Setti Warren to end campaign for governor

Setti Warren said he had determined the financial hurdles required to unseat Governor Charlie Baker were “insurmountable.”

The Massachusetts State Police substation at the Boston Fish Pier in the Seaport District.

Lawmakers reject Seaport joint policing, but idea may not be dead

One state legislator said he’s comfortable leaving it to Governor Charlie Baker’s administration and the Boston police to reach an agreement.

‘Boston is not up for sale’ Wynn Resorts CEO says

Wynn Resorts’ massive gambling resort in Everett is “not up for sale,” the casino company’s chief executive, Matt Maddox, said in a television interview Wednesday.

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At Yale, you can take a course on being happy. And many students are

A woman from New Bedford used happiness to create the most popular class in Yale history. And it’s available online for anyone to experience.

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Today is Thursday, April 26, the 116th day of 2018. There are 249 days left in the year.

Weymouth senior housing apartment fire was intentionally set, officials say

A fire at a Weymouth senior housing complex on Monday that displaced residents and caused an estimated $75,000 in damages was intentionally set, officials said.

Deputy sheriff is fatally shot in Norridgewock, Maine

A massive manhunt is underway in Maine for the 29-year-old suspect.

Former US post office employee sentenced for embezzling over $22,000 from service

Reis embezzled $22,773 by voiding cash sales of stamps, and then taking customers’ cash for himself.

Dorchester man arrested in Roxbury with loaded gun, heroin

Officers seized a loaded hand gun from his car, which had an obliterated serial number, and found a plastic bag with heroin in his pocket.

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Holyoke, MA--4/25/2018-- San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz joins hands with students at Girls Inc. to form a human chain for a photograph to send back to Puerto Rico in support of school children there who are still trying to get their public schools to reopen. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 27PRMayor Reporter:

San Juan, P.R., mayor lifts up young women in Holyoke

Carmen Yulin Cruz, who gained attention criticizing the Trump administrations’s response to Hurricane Maria, says during a visit to the state: “I just couldn’t be quiet.”

14-year-old arrested for allegedly shoving Methuen officer, causing him to break his shoulder

A 14-year-old Methuen boy was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly shoved a police officer into a fence, causing him to break his shoulder and get a cut on his head, police said.

Revere man charged with using fake social security card to try to get NH driver’s license

Johny M. Saroufim, 42, was charged with one count of tampering with public records and released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bail, New Hampshire State Police said in a statement.

Media group changes name of annual award after revelation of WWII fabrications

The former leader of the New England Newspaper & Press Association admitted to making up stories about D-Day.

Explosion in Brookline High art classroom leaves $150k in damages

When a student tried to ignite a welding torch in a jewelry-making class around noon Wednesday, it exploded, and caused the tank to leak acetylene.

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Here are 3 ways to be happier

Yale professor Laurie Santos teaches a class on the psychology of happiness and has some ideas for improving your life.

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3 teenagers charged in Maine murder face uncertain legal future

A judge must decide whether the criminal case against three teenagers accused of killing a mother in Litchfield, Maine, will be tried as adults.

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A hard lesson at Mount Ida

It’s hard to see what Mount Ida College did here as anything other than a scam.

Lawsuit alleges Lincoln-Sudbury school officials failed to investigate sexual assault

The lawsuit also says the district forced the victim to sit by herself in an area where students typically served suspensions and detention.

The open-air bar — which will serve a rotating crop of the East Boston company’s ciders, as well as beer and wine — is due to open in late May.

A Downeast Cider bar is coming to the Greenway in May. Cheers!

The nonprofit that runs the downtown park has tapped Downeast Cider to run an outdoor pop-up bar, this time on Dewey Square Plaza across from South Station.

Buying tickets to see the Big Bad Bruins take on the Leafs in Game 7? Beware of fakes, BPD warns.

Fraudsters may be trying to skate away with your hard-earned cash.

N.H. federal prosecutors break up fentanyl ring headed by Lawrence, Mass., brothers

The US attorney’s office in New Hampshire said Wednesday that 45 people had been charged for allegedly conspiring to traffic fentanyl.

Worcester liquor store employees catch man who attempted to rob their shop with a BB gun

Three Worcester liquor store employees pinned an armed suspect to the ground after he attempted to rob their shop with a BB gun replica Tuesday afternoon.

Pedestrian hit by car outside Norwood Hospital dies from injuries

A vehicle barreled into a woman outside of Norwood Hospital Wednesday morning, resulting in “quite serious” injuries.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft reportedly criticized Trump in a secret NFL meeting last fall

“We have a president who will use that as fodder to do his mission that I don’t feel is in the best interests of America,” Kraft said of player protests during the anthem, according to The New York Times.

Longtime residents who see the city’s renaissance hanging in the balance want MGM to finish the $960 million casino job.


