They were going to be special: 4 lives taken in an instant

A memorial was made at the scene of the East Bridgewater crash that killed four teenagers on May 19.

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The teenagers were driving down a gently curving two-lane road in East Bridgewater, headed to their favorite restaurant; a typical Saturday afternoon. They never arrived.

// Gulf Coast prepares as slow-moving Alberto moves northward

Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi launched emergency preparations ahead of the storm, expected to bring 5 to 10 inches of rain, or more.

// US officials cross into North Korea for talks about a possible summit

Indications are growing that a meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may happen.

UMass president Marty Meehan gave an upbeat State of the University speech at the UMass Club in Boston on March 5.

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UMass Boston and Meehan: Where did it go wrong?

The UMass system’s move to buy the Mount Ida College campus — for UMass Amherst’s use — has further fractured the relationship between Marty Meehan and Harbor Point.

// Trump accused N.Y. Times of making up a source. It didn’t

The president said the Times quoted a White House official “who doesn’t exist.” Other outlets were in on the same conference call, though.

// Catholic Church is the big loser in Irish abortion referendum

First it was the same-sex marriage referendum in 2015, now it’s the vote to repeal a restrictive abortion ban. The landslide result is another step in the country’s shift to the left.

South Boston’s M Street Beach was found to be safe 100 percent of the time for swimming, according to a Save the Harbor/Save the Bay report.

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No dirty water here: Boston beaches among best in US

We’ve come a long way from the bad old days. Area beaches were safe for swimming 94 percent of the time in 2017, according to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.

Richard Jenkins will graduate as valedictorian of his class at Girard College in Philadelphia. He’ll attend Harvard on a full scholarship in the fall.

Once homeless, he’s now off to Harvard

Richard Jenkins, 18, of Philadelphia shuttled between homeless shelters from fourth to sixth grades. He’ll encounter a much different world inside Harvard Yard.

Yvonne Abraham

// US turns a blind eye, and children suffer

Acknowledging the full humanity of undocumented immigrants requires so much of us. Sometimes it’s easier to see them as less than human.

Cleveland, OH: 5-25-18: The Cavaliers LeBron James moves past the Celtics Jayson Tatum in first quarter action. The Boston Celtics visited the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Six of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the Quicken Loans Arena. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Game 7 against LeBron James: It doesn’t get better than this

The young Celtics get the ultimate learning experience by being given a chance to end James’s reign in the East.


// After getting this far, loss would be big disappointment for Celtics

Sure, the Celtics don’t have Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving, but a loss Sunday would leave a bitter taste.

The crowd danced during a performance by the Oh Sees at Boston Calling on Saturday.


Day 2 at Boston Calling featured more great music

Among the artists who will be present Sunday on the festival’s final day: Eminem, Khalid, Boston’s Cousin Stizz, The Decemberists, and actress Natalie Portman.

Starts & Stops

// How a 3-mile train ride turns into a 120-mile journey

The link between the commuter rail system’s north and south sides is out of commission through mid-June. The result: Train moves take a roundabout trip through Worcester.

Talking shop

// Check out all the new shops opening on Newbury Street

More than a dozen new storefronts are opening on the city’s best-known shopping street.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a news conference at the Capitol earlier this month.

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Democrats lack a unifying force and a unifying message

Nearly two years after Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, the party still seems to be groping for a motivating purpose.

Ideas | Joanna Weiss

// In a #MeToo world, the dark allure of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

In real life, women are gaining power. So what’s the allure of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” whose latest season shows fine actresses suffering in garish ways?

A teen visits a memorial to the shooting victims at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

Ty Burr

Why do some events become historic and others fade from memory?

American memory can be as complicated as American history.

// George H.W. Bush, back in Maine, meets with fellow veterans

The former president stopped in at the monthly pancake breakfast at Kennebunkport’s American Legion Post 159.


// Conservative owners got exactly what they wanted with NFL’s new anthem policy

The NFL tried to frame this policy as a compromise about the national anthem, but it isn’t.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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Opinion & Ideas


// Alternative needed for elderly, sick Mass. inmates

Lawmakers should reject the governor’s efforts to weaken a compassionate release measure for sick and elderly inmates.


// Calling all foodies

Our new weekly summer newsletter, “Eat. Drink. Eat some more,” gives you 15 weeks of recipes and restaurant tips. Find out more.

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Real Estate

Back Bay penthouse goes for $8 million

In our weekly roundup, the four priciest home sales were in Boston proper. A penthouse apartment on Huntington Avenue took the top spot, raking in $8,000,000, followed by a downtown high-rise that sold for $5,000,000, and units in the South End and the Seaport District that went for $3,000,000-plus.

Real Estate


//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

The activity of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has become destructive since early May, burning dozens of homes and forcing residents to flee.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.