Celebrating their history and the future

Tuesday was a day to remember the contribution of Boston’s African-American residents.

The SS Peter Stuyvesant tilted on its side as a result of fierce winds during the Blizzard of 1978.

SS Stuyvesant, a casualty of the Blizzard of ’78, leaves its watery grave

The SS Stuyvesant, the ship/restaurant attached to Anthony’s Pier 4 that was sunk during the Blizzard of ‘78, is being removed.


When a black hole breaks all the rules

A distant black hole is allowing about 1,000 stars per year to form in its neighborhood at the center of the Phoenix cluster, vastly outpacing most other galaxies.

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Hospitals pressured to reject foreign students because of Trump policy

As many as 1,000 graduates may be unfairly penalized because of their country of origin, and Mass. could be hit particularly hard.

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19-year-old man is shot to death in Roxbury

The man was found in the area of Dudley and Albion streets and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Congressman Kennedy and others fear mass deportations

The immigration policies announced Tuesday clearly signaled that President Trump intends to deport immigrants in large numbers.

Wolf considering Democratic run for governor in 2018

The Cape Air executive, and former Democratic senator from Harwich, has not ruled out entering the race for governor.

Dorchester woman charged in death of her cousin

Brianna Smith is facing a charge of vehicular homicide in the death of Cusandra Webb, who police say was dragged for 75 feet by a vehicle that Smith was driving.

Trump administration working on transgender bathroom guidelines

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump has long held that such matters should be left to the states, not the federal government, to decide.

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Report: number of hate groups rose

The increase was driven by a surge in anti-Muslim groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Peabody murder victims Michael Greenlaw (left) and Jennifer O’Connor.

A look at the victims in the Peabody double slaying

Jennifer O’Connor, 40, and Mark Greenlaw, 37, were found dead at the Peabody home they shared over the weekend.

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City Council votes to make Newton a ‘welcoming city’ for immigrants

The proposal gives protection to all residents, regardless of their immigration status.

Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

Documenting Hate, a project that the Globe is partnering with ProPublica on.

Michael Hebb (center) was arraigned Tuesday morning in the Peabody double murder.

Second suspect sought in Peabody double slaying

Police released several photographs of Wes Doughty, and urged the public to alert them if anyone knows his whereabouts.

Milo Yiannopoulos addressed the media in New York City Tuesday, announcing his resignation from Breitbart after controversial comments he made in a video recently resurfaced.

Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart News after pedophilia comments

The conservative, polemical editor’s endorsement of pedophilia instigated outrage over the weekend.

Truck crashes on Commonwealth Avenue

A truck crashed into parked cars on Commonwealth Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Political Happy Hour: February 21, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Criminal justice bill unveiled | State gov’t retirees cash in | Pop-Tart pizza?!

So long, Pioneer Valley. Hello, ‘West Mass.’

The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau is making an effort to rebrand the Pioneer Valley with a new hipster name: West Mass.

Michael Hebb (left) and Wes Doughty.

What we know about the suspects in the Peabody slaying

A look at Michael Hebb and Wes Doughty, the two suspects named in the slaying of a couple in Peabody over the weekend.

Governor Charlie Baker will travel to Washington, D.C., this week to headline a fundraiser for his reelection campaign.

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Charlie Baker to fund-raise for reelection on DC trip

It won’t all be monotonous Medicaid reimbursement panel discussions when Governor Charlie Baker travels to Washington this week.

Local soldier died in Iraq Monday

Private First Class Brian Odiorne, 21, a Ware native, died in a non-combat incident, the Army said.

About three times as many anti-Muslim groups were counted in 2016 by the Southern Poverty Law Center as were identified in 2015.

Number of hate groups in US rose last year, report says

The increase was driven by a surge in anti-Muslim groups, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Driver who allegedly led police on high-speed chase pleads not guilty

Cary Guy, 24, is facing nine charges related to the chase and was ordered held on $75,000 bail.

Coast Guard rescues man from capsized boat in Bass River

At around 4 a.m., the man was located and pulled from the 37-degree water, the coast guard said.

Man allegedly murders Brockton man in his home

Michael Pircio was arrested after he allegedly fatally struck 29-year-old William James Porter in the head shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning in his 18 Menlo St. apartment in Brockton.

Four former employees of Milton Academy engaged in sexual misconduct with students decades ago, school officials disclosed Tuesday.

Milton Academy discloses sexual misconduct by former employees

Officials at the prestigious school disclosed the sexual misconduct involving the former employees after a nine-month investigation.

A screw protruded from a statue of Robert Gould Shaw where it was vandalized.

Police investigating damage to Shaw Memorial

A police spokeswoman said officials believe the statue was vandalized.

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, right, in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston earlier this month. Defense attorney Ronald Sullivan is at left.

