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Cancer science leans more on industry funds

Funding from pharmaceutical companies fills the gap left by federal budget cuts, but also raises concerns among many researchers.

Erin Willinger left Newton to search the world for  purpose. Last July, she settled in Agra, India, marrying a local taxi driver. In February, he killed her and committed suicide.


Mission to help the world ends tragically

Erin Willinger wasn’t going to be held back by her illness, not by anything. With much to fear, she was fearless. And then she was gone.

The Museum of Fine Arts has a puzzle to solve in finding its next leader.


Critic’s Notebook

MFA has challenging task in finding new chief

In seeking Malcolm Rogers’s successor, the museum should weigh what he did splendidly and what he left undone, writes critic Sebastian Smee.

The house at 48 Oceanside Drive in Scituate has been destroyed and rebuilt several times.

Houses wrecked repeatedly by sea rebuilt with taxes

The tortured history of 48 Oceanside Drive in Scituate highlights the issues with the federal flood insurance program.