Tsarnaevs, Manchester terror suspect have chilling similarities

Like Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Salman Abedi was a son of refugees who had recently visited his parents’ homeland.

Dorchester 04/21/2017 A portion of the UMass Boston campus underground garage that served as a foundation for five campus buildings and was built to accommodate over a thousand cars has been closed. The garage was plagued by problems,and work as been done to reinforce the structure. Estimates to fix the substructure as well as several attached buildings is expected to cost at least 150 million dollars or more. Jonathan Wiggs /GlobeStaff) Reporter:Topic

Backlog on building upkeep is mounting at state campuses

The state must focus on repairing old buildings before constructing new ones at state universities, one official said.

Michael McCarthy in court last week, during jury selection.

Bella Bond murder trial opens Tuesday

Michael McCarthy of Dorchester is accused of killing his girlfriend’s daughter and dumping the girl’s body in the ocean in 2015.

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito have set a fund-raising goal of $30 million for their reelection campaign.

Baker eyes $30 million goal for reelection bid

The goal, made feasible by an elaborate campaign finance operation, would likely give Baker a crushing financial advantage in 2018.

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Head north for your warmth

The expected high in Caribou, Maine — perched near the northernmost corner of Maine — is two degrees higher than Boston’s today.

Bystander smashes window to rescue woman from burning car in Reading

“Everyone thinks I’m a hero,” the man said, “but I don’t really think I am.”

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in South End

The driver of the car stayed on scene after the crash, police said.


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Former State Representative John D. Keenan, shown greeting Martin J. Walsh at the State House in 2013, has been chosen by Salem State trustees to be the new president of the university.

Pick for president sparks diversity debate at Salem State

If John Keenan is approved by the state Board of Higher Education, he will replace Patricia Meservey, the only female president of the state’s public universities.

A recent line for the women’s bathroom during an intermission at the Boston Opera House snaked through the lower lobby and up the stairs.

The real drama in Boston’s theater district? The intermission dash to the ladies’ room.

Intermission is short and the line for women’s room is long at the Boston Opera House. Paula Brennan’s job is to keep things moving along.

Representative Joseph Kennedy III greeted attendees outside the birthplace of John F. Kennedy on Beals Street in Brookline.

On centennial of JFK’s birth, memories of a different era

Visitors to John F. Kennedy’s birthplace on a quiet street in Brookline extolled a presidency built on unity and a broad worldview.

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Commercial Stree in Provincetown, MA on Memorial Day. The street is usually crowded on Memorial Day but today it was relatively quiet save for some people rolling their suitcases down the tarmac. 05/29/17 Julia Cumes for the Boston Globe

Cape Cod’s summer is off and running, despite chilly start

The tourist season got off on the right foot, Monday’s weather notwithstanding, according to the head of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

Boston, MA - 5/29/2017 - Cub Scout Miles Gittens, 8, salutes during a Memorial Day parade in Boston, MA, May 29, 2017.(Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Eastern Mass. pauses to remember on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a “sacred day,” Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said, adding that the annual ceremony is “one of Dorchester’s most beloved traditions.”

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, May 30, the 150th day of 2017. There are 215 days left in the year.

Traffic leaving the Cape has eased off

“If you haven’t left the Cape yet you’re going to be in some traffic,” said State Police spokesman David Procopio.


The true meaning of Memorial Day

In a foxhole with bullets whizzing overhead, two 21-year-olds made a sacred pact.

 Army Specialist Etienne Jules Murphy

On Thursday, 37,251 flags were placed in Boston. Today, there is one more.

Volunteers placed another flag in the Memorial Day Flag Garden on Boston Common Saturday after the death in Syria of a solider born in Boston.

Army Specialist Etienne Jules Murphy, 22, was on his first deployment to Syria when he was injured in a vehicle rollover and died, the Army said.

Soldier born in Boston dies in crash in Syria

Army Specialist Etienne Jules Murphy, 22, died Friday in a rollover crash in northern Syria, the Army announced Saturday.

Drivers returning from weekend getaways will be traveling through light rain

The area is expected to get less than one-fourth of an inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service. The rain is expected to taper off by about 8 p.m.

Volunteers needed Tuesday to remove flags on Boston Common

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help remove the flags at lunch time, organizers said.

Boston, MA - 5/28/2017 - George Rohlfing, a volunteer for the Massachusetts Military Hero Fund, holds flags in the annual Memorial Day Flag Garden on Boston Common in Boston, MA, May 28, 2017. Over 37,000 flags are planted in the ground on the hill leading to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument to represent the military personnel from Massachusetts killed in combat since the Revolutionary War.(Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

A tribute to the 37,000 Mass. fallen servicemen

For the eighth year, volunteers placed flags on Boston Common in honor of all the Massachusetts servicemen killed as a result of conflict.

