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Tom Brady gives much to Best Buddies, but has taken millions for his own charitable trust

Tom Brady’s relationship with Best Buddies has changed in recent years. The organization has become a major source of funding for Brady’s own charitable goals.

The star’s relationship with Best Buddies International has changed in recent years.

 

Jury felt a heavy burden in Aaron Hernandez case

Many jurors were unaware that Aaron Hernandez was already serving a life sentence and knew little about the former Patriots tight end, the jury forewoman Lindsey Stringer said.

The jurors who acquitted Aaron Hernandez wrestled with the credibility of the trial’s key witness and felt prosecutors did not meet the burden of proof.

 

UMass Boston’s biggest challenge? Its own ‘Big Dig’

The underground garage, which is the foundation for several buildings on campus, was closed after the structure was determined to be dangerously unstable.

A dangerously unstable parking garage, dating to the 1970s, sits beneath many buildings and the university’s central plaza.

 

25 years later, the fallout from a Boston murder remains

Debra Sarjeant, the wife of murder victim Charleston Sarjeant, placed flowers on her husband's casket at Oak Lawn Cemetery as their three children looked on.

Even in the blood-soaked early ’90s, Charleston Sarjeant’s beating stood out for its shocking pointlessness.

 
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The Nation

 

In House of Murdoch, sons set about an elaborate overhaul

James Murdoch, 44, (left) and his brother Lachlan, 45, are determined to rid the company of its roguish, old-guard internal culture tolerated by father Rupert, 86.

James and Lachlan Murdoch are working to make the empire their own.

 

fact check

When President Trump takes credit and assigns blame

President Trump, pausing at the West Wing on Friday, has claimed unprecedented achievements in his first 100 days.

Trump’s style consistently put him at odds with history.

 

The retirement party is over: Obama is returning to public life

Former president Barack Obama spent  weeks in French Polynesia — including time on the yacht of movie mogul David Geffen along with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, and Oprah Winfrey.

Barack Obama’s extended post-presidential vacation is about to end, and he’ll be in Boston in May.

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The World

 

As the French go to the polls, uncertainty is the only sure bet

A woman signed the register after voting in the presidential election, on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.

Citizens will pick the next president Sunday in the country’s closest race in memory.

 

140 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Afghan base, official says

It’s the single deadliest known attack on an Afghan military base in the course of the long war.

 

THE WORLD TODAY

3 killed when missiles strike hospital in rebel-held Syria

The underground facility in Abdin village, in Idlib, is now out of service, according to a human rights organization.

 
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Editorial & Opinion

 

Editorial

The anti-gay purge in Chechnya must be stopped

Protesters in Paris rallied last week to denounce the anti-gay campaign launched in the Russian province of Chechnya.

Homophobia in Russia isn’t just rampant; it’s the law.

 

Renée Graham

Aaron Hernandez’s guilt doesn’t die with him

The family of Odin Lloyd reacted during Aaron Hernandez’s June 2013 arraignment in Attleboro.

Massachusetts is one of several states with a centuries-old legal principle called “abatement ab initio.”

 

Opinion | Mike Ross

Outsider praise makes a neighborhood hip

Boston, MA- March 01, 2017: Joe Sugar, a partner at the Boston Harbor Shipyard tours building 23/33 in East Boston, MA on March 01, 2017.The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) plans to renovate the condemned former copper pipe shop at the Boston Harbor Shipyard.(Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: metro reporter:

These places were great long before they were “discovered.”

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Metro

 

Jury felt a heavy burden in Aaron Hernandez case

Many jurors were unaware that Aaron Hernandez was already serving a life sentence and knew little about the former Patriots tight end, the jury forewoman Lindsey Stringer said.

The jurors who acquitted Aaron Hernandez wrestled with the credibility of the trial’s key witness and felt prosecutors did not meet the burden of proof.

 

UMass Boston’s biggest challenge? Its own ‘Big Dig’

The underground garage, which is the foundation for several buildings on campus, was closed after the structure was determined to be dangerously unstable.

A dangerously unstable parking garage, dating to the 1970s, sits beneath many buildings and the university’s central plaza.

