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18-year-old man arrested for shooting paintballs at bystanders from car

Police say Victor DosSantos was likely involved in at least three incidents, including one in which a 12-year-old boy was hit in the left eye.

State Police trooper admits getting free guns, is cooperating in criminal probe

The criminal probe focuses on whether former troopers violated the law by receiving complimentary guns after negotiating a deal with a firearms dealer.

Killed in the line of duty, Weymouth police sergeant to be laid to rest Friday

Thousands of mourners are expected to gather in Hanover Friday morning to pay their final respects to a fallen Weymouth police sergeant who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week.

Cow breaks Connecticut farm worker’s jaw

A 23-year-old man suffered the injury at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday when a cow swung its head and hit the man in the face.

Firefighters battle three-alarm fire in Dorchester and a separate fire in Mattapan

The Boston Fire Department responded to the fire at 320 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester at approximately 6:40 a.m. Friday morning.

Harvard employee who asked neighbor if she lived in ‘affordable apartments’ now on leave

Officials from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative announced Theresa Lund was on leave “effective immediately.”

Today will be a ‘gem of a day,’ forecasters say

The pleasant weather will continue into Saturday, but with cooler temperatures and increasing clouds, with a high near 73.

Dominican man wanted for murdering wife arrested in Lynn

Daniel Emilio Frias Segura was ordered detained following a hearing in federal court in Boston Thursday, official said.

Children’s lemonade stand raises $2,000 for Weymouth sergeant’s family

The kids plan to visit the Weymouth police station soon to donate the money to a fund set up for the Chesna family.


July 20, 2018

This day in history

Today is Friday, July 20, the 201st day of 2018. There are 164 days left in the year.

Fugitive wanted on child porn charge arrested in N.J.

Stephen Cote was apprehended in Lakewood less than one month after he was added to the state’s most wanted fugitive list.

Charlie Baker to decide on new fee for law enforcement training

A new bill pits two of Baker’s strongest GOP tenets — supporting law enforcement and his pledge against new fees — against each other.

Man seriously injured in 4-car crash on I-495 in Littleton

The man was flown by helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, an official said.

Regulators to allow banned fishermen to sell quota

Federal regulators Thursday announced that they will allow fishermen they had banned from fishing to sell their quota to other vessels, a move that city officials said they hoped will help the local economy.

One of the city’s oldest byways, frozen in time

Brian Schweizer has worked in Pi Alley for 12 years, but how the downtown shortcut got its name is a mystery to him. “I have no idea,” Schweizer said. He’s not alone.

Still paying full retail for downtown parking? The car next to you might be getting a better deal

Parking has long favored the people who own the spots. But now parking apps are empowering parkers.

Pam cleared of forgery, jury deadlocks on other charges from 2015 sale of Mattapan home

Prosecutors plan to retry Kyle Pam on indictments of larceny from a person over 60, money laundering, uttering, embezzlement, and perjury.

Manchester, N.H., worker stung 200 times by swarming bees

Six people were stung by bees Thursday morning in Manchester, N.H., after a tree fell and cracked open a large beehive.

Scott Lively endorses Bob Massie in Democratic primary

Bob Massie may not have secured the Democrats’ endorsement for governor earlier this year, but he has an unexpected — and unwelcome — supporter.

Transgender rights advocates reserve nearly $1 million in airtime for fall ballot campaign

Advocates who want to keep Massachusetts’ transgender antidiscrimination law on the books have reserved nearly $1 million in TV time, according to a spokesman for the campaign.

The latest shark sighting in Massachusetts

Where have sharks been spotted in Mass.? Off the Cape.

Nannies, caregivers hold vigil for separated families

A small group of Boston-area caregivers and other supporters held a 24-hour vigil demanding that families be reunited.

Norfolk man taken to hospital after mixing chemicals while cleaning a home

A Norfolk man was taken to the hospital Tuesday after he reported having difficulty breathing while using chemicals to clean a home.

Here’s what you need to know about avoiding sharks

You can never be too careful.

Experts say shark bites are very rare, despite N.Y. headlines

With all of the talk about shark sightings off Cape Cod lately, some beachgoers might wonder whether they are at risk.


This Kennedy challenger will almost certainly lose his race. But can he save the planet?

He’s challenging Joe Kennedy III with no hope of victory, but Gary Rucinski isn’t your typical political also-ran.

Capuano and Pressley, Galvin and Zakim set to debate

The two events will pit long-term Democratic incumbents against popular progressive challengers in two of the most high-profile races in the Sept. 4 primary.

This Boston resident was a millionaire — for 10 whole minutes

Ellen Fleming’s stint as a member of the 1 percent was fleeting. But she’s totally OK with it.

Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze in Coolidge Corner

Nearly 100 firefighters battled heat and difficult conditions to douse a three-alarm blaze at a Coolidge Corner lighting store Thursday afternoon.

N.H. man pleads not guilty in North Andover slaying

The suspect fled to Mexico after the alleged murder, and five days later he was arrested.

Trump approves disaster relief declaration for March nor’easter

President Trump approved the declaration Thursday, freeing up federal money to help with the costs of repair and snow removal following the storm.

After ACLU lawsuit, Cambridge will no longer charge for safety services at protests

The settlement also waives the charges imposed on organizers of the Women’s March on Jan. 20.

Man steals motorcycle hours after court appearance for SUV theft, police say

Christopher Durham, of West Boylston, appeared at Westborough District Court and then stole a motorcycle shortly afterward, officials said.

5-year-old found asleep in squalid N.H. home with loaded gun on chest

Police in Manchester, N.H., say they made the discovery as they investigated a report of shots fired in the apartment.

State Senate nixes plan for drug-injection site designed to prevent overdose deaths

Amid opposition from the governor and federal prosecutor, lawmakers voted to form a study commission instead.

Mattapan man allegedly drops illegal gun after running directly into Boston police cruiser

Gerald Vick allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband while running from officers along Geneva Avenue Wednesday, Boston police said.

Boston man charged with trafficking firearms

Mark Moriarty is due to be arraigned in Somerville District Court on gun trafficking charges for allegedly selling firearms to undercover State Troopers.

Slain Weymouth sergeant remembered at wake

About 3,000 police officers paid their last respects to slain Weymouth Police Sergeant Michael C. Chesna at a Hanover church.

Man accidentally shoots himself inside West Springfield Costco

A witness said the man hobbled out of the store leaving behind a trail of blood and was driven to the hospital by a companion.

Man charged in Roxbury murder of Christian Rivera is held without bail

Ira Harrison was arraigned on charges of murder and unlawful firearm possession in connection with the shooting of Christian Rivera.

Woman, teen killed in N.H. crash

The initial investigation indicated that speed was a factor and that the car lost control and rolled over multiple times.

Two Boston men arrested for robbing and assaulting a 60-year-old woman in Norwood

Naeem Miles, 21, of Mattapan, and Adilson Fernandes, 20, of Dorchester, were arrested Tuesday night, police said.

Despite devastating fire, Vermont newspaper publishes on

The Vermont Standard’s staff is currently operating out of a local library.

Gay Ugandan woman, fearing imprisonment or worse if deported, pleads to stay in US

Gay, lesbian, and transgender Ugandans can be sentenced to life in prison in the African country.


July 19, 2018

This day in history

Today is Thursday, July 19, the 200th day of 2018. There are 165 days left in the year.

Three people cited for violating striped bass catch limit on Cape Cod

Each individual possessed more than one striped bass over 28 inches, the daily limit per person, police said.

East Coast MS-13 leader sentenced to prison

Jose Adan Martinez Castro, 29, known by the street name “Chucky” was sentenced to 19 1/2 years in federal prison, prosecutors said.

Mass. House OK’s repeal of 19th-century law that criminalized abortion

On Wednesday, the House passed its version of the legislation that would repeal a set of abortion restrictions that had not been enforced in the state for decades.

First new Green Line cars may debut in Sept.

T officials showed off the first of 24 new trolleys that are sleeker, roomier, and have new gadgets, such as video screens and sensors that will count passengers.

Roxbury church building saved from demolition

Historic Boston Incorporated agreed to purchase the property and work with the community on future plans for the site, the city announced Wednesday.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

Former schools leader is getting $300,000 in a secret deal that apparently broke the law

Boston’s School Committee approved a separation agreement Monday, in apparent violation of the open meeting law, with Tommy Chang, the former superintendent of the city’s public schools.

Yvonne Abraham

GOP candidates from Mass. miss chance to stand up to Trump

The Massachusetts Republicans running for the US Senate will fit right in with the dutiful doormats in the caucus they hope to join.

Bail set at $50,000 for ex-Milton Academy teacher accused of raping student in 1980s

Reynold Buono, 72, was returned to the United States last month from Thailand to face child rape charges.

Lawsuit alleges abuse at Catholic monastery in ’70s

The monk admitted to the abuse in 2013, but the abbey did not inform the plaintiff or pay for him to receive treatment, the lawsuit states.

Dave Epstein

Wet, humid weather coming, but it won’t rain all the time

However, we’re also unlikely to see any days with bright blue skies and low humidity.

Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets, and other not-so-known facts about these Norse warriors

On the occasion of a replica Viking longship docked in Plymouth: There a lot of misinformation about the famous seafarers.

Time Machine

July 19, 1970: The Globe reports that colleges and universities up and down the East Coast are making moves to restrict anti-war politicking on campus.

Man dies in industrial accident at hospital

A 46-year-old man died Wednesday as a result of an industrial accident at a hospital in Concord, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement.

Alleged child molester accused of violating terms of release gets less restrictive terms

Jorge Chavarria-Rosa was accused of violating a judge’s order that he not leave his home, but now he has permission to leave for work.

Former public safety secretary to consult with scandal-plagued State Police

The State Police say they have brought in a familiar face to consult and bring change to the department: former state public safety secretary Kathleen O’Toole.

