Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

Mark and Meredith write the Names column for The Boston Globe.

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Offerman addresses grads at North End woodworking school

A de-mustachioed Nick Offerman, of “Parks and Rec” fame, was both silly and serious as he lamented the culture of consumerism.

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Ernie Boch Jr. donates $20k to replace Lucy statue

The Boston-area car magnate wants to see a new statue erected in Celoron, New York.

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Batman is back on the scene for ‘Suicide Squad’

Ben Affleck, or a stunt double, was part of a car chase scene for the movie “Suicide Squad” this week.

From left: Melissa Lynch, Rebecca Seidenberg, Adriana Hassan, and Jennifer Nassour at the preview party.

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An early look at the Storybook Ball

Massachusetts General Hospital hosted a preview party Thursday night for its big Storybook Ball benefit.