5 Boston schools recommended for closing

Two schools in Hyde Park, and schools in West Roxbury, South Boston, and Jamaica Plain face the ax under the city’s plan.

A graveyard for space savers in Somerville.

Storm on Sunday expected to bring 3 to 6 inches of snow

Snow is forecast to begin late Sunday afternoon and continue into Monday morning, meteorologists said.

Canton police

Youth hockey team, staff escape roof collapse at rink in Canton

The roof on a Canton ice rink collapsed this morning during a youth hockey team’s practice, but no one was injured, police said.

Female lawyers challenge ‘invasive’ searches at prisons

Several lawyers said prison officials in Norfolk had asked them to show their bras to prove they had no contraband.

Michelle Carter (left) allegedly texted back-and-forth with Conrad Roy III in the minutes before Roy killed himself.

The Sun Chronicle

Plainville teen accused of urging friend to kill himself

Michelle Carter, 18, allegedly told Conrad Roy III to “get back in” his truck when he had second thoughts.

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Paul Barrett, Governor Baker’s pick to lead an MBTA review, resigned after the Globe raised questions about his financial troubles.

Horses left the gate for the last race at Suffolk Downs last year.

Deal struck for horse racing at Suffolk Downs

Despite the agreement, “several steps” are needed before racing can return, said the president of a group that represents owners and trainers.

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Congress extended funding for the Department of Homeland Security for a week, but Republicans will soon have to fight that battle again.

Ellen Shultz of South Boston and Doris Rooney of Weymouth ate hot dogs at Sullivan's on Saturday.

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Snow on the ground, but Sullivan’s opens

The opening of Sully’s in South Boston is a herald of warmer weather, although it might not feel that way this year.

Senator Elizabeth Warren attends a US Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing Feb. 24.


Can Elizabeth Warren be the new Ted Kennedy?

The senator has yet to grab hold of the deal-making piece of Kennedy’s mantle.

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Opposites may attract, but that attraction can make for some very stressful moments when deciding what to do, where to go, and how to pace a trip.

Gillette Stadium in Foxborough is tax-exempt.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/File 2014

Tax exemptions can cost towns

Some believe that exemptions for properties owned by nonprofits leave homeowners and businesses paying more than their fair share.

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The stricken are consumed with thoughts of ice dams, water damage, snow-burdened roofs, and getting a roofer to return a call.

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred.

MLB commissioner responds to David Ortiz’s complaints

Rob Manfred does not foresee severe disciplinary actions this season on pace-of-play rules.

Nichols balances country tradition, modern sound

A chat with country singer Joe Nichols, who plays the House of Blues in support of latest album, “Crickets.”

The Big Picture

Toru Hanai/Reuters

Roll out the barrels

As demand for oil rises, photographers worldwide document how the barrels are used once the fuel is gone.