Michael McCarthy found guilty in death of 2-year-old Bella Bond

A Suffolk jury convicted Michael McCarthy of second-degree murder for killing 2-year-old Bella Bond, then dumping her body in the harbor.

Riders got on and off trains in the Downtown Crossing station.

A simple way to make Boston’s subway a bit less chaotic

MBTA officials recently tested markings that remind waiting passengers to line up next to — not on in front of — the train doors. They were impressed by the results.

Michael P. McCarthy looked at his attorney, Jonathan Shapiro, after the verdict was read.


Some unexpected justice for Bella

A 2-year-old girl was murdered and discarded like trash. And someone has been held accountable for her death.

Barry Cadden, who received a 9-year prison sentence, co-owned New England Compounding Center. Above: Cadden made his way into court Monday.

Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak that killed dozens gets 9 years in prison

The former co-owner and head pharmacist at a Framingham business that shipped tainted medicines across the nation was sentenced Monday.

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Arraignment date set for man charged with killing Princeton jogger

Angelo Colon-Ortiz of Worcester, charged with killing 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte, will appear for his arraignment July 26.

Boston Children's named best pediatric hospital for 5th year in row

The ranking by U.S. News and World Report was determined from surveys and by examining 10 specialities.

5 arrested and 3 guns seized in 3 separate incidents Monday

Boston police officers arrested five people over a six hour period Monday, seizing three guns in three separate incident, officials said.

Not even close: Charlie Baker leads Democratic rivals in new poll

Governor Baker performs well in a new poll against the three Democrats who have declared challenges to him. But, warns the pollster, it’s still early.

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Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2017. There are 186 days left in the year.

Torrential rain and hail are possible in Boston area

Forecasters issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Middlesex County.


Why Susan Collins won’t vote yes on health care bill even after delay

Politically, the Maine senator has no incentive to ever vote for a healthcare bill like this.

Moose tranquilized after tour of Worcester neighborhood

The sleeping moose was a yearling who weighed between 400 and 500 pounds.

One dead, another injured in Marblehead crash

A head-on collision in Marblehead killed one person and seriously injured another Tuesday morning, officials said.

State Police kept a watchful eye on the Charles River Esplanade from the Unified Command Center in 2015.

Here’s a list of the things you can’t bring to Fourth of July in Boston

Security will be tight, and officials are serious about some items that you can’t bring with you.

Flowers in a rooftop garden on the Brandeis University campus.

Brandeis receives record $50 million gift

The donation is from the estate of Jacob and Rosaline Cohn, who have a legacy of giving to the college.

Massachusetts complaints shut down Colo. cremation service

Heritage Cremation Providers had its registration suspended.

MIT students create a mural that moves when viewed through a smartphone

The “augmented reality” artwork stretches across a span of wall that stretches beneath the Cambridge school’s campus.

Second arrest made in attack on two Boston area men in New Orleans

Joshua Simmons, 18, was arrested Tuesday morning.

A high-speed Steamship Authority ferry, named the Iyanough, crashed into a jetty in Hyannis Harbor earlier this month.

Ferry captain mistook boats, pole for buoys before crash

The accident earlier this month sent 15 people to the hospital.

Second suspect arrested in Mattapan slaying on Delhi Street shooting

The suspect was arrested early Tuesday morning in Dorchester.

Magi Bish (right), mother of Molly Bish, cried as she hugged Sarah Stein, a private investigator who headed a new search for clues in the girl’s murder.

Still searching for clues, Bish family releases video

The family of the teenage lifeguard who vanished from her post at a Mass. pond in 2000 released the video on the 17th anniversary of the disappearance.

Rendering of HubWeek installation at City Hall. The HUB is being designed and developed in collaboration with award-winning design firm, CBT, and will feature more than 60 shipping containers, dozens of art installations, and 4 geodesic domesÐone of which will be taller than the Green Monster itself. (Hub Week)

A huge installation is coming to City Hall Plaza for the HUBweek festival

The week-long innovation festival in October will feature a new central site and headliners that include authors, journalists, and researchers.

‘Unruly passenger’ on L.A.-Boston flight forces diversion to Denver

The passenger was arrested by Denver police after he caused a “verbal disturbance,” officials said.

The Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center.

15 charged in January prison riot in Shirley

It was one of the largest prison riots in recent state history, officials said.

Umass Amherst Police doled out 11,554 violations between 2010 and 2015, many of them for incidents involving pedestrian traffic.

