Argument breaks out at Deer Island vigil for Bella Bond

One woman accused Michael McCarthy’s friend, present at the vigil, of being complicit in the toddler’s death.

Should these women be forced to call themselves ‘selectmen’?

It was a seemingly common sense suggestion: Maybe it’s time to rethink what a town calls its top governing body. Then the debate started in Wakefield.

The Dalai Lama greeted and blesseed Tibetan monks before speaking to a crowd at the Sheraton Boston.

In Boston, Dalai Lama preaches compassion

The Dalai Lama spoke in Boston on Sunday, gearing his message toward Tibetans continuing to practice Buddhism regardless of where they are in the world.

A young man walked past the area where Charlene Holmes, was killed on Willow Street in Cambridge.

A neighbor, a friend, a police officer remember a Cambridge teen and the shooting that took her life

Charlene Holmes was 16 when she was killed by a drive-by shooter five years ago.

Latest Metro headlines

McCarthy guilty of second-degree murder in death of Bella Bond

A Suffolk County jury convicted Michael McCarthy of second-degree murder for killing 2-year-old Bella Bond, then dumping her body in Boston Harbor.

Video shows man overdosing in car in Dorchester

The hard-to-watch video, which was shared live on Facebook, has been viewed more than 9 million times.

Mother of 8-year-old shot in Jamaica Plain waits for doctors to decide if surgery is needed

Sandra Pereira said she was told there’s a risk of paralysis or even death from the surgery.

Four arrested after Wareham home break-in

The home security system alerted the homeowner to the break-in around 6 a.m., authorities said.

Nice catch: TSA finds 20-pound lobster in checked bag at Logan

“It’s actually fairly common in the New England region,” a TSA spokesman said.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

Kevin Cullen


Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

Thomas Farragher


Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Adrian Walker


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

More Metro headlines

The great white shark was spotted Sunday alongside a family’s boat off Scituate and Cohasset.

Great white shark spotted near Minot’s Ledge Light off Scituate

A great white shark was seen cruising near Minot’s Ledge Light and another large shark was spotted in Wells, Maine, on Sunday afternoon.

The Massachusetts Nurses Association and their supporters began a strike Monday at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.

Nurses launch strike at Greenfield hospital after lockout

Nurses planned a one-day strike, but hospital officials locked out the nurses Sunday night and plan to keep them out until Wednesday.

Barry Cadden left court in Boston in 2017.

Compounding center co-owner should pay $132.8m for meningitis outbreak, US says

Federal prosecutors also want Barry Cadden imprisoned for more than three decades for his pivotal role in the New England Compounding Center outbreak case.

Riders got on and off trains in the Downtown Crossing station.

A simple way to make Boston’s subway a bit less chaotic

MBTA officials recently tested markings that remind waiting passengers to line up next to — not on in front of — the train doors. They were impressed by the results.

Baker to tap appeals chief for high court

Governor Charlie Baker will nominate Scott Kafker, chief justice of the state appeals court, to serve on the state’s highest court.

Performers worked the crowd at the Medieval Manor in Boston in 2015.

Don Akin, longtime owner of Medieval Manor, dies at 67

Don Akin ran the Boston institution for more than 40 years before closing down in 2015 after costs became too high.

A man dressed in monk-like robes attempts to solicit money from passersby in exchange for beads or prayer cards.

It’s tourist season, and here come the monks

Buddhist monk look-alikes in Boston are pestering people for money, offering flimsy beads and cheap medallions.

The US Coast Guard with Duxbury Harbor Master continued  searched off the coast of Plymouth for a person in the water.

Coast Guard launches search after empty kayak found off Plymouth

A fisherman found a kayak floating with no one on board around 4 a.m. Monday and the Coast Guard has initiated a search for a possible missing person.

Greenfield hospital locks out staff nurses for 3 days

The lockout at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield began at 7 p.m. last night and is scehduled to end at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

25-year-old arrested in connection with Mattapan shooting

Jakyres McKinney was arrested and charged with murder on Sunday, police said.

Three candidates vie for seat of late Senator Kenneth Donnelly

The Democratic contenders are Cindy Friedman, Sean Garballey, and Mary Ann Stewart.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Murder, they wrote — accidentally

N.H. Senate Bill 66 was on its way to the governor’s office before legislators realized that it could be interpreted as allowing pregnant women to kill with impunity.

