican nationals, allegedly re-entered US illegally to oversee their illegal drug operation.

Shrewsbury man arrested after attempted break-in at Islamic center

Worcester police released a photo of Andrew Burke and received several tips which led to Burke’s arrest 12 hours after the attempted break in.

Fast Forward: Another pricey Mar-a-Lago weekend, and a Celtics anniversary

The fallout from the United drag-a-doc incident continues, and more of the news you need to know.

Go ahead. Get out there. It’s going to be a sunny day.

The National Weather Service said temperatures should peak in the 60s in Greater Boston Thursday.

Get Smart

A history of the casino wager

Why are Indian tribes allowed to run casinos and how did they get involved with the gambling business?

Missing Boston University Law School student found

The 26-year-old Boston University Law School student was located at a hospital where she is in good condition.

No space, no place for female inmates in Essex County

There are zero beds for women in prison. Most are incarcerated in Framingham, except for those who qualify for detox units in Middleton and Salisbury.

CAPITAL SOURCE

Council candidate emphasizes diverse District 2 in campaign video

The YouTube video, “It’s time to unite District 2,” hums with gentle music and features an assortment of people from across the district — South Boston, Chinatown and Bay Village.

CAPITAL SOURCE

19-year-old Harvard freshman runs for City Council

Nadya Okamoto is 19, a college freshman, and a candidate for Cambridge City Council. Yes, that’s right. City Council.

Bill Belichick was sought as defense witness in Aaron Hernandez trial

The defense subpoenaed Belichick as the trial was nearing end but ultimately made a “strategic decision” about his testimony.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2017. There are 262 days left in the year.

Horoscope

April 13, 2017

US Attorney closes religious discrimination investigation in Dudley

The investigation was closed, after the town and Islamic Society agreed to a settlement over a cemetery proposal.

Billerica fire department employees investigated for alleged sexual misconduct

The employees have been placed on paid administrative leave pending disciplinary hearings.

Lottery

Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

Boston police arrest one in Dorchester shooting

One person was arrested in connection with a shooting that left a person with non-life threatening injuries.

Trump ‘truly a danger to our democracy,’ says Katherine Clark

Clark has emerged in Congress as an outspoken critic of President Trump and Republicans.

Developer in Malden playing ball with minor league team

Alex Bok said he has signed a letter of intent to buy a team affiliated with a Major League franchise.

Time Machine

April 13, 1964: Robert F. Kennedy announces that the John F. Kennedy Library will be designed by an American architect.

Veteran Boston PR executive named to Vatican panel

Pope Francis has appointed Boston PR guru Ann Carter to a Vatican advisory panel on communications.

Yvonne Abraham

The backstory on Mitt Romney’s ‘binders full of women’

The binders were never Romney’s idea. They came from women leaders in business and politics eager to get more women into state government.

Cambridge firefighter arraigned on assault, witness intimidation charges

A Cambridge firefighter who allegedly assaulted a woman after an argument was arraigned in Cambridge District Court.

Blotter

A drug raid, a drunk driving arrest, and a school threat.

Biden to speak at Harvard’s Class Day

There is a long standing tradition of the senior class inviting a speaker the day before commencement.

Marathons may be risky — for people who live nearby

Harvard researchers found that delays in getting ambulances to the hospital may lead to more deaths from heart attacks and cardiac arrest.

BPS announces Educators of the Year

Seven teachers were recognized by their school community members.

Six face charges of trafficking counterfeit steroids

“The defendants allegedly made the steroids themselves, using raw steroids imported from overseas,” prosecutors said.

Political Happy Hour: April 12, 2017

Political Happy Hour: LIVE with Congresswoman Katherine Clark | Baker court nominee withdraws after Globe story | Chocolate cake with missiles

Convicted killer seeking transfer back to Mass.

Moore was convicted in December 2012 of four counts of first-degree murder.

‘Little Free Library’ pops up downtown

The books in the library, set up outside of a Walgreens at School and Province streets, are “flying off the shelves.”

‘Goat Yoga’ charity event mixes — you guessed it — goats and yoga

Organizers advise that people dress comfortably “and in clothes that are suitable for yoga yet allow you to interact with goats.”

