Robert Kraft asks judge to keep video from public view

Kraft, who has denied engaging in any illegal activity, is said to have rejected a plea offer in relation to the solicitation charges against him, and his attorneys moved to keep any videos from being released.


// Advocates want Kraft to say he’s sorry

They should care more about the principle behind their causes than the man with all the money.

Woman is killed in 3-vehicle crash in Watertown

The crash occurred just after 6:20 p.m. near the intersection of Bridge and Pleasant streets, a police spokesman said.

// New Zealand prime minister announces immediate ban on all assault weapons

The ban includes assault rifles, high-capacity magazines, and ‘‘military style semi-automatic rifles’’ like those used in attacks on two Christchurch mosques.

// Former governor Dukakis fires back after Trump mention at Ohio tank plant

After President Trump joked about him in an appearance in Ohio, former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis criticized the president’s lack of military service and his recent attacks on the late US senator John McCain.

Victor Pena in court earlier this month.

Chilling new details emerge in Boston kidnapping, rape case

Victor Pena, 38, accused of abducting a 23-year-old woman outside a Boston bar in January and holding her captive in Charlestown for three days, pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

// Josh Zakim to leave Boston City Council at end of term

“It’s a good job, a good district; it’s been the highlight of my career,” Josh Zakim said.

Brookline, MA, 03/7/2019 -- An exterior view of New England Treatment Access in Brookline. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 08brookline Reporter: marijuana

Shopping for pot in Brookline this weekend? Here’s what you need to know

The first Greater Boston recreational marijuana shop is opening in Brookline on Saturday, and local officials are expecting thousands to rush to the store on its opening weekend.

// Benjamin Franklin Institute joins Boston program that offers free college tuition to BPS grads

The school becomes the fourth overall and the first private school to join the initiative.

// The parody Twitter account Devin Nunes is suing just surpassed him in followers

Representative Devin Nunes recently filed a high-profile, $250 million lawsuit against Twitter and some of its users, alleging defamation and negligence.

UNH researchers find new clues to development of autism

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire say they may have found a clue to the mystery of why autism is four times more common in boys than in girls.

// With $28.6 million gift, MIT will establish center for Down syndrome research

The Alana Down Syndrome Center will encourage interdisciplinary research between biologists, engineers, and students.

// It’s not your imagination: March tends to bring a spike in fires across Mass.

Devastating fires across Massachusetts have grabbed headlines this month.

// Off-duty pilot who hitched a ride saved Lion Air 737 day before deadly crash

That extra pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jumpseat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system.

(Clockwise from top left) Lupita Nyong'o, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex in the film

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Movie Review | ★ ★ ★ ½

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ is a smart, funny, very scary night at the movies

His follow-up to “Get Out” also does us all a great service by handing the talented Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o a genuine starring role.

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) shoots as Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier, from right, Aron Baynes, Marcus Smart and Al Horford watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

76ers 118, Celtics 115

Celtics can’t hold on in loss to 76ers

Joel Embiid had a monster game for the 76ers with 37 points and 22 rebounds, offsetting Kyrie Irving’s 36 points for the Celtics.

// Harvard is sued over use of photograph of slave

A Conn. woman is suing Harvard for allegedly profiting from a photo of her ancestor, an African slave forced to pose in what is believed to be one of the oldest images of a slave in the US.

Mixed martial arts fighter and boxer Conor McGregor salutes the crowd before making the ceremonial puck drop at an NHL hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets in Boston, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Conor McGregor is not one we should be celebrating, and other thoughts . . .

The MMA star with a dubious history was a big hit at a Bruins game and the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Los Angeles, CA: 10-28-18: Manager Alex Cora (left) hoists the trophy as (left to right) David Price, Rick Porcello, Chris Sale and Eduardo Nunez look on while the Red Sox celebrate their World Series victory. The Boston Red Sox visited the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Globe Staff predictions

Here are the Globe staff predictions for the 2019 baseball season

Red Sox are not the staff’s favorites to repeat as World Series champions.

Love Letters

We had a whirlwind romance, then he got ‘confused’

I fell fast for a transfer student from Italy. But now he says he doesn’t want a girlfriend.

One of the rooms in the Happy Place pop-up exhibit. The exhibit, which has appeared in LA, Chicago, and Toronto, is known as a type of mecca for Instagrammers.

Happy Place, the ‘most Instagrammable pop-up in America,’ is coming to Boston

Happy Place, a pop-up exhibit known for being the perfect place to take selfies, will take up in the former Marshalls space in the Back Bay in April.

Professional american aggressive football player in red uniform on green grass

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Ideas | Julie Scelfo

‘Helicopter parents’ are so 20th century. Say hello to the ‘snowplow parents’

Some parents will go to extreme lengths to protect their kids, and themselves, from failure.

// This New Hampshire resident built a surfboard out of 700 foam Dunkin’ coffee cups

Korey Nolan created the Dunkin’ surfboard for a contest in October. He took home second place — and did something good for the planet.

// Here’s what it’s like to drive a car with a Mass.-made suspension that eliminates bumps

As another crop of potholes emerges, ClearMotion wants to transform the experience of driving over them.

Globe Magazine

// In 1948, we were human guinea pigs in the strangest house in Dover

The first habitable building heated entirely by the sun was designed by a woman using technology developed by a woman and funded by a woman.

// This is the most popular dog breed of the year

Labrador retrievers aren’t letting go of their hold on US dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are tugging on the top ranks of doggy popularity.

Editorial Cartoon | Ward Sutton

The wonderful life of Mitch McConnell

Cartoonist and illustrator Ward Sutton envisions the Senate majority leader’s charmed life.


// Elizabeth Warren shows what she’s made of

The senator would clean Donald Trump’s clock in a debate.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

// Trump is strangling Venezuela with sanctions — and it’s not working

We used to overthrow foreign leaders the old-fashioned way: with our military. The new approach is just as egregious — and ineffective.


// How to protect your digital photos for years to come

I used the free photo sharing site Flickr for a long time. But then I got an e-mail from Flickr threatening to delete my photos unless I was willing to pony up $50 a year. I wasn’t willing. What to do?


// Ground Game

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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   |   Spotify   |   RadioPublic


Munch Madness

Munch Madness

// See which restaurants advanced to Round Two

The top 32 restaurants have advanced to the second round of Munch Madness. Vote to keep your favorites in the running.

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

Students stage global protest to speak out on climate change inaction

Students worldwide skipped classes Friday to protest their governments’ failure to act against global warming as part of the “Fridays for Future” movement.

Real Estate

15 homes for under $500,000 along the Providence/Stoughton commuter rail line

If you love southeastern Massachusetts, but work in Boston, living on the Providence/Stoughton Line might be for you. A train leaving Wickford Junction in North Kingston at 6:35 a.m. on a weekday will get you into South Station in an hour and 41 minutes, according to the timetable.

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.


// China is reviving a discredited AIDS immunotherapy — for cancer

Injections of malaria parasites, a discredited AIDS treatment once promoted by the father of the Heimlich maneuver, is being tested in China as a cancer immunotherapy.