Tom Perez, former labor secretary, is new DNC head

epa05815077 DNC chair candidate and former US Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks during the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Winter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 25 February 2017. The three-day meeting includes the election of a new DNC chairperson. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

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Tom Perez, former labor secretary under President Obama, was elected the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Toddler dies in Mashpee when he’s hit by pickup truck

“This one is the worst I’ve ever seen in 29 years” as a police officer, said Mashpee’s police chief.

Man driving stolen vehicle dies after crashing into MBTA bus

A man driving a stolen minivan died Saturday morning after he suffered a medical emergency and crashed into an MBTA bus at a stop in Dorchester, police said.

// Boston sees another day of balmy temperatures

Boston broke a high temperature record for the third day in a row.

Man with pipe arrested after police standoff at Hopkinton supermarket

The man, who was not identified, peacefully surrendered to police after about an hour-and-a-half standoff at a Price Chopper store.


// Trump takes aim at France, this time. And France has something to say.

President Trump suggested that Paris isn’t safe because of terrorism. Paris’ mayor and the French president had quick responses.

Reporters line up in hopes of attending a briefing in Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s office at the White House in Washington on Friday.

How White House press briefings usually work

The Trump administration veered from longstanding White House protocol on Friday.

Red Sox

Boston, MA - 4/29/1967: Boston Red Sox player Carl Yastrzemski poses with some of the children attending the Globe Baseball Clinic in Boston on April 29, 1967. (Dan Goshtigian/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 170216_MJ_006

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Red Sox are a global brand. But it didn’t happen without Yaz.

Carl Yastrzemski and the Impossible Dream season of 1967 changed everything for the Red Sox.

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// A search for the human touch in ART’s ‘Night of the Iguana’

A star-filled production of Tennessee Williams’s 1961 play connects in Cambridge.

// MIT student wins on ‘Jeopardy’ with ‘spiciest memelord’ answer

Lilly Chin, a student at MIT, won the college championship on “Jeopardy” with an answer perfect for trends and memes.

02/23/2017 BOSTON, MA Mayor Marty Walsh (cq) spoke to the media while surrounded by children during an immigrant and refugee community forum held at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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Walsh affirms Boston’s role as sanctuary city

Mayor Walsh offered a passionate defense of immigration and religious diversity at the city’s largest mosque Friday.


What’s the catch behind these $1 homes?

They are very likely the best real estate “deals” in town, but, of course, there is a catch.


// 1 lemonade, pot on the side, delivered for $55

HighSpeed advertises $55 Jalapeno Lemonade delivery with “a very special gift” — a small black bag of marijuana. Is it legal?

The Oscars 2017

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// New England roots run deep among Oscar nominees

Several movies that are nominated have a New England connection.


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// Don’t sweat the shadows on Boston Common

New shadows on Boston Common? Sorry, this just isn’t a problem.

Special reports

// A life taken, but also a life lost

How did 14-year-old Raeshawn Moody wind up becoming among the youngest to face a murder charge in Boston?


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

Real Estate

What is it really like to live in Manchester-by-the-Sea?

The quaint, quiet coastal town of Manchester-by-the-Sea is a well-kept secret no more, thanks to the recent Hollywood film that takes its name from the place.