Tuesday’s thunderstorms spawned a small tornado in a Conn. town

The tornado touched the ground around 4 p.m. west of Ashford Lake in Ashford and stayed there for approximately one minute.

T worker charged with stealing $5,000 from backpack left on Orange Line

A veteran MBTA employee was arrested by Transit Police for allegedly stealing $5,000 in cash from a backpack a passenger left behind.

Brookline sushi restaurant damaged by fire

Brookline firefighters responded to 187 Harvard St. Wednesday morning and put out a small fire.

‘I’d love to see Jaws just come out of nowhere’: Video shows great white eating seal off Cape Cod

A group of boaters got to witness a rare sight last weekend: a great white shark having a meal.

Man charged after Peabody police seize $150,000 in cash, thousands of prescription pills

Police say they found more than 200 Oxycontin pills, thousands of Xanax pills, and anabolic steroids in a home in Peabody Tuesday afternoon.

Thunderstorms doused some areas of Mass. with more than 4 inches of rain

Tuesday’s high wind gusts also brought down trees and power lines, causing thousands of outages.

Some dockless bike companies don’t mind if you use their bikes for Boston’s World Naked Bike Ride

Just be courteous and think about the people who might use that bike after you.

Billerica man charged with causing fatal crash involving motorcyclist in Dorchester

A Billerica man has been identified by Boston police as the alleged driver of a car in a Dorchester crash last month that fatally injured a motorcyclist.

Pedestrian dies after being hit on Cape Cod road

A 59-year-old woman has died after being struck by a car Tuesday night near the Barnstable-Mashpee line, authorities said.

N.H. woman still recovering after bear breaks into her home

Officials believe the bear entered the residence through a door, somehow got stuck inside, and injured the woman while attempting to escape.

State budget won’t include provisions on immigration

Liberal lawmakers had wanted the budget to prohibit police from performing some federal immigration duties.

As older population grows, Massachusetts angles to become the Silicon Valley for ‘age-tech’

Massachusetts leaders think it’s time to apply the state’s Yankee ingenuity — its potent mix of brainpower and technology prowess — to solving the problems of aging.

Conn. woman finds poisonous spider in grocery store grapes

A Connecticut woman says she and her 11-year-old son were eating the grapes together when they found the spider.

Serial rapist gets 18 to 22 years for attacks on Esplanade and in South Boston

A serial rapist was sentenced Wednesday for raping women on the Esplanade and in South Boston in 2006, 2007, and 2010.

Woman shot in face inside Dorchester restaurant

Boston police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who was inside the restaurant at the time of the shooting.

Wednesday will be warm, but less humid

Sunny, dry weather is expected for the rest of the week.

Lowell man allegedly tracked co-worker with GPS for at least 12 days

A Lowell man is now facing stalking charges following a monthslong investigation by Lowell and Winchester police.

NYC foundation to help pay off slain Weymouth officer’s mortgage

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, created to honor a New York City firefighter killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, announced it will pledge $100,000 to the family of Weymouth Police Sergeant Michael Chesna.

State shortchanges public schools by $1 billion a year, report from research group says

The shortfall is the consequence of the state’s failure to update its 25-year-old formula for doling out aid, according to the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.

Marty Walsh to swing through Trump districts to hype Democrats

The mayor is taking a two-day trip to Republican-leaning districts in Ohio and Indiana where Democrats are vying for congressional seats.

‘Molly-Beas-Del!’ A friendship built on serendipity and a road slowly traveled

After 40 years and 40,000 miles on their bicycle, two Sharon women continue on an epic cycling quest thanks to a little voice that told them it was time to go electric.


July 18, 2018

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, July 18, the 199th day of 2018. There are 166 days left in the year.

Man shot in Revere home

Revere and State Police are investigating the shooting of a 33-year-old man at a home on Campbell Avenue in Revere early Tuesday morning.

Woman struck by car in Barnstable in critical condition

The woman was struck near 100 Falmouth Road and taken to Cape Cod Hospital, a fire official said.

Lightning strikes houses in three Mass. towns

Houses in Danvers, Sterling and Townsend were struck by lightning Tuesday as severe thunderstorms rolled across Massachusetts.

Worcester County judge’s daughter at center of State Police scandal resolves case

The fallout in the aftermath of the arrest of Alli Bibaud forced the head of the State Police and three members of the command staff to retire.

Boston’s battle against youth homelessness gets a big boost

On any given night, about 360 unaccompanied youths and young adults are believed to be homeless in Boston. The city won $4.9 million in federal funding to combat the problem.

Rainfall totals in Massachusetts and Connecticut in today’s storms

Several locations in Massachusetts recorded more than two inches of rain Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements announced for Weymouth police sergeant

Visiting hours for Weymouth police Sergeant Michael Chesna are Thursday, with a funeral Mass on Friday.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

Flooding causes delays on Worcester commuter rail

Thunderstorms that flooded commuter rail tracks in Natick and Wachusett, causing delays of a half-hour or more on the Worcester line.

Coast Guard airlifts ailing fisherman off Nantucket

The captain of the Provider notified Air Station Cape Cod shortly after 2 p.m. that a crew member was experiencing abdominal pain, the Coast Guard said.

Scott Lively says politicians are ‘using addicts like cash cows’

The controversial pastor challenging Governor Baker framed the “conspiracy theory” as evidence of what he called a corrupt culture on Beacon Hill — even as he struggled to provide a single concrete example.

Replica Viking ship docks in Plymouth

The Draken Harald Hårfagre’s stop was part of an expedition that will stretch from Maine to South Carolina, spreading the history of the renowned seafaring culture.

These photos show how bad the flooding was in Worcester on Tuesday

The Worcester area was slammed Tuesday afternoon as thunderstorms rolled through Massachusetts, with flash flooding crippling some of the city’s streets.

Indictments expected in Springfield kidnapping cases

A prosecutor said Tuesday that he expects a grand jury to indict a Springfield man whose arrest in a kidnapping case led investigators to find the bodies of three women on at his home.

Adrian Walker

Proposed big hospital merger shouldn’t come at the expense of low-income patients

It may fall to Attorney General Maura Healey to make sure the merger doesn’t come at the expense of community hospitals and the patients they serve.

Long ER waits persist for children in mental health crises

A backlog in emergency departments slows treatment for mentally ill patients and creates stress for doctors and nurses, who are generally not well-trained to manage patients who might be psychotic, violent, or suicidal.

Catholic order pays $1m settlement to 8 victims of clergy sex abuse dating back decades

One of the accused priests was the subject of a letter written in 1992 to the late Cardinal Bernard Law that graphically described sexual abuse faced by its author.

A beer garden is coming to the Esplanade

Night Shift Brewing, a popular craft brewer, was approved to open one beer garden near the Hatch Shell, and a second one along the Charles River in Brighton.

UMass Boston graduate student dies on Ecuador trip

Fatima Breton, 57, was hiking when she suffered a medical emergency during a school-sponsored trip to Ecuador, officials said.

Transgender rights advocates reserve nearly $1 million in airtime for fall ballot campaign

A campaign spokesman said the reservation is an initial effort to make sure people vote yes on Question 3 on Election Day.

Get Smart

Study to examine prostate cancer rate in African-American men

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston is one of four institutions that will be participating in the research.

Teen arrested on armed robbery charge in Mattapan incident

Boston police arrested a 15-year-old boy Sunday afternoon in Mattapan shortly after he allegedly threatened to rob a person at gunpoint, according to officials.

Massachusetts grad student dies on school trip to Ecuador

Authorities say a University of Massachusetts Boston graduate student has died during a school-sponsored trip to Ecuador.

14-year-old boy drowns in Fall River pond, DA says

Eddie Benitez of Fall River was swimming in South Watuppa Pond Tuesday afternoon, when his friends noticed he was struggling and did not come out of the water.

Stunning time-lapse video shows ominous storms rolling through Fitchburg this afternoon

A local photographer’s time-lapse video shows just how menacing Tuesday afternoon’s storms appeared to be as they moved through Fitchburg.

Boston police seize three loaded guns in two days

Boston police recovered three loaded firearms and arrested three suspects in the span of two days, according to officials.

Third Dartmouth professor steps down after sexual misconduct investigation

William Kelley resigned after Dartmouth administrators recommended that the school revoke his tenure and end his employment.

Transit Police catch alleged serial graffiti vandal

Transit Police Monday arrested Marc Meadowcroft, an alleged serial graffiti vandal whose familiar tag was recently spotted in an MBTA station.

Live updates

Storm wrapping up in Boston area

The Boston area will still see some showers until about 7:30 p.m., but the worst of the severe storms have moved off shore, according to the National Weather Service.

Two teens wait in Boston after being separated from their father at the border

Like thousands of families separated by the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, two teenage boys are facing a discouraging bureaucratic maze to reunite with their father.

A N.H. woman suffered head injuries after a bear got inside her home

The bear somehow got inside the woman’s home about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday in Groton, N.H.

Weymouth police warn residents of possible scam calls seeking donations for slain officer

Weymouth police are warning people of possible scam phone calls requesting donations for the family of fallen police officer Michael Chesna.

2-alarm fire strikes Harvard Square’s Toscano restaurant

Firefighters quickly doused the two-alarm blaze Tuesday morning.

How the fatal shootings of a Weymouth police officer and a local resident unfolded

The events began when police responded to a 911 call of an erratic driver speeding and driving over lane markers into oncoming traffic near South Shore Hospital.

These maps show where the greatest risk of severe weather is Tuesday

Warm and humid air is expected to fuel rain and storms in much of Massachusetts on Tuesday.

