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.

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??Pharma Bro?? Martin Shkreli told a judge preparing to sentence him that he made many mistakes.

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Betsy DeVos has a message for Attorney General Maura Healey and officials in other states hoping to rein in student loan debt collectors: Back off.

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A gunman took at least three people hostage at a large veterans home in California on Friday and police locked down the sprawling grounds, Napa County Fire Capt. Chase Beckman said.

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Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed a $400 million school safety bill in response to the tragedy that killed 17 people at a high school.

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?Diplomatic shock and awe?: Reaction to Trump?s move to meet Kim Jong Un

Many say the jury is out on whether the meeting is a good idea though it has positive prospects.

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Here are four things to know about Trump?s upcoming meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.

Churches can receive taxpayer money but not when it advances a religious cause, SJC says

Churches in Massachusetts can receive taxpayer funds in some circumstances, but not for projects that support their core religious activities, the state?s highest court ruled Friday.

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A neighborhood off of Kentucky Street in an area bordering Marshfield and Duxbury remained flooded after a nor'easter hit Boston and coastal areas for the second time in a week.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

This South Shore neighborhood?s been flooded for a week

It?s been seven days since the first of two nor?easters inundated a seaside neighborhood on the border of Marshfield and Duxbury.

Dave Epstein

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Weaather_02.jpg Another nor?easter is on the horizon ? but will it stay out at sea?

If a storm does form on Monday, it would be the third nor?easter in less than two weeks.

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A commercial diving company is on scene trying to ?pump it out and raise it? from the water.

An Andover resident put out a sign in hopes that it would catch the eye of National Grid workers on Thursday.

Residents frustrated in towns left in the dark

?No business is operating,? one town official in North Andover said as power remains out days after a nor?easter.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/72e2f08e4d374a229aed1bbe8ad36d0c-72e2f08e4d374a229aed1bbe8ad36d0c-0.jpg A war inside the VA is paralyzing Trump?s plan to fix veterans? care

The government?s second-largest bureaucracy is riven with mistrust, and an armed guard now stands outside Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin?s office.

//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.

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One expert says the intent often quite literal: ?They know it signifies ?masculinity? and they want to portray themselves as ?someone not to be messed with.???

When fighting a disease is a geopolitical priority, we find a way to make it happen.

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Ideas | Thomas Levenson

The world defeated smallpox. Why does polio still exist?

When fighting a disease is a geopolitical priority, we find a way to make it happen.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/ramos.jpeg Cameras? Full speed ahead

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/68141c5891bd46f58f072da1da91806e-68141c5891bd46f58f072da1da91806e-0.jpg Fiona the hippo has her first suitor

A 2-year-old hippopotamus named Timothy at the zoo in San Antonio, Texas, has launched his courtship via social media.

Dinner With Cupid

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Will a decade-long age gap prove a dealbreaker for these daters?


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/927357010.jpg Lisa Bonet finally speaks about Bill Cosby?s alleged misconduct

The actress claimed the actor gave her a bad feeling.

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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Companies operating in China are expected to say nothing that deviates from the Communist Party line.

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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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 rescue worker holds a crying baby rescued with her mother from a flooded home on Post Island Road. Many water rescue evacuations took place at residences flooded on Post Island Road in the Houghs Neck section of Quincy. Quincy firefighters used beats 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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