Woman had reported assault on last day she was seen alive

Susan Anyanwu-Corbin was a Nigerian immigrant who disappeared in February 2016.

Man accused of seventh drunk driving offense after hitting pedestrian

The victim was in a Gloucester crosswalk, and the driver made no attempt at stopping before the crash, police said.

Police arrest man on gun charges in Dorchester

Sanders was found near 70 Ellington St. and the Erie-Ellington Saint Playground at around 3 p.m.

Judicial nominee withdraws hours before confirmation hearing

Despite a probate employee’s alleged behavior in Worcester, judicial nominee Linda Medonis sent the person to revamp the long-troubled Suffolk Probate office.

Drain firm cited, fined $1.5m for deadly trench collapse

Atlantic Drain and owner Kevin Otto violated 18 different workplace safety guidelines on the October day a trench collapse killed two workers.

Wife of Dic Donohue recalls the night he was saved in Watertown

The wife of former Transit Police Sergeant Dic Donohue had some words for her husband on her Facebook page Wednesday.

CAPITAL SOURCE

Former Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley plans N.H. trip

His April 23 visit to the Granite State marks his first trip there since the November general election.

Students, faculty protest UMass Boston budget cuts

Protesters interrupted a board of trustees meeting today with chants protesting canceled classes and faculty layoffs.

Dave Epstein

Are New England temperature extremes becoming more pronounced?

Tuesday marked the sixth time this year temperatures have been at least 20 degrees above average.

Rape victim’s lawsuit properly thrown out, appeals court rules

The woman, known only as Jane J., was raped in Tewksbury State Hospital in 2011 and later suffered a miscarriage.

BAA to honor handcycle winners, expand field

The handcycle division winners in this year’s marathon will for the first time be honored with wreathes and a ceremony, and receive prize money.

Fast Forward: FBI wiretaps, Bruins in the playoffs, and has a girl changed a bull?

J. Geils has died and more of the news you need to know.

Teenager allegedly posts threats against Nashua students, image of rifle

Policer were alerted to the threats at 6 p.m. and by 11 p.m. the 15-year-old boy had been arrested and his home searched.

Another city councilor to retire

After nearly three decades in public service, Councilor Salvatore LaMattina announced this week that he will not seek reelection.

Police use SWAT team in Dorchester raid; two guns recovered

Three Boston men are facing charges following the court-authorized raid on a residence on Nazing Street on Tuesday.

Child dies at unlicensed Sturbridge day care center

State officials are investigating the death of an 18-month old child who was found “unresponsive’’ April 6 in an unlicensed family day care center in Sturbridge.

WEYMOUTH

Developer to build 50 condos on Weymouth Neck

The peninsula sticking into Boston Harbor between the Fore and Back rivers will soon be home to a $20 million condominium project.

Thunderstorms possible after day of record heat

Wednesday will be mostly sunny, but forecasters have also issued a “hazardous weather outlook” for most of the state.

More towns tell students: It’s time to play

Parents push for longer recess, saying children need a break from academics and time with their peers.

What’s up with the jury at the Aaron Hernandez trial?

As the jury ended its fourth day of deliberations, some courtroom observers are puzzled.

In Vt., immigrants’ ID card info was fed to Customs

The Vermont motor vehicle department gave federal officials information on immigrants living in the country illegally, documents show.

Today in History

A look back at famous events and notable birthdays

Horoscope

April 12, 2017

2 people rescued from sinking boat off Lovells Island

Neither suffered serious injuries, police said.

UMass Boston leader offers emotional defense of his tenure

J. Keith Motley told the UMass board of trustees that he is proud of what he accomplished, despite financial problems that plague the campus.

Man shot near South Boston housing complex

The incident occurred around 8 p.m. in the area of the Old Colony housing complex.

More questions emerge on probate court personnel

A court employee from Worcester who was sent to help the Suffolk Probate office had a troubled history herself.

Boston Public Library continues effort to preserve rare treasures

The $15.7 million project will assure that documents from centuries ago can survive for centuries more.

Lottery

Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

Homeless men criticize city over losing transitional housing

At a City Council hearing, 40 homeless men worried about whether they could afford Boston’s soaring rents — or if they would return to a life of addiction, crime, or jail.

