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Anthony Perrotti (right) comforted his mother, Catherine Rawson, as she talked about the death of her son, Alan Greenough.

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An agonizing year of waiting for answers follows Reading police shooting

Speaking publicly for the first time since the 2018 fatal shooting, family members of Alan Greenough said the wait for autopsy results and the identity of the officer involved has been agonizing.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07: U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) (R) speaks as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (2nd L) and other Congressional Democrats listen during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Sen. Markey and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez held a news conference to unveil their Green New Deal resolution. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Markey blasts GOP for resolution vote on Green New Deal

Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey co-sponsored the Green New Deal, and its proposed wide-ranging economic changes, making him a target of Republicans who say the idea won’t win popular support.

In Harvard affirmative action case, judge appears skeptical

The judge said the lack of Asian-American witnesses was a “problem” in the lawsuit claiming Harvard College intentionally discriminated against Asian-American applicants.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_opiodoutreach5_met-11235.jpg Opioid overdose deaths in Mass. fell again in 2018

The 4 percent drop-off makes 2018 the second consecutive year in which overdose deaths declined. Even so, nearly 2,000 died.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/95764fc11a0d4af08b40260e9cac01d5-95764fc11a0d4af08b40260e9cac01d5-0.jpg An unwanted surprise for some taxpayers: smaller refunds under President Trump’s tax bill

Less withholding and other changes are resulting in lower overpayments on federal returns.

Editorial & Opinion

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

With the passing of Harvard scholar Roderick MacFarquhar, is deeper learning dying?

(Cambridge, MA, Tuesday, March 14, 2006) -- Roderick MacFarquhar, (cq.) Director of the Fairbank Center at Harvard University, studies the history and politics of modern China. Staff photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard University News Office

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Roderick MacFarquhar’s provocative insights were rooted in real knowledge, not the glib cleverness of cable talking heads.

Metro

Markey blasts GOP for resolution vote on Green New Deal

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07: U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) (R) speaks as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (2nd L) and other Congressional Democrats listen during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Sen. Markey and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez held a news conference to unveil their Green New Deal resolution. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Michael Levenson

Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey co-sponsored the Green New Deal, and its proposed wide-ranging economic changes, making him a target of Republicans who say the idea won’t win popular support.

Yvonne Abraham

To fix Greater Boston’s traffic woes, go big or stay home

A rush-hour scene in Boston that is all too common.

By Yvonne Abraham

Another day, another study telling us what is already blindingly obvious: Boston’s rush-hour is soul-crushing misery. If we don’t make massive changes, it’s going to get worse.

Sports

Christopher L. Gasper

Luck has not been with the Celtics this season

 Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Perhaps things will change after the All-Star break, but thus far the ball has stopped bouncing their way.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Chris Sale makes no promises but says Boston is ‘a good place for me’

Fort Myers , FL - 2/12/2019 - Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws after completing his morning physical. Boston Red Sox pitchers and catchers reported today for physicals for Red Sox Spring Training at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 12Red Sox, LOID: .

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Red Sox’ standout lefthander gave all the right answers when asked about his contract being up after this season.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

At Waltham, Lauren Sampson ‘sets the bar so high’ as a team leader

Cambridge MA 1/28/19 Waltham High Lauren Sampson pulls down a defensive rebound against Cambridge Ridge & Latin High during first half action at Cambridge Ridge & Latin High . (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Greg Levinsky

Providence College-bound senior forward has embraced her leadership role by averaging 23 points and 9.1 rebounds.