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Belmont man accused of sexually assaulting teenager arrested following overnight search, authorities say

Rickland Powell, 59, of Belmont sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl known to him on multiple occasions, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office said Friday.

Man arrested after crashing allegedly stolen van at Canton ski area

After a lengthy police chase, Steven Ford, 49, of Hull, was found hiding inside the rental office at Blue Hills Ski Area on Thursday afternoon, Quincy police said.


A gift for Globe Santa, from Ukraine

Letters to Globe Santa tell us that the ordeal of the war in Ukraine is anything but “done” for Ukrainian families in Massachusetts, though they are miles away from the Black Sea.


R.I. Ethics Commission appointee resigns after Globe investigation into sexual harassment complaints

Governor Daniel McKee’s office “acknowledges vetting process was not adequate.”

For a guaranteed basic income pilot, Boston can look to its neighbors

Officials in Chelsea and Cambridge report that their pilot programs, which gave cash to low-income households, were successful. But they admit they are not sure where the money is going to come from to extend their initiatives.

Abraham Bergman, doctor who sought answers on SIDS, dies at 91

A pediatrician, Dr. Abraham Bergman was instrumental in passing a federal law to combat sudden infant death syndrome, a once misunderstood loss that caused not just parental heartbreak but guilt and blame, and put his stamp on other enduring public health laws.

City of Boston, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association reach tentative contract agreement

“This tentative agreement reflects our shared focus on ensuring safety across every neighborhood through community policing and providing necessary resources for the health and well-being of officers and their families,” read the statement from Wu and Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association President Larry Calderone.

Daughter tells story of Lynnfield father’s secret past as an infamous bank robber, and how he got away with it

Remember the guy who robbed a bank in Cleveland, then changed his name and moved to Massachusetts, where he started a new life for himself and never got caught? In a new podcast, his daughter tells her side of the wild story.