Congress launches investigation of alleged poor care at VA nursing homes

The probe follows an investigation by the Boston Globe and USA Today that showed 60 VA nursing homes — including one in Bedford, Mass. — rated only one out of five stars for quality.

Man accused of murdering Weymouth officer and bystander held without bail

A lawyer for Emanuel Lopes said he has “been unable to speak with him in any coherent fashion” about the case, but the judge decided Lopes was aware of what was happening.

Storms bring down trees, wires as they move east

Thunderstorms have been bringing down trees, branches, and wires, and flooding roads as they’ve rolled from the west to the east across the state.

Elizabeth Warren raises another $3 million for campaign

The $2.93 million that Warren aides said the Cambridge Democrat raked in between April and June was nearly 10 times the amount any of the three Republicans running in the Sept. 4 primary raised in the same time frame.


July 17, 2018

Saugus man charged in fatal Malden crash

Renan DaSilva, 32, was charged with motor vehicle homicide and operating under the influence in connection to a two-car collision on July 8 that killed a Somerville man, prosecutors said.

Bristol sheriff’s captain convicted in ‘Codfather’ case

A captain in the Bristol County sheriff’s office was convicted Sunday by a federal jury.

‘Serial graffiti vandal’ arrested in East Boston

Marc Meadowcroft’s history of vandalism dates back to 2015 when he tagged the Boylston Street trolley. He was arrested Monday on multiple outstanding warrants for vandalism, officials said.

Mother and son are reunited after 45 days of separation under Trump’s policy

A mother from Brazil who fled to the United States seeking safety from abuse encountered a “nightmare” when her son was taken from her by the government.

Baker aims to protect students from future college closures

Governor Charlie Baker’s plan would require at-risk schools to submit contingency closure plans, and also to notify students if the schools are at significant risk of closing.

Hundreds gather at vigil for shooting victims in Weymouth

“My son would be so proud and I have never been prouder to be from Weymouth,” said Minnie Chesna, mother of officer Michael Chesna, who was killed along with a 77-year-old local woman in a shooting Sunday.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Worcester man charged with robbing a man in a wheelchair

A Worcesterman was arrested Sunday for allegedly beating and robbing a man in a wheelchair, police said.

With hope and a hijab, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud aims to catch anti-incumbent wave in Western Mass.

She is a black, Muslim woman who has never run for political office and is now seeking to unseat US Representative Richard Neal, a 15-term incumbent, in the First Congressional District.

Mass. is the last state without a budget, and leaders won’t say it will be done anytime soon.

Legislative leaders on Monday did not commit to producing the state’s long-overdue $41 billion budget plan by the month’s end.

Harvard initiative employee apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ comments made to neighbor in widely viewed video

The video shows Theresa Lund, executive director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, asking a neighbor if she lived in the “affordable apartments.”

Here’s where and when you can vote early in Boston for the 2018 midterm elections

Boston officials announced the city’s schedule for early voting, which will take place this year between Oct. 22 and Nov. 2 ahead of the midterm elections.

Boat carrying 4 is towed to shore after running aground in Boston Harbor

A pleasure craft with four people aboard ran aground off Georges Island in Boston Harbor Monday morning when it entered shallow waters and became trapped in rocks, police said.

Michael Chesna comes home, escorted by an honor guard

A white hearse emblazoned with the US Army insignia carried the remains of Officer Michael Chesna back to Weymouth, the town where he grew up.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2018. There are 167 days left in the year.

Friends say Weymouth suspect struggled with mental health issues, tough family life

Friends of Emanuel Lopes said he showed signs of mental and emotional turbulence during his school years, as well as indications of recent drug abuse.

Amid pay scandal, highway officials vow closer scrutiny of bills from State Police

Massachusetts highway officials will start auditing at least twice yearly police bills for patrolling the Turnpike to ensure the charges reflect actual costs.

Greenfield woman allegedly stabs ex-partner in neck and back

A Greenfield woman was arrested Monday after she stabbed her ex-partner in the neck and back early in the morning, police said.

Delays expected to continue on Framingham/Worcester commuter line

Mechanical issues caused delays on the Framingham/Worcester Line on Monday. Crews are working on making repairs.

Weymouth residents buy up blue lights to honor slain officer

Several stores are sold out of the colored bulbs following the death of Weymouth Officer Michael Chesna.

Four decades after court-ordered busing, Boston’s education gap remains

A computerized system that Boston uses to assign students to schools is locking out many black and Latino students from high-performing schools, according to a report obtained by the Globe.

Boston police scale fire escape to arrest a man breaking into North End apartment

Boston police scaled a North End fire escape Sunday morning to arrest a 20-year-old man who had broken into an apartment building, police said.

Woman slain in Weymouth remembered as ‘such a good person’

The bystander killed in Weymouth, allegedly by a man who is also accused of murdering an on-duty police officer, was identified as 77-year-old Vera Adams.

State says Massie campaign appears to lack workers’ comp insurance

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, said records indicate Bob Massie’s campaign “does not currently appear to have a workers’ compensation policy in place.”

Man suffers serious injuries in crash after police chase on I-95 in Burlington, Woburn

A 24-year-old man led Burlington police on a brief chase that reached speeds of 90 miles per hours before it ended with the man crashing his car in Woburn and suffering serious injuries, police said.

State’s highest court rules that judges may force defendants with drug addiction to stay sober

The Supreme Judicial Court’s decision examined whether it is unconstitutional to order someone diagnosed with drug addiction to stay sober while on probation.

Motorcyclist injured after head-on collision in Salisbury

A motorcyclist was injured Sunday afternoon after he was hit head-on by a distracted car driver.

Alleged Weymouth killer had history of instability, run-ins with the law

Emanuel Lopes was arrested by Weymouth police at least twice before he was accused of shooting and killing a Weymouth police officer and a woman in her home.

Monday will be hot and muggy and clouds are on the way for Tuesday

After a foggy start Monday morning, temperatures will rise close to 90 away from the coast, and with dewpoints near 70, it can feel like the mid-to-upper 90s.


July 16, 2018

Parks of summer

Magic, vibe of the Boston Harbor Islands linger

Islands district manager Susan Kane and other park employees work to preserve the beauty and serenity of this special place.

Laura Perille walked unusual path to interim superintendent

One former Boston superintendent said “people shouldn’t underestimate” her ability to lead the system.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Family, neighbors mourn for slain Weymouth officer Michael Chesna

Michael Chesna, 42, a six-year veteran of the Weymouth police department, was shot not far from where he grew up, his father-in-law, Francis Doran, said in a phone interview.

70-year-old man dies in apparent drowning in Eastham

A 70-year-old man who was pulled from the water at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham Sunday afternoon has died.

Mass. conservatives tapping into energy from Trump

Buoyed by President Trump, conservative activists are funneling their newfound energy into this year’s three-way primary, which will yield the party’s challenger to Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Police identify 32-year-old woman who apparently drowned in New Hampshire

Anna Gdanian of Manchester, N.H., was kayaking with three friends just before 9 p.m. on Thursday when her vessel capsized.

Family of slain Lynn teacher honors her with a softball tournament

The Vanessa Masucci Softball Tournament will be held July 20-22 in memory of a popular Lynn school teacher killed in her Revere home last September.

Local Croatian community still proud after losing to France in World Cup finals

There are only about 250 first-generation Croatian families in New England, but more than 100 people attended a watch party in Charlestown.

Chess notes

The weekly game

Notable officials, including Robert Kraft, pay respects after Weymouth officer killed

Patriots owner Robert Kraft was reportedly spotted entering the Weymouth police station Sunday after Officer Michael Chesna died in the line of duty.

Eastham man reported missing found dead

A 47-year-old man who was reported missing on Friday was found dead Sunday morning in a wooded area in Eastham.

This day in history

Today is Monday, July 16, the 197th day of 2018. There are 168 days left in the year.

Photos: Weymouth police officer killed in the line of duty

Fellow officers and mourners paid their respects to Weymouth’s Michael Chesna.

Mass. hiker gets lost in N.H., ends up in drainage system, found safe

New Hampshire officials say a hiker who went missing in the far northern part of the state has been found unharmed after ending up in a drainage system.

Male suffers life-threatening injuries after fight in Dorchester

A person suffered life-threatening injuries after a fight broke out in Dorchester Saturday night, Boston police said.

Smoky blaze in Eastham sends firefighter to hospital

A smoky, persistent blaze sent one firefighter to the hospital and forced several residents out of their Eastham home early Sunday morning.

Weymouth shaken after officer, bystander both shot and killed

A police officer and a local woman were shot and killed Sunday after a 20-year-old man allegedly crashed a car, attacked the officer, stole his gun, and used it to shoot both victims.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, July 15, the 196th day of 2018. There are 169 days left in the year.

Hull teen allegedly caught driving 116 mph on I-95 in New Hampshire

Cullen Gaudette, 18, told police he was trying to get to a camping outing early, officials said in a statement.

‘We’re picking up the pace’ on election security following indictment of Russian agents, Galvin says

Massachusetts’ voter logs were not hacked by Russian agents during the 2016 presidential election.

Again, thumbtacks found in a Newton bike lane

Dozens of silver tacks were spotted by a group of cyclists on Nahanton Street Saturday, police said.

Competition puts their memory to the test

Thirteen contestants from across the country took part in the 2018 USA Memory Championship hosted for the first time by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

At Camp Kangaroo, grieving kids come together to talk, reflect, and play

At a free weekend day camp, kids who have lost a parent or loved one come together to play, support each other, and talk about their loss.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Westminster man found dead in N.H. was identified by dental records

Brandon Chicklis was traveling to Windham, N.H., for a belated holiday celebration when he disappeared on June 23.

Seagull in Gloucester snatches wallet from man on the street

A man was walking down Main Street near the waterfront area around 9 p.m. Friday when the seagull swooped down.

