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Over the clogged streets of Mexico City, gondolas fly free

Miriam Martinez and her children ride Mexicable back home in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico, Wednesday March 7, 2018. The Mexicable, a gondola based transport system, was opened in 2016 in order to ease transportation for its citizens throughout the city. (Anthony Vazquez for the Boston Globe)

Anthony Vazquez for The Boston Globe

A one-mile bus ride routinely takes more than 30 minutes and is made all the worse by fears of muggings.

// Change in gender norms brings a pronoun revolution

Words like “them” used to be scolded out of speech when paired with a singular, identifiable subject. Now, they’re being embraced.

// Nearly half of Patriots on first 3 Super Bowl-winning teams report brain injuries

Some 42 out of about 100 players who played on New England’s 2001, 2003, and 2004 teams say in a class-action lawsuit that they experienced symptoms of brain injuries.

Sheriff’s deputies escorted Jeffrey Yao from Woburn District Court after his Feb. 26 arraignment on murder charges.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

In Winchester murder, questions linger about why suspect was able to roam free

When a young man well-known for bizarre behavior allegedly stabbed a woman to death in Winchester last month, many wondered why someone so dangerous was allowed to roam freely.

The Nation

In Pennsylvania, Trump is back in campaign mode

President Trump spoke to supporters Saturday in Moon Township, Pa.

By Emily Cochrane and Maggie Haberman

President Trump spoke in Pennsylvania on Saturday night, ostensibly for a Republican congressman locked in a tight election bid. But the event was really about Trump himself.

Tax law’s errors shake employers, as leaders feud

Thomas Lien Jr., president of Dakota Mill & Grain, stood in front of the grain elevator on which his business spent $20 million — money he now regrets spending.

By Jim Tankersley

The law has host of mistakes and ambiguities in the law that businesses big and small are just now discovering.

2 California officers shot, 1 killed in standoff

A gunman barricaded himself inside an apartment and showed no signs of giving up after many hours.

The World

With snap ‘yes,’ Trump rolls dice on North Korea

Chung Eui-yong, South Korea’s national security adviser, with President Trump last week.

By Peter Baker and Choe Sang-Hun

Called to the Oval Office on the spur of the moment, a South Korean envoy found himself face-to-face with the president.

Australia expects waiver of new US tariffs after Trump-Turnbull phone call

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters Saturday that he was “very pleased” President Trump confirmed new US tariffs of steel and aluminum would not apply to Australia.

By Michael Birnbaum

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said President Trump confirmed there would be no tariffs on Australian steel and aluminum.

Taliban attack kills 15 security forces

An Afghan official says at least 15 security forces have been killed in an attack by Taliban fighters in western Farah province.

Editorial & Opinion


A must-do list for climate change in Greater Boston

Quincy-03/02/18-A mother and child are rescued by a boat from their home. Many water rescue evacuations took place at residences flooded onPost Island Road in the Houghs Neck section of Quincy. Quincy firefighters used boats and front end loaders to rescue many residents. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

A pair of powerful storms have provided an alarming preview of the effects of climate change.

Renée Graham

Homelessness is like lots of issues: Racism makes it worse

George, who is homeless, paused in a church alcove as snow fell Jan. 4.

By Renée Graham

A new study by the Center for Social Innovation shows that people of color are far more likely to be homeless.


Cameras? Full speed ahead

Providence, RI: 3/4/2018: The people packing the courtroom waiting to be heard by Judge Daniel McKiernan all stood as he came came onto the bench, they are pictured retaking their seats as the proceedings are set to begin. The lines were long as people waited to get into a Night Court session at the Providence Municipal Courthouse, many who were charged with speeding violations due to new traffic cameras in school zones. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Dante Ramos

Speed cameras in Providence issued a measly 12,000 tickets in a matter of weeks. That city isn’t thinking big enough, and neither is Boston.


Nearly half of Patriots on first 3 Super Bowl-winning teams report brain injuries

A rolling rally made its way through the streets of Boston in February 2005. More than 40 players from the Patriots’ first three championship team are part of the lawsuit.

By Bob Hohler

Some 42 out of about 100 players who played on New England’s 2001, 2003, and 2004 teams say in a class-action lawsuit that they experienced symptoms of brain injuries.

