Boston pressed on selection process for marijuana dispensaries

Will marijuana companies owned by local residents get a leg up on out-of-state operators? City Hall?s not saying.

Commuters walked through a tunnel after a power outage on the Blue Line.

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Hundreds forced to walk through Blue Line tunnel after another power outage

For the second time this week, Blue Line passengers had to use shuttle buses during the morning commute.

// 500 parking spots at Alewife closed Thursday after concrete falls on car

The entire second floor of the garage will be closed for parking on Thursday as crews complete the repairs.

// Cambridge man arrested for threatening ICE agents in murder for hire plot

Brandon J. Ziobrowski is charged with one count of using interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person.

// Devin Nunes, in secretly recorded tape, tells donors GOP majority is necessary to protect Trump

At a closed-door fundraiser, Devin Nunes took the new step of tying the Mueller investigation of President Trump to the midterm elections this fall.

// Cambridge police seek man who peered into Wendell Street bedroom

Cambridge police want to know the man?s name and have posted video showing him stepping onto the porch of a Wendell Street home.

// Relief from the humidity is on the way

Thursday will be hot and muggy again, but Friday should be sunny, comfortable, and less humid with highs in the mid-80s.

// Mass. ditches proposal to collect $2 million in taxes on fantasy sports

Other states levy taxes on fantasy sports games, in which players can win money based on the performance of real-life athletes they select. But not Massachusetts.

// Hurricane Maria death toll likely 20 times higher than official count, according to report

The government was widely criticized for undercounting the number of people who died on the island as the power outage stretched for months, causing deaths from diabetes and sepsis to soar.

// N.H. liquor commission celebrates freedom from taxes with sale

To highlight New Hampshire?s tax-free status, the state liquor commission is offering discounts at its outlet stores for out-of-staters equal to double each state?s sales tax rate.

// Tell us what you want to know about Mass. elections

We?re creating a voter guide ahead of state elections on Sept. 4. We want to know what YOU want to know.

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Eight things I wish teachers knew about my child with ADHD

Some classroom interventions are helpful and others only make things worse. Parents can be a valuable resource.

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// Hey Boston, let?s try to be a little nicer to one another

It?s as if the way we treat each other online has seeped into our face-to-face lives.

// How to be a better subway passenger

On the MBTA, some bad etiquette will merely make a trip less pleasant, but other poor manners could even delay or interrupt your commute.

// Why Kerry Washington is filming in Boston

?Oh HELLO Boston! So excited to be filming here,? the actress posted.

// An ?old-school Southie? joint ? and its prized parking lot ? will likely disappear

Customers said they will be sorry to see the end of Amrheins, with its dark wood, high booths, and a wide-ranging menu that requires serious perusing.

// Boxers or briefs? If you want to father a child, then the answer is clear

Men who wore boxers had higher sperm concentrations and total counts, compared with men who wore other underwear, according to new research.

// Missy Elliott praises Rhode Island woman?s karaoke version of ?Work It?

Mary Halsey, of West Warwick, recently performed her version of the 2002 hit and posted the performance on her Facebook page.

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The price of this Back Bay parking space just got slashed by $30,000. Now it?s only $345,000

The ?generous? single space wasn?t selling, so the owner dropped the price.


// How to watch and evaluate the Patriots? exhibition opener like a pro

This is a guide for what you should be looking for to help determine which players will make the team, and if the night is successful for the Patriots.


// Yes, the Red Sox are dominating. But this looks awfully easy right now

The league has never had such a disparity between the good and the bad.

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Trea Turner prepares to bat during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park in Washington. Whatever progress baseball has made promoting inclusion, it took a backseat recently. Years-old racist, misogynist and homophobic tweets from Milwaukee reliever Josh Hader were found during the All-Star Game. Then Atlanta pitcher Sean Newcomb and Washington shortstop Trea Turner had their own offensive tweets unearthed. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

?It?s not tolerable?: How offensive tweets are spurring an evolution in sports

The more direct view of a solution to ongoing social media scandals comes from simply showing more maturity at a younger age, and being held accountable.

// Jerry Remy says latest cancer diagnosis ?hit me hard?

The NESN analyst was blindsided because his recent checkups had yielded good results.

// Dog abandoned in South Boston condo building

The dog, which a medical team named Matt, was covered with fleas and maggots, indicating he had been neglected for a considerable amount of time.

// Boston Beer boss tells Trump that tax cut helps his company ?kick ass?

Jim Koch and a number of other CEOs met with President Trump in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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// In Spike Lee?s latest, the KKK gets hoodwinked

Historical fact is stranger than racial fiction in ?BlacKkKlansman.?

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Barack Obama wasn?t the only celebrity visiting Martha?s Vineyard

A pair of actors was also spotted on the island recently.

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// Fatal encounters with police should be documented nationally

Four years after protesters filled the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, to protest police violence, a database shows that about three people a day are killed by police nationwide.

Special reports

// TSA tracking travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program

Air marshals are conducting a new domestic surveillance program, tracking people as they fly and move through airports. It might be illegal.


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// Inducing labor at 39 weeks is safe and linked to lower risk of C-section

The large study?s findings could change the way some women in the U.S. choose to give birth.

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// Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable ? and confounding ? art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Real Estate

Small indoor greenhouses let apartment dwellers grow veggies

You don?t need a green thumb to grow vegetables indoors. On the contrary, there are plenty of indoor greenhouses that take the work out of growing plants, from the amount of water they get to the right dosage of light.

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// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

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Summertime festivals around the world

Photographers capture communities gathering at events organized to celebrate a variety of cultural observances.


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