 

25 years later, the fallout from a Boston murder remains

Debra Sarjeant, the wife of murder victim Charleston Sarjeant, placed flowers on her husband's casket at Oak Lawn Cemetery as their three children looked on.

Even in the blood-soaked early ’90s, Charleston Sarjeant’s beating stood out for its shocking pointlessness.

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Business & Tech

 

Biotechs take lead in a new push against neurological disorders

From left, Sage Therapeutics’ Amy Schacterle, Al Robichaud, chief executive Jeff Jonas, Chris Silber, and Frank Salituro posed for a portrait at their Cambridge office.

Local biotechs are developing drugs for neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases.

 

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

How can they help you? By making a call to customer service painless

Boston-based GetHuman offers a concierge service: an employee will do your customer service interactions for you. This conversation involved scheduling a National Grid appointment.

Boston-area companies are using “smart” software to help customers and companies more easily connect.

 

Talking Points

The week’s top business stories

Partners HealthCare and Care New England Health System said Wednesday that they have signed a letter of intent to exclusively negotiate a deal.

Partners HealthCare looks to expand in Rhode Island, and other news.

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Sports

 

Tom Brady gives much to Best Buddies, but has taken millions for his own charitable trust

Tom Brady’s relationship with Best Buddies has changed in recent years. The organization has become a major source of funding for Brady’s own charitable goals.

The star’s relationship with Best Buddies International has changed in recent years.

 

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

The Garden won’t go dark for the Celtics or Bruins

Chicago IL 4/21/17 Boston Celtics Avery Bradley rips down a defensive rebound in front of Chicago Bulls Jimmy Butler during first half action of game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at the United Center. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Boston sports fans endured a rough bunch of days in the hours leading up to Friday’s wins.

 

ORIOLES 4, RED SOX 2

No retaliation, and no win for the Red Sox

Jackie Bradley Jr. drilled a two-run home run in the third inning to give the Red Sox an early lead.

Manny Machado had four peaceful at-bats a night after his hard slide into second base knocked Dustin Pedroia out of the game.

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Ideas

 

Ideas | Nicholas Carr

How tech created a global village — and put us at each other’s throats

Mark Zuckerberg during the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S7 in Barcelona.

We live in a time defined not by concord, but by conflict.

 

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

The genius of Trumpism

Supporters of President Donald Trump Tristan Pitera, left, and Jesse Michaelson of Sound Beach, N.Y., take part in a March 4 Trump rally on Fifth Avenue near Trump tower, Saturday, March 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

You start with a big personality and a big moment, and you go from there.

 

Ideas | Mark Peters

‘Supervillain’ is an irresistibly evil label

Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk talks about Tesla's new battery swapping program in Hawthorne, California in this June 20, 2013, file photo. NASA had hoped to turn over maintenance of a mothballed shuttle launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida pad by October 1, saving itself millions of dollars. Instead, a battle for control of the pad between technology entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos has spurred a government probe and Congressional protests, even before NASA chooses a partner. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)

Supervillain-spotting is propelled by the exaggeration-prone, hyberbolic, clickbaity world of the Internet.

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Obituaries

 

Barkley L. Hendricks, 72, portraitist of a new black pride

Mr. Hendricks taught in the art department at Connecticut College for decades.

The painter gave new representation to ordinary black men and women, memorializing them in portraits that echoed the grand manner of the old masters.

 

Magdalena Abakanowicz, 86, sculptor of brooding forms

Magdalena Abakanowicz stands amid her cast-iron human figures as they were installed in Chicago’s Grant Park in 2006.

Ms. Abakanowicz transformed sisal and burlap into brooding forms that evoked the weight of political oppression.

 

Lorraine Pearce, 82, first White House curator

Ms. Pearce, a decorative-arts historian, was hired by then-first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

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Sunday Arts

 

music review

Carissa Johnson sets Rock & Roll Rumble ablaze

Hey Zeus combined a tight metal sound with a dose of kitsch.

A fire alarm interupted the set of this year’s eventual winner, who prevailed over Hey Zeus and the Rupert Selection.

 

Moment has arrived for Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’

The timing is fortuitous for the TV adaptation of the author’s fantasy novel — what he calls “a big, mad drama about America.”

