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No experience + hiring freeze + political donor = $121,000 job?

Former state tax commissioner Michael Heffernan picked a neighbor and friend for the $121,000-per-year post, which was filled despite a hiring freeze.

Walter Bardon carried items out of the basement of his family's home.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

After huge storm, coastal areas face concerns

Days after the vicious nor’easter, wreckage piled up amid worries about future storms.


// Mikey Henry, the Pope of Beacon Hill, has got his groove back

By most economic indicators, he’s one of the poorest guys in Boston. But by the measures of the heart, he’s the richest man in town.

// Ryan, GOP lawmakers move to block Trump’s planned tariffs

Republicans say the move runs counter to their economic agenda and could cause political problems heading into the midterm elections.

UMass president Martin Meehan delivered his annual State of the University speech in Boston on Monday.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

UMass president calls for greater affordability for students

Martin Meehan on Monday outlined several measures to address high costs for students.

The Nation

Roles reduced, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s fate uncertain

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to the president, have reportedly lost stature in the White House’s West Wing.

By Jonathan Lemire

They spent their first year in Washington as an untouchable White House power couple, but that has changed.

Ryan, GOP lawmakers move to block Trump’s planned tariffs

Said an aide for House Speaker Paul Ryan (above): “We are extremely worried about the consequences of a trade war.”

By David J Lynch and Erica Werner

Republicans say the move runs counter to their economic agenda and could cause political problems heading into the midterm elections.

Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg says he’ll likely cooperate with Mueller after all

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said that he would refuse to provide documents after he was subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

By Josh Dawsey and Philip Rucker

Sam Nunberg spent Monday saying he would not appear before a grand jury in Robert Mueller’s investigation. By the evening, he’d changed his mind.

The World

UN convoy begins aid distribution in Syria’s besieged Ghouta area

Trucks carrying humanitarian aid arrived in Douma Monday, the first supplies to reach the area in three months.

By Nick-Cumming Bruce and Nada Homsi

At least 50 people were killed Monday in government shelling and airstrikes in the district east of

Trump could visit Jerusalem to open new embassy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited President Trump at the White House.

By Peter Baker and David M. Halbfinger

President Trump also expressed hopes for a Mideast peace deal as he hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

South Korean envoys meet Kim Jong Un to advance talks with US

HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES Mandatory Credit: Photo by SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9449318a) Chung Eui-yong and Kim Yong-chol South Korean envoy delegation in North Korea, Pyongyang - 06 Mar 2018 A handout photo made available by the South Korean Presidential Office Cheong Wa Dae shows Chung Eui-yong (3-L), the head of the South Korean presidential National Security Office as he talks to Kim Yong-chol (2-R), vice chairman of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party during a meeting at Kobangsan Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea, 05 March 2018. The 10-member South Korean delegation, led by Chung, met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un the same day after arriving in the North Korean capital on a mission to broker denuclearization talks between the North and the United States.

By Choe Sang-Hun

They were the first South Korean officials to meet the North Korean leader since he took power six years ago.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

A spineless GOP in thrall to its toxic leader

President Donald Trump gestures as delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)

By Richard North Patterson

Trump has conscripted an entire political party to enable his pathology — exposing its moral and philosophical emptiness.


A path forward for experimental drug treatments

Is the FDA able to keep up with the rapid pace of research and discovery ushered in by the genomic era?


Hope Hicks not taken seriously, but could face serious trouble

Hope Hicks finds herself out of a job after leaving the White House.

By Joan Vennochi

Young and beautiful is a double-edged sword for women in politics or business.


In a new book, Chessy Prout says culture at St. Paul’s School allowed sexual assault

Chessy Prout says she hopes her book will help other teenagers who have felt shame and humiliation after being sexually assaulted.

By Michael Levenson

Prout’s memoir details her journey from nameless victim in a nationally watched criminal trial to outspoken advocate for young survivors of sexual assault.

