Trump fires VA head Shulkin, taps WH doctor to replace him

President Trump has fired David Shulkin, tweeting that White House doctor Ronny Jackson is his nominee to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary.

// Trump?s lawyer raised prospect of pardons for Flynn, Manafort

The talks suggest that President Trump?s lawyers were concerned about what Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort might reveal were they to cut a deal in exchange for leniency.

Gay Head Light flashes a white signal in Aquinnah, MA, Oct. 13, 2013 on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The lighthouse flashes alternating red and white beams of light. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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What if your house was used to shoot porn? This Martha?s Vineyard homeowner said hers was, and now she?s filing suit

The suit alleges that the defendants used the residence to shoot scenes for pornographic movies that prominently featured her personal artwork as background props.


// Your commute stinks because Greater Boston can?t fathom its own growth

Growth doesn?t just happen in Arizona or Florida. The Boston area needs to embrace its expanding population ? and plan accordingly.

// Court documents detail how Gronk?s house was robbed ? and how the alleged thieves were caught

Eric Tyrrell, one of three men accused of breaking into Gronk?s Foxborough home, was ordered held on $1,000 cash bail.


// When does journalism become criminal trespass?

Did New York magazine writer Olivia Nuzzi break the law when she entered Corey Lewandowski?s office uninvited?

One dead in car fire near N.H. tollbooth

One person died in a car fire Wednesday afternoon at a toll booth in Bedford, N.H., police said.

// Electricity supplier to pay $5 million to settle claims it misled Massachusetts customers

The state says a Connecticut company ?engaged in various deceptive and unfair sales tactics.?

// Easthampton man arrested for leaving explosive device in Deerfield quarry

Police arrested an Easthampton man who was allegedly responsible for leaving an active explosive device in a Deerfield asphalt plant Wednesday afternoon.

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

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

// 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.

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham works out prior to an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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The Patriots should make a play for Odell Beckham

The Giants? star receiver would come with baggage, but his sublime talent would be worth handling it.

Globe Magazine

// Something attacked my son while he was sledding in the woods. But what?

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

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, referee Gene Steratore reviews a touchdown reception by Philadelphia Eagles' Corey Clement touchdown during NFL football's Super Bowl 52 against the New England Patriots in Minneapolis. The NFL's catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee, when the league's annual meetings begin on Monday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)


Super Bowl seemed to be officiated under the new catch rule

Two TDs scored against the Patriots may well have been overturned using the standards from the regular season.

Jack Lea of Boston ran sprints on the beach at Pleasure Bay earlier this month.

Dave Epstein

March was terrible, weather-wise. What might April have in store?

So far this year we?ve had a very warm February and a March that will end up colder and snowier than usual.

Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven is known to fans of her YA novels as Mackenzi Lee.

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Mackenzi Lee is a rising star in YA historical fantasy

The best-selling Jamaica Plain author who works at Trident Booksellers was recently tapped by Marvel Comics to write a series of YA sagas.


// Are fans ready to embrace these Red Sox right off the bat?

The season starts Thursday, in Tampa, at a time when we may have higher sports priorities.

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.

The White Court property in Swampscott served as the summer White House for Calvin Coolidge in 1925 and as the home of Marian Court College, which closed in 2015.

Calvin Coolidge?s summer White House in Swampscott could be converted into $2 million condos

The Coolidge Foundation wants the mansion where the 30th president spent a summer preserved, but developers have other plans.

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.

// 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.?

Love Letters

// When a crush tells you ?maybe down the road,? is there any chance?

We had an outstanding first date, but I couldn?t get a second one. What?s really going on?

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.

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.

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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

Michael A. Cohen

// Under-regulated amusement park rides are tragedies waiting to happen

Current oversight is a hodge-podge of state laws, with no federal involvement.

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

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// 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.