Severe dysfunction alleged in Suffolk Probate

Missing files. Unprocessed checks. A section overwhelmed by paperwork. This was the state of the office run by Felix D. Arroyo, according to a new analysis.

The Trump administration

// Trump?s budget panned by leaders in both parties

Republican Governor Charlie Baker wasn?t a fan of the president?s spending plan, calling it ?bad for Massachusetts.??

// Trump?s budget cuts hit his base ? rural voters

Some of the biggest losers in President Trump?s budget are the rural communities that fueled his stunning White House victory.

// Mayor Walsh has a lot to say about Trump?s budget ? none of it good

?Make no mistake: a budget like this will bring pain,? Walsh said. ?We cannot replace the revenue here. No city can.?

// Here?s a list of the agencies and programs Trump?s budget would defund entirely

President Trump?s budget proposal calls for eliminating funding for a number of programs. Here?s a look at the programs and how much those cuts are estimated to save.

Ground Game

// Under Trump, ?permanent campaign? takes on a whole new meaning

There is nothing subtle about the ways Donald Trump has campaigned since winning the White House in November.

// Former Romney aide speaks out against Meals on Wheels cuts

A longtime aide of Mitt Romney had some strong feelings about President Trump?s proposal to cut the service that feeds the housebound elderly.

// In Faneuil Hall, a call to service for a new generation of women

?No one has ever won, who didn?t run,? said Jane Swift.

// Watch Sean Spicer and CNN?s Jim Acosta get into a tiff over wiretapping claims

The White House spokesman called one of Acosta?s questions ?cute? before an unfortunate pause that delivered what appeared to be an unintentional insult.


// Mexico?s not paying for the wall. Are we?

Congress needs to send the message loud and clear that it won?t pay for President Trump?s boondoggle.

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Michael Hathaway, 52, is homeless.

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Security company, guard sued over alleged assaults of homeless at North Station

Four homeless people who say they were assaulted by guards contracted by TD Garden last year sued a former guard and the company he worked for.

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// A charitable gift, a divorce, an angry ex-wife: WPI faces lawsuit over donation

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been sued by its largest donor?s ex-wife.

Marchers in the 2013 South Boston St. Patrick?s Day Parade.


Confronting the past with clear eyes

Even as Ireland has emerged as a more secular, diverse and tolerant society, it continues to confront a past far less rosy.

// Both sides of I-93 intermittently closed after truck carrying cheese crashes

The driver of a truck carrying 19 tons of cheese crashed Thursday morning, causing disruptions that were expected to last into Friday.

A huge, 20-foot inflatable globe was on display at Boston Public School headquarters in Dudley Square on Thursday, part of an effort to show students what the world really looks like.
Natacha Scott used this inflatable globe to explain the size of countries to students from The Nathan Hale School.

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Is North America really bigger than Africa? This map sets things straight

Social studies classrooms throughout the Boston public school system are getting an upgrade some 448 years in the making.

//[1]-6482.jpg Lack of Oxford comma costs Maine company millions in overtime dispute

A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided many: The Oxford comma.


Dave Epstein

// What?s the likelihood we?ll actually see snow this weekend?

Before the final flakes had even fallen Tuesday, there was already talk of another possible snowstorm for the weekend.

// He tried to keep a plow from blocking a driveway with snow. It did not go well

Iuri Veiga says a truck driver intentionally pushed snow into his father?s driveway several times during the encounter.

// Malcolm Butler?s visit with Saints reportedly ends with no deal

The Patriots cornerback met with New Orleans officials on Thursday as he explores free agent options.


// The Weekender: Irish kicks, elder punks, and political jokes

The Globe?s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Munch Madness

// What are your favorite Boston-area restaurants?

Vote in our March Madness- style bracket to pick the most universally loved local place to eat.

Trump Today

// Trump Today: A visit from the Irish prime minister

Welcome to Trump Today, a one-stop entry point for the latest news on the 45th president of the United States.

? Schedule: Where the president is today

? News: A look at what happened yesterday

? Social media: What Trump has been tweeting

Opinion & Ideas


// Anti-Trump talk ? even at my mother?s funeral

Trump will prevail until his own backers turn on him. All else is a liberal pipe dream.


//$medium.jpeg Address: The week in real estate

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

Special reports


// Star surgeon is scrutinized on concurrent procedures

New York authorities are probing how a famed prostate specialist manages his vast patient load.


// 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.


// A 41-day fight to get treatment ends in a daughter?s overdose

Taylor Wilson?s parents ran into roadblocks far greater than they?d ever imagined.