Frank Salemme, Paul Weadick found guilty in murder trial

The verdict signified long-awaited justice for the family of Steven DiSarro, a South Boston nightclub owner killed 25 years ago.

Sharon Kelley, a cousin of Private First Class John MacDonald, was given the flag that draped the World War II veteran’s casket by Marine Major Theodore Smith.

At long last, remains of WWII Marine are laid to rest

Seven Marines lifted their rifles skyward Friday, each firing three volleys in honor of Private First Class John MacDonald, a World War II veteran from Allston.

Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. “initiated and directed” a conspiracy to defame a state trooper and unlawfully tamper with a court file, according to a lawsuit filed Friday.

Lawsuit alleges DA ‘directed’ conspiracy in State Police scandal

The civil complaint was filed by lawyers for State Trooper Ryan Sceviour in Suffolk Superior Court.

Eleanor Sullivan Donato and Tom Sullivan flipped through a photo album and scrap book while they talked about their brother, Paul J. Sullivan, who was killed in Vietnam 50 years ago. The family will award the 50th scholarship in his memory.


Paul Sullivan died in Vietnam 50 years ago. And his family has kept his memory alive ever since

The story of Sullivan’s brief, shining lifetime is retold each year during the award ceremony for the scholarship that bears his name.

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Three MS-13 gang members charged

Three Salvadoran men had ties to the Everett chapter of the violent Central American street gang, officials said.

Seekonk man charged with sharing customer’s nude photos at RI video store

Terrance M. Roy, 46, was arrested at noon Friday at Flint Audio Video in Middletown, R.I. on charges of accessing a computer for fraudulent purposes, computer trespass and conspiracy, officials said.

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Today is Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year.


June 23, 2018

New Hampshire man wanted for killing wife, officials say

Denis Bisson, 52, is facing a charge of second-degree murder after the body of his wife, Angie Bisson, 43, was found in a residence in Berlin Friday morning, officials said.

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Boston, MA - 6/28/2016 - Mayor Marty Walsh listens as Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang (R) announces Michael Contompasis as the Boston Latin School interim Head Master in Boston, MA June 28, 2016. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: 29blspic Reporter:

With Chang out, parents ponder future

Friday’s announcement of Superintendent Tommy Chang’s impending departure from the Boston school system took few parents by surprise. They knew he had been on shaky ground for several months — the question was when he would leave.

Charlie Baker’s son will cooperate with any probe into alleged incident on flight, governor’s office says

Governor Charlie Baker’s office said Friday night that his adult son A.J. will cooperate with any investigation into an alleged incident on a JetBlue flight earlier this week.


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Fire department moves to discipline four members over social media posts

The commissioner said at least 10 firefighters have been disciplined over the past two years for inappropriate social media activity.

2 Mass. residents arrested in R.I. for possession of stolen handgun, illegal ammunition

Officers discovered a stolen handgun, armor-piercing bullets, and a bulletproof vest in the car during a traffic stop, police said.

05/23/2018 Boston Ma -Superintendent of Boston Public Schools Dr. Tommy Chang (cq) was at a school program at the Mattahunt Elementary school to support the school keeping its origional name and supporting the Haitian Creole program. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang to resign

In an interview Friday, Chang confirmed he is stepping down, after three years, saying he is in active negotiations with the Boston School Committee “for a mutual parting of ways.”

Police seek information regarding damaged Brookline sculpture at Larz Anderson Park

Brookline police are investigating damage to an art installation on town property at Larz Anderson Park last weekend.

At least three ladder trucks were used to fight the fire.

Chelsea firefighters battle three-alarm fire

Firefighters could be seen on the roof of a four-story brick apartment building around 3:30 p.m.

Police in Dover, N.H., say infant’s death at day-care facility was not suspicious

Police said the autopsy did not reveal anything suspicious and said there was no evidence that any other child at the day care was ever in danger.

A mother and three children were found murdered in this home on March 1. No one has been charged with the crime.

Cousin indicted on charges he lied to police investigating West Brookfield murders

A relative of the mother and three children who were found murdered in their central Massachusetts home in March has been indicted on charges that he misled investigators looking into the deaths.

Joe Balich (left) owner of Balich 5&10, was met with well wishers as he planned to close his store on Saturday. Lee Cloughier, a longtime customer, shook his hand and wished him well.

Arlington’s five-and-dime shop to close after 64 years; patrons bid bittersweet goodbye

Arlington variety shop Balich 5 & 10 is finally closing its doors after 64 years.

Wayne Chapman has been indicted by a Middlesex grand jury for allegedly fondling himself in front of staff at a state prison a couple weeks ago, prosecutors said Friday.

Convicted child rapist Wayne Chapman indicted by grand jury on lewd behavior charges

Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office announced the indictment against Wayne Chapman, 70, in a statement Friday.

South Boston man convicted in Roxbury bar slaying

Jurors returned a guilty verdict against Charlie Brea, 32, who prosecutors said fired a handgun into a crowd outside the Breezeway Bar and Grill on Blue Hill Avenue .

