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Winning marijuana team limits its role

Top executives at Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts won’t be running the company’s cultivation and dispensing operations.

Matt Farley writes as many as 20 songs a day, selling them through digital retailers.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Danvers man becomes a click-bait music star

Matt Farley spends hours upon hours cranking out music, usually about 20 songs a day. And his audience is growing fast and across the country.

Pam Reynolds, 57, says it’s heart-wrenching that owners of private property will now be able to bar the public from Goose Rocks Beach in front of their homes.

Many lament potential loss of access to Maine beach

Sections of a beach that has been used by the public for decades were declared private property this week in what could prove to be a far-reaching court decision.

State prodded on ID security

Starting in April, Mass. residents will be prevented from using their licenses to gain access to some federal buildings and for White House tours.

David Nangle of the House Ethics Committee and Garrett J. Bradley (right) fielded questions after House members voted for the first time since 1916 to expel a colleague.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

House ejects Carlos Henriquez for assault conviction

Henriquez, a two-term lawmaker who was convicted on two misdemeanor assault charges, is the first lawmaker tossed from the chamber in nearly a century.

The Nation

Report urges vigilance on women’s stroke risks

By Deborah Kotz

Women suffer more disabling strokes than men and need to become better aware of their unique risk factors, according to new recommendations.

Boehner says House is not likely to pass immigration bill

House Speaker John Boehner.

By Jonathan Weisman

Speaker John Boehner’s pronouncement left it to President Obama to win the trust of Republicans.

Ex-New Orleans mayor says witness lied

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

By Kevin McGill

Ray Nagin flatly denied seeking $60,000 from a contractor who had just been turned down for city business.

The World

State prodded on ID security

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley discussed that state’s effort to comply with the Real ID program.

By Kimberly Railey

Starting in April, Mass. residents will be prevented from using their licenses to gain access to some federal buildings and for White House tours.

Rebels swarm prison in Syria

Rescuers in Aleppo carried a boy from a collapsed building, which activists said was hit by a barrel bomb.

By Zeina Karam

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of a prison, allowing rebels to storm in and free hundreds of inmates, activists said.

North Korea threatens to scrap deal on family reunions

By Choe Sang-Hun

North Korea accused the US of flying nuclear-capable B-52s on a training mission over the Korean Peninsula.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | roland merullo

Russia’s big show

Workers construct spectator stands in December in Krasnaya Polyana, where snow events will be held.

By Roland Merullo

Push aside all the dire predictions; the Sochi Games still might go well.

opinion | robert pape

Chechen rebels’ complicated agenda

By Robert Pape

The rebels’ goal during this year’s Winter Olympics will be to punish and embarrass Russia.

SCOT LEHIGH

Democrats offer candor and caution

By Scot Lehigh

Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate left Scot Lehigh interested — and wanting more specifics.

Metro

House ejects Carlos Henriquez for assault conviction

David Nangle of the House Ethics Committee and Garrett J. Bradley (right) fielded questions after House members voted for the first time since 1916 to expel a colleague.

By Jim O’Sullivan and Michael Levenson

Henriquez, a two-term lawmaker who was convicted on two misdemeanor assault charges, is the first lawmaker tossed from the chamber in nearly a century.

Winning marijuana team limits its role

William Delahunt, a former congressman, and all of the other top executives at Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts won’t be running the company’s cultivation and dispensing operations in Mashpee, Plymouth, and Taunton.

By Kay Lazar and Michael Levenson

Top executives at Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts won’t be running the company’s cultivation and dispensing operations.

Henriquez sentence was harsh, but within limits, analysts say

By Milton J. Valencia

The former state representative’s six-month jail term was not unheard of, legal experts said.

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Kevin Cullen

For Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, death is in life

By Kevin Cullen

BOSTON

Police seek man in Green Line assaults

By Catalina Gaitan

Business

Federal officials keep Fung Wah off the road

Fung Wah provided service between Boston and New York.

By Katie Johnston

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration only said Fung Wah was not “willing or able to comply with the safety standards we require.”

