Immigration becoming key GOP issue

Donald Trump has seen his numbers soar in recent Republican primary polls; his recent comments on immigration garnered substantial attention.

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As 2016 approaches, immigration has become the presidential election?s definitive issue ? at least in the GOP primary.

Mapping tools show Boston?s disparity

Boston?s economic disparities are well-documented, but newer mapping tools display inequalities in stark visual contrast.

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The Point gives way to upscale Harbor Point

Years after violence and crime ravaged Dorchester?s Columbia Point, a new residential complex is trying to shed its bad image.

Winter bill for home insurance comes due

After all those ice dams and cracked roofs, premium hikes could translate to an additional $100 on the average Mass. bill of $1,150.

Researcher Josh Jones stood on the Arctic ice and put his arm in to see how salty the water might be at Barrow, Alaska.

Alaska sea ice shows effect of climate change

The Arctic ice is melting fast, the warmth tied to the emissions of modern life. But it is the ancient ways that are most at risk.

?Hogtied? humpback whale saved from great white shark

As a shark lurked, scientists freed a whale that was entangled in ropes north of Provincetown.

Secretary of State John Kerry took a walk Sunday near the location of the closed-door nuclear talks in Vienna.

Deal on Iran arms, sanctions viewed as near

Several negotiators said many issues have been resolved, and an announcement could come as early as Monday.

Josh Altidor, who is in his second year designing and planting all 58 beds in the 24-acre Public Garden, has introduced new ideas as well as new plants.
Josh Altidor has introduced a riot of tropical plants.

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Public Garden gets a tropical splash

The riot of tropical plants and colors is a departure from the clipped, manicured glory that is the Public Garden.

Adrian Walker

No need to try Dzhokhar Tsarnaev again

Trying Tsarnaev, already facing the death penalty, for the killing of MIT officer Sean Collier would be pointless and insensitive.

Tiny house, big benefits: financial, emotional freedom

America is having a big love affair with tiny houses.

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They still are what they are . . . your last-place Red Sox

They?re only 6½ games out, which doesn?t sound bad. But it is bad.

One proposal would call for Tom Brady to reapply for membership at The Country Club in Brookline after he retires from the NFL.

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Tom Brady may have to wait to join The Country Club

The super exclusive club is in no hurry to admit Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, as members.

Worst souvenir ever: Getting pickpocketed

Pickpocketing has become so common that employees at the Eiffel Tower in Paris went on strike last May in protest.

Leda Olia finds her summers as a camp counselor help her all year.


Earning my own way: A college kid?s ?internship-less? summer

Not only does the trend of unpaid internships strip us young adults of financial responsibility, but it also reinforces the advantages of well-off families.

At the romantic Chanler at Cliff Walk, a ?bath butler? will draw a bath for you and your sweetheart.

Feel like a lord for the night

With stunning oceans views, dress-for-the-occasion dinners, and butlers at-the-ready, you can live like old American lords for a weekend.

Katie Sorbo of Somerville painted an image on the back of Graham Hooton of Watertown before the start of the 6th Annual World Naked Bike Ride Boston at North Point Park on Saturday.

Naked Bike Ride shows some skin in Boston

Participants in the World Naked Bike Ride bared a lot ? in some cases all ? during the annual excursion.

Ground Game

// Voters? summer flings typically don?t last

Presidential candidates getting all sorts of buzz in the summer before the N.H. vote often fizzle by winter.



// The boys on Beacon Hill are still figuring out women

State Rep. Paul Heroux made things very personal with Kristen Lepore, the state?s administration and finance secretary.

The Big Picture

Fans of the US women?s soccer team cheer during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate their World Cup win.

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The Big Picture

New York City celebrates US Women?s World Cup win

The US women?s soccer team was honored on the streets of New York City Friday with a ticker-tape parade.