Rob Gronkowski says he?s retiring

Gronkowski ended months of speculation on Sunday by announcing his retirement from football after nine seasons and three Super Bowl championships with the Patriots.

Rob Gronkowski caught 521 passes for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns in nine seasons with the Patriots.

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Rob Gronkowski caught 521 passes for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns in nine seasons with the Patriots.


// It was a perfect ending for a pivotal Patriot

As final acts go, Rob Gronkowski gave us a great one.


// Gronkowski retires nothing less than football folk hero

The Patriots tight end didn?t even play a decade, but on and off the field, his was a career like almost no other.

Spurs 115, Celtics 96

// Spurs crush short-handed Celtics

The Celtics? defense was no match for LaMarcus Aldridge, who scored 48 points to help San Antonio send Boston to its fourth straight loss.

The disconnect between Robert Kraft?s words and his behavior can?t be papered over by a press release, writes Adrian Walker.

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Adrian Walker

Bob Kraft is sorry. Of course he is

Kraft didn?t really say what he?s sorry for, or what he plans to do about it.

// His father and faith add an edge to Robert Kraft?s trials

Friends say Kraft, implicated in a solicitation case in Florida, is deeply embarrassed that he has scarred his father?s cherished legacy.

MassFiscal?s biggest funder is a nonprofit it founded

The creation of Fiscal Partners Inc. could make it more difficult for campaign finance regulators to determine who?s fueling MassFiscal?s cash flow should it resume campaign-related work.

// Boston men accused of firing gun, damaging Pru window

Mario Escobar, 28, of Roxbury and Carlos Perez-Mejia, 25, of Jamaica Plain will be arraigned Monday, police said.

// Hampshire group presents plan to keep college independent

Professors, students, staff, and alumni pitched a proposal to trustees to stave off planned layoffs and set a course for restructuring the college.

Esma, who chose to give her first name only, held a candle near the 50 symbolic prayer rugs representing the victims of the mosque killings in New Zealand at an interfaith vigil in Lexington.

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In the wake of New Zealand tragedy, Lexington holds interfaith vigil

Sunday?s vigil was organized by religious and civic groups.

// Companies seek new ways to recruit diversity. Should they focus less on GPAs?

Recruiters at big corporations often focus on college students with the best grade point averages for internships and entry-level jobs. But the practice is being criticized.


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Love Letters: The Podcast

Season Two: How do you meet someone?

Dating in 2019 is?complicated. Frustrating. Sometimes completely exhilarating. In Season 2 of the podcast, Meredith Goldstein goes deep on one of her most-asked questions.

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// See which restaurants advanced to Round Two

The top 32 restaurants have advanced to the second round of Munch Madness. Vote to keep your favorites in the running.

Special reports

They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

Read a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn?t quite turn out the way they expected.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Students stage global protest to speak out on climate change inaction

Students worldwide skipped classes Friday to protest their governments? failure to act against global warming as part of the ?Fridays for Future? movement.

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