Springfield wants MGM and its casino to stay — very badly

Longtime residents who see Springfield’s renaissance hanging in the balance want MGM to finish the $960 million job.

Plymouth woman faces charges in stabbing of her 12-year-old son

Jean Rezac, 43, allegedly attacked her son at their home before stabbing herself, Plymouth police said.

The Litchfield, Maine, home where the alleged killing of Kimberly Mironovas took place.

Why do kids kill their parents? A specialist offers insights

An expert says there’s a variety of possible reasons, including trying to stop abuse, other family conflicts, or furthering a criminal scheme.

An adult crazy snake worm slithered in mulch.

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Crazy snake worms are not on the plane — but they may well be in New England gardens

Crazy snake worms are slithering into gardens across New England, and they mean big trouble, experts say.

Police arrest Everett man who allegedly led officers on a multi-town car chase ending in Acton

Littleton police arrested an Everett man after a multi-town car chase that ended in Acton.

Veteran WBZ news reporter Lana Jones dies at 62

The veteran news reporter and familiar voice on AM radio died suddenly Wednesday morning at a Worcester hospital.

Senator Ed Markey spoke at a news conference last month.

Ed Markey calls on nuclear regulators to protect plants against rising seas

Senator Ed Markey expressed “serious concerns” about how Pilgrim plans to store spent fuel.

Maine authorities searching Androscoggin River for 5-year-old boy

Maine authorities are searching the Androscoggin River Wednesday for a 5-year-old boy who disappeared after he fell into the river Tuesday night. His 9-year-old brother was rescued and rushed to a hospital, Auburn police said.

Kelly Viola carried her 11-month old son, Frankie, on Tileston Street in the North End on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s rain will get worse for Wednesday evening commute

It’s starting slow, but the rain will intensify this afternoon and during the Wednesday evening commute, possibly creating hazardous conditions on roadways.

Missing man found at luxury hotel in the White Mountains

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are calling a search for a Massachusetts hiker a waste of time, money and resources after he was found at a luxury hotel.

The trial of Bryon Hefner, who appeared Tuesday in court for his arraignment, has been set for the spring of 2019.

Bryon Hefner, Rosenberg’s husband, pleads not guilty to multiple charges

The political scandal that ended the Senate presidency of Stanley Rosenberg moved out of the State House and into the court house Tuesday.

2 men in custody after allegedly firing shots at Haverhill police

Police said the suspects led officers on a chase through northern Mass. and southern N.H. before their vehicle crashed.

 Police found the body of 47-year-old Kimberly Mironovas early Sunday in her home in Litchfield, Maine.

A mom sought a fresh start in Maine. Her story has a horrific finish

Kimberly Mironovas wanted to wipe the slate clean. Now her son Lukas Mironovas and two other teens are accused in her killing.

Police ask public’s help in finding man who broke into car in Boston parking garage

The victim said someone removed a safe from her car, which contained money and jewelry.

Officials are still searching for Shantel Van Voorhis.

Police locate missing Newburyport boy, mother

Police located a missing 4-month-old Newburyport boy Tuesday, after his 15-year-old mother took him from a foster care program Monday, officials said.

Chinatown bakery owner sentenced to prison for food stamp fraud

Xi Xian Lei, owner of Meisum Bakery, was ordered to pay back nearly $750,000 in restitution, prosecutors said.

Roxbury woman arrested on 35 outstanding warrants

Lenita Webb faces on 57 charges, including nearly 30 counts of larceny over $250. She was committed to a substance abuse facility, the Suffolk DA’s office said.


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Massachusetts dentists are backing legislation that would create a new kind of midlevel dental-care provider, after resisting the plan for years.

Compromise bill advances to allow dental therapists, a new kind of provider, in Mass.

Advocates say these workers, called dental therapists, would provide much-needed routine dental care, particularly to low-income patients.

Jim Vrabel is looking for a location to store his massive digital history of Boston.

Boston’s history (all of it, in chronological order) needs a home

For decades, Jim Vrabel has been meticulously documenting Boston’s history into a timeline. Now with over 40,000 entries, his biggest challenge is finding somewhere to put it.

Littleton police nab four after a chase through multiple towns

The suspects allegedly fled the scene of a shoplifting incident at a local supermarket and led police on a chase, authorities said.

Some areas could get 2 inches of rain in coming storm

Soaking, wind-swept rain will arrive late tonight and continue Wednesday, forecasters said.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2018. There are 250 days left in the year.

Boston police seized this gun in South Boston. It was one of six seized by police in 24 hours.

Boston police seize 6 guns in less than 24 hours

Boston police say they recovered six unlicensed guns in a span of less than 24 hours in four separate incidents, just two days after confiscating four in six hours.