Officials unveil plan to make college more affordable

The plan will be offered to students who go to community colleges and then transfer to one of the state universities or one of the UMass campuses.

// Sal DiMasi to have pension contributions returned

The state?s highest court ruled the former House speaker, currently serving a federal prison term, should have his pension contributions back.

// Energy giant cancels $3b pipeline through Mass., N.H.

Kinder Morgan has pulled the plug on the controversial natural gas project.

// Donald Trump weighs in on LGBT rights in N.C.

The Republican presidential candidate spoke out on the state?s so-called ?bathroom law.?

From left: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich. (Darron Cummings/AP | Mark Pynes / via AP | OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Donald Trump could lose delegates in quirky Pa. primary

Ted Cruz or John Kasich have an opportunity in Pennsylvania.

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2015 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., asks a question of Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the strategic petroleum reserve and energy security issues, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren is mocking her U.S. Senate colleague Ted Cruz for an email that lists some of the sacrifices Cruz has made on the campaign trail ? from time away from his family to sleep deprivation. The Massachusetts Democrat fired off a series of tweets Tuesday, April 19, 2016, aimed at the Republican presidential hopeful from Texas. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

ground game

Five women Hillary Clinton could pick for VP

A look at some of the women Clinton could consider to be her running mate.

N.H. school on lockdown after reports of shots fired, police say

Manchester West High School was put on lockdown ?as a precautionary measure? as police responded to a call nearby, officials said.

Sarepta shares plunge on FDA staff comments

The Food and Drug Administration again expressed reservations about the Cambridge company?s proposed drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

// Bid to expand incinerator at landfill sparks ire in Saugus

The incinerator?s owner wants to expand the landfill, which would allow the controversial plant to continue operating.

A passerby stopped to use the outdoor basketball court at ?The Clubhouse?

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Abandoned garage in Somerville to become ?pop-up? hub

The site is being transformed into a place where artists, vendors, and food trucks will be invited to host events.

// Boston Public Market expands to seven days a week

A market executive said the decision to open every day is a result of customer and vendor feedback.

// Memory of late father stokes Nate Ebner?s rugby quest

The Patriots? standout special teamer is hard at work trying to make the US Olympics team, with inspiration close at hand.

// Kelly Ripa won?t be on ?Live? for the rest of the week

Ripa?s unexplained absence came amid reports that she felt blindsided by co-host Michael Strahan?s departure.

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// These 5 people had the smarts to launch careers in booming fields

With job growth higher than it?s been in 15 years, it?s a good time to be starting out in these growing Massachusetts industries.

Joan Marcus

Critic?s Notebook

How Broadway kept Hamilton on the $10 bill

Musical theater rarely finds itself in the red-hot center of policy disputes, but it?s been there recently.

// Not everyone is into community preservation

The state?s Community Preservation Act has generated love and loathing since it took effect in 2001.

// Lexington residents battle over sidewalk redesign

Some worry a plan to redesign sidewalks in the town center will ruin its historic feel.

Ground Game


// Clinton, Trump move to friendly states in next week?s primaries

The race for delegates will continue in a week as five states on the East Coast go to the polls.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

The 2016 Boston Marathon

More than 30,000 participants registered for the 2016 Boston Marathon, the third largest field in the race history.