Life goes on in Lawrence, amid inconveniences and disruptions

A month has passed since the Sept. 13 natural gas disasters, and it could be at least a month before service to all customers is restored.

The intersection of Route 202 and Fay Road was closed while police investigated.

State trooper stabbed, suspect shot during struggle in New Salem

An 18-year-old New Hampshire man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly stabbed a Massachusetts state trooper.

Ryan Kielczweski (left) and Mark DeLuca Jr. trained for Saturday night’s fight at TD Garden.

Boston was once one of the great boxing towns in America. Could it be again?

Is Boston prepared to resume its embrace of a blood sport that is fighting for its life, and for relevance, in these times?

Joe Coen used his phone to snap a few celebratory selfies of himself and his dog Cooper in front of the newly installed championship banner.

Red Sox fans revel in another pennant victory

Enthusiastic Red Sox fans came down to Jersey Street to check out the newly released World Series swag.

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Cambridge police search for stabbing suspect

Russell Giachetto, 51, was previously thought to be barricaded inside a home on Thorndike Street, Cambridge police said.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2018. There are 72 days left in the year.


Oct. 20, 2018


Lottery results from Friday drawings

BU researchers examine role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease

Boston University School of Medicine researchers may have found another piece of the Alzheimer’s puzzle.

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Woman critically injured in Sandwich crash

The head-on crash happened on Route 6A and Gully Lane at 3:51 p.m., according to the Sandwich Fire Department.

One killed in 3-alarm house fire in Orange

Heavy equipment was used to recover the body of the victim buried in the rubble of the home at 43 West. Main St., officials said.

Officer shoots Brockton man who allegedly wielded knife

The man, whose name was not released, was still alive Friday, but no further information was available about his condition or his injuries.

Vehicles for the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

A history of scandals at Massachusetts’ environmental agencies

There’s been allegations of patronage in hiring, waste and abuse of taxpayer money and resources, political intimidation, and alleged ticket-fixing.

Mass. Environmental Police chief fired; review finds he spied on workers

Colonel James McGinn, the head of the Massachusetts Environmental Police who was suspended without pay earlier this month amid an internal review into alleged misconduct, has been fired, according to a state official.

Julie Seven Sage holds a copy of “The Unstoppable Wasp.”

14-year-old N.H. scientist featured in new Marvel comic book

Julie Seven Sage, 14, is the latest — and youngest — female scientist to be featured on the back of Marvel’s “The Unstoppable Wasp” comic books.

Knife-wielding man wounded in police-involved shooting in Brockton

An officer on scene was heard asking whether anyone with a Taser could respond to the area. Later, an officer issued a call for “shots fired.”

As much as 10 percent of the general population may suffer from plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of a connective tissue in your feet, according to medical researchers.

This foot condition is the new back pain — it’s everywhere

The condition has hit “epidemic” proportions. Why? Blame yoga and casual Fridays.

Janelle Nanos on stage during Globe Live at the Emerson Paramount Center in Boston.

Come see Globe Live

After two sold-out seasons, Globe Live — a live storytelling show featuring the Globe’s top journalists — returns to the Emerson Paramount Center Nov. 3 & 4.

Coal stove deemed cause of fatal carbon monoxide poisoning in Wales

The carbon monoxide poisoning killed a man and injured his wife, according to an investigation.

Man arrested for allegedly trafficking narcotics in Peabody

A 37-year-old Peabody man was indicted Thursday by an Essex County grand jury in connection with a heroin/fentanyl and cocaine trafficking operation.

 Massachusetts State Police Headquarters in Framingham.

2 more guilty pleas in State Police OT scandal

One suspended state trooper and one retired trooper agreed to plead guilty in connection with an ongoing investigation into overtime abuse, the US attorney’s office in Boston said Friday.

Craig Kimbrel looks like a bearded condor before firing a pitch.

Red Sox hope their rituals will carry them through World Series

Major League Baseball players have some of the most elaborate rituals in pro sports, and the Red Sox are no exception.

Crash in Reading linked to drug overdose, police say

State Police tweeted around 11 a.m. that two lanes were closed, causing delays, because of a crash on Interstate 95 South near Exit 37A.

Remains identified as naval officer from Worcester who died at Pearl Harbor

Navy Buglemaster Second Class Lionel W. Lescault, a Worcester native, was killed while serving on the USS Oklahoma.

Mount Washington receives nearly 10 inches of new snow

Clear skies on Mount Washington Friday morning revealed nearly 10 inches of new snow.

A Mega Millions lottery ticket rested on the shop counter at the Street Corner Market on Wednesday in Cincinnati.

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1 billion

As of around 11 a.m. Friday, ticket retailers in Massachusetts were selling about 3,000 Mega Millions tickets every minute.

