MBTA would need $6b to upgrade, agency says

The idea of offering a rebate to MBTA riders because of shutdowns, delays and cancellations of service during snowstorms this winter ran into opposition at the MassDOT board of directors meeting.

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The figure to update its equipment, facilities, and other infrastructure is more than five times the T’s current budget.

Tommy Chang, a finalist to be the next Boston schools superintendent, attended a forum with students and teachers at English High School in Jamaica Plain Feb. 24.

Walsh backing LA educator Chang for superintendent

The signal from Mayor Martin Walsh comes before the School Committee picks the next superintendent tonight.

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A judge ruled that Philip Chism’s confession to police that he killed his Danvers High School teacher cannot be presented to jurors.

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Congress is sending President Obama the bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through year’s end, without conditions.

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Before Congress, the Israeli prime minister delivered an impassioned challenge to President Obama’s efforts with Iran.

Boston Marathon bombing trial

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Ten women and eight men were selected as jurors in the trial of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber.


Tsarnaev trial will test jurors’ compassion

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be judged by people who have sworn to follow the evidence. And that evidence is deeply damning.

Pete DiMartino and Rebekah Gregory appeared at Fenway Park after the bombing.

AP File

Couple injured in Marathon bombing announces split

Rebekah Gregory took to her Facebook page to discuss her breakup with Pete DiMartino.

Wesley Reid of Milton helped shovel out the docks at the MIT Sailing Pavilion last month.

Snow expected to change to rain overnight

Two to three inches of snow is forecast tonight, followed by sleet and then rain Wednesday morning.


Scenes of snow-covered Mass. from the air

In the midst of one of the snowiest winters on record, Globe photographer David L. Ryan captured aerial scenes from around the region.


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Before you start to worry about flooding, take a deep breath. The outlook isn’t as dire as it seems.

Fort Myers, FL - 03/03/15 - In honor of Peter Frates, the former Boston College Baseball player who was stricken by ALS and who started the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote awareness and raise money for ALS, Boston Red Sox players and Boston College players wore his number 3. Red Sox Spring Training Game 1 vs. Northeastern University at Jet Blue Park. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 04Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

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The amazing Pete Frates story continues to inspire

The former BC baseball star has become a fund-raising force for ALS research, and he was honored by the Red Sox Tuesday.

Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino slides into second base as Northeastern second baseman, Kieth Kelly catches the ball during a spring training exhibition baseball game, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fort Myers, Fla. Victorino was out on the play. (AP Photo/The News-Press, Andrew West) MAGS OUT; NAPLES OUT; NO SALES


Shane Victorino must do a selling job this spring

With no apparent room in the Red Sox outfield, he’ll have to show other teams he can stay healthy.

Evan Horowitz

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The process for next year starts tomorrow, when Governor Charlie Baker releases his proposal.

The Big Picture

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Documenting one family’s home birth experience

For Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported.