SJC rules against sex offender zone laws in Mass.

Cities and towns cannot broadly restrict where sex offenders can live, the state’s highest court ruled.

A makeshift memorial was seen in front of the studios of WDBJ-TV7 in Roanoke, Va., on Thursday.

Virginia TV shooting survivor tried to dodge bullets, husband says

Vicki Gardner flinched and moved away from Vester Lee Flanagan before he fired a gun pointed at her face, Gardner’s husband said.

//[1]-8854--90x90.jpg Newburyport women who fled with girl held on $20,000 bail

Kristen Paquette and her mother, Debra, allegedly took Kristen’s 7-year-old daughter to New York.

Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian and former chief executive Giovanni Feroce presided over a period of tremendous growth. The company now has 46 stores, including one on Newbury Street (above). Rafaelian’s real estate holdings include Belcourt Castle in Newport.

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Alex and Ani hurt by executive exits, party incident

Behind the New Age marketing and rapid expansion, the jewelry retailer has struggled with some decidedly negative vibes.

Governor Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker takes hands-off approach to Donald Trump

Baker wouldn’t say if he would endorse a Trump nomination, but he also took a pass on denouncing the GOP front-runner’s rhetoric.

US stocks slightly lower after sharp two-day surge

Stocks fell heavily at the beginning of the week on concerns about China’s economy, but had rebounded in the past two days.

//[1]-4963--90x90.jpg Ashley Madison chief steps down in wake of hacking

The departure comes in the wake of a massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

Defendant Owen Labrie, left, and his attorney J.M. Carney, in court in Concord, N.H., where Labrie is on trial for rape.


How do we teach the Owen Labries?

While we’re steeped in news about the dangerousness of boys, we’re surrounded by a culture that celebrates their conquests.

Children try to chase down running piglets during the Pig Scramble at the Deerfield Fair in Deerfield, N.H., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. Eight children have three minutes to catch one of eight pigs released in a ring and get it into a burlap bag. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) 0830BestFairs

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How many of these great N.E. fairs have you visited?

Ten events that help you connect to our agriculture roots — and have a lot of fun while doing it.

//[1]-4373--90x90.jpg Stephen Colbert rehearsing his new persona in full view

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.

// Lack of recognition in Hingham frustrates war hero’s relative

Herbert Foss received the Medal of Honor more than 100 years ago, but plans to honor the former resident have all fallen through.


// NESN owes us an explanation on Don Orsillo termination

Fans and media continue to be perplexed, but so far the reaction from the station has been silence.

Sarah Palin has defended Curt Schilling, who was suspended by ESPN after comparing Muslims to Nazis.


Sarah Palin comes to the defense of Curt Schilling

Schilling, who was suspended by ESPN for a tweet comparing Muslims with Nazis, has a supporter in Palin.

8/19/2015 - Dorchester, MA - For Magazine - Melissa Miranda, cq, is a designer who remodeled her Dorchester home, which was a former carriage house. Topic: 083015dorchester. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.

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Your Home: Makeovers

Designer, builder redo their Dorchester carriage house

Some couples play tennis. Interior designer Melissa Miranda and her husband, builder Ulises Serret, renovate.


//[1][1]-862--90x90.jpg Exploring New England’s hidden beauty spots

Sometimes it takes a chance encounter with a tourist or a “scenic overlook” sign to remind us to look around.


// A library grows in Dorchester

Uplifting is a good word for what has happened at a Dorchester school over the last eight months.

Ideas | Q&A

// When propaganda displaces democracy

Its influence on citizens’ choices can’t be overstated — and is even harder to overcome.

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


// Curt Schilling and the etiquette of ‘delete’

The Schilling tweet episode highlighted an emerging dilemma of the social-media era.

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.