A timeless tribute to Boston Marathon bombing victims moves at its own pace

A sculptor estimates he has at least another eight weeks of work left on memorials to the Marathon bombing victims.

Robert Kraft pleads not guilty to soliciting prostitution

In a brief court filing, the Patriots owner pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida and requested a jury trial.

Former trooper Gregory Raftery after he was sentenced in federal court in Boston on Tuesday.

Former State Police trooper sentenced to three months in prison in overtime scandal

Retired trooper Gregory Raftery, 48, of Westwood was ordered to serve three months in federal prison for collecting pay for hours he did not work.

Mayor Martin Walsh, who has built a record-breaking campaign account since entering City Hall, has spent nearly $900,000 on a boutique fund-raising consulting firm that employs his longtime partner Lorrie Higgins (left).

Walsh ups his spending to campaign fund-raising firm that employs his girlfriend

Mayor Martin Walsh, who has built a record-breaking campaign account since entering City Hall, has spent nearly $900,000 on a boutique fund-raising consulting firm that employs his longtime partner, Lorrie Higgins.

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Riding the 28 bus — the line that connects Boston’s neighborhoods. Or should.

The 28 bus runs from Mattapan through Dorchester to Roxbury, connecting residents of some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods to schools and jobs. Some believe the MBTA should consider a pilot program to make the route free, which hey say would give those residents easier access to economic opportunity.

On Beacon Hill, lawmakers, advocates push to end child marriage

Massachusetts minors are allowed to marry with the consent of one parent. New legislation would prohibit marriage before age 18.

Police respond to reports of gunshot at Natick hotel

Officers evacuated the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 9 and were searching for a suspect. Police have found no gunshot victims.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, March 27, the 86th day of 2019. There are 279 days left in the year.

State education chairman, a controversial supporter of charter schools, steps down

Paul Sagan repeatedly drew criticism during his tenure for his financial donations for charter schools.

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Roberto Polanco was arrested on drug trafficking charges Monday in Mattapan. Police displayed what they seized in the case.

Man arrested on drug trafficking charges in Mattapan

A Mattapan man was arrested on drug trafficking charges after sending police on a foot chase when they tried to execute a search warrant Monday morning, officials said.

A California couple is accused of paying a bribe to William “Rick” Singer, the admitted ringleader of the admissions scheme, to help their son cheat on his SAT exam last year.

Parents charged with money laundering in college admissions cheating scandal

The indictment against Gregory Colburn, 61, a physician from Palo Alto, and his wife, Amy, 59, marks the first time money laundering charges have been brought in the scandal.

Officers performed a pat frisk on Christian Kavanaugh,18, and found a loaded .22-caliber American Arms Inc. PK22 handgun in the right side of his lower pant leg, police said.

2 Dorchester men arrested Monday after police find illegal guns

Two Dorchester men were arrested Monday in two separate incidents after police found them with illegally owned guns, officials said.

He walked into the Methuen Mart toting a gun, but this would-be robber fled with nothing

Methuen police are searching for a man who tried to rob a local convenience store at gunpoint Monday night but fled the establishment with nothing, authorities said.

A GPS device on the ankle of a parolee in California.

Police can look into GPS tracking records of probationers, court says

Police trying to solve a crime are free to tap into the database of the state probation department’s GPS monitoring system to look at probationers’ location information, the SJC ruled Tuesday.

Two men charged in overdose death in Yarmouth

Two Cape Cod men are facing criminal charges in connection with a fatal overdose that happened in Yarmouth on March 6.

Attorney General William Barr’s brief letter is the only indicatiion so far of what is in the highly anticipated report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

7 mysteries in Attorney General William Barr’s letter

A very close reading of Barr’s findings on the Robert Mueller report raises some questions.

In an effort to deal with overcrowding, a new vehicle reservation system for Acadia National Park is in the works.

Motorists might need to make reservations to drive to popular sites in Acadia National Park

The plan calls for drivers to use a “timed-entry reservation system” to alleviate congestion in the busiest locations during the peak season, which runs from June to October.

