Trial canceled in Boston Calling case


The upcoming trial of two City Hall officials was canceled after federal prosecutors conceded their evidence was unlikely to meet the judge’s standard for conviction.

// After scandals, State Police need to restore accountability, legal specialists say

The scandals speak to an organization suffering from a breakdown of professional culture and accountability, police and legal specialists say.

Yvonne Abraham

// Trump bends the national opioid tragedy to bigotry

The president took a rolling tragedy in this country, one that killed 64,000 people last year, and bent it to his hateful world view.

// White House job requirement: signing a nondisclosure agreement

The White House counsel drew up a broad document barring White House officials from publicly disclosing what they heard and saw at work.

Cranberries went from a conveyor belt into a truck in Carver last fall.

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Trump tariffs could backfire on Mass. cranberry growers

The Bay State’s top agricultural food crop could now face a 25 percent tariff on exports to Europe.

// Zuckerberg admits mistakes, says Facebook will protect user data

“This was a major breach of trust, and I’m really sorry that this happened,” he said in a rare live interview on CNN Wednesday night.

Lexington nursing home to close

Excel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Lexington received state approval last week to shut down in May, and to lay off 110 employees. It is the latest in a string of nursing home closures across the region in recent months.

// 70-year-old man arrested with assault rifle, 350 rounds in Dorchester

“There is no need for any citizen in the city of Boston to be carrying high powered weapons of this kind,” police Commissioner William Evans said.

// Unconscious man robbed and left to die on MBTA platform

A man allegedly spent a half-hour rummaging through an unconscious man’s belongings before leaving him to die alone at Downtown Crossing station Wednesday.

A pedestrian walked down Charles Street in Boston on Wednesday as the city prepared for its fourth storm this month.


Storm warnings reduced as system fights to move north

Boston is expected to get 3 to 4 inches, while the southeastern part of the state is expected to get hit the hardest, with Foxborough seeing between 4 and 6 inches of snow.

Boston, MA., 03/21/18, Footprints have formed in the salt on the pavement on the Boston Common as a fourth storm approaches Boston this month. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

David Epstein

The nor’easter is moving in now, but the impact of the storm is still up in the air

The midweek nor’easter won’t get underway in earnest until overnight Wednesday.

// These maps show how much snow Massachusetts could get

From how long the storm is expected to last to how much snow the state could receive, here’s a look — in maps — at what to expect.

// List of Boston-area school closures for Thursday

As yet another nor’easter hits Massachusetts Wednesday night, some schools in the region have announced closures for Thursday.

Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a chief resident in general surgery at Mass. General Hospital, has a 2-year-old daughter and is pregnant with her second child.

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Long hours, short leaves force moms to reconsider jobs as surgeons, new survey says

Thirty-nine percent who became mothers strongly considered leaving their training programs, according to the survey by a Brigham and Women’s researcher.

// Will Real ID make the RMV slow again?

The new IDs can only be obtained in person, meaning foot traffic is probably about to pick up.

// Police: Recording found on Austin bombing suspect’s phone considered ‘confession’

Mark Anthony Conditt’s motive remained a mystery. Conditt was an unemployed college dropout.

// Student found dead in Mexico City ‘enriched our lives,’ his family says

Authorities have released few details about the death of Andrew Michael Dorogi, the Amherst College football player who died just days before his 22nd birthday.

Christopher Muther

// Boston’s newest hotel dares you to go bare

The Alise Boston offers guests “the naked experience." It’s not as salacious as it sounds.

// Frank Avruch, former ‘Bozo the Clown,’ dies at 89

“Our dad loved the children of all ages who remembered being on his show and was always grateful for their kind words,” Avruch’s family said in a statement to WCVB.


// Is Aubrey O’Day the reason Donald Trump Jr. is getting divorced?

The president’s son and O’Day may have had an affair after she was on “Celebrity Apprentice”

Debuting Love Letters: The Podcast


// The Love Letters podcast: How to get over an ex

Is rebound sex empowering, or does it leave you feeling lonelier? Meredith Goldstein investigates.

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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.

Opinion & Ideas


// Sex, money, and the Nashville blues

Sex and money quickly brought down Nashville Mayor Megan Barry. For male politicians, it’s been a slightly different story.

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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// In Boston, the anxious launch of a gene therapy with a record price

Luxturna is a gene therapy for a rare, inherited retina disease that carries a list price of $850,000.

Real Estate

Our picks: What $400,000 will buy you in Greater Boston

Looking to spend about $400,000 on a house in Greater Boston? We found five properties — condos in Newton, Marblehead, Mattapan, and Swampscott and a Cape in Framingham — around that price point. Check them out: 49 Grove St.

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// Inside the ‘cult’ that catapulted conductor James Levine’s career

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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