Westwood police rescue owl caught in hockey net

The owl was “fighting for his life,” Westwood Chief of Police Jeff Silva tweeted.

For some State Police, it’s a posting in paradise

As broad cost-cutting measures and staff realignments continue to batter State Police on the mainland, sleepy island barracks on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard continue to endure.

‘He was totally engulfed in flames’: Witnesses recount blaze that injured two Everett firefighters

Everett firefighters Scott Dalrymple and Joshua Doyon suffered burns when they were overcome by an apparent flashover of flames inside a home that caught fire on Morris Street on Friday.

Thomas Farragher

Jan Cellucci keeps Paul Cellucci’s memory alive by fighting his killer, ALS

Jan Cellucci’s last campaign continues without the man she once asked to the junior prom.

In separate Worcester attacks, suspect allegedly shoots at bicyclist, and man is wounded in back

Terrence Kenol, 21, was arrested after allegedly shooting at a bicyclist from his car on Oak Avenue, then fleeing police.

Yvonne Abraham

The truth about Lawrence

Making a scapegoat of undocumented immigrants and sanctuary cities like Lawrence only serves the purposes of the Trump administration.

Two men arrested in car vandalism spree in Whitman

Two men are facing multiple charges after allegedly smashing the windows of nine vehicles in Whitman and attempting to shoot a man with a BB gun early Saturday morning.

Head-on collision on Route 6 in Wellfleet leaves two hospitalized

Officers responded to a report of a car accident on Route 6 near Fresh Brook Lane at 5:03 a.m., according to a statement from Wellfleet police.

Legal battle over medical examiner’s track record

A man convicted of murder more than 20 years ago is fighting for access to the personnel records of the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy.

Brockton man arrested after home invasion and foot pursuit in Canton

A Brockton man was arrested after a brief pursuit Friday night for allegedly breaking into a Canton home and stealing $2,000 and a small safe.

Former Nahant and Saugus official sentenced for violating probation 200 times

Former Nahant and Saugus town manager Andrew Bisignani violated his probation of house arrest by taking trips to the mall and restaurants.

sunday’s child

Jonathan and Violette both love playing outside

He especially likes playing sports and she loves to be out on the playground.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Alleged leader of Lawrence fentanyl trafficking ring charged in death of user

Sergio Martinez faces a charge of aiding and abetting a distribution of fentanyl that resulted in death.

Entangled whale spotted off Cape Cod in October is freed from nets in N.Y.

The whale was first spotted near Cape Cod, with gillnet fishing gear, including ropes and small floats, wrapped around its upper jaw.

Suspicious package found outside Brockton dance studio

The State Police bomb squad is investigating a suspicious package found this morning outside of the Gold School dance studio in Brockton.

Medfield man killed in motorcycle crash in Walpole

Sergeant Brian Becker of the Walpole police said officers responded to the crash in the 500 block of High Street at 10:45 p.m.

Scattered showers will hit Boston this weekend, along with increasing clouds and humidity

After some brief morning sunshine, scattered showers are on track to hit Boston Saturday evening, along with increasing clouds and potential thunderstorms.

Two men shot in Cambridge Saturday morning an hour apart

Both men were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening.

SUV ends up on top of car in Roxbury crash

Firefighters responded to Humboldt Avenue at about 6:18 a.m., the fire department wrote on Twitter. A utility pole was damaged in the crash.

Missing Westminster man found dead in NH

Brandon Chicklis, 20, had been reported missing June 23 to police in the central Massachusetts town of Westminster.

Two people stabbed in Haverhill

Haverhill police are investigating a double stabbing in the area of 117 Lafayette Square, officials said.

Nestor Ramos

Finally, a parade for all Southie to love. But what took so long?

For gay Southie residents, the hiring of Bryan Bishop of OUTVETS is thrilling and overdue.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, July 14, the 195th day of 2018. There are 170 days left in the year.


July 14, 2018

Tuition at UMass system to increase by 2.5 percent

The increase is slightly below last year’s 3 percent tuition hike, officials said.

NH kayaker drowns in Piscataquog River

The body of the 32-year-old woman was found in about 14 feet of water Friday morning, officials said.

In N.H., former Mass. school principal indicted on multiple counts of sexual assault

Richard Brunt, 74, of Lakeland, Fla., was arrested on June 26 and arraigned in a Florida court as a fugitive from justice on June 28, New Hampshire State Police said in a statement.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Off-duty life guards help struggling swimmers to safety at Hampton Beach

None of the five swimmers required medical treatment, a Hampton fire official said

Facing off with the US Postal Service

Heather Astaneh was livid when a package she ordered arrived late, so she wrote a complaint on the US Postal Service website. Three years later, her case is in federal court.

Truck jackknifes on Mass. Pike near Palmer

Traffic westbound was delayed, but all lanes were reopened shortly after 6:30 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.

Health inspectors visit prisons after receiving complaints about heat

State public health officials inspected facilities after complaints that prison temperatures had risen above 100 degrees during the recent heat wave.

Two arrested in Dorchester drug bust

Barbara Delgado-Ocasio and Jose Rivera, both 48, were arraigned Friday in Dorchester District Court, police said.

This new T official is standing by for your complaints

Danny Levy’s new job is to advocate for riders, whether by improving communications or fielding complaints.

Ground Game

Suddenly every Democrat is the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Just ask them

Ask the candidates who claimed to be the next Obama or Trump after their unexpected rises: An upset is not easy — nor is it common.

Boston’s MLK Scholars gather for motivation, celebration

Friday marked the kickoff of this year’s MLK Scholars program, which connects 650 Boston youths with summer jobs at local nonprofits.

Small amount of fentanyl found on tennis court in North Reading

A hazmat team tested the substance found on a tennis court at an apartment complex, fire officials said.

Harpoon and Dunkin’ Donuts are planning to release a beer this fall

Fresh off its Polar Seltzer beer, Harpoon Brewery is collaborating with another iconic local company.

State officials, animal advocates highlight danger of leaving pets in hot vehicles

The event marked the official launch of the league’s fifth annual “Too Hot for Spot” summer pet safety campaign.

Woman pleads guilty in beating death of 3-year-old stepson in Roxbury

Ashley Young wept Friday when she confronted the woman who beat her 3-year-old son to death in 2016 in Roxbury.

Two firefighters, one civilian injured in Everett blaze

The two firefighters were hurt at the scene of the blaze on Morris Street.

Former staffer questions investigation

A former editor who accused the editor of the Boston Globe of harassment released a statement questioning the Globe’s investigation.

2 arrested following series of burglaries at MIT fraternity houses

Thieves stole a PlayStation, bicycles, and a backpack, among other items.

Great New England Air and Space show takes off this weekend

The show kicks off its celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Air Force Reserve this weekend in Western Massachusetts.

Drone video shows shark eating seal off Cape Cod beach

A Nauset Beach visitor spotted a commotion in the water. Soon after, the ocean turned red.

Swimmers make waves in fight against cancer in Boston Harbor event

Nearly 70 swimmers, including seven Olympians, sliced through the waters of Boston Harbor on Friday.

Believe it or not, President Trump has been in Europe a little over 72 hours

President Trump has generated an awful lot of headlines and controversy in three days overseas.

Dockless bikes keep ending up underwater

Reports of submerged rides have come in from Quincy, Arlington, and East Boston.

Police investigating series of home invasions in Providence; children tied up in latest incident

Police in Providence are investigating a series of home invasions that have occurred in the city in recent weeks.

Baker says RMV can handle automatic voter registration

But Governor Baker stopped short of endorsing legislation that could automatically register thousands of new voters in next few years.

Six hurt in school bus crash in Ted Williams Tunnel

Six people who weren’t on the bus were sent to area hospitals with “minor to serious injuries,” State Police said.

Three people charged with heroin trafficking after traffic stop in Greenfield

State Police found 66 grams of heroin in the suspects’ vehicle during a predawn traffic stop in Greenfield, authorities said.

Governor Baker proposes using state cash bonanza for school safety measures

The safety package is part of Baker’s budgetary framework to spend the $1 billion in unexpected tax revenue the state saw in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Police find missing man in Ipswich

Ipswich police had been searching around Crane Beach for a male in his 30s.

Milford woman dies on 22nd birthday in single-car crash in Sharon

Stephanie Boaventura drove her Toyota Corolla into the median “for reasons still under investigation.”

Two brothers, a wild scuffle, and a gun — N.H. man, 58, booked for menacing sibling

The wild incident unfolded around 11:15 p.m. at 111 Kennard Rd. when the suspect, identified as Carl Wingfield, allegedly pushed his 49-year-old brother during an argument.

Man dies after being pulled from water in Bourne; latest in rash of drownings

A man who was stricken while swimming with his two children was pulled from Pocasset Harbor Thursday.

Friday will be sunny and pleasant, but thunderstorms possible this weekend

The highs on Friday could reach the 80s, but it won’t be muggy.

This day in history

Today is Friday, July 13, the 194th day of 2018. There are 171 days left in the year.


July 13, 2018

NH man pulled from river identified

Christopher Audet, age 45 of Penacook, was pronounced dead at the scene after his body was found Sunday in the Contoocook River in Concord, officials said.

Bust nets $200,000 worth of illegal drugs, Middlesex DA says

“It was a very big operation both in terms of profit and in terms of product being moved,” Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said.

Man dies after being pulled from water in Bourne

The man was in cardiac arrest when first responders arrived and pronounced dead at Falmouth Hospital.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

At harbor island camp, teens train to be civic leaders

Former campers return to Camp Harbor View on Long Island to spend the summer learning how to mentor the next generation of Boston youths on community action.

New England news in brief


In packed courtroom, lawyers spar over fate of ‘protected’ immigrants

The case could affect the ability of some 300,000 immigrants to remain in the country.

