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Here are three things Boston needs to do now to land Amazon

East Boston, MA - 5/19/2016 - Mayor Marty Walsh (L) talks with Governor Charlie Baker at a groundbreaking ceremony for

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Politicians at the state and city level need to cooperate. Ditto for developers. And we need to get creative with financial incentives.

A jogger passed the skyline while running on the Harbor Walk in the Seaport District.

Boston among cities on short list for Amazon headquarters

Amazon has released a short list of 20 cities that it will consider for its second headquarters, including Boston.

// House passes stopgap funding bill, setting up Senate shutdown battle

The House approved a stopgap spending bill Thursday night but Senate Democrats appeared ready to block the measure.

Rte. 24 in Avon closed after serious crash

One of the vehicles involved in the crash struck a utility pole and National Grid crews had to first stabilize the pole before cleaning up the wreck.


// Even in the #MeToo era, some people are catching a break

People who can’t keep their wandering hands to themselves are increasingly out of a job. But not always.

Pope Francis loses his skull cap, as he holds up a cross that reads in Spanish

Pope Francis shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

The pope’s remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates.

// Less than 16,000 donors accounted for half of 2016 federal campaign contributions

A new analysis mapped the growing influence of rich political contributors and independent political groups.

// UNH won’t renew contracts for 18 lecturers

The University of New Hampshire notified 18 lecturers in its liberal arts college that their contracts would not be renewed.

// ‘I did something bad’: Boy apologizes to Somerville police

When a Somerville boy got caught and the police came knocking, he knew it was time to come clean. Here’s his letter.

Jury awards former MWRA worker $1.2 million for wrongful termination

A jury found that the authority wrongly fired Richard DaPrato, a data resources manager.

// Beloved Swampscott teacher dies after flu complications

Three elementary schools will be closed Friday after Phyllis Gotlib, a beloved music teacher, died this week.

Texas outlaws allegedly came to Boston for Celtics game — and stayed to commit crimes

A band of Texas outlaws allegedly traveled to Boston for a playoff game, then launched a crime spree, stealing safes and ATMs.

Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin took questions about the couple accused of starving and torturing their children in Riverside, California.

Couple’s abuse of children became torture, DA says

It took two years to carry out the escape plan hatched by some of the children of David and Louise Turpin.

Foxborough, MA - 1/18/2018 - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) on the practice field today after injury to his hand was reported yesterday. Brady is pictured with New England Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer (2) at Patriots practice in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 11Patriots Practice, LOID: 8.4.682627802.

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Fear grips Patriots Nation

Tom Brady always toughs it out, but toughing it out doesn’t always yield the most positive results.


// In Tony Romo, a star was born on CBS football broadcasts

The first-year analyst, who will work another Patriots game this weekend, was an instant and colossal hit this season.


// Patriots ready for aggressive Jaguars on fourth down

Jacksonville ranked second in the NFL with a 76.9 percent success rate, converting 10 of 13.


// Dustin Pedroia progressing well from knee surgery

The second baseman hopes to be ready for Opening Day but the team wants him to take it slow.

76ERS 89, CELTICS 80

// Celtics are no-shows in sloppy loss to 76ers

With Kyrie Irving out, Boston was done in by poor shooting and turnovers.

Boston-01/18/18- Boston Celtics vs 76ers-Celtics Al Horford(left) and Marcus Smart are all over 76ers Joel Embiid in the 2nd qtr. JohnTlumacki/The Boston Globe



Celtics have lost their winning ways

The mental lapses and lackadaisical play have to stop or the second half of the season won’t be as successful as the first.

// Year One of Trump is over. Here’s what changed

One year after Trump upended the political world, 10 experts grapple with his presidency.

// Christie criticizes reports of his airline security handling

Chris Christie is disputing reports suggesting he tried to get special treatment that he enjoyed while he was governor.

Samantha Bee on #MeToo backlash: ‘It doesn’t have to be rape to ruin your life’

‘‘We know the difference between a rapist, a workplace harasser, and an Aziz Ansari,’’ she said. ‘‘That doesn’t mean we have to be happy about any of them.’’

Mark Wahlberg in “The Fighter.


Mark Wahlberg linked to alleged steroid distributor

Richard Rodriguez says the actor was one of his clients.

// T-Rex herd set to descend on Portland, Maine

A Facebook event is calling for more than 100 people in inflatable dinosaur costumes to head to Portland’s Monument Square on Saturday and dance around.

// The city of Los Angeles needs a graphics designer — badly

A cheeky job posting from the city used Comic Sans and amateur MS Paint-style illustrations to draw in candidates.

// Kitten reported stolen from MSPCA center in Methuen

Surveillance video captured the orange-and-brown striped cat peeking through the top of a woman’s handbag, according to a police report.

Jamie Bell as Peter Turner and Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.”

Annette Bening plays the ‘bad girl’

The actress portrays Gloria Grahame at the end of the Oscar winner’s life in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.”

// CTE can begin soon after head injury, even in teens, BU study finds

The research also provides new evidence that any hit to the head, even if it doesn’t cause a concussion, can lead to the degenerative brain disease.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chris Gasper goes behind enemy lines and talks to Jaguars reporter Gene Frenette ahead of the AFC Championship game.

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// Trump supporters need to confront his racism

He’s your president, Donald Trump supporters. You need to speak up about his racism.


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Abdulkader Hayani put his daughter Ameenah to bed.

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// Will Trump’s ‘incredible genes’ keep protecting his health?

His genes might explain why he’s healthy despite getting little sleep and eating a high-fat, low-fruit-and-vegetable diet.

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What your money rents in Cambridgeport

A sampling of the market in this neighborhood between Harvard and MIT includes a condo with high ceilings and an apartment with river views.


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The Tesla Model 3 is making an East Coast debut in Boston

Here’s likely your first chance to get an up-close look at Tesla‘s newest sedan: The Model 3 is making its public East Coast debut following its West Coast debut last week. The car will be on display Friday at the Tesla showroom on Boylston Street in Boston as well as at Tesla’s Manhattan Meatpacking location […]