Poverty, economic inequality are concerns for mayors

The mayors worry that cities will become affordable to only the very rich and very poor, according to the BU survey.

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Said Mary Rizzo, whose son was killed by Gary Lee Sampson: ?This has been so brutal, I?m so glad it?s over.?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_mentalhealthbaranowski10_splt.jpg Inmate altercations led to chaos at maximum-security prison

Corrections officers say they used a ?chemical agent? to restore calm during Monday?s mayhem.

Mary Truong said she hopes to serve as an inspiration for the roughly 2,000 refugees who arrive in Massachusetts every year fleeing war and other perils.

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Once a refugee, she welcomes newcomers at an uncertain time

Mary Truong, executive director of the state?s Office for Refugees and Immigrants, says she hopes her example will help others like her.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Cadden(1).jpg Prosecutor: ?It?s a story of greed . . . it?s a story of fraud?

Pharmacist Barry Cadden, facing 25 counts of murder, ran ?a fraudulent enterprise, through and through,? it was claimed in court.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-11847.jpg When dying is a choice

My father lingered for several weeks after he told me he wanted to die, suffering greatly.

East Bridgewater, MA -- 1/8/2017 - Damon McNamee, 4, rolls in a snowbank in his front yard as he plays with his two and a half year old brother, Ethan, (R) in East Bridgewater where snow totaled 20.5 inches. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 09snow Reporter:

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The storm that was fickle

Some spots got walloped Saturday, racking up nearly 20 inches. A half-hour away, communities faced a manageable storm.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/shutterstock_79850122.jpg How doctors are paid may have role in health outcomes

The study found linking physicians? payments to health care quality measures improved the care for all patients.

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The best New Year?s resolutions from local business owners

As 2017 begins, you might be wondering how best to grow your business. New England business owners tell us how they plan to do just that.

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The transition to Trump

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Meryl Streep accepts Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by  via Getty Images)

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Streep?s speech kicks off an awards season worth watching

With her Golden Globe Awards speech, Meryl Streep mounted a defense of Trumplandia?s chief troika of boogeymen: Hollywood. Foreign. Press.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/L.L._BEAN_LOBSTER.jpg L.L. Bean pleads: Don?t boycott us over Trump donation

The granddaughter of the company?s founder donated to a pro-Trump group, which spurred a boycott. And that was just the beginning.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/631370362.jpg Clemson rallies to stun Alabama in national championship game

Deshaun Watson?s 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with 1 second left ended the Crimson Tide?s 26-game win streak.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AP125009841-11816.jpg This fruit could soon be an outlaw in Massachusetts (but it has its supporters)

A proposal to ban the smooth-skinned cousin of the famous, fuzzy kiwi fruit has divided New England?s gardening and horticultural community.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/458389.jpg New Balance steps into the fit tech world with $300 smartwatch

The Boston shoemaker is seeking a niche for its high-end smartwatch, which it says can help athletes reach new levels.

The South Boston apartment where Matt Damon?s character lived in ?Good Will Hunting? is going on the market. It was renovated in 2012.

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?Good Will Hunting? apartment is up for sale

The ramshackle pad where Will Hunting made his home looks much, much better than it did in the 1997 movie.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/29/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/davis_ortiz6_spts-001.jpg Mysterious tweet from David Ortiz sends Red Sox fans into a tizzy

Almost anything, it seems, will get Red Sox nation hoping beyond hope that David Ortiz will declare his return.

Tom Brady promotes new sleepwear line in latest ?Funny or Die? appearance

Brady appears in a parody in which the product being sold is his newly released ?Recovery Sleepwear.?


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An afternoon recap of the day?s most important business news, delivered Monday through Friday.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Donald K. Stern

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/09/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/d598a49c-cea8-48d4-a8a3-4ac86acd3c84.jpg Some questions for Jeff Sessions

In reviewing his record, the confirmation hearings should also clarify the role of attorney general.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Burkowitz-hero-1932[1].jpg She loved him, and he died in the Holocaust. Now her son is bringing his music back to life.

A tale of young love drove a son on an eye-opening journey. And in the process, a musical legacy that was all but lost has been found, and a life revealed.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/20160923_SAMentalHealth_312.jpg The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can?t Mass. do the same?

The story behind ?Spotlight?

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