How much is enough? Lawmakers, governor clash over changes to school funding formula

Beacon Hill’s top leaders say they want to pass legislation this year, and Friday’s hearing is the latest sign they intend to tackle one of the state’s most controversial issues.

Beto O’Rourke spoke Tuesday during a stop at Keene State College.

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4 takeaways from when Beto’s flash mob took New Hampshire

The first-in-the-nation primary hasn’t seen anything like it when Beto O’Rourke campaigned there for two days this week.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Attorney General Healey reaches $600,000 settlement with real estate company

A property management company has agreed to settle allegations that it “systematically discriminated” against minority and low-income applicants.

A woman walks past a Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C. A Whole Foods representative said the idea of drinking in the store would be “just to kind of make the shopping experience a little bit different than you would normally have.”

Shop till you . . . drink? Sudbury Whole Foods seeks license to serve beer, wine

You can drink a beer at the multiplex or sip chardonnay at the laundromat — why wouldn’t you enjoy an adult beverage while surveying various artisanal quinoa products?

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Mild, spring-like conditions will melt overnight snow

Today’s high temperatures in the mid-40s and partly cloudy skies will help to make last night’s early-spring snow disappear.


This day in history

Today is Saturday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2019. There are 283 days left in the year.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross to receive honorary doctorate from Salem State

Gross, the city’s first African American police commissioner, will also address undergraduates of the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education during the university’s commencement on May 18.

Mass. lawmakers call for Mueller report to be released to public

Members of the congressional delegation called for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation to be made public.

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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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Brookline fire displaces residents of 2 units, injures 1

The injured person suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital, police said.

Boston police recover loaded gun from Jamaica Plain laundry room

Boston police recovered a loaded firearm from a laundry room in Jamaica Plain Friday morning when they were investigating a noise complaint, officials said.

Woburn teacher placed on administrative leave

The school district said the matter did not involve any students.

Pembroke man severely injured at Rockland industrial company

First responders saved a Pembroke man’s life after part of his arm was torn off by an industrial machine he was working on, officials said.

Two men arrested in Methuen incident that drew SWAT team

Two men were arrested early Friday morning after an incident at a rooming house that led to a SWAT team being called in as a precaution.

Houston, TX 2-1-17: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is pictured after he arrived and took his front row seat where NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (not pictured) held his annual Super Bowl press conference this afternoon in the Bush Ballroom at the Media Center in downtown Houston. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) reporter: various topic: Super Bowl

Meet the lawyers representing Robert Kraft in the spa case

Kraft’s team includes a former special counsel to President George W. Bush and a member of Aaron Hernandez’s defense team.

Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II was recalled and reelected on the same ballot.

Judge won’t block certification of Fall River results

Voters sought an emergency order to prohibit the city from certifying the results of last week’s election, which saw Mayor Jasiel Correia recalled and reelected on the same ballot.

Suspicious powder turns out to be candy at Dorchester District Court

A white powder found inside an envelope sent to Dorchester District Court Friday morning turned out to be just crushed-up candy, authorities said.

Navy Electrician’s Mate Third Class Roman W. Sadlowski was 21 when he was killed in the Pearl Harbor attack.

Remains of Pittsfield sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack formally identified

The remains of a Navy sailor from Pittsfield killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor have been formally identified, military officials said Friday.

Mike Garland, who grew up in Wellesley, was a shy boy. His personality was essentially the polar opposite of his fellow camper Adam London.


A camp friendship, with effects for a lifetime

Something happened that summer of 2006 in the Berkshires — something small, a sweet moment — that Mike Garland has never forgotten.

BOSTON, MA - 3/22/2019: FLOODING...always seems to be that one place for high tide obstacle like here on Long Wharf Boston....Keep the coffee dry but feet wet for Glenda Winslow..... (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo

Yikes, the snow is coming back tonight. But Eastern Mass. should see very little

Spring may have sprung, but Mother Nature still has some wintry weather in store for us.

The campus of Georgetown University earlier this month.

Ex-Georgetown tennis coach in alleged college bribery scam seeks greater freedom of travel

Former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst wants permission to travel throughout the country to look for work and care for elderly relatives, according to court papers.

Kitty, a long-haired tabby cat and Leila, a Chihuahua are staying together at the MSPCA, waiting for a new owners to adopt them together.

Home sought for cat and dog best friends

Kitty, a long-haired brown and white tabby, and Leila, a Chihuahua, are inseparable.

Boston, MA, 03/12/2019 -- Business owner William Rick Singer leaves Federal Court. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic:13bribery Reporter:

‘Be stupid.’ That’s the advice from the college admissions scandal mastermind to get extra time on tests

The psychologists who allegedly helped students falsely obtain special accommodations on standardized tests could soon be in the US Attorney’s crosshairs.

