A milestone in the war over the true state of cod

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

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

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

// Young boy shot in Roxbury expected to recover

?He?s alert and awake, and he?s going to be fine,? said the Boston police commissioner.

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.

// 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

// Trump: US is ready to act alone on North Korea

The president said the US will bypass China if the Kim regime doesn?t shut down its nuclear program.

Eric Gay/Associated Press/File

Immigration fears lead to sped-up weddings

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

The Community Economic Development Center in New Bedford helped immigrants with issues such as filing taxes and acquiring an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number if they are undocumented.

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.

// 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.

Opening Day: Pirates at Red Sox | 2:05 p.m. (NESN)


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

The pageantry that will unfold at the old ballpark this afternoon is another reminder of the history we see every day.

Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello appeared relaxed Sunday as he spoke to the media at Fenway Park.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff


Is Rick Porcello the real deal, or a flash in the pan?

The defending Cy Young Award winner is out to prove that last year?s career-best season wasn?t a fluke.


John Oliver slams Devin Nunes for making ?Stupid Watergate? even stupider

Nunes must choose, Oliver said: either serve his master (President Trump), or serve the country.

Television Review

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

The show is as hypnotically beautiful as it is disturbing.

// Stoughton?s Lori McKenna makes history in country music world

McKenna on Sunday became the first woman to receive the Academy of Country Music?s songwriter of the year award.

Maddie McBride (right), 16, and Una Gavin, 18, scraped paint from the pontoons to prep them for the season, which begins April 15.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

As another spring arrives, another season for the Swan Boats nears

A harbinger of spring is slowly taking shape.

// 30 years after a slaying, a family searches for answers

Kerry Gilpin and her family are offering a $25,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to a conviction in the unsolved 1986 murder of her sister.


// A future Hall of Famer is in Foxborough to sell himself

Free agent running back Adrian Peterson, who played just three games in 2016 after having knee surgery, visits with the Patriots on Monday.

// Protip: Never throw your drink in Rob Gronkowski?s face

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was ringside Sunday at WrestleMania . . . and then he got in the middle of the action.

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

With a president and an EPA administrator beholden to the fossil fuel industry, we must safeguard our future.


//$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

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.