City seeks private partner to rebuild former Bromley-Heath complex

There is no federal money to repair or rebuild the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. So housing officials are seeking proposals from private developers.

23bermuda - Former Premier and founder of Bermuda Healthcare Services Dr. Ewart Brown held a press conference on June 16, 2016, to address the arrest of Dr. Mahesh Reddy. Dr. Reddy had his home raided by police officers based on a suspicion that he had been overusing MRI and CT scanners. (Bernews)

Former Bermuda premier defends his ties to Lahey

Dr. Ewart Brown said he helped Burlington-based Lahey Hospital and Medical Center bring sophisticated health care to the British territory.

Felix D. Arroyo was suspended pending an investigation of the probate registry.

Suffolk probate registry increased diversity under Arroyo

The increase in black and Latino workers seems to bolster Felix D. Arroyo’s claim that he pushed for a more multicultural staff before he was suspended earlier this month.

Owen Labrie, 21, listens to testimony during day two of an evidentiary hearing on whether he will be granted a retrial at Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord, N.H., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. An attorney arguing that Labrie, a New Hampshire prep school graduate, received ineffective counsel during his sexual assault trial says she failed him. (Elizabeth Frantz/The Concord Monitor via AP, Pool)

N.H. judge hears arguments on effectiveness of Owen Labrie’s defense

Jaye Rancourt, who served as local counsel to the out-of-state defense team, said that she was virtually shut out of the case.

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Man wanted in Peabody double homicide committed carjacking, remains at large

A suspect in a brutal double-homicide in Peabody is believed to have carjacked a male driver in Middleton on Wednesday night.

Jury selection resumes in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

The case adjourned Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court with nine out of 16 jurors selected.

Trump’s former Miss Massachusetts wants to practice immigration law

During the last presidential campaign, she said she had an “epiphany” that immigration law might be her calling given her own family’s story from Jamaica.

Police investigate multiple shootings in Roxbury

The shootings occurred about an hour apart on Dudley Street and Shawmut Avenue and Albion Street.

Mass. transgender advocates criticize Trump’s gender ID policy

The decision, an activist said, sends a message that transgender individuals “are not as important and their lives will not be protected.”

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

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.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2017. There are 311 days left in the year.

Time machine

Feb. 23, 1874: The Globe reports that there were 143 deaths in Boston the previous week, including 73 men and 70 women; 43 people “of American parentage” and 22 victims of consumption.

Dartmoith , Massachusetts 05/02/20 Umass Dartmouth campus scenes . ( Jonathan.Wiggs )Topic:Section:Reporter: Topic: Reporter:

Three finalists tapped as candidates to lead UMass Dartmouth

UMass President Martin T. Meehan will pick one of them to recommend to the Board of Trustees.

Roxanne Quimby, the founder of Burt's Bees, through her foundation, donated 87,000 acres to the federal government for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine's North Woods.

Paul LePage asks Trump to return national monument in Maine to private ownership

Maine’s governor said he’s hopeful Trump will heed opponents of the monument in Maine’s Second Congressional District.

Man arraigned in connection with explosive device found in Maynard

William O’Neil will be held for allegedly placing an explosive device on the porch of a house in Maynard Monday.

22stathomepathy - Blaine Talbott in his home in Colorado Springs. (Kirsten Leah Bitzer for the Boston Globe)


Homeopathic remedies harmed hundreds of babies, families say

A homeopathic remedy for teething babies that was linked to harmful, even deadly, reactions put a focus on such products.

Boston, MA - 2/21/2017 - Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker speaks 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)

Massachusetts tops in Advanced Placement scores

For the first time, Massachusetts ranked first in the nation in results, with 31 percent of the high school students scoring 3 or higher on the exam.

