For hepatitis C patients, no cure for high drug prices

Some patients must wait until their livers begin to fail to get medication that can eliminate the virus.

Fred Vautour polished a mirror as he cleaned Boston College?s Robsham Theater on Friday.

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Father?s labor of love puts 5 kids through Boston College

Next month, Fred Vautour?s triumph will be complete: The night-shift custodian will have put all his children through BC.

Kevin Cullen

// A generous spirit rises after brush with death

Jack Doherty was a great guy before he died on the ice at a Weymouth rink, but he?s an even better guy since he got his second chance.

// Arbour must submit correction plan for 4 facilities

State officials said that there are ?significant patient care and life safety violations? at the psychiatric centers.

// 33 Mass. water systems test over federal lead limit

They include Malden, Winthrop, Chelsea, Marlborough, and New Bedford.


// Barbara Anderson was the voice of limited taxation in Mass.

Ms. Anderson, who held a highly visible and influential role in Massachusetts politics for more than three decades, died Friday at 73.

Sawyer Driver-Schroder (top) makes a run through the bowl at the Holyoke Skate Park.

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Skateboard park brightens hard-pressed Holyoke

Holyoke skateboard park is an unlikely urban oasis in one of the state?s poorest communities.

// Former Patriot Will Smith shot, killed in New Orleans

Smith, a former Pro Bowler, was briefly on the Patriots? roster prior to the 2014 season.

// Light coating of snow expected on Cape, Islands

Temperatures in the Boston area will remain too warm for it to snow, the National Weather Service said.

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What people say when they get arrested

Culled from BPD records, these phrases say a lot about the harder edges of city life.

hawks 118, celtics 107

// Celtics run out of gas in loss to Hawks

Paul Millsap carried Atlanta with a 31-point, 16-rebound performance.

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// It?s time for Claude Julien to go

The Bruins have to rebuild, and Julien might not be the guy for a team of youngsters.

// Ernest Hemingway?s son tours new exhibit at JFK Library

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is opening a major exhibit Monday on Hemingway?s life and work.

Furry enthusiasts attending the Eurofurence 2015 conference in Berlin.

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Furries are finally having their moment

Furries are the most maligned members of the geek tribe. But they?re unfairly scorned.

Bob Ryan

// Ranking the 10 members of this year?s Basketball Hall of Fame class

Shaquille O?Neal and Allen Iverson are the unquestioned headliners of the group.

// Waltham watches find new life with startup

When two entrepreneurs discovered there wasn?t a 100 percent American-made watch on the market, they saw an opportunity.


// The hit ?[Expletive] Shakespeare? is growing

The theater-company-that-cannot-be-named is expanding around Boston and to other cities.

Opinion & Ideas


// The GOP must stop Trump

Trump?s vision for the future of our nation is as deeply disturbing as it is profoundly un-American.

Ground Game

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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)

Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

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.