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Boston’s economy is booming, but schools seem cash poor. Why?

How can the economic engine of the state not have enough money to fund its school system?

Senator Kamala Harris spoke in Columbia, S.C., Friday.

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Diverse electorate tests Democratic field in South Carolina

Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and others already have their sights set on the increasingly crucial primary state of South Carolina.

The Nation

Diverse electorate tests Democratic field in South Carolina

Senator Kamala Harris spoke in Columbia, S.C., Friday.

By Liz Goodwin

Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and others already have their sights set on the increasingly crucial primary state of South Carolina.

Louisiana shootings kill 5; suspect at large

Investigators worked the scene of a shooting in Livingston Parish in Louisiana on Saturday. Authorities say a shooting has left five people dead in two parishes.

By Chevel Johnson and Rebecca Santana

Authorities in Louisiana say separate but related shootings Saturday in two different parishes have killed five people.

Sickle-cell patients dreamed of a cure. Enter gene therapy.

By Gina Kolata

Scientists have long known what causes the disease and its devastating effects: a single mutation in one errant gene. But for decades, there has been only modest progress against an inherited condition that mainly afflicts people of African descent.

The World

300 missing in Brazil as toll rises in dam disaster

People from the community of Alfredo Torres look at the mud-hit area a day after the collapse of a dam at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil's giant mining company Vale near the town of Brumadinho in the state of Minas Gerias in southeastern Brazil, on January 26, 2019. - Hopes were fading Saturday that rescuers would find more survivors from at least 300 missing after a dam collapse at a mine in southeastern Brazil, with nine bodies so far recovered. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel / AFP)MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images

By Manuela Andreoni

Hundreds of people waited as rescue workers dug through mud and sludge searching for survivors a day after a mining dam collapse in southeastern Brazil left at least 34 dead and almost 300 missing.

US scrambles to outrun China in new arms race

By David E. Sanger, Julian E. Barnes, Raymond Zhong and Marc Santora

During the past year, the United States has embarked on a stealthy, occasionally threatening, global campaign to prevent Huawei and other Chinese firms from participating in the most dramatic remaking of the plumbing that controls the internet since it sputtered into being, in pieces, 35 years ago.

The World Today

Spanish toddler who fell down well found dead after 13 days of rescue efforts

By Globe wire services

Julen Rosello, a 2-year-old, fell more than 30 stories down a narrow borehole nearly two weeks ago.

Editorial & Opinion


If Trump backs down, MAGA Nation won’t care

US President Donald Trump makes a statement about immigration and the border wall from the diplomatic reception room of the White House January 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

By Jeff Jacoby

The deepest reality of the Trump phenomenon is that his loyalists are passionate about him, not about his positions. MAGA Nation backs a wall because it backs Trump, not the other way around.

Michael A. Cohen

Shutdown ends for now, but the insult to American workers remains

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: (AFP OUT) US President Donald Trump makes a statement announcing that a deal has been reached to reopen the government through Feb. 15 during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House January 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House announced they've reached a deal with Congress to end the shutdown and open the federal government for three weeks to give time to work out a larger immigration and border security deal. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

By Michael A. Cohen

President Trump made a deal to end the shutdown, but plutocrats have made it clear forever what they think of the American worker.


The podcast boom resounds at area high school

“It’s been a rewarding experience listening to my students’ voices.”


Boston’s economy is booming, but schools seem cash poor. Why?

By many measures, the Boston school system should be flush with cash, thanks to the city’s booming economy. So why isn’t it?

By James Vaznis

How can the economic engine of the state not have enough money to fund its school system?

MGM’s casino hopes to up the ante in Springfield

The $960 million MGM Springfield employs about 2,865 and has had more than 2 million visitors since opening in August.

By Mark Arsenault

Foot traffic in downtown Springfield is up and already changing the area for the better, but is time on the city’s side?

Yvonne Abraham

The shutdown proved he’s the man of the people

President Trump discussed ending the government shutdown from the Rose Garden on Friday.

By Yvonne Abraham

Comparing President Trump and his advisers to Marie Antoinette? For shame! Nothing could be further from the truth, despite numerous indications that it’s the truth.

Business & Tech

Michelle Singletary | The Color of Money

Thank goodness for that emergency fund. But where should you keep the money until you need it?

By Michelle Singletary

If you’re able to save money in an emergency fund, you may be frustrated at the low return on your investment. But don’t be.



Tom Brady uses his eyes as the ultimate tool of deception

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s eyes can throw off defenders.

By Nora Princiotti

Brady has mastered the technique like no other quarterback. He can move people with his eyes.


Are Sean McVay and Jared Goff the new Bill Belichick and Tom Brady?

