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Man accused of killing his mother is ‘completely psychotic,' his lawyer says

A lawyer for a 22-year-old accused of killing his mother in a Dorchester home Thursday said his client is “completely psychotic.” “He’s delusional," Keith Halpern said of Zackery Grandy, who is slated to be arraignment on murder charges on Friday afternoon. "He’s completely out of touch with reality.”

STARTS & STOPS

Mass. Pike bridges set for quick overhaul, and Orange Line cars are delayed again

The third new train set for the Orange line is a few weeks behind schedule.

8 special needs passengers taken to hospital after crash in Walpole

A van carrying people with special needs crashed into another vehicle on Route 1A in Walpole Thursday afternoon, sending all eight of the van’s passengers to the hospital “as a precaution,” Walpole police said.

Mass. State Lab to begin testing patients for coronavirus

Previously, any patient in Massachusetts who met the federal criteria for diagnostic testing for the new coronavirus had their samples sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Two horses freed after being trapped in stalls by pile of manure

On Feb. 5, two horses were found trapped in their stalls in Ludlow, The horses’ former owner was arraigned on four counts of felony animal cruelty.

WBUR poll shows Sanders leading Warren in Mass. just days before Super Tuesday

Just days ahead of Super Tuesday, the poll says Sanders has the support of 25 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the state, with Warren trailing at 17 percent.

Delays for Amtrak and MBTA commuter rail trains near Haverhill after pedestrian struck by Amtrak train

A pedestrian was struck Friday morning in Lawrence by an Amtrak train. The person's condition was not released. Service was disrupted.

He was 86 and considered his life a failure, but he still hoped for a Leap Year marriage proposal

Thomas Pooley regretted that he never got married. But even at age 86, he still held out hope.

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Hingham’s Skate House will close due to structural problems

For decades, skaters in Hingham could warm up in front of the wood-burning stove in the town-owned Skate House next to the pond off East Street. But, no longer.

Newton police investigate three incidents involving racial slurs

The incidents involved the N-word written in tape on a sidewalk and spoken in a pair of video recordings featuring Newton North High School students, police said.

Newton awarded state grant for Needham Street, Upper Falls infrastructure improvements

Newton will receive a nearly $400,000 state grant for infrastructure work on Needham Street and in Upper Falls, Governor Charlie Baker announced Feb. 20.

MALDEN

Work begins on cohousing community in Malden

Workers recently began construction of a 30-unit condominium near Malden Square that will operate as a cohousing community.

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