After huge storm, coastal areas face concerns

Walter Bardon carried items out of the basement of his family's home.

By Brian MacQuarrie and John R. Ellement

Days after the vicious nor’easter, wreckage piled up amid worries about future storms.


Mikey Henry, the Pope of Beacon Hill, has got his groove back

Mikey Henry, who was homeless in Boston for years, recently battled cancer, and his many friends on Beacon Hill and elsewhere were worried.

By Kevin Cullen

By most economic indicators, he’s one of the poorest guys in Boston. But by the measures of the heart, he’s the richest man in town.

Business & Tech

Will Somerville’s Union Square become the next Kendall? Developers think so

The coming extension of the Green Line to Union Square in Somerville is a big factor in development plans for the area.

By Tim Logan

A New York firm has plans for two office and lab buildings near Union Square, the second big project in the neighborhood that may get underway this year.

Boston might require developers to set aside more low-income units

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s administration is likely to raise affordable housing requirements again.

By Tim Logan

City officials are gearing up to review a policy later this year that requires builders to set aside units at modest rents, with an eye towards increasing those requirements.


Done with running a company? Not quite: Tech meets insurance

Phil Edmundson led one of New England’s biggest commercial insurance brokerages for 16 years,

By Globe Staff

Phil Edmundson says he realized that tech entrepreneurs were having a hard time entering the insurance business.


Mary Pennington Updike Weatherall, 88, an artist and first wife of John Updike

By Bryan Marquard

Mrs. Weatherall largely set aside painting while raising four children, only to return to it with renewed purpose during her second marriage.

Charles Wilson, 88, top brain surgeon and researcher

In a photo provided by the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Charles Wilson, a pioneering neurosurgeon. Wilson, who was known to perform as many as eight surgeries a day, all while building a leading brain tumor research center, died on Feb. 24, 2018. He was 88. (Paul Fusco/University of California, San Francisco Archives & Special Collections via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY OBIT-WILSON BY SANDOMIR FOR MARCH. 3, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --

By Richard Sandomir

Dr. Wilson became world renowned for excising pituitary tumors through the sinus in a surgery called transsphenoidal resection.



Basketball coaches are a society of borrowers

Boston MA 4/18/17 Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens against the Chicago Bulls during third quarter of game 2 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Dan Shaughnessy

The good ones know they can always learn something from a colleague.

Celtics 105, Bulls 89

This time around, Celtics make do, and then some, without Kyrie Irving

Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris, left, gets his hand on the ball as Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine (8) drives to the basket as Jaylen Brown (7) also defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 5, 2018, in Chicago. The Bulls won 108-100. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

By Adam Himmelsbach

In December, the Celtics lost to the Bulls by 23 without their star guard, but Monday was a different story.


Easing-in approach to spring training agrees with David Price

Fort Myers, FL 2/14/2018: The first official day of Spring Training for Red Sox pitchers and catchers was today at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park, and the five pitchers in the Boston rotation (left to right) Drew Pomeranz, David Price, Rick Porcello, Eduardo Rodriquez and Chris Sale were having some fun together during a fielding drill. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Nick Cafardo

The Red Sox lefthander said he feels healthy and confident, and that Alex Cora’s camp strategy will be beneficial to pitchers.

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NU men reach CAA tourney finals

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Robert Kraft makes the rounds at Oscar parties

By Mark Shanahan

The Patriots owner was joined by girlfriend Ricki Lander.

Comedy Review

No parodies, no problem: At the Wilbur, Weird Al’s a true original

“Weird Al” Yankovic.

By James Sullivan

Though Al Yankovic’s steering away from his well-known sendups of hit songs on the current tour, his Boston show packed plenty of laughs.


Jonathan Richman sings ‘Jersey Street’ instead of ‘Yawkey Way’

Jonathan Richman (right) with Tommy Larkins at the Somerville Theatre.

By Mark Shanahan

The former Modern Lovers frontman is paying attention.