Mass. towns balking at pot shops

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Nearly one-third of Mass. communities have adopted some form of permanent or temporary marijuana business restrictions.

The Trump presidency

// Trump is isolated more and more on international stage

World leaders forged a compromise that showed that Donald Trump?s America is going its own way.

// World leaders say they?ll take action on climate change, even without Trump

International leaders said the Paris accord is ?irreversible? but also noted that President Trump has abandoned the pact.

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Putin says he assured Trump that Russia didn?t meddle in election

President Trump ??asked many questions?? about Russian interference in the 2016 elections, Russia?s Putin said.

// Merkel says Ivanka Trump G20 participation is ok

Angela Merkel has no issues with Ivanka Trump briefly taking her father?s seat during an official event at the Group of 20 summit.

In downtown Boston, motorist attacked in rush hour road rage incident

An Everett man repeatedly hit a motorist with a metal baseball bat during morning rush in downtown Boston on Friday, police said.

Teenager dies after bicycle crash in Fitchburg

A 17-year-old boy died early Saturday after he collided with a vehicle Thursday while riding his bicycle in Fitchburg.

Thunderstorms expected for parts of Mass. on Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northern parts of Worcester and Middlesex counties.

Starts & Stops

// You can ride the commuter rail through Rhode Island for free for the rest of the year

Rhode Island really wants more commuters to hop on the train. So much so that officials are paying for free rides.

Nestor Ramos

Boston has tried everything to make City Hall Plaza more fun. So why not vast quantities of pizza?

Boston has tried just about everything to improve City Hall Plaza, so how about a thorough slathering in cheese and sauce?

The Boston Pizza Festival was held at Boston?s City Hall Plaza on Saturday.

This is what the Boston Pizza Festival looks like

If you like pizza (and, really, who doesn?t?), Boston?s City Hall Plaza is the place to be on Saturday.

// Driving through these towns in Mass.? Watch your speed

Where do police in Massachusetts issue the most traffic violations? Some of the answers might surprise you.

// A flight attendant smashed wine bottles on a man who tried to open the exit midair, FBI says

Joseph Hudek IV was eventually subdued by multiple people on the Seattle-to-Beijing flight.

CREDIT: Irish Network Boston --- for21llen -- John Cunningham, the longtime head of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Boston, has been arrested and is about to be deported. All immigrant communities have been in fear since Trump took over, but Cunningham's arrest has shocked the Irish community in particular. He's a pillar of the community, involved not just in Gaelic games but all sorts of philanthropy and good works, helping not just Irish immigrants but those from other nationalities.

Deporting of Irishman who was longtime Boston resident casts ?big shadow?

Immigration advocates were sad and angry that an Irish immigrant who was chairman of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Boston was deported.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Making a meal out of Greek appetizers

Flavorful meze can be the start of a great dinner or a meal on their own.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski puts on a cap signifying the Patriots clinching of the AFC Division after their 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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You already know how the AFC East is going to turn out

Looking at the best- and worst-case scenarios for each team in a division owned by the stacked Patriots.


// Title IX is 45 years old, but now what?

The gender pay gap in sports is more a chasm than a gap.


// Colin Miller getting a fresh start with Vegas Golden Knights

Miller?s inconsistency often made him a spare part with the Bruins.

// ?Oh my God, it is Obama?: Alaska mom, baby meet ex-president

An Alaska mother is cherishing cellphone photos of her wide-eyed 6-month-old baby in the arms of former President Barack Obama.

// American gored at Pamplona bull run promises to run again

??I flew up in the air and landed on my back. I didn?t know I was gored at first,?? he said.


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// This writing group gives Boston?s homeless an outlet for their pain

At a health center for the homeless, the group gives patients a chance to tell their stories with dignity and humanity.