After the rape and murder of his wife, a father carries on

A lawsuit Rosanna Camilo’s family recently settled cannot erase the legacy of the violence of one afternoon six years ago in Mattapan.

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Adrian Walker

Ambitious drug treatment center may have found its ideal leader

Michael Botticelli is returning to Boston to lead a new addiction center at Boston Medical Center after serving as “drug czar” in the Obama administration.

Brian G. Brito, 21, was arrested by police on Monday night.

Robbery, rape suspect is ‘person of interest’ in Lynn killing

Essex prosecutors still have not charged Brian Brito in connection with Monday’s fatal shooting.

Two parents, a baby, and a nurse who just happened to be driving by

Orion and Janella White had wanted a natural birth for their second child, and nature was certainly taking charge.

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Anti-coal Harvard students block administration building doors

The students are pushing the school to declare it will no longer invest in the coal industry.

Man arraigned for Everett artist’s killing

David Grossack, 47, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Wednesday, according to the Middlesex DA’s office.

Road rage may have led to deliveryman’s murder

A man facing gun charges in connection to the killing of a 24-year-old delivery driver in Lynn has now been charged with first-degree murder.

Parts of Mass. could get up to 8 inches of snow this weekend

A potential storm could drop up to 3 inches in the Boston area, while there is the possibility for up to 8 inches in the far northwest part of the state.

Political Happy Hour: March 29, 2017

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Union welcomes new agreement between MBTA and S.J. Services

The MBTA announced Tuesday it had reached a new agreement with S.J. Services, its main janitorial company, to make 30 employees full time.

Placards lined fences surrounding Boston Common during the Women's March in Boston.

Archivists will sort through signs from the Boston Women’s March this weekend

They will catalogue and begin to digitize the posters to preserve a bit of the city’s history.

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Pot drama in State House. (Don’t hold your breath for final act.)

The Legislature appropriated $300,000 for initial marijuana regulation. The state treasurer is in charge of regulation. Will she get the money?

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in court.

Jailhouse conversation with mother won’t be heard by jury in Aaron Hernandez trial

Jurors in the double murder trial will not hear a jailhouse conversation he had with his mother in which she made reference to the “bad things” he told her.

Bristol Country Sheriff Thomas Hodgson.

Bristol County Sheriff Hodgson is no stranger to controversy

Hodgson made headlines when he called for the arrest of elected officials of so-called sanctuary cities, but it’s far from the first time.

Woman indecently assaulted on Revere Beach Boulevard

State Police are searching for the man who attacked a woman early Wednesday in Revere.

“Any person who actively incites panic or fear of law enforcement is doing a disservice to the community,” Shawn Neidauer, a spokesman for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a statement.

State representative draws flak for warning of ICE raids

Michelle DuBois took to Facebook to warn undocumented immigrants in the Brockton area not to “go out on the street,” Wednesday.

Governor Baker.

Trump to name Baker to opioid panel chaired by Christie

Governor Charlie Baker will join a panel of presidential appointees led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

New Orange Line trains

Take a tour of the new Orange Line train

A mockup of the future train cars will be on display at City Hall Plaza for the public to explore.

Congress has sent the president a bill that will allow Internet service providers to take your Social Security numbers, the websites you visit, and even where you are located, and use the info any way they like without your permission.

Fast Forward: We say goodbye to online privacy and the Brits say ta-ta to the EU

The president wants Congress to reduced the current year’s federal budget, and more of the news you need to know.

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone spoke about his city being a “sanctuary city” and the possible defunding by the current administration at a press conference in January.

Somerville mayor calls Bristol sheriff ‘jack-booted thug’ in sanctuary spat

After Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson called for the arrest of elected officials who support “sanctuary cities,” Mayor Joe Curtatone challenged him to “come and get me.”

Woman, 52, killed when struck by MBTA commuter rail train

The woman was on the tracks when struck by the train around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Kerry Hurley and her daughter Sofia, 10, left flowers and a balloon at the fire scene at 13 Bell St. in Quincy.

2 dead after overnight Quincy fire

Thelma Powers, 66, and her 19-year-old grandson, William, couldn’t escape the Houghs Neck home.

Man killed in 3-car crash in Beverly

The 28-year-old man, who was not identified, was thrown from his car, police said.

Thelma Powers, 67, and William Powers, 19, were killed in the Houghs Neck fire.

Medical oxygen fueled fatal Quincy fire, officials say

The fire last month was the second one this year likely caused by smoking fueled by medical oxygen, the state fire marshal said.

