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Local rapper BIA performed at doomed British concert

BIA opened for Ariana Grande on Monday night before an explosion at the show killed at least 19 people.

Full city apparatus at work in Marty Walsh’s reelection bid

“It’s not like Marty Walsh revived his campaign recently. His campaign has been moving like a 12-cylinder Cadillac for a long time.”

Boston police beefing up concert security after UK explosion

The move comes after at least 19 people were killed at an Ariana Grande performance.

Fearless, defiant, detested: meet the Boston jaywalker

Woe to anyone who honks at them in frustration.

Haitians get reprieve but it may be short-lived

Temporary protected status will be extended, but Haitians warned to prepare for return to their country.

Get Smart: What’s the Facebook founder doing in New England?

You could say he “liked” New England.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Malden school defends controversial hair policy it suspended

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School said its rules would have withstood a court challenge, but it wanted to avoid a costly legal battle.

Nine injured in school bus crash in Yarmouth

All the injuries appeared to be minor, and eight students and the bus driver were transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

W. Va. man charged with fraud in stolen paintings scam

The ads began popping up on Craigslist six months ago. A shadowy seller was offering two of the most valuable masterpieces stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.

Political Happy Hour: May 22, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Harvard grads :/ about future | MassGOP hits Setti | All politics is local


A class study of the heroin epidemic

A college student’s academic paper on heroin and addiction was based on surveys and interviews, and intensely personal experience.

Two elderly women die after beign hit by vehicle in Sandwich

The women, one 70 years old and the other 88, were in a crosswalk when they were struck by a minivan Monday afternoon.

It’s a wet and waterlogged commencement at BC

When Boston College’s Class of 2017 reflects on their graduation, their first memory will likely be the weather.

A heads-up from state officials: ‘Fawn-napping’ is illegal

If you see a baby deer by itself, don’t fret — and don’t intervene. It’s probably just fine.

Pedestrian seriously hurt in Watertown

The man was hit near Watertown Street and Aldrich Road.

Masked man robs bank in Lowell

The robbery happened around 1:37 p.m. at Sage Bank at 691 Rogers St., police said.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2017. There are 222 days left in the year.

Hyde Park theater can be rebuilt, but it’s an expensive idea

Boston College students did an analysis and said $10 million would be needed to bring the Everett Square Theatre back to its former glory.

Black bear startles Lawrence residents

The bear, a male yearling, was hiding under several boats when police tranquilized him.

Cambridge man arrested after gun found in car

Boston police said the man “repeatedly provided false information regarding his name and date of birth.”

David Epstein

Is the rest of the week going to be a washout?

This week’s weather won’t be perfect, but it’s not a complete waste.

Read the full report on sexual misconduct at St. Paul’s School

The report that detailed “substantiated” sexual misconduct at St. Paul’s School was done by a Boston law firm.

Fast Forward: Trump in Israel, Cosby jury selection, and touching the Oregon Trail

A massive Medicare cut could be on the way, and more of the news you need to start your day.

FBI offers reward for information on dangerous fugitive

Diego Barros Pires is wanted for allegedly kidnapping three people in October 2016.

Man dies after attack during Worcester robbery

Dai Ha was hit in the head and robbed last Monday night before dying six days later.

Body found in Franklin identified as Michael Doherty

There are no signs of foul play or trauma but the cause and manner of death are still under investigation.

Man charged with stabbing MBTA bus driver in Lynn

Police said Gustavo Merida stabbed a woman without provocation aboard a Route 426 bus.

St. Paul’s School admits 13 staffers engaged in ‘sexual misconduct’

A new investigation found 13 former faculty members and staffers engaged in “substantiated” sexual misconduct.

Logan training drill canceled Monday

The travel hub had previously warned residents that they may see smoke or fire.

Two officers bitten by dog in Harwich

The officers used a Taser on the dog.

Fire damages home in Tewksbury

Tewksbury firefighters battled a three-alarm fire on Chestnut Road early Monday morning.

Three jurors picked for trial of man accused of murdering Bella Bond

Drugs, demons, and the occult are among the issues jurors will weigh as they decide the fate of the man accused of killing the 2-year-old, lawyers said.

Judge ends home confinement for ex-speaker Salvatore DiMasi

Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, convicted of federal corruption charges, is now free to move about Massachusetts without limit.

Cool day ahead with sporadic showers

Just to be certain, it would be prudent to bring the umbrella or don a raincoat, but rain boots are really not needed.

‘Good Will Biking’? Cutout of Matt Damon warns drivers about cyclists

The cutouts are in response to comments the mayor made about cyclists and pedestrians during a radio interview last week.

Delays on four commuter rail lines, Keolis says

Keolis Commuter Services is reporting delays on the Framingham, Worcester, Fairmount and Providence commuter rail lines during the commute Monday.

This day in history

Today is Monday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2017. There are 223 days left in the year.

Watertown man missing despite searches in Nahant

Coastal searches did not yield the whereabouts of 26-year-old Nolan Gargas.

Lawyers with cases related to latest drug lab scandal find guidance in last drug lab scandal

Defense lawyers are urging the courts to dismiss all cases related to the misconduct of Sonja Farak, in a move similar to the resolution of cases related to another drug lab scandal.

Diversity gap at Boston Latin proving stubborn

The graduating class of 2023 is expected to look very much like the student body does now.

Park memorializes fire that killed 100 at Station nightclub

Hundreds turned out for the dedication of the memorial park for the nation’s fourth-deadliest nightclub fire.

Adrian Walker

ABCD’s ‘Field of Dreams’ fuses social activism and summer fun

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the event has raised nearly $5 million to fund thousands of summer jobs for needy youth.

Boston school, Mass. Maritime team up to widen students’ horizons

Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the John D. O’Bryant School plan to announce a partnership on Monday.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

A decade later, the state still hasn’t enforced laws curbing mercury

More than a decade after Mass. lawmakers passed sweeping legislation, state regulators have failed to enforce this law.

Scouts are honoring Islamic tradition

The state’s largest Boy Scout council is seeing an increasing interest from Muslims, and the organization is excited for it.

Oprah tells grads to seek fulfillment in service

Said Oprah: “When you educate a girl, you are not just educating her. You are educating her to create opportunities [for others].”

Haitian-Americans celebrate unity parade amid immigration fears

Many worry that the US will not renew the protective program established after the 2010 earthquake.

Big Papi receives honorary degree at BU commencement

Along Commonwealth Avenue, people donned No. 34 jerseys — Ortiz’s number— among the sea of red graduation gowns.

Trustees of Malden school to meet over hair policy

The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School has faced complaints that the policy is discriminatory and unevenly enforced.

After backlash, Malden school suspends controversial hair policy

The board of trustees of a Malden charter school unanimously voted to suspend a policy that punished students for wearing hair braid extensions.

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The weekly game

EPA workers plan rally to protest proposed budget cuts

Environmental Protection Agency employees from New England are planning a march and rally in Boston to protest federal budget cuts proposed for the agency.

Facebook CEO, wife celebrate 5th anniversary with Maine hike

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have spent a day hiking around Mount Katahdin in Maine.

Springfield teen disappears in pond Saturday

The teen’s friends told police they had been swimming with him around 7 p.m. Saturday in Watershops Pond.

Boston Common was the scene of a medieval battle

About 150 people, clad in robes and armed with foam weapons, yelled and charged at each other Sunday.

Trump mentions Boston Marathon bombings in anti-terror speech

President Trump invoked the Boston Marathon bombings as an example of terrorism’s reach and effects in a speech in Saudi Arabia.

MBTA bus driver stabbed by passenger in Lynn

An MBTA bus driver is recovering after she was stabbed in the back by a male passenger late Saturday night in Lynn, MBTA Transit Police said.

4-alarm fire destroys Gloucester home

No one was injured in the Saturday afternoon blaze.

Medford man arrested after vehicle slams into State Police cruiser

Eduardo DaSilva, 28, faces five charges, including operating while under the influence, and is being held on $10,040 bail.

17-year-old arrested for possession of two handguns in Roxbury

The boy, who was known to police, was arrested after police received a tip that he may have had the guns.

Canoers spot body in Taunton River

The body appeared to have been in the water for “an extended time,” police said.

Two injured in rollover crash in Duxbury

The victims were removed through the windshield, a fire official said.

Methuen teen reported missing

David Caruso, 15, was last seen in Stoneham on Friday afternoon, police said.

Dog rescued from two-alarm house fire in North Reading

One dog was rescued but a second one is missing after a two-alarm fire destroyed a home in North Reading Saturday, according to the town’s fire department.

The last refugee: Threads of a new life in America

After escaping Syria, all Abdulkader wanted was to work. That wasn’t enough to get a job in America.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

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Nathan, 6, is ready for a family

Nathan is a 6-year-old boy who loves to smile and give high fives. He is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and communicates primarily through the use of an iPad.

