State Police had a quota system for issuing tickets, prosecutors allege

The Massachusetts State Police has repeatedly denied the existence of ticket quotas in recent years, but federal prosecutors outlined such a system last week.

Lawrence, MA - February 09, 2019: US Senator Ed Markey waves as he arrived to endorse and introduce Untied States Senator Elizabeth Warren during a rally at Everett Mills in Lawrence, MA on February 09, 2019. US Senator Elizabeth Warren, the law professor turned firebrand of the progressive left, made her run for the presidency official on Saturday, laying out a populist vision for the change needed to right an economy gone wrong that imbued her longtime focus on inequality with new liberal tenants like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. Speaking on the steps of a hulking mill building, Warren kicked off her campaign with a history lesson about the immigrant women who had gone on strike inside more than a century ago to protest squalid labor conditions and dwindling pay, connecting themes of labor rights, immigration, and gender to her own campaign. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter:

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Ed Markey gives Robert Kraft’s campaign funds to antitrafficking group

Senator Edward J. Markey is distancing himself from the Patriots owner, who faces charges that he patronized a Florida spa that profited from the illicit sex acts of its workers.

// Elizabeth Warren tackles race in Mississippi town hall

Senator Elizabeth Warren tailored her populist agenda to a diverse audience Monday night in a CNN town hall in the Deep South.

// The man at the center of the Phoebe Prince bullying case raped me, woman tells court

A 21-year-old student at Mount Holyoke College says Sean Mulveyhill flirted and pursued her on campus, then got her to give him a ride to his house off campus where he allegedly raped her.

// Girl sought relief from bullying. In exchange, teacher’s aide demanded massages, she says

A 13-year-old told investigators with the state’s child-protection agency that last fall she felt forced to give a teacher’s aide half a dozen massages.

// US Rep. Devin Nunes sues Twitter, users for defamation and negligence

Republican Representative Devin Nunes of California is suing Twitter and several of its users for more than $250 million.

// Concern raised over South Korean treatment of Bloomberg reporter

Journalists’ organizations are criticizing South Korea after the country’s ruling party singled out a reporter over what it claimed was a “borderline traitorous” article.

Inside the casino at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, N.Y., March 25, 2018. A string of new resort and hotel projects near the Catskill Mountains is a heartening sign for an area where tourism has fallen precipitously from its heyday in the middle of the 20th century. (Eva Deitch/The New York Times)


Is Northeast’s casino market saturated? Catskills resort is a cautionary tale

Casinos have sprung up across the Northeast in recent years, and the competition will tighten even more with Encore Boston Harbor, set to open in late June in Everett.

// Kellyanne Conway dismisses her husband’s concerns about Trump’s mental health

George Conway, a persistent conservative critic of the president, has recently become more personal with his criticism.

// Boston makes its move into electricity purchasing for its residents and businesses

The city of Boston has proven to be an elusive grand prize among electricity brokers, but a Marlborough firm finally won the jackpot.


// State judge: CCC lacks power over contents of local marijuana contracts

Essex County Superior Court Judge Timothy Feeley has agreed that state law does not grant the commission explicit power to review host community agreements.

// In Sheffield investigation, ‘overwhelming evidence’ suggests man killed wife, 3 children, DA says

Investigators found evidence of fire accelerant in different parts of the Sheffield home where the bodies were found.

3-18-19: Boston, MA:Former Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is pictured as his eyes well up a little while he and the fans watch a first quarter video tribute to him on the scoreboard. The Boston Celtics hosted the Denver Nuggets in a regular season NBA basketball game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis /Globe Staff).

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For Isaiah Thomas, it was a night to remember

For a few moments, Isaiah Thomas was an All-Star again.

Celtics notebook

TD Garden crowd gives Isaiah Thomas a standing ovation

The former All-Star with the Celtics returned to TD Garden for the first time as member of Denver Nuggets.

Nuggets 114, Celtics 105

// Nuggets have quite a time beating Celtics at TD Garden

The visiting Nuggets showed why they are a contender in the Western Conference with a convincing victory over the Celtics.

// Storefronts go from empty to artistic

Cities across the country are trying to figure out what to do with the empty storefronts. Cambridge has turned to something popular elsewhere: ad-hoc art galleries.

Dave Epstein

// Spring starts March 20. Here’s what that likely means for Boston in terms of weather

Although it was cold and relatively snowy the first half of this month, the angle of the sun has been getting higher and higher.

// Meghan McCain slams Trump on ‘The View’ after he attacked John McCain on Twitter

The daughter of John McCain fired back at President Trump after he tweeted disparaging comments about the late senator this weekend.

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// A single inch results in an $850 shipping penalty from UPS

UPS informed Irum Haque that the length of the box she shipped wasn’t 48 inches, as she had measured; it was 49. How much more for one extra inch? $850.

Ware Cady’s son, Ware Jr. (right), made a play on the ball during the street hockey game on Chestnut Street on March 10.

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The street hockey game that never ends

On a quiet street in Salem, a Sunday hockey game has been going on since 1970, long enough for one generation of players to pass the tradition on to the next.

// Calif. mom and dad allegedly used Facebook stock holdings to help pay bribe in college admission plot

Davina Isackson, 55, of Hillsborough, Calif., made her initial appearance in US District Court in Boston today.

// More than a century later, a soldier’s Civil War flag returns to Maine

The rare flag will be displayed at the Maine Military Museum in South Portland.

See which restaurants advanced to Round Two

The top 32 restaurants have advanced to the second round of Munch Madness. Vote to keep your favorites in the running.


// The GOP has abandoned fiscal discipline. Democrats shouldn’t follow suit.

The Republican tax cut is responsible for the biggest increase in the budget deficit since 2015.

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl celebrates with Horace Spencer (0) and Samir Doughty (10) after beating Tennessee in the NCAA college basketball Southeastern Conference championship game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Auburn won 84-64. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NCAA bracket: Download and print out a March Madness grid

The selections have been made. Here’s how the 2019 men’s basketball championship teams are matched up.

Moscow, ME, 03/9/2019 -- Xavier Belanger, 11, of Moscow, Maine carves a path on Wyman Lake as his family ice fishes . (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 09snowmobile Reporter:

As temps heat up, resist going on thin ice

There have been a handful of ice rescues this season. Here are some reminders of to keep you from falling into a frozen lake in the first place.


// Ground Game

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Munch Madness

// Munch Madness 2019: The top restaurants in Boston

If it’s March, it must be time for the tournament everyone awaits all year: Munch Madness.

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

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

15 homes for under $500,000 along the Providence/Stoughton commuter rail line

If you love southeastern Massachusetts, but work in Boston, living on the Providence/Stoughton Line might be for you. A train leaving Wickford Junction in North Kingston at 6:35 a.m. on a weekday will get you into South Station in an hour and 41 minutes, according to the timetable.

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.


// China is reviving a discredited AIDS immunotherapy — for cancer

Injections of malaria parasites, a discredited AIDS treatment once promoted by the father of the Heimlich maneuver, is being tested in China as a cancer immunotherapy.