UMass Boston was warned of financial crisis years earlier

The campus this year finds itself in a situation much like it was warned about, with a deficit estimated at up to $30 million by July.

The Trump administration

Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, spoke about health care on March 7.

Susan Walsh/Associated Press

House lacks votes for ‘do-or-die’ health care bill

President Trump and Paul Ryan’s efforts to shore up support appeared to fall short, casting Thursday’s vote into doubt.

London attack

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Police boats patrol outside the Houses of Parliament after a terrorist attack on March 22, 2017 in London, England. Four people including a police officer and his attacker have been killed in two related incidents outside the Houses of Parliament and on Westminster Bridge in what Scotland Yard are treating as a terrorist incident. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

7 arrests made in connection with London attack

Officials believe the attacker who killed four people including a police officer outside Parliament was “inspired by international terrorism.”

// Donald Trump Jr. criticizes London mayor after deadly attack

It’s an online custom to react to tragic stories with messages like “thoughts and prayers.” But that doesn’t appear to be Donald Trump Jr.’s style.


Boston University freshman Nicholas Fuentes has a nightly Web video show titled “America First.”

Craig F. Walker/Globe staff

The kids are far right

President Trump’s unlikely rise to power has fueled a new sect of young conservatives vying to become players in a quickly evolving right-wing media landscape.


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// Internet censorship, Hollywood style

You would think the First Amendment is a bulletproof defense against censorship of the Internet.

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02/23/2017 BOSTON, MA Mason Dunn (cq) of the Mass Transgender Political Coalition, spoke during a rally to support trans students held at Post Office Square in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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LGBT community top target for hate acts in Boston

Hateful acts against members of the LGBT community constituted about one-third of the city’s 275 reported hate crimes in 2016.

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Boston, MA - 3/22/2017 - Barry Cadden leaves the Moakley United States Court in Boston, MA, March 22, 2017. The former co-owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was convicted Wednesday of racketeering and other charges in the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more nationwide. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

NECC co-owner convicted in meningitis outbreak

A jury found Barry Cadden guilty of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, but refused to hold him directly responsible for the deaths.

// State trooper dies while exercising off-duty in Framingham

At least 20 police cruisers escorted the trooper’s body from the hospital to the medical examiner Wednesday evening.

// State changes gears on Middleborough commuter rail plan

The Mass. Department of Transportation has advanced plans to extend the Middleborough commuter rail line to New Bedford, Fall River, and Taunton by 2024.


Opinion | Paul Grogan

// A tight labor market is a terrible thing to waste

Greater Boston’s low unemployment rate has created an opportunity to lower income inequality.

Yvonne Abraham

// The invisibility of the poor and fameless

Because Aaron Hernandez was rich and famous, we can’t get enough of this case.



TV Critic’s Corner

Ru, awakening

Upgraded to VH1 and entering its ninth season, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has legs.

Art Review

// American history in black and white

Kara Walker, at UMass-Amherst’s Museum of Contemporary Art, confronts race head on.



// Celtics race past Pacers, now just one game behind Cavs

The Celtics are eying the top spot in the East after the Cavs’ lost to Denver.

Munch Madness

// Bring on Round 2!

The field has been narrowed to 32. Vote in our March Madness-style bracket to pick the most universally loved local place to eat.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Eve Bridburg

// How creative writing makes you a better person

Losing National Endowment of the Arts funding could be dire for the art of reading and writing.


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// Star surgeon is scrutinized on concurrent procedures

New York authorities are probing how a famed prostate specialist manages his vast patient load.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// For insect detectives, the trickiest cases involve bugs that aren’t really there

People with delusional parasitosis believe they need help not from a psychiatrist but from an insect specialist.