Mass., utilities cut ties with Northern Pass power line project

New Hampshire regulators had denied a crucial permit for the Northern Pass  project, judging the huge transmission towers from the project could despoil the scenic rural countryside and affect the state?s important tourism industry.

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The controversial transmission project through New Hampshire was dropped by local utilities in favor of a competing proposal through Maine.

State Police troopers in Troop F patrol Logan International Airport, the Seaport, and other Massachusetts Port Authority properties.

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After hidden pay report, State Police will compensate Troop F directly

The move comes after a Globe report showed that neither Massport nor the State Police had publicly filed information on payouts since 2010.

// Driverless cars return to Boston streets after fatal Ariz. Uber crash

NuTonomy and Optimus Ride got the green light from city officials this week.

// Amid uproar, Koch-backed effort at Wellesley gets makeover

The director of Wellesley College?s controversial Freedom Project, a program backed by the Charles Koch Foundation, will leave campus for a year while the program is overhauled.

// Atlanta hobbled by major cyber attack that mayor calls ?a hostage situation?

Atlanta?s municipal government has been brought to its knees since Thursday morning by a ransomware attack.

// Stormy Daniels? lawyer wants to depose President Trump

Daniels? attorney also filed a motion seeking an expedited trial.

Female Winthrop officer gets $2m in discrimination lawsuit

A jury found that the town sexually discriminated and retaliated against Judy Racow, a longtime detective.

// The number of Mass. homes for sale is down, while prices are up. Again

February marked the third consecutive month that for-sale inventory was below 10,000, according to real estate group.

Police ultimately recovered two loaded black semi-automatic firearms, identified as a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 (right) and a Smith & Wesson M&P .40, after the suspects allegedly tossed them from a vehicle.

Boston Police

Repeat offender among 4 arrested in Dorchester for possessing high-powered guns

Police arrested two juveniles and two adults after they allegedly tossed the weapons from their vehicle while cruising through Dorchester.

// Actor Corey Feldman says he was attacked and stabbed

Police say Feldman drove himself to a hospital and that it didn?t appear he was cut in the alleged attack.

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Globe Magazine

Was my son?s frightening injury an owl attack?

My child went sledding alone and emerged from the trees bloody and dazed. He still can?t remember what happened.

Talking Shop

// Take a look inside the new L.L. Bean in Boston?s Seaport

Boston?s first L.L. Bean store will open in the One Seaport complex on April 6.

// Labs still lead as most popular dog breed, but Yorkies crack top 5 in Boston

Americans still love Labrador retrievers, and the nation?s flirtation with French bulldogs has reached new heights. But in Boston, the Yorkshire terrier is moving up the ladder.

// Can the Bruins and Celtics both claim the top spot in their conference?

The last time Boston?s hockey and hoop teams doubled up was in 1984.

// Mega Millions jackpot totals $502m, the fourth largest prize in the game?s history

The cash option totals about $301.5 million, the statement said.

// Harvard announces change to lyrics of school?s Alma Mater

The words ?Till the stock of the Puritans die? will be replaced with a line that ?speaks to and on behalf of all members of the Harvard community, regardless of background.?

// Getting into college is more competitive than ever, and rejection is stinging seniors

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

No matter how hard we fight, the clutter is still winning

Despite an industry that?s grown so massive it?s become its own form of clutter, we?ve made little progress.

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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.

Shirley Leung

// Charlie Baker: Not a profile in political courage

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

Opinion | Leila Philip

// Leila Philip: A bowl full of seasons, and echoes of my mother

Remembering my mother, and restoring our connection to the natural world.

// Remember the beach from ?The Beach?? Tourists are wrecking it so Thailand is closing it

Visits to the beach boomed after the Leonardo DiCaprio movie hit theaters in 2000.

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.

Love Letters: The 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 podcast.

Debuting Love Letters: The Podcast


// The Love Letters podcast: Breaking up was easier before social media

Splitting up used to be much easier. You broke up and just avoided each other at the mall. Today, disentangling is complicated.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Vote now

It?s come down to 8. Which local restaurant will win?

What tastes are on top this year? Tacos, tapas, sticky buns, dim sum, oysters, and more. Make your picks here.

Opinion & Ideas


// Don?t set Boston body camera program up for failure

The Boston Police Department?s welcome permanent body-camera program should be backed up with strict policies for their use.

Special reports


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.

//[1].jpg 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.


// Ground Game

Political intelligence on presidential and national politics from Globe reporter James Pindell. Sign up here.


// Congress loves shaming CEOs. Why hasn?t pharma been on the hot seat?

Since President Trump came to office, not a single pharmaceutical company CEO has been asked to testify by Congress.

Real Estate

Recent home sales west of Boston (March 28)

ARLINGTON: 18 Kensington Road; One-family Ranch, built in 1951, 2,064 square feet, 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, on 9,056-square-foot lot.