Tsarnaev defense team may favor Boston trial

Strong opposition to the death penalty here could benefit Dzhokhar Tsarnaev when his case goes before a jury.

Artan Mertiri, owner of a restaurant near the planned location of a Boston dispensary, expressed concerns.

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Medical marijuana shops could open by summer

The state’s first dispensaries are spread across 10 of the state’s 14 counties, located from Boston to Dennis.

Mass. residents losing jobless benefits

Nearly 3,000 living here have exhausted unemployment benefits since the end of the year, and hundreds more are losing them each week.

Esther Earl, who needed oxygen as she grew sicker, has inspired another book, this one  told through her own words.

Esther Earl, Quincy teen, is inspiration for two books

Esther became an Internet celebrity as she blogged about life with pediatric thyroid cancer before dying in 2010.

Participants in last year’s Boston Urban Iditarod stepped off on a 3.5-mile course near Fenway Park. The local event supports the Boston Medical Center Food Pantry. Organizers of the original Iditarod race in Alaska have ordered the Boston group to remove Iditarod from its name.

No mushing allowed in Boston under ‘Iditarod’ name

The Alaska-based Iditarod Trail Committee sent a cease-and-desist letter requesting that its trademarked moniker be removed from the Boston race.

In response to disenchanted restaurant chefs and owners, the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau — which runs the event — said there will be a range of prices for Dine Out Boston.

A different course for struggling Restaurant Week

Organizers hope to whet appetites by rebranding it as Dine Out Boston and addressing the one-price-fits-all rule.

State Representative Carlos Henriquez (right) was led into an elevator after appearing Tuesday before the House Committe on Ethics at the State House.

Images of Carlos Henriquez stir Boston’s black community

Henriquez’s conviction by an all-white jury, his immediate imprisonment, and the push by mostly white House leaders are feeding a deep distrust in his district.



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Having the government underwrite the status quo obscures the real costs of climate change.


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“Death” by Backlash Beer and Idle Hands’ “Absence of Light.”

Reviews of two very different stouts

“Death” by Backlash Beer and Idle Hands’ “Absence of Light” can help you occupy the space between now and Memorial Day.