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Waterfront developers prepare for a sea change

Along A Street in South Boston, temporary barriers can be erected outside a building in an effort to block flooding.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

In an attempt to fend off disaster decades from now, developers are raising the earth and installing extra-tall ground floors.

// A look at the arrest record of a former commuter rail engineer

Roberto Ronquillo III has a long, notably poor driving record — printed out, it exceeds 80 pages — including multiple stops for drunken driving and 10 license suspensions.

// Spurned in Milton, a race-baiting troll has found acceptance — in Trump’s D.C.

In other eras of American politics, Charles Johnson, who has said black people are “dumber” than whites and questioned the Holocaust, would be radioactive.

Suelin Chen and Mark Zhang, cofounders of Cake, acknowledge people don’t like to think about planning for death, but they believe it’s important.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

End-of-life software has a problem: Users who don’t want to think about it

Companies that make end-of-life software face a significant hurdle: Many baby boomers aren’t planning to die, or at least it’s something they don’t want to contemplate.

The Nation

Spurned in Milton, a race-baiting troll has found acceptance — in Trump’s D.C.

Charles Johnson gained a reputation at Milton Academy for provoking outrage, a trait he carried forward into his adult life. The 29-year-old, whose star has been rising in white nationalist circles, has questioned whether 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust and was kicked off of Twitter for threatening a Black Lives Matter activist.

By Annie Linskey and Michael Levenson

In other eras of American politics, Charles Johnson, who has said black people are “dumber” than whites and questioned the Holocaust, would be radioactive.

The Nation Today

Judge leans toward asserting right to rule on border wall

By the Associated Press

US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel was berated by Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump laments that ‘mere allegation’ can destroy lives

White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter watches as President Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean defectors in the Oval Office on Feb. 2. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.

By Anne Gearan

The president seemed to frame the downfall of a pivotal aide accused of abusing his wives as a character assassination.

The World

Kim’s invitation to South Korea for talks is met by both hope and caution

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (center) met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, and North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam in Seoul on Saturday.

By Choe Sang-Hun

Kim Jong-un invited President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to visit the North for a summit meeting.

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams steps down as party chief

New Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald attended a special party conference to confirm her in Dublin on Saturday.

By Ed O’Loughlin

The party tried to turn the page on a troubled period in Irish history with Mary Lou McDonald’s appointment as president.

As Britain stumbles over Brexit, support grows for 2nd vote

Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to negotiate Britain’s departure from the bloc, and to control her bitterly divided Cabinet.

By Stephen Castle

Growing public doubts about the European Union exit are beginning to register in some British opinion polls.

Editorial & Opinion


The first step to treatment is staying alive

Used needles littered the ground at an open air drug market along train tracks in Philadelphia’s Kensington section.

Safe injection sites can be a valuable tool in stemming fatal overdoses, and in fighting the opioid epidemic.

Renée Graham

#MeToo comes for the jerks

By Renée Graham

The movement expands, holding narcissists like Quentin Tarantino accountable for their deeds.


You’re not paying enough for Uber

By Dante Ramos

The sooner investors get sick of subsidizing ride-hailing fares, the better off cities will be.


A look at the arrest record of a former commuter rail engineer

By Andrea Estes

Roberto Ronquillo III has a long, notably poor driving record — printed out, it exceeds 80 pages — including multiple stops for drunken driving and 10 license suspensions.

Animal rights activists and hunters face off in Hyannis over coyote hunting contest

Hyannis, MA- February 010, 2018: Hyannis, MA- February 010, 2018: A counter demonstrator joins protestors with a conflicting sign during a protest outside Powderhorn Outfitters in Hyannis, MA on February 10, 2018. Boston Animal Save organized the event to protest the outfitter's coyote hunting contest. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter:

By Jeremy C. Fox

Hunters and gun rights activists traded jeers with animal rights advocates picketing outside a gun shop on Barnstable Road.

‘Are they going to find their murderers?’ boy asks at city meeting about trauma services

James Hills organized and moderated the meeting at the Freedom House in Grove Hall.

By Laura Crimaldi

Residents met Saturday with city officials to discuss the system for helping trauma victims.

Business & Tech


Rising from Boston’s building boom, a new kind of startup

By Scott Kirsner

Companies are finding tech opportunities in the frenzied real estate and construction activity.

Fierce competition for foreign workers could alter Cape and Islands tourist season

Born in St. Lucia and now a US citizen, sous chef John Maynard prepared fish filets at the Breeze Restaurant at the Nantucket Hotel & Resort.

By Katie Johnston

In order to be first in line for a limited number of H-2B workers, some local employers will start workers on April 1, well before the tourist season kicks off.


Four lessons from the stock market if you’re looking for love

By Michelle Singletary

Investors, like couples in love, can get lulled into such a blissful state that they forget that the honeymoon doesn’t last forever.

