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02/27/2018 Boston Ma-. Kathleen Avelino-Wright (cq) photographed in front of her home in Chestnut Hill. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

If you’re over 65, here’s one of the best-kept secrets in Mass.

Massachusetts allows cash-strapped homeowners over age 65 to defer paying property taxes, a way to stay in their homes amid rising tax bills.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Feds tell state officials to back off student loan debt collectors

Betsy DeVos has a message for Attorney General Maura Healey and officials in other states hoping to rein in student loan debt collectors: Back off.

Duxbury, MA - 3/5/2018 -Chris(L) and Paula White pose for a portrait in their home in Duxbury, MA, Mar. 5, 2018. The Whites sold gourmet cookie dough and ice cream cookie sandwiches until the producer of their ice cream Fieldbrook Foods, changed the recipe, making their ice cream an icy mess. The couple filed suit against Fieldbrook in 2015, and have essentially gone out of business while they've been fighting their lawsuit. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

How the partnership between 600 lb Gorillas and Mister Cookie Face crumbled

It’s 600 lb Gorillas, a cookie maker, against Mister Cookie Face, the company that supplied the ice cream for its ice cream sandwiches.

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As with much diplomacy in the Trump era, this one is happening without a full playbook.