In 2004, Annan told Harvard grads the world needs ‘enlightened American leadership’

“We must not allow ourselves, out of fear or anger, to treat people whose faith or culture differs from ours as enemies,” Kofi Annan said.

The gaming room at MGM Springfield.

With new casino, a big bet on Springfield

Seven years after Massachusetts legalized casino gambling, MGM Springfield is set to open on Friday.

At St. Christopher Church in Dorchester, the Rev. Paul Helfrich became emotional as he addressed the Pennsylvania grand jury report from the pulpit during Mass on Saturday.

More than 1,000 sign letter asking US Catholic bishops to resign

The letter says the crimes documented in a recently released Pennsylvania grand jury report about of child sex abuse “evince a horror beyond expression.”

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Greg Henning.

Longtime Suffolk district attorney Dan Conley endorses candidate Greg Henning

The announcement was long expected but officially makes clear whom the sitting incumbent wants to succeed him once he leaves office in January.

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Drawbridge connecting Lynn and Saugus will be closed on Monday

The Belden G. Bly Bridge, which is also called the Fox Hill Drawbridge, was closed Sunday after it got stuck in the open position around 5:40 p.m.

Mass. man dies after several swimmers rescued off N.H. beach

A 49-year-old Methuen man has died and a 47-year-old Methuen woman is in critical condition after several swimmers were rescued — some by a good samaritan from Boston — from a rip current Sunday off Seabrook Beach.

North End angel takes flight

Sophia Fialkosky, 10, of Newton stars as this year’s Flying Angel in the North End’s annual Fisherman’s Feast. Sophia’s 94-year-old great-grandmother is the oldest living Flying Angel.

College-bound? The fees could end up being a big surprise

Even families who have done their homework before their children commit to a college can find surprises lurking among the line-items charges.

Inside an addiction-treatment clinic where walk-ins are welcome

The Fall River center is one of three “opioid urgent care clinics” intended to seize the moment when a person wants addiction treatment.

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3-year-old boy struck, killed by car in Worcester

The boy’s bicycle was hit by the front of a Nissan Armada that was pulling out of a parking spot on Laurel Street.

Attorney Michael Avenatti spoke at the Hillsborough County Democrats’ fund-raiser and picnic in Greenfield, N.H. on Sunday.

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dips toe in political candidate waters

Michael Avenatti told attendees at the Hillsborough County Democrats’ fund-raiser that the Trump presidency is “one large dumpster fire.”

Robert Hoatson, outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, held a photo showing Cardinal Sean O’Malley with Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, who has been accused of sexually assaulting minors.

Former N.J. priest joins regular protest at cathedral

Robert Hoatson and other protesters said Cardinal Sean O’Malley should have taken action against a former Washington, D.C., archbishop for his decades of alleged offenses.

The outside of the MGM Springfield casino.

Photos: A look inside the new MGM Springfield casino

MGM Springfield is set to open on Friday, marking the first time patrons can legally wager on table games such as blackjack and craps within Massachusetts.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

With special delivery, research on Ebola virus begins at BU biolab after decade-long effort

Boston University’s controversial laboratory, built in 2008, received final approval late last year, and got its first pathogens this month.

Man dies in apparent drowning in Ammonoosuc River in N.H.

The 31-year-old man was found unconscious by a relative who recovered him from the river and performed CPR.

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Massachusetts’ Sept. 4 primary is coming up fast

Faced with disrupting Jewish holidays and the start of school, Secretary of State William Galvin says he picked the least worst option for the state’s primary election date.

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We’re not the enemy of the people — and most of the people know that

We make mistakes, but we also expose corruption, stand up for the voiceless, keep politicians honest, and tell the stories, large and not so large, of our communities.


Most local state lawmakers are on a glide path to reelection — but there are a few with challenges

Incumbency rules on Beacon Hill. But there is some competition for who will represent some Boston neighborhoods in the Legislature.

Emerson College mourns film professor

Emerson College is mourning the death of a professor who was a member of the school’s community for more than 18 years.

Man stabbed in downtown Boston early Sunday

A man suffered life-threatening injuries early Sunday after being stabbed near 69 Bromfield St., officials said.

Five-year-old boy hospitalized after falling into fire pit in East Wareham

The boy was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns after falling into a fire pit at Maple Park Campground Sunday morning.

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5.2 million people crammed into Boston? In 1900, some of the best minds thought it was a possibility

Globe reporter Thomas F. Anderson’s assignment for his Christmas Day 1900 story was sweeping: Consult the best experts and sketch out a vision of what the city would look like in a hundred years.

