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Burglars broke in, took nothing, and cleaned every room from top to bottom
In what might be the best home invasion ever, they also left an exceptionally well-crafted toilet paper origami rose.

Your view: Creepy cleanliness or unblemished blessing?


?Police identified the intruder as Mr. Clean.?

Plans to improve Cape Cod bridges could take as much as 15 minutes off summer Saturday delays
State officials hope upgrades like tripling the current width of the Bourne and Sagamore bridges could shorten summer Saturday delays and make the daily commute much faster the rest of the year.

The best and worst times to travel this Memorial Day weekend

Speaker Pelosi questions Trump?s fitness for office, suggests an intervention

Pelosi openly questioned President Trump?s fitness for office Thursday, suggesting a family or staff ??intervention.?? Trump responded by calling her ??crazy.?? an hour ago
Trump gives farmers $16b in aid amid trade war Analysis: On impeachment, Trump holds all the cards Here?s where the Mass. delegation stands on impeaching President Trump

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in new US indictment

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in new US indictment with receiving and publishing classified information. an hour ago

Something Democrats and Republicans agree on: Robocalls are terrible

Proposed by Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey and South Dakota Republican John Thune, a bill would allow the FCC to impose fines of up to $10,000 against people making unwanted automated calls. 2 hours ago
Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 2

Rafael Devers stays hot as Red Sox rout Blue Jays again

Devers had two more hits in the series finale, and Ryan Weber worked six innings for the win. 2 hours ago

In Weymouth, echoes of Flint

Four undeveloped acres on a peninsula in the northern part of this town have become a battlefield, pitting environmental activists against a massive energy company. 2 hours ago

Bill Russell, Bob Cousy among those at John Havlicek?s memorial service

The memorial service for the Celtics great was held Thursday at Trinity Church in Boston.

From Boston Calling?s undercard, 15 artists who could make headlines

This year?s roster below the top line is packed with excellent acts from all over the musical spectrum.

Boston police save duckling that fell into sewer
Boston police closed Tremont Street inbound from Prentiss Street to Ruggles Street to come to the aid of a mother duck whose duckling had fallen into a sewer.

Water main break shuts down several blocks of downtown Boston
Firefighters were called to the area of 112 State St. after a 12-inch water main break, caused by too much pressure, forced water to bubble to the surface.

$15 minimum wage becomes part of 2020 presidential landscape
Almost every Democrat running for president next year agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. 2 hours ago

A look at Mario Batali?s rise and fall
The celebrity chef is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Boston on charges that he groped and kissed a woman in a Back Bay restaurant two years ago. 51 minutes ago

Jamie Collins glad to be back on the job in Foxborough
Regarding his return to the Patriots, the linebacker said, ?I?m just trying to pick up where I left off.? an hour ago

Dogs suspected of mauling boy to death in Dighton have been euthanized

The Dighton selectmen voted Wednesday night to euthanize the dogs that mauled a 14-year-old boy from Rehoboth.

?Jagged Little Pill? announces original Broadway cast

Inspired by Alanis Morissette?s hit album of the same name, ?Jagged Little Pill? is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. an hour ago

Somerville bank robbery suspect arrested in Providence; DNA evidence helps crack case
An official confirmed the arrest of Daniel Rosado, who was caught in Providence early Thursday morning by the FBI. 2 hours ago

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All seemingly agree that Martha?s Vineyard Confederate soldiers plaque must go

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Four reasons why Tuukka Rask has been so brilliant these playoffs

To get a more complete picture of what makes Tuukka tick, we leaned on four analysts with deep knowledge of Rask?s game.