Who will get to regulate new Mass. pot industry?

The state treasurer is asking for $10 million to pay for upfront costs and arguing against stripping her office of oversight responsibility.

Spring crocuses bloomed in South Natick on the first day of spring in 2016. (Photo by Dave Epstein)

Dave Epstein

Dave Epstein

Why is Monday considered spring? The vernal equinox, explained

In the northern hemisphere, spring in the form of the vernal equinox is scheduled to start Monday at 6:29 a.m. Here?s why.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/IMG_4244.jpg Spring will be off to a cold start when it arrives Monday

The official start of spring Monday will be chilly, and wintry temperatures are expected to linger until next weekend.


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Nearly two months after approving salary increases, the Legislature has sent only three minor bills to the governor?s desk.

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Many teachers are embracing flexible seating as an outlet for their students? fidgety energy.

This is one of many construction projects under way on the UMass Boston campus.

Adrian Walker

UMass Boston?s present is a mess

The university has a budget gap that could reach $30 million by June. That isn?t just a problem. It?s a disaster.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/16/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/T%20green%20line1-1269227.jpg MBTA moves to privatize customer service jobs

Dozens of workers assigned to customer service posts at MBTA stations would be replaced by private-sector ?ambassadors.?

The Boston Fire Department's Pipes and Drums marching band performed during Sunday?s parade.

Thousands turn out for St. Patrick?s Day parade

?I?m expecting to see the best and worst of Southie,? said one spectator, attending the parade for the first time.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/25/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0328LYME.jpg Only one sure thing about deer ticks: They will be out there

Many variables affect tick population size, but even one of the tiny bugs that transmit Lyme disease still poses risks.

Jimmy Breslin in New York in 1970.

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kevin cullen

Jimmy Breslin was the greatest newspaper columnist ever

Breslin was smart and fearless and ferocious and he always knew which side to be on, and it was always the side of the poor and the powerless.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/17/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/IMG_0360.jpg Here?s why your car insurance might be skyrocketing

Auto insurance costs are once again surging for Mass. drivers and insurance companies are laying the blame squarely on technology.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/17/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/AP71330486.jpg The shocking truth about alternative electricity suppliers

Before you get serious about cutting the cord to your existing utility service, get educated.

The Trump administration

FBI Director James Comey.

Five things to watch at the House Intelligence Committee?s Russia hearing

The directors of the FBI and NSA will speak Monday about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/05854722.jpg Intel offers no proof of spying on Trump Tower

The panel?s ranking Democrat says there is circumstantial evidence that US citizens colluded with Russia to interfere in the election.

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Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft (right) with President Trump aboard Air Force One on Sunday.

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Spotted on Air Force One: Robert Kraft

Patriots owner Robert Kraft and President Donald Trump were apparently spending some quality time together on Sunday.


BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 13: Members of the Harvard Crimson celebrate with the Beanpot trophy after defeating the Boston University Terriers 6-3 in 2017 Beanpot Tournament Championship at TD Garden on February 13, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


Harvard gets top seed in NCAA hockey tournament?s East Regional

UMass Lowell, BU, and Providence also earn tickets to NCAAs.

Munch Madness

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/munch-madness-og-1.jpg Bring on Round 2!

The field has been narrowed to 32. Vote in our March Madness-style bracket to pick the most universally loved local place to eat.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | Josh Macht

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/17/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/0319nateforsocial[1].jpg How Jeff Bezos is taking over the world

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


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

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


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


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