Rob Porter, Belmont?s ?quintessential golden boy,? now accused of abuse

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, center, hands President Donald Trump a confirmation order for James Mattis as defense secretary, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, as White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, watches. Porter is stepping down following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Classmates who knew Rob Porter at Harvard are reeling from revelations that he has been accused of domestic violence by his two ex-wives.

// John Kelly says he?s willing to resign as abuse scandal roils White House

The officials emphasized that they did not consider a resignation imminent, and that Kelly had made no formal offer.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

In John Kelly?s hometown of Brighton, disappointment from one veterans? group

One veterans group in the Brighton area of Boston is done with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly after he was caught up in controversy.

Rob Porter (right) and White House chief of staff John Kelly.

Yvonne Abraham

Trump relates to Porter because he, too, has been victimized by women spreading vile lies

This administration has such respect for women. Why, one could even argue that President Trump himself is largely responsible for the #MeToo movement.

Chuck Tortorello, of Medway, took a picture of a bottle of 2015 Duca di Cardino Rosso di Montepulciano during a wine class at VINOvations in Sharon recently.

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How about doing something else for Valentine?s?

On Valentine?s Day, dinner and a movie are nice. But maybe you want to impress your date with something else.

// Reg E. Cathey, actor on ?House of Cards? and ?The Wire,? dies at 59

Cathey?s portrayal of Freddy Hayes in ?House of Cards? earned him three Emmy nominations and one win for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

// L.L. Bean dropping its unlimited returns policy

L.L. Bean?s generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company is now imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud.

// Herald issues statement on Tom Brady story

The newspaper suspended Ron Borges ?pending further review.?

BOSTON, MA - 1/25/2018: L-R Cofounders Suelin Chen and Mark Zhang at the headquarters of their death planning startup Cake. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC XXendoflife

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Death planning software has an obstacle: Baby boomers who don?t want to think about it

Companies that make end-of-life software face a significant hurdle: Many baby boomers aren?t planning to die, or at least it?s something they don?t want to contemplate.

// BU wants West Station, but what will it pay?

Harvard has pledged funds for the near $100 million station, and some advocates want BU to step up, too.

Charles Johnson gained a reputation at Milton Academy for provoking outrage, a trait he carried forward into his adult life. The 29-year-old, whose star has been rising in white nationalist circles, has questioned whether 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust and was kicked off of Twitter for threatening a Black Lives Matter activist.

Spurned in Milton, a race-baiting troll has found acceptance ? in Trump?s D.C.

In any normal era of American politics, Charles Johnson, who has said black people are ?dumber? than white people and questioned the Holocaust, would be radioactive.

// WEEI suspends Christian Fauria for mocking agent Don Yee?s Asian heritage

The midday host used a racially stereotyped Asian accent on Friday?s program.

Love Letters

// ?I?m just not happy being married to her?

I feel like the most vile person on Earth because I?m hurting my wife so much with my desire to move on from our relationship.

Fort Myers, FL - 2/21/2017 - Tony Clark, Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association met with the players this morning. Red Sox Spring Training. Team workouts. Day Nine at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 21Red Sox, LOID: 8.3.1672832095.


Union camp is noble, but players are in a no-win situation

The owners have taken control of free agency through the luxury tax, and many top free agents remained unsigned. But what the fans think matters.

// City councilor wants lower prices on commuter rail in Boston neighborhoods

City Councilor Michelle Wu is trying to organize Boston residents to press the T for cheaper fares from a few Boston neighborhoods.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: (R-L) The Jamaican Sliding Team of Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, Anthony Watson, Carrie Russell and Audra Segree attend a press conference at the Main Press Centre during previews ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 10, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

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Tara Sullivan

This time around, Jamaican women keep the Cool Runnings legacy going

What the Jamaican men did 30 years ago, the women can do now.

// Have you ever wanted to try curling? You can

The sport that spawns buzz every Winter Olympics is poised to take off locally, thanks to an effort to greatly expand the number of venues.


// Mikaela Shiffrin: I?m no Michael Phelps

The 22-year-old US skier is considered likely to enter all five individual women?s races.

// Boston-born Alex Gamelin competes for Korea

Korea offered ?special naturalization? to 19 foreigners who could give it a respectable presence in these Games.

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Kyle Draper on what the Cavs shakeup means for the Celtics.

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// Problems with Wynn casino go deeper than the man

The Mass. Gaming Commission needs to look beyond Steve Wynn to determine ?suitability.?


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Uber is paying $245 million to Google's self-driving car spinoff to end a legal brawl that had spilled into the courtroom and aired out allegations of a sinister scheme that tore apart the once-friendly companies