MBTA control board green-lights 2 major contracts

Monday marked the transit agency’s biggest spending day in three years.

Students walked across the Dartmouth College campus green.

Dartmouth students say professors created hostile environment

Fifteen students made the claims in a statement to the campus newspaper, The Dartmouth.

Angel Miguel Salinas Guevara sought to be called in an immersion program at Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School.

East Boston’s schools have a blueprint for teaching English

These schools are debunking a theory that serving large populations of English language learners is a recipe for failure.

A fisherman unloaded a basket full of fish last spring off a boat owned by Carlos Rafael.

Massive fish fraud results in huge penalty for fishermen

Authorities ordered scores of fishermen to return to shore after the owner of many of the boats didn’t account for the fish they caught.

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Drivers get ticketed for going over 100 m.p.h. more than you think

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was ticketed for driving 119 miles per hour in upstate New York. She’d have plenty of company in Massachusetts.

Body found in Fort Point Channel

Boston firefighters recovered the person’s body and Boston police are now investigating the death.

Party fowl: Maine police warn residents not to eat dumpster turkeys

A man reportedly pulled birds from the trash behind a Hannaford supermarket — and then allegedly distributed some of them to people looking for a holiday bird.

Firefighter of the Year awards honors Mass. heroes

Firefighters from around the state were honored in Worcester Tuesday morning.

Baker says probe will ‘get to the bottom’ of State Police scandal

Governor Charlie Baker acknowledged communications between the DA’s office and the State Police on the matter of an altered police report.

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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1 killed, 1 injured in 5-vehicle crash on I-495 in Andover

One person was killed in the multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 during the Tuesday morning commute, State Police said.

Boston man arrested in death of Lawrence father after July house party

An Essex County grand jury indicted Jeffrey Tapia on charges of murder, assault with intent to murder, and illegal possession of a firearm.

Justice Department reportedly investigating Harvard over its admission policies

The probe is related to a 2014 lawsuit that claims Harvard limits the number of Asian-Americans it admits each year.

Brandeis to review safety protocols in wake of lockdown

The move comes after two men, one of them armed with a handgun, menaced three students in their dormitory room, an act that triggered a campus-wide lockdown.

Man allegedly posed as police officer when he sexually assaulted woman in North End

A Randolph man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the North End ordered her to strip and tried to kiss and rub her as she fled, records show.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2017. There are 40 days left in the year.

Cambridge police search for armed robbery suspects

The victim said the two men walked away after he gave them a $100 bill.

Congregants prayed during services at Boston’s First Christian Church Source of Grace, a church frequented by the Haitian community, last month.

Advocates decry decision to end temporary status for Haitian immigrants

Local advocates said Haiti has not sufficiently recovered from a devastating earthquake in 2010.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Of the three medications that treat addiction, only one — Vivitrol — has been widely accepted by correctional officials in Massachusetts, and only for use shortly before release

State crime bills would expand inmates’ access to addiction treatment

Massachusetts correctional institutions have long resisted providing methadone or Suboxone, but both the House and Senate criminal justice bills would require it.

Arborists unpacked last year’s giant evergreen tree on Boston Common.

Boston’s Christmas tree from Nova Scotia to arrive Tuesday

The tree, marking 100 years of friendship between Boston and Nova Scotia, will be accompanied by a police escort.

FILE — Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2017. Franken shares little ideology in common with President Donald Trump, but as former NBC stars, both men are examples of how politics has been celebritized — and now, of how political scandal has. (Al Drago/The New York Times)


The politics of sexual harassment

Even while Al Franken’s politics are often mine, I’m uncomfortable with his defenders pointing at other people’s behavior to minimize his.

How ‘food swamps’ make us fat

A national study by UConn says that food swamps have a stronger impact on obesity rates than food deserts.

Man driving during snow squalls killed in I-93 crash

A Campton, New Hampshire man was pronounced dead at the scene of an early morning crash Monday on Interstate 93, near Meredith, N.H., authorities said.

Cambridge firehouse marks 121 years in Porter Square

The Cambridge Fire Department’s fourth engine company marked the milestone on Monday.

Obamacare or not, birth control in Mass. will stay free

Governor Charlie Baker is set to sign into law a bill that would mandate many Massachusetts women receive free access to contraceptives.

Cholesterol molecules (green) binding to M2 influenza protein molecules (grey and purple). The shaded grey shapes represent what the configuration looks like on the surface.

MIT researchers gain new insight on how flu spreads from cell to cell in the body

Researchers say they can now fully explain exactly how the influenza virus breaks off from its original host cell and spreads to other cells.

Amesbury police locate ‘aggressive pit bull’ that attacked officer

The dog had caused a shelter-in-place warning for residents in the Whitehall Lake neighborhood.