For Brookline police officers, the past is present tense

This spring, Brookline officers took tours of the Museum of African American History and the West End Museum as another way to address internal strife.

Newton mayor launches bid for governor

In a speech delivered from his front lawn, Setti Warren pledged to combat economic inequality and political divisiveness.

More than 4,000 rally on Boston Common to oppose education cuts

Teachers, parents, and students performed music as protesters cheered and waved signs.

Police believe body found in woods is Franklin student

The body, believed to be that of 20-year-old Michael Doherty, was found in dense woods at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts

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News from the world of chess

This day in history

Today is Sunday, May 21, the 141st day of 2017. There are 224 days left in the year.

In East Providence, police investigating death of woman found in driveway

Police in East Providence are investigating the death of a woman who was found in the driveway of a home.

Man charged with animal cruelty after running over flock of seagulls at Yarmouth beach

Surveillance tapes show that 22-year-old Brandin Botelho of Falmouth “went out of his way to hit the birds,” Yarmouth police say.

Read five letters Aaron Hernandez sent to prison officials

The five letters, obtained by the Globe, were authenticated by state officials.

Family, friends recall contributions of Henri Termeer

Hundreds of people gathered at MIT on Saturday to celebrate the life of the former Genzyme executive.

Aaron Hernandez pleaded with prison officials for new cellmates, letters show

Aaron Hernandez wanted to share a cell with men he said were like his “brother” and his “heart,” according to letters he wrote while behind bars.

Swampscott man shot in arm inside home

A 23-year-old Swampscott man was standing in his living room when a bullet shot from outside struck him in the arm, police say.

Salem State hack leaves racist language on Twitter account

The school’s feed was hacked Friday and temporarily taken over by “unknown miscreant(s),” campus police said.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, May 20, the 140th day of 2017. There are 225 days left in the year.

Officer-involved shooting reported in New Hampshire

An officer-involved shooting was reported Friday night in central New Hampshire.

Juror transportation reviewed in Tsarnaev death penalty appeal

The issue of how jurors were escorted to and from the Moakley Courthouse surfaced in a brief order that US District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. entered on Friday.

In Copley Square, the write time for stories of immigrants

Organizers of Boston’s first “Write-In” hoped people would come and type out their stories in solidarity with refugees and immigrants.


Lottery results from Friday drawings


Graduates get lesson in courage and tenacity

Andrew Burian, a Holocaust survivor, will attend commencement ceremonies for two grandsons this weekend.

After a long wait, the site of the Station nightclub fire is now a place for peaceful sounds

The dedication of a Station nightclub memorial marks an emotional milestone for survivors and relatives of the dead.

Firefighters injured in Mattapan fire released from hospital

Three suffered from heat exhaustion, one a broken thumb and one a shoulder injury, a spokesman said.

Three alarm fire in Chelsea displaces 15 people

The fire happened at 127 Shurtleff Ave. around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

The next Longfellow Bridge problem has nothing to do with construction

When the bridge fully reopens in May 2018, the restored 110-year-old landmark might never look the same.

Episcopal seminary announces new affiliation

Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge announced Friday it will affiliate with Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Man’s body pulled from Charles River

The body was found in the area of Massachusetts Avenue, authorities said.

Texas man pleads guilty to 2004 rape in Somerville

A Texas man who was serving probation for exposing himself to a 12-year-old girl in that state on Thursday pleaded guilty to a vicious rape in 2004 in Somerville.

Political Happy Hour: May 19, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Trump/Russia news gusher | Valerie Jarrett floats Deval 2020 | Wrong number

AG tells Malden charter school hair rules are biased

Maura Healey’s office said Mystic Valley Regional Charter School’s hair and makeup policy discriminates against students of color.

Man jumps three stories from East Boston building

A man was hospitalized Friday afternoon after jumping three stories from a building in East Boston.

Threads of a new life

The tailor waiting in the lobby of the menswear factory — his eyes on the floor, his heart pounding in his chest — had already known the blackest depths of doubt and fear. Abdulkader Hayani was 29 years old, a refugee from Syria. He had escaped the war that had ground his country to dust, lost the career he’d spent a decade building, and somehow, despite the odds against it, steered himself, his wife and their four children to safety in the United States.

Street safety comments walk Walsh into trouble

To some, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s comments about pedestrian and bicycle safety seemed mundane. But to others, they were a call to arms, spurring a solemn vigil at City Hall.

8 to be ordained Catholic priests in Lowell

Eight new priests are scheduled to be ordained in Lowell Saturday morning.

Yale dean on leave after writing about ‘white trash’ (and other things) in Yelp reviews

A dean at Yale University has been placed on leave after posting racially insensitive comments to a review website.

Governor Baker asks US Senate not to undermine Massachusetts’ success

Charlie Baker is again warning that House GOP efforts to restructure the American health care system would hurt Mass.

Route 20 in Weston reopened following fatal crash

The highway was closed in both directions following a fatal crash involving three vehicles, according to State Police.

Couple named prom queens at Somerville High School

Miranda Melanson and her girlfriend Learsi Ferrer became Somerville High School’s first same-sex prom royalty.

Canal Street in Boston’s West End will go car-free for one day this summer

“Open Canal Street” is coming to the West End on Saturday, July 8, giving pedestrians the opportunity to walk freely about the neighborhood with no cars in sight.

Department of Public Works employee dies after crash

The crash happened at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and the driver died early Friday.

Suspect in 2010 Boston murder arrested in Dominican Republic

The suspect in the murder of Luis Montanez, who was slain on Oct. 23, 2010, on Blue Hill Avenue, was tracked down in the Dominican Republic.

22-year-old killed in Fall River motorcycle crash

A 22-year-old man was killed Thursday night when his motorcycle veered into a guardrail and threw him into the air on Route 24 in Fall River, State Police said.

Mark Zuckerberg shares video of the day he got accepted to Harvard

The Facebook founder’s dad was way more excited than he was.

Fast Forward: Trump heads overseas, a bike vigil at City Hall, and the return of ‘Twin Peaks’

All the news you need to know to start your day.

Boat destroyed by fire in Marshfield

Marshfield firefighters had to carry their equipment to a difficult to access dock in order to extinguish a fire on a 48-foot boat Thursday evening for their 20th call of the day, officials said.

Lawrence boy, who told police his father was selling drugs, sought help from DCF a year ago

A Lawrence boy who alerted police this week that his father was allegedly selling drugs had turned to the DCF year ago.

Search for Duke University student enters 6th day

For the sixth straight day, Franklin police will resume their search for Michael Doherty.

Summery heat marks end of work week

The cool down starts Friday night, setting stage for weekend temperatures in the 60s.

‘Streets Are For People’ vigil held at Boston City Hall Plaza

Hundreds of people wearing yellow stickers that read “Safe Streets Now” gathered at City Hall Plaza Friday in response to recent comments from Boston Mayor Martin Walsh.

Two charged with beating man to death with brick in Lynn

Garcia Figueroa and Selvin F. Garcia allegedly attacked Sergio Sanchez, who died, and a 33-year-old Lynn man.

This day in history

Today is Friday, May 19, the 139th day of 2017. There are 226 days left in the year.

Medford man sentenced for hit-and-run of cyclist

Christopher Campbell, 49, was sentenced to one year in the House of Correction, prosecutors said.

For former gang members, making education pay

This fall, 40 former gang members are being paid to resume their education as part of an initiative called Boston Uncornered.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

5-alarm five guts Mattapan triple-decker, displaces 20

Five firefighters were also injured in the fire at 41 Evelyn St., officials said.

Get Smart: Umass Boston budget trouble

As they say, numbers don’t lie.

15 states sue in bid to preserve key aspect of federal health law

The attorneys general want to prevent the elimination of payments that reduce out-of-pocket costs for low-income people.

Amid Trump maelstrom, Maine senator plays key role

Susan Collins is the most senior female senator in the Republican caucus.

Minority residents in Lowell file federal suit alleging unfair elections

The lack of minority representation is not a fluke, according to a federal voting rights lawsuit filed against the city Thursday.

Political Happy Hour: May 18, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Mass. pols grapple with cascade of Trump drama | Seth Moulton’s witty tweet | Worst. School bus driver. Ever.

11-year-old Lawrence boy finds drugs, calls police on father

Police seized 212 grams of heroin and fentanyl, and issued an arrest warrant for the boy’s father.

Mass. lawmakers impatient with chaos, lack of action in D.C.

There’s anger. There’s agitation. But most of all, there is impatience.

To beach or not to beach on a May day

There’s something about going to the beach when you’re supposed to be somewhere else.

Harvard student submits rap album as his senior thesis

While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his.

Good Samaritans pull woman from tracks at South Station

The woman was never in danger of being struck by a train, a transit official said.

