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Mass. says large pot firms being reviewed

State regulators said they have been investigating whether large marijuana companies are violating license limits and potentially making it harder for independent entrepreneurs to compete.

How close can pot shops be to each other in Boston? There?s some debate about that

City Hall backed two different marijuana shop applicants in the same East Boston neighborhood that are closer together than allowed under new zoning rules.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks past the White House, after attending St. John's Episcopal Church for morning services, Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Washington. Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Associated Press

Mueller?s obstruction ?punt? has Washington confused

The summary of the Mueller report did not definitively address obstruction allegations against President Trump, and many in Washington don?t know what to make of that.

// Trump accuses FBI officials who investigated him of treason

President Trump said former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page committed treason when they took steps to investigate his possible ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign.

SWAT team responds to Manchester, N.H. hotel after shots fired, persons barricaded inside

Crisis negotiators remained on the scene at a Quality Inn hotel in Manchester, N.H. early Thursday morning, hours after several rounds of shots were fired and two people barricaded themselves inside a room.

A proposed renovation of the Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge.

Elkus Manfredi

Plans to renovate former Middlesex courthouse may finally move forward

Developer hopes to start work at the East Cambridge site this year.

// Latest push to demolish ACA came after a heated Oval Office meeting on Monday

President Trump?s acting chief of staff convinced him that he could do through the courts what he could not do through Congress: Repeal his predecessor?s signature achievement.

// Trump intends to cut family planning funds. Massachusetts is poised to replace them.

The House voted Wednesday to pass such a measure, and the Senate and Governor Charlie Baker are expected to approve.

// 12 Springfield police officers indicted in assault on black men

The assault was allegedly committed by six off-duty Springfield officers and John Sullivan, 34, owner of Nathan Bills Bar & Restaurant, against four black men in 2015.

// DeLeo passes on Senate tax group, but open to looking at issue

The House will look at the state?s tax system through its existing committee system, he said, and any long-term effort to examine the state tax code would not rule out legislation raising new revenue this year.

A march by students, parents, teachers. and others took place before Wednesday night?s School Committee meeting.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Kids, parents protest cuts in Boston?s $1.1b school budget plan

More than 100 kids, parents, teachers and others marched in protest Wednesday evening from the Blackstone Elementary School to School Department headquarters in Dudley Square.

Gloucester, MA, 03/27/2019 -- Jamie McDonald aka Adventureman cheered after completing the final leg of his 5,500 mile cross-country run, the equivalent of 210 marathons. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 27runner Reporter: Billy Baker

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Adventureman finds anything but loneliness as he completes an epic long-distance run across US

A Gloucester (UK) man finishing a cross-US run was greeted as a hero in the Massachusetts city with the same name.

The Lyft logo. MUST CREDIT: MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Patrick T. Fallon.


Don?t let Lyft ? and other IPOs ? take you for a ride

It?s clear that many venture capitalists and entrepreneurs see a window of opportunity that may not be open for too long. If they are ready to sell, should we be buying?

Arlington, Ma., 03/06/2019, The empty store at 828 Massachusetts Avenue which once housed a massage parlor. For story on sex trafficking. Globe staff/Suzanne Kreiter

Yvonne Abraham

The sex trafficking in our neighborhoods

Can we care about trafficking without talking about Robert Kraft? Lord, let?s hope so. Because what we glimpsed in Florida is but a sliver of a gigantic, and intractable, phenomenon we should face.


// The Red Sox are back, and for many of us, that means life is better

The distinctive beauty of baseball is that it happens every day, for six months ? and it starts today!


// David Pastrnak?s hat trick sparks Bruins past Rangers

Jake DeBrusk, Patrice Bergeron, and Charlie McAvoy scored Boston?s other goals.

Decorations covered the walls at a 90s-themed party at Harvard Gardens in Beacon Hill.

Erin Clark for The Boston Globe

As baby boomers and millennials grab headlines, the lost Generation X asks, ?What about us??

With a seemingly endless stream of attention on millennials and the aging boomers, Gen-X has been feeling forgotten, unappreciated, and, frankly, a bit left out.

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Opinion | Natasha Sarin and Lawrence H. Summers

A broader tax base that closes loopholes would raise more money than plans by Ocasio-Cortez and Warren

The best way to begin raising additional revenue from highest-income tax payers is with a traditional tax reform approach of base broadening and loophole closing, improved compliance, and closing of shelters.


// Lack of progress on distracted driving legislation is costing lives

Is this the year the Massachusetts Legislature is finally going to crack down on distracted driving?


// How can white people ?walk the walk? against everyday racism?

Do we confront it, or uncomfortably look the other way?

MOVIES: John Cassavetes and Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski's 1968 film 'Rosemary's Baby.' CREDIT: Paramount Pictures Published in NYT 01/19/03 - ARTS & LEISURE Section Published Caption: John Cassavetes and Mia Farrow in ''Rosemary's Baby'' (1968). (Paramount Pictures) Published in NYT 09/26/04 CONNECTICUT weekly section Published caption Mia Farrow, a resident of Bridgewater will introduce ''Rosemary's Baby'' (a scene from the 1968 movie below) on Oct. 3. (Photo by Paramount Pictures) / / / 28dvdreviews

Ty Burr

So you worry that ?Us? is too scary for you?

Try some of these other very good frightening films.

03/07/2019 Boston MA- Some of the views from the PTC company located in the Seaport District. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe StaffReporter:Topic:

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff


PTC building is a sign of the shapes of things to come

From its distinctive elliptical appearance to a table made from a sunken ship, PTC?s Seaport building makes a statement.

Boston, MA, 01/3/2019 -- Governor Charlie Baker arrives for his swearing in to a second term at the State House. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 04inaugural Reporter:


Will Charlie Baker?s roadshow get his housing bill over the finish line?

Coming soon, to a city near you: the 2019 Baker Housing Production Tour.

Miss Conduct

// Advice: I had surgery and none of my friends visited me in the hospital

Do I need to ditch them and find new friends?

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.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Spotify   |   RadioPublic


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.

// 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.


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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.


// After their baby died, medical bureaucrats deepened their anguish

Many people think SIDS has gone away, but thousands of babies a year die suddenly in the U.S. for unexplained reasons. James High was one of them.