Looking back: Performances by The J. Geils Band

J. Geils formed the band in the late 1960s. He was best known for such early 1980s albums as Love Stinks and Freeze Frame, including the single “Centerfold.”

The nation’s most poplar governor? Charlie Baker. Again.

The Massachusetts governor has a 75 percent approval rating, according to a new poll.

blotter

 SOUTH BOSTON SHOOTING A man suffered non-life threatening injuries after he was shot near the Old Colony housing complex Tuesday, according to Boston Police. The incident occurred at about 7:42 p.m. near West Ninth and Dorchester Street. At the scene, residents reported hearing multiple gun shots. More than 100 residents milled around outside, or leaned out windows, after the shots rang out. One resident of Eighth Street said he was sitting on his couch, when a bullet struck the living room window.

Few clues in case of woman found in Dedham

Susan Anyanwu-Corbin, who was found dead last week in Dedham, was going through a rocky period when she was last seen alive last February.

Cardinal O’Malley praises celibacy for priests

The archbishop of Boston made his remarks at the annual Chrism Mass, in which priests renew their ordination vows.

Adrian Walker

How does a young woman simply vanish?

Susan Anwanyu-Corbin was reported missing in May 2016 — but she had been missing for several months before that.

Swampscott motorcycle crash sends three to hospital

The car was driving in the wrong lane when it struck the

BAA vows to be more welcoming to handcyclists

The CEO of the organization behind the Marathon also said he was sorry for past comments he made.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

From desolate streets to Boston’s hottest destination

The district’s revitalization is startling, with modern stores, residences, and sidewalks crowded with people.

Bill offered by Baker would put an end to ‘fine time’

Defendants who say they can’t pay court fees, fines, and assessments can be ordered to serve jail time, but this proposal may change that.

Boston police arrest three and seize two guns in two incidents

The incidents happened five hours apart and led to three arrests.

Record number of right whales spotted in Cape Cod Bay

An aerial survey by the Center for Coastal Studies on Sunday spotted 112 right whales.

LePage doesn’t have authority to pardon dog, a judge says

A judge on Tuesday ordered a dog to be euthanized despite a pardon issued by Governor Paul LePage.

Political Happy Hour: April 11, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Not news — Charlie Baker is popular | Binders full of women | Morgan Freeman

Union accuses Boston School Department of trying to silence teachers

The Boston Teachers Union says the School Department is trying to intimidate teachers who speak with the media.

Man allegedly shoots 18-year-old woman to death in West Springfield

The victim and the suspect knew each other, but did not release any further information about their relationship.

What we know about the woman whose remains were found in Dedham

The skeletal remains of a woman were found a week ago in the woods in Dedham. On Monday, investigators identified her as Susan Anyanwu-Corbin.

94-year-old man rescued from fire by neighbors

One neighbor ran inside to help the man while the other attempted to put out the flames.

Dave Epstein

For early morning risers, the full pink moon was on display

High clouds combined with the sunrise this morning to actually give the moon a pinkish hue, but that’s not the reason it’s called the “pink” moon.

Pilot, passenger survive as small plane crashes on Maine highway

The small plane crashed into the guardrail running along the breakdown lane on Interstate 295 in Bowdoinham.

Stephen King: The clowns ‘are pissed at me’

After the trailer for the re-imagined version of “It” was released, the author of the book the film is based on apparently came under attack.

N.H. drought was good for moose

Many blood-sucking ticks died because they were deprived of moisture, allowing more young moose to survive the winter.

5-foot python abandoned in Worcester hotel

The snake gave quite a scare to a hotel worker who was cleaning the room.

$6m gift to establish environmental institute at University of Vermont

The gift is from the family of billionaire George Gund, former owner of the San Jose Sharks and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Helicopter measuring city radiation before Marathon

The effort by the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration runs from Tuesday through Friday.

Man shot in Dorchester; police hunt for suspect

Boston police believe they know who the shooter is and are currently looking for him.

US appeals court rules for proposed casino on Martha’s Vineyard

A federal appeals court overturned a 2015 decision, giving new life to the Aquinnah Wampanoag’s plan to open a casino on Martha’s Vineyard.

