At least 3 vie for City Council president

Jockeying for the position intensified this week following an election that ousted the two longest-serving councilors.

Alarms raised on generic drug price increases

Insurers say the prices for some commonly used generic drugs have surged up to 75 times what they were two years ago.

// Capping 7-year saga, Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

The move sends what environmentalists hope is a message that the United States is a leader in fighting climate change.

Mourners held hands at the funeral service for Clive Francis, 49, who was fatally shot in the head in October.

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More than 1,000 mourn man who helped ?minister? to people

Clive M. Francis Sr., 49, who was allegedly murdered last month by his niece, was buried Friday.

South Boston brothers facing hate crime charges

Scott and Steven Leader allegedly beat and urinated on a homeless man near the MBTA?s JFK/UMass Station.

Kite boarders enjoyed the gusty winds in Pleasure Bay off South Boston on Friday.

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Temps tie record in another warm November day

The high temperature in Boston rose to 73 on Friday, tying a record set in 1959 and in previous years.

Suspect arrested in murder of woman found in burning car

Thomas Hogan allegedly misled Worcester police when they asked him about his contact with the victim.

Superintendent placed on paid leave by Mashpee school board

The move comes after Brian Hyde allegedly barged into a student?s home to check if she lived there.

Lynn man pleads guilty to charges stemming from March gunfight

Oneis Phillips pleaded guilty to charges that included armed assault with intent murder.

Michael Klein

Michael Klein

Holiday party planning tips from the pros

Dinner party. Cocktail party. Holiday party. The noun ?party? can strike fear in the heart of ordinary hosts who just want to have people over.


A frustrating encounter with the state tax bureaucracy

The Mass. Department of Revenue went after one businessman?s son because it couldn?t figure out a simple mistake had been made.


Local researcher describes documenting rare whale species

A specialist with the New England Aquarium led a team that captured the first confirmed footage of an elusive Omura?s whale.

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

// Half-hour dramas prove less is more

The current batch of half-hour dramas includes some of the best series that TV has to offer.

// Carson backs off West Point scholarship claim

Ben Carson was not offered a formal scholarship to West Point as he wrote in his autobiography, his campaign said Friday.

Paulina Sanchez-Navarro

opinion | Paulina Sanchez-Navarro

Crossing Boston: A photo essay of the city?s lasting impression

A visitor weaved her way through the city to find a new and different appreciation for Boston.

Snowsports Notebook

Meet Joe Lahout, patriarch of America?s oldest ski shop

The 93-year-old was born in an apartment above the general store he turned into Lahout?s Ski Shop in Littleton, N.H.

Dani Sadorf of San Diego in the Ouray Ice Park.

Ice climbers tap inner feisty spirits to reach great heights

The author and her friend, both afraid of heights, embraced the idea of a women?s ice-climbing clinic when planning a getaway.

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots reacts during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on October 29, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski sends message for emotional Medway pep rally

The school has been grieving the loss of Maddie Lamson, who was the goalie on the field hockey team.

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy (76) looks on from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Seattle won 13-12. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Photos show injuries to Greg Hardy?s ex-girlfriend, report says

Deadspin published 48 photos of what it claims were injuries suffered the night of a domestic violence incident at his apartment.

Adidas offers to help schools drop Native American mascots

Approximately 40 high schools in Mass. still use Native American mascots, nicknames, or logos.

The Big Picture

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Bliss Dharma Assembly

Thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns gathered for the annual event in remote China to mark Buddha?s descent from the heavens.


// Casting a worldwide web for Internet deletions

WordPress, Reddit, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo are among the big Internet companies that regularly forward takedown requests to Lumen?s database.


// Amid leaks scandal, new Vatican book exposes greed and waste

?Merchants in the Temple? paints a picture of a bureaucracy entrenched in a culture of mismanagement, waste, and secrecy.