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Should the Red Sox trade Xander Bogaerts this offseason?

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 weekday to answer, then we’ll take the discussion to the comments. Chad […]

Marijuana crop is burning in the California wildfires

Fatal fires that have consumed nearly 200,000 acres in Northern California, devastating the region’s vineyards particularly in Napa and Sonoma counties, are also taking a toll on a fledgling industry just months before its debut: recreational marijuana. Many of the region’s farms, including those that harvest cannabis, have been scorched, including those in Sonoma County […]

Video: Take a peek inside Eventide's new Boston location

Saturday marks a week since the team behind the critically acclaimed Portland, Maine, seafood spot Eventide opened their new restaurant in Boston. Eventide Fenway is a bit different than the original in Maine. Customers order on a device, pick up their food when it’s ready, and request refills from staff who monitor the sit-down area. […]

MBTA commuter rail gets unwanted distinction of having the nation’s most breakdowns in 2016

The MBTA’s commuter rail trains had more breakdowns than any other transit system in the country last year, according to new federal data. The Federal Transit Administration released data this month compiled from information supplied by transit agencies. There was a small silver lining for Boston commuters: the commuter rail logged 338 mechanical failures in […]

Professor Gronk is back to help kids with their homework

The NFL season is quite busy for Rob Gronkowski, but the Patriots tight end still manages to find time between all the practices and film sessions to assume one of his many alter egos: Professor Rob. Wearing a suit and tie, along with newfangled glasses, Gronk fielded a number of questions from young children needing […]

Woman who died in crash outside Market Basket identified

Get news as it happens. Sign up for’s email news alerts here. Authorities have identified the woman who died Thursday outside a Westford Market Basket after she became pinned underneath her own vehicle. Following the incident, emergency personnel transported Wei Wang, 64, of Acton, to Lowell General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to […]

Lakeville man charged after fatally shooting neighbor's golden retriever

A 61-year-old Lakeville man has been charged with malicious killing or injury of a domesticated animal after shooting a neighbor’s golden retriever on Sunday, according to a police statement. Mark J. Vasseur reportedly shot the 1-year-old golden retriever of Krissy Dashner and Pat Bates five times, telling multiple local news outlets he did so out of self-defense. […]

David Ortiz shared his thoughts on John Farrell's departure from the Red Sox

David Ortiz isn’t shy about voicing his opinion when he’s unhappy with management. Just ask Bobby Valentine. The retired slugger, however, had nothing but nice things to say about his former coach John Farrell, who was recently dismissed from his post as Red Sox manager. In a segment on FOX Sports, Ortiz touched briefly on the […]

Twitter says it has unlocked Rose McGowan's account

Twitter says that Rose McGowan’s account was suspended because of a tweet that included a phone number and has announced that the actress’s account is now unlocked. In a statement, Twitter said Thursday it was a tweet by McGowan with a personal phone number that violated its service terms. The company said it will ‘‘be […]