Love whales? New map traces Massachusetts’ history and connections to the sea creatures

Those interested in exploring Massachusetts’ maritime history and the state’s connection to some remarkable sea creatures now have a route to follow.

From left: Rick Antonellis, Fabrizio Nicastro, and Giulio Caperchi watched a UEFA Champions League match last week in a Boston establishment. AS Roma and Liverpool FC — both clubs are owned by businessmen with Boston ties — will meet in the Champions League semifinals.

A high-stakes European soccer match, made in Boston

Introducing “the Boston Derby” — that’s “dar-be,” for you readers who still call it “soccer.”

Russell Walters paused by the Kennebec River. A proposed hydropower line would cross over the Kennebec River Gorge.

Project would bring renewable energy to Mass. by cutting through wilderness in Maine

Central Maine Power wants to run a new transmission line through more than 50 miles of the North Woods, the largest undeveloped forest east of the Mississippi River.

Ela Bajus (left) and Jane Richard, 12, sister of Martin Richard, pitched in at Dorchester’s Doherty Gibson Playground.

A day of service in memory of Martin Richard

Sunday’s Spring Day of Service honored the memory of the 8-year-old Dorchester boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Latest Metro headlines

Chelsea man sentenced to a decade in prison for raping young girl

A jury found Alvaro Calderon, 33, guilty of aggravated rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, the Suffolk County district attorney’s office said in a statement.

Group waging last-minute campaign to save majestic Worcester church

The demolition process on the Worcester Notre Dame Des Canadiens Roman Catholic Church began Monday, but community preservation groups aren’t giving up.

Lobsters have teeth?

The cost of lobsters has been soaring thanks to a combination of factors, including bad weather and strong international demand, the Globe’s Janelle Nanos reported. Diners are feeling the pain at restaurants in the region. Here are some fast facts about lobsters.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2018. There are 251 days left in the year.

Fatal Sturbridge fire started in microwave

An elderly woman died as a result of a fire in her Sturbridge apartment Sunday afternoon, state fire marshal’s office said.

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Four arrested after shots fired at wild N.H. wedding reception

Police say numerous fights broke out among the more than 300 in attendence and one member of the group intentionally crashed a car into another vehicle as it tried to leave the scene.

Police confiscate unlicensed gun near Dorchester bus stop

A Dorchester man was arrested Sunday night for carrying an unlicensed gun near an MBTA bus stop, police said.

The house in North Andover where the body of Wendi Rose Davidson was found.

Investigation continues into North Andover slaying

Authorities are searching for the killer of a North Andover woman whose body was found in the basement of the two-family home where she lived with her brother.

Onlookers flock to get a glimpse of endangered right whales off Marshfield

Dozens of right whales feeding off the coast of Marshfield since Saturday have attracted onlookers, who are eager to spot the endangered animals.

Newburyport man to be arraigned on charges of raping a child under 16 years old

Officials said Bert Reed, 42, was investigated after he was accused of “enticing an underage victim he met over the internet for sex.”

Closed lanes on the Pike were opened early last summer after construction wrapped up ahead of schedule.

If you use the Mass. Pike, the state is hoping you might take a vacation from July 26 to Aug. 11

For commuters on the Massachusetts Turnpike, late July through early August might be a good time for a vacation.

Scituate man says steering wheel malfunctioned in rollover crash

A 36-year-old Scituate man suffered minor injuries after the crash in Cohasset Monday morning.

Two plead not guilty in brutal murder of teen in Dorchester

Four teenagers who allegedly killed 17-year-old Chad O’Connor during a brutal attack on a Dorchester street in January are due in Suffolk Superior Court Monday to face arraignment on murder charges.

Framingham, MA - 4/23/2018 - Denise Ezekiel(R), a former payroll director for State Police who is alleged to have stolen nearly $24 thousand from the department, is escorted by a Massachusetts State Trooper to district court for her arraignment in Framingham, MA, Apr. 23, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

State Police payroll head struggled with debt before alleged theft began

Denise Ezekiel kept her head down Monday during her highly anticipated arraignment on a charge of stealing $23,900 in public funds.

Red Line passengers boarded a train at Downtown Crossing station in Boston.

Regular service on Red Line resumes

Red Line passengers are no longer facing delays they first encountered due to a disabled train at Harvard Square at 7:36 a.m., the MBTA said.

Charlestown, MA--4/23/2018-- A woman walks up the steps at Paul Revere Park in Charlestown. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Here comes the sun: A shining start to the work week

No joke: Monday and Tuesday will be sunny with temperatures in the 60s.

This day in history

Today is Monday, April 23, the 113th day of 2018. There are 252 days left in the year.

Motorcycle driver, passenger hospitalized after being ejected during crash in Hadley

Police said the two injured people, both from Ware, are in critical but stable condition.