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff hold the NFC Championship trophy after overtime of the NFL football NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

By Christopher L. Gasper

In the Super Bowl it will be the Old Guard vs. the Young Guns. The Icons vs. the Wunderkinds.


Sydney McLaughlin runs away with 500 meters at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

Roxbury MA 1/26/19 Sydney McLaughlin ran away from the field easily winning the womans 500 meter run during the New Balance Indoor Track Grand Prix at Reggie Lewis Center (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Nate Rollins

Second-place Ashley Taylor was nearly three seconds back.

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Franklin girls’ basketball team steamrolling opponents

By Matt MacCormack


Too many mistakes to count in Celtics’ loss to Warriors

By Gary Washburn


Celtics slip up at finish, fall to Warriors

By Adam Himmelsbach


Warriors coach Steve Kerr an admirer of Brad Stevens

By Adam Himmelsbach

us figure skating championships

Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc claim pairs championship

By Noah Trister


David Pastrnak made the most of his All-Star experience

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Jeff Van Gundy still likes Celtics in the East

By Gary Washburn


Growing rift between baseball players and owners a threat to labor peace

By Nick Cafardo


After Patriots’ AFC Championship win, NFL may reconsider overtime rules

By Ben Volin


What doomed Peter Chiarelli in Edmonton?

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Rex Burkhead happy to contribute again for Patriots

By Jim McBride


Ideas | S.I. Rosenbaum

Should you smoke pot in front of the kids?

By S.I. Rosenbaum

The rapid legalization of marijuana raises a host of etiquette challenges. Is it an acceptable host gift? How do you consume a long-illegal drug without feeling sketchy?


Good manners for a pot-friendly society

Boston MA 4/20/18 Marijuana enthusiast taking a toke on a marijuana cigarette to celebrate 4/20, a secret code about smoking marijuana in the Boston Common (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 22quickbitepic reporter:

By S.I. Rosenbaum

Ideas asked a Boston-area etiquette expert for some guidance on good manners for a society newly tolerant of marijuana.

Ideas | Bridget B. Baker

Are animals miserable in the winter?

A cardinal waits for his turn at a bird feeder in the snow. Snow is falling in most of central Alabama Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, and will continue until mid afternoon. Accumulation of 1-3 inches is possible. Snow begins to accumulate near Springville, Ala. (Joe Songer/ via AP)

By Bridget B. Baker

A parka, knit hat, wool socks, insulated boots, and maybe a roaring fire make things bearable for people who live in cold climates. But what about all the wildlife out there? Won’t they be freezing?


Frank Blaichman, who led Jewish fighters in World War II, dies at 96

Mr. Blaichman (left) hoped to counter the misperception that Jews did not fight back against the Nazis.

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Blaichman was a leader of a band of partisans trying to disrupt the Nazis from inside Poland.

Douglas Costle, who helped create EPA, dies at 79

Mr. Costle recruited 600 scientists and other professionals within two months of taking office at the agency, in 1977.

By Sam Roberts

Mr. Costle helped draw up the blueprints for the federal Environmental Protection Agency and served as its administrator.

Michel Legrand, Oscar-winning ‘Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ composer, dies at 86

Mr. Legrand won three Academy Awards, five Grammys, and two top awards at the Cannes Film Festival, among other honors, according to his official website.

The composer and pianist’s hits included the song “The Windmills of Your Mind.”

Sunday Arts


The Hayward family welcomed their third daughter on Thursday

CHAPEL HILL, NC - SEPTEMBER 28: Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics warms up prior to their preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets at Dean Smith Center on September 28, 2018 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

By Nicole Yang

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward and his wife, Robyn, announced the birth of their third daughter, Nora Mae, Friday.


You can gamble on whether Mark Wahlberg leaves the Super Bowl early

Mark Wahlberg ducked out of Super Bowl 51 early with the Patriots seemingly down for the count.

By Kevin Slane

The actor famously left Super Bowl 51 before the Patriots’ historic comeback.

10 movies to see at this year’s Sundance Film Festival

The Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah, hosts screenings during the Sundance Film Festival.

By Ty Burr

More than ever the question of what defines “independent film” remains open to debate. Here are 10 movies to look for this year.

