It’s a cleaner harbor, with fewer spots to enjoy it

The waterfront’s bad old days are gone. Peter Shelley’s outrage isn’t.

As a college student, Jevin Eagle considered entering rabbinical school, but he deferred his calling.

Boardroom to bimah

The new director of Hillel at Boston University is a former Staples executive who never forgot his lifelong dream of becoming a rabbi.

Officer Stephen Lyons.

Cambridge officer killed on duty gets long overdue honor

Law enforcement groups have pushed for greater recognition of their colleagues who have died on the job.

Complete fear and pure magic: A resident’s encounters with the N.H. bears

The mother bear had been in his yard so many times he thought of her as part of his extended family.

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Middleborough man seriously injured after vehicle falls on him

The man was flown to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.

Soldier born in Boston dies in crash in Syria

Army Specialist Etienne Jules Murphy, 22, died Thursday in a rollover crash in northern Syria, the Army announced Saturday.

Man in 20s fatally shot in Chinatown early Saturday

The victim was shot around 2:30 a.m. at 66 Hudson St., Boston Police said.

The brokers and the damage done

Their world is bleak enough, but now some addicts are being snared by middlemen peddling promises of free treatment in sunny Florida. The results are predictable, and sometimes deadly.

Fire rips through restaurant roof on Cape Cod

Firefighters battled a blaze on the roof of a restaurant near Provincetown’s transportation hub on Saturday.

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Methuen teen arrested for shooting another teen

A 17-year-old male was being held Saturday night on $5,000 cash bail at the Methuen Police Department.

Lakeville man arrested after driving wrong way on I-89 in N.H.

Kirk Meinheit, 60, was arrested on three charges including aggravated driving while intoxicated, police said.


Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Marines were reflected in the water of the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial on Saturday.

Gold Star families remember lost loved ones with yellow roses and vows to keep memories alive

Every day is Memorial Day for Gold Star families, said speakers at the Saturday morning ceremony for the re-dedication of a Boston monument.

In March, choir member Margaret Vivian arrived for Mass at Saint Augustine Chapel in South Boston.

Tiny Catholic chapel nearing its 200th birthday

The state’s oldest Catholic Church commemorates a largely forgotten fight for religious tolerance that gave Catholicism its foothold in New England.

Teenager drowns in Douglas reservoir

The 18-year-old was pulled from the bottom of Whitin Reservoir, police said.

Vice President Mike Pence.

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LGBT rights are under siege

The government is stacked with people who have been at the vanguard of attempts to undo hard-fought victories.

Greenfield man chased by State Police, charged with drug offenses

Troopers enlisted the help of Greenfield police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 units and a State Police helicopter in the area to search for the suspect.

Orlando Melendez has pleaded not guilty to charges he used a toy gun to try to rob a convenience store in December.

Springfield judge won’t let alleged clown juggle in his own defense

The man said performing is the only way to convince a jury he wasn’t really trying to rob a store.

Swastikas found at Duxbury middle and high schools

One of the Nazi symbols was found in a middle school bathroom, and the other on a bleacher in the high school gym, police said.

Teenager charged in fatal Brockton crash

Jesus Alvarez Coreano, 19, was ordered to wear a GPS monitor, not drive and abide by a curfew at his arraignment Friday.


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Jordan is always ready with a smile

Jordan is a happy, personable ten-year-old boy. He is always smiling and saying “Hi!” Jordan enjoys playing outside, building with Legos, and making others laugh.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

What’s open, closed on Memorial Day

What’s open, closed on Memorial Day.

Orlando Melendez has pleaded not guilty to charges he used a toy gun to try to rob a convenience store in December.

Springfield judge won’t let alleged clown juggle in his own defense

The man said performing is the only way to convince a jury he wasn’t really trying to rob a store.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

This day in history

Today is Sunday, May 28, the 148th day of 2017. There are 217 days left in the year.

Starts and Stops

MBTA passes for all at local colleges?

Why don’t more colleges take the MBTA on its “university pass” offer?

The Green Line.

State Senate approves commission to study troubled MBTA pension fund

Under the measure, an 11-member panel would be established to conduct a rigorous review of the $1.5 billion retirement fund for transit workers.

