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Providence mulls ban of short-term rentals, like Airbnbs, in some areas of the city

A new housing project won approval from one city board, as long as its 58 units never become short-term rentals. The city’s planning chief says that could become the new standard.

A father did everything he could to protect his son. Until he couldn’t.

Kevin Berner told Braintree police that a nude photo of his 12-year-old son was circulating among other schoolchildren. Berner and his wife have been on a journey since, fighting for accountability.

Weather Focus | Dave Epstein

This winter’s been a bust. So are snowy winter months a thing of the past?

With a drought of heavy-hitter snowstorms this season and the last couple of years, any chances for “significant” snowfall in Boston are quickly fading as the end of winter nears.

Local environmental nonprofit, residents sue to halt White Stadium development plan

It’s the first lawsuit the Emerald Necklace Conservancy has filed in its about 25-year history — an action its leadership took reluctantly, but very seriously, they said.

YVONNE ABRAHAM

Make Milton an example

The state has warned the town that failing to allow more housing will cost it. Good.

Wentworth plans residence halls, academic buildings in 10-year vision

The technical school's 31-acre campus in Mission Hill and Fenway may soon include hundreds of dormitory rooms and quad on what is now a surface parking lot.

Former foster children, advocates want a say in who leads the state’s child welfare agency

This year could be a pivotal one for the child welfare system in Massachusetts.

When is the best time to get your flu shot?

New research shows that children who get vaccinated in October are less likely to get sick with the flu than those who get the shot earlier or later.