Families of fallen honor their sacrifice on Memorial Day

Jack Kane stopped by Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham on Sunday to visit the graves of his parents, John and Ruth, who both died this year. His father was a veteran of the Korean War. Families across the area are remembering those who lost their lives in combat.

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For some families Memorial Day is a day of traditions. For others, it’s an improvisation of what feels right.

State lawmaker gets $4.8m in cyberbullying case

A jury agreed that neighbors of Rep. James Lyons intentionally inflicted emotional distress for opposing their proposed subdivision.

The state has focused on the possibility of adding a three-lane span right next to the Sagamore Bridge (pictured).

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Investors sought for a new Cape Cod bridge

Transportation officials are moving ahead with a way to ease the pain of Cape Cod traffic: a new, privately-funded bridge.

A harsh, snowy, and slippery winter is contributing to the rise in car insurance premiums for many Massachusetts drivers.

Cost to insure cars rising in Mass.

The rise comes as insurers recover losses from a harsh winter and an improving economy encourages more driving — and accidents.

Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William G. Gross said that Divan Silva, 7, was shot near 296 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester.

Boy, 7, shot as he rode bicycle in Dorchester

Boston police said at the scene that a bullet also grazed the head of a 20-year-old man.

Boat being towed strikes, kills Weymouth man on Route 3A

A 62-year-old man was waiting at an MBTA bus stop when he stumbled onto the road and was struck, police said.

EverQuote cofounders Seth Birnbaum (left) and Tomas Revesz.

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EverQuote breaks mold of youthful startup

The little-known company, a comparison shopping site for auto insurance, looks almost nothing like a hot consumer technology firm.

Angela Guillemette with her UMass Amhest license plate.

Slow-moving sales for UMass Amherst specialty plates

Only 1,554 of the license plates, which debuted in 2013 to raise money for the alumni association, have been sold.

Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Forbes Nash and his wife Alicia arrive at the 74th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, in this file photo taken March 24, 2002. Nash, whose life was portrayed in the movie 'A Beautiful Mind', died with his wife on Saturday in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to news reports. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files

John Nash, Nobel prize winner, dies in crash

Nash, a former MIT instructor and the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” died Saturday, along with his wife, in a crash in N.J.

Anne Meara  and her husband, Jerry Stiller, on the set of “The King of Queens” in 2003.

Anne Meara, comedian and actress, dies at 85

Meara, the matriarch of the Stiller family who had a diverse career as an actress, died Saturday in Manhattan.

Christian Farmer, 9, reads names on the Keech Memorial, which is surrounded by more than 200 flags honoring veterans and other local heroes.

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What is it like to live in Mansfield?

“It’s a little bit of a laid-back town, which is nice,” says Nancy Wall, who has lived in the town for 22 years. “It’s not pretentious.”

Brittany Howard  of Alabama Shakes.

Boston Calling returns in Sept. with diverse lineup

The music festival’s fall lineup will include the Avett Brothers, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Hozier, Father John Misty, and more.

The initiative is being run by Brian Forde, who will raise money for the project. 

MIT sets up bitcoin research, development

MIT hopes to help the sprawling bitcoin project shed its chaotic past and emerge as a more versatile platform.

John Farrell wasn’t happy with an umpire’s call in the fifth, but he loved the Red Sox’ pitching, hitting, and defense.

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Summer is here — and so are the Red Sox

Boston’s win over the Angels was complete with lights-out starting pitching, thunder from the offense, and sterling defense.

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Oil spill in California

The governor declared a state of emergency after about 105,000 gallons of oil were spilled, affecting nine miles of the scenic coast.