Katherine McManus focuses on volunteerism following sister’s murder

Katherine McManus, who begins her senior year at Notre Dame this fall, is a 2012 graduate of Thayer Academy.

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“Helping other people, I have always loved doing it, but now I have found such a greater meaning in it.’’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/MensBasketball14_team.JPG Community college sports an endangered but essential species

For many athletes, strong personal connections are built as they pursue a better life.

Suffolk University will make improvements to East Boston Memorial Park that will also benefit East Boston High School.

Suffolk University sports teams to use East Boston park

A shared-use deal for East Boston Memorial Park gives the school its first consistent athletics facility since its founding in 1906.

Jack Eichel poses on stage after being selected second overall by Buffalo.

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BU’s Jack Eichel picked second overall by Sabres

The North Chelmsford native is the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/478518082.jpg Jack Eichel’s next step will be his hardest

How will Eichel perform in his first NHL season, which is likely to begin this October?