Only half of the House Democrats in New England support Pelosi — so far

Just half of the recently elected Democrats from New England — who now occupy every House seat in the region — are so far publicly supporting Nancy Pelosi to serve as their next speaker.

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Dartmouth case galvanizes female scientists

A week after seven current and former students alleged that Dartmouth College failed to protect them from a culture of sexual harassment and assault, the case has sparked grass-roots activism.

A police photo of the building on University Road in Cambridge outside Harvard Square where Jane Britton lived and was killed. Britton was a Harvard student who was killed in January 1969.

Prosecutors blame serial rapist for 1969 murder of Harvard student Jane Britton

After conducting fresh DNA testing and analysis, Middlesex County prosecutors announced Tuesday they have at last identified Britton’s killer.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2015.

You could become the ‘Mayor of Southie’ for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Here’s how

The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which organizes the St. Patrick’s Day parade, is bringing back the tradition this year.

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Brighton High student arrested for stabbing student with a pencil

The two students were involved in a fight in the school’s hallway when the stabbing happened at about 9:30 a.m., the school department said in a statement to parents.

East Boston woman charged with drunk driving in crash with scooter

Marcella Castiello was allegedly driving a Mercedes Benz on Frontage Road in Boston early Sunday morning, when she struck a moped, sending the driver to the hospital in critical condition.

Suspended Rockland town administrator files complaint over sexual harassment claims

A Town Hall soap opera involving allegations of sexual harassment, affairs between married members of the Board of Selectmen, and late-night surveillance video from town offices took a new turn Tuesday as Rockland’s suspended town administrator filed a discrimination complaint.

Martha’s Vineyard detective fired for conducting illegal background checks

The detective came under scrutiny after a separate investigation found packages filled with large amounts of cocaine had been delivered to a tenant living inside his home.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

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Of recreational marijuana, Ramon Aldoyn said, “The people want it, the people demand it, and the people use it.”

Meet the first pot customers in Massachusetts

One customer bought at a store but said he’ll also buy on the black market because of high prices for legal weed.

Correction officer in Concord charged with delivering article to prisoner

A correction officer at a state prison in Concord was arrested Tuesday and charged with delivery of an article to a prisoner, according to the state’s Department of Correction.

The gun recovered from Music Hall Place.

Man arraigned for gun, marijuana possession after foot chase through Downtown Crossing

Officers responded to the area of Temple Place and Tremont Street around 10:40 a.m. after receiving a call about a man who had been threatening someone with a gun.

Katherine Newman

Could Katherine Newman be the right fit to lead UMass Boston ?

Katherine Newman became interim chancellor at UMass Boston last summer in the middle of a firestorm. The search for a permanent chancellor had fallen apart and the school was in a furor over perceived mistreatment by the UMass central administration. But her embrace of its mission and deep experience could offer the stability the campus sorely needs.

Henry Wilson, the 18th vice president of the United States.

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The shoemaker who stood for emancipation

Thursday marks 143 years since the death of Henry Wilson, the nation’s 18th vice president.

There’s little doubt that the daylight hours of this year’s Thanksgiving will be the coldest ever recorded in Boston.

Dave Epstein

This Thanksgiving could be Boston’s coldest ever

Years from now, people will be talking about the cold Thanksgiving of 2018 that we are about to endure.

Hundreds of employees working for the state’s House of Representatives will receive a 6 percent pay hike, according to House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo’s office.

House staff to get 6 percent pay hikes

The pay bumps, which an aide to House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo described as cost-of-living increases, are expected to cost $1.35 million.

Pedestrian struck in Jamaica Plain

A vehicle struck a pedestrian in Jamaica Plain Tuesday evening, police said.

These are the states where tainted romaine lettuce has caused E. coli

Here’s a look at which states have been affected — including Massachusetts — and how many people have fallen ill in each one.

The National Monument to the Forefathers.

On Thanksgiving, revisiting the other Plymouth

It’s where Dylan and friends paused, and don’t forget that there’s one more massive and ornate landmark to see.

The American Medical Association has sent a letter to Delta Air Lines calling on the airline to “reaffirm its commitment to eliminating bias at all levels of the company.”

American Medical Association sends letter calling on Delta Airlines to eliminate racial bias

An African-American doctor’s credentials were questioned when she came to the aid of a passenger on a Boston-bound flight, prompting the AMA’s letter.

Shell casing prompts search of Beverly High School

Authorities searched Beverly High School after an old empty shell casing was found in a classroom on Tuesday, police said in a statement.

Body found in Sandwich cranberry bog

The body of a 39-year-old man was found in a cranberry bog in Sandwich Tuesday morning, according to the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office.

 Park users can now enjoy a refurbished system of pathways, traffic patterns, and entrances within Franklin Park.

Franklin Park renovations are nearly complete after 6 years

The $7.25 million project is the largest investment in the park since the golf clubhouse was opened in 1998, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department said.

Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday proposed the first new state law in response to the Sept. 13 Merrimack Valley gas explosions.

Baker proposes state law in response to Lawrence gas explosions

Governor Charlie Baker’s plan would mandate that a professional engineer approve any engineering plans for work that could pose a material risk to public safety.

BOSTON, MA - 11/19/2018: Gate of Heaven School in South Boston will be torn down (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC

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In Southie these days, getting a parking lot is considered a victory

There is no better example of the current state of the quality of life in Southie today than the fact that tearing down a school to make way for a parking lot is considered something of a victory.

