Hospitals accommodate patients who want private rooms

A newer single room at Mass. General, which is seeking approval to build two connected towers with 450 private rooms, at a cost of more than $1 billion.

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MGH is joining a growing number of US medical centers that are constructing private rooms, often at significant cost, to give patients and caregivers more privacy.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Eightmanfootball01.jpg As football loses luster, smaller teams take hold in Maine

Maine is poised to become the only New England state to field high school football teams with eight players instead of 11.

Paula Sharaga of Cambridge died Friday when her bicycle collided with a cement truck at Brookline Avenue and Park Drive in the Fenway.

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Popular librarian killed in bicycle crash mourned

Paula Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge worked in public libraries in Brookline and Holliston, her husband said.

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Police have also released the names of the victims killed in Friday’s shooting. Five police officers also were wounded.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke at a meet-and-greet event Saturday in Raymond, N.H.

Mayor of Ind. city says his youth will be an advantage in 2020

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, was one of three candidates in New Hampshire on Saturday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_1DI51F.jpg John Kerry says he’s ‘ashamed’ Pence didn’t acknowledge climate change

The former secretary of state and vice president both spoke Saturday at the Munich Security Conference.

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An ethics expert warns that Conan Harris and Ayanna Pressley will have to be mindful to avoid any potential ethical and political pitfalls.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/davisdurkin3met.jpg Durgin-Park memorabilia is on the auction block

The items can be previewed at the former restaurant Saturday and Sunday, and online bidding ends Wednesday.

THIS WEEK IN WEED

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It’s been two years since nearly 54 percent of Massachusetts voters said “yes” to legalized cannabis. But how are people feeling about the whole thing these days?

When Robert Indiana (top, in 2013) died in 2018, he left behind his ramshackle residence, the Star of Hope, as well as numerous works of art.

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In wake of famed artist Robert Indiana’s death, a tangle of allegations

The artist’s estate is snared in allegations involving fraud, forgery, theft, and elder abuse.

Yvonne Abraham

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Are we finally going to see an end to cities and states bowing and scraping and offering massive tax giveaways to attract big corporations?

Cambridge, MA - 2/14/19 Prints are left in the lingering snow, near Acorn Park Drive (cq) in Cambridge. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: StandaloneSnowPrints

A pair of winter storms are on the way

A pair of winter storms are expected to arrive Sunday and Wednesday nights, bringing limited accumulation.

BEN VOLIN | SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/04/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/SuperBowlLIIISlider27.jpg Josh McDaniels a big winner at Super Bowl

The Patriots offensive coordinator, a pariah in the league a year ago when he backed out of the Colts coaching job, gained redemption.

TARA SULLIVAN

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tara_Sullivan%20(5)-26894.tif Rob Gronkowski’s tough decision about whether to retire? Mark Bavaro gets it

Bavaro, too, paid a high physical price, before retiring at age 31 in 1995.

Alex Beam

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/14/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Alex_Beam_150px%20(1)-6512.png Faux fanfare for the common man (or woman)

The myth of the common man or woman is alive and well on the campaign trail.

Letters

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With President Trump declaring a national emergency, readers start to put up a wall of resistance.

Opinion | Christopher Weyant

The art of President Trump’s promises

Cartoonist and illustrator Christopher Weyant envisions the reactions of President Trump’s most ardent supporters when they discover the truth behind his promises.

White House visits have become controversial since President Trump took office.

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Could a White House visit divide the Red Sox? Team brass says no

The team is scheduled to visit May 9 after a series in Baltimore.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kreiter_barbaralynch1_met.jpg Here are the best restaurants in Massachusetts, according to AAA

AAA has announced its 2019 list of best restaurants nationwide — and several of the top-rated establishments are located here.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Anthony Davis restokes flames on Celtics conjecture

Speaking at the All-Star Game, the center said his next home isn’t about big markets, but best fit — even if it’s Boston.

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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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.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Smartphone society

In a world where the smartphone is now ubiquitous, photographers capture daily life in which the personal device is part of the moment.

Real Estate

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

STAT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/15/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/RinaldiRainFeature02-001-1024x576.jpg How biopharma is girding for climate change

Hurricanes, power outages, floods, droughts, forest fires — all pose a risk for biopharma companies.

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