After death of Laura Levis, lawmakers seek to prevent another such tragedy

A proposed state law would require the Department of Public Health to write rules requiring all hospitals in the state to ?ensure safe patient access at all times? to their emergency departments.

// Police cited four restaurants for opening their patios during the Patriots parade

?They showed up at 11:20 a.m., and it was just as the Lombardi trophy passed by my doorstep,? one restaurateur said.

If you are traveling early Thursday morning, especially between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., several roads will probably become briefly hazardous because of freezing rain.

Dave Epstein

What to expect from Wednesday night?s freezing rain

We?re looking at some wintry weather overnight and into early Thursday.

Woman who was struck by vehicle in West Roxbury dies

A woman who was crossing the street near the intersection of Centre and Hastings streets was struck Tuesday afternoon and has died.

// Despite criticism and complaints, MIT won?t cut ties to Saudi Arabia

MIT?s president, L. Rafael Reif, denounced the behavior of the Saudi regime for violating human rights but rejected calls to unilaterally pull out of engagements in the Middle Eastern country.

// A special kind of shade: Pelosi smirks, dismisses Trump

So President Trump blew through House Speaker Nancy Pelosi?s customary introduction before his State of the Union speech. Who cares? Not Pelosi.

Michelle Carter arrived at Taunton District Court for her sentencing in 2017.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/File

Mass. high court upholds Michelle Carter ruling

Michelle Carter acted with criminal intent when she cajoled Conrad Roy III into killing himself, so her involuntary manslaughter conviction will stand, the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court ruled.

// DNA leads to arrest in Warwick, R.I., murder case from 2013

John ?Jack? Fay was killed in an attack in as he jogged through a park in Warwick, R.I., in 2013. Now, a man has been charged based on DNA evidence.

// Children raised by same-sex couples do better in school, new study finds

Because people in same-sex couples with children are often older, wealthier, and more educated, their children are more likely to outperform their peers, the study suggests.

// 2018 was the 4th warmest year on record, and scientists say it?s going to get worse

While 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking.

Rosa Parks sat in the front of a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., in 1956.

UPI File Photo


If Rosa Parks rode a bus in Boston today, she?d see nearly the same segregation

There are no signs enforcing segregated seating on buses anymore, but structural barriers and institutional neglect ensure that de facto segregation, by race and by income, endures.


// With latest revelation, Elizabeth Warren can?t beat Donald Trump

Her mishandling of her claims about American Indian heritage is now part of her political DNA. Apologies won?t change that.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans smiles during a 121-117 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Celtics are reluctant to make promises now, but they remain all-in on Anthony Davis

According to league sources, the Pelicans reached out to the Celtics this week to discuss the framework of a possible Davis deal.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

// His truck broke down minutes after buying it. He still hasn?t gotten a refund

Eighteen-year-old Robert Crotty Jr. drove away from the used car lot in his new pickup filled with pride and excitement. Three blocks away, the 2002 Dodge Dakota died.

FILE - DECEMBER 30: According to reports December 30, 2013, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired head coach Greg Schiano. TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 15: Greg Schiano, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, watches the action during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. San Francisco won the game 33-14. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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What kind of coach are the Patriots getting in Greg Schiano? Just ask Eric LeGrand

The relationship between the coach and the injured player says more about Schiano than anything he will do on the sideline.

// Have you seen this stuffed goat? Owners of plush toy seen in Patriots parade hoping to get it back

The mascot, dubbed ?Brady,? was passed around from duck boat to duck boat and cuddled by players during the celebration on Tuesday. Eventually, it disappeared.

// Jackie Bradley Jr. on Red Sox? White House visit: ?I won?t be going?

The team?s visit is scheduled for May 9.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

// Can the US get it ?just right? in Venezuela?

When it comes to Latine America, the United States barely gets it right.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/05/ The government shutdown was expected to hurt the economy. It didn?t.

Far from suffering a grievous blow because of the 35-day standoff, the US economy surged.

Perspective | Magazine

// I?m a Rhodes Scholar. Do I deserve to be an American citizen?

There?s a good chance that after I leave the United States to go to Oxford, I will not be allowed back, because of DACA?s uncertain status.


// When a car becomes a companion, how do you know when it?s time to let it go?

It took a bullet (literally), ferried her baby home from the hospital, and served as a longtime partner. But like the rest of us, the car was aging, Rebecca Pacheco writes.


Special reports

Special Report

They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

Read a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn?t quite turn out the way they expected.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters

Season Two: How do you meet someone?

Dating in 2019 is?complicated. Frustrating. Sometimes completely exhilarating. In Season 2 of the podcast, Meredith Goldstein goes deep on one of her most-asked questions.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Highlights from the Patriots Super Bowl parade

Patriots fans filled the streets to celebrate New England?s sixth Super Bowl win.