One dead in officer-involved shooting in Dorchester

Authorities were at the scene of a possible police-involved shooting Friday morning in Dorchester.

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Police Commissioner William B. Evans says the officer repeatedly ordered a man with a gun to drop it.

// Beer distributor to be hit with 90-day license suspension

State authorities say Craft Brewers Guild paid $120,000 in kickbacks to win business from bars, including Jerry Remy’s.

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard goes to the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Houston. Portland won 96-79. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Sources say Howard, Horford moves unlikely for Celtics

Despite escalating buzz for Thursday’s trade deadline, the Celtics are taking a cautious, measured approach.

Bike safety forum will address road hazards, how to prevent crashes

State legislators and elected officials from Boston and Cambridge will convene a “Bike Safety Forum” at Suffolk University.


// How to make a day of fun in Nashoba Valley

Skiing is the big draw, but don’t miss the winery, botanic garden, and more.

// Controversial chain Upper Crust opening Beverly Hills location

Jordan Tobins, who lost control of the company in the 2012 bankruptcy, will co-manage the new pizza shop.

// Greater Boston prepares for weekend’s Arctic weather

The cold has arrived, and it won’t be leaving until Sunday at the earliest, the National Weather Service said.

// With flurry of data, this app is a snow day predictor

The calculator considers weather predictions, number of school days already used up, and media hype about a storm.

A dislodged manhole cover struck a sedan that was southbound on Interstate 93 Friday, causing fatal injuries to the driver, State Police said.

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Driver killed after being struck by manhole cover

Following the crash, state crews will inspect hundreds of manhole covers and grates.

// The most important ‘Deadpool’ review: Betty White’s

Forget about professional movie critics. You only need to know what Betty White thought about the latest superhero movie.

// Plan would replace Newtonville block with mixed-use development

A six-story complex would replace eight buildings that now house Karoun Restaurant, Boston Ballet School, and other businesses.

// Ink Block building to go condo

The BRA approved changing the building from apartments, as it was originally planned.

Your Home | Makeovers

How to design a stylish basement

For style blogger and author Erin Gates and her family, livability is attractive, too, in their Newton home’s basement.


// Kanye West clearly has a thing about Taylor Swift, and she wishes he’d drop it already

Kanye insists he didn’t diss Taylor. She says otherwise.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took part in a debate on Thursday in Milwaukee.


Slow and steady won Clinton the debate

Hillary Clinton, wrapping herself in President Obama’s legacy, stressed realism over idealism in Milwaukee.

// Need some puppy love? App allows users to borrow dogs

Bostonians appear smitten with the idea: There have been about 1,500 active users each month here since Bark’N’Borrow’s launch.

Ground Game

// Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton spar over Obama’s legacy

President Obama’s name was mentioned 33 times during the debate, the first since Sanders trounced Clinton in the New Hampshire primary.

The Big Picture

Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday 2016

Historians say Mardi Gras dates back to Roman times, when the newly converted Christians retained vestiges of a pagan festival as a period of celebration before the penance of Lent.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.



// RunKeeper acquired by ASICS, will become subsidiary of shoe brand

One of Boston’s original mobile success stories is now part of a big sports-apparel company.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.


Pope Francis wore a traditional Mexican hat received as a gift from a Mexican journalist.


Pope dons sombrero as he travels to Mexico

A Mexican journalist presented Pope Francis with a traditional hat as the pontiff departed from the Vatican Friday.

Globe Insiders

Design New England

// Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles — but no doors to restrict sightlines.