Judge orders Dookhan to pay $2m to wrongly convicted man

It is the first case in which disgraced state chemist Annie Dookhan has been ordered to compensate any of the thousands of defendants whose cases she tainted.

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Tom Watson, John Daly, and Bernhard Langer will be among those playing in the US Senior Open June 26 through July 2 at the Peabody course, which also hosted the tournament in 2001.

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Getting real about heroin

Safe injection facilities save lives and are the best option for active users who are unwilling or unable to commit to recovery.

Fessenden School in Newton.

Fessenden School official on leave amid sexual misconduct allegation

An administrator at the prestigious school in Newton has been barred from campus after a former student’s allegation of sexual misconduct in the 1990s.

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Here’s what the Mass. House pot law rewrite would do

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed an expansive rewrite of the voter-approved marijuana legalization law Wednesday night.

After vote to move high school, Lowell faces lingering divisions

Rather than solve a bitter rift, the decision to build a new school in an affluent suburb has further hardened divisions.

Arrest made after Malden woman found strangled in home

Ryan Power was arrested in Seabrook, N.H., and will face a murder charge for allegedly strangling Leah Penny to death in Malden.

The Big Picture

Portugal forest fire

The huge forest fire that erupted on June 17 in central Portugal killed at least 64 people and injured hundreds more, with many trapped in their cars by the flames.

Billerica Fire Department suspends four for sexual misconduct

The employees are facing lengthy suspensions and one accepted a demotion, the town announced.

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One arrested for stealing car in Boston, crashing into MBTA bus in Cambridge

The car was allegedly stolen in Boston, before crashing headon into the bus in Cambridge, police said.

Woman found strangled in Malden home

Ryan Power, 32, of Malden, has been charged with strangulation and assault and battery on a household or family member.

Trinity College closes due to threats from professor’s social media posting

The private college in Hartford will reopen Thursday with increased security, officials said.

Attempted arson investigated at Peabody Knights of Columbus

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information which helps solve the arson.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

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High Times: a look at weed tax laws across the country

Taxes range wildly across the country and 28 percent wouldn’t even be the highest.

The loaded gun was recovered from the suspect after the fight.

Armed Dorchester man arrested after fighting with Boston police

Sherome Pight, 26, was charged with assault and battery on a police officer and multiple gun offenses.

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You heard about Tall Ships, but have you met their cats?

It turns out cats and sailors are a classic partnership that simultaneously does and doesn’t make sense.

Video director Anush Elbakyan worked at her desk in the news hub at the new Boston Globe newsroom at 1 Exchange Place in Boston.

With an eye on the future, Globe returns to downtown Boston

The Globe is leaving its antiquated building on Morrissey Boulevard for two floors of a gleaming, contemporary office space downtown.

Dorchester man sentenced after admitting fatal shooting of Uphams Corner store clerk

A Dorchester man was sentenced Wednesday to up to 18 years in prison after he admitted fatally shooting a 71-year-old store clerk in Upham’s Corner in 2010

The ferry Iyanough was docked after it struck a jetty in Hyannis Harbor. Damage to the bottom of the ferry is visible near the water line.

Captain, pilot of ferry that crashed in Hyannis are placed on leave

Fifteen passengers and crew were treated for non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

Keith Daniel Conway, left , and Anthony Hne Stemn, right, prepared for their graduation ceremony.

56 new Boston officers graduate from police academy

The police recruits were sworn in Wednesday at the IBEW Local 103 in Dorchester.

Sunset Salute tonight to mark end of tall ships festival

Before the Tall Ships sail off Thursday morning, a Sunset Salute is scheduled for Wednesday night at Fan Pier.

Peabody man allegedly beat 11-year-old daughter over installing Snapchat

Relatives heard the commotion and brought the girl to police.

Ethel Izquierdo rested on the last unsponsored commemorative bench at the Brewer Fountain Plaza on Boston Common on Wednesday.

This Boston Common bench can be yours — for $25,000

The Friends of the Public Garden is seeking a sponsor for the last of 10 $25,000 commemorative benches.

‘David Ortiz Drive’ is officially being unveiled Thursday

Big Papi already has his own bridge. Now he’s getting his own road, too.

