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Richard Hanson, Newton man charged with killing his wife, cannot have contact with their 3 sons, judge rules

A Newton District Court judge ruled Monday that Richard Hanson cannot have contact with his three sons as he is awaiting trial for allegedly bludgeoning the boys’ mother, Nancy Hanson, to death while they were all together in their home.

Newton man charged in connection with wife’s beating death Saturday night

Richard Hanson allegedly attacked Nancy Hanson in their home on Brookline Street, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

Suspect in Newton slayings sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for competency evaluation

Christopher L. Ferguson Jr. is now being housed at the Bridgewater State Hospital for a possible competency evaluation while he awaits trial in connection with the slayings of three family members in their Newton home, officials said Friday.

Investigators announce arrest in brutal slayings of three in Newton

Authorities said they arrested a 41-year-old Newton man Monday in connection with the brutal slayings of three people, a crime that has devastated the tight-knit neighborhood and left residents fearful for their safety.

Bear sighting in Arlington on Monday delays start of the school day; also spotted at Lexington farm

School was delayed an hour in Arlington on Monday when a bear was spotted in a local neighborhood, officials said.

Black bear spotted running through Newton neighborhood

A black bear was seen moving through Newton neighborhoods on Sunday morning, officials said.

‘This is unjust and wrong’: State program slashes elite golf clubs’ property taxes

Some of the state’s most exclusive clubs, including Brae Burn, Belmont, and Tedesco, have received a break that saves them hundreds of thousands in local property taxes each year.


When their croissants went viral, the pastry chefs started working at 4 a.m. But it wasn’t early enough.

TikTok and Instagram fame has touched down at the Lakon Paris Patisseries in Newton and Brookline. Do you have the fortitude to score a pastry? Do you care?