Will a transmission line run through the wilds of 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.

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.”

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.

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.

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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.

Four due in court for arraignment 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.

State Police payroll head struggled with debt before alleged theft began

The former head of payroll for State Police was ordered to pay back an estimated $23,000 in overdue credit card debt the year before she allegedly began stealing from the agency.

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.

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

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

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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.

Boston police seize four guns 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.


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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.

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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.

Yarmouth police are warning residents of a telephone scam claiming to collect money for slain K9 Officer Sean Gannon, who was fatally shot in the line of duty April 13. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Police warn of telephone scam claiming to raise funds for slain Yarmouth officer

The scammers allegedly called Barnstable police on multiple occasions, claiming to raise money for the “Sean Gannon Fund,” Yarmouth police said.

Bird sightings in Massachusetts

Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society:

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This day in history

Today is Sunday, April 22, the 112th day of 2018. There are 253 days left in the year.

A robin out and about in Hyde Park on Wednesday.

Springtime weather may finally be on horizon in Boston area

Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 50s with calm, clear blue skies on Sunday.

Pair arrested at Tewksbury motel on assault, gun charges

Clifford Lawrence, a guest at the motel, was arrested without incident after police learned that he was wanted for armed assault with intent to murder.

Shuttle buses will ferry Red Line passengers between Kendall/MIT and Park Street stations on the weekends of April 21 and 22, and April 28 and 29.

Shuttles replacing Red Line service this weekend and next

On April 21-22 and 28-29, buses will run between Kendall/MIT and Park Street stations, and the bridge will be closed to all other vehicle travel.

Woman refuses medical help after Brockton crash, dies later

A 54-year-old woman who initially declined medical treatment after a Thursday morning crash in Brockton died of her injuries Thursday afternoon.

Mayor Martin Walsh pointed to his long relationship with Michael Capuano and the congressman’s own support for him during Walsh’s first mayoral run in 2013.

Marty Walsh to endorse Michael Capuano in Democratic primary for House seat

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

This day in history

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.