Jesuits release list of priests credibly accused of abuse, including 22 with Mass. ties

All but five of the priests with Massachusetts ties on the list are deceased, and among the living are some former clergy who were publicly accused of misconduct.

 Boston Mayor Martin Walsh addressed residents gathered at Symphony Hall for his annual State of the City address.

Walsh touts city’s progress on housing, climate change, while blasting an ineffective Washington

It was Mayor Martin Walsh’s sixth annual address to a citywide audience since he was first elected in 2013.

// Purdue Pharma sought to put blame on addicts, Mass. says in lawsuit

Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin and its cozy ties with Tufts University and Mass. General Hospital.

// Mass. members of Congress rap Columbia Gas about backdated bills

Federal lawmakers from Massachusetts have criticized Columbia Gas about backdated gas bills being sent to Merrimack Valley residents, months after explosions and fires rocked the region.

// Kirsten Gillibrand says ‘I am going to run’ for president in 2020

The senator said Tuesday on ‘‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’’ she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday. The vote was initiated by the Labor Party.

Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Wednesday’s vote will be the second no-confidence vote against May in less than two months. She successfully fended off a challenge from her Conservative partymates in December.

// Congress prepares to skip planned recess if shutdown continues into next week

Congress is planning to skip next week’s planned recess if the partial government shutdown continues. And there is every indication it will drag on.

// Ayanna Pressley appointed to Financial Services Committee

The committee is responsible for overseeing all components of the nation’s housing and financial services sectors.

// Hampshire College puts freshman class in doubt, merger on the table

Hampshire College in Amherst announced its desire to merge with another educational institution, citing financial strain that threatens its future.

// Charlton’s rule requiring town meeting votes on marijuana contracts is overly onerous, AG says

“[The] by-law requirements are so clearly onerous and impractical . . . that a reasonably prudent businessperson would not choose to operate a marijuana establishment,” Attorney General Maura Healey wrote.

William Barr, nominee to be US Attorney General, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 15, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Trump’s AG nominee William Barr: 'I will not be bullied'

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday.


// Facing new competition, Netflix bulks up for an arms race — by raising fees

Streaming services are in a costly war for original programming, and subscribers will have to pay.

Dartmouth College campus Hanover, New Hampshire on Thursday, May 2, 2018. (Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for the Boston Globe)

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Dartmouth argues it acted promptly to investigate sexual misconduct claims

Responding to a lawsuit, Dartmouth College said it took unprecedented steps to deal with three professors accused of sexual misconduct, and it denied allegations that administrators fostered an inappropriate and unsafe culture.

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The backlash to the Gillette ad is exactly why it’s needed

Do you know who isn’t taking to Twitter to complain about the Gillette ad? Those of us who have been bullied, beat up, and sexually victimized. When I watched it, I saw myself.

// No citizenship question on next census, but worries remain about undercounting immigrants

State officials remain concerned that the broader anti-immigrant climate could lead to an undercount of Latinos and noncitizens.

REVERE, MA - 1/15/2019:COOL MORNING .... No music today by the bandstand at Revere Beach with chilly weather early in the morning in January. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo

Bright, dry day ahead for Greater Boston

Storms may come to town this weekend, but for now, skies are clear and the air isn’t too chilly.

Chesto Means Business | Jon Chesto

Sparks fly as Conservation Law Foundation weighs in on Boston Edison project

No one said redeveloping an old power plant in a booming urban neighborhood would be easy. But the owners of the old Edison complex in South Boston are finding out just how tough it can be.

// Say hello to Remy, Harvard’s cat-in-residence

Popular with students and faculty alike, an orange tabby from Cambridge who prowls Harvard’s campus has become a mini-celebrity with a devoted online fan base.

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Walsh’s agenda: Housing and jobs, but on his terms

By focusing on housing and things the city can and should be allowed to do on its own, Marty Walsh shows the seriousness of his intent.



// Regarding the wall: It’s your move, Congress

As Donald Trump stands firm, some look to Congress to break the logjam over border security.


// Advice for new congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez: First, watch and learn

“She may have learned the social media part of a politician’s job brilliantly, but that still leaves a lot for her to learn.”

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Dining Out

This is what an Irish pub should look like circa 2019

The James in Needham serves modern food and a good old-fashioned welcome.

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They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

On Thursday, the Globe will release a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn’t quite turn out the way they expected.


// What to expect from the Chiefs defense, and how the Patriots should attack it

The Chiefs are stingy at home, play a multitude of complex coverage schemes, and have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL.


// When a reverse motion detector sounds, this MD becomes a lifesaver

Dr. Jessie Gaeta doesn’t spend much time in her office. She goes on the road, or into the bathroom, to take care of homeless people.

Special reports

Boston, MA - 1/16/1919: Looking across North End Park on Jan. 16, 1919, the day after a giant tank at the Purity Distilling Co. on Commercial Street collapsed, sending a wave of an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses through the streets of Boston. The great molasses tank was located in the center of this picture. Sections of the metal may be seen at the extreme left and right in the picture. Twenty-one people perished, including two 10-year-olds, Pasquale Iantosca and Maria Distasio, who were collecting firewood near the molasses tank while home from school for lunch. (Boston Globe Archive/) --- BGPA Reference: 150115_MJ_001

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The day Boston was swamped by a deadly wave of molasses

One hundred years ago today an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End.

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The best Globe staff photos of 2018

Our photographers share the stories behind what went into making the year’s best photos, as selected by the editors of the Globe Magazine and photo department.


// Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

The story of a profoundly troubled young man and the ugly underside of America’s most popular sport.


// Court Sense

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Real Estate

What the government shutdown means for your mortgage

The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse.


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VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics

Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will work together to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader cooperation on battery-powered and autonomous vehicles


// Anti-abortion leaders are rebranding as ‘pro-science.’ Are they?

The March for Life, an annual anti-abortion demonstration, says that being “pro-life is pro-science.” Scientists say otherwise.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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