Beach walkers kept an eye on the seals swimming at Coast Guard Beach in North Eastham, Mass., in 2015.

Blood in the water at Coast Guard Beach halts midday swimming

A lifeguard Friday spotted blood in the water, signaling that a shark could be nearby, an official said.

Car fire put out in Boston Common parking garage

A small car fire started in the parking garage underneath Boston Common Friday afternoon, but firefighters quickly extinguished it.

The Raise Up Massachusetts coalition rallied at the State House.

Lawmakers are looking at their own millionaires’ tax, but it’s going to take a while

Progressive legislators and activists aim to try again for a new income tax on the state’s highest earners in 2022.

After nanny accidentally locks child in hot car, Melrose police warn about heat danger

Fire officials and a towing company responded to help unlock the car, and the child was “freed within one minute of their arrival,” police said.

N.H. man accused of stabbing his mother to death charged with second-degree murder

A 21-year-old New Hampshire man accused of stabbing his mother to death in May is due to be arraigned Friday afternoon.

This shark, caught and tagged off Florida, was one of those whose movements were studied.

Great white sharks like to hang out in ocean eddies, new study says

The creatures prefer anticyclonic, or clockwise-spinning, eddies in the ocean, according to new research.

23scam -- Police said an international scammer posing as a Chinese government official sent these documents to a Cambridge woman and tricked her into wiring $95,000 to a bank in Hong Kong. The documents appeared to be official government papers and contained her personal information, but they turned out to be fake. (Cambridge ?Police Department)

Cambridge police detectives help prevent woman from being scammed out of nearly $95,000

Police said the woman had been targeted by a scammer who threatened her with arrest unless she wired the money to a bank in Hong Kong.

3 people wounded in drive-by shooting in Fall River

Two women and a man standing on a sidewalk were hit by a barrage of bullets in a drive-by shooting early Friday morning.

An Amazon Echo Dot.

No need to call dad: Northeastern students can use Alexa to answer school-related questions

For students who opt in, “Husky Helper” will answer questions about enrollment, schedules, even financial aid.

Cruise ship that struck boats in Boston Harbor cleared to go back to sea

Citing an unspecified mechanical failure, the Coast Guard said Thursday that “the cause of the failure is pending.”

Taunton police investigating alleged assault on officer working detail

Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh reported that the alleged assault occurred around noon in the area of Hart’s Four Corners.

Malden woman arrested twice within four hours by Boston police

The suspect allegedly stole items from a CVS and then snatched a purse at a district police station three hours later, authorities said.

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GOP ‘wasting’ time on immigration, Trump says

President Donald Trump suggested Republicans put off efforts to pass legislation until after the November elections.

Take in the sunshine while you can, because wet weather is on the way for the Boston area.

TGIF: Enjoy the weather now, because rain is on the way

Friday will be sunny, with a high near 73. Then showers will arrive this weekend.

Democratic candidate for governor Bob Massie during the Democratic State Convention in Worcester earlier this month.

This candidate for governor has just $10,000 left in his bank account

In the gubernatorial race for fundraising dollars, this entrepreneur and environmentalist has come up short.


June 22, 2018

In primary fight, Galvin signals he’s ramping up spending

The Brighton Democrat has hired Mara Dolan to serve as communications consultant, making her the first person to draw regular pay from his campaign this election cycle.

This day in history

Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year.

Anti-Semitic slur and swastika found on wall at Reading middle school

The incident was the latest in a series of at least a dozen incidents targeting Jewish people at district schools over the past year.

Boston man arrested in Roxbury for dealing cocaine and heroin from his car

Police found more than 80 bags of heroin and 13 bags of cocaine hidden in the car.

Supreme Court ruling on Martha’s Vineyard man could change how some deportation proceedings are initiated

The US Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 Thursday in favor of a Brazilian immigrant who lives on Martha’s Vineyard in his fight against deportation.


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Police investigate death of infant in Dover, N.H.

Police in Dover, N.H., are investigating the death of an infant who was unresponsive at a day care facility on Thursday.

An executive order by President Obama established the first national ocean policy and made protecting coastal waters and the Great Lakes a priority.

Trump rescinds Obama-era ocean policy

President Trump this week struck another blow at his predecessor’s legacy, rescinding an executive order that established the first national ocean policy.

Vermont Senate passes third budget bill of the year

The bill could face a veto because it does not include Republican Governor Phil Scott's plan to pay down nonresidential property taxes.

Boston police officers injured in struggle with Hyde Park man

A Hyde Park man will face charges of assault and battery on police officers after he allegedly seriously injured one and caused minor injuries to several others Wednesday night, police said.

Boston’s head of human resources said that amid a thriving economy, City Hall faces increased competition for top talent.

Experts at hearing agree Boston city officials should get a raise

City officials, private consultants, and government watchdogs seem to be in agreement: Boston’s top public officials need a raise.

Dr. Atul Gawande.

‘How do you create an Amazon Prime for health care?’ and other challenges for head of effort to reinvent medical care

The Globe asked several experts where Boston surgeon and prolific author Dr. Atul Gawande should start as he tries to help three financial titans try to reinvent health care.