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.

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.

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.

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.

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7 Earth-sized planets found — just 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.

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

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

Man arrested in connection with explosive device found in Maynard

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

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

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.

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

Patriots coach Bill Belichick could be called to testify in upcoming Aaron Hernandez murder trial

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

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

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Hospitals feel pressure to reject students over 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.

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 trying to rebrand the Pioneer Valley as 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.


Ex-teacher molested pupils, Milton Academy says

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.


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.