'Free speech' rally in Boston

Boston marchers were resolute as they made their voices heard

One week after violence in Charlottesville, anything seemed possible. Would there be bloodshed here, too?


Thousands of counterprotesters marched down Tremont Street on Saturday.

A city with a racial past sees a day of protest against bigotry

Throngs on Boston Common chanted — sometimes angrily, often profanely — against Nazis, racism, the KKK, and fascists.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_rally10_met-10063.jpg Four among 33 rally arrests Saturday had weapons

The bulk of the charges included disturbing a public assembly, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, according to a list of the arrests police posted to their website Sunday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_081917_20rallyphotos_18663x.jpg ‘Free speech’ rally ends after just 45 minutes

Rally organizers had planned for 14 speakers to participate in the two-hour-long event.


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I just hope that by silencing their enemies, they don’t empower them and give them a louder megaphone than they had before.

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The Confederate flag had been displayed at the park in Texas, but pressure led to its removal.

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Barry Chin/Globe Staff

‘I totally expect to beat this again,’ NESN broadcaster Jerry Remy says

The Red Sox took the occasion of this being Remy’s 30th season with NESN to honor him before Sunday’s game.

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Dylan Smyth was a rising sophomore at Concord-Carlisle High School, the principal said in an e-mail.

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The police tapes, played in court earlier this month, revealed a riveting tale of a broken family and the ultimate betrayal, allegedly masterminded by a 5-foot-3 octogenarian.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/170524_BS_031.jpg Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, 84, dies

Mr. Gregory, a former Plymouth resident, died Saturday in Washington.

Stage Review

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Despite spirited performances, Mel Brooks’s musical adaptation of his film falls short at North Shore Music Theatre.

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 1990, file photo, entertainer Jerry Lewis makes his opening remarks at the 25th Anniversary of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon fundraiser in Los Angeles. Lewis, the comedian whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died according to his publicist. (AP Photo/Julie Markes, File)


Jerry Lewis, comedian and telethon fund-raiser, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, who was noted for his comedy and his telethons, died in Las Vegas, his publicist said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/063b916f-d99a-4c8f-840b-e9a8946f13f1.jpg Comedians, stars react to death of Jerry Lewis

‘‘We have lost a great comedian and even greater heart. Thank you for the laughs and the feels.’’ — George Takei on Twitter

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Ohio Governor John Kasich said he thinks President Trump can move beyond his comments about violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Representative Adam Schiff said Sunday that “there are some serious issues with our president that aren’t going to go away, that aren’t going to get better.”

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pushed back against demands that he resign from Donald Trump’s cabinet.

In this file photo, the solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver in May 2012.

Associated Press Photo/David Zalubowski, File

Solar eclipse viewing events to be held around Boston

Grab your solar eclipse sunglasses and check out one of these solar eclipse viewing events in the Boston area.

Site Lines | Robert Campbell

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The new building at Northeastern University is more than spectacular architecture.

(FOR FUTURE PUBLICATION.) Seneca, South Carolina, 08/09/17, Jim Graham, son of a Catholic priest, holds his father's crucifix at his home. Spotlight story on the children of priests. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

spotlight | part 1

Children of Catholic priests live with secrets and sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done little to help.

spotlight | part 2

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He thought he was alone, being the child of a Catholic priest. He was wrong.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/wiggs_Gamer_02.jpg How this Hingham native emerged as a top gamer in North America’s Rocket League

Jaime Bickford signed in May with Splyce as a professional eSports competitor.


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If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Eclipse.jpg What would happen to your eyes if you looked at the solar eclipse?

People across the U.S. will be able to watch Monday’s solar eclipse — but can watching it without any protection hurt your eyes?