A Providence man was arrested Saturday after an apparent falling out among roommates led him to fatally shoot a Pawtucket, R.I., boxer and injure another young man, officials said.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency will load 264 pallets of donated goods for Puerto Rico onto trucks Monday, according to an agency statement.
The nonprofit organization MANNA, along with Anglican monks, Muslims, and other volunteers, coordinated the “topsy-turvy” event.
New England can’t seem to make up its mind.
National Guard units from Massachusetts and Connecticut departed Sunday morning for Puerto Rico, where they will support hurricane relief efforts.
After a dry end to the weekend, Boston is expected to hit its peak Sunday temperature around midnight as a front brought warmer and warmer air into the Bay State over the course of the evening.
SALEM – Thousands of visitors from across the continent – some dressed as horror movie monsters, Disney princesses, or Internet memes – prowled the historic downtown of “Witch City” on Saturday for the final weekend of its monthlong Halloween celebration.
Three factors – a cold front, a low-pressure system, and a tropical depression – are expected to combine and create a storm that will wallop southern New England Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Multiple shootings across Boston Friday night and early Saturday morning left six people with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Boston police.
With November around the corner, unseasonably mild weather is making a lovely setting for the weekend’s Head of the Charles Regatta.
The eagle was discovered wounded on Whitehorse Road in Penobscot County on Oct. 13, according to a statement from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Volunteers collect food and supplies for Dominica, island damaged by Hurricane Maria – The Boston Globe
Daniel Skeritt, 51, has not returned to his home country of Dominica in several decades. But after the island nation was hit by Hurricane Maria last month, he was spurred into action. “I cannot turn my back,” Skeritt said. “Once I heard, I could not turn my back on my country.”
Clinton Nguyen, a 17-year-old senior at John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, believes immigration is key to America’s beauty. When he told his parents he would lead a session on immigration at Teens in Print’s first-ever youth conference, they were “delighted,” he said.
What’s all the Fluff about?
As clouds gradually clear throughout the day Saturday, the sun is expected to shine over the Boston area for several days.
Four Boston College students studying abroad were outside a Marseille train station at the end of a weekend getaway to the southern French city when a woman whom police described as “disturbed” sprayed acid at their faces, according to a spokesman for the college.
Hurricane Jose brings riptides Sunday, and could bring strong wind and rain Tuesday – The Boston Globe
Although most of New England is out of the cone of uncertainty, Hurricane Jose may impact the south of the region with winds, rain, and swelling seas.
Kevin McShane, 16, is too young to remember 9/11. But the Stoneham High School junior will be on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Monday, helping assemble care packages for the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.
Runners, parents, and children gathered at Woodsdale Elementary School in Abington on the eve of 9/11 to commemorate Jeff Coombs, an Abington man who was one week shy of his 43rd birthday when he died on American Airlines Flight 11.
Andrew Enos was home in Brockton for less than two days before he flew south again to help with another hurricane.
With President Trump reportedly planning to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, immigrant groups in Massachusetts voiced a mix of outrage and resolve.
A Rhode Island man was arrested on multiple charges after crashing his car Friday night near the steps of Boston’s City Hall Plaza, police said.
Summer became a memory in the minds of some Bay Staters Friday night into Saturday morning, as temperatures in several Boston suburbs dipped to the mid-30s.
Two men and one woman were stabbed during a fight in Roxbury early Saturday morning, police said.
A Norfolk man was charged with operating under the influence after he drove into the path of a Wrentham police cruiser, causing it to crash into him.
A Brockton man was among the volunteers helping to shelter weary residents Sunday in hotel ballrooms in Corpus Christi, a Texas city mostly without power and drinkable water.
A man was stabbed multiple times in the arm outside a Quincy bar Friday night, police said.
Brockton resident Andrew Enos spent Friday night hunkered down in a shelter in Yorktown, Texas, as one of more than half-dozen Bay State residents affiliated with the American Red Cross of Massachusetts who are taking part in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
For those who missed Saturday night’s meteor showers, which disappeared behind clouds, there is good news.
A man suffered wounds that were not life-threatening in a shooting in Dorchester on Sunday afternoon, Boston police said.
