Dukakis, Weld urge transportation board to get moving on north-south rail link

Former governors who played critical roles in planning the Big Dig tell the transportation board that it’s time for another big project.

A Nevada judge temporarily blocked the Massachusetts Gaming Commission from releasing its investigation into sex misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn.

Nevada judge temporarily blocks release of Mass. Gaming Commission report on Wynn

The panel investigated accusations of sexual misconduct against former casino executive Steve Wynn.

 This police photo shows the outside of Jane Britton's apartment building near Harvard Square shortly after she was found dead in January 1969.

DNA testing yields new clues in 49-year-old cold case

The Middlesex District Attorney’s office will announce a major development in the murder of Jane Sanders Britton, a Harvard graduate student bludgeoned to death in 1969.

“It is clear that deliberate and decisive action is needed to restore public trust in the fiscal management” of Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy, said state Auditor Suzanne Bump (above).

More questionable spending found at Dorchester charter school

According to a report, the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy’s former executive director dipped into school funds to pay her mortgage.

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Suspect leads Norwood police on chase through Walpole, arrested after gunshots

Walpole officials said multiple rounds were fired from the suspect’s vehicle but did not hit police officers.

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2018. There are 41 days left in the year.

Two people shot in the leg in Roxbury

Police said the victims had injuries that were not life-threatening.

Man arrested after robbing Gloucester bank, cutting off ankle bracelet

Michael Robinson, 40, was arrrested Monday on a bus in Lynn after robbing a bank earlier that day.


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The symbolic history of the swastika

Swastikas have been spray painted, scribbled, and sketched in public places, leaving high schools and universities in Massachusetts and elsewhere to deal with the plague of racist graffiti. .

Two people are dead, one injured in violence in Jamaica Plain

A man and woman died in a shooting and another man was stabbed in the incident at 60 Bickford St. on Monday night.

State grant program helps communities recycle mattresses

More than 50,000 old mattresses and box springs over have been recycled throughout Massachusetts under a state grant program, officials said.

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Alleged puppy negligence in Shrewsbury prompts lawsuit from AG Healey

A Shrewsbury breeder allegedly ran a pet shop out of his home, flouting sanitary regulations and charging big money for sick puppies, officials say.

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No, a Harvard football player didn’t give his Yale rival the middle finger before a touchdown

It was his index finger — and running back Devin Darrington wants to settle the score on what really happened.

Prosecutors say a corrections officer wanted to sneak Suboxone strips — one is shown above — into MCI-Norfolk.

Corrections officer allegedly tried to smuggle Suboxone into MCI-Norfolk

Steven Frazer faces one count of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute, prosecutors said.

Members of the Boston Lions Track Club looked up at Monica Cannon-Grant as she read the names of homicide victims aloud as the students sat in the hallway of the Mayor's Office.

BPS students stage walkout to protest school closures, gun homicides

Some students said they feel unsafe in their neighborhoods or treated differently because of the color of their skin.

Holbrook man charged with manslaughter after drunken crash killed passenger

Hector DeJesus was allegedly driving more than 100 miles per hour on Route 139 when he sideswiped a telephone pole, sending his car airborne and into the roof of a house.

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Am I poised to ruin Thanksgiving?

A woman considering serving a take-out turkey worries about getting roasted.

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Poodles in Wayland attacked by coyotes

The owner of the dogs said they were only about 10 feet away from the sliding door when the coyotes attacked.


Roxbury man arrested for loaded gun, open alcohol containers in car

Police say Reginald Clagon did not have a valid driver’s license and was hiding a loaded gun and magazine.

Victim of Sunday shooting identified as 28-year-old Roxbury resident

Boston police responded to a radio call for shots fired Sunday at about 1:58 a.m. in the area of 10 Westmore Road.

Melissa Gaudette, 33, and Edwin Benitez-Figueroa, 36, died Saturday when they were hit by a Christmas-themed train near this spot in Wareham.

Christmas train’s engineer not facing charges in crash that left 2 dead

The “Train to Christmas Town” was filled with more than 100 first responders and their children when it fatally struck a man and woman Saturday.

The 1903 World Series program.

Program from first World Series sells at auction for $228,780

The program is from Game 7 of the nine-game series in 1903 between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

They allegedly targeted Target stores in Mass., N.H., Conn., and Pa., with a blowtorch

Elijah Aiken is accused of breaking into stores in the predawn hours, “most often by using a portable cutting torch,” an indictment says.

Ernest F. Marasa smiled for his mugshot.

Knife-wielding Ludlow man assaults woman speaking to police

Ernest Marasa was arrested after he allegedly yelled at a woman while brandishing a knife as the woman was speaking to police about an unrelated matter, officials said.

