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‘Don’t shrink your dreams,’ US Labor Secretary Walsh tells Endicott College graduates

Endicott College awarded degrees Saturday to 697 undergraduate and 306 graduate students. → Read More

House lawmakers to consider moratorium on constructing correctional facilities

A month after the state announced plans to decommission a maximum security prison in Walpole, House lawmakers on Thursday are expected to vote on a plan that would impose a five-year moratorium on new construction for jails and prisons. → Read More

Abortion rights protesters, led by women dressed as handmaids, gather at State House

On Saturday, they marched to the State House to protest the Supreme Court draft decision leaked last week that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. → Read More

MBTA officials blame federal agency for preventing them from speaking about fatal Red Line accident

The independent federal agency that investigates major transportation accidents has asked the MBTA not discuss the matter publicly. → Read More

The state was supposed to rehabilitate them. Instead, hundreds of children were allegedly abused in N.H.

It was supposed to be a place to transition from a broken life to a better one. But many who spent time in New Hampshire's juvenile detention center depict it as a house of horrors. Rampant sexual abuse by staffers, beatings so severe they broke bones. The kind of violence that leaves lasting psychological damage, rippling through generations. → Read More

MCI Cedar Junction to close, a milestone reflecting falling crime rates, sentencing reform

The maximum-security prison in Walpole will be shut down over the next two years. → Read More

Memories of Bedford woman’s 1971 slaying haunt victim’s relatives

Jon Fredriksen still remembers the moment his father told him that his aunt had been murdered. It was 1971, and he was 18 years old. → Read More

Stoughton officer resigns amid probe sparked by woman’s suicide. Friends say she was pregnant with his baby.

Officials placed Officer Matthew G. Farwell on paid administrative leave in February 2021, shortly after Sandra Birchmore was found dead inside her Canton apartment. → Read More

Haverhill man found guilty in trial over trooper who died two years after crash

A jury on Friday convicted Kevin M. Francis of negligent operation of a motor vehicle for a 2018 crash that injured a State Police trooper who died more than two years later. → Read More

Boston College dedicates Pete Frates Center

Pete Frates, who raised millions for ALS research by championing the Ice Bucket Challenge, played baseball at Boston College. → Read More

Father mourns Marblehead High School senior killed in car crash

James Galante was driving to his family’s home on Marblehead Neck, his father said, when his vehicle crashed on the causeway that cuts across the Atlantic Ocean. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi visits Cambridge Health Alliance for roundtable

The speaker of the house visited Cambridge Hospital with members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation to discuss adolescent health care. While there, she also talked about rising gas prices and Florida's recently passed anti-LGBTQ legislation. → Read More

MBTA commuter rail train strikes vehicle abandoned on tracks in Shirley

A commuter rail train traveling through the town of Shirley struck a vehicle that had been abandoned after the driver took a wrong turn and her sedan broke down on the tracks Friday evening, police said. → Read More

MIT announces it’s cutting ties with graduate research university in Russia following invasion of Ukraine

MIT’s ties to the Russian institute date to 2011 when the school signed an agreement with the nonprofit Skolkovo Foundation to establish the research university outside Moscow in Skolkovo, Russia and turn into a leading academic institute for science and technology. → Read More

Single-car crash in Dover kills 18-year-old driver, injures four passengers, police say

A 2016 Honda CRV crashed into a guardrail on Walpole Street near the intersection of Powder House Road, according to Dover police. → Read More

Parents, staff gather to protest plans to close Tufts Children’s Hospital

Participants displayed signs that included photographs of young patients and messages like “Save Tufts Children’s” and “Pediatrics Over Profits.” → Read More

Survivor files lawsuit against Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles over 2019 N.H. crash

Crash survivor Joshua Morin said he’s undergone 24 surgeries, has plans for another one, and has been forced to work another job that pays half his original wage as a nurse because of the tragedy. Now, he’s suing the state, alleging reckless actions on the part of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. → Read More

Baker seeks level funding for local road projects in next year’s budget

Local communities want state leaders to raise the annual amount of funding for the program to $300 million to offset inflation costs and keep roads in better condition so they don’t require more expensive repairs later. → Read More

Mother of slain Lynn man shocked to learn Adam Montgomery is a suspect in her son’s killing

Adam Montgomery is jailed on child abuse charges and eyed in the disappearance of his 7-year-old daughter Harmony. → Read More

Harmony Montgomery’s father is a suspect in 2008 Lynn murder, source says

Adam Montgomery, who is currently being held without bail in New Hampshire, is a suspect in the 2008 murder of Darlin Guzman in Lynn, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. → Read More