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BOSTON, MA - March 07, 2019: - Anthony Watson poses for a portrait at Downtown Crossing in Boston, MA on March 06, 2019. Watson, 32, was allegedly beaten by a Transit Police officer last summer, then falsely arrested in an effort by the officer and two sergeants to cover it up. Watson spent the night in jail before being released. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter:

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

‘I’m just worthless. You want to throw my life away’

Anthony Watson fell asleep on a Red Line train. He woke up, he says, to a nightmare of abuse and false allegations.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse08olders2.jpg Who are you calling senior? For older folks, some terms are fast becoming radioactive

Words once commonly used to describe older folks and their lives — elderly, geriatric, golden years — are now viewed by many as patronizing and unacceptable.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/07/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AW3_4996.JPG Peabody Essex Museum names its new director

Brian Kennedy, currently director of the Toledo Museum of Art, will arrive in July, taking the helm at a museum whose endowment, at half a billion dollars, makes it a major player on the world stage.

Greater Boston’s first recreational marijuana shop slated to open in Brookline soon

An exterior view of New England Treatment Access in Brookline.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

New England Treatment Access received a final license Thursday from the Cannabis Control Commission to open a recreational store in Brookline.

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The nearly four-year sentence was much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines.

The Nation

House broadly condemns hate after anti-Semitism dispute

Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota (center), was not specifically named in the House resolution.

By Lisa Mascaro and Laurie Kellman

A 407-23 vote belied the emotional infighting over how to respond to freshman Representative Ilhan Omar’s comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances.

Cohen sues Trump Organization, saying he was denied $1.9m in fees after cooperating with prosecutors

Last week, Michael Cohen accused President Trump of deceptive, criminal behavior and called him a “cheat,” a “racist,” and a “con man.”

By Michael Gold

Cohen is also seeking reimbursement for an additional $1.9 million he was ordered to pay in fines, forfeiture, and restitution after he pleaded guilty, the lawsuit said.

Biden strategist 95% sure former vice president will run in 2020

FILE-- Former Vice President Joe Biden greets attendees at a rally for Amy McGrath, left, a Democratic congressional candidate, in Owingsville, Ky., Oct. 12, 2018. Biden is preparing his 2020 presidential campaign kickoff, securing staff and alerting top Democrats he plans to run. But he hasn’t made a final decision yet as of early March 2019. (Maddie McGarvey/The New York Times)

By Jonathan Martin

As the final pieces of a Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign are being assembled, just one thing is missing: the final go ahead from the former vice president himself. Critics question if Biden has a place in the upcoming Democratic candidate field.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Economic reality trumps policy fantasy

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: Director of the U.S. National Economic Council Larry Kudlow speaks during a press briefing at the White House on January 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. The U.S. announced sanctions against Venezuela amid its political crisis. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By Scot Lehigh

The trade and budget deficits are both on the rise.

EDITORIAL

Want to stop border crossings? Give aid to Central America

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 09: Jose Martinez, from Honduras, wears his countries flag as he joins other migrants, most of whom are part of a recently arrived caravan, at a migrant hostel as they wait to apply for asylum in to the United States on February 09, 2019 in Piedras Negras, Mexico. The hostel is holding approximately 2,000 migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador where they are being cared for with food, shelter and medical attention. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Helping El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras grow economically and provide opportunity and security to their residents would help stem the tide of migrants.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

The Trump kids and the orange jumpsuit fantasy

White House Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump attends a panel discussion during the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, on February 16, 2019. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images

By Margery Eagan

For days I’ve had the fantasy: Ivanka, Jared, and especially Don Jr. I’m not proud. But I’m not alone.

Metro

Greater Boston’s first recreational marijuana shop slated to open in Brookline soon

An exterior view of New England Treatment Access in Brookline.

By Felicia Gans and Naomi Martin

New England Treatment Access received a final license Thursday from the Cannabis Control Commission to open a recreational store in Brookline.

Curbside space for Uber and Lyft? It’s coming to Boston — and is already in Somerville and Cambridge

Ride-hailing companies have been facing criticism that their operations are leading to more congestion on streets in urban areas across the county.