Former funeral home to pay nearly $500k for improper care of bodies

Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley, and its director, allowed bodies to decompose, among other violations, the state said.

8-year-old struck by car, injured at Wellesley school

The crash occurred in the driveway at Schofield Elementary School, where the child was not a student, police said.

UMass Amherst dig uncovers ancient Native America remains in Brookfield

The artifacts belong to the Adena people, a ground of Native Americans who thrived about 3,000 years ago.

There’s a security robot patrolling the Prudential Center

This officer doesn’t need to take lunch breaks.


Special Counsel Bob Mueller won’t leak but Trump should still be worried

Mueller survived 13 years as FBI director in a town that floats on leaks, but he was never a leaker.

Fraud charges against union contractor dismissed

The first-of-its-kind case could serve as a template for how prosecutors investigate the construction industry and union contracts.

Police nab suspect in Mother’s Day shooting of pregnant woman in Dorchester

Boston police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in Framingham for the brazen Mother’s Day shooting of a pregnant woman.

Capital Source

Wanted: State House security director

Terrorist attacks around the world are rattling the folks who run the State House, so much so they have created a new position – director of security – and are on the verge of filling it.

Capital Source

Teeth-gnashing on Beacon Hill

The Massachusetts Dental Society has conducted a poll it says shows widespread concern about a new type of advanced dental hygienist, a sort of nurse practitioner of the dental world.

Bump for Walsh on city’s mean streets

To some, the mayor’s comments about pedestrian and bicycle safety seemed mundane. To others, they were a call to arms.

Capital Source

Group plans sit-in outside governor’s office

A group of clergy and prisoners’ rights advocates is planning a sit-in outside Governor Charlie Baker’s office on Friday – the birthday of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X – in an effort to press the governor to investigate allegations of abuse in the state correction system and end practices such as solitary confinement, which the activists call “barbaric.”

Quincy man gets life sentence in fatal beating at bar

Paul Fahey was found guilty of second-degree murder and was sentenced on Thursday. He’ll be eligible for parole in 15 years.

Capital Source

Kim Janey jumps into council race

Kim Janey, a long-time education advocate, said she will make public education and the plight of people being displaced from their homes amid Boston’s building boom key issues in her bid to be the first woman elected to the city council from District 7, which includes Roxbury, the South End and parts of Dorchester.

Franklin police continue search for missing 20-year-old

Franklin police said they would be looking in harder-to-reach areas.

The last May 18 that was this hot had deadly consequences

Two men were overcome by heat in East Boston. Lightning injured three in Randolph and killed a teenager in Rhode Island.

Capital Source

Jeb Bush’s return

Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush will speak at Boston College on June 8 to an annual finance conference.

Temperatures break record in Boston with 95 degree heat

Temperatures reached record heights Thursday around 1 p.m. when the thermometer at Logan International Airport hit 95 degrees.

Two die in Route 44 crash in Plymouth

The vehicle apparently crossed the median on the highway and crashed, State Police said.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, May 18, the 138th day of 2017. There are 227 days left in the year.

Lowell man sentenced for prostituting 13-year-old girl

Michael Feliz, 31, was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison, Middlesex prosecutors said.

Robert Mueller, special counsel in Russia probe, has Boston ties

Mueller served in Boston under William Weld, the US attorney at the time, and led the office when Weld took another job in the Justice Department.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

Boston Teachers Union poised to elect 1st person of color as president

The ascension of Jessica Tang, who is Chinese-American, to the post will represent a generational shift in power.

Decision time nears on status for Haitians in the US

The federal government has until next Monday to decide the fate of nearly 60,000 Haitians who have been allowed to stay and work in the United States after the 2010 earthquake that devastated their country.

Former Long Island drug treatment program gets a new home

Three years ago, Boston lost 742 beds for the homeless and 225 beds for those in recovery programs.

Tom Brady has never been listed with a concussion. That may be missing the point.

It’s the hundreds of other little-noticed blows to the head that professional athletes, and especially football players, endure each year that can prove even more problematic.

The police wrote a Facebook post. Was it light-hearted or mean-spirited?

For some people, a Taunton police Facebook post about a woman with a lizard in her bra went too far.

Legislators ponder diverting money in racehorse fund to other uses

A political deal struck six years ago to prop up the state's languishing horse-racing industry could be in jeopardy.


Study suggests cashews can halt return of colon cancer

Can tree nuts play a role in battling cancer? It’s a question researchers are trying to answer.

Jet skiers crash in Dorchester Bay

The incident happened near the Savin Hill Yacht Club around 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.

Yvonne Abraham

Congratulations, Bill Cosby, of a sort

Not so long ago, Bill Cosby would have scoffed at claims that racism can intrude when black men meet the justice system.

Top House Democrat says Trump tax plan faces tough road in Congress

US Rep. Richard Neal of Springfield said President Trump’s tax plan will have a difficult reception in Congress because of questions about Russia’s role in the election.

Cambridge woman, 31, identified as pedestrian struck by car on Memorial Drive

Molly Doub was a math teacher at the International School of Boston, authorities said.

Political Happy Hour: May 17, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Guvs wants Trump to hold the line on climate accord | Momentum behind upping tobacco age | Piece of work

Beaches are ready for visitors, even if the ocean is not

Coastal communities welcome the first surge of beach-goers even if the water remains cold.

Proposal would demolish, replace Boston Arts Academy

The project would finally give Boston Arts Academy a state of the art facility in the Fenway specifically designed for its unique needs.

Reenactors in Newbury to hold ‘alt-history’ Revolutionary battle

Reenactors will battle to see what might have happened during the Siege of Boston.

Bates receives its largest donation ever

The college’s officials said the donation will be used to create a new facility for the study of science, engineering, and technology on the campus in Lewiston.

Disabled homeless girl’s family reaches deal with state on shelter

A disabled homeless girl and her family will be transferred from Lowell to a shelter closer to her medical providers in Boston.

Lenox man arrested on armed robbery charges in Newburyport

A 30-year-old Lenox man was arrested after he robbed a gas station in Newburyport Tuesday, police said.

N.H. lawmaker who created incendiary ‘Red Pill’ forum resigns

In a statement to WMUR, Robert Fisher said he was resigning for the safety of himself, his girlfriend, and family.

Baker urges US to stay committed to Paris climate pact

The governors of Massachusetts and Vermont are urging Trump to maintain the nation’s commitment to the Paris climate accord.

Plane is missing in Caribbean with 4 aboard, including N.H. man

Nathan Ulrich, 52, of Lee, N.H., is missing, along with a New York woman and her two children.

MIT student sues CIA for information about its social media jokes

Amy Johnson, a PhD student and researcher, wants to know more about the agency’s internal social media policies and use of humor online.

Boston police recover three powerful firearms from teenagers in less than 24 hours

In just under two hours in separate incidents, police seized two powerful firearms from juveniles, including a TEC-9.

Large snow mound clinging to winter

A 10-foot mound is still lurking in the shadows in Chestnut Hill, as temperatures were expected to reach 80 degrees Wednesday — and even higher Thursday.

Worker hit while removing tree

A 34-year-old man was hit in the shoulder by a falling tree branch Wednesday morning while working for Stump’s Tree Service in Framingham, officials said.

Fast Forward: Trump on the hot seat, Chelsea Manning released, National Geographic Bee

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

Milton man accused of pulling loaded handgun on Good Samaritans in Allston

An inebriated Milton man seen stumbling in Allston early Tuesday allegedly drew a loaded pistol on two people who stopped to make sure he was okay, officials said.

Search for missing Franklin man focuses on area near brook

Michael Doherty, a Duke University student, never returned home after leaving a friend’s house early Sunday.

Just call it #summah

Forecasters are cheekily using the hashtag to describe the next few days, when high temperature records could be broken.

Man stabbed near South Station

The victim, who is in his 50s, suffered life-threatening injuries, Boston police said.

Police say Lexington man, 26, is missing

Ram Jayakumar was last seen May 11 when he left home in his car, which was later found in Boston, police said.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, May 17, the 137th day of 2017. There are 228 days left in the year.

7-year-old Bridgewater boy struck, injured by pickup truck

The boy was riding a scooter in the crosswalk when he was struck at about 3:30 p.m., Bridgewater police said.

Former Whitman police sergeant pleads guilty to embezzling from disabled veterans

Glenn P. Pearson, 60, pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzlement and other charges, the US Attorney’s office said.

Their daily commute was the perfect spot for a ferry-tale wedding

Doug MacElhiney and Jennifer McGill have grown to love the trip from Hull to Boston so much that they got married on the boat.

Co-defendant of ex-Bruin Kevin Stevens sentenced in oxy dealing scheme

Christopher Alonardo, 36, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined $10,000, officials said.

Man breaks into USS Constitution, damages door

The intruder was escorted off by a sailor, but ran away before authorities arrived.

