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BOSTON, MA - 11/09/2017: Seaport area Pier 4 in the foreground with Fan Pier in background aerial (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: TOPIC

David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Amazon set to bring at least 2,000 more jobs to the Seaport

In an effort separate from the company’s search for a second headquarters, Amazon is poised to lease a massive new office space in Boston’s Seaport District and hire at least 2,000 employees in the city over the next few years.

// Another side of the construction boom: the porta-potty business has gone wild

In a perhaps inevitable byproduct of the city’s epic construction boom, the market for portable toilets is absolutely on fire.

A community discussion in Newton took place in 2016 in response to incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti being found in schools in the town and taunting during a high school basketball game.

Hate group and anti-Semitic incidents rose during Trump’s first year, reports find

The reports bolstered the views of hate crimes researchers and anti-hate advocates who were worried that Trump’s rhetoric had normalized supremacist activities.

Winchester, MA - 2/27/2018 - A woman lays flowers on a makeshift memorial for Deane Kenny Stryker, a woman fatally stabbed in one of the Winchester Public Library's reading rooms, on the library's lawn in Winchester, MA, Feb. 27, 2018. The library had been closed since the stabbing over the weekend. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Thomas Farragher

After horrible violence, a community library searches for peace

The director of the Winchester Public Library has no manual to consult about how to console a staff or reassure her patrons on how to proceed after the sudden violence Saturday morning.

// Mass. falls in US News ranking from ‘best’ state to eighth state

The new rankings will give bragging rights to New Hampshire, which clocks in ahead of Massachusetts this year after the Bay State topped the Granite State last year.

// Kushner’s overseas contacts raise concerns as foreign officials seek leverage

Some countries’ officials have discussed ways of taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties, and lack of foreign policy experience.