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Worst week in 2 years for stocks ends on high note

By Sarah Ponczek and Randall Jensen


The week in business

The week ahead in business

By Margeaux Sippell



Dana LeVangie has served the Red Sox well

Fort Myers, FL 2/10/2018: New Red Sox pitching coach Dana LeVangie (right) shows pitcher David Price some video of him on the mound as they talk at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Alex Speier

From minor leaguer to bullpen catcher to scout to bullpen coach and now pitching coach, the Whitman native has been a longtime asset to the organization.

Sabres 4, Bruins 2

Sabres bring Tuukka Rask’s streak to an end

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The Bruins goaltender had gone 19-0-2 since last losing in regulation Nov. 26.


US Soccer elects Carlos Cordeiro as its new president

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

US Soccer Federation vice president will take over for the outgoing Sunil Gulati.

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John Powers | Commentary

Embarrassed in Sochi, US speedskaters are aiming to catch up

By John Powers

bruins notebook

Bruins profit from a dash of Tim Schaller

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Duxbury, Westford Academy repeat as champions

By Katherine Fominykh


Masco’s Darling weighs in with third D2 North title

By David Austin Bumpus


US Olympic biathlete Susan Dunklee abuzz with activity

By Rachel G. Bowers

John Powers | On Olympics

It’s more than a hockey game for unified Korea

By John Powers


Smaller penalty killers may be the wave of the future

By Fluto Shinzawa


Five key questions at Red Sox camp

By Peter Abraham


Paul Pierce gets emotional anticipating Celtics’ jersey retirement

By Gary Washburn

adam himmelsbach

Cavaliers’ big trades alter showdown with Celtics

By Adam Himmelsbach

BC 72, MIAMI 70

BC basketball rallies past No. 25 Miami

By Julian Benbow


Union camp is noble, but players are in a no-win situation

By Nick Cafardo


Koby Altman knew what needed to be done in Cleveland

By Gary Washburn


Quarterback market is about to get a lot more expensive

By Ben Volin


Ideas | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Is infidelity always bad?

By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Among some therapists and sociologists, even “the last sexual taboo” comes under reconsideration.

Ideas | Marcus Banks

The hashtag of the right: overusing Capital Letters

A tweet by President Donald Trump is displayed behind FBI Director Christopher Wray as he testifies during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

By Marcus Banks

When President Trump said the FBI’s reputation “is in Tatters,” it was part of a trend.

Ideas | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Genetic testing is about to redraw a lot of family trees

By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Thanks to DNA testing, there’s a whole forest of family trees waiting to be cut down.

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Ideas | Tara McClellan McAndrew

When valentines were for haters

By Tara McClellan McAndrew


Robert Kelley, 97, of Hudson, highly decorated World War II fighter pilot

Mr. Kelley was a member of the 85th Fighter Squadron that trained at what is now Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford.

By Marvin Pave

Mr. Kelley was awarded a Purple Heart for the broken back and other injuries he suffered in the war.

Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, 91, high-profile cardiologist

By Sam Roberts

Dr. Rosenfeld was a media-savvy New York physician who dispensed medical advice in best-selling books, in magazine articles, and on television.

John Perry Barlow, 70; championed an unfettered Internet

Mr. Barlow’s affinity for open spaces and free expression made him a leading defender of an unfettered Internet.

By Sam Roberts

Mr. Barlow was also a former cowpoke, Republican politician, and lyricist for the Grateful Dead.

Sunday Arts


Ellen Pompeo weighs in on Patriots loss, jokes that it’s ‘karma’ for Trump support

Actress Ellen Pompeo attends the 300th

By Kristi Palma

The actress from Everett talked about the Pats’ Super Bowl loss on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”


Super Bowl ‘selfie kid’ from Mass. gets big surprises from Justin Timberlake and the NFL

By Kevin Slane

Ryan McKenna was left teary-eyed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”


Jennifer Garner heads to HBO to work with ‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham

Actress Jennifer Garner

By Hayley Kaufman

The actress — and Ben Affleck ex — will return to TV for “Camping,” an eight-episode HBO comedy.

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book review

Before the deluge

By Renée Graham

four takes

Love in the afternoon — of life

By M.J. Andersen


A good book can cost him days of work

By Amy Sutherland


Berklee explores the music of Mars

By Mark Shanahan

story behind the book | kate tuttle

What you need to know about Alain Locke

By Kate Tuttle

book review

Bringing Jefferson’s daughters together

By Buzzy Jackson

new england literary news | Nina maclaughlin

Snapshot of New England forest; America’s unnecessary boundaries

By Nina MacLauglin


Algorithm is gonna’ get you

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Doc Talk | Peter Keough

From police upgrades to pairing off

By Peter Keough

movie Stars

Capsule movie reviews


commentary | Christopher Muther

The world has gotten Trump’s message

By Christopher Muther

The US slipped from the second most visited country in the world to third. It’s not difficult to figure out why.

