Finding Lisa: A story of murders, mysteries, loss, and, incredibly, new life

Illustration by Tonia Cowan/Globe Staff

Her father was not who he said he was. He had secrets, secrets that Lisa would uncover, years later, when she set out to answer the question that burned in her: Who am I?


WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 12: Kelly Oubre Jr. #12 of the Washington Wizards defends against Kelly Olynyk #41 of the Boston Celtics during Game Six of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at Verizon Center on May 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Celtics notebook

Wait a second! Time was stolen from the Celtics in Game 6

One extra second ran off the clock on the penultimate play Friday, an NBA report said.


// Jackie Bradley Jr. hopes he?s on right track

The slumping Red Sox outfielder had two hits Saturday, including a key double during the four-run fifth.

The Trump presidency

Democrats still have yet to fully reckon with their party?s shocking 2016 defeat at the hands of Donald Trump (above).

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Democrats lack strong voice amid Trump?s Russia investigation meltdown

Where are the strong leaders who can speak credibly for the entire party and present a forceful counterweight to President Trump?

// Trump is said to be frustrated after Comey firing

President Trump is said to be distrustful of some White House staff members and is furious about failed attempts to quell the firestorm over Russia investigations.


// Photos: Somerville crowds come out for PorchFest

The overcast day didn?t seem to deter the crowds who wandered the streets of Somerville enjoying free performances from area musicians.

// A preview of all the art events coming this summer

There?s a whole new season of things to see and do -- from music, theater, gallery shows, and entertainment -- in Boston and beyond.


Yvonne Abraham

// The welfare cap is laughable ? and cruel

The idea that cutting off benefits would prevent pregnancies is ridiculous. Instead, it just made parents? lives ? and more importantly, their children?s lives ? more difficult.

// Henri Termeer, biotech leader who built Genzyme into industry giant, dies at 71

Mr. Termeer helped build Cambridge-based Genzyme Corp. into a leading biotech company. He collapsed Friday at his home in Marblehead.

Missiles are paraded across Kim II Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea during a military parade in April.

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North Korea launches ballistic missile

The day after the election of a new South Korean president, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew about 500 miles.


// Fifth person dies following Billerica auto auction crash

Reuben Espaillat, 55, of Methuen died Saturday at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

A free speech clash on the Common leads to two arrests

A conservative group?s free speech rally on Boston Common Saturday triggered a counter-protest by a progressive anti-fascist group.

// ?Your parents can be paid off,? Lionel Richie tells Berklee

After accepting an honorary degree, Richie relayed the story of when he told his father his plans to go into music.

A window announcing the encryption of data and requiring a payment for access is displayed in a railway station in eastern Germany Friday.

How $11 helped stop a global cyberattack

A modest purchase may have slowed the attack?s spread before US-based computers were hit on a massive scale.

// Tom Brady talks about playing until he?s 75 in online video

In the video, the Patriots quarterback has some words for employees that thought wearing a gigantic plastic bubble would help protect his body.


A hummingbird hovered over a feeder in a Pembroke backyard.

Wet and windy Mother?s Day on tap for region

The National Weather Service expects an average of 1 inch of rainfall throughout southern New England Saturday night into Sunday.

Game Changers


// How a Somerville nonprofit revolutionized American politics

ActBlue helped Bernie Sanders show that nickels and dimes can add up to massive political impact.

Opinion & Ideas

Renée Graham

// The ?Badfellas? presidency rolls on

This presidency operates like a criminal enterprise, the likes of which we?ve only witnessed in Martin Scorsese gangster films.

Special reports

Special section | Game Changers

// Fifty-one bright ideas and breakthroughs for 2017

In a revolutionary place like Boston, innovators and innovations are as common as bad drivers. See who made our annual list.


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// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


// 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.


// I didn?t want to bear witness to my mother?s anguish. But how could I not?

I didn?t want to watch my mother writhe in pain. But I cared for her. Did I help? I don?t know. But I was there.

Real Estate

Recent home sales south of Boston (May 12)

1267 Washington St. One-family Raised Ranch, built in 1994, 1,543 square feet, 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 27,424-square-foot lot.