Jorge Salcedo pleaded not guilty Monday in US District Court in Boston.

Former UCLA soccer coach charged in college admissions scandal plans to sell house

Lawyers for Jorge Salcedo, 46, who resigned last week as head coach of the UCLA men’s soccer team, made the disclosure in a legal filing Monday in US District Court in Boston.

Tow truck driver shields man in wheelchair who ended up inside Prudential Tunnel

“The tow driver possibly prevented a tragedy,” a police official said.

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2009, file photo, Parole Agent Steve Nakamura uses a flashlight to inspect a GPS locater worn on the ankle of a parolee in Rio Linda, Calif. Three decades after they were introduced as a crime-fighting tool, electronic ankle bracelets used to track an offender's whereabouts have proliferated so much that officials are struggling to handle an avalanche of monitoring alerts that are often nothing more sinister than a dead battery, lost satellite contact or someone arriving home late from work. Amid all that white noise, alarms are going unchecked, sometimes on defendants now accused of new crimes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Mandatory GPS monitoring of some sex offenders violates privacy rights, SJC rules

In a 7-0 ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court decided that sex offenders are entitled to a case-by-case review of whether GPS monitoring is needed to protect society.

Anthony Watson was allegedly beaten by a Transit Police officer last summer while sleeping on a train at the Ashmont MBTA stop.

Prosecutor details alleged Transit Police beating of homeless man, coverup

A now-retired MBTA Transit officer beat a homeless man on a train at Ashmont Station last July and two of his superiors tried to cover it up, a prosecutor alleged Tuesday.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to local residents during an organizing event, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Elizabeth Warren dashes to catch New York train, then takes a moment to talk politics, rib TMZ

A video posted by TMZ Monday night showed a determined Warren running full-speed through New York’s Penn Station.

Ambulance hits minivan in Brockton, sending 3 to hospital

The ambulance driver, 48, was cited by police for failing to stop, officials said.

Two Boston firefighters remembered five years after deaths in Back Bay blaze

“We honor and remember the lives of Lt. Ed Walsh and FF. Michael Kennedy, who were tragically killed in the line of duty five years ago today,” the department tweeted.

Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend with kitchen knife in Cambridge

A woman was arrested by Cambridge police after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend with a kitchen knife Monday night, police said.

Chris O’Connell practiced his daily meditation and breathing exercises at Victory Park in Dorchester during last week’s mild temperatures.

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Is winter finally in our rear-view mirror?

Odds are we have seen the last of the accumulating snow this year.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, March 26, the 85th day of 2019. There are 280 days left in the year.

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins

Suffolk DA Rollins, ICE at odds over criminal justice memo

The memo lays out Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins’s criminal justice vision.

Worker struck by garbage truck in Dorchester

Police said the man was working off the back of the truck when he was struck and pinned to the wall of a building.

Worcester man pleads guilty to acting as ‘straw buyer,’ stealing gun from National Guard

Ruben Ramos admitted he purchased guns for other people under the pretense of buying them for himself at least twice, according to the US attorney’s office.

Burlington, Vt. police searching for “armed and dangerous” attempted murder suspect

Police in Burlington, Vt. are searching for a man who allegedly shot someone in the head Sunday morning, officials said.

Southborough man receives white powder in mail

A Southborough man received a card with a plastic bag containing white powder in the mail, officials said.

Jeremy Richman (center) with his wife Jennifer Hensel, who held a photo of their daughter, during a 2013 news conference.

Father of Sandy Hook victim dies in apparent suicide at Newtown’s town hall

Jeremy Richman, 49, the father of Avielle Richman, was found at the Edmond Town Hall, a movie theater and event space in Newtown, at about 7 a.m.

Boston, MA, 03/25/2019 -- Gordon Ernst (L) leaves Federal Court after being arraigned in connection with the College admissions scandal. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 26college Reporter: Milton Valencia

Coaches, test administrators in college scandal arraigned in Boston

The case has attracted nationwide publicity and has raised questions about the integrity of the college admissions system.