Crash leaves Brockton motorcylist dead in West Bridgewater

His passenger, a Norton woman, was seriously injured, according to State Police.

Marion, MA- May 29, 2017: Former Director, FBI and Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III addresses graduates at Tabor Academy commencement exercises in Marion, MA on May 29, 2017. (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: metro reporter:

Former FBI director Robert Mueller emphasizes integrity at Tabor commencement

Mueller is special counsel in the investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. His granddaughter graduated Monday from Tabor Academy.

Douglas drowning victim identified as Oxford teen

“She lost her life because she was so full of life,” said a friend of 18-year-old Annie Krantz.

This day in history

Today is Monday, May 29, the 149th day of 2017. There are 216 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance.

Teen found stabbed on street in Lowell

Police arrived on Bridge Street around 6:30 p.m. after a caller reported seeing the wounded 17-year-old.

Serious injuries reported in West Bridgewater crash

The crash happened Sunday evening on Route 24, State Police said.


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Saturday’s blaze is believed to have started in a ventilation duct. It left the Red Shack restaurant gutted.

P-town fire at start of tourist season could prove costly for 3 restaurants

A dramatic fire damaged several restaurants in Provincetown Saturday evening just as the summer tourist season gets underway. No one was injured.

Westford Academy history teacher Stephen Scully, with student Nathan Schmidt and a typewriter in his World History 2 class.

Class touches a type of history firsthand

A typewriter repairman and a high school teacher have collaborated to teach kids to write the manual way.

Cambridge, MA - 5/28/2017 - After visiting her husband's (Horace Cutler (cq)) grave, Emmy Cutler (cq), 83, her son Brian Cutler (cq), 48, and his 13-year-old son David Cutler (cq) go in search of her brother-in-law's grave, in Cambridge Cemetery (cq). In the mid 1990s, mother and son found out the secret behind mysterious flowers that would appear each year on the grave of Burton Cutler (cq), who died in action June 24, 1943 at age 24. People visit cemeteries on the eve of Memorial Day. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 29cemeteries Reporter: Steve Annear

At Cambridge Cemetery, a mystery solved — and remembered

For decades, Brian Cutler’s family had no idea who was leaving flowers on his uncle’s grave at each Memorial Day weekend.

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A cake baked by Montilio’s Bakery to honor the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth will be served Monday at the JFK Library.

Putting the icing on JFK centennial celebration

Montilio’s Bakery of Brockton, which has long had an association with the Kennedy family, created the cake for Monday’s event at the JFK Library.

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Navy jet flyover to mark JFK centennial

On Monday at 3 p.m., US Navy jets will fly over John F. Kennedy’s birthplace in Brookline to mark his birth 100 years ago.

A Boston park ranger marked a goose egg in Franklin Park.

Here’s how Boston is trying to control the geese population

Every spring, park rangers converge on the Esplanade and other parks to carry out a process called egg addling.

Activists chanted in the Texas Capitol Rotunda to protest a bill to ban the donation of aborted fetal tissue to medical researchers.

A new look for women’s rights protests: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ cloaks and bonnets

Across the country, women’s rights advocates are using costumes straight out of Margaret Atwood’s story of a dystopian society.

More than 40 people were rescued Sunday afternoon from a Provincetown breakwater after high tides blocked their path back to the mainland.

44 stranded by high tide on Provincetown breakwater

People often walk along the Long Point breakwater, a mile-long stone jetty that protects the salt marshes from ocean currents.

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Man dies in motorcycle accident in Salem, N.H.

Roger Marchand, 57, of Northwood, New Hampshire, was thrown from his 2003 Harley-Davidson

Haverhill double-stabbing leaves one in critical condition

Hayden Delafuente, 21, allegedly stabbed two men around 1:30 a.m Sunday morning.

Man struck and killed by police cruiser on Cape Cod

The man, who was not identified, was hit by the cruiser while walking in the center of 1358 Falmouth Road on Route 28 at about 2 a.m.

Boston, MA - 5/28/2017 - Runners from the NYPD team make their way along the route of the Run To Remember , a charity race honoring first responders killed in the line of duty, in Boston, MA, May 28, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Runners race in Boston to commemorate fallen first responders

Hundreds of people, including some from across the country, participated in the Boston Run to Remember on Sunday.

Middleborough man seriously injured after vehicle falls on him

The man was flown to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.

Man in 20s is fatally shot in Chinatown early Saturday

The victim was shot around 2:30 a.m. at 66 Hudson St., Boston Police said.

Daniel Cleggett on his boat in Boston harbor.


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.

Firefighters battled the blaze on Saturday.

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.

Methuen teen arrested for shooting another teen

A 17-year-old male was being held Saturday night on $5,000 cash bail at the Methuen Police Department.


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