The fight over banning assault weapons heats up

The state chapter of the NRA sued Governor Baker and AG Healey, contending the assault weapons ban is unlawful.


Dave Epstein

// The nor’easter is here. What you should expect

The rain will taper by the afternoon, but showers — even heavier ones — could still occur into the evening.

Storm wreaks havoc on highways, Green Line’s D branch

Speeds have been lowered on the Mass. Pike between Chicopee and the New York border, and winds knocked down a tree onto the tracks of the D branch.

// Nor’easter brings high winds, heavy rain and potential coastal floods

The turbulent weather will persist through the morning commute.

Local politics

// Baker pledges $37m for Bridgewater hospital changes

During the State of the Commonwealth address, the governor will address the facility, which has been under fire.

// Charlie Baker wasn’t at the Boston protest. Here’s why.

The governor said it wasn’t a conscious choice he made not to attend Saturday’s event, which drew 175,000 people.

shirley leung

// Charlie Baker can’t go MIA on Trump forever

The governor was a no-show at the Boston Women’s March. At some point, the new president will force him to take a stand.

President Trump

// Here’s what Donald Trump did on his first day as president

The busy day seemed to put the Trump presidency on more solid footing after a wobbly weekend performance.

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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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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Chris Hogan #15 of the New England Patriots carries the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Steelers’ defensive game plan was atrocious

Never have we seen so many wide-open receivers running down the field in a playoff game.


// We feel pity, not hatred, for Atlanta

The Falcons are irrelevant. The only two sports that matter in town are college football . . . and spring college football.

// Do we appreciate Boston’s magical run of sporting success?

The Patriots’ victory in Sunday’s AFC Championship game was the latest high point in a 15-year stretch.


Sounding the alarm on Alarmgate

Every sentient American outside of New England, and all the crack investigators in Roger Goodell’s office, know why the Patriots won.


This box spring contained $17.5 million in cash related to the TelexFree pyramid scheme, according to federal officials.

US Department of Justice

This box spring contained $17.5 million — in cash

A man who recently led authorities to $17.5 million in cash stuffed into a box spring appeared Monday for a hearing in Boston.

// What it looks like inside a shuttered power station

The developers who now own the L Street Power Station site in South Boston gave the public a peek inside the property.

// The state’s biggest purchaser of health insurance wants to cap payments to hospitals

The Group Insurance Commission spends more than $2 billion a year to provide health coverage to state employees, retirees, and their families.

// Four bills on Beacon Hill target drug pricing

The proposals come amid increased efforts to rein in medical costs.


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Opinion & Ideas

Charles Taylor

// Calling a lie a lie

Journalism that refuses a reasonable and obvious judgment has abandoned not journalistic ethics, but common sense.

Special reports

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Tom Brady: Superfreak?

We break down, body part by body part, what science suggests the average 39-year-old human encounters, and how Brady might be defying those expectations.

Life sciences

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


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?

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.

Real Estate

6 kitchen island ideas for the middle of your dream kitchen

Everyone knows kitchen islands are versatile. They lend extra countertop storage space, play the role of low-key kitchen table, and serve as a perfect backdrop for buffet lines—all while often providing additional space for prepping, seating, and even home-working on school nights.