Young child shot in Roxbury

A young boy was shot in the lower back outside 12-14 Copeland Street Sunday evening, but he is expected to survive, officials said.

Availability may also help explain why the state has a high rate of opioid-related visits to hospital emergency departments.

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Mass. had highest rate of opioid-related ER visits

Other New England states were not far behind, according to a recently released study.

The Trump administration

// In Trump era, tech visas get a hard look

Does the technology industry have a shortage of qualified Americans?

// Immigration fears lead to sped-up weddings

President Trump?s crackdown on immigrants is driving more couples to tie the knot.

// Some see risks rising for undocumented who pay their taxes

Many undocumented workers pay taxes for the same reasons legal residents do ? to get a refund, and to obey the law.

// Jared Kushner makes a visit to Iraq

The purpose of the Kushner?s visit was not immediately clear, but he has been acting as a shadow diplomat since his father-in-law took office.

City Councilor Tito Jackson put on his coat as he left Top Notch Barber Shop in Boston after stopping in for a haircut last month.

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Adrian Walker

A swing and a miss from Tito Jackson

The city councilor and mayoral aspirant has a pretty thin case for declaring that City Hall doesn?t care about homeless people in recovery.

// 11-year-old detained at Logan was rushed to MGH with stomach pains

Two sisters from Colombia weren?t allowed to see their mother until the younger sister was rushed to the hospital. They were sent back home shortly after.

Fishermen argue that cod?s demise has been greatly exaggerated, leading federal officials to wrongly ban nearly all fishing of the species.

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A milestone in the war over the true state of cod

State scientists have reached a similarly dismal conclusion as their federal counterparts: The region?s cod are at a historic low.

// State senator dies after battling brain tumor

Ken Donnelly, an Arlington Democrat, was elected to the Senate in 2009.

// How Uber uses psychological tricks to push its drivers? buttons

Uber is engaged in an extraordinary behind-the-scenes experiment in behavioral science to manipulate drivers.

// Two manholes explode in downtown Boston

A district fire chief saw one manhole blow off and reach ?at least 50 feet in the air? near Government Center.

2017 MLB preview


// Welcome to Opening Day. And Happy New Year.

This Opening Day represents only the third time in history that the Pirates have played the Red Sox in Boston.

Nicole Kidman in ?Big Little Lies.?

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TV Review

So about that ?Big Little Lies? finale . . .

The show is as hypnotically beautiful as it is disturbing.

// Adrian Peterson to visit Patriots Monday, report says

The free agent running back played just three games in 2016 after having right knee surgery.

// Gronk jumps into the ring during WWE?s WrestleMania

Lesson learned: Never throw your drink in Rob Gronkowski?s face.

// In Maine, a trade disadvantage over . . . lobsters?

A trade deal between Canada and the EU would give Canada a huge advantage over the US in sending some coveted seafood products overseas.

// After a deadly fire, a small town?s trauma remains

When the call went out, none of the Warwick volunteers could have imagined what they?d find.

Munch Madness

// And only two were left

One of these two restaurants will be crowned the best restaurant in Boston. Vote now for your favorite.

Opinion & Ideas


// Mass. leadership on climate more vital than ever

Ten years ago, the Massachusetts attorney general?s office, along with other states and allied groups, won a landmark climate case in the US Supreme Court.


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Special reports

Special report | Part 1

Fleeing Syria for Trump?s America

The trip was over for these refugees. They had found a new home in Mass. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Donald Trump would be sworn in.


// 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.


// As blockbuster drugs fizzle, biotech looks to the next big thing

Several pricey drugs projected as best-sellers have flopped, unnerving the industry.

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Zaine Pulliam attends church in Charleston, West Virginia. His parents both died of drug overdoses in April 2015.

Can?t afford to bury loved ones? Often, states can?t help

When Belinda Crookshanks? son and daughter-in-law died of drug overdoses on the same day in April 2015 at age 35, her grief was compounded by a stark financial fact: Despite the family?s limited resources, the state?s indigent burial fund wasn?t going to help pay to bury them.