Controversial former BU activist says he’ll attend Auburn University next spring

The 19-year-old political science major said Monday that he plans to continue his far-right-wing activism, and views the Alabama school as a good place to do it.

Restaurateur Doug Bacon in his Hopewell Kitchen and Bar.

Cheaper liquor licenses? Not so fast, restaurateurs say

They argue allowing more establishments to sell alcohol could water down the value of their existing licenses.

Protestors stood in front of police line during a confrontation on Washington Street Saturday.

Police, protesters commended for Saturday’s show of peace

More than 40,000 people merged on Boston Common Saturday to protest a “free speech” rally that drew only a handful of people.

Boston-11/29/2016- Signs were posted to mark the controversial deer hunt which began early this moring in the Blue Hills. Each hunter is allowed one day to hunt. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff (metro)

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Managing deer in the Blue Hills

State officials on Wednesday will review the outcome of last year’s hunt and provide information about the proposed deer management plan for this year.

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The skies darkened and for a moment Boston stopped

People gathered around the city and region and paused to watch the moon partially block the sun.

Roslindale couple said ‘I do’ at a bagel shop

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh bagels. Just ask Maggie and Jim Hobbs. They got married at a Roslindale bagel shop Saturday.

Residents and owner mourn death of wayward bull

After being on the loose for nearly a week, a runaway bull met its demise when it was shot and killed Sunday evening in Littleton.

State environmental chief refunded Mass. for personal flight

This questionable use of state resources and funds stayed below the public radar.

Beaches close after sharks are spotted off Cape on Monday

Several sharks were spotted off the coast of Cape Cod on Monday, forcing beach closures in Orleans and Truro.

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Former boyfriend recalls slain Weymouth woman

Andlee Cribb was on the road and talking on the phone with Michelle Clarke, his former girlfriend, when the conversation was interrupted by the attack.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2017. There are 131 days left in the year.

No foul play suspected in Seabrook, N.H., restaurant fire

The fire that left portions of Brown’s Lobster Pound seriously damaged will be investigated starting Monday afternoon.

Mass. Girl Scouts soak in the eclipse, and the science behind it

More than 100 Girl Scouts and their families attended Camp Cedar Hill Monday for a view of the partial solar eclipse over New England.

Lisa and Mark Nipper of Norman, Oklahoma watched as the total eclipse takes place in Hopkinsville, Ky.

Dispatch from Eclipseville: Massive telescopes, magnificent weirdos

The moon began its slow creep through the sky around noon on Monday, the final run-up to the 2 minutes, 40 seconds that Hopkinsville, Ky., has been anticipating for years.

Salem witch hoping for better days after Monday’s eclipse

Lori Bruno, a reverend of Salem’s Chapel of the Archangel Michael, will watch Monday’s eclipse in hopes it brings more light to the world.

22eclipseplane - Advanced equipment will be used by researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as they chase the solar eclipse to study the corona.

Harvard-Smithsonian researchers were set to chase the solar eclipse by plane

Ed DeLuca and his team planned to spend time in the air, studying the solar event as it happens.

Junior Jackie Emmons of Boxford (left) led prospective students, including Cedane Richards of Hartford, Conn., (right, on a college tour at Bentley University.

Want to get into your first-choice college? Better book a plane ticket

As colleges try to winnow large application pools, many use a student’s interest in the school as an important factor in admissions.

Dave Nilson’s latest Corvette.

Wareham man heads to Kentucky not for eclipse of sun by moon — but for the vroom

Dave Nilson of Wareham had long planned to go to Bowling Green. Not to see the eclipse, but to see the National Corvette Museum.

Yarmouth firefighters rescue man from rising water

A leisurely stroll along the beach turned into a close call for one Cape visitor Sunday night.

Woman who was shot in Roxbury has died from her injuries

Boston police said the woman suffered life-threatening injuries on Sunday night.

Coast Guard ends search off Plymouth after kayak owner found safe at home

The Coast Guard encourages kayakers to put contact information on their kayaks to avoid having to launch a search if the kayak drifts away.

In Holyoke, Latino parents to sue over interpretation services

A federal lawsuit seeks to have all school documents in the district translated into parents’ native languages.

Jessica Eisnor (above) and her two young children were found in a Falmouth hotel, according to a police.

Mom, children who were missing located in Falmouth hotel

Jessica Eisnor and her two children had not been seen since Friday.

Dylan Smyth was struck by a commuter rail train in Concord while crossing the tracks on his bicycle Friday night.

15-year-old struck by commuter train in Concord dies

Dylan Smyth was a rising sophomore at Concord-Carlisle High School, the principal said in an e-mail.

