Boston among cities on short list for Amazon headquarters

Amazon has released a short list of 20 cities that it will consider for its second headquarters, including Boston.

// Amazon is still considering Somerville, too

Proposals from both the city of Boston itself and from Somerville will move on to the next phase of the selection process, an Amazon spokesman said.

// Here’s the list of cities Amazon will consider

In a press release, Amazon said it had reviewed more than 200 proposals from across North America.

// Brookline police chief retiring after nearly 23 years in the job

Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary’s last day on the job is Jan. 19.

// Beloved Swampscott teacher dies after flu complications

Three elementary schools will be closed Friday after Phyllis Gotlib, a beloved music teacher, died this week.

// Bald eagle sighted again on the Charles

Once devastated by DDT, bald eagles are making a comeback.

Historic beer hall Jacob Wirth Co. in Boston.

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Historic Jacob Wirth Co. restaurant up for sale

The historic beer hall was founded by a German immigrant in 1868.

// Democrats question DOJ’s power to charge ‘sanctuary city’ leaders

Senate Democrats are questioning the Trump administration’s latest salvo in its push for strict immigration enforcement.

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 10, 2017 shows the National Parks Service welcome sign to Bryce Canyon, Utah. Most of the members of a US National Park advisory board have resigned en masse claiming they were being frozen out by the Trump administration. The resignation this week of nine of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board was first reported by The Washington Post on January 16, 2018. Former Alaska governor Tony Knowles, the chairman of the bipartisan body, and the eight other members submitted a joint resignation letter to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISERHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images

National parks may stay open even if government doesn’t

The Trump administration is drawing up plans to keep national parks and monuments open.

Texas outlaws allegedly came to Boston for Celtics game — and stayed to commit crimes

A band of Texas outlaws allegedly traveled to Boston for a playoff game, then launched a crime spree, stealing safes and ATMs.

Man dies in Gloucester construction accident

A 27-year-old construction worker was killed in a construction accident Thursday morning in Gloucester.

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Year One of Trump is over. Here’s what changed

One year after Donald Trump upended the political world, 10 experts grapple with his presidency.

// Tom Brady attends practice, but does not participate

The quarterback was seen wearing a red glove on each hand after injuring his throwing hand the day before.


// In Tony Romo, a star was born on CBS football broadcasts

The first-year analyst, who will work another Patriots game this weekend, was an instant and colossal hit this season.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chris Gasper goes behind enemy lines and talks to Jaguars reporter Gene Frenette ahead of the AFC Championship game.

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// Chilling video shows men leaving area where woman was slain

Officials in Lawrence released the video hoping the public might have information on the two men seen in it.

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// Why it’s time to mandate retirement, especially in leadership

Congress outlawed forcing people to leave their positions, but we’re living much longer, and it’s preventing new leaders from emerging.

// Berklee grad Sierra Hull is a species all her own

When the mandolinist and singer arrived at Berklee, she was already playing with a successful touring band — and she couldn’t read a note of printed music.

// Graphic: Flu runs rampant across the US

“This is the first year we have had the entire continental US be the same color on the graph,” one influenza expert said.

The Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, N.H.

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Smuttynose Brewing Company to be sold at auction

The 24-year-old New Hampshire brewing company is seeking a buyer, saying the explosion of microbreweries has led to changing dynamics in the marketplace.


//[1] Boston nonprofit again upset about able-bodied actor playing individual with disability

The Ruderman Family Foundation, which objected to Jake Gyllenhaal playing Jeff Bauman in “Stronger,” has criticized the casting of Joaquin Phoenix in a new Gus Van Sant film.

BOSTON — 1/29/2015: Amy Poehler accepted the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award at Harvard University on Thursday. (Sean Proctor/Globe Staff)

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Mila Kunis should reconsider Hasty Pudding invitation

Now more than ever, the show at Harvard, where men play men and men in drag play women, seems like a relic.

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// An old fear resurfaces in Lawrence homeless debate

The truth is that there’s no single path to homelessness, and no reason to believe that cities can reduce the level of homelessness in their communities by limiting resources.


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// Will Trump’s ‘incredible genes’ keep protecting his health?

His genes might explain why he’s healthy despite getting little sleep and eating a high-fat, low-fruit-and-vegetable diet.