-- CAMBRIDGE, MA - Work area on ramp has been like this for at least a year. Alewife garage is reopened Monday August 13th after weekend repairs. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff)

Alewife garage to reopen Monday after a weekend structural assessment

The largest garage in the MBTA system was closed over the weekend to allow for an assessment on the structure’s condition during ongoing repairs.

Quincy police investigate two dozen car break-ins in three days

Eighteen break-ins occurred on Saturday alone, according to Quincy police.

Shots fired at teen who entered Portsmouth home, looking for a party

A teen walked into an unlocked Portsmouth, N.H. home early Saturday morning, expecting to find a party. But it was the wrong address, the mix-up ended with the homeowner firing shots at the in his car, police said. No one was injured, and Portsmouth police are still investigating.

Shots fired in East Boston home, car overnight

Police recovered bullets in a house and a car on Chelsea Street in East Boston early Sunday morning, officials said. No one was injured in the incident.


Aug. 20, 2018

Victim of rant, other bikers ride against racism through Dorchester

The ride was organized by a Roslindale resident who recorded a man’s racist diatribe against her and her husband after the couple pulled over their motorcycles.

David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, poses for a photo at Pine Trails Park, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Hogg, one of the leaders of the March For Our Lives movement, is spearheading the national effort to register young voters along with the New York-based organization HeadCount. They say students at more than 1,000 schools in 46 states are participating, with most starting their drives Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Parkland survivor to join marchers calling for gun reform

A survivor of the Florida school shooting and a parent of one of the victims are planning to join students in Mass. this week for a 50-mile march calling for gun law reforms.

Toddler dies after being pulled from Granby pool

A 2-year-old child died after being pulled from a pool in Granby Saturday night.

Worcester always wanted to be a baseball town. Now it has the WooSox.

To locals, it seems only fitting that a city the size of Worcester should have a pro sports team, if not more than one.

Man charged in stabbing at Hyannis beach

Police say Damion Fray of Centerville stabbed a 22-year-old Brewster man three times, in the back and shoulder.

Brockton firefighters save 4 elderly residents from burning home

Two of the four residents are believed to be in their 90s. All four were treated for smoke inhalation at a local hospital, a fire official said.

N.H. state trooper injured in crash with pickup truck

The trooper was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital Friday night, officials said.

Bird sightings across the region

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2018. There are 134 days left in the year.

Child unresponsive after being pulled out of Granby pool

The 2½-year-old was unresponsive when rescued around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, according to State Police.

After rain, cooler temperatures en route

With a high of about 80 degrees, the city is most likely to see rain between 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Manchester, N.H., police arrest parents of child treated for gunshot wound

Miguel Roman, 30, and Jennifer Puglisi, 29, were charged with child endangerment and other charges, police said.

Kerry Thompson, who is deaf and legally blind, gave a salsa lesson to Paul Ingemi at the Blackstone Community Center.

She cannot hear the music. But this dancer and her students move to silent rhythms

Kerry Thompson doesn’t need to hear the music to know how it moves her.

Officer John Mercer and K-9 Kenny at Saturday’s retirement ceremony.

K-9 Kenny retires from Hull Police Department

K-9 Kenny sported a snappy pair of sunglasses and indulged in a cake adorned with a Milk Bone at his retirement ceremony Saturday.

Two men injured in hit-and-run on I-93 in Stoneham

A car hit two men while they were changing a tire on Interstate 93 in Stoneham and fled the scene early Saturday morning, State Police said.

Man, 64, injured in bike accident in Jamaica Plain

The cyclist went over the handlebars of his bicycle on Perkins Street Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Photos: Saturday’s demonstrations in Boston

Right-wing demonstrators and counterprotesters exchanged taunts and ugly accusations, but no violence was reported.

Eziah has a great imagination.

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Eziah, 9, loves laughing and Legos

He is sociable, thrives on positive attention and support, and makes friends easily.

The New York man who was bitten by a shark earlier this week was improving Saturday, while the beach in Truro where he was attacked remained closed to swimmers.

N.Y. victim of shark bite in Truro upgraded to fair condition

Longnook Beach remained closed for swimming Saturday because of “recent shark activity.”

N.H. woman who survived bear attack has no hard feelings

Apryl Rogers was mauled last month by a black bear inside her home.

Last weekend, crews conducted repairs following an incident of falling concrete that damaged a parked car at the garage.

Alewife garage closed again for weekend inspections, MBTA says

The MBTA’s Alewife parking garage, which was closed last weekend for repairs, was shuttered again this weekend for a follow-up assessment of the structure’s condition.