Baker’s sports betting proposal goes outside traditional gambling industry

Governor Baker’s plan would allow companies to operate online sports betting without a financial relationship to an existing casino, opening the doors to many potential sports books.

Former city councilor Tito Jackson wants to open a hybrid medical dispensary-recreational pot shop on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, in a storefront currently occupied by a check-cashing business and a laundromat.

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Former city councilor tells of plans for marijuana business

At a community meeting in Mattapan Thursday night, former city councilor Tito Jackson laid out his vision for a community-centric marijuana store.

// Your city street may soon turn into a grocery aisle

Stop & Shop said it will pack fresh grocery items into remote-controlled vans that will roll through Boston area streets this spring, but is it legal?

// Trump fires back at Pelosi, denies her plane for foreign trip

President Trump sent a pointed letter to Nancy Pelosi in apparent payback after she asked him to reschedule his State of the Union speech.

// Giuliani walks back statement on Trump aides and collusion

The president’s personal lawyer backtracked Thursday from an assertion he had made just one night before.

// Former Beacon Hill lawmaker elected Mass. GOP chairman

Jim Lyons, who served four terms as a state representative, replaces Kirsten Hughes as the party’s state chair.

// Walsh announces $28m Common renovation plan

The money will be used to support investments in the maintenance and activities of the Boston Common, the mayor’s office said.

Kevin Cullen

// Here, he was an immigration rights activist; in Georgia, he’s an inmate

If you want to understand how completely arbitrary and capricious our broken immigration system is, consider the case of Eduardo Samaniego.

Jesuit accused of molestation removed from Weston retreat’s website

The Rev. Richard Roos had been featured as a member of the board of directors for the Campion Center.

// Twelve-year-old saves grandfather, who suffered stroke while driving on highway

Benjamin Bubis of Canton said he realized something was wrong when he began talking to his grandfather, Boris Hutorin, who didn’t respond.

Saturday’s snow total forecast now up to 9 inches for the Boston area

A winter storm watch is still in effect for all of Massachusetts from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening, with the storm just over a day away.

What to know about the incoming wintry weather:

■ A dusting of snow is expected overnight, which could make for a slippery commute.

■ Snow is again expected to hit the region Saturday and Sunday. Boston could see as much as 9 inches of snow. North of the Mass. Pike, the totals will likely be much higher.

■ The forecast could change depending on how temperatures fluctuate, Dave Epstein says.

■ This could be the start of a nasty stretch. Blame the polar vortex.

// Alex Cora is thinking twice about visiting the White House

The Red Sox manager says he’s conflicted because of the government’s stance on giving aid to Puerto Rico.

// Amid controversy, women’s march persists

The movement that united women two years ago has broken down into tribal divisions, but women participating again this year suggest the march is not the point of their activism, but the exclamation point.

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The safe spaces that our colleges really need

Campus buildings get public attention for their historic elegance or modern glitz. But behind closed doors, discussions about physical safety shape buildings in radical ways.

Aerial view of lower Manhattan New York City and the Hudson River


Opinion | Elissa Ely

Mr. New York

Her uncle didn’t own New York. But she felt like he did.

Hampshire College opened in 1970 as part of a wave of alternative schools offering a different educational experience.

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Experimental colleges once were the future. Now, what is their future?

Is this style of education a luxury that consumers can no longer afford?

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 20, 2008, file photo, John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. Vanguard announced Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, that John C.


Jack Bogle: The aggressive passive investor

Bogle’s Vanguard Group undermined the very premise upon which much of Boston’s fund industry was built: that professional stock-pickers are worth the fees they charge investors for managing their money in mutual funds.

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Patriots don’t have answers to their road woes

The questions are legitimate, but their problems are tough to pinpoint.


// Bruins’ grinders do a number on the Blues

David Backes and Chris Wagner scored key goals in the Bruins’ 5-2 victory.

Special reports

Boston, MA - 1/16/1919: Looking across North End Park on Jan. 16, 1919, the day after a giant tank at the Purity Distilling Co. on Commercial Street collapsed, sending a wave of an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses through the streets of Boston. The great molasses tank was located in the center of this picture. Sections of the metal may be seen at the extreme left and right in the picture. Twenty-one people perished, including two 10-year-olds, Pasquale Iantosca and Maria Distasio, who were collecting firewood near the molasses tank while home from school for lunch. (Boston Globe Archive/) --- BGPA Reference: 150115_MJ_001

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Globe Magazine

The day Boston was swamped by a deadly wave of molasses

One hundred years ago today an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End.

The Big Picture

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The best Globe staff photos of 2018

Our photographers share the stories behind what went into making the year’s best photos, as selected by the editors of the Globe Magazine and photo department.


// Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

The story of a profoundly troubled young man and the ugly underside of America’s most popular sport.


// Court Sense

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Real Estate

12 must-see open houses in Greater Boston this weekend (Jan. 19-20)

As snow (potentially) begins to fall this weekend, you can spend your time searching for a new home. From a condo in Malden to a house with a barn in Dover, the open houses this weekend are plentiful. Check them out: Under $500,000 131 Pierce St.


// A ‘digital pill’ for cancer patients is rolled out for the first time

The chemotherapy pills are packaged with a sensor that can alert a physician, pharmacist, or caregiver after they have been swallowed.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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