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.


// Coming this morning: A nippy start to spring

And it?ll still feel like winter for the next few days, with the cold expected to linger until next weekend.

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

Dave Epstein

Dave Epstein | On Weather

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.

//[1].jpg 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.

// After pay raise, state lawmakers off to slow start

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

At the Nettle Middle School in Haverhill, Alex Foltz, center, helps Angel Nieves-Simpson, left, and Aiden Alestock, with math.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Spurred by dot-coms, school furniture is becoming comfy

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

// 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.

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The Trump administration

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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Opinion | Elizabeth Warren

Neil Gorsuch does not belong on the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court nominee?s record shows that he won?t defend equal justice for every single one of us.

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.

// John Oliver tears into Trump?s budget, suggests adding zebras to news events

The HBO host seems pretty sick of dealing with the news.

// 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.

// Did Trump golf this weekend? The White House won?t say.

For a White House that has sometimes been loath to acknowledge facts, it is an example of officials asking people not to believe their own eyes.

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

The Patriots owner and President Trump apparently spent some quality time together Sunday.

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Jimmy Breslin in New York in 1970.

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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.

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.

// 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.

Munch Madness

// 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

Opinion | Jeffrey D. Sachs

// The Muslim ban and American history

Trump?s travel bans are about identity, emotion, and politics, not logic, national security, or law.


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// Star surgeon is scrutinized on concurrent procedures

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


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// 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.