Trooper involved in shooting has history of racist online posts

Trooper Matthew Sheehan communicated over the radio after having stopped a suspected drunk driver along Interstate 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.

// So long, ?minor? and ?moderate? delays. The T is now giving time estimates

A new subway service alert projects how long the delays will last in minutes.

Here?s what a Seaport gondola would look like

Thirteen large towers spanning the one-mile route to the Marine Industrial Park would support lines carrying 70 cable cars that can fit 10 passengers each, running every nine seconds.

// 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.


// At NFL Combine, physicals and interviews are foremost

Evaluators glean much more from those aspects than the on-field drills and testing.

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.

Chad Finn

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

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


// Boston?s most radical TV show blew the minds of a stoned generation in 1967

When a Tufts instructor launched the trippy TV show on WGBH, it was unlike anything viewers had ever seen.

quick bite

// The Japanese teahouse Brookline didn?t know it needed

At Gen Sou En, gather for bento-box lunches, cream-filled matcha puffs, and some serious tea.

// Comedians and fans mourn Barry Crimmins

Crimmins was a co-founder of the Boston comedy scene in the 1980s and a hero to Stephen Wright and Denis Leary.

// An ?Astral Weeks? origin story, told 50 years after Van Morrison fled to Boston

Ryan Walsh has turned his fan obsession into a book that places the creation story of Morrison?s legendary album against the backdrop of the city?s flourishing counterculture.

// World premieres, Broadway plays highlight the Huntington?s new season

The 2018-19 season will include productions of ?Indecent,? ?A Doll?s House, Part 2,? and new works by Huntington-affiliated playwrights Eleanor Burgess and Melinda Lopez.

Things to Do

// The Weekender: Russian spies, Hollywood brains, and restless Zombies

The Globe?s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

March nor'easter

// Upcoming nor?easter expected to be more severe than Jan. storm, officials say

Coastal flooding will be potentially life-threatening, causing severe damage to structures along the shore, including destruction of homes.

Waves crashed against homes in Scituate during the Jan. 4 nor?easter. The storm on tap for Thursday into Friday could be worse than that one, officials said.

These maps show just how bad the impending ?bomb cyclone? storm will be

Remember how bad the flooding was during the Jan. 4 storm? A nor?easter that?s arriving Thursday night could be worse.

Waves crashed against homes on Turner Road in Scituate during a January storm.

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

// Flooding ? on the coast and in your basement ? is the main threat of storm

Snow is possible inland and at some higher elevations, but high tides and heavy rain will likely cause the most problems.

Traders worked the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday.

Dow drops 400 points on news of steel, aluminum tariffs

US stocks dropped in another dizzying day of trading as investors dissected the stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

// Mass. House proposes office to investigate sexual harassment

The recommendations must be approved by the House, which would retain the sole power to publicly punish its members.

// Beverly man arrested for threatening Donald Trump Jr.

Daniel Frisiello faces federal charges for allegedly sending a letter containing white powder to the president?s oldest son.

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Taking a vacation from vacation in stunning Patagonia

Sometimes, you just need to let your batteries recharge.

// Trident Booksellers temporarily closed after fire

Most of the damage was caused by water from the sprinkler systems, and the store will remain closed until further notice.

Talking Points

// Roxbury helipad plan is grounded amid neighborhood opposition

Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish proposed a helipad next to his headquarters in Roxbury. But it seems helipads just can?t get off the ground in Boston.

// AG Healey can pursue student loan debt lawsuit, judge rules

A Suffolk County Superior Court judge Wednesday denied a request by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency to dismiss the case.

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.

Opinion & Ideas


// Baker and DeLeo should take the national stage on guns

Governor Charlie Baker should take a more prominent national stand on gun laws.


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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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