One dead in officer-involved shooting in Dorchester

Five officers were involved in the incident, some of whom were taken to a Bosotn hospital for evaluation due to stress, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said.

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

The site for the planned Everett casino.

New challenge to Everett casino filed by Somerville

Somerville’s mayor says public benefits of the casino are far outweighed by harm to waterfront.

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.

// Long-stalled Winthrop Square Garage project takes another step

BRA officials said they will seek formal proposals to redevelop the garage within the next two weeks, with responses due by the end of March.

// Pope, Russian patriarch meet for first time in nearly 1,000 years

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill met in Cuba.

// 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.

// 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.


A second generation of police, called to duty

Amid a national debate about body cameras and police misconduct, why young police recruits sign up for duty.

State Police walked past a manhole cover.

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Woman killed after being struck by manhole cover

State crews will inspect hundreds of manhole covers and grates after a woman was struck and killed on I-93 during the morning rush hour.

Customers must put their faith in the staff’s recommendations when buying certain books at the Harvard Book Store.

A blind date with books in Harvard Square

Some recommended titles at the Harvard Book Store are wrapped in brown craft paper, asking readers to put their trust in the tales within.


// 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.

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.

Mario Puzo’s 1965 Olympia typewriter with manuscripts and versions of both Godfather I and II screenplays.

RR Auction

Startling truths about ‘The Godfather’ in Mario Puzo archive

Online bidding has begun for the 45-box archive, which Boston-based RR Auction estimates will sell for more than $400,000.

// 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.

// 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.

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.