Former State Police lieutenants face more charges in OT scandal

David Wilson of Charlton, John Giulino of Lanesborough, and David Keefe of Norfolk stole thousands of dollars through claiming bogus overtime in 2015, the AG said.

Edgar Mejia, lit candle in hand, at Thursday’s vigil for his daughters, who were killed Dec. 9.

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At Revere road side, solace laced with fears

A freak accident killed two children. For many, the tragedy is too close to home.

Newbury College in Brookline has 627 students  and a tuition of about $34,000. Above, the school’s Mitton Hall.

Newbury College to shut down in the spring

The small liberal arts school in Brookline has been on probation with accreditors since the summer because of financial issues.

The Baker administration has already pushed the concept of reserving space on city streets for dedicated bus lanes. Above: A bus uses such a lane in Everett.

Mass. releases its vision for beating the traffic

A mammoth report on the future of transportation in the state was released Friday. At the heart of it: fixing public transit and putting it on sound financial footing.

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Children gather at Roxbury community center for annual holiday party

Every year for the past 19 years, local peace advocate Isaura Mendes has transformed a community space in Boston into a sea of purple and green and filled it with holiday spirit.

Police investigate stabbing near Berklee Performance Center

The victim’s injuries were not expected to be life threatening, police said.

Bulger trial witness found not guilty in 1991 Worcester killing

Ralph DeMasi, 82, was on trial for the slaying of an armored truck guard at a supermarket.

Roxbury man arrested in Georgia for June double-homicide

Nicholas Antoine, 20, was arrested in suburban Atlanta and charged in the deaths of Wilfred Peters and Jeffrey Montaque.

Man charged with OUI in Braintree pedestrian crash

Darrell Young, 25, of Quincy was also charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash that injured a 21-year-old man from Braintree, police said.

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A bicyclist on the Longfellow Bridge this week.

Longfellow Bridge’s biker-safety posts to remain in place for now

Officials said that “given that there are no winter weather events in the immediate forecast,” they would delay the removal schedule.

Lexie Duseau plans to run next year’s Boston Marathon for Globe Santa.

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Runners getting ready to take on the Boston Marathon for Globe Santa

Every year two runners take on Heartbreak Hill and the rest of the marathon to raise money for Globe Santa.

Rollover crash on West Roxbury Parkway injures man

The driver, a 43-year-old man from Dedham, suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the car rolled near Washington Street around 1 p.m., authorities said.

Two-alarm Dorchester fire displaces 17, injures firefighter

The firefighter was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Boston Fire Department. The fire caused about $30,000 in damages.

Spencer man dies in Friday night crash

Cole Victor of Spencer was pronounced dead at the scene, Spencer police said in a statement. It was not immediately clear why Victor veered onto the wrong side of the road, police said.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2018. There are 16 days left in the year.


N.H. woman charged in connection to overdose death of 27-year-old man

Molly Duquette, 27, was arraigned Friday on charges of the sale and possession of a controlled substance, authorities said.

Man, three children taken to the hospital after apartment fire in Attleboro

The four individuals, two of whom are infants, were taken to a local hospital Friday as a precaution because of the smoke caused by the fire, Deputy Fire Chief Ed Greve said.

Quincy police seek person of interest in recent house break-ins

The person, who appears to be wearing an all-light-colored outfit in one of the videos released by police, may have possible ties to Rhode Island, police said.


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Man shot in Mattapan identified

Gregory Phillips, 25, of Dorchester, was found shot inside his car near 155 Savannah Ave. Monday, police said.

Woman rescued from burning car in Wareham crash facing OUI charge

Daicia Rezendes, 28, of Marion, will be summoned to court to face charges related to the Dec. 8 head-on crash, police said.

Man struck by car in Chelmsford, flown to hospital

The man, who was not identified, was struck at the intersection of Boston and Brian roads around 5:15 p.m., Chief James Spinney said in an e-mail.

Transit Police seek man for questioning in larceny case

The incident occurred Nov. 28 around 4:30 p.m., police said.

Globe Santa did a bit of stand-up comedy to open the Giggles Comedy Club’s annual show to benefit Globe Santa.

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Grandparents want to make happy holiday for grandkids

Drug addiction has increasingly caused some parents to leave the care of children to grandparents.

The state income tax will drop to 5.05 percent in 2019, from 5.1 percent.

State income tax to drop, edging closer to 5 percent

The rate went from 5.1 percent to 5.05 percent. More changes could be in store for taxpayers if the economy keeps humming.

Firefighters did a walk-by Friday during the wake for Worcester Firefighter Christopher J. Roy at St. John’s Catholic Church.

