Walsh to endorse Capuano in primary

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is set to formally endorse Capuano on Sunday in Dorchester, where he is expected to emphasize the Somerville Democrat’s experience.

Howard Cooper is defending former state senator Brian Joyce against federal corruption charges.

Brian Joyce’s lawyers attack prosecution’s subpoena request

US District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton said Friday he is weighing whether or not to allow a subpoena of the records of Howard Cooper, one of Joyce’s defense lawyers.

10/22/2015 Plymouth, MA – Director of Regulatory & Performance Improvement David Noyes , <cq>, talks about Dry Cask Storage during a tour of the Entergy Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA on October 22, 2015. Each of the 3 casks contains 68 fuel assemblies, they rest on a 4 foot thick pad made of reinforced concrete and steel. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station started operation in 1972 and will close no later than June 2019. The the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently designated Pilgrim one of the nation’s three least-safe reactors. ()

As seas rise, Pilgrim officials consider moving nuclear waste to higher ground

Environmental advocates are calling on the state to require the waste be moved.

The owners of Black Market, a pop-up meeting place for black businesses, were disturbed by the

Facebook temporarily removes Black Market Dudley’s page

A company spokeswoman said Facebook “mistakenly took down the page” for a reason unrelated to the “White Lives Matter” graffiti found outside the shop.

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Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year.

R.I. man accused of taking ‘sexually explicit’ photos of toddler

Jose A. Cortes, 38, of Central Falls, was ordered detained by a federal judge, officials said Friday.

Lowell High to reopen Monday after gas leak repaired

The school has been closed since a gas leak was detected in the field house on April 10.

Serious crash disrupts traffic near Wilmington-Billerica line

A serious crash near the Billerica line caused Wilmington police to close Hopkins Street to traffic Friday night, the department said on social media.

Fire displaces 9 residents of group home in Mattapan

The Boston Fire Department responded to the blaze at 669 Walk Hill St. shortly before 7:30 p.m., spokesman Brian Alkins said.

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Worcester man charged for allegedly stabbing taxi driver

Robert Rutledge, 35, was ordered held without bail Friday after his arraignment on a charge of armed assault with intent to murder, officials said.

HOLD FOR BOSTON LATIN SCHOOL PROJECT Boston, MA--2/22/2016--BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang (cq) talks about the investigation at Boston Latin School. Scenes at Boston Latin School, which is in the news because of a racial controversy, are photographed, on Monday, February 22, 2016. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 06bls Reporter: Meghan Irons

Dorchester Academy scheduled to close

Superintendent Tommy Chang will present his plan to the School Committee next week.

Charlestown man barricades himself in apartment and tries to start gas fire

A 57-year-old man Friday afternoon ripped a gas line from the wall, which he attempted to light ablaze, police said.

SWAT team members outside home in Stoughton.

Stoughton ‘home invasion’ was a hoax

A hoax drew a heavy police presence to a multifamily home on Pearl Street in Stoughton on Friday, police said.

With seven months until the 2020 presidential primary season kicks off in earnest, the top-tier Democratic potential candidates are nowhere to be found in New Hampshire.

Ground Game

In N.H., a burning political question: Where are all the big-deal Democratic presidential candidates?

The top-tier Democratic potential candidates are nowhere to be found in Iowa or New Hampshire, with seven months until primary season kicks off in earnest.

Harvard University students observed a moment of silence during a protest against school shootings and gun violence on the steps of Widener Library on campus in Cambridge on Friday.

Harvard students rally against gun violence

Scores of students gathered on the steps of Widener Library in historic Harvard Yard on Friday to speak out against gun violence.

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Avicii performing in Europe in 2015.

That night in Boston that an Avicii concert spun out of control

Avicii kicked off his 2014 tour at Boston’s TD Garden with a crowded, sweaty concert that turned into what emergency officials call a “mass casualty incident.”

Jonathan Richman performed at Jonathan Swift's in Harvard Square in 1984.

That proposal to make ‘Roadrunner’ the official song of Mass.? It’s back

The Mass. House gave a preliminary green light to a long-stalled proposal to make the 1970s ode to cruising around Greater Boston the state’s official rock song.

Green Line trains passed through Brookline's Coolidge Corner neighborhood.

MBTA says arrival prediction times will be more accurate

The MBTA recently improved the accuracy of subway arrival prediction times on its website and select smartphone apps.

CAPE COD, MA - 4/13/2017: WHALE HO... a blow from a Right Whale seen off Provincetown. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photos

N. Atlantic right whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say - unless we act now to save them

For years, spring has signaled the return of North Atlantic right whales - one of Earth’s most endangered species - to Cape Cod Bay.

Police responding to a 911 call on April 10 reported that the girl was found unresponsive at her home on Stoneybrook Road.

Fund accepting donations for 6-year-old Fitchburg girl’s burial

A fund has been established to pay for the burial of a girl who died under suspicious circumstances in Fitchburg.

He shouted ‘this is a robbery’ when he allegedly knocked over a Boston bank. Now he’s in custody

Police arrested a 49-year-old Hyannis man Thursday night for allegedly robbing a bank in downtown Boston earlier in the evening, authorities said.

The Tobin Bridge.

Change of plans for Tobin Bridge lane closures during restoration

Some lanes on the upper and lower decks will only be closed during off-peak hours when the reconstruction begins Sunday.

A romaine lettuce field near San Luis, Ariz.

