Report finds seven former Hotchkiss faculty members sexually abused students

The elite Connecticut boarding school apologized Friday after an independent investigator found that seven former faculty members sexually abused students between 1969 and 1992.

Dr. Charles Czeisler at a sleep lab in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Sleep, the final frontier: This guy studies it. Here’s what he has to say

Charles Czeisler has traveled the world in search of data about how we sleep, why we sleep, how long we sleep and how well. And there are surprises everywhere.

PawSox players have a group talk during practice before a game.

In Pawtucket, news of beloved team’s planned move hits hard

News that the Red Sox farm team intends to leave its longtime home in Pawtucket for Worcester was a heavy blow for baseball fans and residents of this old mill town.

Second State Police trooper to plead guilty in OT fraud case

The 40-year-old trooper, who allegedly stole $11,103 in overtime, is the sixth person to be charged in the widening overtime fraud scandal.

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Walpole man arrested in connection to string of car thefts and break-ins

Nicholas Deberry was charged with motor vehicle larceny, carrying a dangerous weapon, and possession of a Class B drug, police said.

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Storms were expected to continue throughout the region overnight and Saturday afternoon, bringing showers and potentially heavy rainfall with them.

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New Hampshire church catches fire after being struck by lightning

As thunderstorms swept through New England Friday evening, lightning hit the First Congregational Church of Pelham at around 4:30 p.m., officials said.

Two people arrested after driver fled Webster traffic stop, dragged trooper

Two people have been taken into custody after a driver allegedly fled a traffic stop in Webster on Friday and dragged a State Police trooper a short distance with his car.

Kenneth Dutra was on duty at Longnook Beach. Warnings are posted about sharks and the possible danger of swimming.

Cape Cod beach closed to swimming until further notice after man attacked by shark

Longnook Beach in Truro will be closed to swimmers “due to continued shark activity,” officials said Friday night.

Counterprotesters gathered on Boston Common in November 2017 in opposition to a “free speech” rally.

Organizers behind last year’s ‘free speech’ rally plan to march in Boston Saturday

The march is scheduled to start at Boston’s City Hall at noon, and is intended to be a protest against “far-left violence,” according to Boston Free Speech.

Man allegedly indecently assaults two women on the Esplanade

State Police are asking the public to help identify a man who allegedly grabbed two women’s buttocks on the Esplanade near Community Boating earlier this month.

An image from a video posted online Aug. 3 purportedly shows Paul Sheehan of Dorchester going on a racist rant.

The Dorchester man who went on a racist rant is now facing more charges

The 54-year-old is facing additional charges after he allegedly called a black couple “animals” and told them to “get the (expletive) out of my neighborhood.”


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Jake the Lion is the mascot of the Worcester Bravehearts.

‘We do not shrink from adversity’ — Worcester’s other team not pleased with WooSox

It seems everyone in Central Massachusetts is ecstatic with the Red Sox’ minor-league baseball club’s move to Worcester. Except for the Bravehearts.

Man arraigned on child rape and sexual assault charges

The new charges come after prosecutors who were investigating the man for child pornography found images depicting him raping a child, officials said.

A new skirmish in Harvard admissions case

Minority student and alumni groups at Harvard University are pushing back against what they consider an attempt to exclude their perspective from a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate race as a consideration in admissions.

Rachelle Bond.

Mother of Bella Bond cited for second alleged probation violation

Rachelle Bond received probation last year for her role in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Bella, whose remains washed ashore on Deer Island in 2015.

Four people were rescued by Brockton firefighters at 23 Kenwood St. Friday.

Four residents, cat rescued from Brockton house fire

Seven people suffered minor injuries as firefighters rescued four residents and a cat from a blaze in a Brockton home Friday morning.

U.S. Marshals discovered and seized bundles of cash concealed in several safe deposit boxes controlled by John George, a former Dartmouth selectman and state representative.

Former state representative gets 5 months added to embezzlement sentence for hiding $2.5m

A former state representative and Dartmouth selectman who’s currently serving a 70-month federal prison term for embezzlement was sentenced Friday.

Beaches closed in Eastham, Barnstable after great white shark sightings

Coast Guard Beach in Eastham was closed to swimmers for an hour Friday afternoon after a great white shark was spotted swimming 50 yards offshore.

Shrimp fishing boat crewmen hauled their catch in the Gulf of Maine.

New England shrimp population still looks bad amid shutdown

A new analysis of New England’s shrimp population doesn’t bode well for the future of the long-shuttered fishery for the crustaceans.

Man charged in 2016 fatal shooting in Mission Hill apartment

Kevin Fernandes, 24, was charged in West Roxbury District Court with murder in the death of Eden Jacquet and held without bail as about 20 of the victim’s family relatives and friends looked on.

Three Republicans seeking to challenge Elizabeth Warre  are John Kingston(left), Beth Lindstrom (center) and Geoff Diehl.

There are many paths to defeat Elizabeth Warren (or at least her opponents hope so)

Shaped by money, style or both, the GOP’s US Senate primary has become a study in contrasting campaign trails among the three Republicans vying to face Elizabeth Warren.

Revere man indecently assaults young girl on Orange Line, police say

As the train stopped at Downtown Crossing, the suspect followed the girl as she and her mother were exiting and indecently assaulted her, police said.

Mattapan shooting victim identified, investigation is ongoing

The victim of Tuesday morning’s shooting in Mattapan has been identified as 29-year-old Yashua Amado.

