Man seriously hurt in shooting inside Roxbury home

A man in his 20s suffered life-threatening injuries when he was shot this afternoon in a house on Akron Place, police said.

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joined Pope Francis at the Vatican.

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Pope’s peace summit a turning point, even without peace

Going in to the prayer with the Palestinian and Israeli presidents, neither Pope Francis nor his advisers were expecting a miracle.

Jim Kasper at a bench memorializing his son at Andover Newton Theological School near his home.

A father’s unstoppable need to know

Jim Kasper just wants the truth — and justice. As his Harry slid toward death by heroin overdose, those with him did nothing to help. Shouldn’t there be a price to pay for that?

Steve Coburn (in white hat) believes only horses who run the Kentucky Derby should be eligible for the Triple Crown.

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Steve Coburn is wrong: Triple Crown should stay way it is

Contrary to what the owner of California Chrome believes, changing the Triple Crown would ruin it forever.

The Boston Fire Department held its 121st Annual Firefighters Memorial Sunday at Forest Hills Cemetery on Sunday.

Boston Fire Department honors its fallen firefighters

The annual event was made more poignant by the loss of two firefighters in a Back Bay blaze in March.

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2014 Tony Awards could be a night of close calls

Sunday night’s ceremony features several hard-to-predict contests, including the lead-actress categories and best play revival.


//,2013--371x247.jpg American Repertory Theater’s Tony-nominated shows

“All the Way” and “The Glass Menagerie,” both vying for awards Sunday, are the latest nominated productions to have been staged at the ART.


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//[1][1].jpg Winthrop maintains a small-town feel

Despite being one of the top 10 most densely populated communities in Massachusetts, Winthrop has a quaint atmosphere.


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BU professor takes on task of enforcing US wage laws

David Weil is the newly appointed head of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the first permanent administrator in the post in a decade.


Book review

‘The Sea Inside’ by Philip Hoare

The part travelogue, part natural history, part existential meditation, follows the author’s yearlong journey from the British port of Southampton.