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 A woman walked past the soon-to-be-closed Payless in Dudley Square.

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City, residents struggle to boost Dudley Square

For every business that opens, there are still four vacant storefronts across the street.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cropcollage.jpg Once routine, invitations to White House now a political minefield

An anti-Trump backlash has turned the traditional — and traditionally harmless and hokey — White House victory celebration into the new third rail of sports.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/1095416806.jpg Federal investigators probing Enquirer after Bezos report

Federal investigators will look at whether the tabloid’s publisher violated a cooperation agreement with prosecutors.

Federal judge: State fails to provide prompt mental health care to poor children

US District Court Judge Michael Ponsor said that constant delays can lead to violent physical outbursts, removal from homes, and traumatizing and unnecessary hospital stays.

Pedestrians crossed the Duck Bridge on South Union Street in Lawrence.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

With Lawrence as her backdrop, Warren expected to draw on gender, labor in 2020 announcement

The city’s rich history in the labor movement and large immigrant population will serve as the backdrop for Warren to announce her campaign for the White House.