Two lives. Nothing in common. Then a fatal encounter on Cape Cod

Sean Gannon’s funeral service was held at Saint Pius X Church on Thursday.

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Only three years apart in age, the police officer and the career criminal could not have been more different.

// State Police official faces theft charges

The woman who heads the State Police payroll department has been on unpaid leave for months amid allegations that she’s been stealing from the agency.

Tiani Ramos will be shouldering most of the cost of her education and wants to take on as little debt as possible.

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You got into college. Congratulations! Here’s the bill

High school seniors have until May 1 to weigh the costs versus the benefits of the colleges where they’ve been accepted.

// Amid chaos, Stan Rosenberg is running for reelection

The senator’s chipperness belies the chaos that has roiled his personal and professional life.

// T reports signal problem on Green Line has been fixed

The signal problem on the Green Line was resolved and passengers are no longer facing delays related to the issue.

// The Andover Shop, a Harvard Square salon for jazz artists and literati, is up for sale

The store has a well-known tradition of classic style. But nearby retailers say ongoing construction in Harvard Square has decreased their revenue.

// Thornton Law Firm didn’t break state campaign finance laws, prosecutor says

The decision ends the state inquiry into Thornton Law Firm. But federal investigations, which began in 2016, are ongoing.

// Climate control on your wrist

The Embr Wave functions like a personal thermostat, to cool you off or warm you up.

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After a decade of searching, a mother found her son the care he desperately needed

Once aggressive and misunderstood, Ben Battis has shown incredible growth thanks to a team of pros and the love of his dedicated mom.

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ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 18: Mitch Moreland #18, Hanley Ramirez #13, and J.D. Martinez #28 congratulate Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox after his grand slam during the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on April 18, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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Rafael Devers hits first grand slam of his career as Red Sox win their 15th game this season

The 15-2 Red Sox have won six straight games and have scored 84 runs in the last 10 games.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// Red Sox getting a grip on their power stroke

The Red Sox had blasted 19 home runs through their first 16 games, before getting three more Wednesday night.

// Bertucci’s was a brick oven juggernaut, but its fire has dimmed with bankruptcy filing

The Northborough-based pizza chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, citing seven years of sliding sales and revenue.

Perspective | Magazine

// An open letter to men who sell beer, from a woman who drinks it

The fact that I’m female doesn’t mean I want cider or fruit in my beer.

// ‘It felt like the plane was freefalling’: Here’s what it was like on the Southwest flight, according to passengers

A blown engine on a Southwest jet Tuesday hurled shrapnel at the aircraft and led to the death of a passenger who was nearly sucked out a broken window.

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‘White Lives Matter’ graffiti sparks outrage in Dudley Square

“This type of hate crime has to be responded to,’’ said Kai Grant, who owns Black Market Dudley with her husband, Christopher. “We take this very personally.”

Visitors lay flowers Wednesday at Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport in honor of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday.

Kennebunkport recalls Barbara Bush as a generous, friendly neighbor

Visitors stopped at an overlook near Walker’s Point, the Bush family compound, to lay flowers or simply gaze at the family’s surf-splashed estate.

// Wegmans opens in Natick this month, but Boston fans will still have to wait

It’s taken several years, but Natick is finally getting its own Wegmans supermarket this month.

// LeBron James says allegations that TNT reporter blindsided him are ‘absolutely false’

TNT’s Allie LaForce had been criticized Wednesday night after rumors that she blindsided the Cleveland Cavaliers player about the death of Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

Amy Schumer


Amy Schumer would like you to see ‘I Feel Pretty’ before criticizing it

Even before it’s opened, the made-in-Massachusetts movie is being panned by some people who don’t like the idea behind it.

Love Letters: The Podcast


// ‘Raising your value’ after a breakup

How climbing mountains and other “breakup accomplishments” can improve self-worth after a relationship ends.

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Opinion & Ideas


// Going off the rails with crazy railroad rules

The next commuter rail contract needs to toughen driver safety requirements.

A new chapter in the story of a terrier who found adventure in Milton

One day, in the friendly little town of Milton, a mysterious visitor arrived out of the blue. No one could say where, exactly, the little dog had come from. But before long, they began spotting it all over town . . .


Editorial: How to save thousands a year from gun violence

Massachusetts has the nation’s lowest rate of gun deaths. Here are #7steps your state can take to save lives.


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The Big Picture: Monday in photos

Thousands of runners competed in miserable weather conditions during the 122nd running of the Marathon.

Real Estate


//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.


// Play the crossword

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