Wind chills Thanksgiving morning will be in the single digits. Those of you who will be doing any outdoor activity should prepare to dress as if it is the middle of winter.

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Thursday could be the coldest Thanksgiving on record

The coldest Thanksgiving recorded was November 28, 1901, when the high was 24 degrees, but this Thursday could set a new record.

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‘Mechanical issue’ slows commuter rail on Providence/Stoughton and Fitchburg lines

Keolis Commuter Services is reporting delays and at least one cancelation on two rail lines during the Monday morning commute.

The Brockton VA Community Living Center.

Calling treatment ‘nothing short of horrifying,’ veterans groups demand VA nursing home fixes

Six national veterans groups, who together represent nearly 5 million members, say veterans who risked their lives for our country shouldn’t have to risk their lives in VA nursing homes.

A pedestrian jumped a puddle in heavy rain on Commonwealth Avenue last week.

Mostly rain for Monday morning commute

Areas west of Interstate 495 may have slippery roads as snow becomes rain or freezing rain, forecasters warned.

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Today is Monday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2018. There are 42 days left in the year.


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In Wareham, the Christmas train prepped for a special ride with hundreds of first responders and their families on Saturday night. The locomotive hit and killed a man and a woman on the tracks.

Man and woman killed by Christmas train in Wareham were the parents of three children, victim’s father says

The 33-year-old woman was identified as Melissa Gaudette by her father, who said that his family was “trying to deal with a tragedy.” A 36-year-old man was also killed in the incident.

Boston’s transgender community gathers to remember Rita Hester

Twenty years after Hester was killed in Allston, roughly 300 people gathered for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Desiree Levesque and other dancers from Loralee’s Dance Studio smiled for their selfie before heading to Manhattan.

Swansea dancers are primed for Macy’s Parade

Thirteen teenagers from a local dance studio are putting aside Thanksgiving traditions to take the national stage Thursday.

Former governor Deval Patrick (left) and Senators Elizabeth Warren (center) and Bernie Sanders are among the New Englanders who could face off in New Hampshire in 2020.

The 2020 Democratic primary in N.H. could have a New England flavor

It’s a tradition: If a New England Democrat runs in the New Hampshire presidential primary, he or she wins it. But what if several run at the same time?


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Elena Lowry, 78, has moved from the Somerville Home to an apartment in the VNA Senior Housing in Somerville.

Rest homes in Mass. keep closing as financial pressures mount

When it closes on Dec. 1, the financially troubled Somerville Home will become the 100th such facility in the state to shut down in the past two decades.

People at the dedication reached out to the ghost bike and one another as they remembered Meng Jin.

Ceremonies remember BU grad student, other cyclists killed on the road

Meng Jin, struck outside the Museum of Science, was among those remembered at Sunday’s event.

Columbia Gas crews have been working to restore service in parts of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover since the Sept. 13 tragedy.

US Senate committee to hold hearing in Lawrence on gas explosions

The hearing will be held next week at South Lawrence East Middle School.

Johnny Mason was served a hot Thanksgiving meal Sunday at the Boston Rescue Mission’s annual Day of Thanks.

Boston Rescue Mission serves hot meals to the needy during its annual Day of Thanks

After 25 years, B.G. Hodges is hanging up his apron, but not before one last Day of Thanks.

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More snow, rain coming Sunday night and frigid Thanksgiving ahead

Precipitation is expected to begin Sunday night and last into Monday afternoon, and Monday night into Tuesday. The Boston area will see some snow turning to rain.

Scooter riders made their way along Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence, where a pilot scooter program is underway.

Fast, cheap, and sometimes out of control: Is Boston ready for electric scooters?

If experience in other cities where they’ve landed is a guide, we may be in for a new breed of aggressive, erratic drivers.

Lawrence teen’s trial in alleged beheading of classmate now postponed until April

The trial for Mathew Borges, who is charged with killing and beheading a high school classmate, has been postponed for the third time.

Eren Orbey, 23, of Acton, has been named a 2019 Rhodes scholar.

Seven Rhodes scholars with New England connections named

They were among 32 who won the prestigious award to study at Oxford University next fall.

Fatal shooting in Mattapan amid several instances of violence overnight in Boston

A person was fatally shot in Mattapan early Sunday morning, according to Boston police, in one of several instances of violence in the city overnight.

Karen and Mark Curtis looked at a card delivered to the 2010 event.


Ways to give on Thanksgiving

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Middleborough man charged after allegedly stabbing a man in Carver

A Middleborough man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a man in Carver on Saturday night, causing the victim serious injuries.

Two men arrested after allegedly dragging teen by car in Dorchester Friday night

Two Boston men were arrested for allegedly closing a car window on a teen’s arm and dragging him at a high speed for several blocks, causing life-threatening injuries.