Mavis Wanczyk (right) with state treasuer Deborah Goldberg (left) in August.

Here’s your chance to meet ‘Lucky’ the lottery terminal

The machine that spit out a $758 million winning Powerball ticket earlier this year is going on tour.

Interstellar object that passed through our solar system wandered for millions of years

The object is well on its way past Earth, but that didn’t stop scientists from keeping tabs on it and giving it a name.

Man facing charges for 2016 crash that killed highway worker on I-93

A Chelmsford man is facing charges for allegedly driving into a highway crew while they were working on Interstate 93 in Medford in July 2016

Green Line extension contract officially approved

The T’s board of directors on Monday approved a $1.08 billion contract to advance the Green Line extension to Somerville and Medford.

A rendering of the MBTA’s planned new access gates, which will allow collection of fares via CharlieCard, smartphone, or credit card.

Here’s how you’ll pay for your ride under the T’s new fare system

New electronic readers will allow passengers to use plastic fare cards, credit cards, and smartphones to board vehicles.

Man, 46, dies in Braintree house fire

Braintree police guided two adults to safety and had alerted firefighters that a third person was inside the burning home.

Jacob Thompson.

Maine boy who encouraged Christmas card campaign dies after four-year cancer battle

Jacob Thompson inspired people from around the world to send him Christmas cards earlier this month.

18-year-old identified as victim of suspicious death in Goffstown, N.H.

Ian Jewell was found wounded in the downtown area of Goffstown Sunday afternoon after a shooting was reported there.

The Supreme Judicial Court’s responsibility is to interpret laws so they can achieve the goal lawmakers had in mind when they adopted the measure, Justice Kimberly S. Budd (above) wrote.

Teens accused of animal cruelty can’t be tried as adults, SJC rules

The state’s high court ruled that the term “bodily injury” only applies to human beings.

The train from Haverhill went through a misaligned switch Monday morning, which resulted in “a slow speed, upright derailment of the two leading cars.”

Human error cited in commuter rail train derailment in Wilmington

One passenger on the train reported hitting his head but declined medical attention, according to Keolis.

Threatening message found at Sharon High School

The student who admitted to writing the threat will be charged, according to school officials.

Here’s when to leave to avoid the worst of the Thanksgiving traffic, according to Waze

If you’re looking to avoid the traffic jams over the Thanksgiving holiday (and who isn’t?) this data can help you plan your trip.

Man allegedly exposed himself in N.H. CVS

The man was arrested for indecently exposing himself near two female clerks and then struggling with arresting officers, authorities said.

A Northern right whale and her calf off Duxbury Beach in 2015.

New study used ocean-floor listening devices to track endangered right whales

Hundreds of listening devices placed on the ocean floor recorded the calls of sea creatures to gather evidence of changes in the movements of the endangered animals.

This day in history

Today is Monday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2017. There are 41 days left in the year.

Westwood student, one other pedestrian seriously injured in crash

Two people, including a Westwood public school student, were seriously injured in a crash Sunday in what police called a “terrible tragedy.”

FILE -- Edward Blum talks to reporters alongside Abigail Fisher, the plaintiff he found to challenge affirmative action at the University of Texas, in Austin, Texas, Nov. 13, 2013. Blum, who backed George McGovern’s Democratic presidential run and felt anti-Semitism’s sting as a child, is a one-man lawsuit factory fighting the idea that race should ever be a deciding factor. (Drew Anthony Smith/The New York Times)

He took on the Voting Rights Act and won. Now he’s taking on Harvard

Maine resident Edward Blum asserts Harvard’s policies amount to an illegal quota system that denies high-achieving Asian-Americans admission.

Pedestrian walking on highway struck, killed in Weymouth

Officials are still investigating why the man, who was struck in the left lane, was walking on the highway.

Two arrested in stabbing at Peabody restaurant

Two employees of a Peabody restaurant were arrested Sunday after a fight in the kitchen escalated into a stabbing, police said.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Under the MBTA plan, CharlieCards would become extinct.

The MBTA has a $723m plan to change the way you pay for rides

The T on Monday will advance a sweeping proposal to remake a central component of the system that impacts nearly every rider: how we pay for rides.

Outgoing City Councilor Tito Jackson hugged a woman who lined up for one of the 3,000 turkeys he gave away on Sunday to members of the community.

Tito Jackson hosts his last turkey giveaway as a city councilor

Tito Jackson and his volunteers gave away 3,000 turkeys to community members for their Thanksgiving dinners.

15-year-old killed in ATV crash in Tewksbury

A 15-year-old boy from Wilmington was killed Sunday morning after crashing an all-terrain vehicle in Tewksbury, officials said.