BU parted with its private school president over a misconduct allegation

The university launched an investigation into Ari Betof’s behavior after a BU undergraduate student, who had babysat for Betof’s children, complained to the university.

Senate unanimously backs automatic voter registration; bill may reach governor soon

Eligible residents who interact with the Registry of Motor Vehicles or MassHealth would have to opt out if they don’t want to join the state’s voter rolls.

Police make second arrest in fatal July 4th shooting in Dorchester

Travis Phillips, 27, of Dorchester, was arrested in the area of 150 Worcester St. in the South End Thursday at about 11:15 a.m., police said.

Pam family member on trial for allegedly scamming siblings out of Mattapan home

Prosecutors allege what Kyle Pam did amounted to a scheme of theft, forgery, and embezzlement that left the 70-year-old Margaret Williams homeless.

With family grown apart, historic farm is in the middle

An auction Thursday attracted hundreds of family members, neighbors, and bidders to watch the old farm be sold.

US government argues that family torn apart at border must wait its turn to be reunited

The government argued Thursday that it was unfair for a 9-year-old boy separated from his mother at the US border to “leapfrog over children with the same issues ” and immediately be reunited with his mother.

Martha’s Vineyard bus driver fired after racist remark to potential passenger

A Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority bus driver ignored a potential passenger Wednesday, telling the passenger later that they drove by them “because you are black.”

Swampscott man charged with raping five women at gunpoint

A 52-year-old military veteran from Swampscott was held on $175,000 cash bail at his Thursday arraignment on a slew of charges.

Was that really a debate? Zakim and Galvin spar about whether they’ve sparred

That question arose this past week when the upstart challenger Josh Zakim blasted William Galvin for refusing to debate him in any of the six public events he has proposed.

Globe editor did not violate anti-harassment policy, investigators find

Investigators hired by The Boston Globe have concluded that Brian McGrory did not violate the newspaper’s anti-harassment policy in text exchanges with a former writer and editor.

Walsh vetoes city lobbying rules, calling proposal ‘inadequate’

Mayor Walsh said that both versions failed to properly define and regulate lobbying, as well as create a proper enforcement mechanism.

Gonzalez, Massie get cash infusion from public financing

The two gubernatorial candidate received significant infusions of cash Thursday from the state as part of Massachusetts’ optional public financing system.

Build-A-Bear halts ‘Pay Your Age’ deal after it proved too popular

The promotion, which let customers buy a bear and pay their current age with a cap at $29, was halted because of overwhelming crowds and safety concerns.

Leader of LGBTQ veterans group will oversee South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The leader of an organization representing veterans who identify as LGBTQ will oversee planning for next year’s South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, marking a dramatic break in an annual event.

3 Taunton men charged after allegedly blowing pot smoke in goat’s face

The suspects are scheduled to appear in court on animal cruelty charges at a later date.

Prosecutors oppose Tsarnaev request to obtain a copy of Todashev recording

Federal prosecutors are fighting a request from Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to obtain recordings of interviews with a triple-homicide suspect.

Bridgewater man buys 9 lottery tickets worth $900,000 — after 26 years of trying

A Bridgewater carpenter bought nine Mass Cash tickets. Each turned out to be worth $100,000.

Worcester police probe shooting of 22-year-old man

Officers arrived on Chandler Street around 8 p.m. Wednesday after receiving several calls about youths firing guns at each other.

R.I. woman charged with drunken driving after van with 5 children slams into truck

Rhode Island State Police identified the driver as Leah Beatriz Duran, 41, who was allegedly drunk behind the wheel at Lincoln Woods State Park.

Worker dies at metal plant after being freed from industrial machine

Sharon firefighters received a call at 9:30 a.m. for a person stuck in a machine at Industrial Metal Products located on Merchant Street.

Sessions singles out ‘sanctuary city of Lawrence’ in N.H. opioid speech

Speaking in Concord, N.H., on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said “there can be no sanctuary” for fentanyl dealers.

Beaches reopen, but officials warn swimmers of rip current risk along southern Mass. coast

Tropical Storm Chris is moving away from Mass., but swimmers are being warned of potentially dangerous currents.

Four decades have passed since five men were found dead at the Blackfriars Pub in Boston

The Suffolk district attorney at the time said he’d “never witnessed a more shocking crime,” and to this day, the case remains unsolved.

Boston’s streets do go in all sorts of directions. These charts prove it

Boston’s street layout is less orderly than some other American cities but looks better when compared with cities abroad, new data visualizations show.

House backs plan to try addiction medications in some Mass. prisons

The proposal, which needs approval by the Senate and the governor, would provide buprenorphine and methadone at six state-run facilities.

Family of slain Haverhill teen recalls boy’s ‘legacy of love’ as alleged killer arraigned

The grieving mother of Bryce Finn said her son “brought happiness and love” to many people.

Man reports armed robbery to Wareham police. Officers find pot, ammo in his car

A 19-year-old who reported being robbed at gunpoint faces charges after Wareham police allegedly found marijuana and ammunition in his car.

US Coast Guard searching near South Monomoy Island

The Coast Guard began searching near South Monomoy Island after an unmanned dinghy was found floating adrift.

2 indicted in assault on Boston College hockey player

A grand jury indicted a New Jersey police officer and another man on charges of assaulting a BC hockey player — who is Lindsay Lohan’s cousin.

Woman injured after becoming trapped between train and platform on Red Line

The woman suffered minor injuries after somehow getting stuck beneath the skirt of a train in the Central Square T station.

Beachgoers warned of ‘moderate’ rip current risk

This stretch of lovely weather will continue for the next several days, but forecasters warned about a “moderate risk” of rip currents.

Green Line service temporarily suspended between Brigham Circle and Heath Street

A broken rail at Riverway eastbound has forced the suspension of service for track repairs.

Nestor Ramos

Weep not for Starbucks. But in the North End, what comes next?

The North End uprising that drove the coffee giant away has some troubling implications.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2018. There are 172 days left in the year.

Corrections officer pleads guilty to smuggling opioids to inmate

William Holts, 51, of Pawtucket, R.I., had agreed to smuggle 100 Suboxone strips into the state prison in Norfolk, officials said.

Preliminary autopsy results confirm Dedham caregiver died by suicide

Mary E. MacKinnon, a caregiver at a group home, died of suicide by asphyxia, authorities said.

3 Delaware men charged for murder of Haverhill teen

Bryce Finn, 18, was shot to death after he opened the front door of his Haverhill home last June, just days after his high school graduation.

Lawyers for Rosenberg, Hefner say releasing accuser’s name would level ‘playing field’

Bryon Hefner and Stanley Rosenberg’s moves to unmask one of Hefner’s accusers drew a stiff rebuke from the man’s attorneys.

After spate of shootings, police add bike units to patrol parks and playgrounds

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans announced an increase in bike patrol officers through the end of the summer following a Fourth of July week in which 10 people were shot and three killed.

Mass. Legislature could strengthen Charlie Baker’s hand with budget delay

The Democrat-controlled House and Senate have taken longer to finalize a budget than lawmakers in any other state.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

Prisoners’ suit challenges restrictive new rules on visits to prisons

Prisoners and their visitors sued the state Department of Correction, alleging the prison system’s new visitation rules are too restrictive and threaten to undermine rehabilitation.

Yvonne Abraham

Women in law paint picture of harassment

In the law, as everywhere else, women said they were afraid to report the incidents of harassment because they feared being labeled as humorless, or a troublemaker, or worse.

Late Boston firefighters’ families urge tough fire laws

The families were testifying before a commission on Beacon Hill as it looks to create standardized training for welders and craftsmen and increase fines for violators.

Another Starbucks or CVS? Not without Boston’s OK under new proposal

One new city proposal in Boston would make it harder for chain stores to set roots in areas where residents would rather see a locally owned business.

Roxbury church gets new chance at preservation

A more-than-century-old church in Roxbury has been spared from the wrecking ball, at least temporarily.

With Kavanaugh’s nomination, the focus is on precedent — and on Roe v. Wade

With Roe v. Wade a hot-button issue, Brett Kavanaugh’s views on judicial precedent will get great scrutiny as he moves through the Supreme Court confirmation process.

Welcome to Millville, where budget fight means dark streets, no trash pickup, and a growing deficit

Millville residents lost municipal trash service and will see more street lights go dark after voters rejected a $1 million override in June.

Starts & Stops

Commonwealth Avenue bridge project returns in late July

The construction is expected to trigger a wave of traffic disruptions and detours in Boston. Here’s what you need to know.

Protesters urge Northeastern to end contract with ICE

More than 100 students, faculty, and community activists took part in the rally on the campus.

Two men charged with fentanyl conspiracy

Two men were charged Wednesday in US District Court in Boston with allegedly conspiring to sell fentanyl in Lawrence and Methuen, federal prosecutors said.

Cambridge 19-year-old arrested for armed robbery of $2.33 lighter

Cambridge police arrested a 19-year-old man after he allegedly stole a lighter and pulled a gun on the clerk.

Saugus fire caused by spontaneous combustion of oily rags

A pile of oily rags outside a Saugus home caught on fire in the heat Tuesday, causing around $750,000 in damages.


Lexington man will admit to role in prostitution ring, feds say

Kyung Song on Tuesday agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling’s office said.

Moderate risks for rip currents off Mass. coast as Hurricane Chris travels northeast

Several beaches, including Horseneck Beach in Westport and others on Cape Cod, had moderate rip currents in the morning.

Wildfires spread across West, including one so large it can be seen from space

A blaze in Nevada generated so much heat and smoke it was visible from space.

Harvard, MIT scientists propose new method to measure universe’s expansion

Scientists from Harvard and MIT could have the key to discovering how the universe began and whether it will continue expanding or eventually collapse.