Fast Forward: Rex Tillerson heads to Russia, and ‘re-accommodating’ flyers

United Airlines has a whopper of a PR mess, and more of the news you need to know.

Boston breaks record as temperatures soar in the city

Boston broke a daily temperature record Tuesday afternoon as the mercury rose to 84 degrees at 3 p.m.

Another day, another commuter rail cancellation

Today’s cancellation of train 583 is the latest in a string of delays and cancellations on the MBTA’s commuter rail system this month.

Jury deliberating in Aaron Hernandez trial

The prosecution’s star witness, Alexander Bradley, looms large over deliberations in Aaron Hernandez’s double murder trial.

Poll shows Charlie Baker is the most popular governor in America. Again.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren continues to see her approval ratings drop, according to a poll shared with the Globe.

Remember Mitt Romney’s ‘binders full of women?’ They’re real. And we got them.

The actual binders — with the resumes of women seeking employment in Governor Mitt Romney’s administration — were recently rediscovered.

Lottery

Lottery results from Monday drawings

MBTA says it will refurbish a dozen of its older locomotives

The move would cost about $30 million, according to transit agency officials.

Quote of the day

“I hope that you all had a good weekend. ... We will await word from you folks.” Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke, greeting the jury Monday in the murder trial of former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on the second day of jurors’ deliberations.

By the numbers

42: While we may be basking in summer-like weather outside, you still might want to grab a wetsuit before taking a plunge in local waters. Temperatures in Boston Harbor are just under 42 degrees, and water temperatures off the coast of all of New England are in the 30s and 40s.

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 ELECTRICAL FIRE Boston University’s law school building on Commonwealth Avenue was evacuated Monday after an electrical fire broke out in the basement. The school advised students in an e-mail at 1:38 p.m. to evacuate. At 2:12 p.m., the school reported, “No one was injured. We expect reentry approval in the next few hours.” The damage was contained to the electrical room, but all 17 floors of 765 Massachusetts Ave. were evacuated. The Boston Fire Department was called to investigate smoke that was generated by electrical equipment, Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said.

Massachusetts braces for a wave of pollen

Here’s what to expect and what you can to do prepare for allergy season.

KEVIN CULLEN

A company that plays by the rules and is paying for it

Gentle Giant, the well-known moving company based in Somerville, hires foreign workers legally. But some of its competitors don’t.

Read the FBI report on the interview with Tamerlan Tsarnaev

The FBI has acknowledged before that it interviewed Tamerlan in early 2011 at the request of a federal government, later confirmed to be Russia.

United Airlines bumps passengers at high rate, but is improving

United Airlines, over the past five years, bumped passengers involuntarily from its flights at one of the highest rates among major airlines.

FBI releases 2011 report of interview with Tamerlan Tsarnaev

The agency had acknowledged that it interviewed Tamerlan in early 2011 at the request of a foreign government, later confirmed to be Russia.

Political Happy Hour: April 10, 2018

Political Happy Hour: Mass. House announces plan to spend $40.3 billion | R.I. chasing Mass. on pot | Today in apocalyptic PR disasters

Judge overturns South Boston man’s 1981 murder conviction

A judge found that authorities failed to turn over a police report that suggested another possible suspect.

Here’s who won Pulitzer Prizes this year

The New York Daily News and ProPublica won for public service for a series, and Boston Globe journalists were finalists in two categories.

Eight clergy abuse victims receive $880,000 settlement

The Diocese of Fall River reached the agreement with the men, who as children were sexually abused by a priest in West Harwich.

Today in History

A look back at famous events and notable birthdays

Boston University law school building evacuated

Electrical equipment generating smoke is prompting the evacuation, officials said.

TD Bank branch in Bedford robbed overnight

Bedford police said the branch on South River Road was burglarized sometime after the bank closed at 2 p.m. Sunday.

House unveils $40.3 billion state budget

The spending plan slashes a big and controversial new fee for employers proposed by Governor Charlie Baker to fund state health care costs.

Skeletal remains found in Dedham identified as 22-year-old woman

The woman has been identified as Susan Anyanwu-Corbin, a Nigerian immigrant who disappeared last year.

