It looks like Boston will get hit hard (again)

In a month that’s looking more and more like February 2015, Boston could get hammered by Wednesday’s storm, possibly to the tune of 10 inches of snow.

// Best- and worst-case scenarios for the ‘four’easter’

The best-case scenario calls for Boston to get just 3 inches of snow, but there’s a low probability that happens.

// Spring is here? It hardly feels like it.

According to the calendar, astronomical winter ends today. Here is a look at the season that was.

// Baker defends budget chief’s hiring of ‘qualified’ friends

Governor Charlie Baker backed Michael Heffernan’s moves to hire well-connected associates and neighbors, as long as their credentials merit it.

President Trump spoke Monday in Manchester, N.H.

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Boston, Lawrence mayors slam Trump’s comments in N.H.

Speaking about the opioid crisis in Manchester, Trump said the “sanctuary cities” play a major role in the issue.

// Trump’s new lawyer has said president was framed by feds

Joseph diGenova, a former US attorney, is expected to become an outspoken player for the president.

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// Facebook’s mentality: anything for a buck

A political research firm linked to the Trump campaign may have improperly accessed user data, but Facebook should not have allowed it to happen.

// Facebook security chief quits amid conflicts with executives

Alex Stamos had been a strong advocate inside the company for investigating and disclosing Russian activity on Facebook.

// Another setback for prosecutors in Boston Calling extortion trial

A federal judge’s ruling could cause the US attorney’s office to drop the case.

// ‘I know I’m in trouble, I had sex with her’

Uber driver Ranjan Thapa, 26, was arraigned Monday on rape charges. Prosecutors say he raped an intoxicated female passenger.

Five women contend James Toback harassed and assaulted them at the Manhattan club between 1980 and 2012.

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Women say James Toback assaulted them at Harvard Club of New York

The five women are demanding an apology and answers from the club and the university.


// Ryan Donato sparkles in NHL debut, but Bruins fall

Cam Atkinson’s game-winner spoiled the former Harvard star’s one-goal, two-assist performance.


// Craig Kimbrel thanks Children’s ‘amazing’ doctors and nurses

The Red Sox closer opened up on his daughter’s recent health struggles.

// In Nahant, a seaside research center has turned into a bitter battleground

Residents say a Northeastern institute dedicated to protecting coastal communities would ruin the beauty of one of the town’s most cherished spots.

// City wants companies to stop self-driving car tests in Seaport

Boston-based Optimus Ride and nuTonomy have been testing their technology in the city under an agreement with local officials.

“I tell people I’m kind of like a headhunter for their love life,” says Jill Vandor, a matchmaker at Boston-based matchmaking service LunchDates.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

When Tinder and Cupid fail, matchmakers find their niche

Matchmakers get an influx of clients exasperated with the online dating world and looking for a more personal touch.

// ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ highlight Broadway In Boston’s 2018-19 season

Three of the season’s 11 shows will be presented in the reopened Colonial Theatre.

// ‘This man clearly was gay,’ says lawyer for Aaron Hernandez

The second installment of Oxygen’s two-part documentary about the former Patriots player looks at some of his relationships.

// What you need to know about changes to Mass. driving licenses

The RMV is going dark this weekend, and when it comes back, drivers will see big changes for renewing their licenses.

// Data storage beyond the clouds: Wasabi promises a super-secure system in space

In space, no one can steal your data.

// Jeff Bezos and the futuristic dog-robot from Boston Dynamics step out

The Amazon chief executive took a stroll with a futuristic version of man’s best friend.

Vote in round 2 of Munch Madness

The results are in from Round 1 of this year’s Munch Madness restaurant tournament bracket. Appropriately for New England, seafood dominated.

Debuting Love Letters: The Podcast

// A breakup: Is it an end, or is it a beginning?

In Season One, Meredith Goldstein explores this question through intimate stories of love and heartbreak and confessions from her own life.

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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Maggie Hassan

// Imagine a secretary of education who understands public education

Betsy DeVos does not understand that public education is a necessary foundation for a democracy.

Modeling’s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.


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// What will become of the man who helped build Theranos?

Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani is a virtual ghost — despite spending nearly seven years in the No. 2 position at the blood-testing startup.


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At the beginning of the maestro’s 50-year career, Levine ran what some young musicians considered a cult, allegedly making members take loyalty tests and engage in group sex.

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2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Scenes from the Paralympics taking place March 9-18 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 670 athletes with disabilities from around the world compete in 80 events in six different sports.


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