Online vendetta leads to $4.8m civil jury award

A series of horrors was inflicted upon the family of James Lyons in 2008, two years before he was elected to the state House.

Police seek suspect in shooting of child, man in Dorchester

A 7-year-old boy who was shot while riding his bike was still listed in serious condition on Monday.

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Since March 1, the city of Boston has only received 5.64 inches of rain, while it normally has gotten 10.66 inches by this time.

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Both hospitals have set up alternative phone numbers until the problem is resolved.

Angela Guillemette with her UMass Amhest license plate.

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Slow-moving sales for UMass Amherst specialty plates

Since the plates debuted in 2013 to raise money for the alumni association, only 1,554 have been sold.

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

Car insurance rates on the rise in Mass.

Overall rates are jumping by as much as 6 percent this year, and premiums are expected to swell again next year, too.

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/map150-8792.jpg Proposed R.I. casino could undercut plans in Southeastern Mass.

A 1,000-slot casino is being proposed for a 45-acre area in Tiverton, R.I., only 380 feet from Fall River, Mass.

President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery.

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President Obama marks Memorial Day in ceremony

President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, followed by remarks at Arlington National Cemetery.

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

christopher l. gasper

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chris_Gasper_150px-7060.jpg Don’t give up on the Red Sox just yet

It’s not time to start dusting off the rolling rally route, but it’s also far from time to declare the Red Sox a hopeless cause.

Traffic jams like this one near the Sagamore Bridge in July 2013 have boosted a proposal to use a public-private partnership to erect a third bridge across the Cape Cod Canal.

Investors sought for a new Cape Cod bridge

Traffic jams have boosted a proposal to use a public-private partnership to erect a third bridge across the Cape Cod Canal.

Black Francis, lead singer with the Pixies, performed at the Boston Calling Music Festival in City Hall Plaza on Sunday.

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Music review

Boston Calling goes big and broad on final day

The third and final day of Boston Calling was a satisfying mix of genres and generations.

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No one can truly understand the journey unless they’ve gone through it — or supported a loved one during the process.

Adrian Walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker_20131007.jpg A Pakistani man’s unwelcome return to work

Mamnoon Khan is hoping to find the peace in the legal system that he could not find at his former employer, OneBeacon.

Parenting

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/grand150-4463.jpg Helping children deal with the loss of a grandparent

How are we supposed to simultaneously act as a parent, an emotionally supportive partner, and a mourner?

The Big Picture

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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.