Contractor in critical condition after falling 30 feet in Wrentham

A contractor was flown to the hospital after falling about 30 feet while working on a house in Wrentham on Sunday, officials said.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

New England news in brief


Commonwealth Avenue will be closed for more than 2 weeks this summer — again

Consider yourself warned: Comm. Ave. is going to be shut down again this summer for more than two weeks, and traffic there and on the Mass. Pike could get unwieldy.

The Dedham Savings Bank Snoopers won the 24-mile corporate relay during last year’s Run of the Charles.


Paddling their way into spring

The Run of the Charles, New England’s largest flat-bottom boat race, takes place Sunday.

Faculty, students, and prospective students were surprised by Mount Ida’s UMass deal.

Mount Ida projected an image of success right until it folded

A Globe review and statements from officials reveal that while the small college projected an image of growing success, it quietly struggled with mounting debt.

Boston police seize four guns in less than six hours

Police Commissioner William B. Evans praised police for their “hard work and undeniable courage” shown in confiscating the weapons.

32-year-old woman struck, killed by car in Brockton Saturday night

Brockton police received a call for a pedestrian struck by a car, which was involved in a crash with another car, shortly after 9 p.m., officials said.

3-alarm fire breaks out in Westfield apartment complex, displacing 40

A three-alarm fire broke out at an apartment complex in Westfield on Sunday, displacing residents as firefighters fought the blaze into the evening.

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Rockport police looking to identify alleged jewelry thief

The suspect, described as a white woman in her 50s, appears in the video to be taking items from a shop on Bearskin Neck Saturday morning, police said.

Sea turtle caravan leaves Quincy for Florida

The turtles, which were rescued from Cape Cod Bay, were treated for severe hypothermia and other ailments over the last four months.

New Boston police officers credited with saving life of stabbing victim near TD Garden

The rookie officers used a tourniquet to save the life of a man who had been stabbed in the leg.

A board featuring a photo of Barbara Bush posing with beach walkers and their dogs is signed at a gathering to remember the former first lady at Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk, Maine, Sunday, April 22, 2018. The former first lady loved to walk her dogs and chat with the locals during visits to Maine. Barbara Bush died Tuesday at home in Houston at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

With dogs in tow, Kennebunk remembers Barbara Bush

People have gathered on a Maine beach to remember Barbara Bush, who with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, spent years at their summer home in Kennebunkport.

Dorchester house fire causes estimated $200,000 in damage

Three people were also displaced when the fire broke out on the third floor of a house at 207 Harvard St. Sunday morning, a Boston fire official said.

DA says woman killed in North Andover was likely strangled

North Andover police, State Police detectives, and the Essex DA’s office are investigating Wendi Davidson’s death as a homicide.

File - In this April 27, 2016, file photo Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, speaks during an interview in St. Louis. Brown was an unarmed, black 18-year-old when he was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The officer was not charged. Brown's death touched off widespread protests and a national discussion about race relations and police. McSpadden is to be at Harvard University, Monday, April 23, 2018 for a panel titled

Michael Brown’s mother, attorneys to speak at Harvard panel

Lezley McSpadden will be at Harvard on Monday for a panel titled ‘‘The Movement for Black Lives: Justice for Michael Brown 4 Years Later.’’

Foxborough charter school collects 11 million stamps to honor Holocaust victims

Foxborough Regional Charter School on Sunday will hold an open house to display 18 works of art created from some of the stamps.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Man stabbed in the leg near TD Garden

The man was stabbed shortly after 7 p.m. around 205 Portland St.

A 49-year-old woman was found dead in the basement of this North Andover home, officials said.

Homicide investigation opened after North Andover woman found dead in basement

A woman who lived upstairs said she had found her downstairs neighbor dead in the basement of the house at 50 Lincoln St., officials said.

Longtime Democratic state Rep. James Miceli of Wilmington dies

Miceli, 83, the second longest serving lawmaker on Beacon Hill, collapsed during opening ceremonies for Wilmington Little League Saturday, officials said.

Task force formed after racist incidents releases findings

A year after a video showing white students wearing ponchos and sombreros at Cinco de Mayo celebrations angered students of color and set off a series of racist incidents, a University of New Hampshire task force announced steps they’ve taken to address concerns about racism.

In West Brookfield, investigators probed the scene where a mother and three children were found murdered in their home last month.

West Brookfield house still haunted by questions

The case of a mother and her three children who were killed in West Brookfield has yielded few clues that have been shared with the public.

New England News in Brief

Briefs for Sunday Globe

A roulette wheel at Foxwoods Casino.

Conn. gambling bills in limbo as legislative session nears end

It’s unclear which bills, if any, that could lead to more gambling will make it to the finish line before lawmakers hit the campaign trail.

Five Democrats vying for Suffolk DA job make their cases

Five Democrats vying to be the next Suffolk district attorney attempted to woo Dorchester voters on Saturday.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh spoke at his second inauguration on Jan. 2.

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Do Boston’s leaders care about reform or not?

More than two years after a promise from the mayor, the new lobbying rules haven’t materialized.