Rallies and protests on Boston Common, but little violence

About a hundred ralliers were on the Common Saturday, and several hundred counterprotesters came out. Police kept the groups separated.

Ambassador Scott Brown shared a traditional Māori greeting with Māori elder Mike Paki before the Rangitikei College awards ceremony earlier this month.

Scott Brown’s pay is $155,000 per year. The benefits are priceless

Of the ripples from Donald Trump’s 2016 splash, Brown’s ascension to ambassador ranks among the most unlikely. And, for the former US senator, the most fortunate.

Jessica Kensky and Rescue waited for the limo that would take them to the ASPCA awards ceremony.

Rescue, a very good dog, named country’s best

The 5-year-old service dog came into Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes’ lives after they were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

The Boston IRS branch operates out of the JFK Federal Building.

911 call: IRS agent put a gun in her mouth and sexually assaulted her

Despite allegations by an intern, a special agent in the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigation office in Boston has not been charged with any crimes.

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Seven of the 2018 Rhode Scholars have Massachusetts connections

Four students attend Harvard University, two go to MIT, and one Massachusetts resident attends the Naval Academy in Maryland.

Cold and a little rain this week not likely to disrupt Thanksgiving travel

A cold front moving across the region will bring scattered showers and high winds during the week.

Boston police arrest Randolph man in connection with North End assault

Isaiah Brown, 26, was arrested Saturday evening after allegedly assaulting a woman early Friday morning.

Franklin Park Zoo says farewell to ’Okie’ the gorilla

Okpara, a 24-year-old male western lowland gorilla, is being moved to a Louisiana zoo to mate.

Puppies rescued from Puerto Rico may be infected

Ten puppies brought to New Hampshire and Vermont on Nov. 9 have potentially been infected with a bacterial disease known as leptospirosis and two of them had to be euthanized, according to New Hampshire health officials.

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Two-alarm dorm fire displaces 55 students at Southern New Hampshire University

All students were safely evacuated, the university reported on Twitter late Saturday night.

Car crashes into Dracut convenience store

The sedan-style car crashed through the glass front of Dracut Center Convenience, toppling products and displays before coming to a stop in front of the freezers.

Man suffers non-life-threatening injuries in Mattapan shooting

The shooting happened at about 8:15 p.m. in the area of Astoria and Elizabeth streets, police said.

Amtrak train strikes car in East Kingston, N.H.

The driver, a woman who is not familiar with the area, was able to get out of her car before the train hit, an official said.

Officials previously said they hope to have the bridge fully reopened by May 2018.

Longfellow Bridge restrictions eased for holiday

Weekend train service has been restored for the next two weeks, and roads will be open starting early Tuesday, officials said.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Man fatally shot in Cambridge identified

Malachi Mims, 28, was shot Thursday night near Tremont and Hampshire streets and later was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Organizer Mark Sahady (center) led people through the Boston Common as they arrived for the Resist Marxism rally on Saturday.

Photos: Saturday’s demonstrations on Boston Common

The Common was home to a “Resist Marxism” rally Saturday, as well as a counterprotest.

Holyoke man charged with 17 counts of animal cruelty

Julio Rivera, 49, was arrested Friday after police found 17 dogs, one of whom was dead, in a Holyoke apartment, police said.


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Aleenah, 10, loves to draw and sing

Aleenah is in need of a family that can provide her with a structured, loving home. She wants a family that will take care of her and keep her safe.

It has been six weeks since the revelations about producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long trail of harassment and alleged sexual assaults.

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Seismic moment, or just a moment?

Every day it grows more obvious that harassment is a fact of life in every workplace. But has the ground truly shifted?

Annissa Essaibi-George is one of several councilors who has expressed interest in the Boston City Council presidency in the wake of the city’s election earlier this month.

After city election, there’s a new race for the council presidency

Although it feels like Boston has moved past election season, there’s an important position yet to be filled on the City Council.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2017. There are 42 days left in the year.

High winds and rain are expected as front moves in

A wind advisory is in effect into Monday. Rain is expected Wednesday.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Local trophy winners at the 2017 Susan Polgar Foundation’s World Open, From left, Maya Figelman, Riya Kanury, and Isabella Lai.

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News from the world of chess

Marquis Martin.

Police seek man in connection with fatal shooting in Dorchester

Police say Marquis Martin is 5 feet 7 inches tall and 170 pounds, and he is “considered armed and dangerous.”

Former Alabama Chief Justice and US Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., with his wife Kayla Moore (right).

Brookline attorney files complaint urging Roy Moore’s law license be revoked

Lawyers in Alabama may be too intimidated to file a complaint against a powerful politician, said J. Whitfield Larrabee, so he decided to step up.