Capital Source

Gonzalez hires former Coakley aide to manage campaign

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez has hired a top official from Martha Coakley’s 2014 bid to manage his campaign.

‘We'll definitely be able to beat Massachusetts to the punch.’ R.I. eyes recreational marijuana

R.I. legislators think the Mass. recreational marijuana industry is moving slow enough to create an opportunity for the Ocean State.

Section of Commonwealth Avenue will close this summer for bridge work

A portion of Commonwealth Avenue will close to most traffic for 17 days and shutdowns will also affect the BU bridge, Mass. Pike, commuter rail, and B Line trolley.

One person injured in multi-vehicle crash on Mass. Pike

Five vehicles were involved in the Hopkinton crash, which sent one driver to the hospital during the Monday morning commute.

Fast Forward: Have lunch outside, watch a pitching duel, remember the gift of giving

There’s a wonderful day of weather on tap and more of the news you need to know.

Hernandez jurors end second day of deliberations

The fireworks started after the jury was dismissed to begin their second day of deliberations.

Where are all the female college presidents?

Despite often being named as finalists, women are rarely chosen to serve as presidents of colleges and universities across the country.

Dave Epstein | On Weather

Will Tuesday really bring 80-degree weather?

Last week was cool and clammy with lots of rain. This week, it’s a totally different story.

Fire destroys State Street Saloon in Portsmouth

A major fire caused the collapse of two buildings and heavily damaged a third, but no serious injuries were reported.

This day in history

Today is Monday, April 10, the 100th day of 2017. There are 265 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunset.

Horoscope

April 10, 2017

New Boston Latin leader rooted in city, school district

As Rachel Skerritt takes over at her alma mater, it continues to work to move past racial tensions.

Gun store, travel agency burn in intense Somerset fire

The gun store was not scheduled to be open Sunday and the travel agency was set to be open until 4 p.m.

At UMass Boston, courses abruptly canceled

Faculty say the cuts to courses will have a drastic impact on students’ ability to graduate on time.

Lottery

Lottery results from Sunday drawings.

Police blotter

Two men have been arrested in connection with a Saturday stabbing in downtown Boston, police said.

Catholics celebrate Palm Sunday at Chelsea church

It felt like an appropriate day to celebrate renewal as the sun’s warmth gave the promise of spring’s long-awaited arrival.

Whipping up support for rec center becomes a cause celebre for teen activists

Plans to build a 75,000-square foot facility in Jackson Square are close to becoming reality, but an $8.5 million funding gap remains.

Time Machine: Love-in on the Common

“Co-eds and kooks ushered in the spring day with love.”

The hunt for the Incognito Bandit

When the man alleged to be the Incognito Bandit wasn’t robbing banks, he was stumbling through an increasingly desperate life, records suggest.

Man dies in car fire at Mansfield rest stop

The car fire happened off of the northbound side of Interstate 95 at about 3:45 p.m.

Mountain biker flown to hospital after crash on trail

The biker was flown to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

Sunny Sunday offers a prelude for warmer spring days to come

New Englanders prepared to begin their workweek with the season’s first feel-it-in-your-bones spring days.

All seven members resign from Gordon College faculty Senate

The move came in support of a professor who claims she was denied a promotion because she criticized the school’s policy on gay relationships.

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station prepares for refueling outage

The outage will allow the last planned refueling before the plant’s scheduled permanent closure in May 2019.

Chess notes

The weekly game

Bicyclist seriously hurt in Dover crash

Dover police did not identify the person, who was flown to a hospital by medical helicopter.

N.H. police aircraft used to arrest Mass. man for reckless driving

New Hampshire State Police used an aircraft to help a patrol trooper arrest a Massachusetts man Sunday morning for allegedly driving more than 100 miles per hour on I-95.

Portable toilet warehouse catches fire in New Bedford

A three-alarm fire destroyed a New Bedford warehouse for portable toilets on Sunday afternoon, according to fire officials.

Man struck and killed by freight train in Southborough

The man, estimated to be about 20 years old, was hit near a commuter station at about 1:30 a.m., Transit Police said.

