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A new chapter in the story of a terrier who found adventure in Milton

One day, in the friendly little town of Milton, a mysterious visitor arrived out of the blue. No one could say where, exactly, the little dog had come from. But before long, they began spotting it all over town . . .

St. Petersburg, FL: 3/28/2018: Red Sox outfielders (left to right) Jackie Bradley, Jr. J.D. Martinez, Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts had some fun as they get ready for Opening Day. Martinez will be making his Red Sox debut in the game. The Boston Red Sox held a workout session today to get ready for the Opening Day of the 2018 baseball season at Tropicana Field. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

In the six months since the Red Sox last played, a different world has emerged

With the start of the season upon us, we’ve compiled a lineup of nine of the biggest developments since Dustin Pedroia grounded out to end last season, a snapshot of how quickly, and decisively, the world can change.

As many as two-thirds of prisoners have a substance-use disorder in Massachusetts.

US investigating treatment of addicted prisoners in Mass.

Officials are investigating whether prisons are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by preventing inmates from taking addiction medications behind bars.

Stephen Davis, left, and Robin Alexander Brown are co-developers of a hotel called Studio Allston. They were photographed in one of the rooms with art by Thomas Buildmore.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

A wave of new hip hotels is headed for long-overlooked corners of Boston

The transformation of the old Days Hotel on Soldiers Field Road is an example of a new type of hotel that’s hitting Boston.

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President Trump fired his embattled Veterans Affairs secretary Wednesday and tapped as his replacement atop the chronically mismanaged agency the president’s personal physician.