Jerry Remy says latest cancer diagnosis ?hit me hard?

8Boston, MA - 8/20/2017 - Former Boston Red Sox and current NESN Broadcaster Jerry Remy honored during a pre-game Ceremony. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in the third of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 21Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 8.3.3472797547.

Barry Chin/2017 globe staff file

The NESN analyst was blindsided because his recent checkups had yielded good results.

// Boston Beer boss tells Trump that tax cut helps his company ?kick ass?

Jim Koch and a number of other CEOs met with President Trump in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Video captures bloody aftermath of shark attack on seal

Last week, researchers spotted a shark eating a seal off Wellfleet and found themselves up close with the bloody aftermath.

David Epstein

// We?re going to be sweltering until we get a brief break on Friday

Unfortunately, the humid stuff will lurk just offshore and likely come back later this weekend.

Lowell, Massachusetts - 4/29/2018 - (Left to right) Jeff Ballinger, Beej Das , Leonard Golder, Patrick Littlefield, Bopha Malone, and Keith St. John take part in a debate between the Democratic candidates for the third district congressional seat in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 29, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Even as donations flow, Third District candidates turn to their own checkbooks for help

Candidates in the Third Congressional District have put from $50,000 to $325,000 of their own money into their campaigns, a sign many said of their seriousness.


// How Deval Patrick could outflank Elizabeth Warren in 2020

As Republicans try to box in Elizabeth Warren, Deval Patrick is testing the presidential waters.

// Are Mass. elections safe from hackers? It depends on whom you ask

Warnings that Russia could attempt to influence the 2018 election have prompted reviews of voting security across the country, including in Massachusetts.

// ?Pressure to work in pain.? A quarter of opioid deaths are in construction

Construction workers, farmers, fishermen, and others employed in workplaces where injury is common die of opioid overdoses at rates five or six times greater than the average worker.

// He?s running for six different elected offices on the same ballot (and yes, that?s legal)

Before you dismiss H. Brooke Paige, consider this: he is all but guaranteed to be the GOP?s nominee for four of the positions because he is running unopposed in the primary.

// Mass. native to assume command of aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford

Captain John Cummings will take over command of the Navy?s newest aircraft carrier, replacing another officer who was also born in Massachusetts.

// Man arrested at New Mexico compound was allegedly training kids for school shootings

The man was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound where 11 hungry children were found in filthy conditions, prosecutors said.

Many of us walk the sidewalks of Boston only thinking about ourselves.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Nestor Ramos

Hey Boston, let?s try to be a little nicer to one another

It?s as if the way we treat each other online has seeped into our face-to-face lives.

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 8: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by Eduardo Nunez #36 after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)


Red Sox pound Blue Jays in Toronto

Rafael Devers hit a home run in his first game back off the disabled list.

Boston MA 7/29/18 Boston Red Sox Mookie Betts taking the field against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Mookie Betts and his girlfriend are expecting their first baby

Mookie Betts of the Red Sox and his girlfriend Brianna Hammonds are expecting in mid-November.

// Amrheins in Southie up for sale; could go for $20 million

The iconic property on West Broadway has been on the market for about a month and is expected to fetch a pretty penny once a buyer closes on the site sometime in the fall.

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk 3-hour ceremony on a much earlier air date of Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Ty Burr

An Oscar category for ?popular?? Bad idea.

Every couple of years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does something so deeply screwy that those of us who care find ourselves doing a classic spit-take.

// State unveils new anti-stoned driving ad

Officials sternly warned consumers not to get high and drive, but enforcement could be a challenge.

John David Washington, Denzel?s son, stars in Spike Lee?s ?BlacKkKlansman.?

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In Spike Lee?s latest, the KKK gets hoodwinked

Historical fact is stranger than racial fiction in ?BlacKkKlansman.?

// Holliston woman is a rising star in the sport of ninja

Casey Rothschild, 20, recently became the youngest female competitor to finish the ?American Ninja Warrior? qualifying course.

This photo provided by Beaufort County Detention Center shows Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw.

Woman charged with drunk driving tells police she?s a ?clean, thoroughbred, white girl?

A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 mph told South Carolina officers they shouldn?t arrest her because she?s a ??very clean, thoroughbred, white girl.??

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Barack Obama wasn?t the only celebrity visiting Martha?s Vineyard

A pair of actors was also spotted on the island recently.

Love Letters

Do I tell my dates about my toddler?

A lot of men seem turned off when they find out I?m a single mom.

Yes, firenados exist, and one hit England this week. This video shows it happening

As firefighters were battling a blaze at a recycling center about 120 miles north of London, they witnessed a rare fire whirl, also known as a ?firenado.?

LODOGA, CA - AUGUST 07: Firefighters monitor a back fire as they battle the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire, has surpassed the Thomas Fire to become the largest wildfire in California state history with over 280,000 acres charred and at least 75 homes destroyed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Epic California fire is 10 times the size of Boston

The wildfire raging in California ? the largest in that state?s history ? has burned more than 457 square miles.

// Daughters do more chores than sons ? and earn less

One analysis showed boys do about 15 minutes less of housework a day than girls ? and are paid more for their efforts.

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Joe Hill, author and son of Stephen King, sees a link between Lady of the Dunes, ?Jaws?

The New Hampshire thriller writer thinks the murder victim might have been a movie extra.

// New study: People tend to aspire to date someone ?out of their league?

The study determined people?s ?desirability? by using the PageRank algorithm, which was created by the founders of Google to rank Web pages.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Scott Gilmore

// Agitated shouting from an agitated kingdom

Nobody expected a diplomatic war between Saudi Arabia and Canada.

Special reports

// TSA tracking travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program

Air marshals are conducting a new domestic surveillance program, tracking people as they fly and move through airports. It might be illegal.


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// Drug prices could be a winning issue for Dems ? if only they had a plan

With the midterms ahead, candidates still haven?t figured out the best way to talk about high drug prices.

Globe event

// Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable ? and confounding ? art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Real Estate

Rhode Island sailing program has home on Newport Harbor

Sailing is to Newport, Rhode Island, as?fishing is to Gloucester, Massachusetts, clamming is to Cape Cod, whaling is to the island of Nantucket. Which is to say, it?s iconic and defining.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

The Big Picture


The Big Picture

Summertime festivals around the world

Photographers capture communities gathering at events organized to celebrate a variety of cultural observances.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.