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?

The Trump presidency

Fearful that his own team would leak the decision to fire FBI director James Comey, President Trump kept key staff in the dark as he pondered the dramatic move.

Amid chaos, the mood grows darker in the White House

President Trump has become distrustful of some staffers and is furious at the firestorm over the Russia investigation and his firing of James Comey.

President Nixon in 1973.

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?Nixon speed-dating? with Donald Trump

It took Nixon five years and six months to get to the ?Saturday Night Massacre.? It took Trump little more than 100 days.

// Is a former top Trump aide facing dueling N.Y. probes?

According to reports, the state?s attorney general and Manhattan?s DA are looking at Paul Manafort?s real-estate deals.



// Will Celtics-Wizards Game 7 give birth to a new legend?

Yes, that?s true ? just ask Heinsohn, Havlicek, Russell, Bird, or any of the other Green gods of parquet lore.

Henri Termeer: 1946-2017


// Friends and colleagues remember ?the dean of the biotech community?

Termeer, the former Genzyme chief executive, died Friday at his home in Marblehead.

Game Changers

Last year, the FBI set up its regional headquarters in Chelsea. It was one of several new developments in the city.

Real Estate

Follow the money???to Chelsea

Boston?s commercial and residential development boom has spilled across the Tobin.

My mother, the magician, transformed our Colo. home

When I first saw the house at age 14, I could not imagine how my mother would change this old-looking structure into something livable.


// Russian interference in 2016 election has been ?well documented,? Tillerson says

?I don?t think there?s any question that the Russians were playing around in our electoral processes,? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.

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?

// President Trump, Sean Spicer are the ?stars? on a new ?SNL?

The sketch show went after both in Saturday?s episode.


It?s springtime, but, yes, that was snow in New England

Wet weather and chilly temperatures combined to bring snow to places from Western Mass. to Vermont and New Hampshire.

// Dig up the umbrella, as today will be filled with rain

Steady rain is expected throughout the day, with some areas possibly seeing up to 2 inches of rain.

The Humdingers! belted out the tunes during this year?s PorchFest in Somerville.

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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.

// 3 federal prosecutors in Mass. seek US attorney post

It?s unknown if any candidates from outside the state are also in the running.

// They were protesting others? speech, and it got heated

A conservative group?s free speech rally on the Common triggered a counter-protest by a progressive anti-fascist group. Two people, one from each side, were arrested.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | Livia Gershon

// What if working less is better?

Dare to be idle.

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.