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.

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

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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.

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

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.

// Trump blitzes through raucous Norwood rally

A campaign rally Friday for Donald Trump had a circus-like atmosphere rarely experienced in the staid world of Mass. politics.

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Dancers with the SocaHolics on Blue Hill Avenue.

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A dancer with the SocaHolics during the Caribbean Carnival Parade.

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One woman danced down Blue Hill Avenue.

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Members of the Wick’d Jab Family danced together at the Boston J’ouvert parade.

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Mike Anderson celebrated as the parade made its way down Blue Hill Avenue.

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Shauna Franklin and Lataisha McLaughlin were at the parade.

Kera Sylvester and Spice Matthew were in costume.

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The parade is a yearly event and marks the beginning of Boston’s Caribbean festival.

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Members of the Wick’d Jab Family were at the parade.

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The parade traveled down Blue Hill Avenue.

J’ouvert celebration is joyous and peaceful

Celebrants were happy and colorful during the parade that begins the weekend’s Caribbean festival.

One man killed, four others wounded in three shootings

The shootings happened before the J’ouvert parade and are the latest violent occurrences in Boston.

//[1]-8961.jpg Brothers charged in homeless beating have long criminal histories

Court records show that brothers Steven and Scott Leader have long terrorized people in the Boston area — neighbors, police, even their own mother.

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

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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.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the third inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 29, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Red Sox get better of Mets again

Joe Kelly went seven-plus innings to continue his hot stretch and Mookie Betts homered in a second straight win over New York.

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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.

New England Patriots wider receiver Reggie Wayne makes a catch during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Reggie Wayne believes he’s ‘doing all right’ adjusting to Patriots

The receiver said though the playbook isn’t pleasure reading, he’s jumped right in.

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Tom Werner breaks his silence on Don Orsillo

Thoughts on the Orsillo saga, Deflategate and the Patriots, and the Hall of Fame chances for David Ortiz.

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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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Crowd belongs to Chesney at Gillette

Country fans turned out as Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean co-headlined a show at Gillette Friday night.

An image of Steve Jobs in Alex Gibney’s “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.”


In Jobs film, Alex Gibney takes hard look at Apple icon

“For me, his story was a good way to reflect on corporate values and a certain generation that came out of the counterculture.”


How clean are your greens? Not very

There’s a booming business in spinach that is pre-washed, according to the packaging. But how clean does that actually make it?

Ground Game

// Why Joe Biden could skip N.H. if he runs for president

The rationale for Biden to skip Iowa and New Hampshire is this: He would enter in the race too late to compete in those states.

Opinion & Ideas

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// Progress and frustration in gun control

If Alison Parker and Adam Ward are not to have died in vain, then the reaction to their deaths must not be apathy.

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.


Innocation Economy

// 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?


// Ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died, Vatican says

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