Over the clogged streets of Mexico City, gondolas fly free

Miriam Martinez and her children ride Mexicable back home in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico, Wednesday March 7, 2018. The Mexicable, a gondola based transport system, was opened in 2016 in order to ease transportation for its citizens throughout the city. (Anthony Vazquez for the Boston Globe)

By Adam Vaccaro

A one-mile bus ride routinely takes more than 30 minutes and is made all the worse by fears of muggings.

Yvonne Abraham

Ayanna Pressley and democracy shouldn’t have to wait

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley shouldn’t have to wait her turn to run for office, says Yvonne Abraham.

By Yvonne Abraham

Democrats should embrace the primary race between Pressley and Michael Capuano in the 7th District.

Business & Tech


When a $4,000 dress is a symbol of frugality

Tiffany Haddish (left, with Maya Rudolph) wore her $4,000 Alexander McQueen gown at the Oscars — as well as at numerous other high-profile events over the last few years.

By Michelle Singletary

Comedian Tiffany Haddish paid a lot of money to wear it for the red-carpet premiere of “Girl’s Trip.” And she has vowed to keep wearing it to get her money’s worth.


Technology is changing everything, and some of it is scary

John Robb is a security analyst, podcaster, and blogger who focuses on global political and technological issues.

By Scott Kirsner

John Robb, publisher of Global Guerillas, takes an unflinching look at everything from social media gone amok to drone warfare.


Despite push for a universal flu vaccine, the ‘holy grail’ stays out of reach

By Helen Branswell

Researchers aren’t close to coming up with a “universal” flu vaccine.

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The week ahead in business

By Margeaux Sippell


The week in business


Former financial adviser going with the grain

By Cindy Atoji Keene



The NBA is missing out on a win-win-win scenario

The Erie BayHawks and Maine Red Claws battled Friday during a G League game in Erie, Pa.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The league should offer an alternative to the NCAA’s one-and-done, and the G League is the platform to do it.


The Patriots have roster holes; here are ways to fill them

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during an NFL football game, Sunday, November 12, 2017, in Atlanta. The Falcons won 27-7. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

By Ben Volin

NFL free agency begins in a few days, and the Patriots have cap space to make some signings (or trades).


Bruins pour it on late to notch sixth consecutive win

Boston, MA - 3/10/2018 - (3rd period) Boston Bruins right wing Brian Gionta (12) celebrates with Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) after scoring what turned out to be the game winning goal during the third period. The Boston Bruins host the Chicago Blackhawks in Garden matinee. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Kevin P. Dupont , Topic: 11Blackhawks-Bruins, LOID: 8.4.1196757382.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Boston scored four goals in the third period, from David Pastrnak and Sean Kuraly and newcomers Brian Gionta and Rick Nash.

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Late goal gives Revolution their first win of the season

By Nick Ironside


St. John’s Prep, Pope Francis stay alive in Super 8

By Chris Bokum


Angelina Yacubacci, Pentucket go deep to top Wakefield

By Bob Holmes

MIAA D1 North Girls’ basketball final

Shorthanded Central Catholic comes up big against Belmont

By Matt Doherty


A high five for Watertown’s victory over St. Mary’s

By Nate Weitzer


Junior achievers carry Coyle & Cassidy girls to South crown

By Greg Levinsky


Archbishop Williams, Bishop Fenwick girls soar to D3 titles

By Nate Rollins

MIAA Boys’ division 1 North final | Everett 68, Lawrence 56

Ghared Boyce takes charge as Everett captures D1 North crown

By Owen Pence


Here’s a look at the latest buzz in NFL free agency

By Ben Volin

Northeastern 7, UMass 2

Northeastern sweeps past UMass in Hockey East quarterfinals

By Frank DellApa


Kevin Harvick aims for third straight Cup win

By John Nicholson


Ohio State knocks out BC in NCAA quarterfinals

By Katherine Fominykh


Harvard men’s basketball routs Cornell to reach Ivy final

By Julian Benbow


J.D. Martinez gets two more hits in rain-shortened game

By Peter Abraham


David Price encouraged after strong simulated outing

By Peter Abraham


Colin Larkin’s unlikely journey from UMass Boston to NHL prospect

By Fluto Shinzawa


Gabe Kapler and his ‘holistic approach to human development’

By Nick Cafardo


Ideas | Thomas Levenson

The world defeated smallpox. Why does polio still exist?

