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Haitian activists and immigrants protest on Boston City Hall Plaza on Jan. 26, 2018.
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Immigrant rights advocates in Boston federal court Thursday argued the Trump administration's cancellation of a humanitarian program for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras were decisions steeped in racism, and therefore, unconstitutional.

From left: Peter Lyons, Kathy Humphrey, and Jack Thomas had been finalists for chancellor of UMass Boston.
State House News Service

The three finalists to become the next University of Massachusetts Boston chancellor each withdrew from consideration over the weekend, citing "extreme disappointment" with actions by the school's faculty council, according to UMass President Marty Meehan.

What You Don't Know About Midnight Rider Paul Revere

May 10, 2018
The Paul Revere statue at the Paul Revere Mall riding away from the Old North Church in the North End of Boston.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

The great American patriot and Bostonian Paul Revere died 200 years ago on May 10, 1818. He's often remembered as one of the infamous "midnight riders" who rode into Concord, Massachusetts, to warn residents about a planned British attack.

On Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins to head to the NHL's Eastern Conference Finals.

And nobody licked anybody.

That was not a guarantee. Bruins left wing Brad Marchand licked opposing players twice this postseason.

The TD Garden in Boston, home to the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics.
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The Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics will keep their home, the TD Garden, plenty busy over the next few days with second-round playoff action.

The irony was hard to miss.

The Aquarium MBTA station was closed due to flooding, and the aquarium itself, nearby on Boston's Central Wharf, was closed out of caution for its visitors.

The roughly $2.5 billion resort casino rising from the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, Massachusetts, will no longer carry the Wynn name. The change was announced Friday by the chief executive of Wynn Resorts as the company argued that disgraced founder Steve Wynn no longer has any ties to the project or company.

If freedom were a food, it’d be ice cream — sweet, but tricky to hold onto — says artist Julia Vogl.

In her most recent public art installation on the Boston Common, Vogl explores the countless things that make people feel free — financial stability, migration, a ridding of insecurities — and the countless hindrances to feeling free — lack of money, institutional racism, feeling tethered to work.

As part of a commission by the Jewish Arts Collaborative, Vogl asked 1,800 people in the Boston area what freedom means to them.

Yawkey Way Name Change Is OK'd

Apr 26, 2018
Yawkey Way street sign on the corner of Van Ness Street in Boston.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Yawkey Way will again be Jersey Street.

Boston's Public Improvement Commission voted unanimously in favor of the name change on Thursday, removing the name of Tom Yawkey, the longtime former Red Sox owner, from the public street adjacent to Fenway Park.

On a recent Saturday, comedian Jocelyn Chia owns the room of about 100 people at Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain. “I went to this all-girl Catholic high school in Singapore. Anyone else here … a slut?” she asks, pausing for just the right sliver of time before delivering the punch line to a roaring audience.

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