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2 members banned from MFA after investigation into students? claims

The museum said it pored through hours of security footage and interviewed dozens of people, including staff and visitors, after a group of students said it was subjected to racism on a recent visit. It also pledged to change its protocols for museum staff and guards. 3 hours ago

Racist jibes must become a teaching moment for MFA and the city as a whole

Boston has earned a reputation as the most racist in America ? and major institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts have to play a role in changing that.
Critic's Notebook

MFA director: ?We need to . . . raise our standards?

Matthew Teitelbaum wants to transform the museum into an institution that reflects the world outside its doors. Now he?s facing a nightmare scenario that underscores how difficult that can be.

Boston bellman Joe Ryan collects pieces of city (and hotel) history

The Dorchester native has seen a lot of famous faces in his three decades with the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.

Federal judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

The judge immediately halted the Trump administration?s efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. 2 hours ago

3,100 slot machines, 671 hotel rooms, 5,800 employees: Encore readies itself to open amid drama
The sweep of the casino?s effort is unique in Massachusetts history: readying a five-star hotel, a massive casino, 15 restaurants and lounges, a conference space, a spa, and more ? all to open in one fell swoop.

Governor Baker defends state prison system, now under federal investigation

The probe, launched by the civil rights unit of the US attorney?s office in Massachusetts, is focused on reports of mistreatment of inmates.

For women in Mass. on front lines of the fight to dismantle Roe v. Wade, hope mixes with skepticism

The abortion battle may be reaching an inflection point and some longtime antiabortion activists are encouraged, yet wary.
#roseforresistance: Hospitality industry raises money to support reproductive rights

Prominent professor warned Harvard of sex harassment threat to grad students

Harvard officials received a detailed warning a year ago by a prominent faculty member that graduate students were vulnerable to sexual harassment by powerful professors.

on the job
He?s a real-life Matt Hooper
This shark researcher lives the dream-job that he saw Richard Dreyfuss portray in ?Jaws.?

Senate wants an outside review of MBTA Retirement Fund

The state Senate is pushing a proposal that would subject the privately run MBTA Retirement Fund to an outside review, the second such time it?s approved a measure to dig into the troubled system.

Memorial Day

Family and friends take ?pride and honor? in tribute to fallen Mass. soldier
Eric Emond?s name was added to the very memorial he helped create ? one that pays tribute to Mass. service members who have died since 2001.

Cullen: Remembering Eric Emond

These are the best and worst times to travel this Memorial Day weekend

It?s almost Memorial Day weekend, which means you can cue the sunshine, backyard barbecues, and, of course, holiday traffic.

Fire up the grill: Your guide to a memorable Memorial Day cookout

Build your perfect menu from these reinvented grilled classics, complementary side dishes, and refreshing desserts.

opinion & Ideas

These pills could kill you
In the US, 90 percent of drugs are generics and nearly all are manufactured abroad. Many of them aren?t what they claim to be.

Your guide to Boston Calling

Recommended acts, what?s new this year, and a look behind the scenes at Boston?s big music festival

Boston Calling music festival gets underway
The three-day event kicked off Friday at the Harvard University athletic complex. 2 hours ago

Errors cost Red Sox in loss to Astros
Two of the four runs allowed by Chris Sale were unearned and former Boston pitcher Wade Miley shut down the Sox over six innings. an hour ago

?Not really if, it?s when?: Mass. marijuana pesticide ban prompts fears of crop failure

As the state?s cannabis industry scales up, business leaders say they have far more to lose because of Massachusetts? hard-line ban on pesticides.

NCAA Division 1 women?s lacrosse semifinals
BC women?s lacrosse team will again play for a national title
The Eagles beat North Carolina, 15-14, in double overtime and will play in the NCAA final on Sunday. 18 minutes ago

Trump to invoke emergency declaration to sell arms to Saudis, senators say

The Trump administration notified Congress on Friday that it is invoking a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Mario Batali pleads not guilty to sex assault charge in Boston court

Batali, 58, is charged with indecent assault and battery in what appears to be the first criminal charge to arise from a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him. 2 hours ago
The rise and fall of Mario Batali

Bailey, Elizabeth Warren?s golden retriever, may be a media darling, but he?s not always a good boy
On Friday morning, the senator tweeted a photo of a somber-looking Bailey surrounded by the shredded remains of an unlucky piece of home decor.

Fla. man arrested in alleged theft of almost $750,000 from ATMs in Mass., R.I.

Dean Colin, 26, of Miami is facing multiple charges, Seekonk police said in a statement Friday morning.

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Some of the best sports photos in Boston history

Bobby Orr flying through the air, Larry Bird with a victory cigar in his mouth, Jason Varitek serving A-Rod his just deserts. Here?s a look at some of the best sports photos in Boston history.

Someone broke into his house. But they didn?t take anything ... they just cleaned it.
A Marlborough resident came home from work and was surprised to find his house had been thoroughly cleaned. But by whom?

Your view: Creepy cleanliness or unblemished blessing?

After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?
Two shark attacks ? including the state?s first fatal attack since 1936 ? rattled beachgoers last year and sparked a still unresolved debate about how the vacation destination should respond.

Suspended Newton judge declined plea deal that would have meant no criminal charges
Judge Shelley Joseph would have had to admit she broke federal law in helping an undocumented immigrant elude arrest.




A closer look at the Blues? remarkable turnaround this season

On Jan. 1, they were at the bottom of the NHL standings. Now they?re playing for the Stanley Cup. How did that happen?