Trooper involved in shooting has history of racist online posts

Trooper Matthew Sheehan (left) took a suspected drunk driver into custody along I-93 in 2011.

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The Massachusetts State Police trooper who fired his rifle during a confrontation with bikers and ATV riders on I-93 posted racist and profane comments online.

Deane Stryker.

Deane Stryker?s mom recalls daughter as ?warm person? who wanted to ease suffering

Michal Kenny released a poignant statement to the Globe on behalf of the family shortly before her daughter?s funeral.

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// Finally, movement on renaming Yawkey Way

The record of the Yawkey-era Red Sox on race relations stands as an embarrassment to Boston. And even after integrating, the team was plagued by claims of unequal treatment of black and white players.

// Despite rumors, Robert Kraft is not the father of his on-again, off-again girlfriend?s baby, spokesman says

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not the father of his on-again, off-again girlfriend?s baby, who was born in the fall of 2017, a spokesperson for the team said early Thursday morning.

8-17-2008 Boston, Mass 400 VIP guests attended the Hot Stove, Cool Music Rocks Red Sox Nation held at the Bank of America Pavilion. L to R. are Sports talk show host Michael Holley auctioning off a 2008 Red Sox Autograph Jersey.

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Michael Holley leaves WEEI for full-time work at NBC Sports Boston

Meanwhile, Kayce Smith is leaving NBC Sports Boston for Barstool Sports.

Conditions across Mass. will be ?very tranquil? with unusually warm temperatures into the 60s, but that will change starting Thursday afternoon when skies will darken.

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Thursday?s weather will go from tranquil to turbulent

Blue skies and unusually warm temperatures will give way to stormy conditions, and if the rain changes to snow, forecasters say Boston could get as much as 6 inches.

// Coastal communities brace for storm, prepare for flooding

Officials in Scituate and other towns along the coast are urging residents to consider evacuating by Friday morning.

Dave Epstein

// What to know about the major nor?easter heading toward Mass.

This storm won?t bring snow along the coastline, but there are other hazards to watch out for.

// One side effect of online ordering: boxy buildup

We?re being overwhelmed by boxes as online shopping mounts, and no one wants to leave home to buy anything.

// Republicans are not just attached to Trump ? they?re his customers, too

From his winery in Virginia to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Republicans are seeking out ways to patronize Trump properties.

Globe Magazine | Charles P. Pierce

// The twilight of the Patriots? dynasty has finally arrived

For almost two decades, the Patriots have torched opponents and fired up New England?s sports fans. Now the clock is ticking down.

// Health care providers brace for confusion as new Mass. Medicaid rules are rolled out

More than 800,000 Massachusetts Medicaid recipients enter a new era Thursday with the rollout of sweeping changes that are designed to improve care and save money.

// Worshipers attend church in Penn. with AR-15 rifles

Worshipers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a ceremony at a Pennsylvania church.

Beverly man charged with threatening Donald Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr., (right) along with his wife and son.

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A 24-year-old Beverly man was identified as the person authorities allege sent white powder in a letter addressed to Donald Trump Jr. last month.

// Mass. students borrowing more to attend public universities

Once upon a time in Massachusetts, students looking for an affordable path to earning a college degree turned to the state?s public colleges and universities.

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Comedians and fans mourn Barry Crimmins

Crimmins was one of the founders of the Boston comedy scene in the 1980s and a hero to the likes of Stephen Wright and Denis Leary.

Mr. Magoo as Ebenezer Scrooge in 1962?s ?Mister Magoo?s Christmas Carol.?

Trump reportedly calls Sessions ?Mr. Magoo?

The dig could be a comment on anything from the attorney general?s mental prowess to his age to physical appearance. Trump only knows.

// Can a travel boycott force Florida to toughen gun control?

A 17-year-old survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is calling for college students to boycott Florida as a spring break destination. Could it actually work?

Kroger?s Fred Meyer chain, which carries general merchandise in addition to groceries, will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to buyers under age 21, the company said.

Kroger?s Fred Meyer to stop selling guns to buyers under 21

The largest grocery chain in the US is joining Walmart and Dick?s Sporting Goods in tightening gun restrictions.

Nestor Ramos

// In eyeing what could have been, Dick?s breaks the gun control dam

It wasn?t their gun this time. But it could have been. For any responsible gun dealer, those words are chilling.

// Former teacher at St. Paul?s is arrested after alleged relationship with student

A state investigation into sexual assaults against students at St. Paul?s School has resulted in charges against a former instructor.

// Who wants to be a ?Millionaire?? 51 percent of students at a Lenox school

A school-wide poll at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School led to the decision to keep the sometimes contentious Millionaires mascot.

Modeling?s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.

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Opinion | Kevin P. Hill

// Balance on cannabis may lead to answers on opioids

Evidence, not ideology, should guide us in determining a possible role for cannabis in curbing the opioid epidemic.


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Parkland. Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. On and on: In America, mass shootings have become so familiar that they seem to follow the same sad script.

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// This scientist is testing a marijuana ingredient as a way to prevent relapse

Neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd thinks cannabidiol has potential in treating addiction.


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