Bus lapses mount, but scrutiny lags

Calvin Butner (right) of the Massachusetts State Police stood by during a random inspection at South Station.
The number of buses on the road has increased significantly since 2006, more than doubling the number of miles traveled each year. But the number of federal investigators has remained essentially unchanged.

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A Globe analysis found that more than a decade of lax oversight allowed bus companies with extensive safety violations to continue to operate.

Development has affected the New England cottontail.

A terrain-changing try to breed more cottontails

A controlled burn in May on Cape Cod was part of a multimillion-dollar effort to rebuild the dwindling habitat of the New England cottontail.

Adrian Walker

Aiding Rwanda to turn the page

Helping the children in Rwanda learn to read is a critical step in the war-torn country’s development.

The Red Sox are 4-6 in Clay Buchholz’s starts this year. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)


Sox see light ahead, starting with Clay Buchholz

What if Buchholz stays healthy the remainder of the season and gives you those quality three months that he missed a year ago?

Mass. pipeline plan stirs hope and alarm

A Houston energy company has proposed building a multi-billion dollar natural gas pipeline across Massachusetts..

“The VA just can’t handle it,” said Dan Magoon, who helps veterans get mental health services.

Massachusetts a model for veterans’ health care

The state boasts three of the nation’s highest-rated VA hospitals and spends more per capita on veterans than any other.

A bobcat strolled across the backyard Saturday morning of the Levenson family in Sharon.

Suzy Levenson

Bobcat sighted in backyard of Sharon family, police say

The normally-elusive backyard visitor got into a staring contest with the family cat.

Violence leaves one dead, three injured

A brazen daytime shooting inside a Roxbury home on Sunday capped a violent weekend in Boston that left one man dead and three others injured.


opinion | Christoph Westphal

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/04/10/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kreiter_cellphone2_biz.jpg Protecting Boston’s biotech status

The city will need to shed some of the disdain for incremental innovation and the needs of the customer.


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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Boston TechJam on the plaza

With the success of last year’s event, this year’s TechJam is moving to City Hall Plaza for what should be a bigger celebration of the Boston tech scene.


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Television Review

Kathleen Robertson and Taye Diggs play San Francisco homicide detectives in “Murder in the First.”

There are worse offenses than ‘Murder in the First’

TNT’s new drama, which premieres Monday night at 9, is a show that sits squarely on that fence between “Why?” and “Why not?”