CDC says consumers should throw out bagged romaine lettuce amid E. coli outbreak

Fifty-three related E. coli infections have been reported in 16 states, and in recent days 18 new cases were added to the investigation.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie makes a speech at the Malaria Summit at 8 Northumberland Avenue on April 18, 2018 in London, England. The Malaria Summit is being held today to urge Commonwealth leaders to commit to halve cases of malaria across the Commonwealth within the next five years with a target to 650,000 lives. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Bestselling writer Chimamanda Nygozi Adichie to speak at Harvard

Author Chimamanda Nygozi Adichie, best known for the works “Americanah” and “We Should All Be Feminists”, will speak at Harvard College on May 23, the school announced Friday.

Feds seek 70-month sentence for Liberian national who attacked ICE agents trying to deport him

A Liberian national with “a history of violent aggressive behavior and domestic abuse” should spend 70 months in federal prison for badly injuring an officer attempting to transport him back to his home country in August 2017, prosecutors said Friday.

Maintenance worker injured after falling two stories

A man doing maintenance work Friday morning on a building in Winchendon was injured when he fell about 20 feet, officials said.

A ban on ‘best friends’? Mass. school says phrase makes kids feel excluded

A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter after she was told not to use the term.

A basking shark opens wide to feed.

Why did they meet? 1,400 basking sharks were spotted in area of ocean off Mass. in 2013

The largest grouping of the sharks ever recorded was seen off the Mass. coast several years ago and led researchers to study the strange underwater meet-ups.

Temperatures will increase over the next few days, and the mercury should break into the 60s on Monday and Tuesday.

A modest warm-up may be on the horizon

Partly sunny skies on Friday will be followed by a sunny weekend with temperatures in the 50s.

Brazilian couple charged for skimming people’s cards at Boston-area ATMs

Security footage captured Alexandre Kawamura “placing and removing skimming devices” on card slots at Eastern Bank drive-up ATMs in Saugus, Stoneham, and Medford earlier this year. Sometimes he was with his wife.

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Gil Santos, longtime voice of the Patriots, has died

Gil Santos, the longtime voice for the New England Patriots, has died, the team confirmed Thursday night.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

Amid chilly start to spring, light snow dusts Massachusetts

A dull weather forecast in Massachusetts Thursday yielded less than an inch of snowfall throughout the state, while temperatures remained unseasonably low.

Chinese man accused of reentering US after getting deported 2 decades ago

Chun Lin Zhang, 41, was indicted on one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien, prosecutors said. He was previously deported in July 1999.

Nancy Gertner and Alan Dershowitz.

A Harvard face-off in the court of public opinion

In an Ali-Frazier battle of legal minds, former federal judge Nancy Gertner this week smote celebrated legal scholar Alan Dershowitz in the New York Times.

CONCORD, MA - 4/19/2018 :. In commemoration of the brave Daughters of Liberty, the Molly Cutthroats, a living history group dedicated to the role of women in the Revolution, will fire a ceremonial volley of musketry from North Bridge. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 20cutthroats

At Patriot’s Day festivities, a group of musket-toting women make a statement

When Kim Nuttall Woolf started participating in historical interpretation, there weren’t a lot of roles for women.

Cape Cod woman allegedly told people they won the lottery, then charged them a fake winnings fee

They collected payments from the victims through the mail, according to prosecutors. In 2015, Barrett defrauded one woman out $23,600.

John Wong trudged through a wet golf course Thursday in Hyde Park.

Hey — what happened to spring?

The weather seems stuck in winter mode. May is just around the corner, but spring has still not sprung.

More than a dozen empty bullet shells found in bathroom at Danvers high school

13 ammunition casings were spotted a men’s restroom in the school’s athletic stadium, where students played lacrosse and ran track earlier in the day.

Puppies. Pints. And ice cream at City Hall Plaza. Oh my!

Move over, Lawn on the D. We’re talking Pints on The Patios. Puppies. A Pop-up Ice Cream Shop.

Man on the run for 20 years indicted in Boston

A 51-year-old man who was on the lam for more than 20 years was indicted Thursday in federal court in Boston, authorities said.

Dan Koh.

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When it comes to the Marathon finish line, it’s all about optics

This week, when Dan Koh ran the Boston Marathon, he listed his address at his parents’ home in Andover. His wife? Not so much.

Mount Ida College in Newton.

State receives 80 complaints from Mount Ida students

State higher education officials have received complaints from angry Mount Ida College students and their families reeling in the wake of the news that their school will close next month.

Outside firm to investigate Suffolk president search

The investigation comes after one trustee recently resigned from the board in protest over the same search process, which he called “inappropriately tainted.”

“They tried to kill the Penobscot part of us,’’ Dawn Neptune said. It didn’t work.


Reclaiming a culture, reclaiming a life

A new documentary offers a look at how Penobscot Native Americans were subject to “cultural genocide.”

William Lantigua, 63, announced in a Facebook post this week that he was hosting a campaign kickoff event Thursday night in Lawrence.

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William Lantigua is running — again

It’s an election year in Lawrence. So it must be time for another comeback attempt from the controversial former mayor.

Baker moves to crack down on commuter train engineers with bad driving records

Following a Globe report on the poor driving and disciplinary records of engineers, a number of public officials and commuters urged Keolis to take strong action.

Boston man charged with selling crack cocaine at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bedford

The man faces federal charges related to his alleged role in the sale of crack cocaine on the center’s campus in Bedford.