When fighting a disease is a geopolitical priority, we find a way to make it happen.

By Thomas Levenson

When fighting a disease is a geopolitical priority, we find a way to make it happen.

Ideas | S.I. Rosenbaum

In sex trade debate, everything old is new again

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 13: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) questions U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during a a House Judiciary Committee hearing on December 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

By S.I. Rosenbaum

Opponents of prostitution are increasingly tapping into an old reserve of moral authority — the anti-slavery movement that flourished before the Civil War.

Ideas | Mark Peters

Pig Latin is alive and ellway

By Mark Peters

The persistence of Pig Latin highlights the continuing usefulness of language games, and not just for kids.

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Ideas | Sage Stossel

Boston has a ‘sidewalk equity’ problem

By Sage Stossel


A few regrets after a cruise gone wrong

By Adam Marcus


Bet on the champion’s rival

By Kevin Lewis


Big Data: 420 court cases

By Alex Kingsbury


Chuck Campion, 62, adviser to Democratic presidential campaigns

Chuck and Heather Campion with Caroline Kennedy at a 1998 event in the John F. Kennedy Library in Dorchester.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Campion “was a great example of somebody who loved politics, and did it, and did it well,” Michael Dukakis said.

Helmut Maucher, 90, executive transformed Nestlé

By Emily Flitter

Mr. Maucher worked his way up from a job in a milk production facility to chief executive of the world’s largest food company.

Paul Magriel, 71, who was called the best in backgammon

Mr. Magriel became fixated by backgammon, a 5,000-year-old board game.

By Sam Roberts

Mr. Magriel, the former youth chess champion, traded game boards and later took up poker.

Sunday Arts

dance review

Boston Ballet opens with high-octane ‘Parts in Suite’

Boston Ballet dancers performed Justin Peck’s “In Creases.”

By Jeffrey Gantz

The company’s first program of 2018 offers a trio of 21st-century works.

book review

Our contrarian laureate

Marilynne Robinson’s new book is titled “What Are We Doing Here.”

By Richard Higgins

Marilynne Robinson upends our views of American political exceptionalism, defends Puritans, and tilts at other windmills of convention.

Charles Laquidara goes live with his life, mishegas and all

“They called me ‘One-Take Chuckie,’ ’cause I could never get it right on the first take,” says Charles Laquidara of his radio days at WBCN (above, at the studio in 1972).

By James Sullivan

The legendary DJ returns to Boston for “Daze in the Life,” a live presentation of his “multimedia memoir” at the Paradise.

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Uses Excel to ensure his reading is diverse

By Amy Sutherland

Ty Burr

A day free of screens (sort of)

By Ty Burr

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

How to unbreak the news

By Michael Andor Brodeur

story behind the book | kate tuttle

YA fantasy with roots in West Africa

By Kate Tuttle

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Pointing the finger at educational inequality; a Yale Younger book of poetry

By Nina MacLaughlin

Classical Album reviews

Sparkling Mozart, spellbinding Donizetti, and dancing Bach

By Jeremy Eichler and Zoë Madonna


Think retail treasure hunt

By Kara Baskin


Is it Europe? No, it’s Fairhaven.

The interior of the Millicent Library in Fairhaven.

By Ellen Albanese

Fairhaven’s stunning public buildings were a gift of Henry Huttleston Rogers (1840-1909), a local boy who made a fortune with Standard Oil.

Why you need to visit Dublin now: ‘Our world of black and gray is now filled with color’

A flower vendor in Dublin adds color to the neighborhood.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Once thought of as boring, traditional, dark and gray, newly energized Dublin is on the upswing. International tourism leaped 15 percent last year, and visitor numbers this year are already outpacing 2017.

Cheers to the Dingle Peninsula, which doesn’t disappoint

Sheep graze on a farm on the Dingle Peninsula.

By Ellen Perlman

My traveling companion and I resisted the siren song of the Ring of Kerry, choosing the road less traveled.

Real Estate

My First Home: In Vt., we were the Trekkies

By Carolyn R. Russell

‘We would always feel on the outside of most group conversations. We were in a different place in our lives than the couple who had decorated this house in Early Dorm Room.

