It was a friendly debate until Airbnb turned up the heat

The debate over short-term rentals here had been largely civil — at least compared to lawsuits and loud protests elsewhere — until last week.

The sidewalk was strewn with bodies and injured pedestrians after the van jumped the curb and traveled about a mile, a witness said.

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Witnesses of Toronto mayhem describe ‘pure carnage’

Ten people were killed Monday when a man drove his van onto a sidewalk. He was traveling at 40 miles per hour, witnesses said.

The excitement of playoff hockey, like this Tuukka Rask stop on Auston Matthews, brought some respite to Toronto fans on a day of unspeakable tragedy in the city.

Tara Sullivan

Hockey brings a reeling city together

Canada’s national pastime gave Torontonians a brief diversion from the horror that took place on their streets.

// George H.W. Bush hospitalized with blood infection

Bush was admitted to a hospital Sunday, one day after his late wife’s funeral. CNN reported that Bush was in intensive care.

// Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

Rick Butler, who for decades has coached top volleyball recruits, was accused in 1995 of raping underage girls. The university has been criticized for how it handled the Larry Nassar case.

Elijah Botkin has refused to pay a renewal fee that appears to be illegal in the state.

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Watch out for illegal fees when renting an apartment

Elijah Botkin did something few tenants would dare to do: He refused to pay a surprise charge sprung on him by his landlord’s agent.

// Pikeocalypse II set for late July, early August

Lane closers on the Massachusetts Turnpike and Commonwealth Avenue from July 26 to Aug. 11 will make the drive into the city more challenging.

// State Police payroll head arraigned for alleged theft

Denise Ezekiel kept her head down Monday during her highly anticipated arraignment on a charge of stealing $23,900 in public funds.

// A mom is killed in Maine. Her son, 2 other teens are accused

Three boys, including Kimberly Mironovas’s son, tried to drug her before killing her, according to court documents.

Regular gasoline is selling for an average price of $2.74 a gallon in Massachusetts, up 17 cents in the past month.

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Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Gas prices aren’t going to fall anytime soon

The increases will wipe out any gains lower-income Americans got from the recently passed tax cuts, analysts say.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Maple Leafs 3, Bruins 1

// Maple Leafs win again, forcing a winner-take-all Game 7

The Bruins have lost three of the last four games in the series. Faceoff for Wednesday’s game is 7:30 p.m.

// Tuukka Rask had a good game, but Maple Leafs’ Frederik Andersen was great

The Bruins goalie stopped 27 of 29 shots he faced, but he didn’t rise to Andersen’s level.

// Trump said he didn’t stay in Moscow in 2013, but flight records say differently

Combined with existing accounts and Trump’s social-media posts, they capture 45 hours and 43 minutes that loom large in the controversy engulfing the White House.

// Here’s what the Trumps and the Macrons will be eating at Tuesday’s state dinner

The president of France and his wife will join President and Melania Trump for a fancy state dinner at the White House.

// High court hears case involving immigrant who lives on Martha’s Vineyard

The ruling won’t determine whether the man can stay in the country, but it has implications for how authorities initiate some deportation proceedings.

On March 5, seawater made streets impassable in this Oceanside Drive neighborhood in Scituate during high tide.

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Coastal properties getting hammered on the market, too

The memory of the winter’s inundating storms hangs over water-view properties that once would command premium prices.

// Driving to Logan won’t cost you an extra fee, Massport decides

The agency looked into the idea of charging drivers to go to the airport, on top of highway tolls, in an effort to battle congestion.

// China is furious as a kangaroo at a zoo dies after being pelted with rocks

Visitors to a zoo in southeast China threw rocks at kangaroos, ultimately killing one, injuring another, and setting off a wave of public disgust and anger.

Britain's Catherine (L), Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London with their newly-born son, their third child on April 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Kate left the hospital in stilettos hours after giving birth, and other royal baby facts

In the event you weren’t glued to a live feed from the steps of the hospital, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about the royal arrival.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora watches batting practice before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)


Alex Cora has a long-term strategy for Red Sox, and he’s sticking to it

Day-to-day circumstances won’t alter the first-year manager’s game plan for keeping players fresh for the entire season.

// A joyful reunion with birth parents leads to incest, murder

A young woman named Katie married her birth father, had a baby with him and, after she decided to leave him, lost her life to him.

Love Letters: The Podcast


// ‘Raising your value’ after a breakup

How climbing mountains and other “breakup accomplishments” can improve self-worth after a relationship ends.

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// Elegy for a newspaper reader

They don’t make newspaper readers like Bill anymore.

A new chapter in the story of a terrier who found adventure in Milton

One day, in the friendly little town of Milton, a mysterious visitor arrived out of the blue. No one could say where, exactly, the little dog had come from. But before long, they began spotting it all over town . . .

Sean Gannon’s funeral service was held at Saint Pius X Church on Thursday.

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A man determined to choose violence. A cop determined to live a good life

Only three years apart in age, the police officer and the career criminal accused of killing him could not have been more different.


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Watch out for fees when renting an apartment

Elijah Botkin absolutely loves his apartment in the Fenway, but two weeks ago he did something few tenants in Boston’s extremely tight rental market would dare to do.


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