MBTA wants to take an ax to retirement benefits

With contract negotiations looming, the T has repeatedly said the pension fund is on unstable footing.

The Serenity complex on South Huntington Avenue has 24 units for short-term leases.

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Short-term rentals playing havoc with city housing market

A growing demand for corporate housing is raising concerns that other renters are getting crowded out.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_26bellabond1_MET.jpg Argument breaks out at Deer Island vigil for Bella Bond

One woman accused Michael McCarthy’s friend, present at the vigil, of being complicit in the toddler’s death.

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A fisherman found a kayak floating with no one on board around 4 a.m. Monday and the Coast Guard has initiated a search for a possible missing person.

Alex Beam

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Alex_Beam_150px%20(1)-3743.png Grading Harvard president Drew Faust

The world is so far commemorating Faust’s unremarkable 10-year tenure with silence.

Who put the ‘M-E-N’ in selectmen?

It was a seemingly common sense suggestion: Maybe it’s time to rethink what a town calls its top governing body. Then the debate started in Wakefield.

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There’s a pretty big catch to the deal, though.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/kasich150-2285.jpg An impassioned John Kasich says neither party cares about poor people

“I don’t think either party particularly cares about helping poor people,” the Ohio governor said as he discussed the Senate’s health care plan.

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Opposition continued to build outside Congress, and two GOP senators questioned whether the bill would be approved this week.

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There’s a right way, and a wrong way, to run meetings with millennials

If you want to keep the twenty-somethings engaged in your conference room, listen first and talk last.

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A window was being renovated at the Monson General Store earlier this month.

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Could artists revive a fading Maine town?

The bitter divorce of a microchip millionaire decades ago may be the best thing that ever happened to Monson.

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The late-night host said lawyers told him to not address claims made by Murray Energy.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_26dalailama-1_metro.jpg Followers soak up Dalai Lama’s ‘profound wisdom’

The spiritual leader’s speech, delivered entirely in Tibetan, was geared toward Tibetans continuing to practice Buddhism.

Celtics coverage

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_nets_trade.jpg For Celtics, the Nets trade is a gift that keeps on giving

So far, the blockbuster trade has landed three players in Boston, with two more to come.


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The Celtics will wait until after next season before making a big, big deal.

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15 ways Harry Potter has changed culture since the first book was published 20 years ago

On June 26, 1997, Bloomsbury Children’s Books published a book by an unknown single mother from Edinburgh. And it took off.

The Trump presidency

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“I call her Pocahontas, and that’s an insult to Pocahontas,” the president said during a Fox interview.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/spicer150-2281.jpg Sean Spicer says he doesn’t face reporters on TV because it would distract from Trump

‘‘I think some of these reporters are more interested in their YouTube clips than they are in factual news,’’ the White House press secretary said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/ride150-4971.jpg Video shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch her

A teenage girl escaped serious injury Saturday evening after falling 25 feet from an amusement park ride in upstate New York.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/edelman150-14246.jpg Julian Edelman among those featured in ESPN’s Body Issue

New England Patriots star Julian Edelman will strip down for ESPN’s annual Body Issue.

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The University of Delaware says it will not rehire adjunct professor Katherine Dettwyler.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Off%20the%20Charts.jpg How a text message can mean the difference between sickness and health

I’ve learned firsthand that a simple text message can bridge patient care in and out of the hospital.