Thousands attend wake for Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy

Roy’s funeral will be held Saturday.

First responders deliver twins on highway in Sterling

An ambulance rushed to the highway Friday morning — not to respond to a crash, but to help a couple deliver twins.

The incarcerated Bill Cosby paid tribute to a contemporary, the late jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson, on his Twitter account.

From prison, Bill Cosby pays tribute to jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson

Cosby, 81, is serving a three- to 10-year state prison sentence for sexually assaulting a woman in his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.

Some students at Harvard Divinity School are upset about the school’s plans to take down this tree.

Debate swirls about fate of oak tree at Harvard Divinity School

The red oak is slated to be removed to make room to renovate and expand Andover Hall, against the wishes of some students.

‘Boss of bosses’ gets 20 years for running massive drug ring

The sprawling family operation moved drugs from Mexico to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, prosecutors said Friday.

John Adams Courthouse, home to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Mass. high court cites Ginsburg in setting limits on police powers to search, arrest

The state’s high court Friday positioned the right to privacy enshrined in the Massachusetts Constitution as a bulwark against some warrantless searches and arrests.

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Palmer man charged with murder, violating restraining order in fatal stabbing

A 62-year-old Palmer man allegedly stabbed someone to death overnight Thursday in the Central Massachusetts town, officials said.

Police warn residents in Medford, Burlington after bear sightings

Police are urging residents to take precautions after multiple sightings of black bears rummaging through people’s backyards Thursday and Friday.

Francis Byrne, 94, of Manchester, N.H., stood with his great-grandchildren behind him after he received a long-awaited Purple Heart medal for getting wounded during World War II.

New Hampshire man receives long-awaited Purple Heart medal

On Friday morning, Francis Byrne, 94, received the Purple Heart medal for an injury he received during World War II.

Interior of the Everett Square Theatre in Hyde Park, photographed in 2011.

‘Let’s hope this is the start of something big’: Long-shuttered Hyde Park theater gets new roof

The repairs could bode well for the future of the Everett Square Theatre, the building’s owner said.

Reputed Chelsea gangster accused of double shooting to plead guilty to federal charges

A reputed member of Chelsea’s feared East Side Money Gang, has decided to plead guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges, records show.

Attorney General Maura Healey as she greeted supporters outside before speaking at a rally in Worcester in November.

In shift from first election, Healey to raise funds from donors for inaugural party

The inaugural committee, like those created by other elected officials, operates independently from a candidate’s campaign account.

R.I.’s Foxy Lady club ordered closed until at least Monday pending license hearing

The Providence Board of Licenses issued an emergency closure of at least 72 hours for the club due to “public health and safety” concerns.

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Prosecutors, police appeal for help in slaying of Andover couple seven years ago

The appeal from District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett’s office came on the seventh anniversary of the slayings of John and Geraldine Magee.

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State trooper charged with assault on woman outside Dorchester bar

The trooper was suspended with pay earlier this week, according to a State Police spokesman.

In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 file photo, a car drives past the town line as the sun breaks the horizon, a day after the shooting of children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

Sandy Hook school receives threat on shooting anniversary

Students were sent home after a bomb threat forced an evacuation on the sixth anniversary of the massacre where 20 first-graders and six educators died.

A makeshift memorial with crosses for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was seen in 2014.

Moment of silence, flags at half-staff as Newtown marks six years since Sandy Hook

Moments of silence are planned and flags are at half-staff in Connecticut to remember the victims on the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

A truck after it became wedged underneath the East Street Railroad Bridge in Westwood Friday morning.

A truck is ‘Storrowed’ at infamous Westwood bridge . . . again

The East Street bridge has been the bane of drivers for years as large trucks can get stuck under the low span.

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Warren’s team scouts Boston locations for a campaign HQ. Where could they land?

A Warren spokeswoman declined to comment for this story. Let us persist in speculating, then.

Central American migrants, travelling in a caravan, are taken into custody by US border patrol officers after crossing the Mexico-US border fence to San Diego County on Thursday.

Guatemalan official identifies 7-year-old migrant who died in border custody

Officials say the girl was found Dec. 6 by US Border Patrol agents. They say the girl was taken into custody for about eight hours and then began having seizures.

Weather is warming up for the weekend in the Boston area

Time to bust out those summer shorts and sandals: it could get close to 50 degrees in Boston on Saturday.

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Hush money paid over election concerns, Cohen tells ABC News

The president directed Michael Cohen to make the payments to women alleging affairs with him out of concern about “how this would affect the election,” Cohen told ABC News.

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn

As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding his face in shame.