FBI file for Cardinal Law reveals several death threats

President George H. W. Bush and Cardinal Bernard F. Law sit at a table during a luncheon for the Catholic Lawyers Guild at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston on Sept. 23, 1989.

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Before he resigned in disgrace, the Boston archbishop was held in such high esteem by President George H.W. Bush that he was vetted for a possible presidential appointment.

A pedestrian passed through Boston Common on Wednesday.

Dave Epstein

Two messy storms are coming, but they won’t bring much snow

This system is a fast mover, and it’ll bring precipitation for 12 to 14 hours.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday took direct aim at The New York Times, calling the news organization a “true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE,” in an escalation from his previous lashings which were typically addressed to a group of news organizations or over specific Times articles.

Trump escalates attacks on The New York Times, calling it a ‘true enemy of the people’

The president’s blunt declaration comes a day after The Times published a report describing how he has tried to influence and undermine investigations surrounding him.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/tlumacki-bostonflowerexchange_metro751}-8649.jpg Developers are scrambling for the next Kendall Square. Where will it be?

Kendall Square may be unique in the world for its combination of innovative companies and academic prowess. And developers are using that location as a model as they try to replicate its success elsewhere in the Boston area.

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The destruction of evidence in a pending criminal case has sparked another internal investigation at the state’s beleaguered law enforcement agency.

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Survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of a Vatican prevention summit Wednesday and demanded transparency, zero tolerance for abuse and for religious superiors to be held accountable when they protect priests who rape and molest children.

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Michael Kenney of Weymouth turned himself in to police Tuesday, officials said, and was arrested in connection with a brutal beating in the South End earlier this month.

Sasha Banks (right) and WWE tag-team partner Bayley.



Mayor Walsh congratulates Boston-area wrestler on WWE championship

Sasha Banks and her comrade-in-arms, Bayley, became women’s tag team champs after capturing the title as part of the WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 extravaganza.

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In a three-page order issued on Valentine’s Day, Judge David King of the Sixth Circuit Court-Probate Division in Concord, N.H., set a June 10 trial date.

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The suit alleges that The Post ‘‘targeted and bullied’’ 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann in order to embarrass President Trump.

Voters shown in a Nov. 6, 2018 file photo.

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file


Face it, the Dems would be better off if some White House hopefuls stayed home and ran for office

Call them the POTeases: various in esteem but infinite in number.

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Baby boomers are prized recruitment targets for senior associations and nonprofits seeking to rejuvenate themselves as their membership ages.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/everybody.jpg The day AARP lost me forever

I clearly remember when AARP, the warm, smiling face of the trillion-dollar senior-industrial complex, made a marketing miscalculation that soured me on the group for good.

Mark Stout


Do we really need to eat cold piles of kale when it’s 16 degrees? It’s time to reconsider our winter diets

Maybe our health conscious mindsets and all those Whole 30 experiments popular this time of year have made us lose our ability to think outside the kale bowl.

American Airlines planes at Logan Airport.

A record-setting jet stream has US flights landing earlier and earlier

Flights across the country are breaking plane speed records due to a fast-flowing jet stream and commercial jets are landing up to an hour ahead of schedule.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/cheergen1.jpg Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts

A Wisconsin school district official says its high school will no longer hand out cheerleading awards that are based on a girl’s physical attributes, including largest breasts or buttocks.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/b1702fe4-74b1-43d7-880e-724df67d832f.jpg Don’t blame MeToo for ruining the most iconic kiss in history — the photo was never romantic

A kiss based on one person’s joy and another person’s non-consenting shock isn’t really a perfect kiss.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper1-26915.jpg Odell Beckham Jr. to the Patriots? It’s not fantasy football

The cost of procuring the dynamic receiver’s services would be high, but a deal isn’t impossible.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/farragher-26312.jpg As high schoolers await college acceptance letters, one counselor has some advice

College acceptance season will soon be in full flower. And seniors everywhere are on edge.



Pope Francis has a chance to clean up clergy sex abuse. It’s now or never

Defrocking a cardinal for sexual abuse is a big deal. But true reform will come when the Catholic Church has policies that apply to everyone.

Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Adobe

Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Adobe

Opinion | Bernard-Henri Lévy

The real national emergency

The United States is focused on an invented Latin American peril rather than the fact that it is being duped by scheming autocrats.

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The office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx offered few specifics Tuesday when announcing that Foxx was recusing herself from the case.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/porpoiseislaughinggoodbyegoodbye-26334-kdVD--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Porpoise seen swimming off shore in Dorchester

The New England Aquarium identified the animal as a harbor porpoise and said it was the first official sighting in the Boston area this season.

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The fire, at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, killed 100 people and injured more than 200.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/MichaelCohenNewsletterHP-3632.jpg Truth and Consequences

Opinion columnist Michael Cohen takes a candid and no-holds-barred look at the current political moment. Sign up now.

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

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/BCG-Shortage-illo-1024x576.jpg Supplies of a bladder cancer drug are dwindling, as patients scramble

There’s a critical national shortage of a cancer drug that has been used for decades and that is remarkably effective.