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Teenager charged in fatal Methuen shooting

Adrian Isabel, 17, turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday. He is charged with the murder of Carlos Bello, 31, of Methuen, officials said.

Nantucket Public Schools closed Wednesday after ransomware attack

The island's schools will be closed Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution” after a ransomware attack on the district’s computer system caused an early closure Tuesday, officials said.

Mass. Republican Party elects new leader, rejecting chairman Jim Lyons’s bid for third term

The Republican State Committee voted 37-34 to make Amy Carnevale its new chair, turning to a longtime state committee member and Trump supporter from Marblehead who has worked in the White House and on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers urge state, federal officials to secure funds to replace Cape Cod bridges

Members of Congress described the nearly 90-year-old Bourne and Sagamore bridges as “vital assets for the Cape Cod economy and surrounding communities” but also “functionally obsolete.”

Mom recalls 13-year-old son killed in Mattapan as a ‘kid with high energy’ who had felt safe in the community

Tyler Lawrence was shot to death on a Mattapan street in what authorities have called a targeted attack.

RI POLITICS

Shekarchi names Hull as new deputy speaker of R.I. House

Hull, a Providence Democrat and Providence police sergeant, becomes the first Black legislator to serve in that leadership position.

Third shell casing found in same Randolph elementary school classroom, police say

The shell casing was found in a fourth grade classroom at Donovan Elementary School at around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to police. It's the third shell casing found in the same classroom this month.

Double shooting reported at Dollar Store in Brockton

Two people were shot Tuesday afternoon at a Dollar Tree Store in Brockton, officials said.

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SOUTH OF BOSTON

Local orchestras, bands heat up the winter music scene

The Bailey Street Brass, a South Shore-based brass quintet composed of Brockton Symphony Orchestra players, consists of two trumpets, a horn, trombone, and tuba.

INFORMER

A behind-the-scenes food tour, a jazz concert, and a nature sketching workshop

Foodies looking to try local eateries can join the Union Square Somerville Food Tour in Somerville.

Newton

Newton Community Pride announces Black History Month events

Black History Month is being commemorated this year in Newton with five free events in February meant to celebrate the “spirit, history, and culture” of Black America, according to organizers.

WEST OF BOSTON

Nominations sought to honor business leaders of color in western suburbs

Nominations are open to honor the most influential business leaders of color in Boston’s western suburbs, as well as recognize the region’s emerging top talents, organizers said.

Newton

City of Newton’s NewMo rideshare service offering all customers one free trip until Feb. 15

NewMo, which is short for “Newton in Motion,” rolled out three years ago as a transportation service for seniors, and expanded to take anyone as a customer in October 2021.

Quick getaways to the slopes

Blue Hills in Canton, Ski Bradford in Haverhill, and Nashoba Valley in Westford offer great escapes from indoor COVID confinement.

THE ARGUMENT

The Argument: Should Massachusetts give public school teachers the right to strike?

Read two views, then vote in our poll.

BEVERLY BECKHAM

Two little girls laughing until someone told us to stop

Janet’s timing was spot on and her laugh was contagious. She would laugh and then I would laugh, as we walked every morning to the school bus stop in Randolph, or on Saturday afternoons home from confession.