Nonprofits are being squeezed out of Boston offices as rents surge

Boston, MA - 3/21/19 A regular staff meeting is conducted. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (cq) is being squeezed out of its 8th-floor office, at 75 Federal Street in Boston, because of a rent increase. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 21nonprofits Reporter: Timothy Logan

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts was hit with a 45 percent rent hike when its downtown Boston lease was up. It is now looking for new space.

// Key questions remain unanswered in Kraft?s case

A Globe review of law-enforcement documents found a number of lines of inquiry that have received little public attention but almost certainly are being examined by Robert Kraft?s lawyers.

// Trump team overruled 25 security clearance denials, official says

A career official said the clearances were granted despite ?disqualifying issues? in their applicants? backgrounds, including concerns about foreign influence, drug use, and criminal conduct.

// Charlie Baker, a veteran of the health insurance industry, dives into a policy fight

Baker is expected to unveil reform legislation this spring, adding an element that didn?t exist a year ago when the House and Senate tried to tackle the issue.

// Major airlines hit with delays after vendor data glitch

The issue with flight data has been resolved, but it may cause some a disruption in travel plans.

// TSA?s social media gives an inside look at the weird stuff in travelers? bags

The TSA is growing its social media presence, but it can be hard to find people who have both the government know-how and a sense of humor that resonates.

// Democrats to prepare subpoenas for Robert Mueller?s full Russia report

The House Judiciary Committee plans to vote on subpoenas Wednesday.

// Restaurant tech startup Toast says it is worth $2.7 billion

The company now employs about 1,500 people, and its valuation has nearly doubled since last year.

Man struck and killed by car on I-93 in Braintree

State troopers responded to calls for a man lying in the middle lane of Interstate 93 south in Braintree.

// A woman mistook a car for her Uber ride. She was then murdered, police say

University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson?s body was discovered about 65 miles from the campus.

// Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed in LA shooting

Grammy-nominated West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store, Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted Sunday.

// Mass. has a message for Roxbury Prep: Lower your suspension rate

More than 21 percent of the charter school?s students received out-of-school suspensions last school year ? that?s more than seven time the state average.

?Fortnite: Battle Royale? has become wildly popular.

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?Fortnite? may be a virtual game, but it?s having real-life, dangerous effects

An obsession with the video game is sending kids to doctors and therapists, and their parents to marriage counselors.


// Hold on, folks; The warmth is on the horizon

Although temperatures are below normal to start this week, it does look like a warmer trend is on the way.

// March went out like a lamb. Precipitation was below normal in Boston, forecasters say

If you felt there just wasn?t that much snow to shovel last month, you?re not wrong.

// Fall River wildlife officials are trying to capture a goose with an arrow through its body

A nature and wildlife photographer snapped a photograph of the fowl ? which was eating ? just across the Massachusetts border in Tiverton.


// Just doing his job ? for 50 years ? in small-town Maine

In Aurora, which has 91 voters, Don Jordan makes sure the trash is collected on time and that the town?s sand and salt shed is abundantly stocked.

James and Lizette Eckert lived in a farmhouse in Alton, N.H.

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A family sought seclusion in N.H. Instead, they found terror

James and Lizette Eckert had fled to an isolated farmhouse, to home school their children and to keep the government at bay. They had steeled themselves against the world, but not against an 11-year-old boy with a gun.

// John Oliver says the Mueller report?s findings have been sitting ?in plain sight?

The host of ?Last Week Tonight? said the public is having trouble processing the conclusion of the special counsel?s investigation because of its scope.

Opinion | Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and David Daley

// Don?t turn the clock back on voting rights

Republicans in Florida?s legislature are trying to sabotage the will of the people in the ugliest way possible: a modern-day poll tax.

// Red Sox close to 6-year deal worth $120m with Xander Bogaerts

Boston?s standout shortstop is eligible to become a free agent after this season.


// This week in watching: End of story for ?Deadwood,? ?Killing Eve? returns, the best of ?Game of Thrones?

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert?s guide to what?s on television this week.

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Ideas | Mohamad Ali and Mike Baker

Regulate, don?t break up

As the CEOs of two Boston tech companies, we agree with Senator Elizabeth Warren?s diagnosis that Big Tech requires a new set of rules, but we propose a different remedy.

Ideas | Julie Scelfo

// On Instagram, the kids are alt-right

By building a platform where anyone can publish anything, social media companies have made it easier to propagate humanity?s darkest impulses.

7/30/2015 - South Boston, MA - Lawn on D - The McKeigue sisters (Mia, Libby and Georgie, cq) spent a hot, hazy afternoon swinging on the rings with their nanny Jackie Hixon, cq, at the Lawn on D in South Boston on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.

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Renée Loth

Boston needs to call out its secret public spaces

Imagine knowing where to find a warm, dry spot to sit with your laptop without having to buy a $5 latte.


// Denying problem of racist fans needs to end

The DeMarcus Cousins incident was just one in a long line in Boston and elsewhere.

// 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.

Munch Madness 2019

// We?ve made it to the semifinals

Flour Bakery + Cafe, Toro, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and Sarma are battling it out in the Munch Madness semifinals. Cast your vote now!

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.

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.


// How patients in Alzheimer?s trials are coping with treatment?s failure

Participating in an Alzheimer?s trial ?was being part of something bigger,? said one patient, and losing that ?hurt in some ways more than anything else.?