Chihuahua left in dog carrier dies of heatstroke

A 1-year-old Chihuahua that died of heat stroke was found in a dog carrier by animal shelter staff in Brockton Tuesday morning.

Zuzo the police dog returns from sick leave and helps catch 2 Rehoboth burglary suspects

The 2-year-old Seekonk police K-9 recently had emergency surgery to treat an infection.

Appeals Court reinstates conviction of gang member in asthma manslaughter case

A 40-year-old bystander who was unaffiliated with gangs ran from the gunfire and collapsed from a severe asthma attack. He died several weeks later at Boston Medical Center.

Artist Ekua Holmes wants to plant hope all over Roxbury

Her vision is to plant 10,000 sunflowers in Roxbury, spreading beauty through seeds.

Steamship Authority to test Nantucket ferry after trips canceled for mechanical issues

The Steamship Authority plans a trial run Wednesday for a ferry that was pulled from service for part of Monday and all day Tuesday.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to give speech in N.H. Thursday on the opioid crisis

His visit comes after President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in October 2017.

Kavanaugh will be ‘a disaster for the country’ if confirmed to the Supreme Court, says Harvard Law prof

One Harvard Law professor isn’t expecting good tidings if Brett Kavanaugh is ultimately confirmed to the high court.

Ever wanted to own a State Police K-9? These two need good homes

K-9 officers Klauss and Alex are retiring soon, and Massachusetts State Police are seeking homes for the dogs.

Baker’s plan to cut State Police OT spending faces major hurdles

In early May, the governor and the head of the State Police promised a crackdown on overtime spending, including a decrease of up to 40 percent in one of its most costly units.

Motorcyclist caught on video in road rage incident

State Police are asking the public’s help to identify a man who was involved in a road rage incident on the Zakim Bridge on Monday afternoon.

Police release images of car sought in fatal motorcycle crash in Dorchester

Police believe the car to be a 2003 to 2005 Lincoln LS sedan that is either silver or champagne in color and has a moon roof.

‘Brazen felon’ who nearly killed a man in N.C. nabbed in Dorchester

Allen Lewis allegedly shot another man multiple times in Kinston, N.C., in May and left the victim “struggling for his life.”

Driver dies in crash in South Boston

A 59-year-old driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to Tufts Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Showers and storms to be followed by cooler weather in Boston area

The showers and thunderstorms that reached Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the early morning hours Wednesday will give way to a partly sunny day with cooler temperatures.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2018. There are 173 days left in the year.

Toddler’s toe severed after getting caught on slide at Cape Cod park

A two-year-old girl’s toe was severed after it got caught on a slide at a playground in Bourne on Tuesday.

Relatives of two Boston firefighters killed in Back Bay blaze to testify on ‘hot work’ bill on Beacon Hill

The commission is considering recommendations that would ensure codes are updated in state statutes and mandate more training for tradesmen.

East Boston MS-13 member sentenced to prison

Edgar Pleitez, 28, also known as “Cadejo,” was sentenced to five years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

Driver killed in crash on I-90 in Grafton

The driver of a 2015 Ford Fusion veered into the breakdown lane and struck a tractor trailer Tuesday afternoon, State Police said.

Motorcyclist killed in Yarmouth crash

The man pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Buck Island and Townbrook roads late Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Milford woman pleads guilty to stealing $2.7 million from employer

Debra Mulloy, 57, used her company’s credit card from 2012 to 2016 to buy mostly luxury items worth nearly $2.4 million, prosecutors said.

Accomplished filmmaker and therapist from Concord dies on Nantucket

Jenny Phillips apparently drowned Monday evening after jumping from her small sailboat to swim to shore on Nantucket.

Electrical fire destroys 2 buildings, damages 6 others at Fryeburg Fairgrounds in Maine

A fire on the historic Fryeburg Fairgrounds that destroyed a sheep barn and a cattle shed was caused by an “accidental electrical malfunction,” officials said Wednesday.

Adrian Walker

The Democrats running for governor must be wondering when the cavalry arrives

As a popular incumbent, Charlie Baker’s fund-raising prowess comes as no surprise. But why aren’t Democrats showing more financial support for either of their candidates?


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

What happened when a soccer skeptic sat through a World Cup match

Maybe my problem was a simple lack of understanding. Maybe watching players at the highest level would change my mind. Maybe I actually loved soccer, and just hadn’t realized it yet.

Bill to combat opioid crisis rejects 72-hour hold, adds mandate for hospital care

House leaders rejected Governor Baker’s proposal for 72-hour involuntary commitment and instead would require emergency rooms to offer medication to overdose survivors.

Drugged driver charged with homicide 10 months after fatal crash

Lynn DeWolfe, 51, pleaded not guilty in the death of Christopher Weisz, a 42-year-old father of three from Bedford.

Petition urges Northeastern to drop ICE as co-op employer

A petition urges Northeastern to stop assisting students in pursuing internships at ICE, as many activists and politicians call for its abolishment as a government agency.


The DEA just put out a new list of slang terms for marijuana, and some of them are pretty hilarious

If you’re looking to purchase some legal marijuana in Massachusetts, you might want to get ready to ask for some . . . “shoes”?

At top hospitals, department chiefs still overwhelmingly white, male

The lack of diversity is not just history inside Boston’s academic medical centers. It’s also very much the present inside Boston’s academic medical centers, a Globe survey finds.

Can an impeachment campaign actually work? And six more questions for Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager, was set to hold an impeachment meeting in Boston on Tuesday night and another in New Hampshire on Wednesday night.

Boston police congratulate taxi driver on 50 years of service

Boston’s police commissioner Tuesday honored a taxi driver for a half-century of work.

Trump tweeted about an Emerson College poll. But his facts weren’t quite right

The president’s Twitter post doesn’t tell the whole story, according to the Emerson professor who helped lead the study.

A sales tax holiday may happen in 2018 after all

While the broader bill the House is considering is a sure bet for passage in the chamber, it’s unclear where the state Senate stands.

Council considers allowing noncitizens to vote in municipal elections

There are more than 190,000 foreign-born residents in Boston, making up about 28.4 percent of the city’s population.

Head of school at Boston University Academy is suddenly out

Boston University has fired Ari Betof, the head of Boston University Academy, a small private high school that it operates on its campus.

Patient, worker from residential care facility in Dedham found dead

A 74-year-old employee of a Dedham facility left the property Monday morning with a client in his 40s, and they were both found dead hours later.

Bridgewater police search for suspect in shooting of motorist driving on Route 24

State Police detectives are searching for suspects in the non-fatal shooting of a motorist who was driving along Route 24 Monday evening, officials said.

Get Smart

Harvard study finds that during heat waves, people can’t think straight

Ever feel during one of these recent sweltering days that it’s just so hot you can’t think straight? Well, maybe you can’t.

Two-alarm fire damages six-unit residential building in Dorchester

Boston firefighters knocked down a two-alarm fire in a six-unit residential building in Dorchester early Tuesday afternoon.


Rescuers work to save dolphins stranded on Cape Cod; 10 released into ocean

A dramatic rescue on Cape Cod began Tuesday morning as rescuers worked to save 14 dolphins that got stranded along the coast of Wellfleet.

North Reading restaurant closes after salmonella outbreak sickens up to 39 people

A public health advisory posted Friday said the outbreak is believed to have originated on June 23 at Kitty’s Restaurant.

Braintree police seek public’s help identifying ‘sweatsuit razor bandit’ who stole $1,000 worth of razors

If the suspect turns himself in with the razors, police said they will give him “a big internet high five for doing the right thing.”

Mental health is a college stumbling block. For students of color, it can be a wall

Many college students of color worry about being a burden to their families, judged by other students, or misunderstood by counselors who don’t understand cultural issues.

Boston police arrest suspect in slaying of man shot on Dorchester street

Officers arrested Michael Carleton, 32, Tuesday morning on a warrant charging murder in the slaying of 36-year-old Deondra Lee.

Man flees police, crashes car in Manchester, N.H.

Jason Smith, 35, was arrested in Manchester, N.H., Monday morning after leading police on a short chase and crashing his car.

Is Brett Kavanaugh a ‘promising choice’ or a ‘disturbing’ one? Depends who you ask

Left- and right-wing advocacy groups have sharply different views on the fitness of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court if confirmed.

First great white of the season tagged by experts off Cape Cod

The 11-foot shark was swimming a quarter-mile from Truro.

Dorchester man arrested with guns and 3½ pounds of pot

Though the state has legalized the drug, unlicensed selling of pot remains a crime, and police said they will pursue offenders.

Harvard Law colleagues applaud Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to Supreme Court

One colleague said Kavanaugh was an “inspiring teacher and mentor” and that he “has somehow always found extra time for his students.”

Charlie Baker reserves millions in television airtime for campaign

The reservation locks in ad space on shows that are watched by the demographic the Republican’s campaign is presumably hoping to target.

2018 Boston Marathon raised $36.6 million for charity

Charity runners who participated in the 2018 Boston Marathon raised $36.6 million for good causes, which officials say is a marked increase compared to last year — but it didn’t break the record.

Steamship Authority cancels ferry trips on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket routes

The beleaguered Steamship Authority announced an additional two cancellations Tuesday morning.

Fire destroys apartment building in Leominster

Seven people were displaced and one firefighter had to be treated for dehydration and smoke inhalation, officials said.

Cooling rain is expected in some places in Mass. tonight

Rain is likely to cool the region and set the pace for several days of milder temperatures.

80-year-old rescued by Coast Guard off coast of Rhode Island

Peter Horan was rescued by the Coast Guard sailing from Cuttyhunk Island to New Bedford, officials said.

Is Massachusetts growing enough pot?

Recreational pot will be on sale in a matter of weeks, and some cannabis economists are warning of a serious shortage, at least at first.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, July 10, the 191st day of 2018. There are 174 days left in the year.

