Baker to propose new spending to improve Bridgewater State Hospital

In tonight’s State of the Commonwealth, the governor will pledge $37 million for the facility, which has long been under scrutiny.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was in disbelief after winning his first Super Bowl, in 2002 against the Rams. It began an extraordinary run of success for Boston’s sports teams.

Do we appreciate Boston’s magical run of sporting success?

The Patriots’ victory in Sunday’s AFC Championship game was the latest high point in a 15-year stretch.

A San Francisco police officer held two surrendered assault rifles during a gun buyback event in December.

NRA files lawsuit over ban on assault weapons in Mass.

The Massachusetts chapter of the National Rifle Association filed a civil complaint in federal court in Boston on Monday.

Court officers struggled with a man who jumped over a railing in Lawrence District Court while trying to charge toward Tony Ventura, who was being arraigned in the murder of his girlfriend, Maria Morton.

Lawrence murder arraignment disrupted by man trying to attack suspect

Tony Ventura allegedly murdered his girlfriend, Maria Morton, in her Prospect Street home in Lawrence.

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State of the Commonwealth address will present stark contrast to Trump’s

Governor Charlie Baker will emphasize compromise, not confrontation, in Tuesday’s speech.

Power outages across Boston area

Power outages across Boston area.

Man who allegedly pulled fire alarm in Steelers hotel arraigned

Dennis Harrison allegedly pulled a fire alarm inside the hotel where the Steelers were staying on a dare.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2017. There are 341 days left in the year.

Roxbury duplex collapses during storm

The building’s second and third floor framing crumbled into the street and a neighboring house, a fire official said.

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Governor Charlie Baker in his office at the State House.

Charlie Baker wasn’t at the Boston protest. Here’s why.

The governor said it wasn’t a conscious choice he made not to attend Saturday’s event, which drew 175,000 people.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

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Cambridge police seized nearly $26,000 from Delon St. Louis and Darren Zamor.

Cambridge police arrest two New York men as part of larger investigation into financial scamming

Upon arresting the men on Friday, police seized nearly $26,000 from them in cash and checks.

The “forever” stamp will be officially dedicated on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 20, at the Kennedy Library in Dorchester.

Postal Service to honor Kennedy on 100th anniversary of his birth

To mark the 100th birthday of John F. Kennedy, the US Postal Service is dedicating a stamp in his honor.

By the numbers

60,000: The number of applicants to Boston’s University’s Class of 2021


Gamification: The process of adding games or gamelike elements to a task to encourage participation.


 ARRESTS Two New York men have been arrested after a lengthy investigation by Cambridge police into card cracking, a kind of financial scam. The men, Delon St. Louis, 23, and Darren Zamor, 21, had allegedly deposited counterfeit checks into bank accounts they accessed through account holders since April 2016, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Brent Larrabee said in a statement. The suspects, who are from Brooklyn, N.Y., were arrested Friday and charged with larceny over $250 by a single scheme. Police said they seized nearly $26,000 from them in cash and checks. St. Louis and Zamor were arraigned Monday in Cambridge District Court and held on $300,000 bail. They are scheduled to return to court Feb. 22.

Dave Epstein

The nor’easter is here. What you should expect

The storm started moving through town on Monday.

Winchester massage therapist charged with assaulting three women

Alexander Osher, 48, was arraigned in Woburn District Court on Thursday on three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14.

US President Donald Trump looks on during a reception with Congressional leaders on January 23, 2017 at the White House in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Five things to watch on immigration

Donald Trump vowed to crack down on illegal immigration. Here are the top issues we’re watching.

Political Happy Hour: January 23, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Mass. legislators poised to raise their own pay | Guv’s ‘particular and specific positions’ | Survival of the richest

Salem domestic violence agency shocked when new director arrested

Rachel Morgan has been charged with theft from her previous employer in Sherman, Texas.

Boston Common’s history of protest

The protest was the latest reminder of the enduring role of the Common, the nation’s oldest city park, as Boston’s center of dissent

New Bedford man allegedly stole more than $60,000 from his grandfather

Christopher Strouse was arrested Thursday and charged with “a litany of elder financial abuse charges,” prosecutors said.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

Legislative leaders aiming for 40 percent pay hikes

The proposed salary hike would give them around $142,000 annual salaries.