REVERE, MA - 8/18/2017: Squeezing out and foot out before the train doors open are Alex Cox (left) and Dominic DiLuzio as they arrive at Wonderland Station while trying to set a record for visiting every T station on every subway line. . (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 19trecord

It’s official: Pair sets Guinness record for fastest time traveling to every MBTA station

Alex Cox and Dominic DiLuzio are now in the record books.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, March. 22, 2019. Mike Pompeo arrived in Lebanon on Friday amid strong regional condemnation of President Donald Trump's declaration that it's time the U.S. recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Pompeo in Lebanon to talk Hezbollah amid Golan condemnation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip comes amid strong regional condemnation of President Trump’s declaration that it’s time the US recognized Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights.

Astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague took a spacewalk to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station.

It’s a great day to go outside — in space, at least

American astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague took a spacewalk Friday to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station.

There were tense moments at the Quality Inn, but the suspect was “peacefully” removed from a room and arrested.

Man suspected of domestic assault to be arraigned in Chelsea District Court

Anthony Bova, 47, was arrested Thursday afternoon and faces “a multitude of charges” including home invasion and domestic assault, according to Chelsea police.

Truck smacks Danvers overpass, but crews provide quick fix

A bridge suffered “extensive damage” Thursday morning when it was hit by a truck, but workers swooped in and fixed the problem, officials said Friday.

Special Counsel Robert Muller arrived at his office in Washington Thursday.


Do you suffer from anticipatory Mueller report anxiety? We get it. Now breathe

There’s only one cure for Anticipatory Mueller Related Anxiety: the release of the report, in whatever form it will eventually take. In the meantime, here are a few tips to manage your symptoms.

Needham police officers exposed to fentanyl

Three Needham police officers were taken to the hospital after they were exposed to fentanyl early Friday morning, police said.


Two men arrested on gun and drug charges in Revere

Christopher Ciano, 21 of Revere, and Ayoub Haddad, 18 of Malden, were due to be arraigned Thursday on illegal gun and drug charges, State Police said.

There was a heavy State Police tactical presence at the Quality Inn on Route 1 north in Revere on Thursday.

Man wanted for domestic assault in Chelsea arrested at Revere hotel

Anthony Bova, 47, faces charges of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, daytime breaking and entering, and malicious destruction of property, police said.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: CEO of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft attends the Super Bowl LIII Pregame at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Anti-human-trafficking activists want Robert Kraft banished from NFL

In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, 84 individuals and organizations from across the country urged the NFL to conduct its own investigation.

Investigators were on the scene of the incident.

Person rescued from beneath Green Line trolley

The incident occurred around 6 p.m. at Heath Street on the E branch, according to the MBTA.

Your Uber and Lyft ride at Logan Airport may soon change

That ride to Logan may be getting more expensive — and it probably won’t be dropping you off in front of the terminal anymore.

Allston hedge fund manager gets lengthy sentence in Ponzi scheme

Raymond Montoya was sentenced to 175 months in federal prison, the US Attorney’s office said Thursday.

Boston Police investigated the scene where man was shot.

Man shot in Dorchester; expected to survive

Boston police are investigating a shooting in Dorchester late Thursday morning.

Louis Agassiz: a 19th-century scientist whose work embroiled Harvard in a controversial lawsuit

Here are five things you should know about the man behind the images.


Lottery results from Thursday drawings

A road race in Mark Charbonnier’s honor will make a one-time comeback on Sunday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his death.

A run to remember trooper slain 25 years ago

Charbo’s Run will make a one-time comeback on Sunday to mark the 25th anniversary of Mark Charbonnier’s death.

Representative Seth Moulton (center) spoke to a veteran at a roundtable in Columbia, S.C.

Seth Moulton, once the man of the moment, struggles to find his path to the presidency

For years it seemed like Moulton had nothing but buzz. Now on the outskirts of power in Washington, he’s looking closely at a bid for president.

Another small Vermont college will soon close

The College of St. Joseph in Rutland will be the third college in the state to close this year.

Snowmobile rider, 81, crashes into her son in N.H.; both hurt

Cynthia and Bruce Jaycox were taken by helicopter to a Hanover, N.H., hospital, but their conditions weren’t known Thursday.

This day in history

Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2019. There are 284 days left in the year.

Watertown fatal crash may have been caused by speeding, officials say

The crash led to the death of one driver. Four other people were taken to the hospital.

Dee Kennedy was the chief probation officer at Dorchester District Court.

Kevin Cullen

Dee Kennedy saved victims of domestic violence, and families

Because she grew up in a big, sprawling household, Kennedy intuitively understood the redemptive power of family, and she spent her career trying to fix and restore families.

Robert Kraft was one of 25 men nabbed in connection with the Orchids of Asia sting.

Can Robert Kraft beat the Fla. solicitation charges? Here’s what some legal experts say

The experts spoke after news broke that Kraft reportedly rejected a deal to have the charges dropped in exchange for admitting the government could prove him guilty.

Thomas Nunan will become Bishop Fenwick’s first-ever president, beginning in July.

Bishop Fenwick names first president, a local Catholic administrator

Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody has elected its first-ever president, Thomas E. Nunan Jr., Fenwick announced Wednesday.

Scores of homes were destroyed during last year’s natural gas disaster in the Merrimack Valley.

First responders in gas explosions to be honored at Lawrence parade

The parade is scheduled to start Saturday at 1 p.m.