One person dead in Roslindale after two overnight shootings 360 feet apart

Police are still trying to determine the relationship between the two victims and the motive for the shooting.

Alli Bibaud (left) stood with her attorney while pleading guilty to drunken driving charges in Framingham District Court.

Woman at center of State Police scandal pleads guilty to drunken driving charge

The woman whose altered arrest report led to the resignation of two top State Police commanders is expected to enter a residential treatment center in N.H.

Two Brockton residents arrested for violent home invasion in North End

Neil Tom, 28, and Julie Podier, 25 where charged with armed home invasion in April in which a victim in a wheelchair was pistol whipped, police said.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2017. There are 43 days left in the year.

Attorney pushes for Conn. man, long eyed in Gardner heist mystery, to be released from prison

Authorities have long pressured Robert Gentile, 81, for information about a 1990 heist of $500 million worth of artwork from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Police investigating indecent assault in North End

A woman reported to police that she was assaulted by a man in the Hanover Street around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Haverhill woman succumbs to injuries six days after N.H. crash

Christine Miaskiewicz, 69, died Friday from injuries suffered when the car she was driving crashed into a utility pole in Brentwood, N.H. last Saturday, police said.

Former Lawrence police officer sentenced to prison for extortion

John R. Desantis, Jr., 45, of Methuen, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, plus two years of supervised release, prosecutors said.

Driver seriously injured in rollover crash in Milton

The victim, whose age and gender were not immediately known, was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after the crash at the intersection of the Blue Hills Parkway and Brook Road, a State Police spokesman said.

Martha’s Vinyeard Regional High School football coach, Ryan Kent (3rd from left) is photographed with players, Sam Rollins, 18, Cooper Bennett, 17, and Zachary Moreis, 17, all of Edgartown, MA, on the football field after their season was cancelled prematurely due to not having enough uninjured players. “We’re all mourning the loss of a season that ended too soon,” says coach Kent. ( Julia Cumes for The Boston Globe )

Rivalry football game between Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket canceled

For only the second time, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket will not renew their traditional rivalry Saturday to play for the prized Island Cup.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Legislative panel to look at expanding public records law has never met

By year’s end, a group of state lawmakers are supposed to issue a report about applying the public records law to the Legislature, governor’s office, and judiciary.

Students walked across the campus of Boston University.

BU says geology professor sexually harassed grad student in Antarctica

Boston University plans to fire a well-known geology professor after a 13-month investigation found that he sexually harassed a graduate student while on a field expedition in Antarctica.

BOSTON, MA- NOVEMBER 17, 2017- : Police investigate a crime scene on Washington Street in Boston, MA on November 17, 2017. A Boston police officer fired a single shot Friday afternoon at a car that was backing up at police in the city’s Roxbury section, but no one was hurt, Commissioner William B. Evans said at a news conference. A search is underway for the person or persons who were in the car. (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: metro reporter:

Police fire shot at car that struck officer in Roxbury

The suspect was not struck by the bullet, and the police officer suffered minor injuries.

A car outside a Blackstone home was damaged by explosive device Thursday night.

School principal targeted in Blackstone car bombing

The bomb detonated Thursday night in what authorities said was a targeted attack on Bellingham High School principal Lucas Giguere.

Astronaut Sunita L. Williams looked over a procedures checklist in the Quest Airlock of the International Space Station.

Needham breaks ground on new school named after space shuttle astronaut

The building will be named the Sunita L. Williams Elementary School.

Woman jumps into police officer’s arms during 3-alarm fire in Merrimac

A three-alarm fire destoyed a Merrimac apartment building Friday morning, displacing five people and causing an estimated $1 million in damage.

Starts and Stops

State considering hiring debt collector for toll skippers

The bell may soon toll for delinquent Mass. Pike drivers from nearby states.

Teen arrested after bringing loaded gun to West Roxbury High School

A 16-year-old girl is facing criminal charges after she allegedly brought a loaded handgun into a West Roxbury school Friday morning, police said.

Maynard man charged with setting fire to Newton cafe ordered held without bail

Daniel Kim, 49, of Maynard, was ordered to be held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing following his arraignment on charges of intentionally setting a fire in the basement of his Newton café in August.

When the devil was caught in Boston

He was one of the most notorious criminals of his time — and he was arrested in Boston, 123 years ago.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke during a Boston Globe editorial board meeting Friday.

Warren blasts tax bill but is uncertain it can be stopped

“This is fundamentally wrong,” the Massachusetts Democrat said.

Two-alarm fire at Avon Waste Management facility may have been sparked by non-recyclable material

A two-alarm fire in an Avon recycling facility Friday morning was probably caused by a nonrecyclable material, Avon fire Chief Robert Spurr said.