The ?largest town? in Mass. just voted to become a city

After years of debate and unsuccessful attempts to change the town meeting form of government, Framingham residents voted to become a city.

Roxbury, MA -- 1/12/2017 - Tito Jackson, Roxbury City Councilor walks through Dudley Square directly after announcing his mayoral candidacy. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 13titopic Reporter:

Tito Jackson once worked for drug maker

Jackson has made the opioid epidemic a centerpiece in his race for mayor. But it once was his job to sell doctors and pharmacies on the opioid Kadian.

// Green Line extension takes a leap forward

The Federal Transit Administration?s approval of the MBTA?s new cost estimate is a critical milestone that effectively ensures the project will move forward.

// Wollaston station will close for 20 months in Red Line revamp

Construction at four MBTA stations at the end of the Braintree line will mean the Wollaston station will close this fall.

// Some Middleborough residents told to evacuate amid flooding

The Taunton River flooded roads in Middleborough under more than 2 feet of water.

epa05887418 A Syrian child receives treatment after an alleged chemical attack at a field hospital in Saraqib, Idlib province, northern Syria, 04 April 2017. Media reports quoting the British war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights state an alleged chemical attack in the rebel-held area of Idlib province on 04 April killed at least 58 people, including 11 minors, and wounded dozens others. EPA/STRINGER

Scores are killed in chemical attack in Syria

Dozens of people died when warplanes dropped bombs with toxic chemicals, and Western leaders including President Trump blamed the Syrian government.

The Trump administration

Ivanka Trump to critics: ?I don?t know what it means to be complicit?

??If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I?m complicit,?? the first daughter said on CBS News.


// Melania Trump?s official portrait has been released. And people are talking.

With a 25-carat diamond ring but without a smile, Melania Trump?s portrait is not typical first lady style.

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The tax credit you should know about

It rewards you for being charitable by reducing your tax burden ? and it?s not just for businesses.

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David Pastrnak (right) gave kudos to Tuukka Rask after the Bruins clinched a  playoff spot.

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Bruins 4, Lightning 0

Bruins clinch playoff spot

After playing only 82 games in each of the last two seasons, the 2016-17 Bruins will keep their skates on past Saturday?s finale against Washington.

// How dairy? Lawyer could pocket $90k in Dunkin? case, leaving $500 for client

The plaintiff who sued Dunkin? Donuts for allegedly using margarine on his bagels would get $500; his lawyer could receive up to $90,000.

Renée Graham

//[1]-3242.jpg In Boston, less racism is still racism

Last week, I called the city racist. Quite a few readers disagreed with my opinion ? and proved my point.

// Fox losing more advertisers after sexual harassment claims against O?Reilly

Fox News was facing a major advertising revolt on Tuesday after sexual harassment accusations against Bill O?Reilly.

// Some people are upset about Kendall Jenner?s Pepsi ad. Here?s why.

Model and Kardashian clan member Kendall Jenner?s turn as a Pepsi-wielding protester has some decrying the imagery.

Two different strains of marijuana buds sold at the Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colorado January 11, 2016. Medicine Man dispenses recreational and medical marijuana, along with marijuana derivative products for both humans and pets. (Bob Pearson for The Boston Globe)

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Medical marijuana in disarray amid pot uncertainty

Some Massachusetts towns are wary of allowing medical marijuana shops, fearful they will be allowed to sell recreational pot.

// BU or UMass? A look at how much tuition costs at some Mass. colleges

It?s decision time as high school seniors decide where they?ll attend college in the fall. One of the key factors for many of them will be cost.

// Amid plans for border wall, bits of ? whimsy?

One bidder wants to cover President Trump?s border wall with solar panels, while another suggests building a deck that would offer tourists scenic views.

Alice Hennessey (center) helped push for the creation of Millennium Park in West Roxbury.


Alice Hennessey, friend to Rosie?s Place and Boston?s libraries, dies at 84

Hennessey was an aide to former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino who worked to help homeless centers and libraries.


Trump Today

// Bids are due on the border wall

Potential bidders on the president?s wall project are worried that they might face hostility at the construction site.

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


// Don?t nuke the filibuster ? restore it

Restoring the ?speaking? filibuster would help bring back the spirit of collegiality.


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