Steve Nazro retires after 50 years at the TD Garden

For decades, Steve Nazro has pieced together an intricate puzzle at the TD Garden.

Proposed location of new Lowell High School. Lowell city council voted 5-4 to build a new school in a suburban neighborhood rather than renovate the existing 186-year-old downtown school.

After vote to move high school, Lowell faces lingering divisions

Rather than solve a bitter rift, the decision to build a new school in an affluent neighborhood has further hardened divisions.

A screenshot from a video created by Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In this dramatization performed by employees, a doctor holds the door for a man who turns out to be a stranger and is not supposed to enter the operating room area.

Brigham uses videos to help tighten security

Shaken after a woman posing as a doctor snuck into operating rooms in December, Brigham and Women’s will train employees to be on the lookout for “tailgating.”

Salem, MA: June 21, 2017: Salem's oldest cemetery, the Charter Street Burial Ground is getting a facelift. (Globe Staff Photo/ Jim Davis)

New look for old Salem cemetery

The centuries-old Charter Street Burial Ground, which includes the graves of witch trial judges, is on its way to getting a rejuvenated face

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Man shot in Dorchester

A male victim was shot late Thursday night on Lyndhurst Street.

BPD officer who appeared in racially charged video back on patrol; second officer on leave

The officer was relieved of duty on June 9 and returned last week, a department spokesman said.

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Framingham man sentenced to prison for assault

Thomas Bejamin, 50, was found guilty of assault and battery causing bodily injury, Middlesex prosecutors said.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

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Cancer researcher awarded $22m in suit against Steward Health Care

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Thursday awarded more than $22 million to a cancer scientist who sued Steward Health Care System.

Lawrence man found guilty of murdering father of four

Joshua Chevez, 25, shot a gun into a crowded party in Lawrence in 2014, killing mark Trussell, prosecutors said.

Female teen found dead in Braintree hotel; case is suspicious, DA says

A 19-year-old Lawrence woman was found dead in a Braintree hotel room Thursday morning, officials said.

Francisco Rodriguez, 43, faces deportation.


If Francisco Rodriguez is deported, we will be a smaller, meaner nation

There’s a new administration in Washington that has decided going after decent people is a lot easier than going after criminals who might fight back.

Political Happy Hour: June 22, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Moulton plotting against Pelosi | Nat’l GOP attacks Setti | Pop quiz, hotshot

Boston, MA - 6/22/2017 - A sign honoring former Red Sox David Ortiz Drive hangs from a post across from Fenway Park in Boston, MA, June 22, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

There is now officially a Boston street named after David Ortiz

“I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to be part of this wonderful city,” David Ortiz said.

This day in history

Today is Friday, June 23, the 174th day of 2017. There are 191 days left in the year.

The Gerry behind gerrymandering

The birth of gerrymandering goes all the way back to 1812, when Mass. Governor Elbridge Gerry signed a now-infamous bill allowing his party to redraw state Senate districts to its advantage.

Two reasons why Trump came clean about not having tapes of Comey

Why President Trump decided to make this type of announcement is unclear. But what is clear is why he was in a hurry to make it.

A crew member onboard the Peruvian Navy tall ship Union.

Photos: Tall Ships leave Boston Harbor

Following a six-day celebration, more than 50 Tall Ships departed Boston Harbor on Thursday, staggered over the course of the morning.

Supreme Court rejects new trial request in Boston murder case

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Boston man seeking to overturn his murder conviction because his lawyer failed to object when the trial judge closed the courtroom during jury selection.

A fireworks display over Boston in 2016.

Here’s a list of upcoming fireworks displays in Massachusetts

You don’t have to wait for the Fourth of July to see fireworks in Massachusetts.

Tractor trailer crash in Rochester injures driver

A tractor trailer crashed and rolled into the water early Thursday morning, fire officials said.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, left the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans’ health care bill Thursday.

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Meet the Senate health care bill. Like Obamacare, only flimsier

The Senate bill retains the basic structure of former president Obama’s signature health care law, except that all the parts have been whittled down.

Governor Charlie Baker has frequently broken with GOP members in Washington who want to undo the Affordable Care Act.

Governor Baker criticizes Senate Republicans’ version of health care bill

Baker argues that any national health care legislation should not shift Medicaid costs to the states.

The women stole from the Bloomingdale’s store at the Chestnut Hill Mall.

Newton police seek two women who stole $12,000 in pocketbooks

Two women allegedly stole from the Bloomingdale’s store at the Chestnut Hill Mall and then sped off on Route 9 by running a red light.


Walsh campaign payments to law firm soar to $159,000

Walsh campaign spokeswoman Rachel Goldstein said — as the campaign had previously — that the payments to the law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo have nothing to do with the ongoing federal probe, which led to the indictments of two of Walsh’s department heads (both have plead not guilty).

Woman killed when struck by train at Orange Line’s Ruggles Station

Shuttle buses are being used to move passengers between Jackson Square and Back Bay stations Thursday.

