Meehan seen as contender to be next UMass head

Martin Meehan, the chancellor at UMass Lowell and a former congressman, was poised to become UMass president four years ago.

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Secretary of State John Kerry will have much on the line when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to Congress Tuesday.

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Bill O’Reilly’s reporting from Argentina has drawn questions, but executives at Channel 7 were impressed enough to hire him in 1982.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/weather150-7921.jpg More snow expected Tuesday night

A storm Tuesday night could bring 2 to 4 inches of snow before rain arrives Wednesday.

Early retirement plan draws some concerns

A legislative leader and a union official hinted at worries about Governor Baker’s plan to entice thousands of state workers to retire early.

Space savers were back in East Boston by mid-afternoon.

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After city crews leave, the space savers return

A new wave of markers stood boldly in the gaps in the snowbanks of Eagle Hill just hours after pickup efforts.

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Walsh wants to increase the maximum fine for Boston snow scofflaws to $1,500, a significant jump from the current maximum of $300.

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The commuter rail operator is trying to invoke a clause in its contract that would allow it to avoid paying fines because of “severe weather.”

Boston Harbor Distillery’s offerings will include three new liquor brands: Putnam, Seymour’s, and Lawley’s.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Spirits rising in a new Dorchester distillery

“Whiskey is clearly the next emerging category,” said Rhonda Kallman, who spent three decades in the beer industry.

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on from the sidleine in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Patriots have their way of operating, and record to back it up

The Patriots won’t change their financial strategy, not even for Darrelle Revis or Devin McCourty.

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli addresses reporters as he announces trade deadline day transactions in Boston, Monday Feb. 27, 2012. Chiarelli said the Bruins acquired forward Brian Rolston and defenseman Mike Mottau from the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Yannick Riendeau and defenseman Marc Cantin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

These moves show that Peter Chiarelli believes in his Bruins

The Bruins GM didn’t do major surgery on the roster because he likes his chances in the playoffs.

JOAN MARCUS

Broadway in Boston announces 2015-16 season

The season is full of Tony Award-winning shows, and opens with the return of the musical comedy “The Book of Mormon”

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Perspective

Parents, you’ve been doing pep talks all wrong

But don’t worry, this sports psychologist tells you how to get them right.

Uncommon Knowledge

Married people have better mental focus

More surprising insights from the social sciences.

Forbes said Monday that Bill Gates’s net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year.

Bill Gates still the richest person in world on Forbes list

Basketball legend Michael Jordan joined the magazine’s list of the world’s billionaires for the first time this year.

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.