A new age for an old town

Boston is in the midst of a building spree whose enormity, pace, and geographic sweep are redefining the skyline.

Cape Wind president Jim Gordon spoke Saturday during a rally on the Boston Common.

Cape Wind vows to move project forward

Despite losing contracts from two utilities, Cape Wind is not throwing in the towel, the company?s chief executive says.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/01/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/cullen-1214.jpg After years of swindles, con man finally faces justice

Eddie MacKenzie has skated, again and again, but ? in this, one of the coldest winters on record ? his skating days are over.

Boston Superintendent finalists (clockwise from top left) Dana Bedden, Tommy Chang, Pedro Martinez, and Guadalupe Guerrero.

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Meet the candidates

Boston?s final four for superintendent

The School Committee is expected to pick a new superintendent at a meeting this week. Learn more about the finalists.

Quincy may build parking lot around resident?s home

The last family on Hunt Street has not yet agreed to sell their home to the city for a high school campus expansion project.

 Harry Markarian, who has worked at Sullivan?s for 45 years, cleared snow as the Castle Island eatery opened Saturday.

Storm on Sunday expected to bring 3 to 6 inches of snow

Snow is forecast to begin late Sunday afternoon and continue into Monday morning, meteorologists said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/connector.jpg Connector site improved, yet needs more fixes

The Mass. Health Connector needs another $20 million this year and more fixes next year to become fully functional.

Youth hockey players, coaches flee as roof collapses at ice rink

Nearly 30 hockey players and coaches narrowly escaped injury when they ran from a Canton ice skating rink when its roof began to collapse.

Boston?s bid for 2024 Olympics

Springfield officials point to history in hopes of grabbing Olympic basketball: The Basketball Hall of Fame is located there, where the sport was invented in 1891.

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Mayors want Olympic events for their cities

The Boston Olympics are being pulled in every direction by local communities who want to reap the economic benefits.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/a631086c0a2345d5a51ef3357fc970f0-a631086c0a2345d5a51ef3357fc970f0-0.jpg ?University cluster? key to Boston?s Olympic bid

Campus sites are proposed for nearly a third of the sports, as well as for athlete and media housing.


Vatican financial reform: The nasty is back

Also: Francis lifts up the Catholic ?Elliot Ness? on sexual abuse, pre-synod shots across the bow, and a pope who kept his word.

Bright oak flooring, nine-foot ceilings, and elaborate, decorative molding are among the fine touches in this condo.

home of the week

Brookline condo offers elegant woodwork, 2 parking spaces

The $1.4 million Beacon Street condo offers bright oak flooring, nine-foot ceilings, and elaborate, decorative molding.

Alaskans wonder, ?who stole our winter?? We did.

With less than an inch of snow in Anchorage in February, the joke on the streets is the city swapped winters with Boston.

Charlie Titus started at UMass-Boston in 1974.


Charlie Titus of UMass Boston changed players? lives

Titus coached basketball at the school, and had an impact on hundreds of players, for 39 seasons.

Duo set to open cat social club

The first cats are already getting acclimated to Calico Nook in Franklin, which officially opens March 14.

The US Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

Was quantitative easing best way to boost US economy?

The Fed pumped trillions into the economy, yet there still are many unknowns about the strategy.


Why do media need to talk to athletes?

The leverage belongs to the athlete. If someone doesn?t want to talk, there is nothing anyone can do.

The Big Picture

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Roll out the barrels

As demand for oil rises, photographers worldwide document how the barrels are used once the fuel is gone.