Crime on MBTA at its lowest level in 20 years

The agency credited Transit Police?s plan that has more officers in the system during peak travel times and cracked down on minor offenses.

The Trump administration

Marijuana supporters stood outside the State House on Dec. 30.

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If feds crack down on pot, where does Mass. stand?

Massachusetts is in limbo after the Trump administration signaled that a recreational marijuana crackdown may be coming.

// Ex-Obama spokesman: The media allows itself to be played by Trump

?We?ve seen President Trump cynically use the tendency of the press to defend itself. . . to try to distract from the tough questions,? Josh Earnest said at Harvard.

FBI director James Comey at the FBI's new facility in Chelsea, Mass., on Tuesday.

FBI director is asked to testify in House panel?s probe

James Comey has been asked to testify before the intelligence committee for its first public hearing on Russia?s interference in the 2016 election.



// Kenneth Guscott was more than a developer. He was a pioneer.

Guscott was constructing a metaphorical bridge between Roxbury?s past and its future.

// Gay veterans group says it was denied spot in South Boston parade

OUTVETS marched in the parade in 2015 and 2016.

Man killed in overnight Lawrence shooting

Lawrence and State Police are investigating, according to the Essex DA?s office.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price compares a copy of the Affordable Care Act (R) and a copy of the new House Republican health care bill (L) during the White House daily press briefing March 7, 2017 at the White House in Washington, DC. Secretary Price answered questions on the new healthcare bill during the briefing. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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How would the GOP health plan play out in Mass.?

The proposal means less money for insurance subsidies and MassHealth, affecting low-income residents.

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// You might get another savings account to worry about with GOP health plan

House Republicans are proposing a bigger role for health savings accounts in their plan to replace Obamacare.

// ?Taxi king? Ed Tutunjian to abdicate his throne

Developer Jay Doherty will buy the erstwhile tycoon?s Fenway properties, medallions, and Boston Cab business for $145 million.

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A Day Without a Woman

Women participated in the Boston version of the Women?s March for America last month. A Day Without a Woman, set for Wednesday, encourages women to skip work and ditch domestic duties.

Today is the planned strike. How many women will participate?

Women are being encouraged to skip work and ditch domestic duties today. Will they do so?

// A Day Without a Woman? Restaurants would be paralyzed

If Boston?s female chefs took part in Wednesday?s general strike, the city?s food scene would be hard hit.


Dont?a Hightower is one of 13 Patriots unrestricted free agents, and perhaps its most indispensable.

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Patriots should back up Brink?s truck for Dont?a Hightower

Hightower is the heart and soul of the defense, the same way another No. 54 was before him.


// Lights out at Statue of Liberty

The statue?s darkness immediately drew Internet interest, with its timing leading many to wonder if act was a political statement.


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

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// Immigrant heroes save American lives

Rsearch confirms that immigrants to the US are significantly less likely than native-born citizens to commit serious crimes or be in prison.

Special reports


// Two sisters, one house, and a mystery

Over the years Sheryl Waldman faded from view until she vanished, and no one seemed to notice ? until one cold evening last December.


// 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.


// How a biotech billionaire used a donation to boost his business

The contract for Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong?s gift ensured that $10 million came back to his company.