How healthy is your county?

Using factors that influence health, such as housing, education, jobs, and access to good foods, here’s how Massachusetts counties stack up.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2017. There are 277 days left in the year.


March 29, 2017

Fugitive arrested in Panama for Revere attack

Douglas Pereira Lemes ,26, was wanted on two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, charges stemming from an attack on June 24, 2008, according to the Boston office of the FBI.

Lost for 45 years, a high school ring returns

Jan Faircloth Kentros gave her boyfriend her ring from Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody in 1971. He lost it. She got it back on Tuesday.

The Kancamagus Highway passes through the White Mountain National Forest, where Robie Gould survived an unplanned night in the elements.

Westford hiker survives night in White Mountain National Forest

New Hampshire officials applauded the man for bringing extra clothes on what was supposed to be a day hike in the Pemigewasset Wilderness.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

Time Machine

March 29, 1942: Gilchrist’s department store advertises a “combination radio-phonograph” for $109.95, “with European and American short-wave bands — so important these days.”

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Boston lowers parking meter rates in the Seaport

Most parking meter rates in the Seaport District will change by 50 cents starting on Monday, a first step toward introducing flexible parking rates.

Jason and Elizabeth DelPorto with their anti-hate sign in their Watertown front yard.

Yard signs channel the fears — and hopes — of a fraught era

The messages are direct, stark, unambiguous. And they have appeared, by the thousands, on yards across the nation.

BOSTON--4.1.97--Snow removal at Fenway Park after the April Fools Blizzard of 1997.

Dave Epstein

A nor’easter could be headed our way, but it might not mean snow

This very cold March might be ending with a cold nor’easter, but don’t let the word “nor’easter” freak you out just yet.

A team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute has grown a piece of heart tissue on a leaf of spinach that beats and sends fluids just like a heart would.

Can a beating heart tissue grow on a spinach leaf? Yes, and WPI did it.

A team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute has grown a piece of heart tissue on a leaf of spinach that beats and sends fluids just like a heart would.

If you can’t wait for ‘Hamilton’ in Boston, here’s how to get a fix now

The smash hip-hop musical is coming to Boston in September 2018. Here are five ways to get acquainted with Hamil-mania.

Ali Mahfuz, 63, of Nashua, was arrested Tuesday morning.

Bus driver was allegedly about to take kids on field trip while high

A bus driver who was taking Chelmsford students on a field trip was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana.

MBTA reaches new deal with janitorial company

The companies that provide janitorial services for the MBTA had been criticized for cutting workers’ hours, making them ineligible for benefits.

Man found slain in New Hampshire home

The man was discovered inside the Manchester home shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Political Happy Hour: March 28, 2017

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Six dogs saved from fire

Six dogs were carried out a second floor window of an ablaze triple-decker by Seekonk firefighters and one resident was rushed to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation Tuesday morning, officials said.

Police seize pot, heroin, cocaine and dozens of pills in Mattapan

Authorities uncovered an alleged trafficking operation after officers broke up a suspected drug deal and searched a home.

O'Reilly compared a black lawmaker's hair to a 'James Brown wig'

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly seemed to disparage a senior African American congresswoman because of the lawmaker’s appearance.

Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in his Pentagon office in January.

At Harvard, Obama defense secretary criticizes Trump’s policies

Ash Carter said he hopes the president would “stand strong against Russian aggression” in Europe and Syria.

Person shot in Dorchester

The victim suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez looked back at the audience during testimony.

Prosecutors explore Fla. shooting in Aaron Hernandez trial

A man who went clubbing with Hernandez in Florida the night Hernandez allegedly shot a friend to silence him is returning to the witness stand Tuesday.

Bristol Country Sheriff Thomas Hodgson among immigrants being held for deportation at the Bistol County facilityin 2009.

Mass. sheriff says officials who support ‘sanctuary city’ pledges should be arrested

Thomas Hodgson pointed to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, both of whom support “sanctuary city” pledges.

Christy Mihos appeared on NECN’s “This Week in Business” in 2006.

Christy Mihos, at 67; one-time independent candidate for governor

Mihos was diagnosed last month with Stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer and he died on Friday in Florida.

Roger W. Wilkins spoke in Washington in 1965.

Roger Wilkins, civil rights champion in government and journalism, dies at 85

From a young age, Wilkins once wrote, he was compelled to spend his life ‘‘blasting through doors that white people didn’t want to open.’’


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The story behind ‘Spotlight’

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