Woman and three children found dead in West Brookfield home

The victims were suffering from ?burn type? injuries when their bodies were discovered Thursday, a law enforcement official said.

Trooper Matthew Sheehan communicated over the radio after having stopped a suspected drunk driver along Interstate 93 in 2011.

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Trooper involved in shooting has history of racist online posts

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.

Revenue Dept. failed to deliver timely child support payments

Union officials who represent Department of Revenue workers say the issue is greater and has disproportionally affected poor parents.

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If President Trump carries through on his tariffs, some investors expect more down months ? or at least continued volatility.

President Trump, in remarks during a brief appearance, called on law enforcement to arrest ?drug pushers,?? said his proposed border wall will block drug smugglers, and spoke admiringly of countries that impose the death penalty on dealers.

Trump keeps talking about opioids, but critics want action

Another day, another discussion panel at the White House focused on an epidemic that experts say needs less talking and more urgent action.

Shirley Leung

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If enough companies take action, a real change is possible.

Along coast, officials ?expect to lose homes during this storm?

Jay Harvey worked to board up the windows of his home on Ocean Street in the Brant Rock neighborhood of Marshfield on Thursday.

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A powerful storm is expected to lash the state?s coast into the weekend, whipping up high winds and towering waves.

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 nor?easter could be

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

Marshfield, MA- March 01, 2018: Derek Affsa works on boarding up the windows on his home in the Brant Rock neighborhood of Marshfield, MA on March 01, 2018. He said he installed hurricane strength windows while renovating the home but he worries about the weight of the sand mixed with the waves in the coming storm.

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List of school closings for Friday

As the state gears up for a powerful nor?easter, schools across the region have announced closures. Here?s a list of some schools that have announced school closures for Friday, updated as of 5 a.m.

Lowell, MA -- 2/19/2018 - A woman walks toward the commuter rail at the Gallagher Transportation Center in Lowell. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 11zohousesearch Reporter:

Traveling anywhere in Mass. today could be ?very, very tough,? state official says

All ferry service is canceled for Friday, and the MBTA is warning passengers that the Blue Line and some commuter rail service will face ?significant impacts.?

Dave Epstein

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

Tony D?Angelo, holding his granddaughter Julia, with his tomatoes.


Tony D?Angelo, the Tomato Guy, finds paradise

I like to think that Heaven is a place of our own choosing, that we get to decide where we spend eternity, in a place that makes us happiest and brings us peace.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 21, 2018 White House Communications Director Hope Hicks watches as US President Donald Trump takes part in a listening session on gun violence with teachers and students in the State Dining Room of the White House. Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trumps longest-serving advisers, said Wednesday that she was resigning. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Trump is ?losing a limb? with the departure of Hope Hicks

Hicks?s happiness in her role had begun to wane after a trying few weeks in the public glare, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

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In 2000, the model began petitioning for the right to permanently live in the US under a program reserved for people with ??extraordinary ability.??

The MBTA on Thursday started posting a new type of subway service alert on social media and to riders who receive alerts on their phones.

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.

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

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The CNN anchor claimed on Wednesday that Fox News did not report on White House communications director Hope Hicks? resignation.

Students from the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine lined the sidewalk outside the Winchester Unitarian Society Thursday.

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Loved ones recall Deane Stryker had deep compassion, studded with a deft wit

Deane Stryker thrived as a volunteer in a program serving elementary school students who have endured trauma.

A rendering of the original concept: South Station terminus view from Summer Street for the proposed South Boston Cableway project, page 78. (Handel Architects via City of Boston) 02gondola gondola tram

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.

Steve Wynn took part in a 2016 news conference in Medford about his company?s casino development in Everett. Construction is underway on the project, known as Wynn Boston Harbor.

Steve Wynn is again accused of sexual misconduct, by a massage therapist

A former Wynn Resorts massage therapist claims in a lawsuit that Steve Wynn used his power to coerce her into sexual acts.


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

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Wagers could generate up to $61 million in state tax revenue if lawmakers decide to make sports betting legal in Massachusetts, the Gaming Commission said.

Beginning in the early ?80s, Mr. Crimmins produced comedy shows at the Ding Ho restaurant in Cambridge.

Barry Crimmins, activist and a founder of Boston?s comedy scene, dies at 64

Mr. Crimmins, who died Wednesday, helped found and nurture Boston?s stand-up comedy scene and was also a political activist.

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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Limiting prison visits can hurt family relationships, and inmates? shot at a better life post-prison.


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Neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd thinks cannabidiol has potential in treating addiction.


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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, February 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.