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Third shell casing found in same Randolph elementary school classroom, police say

The shell casing was found in a fourth grade classroom at Donovan Elementary School at around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to police. It's the third shell casing found in the same classroom this month.

Double shooting reported at Dollar Store in Brockton

Two people were shot Tuesday afternoon at a Dollar Tree Store in Brockton, officials said.

Fishing restricted off Mass. for three months to protect right whales

Citing threats to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, federal officials are invoking an emergency rule to ban lobster and crab trap and pot fishermen from working in a vast area of Massachusetts Bay.


Rhode Island crime news: January 2023

Regular updates from police and the Rhode Island courts.


A child was murdered on a quiet Sunday morning in Mattapan. Let that sink in.

Tyler Lawrence, who lived in Norwood, was just 13 and visiting his grandparents when he was gunned down on a street in Mattapan on Sunday morning.

John Mulaney to film 3 shows at Boston Symphony Hall for new Netflix special

The comedian is taking his talents to Symphony Hall for three shows in February that will be filmed for a Netflix special, Mulaney announced on Tuesday.

Police respond to Norwood hotel for barricaded man

The man was apparently experiencing a mental health issue and police were attempting to help him, Norwood police said at press briefing late Tuesday afternoon.

Mayor, advocates take to streets in annual homeless census

Mayor Michelle Wu leads the annual count of individuals experiencing homelessness in the city to guide future efforts and resources to aid unhoused individuals

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Local orchestras, bands heat up the winter music scene

The Bailey Street Brass, a South Shore-based brass quintet composed of Brockton Symphony Orchestra players, consists of two trumpets, a horn, trombone, and tuba.


A behind-the-scenes food tour, a jazz concert, and a nature sketching workshop

Foodies looking to try local eateries can join the Union Square Somerville Food Tour in Somerville.


Newton Community Pride announces Black History Month events

Black History Month is being commemorated this year in Newton with five free events in February meant to celebrate the “spirit, history, and culture” of Black America, according to organizers.


Nominations sought to honor business leaders of color in western suburbs

Nominations are open to honor the most influential business leaders of color in Boston’s western suburbs, as well as recognize the region’s emerging top talents, organizers said.


City of Newton’s NewMo rideshare service offering all customers one free trip until Feb. 15

NewMo, which is short for “Newton in Motion,” rolled out three years ago as a transportation service for seniors, and expanded to take anyone as a customer in October 2021.

Quick getaways to the slopes

Blue Hills in Canton, Ski Bradford in Haverhill, and Nashoba Valley in Westford offer great escapes from indoor COVID confinement.


The Argument: Should Massachusetts give public school teachers the right to strike?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.


Two little girls laughing until someone told us to stop

Janet’s timing was spot on and her laugh was contagious. She would laugh and then I would laugh, as we walked every morning to the school bus stop in Randolph, or on Saturday afternoons home from confession.