This colorful Boston developer is enjoying his last [bleeping] hurrah

Dick Friedman eyed the crane at work on One Dalton, the 742-foot tower he has developed in the Back Bay.

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Dick Friedman?s new tower at 1 Dalton St. is changing the city?s skyline.

// State?s poorer school districts say they?ve had enough

Led by Brockton, the districts are considering suing state officials over how it distributes school aid.

// Three dead, four injured in Springfield fire

The Springfield arson and bomb unit is investigating the blaze, a fire official said.

The firing of Andrew McCabe

// Trump questions impartiality of Mueller investigation

Trump also raised doubts about memos Andrew McCabe reportedly kept outlining his interactions with the president.

// Could Seth Moulton save Andrew McCabe?s pension?

McCabe was fired days short of qualifying for retirement benefits. Being hired by Moulton?s congressional office could restore them.

// Trump disparages Hispanics, but Kochs woo them

Koch brothers-funded groups want to prove that their key priority, the massive tax cut, should be popular with immigrants.

// Doomed Fla. bridge was deemed safe, despite a crack

In a meeting hours before the collapse, the engineering company ?concluded there were no safety concerns.?

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// The State House culture still needs to change

At the very moment significant reform on harassment and sexual misconduct on Beacon Hill was approved, an appalling scene was a reminder that more remains to be done.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

AG Healey announces investigation into data firm used by Trump campaign

The attorney general launched a state probe into reports that a data firm employed by the Trump campaign improperly harvested information.

// International buffet or spelling contest? Latin middle schooler wins Boston bee

Sashimi. Chocolate. Chipotle. Pistachio. Those are some of the words Mira Yu spelled to earn a trip to Washington, D.C.

South Boston, MA -- 3/18/2018 - (L-R) Senator Elizabeth Warren sings with Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch as Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Mayor Marty Walsh clap along during the Annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast at the Ironworkers Local 7 Union Hall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 19stpatsbreakfast Reporter:

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Despite changes, Southie breakfast features the usual barbs

It?s being held in a smaller space, and it has fewer bells and whistles, but the annual confluence of eggs, coffee, and bad political humor that is the South Boston St. Patrick?s Day Breakfast is going on Sunday morning as it has for many years.

// St. Patrick?s Day parade kicks off in South Boston at 1 p.m.

The sounds of bagpipes with fill the air and the streets of South Boston will become a sea of emerald for one of the Hub?s most celebrated annual events.

// A cold day for parade in Boston; snow possible later in week

Sunday is expected to be sunny, but cold and windy as Bostonians gather for the annual parade.

The Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes and Drums band marched in last year?s St. Patrick?s Day parade.

What you need to know if you go to the St. Patrick?s Day parade

For the third time in four years, the city has shortened the route.

// ?They act like we?re all faking to get some money?

The NFL and ex-players reached a $1 billion court settlement last year. Some ex-Patriots believe they?ve been unfairly denied compensation.

// John Goodman makes a surprise appearance on ?SNL?

Goodman played the role of deposed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during the show?s opening segment.

Bruins 3, Lightning 0

// Bruins shut down Lightning

David Pastrnak scored his 28th goal and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves to record his third shutout of the season.


// ?I wish they would leave it Yawkey Way,? says former Red Sox star

Two stars of the 1967 Red Sox are in favor of keeping the name ?Yawkey Way? on the street in front of Fenway Park.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren hosted a town hall Jan. 28 at Malden High School.

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Getting involved, in the age of Trump

Citizen activism is on the rise in the suburbs, from teenagers to senior citizens, on issues from gun safety to immigration.

Senator Elizabeth Warren described the recently passed banking deregulation bill as ?so dangerous.?


Stay ?woke? or we?ll have another financial crisis

It?s so easy to become complacent when times get better.

Spring Travel | Magazine

// How do two guys repair a friendship? Ping-Pong in Vienna

Unlike most tourists, I didn?t go to Austria for the history, the music, or the schnitzel.


// A single moment, 50 years ago, that changed the course of a life

Paul Sheehan was a funeral director when he met Robert F. Kennedy on St. Patrick?s Day in 1968 and was propelled into a career in politics.

// Yo-Yo Ma to speak at MIT on Monday

The world-famous cellist will visit campus Monday to give a lecture.

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

// 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

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

// How do you translate Trump into Kim?s Korean?

A former presidential interpreter explains what might happen when they meet.

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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// 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.

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2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Scenes from the Paralympics taking place March 9-18 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 670 athletes with disabilities from around the world compete in 80 events in six different sports.


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