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Hundreds volunteer to plant flags for the fallen on Boston Common

With help from hundreds of volunteers, Boston Common has again been transformed into a solemn display of patriotism with over 37,000 small American flags planted for the Memorial Day weekend. an hour ago

Mario Batali facing criminal charges in alleged Boston assault

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been charged with indecent assault and battery for allegedly forcibly kissing and groping a woman in a Back Bay restaurant in April 2017. 53 minutes ago

‘I pray for the president,’ Pelosi says after Trump cuts short infrastructure meeting, blasts Democrats

Trump made an unscheduled appearance in the White House Rose Garden to say he won't negotiate with Democrats on policy while their inquiries continue.
Over in three minutes: Trump meeting with Dems goes bust in a flash

These are the best and worst times to travel this Memorial Day weekend

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, which means you can cue the sunshine, backyard barbecues, and, of course, holiday traffic.

Plymouth girl, family receive a life-changing home renovation
Abby MacCurtain has a severe neurological disorder that limits her speech and mobility. This week, Abby and her family celebrated the renovation of her three-bedroom home that will make it easier for her to navigate the space.

The Cape Cod bridges are a traffic nightmare. But plans for improvement are taking shape
State officials want to add or move several highway ramps, reconfigure rotaries, and create signalized intersections around the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. And the federal government is considering a complete replacement of those bridges. an hour ago

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Is your laptop really more valuable than a life?
People retrieving their baggage during an emergency is a serious problem with fatal consequences. It’s time for a solution.

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Bruins will see a reflection of themselves in Blues
The combatants are similar in style, and both coaches are making their first Final appearance. 3 hours ago

Ayanna Pressley asked Steven Mnuchin when Harriet Tubman would be put on the $20. He didn’t know

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was focused on improving the currency to prevent counterfeiting.

Here’s what you need to know about shopping at Newton’s first recreational marijuana shop

Garden Remedies in Newton will start recreational marijuana sales Saturday on an appointment-only basis.

What we know about the death of 13-year-old Chloe Ricard

Much about the circumstances of the Amesbury teen’s death remains unclear, but police are investigating.

Queen Latifah to headline Boston Pops’ July 4 show

Arlo Guthrie and the Texas Tenors will also share the stage for the Fireworks Spectacular.
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Kirk Minihane, Entercom officially part ways

WEEI’s controversial morning sports talk show host ended his 10-year run by openly criticizing his co-host, Gerry Callahan, on his way out the door. an hour ago

Second ambulance added, renovated EMS station opens in East Boston

The renovation came as part of a collaboration with Mayor Martin Walsh’s office, Boston Emergency Medical Services, and Massport.

Mass. lawmaker claims Purdue Pharma corrupted World Health Organization

Congresswoman Katherine Clark says the opioid maker influenced the global health group’s drug prescription recommendations.

Animal control officers learn the ropes in handling horses, cattle, and other livestock

The hands-on workshop with large animals in the Berkshires is one of the highlights of the training program.

New podcast looks back at The Channel nightclub

A new podcast chronicles the rise — and demise — of The Channel, one of the most infamous nightclubs in Boston.

These were the most popular baby names in Massachusetts last year

If you’re in Massachusetts, there’s still a pretty good chance you’ll be meeting a lot of Benjamins and Emmas.

Dunkin’ told a room of professors it didn’t want to be political — and it seems to be resonating

A Dunkin’ official told a room full of academics that the company strives to market itself as apolitical — and a tweet about that seemed to resonate with many.

Man allegedly strikes car carrying off-duty trooper, spouse in Bourne hit-and-run crash

The alleged hit-and-run crash occurred on the Sagamore Bridge around 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, troopers said. 3 hours ago

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