BC Strong Scholarship honors Marathon bombings survivors

Jack Manning will be the first recipient of the scholarship, given in honor of BC graduate Patrick Downes and his wife, Jessica.

The fenced-in area where a 7-year-old boy was killed by two pit bulls is seen in Lowell.

Lowell residents in shock after boy dies in pit bull attack

The boy was mauled Saturday in a fenced-in area where two pit bulls were kept, according to the Middlesex district attorney’s office.

Boston police officers Richard Diaz (left), Izzy Marrero, David Hernandez, and Eliseo Marrero were among the members of the department who recently returned from a relief trip to Puerto Rico.

‘An overwhelming, humbling experience’ — Boston police return from Puerto Rico

On Sunday, some of the officers attended the “A Taste of the Caribbean” fund-raiser for the devastated island.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman spoke Sept. 6 during a press conference in New York City.

Group suing for Vermont AG e-mails seeking climate collusion

A Washington-based nonprofit wants to prove William Sorrell conspired with other Democratic attorneys general into investigating Exxon Mobil.

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Today is Monday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2017. There are 69 days left in the year.


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In a super rematch, Patriots get set to host Falcons

The Patriots will play the Atlanta Falcons in Foxborough tonight.


Weston asks: Should Trump be impeached?

On Thursday at 7 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Weston will co-host a forum on the issue.

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Three people injured in Dracut crash Saturday

Two people were seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash in on Route 110 in Dracut Saturday evening, according to police.

Wrong-way crash in Reading leaves two drivers seriously injured

A car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Reading early Sunday morning hit another car, leaving the drivers of both vehicles seriously injured, according to State Police.

60-year-old Templeton man dies in Acton crash

A Templeton man died in a rollover crash on Route 2 in Acton on Sunday morning, State Police said.

Devin Suau was the honorary Top Cop and Grand Marshal of the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 19.

6-year-old Devin Suau left ‘an indelible impression’ on Boston police

The Framingham boy who led the department in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade died of brain cancer on Friday.

Man injured in East Boston shooting

A 25-year-old man was shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries on Lexington Street early Sunday morning.

The Boston branch of the NAACP gave Mayor Martin J. Walsh harsh grades in a review of his initial campaign promises surrounding race.

NAACP to release harsh report on Walsh’s promises to communities of color

The document graded Walsh on economic development, public safety, education, and diversity in the city’s workforce. There were no As.

N.H. man fatally shoots pit bull that attacked his dog

The dog chased the man through a neighborhood, according to police.

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7-year-old boy killed in pit bull attack in Lowell

A preliminary investigation suggested that the boy was attacked after he entered a fenced area where two pit bulls were located.

Motorcyclist killed in collision with delivery truck in Middleborough

Michael Garner, 24, was killed in the collision with a delivery service truck registered to Peapod LLC, police said.

Burlington man sentenced to 18 years in prison for sex trafficking

Barry Davis, 38, used heroin to coerce young women into prostitution, officials said.

Georgia man pleads guilty to using customer rewards to defraud Staples

Layne Michael Gosnell and others allegedly created more than 1,100 rewards accounts, often using fake identities, the US attorney’s office said in a statement.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

A mural on Paris Street in East Boston is part of the #ToImmigrantsWithLove campaign.

During illegal immigration crackdown, campaigns celebrating immigrants gain steam

Efforts honoring immigrants and their contributions are gaining momentum in Boston and beyond.

Jacob Goulet.

Vigil marks anniversary of Nashua teen’s death in rainstorm

The body of Jacob Goulet, 16, was pulled from the Merrimack River, days after he fell into an open manhole during an intense rainstorm.

The Enfield Square Mall has lost its anchor stores and many smaller shops. Could it be the new Amazon headquarters?

In Enfield, Conn., a bid for Amazon tinged with irony

As in many communities across the US, the local mall was killed by Amazon and its e-retail ilk.

Two injured in three-car crash in Canton

The crash occurred near the 3000 block of Washington Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a fire official said.

An artist’s rendering on the library website of the renovated Dudley library branch.

$14.7 million renovation of Dudley library branch kicks off

The new space will include a nutrition lab, a multi-purpose room with audio-visual technology, an African-American collection, and works of art commissioned by the city.


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Justin, 11, is ready for his forever family

Justin is a cheerful Hispanic eleven-year-old boy who always has a bright smile on his face!

A rower was framed through foliage of a tree along the banks of the Charles River.

Cheers herald rowers from bridges and river banks during Head of the Charles

Bridges and banks of the Charles River rang out with cheers Saturday as thousands of rowers competed during the Head of the Charles regatta.

Crewmembers passed under the Western Avenue Bridge on Saturday.

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Head of the Charles Regatta

The annual festival kicked off Saturday in Cambridge.

Maine wardens offer $2,500 for information on shooting of bald eagle

The bird was discovered badly wounded on Oct. 13 in Penobscot County in Maine.

Barnstable police officer charged with drunken driving after crash

Officer Christopher Challies, 46, of Sandwich, was charged after the Monday night single-car crash on the Barnstable-Sandwich line.

Louise Day Hicks and Kevin White met before a debate on Oct. 30, 1967.

How the 1967 mayoral race changed Boston

In the 1967 mayoral election, the future and image of Boston seemed at stake — and they were.

Family of Winthrop man slain in 1994 files $60 million suit against US government

The family of a Winthrop man who was fatally shot by a reputed mob associate in 1994 filed a $60 million wrongful death lawsuit Friday.

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Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2017. There are 70 days left in the year.

Concord woman killed Friday night in Westminster crash

A Concord woman was killed Friday night after she hit another car, veered into the guardrail, and rolled over on Route 2 eastbound, in Westminster, police said.

Thousands participated in the annual Head of the Charles Regatta along the Charles River on Saturday.

Summerlike weather makes a beautiful weekend for Head of the Charles

Light winds and sunny skies are expected for Saturday and Sunday.

One person left with life-threatening injuries after crash in Andover

The crash occurred on Interstate 495 at Interstate 93.

Dudley branch of BPL to be renovated

A two-year, $14.7 million renovation set to begin in November will bring several new features to the facade and the interior of the branch.

Haverhill police search for man who went missing from nursing home

David Risch, 58, a resident of Lakeview Nursing Home, was last seen about 2 p.m. Thursday, Haverhill police said.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2017. There are 71 days left in the year.

So long, Lord Jeff: Amherst College unveils new logo

It’s official at Amherst College: Bygone behemoths have pushed a controversial colonial commander to extinction.

Everett man charged with animal cruelty for dragging dog

Mark Hurd, 22, was charged with animal cruelty and disorderly conduct for an incident that critically injured a dog, Everett police said.

Hanson woman sentenced for 2015 fatal crash

Kathleen M. Vitello, 54, pleaded guilty Friday to charges she was driving under the influence of drugs when she struck and killed a Hanover woman.

Fatal crash investigated on Route 2 in Westminster

One person was killed in the crash near exit 26 just after 9 p.m. Friday, according to State Police

Chelsea MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, other charges

Bryan Barillas, 20, a Guatemalan national who also goes by the street name “Chucky,” would serve 22 years in prison and face deportation, if a federal judge accepts a plea agreement, prosecutors said.

Mayor Marty Walsh (left) talked with Governor Charlie Baker.

Baker takes familiar stance on Amazon flurry

Boston’s plan is just one of dozens across the state that Governor Charlie Baker has publicly endorsed — all of them equally, with no public favorites.