Some conservatives are fuming that Baker is too far left

Charlie Baker’s record would be good for a Democrat. But he’s a Republican, and some conservatives are saying he’s too progressive.

Jeff Sánchez and Nika Elugardo at a candidates forum at the First Baptist Church earlier this month.

Jeff Sánchez, Jamaica Plain Democrat, is getting challenged from the ‘super left’

Sánchez, who serves as the House’s fiscal chief, will face a primary challenge from Nika Elugardo.

The grounds of the Encore Boston Harbor casino and hotel are a garden in the making. The work to build a riverwalk on the former industrial site is well underway.

At Everett casino, some of the green will be outside

Wynn Resorts is spending about $15 million to create the landscape around its $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino.

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, UMBC president, spoke with Orientation Peer Advisers on campus.

In Maryland, lessons for UMass Boston

Like the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, UMass Boston serves many minority students and those who stay in the region after graduation.

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2 people shot in early morning Mattapan incident

One victim suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

Mass. woman among 8 arrested in NH sobriety checkpoint

Jennifer L. Yerrington, 35 of Plainville, charged with driving while intoxicated, New Hampshire State Police said Saturday night.

Two small children suffer CO poisoning on boat in N.H.

An 8-month-old infant and a 2-year-old boy were taken to a hospital near Lake Winnipesaukee.

Rainstorms, flash flooding expected to break sunny streak

Massachusetts is expected to be hit with torrential rain, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, and possibly an isolated tornado.

Woman shot in Topsfield, flown to Boston hospital

The victim suffered “potentially life-threatening injuries” and was taken to Brigham and Women’s, officials said.

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This day in history

Today is Monday, July 23, the 204th day of 2018. There are 161 days left in the year.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Tate plays the Mightier video game for about an hour a week. During gameplay, he wears an armband to track heart rate.

Video game to help children self-soothe draws interest and hesitation

Mightier’s games get harder as kids get more excited, and get easier when kids take deep breaths. Sounds cool, but some experts hesitate to use video games for treatment.

Nearly 200 motorcyclists took off from River Street in Mattapan Saturday for a ride organized by the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club to benefit a children’s health center.

Motorcycle club hits the road to benefit kids

The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club organized a ride of about 200 motorcyclists and expected to raise $10,000 for the Boston Medical Center’s SPARK Center.

Train engineer hurt after 15 freight cars derail in Worcester

A train engineer was injured in Worcester Saturday morning after several freight cars rammed into an overpass and rolled off the tracks.

Car slams into Lynn house, sending man to hospital

One man was injured after a two-vehicle crash in Lynn sent his car slamming into the side of a house early Saturday morning.

Haverhill pedestrian killed by tractor-trailer

The man was on a skateboard in the area of 747 River St. in Haverhill when he was hit by a 2016 Freightliner M2106 carrying 26,000 pounds of cargo.

The target: you and your every move

How companies use geolocation data to target you — and everyone around — in ways you’re not even aware of.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2018. There are 162 days left in the year.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Plastic bags and a scale were hung at a stand at Haymarket in Boston last year.

Fruits, veggies, cocaine: Revere man arrested for allegedly selling drugs at Haymarket

Officers said they followed Florentino Figueroa-Barragan, 36, after he allegedly made a “street-level drug transaction.”

A memorial in front of the Weymouth home of Vera Adams.

‘She would be happy to know the community came together’

Loved ones of a woman killed in her Weymouth home Sunday have received an outpouring of support since the tragedy, a close family friend said.

Bird sightings across the region

Bird sightings from the Mass Audubon Society

Kenya, 12, describes herself as fun, outgoing, and caring.

Sunday’s Child

Kenya, 12, says she loves style and fashion

Sunday’s Child is a weekly column featuring a child currently in foster care awaiting adoption.

2-alarm fire in Yarmouth considered suspicious

The building had been vacant for years, according to the state fire marshal’s office.

ASHFORD, CT - 07/16/2018 Camper Caroline and cabin counselor Sarah, right, act out small scenes before lunch at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Created by Paul Newman in 1988, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing a week long camp experience to seriously ill children and their families. Erin Clark for the Boston Globe


Paul Newman’s camp for sick kids lives on, 10 years after his death

The true wonder of this place? Its ability to project utter normalcy for kids whose childhood has been anything but normal.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2018. There are 163 days left in the year.


July 21, 2018

Car and motorcycle collide, catch fire, in Norton

The motorcyclist was sent flying over the hood of the car, and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Tom Wopat at his arraignment last year in Waltham District Court.

