Graduates took part in the Troop Drill during the 82nd Recruit State Police graduation in Worcester in 2016.

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Behind the blue wall: Claims of bias in the State Police force

Inside the barracks of New England?s largest police force, some women and minority troopers say they must navigate a workplace culture that can be hostile or even discriminatory toward them. By Nestor Ramos

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Newly acquired Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon speaks during a news conference at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill., Friday, March 10, 2017. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)


Here are some of the biggest moves in NFL free agency so far

It?s been a whirlwind week of signings and trades across the league.


// March Madness? More like March Apathy in Greater Boston

Why bother? It has nothing to do with us.

Richmond Telephone Company customer Marilyn Kirby was worried when a larger company acquired the service, but little has changed. Kirby chatted with Bob Pratt, the company?s manager of telecommunications.

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In a tiny town, a phone company right out of a Rockwell painting

Richmond Telephone Company has retained remarkable independence despite space-age telecommunication advancements.

// Eskimo village hopes reindeer meat will revive fortunes

The endeavor includes plans to build a new slaughterhouse with $1.8 million in federal grants.

// Strong faith helps Warwick deal with loss of five in family

?This is not a routine funeral,? said the Rev. Sean O?Mannion.

Dr. David Samadi crossed Lexington Avenue on his way to Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.

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He?s a celebrated urologist, but authorities are probing his surgical practice

Dr. David Samadi is a famous Manhattan doctor. But a Globe Spotlight Team investigation found Samadi has conducted overlapping surgeries about 70 percent of the time since 2013, and some of his patients say they had no idea.

The Trump administration

// An uphill climb in the Rust Belt for Democrats

Elizabeth Warren is being eyed by leaders in both parties as a potentially potent weapon.

// US prosecutor who wouldn?t resign is fired

Preet Bharara, the US attorney in Manhattan, refused to resign and tweeted on Saturday that he was fired.

Snowfall in Hanover on Friday.

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Weather Forecast | Eric Fisher

Strong nor?easter could slam Mass. on Tuesday

By Tuesday morning, snow should be breaking out across New England and it will last through the majority of the day and into the evening.

Plymouth-03/10/2017 Snow blanketed Coles Hill on the Plymouth waterfront as a man makes his way down the stairs, as the staue of Massasoit is snow-covered in the background. John Tlumacki/Globe staff(metro)

Up to a foot of snow expected for next week in Mass.

A major snowstom is possible Tuesday, and blizzard watch is on for parts of Massachusetts.

// Most relieved to see bad old Southie get slapped down

The vociferous backlash over excluding OUTVETS from the St. Patrick?s Day parade is seen as a resounding defeat of intolerance.


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Opinion & Ideas

Derrick Z. Jackson

// Jeff Sessions? Dept. of Injustice

The decision to drop a case involving Texas? voter ID law is a bad omen for voter rights ? and civil rights in general.

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.


// Top US hospitals aggressively promoting alternative medicine

Some hospitals have built luxurious, spa-like wellness centers to draw patients for spiritual healing, homeopathy, and more.

Real Estate

Recent home sales: South of Boston (March 9)

ABINGTON 39 Patricia Drive One-family Ranch, built in 1987, 2,376 square feet, 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 45,719-square-foot lot. $502,000 692 Summer St. One-family Split Level, built in 1971, 1,899 square feet, 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1 baths, on 30,473-square-foot lot.