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No experience + hiring freeze + political donor = $121,000 job?

Former state tax commissioner Michael Heffernan picked a neighbor and friend for the $121,000-per-year post, which was filled despite a hiring freeze.

Walter Bardon carried items out of the basement of his family's home.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

After huge storm, coastal areas face concerns

Days after the vicious nor’easter, wreckage piled up amid worries about future storms.

KEVIN CULLEN

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-14636.jpg Mikey Henry, the Pope of Beacon Hill, has got his groove back

By most economic indicators, he’s one of the poorest guys in Boston. But by the measures of the heart, he’s the richest man in town.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/05/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Rex_Congress_set_to_vote_on_two_year_9445021A.jpg Ryan, GOP lawmakers move to block Trump’s planned tariffs

Republicans say the move runs counter to their economic agenda and could cause political problems heading into the midterm elections.

UMass president Martin Meehan delivered his annual State of the University speech in Boston on Monday.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

UMass president calls for greater affordability for students

Martin Meehan on Monday outlined several measures to address high costs for students.