A view of the Charles River and Boston from MIT on Monday.

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New England weather will mostly cooperate for eclipse viewing

Neither cirrus clouds nor smoke from Canadian wildfires will block out the sun enough to prevent viewing, but will make it a bit hazy.

Two arrested in Dorchester on gun charges

A man and a teenager were arrested for unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, police said.

Terry Den Besten searched for his bull last week after it escaped from a Littleton livestock auction. The bull was killed Sunday after it appeared in Littleton. “There was no saving it at that point,” Den Besten. “It was suffering.”

Owner unhappy after killing of runaway Littleton bull

The bull ran off from the Farmer’s Livestock Auction and Market Exchange on Tuesday.

Person shot in Roxbury

A person was shot Sunday evening on Walnut Avenue in Roxbury, police said.

Police arrest Woburn man in assault on officers

Police tracked down the man who fled Stoneham Police earlier this week and arrested him Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Kerrol Florizel Bailey.

Dorchester man sought in death of 33-year-old Weymouth woman

Kerrol Florizel Bailey is suspected in the homicide of Michele Clarke.

Boston, MA - 8/20/2017 - Lynee Herrera sits in the grass next to the bandstand in the Boston Common a day after the

After massive rally, Sunday brought calm to Boston Common

The placid scene at Boston Common on Sunday was a stark contrast to Saturday’s massive protest against bigotry.

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Children may be in danger after going missing with mother

Jessica Eisnor was last seen in Falmouth on Friday with her two young children, according to Arlington police.


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Boston police arrest 22 teens in North End Saturday

Boston police said they arrested 22 teens in the North End Saturday night, as police pushed back on unruly behavior during the neighborhood’s annual feast celebrations.

Dr. Michael Vitka lectures on a model of a doll associated with witchcraft during a tour of allegedly haunted locations in Salem.

A guided ghost tour of Salem bewitches visitors

A reporter with an abiding affection for the weird and absurd takes a “Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts” tour of the Witch City.

Special glasses are needed for safe viewing of the eclipse.

Here’s how you can find the best place to view the solar eclipse in New England

Across the region, there are plenty of events planned — read on to find out when you can view the eclipse and do it safely.

Swimmers at Plymouth beach cautioned after shark sighting

Beachgoers in Plymouth were cautioned about going in the water after a great white shark attacked a fishing line on a charter vessel Sunday morning, the harbor master’s office said.

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New England news in brief

20aclu - Mary Holmes, a Roxbury resident, has accused the MBTA Transit Police of violating her civil rights by assaulting her after she attempted to report their aggressive behavior. The ACLU of Massachusetts helped Holmes file her lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday. (Carl Williams/ACLU of Massachusetts)

Transit Police officer to be sentenced in beating

Jennifer Garvey, 35, was found guilty in July of two counts of assault and battery and two of filing a false report.

Sarah Duan (center), the August Moon symbol, got help with the traditional hairstyle from (from left) Janice Zhao, Ting Le, and Miao Tang.

A day before eclipse, moon gets its own day in the sun in Quincy

Families arrived with little ones in tow on Sunday to enjoy the 30th annual Quincy August Moon Festival.

Popular Seabrook, N.H., restaurant damaged in fire

The fire department was called to Brown’s Lobster Pound just before 3 a.m. for a heavy fire.

In a photo provided by the Seabrook N.H. Fire Department, firefighters work on a fire at Brown’s Lobster Pound, a longtime seafood restaurant in Seabrook, New Hampshire, which was heavily damaged by fire early Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Authorities are investigating what caused the fire. The owners say they will reopen as soon as possible. ()

Popular Seabrook, N.H., restaurant damaged in fire

The fire department was called to Brown’s Lobster Pound just before 3 a.m. for a heavy fire that had broken out in the kitchen and rear of the building, said a firefighter.

A moose wandered past the border crossing station between at Norton, Vt.

Help wanted at border posts that sometimes have more moose than people

Customs and Border Protection is offering hiring bonuses and job security for people willing to move to remote spots.

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4 people taken to hospitals after separate incidents in Boston

Two people were in critical condition after a shooting in the Theater District, according to Boston EMS.

This day in history

Today is Monday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2017. There are 132 days left in the year.

Four among 33 rally arrests Saturday had weapons

The bulk of the charges included disturbing a public assembly, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, according to a list of the arrests police posted to their website Sunday.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley praised the actions of Boston police at Saturday’s events.

Cardinal O’Malley tweets praise for police, protesters

“We thank God for the courage of those who gathered at Boston Common to reaffirm that we are one nation,” O’Malley wrote.

Billerica boy suffers severe burns at campfire

The boy was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of severe burns to his legs, police said.


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