For nearly two centuries, this chapel has endured in Boston

In March, choir member Margaret Vivian arrived for Mass at Saint Augustine Chapel in South Boston.

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The state’s oldest Catholic Church commemorates a largely forgotten fight for religious tolerance that gave Catholicism its foothold in New England.


// The addiction brokers and the damage done

Their world is bleak enough, but now some addicts are being snared by middlemen peddling promises of free treatment in sunny Florida. The results are predictable, and sometimes deadly.

The Mount Washington Hotel is still a stunner

It cost $1.25 million (nearly $50 million by today’s standards) to design and build what was then, and still is, the largest primarily wooden structure in New England.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 23: Rick Porcello #22 of the Boston Red Sox delivers in the first inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on May 23, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)


Red Sox aim for their seventh straight win

Rick Porcello will take the mound with Boston riding a season-high win streak.

Boston, MA - 5/27/2017 - (9th inning) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson (61) shares an embrace with Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon (3) following his complete game shutout over the Seattle Mariners. The Boston Red Sox host the Seattle Mariners in the second of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 28Sox-Mariners, LOID: 8.3.2575145591.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox breathe a sigh of relief — they finally found some pitching depth

Brian Johnson’s impressive outing Saturday gave the team some peace of mind.

Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations, walks past the team's NBA championship banners at the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass., Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The Celtics won the NBA draft lottery earlier Tuesday, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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How the Celtics could take a major step toward elite status

The roster needs to be revamped, adding players who can give starters such as Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford a break.

Gregg Allman performed in 2016.

Gregg Allman, led band that helped spawn Southern rock, dies at 69

Mr. Allman’s bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom.


// Wonder Woman’s Boston roots show on the big screen

Director Patty Jenkins found what she was looking for in an unlikely place: the rich colors and textures in the works of John Singer Sargent.

// Photos: Boston Calling rocks Allston

The festival is set up on 16 acres of Allston’s Harvard Athletic Complex.

// Cambridge officer killed on duty gets long overdue honor

Law enforcement groups have pushed for greater recognition of their colleagues who have died on the job.

Memorial Day weekend

// Gold Star families remember lost loved ones with yellow roses and vows to keep memories alive

Every day is Memorial Day for Gold Star families, said speakers at the Saturday morning ceremony for the re-dedication of a Boston monument.

// Boardroom to bimah

The new director of Hillel at Boston University is a former Staples executive who never forgot his lifelong dream of becoming a rabbi.

Peter Shelley of the Conservation Law Foundation paused during a walk along Fan Pier, which overlooks Boston Harbor.

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It’s a cleaner harbor, with fewer spots to enjoy it

The waterfront’s bad old days are gone. Peter Shelley’s outrage isn’t.

Coco Douglas, 8, leaves a handmade sign and rocks she painted at a memorial in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women. From left are Coco's brother, Desmond Douglas; her father, Christopher Douglas; and her stepmother, Angel Sauls. (AP Photos/Gillian Flaccus)

Men who died while protecting women from anti-Muslim rant in Oregon are called heroes

Two men were stabbed to death when they intervened after a suspect yelled slurs at two women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland, Ore., train.

Pedestrian is struck and killed by police cruiser on Cape Cod

A pedestrian was hit by a police cruiser on Route 28 in Centerville at about 2 a.m. and pronounced dead at the scene, according to Barnstable police.

The Trump presidency

// Donald Trump is back in the US, and he’s on Twitter with a vengeance

The president returned to the United States on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, he was very active on Twitter.

SIGONELLA, ITALY - MAY 27: In this handout provided by U.S. Navy, U.S. President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with service members and their families at Naval Air Station Sigonella prior to an all-hands call May 27, 2017 in Sigonella, Italy. This visit marks President Trump's last stop of his first trip abroad since taking office. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Gordon/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

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Trump mulls staff changes as Russia crisis deepens

The president is said to be considering major staff changes as he seeks to contain the escalating Russia crisis.

Vice President Mike Pence.

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Yvonne Abraham

LGBT rights are under siege

The government is stacked with people who have been at the vanguard of attempts to undo hard-fought victories.

Dr. Rijian Wang is QLB Biotherapeutics’ chief executive.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

China likes what it sees in Boston biotech

Qilu Pharmaceutical Co. has opened the Boston area’s first Chinese-owned biotech incubator. Expect more to follow.

// Fire rips through restaurant roof on Cape Cod

Firefighters battled a blaze on the roof of a restaurant near Provincetown’s transportation hub on Saturday.

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Trump Today

// Trump Today: President nears the end of a marathon trip

President Trump managed to keep his cool on Twitter during the entire international trip.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

// Extinction is a bummer. Let’s bring back the dead

Some scientists want to revive the passenger pigeon and the woolly mammoth.

Special reports

Spotlight Follow-up

// Doctor who faced retaliation for double-booked surgery worries wins lawsuit

Dr. James Holsapple had “vehemently objected” to doctors doing two operations at once.


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// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

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


// In a woman’s dying days, a quiet visitor helps light the way home

The woman had cancer, and she wanted to go back home to Brazil. There were so many obstacles, but also a path ahead.


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