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.
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.
Patriots 37, Jets 16 | Final
Patriots put the brakes on Jets
Tom Brady threw for 329 yards with three touchdowns as the Patriots beat the New York Jets, 37-16.
Strangers on a train
How a Globe writer learned to stop griping and love the no-good, broken-down T.
Talk your way to a better you!
Two new books suggest that you can improve your life by learning old tricks of rhetoric.
ON THE JOB
For soup maker with Italian roots, food is love
M. Peter Thomson has been in the packaged food industry for decades, first with private-label gravies, sauces, and salsas, and now with homemade-style soups.
“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.
Warren clarifies Iran remarks
Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said in Boston today that she favors a coalition-building approach to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
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.
Falcons’ gutsy call backfires in loss to Saints
John Kasay kicked a field goal in overtime to give the New Orleans Saints a 26-23 victory over Atlanta after Falcons coach Mike Smith decided to go for it on fourth down deep in his own territory.
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