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Walpole rejects proposed Muslim cemetery
Walpole’s Board of Health has rejected a proposal to build a 3,400-plot Muslim cemetery off Route 1, citing concerns about potential pollution of the town’s water supply.
Avon Town Meeting to reconvene on June 9
Avon Town Meeting met for minutes earlier this month, only to vote to reconvene on June 9.
Cohasset farm to offer summer movie nights
Drive-ins are disappearing, but moviegoers can take in a walk-in movie in Cohasset every other Wednesday night at Holly Hill Farm.
Bean with greens, then tossed in a lemony salad
Sunday Supper begins with dried beans, which are soaked, cooked, and simmered with greens, then tossed in a salad with veggies.
19 police, 7 soldiers killed as Taliban seal off Afghan post
Taliban gunmen surrounded a police compound in the volatile province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan after killing 19 police and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said Monday from inside the compound.
Throngs gather to remember and honor on Memorial Day
“Every day is Memorial Day” for families of fallen servicemembers, Governor Charlie Baker said during a ceremony in Dorchester.
Pleasant surprises, a variety of styles at Saturday’s Boston Calling
My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Ben Harper, and Run the Jewels were among the highlights at Boston Calling on Saturday.
Fung Wah bus line may shut down permanently
The bus line was unable to find a pickup and drop-off location in the Boston area following regulatory action.
Iraq, Iran push back on US defense chief over Ramadi loss
Syrian government warplanes conducted more than 15 air raids on the Islamic State-held town of Palmyra and nearby areas on Monday, leaving an undetermined number of dead and wounded.
Trustees of Reservations seeks to entice more visitors
The Trustees of Reservations is in the midst of a five-year campaign to increase visits to historic sites.
Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges
Nigeria’s federal high court Monday ordered drug agents to release a newly elected senator and suspend its extradition proceedings on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit “Orange is the New Black.”
Veterans call for peace on Memorial Day
The Boston chapter of Veterans For Peace, an international organization that advocates for an end to wars, held a Memorial Day service on the city’s waterfront.
‘Loving Day’ by Mat Johnson
Johnson’s latest is a social satire that chronicles its protagonist’s quest for wholeness and adulthood.
Obama, at Arlington on Memorial Day, pays tribute for a ‘debt we will never repay’
President Obama marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and thanking American soldiers and their families for sacrifices made from World War II through the war in Afghanistan.
3 killed, 12 missing in Texas, as more counties added to disaster area
The death toll from the severe weather in Texas and Oklahoma rose to three, and 12 people were reported missing after the vacation home they were staying in was swept away by rushing floodwaters in a Texas town popular with tourists, authorities said Monday.
‘Pitch Perfect 2’ soundtrack tops the sales chart
The Barden Bellas have another triumph to sing about: the soundtrack to “Pitch Perfect 2” has topped the Billboard sales chart.
Clay Buchholz attempts to come to grips with pitchers’ suspensions
In four days, two MLB hurlers have been caught putting a foreign substance on the ball.
The trashing of Tom Brady is tough to take
The quarterback’s hard-earned reputation is becoming collateral damage in Deflategate.
Joe Kelly routed as Red Sox drop road trip opener
The righthander gave up seven earned runs in 1⅔ innings as the Sox’ win streak ended at two.