Pop superstar Prince dies at 57

Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era, was found dead at his home.

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Opinion | Matthew Bernstein

The expansive artistry of Prince

It?s nearly impossible to imagine Prince ever thinking, ?this will be a crossover hit.? Boundaries were beside the point.

Singer Prince performed in a surprise appearance on

Reaction to legendary musician Prince?s death

Celebrities and fans alike expressed disbelief and sadness over the music icon?s passing.

Prince performed at the Worcester Centrum on October 20, 1988.

Archive Music Review | Oct. 21, 1988

Prince puts on a royal show at Centrum

Prince pulled out all the stops during a 2 1/2-hour knockout that crossed Broadway theatrics with the gleeful buoyancy of ?The Wizard of Oz.?

What?s believed to be a first edition of Jane Austen?s ?Persuasion?

Krista Prehl

Teacher solves mystery of Jane Austen book

Eleanor Capasso was intrigued by the book?s origins and whether it was a rare edition of Jane Austen?s novel ?Persuasion.?

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The bat left one man with slight injuries to his thumb.

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In 2014, a nine-year-old Cambridge girl named Sofia wrote President Barack Obama to ask ?why aren?t any women on the dollars of the United States.?

Critic?s Notebook

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

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

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.

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Federal prosecutors say Usaamah Rahim, the man who was shot in Roslindale, was allegedly in contact with ISIS members overseas.

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Six major developers filed proposals for towers they want to put on the site of the Winthrop Square Garage.


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David Price was routed early as Tampa Bay pounded Boston pitching in a 12-8 thumping.

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Volkswagen agreed Thursday to fix or buy back nearly 500,000 diesel cars that are equipped with illegal emissions software.

Boston, Mass--090911--Sal DiMasi leaves the Moakley Federal Court after his sentencing. He was given 8 years to serve at Devens. His wife Debbie(left) and his stepson Christian(rt) arm around him. .Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

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DiMasi to get pension contributions back

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

Jeff Bezos was seen during a press conference in Santa Monica, Calif.


Why doesn?t Amazon offer same-day delivery in Roxbury?

Amazon offers same-day delivery nearly everywhere in and around Boston ? except in one predominantly black neighborhood.

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

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A portion of the mural was already gone Thursday afternoon as workers began removing the artwork in sections.

Ground Game


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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.