Hate rides the rails, and the roads

Hateful messages have become common companions for commuters, on benches, bus seats, and scribbled over subway signs.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

Man charged with trying to stab police officer at station

A man who tried to stab a police officer with a steak knife in a police station lobby has been arrested, authorities said Tuesday.

Democrat Robert Massie kicks off campaign to unseat Charlie Baker

Robert K. Massie, longtime environmentalist and entrepreneur, addressed 200 supporters Tuesday in Somerville.

Nonprofit to use grant for disaster prep in age of sea rise

ROCKLAND, Maine — A Maine nonprofit group is receiving $240,000 from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to fund a project about disaster preparedness in the state in the era of sea level rise.


For nearly 50 years, he kept 30 Federal St. running

Ron Chevalier is loaded with stories of his long working life on Post Office Square.

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A look at Baker’s potential rivals

Democrats Jay Gonzalez, Bob Massie, and Setti Warren all want to take on the Republican governor.

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A bumpy ride for Uber drivers

Josias Previlon lost his driver’s license, briefly, seven years ago. He didn’t expect that to end his career as an Uber driver. But at least for now, it has.

Community leaders meet with Red Sox to discuss combating racism

The meeting came after reports of racist epithets being hurled from Fenway Park stands.

Capital Source

Joe Shortsleeve, once a Trump-supporting Democrat, will run for state Senate as an independent

Former WBZ reporter and now state Senate candidate Joe Shortsleeve has solved his Donald Trump problem.

Milton elementary school makes way for 11 newborn ducklings

The parading of the ducklings is a decade-old tradition at Grover Elementary School.

Mayor Walsh says pedestrians, cyclists need to take more responsibility

Advocates for safer streets said the Boston mayor, who made the comments during a live radio interview, was “victim blaming.”

Political Happy Hour: May 16, 2017

Political Happy Hour: NYT — COMEY MEMO SAYS TRUMP ASKED HIM TO END FLYNN INVESTIGATION | MA Senate unveils budget plan | Burning down the house

Senate budget includes new fee on business

The state’s sharply rising health care costs have leaders on Beacon Hill looking to raise revenue.

A 70-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital after she was hit by a car in Newburyport Tuesday morning, police said.

Doctors want Trump to allow Haitians to stay in US

Hundreds of doctors across the country signed a letter to allow Haitians affected by the 2010 earthquake to stay in the US.

‘Spontaneous combustion’ causes blaze at Billerica home

Improperly stored chemicals ignited and started the fire shortly after noon.

Man found guilty in beating death at Quincy bar

A Norfolk County jury on Tuesday convicted a 43-year-old Quincy man of second-degree murder in a brutal 2015 beating death of another man at a local bar.

Taunton woman arrested for OUI had a lizard in her bra

The lizard “faces no charges at this time,” police wrote in a Facebook post that had some fun at the woman’s expense.

Man is freed from flipped car in Rochester

Both the driver and passenger were examined for minor injuries.

Boston Teachers Union asks for state intervention after ‘impasse’ in talks with city

“Both the Boston School Committee and the superintendent have shown total indifference to settling the contract,” the union’s president said.

SJC says defendant entitled to job benefit

Government workers suspended without pay can collect workers compensation benefits, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled.

Aaron Hernandez denied gay rumors, fiancee says

In the second part of a “Dr. Phil” interview, Jenkins Hernandez said reports about Hernandez’s sexuality were embarrassing and hurtful.

Voters oppose online lottery, survey finds

Nearly 70 percent of Massachusetts voters do not support legislation that would allow the state lottery to sell tickets online, a new survey has found.

EMT injured in minor ambulance crash

A Boston emergency medical technician was injured after his ambulance was involved in a minor crash near the Roxbury Crossing MBTA station, officials said.

Shirt, shoes belonging to missing Duke student found in Franklin

Michael Doherty, 20, failed to return home after attending a gathering on Phyllis Lane Sunday, Franklin police said.

Fast Forward: Trump’s loose lips and Title IX’s legacy

The Celtics have a good chance of picking up one of the top four picks in the NBA Draft and more of the news you need to know to start your day.

‘Simple & straight-forward, it’s going to warm up’

Temperatures will rise into the 70s, the first of a four-day period of warm weather that could see records broken on Thursday.

Worcester priest who said he stole from parish allowed to return to ministry

The Rev. Stephen Gemme resigned from his position at St. Bernadette Parish in Northborough in 2013.

Should Massachusetts provide financial aid to private colleges?

Mass. provides millions in financial aid to private colleges and universities in the state, including some with endowments of $1 billion or more.

ACLU files complaint over Malden school’s policy on braids

The organization claims Mystic Valley Regional Charter School is targeting students of color for punishment.

Meet the diploma team, unsung heroes of college commencements

The time-honored tradition of getting sheepskins into the hands of newly minted graduates depends on teams working months in advance, far from the spotlight, on mundane tasks with tight deadlines.

State money, private colleges

Some of the private colleges that received the most state financial aid in 2016

Alleged MS-13 leader charged with murders of two teens in East Boston

Oscar Duran, who was initially charged with racketeering conspiracy, faces new charges related to the killings.

Seed money sprouts a plan to bring fruits and vegetables to needy areas

Governor Baker’s capital budget includes $1 million for the Massachusetts Food Trust.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

How the millionaires tax would work

Among the multiple proposals to create or raise Massachusetts taxes is one commonly known as the millionaires tax, a plan to increase the income tax on earnings over $1 million.


A love affair is in the making at the BSO

Something special is happening at the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Andris Nelsons.

Scene of fatal Dorchester shooting was a local eyesore

The victim had been living in the abandoned house, where several other squatters were staying, neighbors said.

Walmart settles for $7.5m after denying spousal benefits to gay couples

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a New Bedford woman by the advocacy group GLAD.

There was a ‘Star Wars’ X-wing Starfighter for sale at MIT

Unfortunately for interested buyers, the replica ship doesn’t actually fly, despite the “For Sale” sign calling it a “great commuter” vehicle.

Political Happy Hour: May 15, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Homeless | Taxes | I know it was you, Spicey

Scouts are offered counseling after discovering body during clean up

As they picked up trash near the Concord River, Boy Scouts found a suspicious object that officials said contained a body.

Disabled homeless girl is at center of fight over housing

The case illustrates a human dimension of Governor Baker’s push to reduce the number of homeless families in motels.


The insidious staying power of the N-word

Darren Cromwell heard the N-word 44 years ago at Fenway and for years after found reasons to avoid going to the ballpark.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, May 16, the 136th day of 2017. There are 229 days left in the year.

Woman in critical condition after being hit by car in Cambridge

The woman was struck trying to cross Memorial Drive about 5 p.m. on Sunday.

‘Ransomware’ victims have paid hackers nearly $59,000 so far

As of Monday afternoon, 227 payments have been made to the three bitcoin accounts linked to the cyberattack.

Aaron Hernandez fiancée’s ‘wants answers’ on his death

Said Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez of Hernandez’s suicide: “None of it is very believable to me.”

Congress will probably never see ‘tapes’ of Trump and Comey

Anyone in Congress who wants to see Trump’s “tapes” will have to rely on the power of persuasion to get him to hand them over.

Framingham man accused of brutally beating his dog

The 9-month-old dog urinated on the ground before the beating.

Suspect nabbed after theft from historic Rolls-Royce

The 1913 car once belonged to Alice Longfellow and had been taken to Portland for the Magical History Tour.

Plainridge Park Casino has best month for revenue since 2015

Plainridge Park Casino brought in $14.3 million in gambling revenue in April, its best month since 2015.

Disability laws apply to prisoners seeking parole, SJC rules

The state’s highest court extended the American with Disabilities Act to mentally and physically disabled prisoners who seek parole.

After 66 years, Korean War veteran finally earns UMass degree

At 86, George Andrew Jamieson is the oldest graduate from the UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture’s class of 2017.

Mt. Washington gets record snowfall as Mass. prepares for heat

Thirty inches of snow and 90 degree days will both be happening in New England this week.

Tree crashes through car roof, injuring teacher in Chelsea

A tree crashed through the roof of a Chelsea school teacher’s car, injuring the man and trapping him inside the crushed vehicle Monday morning, Chelsea police said.

Mass. police officers killed in the line of duty are honored in D.C.

Four police officers with ties to Massachusetts are being honored today as part of a tribute to law enforcement officials killed in the line of duty.

N.H. man thanks iPhone’s Siri for saving his life after explosion

A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion asked his iPhone’s voice-controlled virtual assistant Siri to call 911.

Drug arrests reported in Dorchester and West Roxbury

Large quantities of drugs were seized during the Saturday arrests.

Fast Forward: Another travel ban hearing, fall TV, and your limericks

President Trump is working hard to find a replacement for fired FBI director James Comey and more of the news you need to start your day.