A woman was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries early Sunday morning after she was rear-ended at a stoplight in Westborough, officials said.
A carjacking suspect was arrested early Saturday morning after he tried to flee the scene of a two-car crash in Dorchester involving a car he allegedly stole, police said.
After a “soggy start,” Saturday in the Boston area is expected to be dry, cool, and mild, signaling a start to a clear summer week.
Sunday should be sunny and dry, then Monday flips the switch to rain and humidity. The chance of rain is likely to increase throughout the day, beginning at 20 percent in the morning and going up to 90 percent by nighttime.
A Lynn man was killed in an early morning shooting Sunday, according to officials. Pedro Carrillo, 34, of Lynn, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Stephen O’Connell, a spokesman for the Essex District Attorney’s Office.
After a day of severe thundershowers in western Massachusetts, Sunday is looking like a good day across the state. Winds reached 50 to 60 miles per hour in the area during the day on Saturday.
An 8-year-old boy who was underwater about 24 minutes before he was rescued from a capsized boat in Wareham last week died Saturday at Boston Children’s Hospital, according to officials. Sudbury Schools Superintendent Anne Wilson expressed condolences in a districtwide e-mail Sunday afternoon over the death of Harry O’Connor, a Nixon Elementary School third-grader.
With humidity and temperatures set to rise steadily throughout the week, National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson says seasonal weather is making its return. “Yep, summer’s coming back,” Simpson said.
A man was arrested early Sunday morning and charged in the attack on a man who suffered potentially life-threatening injurieswhen a group of “uninvited men” beat and stabbed him at a family gathering in Lowell, police said. Lowell police officers responded to a call at 475 Westford St. around 8:45 p.m.
One man is dead and another hospitalized after adoubleshooting in Lawrence Sunday morning, officials said. Lawrence police officers arriving at 234 Bailey St. around 2 a.m. Sunday found the two victims, suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a statement for the Essex District Attorney’s Office.
A civil rights group is calling for an investigation into an alleged vandalism of a Muslim mayoral candidate’s political banner at his Newburyport home. According to the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MA), Dr. Hazem Mahmoud, a mayoral candidate for the city of Newburyport, said a banner on his front lawn had been cut with a sharp blade.
A motorcycle driver died in a crash in Danvers around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, according to State Police. The 35-year-old Woburn man struck a guardrail on Route 128 northbound while driving a 2013 Harley-Davidson, a State Police statement said. State Police spokesman David Procopio said the man suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
The temperature hit 71 degrees in Boston late Saturday afternoon, far below the average high for the day of 82 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The morning low of 64 degrees didn’t quite match the all-time low 0f 55 degrees recorded in Boston on July 29, 1880, according to forecasters.
Visitors to Charlestown Navy Yard can catch a rare sight on Sunday, as the USS Constitution – the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world – returns to Boston Harbor after a 26-month restoration project. The Navy Yard will host a series of free, family-oriented activities from 4 to 8 p.m.
Summer is taking a back seat this week as temperatures dip. Sunday reached a peak of 77 degrees, with an overnight low projected at 62, and most of the rest of the week will be even cooler.
A man reported to be in in the middle of Interstate 95 waving his hands was struck by two cars and killed early Sunday morning, according to State Police. Around 3:35 a.m., several motorists called to report the man in the middle of the highway near Exit 34 in Burlington, according to a statement from State Police.
The weekend’s weather is expected to take a sharp turn from Saturday’s summery temperatures to a cool Sunday as a cold front moves into the Boston area. Saturday reached a high of 83 degrees and is expected to dip to a low around 70 overnight, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson.
A woman has been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation after her boyfriend’s body was found in their Brockton apartment Friday night, according to the Plymouth District Attorney’s Office. Kathryn Podgurski, 33, of Brockton, was arrested Saturday afternoon, according to a statement from the district attorney’s office, and charged with one count of accessory after murder in the death of Joseph Shaw.
A man in his 20s died after being shot in Roxbury Saturday night, according to police. Officers responded to a call for a person shot near Kendall Street and Shawmut Avenue around 10:51 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement from the Boston Police Department.
