Senior groups struggle to attract ‘forever young’ baby boomers

Baby boomers are prized recruitment targets for senior associations and nonprofits seeking to rejuvenate themselves as their membership ages.

Brenda Poznanski (right) worked with student Eric Cieszynski at Bishop Guertin High School.


As high schoolers await college acceptance letters, one counselor has some advice

College acceptance season will soon be in full flower. And seniors everywhere are on edge.

Representative Ayanna Pressley, Democrat of Roxbury, spoke to protesters at Monday’s rally in Harvard Square.

Ayanna Pressley joins protesters blasting Trump over emergency declaration

The Boston Democrat was among those to dismiss the recent emergency declaration as “fake.”

Jill Abramson.


Jill Abramson is slated to speak at Harvard Book Store

The former executive editor of the New York Times will talk about her controversial new book, “Merchants of Truth.”

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Third child in Massachusetts dies from flu this season

A girl from Middlesex County has died from the flu, the third such pediatric death in Massachusetts this season, state authorities confirmed Tuesday.


Lottery results from Tuesday drawings

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Four years later, can Bernie Sanders catch fire again?

Most of the Democratic field supports some version of the proposals he espoused in 2016. So how will Bernie Sanders stand out in this election cycle?

Hit a big lottery prize? You’ll need to go to Dorchester now to claim it.

The state lottery headquarters will now be at 150 Mount Vernon St. in Dorchester, effectively replacing the Braintree location and relocating tens of employees.

Cause of fire at Framingham condo complex was electrical, officials say

The cause of a fire that displaced 10 people at a Framingham condominium complex Feb. 13 was electrical, officials said.

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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.

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Three cases of norovirus were confirmed on the Boston College campus.

3 cases of norovirus are confirmed at Boston College

College officials said the three students who had confirmed cases of norovirus were treated by University Health Services and released last week.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker called it “awfully early” to be discussing the presidential election, and in a refrain reminiscent of the 2016 presidential campaign, he said he’s focused on his day job.

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A Weld protégé, Baker says it’s too ‘early’ to talk 2020 support

Ever cautious in the national political arena, the governor Tuesday would not say whether he’d back Bill Weld’s GOP primary challenge to President Trump.

Jose Rodriguez of Lynn shoveled snow in Somerville on Monday.

Here’s what to expect from the storm hitting Wednesday into Thursday

From when the storm will start to how much snow to expect, here’s a look at what forecasters are saying about the impending system.

Southern Vermont College could lose accreditation

Regional accreditors may place Southern Vermont College on academic probation or withdraw its accreditation this month over concerns about its finances, officials announced this week.

Steven Downs, 44, of Auburn, Maine, stood for his initial appearance in Eighth District Court in Lewiston.

Maine man is accused of killing young woman at University of Alaska in ’93

Steven Downs of Auburn allegedly raped and killed Sophie Sergie, 20, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1993.

FILE -- Associate Justice Clarence Thomas joins the rest of the Supreme Court justices in sitting for a group photo in Washington on Nov. 30, 2018. Thomas on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, called for the Supreme Court to reconsider New York Times v. Sullivan, the landmark 1964 ruling interpreting the First Amendment to make it hard for public officials to prevail in libel suits. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Commenting on Mass. case, Justice Clarence Thomas calls for reconsideration of landmark libel ruling

Thomas commented as the Supreme Court declined to take up a Massachusetts lawsuit involving Bill Cosby.

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2019. There are 314 days left in the year.

Lionel Brathwaite was led from the rear of the courthouse to a sheriff's transport bus on Tuesday.

Sex offender is held without bail on charges of kidnapping pre-teen girls in Cambridge

A convicted rapist allegedly kidnapped two pre-teen sisters last week as they were walking in Cambridge, threatening to kill them if they called police.

US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will face the same “win or die” proposition in New Hampshire.

Ground Game

In 2020, Bernie Sanders must win the N.H. primary. Elizabeth Warren stands in his way

US Senator Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 presidential race with political advantages that his rivals could only dream of having. But he also has one major obstacle.

Some snow will arrive after the evening commute Wednesday, but it’s quickly going to mix with rain.

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Two big storms coming, but they won’t bring much snow

As has been the case so much this winter, it looks like the next couple of storm systems will be warm enough that any precipitation will change over to rain.

Weld bashes Trump on ‘Morning Joe’ as he considers GOP primary challenge

The former Massachusetts governor was deeply critical of the president Tuesday in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Boston, MA--02/19/2019--February’s full moon, normally nicknamed the “snow moon,” rises over the Boston harbor on Tuesday evening. (Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe) Topic: snowmoon Reporter:

Here’s when and how to see the ‘super snow moon’ tonight

Look up, people: February’s full moon, normally nicknamed the “snow moon,” will also be the brightest super moon of the year — and it will be visible across New England Tuesday night.

Authorities identify Fall River teen accused of fatal stabbing

Police have identified a teenager charged in a murder in Fall River last week.

Lawrence couple held without bail after 1-year-old hospitalized for fentanyl exposure

The suspects appeared in Lawrence District Court on Tuesday, where not-guilty pleas were entered on their behalf on drug trafficking charges.

N.H. snowmobile crashes injure 6; medical emergency kills a 7th person

Five Massachusetts residents and a New Hampshire man were injured over Presidents’ Day weekend, and a Bethlehem man died during a medical emergency.

Former stripper who killed man in Chicopee motel room in 1994 gets paroled — again

Pamela Osl, who bludgeoned a 65-year-old man to death in a drug and alcohol-fueled haze in 1994, was recently granted parole for the third time, records show.

