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Police capture black bear strolling through Lawrence neighborhood

A black bear that was spotted strolling through a Lawrence neighborhood Monday morning has been safely captured, according to police. BREAKING: #LawrenceBear has been captured. Tranquilized #NBCBoston — Perry Russom (@PerryNBCBoston) May 22, 2017 Local police and MassWildlife staff responded to the Tower Hill neighborhood around 11:45 a.m. after residents of Hobson Street spotted […]

Listen to Al Horford sound off in emotional postgame interview

After Avery Bradley’s three-pointer bounced through the net with 0.1 seconds remaining, the Celtics were fired up about their improbable Game 3 win over the Cavaliers. In Al Horford’s postgame interview with CSN’s Abby Chin, the adrenaline was still pumping for Boston’s big man — who screened Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson to give Bradley a wide open look from behind […]

Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday when he declines to hand over documents to a Senate panel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned. Flynn is expected to cite Fifth Amendment protections in a letter Monday to the […]

Falcons pass rusher says Tom Brady is at the top of his 'hit list'

Ra’Shede Hageman didn’t record a sack against Tom Brady in Super Bowl LI, but the Atlanta Falcons defensive end certainly is champing at the bit to get his hands on the New England QB next season. When asked by a reporter if he’s looking to avenge his team’s loss by taking down Brady next year, […]

Remember when Tom Brady fed glass to David Blaine? Wait, there’s more.

Fans of all things Tom and Gisele may recall an odd news item from about a month ago. Back in April, Patriots QB Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen had magician-to-the-stars David Blaine and a Brazilian TV crew over to the house to record Blaine doing some close-up magic. Because, seriously, who doesn’t enjoy a […]

How a few key decisions turned Brandin Cooks into a choice player

One coach pounded the table. Another almost fell out of his chair. Brandin Cooks’s sterling playmaking skills elicit those types of reactions. These weren’t acts of frustration from opposing coaches at their wit’s end trying to stop him. These came from Cooks’s advocates. God only knows what’s happened to the furniture belonging to the guys […]

For Brookline police officers, the past is present tense

“Look at this,” Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary said, gesturing toward the gift shop at Boston’s Museum of African American History. A replica of a vintage sign dated April 24, 1851, advised “Colored people of Boston, one & all” to not converse with “watchmen,” as police were known then. O’Leary, a tall man in a […]

Would you trade Isaiah Thomas straight-up for Kyrie Irving?

Welcome to’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports. Here’s how it works: You submit questions to Chad through Twitter, Facebook, email, his Friday chat, and any other outlet you prefer. He’ll pick one each day (except for Saturday) to answer, then we’ll take the discussion to the […]

Boston Common was the scene of a medieval battle this morning

Dog-walkers and joggers at Boston Common had unexpected company Sunday morning: waves of medieval warriors, clad in robes, yelling as they charged each other with foam swords and shields. By 8 a.m., about 80 people gathered on the softball field for the battles of “Dagorhir,” a simulated medieval battle. It’s similar to a live action […]

The next Longfellow Bridge problem has nothing to do with construction

Much of the grime is gone from the Longfellow Bridge, its “salt-and-pepper” towers bask in sparkling granite glory, and the end is close for a five-year reconstruction project that is expected to cost more than $300 million. So when the bridge fully reopens, now planned for May 2018, savor the moment and take a picture. […]