Green Mountain booming with Coca-Cola partnership for new cold drink system

A Green Mountain Coffee Roasters visitor center and cafe in Waterbury, Vt. Coca-Cola’s investment will represent a 10 percent stake.

By Taryn Luna

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., the small Vermont company that hit it big as king of the single-serve home brew, is booming again thanks to its new partnership with the Coca-Cola Co. to develop the next generation of cold drinks.Green Mountain stock soared Thursday, a day after the company announced an agreement for Coca-Cola to invest $1.25 billion for a 10 percent stake in its business. The companies signed a 10-year partnership agreement to develop Coke’s beverages for Keurig’s yet to be released single-serve cold drink system.The arrangement gives Green Mountain a powerful partner in a new line of business that will help it expand beyond the maturing single-serve coffee market. Coca-Cola is gaining a foothold in the fast-growing market for home-made cold drinks, from sodas to teas and juices.

Iraq said to illegally hold many women

Authorities are subjecting many of the detainees to torture and the threat of sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said.

Obituaries

Jean Babilée, 90; acrobatic ballet star

By Anna Kisselgoff

Mr. Babilée’s extraordinary technique, soaring leaps, and masculine power were matched by a pantherlike pounce and a jarring poetic presence.

Ralph Kiner, 91; baseball Hall of Famer

Mr. Kiner entertained for half a century of Met broadcasts.

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Kiner belted more homers than anyone else in his 10-year career and later became one of the game’s most recognizable personalities as a broadcaster.

Betty Johnson, 92; as MIT’s first lady, projected calm

Mrs. Johnson was known for being adept at keeping things orderly and efficient during trying times.

By Emma Stickgold

Mrs. Johnson was known for being adept at keeping things orderly and efficient during trying times on MIT’s campus.

Sports

Blues 3, Bruins 2 | OT

Bruins rally, then lose to Blues

Magnus Paajarvi can’t get a wraparound by Tuukka Rask, but the Blues topped the Bruins in OT, 3-2.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Bruins almost came out with the win, but T.J. Oshie notched the winner at 3:29 of overtime.

Preparations come to a close for costly, controversial Games

The Olympic cauldron in Sochi will be lit on Friday to officially open the Winter Games. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

By John Powers

In a most unlikely location, with an enormous price tag, and amid criticism and security concerns, the Games will begin.

Exploring the beach at Sochi Winter Olympics

The Black Sea shoreline abuts the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi.

By Shira Springer

Frantic preparations continue in the Black Sea town, where you can’t even take a casual run on the beach without bumping into workers.

G: Arts & Movies

art review

ICA showcases Cave’s deliriously playful art

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits.

By Sebastian Smee

An Institute of Contemporary Art show pairs costume artist and sculptor Nick Cave with the animator, sculptor, and set designer William Kentridge.

Danvers man becomes a click-bait music star

Matt Farley writes as many as 20 songs a day, selling them through digital retailers.

By James Reed

Matt Farley spends hours upon hours cranking out music, usually about 20 songs a day. And his audience is growing fast and across the country.

Duxbury actress made transition from Emerson to ‘American Idiot’

Mariah MacFarlane stars  as Heather in “American Idiot.”

By Joel Brown

When “American Idiot” comes to the Boston Opera House, a crowd of friends and family will turn out to see Emerson College graduate Mariah MacFarlane.

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Classical Notes

At 75, Andriessen, and his influence, worth celebrating

By David Weininger

Photography Review

At RISD, looking through Andy Warhol’s viewfinder

By Mark Feeney

Book Review

‘Shovel Ready’ by Adam Sternbergh

By Jesse Singal

Noisy Neighbors

Amy Black, ‘This Is Home’

By James Reed

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Wellesley’s ‘Sleepwalker’ gets a Twitter account

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

T.J. Miller in Somerville

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

A night out with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Mandela’s grandsons speak at Brandeis

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Local band Lake Street Drive plays ‘Colbert Report’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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