She was given up anonymously 8 years ago. Now, she wonders where she came from.

It’s a complex question for 8-year-old Caitlyn, one of 27 newborns surrendered anonymously under the state's safe haven law since 2005.

// Rescuers rush to save a dozen dolphins stranded off Mass. coast

Ten dolphins off the Duxbury coast were trapped by low tide in what was an unusually large event.

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// United defends decision to bar two girls from flight for wearing leggings

United Airlines barred two women from boarding a flight and required a child to change after a gate agent decided their leggings were inappropriate.

// Her black students struggled with beauty standards. So their teacher wrote a song.

For students, messages about their blackness were everywhere.

// State lawmakers are mulling legalization of online gambling

Some say such a move would make Massacusetts a leader in gambling technology.

Spotlight Update

// Beyond state care, safety often lacking

People with mental illness under the supervision of the Department of Mental Health have endangered themselves or others recently, including one who died.

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With victory over Miami, Celtics now tied for 1st in East

The Celtics completed a four-game season sweep of the Heat, a team they could meet in the first round of the playoffs.

Ben Volin | On football

// At NFL events, Belichick lets his rings do the talking

Bill Belichick has been writing his own rules this offseason.

Marathon bombings left some feeling invisible

Lynn Crisci, who felt the bombs’ shock waves, worries about missing ways to ease her lingering emotional injuries.

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Some survivors accuse city officials and other organizers of commemorative events of excluding them from gatherings and tributes.

// Industries hope to cash in on cannabis

Possibilities abound for contractors, lobbyists, scientists, and chefs.

The Trump administration

// Trump to unveil White House office led by Jared Kushner

The Office of American Innovation aims to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

// Trump to undo plan to curb global warming

President Trump plans to sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor’s sweeping plan to curb global warming, said the EPA chief.

// Dollar, S&P 500 futures drop on health care flop

The dollar was on the verge of erasing the rally spurred by President Trump’s election victory, while gold and bonds climbed.


Adrian Walker

//[1]-8772.jpg Has a murderer in Haiti been hiding in plain sight in Massachusetts?

Jean-Morose Viliena has thus far escaped trial, or justice in any form, but that could change.

Teen dies after car goes airborne, strikes ceiling of Mass. Pike tunnel

A Suffolk University freshman died early Sunday after his Audi went airborne and struck the ceiling of a Massachusetts Turnpike tunnel.

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Munch Madness

// Munch Madness: Welcome to the Round of 8

We’re nearing the end of the tournament. Cast your vote today and see who makes it to the semifinals.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | S.I. Rosenbaum

// How to revive Massachusetts’ first language

For more than a century, the language of the Mashpee Wampanoag had no living speakers.


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Our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design, with expert advice and insider neighborhood knowledge.

Special reports

Special report | Part 1

// Fleeing Syria for Trump’s America

The trip was over for these refugees. They had found a new home in Mass. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Donald Trump would be sworn in.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// TV documentary on pain treatment funded by doctor with industry ties

The doctor has significant financial ties to pain medicine makers — a fact not disclosed in the program.


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Here are 5 of the most dangerous intersections in Massachusetts

Massachusetts, which was recently named the best state in the country, does not have a particularly great reputation when it comes to traffic and driving. NBC Boston recently calculated the Commonwealth’s five intersections with the highest number of car crashes, using 10 years of Department of Transportation data through 2013. Though not the deadliest intersections […]