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Out of a Crisis: The Voices of Our Students

A teenager’s lament

"A teenager’s lament" is part of a new series called "Out of a Crisis: The Voices of Our Students." The stories and messages are, in turn, heartbreaking and hilarious, somber and hopeful, resilient and near the breaking point. 2 hours ago

Brush fire erupts along Cape Cod Bike Trail; sparked by disposal of woodstove ashes

Firefighters battled freezing conditions after a brush fire broke out along the Cape Cod Bike Trail in Wellfleet Sunday, tearing through an area of approximately 6,000 feet, according to fire officials. 2 hours ago

Baker says adults 75 and over are eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19 starting Feb. 1; people 65 and over will be moved up

Gov. Charlie Baker outlined a plan Monday to accelerate COVID-19 shots, moving those 65 and over forward in the vaccination line and announcing new sites that will expand the state’s capacity to immunize residents in the coming weeks.

Top Massachusetts official warns that COVID-19 vaccine supply may be limited through February

A top state official is warning cities and towns that supply of the COVID-19 vaccine will be limited through February because the federal government isn't allocating enough doses.

The Vermont teacher who made Bernie Sanders’s mittens is auctioning off a few pairs for charity

A pair of blue-striped mittens had been listed on eBay, with proceeds going towards the dog rescue organization Passion 4 Paws Vermont. As of Monday morning, 78 people had bid on them, with a high offer of $1,776.

Man and woman shot in apartment in Salem

Salem police are investigating a double shooting that sent a man and woman to the hospital with serious injuries.

Man charged with murder in fatal hit-and-run crash in Belmont that involved alleged racial slur

The driver who allegedly used a racial taunt before driving his pickup truck into Henry O. Tapia on a Belmont Street last week was charged with murder Monday in Cambridge District Court.

Person found dead after fire sweeps through mobile home in Epsom, N.H.

One person was found dead after a fire in a mobile home in Epsom, N.H., Sunday night, fire officials said.

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New conservatory president sings praises of music education

After graduating in vocal music from New England Conservatory Robert Cinnante moved into arts administration. He now leads South Shore Conservatory.

Pen pals, birding, and how to appraise an antique

Sixteen sophomores studying Health Assisting at Whittier Tech in Haverhill began a pen pal program with residents of nearby Wingate Residences assisted living.

Atop the mountain, a mixture of relief and resolve

Fun. If that isn’t one of the least employed words of this bleak winter, I don’t know what is.

Weather forecast | Dave Epstein

Temperatures will get colder this week, but our mild winter is set to continue

Little if any snow is in the forecast, even as temperatures are expected to fall.

Black and Latino residents west of Boston face deep inequities, report finds

The Foundation for MetroWest found racial and ethnic disparities in areas ranging from infant mortality and adult education levels to poverty and incarceration.

Sharon Begley, path-breaking science journalist who spun words into gold, dies at 64

Sharon Begley, whose science journalism career spanned 43 years at Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and STAT, died Saturday at 64.

District Attorney Rachael Rollins on short list to become next US Attorney for the district of Massachusetts

Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins has emerged as one of four finalists to become the next US attorney for Massachusetts, the most powerful federal law enforcement job in the state.

‘They are our family’: Neighborhood bars struggle to survive during pandemic

“We depend on ‘face to face,’” says Gerry Hanley, owner of Paddy Barry’s in Quincy. “People go to their local bar to meet people.”

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