Former T officer gets 6-month sentence in woman’s beating

Jennifer Garvey also leveled false accusations against the victim in her report on the incident, the Suffolk DA said.

Marine conservation groups say the endangered North Atlantic right whale is having such a bad year for accidental deaths in 2017 that all the mortality could challenge the species' ability to recover in the future.

Deaths of North Atlantic right whales mark dangerous trend for species

At least 13 North Atlantic right whales have died this year. There are only about 450 of the animals left in the world.

Construction crews are building a two-floor parking garage with 600 spaces for vehicles and 60 spots for bicycles underneat the Boerenwetering, a canal in the heart of the Oude Pijp neighborhood.

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Could underwater garages solve Boston’s parking shortage?

At least three other cities, all in Europe, have constructed parking garages under waterways.

The case against Rene Norestant Jr. was part of a pattern of alleged abuse against homeless people inside North Station by private security guards hired by TD Garden.

Former TD Garden guard accused of beating homeless man may have charges dismissed

Rene Norestant Jr., who was captured on video beating a homeless man with his own cane, will avoid jail time if he performs community service.

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Fire chief collapses at scene of Millbury fire

Millbury Fire Chief Richard Hamilton was rushed to the hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.


So far, only one Democrat is openly eyeing this statewide race.

Democratic activists, strategists, and officials say there is an unusual paucity of candidates for the number-two spot of lieutenant governor. Historically, that job has drawn multiple candidates from lower offices. This time, party insiders say, there’s just one so far.

Family believes Connecticut sailor among 10 missing

Family members of a U.S. sailor from Connecticut say they believe he is among 10 sailors who are missing since a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asia.

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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2017. There are 130 days left in the year.

Beverly homes evacuated after gas odor detected

A gas stove was left on at a home on Opal Avenue, a fire official said.

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The National Weather Service said temperatures will crest in the 90s around Greater Boston on Tuesday.

Thunderstorms to march into Greater Boston overnight

The storms will move from Western Massachusetts, where there is also a very low risk of a tornado, forecasters sad.

Authorities update name of suspect in Weymouth slaying

Cornel Bell, 46, of Dorchester, is wanted for the homicide of a 33-year-old woman, authorities said.

Twitter critics pan Paul Pierce wax statue

“Paul Pierce’s wax figure - The Lie,” one fan wrote of the former Celtics’ captain nicknamed The Truth.

Driver submerges vehicle in Dorchester Bay

The vehicle went into the water through a boat ramp, State Police said.

Lawrence man convicted of violent kidnapping

Danny Veloz, 40, ran an armed and sophisticated kidnapping crew, federal prosecutors said.

Woman struck, seriously injured in Sandwich

The woman, believed to be in her late 60s, was rushed by ambulance to South Shore Hospital, officials said.

Man sentenced to prison for triple shooting in Mattapan

Fabian Gonzalez, 26, of Roxbury was sentenced to 15 to 20 years in state prison for the shooting at the Academy Homes development, prosecutors said.

Roxbury shooting victim identified

Nakieka “Kiki” Taylor, 30, was fatally shot Sunday night in Roxbury.

New Hampshire man pleads guilty to child porn charge

Cory Danis, 28, tried to have a photo of a child in a sexually explicit pose made into a canvas print, officials said.


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Prosecutors said Shawn Vieira had a knife in his pocket when he got into a fight Saturday. Vieira said he had come to the defense of a transgender woman.

18 people arraigned after Saturday’s rally and counterprotest on Boston Common

More than a dozen of the 33 people arrested Saturday are accused of assaulting police during confrontations.

Richard Ansara, chef-owner of Tresca, studied the heirloom tomatoes while judging Tuesday at the Massachusetts Tomato Contest.

33rd annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest draws a crowd

The event featured tomatoes of all kinds and colors. Judges wandered around, looking and touching before tasting.

Workers removed a Confederate memorial outside the Circuit Court in Ellicott City, Md., late Monday.

A list of Confederate monuments defaced or removed after Charlottesville

About 50 Confederate monuments around the country have been removed, vandalized, or both.

Harvard University’s campus.

Some Harvard professors are fighting a proposal to ban frats, single-gender clubs

More than 20 faculty members have signed their support for a new rule that would forbid the school from punishing students who joined such groups.

Inmate suicides at Barnstable County jail prompt investigation

The suicides of two inmates at a Barnstable County jail have raised questions of how to prevent similar cases in the future.

It seems Bostonians heeded the warnings to shield their eyes from Monday’s eclipse.

Post-eclipse, Boston hospitals report no increase in eye injuries

Although people didn’t feel quite worried enough to seek medical attention, fears of eclipse-induced retina damage circled online into Tuesday.

