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Dr. John A. Talbott, champion of care for the mentally ill, dies at 88

The psychiatrist first advocated for the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, then became a fierce critic of how that policy was implemented.

Jane Wodening, experimental film star and intrepid writer, dies at 87

The longtime collaborator and wife of Stan Brakhage, the avant-garde filmmaker, she wrote about life out of a Honda Civic and in a mountain shack.

Isabella de la Houssaye, athlete who endured against the odds, dies at 59

Isabella de la Houssaye, a lawyer and prolific endurance athlete who continued to go on daunting adventures around the world with her five children after being diagnosed with Stage 4 non-small-cell lung cancer, died Saturday in Hermosa Beach, California. She was 59.

Today in History: December 10, Nelson Mandela is mourned

Today is Sunday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2023. There are 21 days left in the year.

Roderick ‘Kito’ Jackson, National Grid worker killed in crash, mourned at vigil in Cambridge

Police officers from Cambridge and Waltham and Jackson’s fellow union members from Boston Gas Co Workers Local 12003, commingled with Jackson’s boyhood friends, family, and neighbors on a handball court to remember the fallen worker.

Maine State Police respond to about 20 crashes on I-95 due to black ice

Freezing drizzle and cold temperatures created slick road conditions on Saturday in the Bangor area, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

UMass Boston investigating after antisemitic graffiti found in bathrooms on campus

The graffiti was found earlier this week, and the investigation is ongoing, UMass administrators said in a letter sent to the campus community on Tuesday.

Investigation underway after body of infant found at waterfront park in New Bedford

New Bedford police went to Fort Taber at about 12:40 p.m. after an adult walking along a path by the water found a blanket nearby and “detected an odor of decay,” the district attorney’s office said in a statement.