What to know about child flu deaths in Massachusetts

Now that a third Massachusetts child has died from the respiratory illness, an infectious disease specialist discusses the risks for young people.

A pedestrian passed through Boston Common on Wednesday.

Dave Epstein

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

This system is a fast mover, and it’ll bring precipitation for 12 to 14 hours.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/460377924.jpg Is there a rift between Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Pope Francis?

Is Cardinal Sean O’Malley trying to rescue the pope — or replace him?

Members of the Ending of Clergy Abuse organization and survivors of clergy sex abuse pose for photographers outside St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican on Monday.

The Vatican meeting on clergy sex abuse, explained

Here’s what you need to know about the clergy sex abuse summit being held at the Vatican.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/140630_CB_032-001.jpg FBI file for Cardinal Law reveals several death threats

Before he resigned in disgrace, the Boston archbishop was held in such high esteem by President George H.W. Bush that he was vetted for a possible presidential appointment.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/tlumacki-bostonflowerexchange_metro751}-8649.jpg Developers are scrambling for the next Kendall Square. Where will it be?

Kendall Square may be unique in the world for its combination of innovative companies and academic prowess. And developers are using that location as a model as they try to replicate its success elsewhere in the Boston area.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/121518WiggsPot7.jpg Salem marijuana shop closed to recreational customers until further notice

Customers seeking to buy recreational marijuana products at a Salem dispensary are out of luck for now.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/combo.jpg Instead of running in 2020, these Democratic hopefuls should just stay home

Tally up all the candidates announced and rumored and you’ve got a field so sprawling that it makes the unwieldy 2016 Republican primary feel intimate.

Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers and journalists, officials say

Prosecutors say a Coast Guard lieutenant is a “domestic terrorist” who wrote about biological attacks and had a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures.

Senator Susan Collins.

Susan Collins would back resolution disapproving of Trump’s border emergency

Senator Susan Collins of Maine is the first Republican senator to publicly express support for such a resolution.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria will not be allowed to return.

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Clarence Smoyer rode on a Sherman tank in Charlestown on Wednesday for the first time since World War II.

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Smoyer, middle top, is photographed here with his comrades on March 6, 1945, in Cologne, Germany.

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“Here’s an old friend,” Smoyer said in Charlestown on Wednesday. “This tank saved my life.”

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Smoyer, an Allentown, Pa., resident, was in town to sign copies of “Spearhead,” a new book about his exploits by Adam Makos.

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Charlestown residents and service members turned out to welcome Smoyer and the tank.

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Smoyer was a gunner on a Sherman with the Third Armored Division at the spearhead of the Allied advance into Germany.

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The Sherman tank, dubbed “Liberty,” had been donated for the occasion by the American Heritage Museum in Stow.

In Charlestown, a WWII veteran rides on a Sherman tank again

Clarence Smoyer was a gunner on a Sherman with the Third Armored Division in the drive into Germany. Now 95, he had the chance to ride on one again in Charlestown on Wednesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/HealthScience/Images/4c819be8cbb848cfaaa1c21bf2d4cfba-4c819be8cbb848cfaaa1c21bf2d4cfba-0.jpg What doing more than 40 push-ups in 1 minute might do for your heart health

If the last time you dropped to the floor and counted off a quick round of push-ups was in your high school gym class, you might want to read this sitting down.

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle plays against the Anaheim Ducks in an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Bruins acquire Charlie Coyle from Wild for Ryan Donato, report says

Coyle, a versatile forward, played at Boston University.

A police official says ‘‘Empire’’ actor Jussie Smollett is now considered a suspect ‘‘for filing a false police report’’ and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury.

Jussie Smollett is suspected of lying about attack, police say

A police official said ‘‘Empire’’ actor Jussie Smollett is now considered a suspect ‘‘for filing a false police report’’ and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury.

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Meredith_New_Logo-5206.jpg My fiancé doesn’t know how to be alone

He has to constantly be with people when I am not around, and then I feel excluded.


The day AARP lost me forever

I clearly remember when AARP, the warm, smiling face of the trillion-dollar senior-industrial complex, made a marketing miscalculation that soured me on the group for good.

Fort Myers , FL - 2/16/2019 - (Day 5) (HOLD FOR STORY BY PETE ABRAHAM) Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price waves a pitchers board a golf cart that will take them back to the clubhouse. Boston Red Sox pitchers and catchers workout at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 17Red Sox, LOID: 8.5.416616478.

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In the drive to repeat, Red Sox give pitchers a little lift

The Red Sox hope to save some wear and tear in spring training with door-to-door cart service between the clubhouse and the bullpen.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-26940.jpg Red Sox-Yankees should be intense this year, and other thoughts

The teams start things off in Florida Saturday, and there will be a lot more to come in 2019.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper1-26915.jpg Odell Beckham Jr. to the Patriots? It’s not fantasy football

The cost of procuring the dynamic receiver’s services would be high, but a deal isn’t impossible.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/fa26e48675c7470b9161e645f4136441-39cade58eef2454a8f9f1dad0e62b3fe-0.jpg Farewell, Afghanistan

We should pull out of this never-ending war. But do we have the political clout to do it right?

Opinion | Jesse M. Fried and Charles C.Y. Wang

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/21Fried2web.jpg Senators take aim at the buyback boogeyman

Legislation could threaten not only the capital markets but the workers and communities the senators claim to care about.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Advance/Images/Clipboard-0277.jpg Beacon Hill can reform secret court hearings, and it should

Two bills before the Legislature could reform clerk-magistrate hearing system of “secret courts.”

Opinion | Bernard-Henri Lévy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/20SAM4webF.jpg The real national emergency

The United States is focused on an invented Latin American peril rather than the fact that it is being duped by scheming autocrats.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/AdobeStock_66584132.jpg Do we really need to eat cold piles of kale when it’s 16 degrees? It’s time to reconsider our winter diets

Maybe our health conscious mindsets and all those Whole 30 experiments popular this time of year have made us lose our ability to think outside the kale bowl.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/MichaelCohenNewsletterHP-3632.jpg Truth and Consequences

Opinion columnist Michael Cohen takes a candid and no-holds-barred look at the current political moment. Sign up 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.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/10-beechwood-road-halifax-exterior-side-1024x576$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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/BCG-Shortage-illo-1024x576.jpg Supplies of a bladder cancer drug are dwindling, as patients scramble

There’s a critical national shortage of a cancer drug that has been used for decades and that is remarkably effective.