Mother, four children killed in house fire

Firefighters walked through the aftermath of the fire on Saturday.

Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe

When firefighters in the small, western Mass. town of Warwick arrived at the house, they learned people were trapped inside with no way out.


// Healey will let independent prosecutor handle Thornton case

Under pressure from Republicans, the Mass. AG said she would not prosecute Thornton Law Firm, which donated to her campaign.

The Trump administration

// ?We can?t let this happen. America is better than that.?

On Boston Common, supporters of Planned Parenthood vowed Saturday to fight to keep federal funding.

// Trump says Obama ordered wiretap, but offers no evidence

A spokesman for President Obama said any suggestion that Obama or the White House ordered surveillance on any US citizen ?is simply false.?

Opinion | Andrew Gawthorpe

// Under Trump, will the generals speak up?

National security experts face an awkward duty: Yield to democratic rule, but don?t be an enabler.

Boston, MA- March 03, 2017: (left to right) Emily Graham, Elizabeth Spain and Ana Baldrige huddle together during a Stand with to support Planned Parenthood Rally at the Boston Common in Boston, MA on March 04, 2017. Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund Massachusetts hosted the rally to oppose federal efforts to

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Winter apparently didn?t forget Boston

With spring flowers starting to bloom, frigid weather is putting a deep freeze on the state with high winds intensifying the cold.

If you?re in middle school, you either make slime or you have it custom-made

Slime is awesome. It?s so easy to make, in so many varieties and creative concoctions. And if you?re entrepreneurial, the money is waiting.

// Firefighters battle two-alarm blaze in marsh near Neponset River

A Boston firefighter suffered minor injuries Saturday while battling a two-alarm blaze in a marsh along the Neponset River.


Two headstones at Holy Cross Cemetery in northern California are memorials to John and Bridget Brady, onetime Bostonians who helped give Tom Brady the gift of life.

David Butow for The Boston Globe

Tom Brady?s roots run deep into 19th-century Boston

The great-great-grandparents of the Patriots legend were refugees from Ireland?s Great Famine who settled in Boston in the mid-1800s.

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// For Red Sox? David Price, a sense of relief

Industry sources said Price was diagnosed with a mild strain of a flexor muscle and some bone spurs.


// BC shouldn?t be this bad in big-time sports, and other picked-up pieces

Despite BC?s historic levels of losing in revenue sports in the ACC, the the school?s open athletic director job is a much-coveted position.

Kevin Cullen

// Growth for hurling in the US beyond Boston? ?The possibilities are endless?

Beyond staging matches at Fenway Park, the Gaelic Players Association envisions creating a series of matches at other American stadiums.

08/22/2014 SOMERVILLE, MA Founder Gui Cavalcanti (cq) at Artisan's Asylum (cq) in Somerville. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

These former Somerville roommates think they?ve got the next best sport ? MegaBots

The aim is to rock the house with gear- and hydraulic-driven Godzillas.

quick bite

// Where tacos are out of the ordinary and tequila takes over the bar

Brookline?s Burro Bar, little sibling to Somerville?s Painted Burro, bursts with bright colors and flavors.



// How toppling the timeline is changing the Internet

Horizontal navigation may not be a paradigm shift, but it feels like more than a lateral move.

Ariana Grande in concert at the TD Garden. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Lifestyle, reynoldsj)

music review

Ariana Grande soars at TD Garden

Her speedy 90-minute set on Friday brought all her styles together.


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Our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design, with expert advice and insider neighborhood knowledge.

Opinion & Ideas


// Feds have better things to do than chase pot

Trump administration officials suggest the federal government will crack down on legalized marijuana use.

Special reports

// The worst day in the history of Lake Winnipesaukee

On the morning of Feb. 11 ? Derby Day in New Hampshire ? everything looked postcard-perfect. But looks can be deceiving.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// Can tilapia skin be used to heal burns?

Doctors in Brazil are testing the fish skin as a bandage for second- and third-degree burns.

Real Estate

7 school districts with innovative programs in affordable communities

Whether you're looking to challenge a gifted student, expose your child to a new culture or language, or find a setting with extra social, emotional, or behavioral support, here's a sampling of districts that are thinking outside the box.