The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia arrived Tuesday and was set up for the holidays.

Christmas tree arrives at Boston Common from Nova Scotia

The white spruce, which made its way into the Common in a Boston police escort, is emblematic of the friendship between Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Boston.

Woburn, MA - 11/20/18 - Bradford Casler gives his statement during his sentencing hearing in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn. Casler drove his SUV in Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in Newton killing Gregory Morin and Eleanor Miele in 2016. (spelling of names is based only on previously published photographs) (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Travis Anderson) Topic: (21casler)

Driver in Sweet Tomatoes crash is sentenced to four years in jail

During a wrenching hearing, prosecutors asked a judge to send Bradford Casler to jail for five years after the 2016 crash, which killed two customers.

The Rev. Jonathan DeFelice.

Boston Archdiocese official honored for contributions to Catholic higher education

The former president of St. Anselm College will soon receive the highest honor from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Matthew Chapman used the water harvester to clean the Muddy River.

Community advocates work with state to clean polluted Charlesgate

“The surface of the river is covered with so much trash, you can almost walk across it,” said Caroline Reeves, chairwoman of the Muddy Water Committee.

Orleans investment adviser admits she stole $3 million from clients

Kimberly Kitts pleaded guilty in US District Court in Boston to criminal information charging her with one count of investment adviser fraud.

Woman arrested and charged with murder of 11-month-old girl

A Weymouth woman accused of assaulting an 11-month-old girl who died in February is now being charged with the girl’s murder, prosecutors said.

Massachusetts postal worker charged with stealing mail

Postal service investigators say Stephanie Lacroix was caught on secret cameras installed in her truck and the post office stealing mail.

Mass. firefighters honored for saving lives

Firefighters from departments across the state were honored Tuesday morning for their heroic acts of bravery.

Police recover loaded gun during investigation in Lower Roxbury

Officers found the loaded .380-caliber handgun in the area of 10 Trotter Court inside the Lenox Street development Sunday night.

Wellesley DPW employee survives being shocked while cutting tree

The worker had been cutting down a tree on Laurel Avenue when either he or the elevated “bucket” he was in made contact with a high-voltage power line.

Adam Spencer (right) talked over his selection with a budtender for the opening of Cultivate, one of the state's first two pot shops.

Photos: The first day of recreational marijuana sales in Mass.

Customers lined up hours before the doors opened at 8 a.m. for the chance to buy the first legal recreational marijuana in the Eastern United States.

Snow squalls may affect holiday travel

The rainy weather in Boston is supposed to switch to snow Tuesday afternoon, but it won’t amount to much.

Suspect leads Norwood police on chase through Walpole, arrested after gunshots

Walpole officials said multiple rounds were fired from the suspect’s vehicle but did not hit police officers.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2018. There are 41 days left in the year.

Two people shot in the leg in Roxbury

Police said the victims had injuries that were not life-threatening.

Man arrested after robbing Gloucester bank, cutting off ankle bracelet

Michael Robinson, 40, was arrrested Monday on a bus in Lynn after robbing a bank earlier that day.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Former Massachusetts governors William Weld (left) and Michael Dukakis united again Monday to restate their support for the North-South Rail Link.

Dukakis, Weld urge transportation board to get moving on north-south rail link

Former governors who played critical roles in planning the Big Dig tell the transportation board that it’s time for another big project.


The symbolic history of the swastika

Swastikas have been spray painted, scribbled, and sketched in public places, leaving high schools and universities in Massachusetts and elsewhere to deal with the plague of racist graffiti. .

A Nevada judge temporarily blocked the Massachusetts Gaming Commission from releasing its investigation into sex misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn.

Nevada judge temporarily blocks release of Mass. Gaming Commission report on Wynn

The panel investigated accusations of sexual misconduct against former casino executive Steve Wynn.

Two people are dead, one injured in violence in Jamaica Plain

A man and woman died in a shooting and another man was stabbed in the incident at 60 Bickford St. on Monday night.

State grant program helps communities recycle mattresses

More than 50,000 old mattresses and box springs over have been recycled throughout Massachusetts under a state grant program, officials said.

A screenshot of Dream-A-Bullz’s Facebook page.

Alleged puppy negligence in Shrewsbury prompts lawsuit from AG Healey

A Shrewsbury breeder allegedly ran a pet shop out of his home, flouting sanitary regulations and charging big money for sick puppies, officials say.

 This police photo shows the outside of Jane Britton's apartment building near Harvard Square shortly after she was found dead in January 1969.

DNA testing yields new clues in 49-year-old cold case

The Middlesex District Attorney’s office will announce a major development in the murder of Jane Sanders Britton, a Harvard graduate student bludgeoned to death in 1969.

Boston, MA - 11/17/2018 - (4th quarter) Harvard Crimson running back Devin Darrington (36) run for a touchdown during the fourth quarter was called back because of an unsportsmanlike penalty on the Crimson during the fourth quarter. Harvard hosts Yale at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: John Powers, Topic: 18Yale-Harvard , LOID: 8.4.3826701376.


No, a Harvard football player didn’t give his Yale rival the middle finger before a touchdown

It was his index finger — and running back Devin Darrington wants to settle the score on what really happened.