New England residents may be able to see the Northern Lights on Sunday night, although visibility is expected to be greater farther north – and away from the bright lights of Boston. The cause of the nocturnal light show, known as the aurora borealis, is a coronal mass ejection on Friday.
One person is dead after a crash involving a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer in Mansfield on Saturday morning, according to State Police. Responding to the scene on Interstate 95 around 5:25 a.m., troopers found that a 2015 Ford F250 pickup had struck the rear of a 2015 Kenworth tractor-trailer that was parked in the breakdown lane with a flat tire, according to a statement from State Police.
Two men were arrested on heroin charges in Beverly on Friday, according to local police. Michael P. Mercier, 38, of Beverly, was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance – heroin – distribution of a Class A substance, and conspiracy to violate drug laws, according to a statement from the Beverly Police Department.
As temperatures rose in a crowded City Hall Plaza, thousands packed in for the first Boston Pizza Festival on Saturday afternoon. Two dozen pizza vendors – most from New England, some from Italy – had pies and slices available for hungry visitors.
A teenage boy died early Saturday morning from injuries he suffered when his bicycle collided with a vehicle in Fitchburg earlier in the week. The 17-year-old was riding his bicycle on Boutelle Street when the crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, said Fitchburg Police Captain Harry Hess.
A stabbing in Roxbury early Sunday morning left a man with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Officer James Kenneally, a spokesman for the Boston Police Department, said a call came in around 12:41 a.m. in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Edgewood Street.
After a hot Sunday, the beginning of the week should see mild, summery weather in Greater Boston, including a sunny,dry Fourth of July. “The humidity is now starting to decrease,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham. Advertisement Sunday was expected to be the hottest day of the week in Greater Boston.
A warm and humid weekend is expected to segue to clear, moderate weather in time for the Fourth of July. Isolated showers may develop Saturday, with an expected high of 85 degrees in the afternoon in Greater Boston. Scattered thunderstorms and patchy fog are predicted overnight.
A disturbance involving a group of teenagers and some carnival workers broke out as the Brockton Fair let out on its first night, according to a fair official and local police. The incident began when a group of unsupervised children tried to steal a game prize, said Sue Rodrigues, the fair’s operations coordinator.
With a severe thunderstorm watch sweeping across the Bay State, the Boston area is likely to see mostly rain on Friday evening. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Boston at 4 p.m. on Friday, which warns of “a few strong thunderstorms” bringing risks of gusty winds, heavy rain, and lightning.
A three-alarm fire all but destroyed a building housing four businesses in Oxford on Friday night, fire officials said. No injuries were reported. Lieutenant Nicholas Lambert, a spokesman for the Oxford Fire Department, said the department received a call from 710 Main St. just before 7 p.m.
West Roxbury Little Leaguer with Down Syndrome records final out in his last game – The Boston Globe
It was Brayden Gero’s final game playing for the Oakland A’s in the Parkway Little League in West Roxbury. He had managed a few walks and a lot of strikeouts this season. But Brayden, a 12-year-old boy with Down Syndrome, wanted to finish his Little League career strong: recording the final out.
HYANNIS – Six people were injured, three of them seriously, when a high-speed ferry crashed into a jetty at the entrance to Hyannis Harbor Friday night, authorities said. The Iyanough ferry was carrying 48 passengers, six crew members, and three food service workers from Nantucket to Hyannis when it struck the jetty and grounded on the rocks about 9:30 p.m., according to a statement from the Steamship Authority, which operates the vessel.
An 81-year-old Yarmouth man was injured Friday night when the car he was driving rolled over on Route 6, according to the State Police. The man, who was not identified, was extricated from the vehicle and taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital, said Trooper Paul Sullivan, a State Police spokesman.
Methuen police are looking for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, officials said. Raymark Soto, 33, of Methuen, is wanted for the rape of a child under 14 years old, said Sgt. Eric Ferreira, Methuen Police patrol supervisor.
A man’s body was recovered from a pond in Uxbridge on Thursday afternoon, according to the Worcester district attorney’s office. The body was spotted floating in James Whitin Pond by a person out for a walk, prosecutors said said in a statement released Thursday night.