The moon over Fenway Park earlier this month.

Chunk of moon that fell to Earth sells for more than $600k

The lunar meteorite was found last year in a remote area of Mauritania in northwest Africa.

Heroin and cash seized from three Lynn residents.

Three suspects arrested in heroin bust after traffic stop on highway in Sturbridge

The suspects were found to be carrying more than 2 kilograms of heroin during a traffic stop Thursday.

If you had young children, would you let them play tackle football?

Hernandez’s most lasting legacy in football may be one of his organs: His brain.

Victim of Natick car crash was a soldier from Chicago

The 21-year-old Centeno served at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick.

Massachusetts State Police Headquarters in Framingham.

Retired State Police lieutenant arraigned in overtime scam

The retired lieutenant is one of several current and former troopers facing criminal charges stemming from an overtime fraud probe that has rocked the agency.

Firefighters put out 2-alarm house fire in Watertown

Firefighters responded to the fire at 145 Spruce St. early Friday morning, fire officials said.

Boston firefighters caught a husky that was on the run.

Firefighters help lure runaway husky to safety after dog runs through O’Neill Tunnel

Firefighters had dog treats handy and were able to lure the dog to the fire house on Hanover Street.

Man shot in Roslindale, expected to survive

The victim was shot around 11:51 p.m. in the area of 80 Wellsmere Road, according to a Boston police spokesman.

A rather frosty Friday morning

After a cold start today, Friday should turn out to be a nice day.

Medford-05/09/15- Runners give a thumbs up to POTS awareness at the start of the POTS 5k race. Hundreds took part in a 5k race to raise money for POTS, a little know disease. The event was held at the Mystic River Bend Reservation and was organized in honor of an MIT student with POTS who killed herself. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

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What is POTS? Medford walk to benefit research on little-known disorder

Over 75 percent of patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome are initially misdiagnosed, according to research.

Walsh launches GRAD Last Mile Fund to help Boston students in last leg of college

The program, launched with the Frieze Family Foundation, will provide up to $2,500 to cover transportation, rent, and other non-academic costs, officials said.

This day in history

Today is Friday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2018. There are 73 days left in the year.


Oct. 19, 2018

Firefighters battle two-alarm house fire in Winthrop

The fire broke out at 36 Wilshire St. around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, a fire dispatcher said.

Everett man pleads guilty to unemployment fraud scheme

A 53-year-old Everett man pleaded guilty this week in federal court to trying to swindle more than $1 million from the state’s Department of Unemployment Assistance, prosecutors said.

Boston police investigate stabbing

A person walked into Boston Medical Center Thursday evening and was treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Car crashes into, then rolls under tractor-trailer on I-295 in North Attleboro

Neither the driver of the car, a 33-year-old Rhode Island man, nor the tractor-trailer driver, a 53-year-old Attleboro man, were injured in the crash Thursday evening.

Aaron Hernandez’s helmet flies off as he collides with an opposing player. Those types of hits can cause not only concussions, but also subconcussive injuries.

The NFL, brain damage, and Aaron Hernandez

Hernandez’s most lasting legacy in football may be one of his organs: His brain. It would show why football, through history, has generated controversy.

Brockton, MA - 11/1/2015 -Republican State Representative Geoff Diehl campaigns with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker(R) in Brockton, MA, November 1, 2015. Diehl is running against Democratic State Representative Michael Brady to replace the late State Senator Tom Kennedy. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Charlie Baker tried to reshape the state Republican party. Then Donald Trump happened

Even his mea culpa after Wednesday night’s debate was far from enthusiastic: Baker did not utter Geoff Diehl’s name in any of his responses.

Fox attacks two women in Scituate

The women, who were attacked in separate incidents, were treated for bite wounds and police are working with Animal Control to locate the fox.

Aaliyah Garcia (center), a student at Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover watched a student from her school perform prior to the “Hamilton” matinee Thursday.

High school students get the hottest ticket in town — Hamilton — and a fresh look at history for $10

While tickets for the Broadway blockbuster typically cost hundreds of dollars, the high school students paid only $10 for a special performance.

Dorchester charter school overpaid leader nearly $100,000, state says

Trustees at the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy charter school in Dorchester allegedly lavished its former executive director with hefty pay increases and other perks.

Missing hikers found on Appalachian Trail loop in Sheffield

Authorities began their search around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, and crews were en route to retrieve the hikers on Sages Ravine shortly after 6 p.m.


The NFL, brain damage, and Aaron Hernandez

Hernandez’s most lasting legacy in football may be one of his organs: His brain. Read the final episode in the series “Gladiator,” the Globe Spotlight report about Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.