Lawyers who specialize in defending drunk drivers enjoy huge legal advantages built into state law, and have the ear of some judges prone to favor their arguments, no matter how far-fetched.
Scallopers wary of new gear required to protect turtles
The new rules are angering some local scallopers who say the change to new dredges could end up costing them thousands of dollars and reduce their catch.
The real story about urban violence
“Anonymous Boston,’’ an exhibit that addresses urban violence and the media’s role in covering it, strives to remind us that people are more than the circumstances surrounding their death.
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Patriots’ Welker fearless, peerless across the middle
Wes Welker’s daring play has him on pace to eclipse the NFL record for receiving yards (1,848) and finish just shy of the record of 143 receptions.
Alzheimer’s has quickened its pace, snatching from Vincent more abilities than it had since his diagnosis three years earlier. But his humor and selfless core endure.
Young-onset Alzheimer's picks up damaging pace
Bruce Vincent has a form of Alzheimer's that strikes at a young age. At only 49, the disease is picking up its brain-robbing pace. (Video by Scott LaPierre / Globe Staff)
Web primary aims to find third option for president
Frustrated by the gridlock in Washington, a well-funded bipartisan group of activists and political professionals plans to give voters a third choice for president in 2012.
How crowdsourcing is changing science
Online games like Ancient Lives are part of a new approach — called crowd science or citizen science — to unlock thorny research projects by tapping into the general public.
GLOBE MAGAZINE | Winter Travel
Tips for seven very different kinds of Florida vacations, from kid-friendly parks to remote beaches to everything a Red Sox fan needs to know about spring training.
“I represent nice people who, at the worst, are somebody with an alcohol problem.”Stephen Jones, a defense attorney specializing in drunken driving cases
Inside The Boston Globe
Harvard custodial workers OK strike
Harvard custodians voted unanimously to strike if their union's bargaining committee does not negotiate a new contract before it expires at the end of Tuesday.
Reining in the energy pigs
As discussions about federal regulations on Energy Star ratings and energy efficient products continue, Consumer Reports offers these energy savings tips.
GOP candidates reveal foreign policy differences
The international affairs debate showed clear divisions on the elimination of foreign aid and the use of waterboarding on terrorist suspects.
Nation & World
New prime minister is named in Italy
Italy’s president today asked Mario Monti to form a government charged with helping defend Italy from Europe’s sovereign debt crisis.
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Patriots’ keys to a Week 10 victory vs. the Jets
The Boston Globe breaks down the X’s and O’s for the matchup with the Jets and offers a prediction for who will win.
Portland show is a study in simplicity by design
In the 1920s, Edward and Faith Andrews began collecting chairs, tables, clothes, and other items created over the previous century by Shaker communities in New England.
Travel | England
Confessions of a crop circle chaser
Crop circles appear every summer in Wiltshire, England, and they attract “croppies” who, like storm chasers, scout the landscape for agriglyphs.
“Only in sports is it hard to believe that a legend can tarnish itself.”Joanna Weiss, on the Penn State child sex abuse scandal
“It may seem intimidating when we say you are going to help transcribe ancient Greek papyri, but it’s all about pattern recognition, and the brain excels at pattern recognition.”James Brusuelas, an Oxford classicist who is part of the Ancient Lives team