Jury selection continues in Aaron Hernandez case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the double murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez.

Brockton man found guilty of murder, given life sentence

A jury deliberated for five hours and found that Franklin Kapaia was guilty of fatally shooting 32-year-old Eric Dillard 12 times on Mar. 6, 2013.

Is Donald Trump taking his cues from Alex Jones?

The conspiracy-theorizing nationalistic radio star is apparently taking on a new role as occasional information source and validator for the president.

Northampton police stop ‘high five’ program with students

Police said that some people worried that students of color and undocumented children “might respond negatively” to the effort.

Rich Wilson, aboard his Imoca 60 monohull Great America IV, arrived in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France, after sailing around the world.

Boston sailor completes solo voyage around the world

It took Rich Wilson 107 days and 48 minutes to circumnavigate the globe, making him the fastest American sailor to complete the nonstop solo trip.

Ice covered the Duck Pond in the Boston Public Garden Tuesday.

Spring-like temperatures on tap for this week

Starting Wednesday, above normal temperatures are expected to settle into Boston for a few days.

Boston, MA - 2/21/2017 - Margie Klein and Ric Henry(R) of Massachusetts Communities Action Network hold up protest signs during a news conference to announce the state's criminal justice system's review findings at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, MA, February 21, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Mass. officials unveil plan to prevent people from returning to jail

The bipartisan package highlighted a debate over where to draw the line between protecting public safety and helping fewer people end up behind bars.

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Fast Forward: Congress faces constituent wrath, remembering Erma Bombeck

Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up today.

Former Gloucester police Chief Leonard Campanello.

‘Angel’ opioid initiative thrives despite exit of Gloucester police chief

The concept of help rather than handcuffs has now been adopted by 200 police agencies in 28 states.

Owen Labrie was led out of court after a May 2016 appearance.

Hearing on Owen Labrie’s quest for a new trial set for Tuesday

Labrie was convicted in 2015 of several misdemeanor counts, but acquitted of raping a classmate at St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2017. There are 313 days left in the year.

Fight at Chuck E. Cheese’s in Everett ends in injury

The incident is the second physical altercation to break out in the last three months at the Gateway Center location.

Boston School Committee Chairman Michael O’Neill is pushing later start times for high school students. Photo by Bill Brett for boston.com

Boston eyes later start times for high schools

The city is wading into the contentious debate about whether high school students should start classes later in the morning.

Harvard Divinity School intern Kristofer Rhude, left, and Pastor Kathleen Reed of the University Lutheran Church in Harvard Square inside one of the sanctuary space rooms reserved for undocumented people.

Congregations in Mass. preparing to shelter immigrants

Some Massachusetts churches and synagogues are preparing to join a national movement to offer shelter to immigrants in danger of being deported.

Frias Radhame, 76, a tuberculosis patient at Lynn Community Health Center, consulted Dr. Hanna H. Haptu.

Lynn clinic works to bring tuberculosis out of hiding

A Lynn health center aims to find people with latent tuberculosis and treat them before they get sick.

Tweet of the day

“Have you noticed the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment memorial outside of the State House? — @marty_walsh (Mayor Martin J. Walsh), part of a series of tweets as the city recognizes #BlackHistoryMonth

Time Machine: New data from the Arctic

Feb. 21, 1989: The Globe reports that new data from the Arctic, indicating that northern polar regions may be significantly more vulnerable to ozone destruction than previously thought, has immediate implications for New England.

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Would feisty kiwis embrace an Ambassador Scott Brown?

The former senator may be in line to be US ambassador to New Zealand.

(POOL PHOTO)Brighton, MA., 02/03/16, Tina Cellucci, wife of the severely injured Kevin Cellucci of Dorchester, speaks to her disabled husband in the courtroon. NIKOLAS PAPADOPOULOS (D.O.B. 4/8/95) was sentenced following his conviction for negligent operation of a motor vehicle in a Sept. 6, 2013, collision on the Arborway that left one victim unable to speak or move on his own, another victim paralyzed from the waist down, and several others with less serious injuries. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Father who was severely injured in 2013 Arborway crash dies

In 2013, a driver crossed the center line, rolled over and collided with the pick-up truck that Kevin Cellucci was driving.

Lawyers’ committee blasts BPD on lack of diversity, drug tests

The group called on Boston to reverse course and to embrace measures that will help diversify its police force.

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A doctor experiences pain, and it’s a window toward empathy

The opioid epidemic has led to what Dr. Paul Konowitz believes is a well-intentioned but misguided change in prescribing pain medication.

Want to avoid Trump’s businesses? There’s a browser extension for that.

A local startup is giving buyers the option to shop somewhere else, and send a message to the companies to ditch goods tied to President Trump.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

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One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.