Former ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star sentenced to probation for ‘annoying and accosting’ women

Tom Wopat was accused of groping cast members of a musical in Waltham in August 2017.

The vandalized sign.

‘Kill cops’ vandalism investigated in Southbridge

The vandalized sign was found at a soccer field on West Street.

Woman’s body found by river in Lawrence

A woman’s body was found on the edge of the Merrimack River in Lawrence Friday morning. Foul play is not suspected.

Two Boston men stopped on bikes in Dorchester, arrested with loaded guns

Tyrece Tennyson-Young, of Dorchester, and Deshawn Grayson, of Mattapan, both 19, were each charged Thursday with gun and ammunition charges, police said.

Two more Delaware men arraigned for murder of Haverhill teen

Thomas Warner, Kenneth Pitts, and Nicholas Mondato are being held without bail for allegedly shooting Bryce Finn at his home in Haverhill.


Lottery results from Friday drawings

Connecticut man killed in crash on I-195 in Westport

The 72-year-old man from Canaan was driving a Chevrolet pickup that traveled off the road for 150 feet before hitting an overpass on I-195 near Dartmouth.

Hyde Park man held without bail for June Mattapan murder

Kenton Thomas was arraigned Friday for the June murder of Jocelin Nordeus in Mattapan.

The Lansford schooner barge was one of three sunk by a U-boat attack off of Orleans in 1918.

Orleans to commemorate when World War I came to Cape Cod

Almost four years after the start of the World War I, a distant threat had found its way onto America’s doorstep 100 years ago when a German U-boat launched an attack off the Cape.

Boston police asking for help in Dorchester vehicular homicide investigation

The incident happened early Sunday morning, police said.

Phillip Camp, owner of the Vermont Standard, surveyed the damage at the newspaper’s office, which was devastated by fire on Monday.

After devastating fire, Vermont town rallies around 165-year-old weekly newspaper

On Friday, when the Vermont Standard hit the stands, one day late, it repaid the show of generosity with a banner headline. It read simply: “Thank You.”

People prayed outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in Thursday's duck boat accident in Branson, Mo.

Driver of Mo. duck boat killed in capsizing had served at R.I. church

Bob Williams was among the 17 people killed when a vessel packed with tourists capsized and sank in Branson.

Senate bill would provide medication for addicted inmates, limited involuntary commitments

But this latest iteration of the governor’s legislation to address the opioid crisis needs to be reconciled with a different version passed by the House.

The Rev. Hall Kirkham (left) embraced a woman from Uganda, whose daughter is trying to stay in the US to escape persecution because she is gay.

Federal judge denies gay Ugandan woman’s plea for release, stay of removal

Federal Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said the decision of whether to stay the removal of the woman rests with immigration authorities.

Bridge beams and construction materials are being staged and assembled at the Beacon Park Yard in Allston for the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project.

Trouble ahead: Commonwealth Avenue bridge replacement project to begin next week

This summer’s replacement of the westbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge will force some travelers to change their routes.

Dog breeder convicted of animal cruelty for hanging 2 dogs, cutting 4 dogs’ ears

A New York dog breeder was convicted Friday of animal cruelty after a week-and-a-half-long bench trial in Essex County Superior Court.

Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux is not your typical mayor.

This Mass. mayor moonlights as a ‘Middle East expert’ on Russian state TV

Paul Heroux, the mayor of Attleboro, appears regularly as a “Middle East expert” on Russia’s government-funded television network.

Photos: Mourners honor slain Weymouth sergeant

Michael Chesna’s service was attended by thousands of his fellow officers from around the region.

Bryon Hefner, the estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg, appeared in court in April.

Bryon Hefner fighting AG’s request for records from Senate probe

In a court filing, Hefner argued that a state Senate probe into his husband, Stanley Rosenberg, has “no relevance” to his criminal case.

A motorized electric Bird scooter parked in Central Square in Cambridge on Friday. The scooters, which can be rented with a smartphone app, appeared overnight on streets in Cambridge and Somerville.

Electric scooters pop up in Somerville and Cambridge, unbeknownst to city officials

The appearance of Bird scooters was apparently a surprise for officials, who said they were unaware of the launch.

Duck Boats on on the Charles River.

Boston Duck Tours reassures on safety measures after Missouri duck boat sinks

A Boston-based duck tour company issued a statement assuring the public that the Boston tours adhere to strict safety standards.

Roxbury man arrested with gun after trying to flee

Boston police arrested a Roxbury man for possession of a firearm early Thursday morning after the man tried to run from officers.