The Big Picture

Remembering JFK on his 100th birthday

John F. Kennedy was born on May 29th, 1917, in Brookline. Here is a look at moments in JFK’s life in his home state.

At Wellesley College, Clinton urges graduates to fight for truth

Forty-eight years after she gave the first student commencement speech at Wellesley College, alumna Hillary Clinton returned for a repeat performance.

Matthew Healy performed with The 1975 at the Boston Calling Music Festival at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston.

Photos: Boston Calling rocks Allston

The festival is set up on 16 acres of Allston’s Harvard Athletic Complex.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, May 27, the 147th day of 2017. There are 218 days left in the year.

Mother, two children hurt in hit-and-run rollover in Manchester, N.H.

Police are searching for the suspect driving a blue Subaru who witnesses said was traveling 100 miles per hour in the left breakdown lane.

Brockton man charged with kidnapping 6-year-old girl in Norton

Avery Howard, 32, was arrested on charges of kidnapping and assault and battery, Easton police said.

Franklin police chief thanks community for support

Chief Thomas Lynch said he has not seen such an “outpouring of support” as the department searched for a missing college student.

Man who killed Acushnet school nurse in 1993 now charged with assaulting elderly father

David Taber is now charged with beating his 88-year-old father and later driving head-on into a police cruiser as officers tried to arrest him.

Defense attorney Jonathan Shapiro, right, introduced Michael McCarthy to potential jurors on Monday.

Opening statements for Bella Bond murder case expected Tuesday

Michael Patrick McCarthy has been charged with the first-degree murder of his former girlfriend’s daughter, Bella, in 2015.

Solange backs out of Boston Calling performance

The three-day music festival at Harvard Athletic Complex opened Friday night amid enhanced security.

WWII veteran John F. Hurley got a helping hand from US Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III after Kennedy presented him with medals he earned in Okinawa.

World War II veteran recounts his Okinawa experience for Library of Congress

The 95-year-old veteran sat down with Representative Joseph Kennedy III to talk about his experiences during WWII.

Boston man charged with human trafficking

Corey Smith allegedly forced one minor and two women to perform sex acts for a fee and kept the money for himself, federal authorities said.

Malden fire captain arraigned on rape charges

Steven Edwards, 36, of Wakefield was arraigned Thursday on charges related to an alleged sexual assault in July 2015 and restraining order violations, the Middlesex District Attorney’s office said.

Jamaica Plain man arrested for pot stored in a Batman backpack, and possession of a gun

Derek Khalil Gaines-Green, 21, was arrested Thursday evening in Mattapan as police observed what they believed to be a drug transaction inside a parked car.

Measles alert issued in Cambridge after infected person visits MIT Museum

Officials urge people who may have been exposed during the ill person’s visit two weeks ago to check their vaccination status.

Boy Scout Aaron Christian got a defibrillator for the American Legion post in Abington as part of his Eagle Scout project. He showed the machine alongside post commander Ronald Marston, left, and commander-elect Ken Coburn.

Our veterans are getting older, fewer in numbers

Nearly 74 percent of Massachusetts’ veterans are 55 or older, and the membership in traditional veterans organizations also has fallen.

Authorities investigating death at Harvard Dental School

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was found deceased in a small laboratory at the Harvard Dental School in the Longwood neighborhood in Boston on Friday.

J. Keith Motley acknowledged a standing ovation in his honor at his last commencement as chancellor.

Exuberant day for UMass Boston grads

The ceremony, where 2,840 undergraduates earned degrees, marked the end of a turbulent semester for the campus.

“Now, you may have heard that things didn’t exactly go the way I planned. But you know what? I’m doing okay,” said Clinton at the commencement.

What did Clinton really say at Wellesley? We annotated her speech

Clinton spoke at her alma mater Friday, 48 years after she graduated. She didn’t mention President Trump once. But that doesn’t mean she didn’t talk about him.

Burglary suspect arrested in Lancaster after chase

The man led police on a high-speed chase across two towns before being arrested behind a school.

State officials say plan ahead before you head out for the holiday weekend

Traffic was rolling slowly in some predictable places early Friday afternoon.

Former Wayland athletic director files whistle-blower suit

Stephen Cass said he lost his job after complaining about unequal treatment of boys and girls sports teams.


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