Nathan Carman speaks at a hearing in probate court Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in West Hartford, Conn. Carman who is accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money has asked a Connecticut probate judge to give him access to a trust fund for legal expenses. The judge did not rule immediately on the request by Carman and has set a full hearing date for Sept. 6. (Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant via AP)

Nathan Carman’s aunts turn up the heat in their lawsuit linked to relatives’ murder

Carman is facing a stepped-up effort from his aunts to get access to a deposition he gave about the sinking of his boat with his mother on board.

Two Cape Cod beaches closed due to shark sighting off Truro

Two Cape Cod beaches were closed to swimmers Tuesday afternoon because at least one great white shark was offshore of the Head of the Meadow Beach and Coast Guard Beach.

‘Route 128 Bandit’ sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison

Paul Landrum was sentenced this week after he robbed eight banks and assisted in the robberies of two more.

Former vice president Joe Biden spoke to the media in late June in Cincinnati.

Joe Biden cancels Friday Vineyard appearance; group says he’s under doctor’s orders to avoid travel

Any health issues for Biden, 75, would be significant, since his name has been floated as potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.


A view of the Cape Cod sharks from the air

From up above, one can clearly see the sharks’ movements and habits as they feed on seals and are tagged by researchers close to shore.

Everett, MA - 8/16/18 - Mark Raymond (cq), of Everett, waits. By Thursday, the day of its planned deflowering, the blooms adorning this Everett bus stop have already started to fade. The effort to beautify the bus stop was a project of the city and florist Krissy Price (cq). Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 17everett Reporter: Adam Vaccaro

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Everett tried to make a bus stop pretty

Flowers sprouted on Broadway this week.

An ambulance crew responds to one of three simultaneous drug overdose victims on the New Haven Green, a city park in New Haven, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Investigators try to determine exactly what sickened them and tens of other victims. People started falling ill Wednesday morning, mostly on the New Haven Green. No deaths were reported. Police have arrested a man who they say may have passed out free samples of synthetic marijuana. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)

Number of overdose victims near Yale rises to 76

The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, as officials try to determine exactly what sickened people.

Walpole investigates string of car thefts, break-ins

Police said 11 cars were broken into Thursday, and four more stolen in recent days.

Man arrested for gun and drug possession at Dorchester home

Ricardo Blanchard, 29, was charged with trafficking cocaine, unlawful possession of a firearm, and other charges, police said.

Water taxi and sailboat collide near Long Wharf

One person on the water taxi suffered minor injuries. No one on the sailboat was injured, the Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard rescues man who suffered head injury while sailing off Nantucket

Coast Guard boat crew stationed at Brant Point responded at about 3 p.m. to a call for a assistance two miles north of the island, officials said.

Robert P. DeLuca in 2016.

Prosecutors recommend lighter sentence for ex-Mafia capo who helped solve gangland slaying

Robert P. DeLuca’s cooperation brought closure to Steven DiSarro’s family and helped bring his killers, Francis P. Salemme and Paul M. Weadick, to justice, prosecutors argued in a court filing Thursday.

On Cape Cod, wary beachgoers learn to swim at their own risk

On a picturesque summer day, the ocean off Longnook Beach proved too enticing, as dozens of people ventured into the water Thursday, even as several new shark sightings were reported near the scene of the attack.

Whitman man charged with driving while drugged for fatal crash

Anthony Hathaway, 29, is due to be arraigned Friday in Brockton District Court, police said.


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Longtime incumbent Bill Galvin and his challenger Josh Zakim (right) in their first and only scheduled televised debate in the secretary of state’s race before the primary election three weeks from today. On WGBH's Greater Boston with Jim Braude (left). Taken at the WGBH Studios in Boston, Massachusetts. August 14, 2018. Photo: Meredith Nierman / WGBH News

Abortion, the death penalty and 15 ‘no-show’ votes. This is the primary for Secretary of State.

In one video, challenger Josh Zakim, a Boston City Councilor, is described as a progressive leader. In another, he’s a no-show at the polls who is beholden to Wall Street.

Raeshawn Moody (left) and Du’Shawn Taylor-Gennis are accused of ambushing Jonathan Dos Santos.

After snags in jury selection, trial is still pending for 2 teens charged in 16-year-old’s killing

The first jury in the murder trial was discharged after photos were taken in the courtroom.

Appearing on WGBH’s “Greater Boston” with Jim Braude, Jay Gonzalez (center) and Bob Massie (right) debated Thursday.

Massie, Gonzalez try to create daylight between themselves during gubernatorial debate

The two self-styled progressive Democrats who are running for governor took the occasional swipe at the Republican incumbent, Charlie Baker, during a Thursday debate.

Mattapan man charged in Southwest Corridor Park shooting

Lushaun Gay, 27, pleaded not guilty to charges including assault with intent to murder. He was ordered held on $75,000 bail, officials said.

Stewart Weldon now faces three counts of murder, eight counts of strangulation, nine counts of aggravated rape, two counts of rape, plus charges of kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping, and assault to rape.

Springfield man indicted on murder charges after bodies of 3 women found at his home

The 52-count indictment was announced by Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni and covers crimes allegedly committed by Stewart Weldon against 11 people over a year’s time.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley.

After Pa. report, O’Malley says church’s crisis is product of ‘clerical failures’

The church, he said Thursday, has “yet to establish clear and transparent systems of accountability and consequence for Church leadership whose failures have allowed these crimes to occur.”