In Newton, a ?difficult, but essential? meeting

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Setti Warren praised students for displaying ?remarkable maturity? when a forum on combatting prejudice was disrupted by activists.

Cheating earns blogger a lifetime Boston Marathon ban

?It was a temptation, is what it was,? Gia Alvarez said in a phone interview.

This octopus was thrown on the ice at TD Garden Thursday night.

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Man arrested at Bruins game for allegedly chucking octopus onto ice

The suspect was wearing a Detroit Red Wings sweatshirt at the time of the incident, police said.

Bernie Sanders held a rally outside his childhood in Brooklyn on Friday.

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Was Bernie Sanders being sexist?

A recent remark highlights, once again, how the Vermont senator must be especially careful in attacking his female rival.

// Bill Clinton says he regrets heated exchange with protesters

The former president said he failed to have a conversation with activists while he was campaigning for his wife, Hillary Clinton.

OSHA launches inspection after worker dies in Leominster

Nicholas Kallio, 26, of Fitchburg fell about 50 feet after a tree branch knocked him out of a truck bucket, prosecutors said.

Woman saves father?s life as senior housing catches fire

Nobody at the building was seriously hurt in the fire on Admiral Hills Way in Chelsea.

Mass. tourism office gets new executive director

Hospitality and tourism industry leader Francois-Laurent Nivaud was appointed as travel and tourism executive director Friday.

Crowd gathers as giant ?Fruit Tree? inflates at Faneuil Hall

South Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa?s sculpture ?Fruit Tree? was inflated Friday afternoon in a branching-out of the Museum of Fine Arts? ?Megacities Asia? exhibit.

// The political barroom loses luster

For centuries, the local barroom has been a place where stiff drinks and tall beers have greased the wheels of democracy.


// Rocked by skyrocketing home prices, buyers eye 495

When home prices in Boston and its immediate suburbs grow out of reach for buyers, there?s an outward migration.

// Harvard Law students say they found recording device hidden under table

Harvard University Police are investigating the incident, according to law school officials.

// Charcoal on the menu? You bet your ash.

In some of Boston?s most popular restaurants, charcoal and ash are on the menu.

Workers re-create a block of Boylston Street at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station to film the bombing scene in ?Patriots Day,? director Peter Berg?s movie about the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Weymouth is being readied for Boylston Street bombing scene

The deadly scene of the 2013 Boston Marathon will be shot on a runway at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station.

// Why have there been few Americans named in Panama Papers?

The law firm at the center of the scandal doesn?t like taking on US clients, one of its founders says.

// High school football playoff system to remain as is

A statewide vote was held Friday to determine the future of the high school football playoff system in Massachusetts.

// Baker touts his GOP gospel of moderation, bipartisanship

Governor Baker said it is a ?good thing? for him to share his moderate, bipartisan brand of Republicanism with others in his party.

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// 10 great Boston bicycle rides, minus the cars

Whether you?re looking for a lunch-break jaunt or a weekend 20-miler, traffic isn?t a problem on these routes.

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// Donald Trump broke all the political rules. Is he paying for it now?

From his announcement speech last summer until now, there are two things Trump has done with consistency: insult and win.

The Big Picture

 An ethnic Chinese Malaysian family visits the grave of an ancestor at a cemetery on the eve of the annual Qingming Festival in Kuala Lumpur on April 3. Qingming, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day, is an annual Chinese festival to commemorate the dead. Families visit and clean the graves of their ancestors, burning incence, paper money and presenting offerings such as food, tea, wine and joss paper accessories. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Big Picture

Qingming Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day

The Qingming Festival was marked by people visiting cemeteries to clean tombs, lay flowers, and make offerings to the deceased.