Mass. judge faces federal charges over defendant’s evasion of ICE

A look at the interior of a Newton District Court courtroom.


A Newton judge and a now-retired state court officer face obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping an undocumented immigrant evade ICE custody last year.

// Attorney General Maura Healey rips federal indictment of Newton judge

Healey called Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph’s indictment “a radical and politically-motivated attack on our state and the independence of our courts.”

// Mul’s Diner in South Boston expected to move to Amrheins to serve breakfast

The iconic breakfast diner isn’t closing — it’s just moving across the street, according to its Facebook page.

// Mass. General Hospital receives record $200 million gift to endow vaccine-research center

A trip to South Africa with an MGH doctor more than a decade ago motivated Cambridge entrepreneur Phillip “Terry’’ Ragon, who with his wife, Susan, had previously donated $100 million to establish the Ragon Institute.

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) off the ice by medical personnel after being checked in the head by Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk says he got death threats during Toronto series

The Bruins winger started receiving threats on social media after the Leafs’ Nazem Kadri was suspended.


// Martellus Bennett’s message to young black males: Look beyond sports

The former Patriots tight end is hoping to encourage and empower students with his new book.


// Ben Volin’s mock NFL draft

The three-day draft begins Thursday night in Nashville, and the Arizona Cardinals have the top pick.

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28: Broadcaster Chris Berman of ESPN is seen on the field before Game Two of the 2015 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Chris Berman to call Red Sox games in May

WEEI and parent company Entercom are using a rotating cast of broadcasters this season alongside longtime voice Joe Castiglione.

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Our Favorite Bars | Magazine

Our 56 favorite bars in Greater Boston and beyond

Where should we meet? This list — from rowdy sports bars and tenacious dives to tony hangouts and suburban scenes — has you covered.

book review

// A riveting, harrowing moment-by-moment narrative history of 9/11

In “Fall and Rise’’ Mitchell Zuckoff weaves together the stories of the terror, tragedy, and bravery of ordinary people.

// This Needham mom was fed up with society’s expectations. So she wrote about it — and it resonated with thousands

A Needham mom was fed up with society’s expectations of working mothers. So she wrote a Facebook post about it — and it resonated with tens of thousands of people.


// State should pay its fair share on preservation act

From affordable housing to dog parks to church doors, this program has proven its worth in Boston and 172 other cities and towns.

Opinion | Josh Bernoff

// Billions in fines won’t fix Facebook’s culture of data abuse

Facebook will not change unless the government requires it to change.


// The promise and pitfalls of Joe Biden

Biden has a tendency to let his mouth run like a flock of free-range chickens.

Indira A. R. Lakshmanan

// Iran sanctions redux — and why a blunt cudgel can’t replace targeted tools

Trump’s risky recipe for foreign policy — mix sanctions, tariffs, and trade in a blender.

// Pete Souza on the magic of photography, his New Bedford exhibit, and his old boss, Barack Obama

The South Dartmouth native and former White House photographer selected 50 of his Obama images for a New Bedford exhibit that runs through June 16.


// Gronk gets groovy at Hot Pink Party alongside Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday

Plus, Doug Flutie made a cameo on the drums.

// Rhode Island hot air balloon festival ends after 40 years

An official said the expense to put on the popular summer event began to ‘‘rise out of control,” and that last year’s South County Balloon Festival would be the final staging.

// As Moulton runs for president, Tierney considers a comeback

Friends and former aides have been trying to convince John Tierney to win his congressional seat back from Seth Moulton.

// Joe Biden expresses ‘regret’ to Anita Hill, but she says she wants ‘real change’

Biden spoke to Hill, who is now a professor at Brandeis, to express his regret over how she was treated during Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearing. However, she reportedly said she was not satisfied with the conversation.

Former vice president Joe Biden spoke during the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Delaware on March 16.

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Joe Biden enters 2020 presidential race

Former vice president Joe Biden announced the launch of his 2020 presidential campaign in a tweet Thursday morning.

// Should inmates get to vote? Pressley and Sanders say yes. How others are weighing in

Representative Ayanna Pressley criticized “pundits” who have invoked the Boston Marathon bomber in arguing felons still behind bars don’t deserve the right to vote.

// Massport approves Logan curbside ban for Uber, Lyft

Facing stiff opposition, Massport made modest last-minute adjustments that will allow Uber and Lyft drivers to still access the terminals between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m.

// Lawyers for Robert Kraft defend move to suppress video evidence

Kraft’s lawyers blasted a filing from prosecutors that said the Patriots owner had no reasonable expectation of privacy at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.


// Believe it or not, we’re having a warm April

Right now, this is the fifth-warmest April on record, with a week to go.

// Competition for Boston schools’ top job heats up

Michigan education officials advanced Brenda Cassellius to the final round of their search for a new leader.

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/04/25/ Israeli company buys Quincy Market retail space

A subsidiary of Israeli investment firm Gazit Globe said it spent $81.8 million to buy Marketplace Center, a collection of storefronts alongside the marketplace.

// Meet Luna, State Police’s first-ever comfort dog

Luna responded to her first assignment last week with her handler to help Springfield officers following a shooting.

// Improper Bostonian announces it will close

The glossy magazine said in a statement posted on its website that it is shutting down operations.

R.I. State Police investigate after body found at recycling plant

The identity of the victim has not yet been released, and the incident is still under investigation.

Two Brockton DPW workers injured after boards holding up trench walls collapse

Two Brockton Department of Public Works employees received minor injuries Thursday afternoon when boards inside the trench they were working in collapsed, officials said.

// Felicity Huffman to enter guilty plea early in college admissions cheating scam

The Hollywood actress will formally plead guilty for participating in the college admissions cheating scandal eight days earlier than expected.

// After 11 days, still no verdict in trial of former Insys drug executives

The jury in the federal trial of five former drug company executives who allegedly bribed doctors to prescribe an opioid painkiller finished its 11th day of deliberations Thursday.

Greg Shell on evening economic disparities

As managing director of the Bain Capital Double Impact Fund, Greg Shell works to identify and fund companies that offer profitable models for addressing critical social problems.

Special reports

The house at 212 Forest St.

He bought the fencing coach’s house. Then his son got into Harvard

The Needham house was assessed at $549,300, but sold for nearly a million dollars. The buyer, who never lived a day there, would sell it 17 months later at a substantial loss in what may become the next chapter in the national debate over fairness in college admissions.

Munch Madness

Munch Madness | Final

// And the Munch Madness winner is . . .

Beloved Boston bakery Flour takes the cake over Sarma to clinch Munch Madness 2019.

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.


// 108 Stitches

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Spring blossoms

In celebration of Earth Day, a look at photographs depicting the beautiful transformation of spring landscapes all over the globe.

Spring House Hunt

// The things home sellers do that can turn off buyers or kill a sale

A hot housing market forgives a lot of mistakes, but that doesn’t stop sellers from undermining their own home sale.


// States should treat pharma as a utility or it it’s ‘lights out’ for patients

Ed Silverman asks: What if states treat pharma like a utility and cap what they will pay for certain medicines?