Opening Day | Red Sox 5, Pirates 3


Red Sox pick up Opening Day victory

A strong start by Rick Porcello and a three-run homer by Andrew Benintendi powered the win.

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Another show of force for Red Sox? talented outfield

Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. highlighted a victory on Opening Day at Fenway Park.

// David Ortiz sends along an Opening Day message

The now-retired slugger wished his former teammates good luck in a video he shared Monday.

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Gronk ?steals? Brady?s jersey in pregame ceremony at Fenway

Tom Brady chased Rob Gronkowski into the outfield, where he tackled him and recovered it.

An electronic tolling gantry on the Mass. Pike.

Talking Points Newsletter

Tolls ahead, Google takes on haters, more

Sorry, Boston drivers. Your free ride through Connecticut could be ending.

// Some fear UMass Boston chancellor is being scapegoated

Several black professors say Keith Motley has been made a scapegoat for the campus?s budget problems.

The mammoth is the new mascot at Amherst College.

After sending Lord Jeff packing, Amherst College picks mammoth as mascot

It?s ancient. It?s monumental. And it?s been on campus all along.

// NHL will not send players to the 2018 Olympics

The league said that the ?overwhelming majority? of teams were opposed to interrupting the 2017-18 season to allow players to participate.

// Joe Biden to address N.H. Democrats

?Do I regret not being president? Yes,? Biden said at a forum last month. ?I was the best qualified.?

// Connecticut college student dies after choking at pancake-eating contest

A 20-year-old Connecticut college student whose father was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks has died after choking during a pancake-eating contest.


From left: Carlos Henrique, Gastao Velleroy, Maria Gadu, Gisele Bundchen, Sandro Albert, Claudio Santos, and Tom Brady at the Chevalier Theater Saturday night.


Brady and Bundchen get VIP treatment in Medford

The couple went unnoticed at Saturday?s Maria Gadu show at the Chevalier Theater.

The Trump administration

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// Saying goodbye to the filibuster (also, what?s a filibuster, again?)

The filibuster has a fatal and inherent flaw ? and Republicans are ready to expose it.

// Democrats claim enough votes to block Gorsuch

A Senate panel recommended Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, sending the nomination to the full Senate for a partisan showdown.


// Judge Gorsuch is more dangerous than he appears

He sounds so judicial, but Neil Gorsuch?s approach could gut laws on health, workplace safety, and erode protections against discrimination.

A State Police diver entered the water while friends and family of Michael Kelleher watched from a walkway.

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Divers search for 23-year-old last seen after Celtics game

Divers spent hours looking for evidence of Michael Kelleher using side-scan technology as his friends and family looked on from the bridge.

// At least 11 dead in Russian subway explosion

Russian officials say 11 people were killed and about 40 injured when an explosive went off on a train traveling between stations.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up before the start of an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Opinion | Dennis Lehane

Adrian Peterson abused his son. Why would the Patriots want to sign him?

Maybe Peterson should retire. And take a parenting course.

// Bernie Sanders walked into a costumed battle at Anime Boston

Yes, really. There are pictures to prove it.


// Mobster eyed in Gardner heist to plead guilty to gun charges

Robert Gentile is suspected by the FBI of having information about the whereabouts of stolen Gardner Museum artwork.

Munch Madness

// And only two were left

One of these two restaurants will be crowned the best restaurant in Boston. Vote now for your favorite.

Opinion & Ideas


// Mass. leadership on climate more vital than ever

With a president and an EPA administrator beholden to the fossil fuel industry, we must safeguard our future.


//$medium.jpeg Address: The week in real estate

Our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design, with expert advice and insider neighborhood knowledge.

Trump Today

// Trump doubles down on wiretap allegations

The president took to Twitter to shift the focus from the Russia investigations to his unfounded claims that he was spied on by the former administration.

Special reports

// After a deadly fire, a small town?s trauma remains

When the call went out, none of the Warwick volunteers could have imagined what they?d find.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// What do you know about the bugs that can make you sick?

The smallest organisms can often cause the biggest health care problems. See how you fare on our infectious disease quiz.