Political Happy Hour: June 21, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Haze in the House | Moulton buzz | Unintentionally generous Goodwill donation

The $40,000 violin that was lost at South Station and then returned.

$40,000 violin left behind at South Station safely returned to owner

Musician Amy Sims couldn’t have orchestrated a better ending to the distressing ordeal.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2017. There are 192 days left in the year.

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Outburst in Bella Bond trial shows ‘stakes are high’

The outburst between Michael McCarthy’s defense attorney and Judge Sanders is out of the ordinary, and a sign of a tense trial nearing an end.

The crew of the Rona II (right), a British ship docked in Boston’s harbor for the weekend-long parade of Tall Ships, took on the US Navy on Wednesday.

Sail Boston tug-of-war tournament lifts an unlikely team to victory

International crews faced off in a tug-of-war competition, and a group of young women walked away winners.

Trinity College in Conn. closed Wednesday due to ‘threats’

Trinity College in Hartford was closed on Wednesday afternoon after the college received threats, according to alerts posted by the school.

Somali refugees braided hair at a World Refugee Day event in Damascus, Syria this week. Massachussetts lawmakers are working to reduce barriers in the state to hair braiders, who are mostly African-American women and women of African and Caribbean descent.

New England is trying to untangle hair braid licensing

The latest legislative trend to weave its way through New England? Efforts to deregulate hair braiding.

Man arrested after allegedly assaulting woman and shouting anti-Muslim slurs

Sean Devlin was arraigned on charges of violating a person’s civil rights.

Boston police seize gun during traffic stop

When officers asked both men to step out of the car Tuesday, they saw a black semiautomatic Glock Model 26 lying on the floor, authorities said.

The alleged serial killer first surfaced in New Hampshire in the late 1970s using the name “Robert T. Evans.”

What we know — and don’t know — about alleged serial killer ‘Robert Evans’

Police believe he killed at least six people, including a woman and three children in New Hampshire, and they want to know if there are more victims.

Boxford police released this sketch of the suspect.

Boxford police looking for man who tried to lure two young girls into his car

The man allegedly made graphic sexual comments to two 11-year-olds and tried to convince them to get into his car.

Photo of a kind act in Holyoke is a lesson in helping others

Alonzo Johnson was only trying to help. But someone witnessed his act of kindness, and a picture of it went viral.

Millionaires might complain about new tax, but they probably won’t flee, studies show

Despite talk that millionaires will leave the state if Mass. increases taxes on the wealthy, studies show the vast majority will stay put.

Michael McCarthy.

Deliberations resume in Bella Bond murder case

Michael McCarthy has pleaded not guilty to charges he murdered the 2-year-old girl once known only as “Baby Doe.”

What are those weird green things under the highway?

No, they’re not giant insects taking over the city. They’re part of a MassDOT project to reinvent the space beneath the overpass.

Lawrence firefighters save woman from roof of burning building

The house fire on Arlington Street was caused by an unattended candle, officials said.


Three reasons Tuesday was a disaster for Democrats

The contest for a Georgia Congressional seat was supposed to be a chance for Democrats to prove they’re on the upswing. It wasn’t.

Nikos Giannopoulos (left) posed with President Donald Trump and Melania Trump in the Oval Office.

Students say this teacher of the year ‘spreads light’ for the LGBTQ community

Rhode Island’s teacher of the year wanted to show his students they should be comfortable with who they are. So he posed with a black lace fan in the Oval Office.

Flawed star witnesses link Hernandez, Bella Bond cases

“I’m sure someone is gnashing their teeth over there in the Suffolk DA’s office,” one expert said, “‘here we go again.’”


Summer solstice is here. What does it mean?

Solstice took place at 12:24 a.m. today, the longest day of the year.

Lowell City Council approves high school’s relocation

The council voted 5-4 Tuesday in favor of building a new school in the city’s Belvedere neighborhood.

Carlisle bicyclist seriously injured in Bedford hit and run

The 63-year-old man, who was not identified, was riding on Carlisle Road when he was struck.

Waltham man pleads guilty to stealing $82,600 from family and friends in fraud scheme

Beryl Porter, 61, was sentenced to three years in state prison, and five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to have no contact with his victims.

MBTA police say missing $40,000 violin found

Police also said a woman pictured walking off with the photo released Tuesday is no longer a person of interest.


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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.