John Ellement, The Boston Globe

John Ellement

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Gardner hotel fined after hosting one wedding and a second event that exceeded state limits on public gatherings

A Gardner hotel has been fined $600 after the city learned the hotel hosted two weddings last weekend, both of which exceeded state rules limiting the size of gatherings, officials said. → Read More

Home of Week: For $525k, a Cape cottage with a lower-level suite

The two-bedroom Wellfleet home is surrounded by perennials, so don't bring your lawnmower. See inside at → Read More

Man fatally stabbed in Dorchester; Woman charged with murder

Officers responded to 1024 Massachusetts Ave. around midnight to investigate a report of a stabbing and found a man with injuries at that location, police said. → Read More

Maine lifts swimming restrictions imposed after first fatal great white shark attack in state history

Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Lands Monday lifted swimming restrictions at three Atlantic Ocean beaches imposed after the first confirmed fatal attack by a great white shark off Bailey Island, the same place a great white was spotted on Friday. → Read More

Mass. Appeals Court: ‘Grandfather clause’ term will no longer be used due to racist origin

The state’s second highest court used a zoning feud between Gloucester neighbors Monday to formally jettison the word “grandfather” from its lexicon, citing its origins in laws adopted after the Civil War to prevent people of color from exercising their right to vote. → Read More

Man who was shot in car leading to crash in Dorchester has life-threatening wounds

A man suffered life-threatening wounds Sunday night when he was shot apparently while in a car on a Dorchester street and then crashed the vehicle a short distance away on Blue Hill Avenue, Boston police said. → Read More

Home of the Week: A Gloucester contemporary with a rocky outpost

Backpackers (maybe it’s backpackers of an certain age) call sun-splashed rocky outcroppings “lizard rocks,‘' to honor the original solar heating unit and its chill customer. The backyard of this Gloucester home has an exquisite example of a lizard rock sitting halfway between the decks of the trilevel house and an irregularly shaped in-ground Gunite pool. → Read More

East Boston man facing murder charge for fatal shooting outside Revere ice cream shop

An East Boston man is facing a charge of murder for allegedly shooting a 20-year-old Revere man outside an ice cream shop on Revere Beach Boulevard when, State Police said Thursday. → Read More

Maine restricts swimmers on some beaches; intensifies coastal patrols as state reacts to fatal shark attack

Swimming restrictions were ordered Thursday at some Maine beaches as a precaution after seals were spotted feeding on fish, and lifeguards saw the fin of a suspected great white shark, but was later determined on Wednesday to be a giant sunfish. → Read More

Person shot and killed in Dorchester

Boston police are investigating the death of a person who was found with gunshot wounds near Ronan Park in Dorchester late Wednesday night, police said. → Read More

Home of Week: Trilevel contemporary in a rocky Gloucester outpost

The property offers a detached studio for working from home and an in-ground pool for playing at home. See inside at → Read More

Mass. murder suspect captured in Maine after two-day search

A Lynn man wanted in connection with an January murder in that North Shore city was captured by US Marshals in Maine Tuesday, peacefully ending a two-day search for a man list on the State Police Most Wanted list of fugitives. → Read More

Federal judge rejects defense motion to dismiss obstruction charge against Newton district court judge

Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph is accused of shielding a man wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, a criminal case that has been denounced by retired judges and defense attorneys. → Read More

Homicides in Boston have climbed 39 percent so far this year

With the murders of two men this weekend, the number of homicides in Boston during the coronavirus pandemic has escalated by 39 percent when compared to same time last year, which is when the city saw a sharp drop the total number of homicides, statistics show. → Read More

Revere man, 20, identified as victim of fatal shooting outside Revere ice cream shop

A 20-year-old Revere man was identified by State Police as the person who was shot by an unknown assailant while the victim was outside an ice cream store on Revere Beach Boulevard Sunday night. → Read More

Dangerous - and potentially record setting

Temperatures will rise into the high 90s and may reach record-breaking triple digits as dangerous heat settles across Massachusetts Monday, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Home of Week: For $699k, Rockport condo with quarry, ocean views

The fireplace in the living/dining area is clad in granite from the neighboring quarry. The mural in the kitchen is a fun touch. | → Read More

Takeaways from the House version of police reform legislation

A new state commission would oversee the training, certification and civil discipline of police officers statewide under a law enforcement reform proposal unveiled Sunday by House leaders, one that comes after the Senate approved its plan last week. → Read More

Weather today: ‘Oppressive’ humidity along with temperatures in the 90s

The heat index could hit 102 degrees in Boston and there is a possibility of scattered, powerful thunderstorms popping up across Central and Eastern Massachusetts later Monday. → Read More

Millions of Massachusetts applications for mail-in ballots are in the mail

Millions of applications for mail-in ballots are arriving across Massachusetts Thursday, but civil rights groups remain skeptical that Secretary of State William Galvin will comply with a new law aimed at increasing voter participation during the pandemic. → Read More