If you?re over 65, here?s one of the best-kept secrets in Mass.

02/27/2018 Boston Ma-. Kathleen Avelino-Wright (cq) photographed in front of her home in Chestnut Hill. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

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Massachusetts allows cash-strapped homeowners over age 65 to defer paying property taxes, a way to stay in their homes amid rising tax bills.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rathe_lahey_health03-14936.jpg Judge dismisses Bermuda?s bribery lawsuit against Lahey Clinic

The civil suit had accused the hospital and medical center of paying bribes to gain health care business on the island.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/TRUMP_COHN_ECON_7.jpg Could Trump face a Republican challenger in 2020?

President Trump?s reelection bid may face credible primary challenges from Republican figures.

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Kim Jong Un has ?expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible,? a South Korean official said.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/301cffc75a254a05ac9a9b83d30b5bf2-301cffc75a254a05ac9a9b83d30b5bf2-0.jpg All those jobs added in February show the economy has room to grow

They were created nine years into a recovery that has pushed unemployment down to just 4.1 percent.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/12/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/aaron11.jpg Lawsuits add up over Bristol County jail inmate suicides

The Bristol County House of Correction, which accounts for a quarter of jail suicides statewide, faces a wave of lawsuits from the families of inmates who killed themselves.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/8b96e6f13f504284827410dc82a70cb4-8b96e6f13f504284827410dc82a70cb4-17650-17652.jpg Jaylen Brown says he?s OK after a scary fall in Thursday?s game

Brown will be monitored for concussion-like symptoms following a frightening incident in the Celtics? playoff-clinching victory.


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Speed cameras in Providence issued a measly 12,000 tickets in a matter of weeks. That city isn?t thinking big enough, and neither is Boston.

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The president of the school?s board of trustees, Archibald Cox Jr., sent a letter to the school community Thursday.

So far, Massachusetts Gaming Commission chairman Stephen Crosby is the only announced candidate for the job of chancellor.

Shirley Leung

Will UMass Boston?s next leader be another white male insider?

Stephen Crosby is a smart guy, but we can aim higher and out of the box.

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Tap into the fun at Burke Mountain, where a throwback bar has regulars and newbies singing its praises.

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Shynnah Monge-Cueto took out thousands of dollars in loans to go to college; her guidance counselors didn?t tell her she could have applied for a full-tuition scholarship to Northeastern University.

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Latinos fare worse in Mass. than in any other state

The income and home-ownership divide between Latino and white residents is worse here than in any other state.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_030818_power_6831x.jpg Nearly 172,000 customers still without power, and snow squalls could be coming today

Squalls are scattered, making it hard to predict exactly where they?ll occur. But when they hit, 1 to 2 inches of snow could fall in a very short period of time.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_weekendtrainriders_metro3111.jpg The commuter rail is using generators to power trains into North Station

The transit system lurched into service Friday morning, after a difficult Thursday caused by the nor?easter.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BEDFORD_20180308_SNOW_003.jpg Keep your shovels ready. Another storm is lurking offshore

Another storm could hit the region early next week, although forecasters are still uncertain about what it will do.

Cambridge Superintendent Kenneth N. Salim.

After not calling a snow day, Cambridge superintendent explains himself

Public schools in Cambridge were in session Thursday, and the district?s superintendent felt the need to explain why.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/862935682.jpg Here?s why it was such a bad offseason for baseball?s free agents

A host of factors conspired against free agents, and it could impact the business of baseball going forward.

From left, Misael, Kezya, Lisia, and Mauricio Perozin.

The Perozin Family


Making America great again, one ruined family at a time

Marlborough?s Mauricio Perozin is a hard-working family man, which makes him easy pickings for ICE agents.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/3c4cceb3f9744461ad2a985f628ac41d-3c4cceb3f9744461ad2a985f628ac41d-0.jpg Smuttynose Brewing Co. to be sold at auction Friday

The auction, scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Friday, includes the Smuttynose beer brand, its facility and a restaurant.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/merger-fd82bd90-0119-11e8-9d31-d72cf78dbeee.jpg Growing concern: Marijuana rules could mean lower quality product

Officials say tough environmental standards on cannabis cultivation are needed for Massachusetts to meet its climate change goals.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/turner030818BIZ11kirsner2.jpg Technology is changing everything, and some of it is scary

John Robb, publisher of Global Guerillas, takes an unflinching look at everything from social media gone amok to drone warfare.

The  site of the ITER project in southern France. The fusion reactor is expected to go online in 2025.

MIT says nuclear fusion as a practical energy source is less than two decades away

Backed by a $50 million investment, the school has formed a company aimed at developing the groundbreaking technology.

Munch Madness 2018: The top restaurants in Boston

A la March Madness, local restaurants are pitted against each other. Vote now to make sure your favorite place wins.

Debuting Love Letters: The Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/07/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/love_letters_teze.jpg A breakup: Is it an end, or is it a beginning?

In Season One, Meredith Goldstein explores this question through intimate stories of love and heartbreak and confessions from her own life.

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Opinion & Ideas


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Policies like Donald Trump?s proposed tariffs should at least have dry ink.

Modeling?s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.


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Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/levine_xref_teze.jpg Inside the ?cult? that catapulted conductor James Levine?s career

At the beginning of the maestro?s 50-year career, Levine ran what some young musicians considered a cult, allegedly making members take loyalty tests and engage in group sex.

The Big Picture

Quincy-03/02/18-A mother and child are rescued by a boat from their home. Many water rescue evacuations took place at residences flooded onPost Island Road in the Houghs Neck section of Quincy. Quincy firefighters used boats and front end loaders to rescue many residents. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

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The Big Picture

Back to back nor?easter storms slam Massachusetts

Two nor?easter storms in the past week have brought snow, power outages and flooding to towns across Massachusetts.


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