Low rivers and lack of rain raise summer drought fears

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

At a time when rivers and streams throughout the region usually crest and the soil is often saturated, much of the state is bone-dry and many rivers are at record lows.

Victoria Kennedy, widow of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, attended the Boston University commencement ceremony last year.

Bowing to bishop, college cancels Kennedy speech

A small Catholic college that had invited Victoria Reggie Kennedy to speak at its spring commencement rescinded the offer under pressure from the Worcester bishop.

NStar OKs top dollar deal with Cape Wind

The deal will slightly increase the average customer’s monthly bill beginning the first year the offshore wind farm generates electricity.

Adrian Walker

Stopped for being black

This week I was reminded that you don’t have to be a kid, or wear a hoodie, to look like someone’s idea of a suspect.

Romney-tied PAC has taste for secrecy

The Restore Our Future super PAC has twice accepted big contributions from corporate entities that obscure the actual source of the money.

Guard officer recalls night of alleged rape

A National Guard officer said he remembers the night in 1984 when a woman says she was raped by the current commander of the Massachusetts National Guard.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Cash mobs deliver the hits

Cash mobs combine the buy-local movement with the power of a flash mob to infuse small businesses at a prescribed time with cash, credit, and community.

 Students arrived at Silver Lake Regional High School Friday for the junior prom. School officials decided to have the event as planned, despite the fact that earlier, four students were injured in a crash with a school bus

A bittersweet night for the prom

Silver Lake Regional High School held its prom Friday night despite a morning car crash that sent four students and the bus driver to Massachusetts hospitals.


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Chanel shop designed with Paris in mind

The 10,000-square-foot House of Chanel will be located on the first block of Newbury Street as part of a new luxury residence building called No. 6 Newbury.

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Sullinger, Robinson are special forces

Although they likely won’t be covering each other, the Ohio State-Kansas game might come down to a battle between Jared Sullinger and Thomas Robinson.