Today is Wednesday, June 17.
A member of the Braintree Board of Health and school administrator at Weston Public Schools was fatally shot Wednesday outside her home on Howie Road, according to authorities.
Police were called to the house around noon and found Laurie Melchionda, 59, suffering from several gunshot wounds, officials said. Authorities also found Robert Bonang, 61, of Marshfield near the front entrance of the woman's home and took him into custody, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey's office said.
"It is believed that this is a targeted event, it's not a random act and this is not something that the neighbors should have to worry about," Morrissey told WCVB.
One of the Atlanta police officers charged in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot grew up in Massachusetts. Devin Brosnan, who was charged with aggravated assault among other things after the shooting, graduated from Algonquin Regional. Two of his former classmates opened up about him.
The owner of a Swampscott restaurant rehired a bartender who wrote a Facebook post about overhearing Swampscott Selectman Don Hause call the Black Lives Matter movement "liberal bull----."
And, Mission on the Bay owner Wellington Augusto said in his own Facebook post Tuesday night, he was banning Hause from the bar.
Some towns welcome back workouts as athletic directors look with uncertainty toward the return of fall sports amid coronavirus restrictions.
Some Italian Americans in Massachusetts are publicly casting the explorer as a symbol of white supremacy.
Newton Police Chief David MacDonald said he is resigning after 27 years on the job. He is 56. His predecessor was 65 when he retired.
City officials announced Chief Steven Trask would retire effective June 26.
Amid questions of transparency, the Committee voted to rename an elementary school recognizing Christopher Columbus.
Sonia Moise, 14, had been missing since May 23, police said, and was reported found safe on Wednesday.