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Michael Cohen says hush money paid ‘at the direction of a candidate’

Michael Cohen faces a prison term of 46 to 63 months.


Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer said in court that he made payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in coordination with Trump, who wasn’t named, to influence the election.

// Paul Manafort guilty on 8 counts in fraud trial; mistrial on 10

The former Trump campaign chairman was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of Robert Mueller’s investigation.

// The delightfully daffy, completely community-produced Ashfield Film Festival

Now in its 11th year, the festival features five-minute films created by the working folks, gentleman farmers, and schoolchildren of this agrarian community of 1,700.

The Commonwealth Avenue project was massively disruptive but was completed quickly.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

The next big bridge replacement won’t be nearly as quick as the Comm. Ave. project

A five-year slog is in store for commuters: The North Washington Street bridge to Charlestown can’t benefit from fast construction techniques.

// State refuses to referee marijuana testing dispute

Different methods used by marijuana testing labs produce different results and regulators appear to have little appetite for reconciling the discrepancy.