Chinese institute at UMass Boston is accused of promoting censorship

Students, professors, and alumni oppose the centers, which exist on more than 90 campuses.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said his office would like to see changes to the Valor Act.

Lawmakers may restrict use of Valor Act

The law gives judges the discretion to send veterans accused of criminal charges to rehabilitation or counseling programs, rather than jail.

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State is asked to investigate company that is closing local nursing homes

Lawmakers want to know if Kindred Healthcare, which was sold last month, misused state funds that were intended for direct-care workers.

Volunteers painted flags of the world Monday in honor of immigrants, during a day of service in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Residents of ‘immigrant city’ step up to volunteer on MLK Day

This year’s events came amid President Trump’s onslaughts of anti-immigrant rhetoric that have divided the country.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2018. There are 349 days left in the year.


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An American success story that President Trump should see

Fred Mathieu is an American success story, but if Trump had his way, Mathieu might not be here. “He doesn’t see me,” Mathieu said.

South Shore, upper Cape see multiple accidents due to black ice

Officials along the South Shore and Upper Cape Cod said black ice caused numerous car crashes in the region on Monday.

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Development of the Wynn resort in Everett includes a multibillion-dollar cleanup of the adjacent Mystic River.

Cleanup for Wynn casino includes polluted Mystic River

By the time they finish next month, workers aim to dredge 27,000 cubic yards of soil from the river, near where chemical manufacturing plants had once been located.

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at the Boston Convention Center.

Warren: ‘We face the challenge of an openly racist president’

US Sentator Elizabeth Warren spoke during the Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at the Boston Convention Center.

Randolph man arrested for firing gun outside downtown Boston club

An off-duty officer helped nab the suspect by relaying to dispatchers a portion of the get-away car’s license plate, police said.

East Taunton man struck by car and killed in Carver

An East Taunton man was killed Friday when he was struck by a car in Carver, State Police said.

One storm coming from the Great Lakes and another forming in the mid-Atlantic will slam the state in tandem Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing multiple inches of snow.

Two storms could bring 4 to 7 inches of snow Tuesday into Wednesday

One storm from the Great Lakes and another forming in the mid-Atlantic will slam the state in tandem Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing multiple inches of snow.

Second fire this month breaks out at Worcester Envelope Company

A fire broke out at Worcester Envelope Company in Auburn on Monday morning, the second blaze there in January, according to Auburn Fire-Rescue Department.

“Donald Trump is a racist bully and we know how to deal with bullies,” US Senator Elizabeth Warren said at Monday’s breakfast celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

State’s politicians assail Trump on MLK Day as ‘racist’

At a breakfast celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., top Massachusetts politicians pilloried President Trump on Monday, calling him a racist and a bully.

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Snow is in the forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday

Some people could get significant snow by Wednesday night, although exactly where or how much isn’t yet clear.

Crews battled a blaze late Sunday at a home at 14 Evelyn St. in Mattapan.

14 people displaced by late-night Mattapan blaze

Fire officials estimated the damage at $500,000.

Read the Martin Luther King Jr. obituary that ran in The Boston Globe in 1968

The following is the obituary that ran in The Boston Globe the day after King’s assassination.

14-year-old charged after gunshot fired through bedroom floor in Mattapan

A 14-year-old boy in Mattapan is facing gun charges after a bullet was fired through the boy’s bedroom floor and into a living room below, Boston police said.

Gloria Savory joined with others on Sunday in singing “We Shall Overcome” during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation at Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, where King was a minister in the early 1950s.

Martin Luther King Jr. remembered in service at Roxbury’s Twelfth Baptist Church

King was an assistant minister at the church in the 1950s, while he was pursued his doctorate at BU.

Pedestrials dodged puddles in Copley Square last week.

Boston could see 1 inch of snow Monday, another 5 inches by Wednesday

The city is expected to get about an inch of snow on Monday, and then another 5 inches Tuesday night into Wednesday, meteorologists say.

Hundreds of Salvadoran immigrants gathered at Most Holy Redeemer Church in East Boston for a rally to preserve Temporary Protected Status in the United States.

Immigrants gather at East Boston church to rally for TPS

Hundreds of immigrants from El Salvador found solace and encouragement in the Bible’s ultimate underdog story.

A University of Connecticut student group has invited Ben Shapiro (pictured) to speak on Jan. 24 on campus in Storrs, Conn.

UConn to review conservative speaker appearance

The College Republicans invited Ben Shapiro to speak on campus next week.


