Work begins on interpreting immigration order

One day after the president’s announcement, officials, advocates, and immigrants are trying to figure out just who the order affects.

Student debt burden highest in Northeast

Six of the 10 states with the highest debt loads are in the Northeast, with N.H. topping the list, according to reports.

At 79, drug trafficker may still be in business

The criminal exploits of Marshall Dion, who is facing federal charges in Boston, read like a Hollywood script.

// Veteran administrator to lead health, human services

Marylou Sudders, who has worked with multiple governors, was tapped by Governor-elect Charlie Baker.


// The Game returns to Harvard Stadium

9-0 Harvard and 8-1 Yale meet Saturday in the 131st edition of the storied college football rivalry.

The “porous alley” between West Canton Street and Holyoke Street in Boston’s South End helps absorb rainwater and filters it back into the ground.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Boston unveils ‘porous alley’ to combat stormwater pollution

The South End alley absorbs rainwater, preventing sewers from overflowing and dumping pollutants into bodies of water.

Fishermen unloaded and weighed cod in Gloucester.

How does the government count the fish?

As New England faces restrictions on cod fishing amid stark population reports, some question the government’s means of tallying the species.

President Obama greeted Astrid Silva, cited in his immigration talk Thursday night, at an appearance Friday in Las Vegas.

News Analysis

Obama’s immigration move highlights risks for GOP in 2016

As a national debate unfolds on a historically divisive topic, the path for Republicans with White House ambition is treacherous.

Pablo Sandoval celebrated a World Series championship in October. Will he be celebrating a contract with the Red Sox soon? (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Red Sox’ offer for Pablo Sandoval may be in lead

The Red Sox have offered the free agent third baseman five years and $95 million.

Thomas Farragher

A cold one, with strings attached

“We want a level playing field and it’s definitely not that way now,’’ said the owner of one local brewery.