Brookline residents meet to argue over whether to seize Pine Manor land for a new school

More than 200 people gathered in a high school auditorium Monday evening to spar over whether Brookline should seize land from Pine Manor College by eminent domain to build an elementary school.

FILE - In this May 19, 2013, file photo, Alyssa Milano arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Thousands of women responded to Milano’s call on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2017, to tweet “me too” in order to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault following the recent revelation of decades of allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

Millions of women say #Metoo about sexual harassment

A Twitter effort exploded Monday, with women from all walks of life testifying to their experience being sexually harassed or assaulted.

An artist's conception of a merger of two neutron stars.

Stars collide, and scientists — for the first time — could see and ‘hear’ it

The discovery was made possible by the massive, laser-based gravitational wave detectors first envisioned by MIT physicist Rainer Weiss.

Dave Ratner (second from left) behind President Trump has come back to haunt Ratner, big time.

Dave of Dave’s Soda and Pet City posed with President Trump. Now he’s under fire

There’s trouble at Dave’s Soda and Pet City, where owner Dave Ratner has learned a tough political lesson. Will his Western Mass. customers give him a second chance?

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Report finds state lab withheld breathalyzer test results

Public safety officials concluded that the Office of Alcohol Testing routinely withheld documents from defense lawyers.

MBTA union says bus outsourcing plan has ‘failed’

Outsourcing contract targeted for $12 million in savings drew only one bidder, unions say.

Dan Koh raised big bucks for his campaign, but 95 percent came from outside the district

The Democratic congressional candidate raised more than $800,000 in his first month on the trail, but drew about 95 percent of that money from outside the congressional district he is looking to represent.


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RMV chief acknowledges rough start to new car inspections

Car inspections were disrupted when a new software system was clumsily launched Oct. 1.

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‘I have real concerns about our high schools,’ says Walsh

Mayor says he’s asked superintendent for a report on improving the schools

Man accused of stealing construction tools in Hull

Police caught William Francis Nickerson, 38, stealing equipment owned by his former employer

Police find 300 grams of heroin, $6,000 in cash at Salem home

Justine Lubell, 24, was arrested on Friday after a month-long investigation

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Dave Ratner, second from left, and others watch as President Donald Trump signs an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Ratner, owner of Dave's Soda and Pet City in Massachusetts, is under fire after he was photographed last week with Trump. Ratner said he's


Somebody throw this poor guy a bone

Dave Ratner, the face of Dave’s Soda and Pet City in Western Mass, has received a lot of blowback after he was at the White House when President Trump signed an order on health care.

Boston, MA - 4/12/2017 - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez sits at the defense table during jury deliberations in his double murder trial of at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, MA, April 12, 2017. Hernandez is charged in the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL football player already is serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Aaron Hernandez lawyers refile CTE lawsuit against NFL, this time in state court

The suit alleges the NFL and its co-defendants failed to protect Hernandez from the effects of CTE, a brain condition linked to repeated blows to the head and concussions.

Police and firefighters outside the house in Leominster where a man barricaded himself inside and set fire to the house.

Man barricaded inside burning Leominster home found dead

The house’s roof collapsed after a fire raged through the building as firefighters were held back because authorities believed the man was possibly armed.

Lockdown is lifted at Cambridge school after police search couldn’t find potentially armed suspect

The Amigos School in Cambridge was placed on lockdown Monday afternoon while police searched for a man who was suspected of carrying weapons in the area.

Two people are found dead in their Grantham, N.H., home

The New Hampshire Attorney General and New Hampshire State Police are investigating to determine whether a crime occurred after two people were found dead in their Grantham, N.H. home.

Eighteen people were arrested in Springfield while protesting the impending deportation of a Guatemalan man who came to the country nearly 20 years ago.

18 arrested at protest of Springfield man’s deportation to Guatemala

Lucio Perez, a Guatemalan, arrived illegally in 1999, after fleeing violence in his homeland. He is to be deported Thursday, leaving his wife and children behind.

Chicopee police searching for bank robber who wore eye patch and collared shirt to heist

Police released surveillance photos of the robber, who wore a bright red ball cap, a dark-colored button-down shirt, jeans, and some kind of eye patch.

Three North Atlantic right whales off the coast of Provincetown in 2008.

Scientists to discuss decline in right whale population

Scientists will gather this weekend with a sense of urgency to discuss ways to protect the animals, whose population has dwindled to less than 500.

Harassment at workplace.

Millions of women have experienced harassment. Most never report it

#MeToo social media posts only scratch the surface of how widespread sexual harassment actually is.

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In Boston, #MeToo stories dominate social media

While some people have simply posted the two-word hashtag, others have included details about their experiences.

Tom Wopat stands during arraignment, in Waltham.

Tom Wopat delays release of album due to legal battle

The “Dukes of Hazzard” star charged with groping a woman and indecently assaulting a 16-year-old girl in Waltham is delaying the public release of his self-titled album.

The justices said the online company can’t use a federal law to withhold a dead man’s e-mails from his family, but whether Yahoo’s terms of service allow that has yet to be settled.

