Two people are dead, one injured in violence in Jamaica Plain

By Danny McDonald Globe Staff  November 20, 2018 A man and woman were fatally shot in a Jamaica Plain apartment building Monday afternoon, while another man was stabbed, police said. All three victims were found in a hallway inside 60 Bickford St., a seven-story brick, residential building, around 5:45 p.m., Boston Police Commissioner William Gross …

US Senate committee to hold hearing in Lawrence on gas explosions

By the Associated Press November 19, 2018 LAWRENCE — US senators will hold a hearing in Lawrence to review the response to the September natural gas explosions that rocked Merrimack Valley communities. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold its oversight hearing at the South Lawrence East Middle School on Nov. 26. …

Meet the first recreational marijuana customers in Massachusetts: a pair of

By Globe Staff  November 19, 2018 For more news on marijuana, subscribe to our newsletter, This Week in Weed. A pair of veterans will stand at the center of history-making moments scheduled for this week: the first legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts in more than a century. At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Iraq veteran and …

Trump backs away from pledge to keep Kelly as chief of staff

By Jonathan Lemire Associated Press  November 18, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview that aired on …

Steve Carell pranked fans of 'The Office' with a fake reboot promise on SNL

By Peter Bailey-Wells Globe Staff  November 18, 2018 Watch: Steve Carell’s opening monologue on “Saturday Night Live” Warning: Video contains explicit language [embedded content] Actor Steve Carrell returned to host “Saturday Night Live” for the third time Saturday, and during his opening monologue the Acton native teased a reunion for “The Office” when several of …

Authorities investigating manhole explosion in Melrose

By Danny McDonald Globe Staff  November 17, 2018 Authorities are investigating after an explosion in a pair of manholes rocked a Melrose neighborhood Friday night, police said. The incident happened at about 8 p.m. on Essex Street, between West Emerson and Vine streets, where “two manholes exploded within about 100 yards of each other,” Melrose …

Judge rules John Hinckley, President Reagan's would-be assassin, can move out

By Ben Finley Associated Press  November 17, 2018 NORFOLK, Va. — The man who tried to assassinate President Reagan in 1981 can move out of his mother’s house in Virginia and live on his own, a federal judge ruled Friday. US District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman granted John Hinckley Jr. the largest measure of …

Ahead of The Game, Harvard welcomes back an inspirational visitor

The lights were dimmed at Harvard Stadium Thursday night, and the players, having finished practice for Saturday’s game against Yale at Fenway Park, were gathered in an end zone when a black van slowly pulled onto the field. Through the windshield, they could see Ben Abercrombie, the Harvard safety who was paralyzed making a tackle …