A school bus rolled over a guardrail Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 95 in Waltham while carrying students from Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury earlier this month.

Pickup driver cited in crash that sent Sudbury school bus off I-95

The State Police have cited the driver of a pickup truck that veered into a school bus full of students.


Sounding the alarm on Alarmgate

Every sentient American outside of New England, and all the crack investigators in Roger Goodell’s office, know why the Patriots won.

Hampshire students say they confronted man waving Nazi flag

They recorded the incident on video, and shared it to Facebook.

Asim Kieta.

Defense lawyer describes witnesses as ‘criminals’ as client is arraigned

The charges against the suspect who allegedly left an explosive device near a police cruiser include assault with intent to murder.

At least one person was killed after flames broke out early Monday in Belmont.

Man killed in blaze in Belmont

A neighbor woke up to the sound of fire engines just before 4 a.m. and saw the house across the street “lit up in flames.”

Foxborough MA 1/22/17 New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft holding up the AFC Championship Trophy after they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 during the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Fast Forward: It’s a Super Monday. That’s all.

Confirmations for President Trump’s Cabinet picks continue to be delayed, fallout from the Annie Dookhan case, and more of the news you need.

Snowfall begins north and west of Boston, but concern remains over heavy rains

Rain from a coastal storm expected during the evening commute will be accompanied by winds gusting as high as 70 miles per hour.

Drivers face slow ride into Boston as work week resumes

The drizzle is helping to slow the commute both south and north of Boston Monday.

Police Commissioner William B. Evans (left),  Lieutenant Detective Thomas Hopkins, and Superintendent-in-Chief William G. Gross at Sunday’s news conference.

Suspect charged with leaving explosive device near police cruiser

Asim Kieta, 42, a homeless man who formerly lived in Dorchester, was taken into custody in Charlestown.

This day in history

Today is Monday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2017. There are 342 days left in the year.


Jan. 23, 2017

Charlie Baker, 15, of Swampscott, attended the Women’s March to support others.

Women’s March attendees rest, reflect — and plan

It was exhilarating, cathartic, history in the making, said Boston-area attendees of several Women’s Marches. But it was just Day One.


Lottery results from Sunday drawings

Carolyn Rubin (left), Stephanie Fan, and Lydia Lowe of Friends of the Chinatown Library discussed the proposals.

Prospects brighten for a Chinatown library

After 60 years without a public library, will the neighborhood get one?

At their home in Brookline, Dawn Oates cuddled with her daughter Harper, who born with a spinal cord injury that left her a quadriplegic. Harper, 5, was denied a spot last year at the Park School.

US attorney investigates Brookline private school over allegations it barred disabled child

Administrators allegedly declined to admit the 5-year-old, saying they feared the school could not meet the child’s educational needs.

Police blotter

Police blotter

State trooper accused of OUI, relieved of duty

Angela Guerrera was allegedly driving her personal vechicle erratically before Acton police pulled her over.

Professors at Northeastern gathered as many discarded signs from the Boston Women’s March as they could and brought them to a storage facility for safekeeping.

Professors stash rally signs to preserve a piece of history

The collection, before being spared from the trash, had evolved into a makeshift art installation along the fence line of Boston Common.

Chess notes

The weekly game

Project 351 Service Heroes Class of 2017  had time for one large group photograh at Faneuil Hall on Jan. 14.

Adrian Walker

Project 351 teaches teenagers the virtues of leadership

What began in 2011 as a one-day service program has blossomed into a year-round effort.

Man arrested in killing of woman in Lawrence

Lawrence police found the woman dead when they visited a home at 305 Prospect St. Sunday around noon.

Time Machine

Jan. 23, 1950: In a health advice column called “Why Grow Old?” the Globe suggests a good exercise for office workers.

Brockton man shot to death

Jermaine Smith, 37, died around 11:30 p.m. near 58 Sawtell Ave. in northern Brockton.

Gypsy moth caterpillars devoured trees across more than 100,000 acres in large swaths of Massachusetts last year.

Yet another gypsy moth infestation ahead for Mass.

Egg masses found throughout the state point to the likelihood of another moth-infested season.

Malden man charged in Somerville stabbing

Dwayne Williams, 31, allegedly stabbed a 28-year-old Somerville man multiple times.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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