Menino is being treated for advanced cancer

Never one to back down, 71-year-old former mayor of Boston Thomas Menino says, “we’ll get through this.”

Steve Martin and Randy Foster got some help building a float for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade from the Keenan family in South Boston.

A South Boston parade story that may surprise you

A “diversity float” in the parade will represent Southie’s Lower End. Many of the people who worked on it just happen to be gay.


No marching a fine line now in South Boston

No matter what happens at today’s St Patrick’s Day parade, we have seen some serious progress here.

Doctors open offices in Mass. to prescribe marijuana

The 2012 referendum is giving rise to a new niche in the state: physicians turned medical marijuana specialists.

Archbishop of Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (center) is a moderate who prefers seeking compromise to bringing down fire and brimstone.

John L. Allen Jr.

Meet the Philippine Pope Francis

The Globe’s John L. Allen Jr. also focuses on the Catholic saturation in the Philippines, the risk of importing priests, and Rome’s station churches.

Peace cranes hang in Dnepropetrovsk, where the Crimea crisis looms large.


Crisis stirs old fears for Ukraine’s Jews

Recent clashes and the tension in Crimea worry a community that has enjoyed a renaissance in recent decades.

A brush with the mob, a lingering toll at BC

The collision of college athletes and the “Goodfellas” echoes for the men accused of point-shaving and for players now on the court.

Steve Donahue has a 54-76 record at BC and no NCAA Tournament appearances.

Christopher L. Gasper

Time for BC to get rid of Steve Donahue

Steve Donahue can coach, but he’s not the right basketball coach for Boston College right now.

Julian Edelman (11) will return to the Patriots after a breakout season in 2013.

Julian Edelman agrees to deal with Patriots

In a busy day for New England, the Patriots didn’t let Tom Brady’s top receiver last season walk away in free agency.


Opinion | Dante ramos

// Will Mass. legalize marijuana before happy hour?

The differing prospects of happy hour and marijuana speak volumes about the political and cultural climate in Massachusetts.