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Mass. General Hospital plans large addition

23MGH -- A rendering of the new building project proposed by Massachusetts General Hospital (courtesy of the hospital). This would be built on Cambridge Street between Blossom and North Grove. (Massachusetts General Hospital)

The project is likely the largest ever proposed by a hospital in Mass., and it promises to reshape a busy stretch of downtown Boston between Government Center and the Longfellow Bridge.

// Governor Baker proposes ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving

The long-debated idea has stalled in Massachusetts even while other states in New England and around the country have adopted bans.

L'Espalier restaurant.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Upscale restaurant’s closing leaves holders of gift cards hungry for refunds

At least a half-dozen people say they were stiffed when Back Bay gourmet restaurant L’Espalier closed suddenly.

// Senate to push forward with two shutdown votes Thursday

The Senate will vote this week on two bills to end the government shutdown, but it’s doubtful either will pass.

//[1]-24950.jpg Missing woman is found alive in Charlestown, suspect arrested

Olivia Ambrose, the 23-year-old woman who went missing after leaving a downtown Boston bar on Saturday night, was found alive Tuesday, and a suspect has been arrested.

“The Embrace” is one of the proposed designs for a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

Hank Willis Thomas

MLK Jr. memorial plans run into questions, delays

King Boston, the non-profit behind the planned memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, says concerns have prompted it to delay announcing the chosen design.