Prosecutors describe second ticket quota system in troubled State Police unit

In a new court filing, federal prosecutors say a quota system for troopers to issue tickets to motorists was more widespread within a troubled State Police unit than previously disclosed.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller arrived at his office in Washington on Wednesday. Mueller made no public comments during the investigation of Trump-Russia collusion. On Thursday, a report is expected to lay out his findings.

5 things to look for in the Mueller report when it’s released

The much-anticipated report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is going to be released this morning. Here are five things to look for.

Senator Bernie Sanders

Yvonne Abraham

It’s OK to be rich, Senator Sanders

Just being wealthy doesn’t make lefty you a hypocrite.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and City Council President Andrea Campbell support new rules that took effect Tuesday and govern lobbyists doing business with the city.

For the first time, Boston municipal lobbyists are required to register their work with City Hall

Those who do not register could face a fine of up to $300, according to a Boston city ordinance that was passed last year.

Latest Metro headlines

Man riding scooter dies after head-on crash in Methuen

A 24-year-old man died Thursday morning in Methuen after he crashed his scooter into an SUV, officials said.

RI ramps up efforts to collect delinquent debts

The state of Rhode Island has filed lawsuits against Aponte and 22 others as part of a new initiative from the Department of Revenue that seeks to collect unpaid fines imposed by various state agencies in recent years.

Police clear unruly fans from Lansdowne Street after rapper Kodak Black doesn’t show up for concert

Upon arrival, officers found a crowd of concert-goers “displaying generally unruly behavior” as a result of the cancelled show.

Woman dies after being struck by MBTA bus while walking near ramp to Tobin

The crash, which involved an MBTA driver operating on bus Route 111, occurred near the Everett Avenue southbound on-ramp to the Tobin Bridge, police said.

State Police looking to identify couple suspected of stealing iPhone in South Boston

State Police are investigating the theft of the phone on Castle Island, officials said.

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Special reports

The house at 212 Forest St.

He bought the fencing coach’s house. Then his son got into Harvard

The Needham house was assessed at $549,300, but sold for nearly a million dollars. The buyer, who never lived a day there, would sell it 17 months later at a substantial loss in what may become the next chapter in the national debate over fairness in college admissions.

More Metro headlines

Firefighters rescue two from Roslindale house fire

One person was injured and 10 were displaced in a two alarm fire in Roslindale Wednesday evening, fire officials said.

Group calls for Globe to ‘take leadership in its coverage of the climate crisis’

Dozens of environmental advocates demonstrated in downtown Boston on Wednesday, blocking traffic on State and Congress streets at one point.

Boston, MA - 12/04/18 - City Councilor and Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley asks a question. With her are councilors Kim Janey and Timothy McCarthy. The Boston City Council's Committee on Small Business and Consumer Affairs held a public hearing to discuss the city's application and licensing process for marijuana businesses and what policies the city could put in place to ensure equity in the newly legal industry. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Dan Adams) Topic: (05equity)

On first day, dozens of candidates express interest in seeking council seats

The increased interest in an at-large seat is likely the result of former councilor Ayanna Pressley vacating her seat earlier this year following her election to Congress.

BPS superintendent finalists stress desire to expand opportunities for city students

Two finalists shared pieces of their personal journeys growing up as the children of immigrants and described how those experiences drove their work while the third stressed collaboration.


Lottery results from Wednesday drawings

Teachers Place, depicted in a rendering, would offer below-rate rents and condos to educators and other city workers.

Developer proposes an enclave for teachers in Dudley Square

The proposed project comes amid the city’s push to revive Dudley Square, a historically black district, whose long-promised renaissance has been slow to come.

Time machine

April 18, 2014: A federally funded watchdog group launches an investigation into the alleged abuse and neglect of inmates at Bridgewater State Hospital.

Firefighters battle large brush fire in Needham

Firefighters are battling a large brush fire which broke out in Cutler Park in Needham Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Harvard students at the 2017 commencement.

Here’s a look at who is speaking at Boston-area commencements this spring

Spring is here and so is commencement season, which will include dozens of speeches from noted leaders, academics, actors, and activists.

One driver pulls gun, another pulls knife in road rage clash on I-93 in Dorchester, police say

The gun-wielding driver was arrested but police said it wasn’t clear what touched off the dispute on the road.

Attorney General William Barr. (Erin Schaff/New York Times)

Nestor Ramos

Redacting? Why stop at the Mueller report?

When Bill Barr is done with the Mueller report, can he use his quiver of magic markers to take a shot at redacting a few key passages from my life?

“The idea for these exhibits was so we could portray both the Mayflower story and the Native American story, side by side, on Newbury Street,” said D. Brenton Simons (left), president and CEO of the Genealogical Society and American Ancestors. Nancy Sands Maulsby (right) christened a replica of the Mayflower.

Countdown to 400th anniversary of Pilgrims’ arrival in New World begins

A replica of the Mayflower and a lifelike depiction of a Patuxet mother and daughter will be on display in front of the New England Historic Genealogical Society on Newbury Street through 2020.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, April 18, the 108th day of 2019. There are 257 days left in the year.

Two men are facing charges for allegedly destroying MBTA property.

Man arrested for allegedly throwing brick at windshield of MBTA bus

A Boston man was arrested Monday morning in the South End after he allegedly shattered the windshield of an MBTA bus by throwing a brick at it, officials said.

There’s a big holiday weekend ahead, with Passover and Easter being celebrated by many. Unfortunately, this also looks like a fairly wet weekend.

Dave Epstein

A wet weekend is ahead for Easter, Passover

By the time it’s all over Sunday, total rainfall will be around 1 to 2 inches.

