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Cold weather and snow flurries made for a chilly morning in Boston.

Snow in mid-Atlantic and parts of Northeast could affect Thursday travel along I-95

A quick-hitting burst of snow will slip through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Thursday morning, coinciding with the peak of the morning commute along the Interstate 95 corridor and potentially impeding travel. 2 hours ago

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Former CVS executive Helena Foulkes, a Democratic candidate for governor of Rhode Island.

Helena Foulkes begins R.I. governor’s race with $1m in campaign cash

The full quarterly finance report won’t be filed with the state Board of Elections until the end of the month, so it remains unclear who donated to the former CVS executive’s campaign

Manchester Police Public Information Officer Heather Hamel holds two reward posters at the police station showing photos of missing Harmony Montgomery.

Baker says he felt Sununu’s ‘pain’ in N.H. governor’s Harmony Montgomery letter to Mass. court official

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Wednesday said he empathized with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, after Sununu sent a scathing letter to the Massachusetts court system blasting its handling of the case involving missing 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery, who vanished in 2019 and whose father is currently charged with assaulting her.

Prosecutors in Bennington, Vermont fought to keep a sexual assault case on public record after a judge dismissed the charges following the defendant's death.

Death of suspect leads judge to dismiss old sexual assault case

A Vermont judge has dismissed a decades-old sexual assault case against a Florida man nearly a month after the suspect died at his home, but prosecutors want to make sure the case isn’t removed from the public record.

Needham police officer and two other suspects charged in federal insider trading case

Court papers allege the officer got insider information from a close relative who worked at a Norwood-based semiconductor company and passed it on to two of his close friends, who have also been charged.

Man charged with wielding knife at Boston police officer arraigned in court

A Brockton man threatened to kill a Boston police officer while wielding a knife and wearing a ballistic vest Tuesday afternoon, and he tried to enter a car stuck in traffic before an officer shot him with a non-lethal bean-bag round, court papers allege.

This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger.

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Whitey Bulger’s relatives alleging prison transfer caused his death

The late James “Whitey” Bulger’s relatives had alleged in the civil complaint that US Bureau of Prisons employees caused the former gangster’s 2018 murder by transferring the 89-year-old to a prison in West Virginia where he was killed by fellow inmates soon after his arrival.

Four men and dog rescued in waters off Chatham

The group was rescued after their sea duck hunting boat began to sink, officials said.

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Should Massachusetts require public projects to give priority to American-made steel?

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A leaf-blowing landscaper disappears behind a tornado of leaves.

Clean, quiet lawn care is within our power

What began with a small group concerned with public health and environmental impacts of gas-powered land care is now becoming a national movement.

Man locked in a chicken coop gets rescued

A guy gets stuck in a chicken coop, a customer punches a washing machine at a laundromat, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

This is a rendering of a new community park being installed in front of UTEC's headquarters at the corner of Warren and Hurd streets in Lowell.

A new community park rises up in downtown Lowell

A largely idle site at a downtown Lowell intersection is being transformed into a community park through the efforts of a local nonprofit.

Jeff Hill earned Bentley’s Offensive MVP honors as a sophomore when Bentley finished 8-2, and as a junior and senior was an All-Northeast-10 Conference and All-New England selection.

California beckoned to Jeff Hill, a three-sport star at Mansfield High

Jeff Hill was accustomed to coming through in big moments when he arrived on the campus of Bentley University in Waltham in 2011.

In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Walk the path of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life at Bird Park

Thirty posters about King’s life have been posted on a fence at Francis William Bird Park in Walpole.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addressed marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in 1963.

Newton to hold 54th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration Jan. 17

The city of Newton will host its 54th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 17, as a virtual event.

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Janice Bennett, a NewMo driver, dropped off a passenger outside the Newton Senior Center.

Newton limits NewMo rideshare trips to two passengers due to COVID-19 surge

Newton is now limiting NewMo rideshare service trips to two passengers instead of three due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, according to Mayor Ruthanne Fuller.