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Mike and Laura Cote died after they were rescued from a rip current at Seabrook Beach.

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Husband, wife die in Seabrook, N.H., rip current incident

The people who died after a powerful rip current swept a group of people out to sea at a Seabrook, N.H., beach on Sunday were identified as a husband and wife from Methuen.

// William Galvin faces strongest challenge in 2 decades

This is life back on the campaign trail for Galvin, in the thick of his most competitive challenge since he was elected secretary of state 24 years ago.

// Josh Zakim barnstorms across Mass. to raise his profile

“It’s tough to run for statewide office,” said Maurice Cunningham, a political science professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Catholics remain skeptical after Francis’ apology for abuse

The faithful wonder, will real reform follow?

// Beth Israel, Lahey attack report that predicts hospital merger will raise prices

Hospital leaders criticized the Health Policy Commission’s analysis and said it produced “extremely misleading and inflammatory estimates.”

Editorial & Opinion


After latest shocking sex abuse report, Pope Francis must lead

Pope Francis prayed in the crypt of the Basilica of Saint Nicholas in Italy last month.

The revelations from Pennsylvania threaten to undermine much of what Francis has built.

Opinion | Mike Stanton

Goodbye, Rhode Island: Elegy for the PawSox

After the announcement of the team’s move to Worcester, Mike Stanton looks back on the PawSox.

By Mike Stanton

After the announcement of the team’s move to Worcester, Mike Stanton looks back on the PawSox.


Bryon Hefner made hundreds of harassing phone calls to his treatment facility, police say

Bryon Hefner (right), pleaded guilty in the District Court of Central Middlesex, to making “annoying” phone calls.

By Matt Stout and Andrea Estes

Hefner pleaded guilty Monday in Concord District Court to four counts of placing “annoying” telephone calls.

Citing finances, accreditors put Newbury College on probation

Newbury College’s campus is in Brookline.

By Laura Krantz

The school is just one of two small schools in New England to be cited recently by accreditors for financial concerns.

Suffolk investigation finds no illegal, unethical behavior in president search

Suffolk University President Marisa Kelly.

By Laura Krantz

The search process for the university’s new president had come under fire by some trustees.

Business & Tech

Shirley Leung named interim editorial page editor at The Boston Globe

Boston, MA - 3/15/2018 - Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung in Boston, MA, Mar. 15, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

By Michael Levenson

The columnist has explored topics ranging from business and politics to gender issues in the workplace. She replaces Ellen Clegg, who retired last week.


Paul Broadnax, 92, jazz singer and pianist known for his grace and longevity

Mr. Broadnax (center) with former Scullers Jazz Club booker Fred Taylor and singer Donna Byrne during a party in Taylor’s honor last year.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Broadnax was a staple of New England’s jazz scene for nearly eight decades, appearing as a vocalist and pianist since his Roxbury childhood as a son of classically trained singers.



Takeaways from Jose Baez’s biography of Aaron Hernandez

By Ben Volin

In “Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez,” the attorney shares fascinating details about the former Patriots star’s life.

Tuesday Stories


Sweet sweet Aretha (since she’s been gone)

Aretha Franklin Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002) 1992 Photograph, gelatin silver print * Gift of Herb Ritts Foundation © Herb Ritts Foundation * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

By Mark Feeney

The Museum of Fine Arts pays tribute to the singer, who died last week, with an installation in its Sharf Visitor Center.