By Adam Vaccaro

Riders and drivers near the Fenway will soon be directed to a rendezvous spot, as part of a new proposal from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

‘It’s just a house’: The guy who lives in this South End abode doesn’t get why it’s an Instagram star

By Steve Annear

This house is a popular Instagram spot. But to the people who have owned and occupied the quaint brick building on Worcester Street for decades, it’s just the family homestead.

Business & Tech

Attorney general urges state regulators to order utilities to issue refunds to ratepayers

Boston, MA -- 1/31/2017 - Attorney General Maura Healey announces that her office is taking action challenging President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 01healey Reporter:

By Matt Stout

Attorney General Maura Healey called on state regulators to reverse a recent decision and order electric, gas, and water companies to issue refunds.

Chesto Means Business

Delta aims high for growth at Logan Airport

FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian speaks during a ceremony to mark the first delivery of Airbus' Delta Airlines A220 in Mirabel, Quebec. Delta Air Lines said Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, that travel demand remains healthy. However, the lower forecast raised fear among investors that airline revenue and profits could be under pressure in 2019. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

By Jon Chesto

Delta CEO Ed Bastian returned to Boston this week for a victory lap of sorts.

Talking Points

Fearless Girl statue dispute ends up in court

The “Fearless Girl” statue stands outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.

The sculpture installed in downtown Manhattan two years ago is now the subject of a court order blocking her creator from selling a replica to buyers in Germany.

Obituaries

Joseph Flummerfelt, a choral catalyst, dies at 82

By Michael Cooper

The pre-eminent American choral conductor of his generation and a collaborator with some of the nation’s most renowned orchestras and maestros, died Friday in Indianapolis.

Howell Begle, who helped R&B stars recover royalties, dies at 74

Mr. Begle with singers Carla Thomas, Ruth Brown, and Bonnie Raitt at the W.C. Handy Blues Music Awards in Memphis in 1990.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Begle launched an unlikely crusade to secure fair compensation for black musicians who didn’t receive royalties because of unfair contracts they signed decades ago.

Ralph Hall, Texan who was oldest congressman in House history, dies at 95

Representative Hall stepped off Air Force One with President George W. Bush in 2004.

By Emily Langer

Mr. Hall, was elected 17 times to Congress, where he became dean of his state’s delegation and was one of the last World War II veterans on Capitol Hill.

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

At long last, Dustin Pedroia gets back in the game

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is congratulated by Boston Red Sox first base coach Tom Goodwin after hitting a single in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

By Dan Shaughnessy

Until Thursday, the Red Sox second baseman hadn’t played since last May 29. “It felt great,” he said.

CHAD FINN

Red Sox’ Brian Johnson could be important swingman for pitching staff

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson (61) works in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

By Chad Finn

The lefthander made 38 appearances in 2018, including 13 starts, while going 4-5 with a 4.17 ERA in 99 innings.

BRUINS 4, PANTHERS 3

It was a wild finish, and the Bruins extended their points streak to 18 games

Patrice Bergeron is engulfed by happy Bruins teammates after his tiebreaking goal in the final seconds.

By Matt Porter

Two goals in the final minute, including the winner with 6.7 seconds left, rallied the Bruins to a victory over the Panthers.

Weekend

Peabody Essex Museum names its new director

Brian Kennedy, presently serving as the president, director, and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio, will become the next executive director and CEO of the Peabody Essex Museum

By Murray Whyte

Brian Kennedy, currently director of the Toledo Museum of Art, will arrive in July, taking the helm at a museum whose endowment, at half a billion dollars, makes it a major player on the world stage.

Art Review

A near-death experience, and an artist’s joy and rage

Howardena Pindell Still from Free, White and 21, 1980 Videotape (color, sound) Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Garth Greenan and Bryan Davidson Blue, 2014.22 Photo courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York

By Murray Whyte

A serious accident shifted Howardena Pindell’s work from subtle critique to raucous activism. Yet a major exhibition at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis shows they’re not as far apart as they appear.

Movie Review | ★ ★ ★

Like its title character, ‘Captain Marvel’ gets the job done

Marvel Studios' CAPTAIN MARVEL. Pictured: Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Photo: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios 2019

By Ty Burr

The superhero movie brings feminism to the Marvel galaxy.