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Tarentino describes his dreams of becoming a police officer in letter read at funeral

At the funeral for Auburn police officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. Friday, a former colleague closed his eulogy by reading a letter his friend wrote as an academy student.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Burlington College closes under unwanted spotlight

These last two weeks, students have been scrambling to transfer to other colleges, while graduates rushed to save thesis projects.

Salem councilor condemns racist graffiti on store window

A Salem city councilor took to Facebook on Friday to condemn racist graffiti that appeared on the window of a convenience store

Boston unveils safety plans for the summer

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced plans to partner with police, clergy, and other community groups for a safe summer.

Taunton casino opponents ask judge to halt construction

The group of Taunton property owners who sued to block a $1 billion casino stepped up their legal challenge Friday.

Trooper injured in shootout with alleged killer of Auburn officer is released from hospital

The trooper, an 18-year State Police veteran and a member of the department’s Special Tactical Operations Team, was shot in the shoulder during a shootout with alleged killer Jorge Zambrano.

Hiker’s family decries reports that criticized her skills

The family’s statement said Geraldine Largay was cogent and had considerable experience hiking.

Research camera system recovered from ocean floor

A camera system lost during research operations off the Virginia coast last week has been recovered from the ocean floor, officials said Friday.

Trooper injured in motorcycle crash in Medford

A state trooper was rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in Medford, officials said.

Seven 100-year-olds inducted into Centenarian Society

The centenarians were given medals and crowns to honor their truly once-in-a-lifetime achievement.

Newton police search for man who robbed bank

A man allegedly robbed a bank in Newton Friday afternoon, across from the Waban MBTA stop.

Two men charged with 2004 Boston murder

Ellis Golden and Kevin Graham are accused of gunning down Thomas Hawkins near Theodore Street in Dorchester 12 years ago.

Freshwater turtles released into pond in Hanson

About 150 northern red-bellied cooters were raised in captivity.

Great white sharks have yet to arrive in force

Memorial Day weekend beachgoers can enjoy the chilly ocean temperatures without much worry of any ocean predators nearby.

Lawrence police officer charged with trying to extort drug dealer

Officer John R. Desantis Jr. allegedly sometimes used personal checks to buy cocaine from the dealer.

Historic cannon replica to be unveiled, dedicated at Dorchester Heights

The replica of the 10-foot-long cannon will be mounted on a granite base for permanent display.

What does this 14-century document say?

After a librarian asked for help, experts offered clues to what language a 14th-century document is in, and theories on what it says.

Officials clear probation officer in connection with Auburn suspect

A probation officer who is reportedly the girlfriend of Jorge Zambrano’s brother did not have any role in court cases involving the shooting suspect.