Man taken into custody in Gloucester after holding toy gun that appeared to be a firearm

A man was taken into custody Monday by Gloucester police after holding what appeared to be a firearm but turned out to be a toy gun, officials said.

Man was shot in Dorchester Monday night, police said

The man was shot in the area of Spencer Street around 9 p.m. The man brought himself to Carney Hospital and was then taken to Boston Medical Center.

Five points of interest about Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh has taught at Harvard Law School since 2008, including courses on separation of powers and the Supreme Court.

Tyngsborough woman with history of drunk driving due in court for arraignment

Lynn DeWolfe faces multiple charges, including motor vehicle homicide and driving under the influence.

Car-to-car shooting in West Bridgewater

One man was shot in the arm and pulled into the breakdown lane just before Exit 16.

Two killed, three seriously injured after two-car crash in Littleton, N.H.

Brodie Leavitt, 19, of Littleton, and Doresa Harrell, 60, of Georgia, were killed after a two-car crash in Littleton Monday afternoon, State Police said.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Why the US should have supported global breastfeeding initiative

The medical director of Boston Medical Center’s MotherBaby Unit explains why the US should have supported a World Health Assembly resolution encouraging breastfeeding.

Salem restaurant owner pleads guilty to failing to pay $383,000 in taxes

John Kalantzis, the owner of King’s Roast Beef in Salem, failed to report receipts and expenses totaling $855,000 form 2011 to 2015, officials said

Baker defends medical examiner for keeping top aide who ‘misrepresented’ resume

Governor Charlie Baker on Monday said he has “full confidence” in the state’s chief medical examiner.

Federal judge tosses troopers’ suit over altered arrest reports

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by two state troopers who said they were illegally forced to alter a report on the arrest of a judge’s daughter.

Teen leads charge to raise marriage age in N.H.

Cassandra Levesque, 19, lobbied successfully to raise New Hampshire’s minimum age for marriage to 16. Now she wants a seat in the state’s House of Representatives.

In Lawrence, bodegas now carry healthier options

Customers are noticing: At many bodegas now, fruits and vegetables greet shoppers at the front of the store.

Mayor Walsh proposes wage hikes for employees of vendors with city contracts

The proposed changes, to be presented this week to the City Council, would require the vendors to pay the state prevailing wage of $14.85 to $20 per hour.

Authorities searching for wrong-way driver involved in Melrose hit-and-run

Authorities in Melrose are searching for a driver who struck an 85-year-old man Monday morning while he was out for his morning walk, leaving him in the road with life-threatening injuries.

Royalty comes to Woods Hole on a mission to protect world’s oceans

Prince Albert II of Monaco marked a partnership with the Marine Biology Laboratory, reflecting his family’s interest in oceanography and marine life.

Phone contacts: Do you delete the deceased?

For many people, the simple fact of a name and phone number in a cellphone, with sometimes a small photo, remains a meaningful tie to someone who can never call back.

These six people may decide whether Kavanaugh will join the Supreme Court

Six senators may have an ability to alter the outcome of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Woman charged with threatening newspaper reporter

A Shutesbury woman was held without bail on Monday after she allegedly made a threat against a Walpole Times reporter last week.

Thomas Hardiman was ‘most likely to succeed’ at Waltham High. He now may be a Supreme Court pick

A lot of people have been called “most likely to succeed” in high school. But how many get so tantalizingly close to the Supreme Court?

Westport man gets booted from suprise party and allegedly targets friends by ramming car

A Westport man got kicked out of a surprise party early Saturday in Fall River and then surprised his friends by allegedly assaulting them and ramming his car into their Acura, officials said.

Castle Island Brewing Co. scraps plans for Ink Block beer garden this summer

The announcement follows earlier delays for the company’s pop-up attraction.

The question order has been set for the fall ballot

It’s a milestone for the fall elections because campaign ads usually end with call to action to vote yes or no on the question.

Another day, another cancellation on the Steamship Authority

Troubles continued Monday for the beleaguered Steamship Authority, which canceled another ferry trip because of mechanical issues.

Proud family members celebrate graduation of most diverse Boston Fire Academy class in years

“It’s every kid’s dream to be a firefighter,” one graduating firefighter said. “It feels amazing. It’s like I won the lottery.”


Here are the 4 Supreme Court candidates, including the one who was ‘most likely to succeed’ at Waltham High School in 1983

Here are the four candidates for Supreme Court that President Trump is reportedly deciding among, including recent addition Thomas Hardiman.

Hiker saved after falling 60 feet off cliff in Chesterfield

The 66-year-old man was rescued Sunday afternoon after he fell 60 feet down Chesterfield Gorge.

East Boston man ordered held on $200,000 bail on explosive charges after apartment blast

“Based on what we found, we don’t believe there was a sinister plot,” Boston’s police commissioner said of the discovery of bomb-making materials in an East Boston apartment.

Mount Ida president blames closure on Lasell College maneuvers

Former Mount Ida College president Barry Brown blamed the school’s shutdown on Lasell College’s unexpected change of the terms of a merger.

Groton man dies in motorcycle crash

A 25-year-old Groton man died after crashing his motorcycle at an intersection in Stow Saturday night.

Convicted sex offender Wayne Chapman ordered held without bail on charges of exposing himself

Chapman pleaded not guilty to charges of open and gross lewdness and lewd, wanton, and lascivious conduct.

Chicopee police pull Mercedes from river — 3 months after driver ‘blacked out,’ forgot where he left it

A dive team on Sunday recovered the mud-caked vehicle from the bottom of the river. It had been reported missing in April.

Fire destroys condo complex on Old Orchard Beach; 16 residents displaced

A fire destroyed an eight-unit condominium complex in Old Orchard Beach on Saturday.

Stray peacock found on Cape Cod is put up for adoption

A stray peacock that was found on Cape Cod is being put up for adoption by the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Red Cross under emergency blood shortage, issues urgent call for donations

The organization asked people to find blood drives near them and make an appointment.

North End manhole fire causes power outage

Eversource crews were on scene to address a reported power outage, he said. It was unclear how many North End homes or businesses lost power.

Monday will be sunny and hot

Monday is shaping up to be sunny and hot, with temperatures reaching close to 90 in the Boston area.

Boston police searching for car in connection to fatal motorcycle crash

Boston police are asking for the public’s help in finding a car in connection to a fatal motorcycle crash in Dorchester early Sunday.

This day in history

Today is Monday, July 9, the 190th day of 2018. There are 175 days left in the year.

Man found dead in New Hampshire river

The body of a middle-aged man was found in New Hampshire’s Contoocook River on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Shrewsbury police searching for suspect in bank robbery

The suspect, described as a man in his 30s, approached the counter with a note demanding money, indicating that no one would get hurt if they cooperated, police said.

Lamb on the lam: Police chase runaway sheep named Dodge in Mansfield

Mansfield Police were on a hot pursuit Sunday morning, but the furry suspect they were after ultimately got away.

The search for ‘Hornzy Twigs’: Tweet over stuffed animal lost in Logan Airport goes viral

Any chance you’ve seen a cute, pink, stuffed baby giraffe with horns sitting around Boston’s airport?

Addicted people often end up in jail. That can be deadly for them

Most jails and all prisons in Massachusetts deny inmates access to medications to treat addiction. When discharged, inmates are at high risk of fatal overdose.

Boston weighs giving legal, non-US citizens voting rights

The council is considering ways to make city elections more inclusive, including allowing immigrants with legal status the right to vote in municipal races.

‘It was heartbreaking’: Mass. beauty queen gives back crown after #MeToo joke

Maude Gorman, who is a survivor of sexual assault, resigned after an emcee made a joke about the women’s movement on stage.

Ancient Armenian water celebration comes to Watertown

When celebrating Vartavar, there is no such thing as a no-splash zone. Everyone gets wet.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

BU professor granted almost $1 million to study air pollution

Jeffrey Geddes is trying to get a better understanding of how emissions from natural and human activities interact.

Duties of demoted executive in medical examiner’s office ‘remain largely the same’

Lisa Riccobene, suspended after her claim of having a master’s degree was disputed, has returned with duties that “remain largely the same.”

Time Machine

July 9, 1934: A week after a man’s body and a stolen boat are discovered on mud flats in Cohasset, the mystery is solved. The “pirate suicide” is identified as James Newton, chairman of the board of selectmen in Marlow, N.H. Newton, who was struggling financially, apparently stole the boat at gunpoint from a Williams College student during the Harvard-Yale crew races.

On the Cape, tourists and locals take sharks in stride

Over the past week, 10 great white sharks have been spotted off the Cape Cod shoreline.

Elizabeth Warren slams President Trump at Natick forum

Asked about Trump’s offer to make a donation if she took a DNA test, Warren shrugged it off as a distraction technique.

16-year-old dies in apparent drowning in North Attleborough

Fire officials located the boy’s body Sunday evening hours after he had been reported missing, and performed emergency lifesaving measures.

Pedestrians stroll down a car-less Newbury Street for third annual ‘Open Newbury’

If you missed Sunday’s event, fear not: It was the first of three this summer.

Adrian Walker

Whittier Street board votes to name the headquarters for the center’s director. Maybe the staff should have gotten a vote

Employees at Whittier Street Health Center just voted to unionize, after years of frustration with the center’s director. So isn’t this an awkward time to name a building after her?

Workers at disability services nonprofit in Lawrence plan to strike, citing low wages

Most of the staff members at CLASS, Inc., are paid less than $15 an hour, which leads to “high turnover and constant staffing issues,” union officials said.

Chess notes

The weekly game

Capital Source

In backing Gifford for Congress, Fitchburg mayor rebuffed others — including Marty Walsh

The pull for Fitchburg Mayor Stephen L. DiNatale’s political heart strings was not without competition.