 

My Instagram

An Instagrammer goes back to film, slowing down his process and observations

Jake Belcher, 35, has shown his digital photo abilities as a freelance photojournalist and a portrait photographer.

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Travel

 

5 ways to explore Burlington, Vt.

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington.

In Burlington, even when it seems like nothing’s happening, something’s happening.

 

When are some of the area’s best clam shacks and ice cream stands opening?

Rococo Artisan Ice Cream

Here is the skinny on some clam shacks, ice cream shops, and more.

 

Here, there, and everywhere: Seaside camping in Kennebunkport

Seaside camping just got a retro-chic upgrade at Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport.

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Real Estate

 

Should home sellers stash their pot plants before the open house?

The answer depends on whom you ask and isn’t as (um) cut and dried as you might think.

 

What is it like to live in Stoughton?

Standout community events include the annual Easter egg hunt, the Stoughton Day parade in June, the Fourth of July parade and fireworks display, and the Tiny House Festival in September.

 

HOME OF THE WEEK

Developer’s house in Milton hits market with inspired take on open floor plan

Milton, Ma., 04/11/17, This is the rear of the house. The Home of the Week is a large contemporary with 6,800 square feet at 120 Governor Stoughton Lane. Globe staff/Suzanne Kreiter

The first floor is not a series of rooms, but a collection of spaces connected by hallways and plates of glass framed by wood casements.

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Magazine

 

Globe Magazine

We know this sounds crazy, but GE could help fix our unfair tax code

Bernie Sanders and others have scolded the company for (legally) paying no taxes. Here’s how the Boston newcomer could emerge a hero.

 

Globe Magazine

In the ring with Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes, lawyer and top-ranked welterweight

The Marshfield resident trained in the aftermath of a family tragedy and went eight rounds against a tough opponent this month.

 

Perspective | Magazine

There’s a simple solution to preventing fiascoes like United’s, says kayak.com’s cofounder

Travelers walk through the United Airlines terminal at O'Hare International Airport on April 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. United Airlines has been criticized in recent days after airport police officers physically removed passenger Dr. David Dao from his seat and dragged him off the airplane, after he was requested to give up his seat for United Airline crew members on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky Sunday night. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTTJOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images

Paul English offers his take on the airline’s recent customer service fiasco.

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Globe North

 

NEWBURYPORT

Why the love for ‘Wimpy Kids?’ Author tells all

Greg Heffley will open this year’s Newburyport Literary Festival, which brings the best and brightest to the Port City.

 

I have to pay WHAT for that car?

Boxford Ma 04/11/2017 Masconomet students Timothy Puglisi (cq) left and Benjamin Dindo (cq) right were part of several hundred high school students who took part in a Credit for Life Fair at Masconomet Regional High School. Students have to learn how to manage a house whole budget, that includes housing,transportation,credit card limits and other economic considerations. Jonathan Wiggs /GlobeStaff) Reporter:Topic

A finance fair gives high schools juniors a reality check on what it’s like to be a 25-year-old with bills to pay.

 

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

23nonoteworthy - Stephanie McFadries from Worcester State. (Frank Poulin)

Burlington’s Stephanie McFadries, a sophomore at Worcester State, is ranked third in Division 3 nationally in the javelin.

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Globe South

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ TENNIS

Cohasset player a twin threat at tennis

Ever since Mity Hill could walk, his father and Cohasset’s co-coach, Brian Hill, has been teaching him the game of tennis.

 

An hour lesson of court tennis with Mity Hill

Mity Hill should keep coaching as a possibility in the future because after an hour lesson, there’s a need to learn more.

 

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Bridgewater’s Adam Chase hit .474 in a 4-1 week for the Franklin Pierce baseball team.

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Globe West

 

Walking in Thoreau’s steps, and then some

A Concord resident aims to hike every street in town before the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth.

 

Fighting global warming, one town at a time

As Trump rolls back federal climate programs, more people are working locally to promote renewable energy.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

No lazy April break for Milford’s softball team

Pitcher Ali Atherton (left) and Jess Tomaso are key players on the Milford High School softball team.

With nearly every player on the team aiming to play beyond high school, there is a constant drive to get better.

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Comics

Crossword

Circulars

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