A pastor’s dream, a Roxbury church in crisis

Charles Street AME Church leaders are facing questions about how a rock of stability in Boston’s black community for nearly 200 years wound up so deeply in crisis.

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara was on the ice before today’s playoff game against the Washington Capitals. The Bruins face elimination with a loss.

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Underdog Capitals have stepped up their game

The Washington Capitals are frustrating the Bruins with timely scoring, defensive dedication and very good goaltending from newbie netminder Braden Holtby.

US, Afghanistan finalize strategic pact

The agreement sets forth guidelines for US involvement in Afghanistan as forces draw down, the two governments said.

Arrest made in stabbing death of 67-year-old woman

Timothy Kostka, 24, of South Boston, has been charged with stabbing Barbara Coyne in her Seventh Street home on April 16, Boston police said.

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MIT exhibit highlights climate change science

The new exhibit at the MIT Museum, “Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya,’’ contributes to the sometimes perplexing study of climate change.

Independent Film Festival Boston celebrates 10 years

The Independent Film Festival Boston both hits an important milestone and stands alone as the local film lover’s event that matters.

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Casino czar Steve Crosby’s impossible mission

Steve Crosby had a comfortable post at the University of Massachusetts and was nearing retirement. So why is he taking on the toughest job in the state — gambling czar?

Dan Shaughnessy

So far, nothing but bad times for Red Sox

It is only April and the Red Sox have unraveled completely. They blew a 9-0 lead in the seventh inning and were thrashed by the Yankees, 15-9. On national television. Mercy.


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Shoppers’ views on major retailers

Costco pleased shoppers better than any other retailer, according to Consumer Reports’ recent survey of more than 26,000 readers.


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Playoff series slipping through Bruins’ fingers

The Bruins need to rekindle the kind of temerity they showed last spring or their season will end today in their Game 6 matinee.