Jim Kasper at a bench memorializing his son at Andover Newton Theological School near his home.

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A father’s unstoppable need to know

Jim Kasper just wants the truth — and justice. As his Harry slid toward death by heroin overdose, those with him did nothing to help. Shouldn’t there be a price to pay for that? By Evan Allen

Henry DeGroot.

China exchange program’s founders criticize Newton student

Henry DeGroot’s prodemocracy phrases scrawled in a middle schooler's book jeopardized the program’s future, officials said.

Bob Ryan

Throwing the book at baseball’s ‘rules’

You and I think we know something about the game, but there is another level of understanding we are not privy to.

Spotlight follow-up

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/Spotlight/Advance/Images/tlumacki_anwarfaisal_metro009.jpg Notorious landlord has another problem to explain

Anwar Faisal has been operating a dormitory with possible structural issues and without a valid license.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (left) joined joyous researchers celebrating the restart of a nuclear fusion project at MIT.

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MIT at center of political power play

The school’s prized fusion reactor was dead; its federal funding axed. Then its political allies went to work.

Yvonne Abraham

A simple way to add art in Boston

For a long time, upstream has been the only way to paddle when it comes to making public art in Boston.

Amy Coon of Duxbury searched her purse for quarters to pay for a metered parking space in Boston. A proposed smartphone app would change the way drivers pay for street spots.

Getting smart about metered parking

Boston’s Transportation Department is developing an app that would eliminate the scramble for cash.


location, location, location

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/06/07/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/greenhouse_060814location-4_business[1][1].jpg Winthrop maintains a small-town feel

Despite being one of the top 10 most densely populated communities in Massachusetts, Winthrop has a quaint atmosphere.


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David Weil.

BU professor takes on task of enforcing US wage laws

David Weil is the newly appointed head of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the first permanent administrator in the post in a decade.


Book review

‘The Sea Inside’ by Philip Hoare

The part travelogue, part natural history, part existential meditation, follows the author’s yearlong journey from the British port of Southampton.