The call from DCF: ?We have your children?

Cynthia cleaned her children?s room before a visit from a Department of Children and Families worker at her home.

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A mother struggles with the loss of her children in the wake of a state judge?s decision to terminate her rights to them for good.

Senator Elizabeth Warren had her presidential campaign kickoff Saturday in Lawrence.

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Is Warren the best Democrat to beat Trump?

By far the top priority for Democratic voters, according to a CNN poll out this week, is a candidate who can win in 2020.

// What, no roses from Warren? A socialist critiques her speech

Jerome Segal has some thoughts on the Bread and Roses bit in the senator?s presidential announcement.

// Elizabeth Warren focuses on inequality at campaign kickoff

Speaking in Lawrence, Warren began her campaign by recognizing the women who had gone on strike there more than a century ago, connecting themes of labor rights, immigration, and gender to her own campaign.

Gloucester woman and unborn child killed in snowmobile crash in Maine

Elizabeth Abelson, 30, who was due to give birth in early March, was snowmobiling Saturday morning with her husband in Greenwood, Maine.

A winter storm Tuesday will bring snow, and then a mix of sleet and rain

Boston is expected to get 2 to 4 inches of snow Tuesday, with the storm switching to sleet and rain as it continues into the evening and night.

// Congressional talks on border security have broken down

Talks to avert a second government shutdown over border security funding broke down late Saturday, with Democrats and Republicans in disagreement.

Yvonne Abraham

// Universities will take the cash, even if it?s dirty cash

MIT, Tufts, and other institutions are grappling with an important question: Is it OK to accept tainted money when it funds a just cause?

// Democrats face delicate choice in Virginia crisis

Will they impeach an African-American lieutenant governor when the governor and attorney general, both white, are resisting calls to quit after admitting to racist conduct?

Starts & Stops

// MBTA says eliminating North Shore express routes will improve bus service

It may seem counter-intuitive, but the idea is to run more frequent service by freeing buses from downtown traffic.

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Trail of frustration follows another stunning Celtics? loss

Marcus Morris said the team lacked chemistry, and coach Brad Stevens is looking for answers.

Outdoor seating at Cultivar, one of many local restaurants to close in recent months.

Why are so many Boston restaurants closing?

It?s the rents. It?s the labor costs. It?s changing tastes. It?s the Trump factor. In short: It?s the perfect storm, and something needs to change.

// Priority line madness: Now even Santa?s lap has a FastPass

Wherever you look nowadays there are two lines: a priority line for insiders, and another line for everyone else.

// ?Saturday Night Live? dubs House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ?Madame Clap Back?

In a sketch titled ?Women of Congress,? the show gave eight notable congresswomen politically charged, humorous nicknames.

Carlson & Turner Books has more than 40,000 volumes neatly filed on its shelves.

David Lyon for The Boston Globe


Neighborhood on the verge: Portland?s East End comes into its own

The East End?s star is rising. Here are some places to check out.

Tom Brady has the Lombardi Trophy in hand as he celebrated a sixth Super Bowl title at the parade for the Patriots.


Without a doubt, the Patriots proved everybody wrong with their title

We should have known better to go against the Patriots, who found their stride in January under a unifying faith in Bill Belichick?s system.

Ultimately, winning was more important to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick than any of the issues at the center of last season?s ?tension? between the two.


For Patriots, ?tension? of last season seems so long ago

What was supposed to kill them only made them stronger. Sorry, America.

this week in weed

// Pulling back the curtain on Boston?s marijuana licensing process

Applicants for city marijuana permits are learning the system has hidden steps.

Special reports

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

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.

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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.

Real Estate

//$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring ? or outright banning ? an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region?s housing shortage.


// Scientists have ideas to spend Trump?s $500 million for childhood cancer

Childhood cancer experts say there are specific, actionable research questions that the money could help them answer.