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Asnaldo González of Venezuela showed the graves of his daughters and grand-daughters, who died a decade ago when a charter plane carrying cocaine crashed into their home.

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Aircraft registration system said to pose security risks

Critics say the United States is becoming a haven for foreign nationals who want to keep their plane ownership secret, including drug dealers and potentially terrorists.

(l-r) Representative Seth Moulton, Rep. Richard Neal, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Jim McGovern talk with Massachusetts State Police on duty in Puerto Rico. (Photo from Twitter account of Rep. Jim McGovern)

After touring Puerto Rico, Mass. congressional delegation calls for more post-hurricane aid

Members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation toured storm damage in Puerto Rico.

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Police blocked off the scene after Sunday’s shooting near Codman Square in Dorchester.

Fatal shooting Sunday night in Dorchester caps several days of gun violence

The double shooting in Back Bay Saturday night that left one man dead was part of a wave of violence in Boston that stretched into Sunday.

Harbor pilots climbed from motorboats onto foreign vessels via ladders the ships let down.

Former leaders of harbor pilots indicted for larceny

Gregg Farmer allegedly used the group’s funds to pay for lavish vacations and outings to strip clubs.

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In Maine, is GOP linked to flurry of anonymous attacks?

Hyperpartisan, anonymous conservative websites have alarmed state Democrats and media observers — and some posts may already have influenced one election.

Man seriously injured in Avon rollover crash

A man had to be taken by helicopter to a Boston hospital after a one-car rollover crash Sunday morning in Avon, according to fire officials.

Methuen man wanted since 2002 arrested

Eric Rivera-Velez, who was also on a New Hampshire “most wanted” list, evaded authorities for 16 years before he was tracked down through an anonymous tip.

Visitors toured the Martin Luther King Memorial in San Francisco.

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Where to put an MLK memorial in Boston?

There’s no shortage of contenders.

Kayak of missing R.I. man found; search remains suspended

The kayak of a Warwick, R.I., man who went missing Friday was recovered Sunday morning, according to the Coast Guard.

Where to observe Martin Luther King Day

From theater to music to postage stamps, Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy will be celebrated Monday in a multitude of ways around the region.

The Exchange Street Bridge in Athol, a route over Millers River, was closed on Saturday due to damage.

Athol ice jam sparks bridge closure, building evacuation

An ice jam in an Athol river caused the closure of a bridge and the evacuation of an elderly housing building on Saturday, but was under control on Sunday.

Opponents of Trump immigration policy rally on Common

The activists oppose the planned loss of Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran immigrants.

Police investigate armed robberies at two Mattapan stores Saturday

Police are investigating two armed robberies that happened about a half-an-hour apart on the same block in Mattapan Saturday afternoon, Boston police said.

Police investigators on the scene of the double-shooting in the Back Bay Saturday night. 01.13.18

One dead in double shooting in Back Bay, police say

Investigators blocked off a stretch of Gloucester Street, between Newbury and Boylston streets.

A screen capture shows a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency system on Saturday, Jan. 13.

False missile alarm in Hawaii causes ‘terror’ for Peabody native on honeymoon

Phil and Katie Pham were enjoying their honeymoon when they received an alert that a missile was headed toward Hawaii.

Man burned in Hyannis house fire

The man suffered second to third degree burns in the fire at 48 Bettys Pond Road, a fire official said.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing RI kayaker

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Warwick man who never returned from a kayaking trip Friday, officials said.

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien and her husband Mark Steele-Knudslien.

After a hard past, she had found joy

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien had overcome so much, and she thought she had found her “happy hubby.” Now, he’s charged with killing her.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Immigration lawyer Cindy Zapata (left) spoke with Maria Aguilar on Saturday at a legal clinic hosted by Somerville and Centro Presente.

Trump order leaves Salvadoran immigrants with many fears, and few options

Many could be forced to return to El Salvador after the White House announced it will end their Temporary Protected Status.

New England news in brief

New England news in brief

The Boston Herald offices in the Seaport District.

Boston Herald bidder known for cost-cutting

GateHouse Media, the country’s largest newspaper chain, has a long history of buying newspapers, then slashing jobs.

Tomas Gonzales, portraying one of the Three Kings, greeted Edrick Claudio at a Roxbury celebration Saturday.

Families from Puerto Rico celebrate holiday tradition in Roxbury

The city-organized celebration featured crafts, traditional Puerto Rican breakfast snacks, presents for youngsters, gift cards, and an appearance by the Three Kings.

North Brookfield man shot while shoveling snow

Police are asking the public to help identify the suspect, who was dressed in several layers of clothing.