The pageant of Donald Trump?s dreams

Donald Trump posed with calendar models at the Plaza Hotel in 1993.

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A pin-up calendar competition was one of Trump?s first show business forays. Claims of sexism and lawsuits came next.

// Blade runner set to tackle Boston Marathon

Everyone at Walter Reed wanted to know: When would Patrick Downes start running again?


// Celtics dig out of early hole, but still drop Game 1

The Hawks built a big early lead that Boston overcame before escaping with a win.

Atlanta, GA - 4/16/2016 - Boston Celtics Isaiah Thomas slaps hands with his teammates after making a free throw against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of Game 1 in the first round of their NBA Playoff Series at Philips Arena in Georgia, Georgia April 16, 2016. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: Celtics-Hawks Reporter:

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There are reasons for hope after this loss

The Celtics showed enough in the Game 1 defeat to think better days are ahead in this series.

Xander Bogaerts?s first home run of the season was a three-run shot over the Monster.


Are we starting to see Xander Bogaerts?s power?

The shortstop?s home run Saturday gave the Red Sox a 3-1 lead en route to a 4-2 win.

// Jeff Teague was the turning point for the Hawks

The guard scored 9 points and had 4 assists in the fourth quarter, in which he played every minute.

// Boston-area residents with Japan ties anxiously await news

For Boston-area residents with ties to the Japanese island of Kyushu, Facebook notifications have brought a mix of relief and terror.


// On Verizon picket line, a demand for dignity

Workers say the company is among those trying to ship middle-class jobs overseas.

// Missing Nantucket cranberry grower found dead

Thomas Larrabee was found chest deep in mud Saturday. He was suffering from hypothermia.

// With support, opioid-affected families learning to cope

Joanne Peterson has been the grass-roots face of the fight to stem the opioid epidemic that is killing an average of four people a day in Massachusetts.

// Half of a musical power couple takes her own big bow

Wed in 2011, the BSO?s Andris Nelsons and acclaimed soprano Kristine Opolais are classical music?s hottest couple.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

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What is Governor Baker waiting for?

The governor is now way behind the curve on the transgender rights bill pending in Massachusetts.

// Powerful earthquake kills at least 28 in Ecuador

A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador's central coast on Saturday, killing at least 28 people.

// Tough Ruckers walk, run to remember and honor heroes

The Tough Ruckers run, jog, or walk with a rucksack weighing a minimum of 30 pounds to raise funds for a good cause.

Ground Game

ground game

// Biggest moments in the 9 Democratic debates

The matchup between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn Thursday night may well have been their final one.

The Big Picture

Return to Palmyra

Syrians returned to the destroyed city of Palmyra this week after being forced to flee almost a year ago during intense fighting.