UMass Amherst police issue more traffic violations than most municipal departments

The campus department doled out 11,554 violations between 2010 and 2015, many of them for pedestrian traffic.

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Why it’s time for President Trump to stop calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’

“Pocahontas” is a racially tinged insult President Trump has hurled dozens of times at this point.

Off-duty Boston officer nabs burglar with stolen safe

The officer was on his way to work when he nabbed the suspect and a safe that was stolen from a restaurant in Lower Mills.

05/27/2016 MALDEN, MA Mitchell Chester (cq), Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, poses for a photo at his office in Malden. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Mitchell Chester, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, has died of cancer

Chester, the state commissioner of elementary and secondary education, died last night, state officials announced Tuesday.

Rachelle Bond testified during the murder trial of her former boyfriend, Michael McCarthy.

Judge will approve plea deal that will set Rachelle Bond free

The deal will soon lead to freedom for Rachelle Bond, the mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Marty Walsh’s campaign chest bulging with business checks

Mayor Martin Walsh has collected more than $1.7 million in campaign contributions this year, dwarfing his challenger’s fund-raising.

Jerry Remy.

Jerry Remy lung cancer surgery ‘went well’

Remy’s wife says the operation went well and he’s recovering in the ICU.

Manchester , N.H. Mayor Ted Gatsas.

Manchester, N.H. mayor, officials did not disclose 2015 sexual assault at city high school

An outgoing school official told WMUR-TV that the mayor was informed about the incident in 2015, but it wasn’t until the suspect was sentenced that it was shared with the public.

Man is killed in Mattapan shooting

A man, who appeared to be in his 30s, was fatally shot at 1357 Blue Hill Ave. on Monday evening, police said.

Former Medford officer pleads guilty to interfering in murder probe

Miguel Lopez, 55, was put on probation, fined $5,000, and ordered to not seek employment in law enforcement again.

He allegedly had an ‘incendiary device’ and illegal weapons — and he impersonated a police officer

Christopher Barlow, 20, of Duxbury was arrested after an investigation involving local, state, and federal law enforcement.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Tall ships sailed into the harbor on June 17.

Tall Ships’ visit to Boston deemed a success

The five-day event drew around 3 million visitors, according to organizer Sail Boston.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh addressed a rally against President Donald Trump’s travel ban in January.

In Massachusetts, concern over ban lingers

The Supreme Court carved out some significant exceptions to President Trump’s travel ban. But many families, businesses and academics here expressed continued worry.

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Tow truck driver is shot in Dorchester as he tries to tow car away

A man whose car was about to get towed shot a tow truck driver twice, a witness said. The driver is expected to survive.

8-year-old may have bullet lodged in shoulder for the rest of her life

The mother of the girl shot in Jamaica Plain said she was told there’s a risk of paralysis or even death from surgery to remove the bullet.

Behind closed doors, lawmakers work on plan to rewrite pot law

The fate of marijuana legalization in Massachusetts is now in the hands of a half-dozen lawmakers meeting in secret.

Roxbury man held without bail in Mattapan shooting

The suspect allegedly shot the victim on June 13.

Mass. pols vow to fight Trump travel ban in Supreme Court

The ban — which Trump issued via executive order earlier this year — restricted travel from six predominantly-Muslim countries for 90 days and halted refugee admissions for 120 days.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2017. There are 187 days left in the year.

Sonja Farak, a forensic chemist in the State Crime Lab in Amherst who stole from narcotics samples to feed her addiction, stood during her arraignment in 2013.

Judge finds prosecutor misconduct in handling of Amherst drug lab cases

A Springfield judge has vacated several drug cases connected to a former state chemist.

Police investigate possible human remains in Roxbury

Boston police are investigating the discovery of possible human remains in Roxbury, officials said.

The US Coast Guard with Duxbury Harbor Master continued  searched off the coast of Plymouth for a person in the water.

Coast Guard suspends search after empty kayak found off Plymouth

A fisherman found a kayak floating with no one on board around 4 a.m. Monday.

The families and individuals who would lose health coverage under the Senate bill “are among our lowest-income residents,” Governor Charlie Baker said.

264,000 Mass. residents would lose health coverage under Senate bill, Baker says

The families and individuals who would lose coverage “are among our lowest-income residents,” the governor said.

Regions of the brain associated with reading grew significantly thicker during the course of the program.

MIT study finds poorer kids benefit more from summer reading programs

Kids from poorer families benefited more, partially because they tend to have fewer reading resources during the summer months.


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