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The report found that heroin and prescription opioids had diminishing roles in opioid-related deaths.

Is the opioid epidemic easing in Mass.?

Opioid-related deaths declined by 5 percent in the state during the first half of 2017, the strongest indication yet that the crisis may be abating.

Robert Kraft (right) shook hands with President Donald Trump when the Patriots visited the White house in April.

The Patriots gave Trump a Super Bowl ring with his name engraved on it

Anthony Scaramucci produced a bit of fake news this week in regards to President Trump, Robert Kraft, and a Patriots Super Bowl ring.

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State Police trooper dies after medical emergency

A Massachusetts State Police trooper died unexpectedly after suffering from a medical emergency while off duty Monday.

Stoneham woman injured in wrong-way crash on Route 9 in Westborough

The woman was ejected from her car after she crashed head-on into two vehicles while driving the wrong way late Monday night, according to Westborough police.

Luis Ramirez was hired as the T general manager last week despite having no experience in public transit.

Baker defends hiring of new MBTA general manager

The governor said he remains confident in Luis Ramirez despite accounting problems at a company Ramirez recently led as chief executive.

Powerball jackpot soars to $700 million

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has increased to an estimated $700 million, the highest since the game’s record-setting jackpot of $1.586 billion was awarded over a year ago.

Suspect arrested in Alabama for June slaying in Mattapan

US Marshals on Monday arrested a suspect in Atmore, Ala., who was wanted for shooting a man to death in Boston’s Mattapan section in June, Boston police said.

Read an excerpt from a play that was forgotten for 300 years

Here’s the beginning of the prologue of “The Dutch Lady,” the play more than three centuries old that was discovered in the Boston Public Library in 2014 and performed this summer in England.

Read the police report on the Kennedy arrests

When police tried to arrest Matthew Maxwell Kennedy, others in the room yelled, “You don’t know who you’re messing with,” according to the police report.

The Lowell City Council will consider an ordinance at its Tuesday meeting that would ban jet skis from the city’s stretch of the Merrimack River.

Lowell City Council to consider Merrimack River jet ski ban

The City Council will consider banning jet skis on the Merrimack River, as well as tightened regulations on pub crawls, at its Tuesday meeting.

Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse on Green Island in Maine is for sale.

For $650,000, you could own this Maine lighthouse — plus the island it’s on

Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse is located on Green Island off the coast of Brooklin, Maine, and offers white sand beaches and 360-degree oceanfront views.

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Forgotten for 300 years, ‘The Dutch Lady’ rediscovered on Copley library shelf

“The Dutch Lady,” a play that appears to have been forgotten for centuries, has found a new life this summer on the London stage.

Kennedys ‘incited this crowd into an angry mob,’ police say

Matthew “Max” Kennedy allegedly threw himself into a wall, smashed a shelf full of glass objects, and refused to cooperate with officers.

Fall River rollover crash closes ramps at I-195 junction

Spilled gas erupted in flames after the crash, leading to the closure of two exit ramps.

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Sweet Tomatoes Pizza is back in business

The popular West Newton pizzeria has reopened its doors to customers for the first time since a crash at the restaurant killed two people.

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City employee files sexual harassment complaint against Felix G. Arroyo

A woman who worked for Arroyo said he “spanked” her buttocks, made sexual comments, and grabbed her by the back of her neck. Arroyo called the allegations baseless.

Worcester man arrested for trying to punch police horse in the face

Authorities said the 59-year-old man was arrested after the incident at Worcester’s Latin American Festival.

Sagamore Bridge reopened after head-on crash

State Police are investigating the crash, which involved two vehicles.

Dudley town official apologizes for using racist slur online

The town’s highway superintendent made the comment last week in a Facebook post.

FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, Matthew “Max” Kennedy, a son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, attends a ceremony to name the Robert Kennedy Navy Ship at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. Police say 52-year-old Matthew Kennedy and his daughter, 22-year-old Caroline Kennedy, were taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and violating the town’s noise law, following complaints about a loud party and fireworks on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Robert Kennedy’s son, granddaughter arrested in Hyannis

Barnstable police say Matthew “Max” Kennedy and his 22-year-old daughter were charged with disorderly conduct and violating a town noise ordinance.

Police arrest Hingham driver — with other car’s license plate lodged in grill

Police say Nicholas Ryan Boyle, 21, of Hingham, also drove his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee toward a police officer directing traffic related to a different incident.

City Counclor Josh Zakim on Boston allowing same-day registration at the polls: “I don’t see how there could be much significant cost to this.”

Boston wants to explore options for same-day voter registration

City councilors say the goal is to make it easier for residents to vote.