Firefighter dies after responding to Watertown blaze

The incident is the first line-of-duty death of a firefighter in Mass. since two firefighters died in March 2014 in a wind-whipped blaze in Boston?s Back Bay.

Developer allegedly tried to seize car dealership using hit man

Gary DeCicco faces a single count of extortion in an alleged long-running effort to seize control of the dealership.

2 arrested in Quincy after shots fired behind bank

Police said that it does not appear that a bank robbery occurred.

// Sorry, rodent fans, ?Hamsters? won?t be the next Amherst College mascot

Amherst College has whittled its list of possible new athletic mascots to five, and the Hamsters didn?t make the cut.

The tattooed arm of Aaron Hernandez was shown during testimony in his double murder trial Wednesday.

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These are some of the tattoos prosecutors say hold the secret to the Aaron Hernandez case

Suffolk prosecutors allege the artist unwittingly tattooed a murder confession on the former New England Patriot?s right arm.

// Charges dropped in shooting that paralyzed 9-year-old girl

Dominique Finch, 27, was charged last month in the Oct. 9 shooting.

// When your town?s ?fourth selectman? is a sign

A sign on Route 9 has been lobbing bombs at town government for more than a decade, and many residents have come to accept it as a surreal fact of Brookfield life.

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.

Alex Speier

// More and more players practicing what Ted Williams preached

Almost 50 years ago, the Red Sox legend wrote about the value of hitting the ball in the air in his book ?The Science of Hitting.?

The Trump administration

Trump stands by wiretapping claim, jokes about it during press conference

President Trump made a joke about 2013 reports that the US listened in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel?s phone calls.

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// Trump says NATO allies 'must pay what they owe'

President Trump opened his White House news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by saying that ??many nations owe vast sums of money.??

// Did Trump avoid shaking Merkel?s hand in the Oval Office?

President Trump?s meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel didn?t go entirely smoothly.

Dinner with Cupid

// Blind date: ?He also brought me a gift?

Will this dater be charmed by a thoughtful, hometown boy from the Cape?

Ideas | Josh Macht

How Jeff Bezos is taking over the world

In an economy fixated on short-term results, exceptional patience pays off.


BUZZSAW | Matthew gilbert

// Making ?Homeland? grate again

I?m beginning to feel like Peter Quinn, dragging myself through the story in a stupor, trying to remain interested in something, anything.

Emma Watson stars as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast in the 2017 film BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, directed by Bill Condon.

Movie REview

?Beauty and the Beast?: Saved by the Belle?

Even with Emma Watson giving it her all, the new, live-action ?Beauty and the Beast? struggles to re-create Disney magic.


// Beyond Woody Boyd ? way beyond

For 30 years now, Woody Harrelson has been reliably unpredictable.


// 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

// Fact-checking the rally

The president strayed from the facts a number of times in his speech Wednesday night to a rally in Tennessee.

? Schedule: Where the president is today

? News: A look at what happened yesterday

? Social media: What Trump has been tweeting

Opinion & Ideas


// 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.


//$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 virus, fished out of a lake, may have saved a man?s life

Dr. Ali Khodadoust earned a place in medical history after having 100 million viruses placed inside his chest.