Khizr Khan to speak in Boston at annual ACLU dinner

The Gold Star father who offered then-candidate Donald Trump his copy of the constitution during a DNC speech is speaking at the annual Bill of Rights Dinner tonight.

Delays on Kingston line after driver hits train

A motorist drove past traffic control gates at a crossing and hit the train, according to the MBTA.

Franklin police are searching for missing Duke University student

Michael Doherty was last seen around 1:30 a.m. Sunday near Phyllis Lane “where he had been attending a gathering with some friends,’’ police said.

State prison spending soars despite falling population

Spending on the facilities rose 18 percent from 2011 to 2016, even though the prison population declined 12 percent during that period.

This day in history

Today is Monday, May 15, the 135th day of 2017. There are 230 days left in the year.

Tanglewood is a $103m economic engine for the Berkshires, study says

Economic activity generated by the music festival has risen about 70 percent from 2008 estimates, according to the study.

Pedestrian seriously hurt after being hit by car on Memorial Drive

The woman was transported Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, police said.

Dave Epstein | On Weather

From snow to sudden heat, it’s a wild weather week

It’s not unusual for us to receive snow in mid-May. It is uncommon, though, to see temperatures swing from one extreme to the other so quickly.

Harsh winter leads to more rescue missions in N.H., taxing the rescuers

“We’re getting a ton of them because people aren’t prepared for the winter conditions,” said a state official.

Body of New Jersey man found floating off Harwich Port shore

Police were alerted to the body floating in Saquatucket Harbor around 11 a.m., authorities said.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings


On Hopkinton’s ballot: an ‘underride’

Residents will vote Monday on selectmen’s request to lower the town’s cap on property taxes by $1.5 million.

Not everyone is happy about all-electronic tolling

In the past year, the number of E-ZPasses in circulation has increased by 587,000, about 22 percent, according to the state.

Ex-chaplain at St. George’s School pleads guilty to 1973 molestation

Howard White Jr., who was stripped of his priesthood by the Episcopal Church, pleaded guilty to molesting a student in Boston.

On Beacon Hill, new talk of raising taxes

On the table: taxes on millionaires, marijuana, soda, and more.

Adrian Walker

New arts center helps reclaim a piece of Chinatown

Planners hope the Pao Arts Center will become an anchor the neighborhood has been missing.

Tensions rise as swastikas are found in UNH dorm

The swastikas came at the end of a week of sit-ins and meetings with administrators to discuss racial insensitivity.

New England news in brief

New England news in brief

Quote of the day

“This is great weather for growing grass. This is the kind of weather that plants like to start off with and . . . get ready for the spring and summer.” -- Alan Dunham, a meteorologist in the Taunton office of the National Weather Service, after the state’s drought was formally declared over.

Dennis Lehane to Emerson grads: ‘You are the hope’

“It’s like I somehow swiped left, but we ended up hooking up anyway,” the author said to a roar of laughter.

Annual Mother’s Day anti-violence walk draws thousands, despite rain

Participants donned purple ponchos as they made their way from Dorchester to City Hall.

Moms, by the numbers

What’s the national average age for women who give birth for the first time? Plus, more interesting statistics on motherhood.

After a sad summer of no peaches, New England could see a bumper crop this year

Mild winter and perfectly aligned weather means growers and agricultural experts are anticipating a peach rebound in 2017.

Four people facing drug charges in Boston

Four people were charged with drug possession and crimes related to drug sales in two separate incidents Saturday, Boston Police said.

Man shot and killed Saturday in Dorchester

Victim has not yet been identified.

It’s springtime, but, yes, that was snow in New England

Wet weather and chilly temperatures combined to bring snow to places from Western Mass. to Vermont and New Hampshire.

Exiled by an earthquake, Haitians in Boston are in limbo

The Trump administration is weighing whether to end temporary protected status for those affected by the 2010 disaster.

Two injured in Egleston Square crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Egleston Square on Saturday night, officials said.

Two injured in crash on Route 114 in Danvers

The victims were taken to Beverly Hospital, police said.

Time machine:

May 15, 1931: The state announces a deal with the New England Telephone and Telegraph Co.: The cost of local calls in rural parts of Massachusetts will be cut from a dime to a nickel.

Wet and windy Mother’s Day on tap for region

The National Weather Service expects an average of 1 inch of rainfall throughout southern New England Saturday night into Sunday.

Police investigate ‘suspicious body’ found in Bedford along Concord River

Boy Scouts cleaning trash along the river “observed something suspcious along the embankment,” authorities said.

Fifth person dies following Billerica auto auction crash

Reuben Espaillat, 55, of Methuen died Saturday at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

A free speech clash on the Common leads to two arrests

A conservative group’s free speech rally on Boston Common Saturday triggered a counter-protest by a progressive anti-fascist group.

Together, a mother and a daughter keep the faith

God, mother and daughter sensed, wanted them to enter the ministry. And both said yes to the divine curveball that would reshape their lives.

Finding Lisa: A story of murders, mysteries, loss, and, incredibly, new life

Her father was not who he said he was. He had secrets, secrets that Lisa would uncover, years later, when she set out to answer the question that burned in her: Who am I?

sunday’s child

Julia, 10, is creative, intelligent, and stylish

Julia is energetic and described as having a big heart. She is bilingual and enjoys speaking Spanish whenever she has the opportunity.

Her work has been recognized as very gouda

UVM professor Catherine Donnelly was honored with a James Beard Award for her work as editor of “The Oxford Companion to Cheese.”

Driver killed after car slams into utility pole in Brockton

The crash happened at the intersection of Linwood and West Chestnut streets shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

Photos: Somerville crowds come out for PorchFest

The overcast day didn’t seem to deter the crowds who wandered the streets of Somerville enjoying free performances from area musicians.

Local firms fend off ransomware

Local cybersecurity companies say they’ve had no trouble protecting their clients against the ransomware attack that’s ravaging computers around the world.

‘Your parents can be paid off,’ Lionel Richie tells Berklee College grads

After accepting an honorary degree, Richie relayed the story of when he told his father his plans to go into music.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

2-year-old killed in car accident at family home in Rutland

The boy was struck at about noon Friday, according to the Worcester district attorney’s office.

3 federal prosecutors in Mass. seek US attorney post

It’s unknown if any candidates from outside the state are also in the running.

Yvonne Abraham

The welfare cap is laughable — and cruel

The idea that cutting off benefits would prevent pregnancies is ridiculous. Instead, it just made parents’ lives — and more importantly, their children’s lives — more difficult.

Two seriously injured in Roxbury shooting

The two victims drove themselves to the hospital after the Saturday incident on Waverly Street.

Unlicensed teen driver dies in crash on I-95 in R.I.

Jasmine Reyes, 16, of Providence, was ejected from the vehicle late Friday night, State Police said.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, May 14, the 134th day of 2017. There are 231 days left in the year. This is Mother’s Day.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Cardinal O’Malley shares message from Portugal

Cardinal Sean O’Malley is in Fátima, Portugal, for the canonization of two shepherd children by Pope Francis and posted an online video.

John Calipari watched Marcus Camby graduate from UMass — finally

Marcus Camby received his UMass Amherst degree Friday — 24 years after he began taking classes at the university.

Tips lead North Reading police to armed robbery suspect

Daniel Christie, 35, of North Reading allegedly robbed a convenience store Friday morning.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2017. There are 232 days left in the year.

Heavy rain, strong winds expected over Mother’s Day weekend

The storm forced the cancellation of the annual Ducklings Day at the Public Garden and Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum to be rescheduled until Saturday.

 Bridgewater police arrest two on counterfeit charges

Garfield Thomas, 32, and Jocelyn Vazquez, 31, of Roxbury allegedly passed fake $100 at a CVS and Home Depot store, police said.

Swastika found at Lexington High School

Lexington police are investigating the Nazi symbol as a hate crime, officials said.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Roslindale woman allegedly tried to pass $12K worth drugs to husband in court

A Roslindale woman is facing charges that she tried to pass $12,000 worth of Suboxone to her husband during a court hearing in Attleboro.

Warren to UMass grads: ‘America needs you’

US Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered the commencement address to 5,500 graduates at UMass Amherst on Friday.

Ignition interlocks take hold as deterrent to drunken driving

Nearly 6,000 convicted drunk drivers in Mass. must prove they are sober to start their vehicles, and do so again, at random intervals, while driving.

Political Happy Hour: May 12, 2017

Political Happy Hour: The ‘tapes’ | Lowell nightmare over | What $10m will get you on the Vineyard

Graduation speaker defies odds: ‘I’m supposed to be dead’

Kyle Gathers spent more than a decade in prison. Now he’s ready for a new chapter in his life.

Watch live: Elizabeth Warren speaks at UMass Amherst

The ceremony today at McGuirk Alumni Stadium started at 4:30 p.m.

Pig goes on tour of Melrose, is rescued by police

The pig was safely rescued after wandering the streets of Melrose about 8 a.m Wednesday.

Former Exeter official pleads guilty to abusing prospective student

Arthur Peekel agreed to pay a $1,200 fine, participate in counseling and sex offender evaluation, and register as a sex offender for the next decade.

Rights groups say Malden school’s hair extension ban is unfair

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School disciplined black and biracial students because of hairstyles that violate the school’s dress code policy.

Dave Epstein

An unusual Mother’s Day nor’easter is set to hit this weekend

From Saturday evening through much of Sunday it’s going to be wet. Just how wet and how windy remains in question.

Fast Forward: Trump, Comey, and a loyalty pledge; Celtics try to close it out

Is President Trump secretly taping his White House meetings?

Green Line E branch service resumed

Commuters are being urged to take the Route 39 bus between Brigham Circle and Heath Street during the stoppage.

Methuen police searching for armed home invasion suspect

Police posted surveillance video of the suspect who engaged in a “targeted attack” on an Elmwood Road residence.

Mourners gather to remember slain South Boston doctors

Angel Feliz, who met Lina Bolanos through her aunt, said the ceremony was “very, very emotional.”

Lowell murder suspect found dead in trunk of car

An exhaustive search for a man who allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend in a Lowell apartment building came to a stunning end Friday.

Black Malden charter students punished for braided hair extensions

The girls at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School have been given detention, kicked out of after-school sports, and banned from the prom.

Vermont awaits governor’s decision on legalizing pot

The future of legalized recreational marijuana use in Vermont hinged Thursday on a decision by Republican Governor Phil Scott.

Second co-owner of Nick’s Famous Roast Beef in Beverly sentenced for tax fraud

Nicholas Markos, 70, of Lynn was sentenced to one year of probation to be served in home confinement and was ordered to pay over $2 million in restitution, the US Attorney’s office said.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

White House puts advisory panel for Cape preserve on hold

An order has raised fears that the administration could disband the commission or pack it with new appointees.

Brockton elementary school makes way for ducklings — 17 of them

It’s the fourth year that the mother duck has returned to this school to lay her eggs.

Time Machine: Dust storm

May 12, 1934: An enormous headline in the Globe shouts “Vast Dust Blanket Over New England.” The story goes on to explain: “A dust cloud 1,500 miles long and 900 miles across, born on the parched topsoil of the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Illinois, and carried by high winds that originated on the Pacific Coast and swept down on the North Atlantic states in a semicircular movement along the northern border of the United States, gave New England yesterday its first dust storm of mid-continent origin in the history of the white man.” Weather researchers from MIT take to the air in a plane to determine the scope of the cloud. Their estimate: 17,000 feet thick above Boston.


When mercy is repaid with mercilessness

The man charged with two doctors’ murders might have been in a position to kill them because he was the beneficiary of mercy.

Political Happy Hour: May 11, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Live with Congressman Rich Neal | Tough luck, Tito! | ZZZimbabwe

Separate college commencements are now commonplace

A group of black students at Harvard announced they would hold their own graduation ceremony. But the event is hardly unique.

After legal threat, J.P. Licks changes name of ‘Chipwich’ to ‘Lixwich’

“I said, ‘OK, busted!’” said the owner of J.P. Licks. “I was expecting it. I was surprised it took them three or four years to catch on to it.”

No foul play in drowning death of 7-year-old boy at South Boston beach, says DA

No evidence of foul play was found in the drowning death last summer of 7-year-old Kyzr Willis in South Boston.

Capital Source

Scott Brown helps raise money for PAC targeting Elizabeth Warren

The former US senator — who will soon be in New Zealand — is inserting himself in the Massachusetts Senate race.

Capital Source

Flashback to 2009 patronage mess

Jay Gonzalez has criticized the Baker administration. But in ’09, as a Deval Patrick staffer, he was caught up in a hiring scandal.

Prepare for battle: Medieval melee planned for Boston Common

Grab your (foam) swords, strap on your (foam) shields, and prepare for an epic battle of “Game of Thrones” proportions.

Capital Source

Walsh gets ‘Good Guys’ award

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus has long honored men who have advocated for women’s causes.

Capital Source

State hiring of Polito supporters’ son draws criticism

When the Globe tried to root out the facts about the appointment, aides to Governor Charlie Baker said the man’s resume was not a public document.

Foot chase leads to gun arrest in Dorchester

Police knew the suspect had a gun and he ran when officers spotted him.

In letter, Schumer says Rosenstein’s reputation ‘imperiled’ by involvement in Comey ouster

Schumer asks Rosenstein detailed questions about his involvement in Trump’s firing of Comey.

‘Extremely dangerous’ suspect sought in fatal Lowell shooting

A shelter in place advisory was lifted late Thursday, but police continued to search for Ross Elliott.

Man steals police cruiser and leads police on chase through 3 South Shore towns

The cruiser allegedly stolen by Daniel Egan, 36, of Plymouth finally rolled to a stop in the 400 block of Main Street in Plympton, police said.

Police search for suspects in Taunton shooting

Police search for suspects after Taunton shooting.

After spending 32 years in prison for arson, Lowell man will remain free, SJC rules

Victor Rosario was freed from prison after a judge ordered a new trial to determine his role in a deadly 1982 fire.

Fast Forward: Trump, Trump, Trump, arsenic

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

Drought in Massachusetts has ended

For the first time in months, there are no parts of Massachusetts that are drier than normal.

Dave Epstein

Expect wet, stormy weather for Mother’s Day

The weather the next couple of days will be similar to what we have seen the past several days, before shifting into stormy conditions Saturday.

Funeral services set for South Boston murder victims

A service will be held Friday at the Gate of Heaven Church in the South Boston neighborhood where the couple lived.

New poll suggests Mass. voters support criminal justice reform

More than half of people polled said they believe incarceration does more harm than good, according to the results.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

Seniors gather in East Boston for annual Mother’s Day luncheon

The mayor and police commissioner stopped by to say a few words at the annual banquet.

Man pulled from Hampton River dies

The man was found in the water near the Hampton River Marina Tuesday night, NH State Police said.

Labor leader found not guilty in assault case

The swift verdict vindicated the labor leader, Michael P. Monahan, who has been accused of threatening a fellow union member with a baseball bat.

yvonne Abraham

The America I swore allegiance to seems to have disappeared

This president’s repeated and blatant attacks on democracy are intolerable.

City Hall aides won’t go on trial until after mayoral election

The extortion trial of two top aides to Mayor Walsh has been scheduled for January, two months after the election.

Lyme cases fell the past 2 years — but don’t let that fool you

In each of the past two years, there has been a significant drop in the number of confirmed and probable cases of Lyme disease reported to Massachusetts’ public health agency.

Political Happy Hour: May 10, 2016

Political Happy Hour: New opioid data has glimmer of hope | Pregnant workers bill passes Mass. House | Green Mountain State, emphasis on *green*

Ducklings rescued from storm drain in Danvers

A duck in Danvers had a happy early Mother’s Day after members of the town police, fire, and public works departments rescued her ducklings from a storm drain Wednesday.

At UMass Amherst: Two sets of triplets, one graduation

They are six students from towns 23 miles apart. They met as freshman and discovered they’d been in a triplets play group as children.

Half of casino hires were unemployed or working part-time, survey finds

The two-year survey on Plainridge Park Casino found that 40 percent of new hires said they “needed work” at the time.

Teenage girl charged with shooting 14-year-old boy

A teenage girl faces gun and drug charges after a shooting that left a 14-year-old boy with a head wound.

Harvard releases earliest known voice recording of JFK

The clip of the 20-year-old future president was made during a public speaking course in 1937.

Woman crashes through 7-Eleven in Fairhaven

An 84-year-old woman crashed through the front of a 7-Eleven in Fairhaven Wednesday morning, officials said.

Could the opioid epidemic be easing?

The number of drug deaths in the state during the first three months of 2017 showed a slight decline.

Mother of teen killed by commuter rail says operator was looking at phone

The estate of a Connecticut teenager struck and killed by a commuter rail train in 2014 is suing the MBTA and its former contractor.

Eastham man dies after boat overturns in Great Pond

An Eastham man has died after his boat overturned in Great Pond Tuesday evening, officials said.

Late Taunton teacher receives Carnegie hero award for intervening in mall rampage

George Heath, who died after protecting others from a man with a knife, was posthumously awarded the Carnegie Medal.

7 displaced by Hyde Park house fire

Boston firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in a house on Neponset Avenue in Hyde Park, fire officials said.

Haverhill man with excessive Trump signs now has ‘Pocahontas’ banner targeting Warren

Ricky Early says he doesn’t think Sen. Elizabeth Warren is doing enough for Massachusetts. So he’s making his opinion known.

Fourth person dies in Billerica auction crash

Authorities said a person who was injured in last week’s crash has died, bringing the death toll to four.

Two men found guilty for wire fraud conspiracy

Two men were convicted in a scheme to steal records of phone upgrade eligibility, obtain $330,000 worth of phones, and re-sell them.

The alligator found living in a West Springfield backyard has died

“Wally” reportedly lived in a West Springfield home for more than 20 years. Less than a year after he was moved to a local zoo, he passed away.

Rain on Mother’s Day may put a damper on celebrations

A coastal storm with unseasonably cool temperatures and rain is heading into the region this weekend.

Fast Forward: Comey firing fallout and that magic moment from No. 4

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

Man fatally injured when struck by MBTA commuter rail train in North Andover

A man was fatally injured when he was struck by an MBTA commuter rail train in North Andover Tuesday night, Transit Police said.

‘Everybody’s shocked by what happened,’ uncle of man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash says

Malone Kidanemariam, 25, turned himself into Boston police Tuesday and is currently charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

Man shot in South Boston suffers life-threatening injuries

One man suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot in South Boston around midnight Tuesday, according to Boston Emergency Medical Services.

Boater rescued from Great Pond in Eastham

The boater was reached about 100 ft. from shore by two members of a Barnstable dive team.

A new vision for Roslindale middle schoolers

Envision Boston Giving is providing students with free eye exams and glasses from a local optometrist.

Boston police identify 3 homicide victims

The fatal stabbing and shootings happened over the weekend and late last month.

Man is arrested in fatal hit-and-run of cyclist in Back Bay

Malone Kidanemariam turned himself in to police Tuesday night and was arrested.

Cardinal O’Malley said to disapprove of BC High admitting girls

A letter from a Jesuit leader says O’Malley “strongly opposed” the idea because it would threaten all-girls high schools in the area.

14-year-old boy shot in the head in Lowell

The boy, who is expected to survive, was taken to Tufs Medical Center in Boston.

Cambridge may put anti-overdose drug in public boxes

Naloxone would be readily available under a plan the city is considering.

Star witness in Hernandez trial drops lawsuit against CNN

Bradley alleged the cable network had aired images of him recovering from a gun shot wound in a Florida hospital.

Diversity progress at elite exam schools is lagging, study says

Boston’s three exam schools are not admitting enough students of color to reflect the city’s racial diversity, a study said.

North Quincy High instructor named Mass. Teacher of the Year

Cara Pekarcik, a biology teacher, received the award Tuesday. “Without a doubt, my biggest thanks goes to students here at North Quincy.”


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

Advocates seek cross-reporting of abuse

A proposed law would require that animal abuse be reported by human service agencies and that animal control officers report suspected abuse of children, the elderly, and the disabled.

Foam fire trucks aim to quell small blazes, reduce cancer risk

The 23 fire engines set for their Boston debut this year will be equipped with foam, a frothy substance that can be powerfully effective in helping to douse certain blazes.

A new vision for Roslindale middle schoolers

Envision Boston Giving is providing students with free eye exams and glasses from a local optometrist.

Anti-Muslim letter sparks soul searching in Shrewsbury

The letter, targeting a Muslim resident who ran for selectman, is one of a rising number of anti-Muslim incidents, a new report says.

A short history of Boston College High School

BC High has gone through many changes in its 154-year history.

Police commissioner, DA say there’s no rift

William Evans and Dan Conley gave different information during separate news conferences about the deaths of two people in South Boston.

Adrian Walker

An unlikely football star hopes to break through barriers in another field

Gosder Cherilus, born in Haiti, wants to become one of the area’s few successful minority real estate developers.

Hoping to battle hate, Milton officials urge parents to teach their children about acceptance

The request follows the discovery of swastikas in bathrooms at Pierce Middle School in December and in March.

Search for mental health care for children is often fruitless

Harvard researchers found out what many parents already know: Getting mental health care for a child can be especially difficult.


 HOVERBOARD BLAZE A fire in a Hingham home Monday was caused by a hoverboard that was being charged, officials said. The one-alarm blaze broke out around 4:05 p.m. at 163 East St. An investigation found that the source of the combustion appeared to be near the self-balancing, two-wheeled hoverboard, a finding that was corroborated by a family member, Fire Chief Robert Olsson said in a statement. Damage to the house has been set at $200,000, officials said.

Boston Latin School is pulled into Harvard race-bias suit

A federal judge ordered the elite exam school to turn over internal communications related to Harvard’s use of race in its admissions process.

Boston Latin pulled into Harvard race-bias suit

A federal judge order the elite public school to turn over internal communications related to Harvard’s use of race in its admissions process.

Political Happy Hour: May 9, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Not so crafty — state alleges Bud bribed bars | Narcan test | Ice cream, redux

Bear visits Connecticut woman’s home while she’s baking

A Connecticut resident said she was making brownies, and turned around to find the bear standing at the door.

Read the decision vacating Aaron Hernandez’s conviction

A Superior Court judge vacated Hernandez’s first-degree murder conviction for the 2013 shooting of Odin L. Lloyd.

Auto auction to reopen in Billerica Wednesday after three died in runaway Jeep crash

A prayer service will be held Wednesday when Lynnway Auto Auction reopens after last week’s incident.

Hoverboard sparks house fire that causes $200,000 in damage

A fire in a Hingham home Monday afternoon was caused by a hoverboard that was being charged, officials said.


How the South Boston double murder unfolded

Bampumim Teixeira, a 30-year-old Chelsea man, is accused of killing two doctors in their luxury South Boston condo.

Lloyd family attorney says lawsuit will proceed

A judge has already made a preliminary finding in the wrongful death suit that Aaron Hernandez was at fault in Lloyd’s death, a lawyer said.

No charges filed in June crash that killed cyclist in Lincoln

Lincoln Police said 61-year-old Eugene Thornberg, of Wayland, lost control of his bike and fell beneath the tires of a truck.

MIT students will chat live with astronaut on International Space Station

Jack Fischer, an MIT alumnus, will talk about what it’s like to live 220 miles above Earth.

The Greenway’s tilted ‘Meeting House’ upends expectations

The downtown building boom continues, but the latest addition to the Financial District isn’t an office tower or a high-rise packed with multi-million-dollar luxury condos.

Fast Forward: More patronage on Beacon Hill (what a surprise), a soda tax proposal, and honoring teachers

A new leader for South Korea, same old patronage in the State House, pets are people too, and more news for your day.

Green Line returns to normal service

A disabled train at the Boylston Street station in Downtown Boston caused earlier delays.

‘We want to remember Richard and Lina for who they were, not how they died’

Family and colleagues of Richard Field and Lina Bolaños grieved for the couple after they were killed over the weekend.

25-year-old dies while whitewater kayaking in Maine

The man got trapped in a section of recirculating, churning water and was unconscious when he was released and swept downriver.

Newton Centre may get a new hotel, restaurant, and housing

The proposal calls for redeveloping a former branch library and adjacent land.

Aaron Hernandez is now not guilty in eyes of the state

In the wake of Hernandez’s suicide, a judge said the court “has no choice” but to throw out his conviction in the murder of Odin Lloyd.

‘Cool side’ weather with temperatures in the 50s

Temperatures will reach only into the 50s Tuesday and there is a chance for scattered showers across Eastern Massachusetts into the evening.

After arrest, son of Polito supporters lands a job in the administration

Anthony Virgilio, charged in 2015 with OUI and leaving the scene of an accident, landed a newly created $72,000-a-year job for a member of Governor Baker’s Cabinet.

Med schools to teach how to discuss patients’ goals for care — and for life

Curriculum changes are being pushed by a statewide coalition seeking to improve serious illness care.

South Boston’s Macallen Building notable for its unique design

The condo building where two doctors were killed Friday altered the neighborhood’s skyline when it was constructed a decade ago.

From Maine tribe to Cleveland Indians: Enough is enough

A member of the Penobscot tribe in Maine is said to have inspired the Cleveland Indians’ cartoonish logo. Today, the tribe says it’s time for a change.

Pedestrian struck by tractor-trailer on Route 1 in Walpole

The woman, who is 30 years old and has not been otherwise identified, was airlifted to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries.

Arizona man returned to Boston to face charges in ‘88 double murder

An Arizona man arrested late last month in St. Louis was brought back to Massachusetts on Monday to face charges in a 1988 double murder in Roxbury.

Mattapan father shielded infant from gunfire during fatal shooting Friday, resident says

Among the four murders Friday during a violent night in Boston was a fatal shooting in Mattapan that sent a terrified father and his infant ducking for cover, neighbors said Monday.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Getting male drivers to buckle up

To counter this trend, state authorities are working with local law enforcement to step up scrutiny of 18- to 34-year-old men to make sure they are following the law.

Suspect didn’t have relationship with victims, officials say

There was “no evidence whatsoever” that the man accused in the deaths of two people in South Boston had a “personal relationship” with them, officials said.

Political Happy Hour: May 8, 2017

Political Happy Hour: When digging in the dirt is a political victory | Scott Brown diplomacy | Ice cream


When a victim becomes a perpetrator

Nine years before he shot at police officers, Tizaya Robinson huddled with them to seek justice.

Cancellations on Fairmount Line not civil rights violations, US says

The rail line serves predominately minority neighborhoods, but other lines also had cancellations.

Capital Source

Spotted on the red carpet: David Letterman

Asked if he missed his CBS show, Letterman noted that his wife wishes he were out of the house.

Black students at Harvard to hold their own commencement

More than 170 students and 530 guests have signed up for the student-organized event designed to celebrate the unique struggles and achievements of black students.

South Boston murder suspect had been convicted of robbing downtown Boston bank

The man accused of murdering two people in South Boston robbed the same Boston bank twice, each time threatening to shoot people, records show.

Newbury Street may be closed to traffic on three summer Sundays

The closings will allow shoppers to stroll the Back Bay during “Open Newbury Street.”

2 fishermen rescued off Barnstable

Two fishermen were rescued at Collier Ledge early Sunday morning after their starter battery died, the Hyannis Fire Department said.

Watch live: South Boston murder suspect arraigned

Bampumim Teixeira is accused in the murder of two South Boston doctors.

Man faces charges after being stopped driving a stolen pizza delivery car

Boston police early Friday morning recovered a car stolen from a pizza delivery driver in Malden.

Timeline: The South Boston double murder

A look at the events leading up to the murder of two South Boston doctors.

What we know about the South Boston double murder

While we don’t have a motive for the killings, here’s what we do know about the case.

Navy SEAL killed in Somalia praised as hometown hero

A tribute posted on the Falmouth, Maine, police website said Kyle Milliken heroically answered the call to serve his country.

‘Ghost bike’ ceremony planned for cyclist killed in Back Bay hit-and-run

The incident that claimed the life of 29-year-old Rick Archer is still under investigation.

Fast Forward: Yates and Yeats, aging and golfing

GE holds a groundbreaking ceremony and more of the news you need to know to start your day.

2 try to rob convenience store in Lynnfield

Police do not know whether the suspects were able to steal anything from the Pump’n Pantry.

Motorcyclist crashes in Halifax

Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash, which happened at 7:18 p.m. near 354 Elm St.

Braintree police officer who was shot in the head now recovering at home

Donald Delaney, who was shot in the head Friday night, has been released from the hospital.

Backpack full of jewelry discovered at S. Boston murder scene

Bampumim Teixeira, 30, was a security guard at the Dorchester Avenue complex, records show.

Horoscope: May 8, 2017

Horoscopes for Monday.

Driver accused of OUI after hitting State Police cruiser

The trooper was working a road construction detail near exit 32 on Interstate 95.

Motive still unclear in South Boston double slaying

Those who knew the two doctors killed said they were baffled as to why anyone would want to hurt the accomplished, beloved physicians.

Patients of Dr. Richard Field remember his kindness

“I feel like I lost a friend,” said a patient of Field. The doctor was one of two people killed Friday in South Boston.

Missing Roslindale teen found safe

Police thanked all who assisted in the search when they reported that 15-year-old Amaya Carter-Tawa had been found safe.

Unorthodox Northampton program helps veterans with drug problems

Soldier On offers a regulation-averse and relatively independent life for veterans who use its 210 transitional and permanent beds.

State Police revoke former-BPD sergeant’s investigator license for inaccurate application

Martin B. Kraft was stripped of his private investigator’s license for failing to disclose on his application that his firearm had been revoked when he was a Boston Police officer.

Adrian Walker

To save affordable health care, supporters must make voices heard

Massachusetts could be a big loser if the House bill passed on Thursday becomes law.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Chess notes

The weekly game

Photos from Boston’s JFK Library, where Obama was honored

Former president Barack Obama zoomed into Dorchester Sunday to receive the annual John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

Mashpee Wampanoag casino plan stuck in legal limbo

First Light Resort and Casino hangs in limbo, an afterthought to major casinos under construction in Everett and Springfield.

Watch: Obama presented with JFK Profile in Courage Award

Barack Obama spoke at the ceremony where he received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

Stonehill College student killed while studying abroad

Linsey Malia, of Easton, and one other student died after a personal watercraft hit their boat in Copenhagen.


A chance to squawk about aircraft noise

Medford officials have invited residents concerned about the increase in aircraft noise to a public meeting Monday evening.

19-year-old arrested after person killed in Milford stabbing

Milford police said on Twitter that they were on the scene of the attack.

Police investigating fatal Friday shooting in Mattapan

Police found the man, who was in his twenties, near 46 Rexford Street at about 9:49 p.m. Friday.

Obama accepts JFK Profile in Courage Award

Barack Obama told a Boston audience that congressional Republicans were effectively helping the rich at the expense of everyone else.

Obama zooms into Boston to receive award, deliver speech

Why don’t we vote on weekends?

Although voter turnout in the French presidential election Sunday was lower than usual, it was still well above most US elections.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

‘They left him everything to hang himself’

Overlooked and underfunded, Mass. county jails face a rising tide of inmate suicides.


As the circus leaves town, they have the last laugh

About 40 former circus performers — most of them clowns — will be in Providence on Sunday to bid adieu to the Greatest Show on Earth.

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Damon, 11, is loving, affectionate, and fun

Damon is a loving and affectionate eleven-year-old boy who would benefit from a supportive family that could expose him to new kinds of activities.

Unity, the answer to fighting bigotry, was theme at MIT gathering

The gathering of more than 100 people came amid an apparent rising tide of bigotry and prejudice.

Six arrested at Sandisfield pipeline protest

The protesters walked onto land in a state forest where crews were clearing treess for the pipeline, State Police said.

Mattapan fire displaces 11, injures firefighter

Damages to the triple decker on Harvard Street was estimated at $500,000, a fire official said.

Providence man dies in Franklin rollover crash

The 24-year-old lost control and hit an electronic traffic sign, causing the car to roll over into the median, State Police said.

Navy SEAL who was killed in Somalia was from Maine

The Defense Department said Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken was killed during an operation Thursday.

Two men stabbed — one fatally — in Dorchester Friday

The men, in their 20s, were stabbed in separate incidents within a quarter-mile of each other, police said.

Braintree officer shot Friday night at Motel 6 recovering at hospital

A Braintree police officer remained hospitalized Saturday morning.

Macallen is luxury condo building in South Boston

The Macallen Building at 141 Dorchester Ave. describes itself as a luxury residential building in South Boston.

Victims identified in South Boston double slaying

Drs. Richard Field and Lina Bolanos were anesthesiologists who were engaged, and their deaths left behind “an inescapable void.”

Say farewell to the Sumner Tunnel toll booths

MassDOT is removing the now-unused booths, which have been replaced by electronic tolling.

Two dead in South Boston in apparent double homicide

Boston police exchanged gunshots with a man, wounding him, before finding the two victims dead in a penthouse unit of a luxury building.

As applications drop, BC High School ponders its future

Boston College High School has experienced a sharp decline in applications, prompting trustees to explore ways to reverse the trend.

Police officer is shot in face in Braintree

A Braintree police officer was shot Friday night at a Motel 6 by a suspect who was holed up in a room and later found dead there.

Alleged fugitive MS-13 member arrested in East Boston

Elenilson “Siniestro” Gustavo Gonzalez-Gonzalez, 31, who was deported to El Salvador in 2012, was charged with illegal entry.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Flash flood warnings hit Massachusetts

In Boston, approximately an inch of rain fell over the course of an hour before it began to slow down shortly before 7 p.m..

Students discuss Boston’s racial history with busing icon

Theodore C. Landsmark’s visit to McCormack Middle School opened a discussion that was by turns lofty and visceral.

Yvonne Abraham

All smiles as health care flatlines

In this world, what Republicans did on Thursday is cynical, but it’s not necessarily suicidal.

Driver in Billerica auction crash had suspended license

Relatives recalled Leezandra Aponte, one of three killed in the crash, as a woman who held her family in the highest regard.

Political Happy Hour: May 5, 2017

Political Happy Hour: AHCA, the day after | Obama gives Boston speech Sunday | Deflated Pikachu

Driver in Billerica auction crash had suspended license

The employee who struck and killed three people had a suspended license, the Lynnway Auto Auction announced on Friday.

Excerpt of Aaron Hernandez note to Shayanna Jenkins released

The note was released in a court document Friday.

Aaron Hernandez to fiancee: My death was ‘almighty’s plan’

In his final letter to his fiancee before his apparent suicide last month, Aaron Hernandez told her his fate was preordained.

Plymouth middle schooler charged for allegedly sharing pot brownies at school

Four students who ate the brownies were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a precaution Friday morning.