A man of fiery words and a fatherly presence

Imam Abdullah Faaruuq (center with head covering) prayed before the start of his mosque’s monthly food distribution effort.

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Imam Abdullah Faaruuq is an unapologetic throwback: a man who distrusts the establishment, and bluntly says so.

Man fatally stabbed at P.F. Chang’s in Peabody

An employee of the restaurant in the Northshore Mall has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a co-worker to death.

Avalena Conway-Coxon died suddenly in foster care in Auburn on a hot Saturday in August.

A little child lost amidst chaos and addiction

Enter Avalena Conway-Coxon’s world, where only in death did the Auburn child get the full loving focus she deserved.

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Trump stood out early: as a bonfire of vanity, talent, and natural swagger, a millionaire, a student not quite as great as he recalls.

John Moore, 54, with his wife, Cathy, in their home in Apple Valley, Utah. Moore is battling stage IV metastatic melanoma; a precision treatment helped him, but only for a year.


A genetic ‘silver bullet’ that still too often misses

Contrary to its name, precision medicine is often inexact, which means it can offer false hope rather than a cure.

Boy, 4, drowned after lifeguard shifts ended

“Just like every other beach there is, we don’t announce when we’re leaving,” said a supervisor at Corporation Beach in Dennis.

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Boston’s annual move-in week, which will reach its crescendo Monday and Tuesday, will see thousands moving into — and out of — apartments.

Fans watched as emergency medical personnel tended to a fan who fell from an upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Yankees and the Braves on Saturday.

Fan dies after falling at Atlanta’s Turner Field

The fan fell from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at the baseball stadium on Saturday night.

Katrina Fludd is manager for multi-cultural programs at Babson College.

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Business schools are facing a tough case to crack

Business schools across the country are vexed by low numbers of black students, but perhaps nowhere as much as Greater Boston.

Last year on WEEI, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said transparency is needed in any business, and yet it took a while for him to say anything about the unpopular decision to let go play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo.


Tom Werner breaks his silence on Don Orsillo

The NESN boss told the Boston Herald that the Sox want to go with Dave O’Brien instead of Don Orsillo in the booth next year.

Starter Joe Kelly turned in another outstanding performance, pitching into the eighth inning and allowing just one run.

Red Sox 3, Mets 1

Joe Kelly stays on roll, Red Sox beat Mets again

The righthander went seven-plus innings to finish August with a 6-0 mark.

Members of the Blue Hills Cycling Club make their way up Blue Hills Parkway in Milton during one of their daily rides.

Bike-friendly roadwork inching forward south of Boston

Planners and advocates acknowledge cycling efforts in Mass. have been slow to take hold in the south suburbs.

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As the new host of “The Late Show” takes off his mask, the face we finally see may be a lot more familiar than we expect.

Participants danced in Boston's annual Carnival Day parade on Saturday.

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Carnival Day parade is rollicking, peaceable

Thousands of revelers participated in the Caribbean festival, an explosion of color and music that wound through the city.

Backers of revamping Framingham’s town government were out collecting petition signatures at a recent farmers market.

Is Framingham too big to be a town?

The state’s most populous town has big-city challenges and opportunities. Some say it’s time for a new form of government.


Luke’s Lobster in Back Bay isn’t your traditional seafood shack

Appropriately, founder (and longtime lobsterman) Luke Holden hails from Maine.

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Court records show that brothers Steven and Scott Leader have long terrorized neighbors, police, even their own mother.

The Big Picture

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans to mark progress the city has made before the anniversary of the hurricane.


Innovation Economy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kirsner--90x90.jpg Is the tech party coming to an end?

Investors have had a rollicking time putting money into tech and biotech startups. Are they getting ready to split?


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Jozef Wesolowski, 67, was found dead early Friday in the Vatican room where he has been held on house arrest.