Ask the Gardener: What you should be doing now

By Carol Stocker

It’s too early to do more than storm cleanup, so Ask the Gardener’s Carol Stocker offers ways to get you into that spring spirit.

Room to Love: Living area blends needs of parents, child

By Marni Elyse Katz

Kendra and Brad Dufton of Color Theory Boston live in this Roxbury loft with their daughter, Clara. Get more design inspiration at


Globe Magazine

42 concerts, plays, and arts events you shouldn’t miss in New England

Jacob’s Pillow opens this year with the Royal Danish Ballet.

Globe critics looked all around the region to pick events you should mark on your calendar.

Globe Magazine

In a digital era, live storytelling is bringing people closer together

Melissa Ferrick performs at the WGBH Stories from the Stage series.

By Alysia Abbott

From our living rooms to public stages, we can’t seem to get enough of one of our oldest art forms.

Globe Magazine

What everyone can learn from immigrants’ personal stories

Patricia Alvarado Núñez/WGBH

By Alysia Abbott

Massmouth’s Cheryl Hamilton created a storytelling series to help people relate to the experiences of immigrants and refugees.

Globe North


Stopping by woods and breathing in deeply

By Brion O’Connor

Forest bathing, said one Boston-are practitioner, is “connecting with the healing powers of nature . . . by simply being in nature, slowing down, and allowing ourselves to use our senses.”


Tewksbury runner getting off to a fast start

By Matt Case

Just 15, Tewksbury Memorial High athlete Mikayla Paige is already one of the top New England runners in the 600-meter run.


Lawrence gives entrepreneurs a hand in the kitchen

Lawrence, MA 1-24-18: Ray Gonzalez, proprietor of CocoRays, the first winner of the contest at the Revolving Test Kitchen is pictured delivering a plate, while and Danny Torres (in red) and his father Hilton Torres, in black, the second winners, check out the space they will be taking over from Gonzalez. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Julia Preszler

The Revolving Test Kitchen serves as a launch pad for those looking to open their own restaurant.

Globe South

New blood, high hopes for Foxborough’s Orpheum Theatre

A rehearsal was underway at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxborough on Feb. 8 for a production exploring dance from the 1920s to today.

By Johanna Seltz

The head of the nonprofit that took over the theater’s operation will gladly sweep up mountains of trash if it means there are paying customers.

Students plan March 14 walkouts against gun violence

Oliver Ames High School students (left to right) Victoria Thomas, Hannah To, and Andrew Abramson are planning a school walkout against gun violence March 14.

By Julia Preszler

High schools in Dedham, Easton, Mansfield, Norwood, and Quincy are among the venues where students say they will participate in the nationwide protest.

Hingham panel scuttles project in historic square

A rendering of the HIngham Square building Dan Russell and Greg Murphy proposed to build on the old Settles Glass site. An earlier rendering showed the originally proposed plan. The developers later proposed this downsized building with a mansard roof.

By Jean Lang

A redevelopment proposal for the long-vacant Settles Glass property in Hingham Square may be dead after the Historic Districts Commission voted it down 3-2.

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When a Patriots’ meet-and-greet goes awry

By Emily Sweeney

Beverly Beckham

Remember what it was? Forget about it!

By Beverly Beckham


In Marshfield, a hoop turnaround

By Andrew Higginbottom


New bridge to link busy areas in Quincy Center

By Jill Terreri Ramos

Mark Your Calendar

Theater drags ‘La Cage aux Folles’ to Norwell

By Robert Knox

Community Bulletin Board

Community Bulletin Board

By Zipporah Osei


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

By Andrew Higginbottom

Globe West


Just 5-foot-8, Mullin stands tall on the court

By Nate Weitzer

Maddie Mullin wrapped up her Beaver Country Day School basketball career as one of only 73 players with over 2,000 points in their Massachusetts high school careers.

Sudbury residents call for town to become sanctuary community

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Residents submitted an article for the Annual Town Meeting warrant to make Sudbury a “welcoming or sanctuary community.”

City workers in Newton vote to join Teamsters

By Lucas Phillips

The decision by public works and other municipal employees comes amid contract negotiations with new Mayor Ruthanne Fuller.