Case of measles is confirmed in Boston area

A person living in the Boston area was diagnosed with measles Sunday, health officials said. The person visited a number of public places last week that put those people who are not immunized at risk of exposure.

// Women in Route 128 road rage incident in Danvers to face charges

Both women in Friday?s incident have also had their licenses suspended and will have to appear before the Registry of Motor Vehicles to get them reinstated.

// Uber driver accused of raping passenger held on $100,000 bail

Mayanja Daudah, of Waltham, wept uncontrollably during his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court on Monday.

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With an uneven start, Brookline launches an electric scooter pilot program

The town made Massachusetts history Monday, as the first municipality to sanction an electric-powered scooter rental program on its streets.

At Logan Airport, officials stop man from bringing gun onto plane

The gun, according to officials, was a .22 caliber handgun loaded with 10 bullets, including one in the chamber.

// 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.

Bystander praised for alerting police to kayakers clinging to buoy in Boston Harbor

A Boston officer who helped rescue two men from a buoy after their kayak capsized Saturday credited a bystander with saving the kayakers? lives.

// Restaurant tech startup Toast, seeing runaway growth, says it is worth $2.7 billion

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

The Los Angeles Times had fun poking at New York?s restaurant scene.

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These wisecracks earned some laughs on April Fools? Day

A look at what we saw online for the occasion.

// Looking to dig in? Maps of what?s down under now available for every inch of Mass.

Maps of the entire surface of the state were published online, allowing anyone delving into the earth to see what?s below them.

Globe launches marijuana newsletter exclusively for subscribers, ?The Daily Rip?

We?re excited to announce that The Boston Globe?s Marijuana section is launching a new newsletter for subscribers only.

FOR FUTURE TARA SULLIVAN STORY Maya Brady, of Oaks Christian, rounds the bases after hitting a home run during a game against Thousand Oaks High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Matt Sayles for The Boston Globe)

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Maya Brady is good. Really good.

Tom Brady dubbed her the most athletic member of the family. She is the No. 2 softball recruit in the nation. For this UCLA-bound stud, ?the best is yet to come.?

// Nonprofits are being squeezed out of Boston offices as rents surge

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.

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Tom Brady?s first tweet was an April Fools? Day joke

Many New England fans were not amused.

// ?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.

Jacquie Bishop (left) and her wife Kelley Ready posed for a portrait with their boiler at their home in the Dorchester.

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First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes the ?If I go first. . .? conversation

Passwords, the remote control, and instructions for the boiler. The surviving spouse needs a how-to guide to go on living.

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Following ?SMILF? series finale, here?s what Frankie Shaw had to say about the show?s cancellation

?[I]t?s impossible to be the main creative force, star of the show, director of the show and be the sole manager my first time out of the gate,? Shaw told Deadline.


// A kiss on the back of the head shouldn?t be a kiss of death for Biden

I believe Lucy Flores, but does that make Biden unfit to be president?

Stephanie Carter stood behind her husband, Ash Carter, as he was sworn in as Defense Secretary.

Biden says he never meant to make women feel uncomfortable

The questions over Joe Biden?s long history of physical expression, with heightened scrutiny in the #MeToo movement, prompted Biden to defend his actions.


// Conor McGregor tries to pick a Twitter fight with Mark Wahlberg

Why McGregor chose to challenge the actor-producer is unclear.

Opinion | Martin J. Walsh, Liz Malia, and Evelyn Murphy

// What?s next for women?s pay equity in Massachusetts?

Pay transparency will help close the pay gap.

// Did humans develop better technologies without knowing why they worked?

Is it possible to develop a better technology simply by building on what a past generation did? Researchers say that may have been the case.


// Xander Bogaerts has been underappreciated in Boston

The Red Sox would not be planning their fourth ring ceremony this century without Bogaerts?s immense contributions.


// MassFiscal: Preaching transparency, practicing hypocrisy

Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, a conservative ?watchdog? and its family of nonprofits, is becoming ever more adept at bringing dark money into the political process.

// 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 allegedly with a gun.

// 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.

Spring House Hunt

// 6 homes for under $500,000 along the Greenbush commuter rail line

If living on the South Shore is your goal, battling traffic on Route 3 doesn?t have to be your penalty. There?s always the Greenbush commuter rail line.


// 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.?