Finneran must lose pension, SJC rules

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court says former House speaker Thomas Finneran must forfeit his state pension.

// Keurig owner snaps up Panera Bread for more than $7b

JAB is better known for the growing stable of brands it owns or has a big stake in, including Peet?s Coffee & Tea, Keurig Green Mountain, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

// Police search water again for missing Southborough man

Police divers plunged into the Charles River to search again for the 23-year-old who disappeared after a Celtics game last week.

// UN Security Council to meet as Syrian gas attack death toll mounts

The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town rose to 72 on Wednesday.

19 students taken to hospital after Bedford school bus crash

The students suffered minor injuries after their bus was rear-ended on Route 3.

Brad Marchand earned a major for spearing and the automatic ejection that goes with it after spearing of Jake Dotchin in the first period.

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Brad Marchand could face suspension for spearing incident

Marchand struck Tampa Bay?s Jake Dotchin between the legs and was ejected from Tuesday?s game.

// David Meeker stepping down from top job at Sanofi Genzyme

Meeker took over from Henri Termeer after Genzyme was sold to French drug giant in 2011.

// State?s medical pot industry in disarray

Some towns are wary of allowing medical marijuana shops, fearful those shops will also be allowed to sell recreational pot.

// A look at the costs of tuition at some Mass. colleges

It?s decision time as high school seniors decide where they?ll attend college in the fall and one of the key factors for many of them will be cost.

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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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Kirsten Heffernan ran through the rain across Summer Street on Tuesday.

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Dave Epstein

The wet weather isn?t letting up anytime soon

When will this rainy stretch end?

// Hannibal Buress among 13 comedians added to Boston Calling bill

Bad news, though: Organizers say the Natalie Portman-curated film series will be rescheduled.

// 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.

// A relaxing day at the park ? under the Expressway

A dark and dreary no man?s land next to the Ink Block project will soon be remade into Boston?s newest urban playground.

The Trump administration


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

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

// The ?Dumbledore?s Army? of Harvard? Project takes aim at Trump?s agenda

The founders of the ?Resistance School? have likened their efforts to ?Dumbledore?s Army? from the Harry Potter novels.



Breaking down Kendall Jenner?s tone-deaf Pepsi ad

The ad contains images of protesters. People standing up for things. What are those things? Unclear! But drink Pepsi!

// Nivea pulls ?White is purity? ad after uproar

The skin care brand again found itself accused of racial insensitivity over a campaign that seemed to be embraced by white supremacists.


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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.

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

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.


// How does the hospice community overcome African-American distrust?

Medical researchers working to unpack the issue view minority access to hospice care as a matter of social justice.