Baker seeks to end film credit, boost working families

Governor Charlie Baker calls for phasing out the state’s film tax credit.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Governor Baker’s proposed budget would kill a controversial tax credit and expand one for low-income workers.

// State officials wary about early retirements

A top legislative leader and a top union official expressed apprehension about Governor Charlie Baker’s plan.

// Meehan seen as contender in hunt for UMass chief

A committee searching for the next university system leader appears to want someone with all the skills of Martin Meehan.

// John Kerry’s Iran diplomacy in cross hairs of partisan battle

The secretary of state will have much on the line when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to Congress.

Bill O’Reilly (left) and Chet Curtis on WCVB, Channel 5, in 1986.


Bill O’Reilly’s Falklands stories led to Boston TV job

O’Reilly’s reporting from Buenos Aires, which has been challenged by critics, landed him a job at Channel 7 in 1982.

// Keolis asks MBTA to waive fines for late trains

The commuter rail operator is trying to avoid more than $430,000 in fines, citing a “severe weather” clause.

// Walsh pushes hike in fees for failing to shovel snow

Mayor Walsh wants to increase the maximum fine for Boston snow scofflaws to $1,500, a jump from the current maximum of $300.

Last-minute lobbying for school superintendent post

Parents, activists, and business leaders are aggressively lobbying Mayor Walsh and the School Committee to support their picks.

The Revis situation is reminiscent of Randy Moss.

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Don’t be surprised if Patriots lose Revis, McCourty

Someone is going to have to blink, and in Foxborough it’s usually the guys wearing the helmets who cave.

Ben Volin | On football

// Patriots still have time with Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty

Patriots coach Bill Belichick knows what he’s doing in regards to his elite cornerback and elite free safety.


// Moves show Peter Chiarelli believes in his Bruins

The Bruins GM didn’t do major surgery on the roster because he likes his chances in the playoffs.


Closing in on the truth in tangled Tsarnaev case

Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have died in a hail of fire, but he will be a proxy defendant alongside his little brother.

// Broadway in Boston announces 2015-16 season

The season is full of Tony Award-winning shows, and opens with the return of the musical comedy “The Book of Mormon”

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

// Walmart hike offers hope for lower-paid

A year or so from now, we’ll look back and say that Congress didn’t raise the federal minimum wage above $7.25 per hour. Walmart effectively did.

Rhonda Kallman and her dog Sandy, at the Boston Harbor Distillery, which is under construction in a Civil War-era complex in Dorchester.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Spirits rising in a new Dorchester distillery

With artisanal products booming, entrepreneur Rhonda Kallman is moving from beer to whiskey.

// Cambridge hardware store ran out of family to run it

There’s no sign to remind us, but Masse Hardware’s motto — “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it” — lives on.

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Documenting one family’s home birth experience

For Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported.