Trump disparages Hispanics, but Kochs woo them

Camila Gomez, 27, from Colombia taught one of the advanced English classes at The Libre Institute in Orlando this month.

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Koch brothers-funded groups want to prove that their key priority, the massive tax cut, should be popular with immigrants.

// State’s poorer school districts say they’ve had enough

Led by Brockton, the districts are considering suing state officials over how it distributes school aid.

The firing of Andrew McCabe

// McCabe turns Trump-related memos over to Mueller

The memos could help substantiate Andrew McCabe’s assertion that he was unfairly maligned by the White House.

// Could Seth Moulton save Andrew McCabe’s pension?

McCabe was fired days short of qualifying for retirement benefits. Being hired by Moulton’s congressional office could restore them.

Ferry loses power off Martha’s Vineyard

The Coast Guard responded to the ferry, which had 78 people aboard, officials said.

// Doomed Fla. bridge was deemed safe, despite a crack

In a meeting hours before the collapse, the engineering company “concluded there were no safety concerns.”

Watertown Deputy Fire Chief Tom McManus gave flowers to Maureen Toscano at the dedication of a plaque to her late husband, firefighter Joseph A. Toscano, at the corner of Merrifield and Bigelow avenues.

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A year later, Watertown honors fallen firefighter

A memorial was dedicated to Joseph Toscano, who died in 2017 while responding to a call.

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// The State House culture still needs to change

At the very moment significant reform on harassment and sexual misconduct on Beacon Hill was approved, an appalling scene was a reminder that more remains to be done.

Dick Friedman eyed the crane at work on One Dalton, the 742-foot tower he has developed in the Back Bay.

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This colorful Boston developer is enjoying his last [bleeping] hurrah

Dick Friedman‘s new tower at 1 Dalton St. is changing the city’s skyline.

// ‘They act like we’re all faking to get some money’

The NFL and ex-players reached a $1 billion court settlement last year. Some ex-Patriots believe they’ve been unfairly denied compensation.

Bruins 3, Lightning 0

// Bruins shut down Lightning

David Pastrnak scored his 28th goal and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves to record his third shutout of the season.


// ‘I wish they would leave it Yawkey Way,’ says former Red Sox star

Two stars of the 1967 Red Sox are in favor of keeping the name “Yawkey Way” on the street in front of Fenway Park.

// What’s the best way to get to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston?

Take public transportation or ride a bike, Boston police suggest.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren hosted a town hall Jan. 28 at Malden High School.

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Bella English

Getting involved, in the age of Trump

Citizen activism is on the rise in the suburbs, from teenagers to senior citizens, on issues from gun safety to immigration.

Senator Elizabeth Warren described the recently passed banking deregulation bill as “so dangerous.”


Stay ‘woke’ or we’ll have another financial crisis

It’s so easy to become complacent when times get better.

Spring Travel | Magazine

// How do two guys repair a friendship? Ping-Pong in Vienna

Unlike most tourists, I didn’t go to Austria for the history, the music, or the schnitzel.

// Sports psychologist says former Mass. Olympian defamed him

Steven Ungerleider says women’s hockey star Angela Ruggiero tried to silence him and discredit his attempts to address a sexual abuse crisis in US Olympic sports.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

AG Healey announces investigation into data firm used by Trump campaign

The attorney general launched a state probe into reports that a data firm employed by the Trump campaign improperly harvested information.

// International buffet or spelling contest? Latin middle schooler wins Boston bee

Sashimi. Chocolate. Chipotle. Pistachio. Those are some of the words Mira Yu spelled to earn a trip to Washington, D.C.


// A single moment, 50 years ago, that changed the course of a life

Paul Sheehan was a funeral director when he met Robert F. Kennedy on St. Patrick’s Day in 1968 and was propelled into a career in politics.

Munch Madness 2018: The top restaurants in Boston

A la March Madness, local restaurants are pitted against each other. Vote now to make sure your favorite place wins.

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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// How do you translate Trump into Kim’s Korean?

A former presidential interpreter explains what might happen when they meet.

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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// 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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