State Police will pay Troop F directly

The deal comes on the heels of a Globe report showing that neither State Police nor Massport had publicly filed information on trooper pay.

// Kim Jong Un?s trip to China is confirmed

China?s official news agency said that Kim met with Xi Jinping at the Chinese leader?s request.

Taunton, MA - 3/25/2018 - Ellie Paris-Miranda holds her seven-month-old daughter Heavenly in Taunton, MA, Mar. 25, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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As hospitals cut maternity services, the burden is on expectant mothers

The shift could pose hardships in areas where poverty is higher and incomes are lower than they are statewide, and patients may lack easy access to transportation.

// At least 12 states will sue over census citizenship question

Massachusetts joined other states in opposing the move to add a question on the 2020 census on citizenship.

// Hancock will leave Seaport, return to the Back Bay ? but not to the landmark glass tower

This move represents one of the first big changes under new chief executive Marianne Harrison, who was promoted by parent company Manulife Financial Corp. last fall.

// Police said they would do a sobriety test. They said he told them: I?m a state senator

Michael Brady was arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty to one count of operating under the influence of liquor.

// Steve Wynn?s ex-wife says company knew about misconduct

Wynn?s attorney also criticized a Wall Street Journal article that said Wynn Resorts enabled its CEO?s misbehavior.

Abby Roleau carried her 5-month-old son, Bradley, on her back as she and Trent Roleau put labels onto their maple syrup.

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A sweet romance in pursuit of their maple-coated dream

A young couple in Vermont has gone all in as they try to run their maple syrup farm. It?s a labor of love ? with an emphasis on labor.

Adrian Walker

// Celebration of King?s legacy reflects a broader Boston embrace

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?s last speech ? delivered the night before he died ? will be recreated Monday in a program on City Hall Plaza.

// Man is sentenced to 8-10 years in prison for torturing ?Puppy Doe?

The sentencing brings a long-awaited reckoning in a case that had infuriated animal rights activists.

// Lottery approves controversial HQ move to Dorchester

The unanimous vote by the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission came after a lengthy debate fueled largely by complaints by SEIU 888.

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Alex Speier

Launch angle is all the rage, and the Red Sox are taking a swing at it

J.D. Martinez is the poster boy for the benefits of hitting baseballs in the air, and some of his teammates want in on that action.


// Bruins fall in shootout in Winnipeg

Danton Heinen, David Pastrnak, and Torey Krug scored third-period power-play goals, but that wasn?t enough.

// Alex Cora happy with Red Sox path to opener

Boston opens the regular season Thursday afternoon in Tampa Bay after a sparkling 22-9-1 record in spring training under the first-year manager.


// Bill Belichick serves reporters goose eggs for breakfast

There are important questions surrounding the Patriots, but their coach had no answers.

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/27/ Researchers find evidence of 1755 earthquake ? at bottom of Lynn pond

The Cape Ann earthquake is the largest to hit New England in recorded history.

Shirley Leung

// When passion is needed, Baker is nowhere to be found

In unsettling times, we look to our leaders for comfort and guidance. Other politicians get that. Our governor doesn?t.

The voice of the MBTA returns for new Silver Line announcements

With the extension of the Silver Line to Chelsea debuting soon, Frank Oglesby Jr. was asked to lend his voice to the transit agency once again.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: ?Social norms dictate guys pay, I am aware of that?

Their dinner together began with compliments. It didn?t end that way.

// Spring is in the air, and so is rejection for high school seniors

For every victorious video of a student being accepted to elite colleges, there are multiple students simultaneously being rejected from those very same schools.

// A second day of long lines at RMV offices

Employees at the downtown Boston RMV were warning motorists of three-and-a-half-hour wait times.

The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant.

Here?s how to find out what Facebook knows about you

What exactly does Facebook know about you? That?s the question that gained a little more urgency over the weekend.

// Restaurant customers are stealing everything but the kitchen sink

It?s not enough to wow diners with exceptional food. Design has to be interesting, too. But when elements of that design become too interesting, diners tend to walk off with them.

Love Letters Podcast

// Breaking up was easier before social media

Splitting up used to be much easier. You just avoided each other at the mall. Now? Not so much. Listen to Episode 2 of Meredith Goldstein?s new Love Letters podcast.


// Gisele Bundchen talks concussions, fashion, and her love of Munchkins

?I cannot have one,? Tom Brady?s wife said about the tiny doughnut holes. ?I have to have, like, 10.?

// Parts of the Amazon, once thought empty, may have been home to 1 million people

The new study joins a growing body of research suggesting the Amazon was more populated than once believed.

Debuting Love Letters: The Podcast


// The Love Letters podcast: How to get over an ex

Is rebound sex empowering, or does it leave you feeling lonelier? Meredith Goldstein investigates.

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// Rick Santorum plays an edifying role on CNN

Rick Santorum provides a valuable window into modern conservative thinking.

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Editorial: How to save thousands a year from gun violence

Massachusetts has the nation?s lowest rate of gun deaths. Here are #7steps your state can take to save lives.

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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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// Why Houston wants nothing to do with the massive national opioid lawsuit

Harris County, Texas, the country?s third largest, is fighting to keep its case in state court.