Tweet of the day

“Happy birthday to #GeorgeWashington! In 1796, #GilbertStuart painted this famous portrait, which became the source for the US $1 bill.’’ — @mfaboston (Museum of Fine Arts)

Political Happy Hour: February 22, 2017

Political Happy Hour: LIVE with Seth Moulton! | Live free and concealed carry | New planets probably don’t have anywhere as nice as Massachusetts

23slaying - Justin Depina. (family handout)

Family mourns slain Dorchester teenager

“He was a good kid. He was kind. . . . He wasn’t violent.”

Clerk held at gunpoint during Quincy armed robbery

Quincy police are searching for two men who allegedly robbed a gas station clerk at gunpoint.

This artist’s concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like.

7 Earth-sized planets discovered — just a mere 40 light years away

NASA said the discovery may help to answer the question, “Are we alone?”

Whalom Park ‘Rocketship’ for sale

For $5,500, you could own a piece of Massachusetts history.

Table: Restaurants that earned no worse than an ‘A’

This chart shows Boston restaurants that earned no worse than an ‘A’ letter grade on recent food safety inspections conducted by city officials.

Table: Restaurants that earned no worse than a ‘B’

This chart shows Boston restaurants that earned no worse than a ‘B’ letter grade on recent food safety inspections conducted by city officials.

Table: Restaurants that earned a ‘C’

This chart shows Boston restaurants that earned a ‘C’ letter grade on at least one recent food safety inspection conducted by city officials.

Boston has graded over 1,000 restaurants. Here are results.

Boston recently started grading restaurants based on food safety inspections. How did your favorite spots fare?

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu spoke to legislators at the State House in Concord, N.H., in February.

N.H. residents no longer need a license to carry concealed loaded guns

The previous law gave police chiefs and local officials the discretion to decide if someone was “suitable” to carry a gun concealed.

City looking into complaint of racially offensive language by parking officer

The city promised “appropriate action” once an internal review is concluded.

Transit Police released a photo of a suspect they are looking to identify.

Police seek man who allegedly made sexual comments to young girl

The suspect is believed to have gotten off the outbound train around 4 p.m. at Community College station in Charlestown.

A passerby walked on a foot bridge under the Zakim Bridge in Cambridge Wednesday.

Dave Epstein

It will be in the 60s today. What happened to winter?

Something not very wintry has been going on this month to our west and south and it’s about to make a push into Southern New England.

Woman dies after Tuesday crash on I-495

State Police said Maribel Tamayo died at the scene in Bellingham. She was the only person in the car.

Today is National Margarita Day.

Fast Forward: The Sox go to the movies and it’s margarita day

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

Aaron Hernandez may call Belichick to testify

Patriots coach Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels appeared on a list of possible defense witnesses.

Boston, MA - 02/07/17 - Police waited in the snow as fans line the route for the Patriots' 2017 Superbowl victory parade along Boylston Street in Boston. New England Patriots Super Bowl Parade 2017 boston globe staff (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (various) Topic: (08paradepic)

How diverse are the Boston Police Department’s specialized units? They won’t say

Police officials say releasing racial and gender information about specialized units would reveal deployment numbers, risk officer safety.

At Harvard, Jesse Jackson criticizes lack of diversity

The former presidential candidate questioned why no blacks or minorities manage the university’s $36 billion endowment.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2017. There are 312 days left in the year.


Feb. 22, 2017

Pedestrian is seriously injured after being struck by vehicle in Roxbury

The victim was struck near Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard at about 7:30 p.m.

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.

Boston, MA -- 2/21/2017 - Congressman Joe Kennedy III speaks during a rally with workers and advocates at a Downtown Crossing event intended to,

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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.

Dan Wolf ran for governor in the last cycle.

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.

Report: number of hate groups rose

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

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.

Boston, MA - 2/21/2017 - Lois Epps, 87, dances with Tracy Litthcut(L), 54, during the 4th annual Black History Month Senior Celebration at Prince Hall in Boston, MA, February 21, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Celebrating their history and the future

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

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.

Newton, MA: 02-21-2017: Participants in a rally calling for the Newton City Council to make Newton a

City measure makes Newton a sanctuary for immigrants

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


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.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

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’

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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