Cambridge, MA, 11/18/2018 -- People reach out to place their hands on the ghost bike and each other during a ghost bike ceremony for Meng Jin who was recently killed when he was hit by a truck near the Museum of Science. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 19ghostbikes Reporter:

‘Ghost Bike’ ceremony to be held for Paula Sharaga, victim of Fenway crash

Cyclists from the Greater Boston area will honor Paula Sharaga on Sunday, Feb. 24. Sharaga was killed Feb. 15 while riding her bike.

“What this initiative aims to do is really help build a future for local news,’’ said Jennifer Preston, vice president for journalism at the Knight Foundation.

Knight Foundation to invest $300 million to boost local news

The Knight Foundation says it will seed several programs designed to kick-start an industry decimated by layoffs and newspaper closures over the last 15 years.

Christy Turlington walked the runway at Marc Jacobs’s New York Fashion Week show.


Redefining middle age, one catwalk turn at a time

When supermodel Christy Turlington closed out the Marc Jacobs show last week at New York Fashion Week, she reminded us that women need not disappear when they hit a certain age.

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Ware man sought after allegedly biting off part of an ear

The victim told police that Alan Mosher had bitten the ear after “an unprovoked attack,” officials said.

Victim identified in Weymouth pedestrian fatality

A pedestrian hit and killed by a vehicle in Weymouth Monday has been identified as 71-year-old William Fredette of Brockton.

Millbury shooting threat was an apparent hoax

A caller threatened a potential mass shooting in Millbury early Tuesday morning, but the threat turned out to be an apparent hoax.

Worcester man killed in rollover crash in Auburn

Carlos Mendoza was driving on the ramp from the Mass Pike to Route 290 when he apparently lost control of the SUV.

Isabella Devincenzo played fetch with her dog Daisy at the M Street Beach in Boston on Monday.

Another winter storm is heading toward Mass.

Parts of the state could get up to 3 inches of snow Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2019. There are 315 days left in the year.

Neighbors come to the rescue of Holyoke woman pinned under car

A Holyoke woman who was trying to push a car out of the snow Monday afternoon was trapped when the vehicle rolled back over her, authorities said.

One person dead after Portland apartment fire

Shortly after 4 p.m., smoke was seen coming from the second floor of the three-story Burnham Hill Apartments on Ocean Avenue, Portland Fire Captain David Nichols said. When firefighters entered the apartment, they found that one person had died.

Pedestrian is struck and killed by car in Weymouth

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Bridge Street in Weymouth just before 6 p.m., police said. The driver remained at the scene.


Lottery results from Monday drawings

Metco students outperforming those in BPS, charter schools

Boston students attending suburban schools outperformed their peers in Boston schools and charter schools in graduation rate and college enrollment rate.

Performer Judith Kalaora portrays suffragette and abolitionist Lucy Stone. (Chris Cavalier Photography) 19livinghistory

A Massachusetts suffragist returns from the dead

Who was the first Massachusetts woman to earn a degree and the first woman in the country to keep her maiden name after marriage?

Two people left with injuries in Abington crash

Two people were injured in a car crash in Abington Monday morning, officials said.

A John Adams statue unveiled in Quincy in the fall.

Kevin Cullen

Winthrop House dean isn’t first Harvard guy to represent a horrid client — just ask John Adams

What if Harvard students in 1770 reacted to John Adams the way some Harvard students want law professor Ronald Sullivan expelled from Winthrop House for defending Harvey Weinstein?

GOFFSTOWN, NH - February 18, 2019: - Presidential Candidate, United States Senator Amy Klobuchar, listens to introductions during a meet and greet at The Village Trestle in Goffstown, NH on February 18, 2019. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter:

Voters in N.H. thank Klobuchar for her composure during Kavanaugh hearings

In her first stop in the first-in-the-nation primary state, US Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke to a crowd of about 250 people in Goffstown.

West Roxbury cemetery vandalized

Police are investigating after vandals knocked over a number of headstones at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury over the weekend.

CAMBRIDGE, MA - 1/25/2019: Pedestrians cross Broadway in Cambridge. Cambridge has six subway stops, several major bus lines, and bike lanes everywhere. It’s minutes from downtown Boston, densely packed over just 6.4 square miles, and has enacted several public policies aimed at severely reducing carbon emissions. Yet even Cambridge can’t seem to get its residents to give up their cars — or, at least, not as quickly as officials would like. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC

Cambridge wanted a big drop in car ownership by 2020. That hasn’t exactly happened

Even Cambridge — which took up the anticar cause decades ago — can’t get more residents to give up their vehicles.

Man robbed same Subway shop three times, police say

The Subway on Shrewsbury Street was robbed three separate times, police said.

Dorchester, MA, 02/18/2019 -- Alexey Friar, 2, of Brighton signed the Declaration of Independence during a President's Day celebration at the JFK Library. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 19presidentsday Reporter:

Using history, the JFK Presidential Library’s holiday festival seeks to empower the next generation

With snow falling and school vacation week underway, the JFK library’s family festival, which is in its eighth year, drew visitors from as far away as Maine and as close as Dorchester.

Another truck is ‘Storrowed’ after hitting a bridge on Storrow Drive

The top of a box truck hit the Fairfield Street pedestrian bridge at about 2:45 p.m. Monday. The incident slowed traffic but caused no damage to the bridge itself.

Partners HealthCare names an interim CEO

Partners HealthCare on Monday named a top official, Dr. Anne Klibanski, as its interim chief executive officer. Klibanski is the chief academic officer at the hospital network.

A photo of Troy Marden from his Go Fund Me page. Marden died from his injuries after a snowmoble crash in Thompson Lake ME on 7/12/19. Credit Go Fund Me

Amesbury teen who died in snowmobile crash is remembered as a leader in school and hard worker

Troy Marden was killed on Saturday night when the snowmobile he was riding on Thompson Lake in Poland, Maine, hit a snowbank.