Peter Parente lives in one of the 12 remaining houses of the original 20 and is passionate about maintaining its historical integrity.

In Hyde Park, home is where the history is

12 of the homes along Fairmount Avenue are not ordinary. They are the remaining of 20 identical houses built in 1856 by The Fairmount Land Company and Twenty Associates.

Beacon Hill scraps plans for legislative ‘trust fund’ but private donations remain

The proposal was built upon rules the House passed earlier this year, dictating that any funds the groups raised should be held in a dedicated account managed by the House’s business office.

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Lottery results from Monday drawings

Norwell man dies in car crash

A 58-year-old Norwell man died in a car crash Sunday night in Norwell, officials said.

Woman struck, killed by train in Springfield

The woman was pronounced dead after being struck near Wason Avenue and Clinton Street around 3:35 p.m, police said.

Nine nurses at Maine Medical Center’s labor department are pregnant simultaneously

Nine nurses in the Portland, Maine, hospital’s labor and delivery unit are expected to give birth between April and July.

Three of the four chimneys at the former Brayton Point power plant are no more.

Chimneys at Brayton Point toppled to make way for wind energy port

After more than 50 years, three of the four chimneys at the Somerset power plant fell down Sunday as small charges of dynamite went off.

Governor Charlie Baker on the Mueller report: “I am loath to comment about a four-page letter that supposedly wraps up a two-year investigation.”

Baker wants to see full Mueller report before drawing conclusions

Baker, the state GOP’s de facto head, waded into the debate over the report with far more caution than other top Mass. Republicans.

Revere Ma. 10/24/20 Exterior of the New Market Basket Store in Revere that is set to open . Globe Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs Topic: Reporter

Market Basket says stores are ‘ghost-free’ after reported sighting in Wilmington store

Rumors started flying after someone posted on a Facebook page for Wilmington residents that a specter in Victorian garb was seen floating through the supermarket recently.

Boston, MA - 3/25/19 Former trooper Eric Chin arrives at federal court for sentencing in the overtime fraud scandal. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 26trooper

First state trooper sentenced in OT scandal avoids prison time

Eric Chin, 46, of Hanover was sentenced to a year of supervised release, including three months of home detention, and ordered to pay $7,000 in restitution.

Boston police Superintendent James G. Hasson will assume command of the Bureau of Professional Standards, which includes the Internal Affairs and Anti-Corruption divisions.

31-year-veteran to oversee Boston police professional standards bureau

Superintendent James Hasson’s domain includes administration of the Internal Affairs and Anti-Corruption divisions.

Quincy police search for man who assaulted, robbed woman in park

Police want the public’s help in finding a man who knocked a woman to the ground Monday and stole money from her purse.

A Department of Conservation and Recreation employee cleaned the memorial on Monday.

Cleanup progresses at Southie’s vandalized World War II memorial

A masonry cleaning specialist is testing out a combination of cleaning products that appear to have worked. The memorial was splattered with oil earlier this month.

East Boston, MA: 11-5-2017: Passengers wait on the platform as an MBTA Blue Line subway train arrives at the Suffolk Downs station in East Boston, Mass., 2017. (John Blanding/Boston Globe staff) story/Adam Vaccaro ( 05starts )

The MBTA is hiring for two social media jobs — and one pays $120,000

In an attempt to beef up its online presence and better interact with commuters, the MBTA has posted jobs for a manager of social media and director of social media.

Dog and cat adopted by Sudbury couple after calls from 100 people to MSPCA

A dog and cat pair turned in to the MSPCA almost two weeks ago were finally adopted together this weekend by a Sudbury couple, the organization said Monday.

Boston police arrest man on gun charge in Dorchester after finding weapon in car

Officers arrested Ken August, 45, around 9 p.m. Sunday near Stonehurst and Norton streets.