Boston Schools food program in chaos

Widespread dysfunction in the program is leading to millions of dollars in losses each year and a creating a “hostile work environment” for employees.

Mayor Walsh received $1.4m in gifts for gala, transition

Mayor Martin J. Walsh received almost $1.4 million in private donations for his inauguration and transition from corporations, developers, and lobbyists with city business.

Lawmakers pledging to examine state boards

A state Senate panel will explore the possibility of abolishing panels that have outlived their usefulness, consolidating others, or redefining their missions.

Adrian Walker

From Lowell to Haiti, with a purpose

Per Onsager’s and Craig Miller’s shared passion for engineering helped propel a group of Umass-Lowell students to Haiti this spring for an unusual senior project.

AstraZeneca board rejects new offer from Pfizer

The board of directors of British drug maker AstraZeneca says it rejects the raised $119 billion takeover offer from Pfizer.

A pickle bowl has replaced traditional breadbaskets at Estelle’s because, the chef said, pickles are gluten free.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

The complimentary breadbasket is disappearing

The traditional free breadbasket has become a victim of society’s two most powerful forces—the economy and the anti-wheat juggernaut.

Mary McHale (left) was helped through therapy by certified nurse assistant Yva Cadet at Marian Manor, South Boston.

State, nursing homes face off over Medicaid

In the last five months, four nursing homes have gone out of business, unable to make ends meet because Medicaid reimbursement rates have not increased in a decade.

Dustin Pedroia  throws to first as the Tigers’ Ian Kinsler slides in in the first inning Sunday night. Mark L. Baer/USA Today

On baseball

Troubling signs pushing Sox into a corner

The Sox aren’t running with their good health, and they’re playing poorly at home.

Mr. Carr was the Globe’s chief film critic from 1983 until 2002.

Jay Carr, 77; longtime Globe film critic was known for his prolific writing, kindness

Mr. Carr reviewed films for the Globe from 1983 until 2002, and also hosted the “Screening Room” segment on New England Cable News.


Jennifer Graham

// Insects in the mail: Let the buyer beware

Amid all the groaning about the lackluster US economy, remember this: We’re not broke yet. We still have enough money to buy bugs.


// Bosnia’s segregated schools

Two decades after the war, can a nation that learns separately ever be united?

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