Ben Volin | On football

With McDaniels decision, Patriots? succession plan is in place

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) confers with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Foxborough, Mass. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels says he?s become a much better person and coach for having had a second stint with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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The Patriots were starting to fall apart at the seams, and the Krafts knew they couldn?t lose Josh McDaniels.

// Josh McDaniels changes mind, will remain with Patriots

In a stunning turnaround, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has reportedly reversed course to stay in New England just hours after being announced as the new head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Minneapolis, MN - 2/4/2018 - Malcolm Butler on sideline during 4th quarter of Super Bowl LII. The New England Patriots play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018.

Malcolm Butler releases statement on Super Bowl benching

The Patriots cornerback denied missing any curfews during the week before the Super Bowl loss to the Eagles.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CRAIG LASSIG/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9353450dy) Torrey Smith Super Bowl LII, Minneapolis, USA - 04 Feb 2018 Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith (L) signals first down against the New England Patriots defense during Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on 04 February 2018. The NFC Champions Philadelphia Eagles play the AFC Champions New England Patriots in the National Football League's annual championship game.


Not playing Malcolm Butler had domino effect for Patriots

Considering they allowed 41 points and 538 yards, Butler couldn?t have made it any worse.

Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) shoots on Toronto Raptors' OG Anunoby, right front, and Serge Ibaka, top, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)


Celtics lose to Raptors in Toronto

Despite the return of Kyrie Irving, the Celtics were on the short end of a rout in Toronto.

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 06: David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his second period goal with teammates while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on February 6, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)


Tuukka Rask keeps on rolling for Bruins

The goalie extended his point streak to 21 games in a victory over Detroit.

Jada ,10, grabbed onto Michael Golub's hand as he was passing through the courtyard at Brown's Town Primary School in Jamaica. She had not been seen by a dentist and had a tooth that was painful and needed to be extracted.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

In Jamaica, Tufts dentists provide care for rural communities

Led by doctors Jon Golub and Jamie Diament-Golub, plus their three sons in dentistry school, 18 volunteers spent five days doing hundreds of triage cases on the island.

// Baker to cannabis commission: Keep pot legalization simple

The governor is skeptical of regulators? plans to create an unusually expansive recreational pot market in Massachusetts.

A view of a Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

This week?s wild stock market ride is kind of mild by comparison

When it comes to trading volatility, context matters ? and it?s been a lot worse in the past.

// 7 UMass Amherst students arraigned after post-Super Bowl disturbance

Seven University of Massachusetts Amherst students were arraigned in the last two days after participating in a violent 2,000-person gathering after the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The workers for ReadyJet and Flight Services & Systems primarily serve JetBlue Airways and are protesting what they say are threats and intimidation from management as they attempt to organize a union.

Airport worker strike set for Wednesday afternoon

Subcontractors for JetBlue Airways and other airlines are protesting intimidation from management as they attempt to organize a union.

// Mailing of religious pamphlets to same-sex couple was honest mistake, Vistaprint says

Vistaprint said it has taken the incident ?as an opportunity to make a positive impact on important LGBTQ issues.?

Medford, MA - 3/15/2016 - Steve Wynn speaks to reporters about a planned casino in Everett during a press conference in Medford, MA March 15, 2016. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: 16wynn Reporter:

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Steve Wynn resigns as chair and CEO of Wynn resorts

Stephen Wynn has resigned as chief executive of the casino company he founded over accusations of sexual misconduct.

Boston can expect 2 to 4 inches of snow starting around 9 a.m.

Winter storm packing snow, rain expected to hit state Wednesday

Massachusetts residents should prepare for slushy streets Wednesday as a winter storm moves into the state, bringing rain and up to a foot of snow in some regions.

// Man is shot and killed on Norton Street in Dorchester

The shooting occurred at Norton and Bowdoin streets Tuesday at 7:54 p.m., according to Boston police.

// Brockton mother allegedly killed children during ?ritual incident?

Latarsha Sanders allegedly stabbed her 8-year-old as part of a ?ritual incident? and then attacked her 5-year-old son after she concluded that the first death failed to complete it.

Mike and Kelly Gallivan in their Acton home, where they have received more than 20 packages from Amazon ? but they ordered none of them.

The Fine Print | Sean P. Murphy

This Acton couple keeps getting mystery packages from Amazon they didn?t order

At first, it was fun to rip open the mystery boxes. Then they kept coming.

// College leaders want next Harvard president to stand up to Trump

Officials from the rest of the higher education industry want the new chief to combat a wave of anti-intellectualism they believe has been elevated by President Trump.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski?s home in Foxborough.

Gronkowski?s home robbed

The break-in at Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski?s home might have led to the theft of ?multiple safes and possible guns taken.?

resident Trump?s vision of soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the boulevards of Washington is moving closer to reality in the Pentagon and White House.

Trump?s ?marching orders? to the Pentagon: Plan a grand military parade

President Trump has long mused about wanting such a parade, but a Jan. 18 meeting in the Pentagon?s tank reportedly marked a tipping point.

Adrian Walker

// Stan Rosenberg should leave the state Senate

Stanley C. Rosenberg is in trouble because he has squandered his credibility. His return is untenable, and his continued presence is bad for government.

// One person dies in Taunton house fire

The fire started at about 11 p.m. at a three-family, three-story home on Washington Street.

Mashpee man charged with murdering his father

Eli Perry was one of two people arrested for the murder of his father, retired corrections officer Raymond Perry of Mashpee.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Guest hosts Joe Sullivan and Scott Thurston are joined by Nora Princiotti to discuss the mystery around the benching of Malcolm Butler.

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