Globe Spotlight Investigation | Part 2 of 3

Student tenants overcrowded and at risk

A Globe investigation found that the thousands of students who must scrounge for housing off campus in Boston are easy targets for scofflaw landlords.


//[1][1].jpg Neighborhoods lose as rents rise

Home prices have skyrocketed as ever-rising rents paid by students attract investors who can easily outbid any family.

Emergency personnel attended to circus performers who were injured when a metal prop fell during a show.

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Circus performers injured in accident

Nine performers are in critical condition after a metal prop from which eight of them were hanging fell during a show in Providence.

Magazine | Perspective

// How parents are ruining youth sports

Adults should remember what athletics are really about.

// Eddie Izzard a comic force in any language

The British comedian will perform three shows at the Citi Wang Theatre.

On baseball

// Red Sox so far lacking that certain something

As Sunday’s 3-2 loss in 10 innings showed, things aren’t going Boston’s way this season.


opinion | Pat Hollenbeck

// A Boston arts czar shouldn’t forget musicians

Look around and it’s clear that the city simply isn’t giving its musicians the infrastructure they need to maintain a diverse scene.


home of the week

The walls (panels of a vaguely gray steel sandwiched between high-density 5-inch foam commonly used for cold-storage facilities) are deployed here as a visual counterpoint to the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

Steel the spotlight on the river in Sudbury

This extraordinary house is made of steel, concrete, and planks of pine and oak harvested from the roughly four acre lot, and is LEED certified.


On a pontoon in Potter Pond in South Kingstown, harvesters sort Matunuck oysters.

Aquaculture spans pond to plate in R.I.

A new breed of aquaculturists combine a love of farming with education, science, local ecology, and a global environmental outlook.