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An 88-year-old woman was killed in a fire at Chestnut Manor Senior Housing development in Arlington early Saturday morning.

Woman, 88, identified as victim in fatal fire at Arlington senior development

Bridget Doyle, one of two women injured in the fire, was later pronounced dead at an area hospital, officials said.

Annie Agresti's colorful design for the license plate contest featuring a lighthouse.

R.I. opened a design contest for its new license plate and 900 people responded

Finalists will be selected by a panel of DMV staff by the end of February, and then Rhode Islanders will vote online to pick their favorite.

Joe Raymond with the Lowell Courthouse facilities crew sanitizes railings in the courtroom after a trial in January 2021, when jury trials resumed with a two-month trial period using six-person panels.

SJC extends jury trial pause in Mass. by two weeks

Jury trials in Massachusetts state courthouses will continue to be paused until Valentine’s Day, the SJC said Monday.

Federal judge in Boston denies bail for Russian national charged in $80 million stock fraud plot

A federal judge in Boston on Monday denied a bail request from a Russian national with ties to his home government whose currently charged in Massachusetts with making tens of millions of dollars on illegal stock trades using information stolen from U.S. computer networks, meaning he’ll remain locked up pending trial.

State troopers directed traffic outside of the South Shore Plaza after a shooting at the mall on Saturday.

Man shot in South Shore Plaza in Braintree dies from injuries

The 26-year-old man wounded in a shooting Saturday at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree has succumbed to his injuries at an area hospital, officials said Monday.

KEVIN CULLEN
Boston Police Headquarters.

Inside or outside? The first question in selecting a new Boston police commissioner

Deciding whether the Boston Police Department should be led from within or by an outsider is the most fundamental question.

DINING
The Bittered Berry Bubbles cocktail is photographed in the dining room of the recently opened Blu Violet restaurant on the top floor of the newly opened Aloft Providence Downtown hotel.

Restaurant owners are divided on lifting the ban on Happy Hour in Rhode Island

Some restaurant owners have mixed reactions to the bill, which would require businesses to serve “full meals” prepared on the premises with happy hour drink specials.

Mr. Yukica (right) looked on as assistant coach Buck O'Connor pointed out formations from the University of Texas to Boston College players during a practice in 1974.

Joe Yukica, former coach at Boston College and Dartmouth, dies

Coach Yukica helped set Eagles path toward bowl games.

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Michelle (left) and Isabelle Palmer are the owners and operators of Laurel Grove, a home decoration store in Wellesley Square. Molly is the official customer greeter.

As new stores open, Wellesley Square starts hopping again

Amid a revitalization effort, the town is taking steps to ease some restrictions on businesses.

The Trustees have restored this section of Weir Hill Reservation to enhance habitat for a protected species of butterfly and other native pollinators.

Butterflies will get a lift at Weir Hill Reservation in North Andover

The Trustees of Reservations plans to expand its long-term efforts to enhance habitat for a protected species of butterfly and other native pollinators and plants in North Andover.

Newton
Anmol Sharma delivered food at the Hamilton Grove Apartments, subsidized low-income housing for seniors, in 2020. Members of Newton Neighbors Helping Newton Neighbors deliver groceries with the Newton Food Pantry and the Newton Housing Authority amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Newton Neighbors seeks volunteers for food pantry deliveries

Newton Neighbors is seeking volunteers to help deliver food donations to area pantries and local residents, as well as support the city’s community freedge.

Mural artist Brand Rockwell painted a portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. on canvas during an event organized by Many Helping Hands 365 in Cambridge Monday.

Massachusetts remembers MLK, reflects on how his legacy can shape the future

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, most celebrations were held virtually. King’s legacy was remembered in speeches, community service projects, and prayer.

Dave Winn's employment discrimination case was ready and set for trial in March 2020 but Covid-19 stymied that trial date. It would take 17 months and five trial dates before the case would make it before a jury in Middlesex Superior Court.

‘It’s a systemic breakdown’: With jury trials suspended, an unprecedented backlog snowballs

The pandemic has spurred stop-and-go pauses in trials and caused courthouse closures over the past two years, creating an epic backlog of trial-ready cases in the Massachusetts Trial Courts.

Reported snow on Jan. 17.

Storm brings strong winds and coastal flooding — and snow to Western Mass.

Wind stronger than 60 mph caused power outages in several locations in Eastern Massachusetts while some places in the western part of the state received more than nine inches of snow.

Massport's newest cranes are unloading and loading the largest cargo ship to visit Boston.

Boston port served by the largest-ever cargo ship to visit the city

The Ever Fortune is the first of the larger ships that the Massachusetts Port Authority is hoping to attract following an expansion of the Conley terminal and a harbor dredging project.

Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, center, after she voted at the VNA Assisted Living Facility on Alewife Brook Parkway on Election Day in November.

Seven new mayors across Greater Boston offer hope, visions for the future

They face stiff challenges, but the new mayors of Somerville, Lawrence, Lowell, Gloucester, Framingham, Lynn, and Newburyport have shared their optimism for the coming year.