Construction officials said Wednesday the newly renovated Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston has a brand new fire protection system that includes optical beam smoke detectors and sprinklers in the attic.

New fire protection system is up and running at Cathedral of the Holy Cross

After seeing a fire devastate the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, some observers may wonder: Could something like that happen here?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Prosecutors intend to eventually make Kraft video public

The Patriots owner filed a motion to oppose the release of a video in his prostitution case, which was denied Wednesday. But an order will be entered barring the state from releasing the video until an April 29 hearing.

Apparent firework blows up mailbox outside Methuen home

Methuen police are investigating after they received a report Wednesday morning that a suspected explosive device went off in a mailbox, officials said.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, April 17, the 107th day of 2019. There are 258 days left in the year.

Reading Market Basket remains open after car crashes into it

No one was injured when a person drove a car into the Market Basket in Reading Wednesday morning, officials said.

Two firefighters pried the door open to rescue the man.

Revere firefighters save man trapped in sinking car in marsh

Firefighters waded into frigid waters after people on the scene reported a man was trapped in a submerged vehicle.

This dead minke whale washed ashore in Duxbury, MA on March 27, 2019. A necropsy was performed on the whale on Tuesday, April 16. Photo: New England Aquarium

Dead minke whale washes up in Duxbury

Jennifer Goebel, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the carcass was discovered March 27 in a marshy area near Duxbury Beach.

Boston, MA, 04/3/2019 -- Actress Lori Loughlin leaves as her husband Mossimo Giannulli (R) trails behind her outside of Federal Court. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 04collegescandal Reporter:

Lori Loughlin opposing bid to lock down evidence in admissions case

The actress opposes an attempt by federal prosecutors to restrict how defense lawyers can share discovery evidence they receive from the government in the high-profile case.

Woman charged with drunken driving after allegedly crashing into N.H. gas station

The woman shattered the glass and then proceeded to pull out, park, and walk into the store Monday night in Allenstown, N.H., officials said.

Ten Conn. students charged after high school food fight gets out of control

Stamford police say the Westhill High School students are charged with first-degree rioting, breach of peace, reckless endangerment and assault on a police officer.

Columbia Gas completes safety inspection after overpressurization incident in Monson, Palmer

The brief update came one day after the company notified police in the Springfield suburbs that an overpressurization was detected in a gas line, but there was no danger to the public.

Mount Washington Avalanche Center reveals new details in avalanche death

The Mount Washington Avalanche Center revealed new details of the rescue operation that took place after an avalanche fatally buried a man last Thursday.

(From left) Brenda Cassellius, Marie Izquierdo, and Oscar Santos are expected to be named finalists for the Boston superintendent job.

Boston to name 3 finalists for school superintendent

Among the finalists are a former Minnesota education commissioner, a high-ranking Miami-Dade County school district leader, and the head of Cathedral High School.

Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree found after police search

The 66-year-old renowned Harvard Law professor, activist, and author who has Alzheimer’s disease was found in Boston after authorities solicited the public’s help in searching for him.

Male shot in Worcester

A male was shot in the abdomen Tuesday night in the area of Harlem Street.

Mass. man wounded in fatal shooting at Tennessee mall

John Marr, 75, of Templeton, was wounded and a Pennsylvania woman was fatally shot after a man opened fire outside an outlet mall near Great Smoky Mountains National Park before killing himself.

Palestinian man suspected of links to terrorist group indicted for visa fraud

Waad Alzerei, 19, was indicted on one count each of presenting a fraudulent visa and making a false statement, according to the US Attorney’s office for Massachusetts

Man stabbed in Cambridge

A man in his 30s was stabbed Tuesday on a busy Cambridge street, and city police quickly nabbed a 66-year-old man in connection with the attack, authorities said.

Columbia Gas notifies Monson, Palmer police of over-pressurization

There is no danger to the public, a spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday.

East Freetown 04/05/19 : Nick Memmo (cq) in the living room area of his East Freetown home. Memmo mistakenly received a 86 inch screen tv along with the 74 inch (behind him) he ordered from Amazon. He was later arrested on charges of larceny.Photo for the Boston Globe by Debee Tlumacki (metro)

A delivery truck mistakenly brought an 86-inch TV to his home — then the cops took him to jail

Nick Memmo was surprised and then happy that he received a huge flat screen TV that he hadn’t ordered. “I thought it was my turn to luck out on something in life,” he said.

Joe Biden will speak to striking Stop & Shop workers Thursday

The former vice president will rally with striking workers in Dorchester at 2 p.m. Thursday, his office and the union said.

New research grant will enable Framingham Heart Study to explore biology of aging

The Framingham Heart Study, the nation’s longest running multigenerational study of cardiovascular disease, will expand its research thanks to a new federal grant of $38 million.

Delays of up to 20 minutes reported on MBTA’s Orange Line

Orange Line riders can expect to see delays of up to 20 minutes Tuesday evening because of Boston Fire Department activity on the tracks at Ruggles Station.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley blessed the palms during Palm Sunday Mass at the renovated Holy Cross Cathedral in the South End.

O’Malley praises South End cathedral renovations

The cardinal said the fixup could prevent a fire like the one that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off in April 2018 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

MIT mission discovers an Earth-sized planet orbiting a nearby star

Scientists looked for the shadows of planets in front of stars and discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting a star 52 light-years away, MIT said.

Men killed in Mattapan double shooting were both in their 50s

In a statement, police identified the victims as Michael Dukes, 53, of Hyde Park, and Kevin Boyd, also 53, of Roxbury.