Robert Kraft pleads not guilty to soliciting prostitution

In a brief court filing, the Patriots owner pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida and requested a jury trial.

// Walsh ups his spending to campaign fund-raising firm that employs his girlfriend

Mayor Martin Walsh, who has built a record-breaking campaign account since entering City Hall, has spent nearly $900,000 on a boutique fund-raising consulting firm that employs his longtime partner, Lorrie Higgins.

A California couple is accused of paying a bribe to William ?Rick? Singer, the admitted ringleader of the admissions scheme, to help their son cheat on his SAT exam last year.

Parents charged with money laundering in college admissions cheating scandal

The indictment against Gregory Colburn, 61, a physician from Palo Alto, and his wife, Amy, 59, marks the first time money laundering charges have been brought in the scandal.

Actor Jussie Smollett speaks at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on Tuesday March 26, 2019, after prosecutors dropped all charges against him. Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

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Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped, but prosecutor says ?this was not an exoneration?

The mayor and police chief blasted the decision and stood by the investigation that concluded the ?Empire? actor lied about being the target of a racist, anti-gay attack.

// 7 mysteries in Attorney General William Barr?s letter

A very close reading of Barr?s findings on the Robert Mueller report raises some questions.

// Mueller report is expected in ?weeks,? Justice Department official says

A version of Robert Mueller?s report will be made public in ??weeks, not months,?? an official said, although it?s not clear how much of it will be the actual report and how much will be a summary.

// Senate kills proposal to take up Green New Deal

The Senate on Tuesday defeated a proposal to take up the measure as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats.

// House Democrats fail to override Trump veto on border

The move hands President Trump a victory because his declaration of a national emergency at the Southwest border will remain in effect.

// Apple infringes Qualcomm patent; judge recommends iPhone ban

Apple infringes a Qualcomm Inc. patent and some imported iPhones should be blocked from the United States as a result, a judge said.

Tow truck driver shields man in wheelchair who ended up inside Prudential Tunnel

?The tow driver possibly prevented a tragedy,? a police official said.

// Irish police investigating Conor McGregor for sex assault accusation

The UFC star was arrested in January, questioned by law enforcement, and released pending further investigation, people familiar with the investigation said.

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Dining Out

Is this the restaurant the West End has been waiting for?

Alcove has one of the city?s best views and strong hospitality, but the food has some catching up to do.

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Baltimore. It should be a busy offseason for Harbaugh, who's working with a new contract, adjusting to a first-year general manager and teaming with a different offensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)


NFL coaches aren?t sad to see Rob Gronkowski retire

For nine seasons in New England, Gronkowski was a nearly unstoppable force.

Boston MA 3/16/19 Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving complains to the referee about a traveling call against the Atlanta Hawks during fourth quarter NBA action at TD Garden. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:


Celtics are serving up their own version of chicken and beer

Their distasteful performance this season merits comparisons to the infamous 2011 Red Sox, though there is time for salvage.

// How a Gloucester author and the man who killed his son teamed up on gun reform

One day last spring, Greg Gibson went to visit the man who murdered his son.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to local residents during an organizing event, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Elizabeth Warren dashes to catch New York train, then takes a moment to talk politics, rib TMZ

A video posted by TMZ Monday night showed a determined Warren running full-speed through New York?s Penn Station.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito received a tour of the new DraftKings headquarters from CEO and cofounder Jason Robins (right, in light-colored jacket).

Baker says rent control is the ?wrong direction? for housing

The governor opposes legislation that would impose limits on what landlords can charge.

In an effort to deal with overcrowding, a new vehicle reservation system for Acadia National Park is in the works.

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Motorists might need to make reservations to drive to popular sites in Acadia National Park

A new vehicle reservation system for Acadia National Park in Maine is in the works.

Opinion | William Snyder

// Hold buyers accountable in sex trafficking

If men were not buying, there would be no incentive for human traffickers to channel women into massage brothels.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

// This woman?s polite request may have saved her $12,000 in surgery costs

Linda Lane was told her son?s surgery was covered, then, $12,000 later, that it was not.

Opinion | Jennifer C. Braceras

// Democrats cry ?wolf? on collusion and cover-ups

Democratic politicians seem disappointed by Barr?s report and unwilling to accept the truth.


// A bad bet for Mass.: More casino gambling

Massachusetts: Don?t become the Catskills by signing off on one too many gleaming new casinos.

// Joanne Chang is always on the move

The Globe sits down with leaders in the city?s business community to talk about their career paths, work, and accomplishments, as well as their vision for Boston?s future. First up is Joanne Chang of Flour bakery cafes.

// In an era of excessive food waste, a plea to restaurants: Cut down your portions

Amid continuing concerns about food waste and obesity, we shouldn?t keep seeing dishes that practically call for building permits.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast Season 2

Finding love after trauma

In Episode Five, Meredith Goldstein explores the unique challenges of forging a connection with someone when pain and memory are in the way. Oh, and Erin gets a date.

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Munch Madness

Munch Madness

See which restaurants advanced to Round 4

Eight restaurants have advanced to the next round of Munch Madness. Vote your favorites through to the semi finals.

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You can?t own more than 3 pot shops, but these companies test the limits ? and brag about it

Sea Hunter and Acreage are testing the limits of state regulations on ownership of recreational marijuana stores.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Students stage global protest to speak out on climate change inaction

Students worldwide skipped classes Friday to protest their governments? failure to act against global warming as part of the ?Fridays for Future? movement.

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.


// The measles virus was down and out. Now it?s primed for a comeback

More measles, not less, appear to be on the horizon.