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Governor Baker seeks big real estate sales tax hike to fund climate programs

Baker intends to tuck the plan, one of his most high-profile bids to address climate resiliency, into his upcoming state budget proposal.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Pelosi abandons Afghanistan trip, accuses Trump of imperiling lawmakers with disclosure

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also accused the administration of leaking her plans to travel commercially to Afghanistan after President Trump had denied the use of military aircraft.

The National Weather Service's Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City.

Snow and stress: Tracking the storm with no paycheck

While the financial toll on National Weather Service employees mounts, worry is also growing that the stress could begin to affect their ability to do their jobs.


Ayanna Pressley stresses MLK’s message in temple address

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley gave high-fives to children on Friday after speaking at a Temple Israel gathering dedicated to the vision of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Alejandro Serrano

The new Democratic congresswoman was the guest speaker at Temple Israel’s annual Shabbat Tzedek, at which participants sang songs of peace, love, and light.

Business & Tech

Chesto Means Business

Supporters look to revive the ‘millionaires tax’

At a Raise Up rally last May, hundreds gathered at the State House to support paid leave and a $15 minimum wage.

By Jon Chesto

Proponents suffered a crushing defeat in June when the state’s high court ruled that the “Fair Share Amendment” would be unconstitutional.


Francine du Plessix Gray, novelist, reporter on a voyage of discovery, dies at 88

Francine du Plessix Gray’s “Them: A Memoir of Parents” won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2006.

By William Grimes

In addition to a barbed memoir of her childhood, the French-American writer became well known as a far-ranging reporter with a stylish pen, the author of searching studies.

Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93

Mr. Wood was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2012.

By Jenna Fryer

Mr. Wood had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.


Jim McBride

When Robert Kraft bought the Patriots, it signaled a new beginning for the franchise

Patriots owner Robert Kraft has had a lot of reasons to applaud since buying the team in 1994.

By Jim McBride

Since Kraft purchased the team — 25 years ago next week — the Patriots have won 310 games, been to nine Super Bowls, and won five titles.


Danvers’ Maximilian Leete continues domination on the mat

Danvers wrestler Maxmilian Leete, shakes hands with a Danvers coach, after defeated Masco's Jonathan Penafiel, Wednesday January 16, 2019. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

By Brandon Chase

The Falcons sophomore, 52-3 as a freshman, is off and running with a 30-1 record this season.


North Andover boys’ basketball grabs early lead, beats Andover

Gabriel DeSouza reacts after hitting a three pointer in the third period, against Andover. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

By Nate Weitzer

The Scarlet Knights jumped out to a 21-7 lead and never looked back, buoyed by 14 points from Jake McElroy and 10 from Gabe DeSouza.

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