Walsh has big lead over Jackson in mayoral race, poll shows

Mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) and opponent Tito Jackson gathered signatures last month in Dudley Square.

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The poll also found the city split along racial lines when voters were asked if Boston is a racist city.

Reina Rodriguez with her nephews Anthony, 4 (left), and Arnaldi, 2 (center).

‘My sister did not deserve to die’

The sister of 19-year-old Reina Rodriguez, found dead Thursday in a Braintree hotel, recalled her as sweet and caring.

At least 122 dead in Pakistan after oil tanker explodes

A fire from an oil spill engulfed scores of residents who had rushed to collect leaking fuel.

The Trump presidency

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Walker_062217_25kushner_8541x.jpg Jared Kushner got his start as Somerville landlord

As an undergraduate at Harvard, Jared Kushner bought dozens of rental units in Somerville. But tenant complaints soon followed.

At immigration courts, a growing backlog

A significant backlog of immigration cases has left nearly 500,000 people in limbo, deprived some families of income, and torn at the fabric of others.

Ground Game

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In small, but visible ways Obama is still very relevant.

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The first lady said she doesn’t really miss New York, and that Barron Trump has adapted well to the White House.

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Several former law clerks of Anthony Kennedy, who is 80, said they think he is considering leaving the court in the next year or so.

Plea deal for woman who injected pregnant roommate in N.H.

Rhianna Frenette, 38, used an unsanitary syringe to try to inject Felicia Farruggia, police said.

Man, his wife tried to have rape case witness killed, DA says

Cynthia and Jason Coons tried to kill the main witness in Jason Coons’ 2014 rape case, Northwestern prosecutors said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/24/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_PV6CB.jpg Bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil terror plot in Mecca

In the Ajyad Al-Masafi section of Mecca, police engaged in a shootout at a three-story house with a suicide bomber, who blew himself up.

A young man walked past the area where Charlene Holmes, was killed on Willow Street in Cambridge.

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5 years later, a drive-by shooting haunts a Cambridge neighborhood

Neighbors, friends, and law enforcement officials are still baffled by the killing of 16-year-old Charlene Holmes.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Chin062417GM2RedSox-Angels_Spt12.jpg Frustrated Red Sox stumble against Angels

Manager John Farrell got tossed in a bizarre seventh inning as JC Ramirez outdueled David Price.

The Dalai Lama greets Jampa Phunkhang of Medford after arriving at the Hyatt Regency Boston in Boston on Saturday.

Dalai Lama begins two-day Boston visit with joy and blessings

More than 300 people packed sidewalks along Bedford and Chauncy streets as they waited to see the spiritual leader.

Yvonne Abraham

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Staffers at Cambridge Health Alliance’s three hospitals and 15 primary care practices honor patients lost each year.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/4419904caa6f4dffa2dc6ee8edef1cc4-4419904caa6f4dffa2dc6ee8edef1cc4-0.jpg Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch more than $100,000 at auction

Artifacts connected to some of the nation’s most notorious gangsters were on the block Saturday in Cambridge.

Maybelline Perez Villatoro, valedictorian at East Boston High School, paused at the East Boston Public Library for a portrait.

At East Boston H.S., a voice to raise up young immigrants

Valedictorian Maybelline Pérez Villatoro wants to use her success to motivate thousands of others.


Kraft’s words of wisdom at Cannes

Robert Kraft had some interesting things to say in an interview at the Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity in France Friday.

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The 10-story-tall landmark is in the final throes of a complex effort to uproot it from the path of a Boise hospital’s expansion.

Inline skaters, bikers, and walkers flock to Memorial Drive on sunny Sundays.

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Starts & Stops

Memorial Drive crowds facing two-week detour

It looks as if a bridge project could frustrate those seeking some Sunday afternoon leisure in Cambridge.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/JEROME%20ROGOFF-157376.jpg Dr. Jerome H. Rogoff, psychiatrist who fought for wrongfully convicted, dies at 78

Dr. Rogoff, of Newton, was also a former Massachusetts Psychiatric Society president.

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Philadelphia has Chick-fil-A restaurants. Boston doesn’t. And Markelle Fultz is a fan.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/07/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Advance/Images/Walker_050417_Harvard_15941x[1].jpg Two cases of mumps are confirmed at Harvard

The people infected were not identified, but one of them is connected to the Harvard Biolabs complex in Cambridge.

Stephen Colbert.

Stephen Colbert went to Russia to ‘announce’ his 2020 run for president

For Russian ears only: Stephen Colbert is running for president of the United States in 2020.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Off%20the%20Charts.jpg How a text message can mean the difference between sickness and health

I’ve learned firsthand that a simple text message can bridge patient care in and out of the hospital.