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Polito pays herself back $226,000 in loans from decades-old campaigns

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

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“I was fortunate to have the means to be able to recoup the funds that I personally gave to my campaigns, and I felt it was the right time to do so,” Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito said.


Audrey Pence, the VP’s daughter, got engaged in Provincetown

The recent Northeastern University grad took to Instagram to announce her engagement to Daniel Tomanelli with a series of photos of the pair kissing in the rain.

// Heather Nauert, Trump’s pick for UN ambassador, withdraws

Nauert, a former Pine Manor College student, made the announcement Saturday.

Police have released the names of the five people killed in Aurora, Ill., when a gunman who opened fire at a manufacturing complex.

Intern on first day, grandfather of eight among Aurora shooting victims

We now know more about the five people killed when a disgruntled employee opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse earlier this week.

// Dan Geldon is Elizabeth Warren’s secret weapon

Geldon, chief of staff for Warren’s presidential campaign, will greatly influence her political prospects in the months ahead.

// Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ sister Lee Radziwill dies at 85

Ms. Radziwill shared the qualities of wealth, social status and ambition with her older sister.

// Pressley’s husband left City Hall to launch consulting firm just before she entered Congress

An ethics expert warns that Conan Harris and Ayanna Pressley will have to be mindful to avoid any potential ethical and political pitfalls.

Yvonne Abraham

// Big companies don’t need our tax breaks

Are we finally going to see an end to cities and states bowing and scraping and offering massive tax giveaways to attract big corporations?

// Patients want private rooms. Hospitals accommodate them

MGH is joining a growing number of US medical centers that are constructing private rooms, often at significant cost, to give patients and caregivers more privacy.

When Robert Indiana (top, in 2013) died in 2018, he left behind his ramshackle residence, the Star of Hope, as well as numerous works of art.

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In wake of famed artist Robert Indiana’s death, a tangle of allegations

The artist’s estate is snared in allegations involving fraud, forgery, theft, and elder abuse.

// Snow on the way Sunday

Snow is set to start falling at 9 p.m., with accumulations ranging from 2 to 4 inches in Eastern Massachusetts.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/15/ Rob Gronkowski’s tough decision about whether to retire? Mark Bavaro gets it

Bavaro, too, paid a high physical price, before retiring at age 31 in 1995.


// Could a White House visit divide the Red Sox? Team brass says no

The team is scheduled to visit May 9 after a series in Baltimore.

Alec Baldwin, pictured in a Feb. 2017 opening sketch of

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Alec Baldwin mocks national emergency, predicts Trump’s downfall on ‘Saturday Night Live’

The cold open of this week’s “Saturday Night Live” spoofed President Trump’s recent declaration of a national emergency to free up funding for his border wall.

Ideas | Tina Cassidy

// What do women want?

For 100 years, the predominantly male political machine has been wrestling with that question. Now, women may finally get to answer it themselves.

// As football loses luster, smaller teams take hold in Maine

Maine is poised to become the only New England state to field high school football teams with eight players instead of 11.


// Jake DeBrusk, Tuukka Rask make sure Bruins topple Kings

Second-year winger DeBrusk reached a new career high in goals (17), and Rask saved 23 of 25 shots.

// Jussie Smollett says no truth he played role in attack

Attorneys for Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the ‘‘Empire’’ actor played a role in an assault on him last month by what he described as two men shouting homophobic and racial slurs.


// New poll: Mass. residents still down with legalization

It’s been two years since nearly 54 percent of Massachusetts voters said “yes” to legalized cannabis. But how are people feeling about the whole thing these days?

Love Letters: The Podcast

Season Two: How do you meet someone?

Dating in 2019 is…complicated. Frustrating. Sometimes completely exhilarating. In Season 2 of the podcast, Meredith Goldstein goes deep on one of her most-asked questions.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Special reports

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

Read a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn’t quite turn out the way they expected.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Smartphone society

In a world where the smartphone is now ubiquitous, photographers capture daily life in which the personal device is part of the moment.

Real Estate

//$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring — or outright banning — an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region’s housing shortage.


// How biopharma is girding for climate change

Hurricanes, power outages, floods, droughts, forest fires — all pose a risk for biopharma companies.