At Yale, Kavanaugh accusations are the talk of campus

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh holds both undergraduate and law degrees from Yale. On campus, the sexual misconduct allegations against him have sparked protest.

Former Brookline police officer Prentice Pilot will receive $117,500 from the town, while $32,500 will pay for his attorney costs.

Former Brookline police officer reaches $150,000 settlement with town

Prentice Pilot had complained of racial discrimination on the force.

Police say Allen Warner (above) shot and killed his estranged wife on Monday.

Marshfield slaying suspect arrested, facing murder charge

Allen Warner is accused of fatally attacking his estranged wife in what officials called a “despicable, cowardly act of domestic violence,” and sparking a manhunt that ended in his capture.

Brentwood, NH--9/13/2018-- A dead squirrel is seen on the side of Route 125 in Brentwood, NH. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 14squirrels Reporter:

Here’s why there are dead squirrels all over the place

A recent abundance of acorns is the reason for an unprecedented surge in squirrel populations throughout New England, most particularly in New Hampshire.

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This day in history

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2018. There are 96 days left in the year.


Sept. 26, 2018

Fishing regulators approve measures to conserve Atlantic herring

Recent surveys have found that the Atlantic herring population in the Gulf of Maine is at risk of collapse.

Man arrested in Fall River for allegedly shooting man in the face with flare gun

Rajheem Chardonette, 24, is due to be arraigned Wednesday on a charge of armed assault with intent to murder, Fall River police said.

Girl dies following two-car crash in Haverhill

Jordan Rankin, 17, died Tuesday morning at a Boston hospital, the Essex district attorney’s office said.

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Man accused of shooting in Roxbury held for mental evaluation

Police said that Ismail Abdurrashid, 50, went to the Mosque for the Praising of Allah early Monday and shot a man twice.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

Siroun Johnson, 14, taught Best Buy’s Stephen Gustin how to make buttons during Tuesday’s opening of the new headquarters of the Clubhouse Network in Roxbury.

A new Clubhouse for nonprofit that helps kids build confidence

The Clubhouse Network’s 1,600-square-foot flagship in Dudley Square aims to help young people use technology for creative self expression and collaborate with their peers and mentors.

Boston Philharmonic artistic adviser arrested on child pornography charges

David St. George is accused of storing online 83 images and videos depicting abuse of children, including a 1-year-old girl. He has been suspended by the orchestra.

 “I’ve loved every minute of being DA,” said Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley. “I think I’ve been an honorable steward.”

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In a once-in-a-generation moment, the Suffolk DA’s office changes hands

Dan Conley leaves office after 17 years to take a job in the private sector. He says his goal was to leave the city safer than he found it, and he succeeded.

The Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Action Fund won’t endorse Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez (left) or Republican incumbent Charlie Baker in the governor’s race.

Citing two candidates with ‘100 percent’ scores, abortion rights group stays out of governor’s race

The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund is not taking a side in the contest between Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez.

John Pappas will be interim district attorney until January, when the winner of the election takes office.

Veteran prosecutor of high-profile cases named interim Suffolk DA

John Pappas is a veteran prosecutor known for trying the man who killed Amy Lord and the defendants who stabbed Celtics great Paul Pierce.

Two New England Republicans have joined fund-raising forces in their congressional campaigns

Rick Green, the GOP nominee in the Third Congressional District, is teaming up with Bruce Poliquin, the only Republican House member from New England, to raise cash ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

An overview of hepatitis

Some facts about the different types of the liver disease, after Massachusetts announces an outbreak of hepatitis A.

Boston, MA--9/3/2018-- Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren accepts a pin from a group representing nurses at the Greater Boston Labor Council's Annual Labor Day Breakfast. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 04Breakfast Reporter:

Warren backs nurse-staffing ballot question

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is promoting ballot Question 1, which would set limits on the number of patients assigned to hospital nurses at one time

Marshfield-09/25/18 Family photos of Marshfield murder victim Shana Warner who was killed by her estranged husband Monday. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

Marshfield woman is 13th person killed in a domestic violence homicide this year

The death of Shana Warner, allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband, was the 13th time this year that someone lost their life to an intimate partner in Massachusetts.

The Captain Billy Haver docked at the US Coast Guard station in Boston on Tuesday.

Man charged with murdering shipmate allegedly assaulted wife in Virginia

Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez was arrested in March for allegedly trying to strangle his young wife in Virginia, according to police and court records.

Black bear wandering in Bedford again

The number of bear sightings in the area was higher than normal over the summer.

‘Littering and smoking the reefer’: Someone turned in a bag filled with pot to Braintree Police

Officers said the owner — if daring enough — can come to the station to collect their belongings.

Hemp looks like marijuana but is usually harvested for industrial use.

Vermont thieves targeting hemp farm in half-baked attempt to steal pot

Police in Vermont say thieves have been taking hemp from a farm in Colchester, apparently mistaking the plant for marijuana.

Teen nabbed for car theft in Dorchester

Boston police said officers found him hiding in a residence after car crashed.

Live: Authorities give update on Marshfield manhunt

Authorities update the status of the search for a man who allegedly murdered his estranged wife in Marshfield Monday night.

Governor Charlie Baker may be popular among Democrats, but he’s not as popular in his own party.

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Our Republican governor is more popular with Democrats. Wait, what?

The flip side for Governor Charlie Baker is his standing among Republicans, who gave his GOP challenger, an anti-gay Springfield pastor, nearly 36 percent of the vote in the Sept. 4 primary.

Woman’s body pulled from water in Quincy

The woman’s body was found around 5 a.m. about 40 yards from shore. Her death does not appear to be suspicious.

Tuesday will be sopping wet, and Wednesday will be wicked warm

Whatever rain gear you have will come in handy today, because Tuesday is going to a wet one.

Overheight truck strikes eastbound tunnel on Storrow Drive

The right lane was closed early Tuesday morning following the crash.

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Abortion rights group backs Jay Gonzalez for governor over Charlie Baker

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts PAC says it is planning to endorse Democrat Jay Gonzalez, arguing that it’s looking for a more forceful advocate for abortion rights and family planning in the Corner Office.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2018. There are 97 days left in the year.


Sept. 25, 2018

Hot plate causes grease fire in Andover

Fire officials reminded residents of the dangers of using hot plates after a grease fire broke out in an Andover home Monday evening.

Manhunt underway in Marshfield after woman is killed in shooting

A woman was fatally shot here Monday afternoon, sparking a extensive manhunt for her estranged husband who had allegedly chased her in a motor vehicle before the deadly attack.

A man was arraigned on murder charges in federal court in Boston Monday after allegedly assaulting three crewmembers on a Virginia-based fishing boat.

Fishing boat crewmember dead after confrontation aboard ship off Nantucket

Franklin Vazquez was arraigned Monday on murder and attempted murder charges after allegedly assaulting three crewmembers on a Virginia-based fishing boat.

Columbia Gas president Steve Bryant apologized to Luis Suazo, owner of Suazo Market in Lawrence; he also stopped by a construction site on Brookfield Street in the city.

Columbia Gas president pledges to reimburse customers’ costs

In his first extensive interview Steve Bryant explains the utility’s response to the disaster in the Merrimack Valley.

Area on Route 114 in Lawrence, North Andover re-opens after hazmat situation

Authorities responded to a hazmat situation around 3:45 p.m. and closed off the highway from the Andover Street intersection to the Route 125 bypass.

Joe Albanese is the founder of Waltham-based Commodore Builders and a retired Navy captain who worked with Seabees.

Retired Navy captain overseeing Merrimack Valley recovery lauded as a good fit for a complex task

Joe Albanese, founder of Commodore Builders and a retired Navy captain, was named chief recovery officer following the gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley.


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Public health officials sound alarm following Hepatitis A outbreak among homeless, those who struggle with substance abuse

Massachusetts public health officials sounded the alarm Monday over an outbreak of hepatitis A among the homeless and those who struggle with addiction that has left at least one person dead.

Federal officials have slashed herring quotas and are considering even more draconian steps to reduce the catch.

Drastic measures considered to arrest plunge in herring population

The small, silver fish that teem in large schools in the waters off New England are vital to the marine ecosystem, providing a crucial source of food to many of the region’s iconic species.

Scott Regnier, a Mass Save energy specialist, inspected a boiler at a home in Lawrence. He was assisted by a National Guard member.

Lawrence homes being inspected before they get space heaters, smoke detectors

Dozens of teams were deployed Monday to do safety inspections on homes in Lawrence before the distribution of space heaters and smoke detectors.

Key bus routes like the 111 will likely go untouched, MBTA officials said.

MBTA plotting a bus map of the future

New routes could launch — and existing ones could be cut — as part of a broad rework of the transit agency’s bus system.

T boss cleared again in lawsuit involving his former employer

A Texas judge ruled that Luis Ramirez and other former employees of a Texas energy company did not mislead investors about its worsening financial condition.

It’s ‘Outbreak Week’ at Harvard. Here are some of history’s notable pandemics.

The Black Death of the 1300s claimed the lives of about 60 percent of Europe’s population.

Police blotter: News from around New England

A crewman on board a Virginia-based fishing boat is dead and a fellow crew member is suspected of causing the violent death while they were on a trawler 60 miles off Nantucket, the Coast Guard said.

Ed Daly of Shrewsbury is congratulated by supporters after he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his service during World War II in the Office of Strategic Services.

He served with the OSS during World War II. On Monday, he received his medal

Ed Daly served in the Office of Strategic Services — the precursor of the modern Central Intelligence Agency — during World War II.

About 40 protesters gathered at the State House Monday.

Protesters gather at State House to denounce Kavanaugh nomination

Some held homemade signs that read “We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford” and “We still believe Anita Hill.”

Massachusetts State Police headquarters is seen in Framingham.

State Police to hire firm to audit pay practices after overtime fraud scandal

A key focus for Ernst & Young will be how the state’s largest law enforcement agency manages and monitors employee earnings and benefits.