'Free speech' rally in Boston

‘Tomorrow’s about coming together against the hate’

Mayor Walsh and Commissioner William Evans reiterated that items that can be used as weapons will not be permitted at the “free speech” rally.

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They’re expecting up to 30,000 people to participate but 10,000 are expected to march from Roxbury to Boston Common.

Boston, MA., 08/18/17, Barricades are set up surrounding the bandstand on the Boston Common in advance of the weekend rally. The swan boats in the Public Garden were also closed. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

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How the Boston protests will unfold on Saturday

Marchers begin walking from the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury at 10 a.m.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_rallyprep1_met.jpg Where to find the demonstrations in Boston Saturday

With thousands of people expected in and around Boston Common, here is the schedule and location of each demonstration.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_081817_19securitypic_15864x.jpg ‘What unites us is always stronger than what divides us’

More than 1,700 people attended an interfaith service at Temple Israel of Boston Friday to hear messages of unity on the eve of the controversial “Boston Free Speech” rally.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_rallyprep4a_met.jpg Would you take kids to protest Saturday’s ‘free speech’ rally?

Like a lot of civically-active parents, Doyle has to balance concerns over safety with her sense of duty to raise her children to stand up for what is right.

The Trump presidency

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (right) listened to President Donald Trump at the beginning of a meeting with cybersecurity experts in January.

Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart after leaving White House post

Bannon said he’ll be “going to war” for President Trump, vowing to intensify the fight he has waged against opponents of his brand of populist conservatism.

Ground Game

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The winner of the US Senate race there might determine which party controls the Senate after the 2018 elections.

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Salisbury, MA: August 16, 2017: After 5:00 PM, a woman reacts as she reads the

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Travelers find Massachusetts’ doors locked

Welcome to Massachusetts — where rest stops don’t compare well to those of neighboring states.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Allenstown.jpg N.H. authorities identify mysterious serial killer

The man who murdered a woman and three girls in Allenstown, including his own daughter, was Terry Peder Rasmussen, born in Denver in 1943.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Hospital_01-001.jpg Brigham and Women’s buyouts will cost as much as $90m

The company doesn’t expect to start reaping savings from the job cuts in the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/daycare2[1].jpg Parents still fight for UMass Boston day-care center as teachers receive layoff notices

On Wednesday, parents, government officials, and a union leader gathered to explore ways to keep the Early Learning Center going.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/0423harvard.jpg City asks for payments; most colleges don’t pay in full

For the fifth year in a row the majority of colleges in Boston did not pay the city the full amount it requested to help cover the cost of municipal services.

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Jared Tucker and his wife, Heidi Nunes-Tucker, were celebrating their honeymoon in Barcelona after saving up for the trip.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Walker_081717_19dalton_15394x.jpg One Dalton tower set to power up

The hotel and condo tower under construction alongside Christian Science Plaza is set to poke its head up above the neighboring Sheraton Hotel within the next few weeks.

Eddie Doyle, the model for Sam Malone of ‘Cheers’ fame (right) and Tommy Leonard, who worked the bar at the Eliot Lounge.

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A couple of generous bartenders walk out of a bar and start giving

Bartenders Tommy Leonard and Eddie Doyle have never lost their zeal for good deeds and that zeal will again be on display this weekend.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/67tonyc-hero.jpg A sickening thud, in the heart of a magical ‘67 Red Sox season

Tony Conigliaro and the Red Sox were scuffling as July turned to August in that magical season of 1967. Then came the pitch.

Talking Points

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160720_ANNE_HUTCHINSON_001.jpg Mike Dukakis’s tunnel vision

The former governor has a new figure for the cost of the North South Rail Link.

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The South Boston native said she is now focused on “my health, the growth of my business, and achieving work/life balance.”


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If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


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People across the U.S. will be able to watch Monday’s solar eclipse — but can watching it without any protection hurt your eyes?


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