Narcan nasal spray can be used in an emergency to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.


Marty Walsh to learn how to issue Narcan

Walsh will give a presentation and provide training to other mayors and public officials on the importance of the overdose-reversing drug.

Kyla Smith-Howell in her room at Boston Children's Hospital.


Girl’s intense medical journey intersected with Mayor Walsh’s

Kyla Smith-Howell was a happy, healthy, and active kid — until she wasn’t.

The two disparate House and Senate pot bills have one big thing in common — Goldberg is sidelined.


On Beacon Hill, Deb Goldberg stands alone

Goldberg has built a reputation at the State House for taking no prisoners when she feels political players are not bending to her interests.

The Senate proposal — which will be amended over the course of Thursday’s debate — would leave the tax rate and local control provisions on marijuana from the ballot question in place.

Mass. Senate passes marijuana bill

The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Thursday making targeted adjustments to the voter-mandated marijuana legalization law.

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Glory days return to Salem CC

Tom Watson, John Daly, and Bernhard Langer will be among those playing in the US Senior Open June 26 through July 2 at the Peabody course, which also hosted the tournament in 2001.

This 2-year-old survived a 16-foot fall — because of his stuffed animal

The boy was jumping on his bed and bounced out a second-story window while clutching the toy.


Tito Jackson’s campaign donations plummet

The Roxbury city councilor raised only $250 during a two-week period from May 22 through June 1.

Police-issued shotgun stolen from officer’s vehicle in Chelmsford

Chelmsford police are searching for a loaded gun that was stolen from the back of an officer’s unmarked police vehicle.

Man who stole car in Boston and crashed into MBTA bus in Cambridge due in court

The 21-year-old allegedly beat a driver with a baton before stealing his car and crashing it into a bus.

FILE - This Jan. 26, 2013 file photo taken at a grow house in Denver shows marijuana plants ready to be harvested. A pot farm's neighbor can sue them for smells and other nuisances that could harm their property values. That's according to a federal appeals court in Denver. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday, June 7, 2017, revives a lawsuit between a Colorado horse farm and a neighboring marijuana company. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Here’s what the Mass. House pot law rewrite would do

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed an expansive rewrite of the voter-approved marijuana legalization law Wednesday night.

Ryan Power appeared in Malden District Court, where he pleaded not guilty to charges that he murdered Penny and was ordered held without bail.

Man charged with killing Malden woman had been arrested for earlier attack

Ryan Power was arrested in Seabrook, N.H., and will face a murder charge for allegedly strangling Leah Penny to death in Malden.

LEIRIA, PORTUGAL - JUNE 18: A burned car stand next to a forest after a wildfire took dozens of lives on June 18, 2017 near Castanheira de Pera, in Leiria district, Portugal. On Saturday night, a forest fire became uncontrollable in the Leiria district, killing at least 62 people and leaving many injured. Some of the victims died inside their cars as they tried to flee the area. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

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Portugal forest fire

The huge forest fire that erupted on June 17 in central Portugal killed at least 64 people and injured hundreds more, with many trapped in their cars by the flames.

Billerica Fire Department suspends four for sexual misconduct

The employees are facing lengthy suspensions and one accepted a demotion, the town announced.

One arrested for stealing car in Boston, crashing into MBTA bus in Cambridge

The car was allegedly stolen in Boston, before crashing headon into the bus in Cambridge, police said.

Woman found strangled in Malden home

Ryan Power, 32, of Malden, has been charged with strangulation and assault and battery on a household or family member.

Trinity College closes due to threats from professor’s social media posting

The private college in Hartford will reopen Thursday with increased security, officials said.

Fessenden School in Newton.

Fessenden School official on leave amid sexual misconduct allegation

An administrator at the prestigious school in Newton has been barred from campus after a former student’s allegation of sexual misconduct in the 1990s.

 Boston, MA - 5/14/2016 - An ambulance drives along a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue nicknamed

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Getting real about heroin

Safe injection facilities save lives and are the best option for active users who are unwilling or unable to commit to recovery.

Leonardo Johnson was convicted of selling cocaine in 2009, based on a drug lab report.

Judge orders Dookhan to pay $2m to wrongly convicted man

It is the first case in which disgraced state chemist Annie Dookhan has been ordered to compensate any of the thousands of defendants whose cases she tainted.

Attempted arson investigated at Peabody Knights of Columbus

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information which helps solve the arson.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

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FILE - This April 15, 2017 file photo shows marijuana plants on display for sale at a medical marijuana provider in downtown Los Angeles. A lawsuit filed against the Southern California city of Fontana claims an ordinance makes it unreasonably difficult and expensive for adult residents to grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use under the state's voter-approved Proposition 64. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

High Times: a look at weed tax laws across the country

Taxes range wildly across the country and 28 percent wouldn’t even be the highest.


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