You cruised where? Far-flung destinations lure the cruising crowd off the beaten port

Several cruise ships, including the Sea Princess, sail to Papua, New Guinea, where their passengers can visit tribal villages set within rainforests.

By Diane Bair

A look at some trending cruise destinations that go a step beyond the usual.

Take me to the river: The other (less blackjack, more bicycling) side of cruising

Luxury ocean cruise companies like Crystal are launching river ships like the Crystal Bach and crafting unique itineraries

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

River cruises are even starting to woo a younger crowd with active excursions and cultural immersion.

Real Estate

When relationships go sour, real estate agents find themselves in a tough spot

By Jon Gorey

‘They say money is the root of all evil, and a home is usually someone’s biggest asset.’ Read the latest real estate news and features at

What is it like to live in Billerica?

By James Sullivan

There are 14 greenhouses on Griggs Farm — a Billerica institution since 1943 — and William Griggs built them all. Read more community profiles at

What kind of home does your money buy in Billerica?

By James Sullivan

A sampling of the market in this Middlesex County community includes a ranch with a new kitchen for $405,000 and a historic Colonial with seven bedrooms for $949,000.


Globe Magazine

Why I’ll never forget my son’s nurses

 The McHugh family — Michael Sr., Brooke, Michael, and Kari — at Turners Pond in Milton shortly after his diagnosis.

By Kari Bornhorst McHugh

When our 12-year-old was diagnosed with cancer, his nurses found ways to bring him and our family joy, even on the worst days.

Versus | Magazine

Which is better, the Winter Olympics or Summer Olympics?

By Chad Finn

With the 2018 Games beginning in PyeongChang, we ask which edition of the international competition is tops.

Globe Magazine

Got the winter blues? Learn to sail during this action-packed Caribbean vacation

Virgin Island Sailing School’s catamaran “Silver Lining” moored in Cane Garden Bay in Tortola.

By Jon Gorey

Spend a week at sea with warm breezes, white-sand beaches, and tight living quarters.

Globe North

Be my Valentine (and give me chocolate)

Quincy 01/18/2018: A Valentine box filled with a variety of different chocolate at the Purefections candy store in Quincy. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (south)

By Hattie Bernstein

Local craft confectioners from Plymouth to Acton to Rowley show just how sweet it is on Feb. 14.


For Stoneham skaters, no one has to do it all

By Matt Case

After an unexpected late-season run last year, the Stoneham High boys’ hockey team has followed with a 10-2-2 start this season.

New plan for Malden Hospital site considered

April 26, 2017-- MALDEN - The old Malden Hospital, which closed 17 years ago. The city of Malden recently lost a lawsuit again Hallmark Health, which owns the vacant property, in an attempt to make Hallmark perform extensive fire safety repairs inside the building, a 330,000-square-foot structure. (globe staff photo: Joanne Rathe topic: 07nomalden section: north weekly now)

By Sean Teehan

The new plan would reduce the number of housing units by about 70 and there would be no apartments, Mayor Gary Christenson said.

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Step-by-step tips on climbing to the clouds

By Brion O’Connor


Groveland fire chief placed on leave

By Linda Greenstein

Globe South

Newton swan takes wing after lead poisoning

By Zipporah Osei

Veterinarians released the bird back into the wild after weeks of treatment.

How about doing something else for Valentine’s?

Chuck Tortorello, of Medway, took a picture of a bottle of 2015 Duca di Cardino Rosso di Montepulciano during a wine class at VINOvations in Sharon recently.

By Jill Terreri Ramos

On Valentine’s Day, dinner and a movie are nice. But maybe you want to impress your date with something else.


For Dedham skaters, a year to test their mettle

By Andrew Higginbottom

Seven seniors graduated from the Dedham High girls’ varsity ice hockey team last spring, the team jumped to a uniquely challenging league, and then a star player got hurt.

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

By Andrew Higginbottom


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

By Matt Case


Sparks flying, they couldn’t beat the heat

By Emily Sweeney

Beverly Beckham

Girl has a heart condition, and a big heart

By Beverly Beckham


Concerts celebrate ‘Love’ of the Beatles

By Robert Knox

Up Close

She says she has the best office in Boston

By Paul E. Kandarian

Community Bulletin Board

Community Bulletin Board

By Zipporah Osei

Globe West


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

By Nate Weitzer

Bridgewater State swimmer Richard Smith of Milford was named Men’s Swimmer of the Week in the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association for the third straight time.


At Bentley, finally, an ice of their own

From left: Bentley University Athletic Director Bob DeFelice, President Gloria Larson, and Dean of Students Andrew Shepardson admire the $45 million Bentley Arena, which officially opens Feb. 15.

By Marvin Pave

The brand new $45 million Bentley Arena is a 76,000-square-foot, multi-purpose facility, but it’s the school’s hockey players, past and present, who will be leading the celebration.


Have a laugh — it’s good for you!

By Nancy Shohet West

Find out how to improve your health by laughing at “Let’s Laugh Today,” a laughter yoga event held in Franklin.