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Attracted by authors with wisdom to share

By Amy Sutherland

The Story Behind the Book | Kate Tuttle

How courts steer American schools

By Kate Tuttle

Michael Andor Brodeur | @Large

That Covington Catholic video, and how smirks work

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Winter Arts Guide: TV picks

By Matthew Gilbert


Winter Arts Guide: Museum picks

By Murray Whyte

It’s a Thing

From Twitter 101 in Congress to a master class in kindness

By Michael Andor Brodeur 


Winter Arts Guide: Theater picks

By Don Aucoin


Winter Arts Guide: Dance picks

By Karen Campbell

Classical Music

Winter Arts Guide: Classical music picks

By Zoë Madonna

New England Literary News | Nina MacLaughlin

Lloyd Schwartz named Somerville poet laureate; new bookstore to open on Newbury Street

By Nina MacLaughlin

doc talk | peter keough

Doc Talk: What democracy, art, and journalism look like

By Peter Keough


Wroclaw, Poland’s hidden gem

The red tile roofs and scene in Wroclaw.

By Judy Rakowsky

Even if you ignore this city’s compelling history — you shouldn’t — this artsy college town in western Poland is an inviting stop.


I hit the road for a driving Experience

The Land Rover Experience is one of the activities offered by the Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vt.

By Anthony Flint

In a Land Rover Experience I navigated gullies and deep ruts, just sort of nudging the powerful machine along.

Christopher Muther

Puppy love in the Caribbean

Mr. Cakestein (a.k.a. Blitzen) relaxes on a grass lawn in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

By Christopher Muther

Tourists are lining up in Turks and Caicos for an opportunity to take adorable stray puppies to the beach. It’s become so popular some are calling the Turks “Puppy Island.”

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The VIP Lounge

The VIP Lounge with Diane Kochilas

By Juliet Pennington

Travel Troubleshooter

Canceled Expedia tickets, and they were stranded in Santorini

By Christopher Elliott

Here, There, and Everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

By Necee Regis

Real Estate

Here’s what you can get in the suburbs for about $3 million

By Marni Elyse Katz

Buyers key in on design, not size. Modern farmhouse style wins. |

Home of the Week: Addition gives $1,400,000 Carlisle home an edge

By John R. Ellement

This single-family has four bedrooms, four full baths, and is nestled on 3.54 tranquil acres. Search the latest luxury listings at

Ask the Carpenter: Dealing with a leaky humidifier

By Rob Robillard

Ask the Carpenter’s Rob Robillard talks yearly maintenance and rookie mistakes. Get more home repair advice at


Globe Magazine

The 37 best new restaurants in Boston and the suburbs

By Kara Baskin, Devra First and Sheryl Julian

Dozens of inventive new spots to try, including fast-casual and top picks north, west, and south of the city.

Best New Restaurants | Magazine

From tiki bars to wine bars, 12 new places to grab a drink in Greater Boston

Joe McGuirk works behind the bar at Highland Fried in Cambridge.

By Kara Baskin, Devra First and Sheryl Julian

Whether you prefer tropical drinks or wine and beer, there are many new places serving up refreshing libations.

Globe Magazine

The 86 club: Notable restaurants that closed in 2018 and 2019

BOSTON, MA - 1/09/2019:A line outside waiting to enter Durgin Park restaurant. Some general scene of Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. The state of retail at Faneuil Hall, and whether the ownership has lived up to its promise to revitalize and draw more locals. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 08faneuil

Here’s a look at the list of some restaurants that were shuttered in Greater Boston in the past year.

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Perspective | Magazine

New England’s losing political clout

By Wendy J. Schiller

Love Letters

How do I accept all her exes?

By Meredith Goldstein

Connections | Magazine

To my late brother on his 50th birthday

By Lucia Thompson

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Creating classic Chinese dishes at home

By Margaret Li, Irene Li and Andrew Li

Globe Local

He feels the Yiddish songs in his soul

Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell performs with accordionist Dmitri Gaskin as part of the duo Tsvey Brider (Two Brothers).
 on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Congregation Beth Elohim.,

By Steve Maas

Trained in opera, Anthony Russell was in the process of converting to Judaism when he discovered Yiddish song.

Raise a glass to Massachusetts wineries

A tasting at Plymouth Bay Winery includes Laura Allen (top) and Mary Hall (right) behind the bar and Mike Fulone of Pocasset (above) sniffing out the scents in a sample.

By James Sullivan

Within an hour of Boston, there are wine tasting rooms in Plymouth and Pembroke, Lincoln and Franklin, Rowley and Ipswich.

New chocolate shop brings sweet history to Salem

Delphin Gomes, former director of the pastry program at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, is the head chocolate chef at Kakawa Chocolate House in Salem.

By Morgan Hughes

Kakawa Chocolate House promotes the history and anthropology of chocolate through its “explosive” flavors.

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When joy triumphs over our worst fears

By Beverly Beckham


Natick boys swim through another super season

By Thomas Herron


Sci-fi film fest and a library book sale

By Annika Hom


Valentine songs and a barbershop quartet

By Annika Hom


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

By Alex Bensley


Hockey prepped Hull’s Bobby Allen for business world

By Marvin Pave