Sledding during heat wave? Stored snow allowed it.

A sliding track in the northeastern Vermont town of Craftsbury was one of the coolest places in the country during the recent heat wave.

Tropical Storm Chris to avoid New England

While a tropical storm warning is already in affect in some southern states, New England will remain largely untouched by Tropical Storm Chris.

Maine town closes lakeside beach after illnesses reported

A southwestern Maine town has closed a lakeside beach because several people reported getting sick after swimming there during a recent hot spell.

Man killed in Rockland motorcycle crash

A 22-year-old man died after his motorcycle crashed on Route 3 in Rockland early Sunday morning, State Police said.

Dorchester man arrested on gun charges

The 29-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning after a brief police chase in Dorchester.

Authorities investigating suspicious death in Nashua

David Smith, a Nashua resident, was found dead after police responded to a 911 call at 19 Buck St. around midnight Sunday morning, according to the statement from the attorney general’s office.

Mechanical issues cause Steamship Authority to cancel two trips Sunday morning

The Steamship Authority’s cancellation of two trips Sunday added to local frustration with the transportation agency, whose fleet has been plagued with mechanical problems.

Two people are killed in separate overnight highway crashes

State Police responded to fatal crashes in Rockland and Wrentham early Sunday.

East Boston explosion came after chemicals, powders ‘blew up’ in man’s face

Some weapons were found in the residence, including an assault rifle, but officials do not think the incident had anything to do with terrorism.

Man injured in shooting near Boston Police Headquarters

Bullets also struck the building, police said.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, July 8, the 189th day of 2018. There are 176 days left in the year.

Porch floor reportedly collapses, injuring Conn. partygoers

Police say a porch has collapsed at a Connecticut home, and witnesses say a group of people at a party there, including children, fell through the floor.

Man seriously burned in boat explosion in Maine

The man, who was not identified, suffered third-degree burns over his entire body, officials said Saturday night.

State officials, families alarmed by spate of drowning deaths

At least eight people have died in apparent drownings across Massachusetts since the final days of June.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

For refugees in Kenya, an education in hope

The Kakuma Refugee Camp is a holding center for thousands dispossessed by war and conflict. A New Hampshire university has made it the focus of its global plans.

Kayaker pulled from water in Hanson, police say

The town’s fire department responded at 4:28 p.m. to a “water incident” behind 71 Ocean Ave., Hanson police said on Twitter.

Crowd swarms lion dance at Chinatown festival

Throughout an afternoon of performances at the Chinatown Main Street Festival, which drew hundreds of visitors, none charmed the crowd quite like the lion dance.

Residents, college battle over late-night lights on athletic field

Plans to illuminate Lasell College’s athletic field has sparked disagreement in Newton that has escalated over the years.

ACLU sues Cambridge for billing Women’s March groups

Massachusetts Peace Action, one of several organizations who planned the Jan. 20 march, called the charges an impediment to free speech.

Summer fireworks season is peak time for runaway dogs

The Fourth of July is always peak season for runaway dogs — thanks to fear of fireworks — but this may be the worst season in memory.

For some seniors, a cultural shift and a vital volunteerism

The village movement, which originated in Boston, is part of a wave of volunteerism gathering strength at a time when governments are strapped for cash.

sunday’s child

Aaliyah, 3, loves dancing to music

She will often mimic dance moves she sees in different videos. Aaliyah also likes watching “Sesame Street.” She particularly loves Elmo!

Man shot and killed in Roxbury

A 30-year-old man was shot to death on Homestead Street in Roxbury Saturday afternoon, police said.

2 sets of hikers are rescued in White Mountains

Two sets of hikers had to be rescued from the White Mountains because they were unprepared for the terrain and cold, windy conditions.

Yvonne Abraham

It’s decision time for Susan Collins

How Susan Collins, Republican Senator from Maine, reacts to President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court could be a moment that defines her career.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Burning Steamship Authority bus damages cars in Falmouth parking lot

No passengers were on board, the bus driver escaped unharmed, and there were no reports of injuries, officials said.

Dunstable house collapses in two-alarm blaze

The house at 389 Thorndike St., located in a rural area, was vacant, officials said.

After an ideal weekend, heat (though no wave) is on the way

Today and Sunday will see sunny skies and pleasant temperatures. Then temperatures in the 90s will return, although it won’t be a replay of the recent heat wave.


A look at your daily horoscope for July 7th.

Emissions measures could be too low

Calculating emissions, scientists say, is very inexact, and we may be underestimating how much we’re putting into our environment.

Blue Line service suspended because of power problem

Blue Line service has been suspended because of a power problem at Airport station.

Boston police detective of Boston Marathon bombings recognition retires

After 36 years with the department, Kevin McGill retired Friday alongside detective John Joyce, a 38-year veteran, Boston police said in a statement.

Woman ejected from car in rollover crash on I-495 in Plainville

The 30-year-old woman was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of serious injuries, State Police said.

2-year-old boy pulled from Lynn pool pronounced dead at hospital

The child was pulled from a pool in Lynn Friday evening and later pronounced dead at North Shore Children’s Hospital in Salem.

Police ID man fatally shot on Fourth of July in Dorchester

Deondra Lee, 36, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds shortly before 10 p.m. in the area of Brookford and Dacia streets.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Man injured after firework explodes in hand at Mansfield train station

“After lighting the fuse, the man returned to the firework, picked it up, and it exploded in his hand,” Mansfield police said on Facebook.

At Maine retreat, disabled veterans find sense of belonging

This weeklong retreat brings together military veterans who have survived devastating injuries.

Thomas Farragher

To Rockwell fans, their faces may look familiar

As children, they modeled for Norman Rockwell’s paintings. Decades later, they will gather for a reunion.

Judge overseeing lawsuit against Hefner, Rosenberg steps down

Judge Debra Squires-Lee did not say why she recused herself from the case against Bryon Hefner and Stanley Rosenberg.

Starts & Stops

MBTA loses reprieve from outsourcing restriction

The T had used a three-year exemption from an anti-privatization law to win major savings and concessions.

Investigators probe apparent drowning at Millbury pond

Authorities are investigating the apparent drowning of a man at a Millbury pond, which followed six other drowings this week.

Walsh opposes North End Starbucks proposal

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is opposing a prospective Starbucks location at the entrance of the North End.

Bob Massie lags on fund-raising, gives campaign another loan

A campaign official says Bob Massie’s trip to France affected the totals.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, July 7, the 188th day of 2018. There are 177 days left in the year.

Dave Epstein

What’s the weather going to be like the rest of the summer?

It looks as though we’ll get a break in the heat this weekend, but then what happens for the rest of July and into August?

Mosquito pond in Jamaica Plain tests positive for West Nile virus

City officials urged residents to protect themselves from the virus by using insect repellant, wearing long sleeves, and emptying standing water.

State lands tax windfall: $1.2 billion more than expected

Much of the unexpected revenue came from unstable sources, such as capital gains taxes.

N.H. man accused of breaking into apartment, leaving child pornography behind

Kenyoun Gifford allegedly broke into a Manchester apartment, scattered child pornography, and spray-painted the word “PEDO.”

Lightning strike starts blaze in Weymouth home

Lightning struck a home in Weymouth Friday afternoon, starting a fire in the attic. This is a developing story.

Wellesley man arrested in alleged export plot tied to marine equipment

Shuren Qin was detained by US Marshals following an initial appearance in US District Court in Boston.

Hot spell brought temperatures near record levels on Mount Washington

How hot was the recent hot spell? So hot that even atop New England’s famously cold Mt. Washington, temperatures neared record levels.

State trooper pulled out of burning cruiser after he crashed into guardrail to avoid hitting deer

The 28-year-old state trooper was responding to call near the Chestnut Street overpass when a deer ran in front of his cruiser.

Great white shark snatched fish off hook, captain says

A great white shark leapt out the water and ate a bass that was being reeled in from a boat in Cape Cod Bay Thursday morning.

Man fought 4 people as dog died in hot car, police say

Police say a Chelsea man fought four people, including a pregnant woman, as his dog, which was also pregnant, died in the back seat of a hot car.

Boston firefighter dies in motorcycle crash in Dorchester

Justin D. Poitras was off-duty at the time of the crash, which took place near the intersection of Clapp and Boston streets.

Thunderstorms bring much-needed relief from the heat

The storms rolled from west to east across the state, bringing heavy rain but also cooler, less humid weather.

Dog’s barks helped alert family to fire in Marlborough home

Marlborough firefighters received help from a half-dozen area communities in battling a three-alarm blaze Friday.

Nestor Ramos

A tourist asked for recommendations in Boston. And social media responded — with kindness

What if we all saw our city through the eyes of an earnest tourist?

Foul play not suspected in death of Boston man found near Kelley Field in Hyde Park

There were no signs of trauma or foul play found on the victim or at the scene, a State Police spokesman said.

Live Updates

Minute-by-minute updates as severe weather rolls through Mass. and the heat wave breaks

Mass. will soon see cooler weather as storms roll across the state.

Boston police arrest suspect in 24 armed robberies

A convict whom police believe committed 24 armed robberies in Greater Boston since January was arraigned Friday on charges stemming from three of the brazen heists.

7 die in drownings in just 1 week

The apparent drowning of a man in a Millbury pond on Friday was the seven victim.

Here’s where today’s thunderstorms could strike

A flash flood watch is in effect for portions of Massachusetts and Rhode Island from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Groups want the T to provide fare discounts for low-income riders

The T has batted the idea around for years, but never implemented it.


July 6, 2018

This day in history

Today is Friday, July 6, the 187th day of 2018. There are 178 days left in the year.

Former local pub destroyed, firefighters treated for heat exhaustion after Hanson fire

JJ’s Pub in Hanson was destroyed in a fire Thursday, and multiple firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion.