Arrests of undocumented immigrants in Boston is up 50 percent

The increase in arrests of undocumented immigrants in the last fiscal year signals that President Trump is pushing to fulfill a campaign vow on bolstering enforcement.

Daniel Conley, a former Boston city councilor, has had a decorated tenure as the top state prosecutor for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.

Suffolk DA Dan Conley won’t seek reelection

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley will not seek reelection in November, vacating the high-profile job he’s held since 2002.

Wednesday could make it the second February in a row with a high temperature reaching 70 degrees in Boston. Prior to last year, Boston had only reached 70 degrees in February once, in 1985, since record-keeping began in 1872.

Hot (OK, warm) in the city: Boston set for another bit of spring in February

Before last year, 70 degrees in February seemed almost an impossibility here in Southern New England.

Jennie Duval faces a crush of overdose deaths.

Opioid crisis weighs on New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner

There’s just one full-time medical examiner in a state that leads the nation in per-capita deaths caused by fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.

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After three years on the run, man charged with Lynn murder

Hector Diaz Emiliano, 36, was charged with first degree murder for the shooting death of a Lynn man outside an apartment building in 2014.

When it comes to mental illness, Arlington police aim to be proactive

Arlington police has had a mental health counselor on staff since 2010 and now a national organization picks department as ‘learning site’ for interactions with the mentally ill.

State GOP scraps neutrality rule for governor’s race

The resolution approved by the party’s 22-member executive committee also prohibited it from providing any assistance to GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively, a pastor who embraces anti-gay views in his writings and work.

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Can Ayanna Pressley beat Mike Capuano?

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is mounting an insurgent campaign against longtime Congressman Michael Capuano.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

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Schenectady, N.Y.

Mr. Burgoyne was part of the third generation to run the family’s concrete business.

Joseph L. Burgoyne III, a Waltham businessman and booster who was a friend to all, dies at 62

Joseph L. Burgoyne III helped run Ideal Concrete Block Co., his family’s longtime business, and was civic booster and friend to all.

Jury weighs fate of four MS-13 members

Where the men part of a conspiracy to advance the group’s murderous goals or just braggarts who talked a big game?

Jose Dias, 44, was arrested by Fall River Police on Sunday evening in connection with an attempted home invasion.

Four injured in Fall River home invasion

A physical fight involving the suspect and residents was thwarted by a police officer who happened to be patrolling the area.

The Conservatory Lab Charter School educates 450 students from preschool through Grade 8.

In an unusual move, Conservatory Lab Charter School seeks to join Boston Public Schools

Never before has an independent charter school in Massachusetts joined its local school system.

Rumors of hit list at closed N.H. school district are fabricated, police say

Officials said an investigation has found no threat targeting students or staff, but rumors are causing undue concern in the community.

Zorica Pantic, an engineer by training, has led the Fenway university’s expansion and is credited with helping expand the commuter school.

First female president of Wentworth Institute stepping down

Zorica Pantic announces she will retire from the Fenway university in 2019 after 14 years on the job.

Car catches fire in Cambridge parking garage

A car parked in a Cambridge garage caught on fire Tuesday, officials said.

2 sled dogs killed in Myles Standish State Forest after being hit by a truck

Two sled dogs pulling a cart were killed after an off-road pickup truck hit them in Myles Standish State Forest Monday afternoon.

The last of a snow pilemelted away as pedestrians in short sleeves walked along Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton on Tuesday.

Boston breaks record, reaches 70 degrees

Boston set a new temperature record for Feb. 20, and the mercury is expected to rise more tomorrow.

“We are at the dawn of a children’s crusade to have common sense gun legislation pass on the floor of the United State Congress and be signed by a president,” Senator Edward J. Markey said Tuesday.

Praising students, Markey says, ‘We’ve reached a turning point’ on guns

The Massachusetts Democrat said having kids as the advocates will make 2018 different for gun legislation.

Who was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?

The namesake of the Florida school where a gunman struck was a strident steward of the Florida Everglades.


Somerville mulls renaming Board of Aldermen as City Council

It’s the latest city to consider doing away with a term that feels outdated and unrepresentative of its elected officials.

Without firing, Boston police disarm man who pointed gun at them

Boston police Commissioner William Evans lauded the officers for the “restraint that they used in the face of an incredibly dangerous and volatile situation.”

Lowell police confiscated suspected cocaine and heroin,  a .38-caliber pistol, and $2,800 in cash after executing a search warrant of a Moore Street home Monday.

Lowell police seize firearm, suspected drugs during search of home

Detectives executed a search warrant Monday on the home of Carlos Rodriguez and found the illegal items.

Using gloves and towels, animal rescue agents first got the muskrat back on its feet, then freed him one leg at a time, he said.

Animal Rescue League frees trapped muskrat from chain-link fence

The semiaquatic rodent was stuck upside down in a chain-link fence in Needham.

Firefighters worked amid the charred ruins of The Station nightclub in 2003.

Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in nightclub fire

Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others.

Man shot in Brighton

The 34-year-old victim was shot in the leg on Sparhawk Street, according to police.

Person struck by Haverhill commuter line train

The incident took place in Lawrence around 10:05 a.m. and is under investigation by Transit Police.

The MBTA’s Red Line suffered from moderate delays Tuesday due to a signal problem in Dorchester.

Signal problem on Red Line resolved

Red Line passengers are facing delays delays due to a signal problem at JFK/UMass.

Millis police seek person who robbed CVS store at knifepoint

The man brandished a knife in CVS and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, according to police.

The Providence Biltmore

R.I. bride nearly misses reception after getting stuck in elevator

Melissa Rodger was heading to the 18th floor of the Providence Biltmore hotel when the lift stopped.

Police investigating apparent N.H. road rage video

Police say the woman was not injured after she quickly approached another motorist’s vehicle and was pushed to the ground.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2018. There are 314 days left in the year.

N.H. school district cancels Tuesday’s classes after threat

The threatening message was found scratched into a cafeteria table at the local high school, officials said.

2 Lowell men arrested in connection with fatal shooting

Christian Tripp-Kirwin and Joseph Luna, both 21, were each charged with one count of possession of a firearm without a license, prosecutors said.

Man stabbed on State Street

One man was taken to the hospital after a stabbing on State Street near 7-Eleven early Monday morning, Boston police said.

Said Scituate lobsterman Mike Lane: ‘[Ropeless traps are] not at all out of the realm of possibility for me. I’m intrigued by it. We’re just not anywhere close to making this happen yet on a large scale.’

To protect right whales, scientists propose major changes for lobstermen

Scientists are proposing a novel idea that they say would protect the whales, but lobstermen are afraid that it could destroy their livelihoods.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Fritz Klein, who portrays Abraham Lincoln, listened Monday as Noah Samuel, 5, whispered in his ear during the annual Presidents’ Day family festival at the JFK library.

Children have ears of ‘presidents’ at JFK Library

Roaming among hallowed Kennedy artifacts, papers, and bronze busts, kids of all ages found themselves walking through a living history lesson Monday.

Boston’s public lavatories arrived to great fanfare during the administration of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, but, years later, official numbers and words from pedestrians indicate a distinct lessening of appeal.

Fewer wish to be privy to Hub’s chain of thrones

As Cambridge hails its new $320,000 public restroom in Central Square, across the river it’s clear that time has taken a toll on Boston’s once-vaunted City Toilets.

MassHealth seen as critical to children’s coverage rate

About 12,000 kids in Mass. lack health insurance, giving the state a 99 percent coverage rate.

South Coast rail service could begin in 2022

The project is a major campaign promise by Governor Charlie Baker as he seeks a second term.

4-alarm fire strikes two homes in New Bedford

Heavy smoke and flames billowed from the homes at 9 and 11 Granfield St., fire officials said.

Laura Ingraham’s comments are another reason why we need to have a national discussion on race, says Kevin Cullen.

Kevin Cullen

Why it’s so hard to have that conversation about race

If you take two recent examples — one local, one national — you will see the reason we need to have this talk.

Salisbury man arrested on gun, drug charges

Scott E. Spinney, 28, was arrested for possession of a defaced firearm, over 200 grams of marijuana and several doses of suboxone in Salisbury early Monday morning, State Police said.

R.I. man found drowned in Cranston pond

A Johnston, R.I., man who was reported missing by his family on Feb. 10, was found drowned in a Cranston, R.I., pond on Saturday.

A top Republican does not want the party to support gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively (above), who does not support gay rights.

Top state Republican calls for end to neutrality in Baker primary

House Minority Leader Brad Jones doesn’t want the party to assist antigay GOP candidate Scott Lively.

Visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts saw  an installation outside of the museum by artist Takashi Murakami on a warm day in Boston on Monday.

70 degrees is possible in Boston on Wednesday

Monday saw highs in the upper 40s, and the temperature will go up during the next two days.

Larry the brazen turkey mourned in West Roxbury

The turkey known as Larry was an audacious bird that liked to insert himself into oncoming traffic. On Friday, he met a predictable demise.

Boston firefighters rescued two iguanas from a blaze in a three-story brick apartment building Monday afternoon.

2 iguanas are rescued from a Dorchester apartment fire

A neighbor is looking after the iguanas until their owner is notified after the Monday afternoon fire.