Group that raised banner at Fenway wants to confront culture of racism

A member of a group of five issued a statement claiming responsibility for the

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?The underlying message is the idea of racism as an American institution,? a member of the group said.

// Sign was brought into Fenway via backpack, Red Sox president says

A sign saying ?Racism is as American as Baseball? was unfurled on the Green Monster Wednesday night.

// Father of quadruple homicide suspect ponders ?whatever possessed my son?

With tears in his eyes, Alexander Krause struggled to comprehend the enormity of the crime his son, Orion, allegedly committed.

The Trump presidency

// Trump humiliated Sessions in Oval Office meeting, said he should resign

Jeff Sessions later said the demeaning way President Trump addressed him was the most humiliating experience in decades of public life.

// No amnesty for DACA recipients, Trump says

President Trump disputed claims from Democrats that a deal had been struck to allow DACA recipients to stay which did not include the border wall. Trump said he was ?fairly close? to a deal, but that more border control would be part of it.

// Boston police to increase patrols in Common, Public Garden following shooting

Boston police are boosting patrols and increasing drug enforcement in and around the Boston Common and the Public Garden following a brazen shooting earlier this week.

Flames engulfed an apartment building under construction in Weymouth.


?The whole roof was on fire?: Neighbor shocked by Weymouth inferno

A fire destroyed a four-story, 50-unit condo building under construction by Pulte Homes.

Hospital industry group taps ex-lawmaker as new chief

Steve Walsh will head the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association beginning in November.

// Maura Healey to talk to New Hampshire Democrats

The first-term attorney general will address the state convention Saturday.

Sales of beer and wine at the Cambridge store will probably cease in the coming months. 

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Two-buck chucked in Cambridge: Trader Joe?s to cease alcohol sales at store

Cambridge-area shoppers accustomed to picking up cases of two-buck Chuck from the Trader Joe?s on Memorial Drive may want to stock up now.

Fall Travel | Magazine

// Six of the prettiest New England towns for leaf peeping

Complete with scenic drives, charming attractions, and cozy inns, these towns can help you revel in the region?s loveliest season.

// Former CIA official leaves Harvard after Chelsea Manning named fellow

Mire Morell has abruptly resigned as a senior fellow at Harvard University over the school?s decision to hire Chelsea Manning.


// $2 million to pro-charter campaign ? then Baker KO?s hotel project near donor?s office

Just bad timing? A millionaire donated more than $2 million to a pro-charter school group ? around the time he was pushing the Baker administration to block hotel construction.

Jose was still more than 800 miles from the Florida coast in the Atlantic Thursday afternoon, and more than 1,200 miles from Boston.

Jose could bring ?the possibility of a winter-type storm? to New England

If the storm reaches Massachusetts? coast, it could bring winds and rough waters similar to a winter nor?easter.

// NOAA?s new maps show you, up close, Irma?s damage in Florida

NOAA has made it easier to see how areas of Florida have been affected by Hurricane Irma.

// A famed hurricane refuge is filled with rubble

When Hurricane Irma plowed through the Caribbean last week, the small, isolated community of Coral Bay at the eastern edge of St. John became close to ground zero for the destruction.

Jay Ash, Governor Charlie Baker?s top economic aide, says the state?s eventual pitch to Amazon, due Oct. 19, will include alternatives from several communities.

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Talking Points

In bid for Amazon HQ, there?s more to Mass. than Boston

Jay Ash, Governor Charlie Baker?s top economic aide, says he?s heard from about a dozen communities that want to get in the race.


// A police officer?s simple salute recognizes an honorable life

The salute was profound for a woman who always longed not just for the father she lost but the respect he deserved.


// Tom Brady to discuss ?The TB12 Method? ? and concussions ? on ?CBS Sunday Morning?

The spot is meant to promote the Pats QB?s new health and fitness guide, but it does feature him answering questions about head injuries.

Television Review

// ?The Vietnam War? is Ken Burns?s most ambitious ? and darkest ? series yet

Burns and Lynn Novick?s 18-hour PBS documentary is a sweeping account of the war ? from the battlefield to the homefront ? filled with remarkable moments.

// What to expect at Cassini?s grand Saturn finale

?Cassini will be vaporized in maybe two minutes. . . But I think more like one. It?s just inevitable.?

Special reports

// A hockey pro dies, and coach he said raped him is free

David Gove, a former Cape Cod hockey prodigy, is dead at 38. Felony charges have been dropped against the coach he said raped him as a boy.


// This week in weed

Witness the birth of the marijuana industry in Massachusetts and catch up on national pot headlines every Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas


// Will President Trump?s base tolerate a pivot on DACA?

Can you really teach an old demagogue new tricks?

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.