A sigh of relief in Somerville over Green Line OK

Green Line service would be extended from the current northern terminus, Lechmere, 4.7 miles to Somerville and Medford.

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After a reboot of the project, federal officials have approved the new $2.3 billion price tag offered up by the MBTA.

// The ?largest town? in Mass. just voted to become a city

After years of debate and unsuccessful attempts to change the town meeting form of government, Framingham residents voted to become a city.

// Walsh to propose $3.14 billion budget to city council

The mayor?s 2018 fiscal plan represents a $143.7 million increase ? or 4.8 percent ? over the current budget.

// Tito Jackson once worked for drug maker

The mayoral candidate, who has made the opioid epidemic a centerpiece of his platform, once pitched Kadian to doctors and pharmacies.

A Middleborough neighborhood comes under siege

The Taunton River overflowed onto area roads, and the fire chief asked residents in one pocket of town to leave.


Patients received treatment Tuesday in a Saraqib, Syria, hospital.


Amid horror in Syria, White House is cautious

Some leaders might call for regime change. A spokesman for President Trump said that is impractical.


// Advertiser revolt over Bill O?Reilly puts Fox News in a tough spot

At least nine more marketers said that they were withdrawing ads from ?The O?Reilly Factor.?

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With music as medicine, a young patient thrives

A thirteen-year-old boy lives every day with multiple complex medical conditions. But during his sessions with a Berklee student, his life is brightened through song.

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The Trump administration

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Ivanka Trump says she doesn?t know ?what it means to be complicit?

??If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I?m complicit,?? she told CBS News.


// Melania Trump?s official portrait was released. And people are talking.

With a 25-carat diamond ring but without a smile, it?s not typical first lady style.


Bruins 4, Lightning 0

// After a 3-year drought, Bruins return to the postseason

Saturday?s game against Washington won?t be the end of the road, after all.


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//[1]-3242.jpg In Boston, less racism is still racism

Last week, I called the city racist. Quite a few readers disagreed with my opinion ? and proved my point.


Matt Whelan in the new Amazon docu-series ?American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story.?

Television Review

If only this ?Playboy? was more revealing

Amazon?s bland docu-series about Hugh Hefner makes liberal use of that most awkward of techniques: the dramatic re-creation.

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Michael Che is coming back to ?racist? Boston

The ?Weekend Update? anchor will perform June 2 at The Wilbur.

// ?Old Ironsides? restoration nearing completion

During the restoration process, the ship has remained open to visitors.

// How dairy? Lawyer could pocket $90k in Dunkin? case, leaving $500 for client

The plaintiff who sued Dunkin? Donuts for allegedly using margarine on his bagels would get $500; his lawyer could receive up to $90,000.

// Some people are upset about Kendall Jenner?s Pepsi ad. Here?s why.

The model and ?Keeping Up with the Kardashians? star?s turn as a tonic-wielding protester has ruffled feathers.

Trump Today

// Bids are due on the border wall

Potential bidders on the president?s wall project are worried that they might face hostility at the construction site.

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


// Trump is torn between GOP moderates, hard right

He?s parched for national approval and hungry for progress on his campaign promises.


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