Yahoo can’t use federal law to withhold dead man’s e-mails, SJC rules

The family of John Ajemian, who died in a bike crash in Medfield in 2006, has been engaged in an eight-year legal battle with the company over the e-mails.

Suspect identified in hit-and-run crash in Lawrence that left woman in ‘critical condition’

A woman sustained “serious injuries” and remains in critical condition following a hit-and-run crash in Lawrence Saturday night, and Lawrence police say a suspect has been identified.

Man, 55, arrested after allegedly robbing downtown store at knifepoint

Police arrested the knife-wielding man moments after he allegedly flashed the weapon while robbing a convenience store downtown.

N.H. officials warn of e-mail traffic fine scam

New Hampshire authorities are warning state residents to ignore any e-mails they receive from scammers seeking payment for fraudulent traffic violations.

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman on boat off Nantucket

A fisherman who suffered a head laceration on a fishing boat off Nantucket Saturday night was flown to a hospital by a Coast Guard helicopter crew.

Two charged after dog found dead in car at Salem commuter rail station

A French bulldog named Nigil died Sunday after his owners allegedly left him inside a locked car with all the windows closed for nearly six hours.

The Oliver Hazard Perry was docked in Boston Harbor in July.

Tall ship loses power, hits several boats in R.I.

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was leaving a seafood festival Sunday evening when it lost power after becoming entangled in a dock line and began to drift in Newport Harbor.

Easton police and the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council SWAT team in the area of Old Foundry Street in Easton, where there were reported

One person in custody following Easton standoff

Local officers and a regional SWAT team responded and surrounded a home on Old Foundry Street, authorities said.

Nick Branzetti spent Sunday fishing in Stevens Pond in North Andover. A frost advisory has been issued for most of Massachusetts away from the coast overnight Monday into early Tuesday

As sun rises into the sky, temperatures will fall

Like a car stuck in reverse, temperatures in Greater Boston will retreat during the day Monday, thanks to a new system generating an overnight freezing advisory.

Everett police shoot, wound man who reportedly spoke of wanting to kill police

The incident left a suspect with non-life threatening injuries, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office.

Crews poured concrete as part of the bridge replacement project.

Bridge replacement on Route 3 in Braintree done ahead of schedule

Crews finished work around 1 a.m. Monday, wrapping up in plenty of time for the morning commute.

This day in history

Today is Monday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2017. There are 76 days left in the year.

In an appearance at Doyle’s Pub in Jamaica Plain, Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed to stand with Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who she called “a dear friend and fierce fighter for the people of Boston.”

Elizabeth Warren endorses Marty Walsh for mayor

The incumbent added another big name to his list of endorsements on Sunday.

Venturers Akima Khuong (left) and Jessica Morabito of Venturing Crew 42 (Quincy) painted wooden pumpkins while preparing for Pumpkin Fest at the New England Base Camp in Milton.

Boy Scouts vote to enroll girls, but will they sign up?

The Boy Scouts of America recently voted to let girls join Cub Scouts and establish a program for older girls that will let them attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

Three finalists named for cannabis commission director

The panel is expected to pick its preferred candidate on Thursday.

Felix D. Arroyo left the State House after speaking to the media in April.

Report says staff undermined Suffolk probate chief

A retired judge hired to review Felix D. Arroyo’s performance found he was inexperienced, but also subject to a mismanaged office.

House rejects bid to specify pot tax money for addiction treatment

Representative Diana DiZoglio of Methuen attempted last week to restore a dollar figure on the amount of marijuana tax revenue that will be spent on addiction treatment and prevention.

Fourth-grader Juan Taylor wound up for the throw during recess for students from Eliot School in the North End.

Advocates call recess a crucial part of education

A bill on Beacon Hill could mandate at least 20 minutes of daily recess for students in kindergarten through grade five.

Woman killed in rollover crash on Route 3

Massachusetts State Police say the woman was ejected from her car during the accident


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Man arrested on gun charges in Dorchester

Police also found James Deal, 37, of Dorchester in possession of over $1,000 in cash.

Boston, MA - 10/15/2017 - Rob Jones (cq), a double amputee Marine veteran, continues running his 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 cities. Boston is his fourth city. With supporters, he runs around Castle Island. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 16Marine Reporter: Cristela Guerra

Wounded Marine runs 31 marathons in 31 days for charity

With four down, Rob Jones has 27 more marathons in 27 more cities to go.

Kaju Tofu House owner Michelle Suh grew up in South Korea hearing her mother’s stories about the Korean War.

For local Koreans, anxiety comes with a generational divide

Younger Koreans seem more apt to downplay Kim Jong Un’s threats than their elders, who know of war’s hardships firsthand.

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo giving the oath of office last week at a swearing in ceremony for Melissa A. Long (not pictured) as an associate justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court.


Governor Raimondo begs for a stronger media

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‘He didn’t deserve it’ — Family, friends mourn slain Somerville man

Friends of Kevin Raymond, 20, continued to grapple Sunday with the shooting death of the popular football player.

Framingham State University is also looking into a campus police officer’s comments on the graffiti.

Another racist message is found at Framingham State

University officials are investigating two possible hate crimes targeting black students on campus.


Coming to Faneuil Hall: the battle of a capella

Some 40 groups will dazzle audiences over the weekend.

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