Car crashes into wine store window in Sandwich

A 52-year-old man said his foot was stuck between the gas and brake pedal on Sunday afternoon.

State Police searching for victim of assault and bicycle robbery

Several witnesses reported the Esplanade attack, but the man had left the scene by the time police arrived.

The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd at the Sheraton Boston.

Photos of the Dalai Lama in Boston on Sunday

The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd at the Sheraton Boston.


Summer’s here, but first some business

Keep up with what’s happening this week.

Chess notes

The weekly game

This day in history: June 26

Today is Monday, June 26, the 177th day of 2017. There are 188 days left in the year.

Eight-year-old girl is injured in Jamaica Plain shooting

An 8-year-old girl was hit in one of two overnight shootings in Boston, police said.

A great white shark swam close to the shore in Chatham in 2016.

Afraid of a shark attack? Don’t worry, the odds are in your favor.

You’re much more likely to die from an asteroid strike, be killed in a car crash, or succumb to the flu.

Man arrested after driving down train tracks to flee Holbrook police

William Ayers, 28, was charged with multiple motor vehicle, traffic and drug offenses, Holbrook police said.


There and back again: Globe returns to its roots

After six decades on Morrissey Boulevard, the Globe is leaving a building full of quirks, characters, and history for new digs downtown.

Eight arrested at pipeline demonstration in Sandisfield

he protesters object to the pipeline expansion through the Otis State Forest.

The Dalai Lama waved to admirers upon arriving at the Hyatt Regency Boston on Saturday.

Photos: Crowd greets Dalai Lama in Boston

The spiritual leader greeted the faithful who had gathered on the street outside his hotel.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

New England news in brief

New England news in brief

The Dalai Lama greets Jampa Phunkhang of Medford after arriving at the Hyatt Regency Boston in Boston on Saturday.

Dalai Lama begins two-day Boston visit with joy and blessings

More than 300 people packed sidewalks along Bedford and Chauncy streets as they waited to see the spiritual leader.

Lancaster woman dies after rollover crash

Sandra McAndrews was ejected from a BMW at about 8 p.m., Lancaster police said.

Police search for vehicle involved in Fall River hit-and-run that left construction worker injured

State Police are searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run Thursday night in Fall River that left a construction worker with serious injuries.


sunday’s child

Cole, 13, is a very athletic and friendly boy

Cole is a friendly, easy going thirteen-year-old boy who gets along well with both children and adults. He loves to play football and basketball.

Man, his wife tried to have rape case witness killed, DA says

Cynthia and Jason Coons tried to kill the main witness in Jason Coons’ 2014 rape case, Northwestern prosecutors said.

State Police looking for suspect in hit-and-run on I-95

A 22-year-old Roslindale man was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a hospital, State Police said.

Maybelline Perez Villatoro, valedictorian at East Boston High School, paused at the East Boston Public Library for a portrait.

At East Boston High School, a voice to raise up other young immigrants

Valedictorian Maybelline Pérez Villatoro wants to use her success to motivate many thousands of other young immigrants.

Faces of excellence

Through hard work, caring families, and perceptive teachers, these students made it to the top of their classes. Meet the 2017 Boston valedictorians.

Plea deal for woman who injected pregnant roommate in N.H.

Rhianna Frenette, 38, used an unsanitary syringe to try to inject Felicia Farruggia, police said.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

This day in history

Today is Sunday, June 25, the 176th day of 2017. There are 189 days left in the year.

Inline skaters, bikers, and walkers flock to Memorial Drive on sunny Sundays.

Starts & Stops

Memorial Drive crowds facing two-week detour

It looks as if a bridge project could frustrate those seeking some Sunday afternoon leisure in Cambridge.

Brockton woman arrested in fatal stabbing of boyfriend

Kirsten Smith has been charged in the death of 52-year-old Scott Benoit after she allegedly stabbed him in the chest Friday afternoon, according to officials.

Weymouth man shot in Quincy

Quincy police do not believe the shooting, which occurred early Friday, was random.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, June 24, the 175th day of 2017. There are 190 days left in the year.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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