In state legislature, a diversity gap persists

State Representative Gloria Fox addresses the crowd during a community meeting last year.

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Gloria Fox, who said she will not seek a 17th term, is one of just six black lawmakers in the 200-member House and Senate.

Rain, followed by snow and strong winds, is expected for Saturday night and into Sunday.

National Weather Service

Rain today, followed by strong winds, snow tonight

A half-inch of rain is expected today, and a storm system tonight will bring winds of up to 50 miles per hour and the chance of accumulating snow.

Black firefighter suing Red Sox after allegedly being denied entrance to Fenway

A Boston firefighter who works in a night inspection unit is suing the Red Sox for allegedly denying him entrance to Fenway Park.

Brookline teachers draw the line on paperwork

The union says it?s not salary or benefits that has stalled contract negotiations, but ?the erosion of time to teach.?

// GE?s property tax bill could reach tens of millions

General Electric could still end up paying Boston millions in property taxes, despite the $25 million incentive package that the city has offered.

La Salette Shrine tax case coming before SJC

The state?s highest court will hear arguments in a dispute over whether the Attleboro can levy taxes against a local Catholic shrine.

// Unable to pay $100 bail, homeless man dies in N.H. jail

Jeffrey Pendleton?s death has drawn attention to New Hampshire?s practice of putting in jail people who cannot make bail.

Jonas Jerebko of the Boston Celtics tried to steal the ball from Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on Friday in Oakland, Calif.

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Gary Washburn | On basketball

In Oakland, Celtics impress with brilliant defense

The Celtics played with focused determination in a stunning win over the Warriors on Friday night.


// A dark turn for the Sanders campaign

Bernie Sanders is increasingly embracing the tactics he once decried.

// Chris Christie talks M&Ms and future plans with Jimmy Fallon

The New Jersey governor also spoke about his chances of landing a VP nod from Donald Trump.

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Opinion | Christoph Westphal

Treating terrorism like cancer

The field of cancer therapeutics holds lessons for counterterrorism strategy.

Immobilized but unbroken, filmmaker turns camera on himself

Patrick O?Brien spent 10 years making the documentary ?Transfatty Lives,? which won the 2015 audience awards at the Tribeca and Milano film festivals.

// Rhode Island official quits over tourism flap

The disastrous rollout of the state?s tourism campaign included a much-maligned slogan and a video that featured a scene from Iceland.


// Benching of Pablo Sandoval is rife with problems

The erstwhile third baseman, who can?t be happy with the move, is now simply taking up space on the roster.

// Does your maple syrup actually contain maple?

Too many goodies that claim maple flavor, some critics say, have no maple at all inside.


Love Letters

He cheated before they were married

So what do I do? Move forward and brush it under the rug for the sake of my beautiful children, or take a risk and try to find someone who truly knows how to love me and my children?

Globe investigations

//[1].jpg Key reports from Globe?s Spotlight team on clergy sex abuse

The Boston Globe?s 2001-2002 investigation into sexual abuses by clergy in the Catholic Church resulted in more than 600 stories.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.


scott kirsner | innovation economy

// Making movies the ?Moneyball? way

The Boston office of Legendary Entertainment crunches ?big data? to help the film studio make key decisions, from casting to marketing.


John Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

// A guide to decoding Catholic reaction to Pope Francis

Pope Francis is massively popular around the world, but somewhat divisive inside the church itself.

Design New England

// Circular Sensation

In the latest issue of Design New England, a one-of-a-kind design combines aesthetics and functionality for harmonious living.