A Plainville town employee was killed Thursday when the lawn tractor he was operating apparently flipped over and landed on top of him, police said. The employee, who has not been identified, was cutting grass at the town pumping station on Walnut Street at the time, according to Plainville police.
Jaydon Ray Dancy, a fifth-grader at Carlton Innovation School in Salem, loved to fish, ride his bike and take care of animals. He was hailed as a hero who tried to save a struggling kayaker, just months before his life was cut tragically short last Friday, when he was struck and killed by a train.
A 51-year-old man was found dead on a park bench in Methuen Thursday morning, police said. Thomas Scammon is believed to have died of an overdose, according to Sgt. Eric Ferreira, Methuen Police patrol supervisor. His body was found just before 7 a.m.
A 5-year-old girl is recovering after a black widow spider apparently bit her leg while she was playing outside at her Mendon home. “She never even said anything had bit her,” the child’s mother, Kristine Donovan, said in a telephone interview Sunday.
A three-alarm blaze destroyed about half of a two-family home in Mattapan Sunday morning, officials said. No injuries were reported.
A Rhode Island man is facing charges in four states, including Massachusetts, after leading officers across state lines in an early morning high-speed chase, according to officials.
Authorities in the town of Berkley are searching for a disabled man missing since Wednesday who may be in danger, law enforcement officials said. Donald Flint, 48, who suffers from developmental disabilities, was last seen on Padelford Street in Berkley, officials said Friday night.
Sonia Solas was homeless with a young daughter when she entered Urban College of Boston in July 2014. They were living in a shelter in Danvers, and she would drive an hour to Boston to attend classes.
Several hundred protesters gathered on Boston Common on Saturday afternoon to demand an independent commission to look into President Trump’s ties to Russia, and to call for the release of his tax returns. “I am proud of us for standing up to them,” called Myra Slotnick, one of the organizers of Boston’s March for Truth, one of scores held around the country.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley joined other bishops and an international chorus of critics in expressing disappointment about President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. In a statement on his blog Friday night, O’Malley cited the teachings of Pope Francis and quoted Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, who called Trump’s announcement “deeply troubling.”
Five years after she was fatally shot, 16-year-old Charlene Holmes’ death remains under investigation. In a statement from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, authorities asked for the public’s help in identifying the shooter and gathering any other details.
A woman in her 40s was struck and killed by an MBTA commuter rail train shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday. The woman was trespassing on the inbound track at Lynn Commuter Rail station when she was struck around 100 yards south of the platform, according to a statement from MBTA Transit Police.
Hundreds of runners raced on Sunday morning in memory of fallen first responders, including a Watertown firefighter who died this spring. With 21 teams from across the country, the Boston Run to Remember honored all first responders killed in the line of duty, including police officers, firefighters, and soldiers.
Authorities searched along the coast of Nahant on Sunday for a missing 26-year-old man from Watertown. Nolan Gargas was reported missing on Sunday, according to a statement from Nahant Police. The vehicle Gargas was believed to be operating was later found in the East Point area of Nahant.
Salem State University’s Twitter account was hacked Friday night and temporarily taken over by “unknown miscreant(s)” who posted racist language on the eve of the university’s commencement day, according to campus police. The tweets, which started around 11:30 p.m., included attacks on immigrants and criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement along with praise for President Donald Trump.
A cyclist was in critical condition after being struck in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning, according to Boston police. The 30-year-old man was hit by a silver sedan around 3:19 a.m. in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street and suffered life-threatening injuries, according to Officer Stephen McNulty, a Boston Police Department spokesman.
Two men in their 20s were stabbed — one fatally — in separate incidents Friday within a quarter-mile of each other in Dorchester, according to Boston police. The first victim, who was stabbed on Hamlet Street, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A man is in a hospital after a car chase and an alleged shootout with West Springfield police officers. Jeremy Hollins, 29, was shot once in the leg and twice in the shoulder after ramming police cruisers with his car and charging at officers, according to prosecutors.
Two families, including four children, were displaced after an early morning fire tore through a multi-family home in Fitchburg, fire officials said. “It was an electrical fire in the attic, only one alarm,” said Fitchburg Fire Department Deputy Chief Mitch Pinault. “We had some surrounding communities cover our station, and nobody was hurt.”