At the top of the list of concerns is the emotional well-being of students, not only for newcomers but also children whose relatives are affected or whose homes could suddenly become crowded with extended family.
Late-night commuters on the eastern end of the Massachusetts Turnpike should expect detours this week.
Massachusetts residents who abandoned jewelry, gold, high-end wristwatches and other items in safe deposit boxes will soon see those items auctioned off by the state.
An owl that was hit by a truck last spring and traveled from Massachusetts to New Hampshire wedged between the truck cab and trailer is ready to hunt crawfish and moles again.
A Boston teenager is headed to prison for the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old youth last year.