Sunny Sunday is a preview for warmer weekdays ahead

Boston residents may look forward to the start of the workweek with sunny skies and temperatures expected to hit 72 degrees Monday.

Boston police investigating after discovery of body near Fens

The body was reported just after noon Sunday near the intersection of Boylston Street and Park Drive, police said. No identifying information was available.

Two men charged with Lynn rape that left victim critically injured

Two Lynn men are charged with raping another man in that city early Sunday morning, leaving the victim critically injured, Lynn police said.

1967: The summer that changed Boston

The nation was splintering, and Boston wasn’t immune. But something was happening here. On Opening Day 1967: the first glimmer of an implausible dream.

Peabody man dead, four injured in Boxford crash following reports of racing

State Police said the crash came moments after authorities received reports of cars that were racing in the area.

One dead, 3 injured in Boxford crash

There was no information released on the gender, age or conditions of the victims.

Four seriously injured in Wellfleet crash

The driver of one of the vehicles, a woman over the age of 70, was airlifted to a medical facility from Barnstable Municipal Airport.

Human bones found in North Attleborough woods

Human bones were found Friday evening in a wooded area in North Attleborough.

Lottery

Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Photos: Refugee family adjusts to a new life in Lowell

Sendegeya Bayavuge and six other members of his family had been living at a refugee camp in Uganda for two decades.

State House rally draws crowd in support of single-payer health care

Doctors, nurses, and other health care advocates called for improved access to coverage.

UMass Boston rallies around departing chancellor

Supporters say that J. Keith Motley is being unfairly blamed for the campus’s financial woes.

1st-generation collegians learn to navigate unfamiliar waters

The fifth annual First Generation College Student Summit was held on Saturday at Tufts University.

Krystle Campbell’s legacy lives on with UMass Boston scholarship

Two students received scholarships in memory of Campbell, who was one of three people killed at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

MRIs carry rare — but very real — hazards

Paul Doherty’s MRI scan had gone smoothly — but that was before a gurney, drawn by a magnet, smashed into a machine.

sunday’s child

Siblings ready for a home together

Jaydon and Jaylize are loving siblings who are seeking a home together. Jaydon, 11, likes to build things and Jaylize, 8, likes to color and draw.

Congolese refugees take halting steps in new land

A family that arrived in Lowell two months ago tries to digest the sights, sounds, and bewildering experiences of a busy American city after 20 years in a refugee camp.

Yvonne Abraham

What’s the use of a Boston mayoral reelection contest?

Unless the mayor decides he or she doesn’t want the job any more, these races are just a waste of time and money.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Aubudon Society

Today in History

A look back at famous events and notable birthdays

Body of man pulled from the Merrimack River in Amesbury

The body, which was not identified, was found floating in the river at around 9 a.m. near 85 Pleasant Valley Road, said Interim Police Chief William Scholtz in a statement.

Ed Markey, Seth Moulton urge caution on Syria strategy

Said Moulton: “The point is not to have a military plan, but to have a political plan that underlies any military action that we take.”

Chilly winds are set for Saturday, but warm days are coming soon

Gusts could reach 30 mph today in the Boston area with temperatures in the 40s. But some places may see 80 degrees Tuesday.

Body of missing Fall River woman found buried in Rhode Island

James Lombardi, 32, of Cranston, R.I. was charged with first-degree murder, Cranston police said.

Horoscope

April 8, 2017

Man arrested for double shooting in Dorchester

The man, who was not identified, shot two friends after feuding with them, police said.

Military action by US prompts protest on Boston Common

A protest of the US bombing of a Syrian air base drew more than 100 people to Boston Common Friday evening.

Lowell Tech student charged for selling pot brownies in school

The male student, age 16 from Dracut, will be summonsed to Middlesex Juvenile Court in Lowell.

Rejected Boston Police candidate challenges department’s hiring decision

Boston police candidate Keon Finklea was passed over on a list of eligible applicants because of his driving record and a criminal record that was over a decade old.

Commuter rail locomotives plagued by gear failure

Keolis was able to provide the required number of MBTA locomotives for only four of 23 weekdays in March.

Lottery

Lottery results from Friday drawings