Local politics

Don’t offer workers insurance? Firms may face penalty

Governor Baker plans to propose an assessment of $2,000 per worker against companies that do not offer health insurance.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/11/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/Was8979244.jpg N.H. bill would require sex assault victims to corroborate testimony

Another bill before the committee would change the word “victim” to “complainant” in the sexual assault statute.

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Rachelle Bond’s lawyer said her client’s actions do not meet the legal definition of an accessory after the fact of murder.


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Britain won’t “hold on to bits of membership” nor seek associate or partial membership of the bloc, Theresa May said.

The transition: Obama to Trump

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/17/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/1a7253373430403084c8116ae6f0051b-1a7253373430403084c8116ae6f0051b-0.jpg Paul LePage tells John Lewis ‘a simple thank-you should suffice’

The Maine governor said the civil rights icon needed a history lesson on how US presidents freed the slaves and fought against Jim Crow laws.

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E. Denise Simmons said her presence would “be a visible reminder” that she and her constituents are not going anywhere.

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“I don’t want to be signing and get it mixed up with lots of celebration,” Donald Trump said.

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A number of designers have indicated they have no interest in dressing Melania Trump because of their political beliefs.

Sponsored by Rockland Trust

As cars evolve, gas stations are falling behind

With more hybrid, electric, and possibly driverless cars hitting roads in coming years, gas stations are under pressure to adapt to the needs of the industry, but can they?

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The golden cioppino at RFK Kitchen in Needham.

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dining out

If you lived here, you’d be eating now

With RFK Kitchen, Needham gets a new restaurant to return to regularly.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Boghosian_18eastcoastgrill10_LIFE.jpg Inside the (re)opening of East Coast Grill

Little has changed, and that’s just how we like it.


dave epstein

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Precipitation ranging from sleet to snow will impact the evening commute in Greater Boston Tuesday.

AFC Championship: Steelers at Patriots

The view from Pittsburgh

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/487651032.jpg Antonio Brown’s antics nothing new for Steelers

Recording Pittsburgh’s locker room celebration is just the latest incident involving the talented wide receiver.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 14: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stands on the field prior to the game between the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahwaks at the Georgia Dome on January 14, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Don’t expect Roger Goodell in Foxborough this weekend

The NFL commissioner will be in Atlanta for the NFC Championship game.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/631368526[1]-5610.jpg The best Boston accents in movies, according to Ben Affleck

“Mine, in Good Will Hunting,” Affleck jokingly said. “Way better than Matt’s.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/12/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ryan_luxury1_biz.jpg Double-size condo features river views, private entrance, and garage parking

This home comprises two of the five units in this condo building and boasts its own front entry.


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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Stephen Crosby

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They are fulfilling their promise of broad-based economic development.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/unbowed_tiled-11878.jpg As Obama departs, black youth question place in Trump’s America

Black youth in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Boston are confronting the paradox of President Obama’s historic ascension and the start of the Donald Trump era.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/20160923_SAMentalHealth_312.jpg 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?

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.