Patrolmen?s union, city reach $68 million deal

The deal will mean an annual 2 percent increase over four years for the 1,500 members of the Boston Police Patrolmen?s Association.

The Trump administration

// McCain slams Trump in Munich speech without using his name

Republican Sen. John McCain delivered a withering critique of President Donald Trump in a speech Friday.

United States Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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In Europe, Pence says US will hold Russia accountable

Vice President Pence also said the U.S. would be ??unwavering?? in its commitment to trans-Atlantic institutions like NATO.

// Consumer protection head in Trump?s crosshairs

Richard Cordray is the federal watchdog with the biggest target on his back in President Trump?s Washington.

// Ambassador Scott Brown? It could happen.

Former US senator Scott Brown is being considered for nomination as President Trump?s ambassador to New Zealand.

The opioid epidemic

// Nearly 2,000 died from opioid overdoses in Mass. last year

The main culprit appeared to be the drug fentanyl, which was present in an increasing number of deaths, even as heroin-related deaths declined.

Local politics

// Moulton threatened by man claiming to be police officer

Congressman Seth Moulton responded by tweeting the wide-eyed emoji at the tweet, and contacting US Capitol Police.


This piece of new snow removal equipment was inspired by an idea from the MBTA?s Machinist Mike Haywood.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

A clear solution for MBTA tracks

For Michael Haywood, it was a personal affront when state officials were flummoxed by the big winter of 2015.

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// 800 acres, and the public is invited

The Charles River Meadowlands Initiative hopes to increase access and create a network of trails linking open space in Franklin, Bellingham, and Medway.


// Plowing into a snow-removal debate

The state should reconsider its traffic-slowing technique for highway snow removal.


// New England ski resorts enjoying a bounceback season

For ski resorts in the region, this season so far can be summarized in two words: way better.


Some options for activities on the Cape in the winter include the Cape Codder Resort?s water park.

Diane Bair

Why the Cape in the winter is absolutely perfect

It is quiet, and then some. And many Cape Codders wouldn?t have it any other way.


// Autopsy on N. Korean inconclusive as 4th person arrested

The inconclusive autopsy results raise all sorts of questions about the mysterious death of Kim Jong Nam.


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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

// Waking the Mexican sleeping giant

Neither sea creatures nor Canada will cause trouble for the United States. But Mexico may.

Special reports

// A life taken, but also a life lost

How did 14-year-old Raeshawn Moody wind up becoming among the youngest to face a murder charge in Boston?


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// 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?


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